This month, CAYA celebrates our Fury Moon. Anger is a powerful force.
What is making you angry right now and what are you doing about it? What are good ways for you to express your anger? What changes, both positive and negative, has anger brought to your life? What messages about anger do you struggle with?
You are boiling. Anger has ratcheted up past rage and into fury, that white-hot place where everything seems sharp and clear. Your body is flooded with adrenaline, your muscles are tensed with the urge to lash out. Your breath is panting. Your heart pounds with purpose. Your will is a blade, ready to strike.
Someone has hurt you. Or maybe someone has hurt someone you love or someone under your protection. That pain must be repaid. The scaled must be balanced. You are ready to be the tool of that justice. Your righteousness fills you to the brim.
Spell to Cool Anger
First of all, you can’t think very well when furious. Acting without thought it rarely a good idea, whether with fists, words, or magic. If what has happened is as serious as your fury makes it seem, you’ll be able to call it back up. But before you decide on a course of action, you need to cool it long enough to think.
For this spell, you’ll need a red candle, a fireproof bowl, a knife, cold water, and ice cubes.
Carve the cause of your fury into the candle with the knife. Light the candle. Drip some wax into the bowl and firmly press the candle into it, sticking the candle to the bowl. Pour the cold water into the bowl around the candle. Add a few ice cubes. As the candle burns, say the following:
“Anger melt in ice and wax
So I may look at the facts.”
Feel your anger diminishing until it extinguishes itself on the ice water. Now examine what has happened and determine a course of action.
Spell for Catalyzing Change
You will need a red candle, a candle holder, and a knife.
On one side of the candle, carve what made you angry. See your anger as a hot, red light pouring out of you and into the candle. On the other side, carve the desired change. Burn the candle. As it burns, see the changed situation in your mind’s eye. Include as much detail as you can. Now say:
“I burn, I burn, with the fire
Raging hot with desire
Anger changes what I see
As I do will, so mote it be.”