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Sit down dealing with North, and lightweight a BLACK or WHITE CANDLE. carry in either palms your CUP, packed with transparent WATER. you'll have ahead of you a picture OF THE GODDESS and a eco-friendly PLANT, in earth. Visualize the entire destructive stuff you are feeling approximately your self, the error you've got made, the belongings you have performed mistaken. seek advice from your self and admit you're feeling undesirable. inform your self, out loud, precisely what you may have performed improper, and why. permit your emotion construct power, and venture all of it into the cup. Breathe at the water. elevate energy. Visualize the Goddess as forgiving mom. think her palms disguise yours. listen Her say, i'm the mummy of all issues, My love is poured out upon the earth. I drink you in with excellent love, Be cleansed. Be healed. Be replaced. Pour out the water onto the plant, and believe your self-hate draining out of you. (It is feasible this ritual will kill the plant. ) Fill the CUP with MILK or JUICE. increase extra energy, and visualize your self as you want to be, freed from guilt and sorrow, replaced so you won't repeat an identical blunders. cost the cup with energy and the ability to be the individual you need to be. back, visualize the Goddess. Her fingers conceal yours, and she or he says, Mine the cup, and Mine the waters of existence. Drink deep! Drink the juice or milk. believe your self choked with power. comprehend that you've replaced, that you're, from that very second, a brand new individual, now not sure by way of the styles and mistakes of the prior. Bind the spell. Earth the ability. Open the circle. SPELL FOR LONELINESS solid a circle. bring up strength. sit down dealing with North and lightweight a grey CANDLE. In a MORTAR AND PESTLE, grind a SHARK’S enamel (or different sharp bone) to powder. Say, You don't have any bones and not sleep. You swim consistently inside of me. permit loneliness to fill you and undertaking it into the powder. Chant, fireplace take you! fireplace have you ever! hearth unfastened you! Shout, “Now be long past! ” and free up the sensation into the powder. Spit thrice into the powder and burn it in a BRASS BOWL, with ALOES, NETTLES, and THORNS. Douse the hearth with SALT WATER. Earth the ability. Bind the spell. free up the circle. you'll suppose gentle of middle and freed from loneliness. SPELL FOR FALLOW sessions at the first day of the darkish of the moon, start to sprout a few seeds of wheat, barley, rye, or alfalfa. retain them in the dead of night 3 days, after which 3 days within the gentle. at the morning of the 7th day, upward push at sunrise and shower in water infused with CLOVER, BASIL, and ROSE PETALS. put on white, or cross bare. solid a circle. bring up strength. take a seat dealing with East, and lightweight a WHITE CANDLE. Say, because the grain grows, because the solar grows, because the moon grows. Chant, I develop, I gain, I obtain. Visualize each one level concentrating and projecting the picture into the SPROUTS. devour the sprouts. Say, Bud in me, Blossom in me, Fruit in me. Say each one line thrice, visualizing and concentrating. keep SEVEN SPROUTS and wrap in BLACK SILK. Bind the spell. Earth the facility. unlock the circle. That evening, bury the sprouts with a SILVER COIN (a dime is OK). secure area SPELL (Can be performed on a Sunday, Monday, or Friday.