It may be difficult for you to set boundaries for yourself and others, or to be as disciplined and organized as you want or need to be. Things have a way of getting lost in the shuffle of everyday life and it may be hard for you to keep your touch on the pulse of things around you. Sometimes you just get lost in the fog and can't see your way clearly. You are intuitive, sympathetic, sensitive, imaginative and self-sacrificing. You are a practical idealist and have a tendency to take life perhaps too seriously. You may have the sense that your present life's troubles are due to actions from the past. And this is probably the truth. You must reap what you have sown in previous lives and Saturn comes to exact his payment. Perhaps this is why you tend to feel more sorrow, perhaps, than the usual person. There can be success in working behind the scenes, away from the public eye, perhaps doing research or working in institutions. On the negative side you can be indecisive and moody, with a tendency to react emotionally to negative conditions or people. Depression can set in if success escapes you or if you feel that you have been unfairly treated. You need to develop faith in the future and let go of the past. Disidentifying from other people's troubles will allow you to help them in their own sorrows. Teaching what you have learned in your experiences is a fine road to soul growth.
Saturn in 10th House
You are self-reliant and independent with good business and organizing ability. Success for you comes slowly, through perseverance and hard work. You must accept your responsibilities, otherwise life will be a series of setbacks and failures. Chasing power and using others to get what you want will cause your downfall. You need to control your ambitions. Be careful of bridges you burn ? you may need to cross back over them. There may be difficulties with either parent because of their discipline, strictness or a need to control your life.
It is often necessary for witches to be able to speed up their spell work to suit their needs. Here are a few things that you can use in your craft to speed up your spells.
Crushed red pepper
Speed It Up Powder
This powder can be added to any spell to speed up the manifestation of results. Combine cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger, and powdered lemongrass. You can use this powder to dress candles, fill sachets, or otherwise amend your spell work.
So, my other moon water jar came!~ Like in the photos, it was supposed to come with my other one, but it broke during transit. So I notified the seller and they send a replacement, which it’s this one! It came in one piece and it’s lovely! Can’t wait to use it!
You transform in a free and tolerant manner matters related to higher education and philosophy, and in your vision of the future and your ideals. There may be significant changes in higher education in this time. There may also be transformations in your attitudes to freedom and tolerance. There may be greater long distance travel during this period to foreign places, perhaps even in space. This generation are obsessed with foreign travel, and about life on other planets.
Pluto in 6th House
Great personal transformations can occur because of your work or your workplace environment. You may have the desire to become involved in workplace issues or labor union goings-on. You strive for cooperation and thoroughness in your work habits and you can be a hard taskmaster for fellow employees or for the workers under your command. Guard against trying to be too controlling of how they work. You have the ability to work long hours on nervous energy until your body cannot take any more. You enjoy troubleshooting and solving problems that others cannot solve. Detective work on the job is fun for you. You have the ability to encourage people to discuss deep-seated problems and then analyze the problems logically. There may be an interest in healing. You could be a channel for healing or you might simply be a hypochondriac. You are apt to unconsciously project criticalness to fellow workers without speaking. There may be difficulties through infectious, deep-seated diseases or problems in the colon area.
Religion should be a source of comfort and security. If it isn't, then there's something wrong with it.
Prayers aren't just for times of needs. The gods are always around and willing to listen.
If you ask a god for help, be prepared for surprises. The gods don't operate on the same level as mortals. They have their own ideas for what's appropriate and suitable for dealing with things. It makes sense to them, even though we might not understand.
It's cool to incorporate modern interpretations and retellings, but in my opinion, those are more for fun than anything else. There's nothing wrong with being a fan of the Percy Jackson universe, but don't base your perceptions of the gods that have been around for millennia off of a 21st century young adult fantasy series. If you're actually interested in being a Hellenic Pagan, at least read some Hesiod and Homer.
A Pagan religion can work hand in hand with a witchcraft practice, or it can be completely separate from one. You certainly don't have to have both. For me, being a Hellenic Pagan fits in with being a witch beautifully. But this doesn't apply to everybody.
You don't have to know everything. You won't know everything. You never will. There are people who devote lifetimes to studying this stuff. You don't have to wait till you know "enough" to start being a Hellenic Pagan and worshipping the gods. Pick your favorite god(s), and start with them. Pick a myth or two and start reading them.
You don't have to follow all the ancient calendars and celebrate all the ancient holidays.
