The Angry Cauldron

Dorothy Morrison's July 2017 Spell of the Month

Dorothy Morrison

The Magical Wishing Bowl


July is here, and with it comes the first full month of Summer. We find ourselves out and about, enjoying the weather with friends and neighbors. There are cook-outs, street fairs, and trips to the swimming pool. But this month brings much more than the joy of sunny days. It scents the night with the perfume of blossoming flowers, lights the sky with a myriad of bright stars, and fills the atmosphere with scores of twinkling fireflies. Mother Nature is definitely working overtime, and the result is nothing less than magical.

That being the case, it's time to follow suit and work a little magic of our own. And this month provides the perfect atmosphere for performing successful wish magic!

At this point, I can almost see you rolling your eyes heavenward, while heaving a sigh of indifference. It's Summer, after all, and the last thing you want is to be indoors working magic. Besides...your magic seems to have lost its power. You feel like you've lost your touch. And nothing you've tried recently seems to have manifested as you envisioned. I get it. But if the description above even slightly resembles the way you're feeling, I have three words for you:

Knock. It. Off.

And then, two more:

Get. Busy.

I could write pages and pages about the state of our world today, and how it's flavored both the way you're feeling and the results of your magic. But I won't. What I will say is that the spell below will take less than 15 minutes of your time each day - guaranteed - and will change your entire outlook on magic. What's more, it will set you up for successful magic through the rest of this year and beyond.

Now then...are you ready? Let's do this!


1 Wishin' Mojo candle
Wishin' Mojo oil
1 glass or metal salad bowl

Dress the candle with the oil, then secure the candle to the center of the bowl by melting a bit of the wax on the bottom. Light the candle and say something like:


A wishing bowl, you now become
A magic tool by Moon and Sun
With curving shape, by light of fire
To bring to me what I desire

Then place a coin in the bowl, saying something like:


By coin of one, this spell's begun

Place a second coin in the bowl, saying something like:


By coin of two, the power brews

Place a third coin in the bowl, saying something like:


By coin of three, pay heed to me

Finally, hold your hands over the bowl on either side of the candle and say: 

Coins be seeds to feed the power
So wishes sought will bud and flower
By light of fire you now are blessed
And fertilized to manifest
All wishes which come forth from me
As I will, so mote it be


Let the candle burn for a few minutes while seeing the power of the wish bowl increasing, then blow it out.

Light the candle every day and add a few more coins. Repeat the last chant and continue to visualize the power growing.

When you need to manifest a wish, remove one of the coins and bury it in the ground - the soil of a houseplant will work in a pinch - while visualizing your wish coming true and saying something like:


To the Earth now you must go
To germinate and sprout and grow
Into that which I require
And manifest what I desire


Replace the candle as necessary. When the bowl is full of money, take all but three coins and apply it to your favorite charity or use it for something service-oriented.


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[Partially excerpted from Everyday Moon Magic by Dorothy Morrison, copyright holder; published by Llewellyn Worldwide 2003]