Black salt for the lazy witch

Ingredients:

  • container with a wide opening (ex. jar or a deeper bowl)
  • salt
  • incense
  • time

Fill your container with salt about halfway or ¾. Every time you need to burn incense - be it stick or cone - just put it in the container. It will catch the ashes as they fall. You can use this to burn your ‘everyday’ incense for the smell, or in your rituals and spells (or both). Once you feel like it, mix the ashes into the salt. Congrats, you now have a very charged black salt (although it is not very black in color, so optional ingredient is: charcoal, mixed into it).

Black salt properties: protection, banishing,, everything you associate salt and the color black with, the properties of the incense you burned to make it

Month Of Spreads: Day Eighteen

Hosted By: @tarotprose

Deck: Nicoletta Ceccoli

Spread: The Self

As any time I want to look deeply I look to my Nicoletta deck. I brought a magpie feather for wisdom and strength in me and my divination abilities and a bottle of Rowan berries and leaves. As it is my namesake, it also lends protection to any who hold a rowan branch. Sometimes we need protection from ourselves and I couldn’t think of a better way to protect myself from myself than the Rowan.

I chose III of Wands as my signifiactor. I attempt to lead others and be a person to look up to, yet I feel lonely as if no one can really know who sits here and who am I to be followed in any way, anyways?

In position one: What is my inner persona? VI of Clubs: I show the world someone who has traveled a great distance in identifying who I am. With hard trials buried in my past, they might have left a stain but I have moved forward to a different phase.

In position two: What is my inner shadow? III of Swords: I am brokenhearted, I feel rejection that I attempt to suppress. I put myself on display to hide the fact that I feel like damaged goods and that by not being accepted yet being ‘open & on display’ I don’t care and am not hurt. I am hurt.

Advice from an hereditary witch’s grandmother: things a crone has to say

My witch of a grandmother gave me her beautiful encyclopedia on healing plants to celebrate Ostara!
I told her about my blog and she asked me to share some of her advice “for those lovely internet disciples of yours”.
No, Yeyé, that’s not how this works…

But hey! When the crone talks, you listen!

“A jar of glass keeps away envious spirits and people who want to hurt you.”

“Everything dead deserves to be honored.”

“Strings of seeds bring prosperity.”

“A stone in the windowsill is a soldier that keeps away thieves, but make sure it’s not a pretty rock cause they might steal it!”

“When you trim a vine, keep some branches by the door so all the hard work you’ve done doesn’t disappear in a single day!”

“When you’re old and can’t move so much anymore, keep a jar of seeds by the Gods so they can pick their offerings as they please.”

“I keep lavender by the computer because it helps me remember how to open Facebook. Lavender is good for memory. Tell your friends of the internet.”

“I keep the obsidian and the agathe geodes in front of the TV so there will be no bad news.”


So there you have it.

Advice from an authentic crone with over 70 years of Craft , Old Yeyé.

She wishes you all many blessings and love and hopes you are all well guided.

Happy new season from lucky Old Yeyé!

-Semiramis the Magpie Witchling

10 Crystals For Empaths

Crystals have been used for thousands of years to protect and enhance personal energy. They have the ability to focus energy and generate minute electrical currents that interact with the currents in the human body and environment. Crystals are an amazing way to cleanse, amplify, and protect one’s energy.

As a highly sensitive empath, I absorb energy from everything. Not only am I affected by the emotions and attitudes of other people, but I’m extremely sensitive to things like geopathic stress and electromagnetic stress. This often leads to exhaustion, irritability, and overwhelm. 

Geopathic stress: Stress created by electromagnetic radiation, ley lines, and underground water. It’s also present in “sick building syndrome”. Injurious to health, it can affect the immune system as well as the body’s innate psychic protection and may attract ghosts or hold impressions of previous events.

Electromagnetic stress: Disharmony caused by the subtle emanations of electrical, microwave, computer, phone and radio frequencies, as well as power lines.

The following list features 10 of my favorite crystals that have been the most beneficial in managing sensitivities and raising my vibration:

Labradorite 

Known as one of the most protective stones, labradorite creates an interface around the aura that filters out energies that are not beneficial and enhances spiritual connection. It allows one to be aware of other’s feelings and emotions without being overwhelmed by them. Labradorite enhances physic abilities, aligns physical and subtle bodies, and strengthens the aura.

