*beginners

Korean name suffixes

~님 - Is the highest form of honorifics and used to show respect, it is added to the end of professions (e.g. 선생 - Teacher) 

~씨 - Is commonly used amongst people of similar age/speech level, it can be added to the end of either a persons first name or full name

선배 - Is used to address a senior colleague, or in school when addressing someone in a higher class

후배 - Is used similarly to 선배 but refers to juniors and is mainly used in the third person, not when addressing them 

~군 - Used when talking to unmarried younger men

~양 - Used when talking to unmarried younger women, both can be used similarly to ~씨 in that they can be added either to a first name or full name

~야/아 - Is generally used for children, it can also be used between close friends and people who are familiar with each other, it is not gender exclusive. ~야 is added when the name ends in a vowel and ~아 is added when when the name ends in a consonant

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DIY Melted Crayon Necklace

This could not be an easier Jewelry DIY - melted crayon shavings in a bezel, finished with a dimensional sealer.

For more Crayon DIYs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/crayons

Find this easy tutorial for the DIY Melted Crayon Necklace by Big Picture Classes here.

anonymous asked:

So if I want to be a witch, this may be a dumb question but what Are he first steps /things I need to know? I think I would like to start off by making a sigil and seeing how that goes, but I really don't know a lot. Also I don't know which type of witch I would like to be. Sorry if it's a dumb question! Anything helps.

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You’re not dumb!!! All questions are good questions!!!!! <3 

Firstly you don’t need to be any type of witch, you can just be a witch. When people pick a type they’re doing it for one of two reasons (usually). One, because they maybe felt an immense pull to a specific area of the craft, and designed their entire practice around it, or, two, because they did research and found out they like working with something (like crystals for example) and then decided to focus on the use of crystals hence becoming a crystal witch. 

If you like most areas of the craft and don’t want to focus on one or two things, then you don’t have to put your self in a type. Nor do you have to put your self in a type if you’re unsure, or at all if you just don’t feel like it. Honestly you don’t even have to call your self a witch if you don’t want to. 


About first steps, I recently made a post about the *very beginning stages of witchcraft here. To summarize the post, the most important thing you can do as a beginner witch is research. Within that post is linked a post I made about how to write a grimoire/book of shadows (a place where you keep all the magical information you’ve learned).


As for things you should know, there are so many things. I mean, like I said above, research is the best thing you can do for your self. But here’s some stuff I wish I knew right at the start. (These things are my opinion and are not in anyway rules or requirements.) 

  1. You should learn how to undo anything you wish to do. You want to know how to bind? Learn how to unbind. You want to learn how to curse? Learn how to uncurse. You want to do spells? Learn how to dismantle them should you decide you no longer desire their effect. 
  2. You don’t have to experience ~otherworldly~ things. Maybe you tried astral traveling and it’s just not for you. Maybe you don’t see or hear spirits, maybe that ouija board just doesn’t communicate with you, and maybe you don’t sense energies. Good news! You don’t have to. You can absolutely practice your craft without these things. It doesn’t make you less of a witch.
  3. Witchcraft does not have to be religious. Witchcraft and Wicca are not the same thing. One is a religion, one is a practice. You don’t have to be religious to practice witchcraft at all. Loads of witches incorporate deities in their craft. Even I do sometimes, and I consider my self secular. (That’s because of a personal belief that deities are personifications of significant energies but I digress.) The point is you don’t have to. 
  4. Cross reference. Don’t get all your information from once source, and don’t be afraid to use your own intuition about what you think is right in your craft. (It is your craft after all.) But gathering form multiple sources can help you get a more rounded sense of information, and if the source you were originally learning from was way off base, you’ll have double checked else where to see how and why. 
  5. Be kind and respectful to other cultures, and be mindful of cultural appropriation. keep an eye out for closed cultures, check your privilege, and listen to minority voices about how they would like their cultures treated. 

