Book of Shadows Blessing

Color of the day:  Amber
Incense of the day:  Juniper
Color of the day: Amber
Incense of the day: Juniper

When you start a new Book of Shadows, it is a good idea to bless it so that the book is protected and empowered. You'll need the book you'd like to bless, a sage bundle or frankincense incense sticks, and a lighter or matches. First, de-clutter your altar so you can lay the book in front of you. Light the sage bundle or incense and let the smoke hover across the book. With your free hand, slowly weave it in the smoke. Visualize every page in the book being filled with this smoke, cleansing it of any negativity. Then, speak this incantation:

By smoke and with light,
I work this spell by cloak of night,
So forth, from this time,
This book is now protected,
Blessed by faith and rhyme.

When you are done, write your first entry and keep it on your altar for the night.
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