Thursday, September 1, 2011

House Blessings

   Happy September!

   We're one month closer to my favorite seasn and time of the year. I love Autumn and with it brings the Holidays! Not only the Celtic New Year, Samhain, but also Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as both my husband and my daughter's birthdays and this year she turns the big 1!

   We're also looking forward to moving out of our current housing situation and in with my family for a bit to get stable and back on our feet. Once that happens we're going to be looking at finally buying our own home and what better way to get started then with some house blessings along with a trusty smudging of the house.

   In our current home, I placed Brigid's crosses over both our front and back doors as well as in the kitchen over my stove to go along with the small kitchen altar I have set up as well. Naturall, two of the blessings I have found below inlude her in them! I hope they are useful to all of you as well!

Candle Blessing

  ~Light a candle and bring it to the doorways, hearth and corners of each room while reciting this blessing~

May Brigid give blessing and the Dagda give protection
to the house that is here -
both crest and frame, both stone and beam
both clay and wattle, both summit and foundation
both window and timber, both foot and head
both woman and man, both young and old
May this house and family be under protection of the gods and goddesses
Banished are all malevolent spiris and disruptive forces

                                                                      Brigid's Crosses

Art by Mickie Mueller

~Place Brigid's crosses above all entrances to the home while reciting this Celtic House Blessing~

May this house be founded
on the goodness of Mother Earth
May the walls of this house be blessed
By the four winds of the heavens
May the roof of this house be guarded
By the height of the stars above
So that all who live in this house, all who seek shelter in this house,
all who strive, protected by this house, find hope and strength to live
Find love and joy to give, find faith and meaning in their destiny.

Irish House Blessing (*I modified this one to read "Gods" instead of a singular "God")

Gods bless the corners of this house
and be the lintel blessed
and bless the hearth
and bless the board
and bless each place of rest
bless each door that opens wide to strangers and to kin
and bless each crystal window pane
that lets the sunshine in
and bless the rooftree overhead
and every sturdy wall
The peace of man
The peace of the Gods
The peace of love to all


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