Magic for Waxing Crescent Moon: Guardian Wolf Spell for Protection

Wolf Magic

For most of us, January is one of the coldest months of the year. Most of us spend a lot of time indoors, huddled up with dreams of spring. It’s when our Pagan ancestors would rest, regroup, and focus mainly on their survival through the long, cold season.

January is also known as the Wolf Moon, and it’s the perfect month to work with powerful spirit of the wolf. Wolves, by their very nature, are very territorial animals and highly protective of their ‘pack’. Inviting a wolf into your home as a guardian spirit is a potent way to cast a protective sphere around your entire property, and your family within.

You don't need to wait until January to perform this wolf spell.

While the January moon is ideal, any waxing crescent to full moon will be fine-- particularly when the moon is in Cancer.

Wolves are Very Protective

Wolves have very protective instincts if they accept you as part of their 'pack'.
Wolves have very protective instincts if they accept you as part of their 'pack'. | Source

A Great Incense for Any Ritual

1 X Myrrh Resin Bulk
1 X Myrrh Resin Bulk

I like to use myrrh in a lot of my incense blends, but unfortunately it's one of the few things I use that I can't grow myself.

 

You Will Need:

1 tbsp myrrh

1 tsp patchouli

6 dried bay leaves

Picture or statue of a wolf (print and use the image above if desired; framing it is a good idea)

2 white pillar or taper candles

Censer

Self-igniting incense charcoal

A bowl with raw meat (an ounce or two will do)

Meditation music—optional (CD player, Mp3 player, whatever gadget you like that plays music)

NOTE: If you can’t make raw incense, or don’t know how to use it, just burn an incense cone or stick of myrrh.

Altar Set-Up

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Preparation

Set up an altar or place on a table for your magical working. Place the wolf figurine or framed image before you. Put a white pillar or taper candle on either side. To the right (or left, if you’re left-handed) of the wolf figurine and candle, place your censer. To the other side, place the meat.

Cleanse, consecrate and charge your herbs to aid meditation and bring visions. If you’re not familiar with this process, you should learn about it here before you proceed.

Add the myrrh to your mortar and pestle. Ground it going deosil (clockwise). Add the patchouli, which should already be pretty loose. Keep grounding to blend it with the myrrh. Crumble in the bay leaves and ground them into a powder with the other herbs.

Place a small bowl of herbs near your censer. Light your charcoal and you’re ready to begin.

Any Wolf Image or Figure Will Work

Westland Giftware Mother Earth 5-Inch Figurine
Westland Giftware Mother Earth 5-Inch Figurine

I love this one. It should be something that draws you. It doesn't have to be expensive or big.

 

How to Cast the Spell

If you like, you can perform your usual rituals and rites—or you can just get to the spell if you prefer. If you’re casting it within a ritual, proceed with your usual ritual until you are ready for spell work. Otherwise, proceed as follows:

Light the incense charcoal and the candles. Dim the overhead lights.

Sprinkle some incense on the coals.

Sit down and relax for a few minutes, focusing on your breath.

Stare at the wolf’s image and allow it to completely engage you. Think of the Two candles as the gate posts—the threshold to the spirit world.

Go into a meditation, turning on the music if desired.

Go Meet Your Wolf

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The Meditation

Visualize yourself walking down a forest path at night. In one hand, you carry a torch. The torch burns bright with ethereal light—the very essence of the element of fire. As long as you carry this torch you will be protected, warding off any and all malevolent spirits. In your other hand, you carry the plate of meat in order to attract a wolf spirit.

The forest is alive, and occasionally you catch a fleeting glimpse of curious onlookers. In the distance you hear the haunting cries of the wolf, prowling and hunting in the night. Above you, in the sky, hangs a perfect crescent moon.

Eventually, when you’re in a deep meditation, you’ll come to a clearing in the woods. Sit in the clearing and call to the spirit of a guardian wolf. You may have to sit and wait for a while.

