Circle Sisters 13
Tonight is a full moon. If you haven't already, clear your home. Whether there was water in your home or not, the home must be cleared. This is a mandate in magick. We acknowledge all Spirits, benevolent and malevolent. And this storm was both. Therefore cleaning and blessing your home purifies your castle for the good while casting out the unwanted that settles in the corners and ontop of cabinets.
((So, I think its worth noting that Ive changed. Its impossible to not be changed after something so grand as Mother Nature, Herself turning against you and drowning your entire city. The entire city Y'all... Houston is the 4th largest body of jurisdiction in the United States. The Kraken* decimated our city and literally stopped our world. It was horrible. It still is.... And so, I changed. I have to because my world has changed. Just a heads up incase you knew the former Kesh.. I got some Hurricane-Storm wisdom now Y'all.))
Cleansing the home is women's domain. This particular type of cleaning. Of course Bae needs to help around the house on the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep. This 'House Blessing' is specific to the Keeper of the House" which has always been Mama.
Begin by cleaning your house broom and remove all lent, hair, trash from the bristles. You may want to bleach the broom also. Then, sweep your home, room by room. Sweep the carpets, rugs, wood, and tiles.. everything. After sweeping the house then sweep the outside entrances, back porch/balcony and lastly the front of your home. Use warm water and soap for the outside areas, or use the Home Cleansing Potion.
Queen Afua's "Sacred Woman Guide" has a recipe for Cinnamon Brooms. The following potion is drawn from her, with a dash of Hoodoo:
1 XLarge Black, Red or Green Bowl (or Bucket)
1.5 Gallon Hot Water
1/2 cup of Soap (not dish liquid)
1 tablespoon of Ammonia
1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice
20 drops of Lavender Oil
4 Crushed cinnamon sticks
1 Star Anise
(If you grow herbs, you can add your signatures.)
Mix. Using gloves, wash your home. Wash the walls, the moldings, the floors, the doors, the window seals, the cabinets, the shelves.. everything y'all. You can even put some in a spray bottle and mist the carpets before vacuuming. While you are cleaning, fill your home with meditative music that sets your vibration on your goals. So if you are looking for more opportunities in business, then play hip-hop or chantings. If you are planning to recommit to love, then R&B and orchestra music would be appropriate. And if your goals are related to mental pursuits, say for instance graduating from school or organizing an event, then play Hrtz music or Nature sounds. The possibilities are many. Recite Psalms 92: 1-2.
You may need to change your water several times. Throw the dirty water into the street or better, walk it to the street drains.
It may take blessing your home several times. If the flood waters made it inside your home, then you may need to Bless it several times over the next few months. Good witches bless our home atleast once a season. If you have lots of company and traffic in and out your home, then you may also want to cleanse out the Spirits once the bodies have left. Psalms 23 works well for those types of rituals. Don't forget that your brooms can be dipped into the potion and used for those hard to reach places. Just be careful of allowing the solution to touch your body or your furniture.
Home blessings are our first line of defense against predatory Spirits, disease and death energies. This storm carried all of that with it. While our Ancestors came with the Hurricane, there were other entities attached to the tail-end of that storm... They will starve in a blessed home. "Ring ya bells, Sisters."
*The Kraken is Greek mythos about a sea monster that is so horrible it had to be chained to the bottom of the ocean floor. It was a hellish demon and in modern mythos it is controlled and made to do the bidding of the Gods. I call Hurricane Harvey "The Kraken" because it came from the ocean, was monstrous in size and destruction and was controlled by the new Gods. See: American Gods.