Hedge Witches’ Rites of Fire

Light incense.

Pass over working area.

Place the representation of your magick key near your other supplies for this night.

Close your eyes, and envision yourself surrounded by white light.

Take thirteen slow, even breaths, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.

When you feel relaxed, open your eyes, smile, and repeat today’s affirmation three times.

Pick up the red candle and hold it with both hands.

Close your eyes.

Imagine the candle is filled with radiating light.

Say: “Peace with the gods, peace with nature, peace within.”

Open your eyes.

On the red candle, inscribe the word fire with a pin, nail, or clay-inscribing tool.

Place the candle in the appropriate holder.

Mix the cinnamon, hot peppers, galangal, and cloves together.

Sprinkle the herbs around the base of the candle.

Put your magick key beside the candle and herbs.

Light the candle, and hold your hands toward the candle and herbs.

Intone the following charm:

Herbal magick, speak to me Of fire! Passion! Creativity! Of Spirit’s gift of steady flow And herbs of flame that make things go.

Meditate for a few minutes on the meaning of fire in the life of a spiritual person.

Smile, and repeat today’s affirmation as much as necessary, followed by the word fire.

To conclude, chant the word fire several times, smile, and then open your eyes.

Draw your personal fire sigil in your journal and on a small piece of paper.

On the back of the small paper, write the project that you wish to begin.

Place the paper on top of the felt square.

Sprinkle the paper with some of the herbs from around the candle.

Add a lock of your hair.

Fold the felt toward you and then roll it toward you.

Tie it with the red string.

Place the rolled felt in your Hedge Witch project box.

Close the box.

Tap the lid three times, and say:

Easy! Easy! Easy! It always works.

Always a blessing.

This rite is ended.

Place the box where you can see it but where no one else will disturb it.

Allow the candle to burn completely.

Offer remaining herbs outside to Spirit, saying: “Thank you!”

Dispose of cold candle end and incense.

Remember to record any feelings or experiences about fire energy in your journal.

Don’t forget to write about any dreams you may have this night!

When you have successfully finished your project, burn the red felt packet, remember t0 thank the source of all things, and sprinkle the ashes in the wind.

Cleanse the inside of the project box by sprinkling a bit of fresh HedgeWitch formula clean Sing water in the box.

Allow the box to completely dry before closing.

Your project box will then be ready to use again anytime you desire!

Before you drift off to sleep, close this evening by saying:

Peace with the gods.

Peace with nature.

Peace within.

It always works.

Always a blessing.