It snowed where I live yesterday. Not a great deal, and not heavily enough to actually lie on the ground, but I have always loved the snow. Most of all, I love looking up and seeing the dark grey flecks of the snowflakes cascading down from the paler grey clouds. It’s a sight which has always struck me as magical, and on the rare occasions when snow does actually lie where I live, I am energised by it. So I went looking for ways in which this energy can be used, because it seems far too good a thing to allow to go to waste.
Snow is a very emotional aspect of the element of water. And, like anything at all to do with water, it has two opposing sides to it. This can make working with its energies somewhat challenging, as it is important to look at which energy the specific snowfall you are using holds. If the snow fell in a howling blizzard, then using it to help bind someone from doing harm would seem entirely appropriate. If, on the other hand, it is one of those quiet snowfalls which simply fall, blanketing the land with its soft covering, then using it for banishing negativity isn’t going to work as well, but a gentle prosperity spell to come to fruition when the snow melts might work perfectly.
These are not the only possibilities for harnessing the energy of a snowfall, of course, but I do not often use direct spells, and would recommend those who are interested in such things to seek out other sources for them. The magic that I use is far more intuitive, and as such much more difficult to put down on paper – or a computer screen.
The quality of snow that I miss more than any other is the stillness and silence that the world holds after a deep snowfall. It’s as if the world is holding its breath, and even birdsong sounds almost too loud – although I’ve yet to encounter a snowfall deep enough to prevent the blackbirds from loudly proclaiming their territories!
This silence helps to heal the soul, if you will allow it to sink into you. It is one of the great healers of nature, and all the more precious for being rare. Just be certain that you wrap up warm! Nature will heal you, if you let it, but if you are not careful it will kill just as easily.