Tip: If you’re prone to nightmares and restless sleep, try holding a labradorite palm stone at bedtime. I sleep with one every night and it has helped me immensely. Just remember to cleanse it in-between uses!  

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: rainbow moonstone, black moonstone, spectrolite

Celestine

Also known as celestite, this high vibrational stone links one to higher realms and stimulates spiritual insights. It facilitates inner peace, helps to disperse anxieties and calm the emotions while promoting clarity of mind. This beautiful crystal heals the aura, assists in conflict resolution, and helps maintain a harmonious atmosphere in times of stress. 

Tip: Try meditating with one of these stones and record any insights you might have in a journal afterwards. I’ve been amazed at some of the profound breakthroughs I’ve had while spending time with this amazing crystal.

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: blue lace agate, angelite, phantom quartz, apophyllite 

Lithium Quartz 

This variety of quartz is a natural antidepressant. Its powerful healing energies gently lift the conditions underlying the depression to the surface, neutralizing ancient anger and grief. It can reach back into past lives to dissolve the roots of emotional dis-ease that is pervading the present life. Lithium quartz is an excellent cleanser for the body’s energy centers and is extremely useful as a healer for plants and animals.

Tip: If feeling lethargic or low on energy, carry a small lithium quartz point with you in your pocket. Lithium quartz can function like an emotional battery for those that are sensitive to the vibration of this stone.

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: quartz with hematite, elestial quartz, vanadinite, zeolite 

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline, also known as schorl; protects agains cell phones, electromagnetic smog, radiation, ill wishing, and negative energies of all kinds. Black tourmaline is the most effective block to psychic attack and is extremely efficient at absorbing negative energy. It helps one adopt a positive attitude regardless of the circumstances.

Tip: Black tourmaline is super effective as a gem elixir that can be added to cleansing sprays and used to purify the aura. 

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: shungite, black kyanite, jet, tourmalinated quartz

Rose Quartz

Known as the stone of unconditional love and forgiveness, gentle rose quartz opens the heart and transforms negative emotions into positive ones. It’s an excellent stone to use during crisis or trauma, as it quickly brings peace. It transmutes negative emotional conditioning and supports positive affirmations. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels and brings deep inner healing and self-love.

Tip: Wear a rose quartz pendant over your heart to promote self-love, tranquility, and emotional healing. 

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: rhodochrosite, pink danburite, rhodonite, pink petalite, pink kunzite 

Fluorite

A strongly protective stone, especially against electromagnetic and geopathic pollution, as well as psychic attack. Fluorite stabilizes energy and shuts off mental manipulation. This stone cleanses and stabilizes the aura. Fluorite grounds and integrates spiritual energies and assists in dissolving illusions and negative mental patterning. Emotionally, fluorite has a grounding effect. 

Tip: Place a piece of fluorite on a computer or between yourself and the source of electromagnetic fog. 

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: amazonite, green aventurine, bloodstone 

Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring stones. It helps alleviate fears, soothes an active mind, and promotes emotional calmness. This protective stone gently neutralizes negative vibrations, absorbs electromagnetic smog, and blocks geopathic stress. Smoky quartz is a powerful antidote to stress and assists in tolerating difficult times while bringing in positive energy. 

Tip: To dispel stress, place a stone in each hand and sit quietly for a few moments. Cleanse the stones thoroughly between uses.

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: hematite, smoky elestial quartz, apache tear obsidian 

Amethyst

Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high vibration. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting energy into love. A natural tranquilizer, amethyst blocks against geopathic stress and negative environmental energies. Its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness. Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers, and enhances spiritual awareness. 

Tip: Place a cleansed amethyst point towards you to draw in positive energy, and point one away from you to dispel negative energy. 

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: ametrine, lepidolite, rutilated quartz, lilac kunzite, purple fluorite  

Selenite

Selenite is a high vibrational stone that is said to occupy the space between light and matter. It’s an excellent crystal for repairing and re-energizing the aura. Selenite is a calming stone that instils deep peace and is excellent for spiritual work and meditation. Selenite does not allow outside influences to penetrate. A large piece within the house promotes a peaceful atmosphere. 

Tip: Place other crystals, talismans, and pendants on a piece of selenite overnight for cleansing. 

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: dessert rose selenite, peach moonstone, himalayan rock salt

Carnelian

An excellent stone for grounding one in present reality, carnelian is one of the oldest known healing stones. It energizes and restores vitality to the immune system. Carnelian promotes positive life choices and immense motivation, and assists one in trusting perceptions. This is a useful stone for overcoming negative emotional or mental conditioning. It calms anger and assists in banishing emotional negativity, while sharpening concentration. Mentally, carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. 

