Information & Ritual Uses
Utilizing the Old Norse Rotas Sigil for Protection, this powerful ritual assists with protecting the home, as well as everyone who lives under its roof. This ritual has been adapted for the Old World Witchcraft practice. Suitable for spiritual protection and to keep ill-wishers away from the residence. This ritual establishes spiritual guardianship over the home and creates an energetic shield of protection.
This Old Norse Guardian Ritual Set includes:
- Viking Ritual Blend: Inner Strength, Courage & Protection
- Witch's Dozen (13) Beeswax Ritual Candles
- Your Choice of Smudge:
- Juniper Smudge Bundle - Quick Endings & New Beginnings
- Cedar Smudge Bundle - Banishment & Protection
- Printed step-by-step ritual instructions
In addition to this Ritual Kit, you will need:
- Fireproof ritual surface, such as a metal or stone tray.
- 4" x 4" square piece of paper
Find a space where you will not be disturbed for at least 45 minutes. If possible or practical, perform this ritual in the center of your home or in front of a fireplace.
Take a deep breath and allow your body and your mind to relax.
Breathe out stress, breathe in joy.
Breathe out worry, breathe in comfort.
Breathe out tension, breathe in serenity.
Step 1: Draw the Rotas Sigil as shown below. The drawing does not need to be perfect. The energy you are drawing is more important than the curvature of the lines.
Step 2: On the back of the sigil, write an affirmative ritual statement, such as:
"This home is now protected. We are guarded against all negativity and all ill-wishers. Only health, love, and prosperity enter through these doors. Only well-meaning people and kind hearts are welcome. Our protective shield is up. We are defended by the guardian spirits of this home. We are protected. We are safe. And all is well."
Step 3: Lay down 4 Ritual Candles directly on top of the sigil. Using the palm of your right hand, roll the candles back and forth over the sigil. Pure beeswax absorbs and expands energy incredibly well. The heat from the palm of your hand and the friction between the candles and the sigil will facilitate the mending of the energies. The sigil will be absorbed the candles, specifically to be released into the energetic realm through the use of fire.
Step 4: Once the beeswax Ritual Candles are warm from the heat of your hands, dust the candles (on top of the sigil) with approximately one teaspoon of the Viking Ritual Blend.
Gently roll the candles to evenly distribute the Ritual Blend.
Step 5: Create a Candle Braid: Gather the four herb-dusted Ritual Candles in your hand, make sure they are lined up evenly. While holding the bottom of the candles, begin to gently twist start from the top. The motion is similar to wringing out wet laundry—fists twisting in opposite directions. The bottoms (or legs) of the candles should then be untwisted for the last one inch of the candles. Spread each of the candle legs to 4 opposing sides, forming a self-contained base.
Step 6: Place the Candle Braid directly on the center point of the sigil, with the opposing spread legs of the candle holding it in place.
Step 7: As you light the candles, recite the affirmative ritual statement you wrote on the back of the sigil. It does not need to be word for word, but the general idea and energy behind it must remain the same.
Step 8: While looking through the flame of the candles, allow your gaze to soften and become out of focus. Visualize (or see with your third eye) ripples of energy emanating from the sigil and slowly spreading through your entire home and property. See the trees and shrubs on your property responding to these energetic ripples of protection. Flora and fauna around your home are now the gatekeepers and guardians. Filtering out the unwanted, only allowing in the desired.
Step 9: While the candles burn, light the Juniper Smudge Bundle from the flame of your candles. Circling clockwise, envelop every corner, doorway, window, and mirrored surface with the smoke. This releases stagnant energies and activates the sigil throughout every area of your home.
Step 10: Allow the candle to burn all the way down to the sigil. It is crucial not to manipulate or try to alter the burning process to receive one kind of outcome or the other. Allow natural forces to take their course.
If the flame catches the sigil on fire and consumes it, allow it to burn all the way down. Divide the remnants of the ashes into the number of entrances to your home (including the garage).
If the flame extinguishes itself in its own pool of wax, allow the wax to harden on the sigil. Place underneath your doormat for 29 nights, which will complete one Moon cycle. On the 29th night, divide the remnants of the ashes into the number of entrances to your home (including the garage).
