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Basic Spring Cleaning

Even if you keep your wards current and are in the habit of casting frequent protection spells, the importance of spring cleaning can’t be emphasised enough.  After months of having you hanging out inside with windows and doors mostly closed to minimise the effects of the cold wintry season, your house is filled with dust, stifled air and stagnant energy.  None of these things are the least bit pleasant or healthy for you or your house spirit.

Now that spring is here, it is time to roll up your sleeves and do what is best for you and your house spirit.  That’s right, it’s time to clean, cleanse and bless your sanctuary so the magick energy can freely flow once more.

Spring cleaning can be as involved as you choose to make it.  Some magickal workers have a ritual for every aspect of the job.  Myself, I tend to mostly use herbs and intent.  At this time in my life, I usually don’t have the time to needlessly lengthen out any of my duties.  Every second counts.

After mixing my chosen herbs together, I put most of them in sachets.  This allows me to throw them in the bucket with fresh hot water, rather than having to take the time to make several teas.

Here is the basic pattern I use for spring cleaning:

  1. Using hot soapy water, I wash every nook and cranny of my home.  I take extra time cleansing areas that are potential entry points such as windows, doors and their frames.
  2. After emptying the filthy water, I refill the wash bucket and drop in my combined floor mix.  After the herbs steep for about 10 minutes, I rewash the floors.  I find that one of my sachets is perfect for two rooms.
  3. Once I’m done with the floors, I again empty, refill and place my chosen herbs in the bucket.  After waiting the necessary 10 minutes for the herbs to steep, I rewash the window and door frames.
  4. Once I banish the now tiresome bucket back to the utility room, I sprinkle a generous amount of salt in the four corners of each room.
  5. Finally, I anoint one candle for each room and set them to burn.

 

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