Tip: Carnelian placed near the front door of a home invokes protection and invites abundance.

Stones with similar vibrational qualities: citrine, tigers eye, golden calcite,  orang-brown selenite, amber  

I hope you find these crystals as beneficial as I do. Enjoy!

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🔔 BELLS IN WITCHCRAFT ðŸ””

Originally posted by marklsmovingcastle

Bells might just be the earliest form of superstitious practise that I remember. My baba attached three sakura-patterned suzu bells on my schoolbag as a kid, purportedly for good luck and protection from evil spirits – and Japan is far from the only place to have associated bells and bellringing with mystic practise. They’ve been used worldwide to ward off evil and carry messages – and in a more metaphysical sense, sound is the movement of energy through substance. Sounds have the potential to work powerful magic.

Here are some of the ways I’ve found utilising bells to be helpful to my craft. While I’m more likely to use traditional suzu type bells, your own background, path and culture will likely have its own types of bells – and as ever, bells can be ornate antiques or they can be a bottle cap in a tin can, as long as they’re used with intent.

GETTING STARTED

🔔 As with so much of the craft, if you’re new to the witching bell, it’s a matter of exploration and experimentation. Get a “feel” for what works for you and the specific bell you’re using.

🔔 It’s good practise to ensure that the bell itself is cleansed, warded and protected – you don’t want anything nasty tapping into that power. All witching tools can do as much harm as good, intentional or accidental.

🔔 A good way to begin incorporating bells into your craft is infuse them into any typical ritual that you’re comfortable with, or even just a prayer or moment of contemplation at your altar if you have one.

🔔 Give the bell a soft ring while focusing on the energy it’ll ripple and move, try to track the movements it creates and what it touches. The tone it’s sending out.  The most primal and versatile use of the bell – and what many of the below come down to – is simply another manner of physically channelling energy, giving it shape and direction.

PROTECTION

🔔 “Passive” bells such as windchimes or small bells attached to belongings you don’t want disturbed are a starting point. They will scare off some forms of spirit all by themselves, especially if appropriately blessed, charmed or enchanted. Or cursed.

🔔 Gently tolling can draw energy into a ward or circle you are forming and enforce its protective properties, or for a simple cleanse, letting the sound travel to every corner of the area you are protecting. It’s a little more “cutting” than a smoke or incense cleansing, which I view as more “gentle” forms of cleansing. Both have their uses.

🔔 Harder tolling is, in my opinion, one of the most powerful ways in which to enforce a banishing – however, it’s best to you know what you’re doing with the bell before you go bashing it about.

DISCERNMENT

🔔 Bells can have quite the effect on your perception and awareness. Ringing and then stopping, listening to the silence left in its wake, can bring you new perceptions or make things you’d previously missed obvious. Let it attune your mind and senses to something new, whether that’s in your thoughts or something with a little more presence. Visualise travelling with the sound, taking heed of the energies it touches and disturbs. Take note of the echoes – you’ll learn what they mean with experience.

🔔 A set of windchimes can let you know if something is passing through or if there’s some unusual energy afoot – and, yes, it may also just be letting you know that it’s a particularly breezy day, but that’s witchcraft for you.

CONJURING

🔔 This can be as simple as calling good energies to witching tools, spell jars, tarot decks, crystals, altars and shrines, your favourite teddy bar, anything at all.

🔔 With spirit work, it can truly help to magnify your “calling”. This can range from gently bringing your latest offering to the attention of your friendly neighbourhood house spirit – all the way to trying to catch the attention of something more. Be mindful, however. As I said, I consider bells pretty powerful tools and a call that’s too loud is not good spirit work practise for the spirit worker’s own sake. It can really help coax something out of hiding if you’re gentle with it, though.

COMMUNING

🔔 Some use bells to mark the beginning and end of a ritual, and I’ve read that in Wiccan practise an altar bell can be used to invoke the Goddess, although as a non-Wiccan, I’ll welcome corrections on that if I’m wrong.

🔔 In my experience, very simple forms of communication via bell work a lot better than anything too complex – “come here” and “stay away” have already been covered, and other than that they can serve as greetings or signals of a start or end of some practise or ritual, the opening or closing of a door, etc.

