Our problems of today can be overwhelming, and feel so much bigger than us. Trails in our lives become a heavy burden. It can be comforting to know that our ancestors are as near to us as our own skin and bones.
Wicked Witch Mojo Wakin’ the Dead Candle is a go to spiritual tool for this kind of conjure. As with any relationship among the living, our relationship to our ancestors must be nurtured. It is a good idea to make the effort to dedicate positive actions to them.
A little flattery will go a long, long ways. This can be done by offering a favorite food of theirs, or a flower, for example. I even have a co-worker who offers her grandfather a Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer!! .When I work with my grandmother, I find using a physical representation of her works for me. I use a photo and an old handkerchief she used to carry to church, and light my candle.
One very cool thing about magic is that you really can customize your spells and learn to trust your own instincts and make each ritual your very own. I find this part of magic fun and empowering. Try not to overthink it. Be open and ready to the possibility of direct connections from your ancestors, waking encounters, or even dream visitations.
Ritual keeps us connected with the spirit world. I think people hear the word “ritual” and believe it has to be some intricate, long, detailed parade of activities. Nobody has time for all of that. Seriously!
Wakin’ the Dead Candle is super easy: light it up, speak the devotion written on the label and enjoy its floral scent and let it go to work! Amp it up by adding a little Wicked Witch Mojo Wakin’ the Dead Oil to your altar and you've got yourself one heck of a family reunion!