Given that the astro – Grand Water Trine – is so sensationally pure raw magic at the mo, i have a number of emails from people wanting my thoughts on magical rituals, spells etc. I don’t really believe in them. I do Feng Shui which probably counts as ancient Chinese witchcraft but remember this: In ancient days, people considered their cleaning of the house and their bodies to be magic.
Every scrub down was obviously purifying and stimulating the skin but also the soul, sloughing off dead cells and who knew what else. Hence the popularity of demon-busting herbs like rosemary and birch with the ultimate magical subsctance: salt. The Ancient Egyptians used baking soda for cleaning and banishing bad luck/dark entities – they thought it was magic and they called it natron.
The clean was the ritual. Then of course there would be a candle burned to invoke whatever. But the cleaning and sorting was It. The phrase “clean as a witches kitcen” did not come out of nowhere. Nor the old school “cleanliness is next to godliness.” The idea of multiple levels of existence is familiar to all schools of magic, Taoism, whatever. If you have a house as fenged up as mine though, things can get weird. I have pictures jump off the ceiling, salt shakers explode and the front gate mysteriously fly open. It’s not ghosts. It’s Qi.
This is a really weird example but it makes me think that Qi Vampires are like a form of fungus. I was doing these super strength probiotics (Bio-Kult Candea) that are meant to blitz any candida in your system. So okay, a day later i am half dead with some sort of Herxheimer Reaction (should be called Hex Reaction) and at the same time i notice that my Lucky Bamboo is coated with this white stuff – fungus. And rather then obeying my Mercury in Aries urges to just chuck it, i spend some quality Taurus-style time wiping it all down Ti-Tree oil etc. And as i was dealing with all this I got a really terse email from a Qi Vampire.
Qi Vampires can get into your life the way fungus does – you know how we all need a bit of it but it can multiply and do scary things by hooking into your g.i tract or whatever (obviously i am not a doctor – this is not medical advice lol)? That is how Qi Vampires start out. They don’t rock up and say “hey, I am here to bludge off your Awesome, mess with your mind and drain you dry.”
Sometimes, you only know you have a Qi Vampire or fungus when you try to get rid of them/it. So anyway, i love the idea of the Ancient Egyptians using baking soda and if you want some house-witching, consider sacred cleansing – washing tables and floors with water to which you have added the appropriate oil, a good smudge with Mugwort and/or flinging some salt around.
And this Dark Moon in Taurus is perfection for cleansing.
Image: Waldek Borowski