🔔 They can also serve as a warning or a litmus test regarding spirits, a signalling of your presence and awareness, lack of fear, or willingness to defend – but be prepared to deal with whatever responses these garner.

BINDING

🔔 Bindings are where you most often see that famous (clockwise) circular motion of the bell, embodying the meaning of the spell. This can be a simple binding to seal a spell or charm or enchantment, or a spirit-binding.

🔔 Personally, spirit-binding is something I do as little as possible simply due to my beliefs holding the autonomy of spirits in very high regard. However, sometimes situations arise that call for it, and I’m aware that not all bindings are unwilling. Far from it – and some spirits are dangerous when unbound.

🔔 As an animist (believing that all things, including inanimate objects, contain a spirit of their own), I consider gently nudging a spirit back into its physical form a sort of semi-binding, and that can be useful.

I’ll leave you all with a note that I am an urban apartment-dwelling witch through and through, so I understand that we can’t all be jangling away at all hours. I myself have a glass windchime in my front window that makes a distinct but muted sound when disturbed by passers-through, and highly recommend wooden ones also. I also only use my small and relatively quiet suzu bell for my crafting – one given to me by my baba herself.

Feel free to add any of your own findings, and happy tolling.

SIGIL ~ PROTECTION

Here is a new sigil, I’ll do more! This one is based on an old design I did when I was younger, I just added a few things. It’s made to protect you or objects from threats, negative vibes or anything you need to be protected from. Enjoy, share and use it the way you want ♥

Please, just don’t repost!

✨ Chai spells âœ¨

Now that it’s getting colder I feel like it’s time to post about chai spells! 

✨  Basic recipe for chai  ✨
- ¾ mug of milk (or milk alternative)
- ¼ mug of water
- Any tea that goes with milk (so no green or fruit teas)
- Sugar or honey to taste

Heat up your milk, water and sweetener, once boiling whisk in your tea. If using black or milk oolong tea then do not exceed 45 seconds of stirring - it seems like a small amount of time but your chai will be bitter if you go over this time! Any tea other than black tea would be alright for a bit longer, but you shouldn’t need much time at all! 

Pour the chai through a strainer and serve! Drink this while hot for the best flavour (though it doesn’t taste bad if it gets cold either)

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For the following spells, use the milk, water and sweetner and then add the tea specified! Feel free to personalise your blends!

✨  Self love chai  ✨ 
- Black tea
- Culinary dried rose petals 

✨  Protection chai 
- Black tea
- Cinnamon
- Ginger 
- 2 peppercorns

✨  Banishing chai 
- Black tea
- Basil leaves (chopped)
- Ginger 

✨  Sleepy time chai 
- Culinary lavender
- Culinary dried rose petals

Happiness chai 
- Black tea
- Cinnamon
- Orange peel

✨  Confidence chai  ✨
- Black tea
- Nutmeg
- Cinnamon

✨  Divination chai  ✨
- Milk oolong tea
- Peppermint 

✨  Purity chai 
- Milk oolong tea 
- Coconut

✨  Lucky chai 
- Black tea
- Cardamom
- Cinnamon
- Clove

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Happy brewing everyone! Enjoy many cups of magical chai  ✨

(Credit for our basic chai recipe goes to @sidewalk-crystal  - thank you lovely!)

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Decided to use my protection magic for something useful.

This emoji spell is for ALL those in the path of Hurricane Irma. In light of it being upgraded to a Catergory 5 this spell will send energy out to those whom are in its path. That energy will be used for protection and love. You all deserve support and have it from me.

Like to charge // Reblog to cast

Witches Garden!

(Not exclusive to green witches)

🍃 Aloe - Luck and protection

🍃 Carnation - protection and strength

🍃 Chamomile - Passion and sleep

🍃 Chrysanthemum - Strength

🍃 Clover - Wealth and success

🍃 Dandelion - Divination

🍃 Heather - Protection and luck

🍃 Hibiscus - Love and lust

🍃 Holly - Protection

🍃 Honeysuckle - Wealth and spirit

🍃 Jasmine - Love and wealth

🍃 Lavender - Peace and happiness

🍃 Lilac - Excorcism and love

🍃 Lily - healing

🍃 Marigold - Protection

🍃 Myrtle - Fertility

🍃 Poppy - Love and Sleep

🍃 Rose - Healing and love

“Insignificant things I’ve accidentally learned as a witch, part II.”

