Things I am used to thunder sounding like: explosions, cannon-fire, distant rumbling, far-off grumbles, a hammer on a sheet of metal

Things I am not used to thunder sounding like: two sharp knocks as if someone was trying to get me to open the window

Storms probably shouldn’t sound like they’re trying to convince you to let them inside, just saying. I’m on to you, thunder.

And there it goes again! One-two bang, like the way I knock on doors.

Ok, witches! I gotta tell you about meteorological symbols!

There’s one for every weather condition you can think of! You can probably find a longer list in the back of a dictionary, or just search Google images.

  • You can use them as sigils on their own, or use them as inspiration to make your own sigils!
  • Use them for weather summoning!
  • Use the symbols as a substitute for certain weather conditions! For example, if a spell calls for rainwater and you live in the desert, use the meteorological symbol for heavy rain.
  • Use the metaphorical attributes of the symbols in spells! For example, a hurricane for added energy, or fog for concealment.
  • The list goes on!
Keep on fighting, even through the toughest of times. The storm you’re in won’t last forever, I promise.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

An iconic Maltese natural rock arch collapsed into the sea Wednesday during a powerful storm.

The “Azure Window” jutting off Malta’s Gozo Island is printed on innumerable Instagram posts and travel brochures. It was also featured in movies and TV shows, including HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Local resident Roger Chessell was there when the iconic arch collapsed. “There was a big raging sea beneath the window,” he told the Times of Malta. “Suddenly, the arch collapsed into the sea with a loud whoomph, throwing up a huge spray. By the time the spray had faded, the stack had gone too.”

ICYMI: Malta’s Landmark ‘Azure Window’ Rock Formation Collapsed This Week

Image:  Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images 

Sea Water

The sea has seen countless full moons, countless storms, hurricanes, tropical rains, rivers gushing into it, icebergs floating, ice and snow melting, blood of many animals and humans…

Basically, you can use sea water for most things. From curses to blessings, protections, cleansing, and countless spells. If you have access to sea water, use it!