– Handle should be made up of a four-foot length of ash, oak for the handle
-Thin branches of birch for the bristle part (you can substitute a woody herb like mugwort or thyme for the bristles if you like)
-Lengths of willow or heavy cord to bind everything together
-You’ll also need scissors and a bucket of warm water.
Whatever you’ll be using for the bristles — whether it’s birch, an herb, or some other wood — should be soaked in the warm water overnight to make them pliable, as should the willow binding, if you’re using it.
(Consider making your broom within your sacred circle or sacred space )
* Always feel free to substitute any of these items for supplies you find in your local nature spot. Perhaps you are drawn to a different kind of wood or straw for the bristles, or even feel compelled to add lavender or something of the like to your besom. In the end, it is your broom/besom made for you and your magickal workings, always follow your heart. *
“Sweep out evil, sweep out ill,
Where I do the Lady’s will.
Besom, besom, Lady’s Broom
Sweep out darkness, sweep out doom.”
BESOM CHANT #2 :
“Sweep sweep sweep the ground,
all negativity must be bound,
I banish all that is profane,
only positive shall remain.”
A blessing for your new Besom/witches broom.
Make yourself comfortable on the floor with all the items in front of you. recommended to do starting on a new moon, but if not can do on waxing or full moon.
incense of your choice
small dish of water (preferably water touched by moonlight)
Light the candle and incense.
Breathe in deeply through your nose (as if you were meditating) and visualize grounding energy filling your body.
Breathe out through your mouth ridding yourself of all negativity.
Repeat this process until you are completely relaxed and grounded.
Pass the besom through the incense smoke and say: With scented air light and free, I give you breath. Blessed be.
Pass the besom (very quickly) through the candle flame (being careful not to set the besom on fire or burn yourself obviously) and say: With fire dancing wild and free, I give you passion. Blessed be.
Sprinkle the besom with a little water and say: With water pure I give to thee, the blood of life. Blessed be.
Sprinkle the besom with a little salt and say: Salt of earth I give to thee, roots in magick. Blessed be.
Hold the besom close to you. Caress it lovingly and say: I am yours and you are mine henceforth until the end of time. Life I give you willingly as I will so mote it be.
Your Besom is blessed!
Thanks for reading!
Peace, Love & Light,