There are MANY ways to consecrate a talisman, but I thought I’d share my most commonly used method here. I actually pulled this from D. J. Conway’s “A Little Book of Candle Magic” and altered it just a little to make it more comfortable for me.
For those unaware, a talisman is basically a good luck charm, & can be any object you choose. It can help calm you in times of crisis, help bring you luck & protection. Mine, for example, is a small pentacle ring that a friend gifted to me when I first began practicing. It actually never leaves my finger. It is a constant reminder to me of my spirituality, and of being aware of all of the actions that I take and things that I say.
That being said, you can also create different talismans for different things, infusing only one element powerfully into each. The decision is always up to you. If you are a beginner, working this spell on a full moon or during the waxing moon cycle will give you added energy to work with.
Tools for the consecration:
•Red candle (represents will power and strength)
•Silver candle (represents stability and security)
•Black candle (represents biding all harmful forces)
You can use any kind of candle, but I would suggest votive or chime candles, only because it’s BEST to let them burn all the way down. If this is not possible, however, it’s perfectly fine. Use the tools you have available in the ways that are most convenient for you. Spirit will understand your intentions.
•OIL: Frankincense (courage, joy, strength, health, success)
•HERBS: Frankincense, sandalwood (I placed them in a small bowl)
•INCENSE: Lotus, frankincense
•STONES: Bloodstone, Black Onyx, Black Obsidian
•WATER: usually in a small bowl
•The item you plan to consecrate
•SPELLWORK: Anoint the black candle with the oil from the end to the wick. This can be done with your fingers, or a dropper, if you’re sensitive to oils and herbs. Anoint the silver and red candles from the wick to the end. You will be forming a pyramid shape with your candles & stones. Light the incense and candles. Place the red candle with the bloodstone just above it. Set the silver candle below the red candle and to the left, with the black obsidian in front of it. Place the black candle below the red candle and to the right, with the black onyx in front of it. (General diagram pictured below. I moved the bottom candles a little further down and out) Place your bowls of water and herbs in the center of the pyramid (triangle) you’ve just created. Hold the object in the incense smoke for a moment while chanting three times, “I bind you with protection and light. Return to me only protection and light.” Now move to each candle, starting with the point candle (red candle), circling the flame clockwise with the object and repeating the chant once over each flame. Next, dip your fingers in the bowl of water, and sprinkle or flick droplets over the object, reciting the chant three times. Then place your object into the bowl of herbs, burying it just slightly while reciting the chant three times. Then say, “This is my will. So shall it be.” Leave the object in the bowl of herbs until your candles and incense have burned out. Dispose of the wax, ash, water and herbs by burying them in the ground, if possible. If not possible, simply dispose of them normally, with the intent firmly in your mind of giving them back to the earth.
This works best if you refresh the consecration from time to time. Once a month is most common, but if your intuition tells you it’s not needed so often, listen to it. Our hearts and subconscious minds always know what’s best for us. Another suggestion I have, is if you are unable to acquire colored candles, use plain white candles (as this is normally what most people have on hand) and simply carve what they represent into them. It can be the word, or a rune that represents it.