Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Three Years and A Day
Three years and it feels so short of a time. I have learned much about herbs, stones, candles, the goddesses and gods. Plus so much more. I realize that the more I learn the more I know that I need to learn.
I've been preparing for my Self Dedication Ritual for several weeks now. The anniversary date was coming up and when I realized the date would fall in the New Moon. I was took it as a sign.
The core of my Dedication Ceremony I took from S. Ravenwolf's book Hedge Witch.
I crafted a special Dedication Candle as instructed in the book.
Taking white Sculpey polymer clay I made a Full Moon faced and two Crescent Moon faced beads. I tied them together with green linen macrame thread.
Using big black colored bead head straight pins and hot wax, I secured the three moons to the side of the candle. Keeping in the hedge witch colors, I worked with a golden colored candle, white moon beads, black bead head straight pins. The only color I lacked was green ,so I hot waxed two silk green ivy leaves just behind the Moons.
One is also instructed to find or create a golden colored bottle that has a stopper to be used as the Power Potion bottle in the ceremony. I had purchased a bottle but I felt lead to create one.
I glazed with gold acrylic paint a nice fat little bottle with cork stopper I had saved away. I then strung a little garland of beads consisting of green glass leaf beads, black triangle beads and gold leaf beads. I used small white pearl beads as spacers.
In working the thirteen rituals in S.R's book one is creating a personal sigil for each. I chose to put my sigils on small pebbles which I use as runes.
Working the ritual was empowering and magickal. I have stepped through the gate.
From this day forward I pledge to study the ways of herbal witchery for the betterment of myself and others on my life journey.
Honor is the law. Love is the bond.
So be it!
I am happy and filled with joy!