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Spell A Day

Building an Altar to Dame Fortuna

Spell Date:  Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Color of the day:  Black
Incense of the day:  Cinnamon
Fortuna is a Latin goddess who carries a cornucopia of blessings and steers our lives with her rudder. It's good to have her for a friend.
Find a base for your altar. (I use a large orange platter.) Set a figure of Dame Fortuna in the center and give her jewelry to wear. Set a green candle in front of her. Here's the good part: surround Fortuna with every kind of symbol of good fortune you can find. Wishbones painted with glitter. Chocolate coins. Red origami cranes. Red and blue corn. Magical tokens, crystals, shells, beautiful beads. Charms you make yourself in bright colors. A magnet. Major arcana card X (the Wheel of Fortune). On this altar, clutter is good.
Light the candle, and maybe some good incense, and invoke the goddess:

"Great Fortuna, you hold the course of my life in your hands. Everyone has a place on your wheel. We go up, we go down, we go up again.
Dame Fortuna, bless me and watch over me as I journey through my life. Keep me safe in my place on your wheel, and when I'm down, help me remember that the wheel always turns and better fortune is always ahead.
Dame Fortuna, with your rudder and your cornucopia, inspire and lead me to success in all my endeavors."
This post was written by Barbara Ardinger on August 20, 2013
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