Monday, January 12, 2009

Making Protective Mirrors.

These can be really effective to keep the bad vibes/juju from making your home or yourself uncomfortable.

Materials:
Mirrors-you can buy a value pack at Michael's Craft Stores. Any shape is fine. They come in Square, Octagonal and Round.
Black Cord or Ribbon-for hanging loop and feathers
Black Felt (optional)for a backing
Silver Bead-one for each mirror Sterling is best, but silver coloured works also.
9 Black Feathers-from a Frizzled Hen is best, but any would work in a pinch. I use ones that Obelisk the Tormentor, my Leghorn hen has moulted.
Scissors
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
These are the mundane things to use.

The magickal ones are:
Salt
Water
Incense-Sandalwood is pleasing to almost everyone. Frankincense and Myrrh, Violet, Cedar and Sage, Juniper, Cinammon, Clove, are also good for protection.
Sun and Moon or Rain and Sun

First thing is to wash the mirrors. Soap and water is fine. Let dry.
Saturday is the best day of the week to do a protection spell, which is what the mirrors are. If you can't do it on a Saturday, when the moon is going from New to Full is good. I know that some folks will beg to differ, but that's okay too. I do it then because it increases the power of the spell.
Put the mirrors outside. They will be charged by the sun and the moon. If it's raining that's okay too. Snow's good too.

Leaving the mirrors out for a week is best, but even a few days will work.

Now you can take the charged mirrors and charm them.
If you're a ceremonial witch, now you draw your quarters and call the guardians.

Add Sea Salt to some water. Regular table salt is fine.
Light your incense.
Those cover your four elements. Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
Salt Water-Earth and Water
Incense-Air and Fire

Pass the mirrors through the incense smoke and drip some saltwater on the mirrors or you can dip the mirrors if your bowl is large enough.

If you're more laid back, you can ask your patron God/s or Goddesses for their protection. I like to use Anubis, because he's a watchdog. Any of your protective deities of your path will work.

Close your quarters, thank your patrons for their help, and let the incense burn down and the saltwater evaporate.

Let the mirrors dry completely.

Next step is to get your felt, if you want, ribbon or cord, bead and feathers all together.
Spark up the old glue gun.
The mirrors can in 5 packs for the size I bought.

The Spools of Ribbons and the Beads. These are Spacers.


The Felt Backing and the Hanging Loop.


9 Black Feathers.
Making the Feathers into a Bunch. The Feather Quills in the Bead.















The finished products.





















This bit of hoodoo comes courtesy of Lucky Mojo.com. It's a great site...Lots of information...
This is about Black Frizzled Hens and the Feather Bundles.

5 comments:

Kathy Crabbe said...

Thanks for sharing your "how-to" photos Howling!

If you start up a Follower's List I'll join!

Sparkles!
Kathy C.
http://SoulReaderBlog.blogspot.com

Howling Caterpillars said...

How do you do that?
I'm not completely tech savvy with some things.

Kathy Crabbe said...

Go into the Layout section on your blog - then into Add a Gadget - then select Followers and voila - you'll have it!

Howling Caterpillars said...

Thanks!

Celtic Crossing said...

Thanks for sharing this Howling! I think I'll be trying this out.
Like Kathy, I'd love to follow your blog. I'm new to it myself.
http://ccselecticmusings.blogspot.com/

~bright blessings~
Arien/ CC