School Spells

School spells may start to be more important around now, since the winter break is over and the year is getting back underway. Of course, school spells can be very handy no matter what time of the year it is. These are spells to help you learn better, improve memory and simply do better at school. They would apply to any non-students looking to get their brains in gear too.

The Study Star Candle

This memory spell should be cast before a study session, and it will help you retain what you are reading about. Let the candle burn as you study, and snuff it out when you are done.

  • An orange taper candle
  • A piece of paper
  • Orange or yellow marker
  • Sage oil

Light the candle near where you are studying. Focus on the candle light, and open up your thoughts to receive new material. On the paper, draw a seven-pointed star. Try to get it as even as possible but it doesn’t need to be perfect. Dab a small smudge of oil in the center of the star, then fold up the paper into quarters. Rub another bit of oil onto your forehead between your eyes. Repeat the words:

Open my mind
Open my thoughts
Bring to my memories
What I need to learn.
Hold the ideas
Hold the thoughts
Bring to my memories
While the candle burns.

As you study, keep the paper in your hand or use it as a bookmark. When you’re done your study session, blow out the candle. Save the paper, and use it with the lit candle when you study next time. Just repeat the words each time you do it.

If you are going to be studying somewhere that makes this impossible (like a library or a friend’s home), then light the candle and do the ritual before you leave. Take the star sigil with you and use it as you work. Put out the candle when you get home.

Focus Pocus

I couldn’t resist the cutesy name. Sorry. Even so, this is a strong spell to help you keep your mind on task and to concentrate on what you are trying to learn.

  • A clear drinking glass or chalice
  • A piece of fluorite
  • A pinch of dried rosemary
  • A square of yellow paper or fabric

Set the glass on the piece of yellow paper in the center of your altar space. Fill with water and add some dried rosemary. Stir it gently with your finger. Drop in the fluorite and watch it sink to the bottom.

Sit in front of the glass and concentrate on the stone through the water. Don’t think about anything else except for that crystal. Focus on its color, shape, size and how it looks as you see it through the water and glass. Do this for at least 5 minutes. After that, leave it on your altar for 3 days. Then pour the water out into the earth, and keep the stone with you.

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