I see a lot of spells out there for drawing rain or even brewing up a storm, but in this era of devastating hurricanes year after year, sometimes what you really need is the opposite. I crafted this spell for weakening a hurricane as Florence threatened the Mid-Atlantic coast.
- rain water—I keep a thermos full stored away for use in spells
- a sea shell, preferably from the same ocean that your storm is coming from
- two small bowls
- soil for grounding
- a basil leaf for protection
- salt for protection and to combine with water to represent the sea
- sandalwood incense for protection and easing of tension
- Place a handful of soil in one of the bowls.
- Rip the basil leaf into small pieces and mix into the soil. Visualize the energy of each piece going out to protect the people in the hurricane’s path as you rip.
- Place the seashell in the second bowl, then pour the rain water over it and mix in a pinch of salt. This seawater stand-in will represent the hurricane. (If you live near actual salt water, you can just use that instead.)
- Light the incense and get into your ritual mind space.
- Swirl the water cup counter clockwise to banish the conditions that make a hurricane stronger. Visualize the storm getting weaker and weaker, the category numbers going down, and the meteorologists becoming less concerned.
- Pour the salt water and shell into the basil-soil. Visualize the storm making landfall with little effect. Imagine houses intact and people smiling and safe.
- Say the following words:
“[Name of storm],
I call on you to abate and weaken.
No person shall be harmed,
No damage shall be done,
As I will, so mote it be.”
- Close down your ritual and snuff out the incense. Keep the soil on your altar until the storm passes.
Note: I would advise against asking for the storm to change direction, as you do not know what harm you may cause to others in its new path. It is best to just try to weaken the storm and let it go where it will.
The day after I cast this spell, Hurricane Florence diminished from a category 4 hurricane to a category 3. By the time it made landfall, it was a category 1. It was still a dangerous storm, with terrible flooding, property damage, and loss of life, but I hope it was not as bad as it could have been. Although I believe nature is an indomitable force and we are unlikely to wholly prevent natural disasters, we may be able to lessen their impact, at least a little bit.
Do you have any storm or natural disaster-related spells you would like to share? Let me know in the comments!