Monday, April 30, 2012

13 Goddess WK09: Mayan Goddess Ixchel

Ixchel is identified as the goddess of medicine and midwifery.  She calls us to open ourselves up as a channel for divine healing energy.  Interestingly she is typically found to be portrayed as the grandmother aspect of the Moon.

Mayan Moon Goddess by TigerHouseArt
This work is best done during the time of the full or waxing moon.   
Prepare your work area by setting up any tools you may use in addition to your spell candle. While setting up your area, CONCENTRATE on the purpose of your work. Envision what it is.
Use a pin to carve a moon into a white or light blue candle.  Use your intuition to draw the phase of the moon that comes to mind.
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 out a petition paper.  In your own words state your intent for this spell. Include things like protection, safety, freedom from illness, strength to the immune system ect.  Light the candle, burn the petition paper in the candle flame and say (either aloud or to yourself): 
Lady Ixchel, I ask for guidance from the divine.
Help me to bring health to me and mine.
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.

Health and Healing Candle Spell
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  1. I like the freedom of this spell and the cleansing by fire implied by the burning of the petition paper.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. It's one of the best methods I've run across for a quick nudge to the universe. Thanks so much for checking in!

  2. I really like this ... our little family needs healing energy so I'll have to give this a go .... thanks so much for sharing.

    Happiness and Health to ALL !

  3. Eheheh, She was my first choice. :)
    I would really need some health!!
    Great job!

  4. I need some help in the health department too ;o) Thanks so much for doing these spells every week for the Goddesses challenge!

  5. You chose a great goddess. We should never take health for granted. :) I still haven't decided on mine. I'll have to work on it today. :)

    1. Natasha, no kidding. Health is something that's so easy to overlook until it's too late for prevention. I look forward to seeing your goddess!