1. Confine your sins to the moon. She won’t tell anyone. Marry her, for she is dressed in wedding-white, and she will wake you when she misses you at night. Do not fear when she runs away for several days, because she loves you and always returns.

2. Old music understands tired souls in a way that many people do not. The classical radio will keep you good company while driving home late at night.

3. The more you love someone, the sharper the knife they wield. They’ll either use it alongside yours in war or they’ll turn it against you while you sleep.

4. Rings of salt on windowsills keeps curious and lost demons from seeping in through the blinds.

5. Look at the mirror if you must, but do not look into it. Mirrors will try to show you everything they’ve seen and felt in a very short moment of time.

6. A simple sleep charm: imagine yourself sitting on the bed of a loved one. You’re their guardian, wielding away the shadows that creep into their dreams at night. As you rest on the edge of the mattress, a rose garden gently flourishes on the bed. You never fail.

7. Everything will always work out in the end. It’s only a matter of waiting through the trials and grief.

-yann

Magical Associations of Cats
  • Black: witchcraft, power, protection, deep magic, wisdom, discernment, removing negative energy
  • Red/ginger/orange: male power, the power of the sun, Yang energy, harvest moon, wealth, money, focus
  • Blue/grey/smoke: love, happiness, peace, good luck, emotional stability
  • White: lunar magic, healing, recharging, beauty, invoking admiration, relieving stress, considered a good omen in America
  • Colorpoint/Siamese: the royal color, fame, success, purity, longevity, solar magic, Yang energy
  • Calico/tri-colored: associated with the triple goddess, good luck, protection, happiness, prosperity
  • Two-tone: wisdom, understanding, common sense, friendliness
  • Tortoiseshell: Yin energy (this color pattern is inherited only by females), children, pure magic, clairvoyance, healing
  • Gold/golden brown: revered temple cat, wisdom, grace, solar magic, playfulness
  • Tabby/striped: good luck, light, humor, energy
  • source: https://www.consciousreminder.com/2016/11/15/cat-protects-you-home-ghosts-negative-spirits/ with some edits by me <3
Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread 🍂

Mabon is fast approaching so I thought now was a perfect time to bring out my Grandma’s famous pumpkin bread recipe! For me sabbats are all about connecting with family and sharing good food, so family recipes are a perfect fit. Better yet, the ingredients in this pumpkin bread have magical correspondences of protection, healing, and prosperity fitting for the transition from reaping season to the final harvest. I, for one, am using this as an opportunity to reset my intentions with the newly waxing moon as we launch full force into autumn.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread

Bake at 350 // 50 to 55 minutes // Makes 3 loaves

Beat 3 eggs

Add:

½ cup vegetable oil

2 cups canned pumpkin

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups sugar

Mix well…

Add:

3 cups all purpose flour (mix slowly!)

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp nutmeg

Optional:

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans OR sprinkle raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds on top a bit before it is done!

Pour evenly into 3 loaf pans that have been sprayed and floured. Bake as directed and test with a toothpick inserted near middle. Cool on racks and wrap in foil.


Magical Correspondences

Pumpkin – banishment, divination, healing, prosperity, and protection

Vanillahappiness, love, and lust

Cinnamon – success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, prosperity

Clovesprotection, love, prosperity, banishing, friendship

Ginger – sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, success, health, protection, new experiences and adventures

Nutmegprosperity, luck, protection, intellect, removing curses


And there we have it! Let me know if you make this and how it works out for you!

Happy Mabon!

xo – Lena

Guardian Candles (an original spell)

This is a candle for you to light whenever you are worried for someone. When lit, it will send them positive energy, protection, or whatever your intent behind it states.

Tools:

  • a candle
  • healing oil of your choice
  • incense


Method:

  1. Take a candle that reminds you of the person you want it to represent. It can be anything from their favorite color to one they chose themselves.
  2. Light your incense. Let the scent fill you with calmness as you channel your intent into the candle. Take your oil (I use lavender or chamomile) and anoint the candle by tracing the first letter of their name onto the wax with the pointer finger of your dominant hand. Keep an image of the person in your mind. This oil will provide them with healing. 
  3. Hold the candle over the smoke from your incense, turning it a few times to cover it completely. This will help to bless the candle, the smoke acting as a shroud around the person it represents, to protect them from negative energy. While doing this, recite the incantation:


“Candle guide them,

Goddess guard them

Keep them in your sights.

Spirits lift them

Ancients teach them

Surround them with your light.”

(not my gif)