What is this time of year all about? Nature gives us the biggest clue… night and day is equal right now. Balance is all around. For the Witch, this is a good time to align with those magical tides and put them to work. It’s a good time to look closely at how we manage that most precious of unseen powers ~ our psychic energy ~ the fuel for our journey in this life.
Whether we realise or not, it is the very stuff which determines our progress as travellers because when it is in good supply we can function better, go further and enjoy the trip.
Who are the vampires?
One of the things which can deplete our psychic energy is other people, who will drain it off for their own needs. They are not usually aware they’re doing it on a conscious level and we don’t always realise what’s happening until they’re done. And by that time, we’re usually done...in. They’ve sucked us dry!
Family, friends, work colleagues, the person at the bus stop… anyone can be a vampire. It could be someone you’ve known for a long time, someone you may well have spent most of your life with or someone you have only just met.
How do they operate?
The vampire works in subtle ways, subliminally. They plant seeds through auto-suggestion when we least expect it. They are great manipulators and will do what they must to get what they need. They are ego-driven and attention seeking, operating out of fear and desire, often playing the victim and unwilling to take ultimate responsibility for any situation where they don’t get their own way.
Do they mean it?
Not always. The sub-conscious is a marvellous controller and the vampire may just be acting out their own programme of control and projecting onto anyone who is receptive and therefore willing to give them what they want ~ psychic energy.
What do we do about it?
Once we have worked out who it is and how they’re doing it, it’s easy to get caught up in analysing why. Don’t. Do you really want to spend more time trying to work out the mind of a vampire? Can you afford to waste more energy? Conscious awareness is key. When we recognise what is happening by the effects on ourselves and in our lives, we can do something about it. We must start to move in the opposite direction of the vampire. Put up boundaries. Back off. Say NO. Begin to build up a support network of positive people around you which naturally happens when you are actively moving towards your dreams and goals. Stay focused on your true creative purpose and do not allow yourself to become distracted. Vampires want your blood, remember… your psychic blood!
Knowledge is power. Knowing how to defend yourself psychically will be your protection. Remember that the skilful vampire will try to plant those seeds of suggestion into your psyche to manipulate you, to get you to do what they want. These seeds will take effect and grow if they become rooted in good soil. The best deterrent is to purify the soil of our own nature to prevent any roots taking hold and strangling the life out of us. Take away a nurturing environment and nothing grows. Do not feed the vampire’s hunger! They thrive on every kind of negative emotion: Sympathy, guilt, anger, pity, lust, greed… and it goes on. You get the picture! Focus on keeping positive and you will keep those vampires at bay. When you stop giving them something to feed on, they’ll go looking elsewhere for what they need.
Every time we relate to someone else there is an energy exchange; in our actions, conversations and right back to our thoughts. If you are a natural giver, it will be hard sometimes to hold back when all you want to do is give more of yourself. But the vampire is not grateful. The vampire will not give back; in fact there is only one thing the vampire is interested in and that is, personal gain. Eventually, it will weigh him down as the psychic scales tip heavily out of his favour.
A Spell for Ostara
Set up your sacred space and cast your circle. If you don’t have the time or space, do it in your head but make the visualisation strong and hold it in mind. Think of anyone who fits the vampire description and who you want to sever all psychic and emotional ties from. This does not necessarily mean they will disappear in a puff of smoke, only that you will no longer be controlled or manipulated by them.
- With a piece of cord or string, begin to tie a knot at each end; one for yourself and the other for the vampire.
- Hold them in your thoughts, picture them, hear them.
- Say these words while cutting the cord between the two knots:
By the power of three times three
Every tie I do and don’t see
Be gone and take away from me
As I will, so mote it be!
Burn the broken cord or commit to the earth, sending healing as you do.
Embrace balance into your life again and enjoy the magic of the season…