You can create a Solar Wheel or a Corn Man Wheel using a wire coat hanger, cardboard, and several ears of Indian corn complete with the husks.
The wheel can then be used to decorate your altar, or you could hang it on your door as a decoration and a celebration of the wheel of the year. Corn is a symbol of fertility, and a Solar Wheel invokes the power of the Sun to bring health and happiness to your home.
Here is how to make it:
- Bend a wire hanger into a circle keeping the hook to hang it by.
- Cut out a small cardboard circle to glue the tips of the ears of corn onto.
You may want to create your Corn Man Wheel as a pentagram using five ears, or a Solar Wheel using eight ears to represent one ear for each Sabbat.
- Attach the ears of Indian corn around the perimeter of the wire circle.
- Wrap the husks around and glue where necessary, leave some of the husks hanging loose to fray out from the edges and make it more decorative.
- Where the ears of corn meet in the center, glue them together. This is where the cardboard circle comes in to use.
- Sprigs of wheat, dried flowers, and herbs can be used as decorative filler between the ears of corn.
Here are a variety of different wheels and wreaths that can be made to celebrate the season and the Corn.
- 20 drops clove bud oil
- 25 drops sandalwood oil
- 1 cup oak moss
- 2 cups dried pink rosebuds
- 2 cups dried red peony petals
- 1 cup dried amaranth flowers
- 1 cup dried heather flowers
Mix the clove bud and sandalwood oils with the oak moss and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.
From: The Wicca Spellbook
- 2 parts Frankincense
- 1 part Heather
- 1 part Apple blossoms
- 1 pinch Blackberry leaves
- a few drops Ambergris oil
Burn Lughnasadh Incense during Wiccan rituals on August 1st or 2nd, or at that time to attune with the coming harvest.
- 45 drops lemon or lavender oil
- 1 cup oak moss
- 2 cups dried lavender
- 2 cups dried wisteria
- 2 cups dried verbena
Mix the lemon or lavender oil with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.
From: The Wicca Spellbook
This can only be created on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the only day that ordinary grass allegedly possesses special magic properties. In 2016, it occurred on June 9; in 2017, on May 30, and in 2018 it falls on June 18. The instructions must be followed exactly.
- Rise early on that morning.
- Walk exactly one hundred paces into a field without turning your head.
- Pluck exactly one hundred blades of grass.
- Take these home and place them in a pot of spring water.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Strain, reserving the liquid and discarding the grass.
- Boil the liquid once more, let it cool and bottle.
Hundred Grass Lotion is used as a remedy for aura repair, nervous disorders and headaches that resist other cures. It is not to be confused with Hindu Grass Oil, which is a Hoodoo formula similar to Van Van.
Found in: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
This simple and easy to make medicine bag is specifically for, and said to especially provide relief for seizure disorders. Here’s how to make it:
- Gather Vervain when the sun and/or moon are in Aries.
- Carry the botanical in a bag with a kernel of corn or a piece of grain, plus a one year old penny or other coin of trivial value.
- 1 cup grated unscented soap
- ¼ cup hot water
- 1 Tbsp. Apricot oil
- 1 Tbsp. Angelica
- ½ Tbsp. crushed Bay
- ½ Tbsp. crushed Basil
- 6 drops Myrrh oil
Place grated soap in a heat-proof non-metallic container and add the hot water and apricot oil. Leave until it is cool enough to handle, and then mix together with your hands. If the soap is floating on the water, add more soap. Leave to sit for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally, until the soap is soft and mushy.
Once the soap, water, and oil are blended completely, add the dry ingredients. Once the mixture is cool, then add the essential oils (essential oils evaporate quickly in heat). Enough essential oils should be added to overcome the original scent of the soap.
Blend thoroughly and then divide the soap mixture into four to six pieces. Squeeze the soaps, removing as much excess water as possible into the shape you desire, and tie in a cheesecloth. Hang in a warm, dry place until the soap is completely hard and dry.
- 3 parts Frankincense
- 1 part Myrrh
- 1 part Cinnamon
- ½ part Sandalwood
- ½ part Jasmine flowers
- 3 drops sweet White Wine or Sherry
Gather handfuls of fresh clean snow from the first snowfall of the season, or break off the first icicle you see. Place it in a clean glass bowl and let it melt. Add holly leaves and let this water sit overnight – exposed to northern moonbeams if possible. Wash your face with the water for enhanced youth and beauty.