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kind-of-a-chaos-witcha day ago
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馃寽 Sleep Affirmations: 馃寷
Simple and easy affirmations to tell yourself while going to sleep:
I rest easily.
I fall asleep quickly and effortlessly.
My dreams are peaceful and pleasant.
I find it easy to sleep.
I have a consistent sleep pattern.
I do not wake throughout the night.
馃寽 Goodnight 馃寷
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adhdwitchcraft15 hours ago
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Hello to all the witches out there, I have a question: Can you donate money offerings?
I like to do money offerings, just a couple of cents here and there. I don't offer the money to any specific deities, just kind of to all that is as thanks for the abundance in my life.
It's a couple of euros now, not that much but it kind of looks weird on my altar and I don't want to just put it in a box somewhere. It also feels wrong to spend it bc it's not really mine anymore, it feels disrespectful. Now I thought I'd donate it. Not to any specific organisation (bc it's like 3 bucks) but probably to a homeless person. My only concern is that it'd be bad luck to the person I'd give it to bc it already has been offered to something else? I hope that makes sense.
(Also I donate money all the time it's not like I'm hoarding money somebody else could be using.)
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breelandwalker9 days ago
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2022 Witch's Calendar
For all my witches out there, here's a handy list of the 2022 dates for the major holidays, full and new moons, and special events. I've listed my sources at the bottom. Dates and times for all events are calculated for Eastern Standard Time, USA, Northern Hemisphere. Adjust for your location as needed. Enjoy!
WOTY Holidays and Solstices
February 1-2 - Imbolc
March 20 - Spring Equinox / Ostara
May 1 - Beltane
June 21 - Summer Solstice / Midsummer
August 1 - Lughnasadh
September 22 - Autumn Equinox / Mabon
October 31 - Samhain
December 21 - Winter Solstice / Yule
Full Moons
January 17 - Wolf Moon 鈾嬶笍
February 16 - Snow Moon 鈾岋笍
March 18 - Worm Moon 鈾嶏笍
April 16 - Pink Moon 鈾庯笍
May 16 - Flower Moon 鈾忥笍
June 14 - Strawberry Moon 鈾愶笍
July 13 - Thunder Moon (aka Buck Moon) 鈾戯笍
August 11 - Sturgeon Moon 鈾掞笍
September 10 - Harvest Moon 鈾擄笍
October 9 - Hunter's Moon (aka Blood Moon) 鈾堬笍
November 8 - Frost Moon 鈾夛笍
December 7 - Cold Moon 鈾婏笍
Fun Fact: The title of Harvest Moon is given to either the September or October full moon, whichever falls closest to the autumn equinox. In 2022, that month will be September.
New Moons
January 2 鈾戯笍
February 1 鈾掞笍
March 2 鈾擄笍
April 1 鈾堬笍
April 30 鈾夛笍
May 30 鈾婏笍
June 29 鈾嬶笍
July 28 鈾岋笍
August 27 鈾嶏笍
September 25 鈾庯笍
October 25 鈾忥笍
November 23 鈾愶笍
December 23 鈾戯笍
Special Events
April 30 - Black Moon & Partial Solar Eclipse (10:42pm EST)
May 16 - Total Lunar Eclipe (12:11am EST, coinciding with zenith)
June 14 - Supermoon
July 13 - Supermoon
October 25 - Partial Solar Eclipe (11:01am EST)
November 8 - Total Lunar Eclipse (5:59am EST, coinciding with zenith)
SOURCES:
Inverse - Full Moon 2022 calendar: Dates, times, schedule, and names for the brightest nights all year
Astroseek - Full Moons 2022 & New Moons
The Pagan Grimoire - The Wheel of the Year: The 8 Festivals in the Wiccan Calendar
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broomsicka month ago
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Small happiness spell 馃崐
What you鈥檒l need
An orange
Sugar (brown or white)
Honey
Cinnamon
Lemon juice
Red wine or cider
Steps
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Peel the orange and separate its wedges
Place the wedges in a circle on a plate and charge them with your intent, in this case, happiness
Sprinkle sugar over the circle for sweetness, then cinnamon for spiritual power
Let honey drip at the center of the circle while saying: 鈥楩or days doused in sunlight, I drip honeyed delight鈥
Add a few drops of lemon juice at the center of the circle and say: 鈥楩or luck to come my way, I keep hexes at bay鈥
Now drip the alcohol at the center while saying: 鈥楩or blessings along the road, I invoke powers of old鈥
Eat the orange one wedge at a time, starting from the top and working clockwise. Dip each of them in the mix at the center before eating.
