3 black candles
3 white candles
cedar chips, rose petals, catnip, cinnamon
Go outside, somewhere where you can feel the air, and open a circle.
Kneel in the middle of the circle facing east. Place the candles in a semicircle in front of you, and light each one. On a fire proof plate, start a small fire of cedar chops. Sprinkle the rose petals, catnip and cinnamon in the fire while saying:
Earth and Fire, Water and Air
Hear my prayer, Hear my prayer
Take this depression,
Take it away
Give me the strength
To face a new day.
When the fire dies down, splash a little blessed water on the fire.
Take the wet ashes and throw them as far from you as you can and say:
With these ashes go my pain,
From the healing fires,
New strength regained.
Thank the elements for hearing you, and close the circle