A reader asked me: What are some of the quickest, easiest ways for psychic & spiritual protection?
I’ll share three different methods you can use to protect yourself. (There are many possible methods of protection.)
Protection Method #1: Use a Sigil
Sigils are magickal symbols that hold an intention. You create a sigil by using the following simple process. First, write out your desire on a scratch piece of paper; you can use a single word or a phrase.
Examples of Phrases Related to Protection:
· Protect me through the night
· Protect me from energy vampires
To keep this example simple and clear, I’ll just use the word “success.” Cross off all of the repeated letters in Success. You end up with S, U, C, and E. (You want only one of each letter that appears in the word.) Next, scramble the letters, getting S, E, U, and C (for example). Now comes the fun part: Combine the letters together in an image.
Protection Method #2: Wear a Protection Necklace
Wear a necklace of hematite and amethyst. The hematite grounds you, and the amethyst turns all energy into white light.
Protection Method #3: Take a Ritual Bath
Ritual bathing can be a great way to get rid of the nasties that may cling onto your aura. Bless and consecrate your soap and shampoo. Set these aside for use only during your ritual baths.
How to make a sachet with cleansing herbs for a bath:
Use a stocking or cotton cloth, and place inside selected cleansing herbs. The total amount of all herbs will be one tablespoon.
If you use a cotton cloth, gather the corners and tie them with a string. Make sure the sachet is closed and secure. This keeps the herbs from clogging your drain.
Place your sachet in the bath water then sprinkle in some sea salt and let steep for 5 or so minutes. Then enjoy.
May these three protection methods bring you comfort.
Why would a Wiccan want to be adept with sigils? I’ve learned that sigils are a powerful way of manifesting what you want. I especially appreciate that sigils are useful for many purposes.
Five Ways You Can Use Sigils
Carve a Sigil on a Candle
When you carve a sigil on a candle, you’re amplifying the power of standard candle magick.
Simply create your sigil, and then carve the sigil on your candle before you dress it. Complete the process by charging your candle (you send energy through your hands to the candle).
Inscribe a Sigil on Jewelry
Many people inscribe a sigil onto jewelry that they wear. You can rotate your sigils by choosing to wear different pieces of jewelry on particular days. For example, if you want to express confidence on the day that you make a presentation at work, you could wear your jewelry inscribed with your confidence sigil.
Some Wiccans wear a specific sigil-inscribed jewelry piece for taking an exam. Some individuals wear their “workout at the gym” sigil.
Create a Talisman
Wiccans enjoy talismans in that you can place them in a pocket where others cannot see them. Inscribe your sigil on virgin vellum or parchment paper. Additionally, you can place your talisman in a safe spot in your home where no one will disturb your magickal item.
Place the Sigil on Windows or Over Doors as Protection
Some Wiccans create a potion and use it to inscribe a sigil over a door or window. This form of sigil serves to guard your room or home. One can use lemon juice to inscribe a sigil—since lemon juice dries as invisible to the naked eye.
Get a Tattoo
Some Wiccans like to use henna (a form of temporary “tattoo”). Others get a permanent tattoo to stand for lifelong goals or devotions.
May you find your own way to use sigils to bless your life.
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Imagine putting a magical intention into an object. Why would you do that? Wiccans do this because they want the object to hold power to help them realize a personal desire. For example, you may be job hunting and you want the power of the object—in this case, a sigil—to assist you to get the ideal job.
Making your own personal sigils is easy. Some time ago, author/artist Austin Osman Spare devised a method for creating sigils.
Since that time, a number of authors have discussed Austin Osman Spare’s process of making sigils. One book I appreciate is Frater U. D.’s Practical Sigil Magic: Creating Personal Symbols for Success.
I have made a couple of my own additions to the process.
First, throughout history, witches made sigils out of virgin parchment. But that is quite expensive. Also if you’re vegan and will not wear leather, you will want to use something else. Why? Parchment is typically made from goat skin. So let’s talk about a process devoid of parchment.
I use the heavier art paper, the kind that absorbs ink and which can be infused with different tinctures made with herbs. Water color paper is a nice choice, too.
What about inks? You could use one or of the many magickal inks on the market. My favorite is Dragons Blood Ink. But magickal inks can be expensive. So you can make your own out of a high grade ink such as Winsor Newton ink or India ink. To make it a magickal ink just add some essential oil to it, like myrrh. Mix and consecrate.
You can even use Sharpie pens as author Peter Paddon suggests. Just make sure to designate specific pens for only magickal work. They’ll be part of your set of magickal tools.
You can use different colors for different desires. Here is a short list of colors and meanings that I include in my book The Hidden Children of the Goddess [free chapter when you CLICK HERE]:
Write out your desire on a scratch piece of paper; you can use a single word or a phrase. Some examples are:
• I want an ideal job for me at this time
• I need a new house
We’ll now use the word “Success” as our example. Cross off all of the repeat letters in Success. You end up with S, U, C, and E. (You want only one of each letter that appears in the word.) Next, scramble the letters, getting S, E, U, and C (for example).
Now comes the fun part: Combine the letters together in an image.
Can you find the letters?
In this way you can make all sorts of sigils.
If you want to imbue it with a potion or tincture this is the time to do it. You can either soak the paper in your tincture or brush it on. Either way you must let it dry. Overnight is best.
Now with this new image (of combined letters), inscribe it with your magical ink on your absorbent paper.
Now that you have the sigil, the next step is to breath life into it with Pranic Breathing, also known as belly breathing. If you’re familiar with yoga, you are probably familiar with Pranic Breathing techniques. Breathe in deeply; allow your stomach to inflate. Visualize pulling up energy from the earth. When you have built up enough energy in your lungs, blow it onto the sigil. This will charge it with your energy and further empower your intention.
Now place your sigil in a safe place and forget about it. Forgetting about it is the toughest part of the whole process. This helps the magick work.
As you can see, making your own sigils is quite easy and fun. After some practice, you will be able to do them quickly and easily.
Remember to consider using sigils to further your goals and get what you really want.