Enjoy!
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the-clever-cupboarda month ago
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Correspondence: Birth Trees
Dec 23 to Jan 01: Apple Tree
Jan 02 to Jan 11: Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24: Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03: Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08: Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18: Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28: Pine Tree
Feb 29: Poplar Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10: Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20: Lime Tree
Mar 21: Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31: Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10: Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20: Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30: Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14:Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24: Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03: Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13: Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23: Fig Tree
Jun 24: Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04: Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14: Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25: Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04: Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13: Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23: Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02: Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12: Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22: Lime Tree
Sep 23: Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03: Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13: Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23: Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11: Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21: Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01: Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11: Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21: Fig Tree
Dec 22: Beech Tree
Apple Tree Love Of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.
Ash Tree Ambition Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.
Beech Tree Creative Has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)
Birch Tree Inspiration Vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.
Cedar Tree Confidence Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, likes to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.
Chestnut Tree Honesty Of unusual beauty, does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritates easily and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.
Cypress Tree Faithfulness Strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, content, optimistic, craves money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic, and careless.
Elm Tree Noble-mindedness Pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.
Fig Tree Sensibility Very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.
Fir Tree Mysterious Extraordinary taste, dignity, sophisticated, loves anything beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those close to them, rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious, discontented lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable.
Hazelnut Tree Extraordinary Charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody, and capricious lover, honest, and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.
Hornbeam Tree Good Taste Of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgement in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.
Lime Tree Doubt Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress, and labor, dislikes laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous but loyal.
Maple Tree Independence of Mind No ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.
Oak Tree Brave Robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.
Olive Tree Wisdom Loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.
Pine Tree Particular Loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, everything disappointments until it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.
Poplar Tree Uncertainty Looks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.
Rowan Tree Sensitivity Full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.
Walnut Tree Passion Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.
Weeping Willow Melancholy Beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.
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thewitchystuffa year ago
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Edit: fixed the bad transcript of full moons from May to August.
A little witchy calendar to look forward to next year, since this one was a little bit.. cursed.
This lets you know about the full moons, new moons, wheel of the year celebrations and zodiac entrys, I hope you can use this to aid you on your practice.
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crazycatsiren2 months ago
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Grimoire - For Pagans/Witches to Beware of
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Witchcraft, Pagan, & Occult Author Red Flags Please read this if you practice witchcraft The Dangers of the Perception of Witchcraft Why the聽鈥淟aw of Attraction鈥 is actually a toxic mindset The Law of Attraction, Prosperity Gospel, and Other Ways of Controlling How People Think You Don鈥檛 Need to do Shadow Work Witchy Mistakes to Avoid SPIRITUAL TRAPS Why Witchcraft Might Not Be Working For You practicing safe witchcraft Safety 101 in witchcraft Covens vs Cults: How to tell if its a harmful cult or a helpful coven! Cults? In my life? It鈥檚 more likely than you think. 鈥淗ey. Don鈥檛 join cults.鈥 Example red flags. Witch Red Flags "New Age Things That Bother Me, A Witch鈥 Things Toxic Spiritualists Say 鈥淵ou are right to be suspicious of the 鈥榮tarseeds and lightworkers鈥 alien BS鈥 鈥淭hings I think are red flags in the spiritualist community and why鈥 Craft Poison Toxic Covens Watch Out For Online Cults Toxic Positivity Spiritual Bypassing & Why It鈥檚 Harmful Toxic positivity and spiritual bypassing in the witch and spiritual communities When NOT to Trust Your Intuition Staying safe while having a Mentor For baby witches Your book on Witchcraft is bullshit if Signs that witchy/pagan article is actually bullshit You all need to stop assuming that all pagan and magical spaces online are safe. Spiritual Abuse Red-Flags Witch Safety聽Tips
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ecailledeluna9 months ago
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鈽 little tips for witches 鈽
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here I will leave some very useful tips for those who have been in practice for some time, as well as for beginners. I hope this text will illuminate and help each one on their way! 鉁
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鈥 to do energy cleaning in your home, put in a glass: water, coarse salt and charcoal. position it behind the entrance door.
鈥 bury egg shells in a pot or in your home garden to ensure abundance and fertility in your home.
鈥 do not put the ashes left over from the incense out, they can be reused in making the black salt.
