As this year comes to a close, I’m struck by where I was this time last year, as I’m sure most of us can say, not even remotely anticipating what was really to come.

Around this time each year, as Yule moves closer, I start to re-examine my year that’s finishing and think forward to the new one, and what I want to accomplish, achieve, learn, and how I want to grow.

In case ‘good luck,’ is on your list of things you’d like to see come your way in the next months or year, this kitchen spell is simple and easy to perform, and will really pick up the energy of your home, leaving it feeling brighter and more welcoming, ushering in good luck for you.

I’ve tried to include ingredients that you should be able to find any time of year, but also that won’t be fresh flowers you may not be able to find right now, as it is winter for most of us.

What you will need:

  • A thumb-sized cut of fresh ginger, chopped or 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp peppermint leaves
  • 1/8 cup vervain pettles (you can substitute rose in a pinch)
  • a pot
  • enough water to fill the pot at least halfway
  • optional: cloves or cinnamon, cedar tips, orange slices

What you will do:

  1. Fill a pot on your stove about halfway with water and bring to a gentle rolling boil, then lower to medium heat.
  2. Add your ingredients and stir clockwise seven times slowly, picturing luck pouring into your home as a bright, glowing light, as you repeat:

I call luck into my life, I call luck into my home

3. Once you have made seven rotations with your stirring spoon and chanted the phrase above each of those seven times, leave the pot on the stovetop to simmer as long as you want.

4. You can choose to throw out the spell components once you’re done, or you can let them cool and take them outside, returning them to the earth, thanking them for their assistance and energy.

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