Sigils!! Sigils are awesome. They’re a lot of fun. Probably the most important thing to know about sigils, is that you should word them for the present tense. For example: “I am lucky” not “I will be lucky” 

Here are a bunch of posts (not mine) explaining how to make and charge sigils: 

http://eclecticspells.tumblr.com/post/130053910808/what-is-a-sigil-how-is-it-used-are-there

http://eclecticspells.tumblr.com/post/133762311228/places-to-put-sigils

http://eclecticspells.tumblr.com/post/136642766923/how-to-charge-sigils

http://eclecticspells.tumblr.com/post/151821270663/active-and-passive-sigil-activation


I hope this was helpful! Thank you for your ask!! <3 

Resources for Those Interested in Catholicism {Updated 12/4/16}

I’ll be adding to this list as I find more resources!! Feel free to request certain resources, or ask questions! :)

Lesson 12: Meditation

One of the most frequently asked-about topics I get on here is meditation. As spiritual people beginning our paths of awakening, we want to practice meditation in order to center ourselves and enhance our spiritual connection. But meditating is far from easy, especially when there are so many misconceptions about how we should go about it.

Meditation has been practiced for thousands and thousands of years across religions and cultures. It is most often associated with Buddhism and is a spiritual practice that allows one to calm their mind, charge their energy, and center themselves. Meditation is also an excellent method for contacting your angels/spirit guides and accessing your higher self. Through meditating, you can also have many moments of epiphany and self-discovery.

There are many, many forms of meditation and it’s up to you to decide which one is best for you. The thing that relates all of these forms to each other is presence. During meditation, you should be completely present. I always recommend reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle to understand presence, but it isn’t some mysterious “concept.” Presence literally refers to the current moment, the Now. If you can place all your focus in the Now and live in this present moment, not thinking of yesterday or tomorrow or some hypothetical, nameless point in time that has nothing to do with what is happening right now in this very moment, then you can be present. Being present itself is a meditation. What’s also important during meditation is breathing. Taking deep breaths in and out is not only an easy way for you to master presence (as once you focus on your breathing, you’ve instantly become present), but it is also a method of relaxation. Breathing deeply allows you to breathe out negative energy and inhale positive. Deep breathing allows you to control your intake of prana energy.

  • Meditation helps to make us feel peaceful. The problem many people have with this is that they feel they cannot control their minds. During meditation, they feel as if their minds control them and they don’t control their minds, so they cannot understand how to be still and meditate. This only happens when we aren’t present. When you live in the present moment, you choose to not think about all the “problems” or things you want to fix. You choose to not think of things that aren’t real; you choose to not think at all, and to just be in the Now. Presence is the key. Of course, many people feel that they aren’t “getting it right” because they’re still having thoughts. When you meditate, even if you’re present, thoughts are bound to come. But don’t think about those thoughts when they come. Don’t get frustrated that thoughts are still there and then try to chase them away. The point is to be still. Even in presence, thoughts will still come. Imagine your mind like the sky and thoughts are clouds. Clouds pass slowly and smoothly across the sky all the time, in a peaceful manner. The sky doesn’t try to chase them away, it just lets the clouds pass. It smiles at them as they go. The clouds do not disturb the sky’s being, they do not distract the sky from being the sky. The sky goes on and so do the clouds. Be the sky and let your thoughts be clouds.
  • When you empty your mind during meditation, what you’re “emptying” is not the thoughts themselves, but rather your reaction to them or your interpretation of them. You’re silencing the inner voice that reads these thoughts in your mind. Just let the thoughts be and let yourself be. If you are striving to make your mind completely blank during meditation, you are going to have a passive experience and that is not the goal of meditation. Yes, meditation should be relaxing, but it should also be a spiritual experience that you are completely engaged in. Thoughts can actually be helpful during meditation. As I said before, meditation can help with self-discovery. The way certain things make you feel while you meditate can tell you a lot about what you need to let go of and what no longer serves you. A helpful practice is to think of one word, thing, place, or person while you meditate. Concentrate your energy on the one thing you’ve chosen and be aware of how your body and mind respond to it. This can help you to focus and also help to reveal certain things about you or your life.
  • Breathing exercises are an essential part of meditation, especially in the beginning when you are trying to enter a meditation state. Here are some excellent breathing exercises you can try. Focus on the rise and fall of your breath when you begin meditating, and any time a thought crosses your mind, come back to your breathing. Counting your breath is also very helpful for presence.

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Holiday Greetings | Christmas and New Year’s

Hey guys, today we’re going to talk about the holidays! I can’t believe that it’s December already. I hope everyone had a great year, and if not, I hope 2017 will be a better year for you!