鈥 burn dry rosemary to attract protection, purification, psychic abilities and openness for healing.
鈥 to attract positive energies to you, spread several mirrors around your home, just avoid those with sharp details on your edge. they also help to clear the mind.
鈥 to ward off any bother that is bothering you, write the key words of the situation on a white candle. light the candle and ask the fire beings to burn this evil that you want to destroy.
鈥 make a wreath with chamomile flower and hang it on the door to protect the environment throughout the year from physical and spiritual damage.
鈥 use cinnamon to improve your individual skill with prophecy through divination, channeling and working with oracles.
鈥 when making your own oils, use olive oil and dried herbs of your choice.
鈥 press and store rosemary leaves in your books. this will increase your wisdom during your studies and your memory, making you learn more easily.
鈥 burn some thyme on your altar to clean up your magic space. thyme when burned with incense strengthens psychic power.
Too much light! 馃尶 馃尶
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esotericecology4 months ago
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The Black Ouroboros: An essay on the land-spirit of Bakersfield, California
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Wikipedia says this in its opening paragraphs about the town of Bakersfield, California:
鈥淏akersfield is a significant hub for both agriculture and energy production. Kern County is the most productive oil-producing county in California and the fourth-most productive agricultural county (by value) in the United States. Industries in and around Bakersfield include natural gas and other energy extraction, mining, petroleum refining, distribution, food processing, and corporate regional offices. The city is also the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield sound.鈥
This description is a sterile one. It is commodified and corporated. It states facts without allowing you to understand them; it lets you repeat them without parsing them. It is a Plato鈥檚 Cave of hubris, speaking truths without acknowledging their horror.
Bakersfield is a city that should not be. It is surrounded by miles around of arid desert until it reaches three different mountain ranges to its East, South, and West. It is geographically placed as the dregs of the San Joaquin Valley, and it should geologically be buried under several feet of water. Bakersfield is a metrocide that has not happened yet.
The Kern River once spilled from the Sierra Nevadas into the San Joaquin basin where Bakersfield now lurks. Its fertile soils became the boon to travelling founders along the California Trail just as they had been for the various Natives living before, settling as Baker鈥檚 Field. Eventually, the United States government built a dam up in the mountains, at the Lake Isabella, and the Kern River鈥檚 mountain run became less a river and more a drool of what water was permitted down its rocky hills.
The Kern River hates this, and it drowns fools each year as the blood price we pay for soaking its anger into concrete and electricity. One day soon, the Lake Isabella Dam will break, and Bakersfield will drown in over thirty feet of water in less than an hour. It is not more profitable to fix the dam than it is to kill over a million human lives. This is the price it will be paid, in time, and so it waits and feeds on appetizers, dormant like a snake in winter.
Where once Bakersfield鈥檚 money was in its almonds and oranges and cotton, water has become more and more expensive as climate change forced decade-long droughts. Now it is a safer investment to purchase farmland and sell the water rations given by shining Los Angeles to the poor farmers. I spoke to a man a few months ago who said that he could water his fields with the sweat and tears he鈥檚 shed over his lands if it wouldn鈥檛 salt the crops.
Many cultures across the world have believed in the idea of the land as a being. A great tortoise or a fertile mother, Creation myths abound of such tales. Oceans are wept by grieving eagles; mountains are formed by the sleeping bones of giantesses. Bakersfield鈥檚 land spirit has always been intrinsically connected to its lifegiver, the Palagewanap, the 鈥減lace of the big river鈥. But how does a land change when its waters are killed? How does a spirit evolve when those that live within it are trapped, as so many Bakersfieldians colloquially talk of it? How does a place鈥檚 esoteric ecology adapt to miles upon miles of oil barrens and cracked dry earth where there once was water?
The answer is that it changes badly.
The land spirit of Bakersfield is a great black snake as wide as a rushing river. Its scales are sharp, like cacti thorns, and glimmer with the sickly rainbow of soap-bubbles. Its mouth is endless and in it are machineries鈥攑ipes, pistons, hydraulic and pneumatic jointed jaws and jagged crushing garbage disposal compactors. It slithers around the oil barrens and it runs its belly along the river when the humans allow its waters to flow, and it swallows anyone caught in its currents.
The philosophy of a haunted house is one of corruption. Of rot. The haunting is not the house, the haunting is the people within the house, which hate it, which makes it hate itself, which makes it hates the people within the house. The haunted house is an abusive relationship; the haunted house is a vicious cycle; the haunted house feeds itself its own trauma; the haunted house is an ouroboros, a snake swallowing its own tail.
