You will need:
- Red candle
- Black candle
- White candle
- Elder blossoms (dried)
- Majoram (dried)
- Mint (dried)
- Rue (dried) – Rue is a known abortifacient (can induce abortion) Do not handle or use if pregnant
- Clove oil
- Frankincense oil
- Jasmine oil
- Lavender oil
- Small vial or bottle
- Protection or purification incense (White sage is good)
- Dagger or sword
The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your alter will not be disturbed for 24 hours. Put the cauldron in the centre with a red candle on the right side, black candle of the left and the white candle in the back. Do not light them yet.
Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of the elder blossoms, majoram, mint and rue in an unbroken circle around the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal drops of clove, frankincense, jasmine and lavender.
Set the sealed bottle in the cauldron and leave until the night of the Full Moon.
On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bath and robe yourself in white. Carry a protective or purification incense through every room in the house. Make certain the smoke drifts to corners and into closets and drawers. Return to the alter and light the candles. Take up the dagger or sword.
Face East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in this manner, simply hold the sword point upward in front of you. Say:
By the power of the rising sun, all evil in my life is done.
Turn to the South, salute and say:
By the power of darkening night, my shield is strong, my armour tight.
Turn to the North, salute and say:
By the Full Moon in blackening sky, I am not alone. My help is nigh.
The Goddess’s hands around me stay, to keep me safe by night and day.
Be gone foul spirits, unbidden here. I send you back, I do not fear.
For I have won. I am set free. You have no further power over me.
Face the alter and put a drop of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar plexus, wrists and ankles.
As you do this, visualise a shining blue suit of armour slowly descending over your body until you are entirely protected.
Cap the bottle and store in a safe place. Thank the powers for their help and extinguish the candles.
Apply the oil and repeat the chants whenever you feel the armour slipping.