When a wolf spirit comes, talk to it. Tell it your situation and that you’re welcoming it to share your territory in exchange for its protection. Invite the wolf to dwell in the image or statue, noting that it would be free to come and go whenever it desires.

If it does not agree, thank it for its audience and bid it farewell. Wait for another.

When a wolf does agree, make it an offering of the plate of raw meat and treat it with respect.

Take your torch with you and return home. The wolf may walk with you, or may creep behind you keeping its distance. It may be talkative, or it may be silent. There’s no telling the personality of the particular spirit you encounter.

Return to the present moment.

Great Background Music for This Meditation

I Love This Music

New Age Wolf
New Age Wolf

I bought this first as a cassette tape at the Museum of Natural History many years ago; then the CD. Now I have the digital download. It helped inspire this spell, and I still love to listen to it-- so does my guardian wolf! I play it when I honor him!

 

Finishing Up

Blow out the candles and let the incense safely burn out. Carry the wolf figure around the home, inside as well as outside—all the way up to the boundaries you want it to protect. Once you’ve welcomed the wolf spirit and given it the grand tour, place the image or figure somewhere prominent. Preferably, create a small household guardian shrine with candles, flowers, perhaps a small bowl or cup for offerings. No one has to know it’s a shrine—it can look just like a decorative little area on a shelf or side table somewhere.

Soon, introduce the other members of the household to the wolf figure. Again, you can be discreet if you’re worried your family will think you’re crazy. Just point at it and say, “Do you like my new wolf picture/state? He’s our new watch dog. He’s going to protect us.” You can make it sound like you’re joking if you like—but you know the truth. However, if your family is open to your beliefs, let them know about the wolf and his purpose so they can honor him as well.

And don’t forget to occasionally honor the household guardians. Once a month, you might light a candle and make an offering to the wolf (they love meat in particular). The longer you make your wolf feel at home, the longer he’ll stay and do his job.

Addendum: Letting Your Wolf Go

As I am revising my hubs, I realized I never mentioned what should happen if you choose not to continue your relationship with your guardian wolf. It's not a good idea to simply stop making offerings and honoring him, as many guardian spirits can see this as offensive and rude. Some can even get testy and may cause problems in the house. You did, after all, invite him-- he expects to be treated as a guest, not a slave.

If for any reason you're ready to sever your relationship with your guardian peacefully, repeat the spell, go into meditation, and talk to your wolf again. Thank him for his help but tell him that you are setting him free so you can both go your own ways. When you're done, dismantle your altar/shrine.

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CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

What an interesting spell and way of calling wolf spirit in to protect your home. And the picture of the wolf is gorgeous!


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CarolynEmerick 3 years ago

I enjoyed this very much and felt like the images and even the amazon capsules enhanced the piece. Upvoted, shared on HP as well as elsewhere :-)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

This was a gorgeous spell! I love it! and yes I am definitely going to try it, patchouli is actually my favorite smell of all time, so its good all the way! lol!


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WiccanSage 3 years ago Author

Thanks CMHypno. Household guardians are something I've always found very beneficial-- the wolf has always made me feel my home is secure, we don't live in the greatest neighbhorhood. I'm glad you enjoyed, thanks for commenting.


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WiccanSage 3 years ago Author

Carolyn, thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I always loved images of wolves, they're so beautiful. Mine is a statue of a wolf's head that came into our lives in a very odd and unexpected way, but turned out to be a boon. Thanks for your comments, much appreciated.


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WiccanSage 3 years ago Author

Thank you Nell Rose. I'm glad to hear you're going to give it a try, it's been very beneficial for our home. I also love pachouli's rich, Earthy scent. I made a patchouli-based aphrodisiac brew once and it drove my husband (then boyfriend) wild, so now whenever I burn it he gets frisky. It's like Pavlov's dog. Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!


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DzyMsLizzy 19 months ago from Oakley, CA

Hmmm... I love wolves, and I already have a couple of wolfie pictures and a figurine (cast from the ashes of the Mt. St. Helens eruption).

