January 4 is the birthday of Doreen Valiente, the mother of Modern Witchcraft and one of Witchcraft’s Mighty Dead. This spell serves as an invitation to the Mighty Dead to be a part of your rituals and to assist you in your magickal workings.
Carve the name of the individual you are honoring on a candle, or simply place a picture of that person under the candle before lighting it. Once the candle is set up in a holder on your altar, read something written by the soul you are honoring that has inspired you over the years. Light your candle and say:
May this light guide you
Let the candle burn out, then thank the Mighty Dead for visiting.