Bakersfield, the city, is a haunted house. It is hated by its citizens, and it has learned to hate them back. The Black River Ouroboros of oil encircles its boundaries and swallows itself whole, and with it, everyone inside of it stagnates, in a half-life of petroleum and gentrification. One day the Black Snake鈥檚 source shall overflow and drown everything downriver of it, and millions will die. The United States government will call it a tragedy. But the United States government will also have been its killer, as it left the dam to die, and everyone beneath it as well. Hundreds of thousands of corpses floating in water that is sinking into the ground once more as the Kern River, the Palagewanap, sinks its bones back into its homeland to rest once more. Borrowed time finally, finally, having paid its dues.
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There is a species of endangered blackbird native to California. It is called the Tricolored Blackbird, scientific name Agelaius tricolor. It faces habitat loss of its native environment: wetlands and swamps. Perhaps in the future the blackbirds鈥攊f they are still alive鈥攚ill settle upon the fields and peck at the flesh of the humans. Perhaps cottonwoods and cattails will grow where Ming Avenue once ran. Perhaps bullfrogs will sing hymns to the dragonfly-laden night sky like they have not in centuries. Perhaps the land spirit will be changed by this as well, and have six wings of black capped with crimson and wheat-yellow, and instead of a starving maw it will have a beak to sing glories to halcyon paradises. Perhaps those wings will spread across the valley to shelter it once more, its black iridescent scales becoming matte. Fallen logs are often hothouses of life, their decaying wood home to dozens of species of fungus, moss, mold, and insect. Perhaps Bakersfield, too, will become such an environment when it dies.
The corpse of a city decomposing back into wetlands and swamp like it was once, long ago. Cycles of nature existing long before and long after we will be gone. There is a comfort to that, in the same way there is a comfort in seeing the final girl of the horror film standing strong, cold, bloodied, with her ax. Alive, in some ways. Dead, in many more. A divine transmutation of being, combining two opposing forces to a harmonious rebis.
The Great Work of Bakersfield: to, one day, allow itself to die.
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my-virgo-lilith5 months ago
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online grimoire.
credit goes to all the original blogs who made these posts. i just want to organize all my reblogs for myself <3 blessed be
[crystals]
essentials
what harms which crystal
[curses]
red heart
masterlist
[deities]
asatru
contact
devotional tips
norse small devotional acts
-> Artemis
period dedication for artemis
-> Loki
loki masterpost
-> R谩n
bedridden witch: ocean
r谩n devotional acts
r谩n prayer
r谩n // r谩n
r谩ns runes
[divination]
runes study
scrying mirrors
[misc]
alternatives for lavender
BOS tips
colours
depression
dictionary
herbs and oils substitutes
housewarming
jar alternatives
masterlist
mentally ill
substitutes
water types
[potions]
beauty
glamour
rose water
self love
[pouches]
anxiety relief
money
panic attack relief
[recipes]
poppy seed tea bread
orange honey cake
honey lavender bread
lemon lavender cookies
[sabbats]
-> imbolc
info
-> ostara
-> beltane
prepare
info
-> litha
-> lammas
-> mabon
-> samhain
fall decorations
info
[spell jars]
anti depression
attracting positive things
attract love
confidence/good luck
curse jar
good outcome
honesty
kindness
luck and fortune
luck and protection
manifestation
masterlist
positive energy
protection
self love/happiness
[spells]
anger masterlist
anger
cramming for a test
depression and anxiety
depression and anxiety masterlist
love removal
health/wellness spells
self love and healing
sickness
[tarot]
compass spread
deity identification
inverted heart
mind body spirit self care
planets spreads
samhain
self care tarot spread
tarot timing
the sun trick
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witchy-nana month ago
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do you have any tips on how to start studying witchcraft? i鈥檓 totally new and don鈥檛 know what to do:(
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hi, lovely, thank you for asking! i wish you all the luck in the world in your studies. here are a few tips from me.
