Today’s post I’m excited about.
You see, next door, we have these neighbours that have these adorable little Bichon Frises who are very cute and very LOUD and very OBNOXIOUS. As a pet mom and general worshipper of my furry companions, I am very sick of them growling at my dogs and I through the fence.
So, after some Googling, and some help with ideas on my grove’s Facebook page, I came up with an idea.
I did one of the short ADF rituals like I did last week (found on the SDF page), and I added in two magical workings. First, before I even started or set up my ritual space, I asked the Morrigan if she’d like to help me out with this one. I explained what I was planning to do in detail. I took several omens, and all were good. I received messages about the importance of fairness in sharing space.
The magical workings I added were called “Hot Foot Powder”, and another, called a “Simple Move Away Spell”. I did the first one mentioned on the page.
So I went ahead and ritualized, and since everyone loves pictures of omens:
Crane, Stag and Reversed Frog
The crane represents the three realms and the ability to walk in all of them. Good omen, since I’m trying something a little more “esoteric” tonight. The stag represents standing one’s ground, and it is apparently “auspicious to draw the stag when starting new projects”. Okay, cool. The frog brings rich medicine and understanding when dealing with difficult circumstances. Score. I must be doing something right…
Now to the magic.
Very Messy Ritual Space
As you can see, I have the peppers and salt, which I used to make the Hot Foot powder. I concealed it in a little garden soil before sprinkling liberally on her side of the fence. (Please be assured: neither cayenne pepper or black pepper are dangerous to dogs. Annoying, probably, but not dangerous). Also, you’ll see the vinegar, paper and bottle I used for the second spell. I found it interesting that the moment I stepped outside to literally “pepper” her yard, I was met with two angry little white furry faces telling me off. As I sprinkled this concoction on the grass, I repeated “leave this place, so that we may both live in peace” with each handful.
After my sprinkling was complete, and offerings to the Kindreds and the Morrigan given, we drove out to Lake Ontario to commit my second spell to the drink. I wrote the address of the offenders on the paper, (I’m not sure what all their names are; I just made sure to add that it was for the current residents only), surrounded it with a house, and put a big X through it. I stuffed it in the bottle, and poured the vinegar over top.
So we drove out to the lake, and in the bright light of the crescent moon, I asked the Morrigan to help me fight for what is right; to fight for my sacred territory. I pitched the thing as hard as I could into my beloved Lake Ontario.
I kind of had a hard time with this, because I didn’t really want to throw anything into the lake. I used a glass bottle because it can’t decompose into anything weird, and hopefully, it’ll just turn into beach glass. I threw it in far enough so that people couldn’t step on it. I’m going to think of a better idea for next time, but this time, it felt critically important that I do exactly what the spell asked. Next time, I might just soak the paper in some vinegar and fix it to a rock. I hope the lake spirit won’t mind… if anything, I felt like I had her support.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens over the next little while. Will our feud reach a head? Will the mundane “powers that be” finally ask her to obey the law? Will she notice the clumps of soil all over her patio stones?