Christmas:

  1. Cheers・乾杯・かんぱい
  2. Christmas Tree・クリスマスツリー
  3. Happy Hanukkah!・ハヌーカおめでとう・ハッピーはハヌーカ
  4. Happy Holidays!・良い休日を・よいきゅうじつを
  5. Happy Kwanzaa!・クワンザおめでとう・ハッピークワンザ
  6. Merry Christmas!・メリークリスマス
  7. Party・パーティー
  8. Present・プレゼント
  9. Santa Clause・サンタクロース

e.g.  Here, I got this present for you!
        これクリスマスプレゼントです。

         Please accept this gift!
        どうか、受け取ってください!

The most common Christmas greeting is simply “メリークリスマス!” they don’t really have any other greetings like we do in English. Christmas Day is really popular amongst couples in Japan, they usually go to places like ディズニー [Disney] or 表参道 [Omotesandou] to see the beautiful illuminations. It’s still celebrated amongst families as well in Japan, but it’s definitely more likely that couples will spend Christmas day together instead of with their families!

New Year’s:

  1. Have a happy New Year (before the year ends)!
    良いお年を・よいおとしを
  2. Have a happy New Year (after the new year begins)!
    明けましておめでとうございます・あけましておめでとうございます。
  3. New Year’s Eve
    大晦日・おおみそか
  4. I wish you all the best for this year.
    今年もよろしくお願いします!

According to my boyfriend, recently lots of younger Japanese people shorten their New Year’s greetings simply to “あけおめ。ことよろ!” so if you want you could say this to your close Japanese’s friends, but it’s really informal so make sure you don’t say it to anyone superior to you!

@learnjp

Seven of Pentacles.

In the end, no one ever wishes they had spent more time working. Do not squander your limited days. Surround yourself with the ones you love.

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Child of Freyja
Scorpio Sun
Aries Moon
Leo Rising
ENTP
Mysterious/Powerful/Gentle

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A Quick Guide to Sewing Threads by ANGELA KANE Sewing TV

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Reading for Yuletide Intuition is at work today! Came in super early for the opening shift, so I didn’t have time before work.
Day four is “Protection,” and it seems like my cards just keep lining up perfectly for this challenge.
I’ll use my lion strength and calmness throughout today 💪🏼🦁
Happy readings lovely witches ✨🔮❤️️💧
Book: Tarot for Beginners by Barbara Moore.
Deck pictured: Cleopatra Tarot by Etta Stoico. Art by Silvana Alasia.

Updated Resource Masterpost

Astral Projection

Beginner Witchcraft

Banishing

Books

Candle magic

Charms

Correspondences

Cosmic Witchcraft

Crystals

Cultural Appropriation

Cursing

Deity Related (not Pantheon specific)

Divination

Green Witchcraft

Hellenic Polytheism

Kemetic Polytheism

Kitchen Witchcraft

Norse Paganism

  • Altars (possibly helpful for people who aren’t Norse pagans also)

Offerings and Devotion for Specific Deities [Mostly Hellenic ATM]

Other Masterposts

Potions

Secret witches

Sigil Magic

Spells

Spirit work/Necromancy

Tarot cards

Urban witchcraft

Witch Tips

Actions in Witchcraft

Just like each herb and crystal has certain properties and strength, so do actions taken during rituals and spells. When writing spells it is important to include the proper actions to make sure your spell is as effective as possible.

Burning - Burning an object is a common practice in spells and rituals. Fire is considered a cleansing and activating force.

  • If you want to destroy something’s influence, burn it and dispose of the ashes away from your home.
  • If you want to set something into motion, burn objects related to the situation to ash.
  • If you want to activate certain energies, burn objects related to those involved.
  • If you are performing a curse or hex, burn the object in the flame of a candle.

