Float Away Your Troubles

Color of the day:  White
Incense of the day:  Honeysuckle

This year, a very important Thai festival of lights takes place today. Loy Krathong is a beautiful way of engaging and making offerings to water spirits while doing personal magick. Rivers and waterways are the most appropriate place for your ritual, but some people also use lakes, canals, brooks, and streams. What you will do is write down your trouble(s) and then watch them float away on a candlelit floral vessel.

Make a small boat using a loaf of banana bread or cork as the bottom. Insert your little sheet of paper. Put a votive candle on the base, along with a pretty flower. Wrap the bottom loosely with a banana leaf.

As you watch the vessel float away, imagine the wake bringing you a fresh start. If you need a substitute for the banana leaf, such as a corn husk or palm leaf, that’s okay, but make sure whatever you use is completely biodegradable.

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