Updated: Sep 13
This spell is used to draw a strength from a power animal, best done during Mabon and Autumn Equinox around September 21th. Any totem animal can help you to increase your confidence and strength in any situation. The goal is to take the animal's energy and particular strengths inside you. Note - no harm is done to any animal by doing this.
To gain a totem animal, pick an animal that embodies what you are looking for to do for example a wolf for its endurance and wisdom, a bear for love and strength, an eagle for not caring too much or a panther for quiet strength. You can review totem animals here.
Get a photo or a drawing of the animal, your own drawing will be the best. Stick the photo or a drawing to your mirror, just above the eye level - in your bathroom for example. Light a plain beeswax candle (or a plain white candle will do if you don't have any beeswax candle), and stand in front of the mirror with the candle burning next to you. Look into the candle's flame and focus on the problems or situations where you may need the strength of the animal you've choosen. Focus on the situation which you struggle with, and when you start to feel uncomfortable, afraid or nervous, look up at the photo of your animal and take its strength. Feel it coming to you, merging with its abilities. Let the candle burn down and bury any remains in your garden. Give some offering in form of bird seeds or fruits into nature.
If you feel the need for extra energy even after this spell is done, place the picture in your wallet or purse so it is always with you.