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ideas for how to start studying:
read. when i first started studying witchcraft, tumblr was my only resource because i couldn鈥檛 really go out and buy witchy resource books. however, i have a solution for that. this is a link to a cite that allows you to download books for free. yes, it works and it鈥檚 safe. guests can download five books per 24 hours, but if you create a free account you can download more. they have lots of books on witchcraft on here鈥攂ut not all of them. there are also some tumblr posts floating around that have free pdfs of witchy books as well, so keep an eye out for that.
watch youtube videos. there are lots of vloggers out there who make instructional videos on witchcraft, especially at the beginner level. they have videos on all sorts of topics鈥攍ike things you should research as a baby witch, how to compile a grimoire/book of shadows, how to cast spells, etc.
know that everyone who shares how-tos about witchcraft is biased. yes, even me. what works for me may not work for you. and what works for you may not work for the most revered witch on youtube. that鈥檚 okay. you鈥檙e not doing anything wrong. follow your intuition and allow it to guide you. that鈥檚 the principle here on my blog. i prefer to post about diy witchcraft or do-it-yourself witchcraft, meaning i want to encourage witches to sit down and craft their own information rather than regurgitating someone else鈥檚. however, that might not be your cup of tea. you might not have an issue with the consensus鈥檚 definition of magick, and that鈥檚 cool. just be sure, as you鈥檙e studying magick, you鈥檙e able to (1) recognize that you鈥檙e learning from one person鈥檚 experience and (2) discern whether or not those experiences will work for you.
write notes. anything that jumps out to you when you鈥檙e reading or watching videos you should write down. when you鈥檙e new, a lot of information will seem enticing, and you want to absorb it all like a big sponge. there鈥檚 nothing wrong with that. but, what makes it wrong is when you start to dread or feel uncomfortable by something. for me, personally, i never liked the idea of making my magick religious, and not for lack of trying! everyone and their grandmother on witchblr seemed pagan, so i thought something must be wrong with me if i鈥檓 not. i tried to worship deities, but i always felt stupid when i did it because i didn鈥檛 believe. i even tried incorporating christianity into witchcraft, but that didn鈥檛 feel right either. eventually, i decided i wouldn鈥檛 make my craft religious. it does make things frustrating when i鈥檓 reading a book, and it鈥檚 chock-full of wiccan rituals or pagan spells, but i鈥檒l still read it because the book may cover a topic i鈥檓 interested in. tldr; feel comfortable in the idea of taking some information and leaving the rest.
rewrite your notes. the first time you write, i would recommend putting it in a cheap/old notebook where you can be as messy as you want. once you finish, go back, reread, cut out things you think you鈥檒l never use, and rewrite your notes. (preferably in your own words, but i understand that can be difficult.) now, you can choose to rewrite these in your grimoire or a different notebook. doesn鈥檛 matter. what you鈥檙e doing here is teaching yourself discernment and critical thinking. when you start to cut things out, you鈥檙e narrowing it down to the types of magick you do want to practice. (of course, this can change over time, but it鈥檚 a good place to start.)
don鈥檛 wait to practice until you know everything. because that will literally never happen. there will be a point when you realize everyone teaching these baby witch tips is regurgitating the same information over and over again. that is the point (actually, it鈥檚 well past the point) that you need to close tumblr and start practicing. because, at that point, the only person you can learn from is yourself. in practicing your magick you can find out what really works for you, and what鈥檚 excessive. don鈥檛 feel guilty about cutting down your craft, it鈥檚 necessary. (another personal example: i don鈥檛 have an altar. I did at the beginning, but it became useless to me over time, so i cut it out of my craft.) start practicing the little things鈥攕uch as grounding and cleansing鈥攅arly on. it鈥檚 okay if you forget what to do or nothing happens, you鈥檙e learning.
use yourself as a resource. yup, i鈥檓 back on my diy witchcraft bullshit. i鈥檓 going to post about this soon, but you need to use yourself as a resource. you might be thinking, 鈥渘an, how the hell do i do that when i鈥檓 new?!鈥 well, i鈥檒l tell you. correspondences. there are hundreds of posts about them on tumblr鈥攃olor correspondence, crystal correspondence, fabric correspondence, moon phase correspondence鈥攁re all meaningless if you disagree. see, the color red is commonly associated with love and lust, so witches stress to use a red candle when performing that type of magick. well, what if you think red represents creativity? then go with your meaning. wow, i know, that鈥檚 a radical thought, but seriously it personalizes your craft and brings you closer to it.
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the-eclecticearthling4 months ago
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WITCHY READS TO SAVE FOR LATER 馃摎
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freyja-lestrange9 months ago
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Acorn - Good luck, personal power, protection and wisdom. Dried acorns are a natural amulet for youthfulness. It's associated with the Sabbat of Litha and the element of water.
