Friday, May 7, 2010

crops and gardens

A spell for fertility of crops and general success in gardening.

This morning is cold and gloomy and Mother Nature has blessed us with a good, hearty rain for our spring gardens.  It may not be pretty outside, but this is required for gardens. Nature always has her say and my prayer is for a healthy balance as far as the weather is concerned.  I pray for the unfortunate victims of the overwhelming rains in Tennessee.  If you have fallen prey to any sort of flooding, you know how devastating this can be.  Everything gets ruined.  Gentle rains are always welcome and once in a while we need torrential downpours to give the grass and gardens a good soaking. 
botanical garden in nashville

When using accessories for this spell, be sure to surround your layout with fresh flowers, as well as samples of the varieties of fruits and vegetables which you raise or plan to raise.  A picture of your garden or the piece of property you plan to garden on will also be a helpful prop.  Other accessories include green candles, green crystals and gemstones and a green cloth.
Visualize the sun shining on your own garden, sending its nourishing rays.  Visualize your young and tender crops pushing up through the Earth to greet the sun.  Visualize the fertility in the form of rain, weather, fertile soil.  Visualize yourself working hard in your garden, enjoying the feel of the sun and the feel of the soil as you do so.  Imagine the anticipation that you will feel as you watch your crops ripening to maturity.  Visualize what your garden will look like in full blooom, cultivated and with everything lushly growing.  Picture yourself reaping your harvest, and feasting and celebrating afterward.  Think of the sense of satisfaction that you will feel, knowing that your garden will bring security and plenty.
After meditating on these images for a while, pick up and handle the seeds or plant samples, envisioning power flowing into them as you stroke them.  After you have finished meditating and visualizing, carefully, and with as much feeling as you can, recite the following affirmation while placing your hand just above the area and make a circle over them in a clockwise motion.

I call upon the powers
of the Sun, the Earth,
the rain, and the soil!
My crops grow high!
The land prospers,
and all thereon grows strong,
and full, and rich!
This I do ask!
For my land and all upon it,
So be it!

You may consider the spell closed at this point.  I talk to my flowers, plants, trees and herbs and while I never get a response, I just know they are listening. 

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

Blossom where you're planted. Mary Engelbreit

What you do matters.  All you need is to do it. Judy Grahn

Happy gardening. xo