Art by Ivana Axman

    Have you been lacking happiness, optimism and joyousness in your life lately? Have you felt dispirited, moody or disappointed about something?

    This priestess can help you step out of your ordinary life for a while, even just for a day or two, and feel inspired to do something special for yourself. Seek help from your inner child. Think of an activity you would enjoy, and allow yourself to have some fun. Try to make time for this, as it seems to be very important for you right now.

     The Priestess of Joy helps you bring joy into your life by replacing worries, dispiritedness or anxieties with gratitude. Gratitude inspires joy and joy inspires gratitude.

     To intensify the wonders of genuine gratitude, try surrounding yourself with the rainbow colours, and symbols such as the pentagram, the spiral, the circle and runes Gebo or Wunjo. To receive more help and guidance to lead to your inner happiness and gratitude, try calling upon deities who help in this regard such as archangels Jeremiel and Raphael, Buddha, Ganesh, goddesses Felicitas and Fortuna, and many more including your spirit guides.


    For this ritual, you will need a peaceful, quiet place, your favourite object or talisman, a pen and a piece of paper. Firstly, draw the following symbols (rune Wunjo and Gebo) on the prepared piece of paper:

    While holding the paper and the object you chose as your good luck charm, call upon the deity or deities of gratitude, and utter either in your mind or aloud:

“I, (your name), hereby allow myself to feel joy. I welcome positivity into my life. I renounce all my worries, stress and fear, and replace them with gratitude, optimism and gladness. I am grateful for (name anything you can think of).
I thank the universe for all the blessings in my life.
Thank you, (the name of the deity or deities you want to work with), for being by my side and letting me experience joy and gratitude.”

Keep the talisman and the paper with the inscribed symbols with you for the rest of the day. You may want to place it under your pillow at night as well. You should begin to feel charged with gratitude and optimism throughout the day, and could experience important joy-inspiring dreams as well.