Burying/Abandoning - A Witch might bury and object for many reasons. They might want to put something to rest, perform a slow spell, or banish something. There are different ways in which one can bury an object to accomplish a desired outcome:

  • If you want to keep something close, bury the object in your back yard.
  • If you want to attract something, bury the object under the front door step
  • If you want to disperse something to a distance, throw the object into a crossroads
  • If you want to fix an influence, inter the object in a five-spot pattern
  • If you want something to work by means of spirits, bury the object in a graveyard (but don’t disrupt those buried there!)
  • If you want to hide something’s point of origin, conceal the object in a tree
  • If you want something/someone to work by stealth, hide the object in clothing or on objects
  • If you want an influence to begin or strengthen, throw the object East
  • If you want an influence to end or weaken, throw the object West

Rubbing - Rubbing an object can be the easiest and most immediate way to experience witchcraft. Transferring and garnering energy from objects can be done through physical contact with an object.

  • If you want to put energy into an object, rub it with your left hand
  • If you want to gather energy from an object, rub it with your right hand
  • If you want to bring positivity, rub clockwise
  • If you want to bring negativity, rub counter clockwise
  • If you want to use crystals to heal, rub the appropriate stone on the effected part of the body.

Soaking - Water is one of the main elements used in witchcraft. It comes in many forms with many different properties and uses.

  • If you want something to move away and sink, throw it in running water
  • If you want something’s influence to rise and fall cyclically, float it in a tidal estuary
  • If you want to protect or cleanse something, soak an object in rain water
  • If you are focused on your personal goals, soak your object in sea water
  • If you want to bring about transformation, soak your object in snow/melted snow
  • If you’re trying to make a wish come true, soak your object in well water
  • If you want to banish, soak your object in harbor water
Important Reminder:


Witches who began their practice YESTERDAY are still valid witches

Witches who began their practice 5 MINUTES AGO are still valid witches

Witches who had to TEACH THEMSELVES are still valid witches

Witches who had someone TEACH THEM are still valid witches

Witches who have been practicing in secret for YEARS are still valid witches

Witches who didn’t realize that they’d been doing magic ALL THEIR LIFE are still valid witches

Witches who were initiated into a COVEN are still valid witches

Witches who work ALONE are still valid witches

You are a Witch the instant you decide you want to claim that Title, and no one can take that from you. So don’t let them take that from you

Updated Master Post

Astral Projection

Astrology

Beginner Witchcraft

Banishing

Blood Magic

Books

Candle magic

Charms

Cleansing

Correspondences

Cosmic Witchcraft

Crystals

Cultural Appropriation

Cursing

Deity Related (not Pantheon specific)

Divination

Green Witchcraft

Hellenic Polytheism

Kemetic Polytheism

Kitchen Witchcraft

Norse Paganism

  • Altars (possibly helpful for people who aren’t Norse pagans also)
  • Psa (Also possibly helpful for people who aren’t Norse pagans)

Offerings and Devotion for Specific Deities [Mostly Hellenic ATM]

Other Masterposts

Potions

Secret witches

Sigil Magic

Spells

Spirit work/Necromancy

Tarot cards

Urban witchcraft

Witch Tips

The beginner witch's starter spell kit

So I know most of you just starting off feel pressured to go and get a load of equipment to use in spells, and while I still believe it’s not strictly necessary to have spell ingredients and tools and words and intent alone are enough to suffice, I can understand wanting stuff to make you feel more witchy and to help you visualise stuff better etc.

So here are the bare basic things I recommend 😊

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✨ a quartz crystal

Why?

- Because they are self cleansing - you never need to spiritually cleanse them

- because they are neutral - you can charge them with any intent you want and they will be able to carry them

- they can be used to cleanse - use it to cleanse yourself, use it to cleanse any other items you have

- they help transmit energy - perfect for helping you send energy to something or someone else

- they receive energy - perfect for channeling energy

- they amplify energy - use them to increase the power of anything else you are using in your magic

- cheap af

- completely innocuous - no one’s gonna look at it and think you must be a witch


Where?

Like literally fucking anywhere - go into a gift shop and you can probably find a Quartz crystal even if it’s on the end of a keyring or if it’s part of a gemstone chip bracelet, sometimes in the gift section of bookshops, in the birth stone section of a card shop, in most seaside gift shops, in museum gift shops, as a free gift on the front of a mind, body, spirit magazine….

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✨ a feather

Why?

- it’s free af

- depending on the bird it can represent different things - Google bird meanings and omens etc

- represents the element of air

- use in cleansing spells by wafting around (yup. Simple as that - think feather dusters - cleansing!)

