Our home is our castle, right? That place where we can put all of the stresses of the day behind us and just relax, secure in the knowledge that we are safe, surrounded by family and friends who love us.

As idyllic as that sounds, the reality is sometimes far more harsh; disagreements even among loving family members can turn ugly… issues among roommates can escalate into arguments or worse. Where do you turn when your safety zone is not so safe?

This has been a problem since about that time in which people began cohabitating. I’m sure that there were many disagreements in the caves that sheltered early humans which necessitated some form of domestic problem solving (or at least a club to the head).

In modern and polite society we frown on angry bludgeoning to solve our problems, making the magical alternative somewhat more attractive (or at least legal). To this end, enter the Happy Home Spell!

For this spell you will need the following items:

-A Blue candle

-Some Happy Home” conjure oil (Alternatively you may create a mixture with olive oil and herbs such as basil, cornflowers, rosemary, and lavender)

-Some dried “Happy Home” herbs, such as those listed above.

-A small bowl

-Several ice cubes

-An incense burner and charcoal (or self-lighting “Happy Home” incense; alternatively you may use white sage)

Choose a time in which you will be undisturbed. Gather your ingredients and set up a working space in the center of your home. Light your incense or sage and smoke the area while you pray for peace in your home; and end to fighting, and end to pain, and end to anger… focus on the desired result: a happy, peaceful place where all who live there can come together in mutual support and solidarity; a refuge from the chaos of the outside world. Cultivate within your heart a sense of peace, of happiness, and relaxation. Imagine this sense of peace permeating the smoke and everything in your living space.

Take the blue candle and carve into it the names of everyone in your household then dress it with some “Happy Home” oil. Next, roll the oil dressed candle toward you through some of the “Happy Home” herbs. Melt the bottom of the candle so that you can stick it upright in the center of the bowl.

In the bowl, surround the candle with ice (good for cooling down tempers) and then sprinkle more of the dried herbs on top. Light the candle saying,

“With this light I conjure forth
A soothing peace into this space
From east and west, from south and north
All strife and anger now erase!”

As the candle burns, take up the sage or incense and walk it through your home, imagining its peaceful influence permeating your home. When finished, return to the candle and say any heart-felt prayer for you home to be a peaceful one, and allow the candle to burn all the way down. When it is finished and the ice has all melted, take the herb filled water and sprinkle it all around outside your home. If there is any left you may wish to add it to a bath. The candle remains should be buried in your back yard or in a potted plant. It is done.