Issues, Intentions, and Powers: Bind (With An Oath Or Pledge)

Colors: Black

Days: Saturday

Goddesses: Isis

Gods: Baal, Ea, Hepaestus, Jupiter, Nergal, Odin, Vulcan

Minerals: Coral, Herkimer Diamond (relationships), Jet, Lead, Lodestone, Obsidian, Onyx, Salt, Sard

Moon Phases: Waning

Planets: Saturn

Plants: Angelica, Clove, Comfrey, Flax, High John, Jasmine, Mandrake, Pepper (black), Periwinkle, Rose (white), Rosemary, Wormwood

Trees: Apple, Cypress, Palm (dragon’s blood), Pine, Rowan, Willow

– Alfrún

Exercise: Binding a Spell

When you have finished casting a spell, visualize yourself tying a knot in a cord wrapped around the symbol or image on which you have focused. Tell yourself you are setting the form of the spell, as a clay pot is set when it is fired. Say,

By all the power

Of three times three,

This spell bound around

Shall be.

To cause no harm,

Nor return on me.

As I do will,

So mote it be!

– Alfrún

Exercise courtesy of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk