Now, if you follow any of my blogs or columns, you’ll probably have picked up on the fact that I don’t like long, complex rituals. This one is in the same vein: short, in a kitchen-witchery style.
- A bag of gold-covered chocolate coins
- An instrument to mark the foil (stick, kitchen knife, or pottery tools will work)
- A pinch of salt
- A small bowl of water
Take one of the foil-covered chocolate coins. Turn it to the side that is smooth, without many or any other markings. Take a pointy tool and inscribe a Laguz near the top. As you do so, say, “Njord, let the prosperity I need flow to me.”
Take the tool and inscribe a Fehu somewhere in the middle of the coin. As you do so, say, “Njord, please bring this money and prosperity to me.”
Finally, take the pointy tool and inscribe a Raidho. As you do so, say, “Njord, please let this prosperity journey to me, safely and without delays.”
Repeat this (or a variation with this) with as many of the gold coins as you wish. (I personally always like to have a few on hand to leave on His altar as an offering.)
Take the chocolate coins out of the wrapper. Break each in half. Set aside one half for Njord, and eat the other half.
Pour the salt into the bowl of water to make salt water. Rest the runic chocolate foil to float on the water. Place Njord’s half of the chocolates either in front of the bowl, or on his altar. Let sit several days before discarding.
–To me, that’s the best kind of ritual: short and sweet. (Literally.) Enjoy!