Monday, April 23, 2012

13 Goddess WK08: Roman Goddess Vesta

Vesta is the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family.  She calls us to focus on making our home a place of wonder, safety and hospitality and she will help us to protect it.

Vesta Spirit Doll by Griselda of AwesomeArt

Vestia House Blessing Candle Spell

This spell is best performed during the night of the Full Moon. Spells to bring energy in are done at this time because the energy of the moon helps move things into your life.
Use a pin to carve the ELHAZ the rune of protection and confident warding away of destruction and harm into the candle.  You can add other symbols or words to increase the directedness and power of the spell.
Hold the candle between the palms of your hands and direct all of your energy into the candle.  Using silver (if possible) or blue ink, write three words that you would most like to see reflected in your home (i.e. love, strong, protected, safe, shelter) out a petition paper.  Light the candle, burn the petition paper in the candle flame and say (aloud or to yourself): 
O gracious Lady Vesta, Keeper and Protector of hearth-fire, be Welcome
I ask that you bless this place, protect this place and help me achieve my goals for this home.
If possible, focus and meditate on your desires until the candle is almost burned out.  Combine the ashes and left over wax together and bury it in the earth as close to your home as possible.

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PS: This goddess spirit doll is from an amazing etsy.com artist who has been notified.  If you are so inclined, please click through and check out her other wares.

PPS: Enter to win one handmade item up to $15 in value from a pagan-run small business here

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10 comments:

  1. Oh, yes yes. I really need this one, too... Great job!! I really like this mixing of various media in this challenge!

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    1. I love looking at everyone's work and also being able to showcase the art of some fantastic etsyians :)

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    2. "Etsyians" - a new term! Love it, and of course your entry as well! Very cool.

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  2. Thanks for including my little Spirit Doll in your blog, I appreciate the link back to my shop and if any of your viewers want to adopt a little doll, here is a coupon for 15% off BLOGCOUP15 Bright Blessings to your day. Griselda

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  3. Fantastic Kat! I am with Simona, I need this one too ;o) Love the spirit doll! Love her Etsy shop! I did Vesta too ;o) I haven't posted her up yet. Take Care ;o)

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    1. I can't wait to see her either Stacy! Sometimes, I just go browse through friends shops in Etsy and always hit yours up while I'm there - I'm just fascinated at how you can bring so much meaning and life to a crow!

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  4. Oh, I do so love the Lady Vesta ... thanks for sharing ... You know I have a couple of spirit dolls much like these that I acquired a while back from a women who relocate to Brazil. Small world isn't it. Also, this so reminds me that I must start creating Goddess art. I'm just so into my fairies right now.

    Happiness to all.

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    1. She is so lovely. Thanks so much for stopping in!

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