Take a candle of the colour to signify your wish and draw a symbol to represent it i.e. green candle for a job and draw a £ on it…get my drift?
Taking the candle in your hands, close your eyes and visualise your request being achieved (i.e. receiving a successful job application), tensing all your body until you can put no more energy into that candle. Release the energy and place the candle on a plate on your altar. Now surround the candle within a circle of spices such as cinnamon, clove and star anise and burn daily. Repeat until your wish has been granted.
Another wishing spell can be performed at the new moon. It appears as a thin slither at sunset in the direction of the setting sun for just 30 minutes about the 3rd day of the new moon. If you catch a glimpse of her, firstly turn over silver in your pocket for a month of prosperity, then make a wish and bow to her 9 times. It is done
Tarot Magick for wishes too…
As a Tarot reader, I have always had a special deck (or two) for readings, but I have always said that cards can be used for all sorts of magick, not just divination. Here is such an example:
A lovely card to get in any reading is the 9 of cups, known as the ‘wish card’ within the pack. Remove the card and stand it on your mantelpiece or altar between a gold and a silver candle, with luck incense burning (find on Ostara page).
Once you have determined exactly what you want to wish for, light the candles and, whilst looking directly at the card, in as precise fashion as you can, tell the card your true wish as exact and precise as you can. Let the candles burn down completely in one go (so make sure you have enough time), then place the wish card under your pillow. You might also receive further guidance or insight through your dreams that night. Place the card on the altar and leave for a while. Repeat every month or so if it is a ‘big ask’.
First, find your own personal magickal Hawthorne tree; easy for me to say as I can access them by the dozen but those of you in cities may have to visit a park! Find a tree that is nearby so you can do this when the time is right!
On Beltane or when the moon is full, visit the tree and take with you various small strips of cloth in colours to match your needs and wishes plus a gift.
In the quiet of the night, attune yourself to the trees’ vibrations. You are asking the tree to grant your wishes so you must give it your time. When ready, and the spirit of the tree is aware of your presence, hold a corresponding piece of cloth and ask of the tree your wish. Visualise what it is you are after and speak a little poem. So, if you need money, then take a green piece of cloth and ask:
“Spirit of the Hawthorne tree, grant to me prosperity, this is my will so mote it be.”
When ready, pierce the cloth onto one of the thorns. Are you with me?
If it is love you are after, then you would use pink cloth and chant,
“Charm of rose and hawthorn tree, bring my true love unto me, this is my will, so mote it be”
Just make up as simple or as fancy a poem as needed.If you don’t want to use the ‘so mote it be’, then you don’t have to, but I always do, so I included it.
You can make as many wishes as you like, each one requiring a separate piece of cloth and a separate thorn. If something is very urgent, you can repeat the request several times.
When you have made all your requests to the tree, leave a gift such as wine to its roots and when a wish materialises, return to the tree with another offering.