Today, December 31, 2013 is a special day! It is a Dark Moon, and the Dark Moon phase is thee perfect time for banishing rituals, and the fact that today is New Year's Eve is beyond excellent! So that means a banishing work is definitely in order.
Pen (black ink)
Cauldron (or other fire-proof item)
Candles: Black - banishing, Purple - remove bad luck, Red - fast action
Place these in that order (black, purple, red) on a fire-proof surface or stand in sand which is in a fire-proof bowl or plate.
The cauldron is placed in front of the candles.
Banishing Herbs: choose any odd number of the following (I will be choosing 9):
Banishing OIl: Dress the candle in the Banishing Oil and roll in the herbs to dress.
Dragon’s Blood, Frankincense
Hour: Mars, Saturn, or Sun
Time: (Saturn) 7 pm, (Mars) 9 pm, (Sun) 10 pm (In Lesson 3: Potions & Powders is a set of Planetary Correspondences you can use to see where I figured this from: day - Tuesday, hours of Mars, Saturn, & Sun)
If you started your work at 7 pm during the hour of Saturn,it would definitely run through the hour of the Sun, so you would get the power of each of them!
First write your name, then on top of that write 9x's that which you wish to banish, then turn the paper to the left one time, and write again 9x's, that which you wish to banish over the top of the first set.
Next, fold the paper in half away from you, turn it to the left and fold it again away from you. Keep turning & folding until you can't fold it any more.
Tie the petition paper closed with the string.
Place this in the cauldron.
(You could, instead make a Petition Planetary Paquet, if you wanted to.)
If you like to use the appropriate Seals of Solomon or Black Pullet Seals, be sure to have these placed around the outside circle of herbs that are around the candles & cauldron, or placed on top of the Circle of your choice (Punish Evil, Mercy, Blessings - either of the latter 2 would actually be more appropriate for tomorrow's, New Year's Day's Full Moon work, but you do what you feel is most appropriate for your situation). This Circle and the Seals would then first be placed under the candle plate, in the center of the altar.
For the ritual itself you will light the candles with matches. The sulfur from the matches will begin the banishing, and the ritual will complete it.
You can either have a spell written to speak/read or just stand and envision all of your troubles leaving so you will begin the New Year with a completely clean & pure energy surrounding you, having all negative energies banished.
Other items you may wish to place around your altar could include anything you feel reminds you of "removing" or "banishing" or "binding". I have a couple of balled-up rusted together lengths of chains, and my altar cloth will be black. I will post a picture of it once the ritual has been started.
**Ok, promised you the picture, so here it is. I just started it 1/2 an hour ago.
Tomorrow, a New Moon ritual will be done to bring to me that which I need and want during this coming year. I will do basically the same as here, except the herbs will be for blessing, and the candles and altar cloth will be white. If it happens to snow (not likely, unfortunately), I will gather some to place in a bowl on the altar.