Throughout this process of working on my oracle decks, I learned how to create enchantments that were personal and powerful, using easily obtainable ingredients, ‘Kitchen Witch’ style. The first step is to create a magickal space. The trick is to carve out a little place for yourself, a shelf, a table, a little nook in your favourite room that is yours. It displays your treasured and sacred things, and where you would most likely do your readings.
This is your space, where you go to breathe, to light a candle or some incense, to get quiet and come home to yourself.
The following visualisation is a nice way to lighten the energy around you before you perform any spell work. To begin with, I like to burn a sage smudge stick. You can picture this along with me if you like.
1 Take a deep breath, and imagine a bubble of bright white light surrounding you.
2 Visualise this light connecting to the earth, and moving up into the sky, as high as you can imagine it, and then eventually coming to rest in your heart area and surrounding your whole body in light.
Next fortnight, we jump into creating our own magickal recipes!
This image is of my altar at home, but it is always changing – I like to add or take away things depending on my mood or even the seasons.