For a Staff
i developed this litle ritual just this evening, and thought I'd share it here.(rank beginner, so please be patient
In order to prevent the raw wood of my staff becoming too dry (it's completely untreated apart from a bit of olive oil now and then) I decided a good natural thing to do would be to buff it up with bees wax.
Have altar candles representing the elements lit, cast a cirle before-hand if you will - whatever is right for you.
Take a lump of beeswax and soften it at the first element candle (whichever that is for you - I have learnt that it depends on location and is not hard and fast). As you do so, acknowledge that element.
Rub the softened wax onto the staff, and buff it with a cloth while blessing the staff with the power and wisdom of that element.
Repeat for each of the elements, using whatever invocations and intentions you are accustomed to using to bless your staff.
It's a wonderful way to nurture a relationshop with one's staff and can be repeated as often as needed whenever the staff needs care. I have yet to develop the invocations that will become mine in the end, so at present just focus in intention.