Depression is defined as "a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity." At one time or another, depression affects everyone. It can appear at any time and last anywhere from a few days to a chronic condition lasting many years. Depression has a number of physiological causes, such as not being exposed to enough natural Sunlight as well as psychological ones. For example, depression can be an emotional response to loss, the death of a loved one, or the end of relationship.
The spell shared below is not intended to treat severe, or chronic depression, but rather is intended to speed up the natural process of alleviating minor depression. To cast this spell, you will need:
- Blue Candle
- Dried Orange Peels
- Pencil and Paper
Begin by writing the word depression on a piece of paper and then place it on your altar with the mirror on top of it face down. Next, etch the word depression on the candle backwards so that the letters appear reversed. Flip the candle by cutting off the tip turning it upside down and digging a new wick out of the bottom. Anoint the candle with oil, set it in a holder and sprinkle it with dried orange peels.
Then form triangle with your thumbs and forefinger and hold it over the candle with the candle inside the triangle. Visualize a bright, shining sun over your head bursting forth with power. Imagine that power coming down and entering your body at the head and let it move down your body and out your hands into the candle. Continue this visualization until you feel the candle overflowing with this power. Chant:
"Sapphires and violets should be blue,
and roses and candles come in that hue;
but people should be both happy and free,
and so to depression I now say adieu!"
Finally, light the candle and let it go to work for you.