But,.. hmm.... what substitutes? I don't buy meat at all...and patchouli wreaks havoc with my hay fever. My favorite incense sticks that don't affect me are vanilla, sandalwood, and sometimes violet. I burn them inside, usually to over come household odors that "happen" from time to time..burned or spoiled food, kitty accidents, etc...

Voted up and interesting.


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WiccanSage 19 months ago Author

Hi Lizzy; my way of looking at it, I'd just get some meat. Like I don't drink wine at all but when certain sabbats come that we honor Dionysus, I get a small bottle of wine (they have like, 1-cup servings now for like $2, which is cool-- just enough for an offering at the altar). That's part of the sacrifice for me... kind of like if you're inviting a guest over to honor them, it's not about what you like; you go out and get what they like.

I know some people have an ethical issue with meat, but wolves don't. So I would get meat (or even chicken livers or something like that at the store), and freeze small portions in baggies for monthly offerings. One package could last a year. Or I'd get a box of kibble or something, and put a scoop out every month in a plate and put the rest away in a tupperware in the closet. I suppose some milk, buttered bread; I'm thinking along the lines of what my dog likes. Scrambled eggs? He loves vanilla ice cream, and peanut butter, so maybe that?

I can't say for sure but I've just never met a wolf spirit that particularly cared for incense; I think it might be too strong for them. I know they like food, but again that would be something I'd encourage people to take up with their individual wolves.


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DzyMsLizzy 19 months ago from Oakley, CA

Ah--kibble! That I can do. I'm sure my cats would not mind. But, neither could I guarantee they would not eat it themselves..or the neighborhood cats either, if it were an outdoor ritual. ;-) The same would go for meat, actually.

And we don't have guests very often; we can't afford to entertain. Our two annual parties, one in summer and one near the winter solstice, are both pot-luck affairs.

(The summer one is called the "burn your own burger bash." So those who want meat bring their own. I don't cook it; the smell of it cooking nauseates me. We just fire up the BBQ, and everyone cooks their own whatever-they-brought; the winter affair is a dessert pot-luck pig-out!)

I am a staunch vegetarian (for every reason there is), and have been so for over 30 years. My friends know this. If I do have someone over for dinner, they know they will get a delicious vegetarian meal that is something different from what they normally eat. ;-)

You mentioned incense in your list of supplies--that's why I mentioned it myself. ;-)


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WiccanSage 19 months ago Author

Sounds like a cool party, Lizzy. Very nice.


Tear 3 months ago

Out of curiosity after the spell, how do I clear the meat? Do i just throw it away or? Please help thanks.


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WiccanSage 3 months ago Author

I like to return things to the earth if they are biodegradable, so I would bury it or toss it into running water as long as it would not harm the environment. If there is no way to dispose of it safely in the environment, I would throw it in the garbage. But that for me would be a last resort for any offering. :o)


Tear 3 months ago

Hi again, I have decided to do this spell but I have to ask are the bay leaves and mryth essential? Am i able to do it with out herbs if not any other herbs? I know this might sound a little odd, but when I was younger I used to pretend I had spirit pet and I would pretend it would follow me around just like a normal pet except I'm the only who can see it? Would it be offensive if I did the same? I dabble here and there with spells and am not really a devotee per say- I'm looking for more of a companion wolf to keep me company and if it could offer protection I would be more happy. I would like to sincerely bond with my wolf. Should I strictly use this spell for protection or if im looking for companion would it be alright! Please do reply soon! Once again thanks!!


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WiccanSage 3 months ago Author

Hi Tear; nothing is ever essential. Take everything as a suggestion and work with it to make it your own.

As for what you do with your wolf-- that is something you should discuss with the wolf you find ;o) if he's okay with it, it doesn't matter what I think.

~Sage


Toria 2 months ago

This is a wonderful spell, I am wondering what do you do with the bowl of meat when you are done?


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WiccanSage 5 weeks ago Author

Hi Toria; I usually return offerings to the earth (bury, throw into water, etc... as long as not harmful to environment, of course).

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