Bury, dust, or scatter the ritual remnants at each home entrance. They may be put under a doormat, buried at the base of a healthy plant (potted or in the ground), or simply scattered across the driveway threshold.
Your home is now protected by Guardian Spirits.
For ongoing Guardian Spirit protection, repeat this ritual on the Summer Solstice, the Autumn Equinox, the Winter Solstice, and the Spring Equinox. A gift of red wine placed in your ritual space or at your fireplace would be a welcomed offering to the Guardian Spirits.
Note: As with all protection rituals, this should not be a substitute for practical safety measures, physical self-defense, or calling the police.
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Old World Moon Phases
The Moon is of key importance for the Old World Witch. The Moon and its cycle (increase and decrease) impact the potency of rituals and their successes. The Moon amplifies rituals and works in harmony with the energies exerted by the Witch.
As Old World Witches, we utilize elemental forces for magick and mystical significance of the natural world and its fauna and flora: Esoteric knowledge. Lore of healing. Energetic resonance of herbs and roots. And, of course, the Moon.
The Old World Witch does not follow the exact terminology and specifications of modern astrologers and astronomers. We maintain the visual interpretation and energies of the Moon, as explained below.
When the Moon cannot be seen and is in the dark phase, it is referred to as the Dark Moon in Old World Witchcraft. Modern astronomers and astrologers call this darkness the New Moon because the cycle of the Moon is about to restart.
Old World Witches are not the only ones who follow this Dark Moon terminology. Several ancient cultures (such as Islam) define this period as the end of the month and the very first crescent of the Moon (Witch's New Moon) as the beginning of the month.
The Witch's Dark Moon is a night of stillness, contemplation, and banishment. The only types of rituals that should be done on the Dark Moon are banishment work or curses/hexes. The Dark Moon is also ideal for all kinds of divination and working with the departed.
The Moon is energetically at its lowest point and is more conducive to the mentioned rituals.
Witch's New Moon (first crescent)
The New Moon of the Old World Witch is called the Witch's New Moon. It is when the very first crescent or sliver of the Moon is visible. This is typically 2-3 nights after the Dark Moon.
With some variations, the Witch's New Moon rises in the daytime before noon and becomes visible in the day sky. It will be most visible at sunset and usually sets well before midnight. The Witch's New Moon is the same percentage all over the world - both in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. However, the tips of the Witch's New Moon point depend on the time, date, and location on Earth.
The Witch's New Moon is the ideal time to begin rituals that draw a life experience, physical possession, or situation to you. This can be for love, money, health, or personal development.
Rituals are best performed for 3-12 consecutive days. This is what leads to powerful, lasting, and most importantly, measurable results. Starting rituals three nights after the Dark Moon will give you exactly 12 days of rituals leading up to the Full Moon.
The Witch's New Moon is also the ideal time to begin a new venture, get married, apply for a job, or embark on a journey.
The same energetic attributes apply throughout the Waxing Moon, all the way up to the Full Moon.
The Full Moon is not only the most magickally potent and powerful time of the month, but it is also the most physically stimulating. As the Moon affects the ocean tides, so too does it affect our bodies. If you pay close attention to your body, you may have noticed that you may feel extra swollen or puffy on the mornings leading up to the full Moon and a couple of days thereafter. These are the days of maxi dresses, undereye concealer, and perhaps an inclination to wear fewer rings on your fingers.
Rituals are best performed for 3-12 consecutive days. This is what leads to powerful, lasting, and most importantly, measurable results. If you have been performing rituals leading up to the Full Moon, consider the night of the Full Moon the climax of your ritual.
The Full Moon signifies the cultivation of goals, the peak of a cycle, and emotional fulfillment. The Full Moon is best used to draw something into your life, such as love, financial prosperity, or self-development.
If, however, you are choosing not to perform any magick on the night of the Full Moon, simply sitting under the moon rays and energetically absorbing the magnetism will reawaken and revitalize your spirit.
Whether you're having a difficult time leaving an unsuitable relationship or are trying to eliminate negative self-talk, the Waning Moon is perfectly capable and willing to help phase out what is no longer needed or wanted.
In addition to removing negative influences from your life, this is also an appropriate time to cast revenge spells (curses).
The Waning Moon reminds us of things yet to be done and that time is slipping away. Anxiety is usually heightened during this time; therefore, self-care is critical.
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