Today is Friday 13th and the energy is absolutely buzzing so I decided to create a Friday 13th spell but you could work it at any time. If you wanted to work it and the date isn't Friday 13th - add in the 13 by working it on the 13th day of any month or at the 13th hour (1pm).
I have followed my intuition and gone with crystals and herbs that I selected from my cupboard knowing that they were what I needed, rather than looking up meanings. However, I have added the meanings below just out of interest.
I set it up this morning and lit it for the photograph but I am going to 'work' it properly at 13.00 hours today and spend some time charging the energy for it and possibly even a bit of drumming.
There are 13 candles, each one with an intent:
Love, success, prosperity, friendship, stability, protection, happiness, health, clarity, intuition, peace, balance and abundance.
13 crystals, all selected randomly with the above intents in mind - they are:
Green aventurine - Vitality, growth, confidence, prosperity
Tiger's Eye - Balance between extremes, discernment, vitality, strength, practicality, fairness
Citrine - Manifestation, personal will, mental clarity, creativity
Peacock ore - Joy, balance
Dalmation jasper - Fun, joy
Snowflake obsidian - Perseverance, past life recall, spirit communication, insight
Goldstone - Protection, abundance, energy, success, manifesting, balance, creativity, happiness, stimulation
Mahogany obsidian - Grounding, strength, warrior stone, protection, releasing blockages
Opalite - Stability, balance, communication, removing blockages, strength, success, energy
Sodalite - Access to subconscious and intuitive abilities, enhanced insight and mental performance, deepened intuition
Carnelian - Courage, vitality, sexuality, confidence, action
Rhodochrosite - Emotional healing, recovery of lost memories or forgotten gifts, self love, compassion
And a random one that I am not sure of but think it is garnet! -Emotional healing, self-worth, strength, security
The 13 herbs are:
Rose petals - Love, psychic powers, healing, luck, protection, peace, mysteries, knowledge, dreams, friendship, death and rebirth, abundance
Cinnamon - Success, healing, power, psychic powers, protection, love, focus, lust, spirituality, changes
Jasmine - Dreams, money, love, meditation, lust
Hibiscus - Passion, love, lust, divination, dreams
Beans - Wisdom, divination, prosperity
Cloves - Love, money, exorcism, clarity, protection, abundance, repels negativity, prevents gossip, stress relief, truth
Orange - Love, happiness, uplifting, generosity, purification, clarity, energy, fidelity
Sage - Protection, wishes, wisdom, purification, stimulating, intuition, abundance, success.
Daffodil - Luck, fertility, protection, love, exorcism
Mint - Money, healing, exorcism, protection, cleansing, calming
Poppy - Love, sleep, money, luck, fertility, rebirth, grief
Chilli - Creativity, energy, power, protection, passion, hex breaking
Carnation - Healing, strength, protection, release, courage
Well, that pretty much covers everything!
Set on a round dish which accidentally seems to represent the moon, there being 13 moons in a year too.
I wrote a chant, but please excuse my poetry skills, which are quite frankly lacking...
Friday 13th may you bring to me
All the good things in life that be
Include within, gratitude and thanks
Allow me to receive all by giving freely
Life is good, life is blessed
Join with me wishing everyone all the best
I always like to work a bit of gratitude and thanks into spell working as well as requests asking for stuff, seems only polite really.
Once the spell is done I am going to keep the 13 crystals on my altar for a while and the herbs will all be popped on the garden, although I may create an incense blend from them...
Happy Friday 13th to you all - 'tis the day of the Witch!