“The first time I called myself a ‘Witch’ was the most magical moment of my life.” –Margot Adler
Happy All Hallows’ Eve from Juju Be Gone!
This Spooktober, we’re activating our inner witch to cast the negative energy from our lives!
While smudging alone can enliven and cleanse our space, Erica Feldmann, a self-named witch, author and entrepreneur, teaches us to go one step further to embrace the positive-energy enchantress within. In her recently released book, HausMagick: Transform Your Home with Witchcraft, Feldmann bewitches good-vibes seeking readers with six fundamental elements to improve, and some may say charm, your energy, space, and thus yourself.Clearing
As we all know, and dread, making your space physically clear is the first step to truly cleansing your home. Feldmann persuades us to charge the cleaning supplies and set the intention for clear and good communication, guiding us to “have a mantra like ‘I replace any negative energy in this space with my highest and best energy.’” And then, it’s time to smudge.
For the next step on the path to good aura, Feldmann recommends each enchantress sets up an altar for their keys and other essentials, manifesting good vibes and joy for the coming year. Each altar is unique, so fill it with good juju so your keys, and home, center on respect for your individual space. And magically, you will never lose your keys at home again.
In the time-honored tradition of understanding yourself to better appreciate your relationship to others, consult your birth chart to engage your astrological compatibility with your cleansing intentions. While most of us know our sun sign, Feldmann says, “when it comes to all things home-related, knowing your moon sign...can offer deeper insight.”
Feldman’s next advice is to follow a “Warm Welcome” ritual, to manifest and facilitate comfort and calm. With the help of a Glendora candle, comfy clothes, and cookie dough, you can cultivate a positive and cozy aura for your new, or revitalized, home.
And now for the true spellcasting. In order to achieve balance for everyone in the home, we must find representations of each element - Earth, fire, air, and water. Each person living in the house should be in control of all four elements, having multiples of each element to create harmony and balance. “As each element is represented in equal balance, so too are your energies equal in the space.” This balance also bonds each member of the household, creating cohesion and structure throughout the relationship.
And now, what’s the good of all this harmony if we don’t protect it! Solidify all the good vibes and positive auras by claiming your space, vocally and internally. By vocalizing that you are in charge of your space, you refuse to allow the negative to slip through. For an added touch of security, make sure your new home has a Selenite crystal to stabilize you and your home. Juju Be Gone can help with that!
Now, let the witching hour inspire you to practice your six cleansing spells. Don’t forget, as J.K. Rowling said, “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on”, so go forth and cast with the best intentions. With help, you can create the space you want: “it is important to remember that we all have magic inside us.”
Peace, love and good juju.