the Secular New Year might be a great time to rid yourself of some unwanted or negatives in your life.
Items you’ll need in your ritual circle with you:
Pen (or something to write with)
Parchment or paper to write on.
Small cauldron (to burn inside of)
banishing herbs (some examples – basil, cedar, cinnamon, rosemary, lavender)
Cast your circle as you normally would.
Think about the things that you want to rid yourself of. When you feel ready, write down all the things you want to let go (keep them simple, clear and concise).
As you burn your list, say:
“As these negatives leave my life and the Gods remove my strife,
let me grow in a positive way, every hour of every day”
Make sure the list has completely turned to ash. Thanks the Gods and close your circle as your normally would. Dispose of the ashes as you see fit.
Some suggestions for disposal:
scatter the ashes to the wind to take it away
bury it in the ground
flush the ashes down the toilet
by Lady Pagan/The Pagan Musings