To Protect your Teenage Daughter
- A white nightgown or simple dress
- Maize broom corn tops (silks)
- Two or four white candles (optional)
- Water which has been blessed
Casting Instructions for 'To Protect your Teenage Daughter'
Traditionally this ceremony was carried out to cleanse and protect a young girl who had been frightened by inopportune advances, whether human or otherwise. It is inevitable that the teenagers of today will find difficulty in talking about their fears and doubts, but if they can be encouraged to think about them prior to this spell it is helpful.
The girl should be dressed in the white gown and then lie face downwards with her arms spread outwards in the shape of a cross. If using candles place them either at her hands, her feet and head or in all four positions. Do whatever you intuitively feel is right.
Sweep her back and legs with the silks, using the blessed water at the same time. Sprinkle her from head to foot with the water. Petition the goddess using words such as: "Goddess of fertility, power and love: Bless this child here tonight. Protect, guard and guide her as she grows to womanhood. Let her not be troubled by childish fears. But grow to be the woman that she knows she can be."
Ask the girl now to think about her own future to take time to dream and imagine the sort of person she would like to be. As you sit quietly with her visualize a white light surrounding her and ask that she be protected from harm. You might at this point wish to make use of the opportunity to encourage her to talk about her dreams and fears, but try not to put pressure on her.
If you have used candles then you can snuff them out but do not use for other magic. Hopefully this will give your teenager a deeper appreciation of who she is and what she may become. Obviously she must give her consent to what you do together, and it is a time which must be treated sensitively. Knowing that she is protected does not give licence to take risks, simply to act responsibly.
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