Attempted Spider Necromancy
Waning Crescent Moon in Libra, Saturday, Hour of the Moon
Tonight I took my first stab at necromancy. I didn’t really know what I was doing and would like to ask for feedback from those with solid experience (@norse900 , @DarkGodofQlippa , I think @Arianna, etc.)
I found a large house spider that I was very fond of dead recently. I suspect it was my fault; I smoked the house out during a banishing. I made it a little home with ritual ash, wormwood, myrhh, dittany of crete, rose petals, tincture of belladonna / poppy / apple / pomegranate, black candle smoke, and myrrh smoke.
I placed it on an altar I keep for local spirits and have been lighting a tea candle for it every day for about a week, asking it to patrol the house and weave spirit traps as well as patterns of prosperity and harmony.
Inspired by @norse900’s Unihipili Ritual I attempted a formal evocation, marking my first attempt on necromancy of any kind. I placed the spider and it’s home in my triangle and preformed a Hekatean style evocation with a consecrated yew wand and necromancy incense (with mullein, dandelion, black henbane oil, and myrrh).
I repeated my invitation to feed (offering it it’s own candle) and to house it in exchange for it’s assistance around the house. I called up a beloved psychopomp servitor of mine to assist. My clairaudience is still developing so I pulled cards:
I. How did it go: Page of Wands
II. How do they feel: Death R (lmao)
III. Their decision: Six of Swords, Two of Swords R
Page of Wands would be me, not really knowing what I’m doing but going for it anyways. Spider friend doesn’t seem to be sold on the idea (Six of Swords, Two of Swords R). Maybe because I probably accidentally killed it. Death Reversed suggests that the evocation was successful at least.
I gave no license to depart, inviting it to stick around, and closed my circle. I have no intention of delving into necromancy before my clairs are more developed but this fell into my lap and if anyone has any feedback about the format of my ritual, please share!