Unwanted Spirit ~ Author Unknown*
Begin by putting everything in its proper place. Clean your house to perfection, open the windows, and bless all your magical implements.
Next, moving always to your left (counterclockwise, or widdershins as it is called in magical circles) anoint the doors, windows, and all openings of your home with a mixture of water (water), fennel (fire), oats (Earth), pine (air), and sage (wisdom). These represent all elements of the magic circle. For a blend that is less bulky, place the herbs in hot water to steep, then strain and use only the aromatic tea.
As you go, visualize bright light pouring from your hands into every area that houses shadows, saying, “Where light dwells, all darkness flee; Spirit move away from me. This home is mine, I will not fear, your presence is not welcome here.” Follow the entire circuit of your home, repeating the procedure in every room. When finished, go outside if possible, making one full loop around the exterior. The leftover water can be refrigerated or frozen for future use.
Finally, return inside and move clockwise through each room while burning basil, dill, and marjoram. These herbs encourage blessings and joy. Invoke the protection of your personal God/dess on your sacred space of home. Then close the windows, leaving any negative spiritual energies outside.
*If you are the author or know who the author is, please let me know! On the original site it was listed as “source / author unknown.” I’m leaving it here for now since I did receive submissions where the author wished to remain anonymous but it’s weird that I listed it as “unknown.” Unwanted Spirit