The waning moon is a great time for all sorts of removal magick. One type of ritual that is suitable for this time of the month is “letting go” work. An energy grid is one way to let that s%#t go.
“Let it go” can be an annoying expression. If I say to a friend that something is upsetting me and they reply with “let that shit go,” I’m likely to feel slighted. And how many thousands of memes include this phrase? Yes, it can be pithy. But you know what? Sometimes we do need to let it go. Here’s one way to do just that.
Let It Go Energy Grid
An energy grid is basically a carefully curated selection of objects that project the properties that a practitioner desires to activate in any working. An altar is a type of energy grid, for example.
I narrow my focus on what I need to let go before setting up the grid and then choose the objects to reflect my intention.
Color: Lots of black since it is very receptive of harmful energy (and doesn’t mind it one bit), including several pieces of hematite.
Incense: frankincense and benzoin
Frankincense: removal magick – release negativity
Benzoin: Great for insight during personal development work. Also connected to the number 7, which is the number repeated throughout the grid.
Waning moon energy symbols: I made a set of disks representing the lunar phases that I use for all sorts of witchery. You can also print images.
Crystals and stones: Hematite and Smokey Quartz
Smokey Quartz: Absorbs negativity, especially for moods and feelings.
Hematite: Absorbs negativity, especially for thoughts and actions.
Botanical: I used white poplar branches – rebirth, hope, determination. There are many other suitable plants, including elm and birch.
Animal Energy: seagull pelvis amulet (someday I’ll write about this) – liminal spaces, magick, communicating with the elements, deity and entities. Other suitable animal’s include goat and wolf.
Number: 7 Clearing of the mind. I used seven different correspondences and objects in the grid.
Representations of Hekate: keys, strophalos, statue in background. I called upon Hekate to further amplify the energy of the grid.
For me, an energy grid is a quiet working unlike a spell where there’s the incantation and so much to do. I sit with the grid, contemplating what my focus, in this case letting shit go, for several minutes. Then I connect with the objects in this grid. This process can be intuitive or based on knowledge of the objects. If you do a similar grid, select the objects that make the most sense for whatever it is you need to let go of. Once I am connected to the objects, I concentrate on releasing the energy of my focus into those objects. Next I turn my attention to drawing down the energy of the waning moon, envisioning this removing what I have just deposited into the grid. I use the symbols as my focal point for where the lunar energy lands. Finally, I call upon Hekate’s removal energy currents (or she herself if this is a really big problem) to further cleanse me and my grid of what I’ve let go of, concentrating on her Under World energy of acceptance all that needs to go.
Letting Go of Toxic People
Take an image of the person and black, red and white string. As you chant each part of the spell, wrap the string in the corresponding color around the image three times. Wrap clockwise for protection and counter-clockwise for the remaining parts of the incantation, except at the end when you seal it clockwise. Knot three times. When completed, keep it outside your home or by a window. Because this is something I get asked about A LOT, I made a video of a proper spell that will definitely remove the toxic person from your life – click here to watch.
Other Ways to Let IT GO
“Bad habits. We all have them. While no one is perfect, there comes a time when our bad habits need to go. Only you can know when the time is right for letting go. When the time is right, a removal spell can help us to let go of our baggage, like bad habits. You’ll need paper, pen, black fabric or black tape, a candle (black if possible) and a black rock. A shovel would be helpful, too. Create your protective circle as you usually do. A simple technique for casting a protective circle is to sweep your space clean with three rounds in a clockwise direction before beginning the spell using either a clean broom or freshly washed dominant hand.”
“To the south, the land of fire, burn my pain.
Replace the fire bowl. Pick up the water bowl, hold at heart center. Concentrate on the liquid. Once connected, release your pain out through your breath into the water. Do this three times, then say:
To the west, the land of water, drown my pain.
Pause here to continue to release into the elements. When ready, begin the healing section of the ritual.”
Read the entire Elemental Healing Ritual here.
The Witches’ Realm and Open Circle Witchcraft
Join us in The Witches’ Realm for exclusive bonus content, learning circles, healing work and special events. Each month there is a Dark Moon circle for honoring Hekate as Queen of the Witches. Followed by the New Moon: New You intention setting circle. On the Full Moon, we go all out with an event.