the humble beginnings of a poor witches altar. the lavender was hand picked from my aunt’s garden.
Other than honoring my mother today (her birthday) by giving her coffee (and cake later! maybe a cigarette, and a lotto ticket, too) I’m telling Fiance’s boss to be-fucking-have and give Fiance more hours/a promotion/something of the sort. He’s been acting like a douchey douche to Fiance and recently cut a ton of hours from him but then called him yesterday at five a.m. to get him to open and would have made him stay for his scheduled shift as well—resulting in a fourteen hour day!
I made this poppet. He’s paper. I sewed him shut with black quilting thread (i think?) and he’s got a hole in his tummy. I’m gonna stuff some shit in there and then lay this fucker on his back, stick a candle in that hole, and burn it as a part of a “do as I say” sorta spell.
Oak Awen Pendant
This pendant was made from a piece of oak branch that measures about 2 inches long. It was pyrographed (burned) with a simple Awen, a powerful Druidic symbol of inspiration. The Awen depicts the sun’s rays shining down, and the word Awen itself means “Flowing Spirit” in Welsh. It comes on a light suede cord.
Oak is a tree associated with strength, protection and prosperity. It is a King Tree in Celtic belief, and is also the sacred tree of Thor.
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Merry Meet to those who come.
Blessed Be to those who go.
This is a curse. To all of the unapologetic heterosexists, cissexists, trans-hating, misogynists, racists, ableists, ethnocentrist, anti-progress assholes out there, to all of the slut-shamers and especially to all of those that use the word “rape” as a joke or in a trivial way: may your body show the scars that you inflict upon the souls of others. May your hate be brought back to you, and you writhe in pain from your hate-filled acid words. FUCK YOU. With every reblog this curse will gain power. Let’s let cyber-witcherty start something big.
So I’m bringing this back around :D have fun.
Vanilla anti-anxiety spell
Hold a vanilla scented candle in both hands until it becomes warm to the touch. Chant three times:
Vanilla chase this mess away.
Keep it far from me today.
Light the candle and let it burn until the anxiety disappears
from the book Everyday Magic
by Dorothy Morrison
employment infusion & spell
Here we go again! After one fantastic interview and one that was ok, I felt it was time for another spell.
Having already had success with the satchet method, this time I decided to make an herbal infusion. I combined clove (wealth), rosemary and star anise (love) in a loose tea ball, and let steep for about 10 minutes.
I chose this combination because when thinking of employment, what better recipe for success than wealth and love? I don’t mean wealth in the pure dollars sense, though there’s that as well. Wealth as in abundance, good challenges, creativity, opportunity. Fulfillment.
I intermittently sipped the infusion throughout the entire process. My next step was to carve the fehu rune (prosperity, creation) into an apple - the symbol of my chosen profession (see if you can guess what!). The apple is also a symbol of abundance, love, and fertility. I felt the intent in every carving I made.
All the while I chanted, building energy, visualizing and focusing my intent: I am a master of my craft. I am a teacher. I will work.
That’s about it! I share this with you merely as inspiration - I find spells to be much more powerful when there is as much you in them as possible.
I will keep the apple on my altar until employment is attained.
Broom Closet Living
Practice Knot Magic(k)
Knotting, weaving and braiding are all good and ancient forms of magic. You may have done this before without realizing it, by making friendship bracelets. When making a friendship bracelet, you are binding your lighthearted and positive thoughts with each knot you make, then you give that bracelet full of happy knots (Hah! See what I did there?) to your best friends to wear every day.
When practicing knotting magic, you are given the opportunity to choose whatever colors correspond to your intent, add beads and trinkets, crystals or stones, anything you want, really! And it doesn’t have to just be bracelets or jewelry, you can knit or crochet blankets, scarves, sweaters, socks, etc.
One of my favorite weaving magic “spells” I do almost every day: In the morning, I braid my hair, trying to put positive thoughts into each weave. Then, during the day if I need a little positive-pick-me-up, I undo my braid and release the thoughts I weaved into it. It’s just a simple little ritual I added to my daily life!
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The celebration of this year’s Beltane.
What you’re seeing is the setup that my little circle did, with the centre bowl completely as offerings for the Horned God. We dedicated each candle to a different God representing each direction. We handmade the incense ourselves while in the circle.
After ritual, the offerings were left left in the cleft of a tree’s trunk.
Bottom photo: the symbolism of the Great Rite by the God and Goddess Personified of our circle. The Triple Goddess symbol and the God symbol were painted on the right hands of the conduits with body paint and smeared together.
I hope you enjoyed your Beltane/Samhain!
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