Storm Faerywolf pointed out in his recent article on The Wild Hunt that singing “Isis Astarte Diana Hecate Demeter Kālī Inanna” twice measures approximately 20 seconds of hand washing, the recommended duration for getting really clean — and it works!
(Video of me singing it after the jump.)
As magical practitioners we can use this mundane activity as a personal trigger for our magical work. While we wash our hands each time we can inwardly focus on specific energy-states, such as those achieved by grounding and alignment, as well as any magical goals that we wish to achieve. Saying a little spell or prayer while we do will only further reinforce our magical attention, directing it to those places that are best for the manifestation of our wills.
For those who simply want a Pagan song to sing while washing their hands for the aforementioned 20 seconds instead of singing “Happy Birthday” (again!), I might suggest the singing this much beloved chorus three times: “Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna.” You’re welcome.
The rest of the article is very good indeed, as well. Do read it.