Every new moon I am cleansing the house. When I say clean, I am not just talking physically but sprinkling baking soda on the carpets to absorb negativity emotions, cutting an onion and half and absorbing any air born negative spirits, sweeping away debris from the doorways and cleaning the doors. I have a little less than 9 weeks to set up barriers. I plan on putting/replenishing garlic in the windows to keep out negative/unwanted spirits, (during the baby shower and when we come home) sprinkling sea salt along the door way, as well as a few spells.
What spells you ask? You are already scrubbing the house to keep out negativity...what else do you need? I want to keep those positive energies in. You can scrub all the time but if you dont try to keep happiness and positive thoughts in. You'll be forever scrubbing. Not something I really plan on doing. So! Here goes....I recently saw these spells on Cup 'o spells facebook page.
To bless your home or business, place a bowl of candy, herbs or stones by your front entrance. Bless then bowl's contents by speaking aloud the following verse:
"As all who enter here are Children of the Great Mother,
May those who pass always walk safely in her steps.
May they feel the guidance of her hand,
And know she is always with us,
From the time we meet till we meet again."
Invite visitors to take an offering as they enter the premises.
Besom or Decorative Broom (plain, or decorated to match your decor or the current season)
Nail to hang it on (Hammer to mount the nail)
Hang the besom or broom on the back of the door and say:
As you hang upon my door, Remember what a door is for
Letting in and keeping out, Is what a door is all about.
As we travel on our rounds, Help us return safely to our grounds.
But whether we're in or whether we're out, Please keep want and trouble out."
Make the sign of the banishing pentagram* on the inside of the door, and the sign of the invoking pentagram* on the outside.
*Banishing Pentagram - The banishing pentagram is the star shape starting at the lower left point moving up to the top point. Always end on the same number you started on.
Assortment of different colored threads
Small Jar With A Screw On Lid
Cut the threads into 1-to-2 inch lengths and drop them one by one into the jar, say this as you drop each one:
"Bits of thread,
When the jar is full, screw the lid on, lick your index finger and use it to draw a pentagram on the jar lid.
Charge the jars protective powers with the following incantation:
"Oh, Hestia of the hearth and home-
Guard my family with your might.
Protect them from all ills that roam,
With this little jar, sealed tight.
Protect this home, oh Hestia too,
Confine all evil to this jar.
Bring good vibrations-old and new-
And grant good will from near and far"
Place the jar in as central location as possible in your home.
So far that's all I have...but it's plenty. For those who've had babies, what did you do to prepare?