Angelica - Also called Archangel. It is a very powerful protection herb, healing, creates harmony and courage and helps in exorcisms. Aids vision. Element Air.
Apple - Garden magic, love, healing and wisdom, also vanity, marriage and beauty. Associated Mabon & Samhain. Element water.
Basil - Also called witches herb. Use in spells for Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Associated with Imbolc. Aids astral projection. Element Fire.
Bay Leaf - Protection, success, purification, strength, wisdom and healing, also increases psychic powers. Element Fire.
Belladonna - Also Called: Deadly Nightshade. Toxic. Use for forgetting past loves. Protection, beauty and original flying ointments. Adds energy to rituals. Element Water.
Bergamot - Money, prosperity and sleep. Protects from both evil and illness. Good for luck and wealth. Increases magical power. Element Fire.
Black Pepper - Banishing negativity, exorcism, and offers protection and help with inner strength. Element Fire.
Blueberry - Protection of children, keeps evil out, and strengthens the aura. Associated with the Great Spirit. Element Water.
Calendula - Also called Marigold. Attracts success and justice in legal matters. Increases psychic/spiritual powers and aid prophetic dreams. Dispels negativity. Element Fire.
Cardamom - Lust, love, and fidelity. Sweetens the personality Use in handfastings. Element Water.
Chamomile - Love, sleep, protection and purification, also reduce stress. Use for meditation work and to attract money. Solar Magic. Element Water.
Cinnamon - Also called Sweet Wood. Use for Solar magic. Meditation and astral projection. Increases spirituality, success, healing, protection, power, luck, strength, and prosperity. Element Fire.
Clove - Use to protect, banish negative forces, and divination. Also helps with any teeth spells. Aids money and draws love. Element Fire.
Dandelion Root - Magical uses include divination, wishes and calling spirits. It also enhances dreams and works well in astral projection. Element Air.
Evening Primrose - Ideal for moon magic. Also use in love charms and to attract fae. Element Water.
Ginger - Increases magic power. Success, love, money and power. Element Fire.
Hibiscus - Attracting love and lust. Use in divination. Associated with lunar magic. Element Water.
Horsetail - Use for strength and resolve. Protection, cleansing and clearing unwanted emotions. Element Earth.
Jasmine - The herb of attraction. Helps prophetic dreaming, money and love. Element Water.
Lavender - Magical uses include healing, sleep and peace. It also promotes chastity and love. Increases longevity of life, tranquility and happiness. Element Air.
Lemon Balm - Also called Melissa. Love, success and healing. Aids psychic/spiritual development. Supports mental health disorders and compassion. Element Water.
Lemon Grass - Psychic cleansing and opening. Use in lust potions and when using Dragon Magic. Element Air.
Lime Tree Leaf - Healing, calm and love. Aids strength and tranquility, Element Air.
Marjoram - Use for cleansing, purification, and dispelling negativity. Also aids grief and sadness. Element Air.
Mint - Promotes energy, communication and vitality, protection and draws custom. Element Air.
Mugwort - Use for strength, protection and healing. Mugwort amplifies magic. Aids astral projection, and psychic power. Element Earth.
Nettle - Uses include dispelling darkness & fear,and curse breaking. Healing and protection and increases lust in partners. Renewal. Element Fire.
Orange Peel & Flower- Attracts abundance, luck. Love and happiness and strengthens divination. Element Fire.
Passion Flower - Attracts friendship and passion. Caming, peace and instills passion into stale relationships. Good for house blessings too. Element Water.
Patchouli - Used in spells for connecting with spirits. Money attracting, increases fertility and lust. Calming and peaceful. Element Earth.
Peppermint - Use for headaches and other forms of healing. Increases sleep and love. Use for increasing psychic power and divination. Element Air.
Rose - Use for divination, increased psychic power, love, lust and healing. Helps strengthen close friendships. Place around sprains and bruises to help them heal faster. Element Water.
Rosemary - Use in healing poppets and love/lust spells. Improves memory. Increases sleep, mental power and protection. Burn to help purification and removing negativity. Associated with faery magic. Element Fire.
Sage - Used for self purification and cleansing. Helps grief and loss. Healing and protection, also increases wisdom. Element Air.
Strawberry Leaf - Attracts success, good fortune, and favorable circumstances. Increases love and aids pregnancy. Element Water.
