Element Air is the realm of the mind, it is our thoughts, ideas. It is the east and sunrise, a place of new things and beginnings. It is the power of spells and incantations and serves as a transmitter and messenger. Everything begins with a thought. 

Words have great power, there are times we want our words carried away into the atmosphere and others when we speak them quietly over an object or charm. Air is associated with study and travel, meditation and visions. We can fume our homes to remove negative and unwanted energies and burn incense to raise the vibrations around us. 

Rote and rhyme are the language of spells, as is singing, but as a rule we repeat the spell or incantation at least 3 times. Words convey power and intent and can be used to create realities where none before existed. 

Wednesday is the day of Mercury and is traditionally used for creating study spells. Use the colours yellow or lavender, take rose petals & acacia gum (gum arabic) and mix them together, do this on Wednesday when the Moon is waxing place in a small bowl and charm with a yellow candle. State your intentions clearly that this is a study aid. Use this powder when studying for exams of all kinds. Dab it on the third eye and the back of the neck. You can place the powder close by when you are studying and if possible when you are sitting exams, take some of the powder and tie it in a piece of yellow fabric and put it in your pocket. 

Gossip is sadly very common and it appears there are times when people lack any regard for others with cruel and unkind speech. This is a simple spell for gossip. 

Do this on a windy Wednesday, best when the Moon is waning. Mix together in your right hand salt and sugar. Take it outside and with the wind at your back, hold out your right hand and saying the gossip's name aloud blow the mixture off your hand and into the wind. Repeat their name again and ask the wind to blow their words far far away. 

If you and your lover have quarreled. On a Wednesday when the Moon is waxing, take red rose petals and crush them into powder, mix together with rice flour, place the ingredients in a bowl and burn a lavender candle beside it. If you wish, write your names together on a piece of paper and put them underneath the bowl while the candle is burning. Dust your body over with the powder to heal the quarrel. 

A simple travel spell, take a small piece of paper and write your name on it, also write the destination you desire to travel to. Take a feather and attach the paper to it. Travel away from your home, go somewhere high preferably by the sea and throw your feather and message out into the air calling out your name and where you are wishing to go. If this is fortuitous the wind will catch your feather and it will swirl away, 

Psalms. These are words of power and can be used as verbal protection against dangers both spiritual and human. The 23rd Psalm is the go to Psalm in Hoodoo for this and Psalm 104 can be recited just before sleep.

Written by Paula

About 70% of our Earth is covered with water and our body’s are around 60%. Water plays the most important role in our existence, without it there is no life. The Element Water in magick is connected with our emotions, our souls & our dream state. As an element used in magick water’s uses range from still & gentled mirrors to typhoons, from flowing energy to walls of ice. We can use it to connect & we can use it to remove. Spiritual Bathing (Magickal Baths) have been used for millennia in many cultures all over the
planet. We can take magickal baths to draw in business, bring good luck or love and to bring healing and a sense of well-being. They can be used to wash away evil and negative energies that affect our lives.

A variety of ingredients can be used in spiritual baths & all combine the regenerative and restorative power of water. There are a variety of ways to take these baths, much depends on the reason for it. Some are best taken on certain days or various Moon phases, these qualities will aid in amplifying the baths’ affect. However, baths can be taken anytime when they are urgent. For example, a bath to bring business or money is best taken on a waxing Moon (growing bigger) with the view of bringing the work or money you desire towards you. However if the Moon is waning (growing smaller) and the situation is really urgent, you can take the same bath but with the intent of banishing the lack of money or business.

There are two ways to take a magickal bath, one is full immersion in the bath, the other is pouring the water over your head and down your body while standing. Regardless, the results should be the same. It is always a good idea to be clean before you partake in a magickal bath. It is common practice to collect some of the water from the bath and either throw it away at a crossroads or away from your house at the eastern corner for best results.

If using fresh herbs to make your bath, bring about 3 litres of water to a rolling boil, then switch it off, put the herbs into steep and cover. Let it cool, strain the water into your bath & dispose of the herbs with a few coins. If using roots or bark bring the water to the boil and add them let them boil for 9 minutes & then switch off, cover and steep, again straining the water into the bath. Whilst other baths you can put your herbs or flowers directly into the bath and wipe your body down with them, It all depends on the directions. Always dispose of your plant material, in the garden or in a bag with a few coins. Best not to throw them into your household rubbish.

There are so many Spiritual Baths, here are three you may wish to try.

A Simple Cleansing Bath
Add these ingredients to 3 litres of boiling water. Allow to cool and strain into the bath to clear negative energies.
1 Cup flakey sea salt
1 Cup white vinegar
9 lemons cut into pieces

Success Bath
This is an old recipe from New Orleans. Add the ingredients to your bathwater and wash yourself in a downward direction. Keep some of the bathwater and throw it out early in the morning facing east.
Handful of sea salt
9 Drops of Geranium Oil

Attract Good Luck in Everyday Life
To attract and keep good luck, add these ingredients to a weekly bath.
Goats milk
Sea Salt
Fresh parsley

Written by Paula

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