Blessing for the Heart of the Home
Casting Instructions for 'Blessing for the Heart of the Home'
- Lavender candle
- small silver or brass bowl
- Lavender flowers
- Small piece of amethyst
Before placing the candle in the bowl raise the latter above your head in both hands and say: "Hestia, you who tends the holy house of the lord Apollo, draw near, and bestow grace upon my home"
Place the candle in the bowl, making certain the candle will stand firmly. Light the candle and when it is properly alight pass the amethyst three times through the flame and say: "Hestia, glorious is your portion and your right".
Place the amethyst in your hearth or close to your fireplace. (If you have no fireplace then as close to the centre of your home as possible.) Sprinkle some of the lavender flowers across your doorway to keep your home safe. Say: "Hail Hestia, I will remember you".
Allow the candle to burn down and then place some of the lavender flowers in the bowl, leaving it in a safe space. At times when the atmosphere in the home becomes somewhat fraught, this spell can bring a period of peace and tranquillity. The bowl, lavender flowers and amethyst are all sacred to Hestia and remind you of her presence.
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