- comes from birds - birds fly- use in astral travel spells. Birds nest - use in home spells. Birds are free to roam where they want - use in freedom / release spells… Pretty damn versatile if you ask me!

- bonus - pretty, soft, fluffy

Where?

Literally walk out your front door, there’s probably one waiting for you right there. If not, try the back door.

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✨ a stone

Why?

- again, free af

- represents earth element

- comes from ground and therefore can help you in grounding spells

- the phrase ‘solid as a rock?’ - use in spells that help you stabilise and settle down in life

- what can stones be used for? Building bridges, paths and buildings - use in spells that help you cross metaphorical bridges, that help you find your path, to help you lay foundations etc

Where?

Again, literally anywhere

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✨ water (including some sort of bowl, jar, bottle, whatever… To hold said water)

Why?

- free

- represents water element

- use in cleansing spells

- water represents emotions - use in any spell that deals with emotions

- still water is calming, use in calming spells

- bonus - research different types of water and how to use in witchcraft because sea water, rain water etc can all be used for different things but as a standard simply use tap water

Where

- sea
- collect rain
- river
- the tap????

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✨ a battery operated tea light candle

Why?

- discreet and small - easy to hide away if necessary

- no need for lighter or matches

- safe af

- lasts longer than a real candle

- represents fire

- usually really cheap for a multipack

- most come with realistic flicker effect

- can get in different colours so can be used as an alternative to spell candles

- bonus - if you’re willing to spend a little more you can now get them in the style of church candles or taper candles and some of them have a sensor on them which lets you ‘blow them out’

- can be used for enlightening spells, passion, energising or any kind of candle spell

- nice to look at when meditating

- looks great in a candle holder

- safe to use as markers for you circle if you want to work within one and won’t matter if you’re clumsy af like me and knock it over


Where?

DIY stores, home stores, gift shops, clothes shops with home sections… Practically EVERYWHERE at Christmas… Most likely a pound / thrift store?

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🌸 Can I just point out you now have an item to represent all of the elements? How fricking awesome is that?? You can use any kind of elemental spell now! Yay!🌸

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✨ salt

Why?

- use in protection spells

- use to cleanse

- cheap

- use in your bath to soothe sore, aching muscles, or to soften dry skin or hard nails


Where?

- any food shop

- most likely your kitchen

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✨ black pepper (corns or ground)

Why?

- great for binding spells

- use to absorb negativity

- cheap af


Where?

Again, food store or probably already in your kitchen

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✨ a notebook

Why?

- to jot down spells, your research, correspondences etc

Where?

Pretty much anywhere. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on it. Chances are after practicing for a little while you’ll settle down more into your own personal craft and realise a lot of the stuff you wrote down won’t be relevant to you and your beliefs any more and then by that point you will have been able to save up for a nice new fancy one and you can copy over the stuff you want to keep 😊

Take it from me, there is literally no point in spending loads of money on your first spell book, you will definitely out grow it.

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✨ either a cheap multi-pack of different coloured cotton reels or ribbon

- use for string / ribbon magic (a very easy form of magic for beginners)

- use in binding spells


Where?

You could go to a craft shop but honestly, just go to your local pound / thrift shop or market to pick one up for £1. Craft shops will no doubt charge you more than you have to pay

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✨ some form of tiny draw string cloth pouch or the fabric to make one

Why?

- use for making charm bags with

Where?

if you’re lucky you might be given one when you buy your Quartz crystal - people usually put crystals in little drawstring pouches, a lot of jewellery from eBay come in them too

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So there you have it!

At the very most all you’ll be buying is a notebook, salt and pepper if you don’t already have it, a Quartz crystal, some cotton, a battery tea light and a tiny bag.

You should easy be able to get that for under £10 especially if you buy everything you can from a pound store!

If you want to start practicing divination, you could always get a pack of playing cards from there too and learn how to divine using them - that knowledge is only a Google search away!

How easy (and cheap) was that?

You’ll probably find that as you go on, the longer you practice you’ll probably add to your collection over time and then you’ll start making the occasional bigger purchase as a treat, you might want to buy some tarot cards for example…

But this should be more than enough to start you off! 😊

And you can keep them all hidden in a little box under your bed and no one needs to know anything about it if you don’t want them too 💕

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