So I have very close friend who is going through some major difficulties in life, but the big looming thing is his GRE exam tomorrow. He deals with absolutely crippling anxiety at times, particularly when major stuff starts looming. I wanted to do some work for him to help with the anxiety in general and the GRE exam specifically. I'm currently unemployed (soon to be remedied), so just keep that in mind.
I set up a small altar with a glass-sleeve vigil candle, a couple smaller candles (one in a green holder for various financial and job stuff, the other in a blue holder for health), a St. Michael image since that's his confirmation saint and an image of a bear to symbolize him since he LOVES bears, made a little pile of lavender on top of that, and set up a spell for a calm mind. I put bay leaves, dried lavender, and a written petition in a candle plate and put a blue candle with his name carved on it on top of all that. I dressed it with lavender oil and burned it petitioning St. Michael and repeating "The Lord bless thee and keep thee; the Lord make his face to shine upon thee and give thee peace". I let the candle burn all the way down before blowing it out. Tomorrow he has his GRE exam, so I drew a Tarot card to see what it might tell me and pulled the King of Swords, which seemed promising, so I stuck that under the calm mind spell and repeated it to give him calm about the test.
So far, he seemed pretty good all day, got a good night's sleep last night, and seemed much less nervous until this evening.
I am working my way through this thread, and have been writing down lots of herbs and ideas, but a lot of them seem to rely on the person being accessible and open to rootwork (he, as far as I know, isn't, so I can't mail him a mojo bag or give him oil or sprinkle a powder on him or stick him in a bath). Does anybody have suggestions for distance rootwork for the non-magically-open anxious person? Does what I'm doing so far sound... right? I mean, the results seem okayish, but I'm new at this and would love some feedback and suggestions.
If it helps, he's a Scorpio.