Cottage Crafts: Elemental Magic Storm Ward
[Original craft and instructions authored by bonesofaphoenix]
This is a home protection charm that draws its power from the energy of passing storm systems over your house and gives protection based on the energy of the storm and the damage it is capable of doing.
It’s meant to be a Dormant Ward, which is something that only activates when necessary. As wards can also drain a lot of energy, tying the ward’s powers to the storms that pass around you allows you to keep your energy for other things without having a bit of it constantly tied to a dormant ward, and allows the ward to easily and quickly adjust to circumstances making it a more powerful ward overall.
The point of the ward is to protect your house from minor storm-based damage that may occur- such as hail damage, water damage, damage from debri (like trash cans slamming into the side of your house- don’t laugh it’s actually happened to me and almost broke a window), potential flood or water damage, etc- OR decrease the damage done if damage is inevitable.
Please keep in mind, however, that this does not protect FROM these events in the first place and only helps prevent or protect from the minor damage. If you’re going to get hit by a tornado, the ward won’t stop it. If it floods, your house won’t miraculously be the only one on the block with the perfect yard untouched by the water. That’s unrealistic, and don’t expect this ward to do that.
Notes: The point of using the storm water, specifically, to enchant the item is to better tie it to the energies associated with storms. These wards are truthfully better done during a storm, or made prior to one and enchanted during one. However, if you’re like me and like to collect storm water then storm water is a pretty good alternative to this.