This spell uses the Element of Fire to safeguard you and create a visual image which you carry with you throughout your everyday life. It needs a clear space out of about twenty feet in diameter initially and you have to be careful not to set any plant alight through the warmth of your fires. You can even do this spell on a shore.
Casting Directions for ‘Fire Protection-Spell’
You should make certain that you just gather fallen wood or driftwood.
Make sure you have enough to keep each of the fires burning for approximately 30 minutes.
Taking up one of the sticks of wood, draw a rough circle about eleven feet in diameter.
Determine the four directions North, East, South, and West (use a compass, the sun, moon, or stars).
Lay a small pile at every point just within the circle but do not light them.
Reserve any spare wood safely with each pile to keep the fires burning for at least half an hour.
Walking into the South first, light the flame proclaiming as you do: Nothing in the South can harm me Welcome Spirits of the South.
Wait until one of those pieces of wood is burning, pick it up and proceed to the West. Light the flame and say: Nothing in the West can damage me Welcome Spirits of the West.
Again take up a burning branch and move to the North.
Light the fire while saying: Nothing in the North can harm me Welcome spirits of the North.
Again take up a burning piece of wood and take it to the East.
Light that fire and say: Nothing in the East can harm me Welcome spirits.
Take a burning branch and take it to the South.
Thrust it into the southern fire and choose a new branch.
Trace an arc with it above your head from South to North, saying: Nothing from above can harm me Welcome spirits from above.
Finally, throw down the wood in the middle of the circle and say: Nothing from below will hurt me Let spirits come that wish me well.
This last stick represents Aether or soul and this technique has created a sphere of energy that you can call on whenever you need it.
You can replace that piece of wood to the southern fire if you desire, or consider it as it burns.
Replenish the flames from the reserved wood pile as required.
Sit in the middle of the circle and realize the fires are purifying and cleansing your own personal environment on every level of existence.
Watch each fire carefully to see if you can perceive the spirits of the Elements:
Salamanders for Fire
Gnomes, Dryads or Brownies for Earth
Sylphs for Water for Air Undines
Revel in the warmth of the flames, appreciate their light and sense their protection.
Remember these feelings for they are what protects you as you leave this space.
When the fires begin to die down, douse them with the water and bury the embers to stop them flaring again.
Erase the markings of the ring and leave the space.
This spell or ritual (depending how ornate you wish to make it) because it’s done in the open air creates a barrier of protection for you, but may also make you more conscious of how fire works. In this instance it consumes what is dead and finished with, leaving only its power in its wake.