Graveyard Moon

Some Questions

Who are the ancestors you honor? How do you receive messages from the Beloved Dead? Are you at peace with your own eventual end? Have you taken care of what needs to be taken care of for your death?

Magical Disclaimer:
1) You are responsible for your own actions. Please weigh any magic you do against your own sense of ethics.
2) If you are unfamiliar with any terms used, there’s a good online glossary here:
3) Magic works differently for everyone. If you want to alter this working to suit yourself, go for it! If you reproduce it somewhere, please credit me. Thanks!

Collecting Graveyard Dirt

Graveyard dirt can be a powerful tool in any working. To collect graveyard dirt, you will need:
A hand trowel or small spade
A bag
A small offering of some sort
A graveyard that’s unguarded or at least large, preferably with many types of graves

In choosing which grave to collect from, consider your needs/ If you’re looking for increased cash flow, you might collect from the grave of someone wealthy. If you want children, go for the mother of a family with several descendants’ graves nearby. And so on.

First, petition the spirit of the deceased. Ask if it is appropriate for you to take dirt from their grave. You may wish to do divination or wait for a sign. Once you receive the go-ahead, ask the spirit to infuse the dirt you collect with prosperity, fertility, or whatever energy you are seeking. Carefully scoop a small amount of dirt into your bag. Thank the spirit and leave your offering.

Divining in a Graveyard

Graveyards are a powerful place to connect with the ancestors. If you are seeking direction from beyond the veil, doing divination in a graveyard can be a powerful way to do so. In between times, such as dusk and midnight, can be particularly good. If you can’t access a graveyard when you want, consider collecting some graveyard dirt and divining in front of that at home.

Bring you favorite divination tool and an offering for the spirits. Choose your spot and cast a circle. Including something like:

Kindly spirits, kith and kin
All of you I welcome in
But spirits whose purpose is crossed with mine
I keep you out by this design

Envision your circle blocking out any spirits who mean you harm or mischief. Then go about your divination, asking the spirits to guide you to the answer. End by asking what the spirits want you to know. They may have a special message for you. Thank them for their assistance and make your offering. Open the circle and go home, filled with your new knowledge and insights.


About Melissa ra Karit

I'm a queer, poly, genderqueer Witch. I'm a sex-positive feminist, an activist, and a writer. I believe that when we attend to our individual good, we approach the world with good in our hearts and change the world for the better. Opinions expressed here are solely my personal opinions, and do not represent the views of any organization with which I am affiliated.
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