Witchcraft: Protection Herbs and Crystals
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
January 17 - Wolf Moon ♋️
February 16 - Snow Moon ♌️
March 18 - Worm Moon ♍️
April 16 - Pink Moon ♎️
May 16 - Flower Moon ♏️
June 14 - Strawberry Moon ♐️
July 13 - Thunder Moon (aka Buck Moon) ♑️
August 11 - Sturgeon Moon ♒️
September 10 - Harvest Moon ♓️
October 9 - Hunter's Moon (aka Blood Moon) ♈️
November 8 - Frost Moon ♉️
December 7 - Cold Moon ♊️
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.
January 2 ♑️
February 1 ♒️
March 2 ♓️
April 1 ♈️
April 30 ♉️
May 30 ♊️
June 29 ♋️
July 28 ♌️
August 27 ♍️
September 25 ♎️
October 25 ♏️
November 23 ♐️
December 23 ♑️
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)
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
Heart and Sword Ring
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so you're a bit confused about the different phases of the moon or how and what they do or you're just too lazy to actively hunt down the info and put it in your grimoire. No worries, your witch dad is here to help you :)
new moon, happens every month, start of a new lunar cycle.
cannot be seen, sun behind moon-lighting side faced away from the earth.
best for: new beginnings, setting intentions for the month, best place to make plans and decide what to do.
seen as crescent in the sky, illuminated on right-hand side as sun slowly starts to move from behind the moon. first sign that energy is building and in a few days the moon will be at full power
best for: working on self-confidence/compassion/self-assurance. put plans into place to reach goals. build yourself up
can see a clear half-moon in the sky. at half power. sun is side by side with moon
best for: reflection, taking a pause, revel in what you have been working on and celebrate achievements. think about how u want to celebrate full moon, get ready for serious action.
slither of dark moon left unseen. one step away from full power
best for: one phase away from full, hone in on intentions/goals/actions.
make sure you are paying attention to details and staying mindful of what is externally and internally happening
Big boy moon. Full power. can tap into her energy to help gain insight or to 💫manifest💫. most powerful time of the moon
best for: manifestations, adding more power to your intentions. good for rituals/spells. great time for releasing or banishing rituals, manifestations spells and meditation. good for charging and cleansing. Moon water
winding down of moons power. sun is moving away and taking its light with it.
best for: turn inwards and evaluate what has happened over last few days. think about full moon ritual/meditation and readjust your intentions goals for the rest of the month
illuminated on the left side. back to half power and is fading.
best for: let go of what is holding you back, let go of any negativity in your life. Examples: self-limiting beliefs, people who aren’t great for you or your life, fear and basically anything that isn’t serving you or letting you progress in your life. Cleanse yourself and home.
power of moon is nearly over. small crescent left in night’s sky. nearly time for new moon and new beginnings.
best for: take a deep breath and surrender to whatever happened and what is beyond your power. don't beat yourself up if you didn't complete any of your goals. dust yourself off and pick yourself up and get ready for a new cycle. Remember to be kind and compassionate to yourself.
