Decided to summon Glasya Labolas.
Brought yellow candles, fresh rosemary, fresh citrus fruit, and his sigil (drawn in gold ink, I understand he likes that) into the bright midday sun outside.
It seemed promising at first - the candle flames were bright orange, which has never happened to me with those candles before, and I understand Glasya Labolas likes orange.
And then the damn candles just about drove me nuts.
One problem with outdoor ritual: nature. In this case, wind. I live near the ocean and the air is never, EVER still.
The candles would NOT stay lit. For a while, they seemed to be going out and relighting by themselves. I used up the rest of my matches repeatedly re-lighting them. And one of the matches abruptly snapped while I was lighting it, burning two of my fingers.
And my pets came to the nearest window (open because it’s hot) and started crying for attention. LOUDLY. They do that all the time, but they’re normally quiet while I’m doing magick.
And I had to cut it short because of an unplanned visitor who is extremely nosy.
I wound up apologizing to Glasya Labolas for the constant interruptions, stated my issue and my terms, and left the fruit (plus a shot of whiskey as a bonus) for him to enjoy.
Who else has ritual horror stories? Were your workings still successful?