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Banishment Magic & The Dark Moon

Hey, Parliament Monsters!

Tonight, we face the dark side of the moon—literally. This year, the nights of March 6th-7th mark the time of the Dark Moon. During this short period, the moon won't be as visible to us because of it's position in relation to the sun.

While some practitioners choose to use this time for rest and reflection, I believe it encourages some of our deepest, innermost issues to come to light. This provides the perfect opportunity for a certain kind of magic. Banishment.

The term "banish," or the act of banishing is often regarded with negative undertones, but doing so may benefit us so positively. Sadness, anger, grief. Relationship issues, divorce, financial struggle. Self-esteem and trouble seeing self-worth, nightmares, bullies—yes, you can have bullies at any age.

These are all reasons to work with banishment!

Banishing Spell

You'll Need:

- Sharpie marker

- Full, dry bay leaves

- Pieces of paper, roughly 3x3in.

- One white candle

- One bowl to collect ashes

First and foremost, please be sure your set up is well-ventilated as it should be each time you work with fire.

Light your candle. With your Sharpie, take your pieces of paper and on each, name something you would like to change or banish*. For example, I could write down, "My anxiety," or, "Sweet tooth." Focusing on changing these subjects to either start impacting your life for the better, or remove themselves from your bubble entirely—burn each piece.

With each bay leaf, do the same thing—except now, you're going to write actions or affirmations you want to attract into your life. So, in place of "My anxiety," I could write, "Courage," or "Faith in self." Burn thes