Cleaning House

The full moon is only two days away, and as promised, here are the instructions for the sister ritual we will be doing. It will send our combined energies and intentions into the universe, which is a very powerful and effective way to get rid of negativity, malevolent entities…as well as corrupt and greedy people who would use our lands and our laws to benefit themselves at the expense of others.

First and foremost: only light can drive out darkness…so NEVER wish harm on another when dealing in spiritual matters. That’s dark attempting to drive out darkness, and that almost always creates chaos and makes matters worse. So here’s how I’m going to go about the banishing ritual.

First I made my black salt, adding charcoal to sea salt (with a few drops of clove oil) and thoroughly blending the ingredients.



Then I gathered my other things: a black candle (if you don’t have a black candle, use any candle you have on hand, including a tealight), parchment paper, a photo of the person or thing I want banished from doing harm, dried basil, a sage wand, a fireproof container and frankincense oil. I also grabbed one of my favorite quartz crystals (good energy) and put everything on my sacred space created especially for the ritual.


The first thing I will do Friday is light the sage wand and clear the air around my sacred space. Then I will write my intention (prayer) on the piece of parchment. This is a very personal thing, and each person should use their own words to express what they would like to ask of the divine Source (however you see Him or Her or It…I am a Christian so I will implore the Source of All Creation and the sender of Jesus the Christ and all the saints to hear my prayer). Remember, rituals are highly personal and your own intuition and inner knowledge should guide  your words. Write your prayer or intention on the parchment. Take the photo of the thing you would like banished and mark an “X” across it in black ink (a sharpie works well).

Next, take your frankincense or other essential oil and anoint your candle, thinking about your intention. Sometimes it helps to express this intention out loud while you are oiling your candle.

Light your candle and read the prayer or intention on your parchment. Imagine the person or thing you want banished packing their bags and leaving. Imagine that person, persons or thing moving into the horizon until they/it becomes a small dot, then disappears completely. Send that person or thing on their way (far, far away) with kindness. I know this can be difficult, but it is necessary to always keep rituals positive. Then imagine what you want to see in his, their or its place. I will be imagining a White House filled with light, justice and people who truly want to move our country forward in peace, love, tolerance and opportunity for all Americans.

Next, SAFELY burn the photo and the parchment in your fireproof container, and mix the ashes with the black salt. Add your herb or herbs, and imagine the black salt binding (soaking up) what you are banishing. Also, black salt will provide protection for you from the banished person/thing. That person/thing will no longer be able to cause you so much stress and anxiety.

Pour a few drops of your essential oil into the ashes and salt, and repeat the words “I bind you from causing harm, I bind you in peace”. Then take the ashes and salt and put them into a container (paper bag, plastic ziplock bag, muslin sack…whatever you have on hand).

Then take that container and bury it or throw it in a body of water. You can also simply toss it in the garbage, but remove the garbage from your house immediately. Wipe your hands clean with three swift claps…

And, the ritual is complete.


5 thoughts on “Cleaning House

  1. I’m looking forward to the ritual! I have white sage and rosemary gathered from the fields near my house and paper I made from yucca fibers harvested near my house: focusing tthe energies from my Southwestern corner on banishing the dark energy gathering in the Northeast.

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