In this Witch on Fire-side chat video, I demonstrated the process of burning loose, magickal incense blends on charcoal tabs, using my own Elemental Fire Incense blend. That recipe and magickal process are shared in this article!
Elemental Fire Incense Recipe
For Planetary Mars and Sun Magick
This Fire incense recipe is effective for any journeys and spells where elemental powers of fire, or planetary Mars or Sun would aid in manifesting your intention.
Elemental Fire empowers our Will in the world, our actions, passions and motivations. Mars energy give the necessary bravery and courage to confront issues head-on, to do righteous battle, and to enact the changes required, in alignment with our Will. The Sun is a support for happiness, optimism, success, and accomplishment of all kinds.
Create your blend during favorable astrological timing: Tuesday or Sunday, when the sun is in a fire zodiac sign: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. (We happen to be in Aries at the time of publication.) If that isn’t possible, create your blend during the first half hour or so after sunrise on a Tuesday or Sunday, and that will also be the hour of that ruling planet.
Units of measurement can be anything you like. Scale it up to make a large quantity by making “1 part” be a Tablespoon. Scale it down to make a smaller quantity by making a “part” a teaspoon.
• 1 part base wood – Oak Wood powder (Earth, Sun)
• 1 part Cinnamon Bark Power (Fire, Sun)
• 2 parts Resin powder – Dragon’s Blood Resin (Fire, Mars)
• 1/2 part Herb – Ginger Root or Powder (Fire, Mars)
• 1/2 part Herb – Clove Powder (Fire, Sun)
• 1 part Herb – Powdered Peel of Orange or Tangerine (Fire, Sun)
• Essential oils – 10 drops each of Orange and Clove (optional)
• 2 parts vegetable glycerin to bind.
• Stone chips or granules: Hematite, Tiger Iron, or Red Aventurine
Grind all plant ingredients in your mortar and pestle, clockwise until relatively fine. Awaken and invite their plant spirits to aid you in your work, thank them for their aid. Transfer the mixture to a wide mouthed jar, like a canning jar
Add the essential oil and glycerin, stir, or fluff with a fork to combine and bind. The glycerine will lend a less-dusty, better incorporated texture to the blend.
Awaken, and add stone chips or stone granules (this is the gemstone ground into a fine grit and is available in many varieties.)
With your athame, draw the alchemical sigil of Fire in the incense. Charge with the powers of Fire by picturing a raging fire, the crackle of fuel and air consumed, and the light and heat released through the flickering flames. See the natural energy glowing of that fire glowing with a red-hot light. Directed through the mind and exhaled breath, transfer that red light into the incense.
Seal and label the blend, including the ingredients, the date of making, the sigils and planetary associations.
The blend can now be burned over charcoal as an incense to invoke the powers of fire, mars and sun in your rituals. Or, a pinch could be used to dress spell candles, added to charm-bags, poppets, spell-jars and other magickal preparations, where the fiery elemental plant allies are called into the working.
Hail powers of fire!
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