Thyme - Attracts loyalty, affection, and love. Increases good luck and psychic power. Drink in tea to aid sleep. Element Air.
Verbena - Psychic protection, peace and purification. Healing and helps depression. Increases beauty and love. Mind opening and clearing. Ideal use for exams. Element Earth.
Willow - is Used for lunar magic, drawing or strengthening love, healing, and overcoming sadness.. Element Water.
From the Herbal Grimoire by the blog The Wiccan Lady. Here's the link to the blog for the complete list and further reading:
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greenauras18 days ago
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馃獮JOURNAL IDEAS馃獮
(common and un-common, witchy & non-witchy)
(i鈥檝e been struggling with finding new ideas for journals so i鈥檝e compiled a list, hopefully this helps some of you fill those empty journals that i know are lying around <3)
鉃 divination - tarot cards, oracle cards, pendulum, etc.
鉃 dream journal - sleep tracker, dream entries, etc.
鉃 astrology journal - horoscopes, birth charts, etc.
鉃 plant journal - track watering schedule, plant correspondences, etc.
鉃 occurrence journal - keep track of the things that happen to you & others, etc.
鉃 body/self love journal - period tracker, meditation tracker, affirmations, etc.
鉃 grimoire - for witches, or anyone interested in witchcraft. a place to keep sacred info. moon phases, herb correspondences, sabbats, etc.
鉃 gratitude journal - a great way to cultivate a spirit of positivity and appreciation.
鉃 blank journal - a journal with no theme, therefor the pages have endless possibilities.
鉃 artistic journal - being an artist not required. draw anything in any style. it鈥檚 for your eyes only
鉃 food journal - record recipes, favorite restaurants (pls be careful using food journals for those who struggle with eating disorders)
鉃 book/reading journal - record when you read, what you read, and the thoughts you have during & after.
鉃 personal junk journal - a way for those going through a rough time to release negative energy. a freeing way to cope while also getting stress off of your chest in one organized place.
鉃 productivity journal - an amazing tool used to gain confidence when you set attainable and curated goals/to-do鈥檚 for yourself.
鉃 finance journal - for those who have a hard time budgeting money (like me) or for people who like to keep track of the products & prices of things they buy for tax purposes.
鉃 picture journal - a journal solely filled with pictures. use pictures of loved ones, pets, nature, etc. anything that you value.
鉃 beauty journal - fill it with your favorite makeup/skin care products, self care routines, beautiful people you admire/love (but not people you envy! if that makes sense. we don鈥檛 want to compare ourselves, just to appreciate the beauty.)
鉃 pet journal - a journal just for your pet! (much like a baby book) record firsts, milestones, save a little piece of fur, or a whisker, and gush about how much you love them. you鈥檒l cherish it once they鈥檝e passed <3
鉃 favorite鈥檚/about me journal - write down all of your favorite things (movies, shows, games, food, etc.) and write about yourself in depth. it鈥檒l be fun to come back & look at how you & your personality have changed.
鉃 favorite people journal - record all of your favorite people and the reasons why they鈥檙e your favorite. list your favorite features, quirks, etc. about them and keep adding to them over time! maybe even have them sign it, or draw a little picture on their page? also a great way to remember/honor someone when they鈥檝e passed.
鉃 music journal - if you鈥檙e a music lover like me you have hundreds of favorite songs, and a lot of those songs don鈥檛 fit into the current playlists you have. this is a perfect way to keep track of old songs/songs you might forget, and also a cool way to share new music with people!!
鉃 hobbies journal - keep track of your hobbies and interests and record the dates. over the years it will be interesting to see hobbies you鈥檝e kept and those you鈥檝e tried.
i鈥檒l update this if i can think of more!! <3 love u babies
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the-clever-cupboarda month ago
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Reading Candles for Yes/No Answers
High, steady flame: Yes
Low, steady flame: No
Short, weak flame: No
Dancing flame:Needs more focus. Reground and try again.
Violent flickering flame: Strong no. Take this as a warning if you are certain this isn鈥檛 caused by an outside force or natural defect in candle.
Sputtering/Cracking flame: There is more to your answer than a simple yes or no,
Dual flame: Thinking, wait for answer.
Flame leaning to left: Yes
Flame leaning to right: No
Candle will not light: Ask later
Candle will not go out: You are not done yet. There is more you need to hear.
Candle goes out during session: Now is not the time to ask.