You don't have to be devoted to one god, or choose a patron deity. Being a devotee can take a bit more time and commitment, and if you're not up for it, that's ok!
Don't pigeonhole the gods. There are many different sides to them. Artemis is a virgin goddess, a wild goddess, and a midwife goddess. Apollo is a music god, a shepherd god, and a medicine god.
The modern day Hellenic priests and priestesses and their ancient Greek counterparts aren't exactly alike.
You can ask gods to adopt you, even the ones who have never sired children of their own. It is perfectly acceptable to view the gods as divine parental figures.
Your practice is your own. Your relationship with the gods is personal. Don't let anybody tell you how to be a Hellenic Pagan, and don't let anybody tell you how to worship a god.
Learn about and honour the Astra Planeta if you are interested in planetary magic. The Astra Planeta, along with Helios and Selene, are the planetary gods to be invoked. Build a relationship with them and further your planetary workings.
And don’t appropriate Judaism, use Ancient Greek instead of bastardised Hebrew.
Do other witches start their grimoire and book of shadows off with a table of contents.... cuz I feel like it’d be common but also it might just be me??? I’m just not looking through the whole damn book, there’s a lot of info on a lot of topics in there...... tell me where to find what I want, this is not a scavenger hunt, it’s me trying to find out my other ways to develop a relationship with the local genius loci. Like ‘symptoms of the cursed’ GTFO of my face I’m trying to be friends with the hill I live on.
This video is about a beautiful synergy I’ve been working with for a while and how it has had an amazing impact on all aspects of my craft, and life! Have you had any experience with either of these? Let me know!
Nothing super important. It's just that I've been interested in becoming a witch for a while now, but my family is super conservative and would definitely have a problem with me becoming one. And everything I've found on witchcraft involves so much physical stuff, and there is no way I could bring any of it into the house without them finding out.
First, anon no need to apologize. Your observation is not off base and even if it was I am always happy to answer questions.
So, I know for a fact that you are not alone in this sort of family situation. There are many witches who practice on the down low because their house hold (parents, family) wouldn't approve.
This is just an opinion that I have formed from my years practicing, but my simple answer to your question is: no, you do not need special tools to be a witch.
It's been my experience that magic and the energies of the world and universe are all around us. It's there, crystals/wands/candles/alters or no. You don't even need rituals to tap into this energy.
Tool and rituals are used for a reason.
They make it easier
They offer protection
It's been my experience that all a witch needs to practice and cast spells is a strong will and a heap load of clear intention. Tools like candles and crystals and even plants offer their own energies, and they help focus and direct a witches efforts. They make manifestation easier because they are physical objects with specific properties. Do you "need" them? No. They just help.
Another reason witches use tools is because magic (no matter how you spell it or what you call it) is so much bigger than us. We all have our own power and it's not insignificant, but when you begin to practice and intentionally interact with the supernatural, it's like stepping into an ocean. And a witches tools act as flotation devices of sorts. Magic and the energies of the universe are neither "good" or "bad", positive or negative, it just is. To dive in without any sort of protection is foolish. Now, again, you don't need physical tools to create a safety net. Wards, spells, and cleansing rituals can all be done without items. But like I said earlier tools help.
You don't need anything other then yourself to be a witch.
But if my above ramble has made you a bit disheartened, I have good news: anything can be a witches tool.
You don't need anything overtly witchy, and I'm willing to bet there is a lot of stuff already in your house that you can utilize without drawing suspicion. The table salt, egg shells, paints, markers, notebook paper, that cool rock you found on your morning walk, a teacup and spoon, bits of string. Want to pray to a patron god that isn't the christian one? Make a nightly prayer like you would and just don't correct people if they assume. That is between you and the divine, and is no one's business but your own. Giving thanks at a meal for the food and drink? That's witchy as fuck my friend.
You don't need anything but yourself to cast a protection circle, and meditation is an excellent way to connect to the energies around us.
My point is, a witches tools are tools because we say so. What those tools are is up to you.
Hope this answers your question, and feel free to ask me anything any time!
I saw a few posts about warning people to never try and put down an out-of-control fire with water. this is so important! but what can you do instead?
I personally always keep a little cauldron or cup full of sand on my altar. I use the sand for some of my rituals too but the main load is reserved to put out a fire in an emergency. stay safe and never let your candles etc. burn unattended!
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