I was thinking along the lines of a black candle inscribed with your own name, as well as several white ones inscribed with the traits you wish to be rid of or the opposites of those traits (keeping it positive). Cast a circle, call the corners, light the black candle then start the spell (try to keep the traits you are working on in multiples of 3 but no more than 9 at a time) and say something like (for banishing)
From my sight,
I cast these traits,
My future turns bright
From these dire straits
I light this candle to affirm my desire
Help me with transforming fire
Harming none in its passing
Make this metamorphosis lasting
Or something like that. Then light one candle with the black one. Say it again, light the next one. Repeat until all candles lit. Meditate for 15 minutes on desired effect. Then extinguish candles. Burn and meditate on desired effect fot 15 minutes daily.
Any thoughts, suggestions?
Edit Change Log: slightly reworded spell.