Witchcraft: Spell Jar Ingredients
This is the text under the label "Sealing Wax" (as it's a bit difficult to read at the bottom):
Blue: protection, focus, forgiveness, truth, calm
Purple: spiritual power, breaking bad habits, driving away evil
Green: growth, luck, nature, success
Brown: blessings, the earth, animals, pets, finding lost items
Pink: love, care, friendship, affection
Yellow: the sun, intelligence, luxury, memory, positive attitude
White: peace, purity, healing, innocence, divination
Orange: creativity, justice, joy, ambition, celebration
Black: pride, safety, protection, banishing negativity
Red: passion, strength, fire, survival, independence
Lemon pansy sugar cookies for Beltane! Love and Light ✨
☕Flavors + Correspondences☕
Almond(milk): mental clarity + fortitude, luck, abundance, healing + good health
Amaretto: opening the mind, warding against negativity, creativity, luck
Blueberry: aids in memory + mental clarity, calmness, youth + glamour magic, restoration, aura cleansing + strengthening
Caramel: aids in changes + transformations, soothing quality to spells, good in Fae magic, increases tenacity
Chestnut: warding + protection, prosperity, longevity + increase stamina
Chocolate: self love + nurturing energy, ancestral magic, grounding, love + sexual prowess
Cinnamon: spiritual + personal power, healing, success, lust, luck, prosperity, strength
Clove: protection, actualization of desires, banishing negative + hostile forces
Coffee: inspire creativity, clear emotional + spiritual blockages, dispel nightmares, fortitude + increased stamina, encourage diligence
Coconut Milk: confidence + aid in glamour magic, strength, beauty, love
Cow milk: nurturing, fertility + prosperity, protection, abundance, aid in motherhood
Hazelnut: self-love and compassion, inspiration, creativity, wisdom + insight
Honey: happiness, offerings + Fae magic, sweetness, love, prosperity, healing, passion, spirituality
Irish Cream: dreams + intuition enhancer, prosperity, growth, aid in change
Peanut(butter): stability, aid in manifestation + intuition, attraction, energy
Pecan: spiritual purification + protection, abundance + prosperity
Peppermint: healing, purification, psychic powers + transformation, sleep, prosperity, passion
Pumpkin: wishes + dream fulfillment, protection + guarding, prosperity, magic enhancer, love
Oat(milk): tradition + ancestral work, health, stability + fortitude, beauty + youth, comfort, home magic, healing
Raspberry: invoking fertility or love, kindness + compassion, desire fulfilment, creativity, libido + sex magic
Sugar: used to amplify spells, sweetness + love, attraction, comfort, Fae magic
Soy milk: success + strength, growth, healing
Toffee: playfulness + youthfulness, friendship, easing transitions, courage + strength
Vanilla (creamer or vanilla extract): love, release of stress + anxiety, success, vitality + healing
🔮Bonus Magic Tips🔮
Pick ingredients for your coffee that align with your ambitions for the day.
It can be used as an offering to deities, spirits, ancestors, etc.(e.g. for Sif I sweeten the coffee with oat milk + honey but for Hel I leave the coffee black for an offering)
Consider the way you stir! Counterclockwise banishes and repels negativity, clockwise invites + brings energy to you.
Stain pages for you journal, spell work, or book of shadows! You can also use a strong brewed coffee and a paint brush to paint sigils onto the pages! .
See the full post + bonus recipe at the hidden hearth patreon.
References: The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook by Karen Harrison
**Disclaimer: a lot of the nut and milk correspondences are personal + intuitive**
Spending the first new moon of the year with devotions to Persephone ♥️
"The sorceress kit", a bizzare collection of about 100 trinkets found buried inside a box, in the garden of a house in Pompeii, believed to be a fortune teller's tool kit.
Image not mine.
What I Burn When I Need Help
Burning herbs can be more than just cleansing. It can help banish, invoke, encourage, invite, and much more. A lot of times, when I feel like I'm struggling with a specific issue (with myself or with what is around me), I find myself drawn to burning single herbs to help me get back into the headspace I need to be.
Cinnamon: When I feel like I'm falling behind in my shadow work, I burn a bit of a stick of cinnamon to help encourage healing and mindfulness.
Dried Apple Peel: Apples are symbols of friendship and love. When I feel particularly down on myself or lonely, burning apple peels can help invoke an increased sense of patience towards myself.
Pine Needles: Burning pine needles welcomes new beginnings and fresh starts. Super helpful for things like breakups, graduation, and repelling negativity.
Rice: A bit tricky to burn! I tend to hold two or three in tweezers ad just roast the ends for a moment or two and waft that little bit of smoke around my space. Burnt rice invites financial gain, and protects you from negative energies.
Rose Petals: Rose petals invoke soft, genuine feelings of love and appreciation.
Rose Thorns: On the other hand, burning rose thorns protects you from people who have terms for their love, and protects you from people who lie about their affections for you.
Rosemary: This herb encourages good health, and is helpful in strengthening memory when burnt. It's also effective as a shower/bath additive!
Tangerine Peel: I use tangerine peels because that's what I have, but orange peels work the same! Burning these citrus peels invites more energy into your space, and can be great for sleepy mornings and early morning college classes.
As always, practice in a cleansed environment and do your research! There are many, many things that can be burnt for great effects. Blessed Be! <3
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