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petriquartz-occultshop27 days ago
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Everyday things you probably already do that can be WITCHY with intention:
馃寵 Showering - As every witch knows, it鈥檚 important to cleanse your space often! A daily shower is a perfect way to cleanse yourSELF! Ritual baths are amazing, but when life gets busy, we don鈥檛 always have time to sit and soak. Use your alone time in the shower intentionally. Clean your body while imagining all of the negative energy of the day washing off of you. Use certain soaps or bath products in conjunction with specific intentions. (Rose for universal love, peppermint for wealth, chamomile for purification, etc.) Remember to be intentional in your thoughts as well. Showers are a great place for meditation and manifestation!
馃寵 Applying makeup/doing your hair - These are things we typically do in front of a mirror. A mirror is the perfect gateway to connect with ourselves for a bit of reassurance. Use this time to state positive affirmations or mantras.
馃寵 Cleaning your home - Cleaning our sacred spaces is another great way to banish negativity and protect our energy. Use certain scents around your home to match certain intentions, and listen to high frequency music while cleaning to keep your energy lifted.
馃寵 Falling asleep - If you鈥檙e anything like myself, having noise in the background while you鈥檙e getting ready for bed can be very comforting. However, it is extremely important to be intentional about the things we watch or listen to, even subconsciously, before laying down. The alpha and theta brainwave states of consciousness we enter before bed are heavily influenced by our surroundings. Try to watch or listen to TV shows or movies with positive or uplifting messages that are light hearted, or even better yet, try guided meditations!
馃寵 Working - This one is so much easier said than done. Sometimes when we are working, our mind tends to wander to things we鈥檇 rather be doing instead. Alternatively, if you struggle with happiness or contentment at work, try to avert your thoughts into a positive direction. Think about your dream job. Think about how you鈥檒l achieve your career goals, and how what you are doing now will help you progress forward with these motivations. The universe is always listening. Instead of thinking about how you dislike your job, even if you do, instead think about how much you鈥檇 LOVE to do your dream job. This will bring you much closer to your end goal a lot more quickly. Always remember: Positive attitude = positive results!
Follow here and IG @petriquartz for more tips
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grandmawitch24 days ago
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The Magic of the Pines & Correspondences 馃尣
鈥淚n the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines And you shiver when the cold wind blows鈥
--Dolly Parton
Pine Tree (pinus spp.)
Energy: 聽Both hot & cold
Planet: 聽Mars
Element: 聽Air 聽
Associated Deities: 聽Aphrodite, Astarte, Attis, Cybele, Dionysus, Pan, Venus, The Horned God
Fertility 鈥 Love 鈥 Purification 鈥 Healing 鈥 Banishing 鈥 Protection 鈥 Abundance
There are around 115 types of pine trees and, aside from oak, pine trees are the most successful and widely ranging trees in North America. 聽Pinyon pine nuts are edible and can be ground to make flour, pine oil is used as an antiseptic, pine rosin can be used in soaps and sealing wax, and some Native American tribes used pine gum to treat boils.
The ancient Romans used pine trees cut from sacred groves in a manner similar to modern-day Christmas trees. 聽They would take the trees the night before Saturnalia and place them in temples to be decorated and used as a fertility symbol.
Dreaming of tall straight pine trees means that you will receive good news.
Pine needles can be burned to cleanse and purify the home (mix equal parts juniper & cedar) and to reverse spells and hexes made against you. 聽Scatter the needles on the floor to drive away those with ill-intent. 聽 Add crushed pine needles to bath sachets in winter for a relaxing magical cleansing. 聽They can also be used in sleep and dream sachets鈥攋ust make sure they won鈥檛 poke through!
Use branches of pine to sweep an outdoor area before performing magic. 聽Branches can also be placed above the bed to keep sickness away, above the entrance to the home to ensure continual joy within, and a cross of pinch branches or needles above the fireplace will keep evil from entering through it.
Pinecones can be carried or hung in the home to increase fertility and to stay well in old age. 聽Place one near your bed or under your pillow to draw or keep a lover.
Burn pinecones in your hearth to protect (and warm!) your home.
Place pinecones in your office to draw prosperity and success.
To draw positivity and blessings to you tie a bundle of pine needles with thread and burn them. 聽Pass pinecones through the smoke and place them on your altar or in a place you will see them often. 聽Send grateful energy toward them as you pass by them and good things will flow toward you.
References: 聽Cunningham鈥檚 Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes, Magical Folkhealing by DJ Conway
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