The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your altar will not be disturbed for 24 hours. Put the cauldron in the center with a red candle on the right side, black candle on the left, and white candle in the back; but do not light them yet.
mixture of equal parts
of elder blossoms, marjoram, mint and rue in an
unbroken circle around
the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal
drops of oils of clove,
frankincense, jasmine and lavender. Set the
sealed bottle in the
cauldron and leave until the night of the Full
On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bath and
robe yourself in white.
Carry a good protective and/or purification
incense through every room
in the house. Make certain that the smoke drifts
into closets. Return to
the altar and light the candles.
Take up the
dagger or sword. Face the
East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in
this manner, simply
hold the sword point upward in front of you.
"By the power of the rising Sun, all evil in my
life is done."
Turn to the South, salute, say:
"By the power of the noonday blast, all control
is mine at last."
Turn to the West, salute, say:
"By the power of darkening night, my shield is
strong, my armour tight."
Turn to the North, salute, say:
"By Full Moon in blackened sky, I am not alone;
my help is nigh. The
Goddess' hands around me stay to keep me safe by
night and day. Be gone,
foul spirits, unbidden here! I send you back; I
do not fear For I have
won, I am set free. You have no power over me!"
Face the altar and take up the vial of oil. Put a
drop of oil on your
finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar
plexus, wrists and ankles.
As you do this, visualize a shining blue suit of
descending over your body until you are entirely
protected. Cap the
bottle and store in a safe place.
Powers for their help and
extinguish the candles. Apply the oil and repeat
the chants whenever
you feel the armour is slipping.