by Silver RavenWolf, copyright 2024
Using a ritual with Red Cat Tea Candles for success and motivation, along with a short meditation, can be a powerful way to focus your energy and intentions for any desired successful project. The Red Cat symbol in this working vibrates to positive accomplishment and can be used as a lucky charm. With Mars moving into Capricorn, this is an excellent time to share the sacred space Red Cat Ritual developed for success and good fortune. You may choose to use it on the upcoming new moon, on a Sunday or Tuesday, or when Mars is well-aspected.
Red Cat tea candles (or any red candles)
Red Cat Magickal Oil
Lighter or matches
A quiet and comfortable space
Pen and paper
Small bowl or dish for safe burning
Tea candle holders
Optional: Red Cat Sachet and selected charms to pin to the bag and a lock of your hair. Have fun searching for charms that fit your intention before performing the ritual. I used a key, nutmeg on a string, and gemstone beads on a headpin. I have always felt that the act of collecting items for magick heightens your odds of success. You create a powerful, unique pattern on this plane surrounded by joy as you select small objects to complete your work. This vibration levels up to bring all that you need into alignment -- the true process of conjure. N'est-ce pas?
Optional: Offering to the Spirits - Water, peppermint candy, and citrus slices
Set the Mood
Find a quiet and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed. If the room has had any emotional upset in the past week, sprinkle the corners with salt. Consider using sweet smoke or a light bell (or both) to clear the area. Dim the lights and create a calm ambiance. Light incense or spray the room with light perfume to enhance the atmosphere.
Prepare Your Space
Place the Red Cat tea candles in a safe holder. Set out the glass of water and offerings to Spirit. If you have the sachet, put it on your altar or working area. Bless all items you will be using in this work.
Write Your Intentions
Take a few moments to reflect on your goals and what success means to you. Write down your specific intentions on the piece of paper. Be clear and positive. Set the paper aside. Place your name and a lock of your hair in the bag. Add your birthdate if you like. Hold the sachet bag in your hands, think of your intentions, and breathe into the bag three times. Next, softly speak your intentions while continuing to breathe into the bag. This is called Whisper Magick. Tie the bag shut. Add any charms relating to luck or your goals to the outside of the pouch with pins, stitching, or ties. Continue whispering your intent as you decorate the bag. To finish, dot the bag and your intention paper with the Red Cat Magickal Oil.
Sit comfortably and close your eyes.
Take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
Visualize your goals and success. Imagine yourself achieving what you desire.
Immerse yourself in the emotions associated with success, such as joy, fulfillment, and motivation. See and feel yourself smiling with joy!
Repeat the statement printed on the card that accompanied your candles when you bought them - this is a petition of success. Intone 3 times, along with verbally whispering your intent.
Spend at least 5-10 minutes in this focused, positive meditation.
Lighting the Candles
Light the Red Cat tea candles one by one. The suggested number is three candles, although you can use them all or just one candle-- your choice. Say a short affirmation or mantra related to success and motivation as you light each candle. For example, "I am capable of achieving my goals" or "I am motivated and focused."
Burn Your Intentions
Fold your intention paper toward you. Light it with one of the candles and place it in a small bowl or dish. As it burns, visualize your intentions manifesting and turning into reality.
Closing the Meditation
Sit quietly and bask in the warm glow of the candles. Express gratitude for the success that is on its way. You could also light one of our Sweet Gratitude Tea Candles – an aromatic formula I created to enhance my positive feelings during gratitude work. Close the ritual with a final positive affirmation. Draw an equal-armed cross over your sachet to seal the energies.
Thank the Universe and Spirit of the candles. When the candle cups are cold, throw them in the trash. Pour the water on the ground outside. Let the candy and orange slices sit for 24 hours, then remove to the trash.
Remember to perform the ritual with sincerity and focus. Consistency is critical, so you may choose to repeat this ritual regularly, especially when you need an extra boost of motivation and success energy. Use our Red Cat symbol as often as you like in your workings. Carry the candle card with you and repeat the incantation when you are moved to do so.
The outline formula used in this practice (that of appealing to the Perfection of the Universe) was first coined by Francis Shovel Shinn in the 1920s. Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940) was an American book illustrator and artist. A vital member of the New Thought movement, she became a popular lecturer and writer after the immense success of her book The Game of Life and How to Play It. The Red Cat ritual, herbal and oil formula, artwork, and the words of the conjuring are my own.
I raise my hand to your success!
So mote it be!
Note: In this ritual, I did not add the intention paper inside the Red Cat Sachet Bag so that you can use the bag as a good luck charm for the next six months. Carry it sachet with you or place it on your altar or in a safe place where others will not touch it.
You can read the formula ingredients for Red Cat in my WhisperMagick.com shoppe.