The spell I will be working today is #40, from page 148 in the book, To restrain the actions of a malicious person. I wish this person well, I wish them happiness, but mostly, I wish them to either go in peace, or stay in peace.
The cross-shaped layout serves a dual purpose here, the subject or Significator is the person who needs to be restrained (rather than the person who is performing the spell). If you can't think of an appropriate Significator to use for your adversary, or if this is a case where the identity of the person is unknown to you, it would be acceptable to use the Devil in the central position. If that seems too intense, you could instead use a King, Queen, Knight, or Page of Swords, as these cards sometimes represent adversaries."
I chose to use the Queen of Cups as the Significator for the person whose malicious actions I would like restrained, because most often that is what comes up for me to represent them, usually ill aspected.
|Halloween Tarot Spell- To Restrain the Actions of a Malicious Person|
Temperance would usually top the spread, to encourage this person to self restraint, but in cases where the law must be involved, Justice should be substituted, so substitute I have, though I have become painfully aware that common decency can't be court ordered..
There are more steps to this spell, including meditation, affirmation, and the use of a bell jar, which I won't share, both to protect copyright on the book (you should buy a copy if you want to use it to cast tarot spells) and to protect the identity of the malicious person I am asking for protection from. I wish them no harm; I only wish them to actively stop trying to cause harm to me and the people I love.
|Halloween Tarot- Eight of Pumpkins|
|Halloween Tarot- The Moon|
Tarot Spells are, to my mind, a proactive form of positive visualization, affirmation, and a signal to the Universe that you are ready to take responsibility for your own happiness as well. I do not believe that I can cause anything to happen that a good and loving God/dess would not allow, and I do believe that anything I may put out into the Universe will come back to me threefold, so I think carefully before casting any sort of magick. I wish this person no harm. I wish them joy and love and the beauty of happy family and self esteem and a life all their own and happiness and freedom from the ties that bind them, but I can't sit idly by and let me or mine come to harm, either.
Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to all of you!
These cards are from Halloween Tarot by Kipling West, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.