Like many witches, I use Tumblr to compile spells, resources, witch tips, and so on! I thought I’d compile the tags I use into one post so that I, as well as others, can access and utilize them! Since this is kinda a long post, I’ll start it after the “read more”!
always follow what raises your vibration. anything that sets your soul on fire, makes you excited and gives you those goosebumps is in alignment with your higher self. that is your destiny, everything else will fall into place after
Whatever I say about Rick Riordan, he did give us meaningful messages. They are golden and hit you right in your heart.
“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” - The Lightning Thief
“Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.” -The Lightning Thief
“Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.” -The Lightning Thief
“The real world is where the monsters are.” -The Lightning Thief
“Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?” -The Lightning Thief
“Suspecting and knowing are not the same.” -The Lightning Thief
“Names have power.” -The Lightning Thief
“So few people did good in their lives. It was depressing.” -The Lightning Thief
“The dead aren’t scary. They are just sad.” -The Lightning Thief
“the best people have the rottenest luck” -The Lightning Thief
“If you were a god, how would you like being called a myth, an old story to explain lightning? What if I told you, Perseus Jackson, that someday people would call you a myth, just created to explain how little boys can get over losing their mothers?” -The Lightning Thief
“It was like looking at the ocean: some days, you could tell what mood it was in. Most days, though, it was unreadable, mysterious.” -The Lightning Thiel
“You may choose to believe or not, but the fact is that immortal means immortal. Can you imagine that for a moment, never dying? Never fading? Existing, just as you are, for all time?” -The Lightning Thief
“Does truth have a moral?” -The Sea Of Monsters
“Don’t you ever feel like, what if the world really IS messed up? What if we COULD Do it all over again from scratch? No more war. Nobody homeless. No more summer reading homework.
“ -The Sea Of Monsters
“Knowledge isn’t always good for you.” -The Sea Of Monsters
“This is the trouble with all happiness -all of it is built on top of something men want.” -The Sea Of Monsters
“there’s one thing I’ve learned over the eons, it’s that you can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. It doesn’t matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don’t appreciate your genius” -The Sea Of Monsters
“But you, Percy - you are part god, part human. You live in both worlds. You can be harmed by both, and you can affect both. That’s what makes heroes so special. You carry the hopes of humanity into the realm of the eternal.” -The Sea Of Monsters
“There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.” -The Titan’s Curse
So I took her hand, and I don’t know what everybody else heard, but to me it sounded like a slow dance: a little sad, but maybe a little hopeful, too.” -
The Titan’s Curse
“He might as well have stabbed me with a rusty dagger.It would’ve hurt less than reminding me of my promise.” -
The Titan’s Curse
“The most dangerous flaws are those which are good in moderation,“ she said. "Evil is easy to fight. Lack of wisdom… that is very hard indeed.” -
The Titan’s Curse
"You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear through the search.” -
The Titan’s Curse
“Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“Getting something and having the wits to use it…those are two different things.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“You must carry on my spirit. It can no longer be carried by a god. It must be taken up by all of you. “-The Battle Of Labyrinth
“Don’t judge someone until you’ve stood at his forge and worked with his hammer, eh?” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“I was glad to be with her, but it also kind of hurt, and it hurt when I wasn’t with her, too.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“Remake the wild, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world. You cannot wait for anyone else, even a god, to do that for you.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“Genius does not excuse evil.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
"But… I’m just… I mean, I’m just me.” “That is enough,” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“A good artist must be good at many things.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“They said I would never amount to anything. Look at me now. Sometimes small things can become very large indeed.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“Maybe that’s why monsters fade. Maybe it’s not about what the mortals believe. Maybe it’s because you give up on yourself.” -The Battle Of Labyrinth
“It’s hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.” -The Last Olympian
“Sometimes the hardest power to master is the power of yielding.” -The Lat Olympian
“No hero is above fear .”-The Last Olympian
"I am here because when all else fails, when all the other mighty gods have gone off to war, I am all that’s left. Home. Hearth. I am the last Olympian” -The Last Olympian
“Because Hope survives best at the Hearth.” -The Last Olympian
“Patterns repeat themselves in history” -The Last Olympian
“You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.” -The Lost Hero
“But beauty is about finding the right fit, the most natural fit, To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself — avoid trying to be something you’re not. For a goddess, that’s especially hard. We can change so easily.
“-The Lost Hero
“Don’t stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of the sadness.” -The Lost Hero
“My point is that love is the most powerful motivator in the world. It spurs mortals to greatness. Their noblest, bravest acts are done for love.” -The Lost Hero
“Nothing lasts forever, not even the best machines. And everything can be reused.
“-The Lost Hero
“Humor was a good way to hide the pain.” -The Lost Hero
“He was the class clown, the court jester, because he’d learn early that if you cracked jokes and pretended you weren’t scared, you usually didn’t get beat up. Even the baddest gangster kids would tolerate you, keep you around for laughs.”-The Lost Hero
“Maybe people with special gifts show up when bad things are happening because that’s when they’re needed most.” -The Lost Hero
“Life is only precious because it ends, kid.” -The Son Of Neptune
What mattered was listening. You didn’t need to say you were sorry. The only thing that helped was moving on—moving forward.” -The Son Of Neptune
“A real man’s weapon is his mind.” -The Son Of Neptune
“Death has more in common with Love than you might imagine.” -The Son Of Neptune
“Nobody welcomes a war - not if they’re smart. But war finds everyone sooner or later. It’s inevitable.” -The Son Of Neptune
“Strange things conspire when one tries to cheat fate” -The Son Of Neptune
“He warned me the greediest wishes cause the greatest sorrows.” -The Son Of Neptune
"As long as we’re together,” -The Mark Of Athena
“Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.” -The Mark Of Athena
“I’m nobody’s sidekick” -The Mark Of Athena
“She had to go on this quest. The fate of the world might depend on it. But part of him wanted to say: Forget the world. He didn’t want to be without her.” -The Mark Of Athena
“Keep it simple.” -The Mark Of Athena
“But she wondered why beautiful things had to be wrapped up with evil history. Or was it the other way around? Maybe the evil history made it necessary to build beautiful things, to mask the darker aspects.” -The Mark Of Athena
“True success requires sacrifice.” -The Mark Of Athena
“Swords can’t solve every problem.” -The Mark Of Athena
“Many of the best traps are simple. You just have to think about it, and hope your victim doesn’t.” -The Mark Of Athena
“Gods forbid if she ever broke up with him. She’d never be able to visit the sea again without remembering her broken heart.”-The Mark Of Athena
Tell the sun and stars hello for me.” -The House Of Hades
But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.” -The House Of Hades
“I figure the world is basically a machine. I don’t know who made it, if it was the Fates, or the gods, or the capital-G god or whatever. But it chugs along the way it’s supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break off and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly… things happen for a reason.” -The House Of Hades
“Yeah, well,” Nico said, “not giving people a second thought…that can be dangerous.” -The House Of Hades
“Oh, I wouldn’t say Love always makes you happy. Sometimes it makes you incredibly sad.” -The House Of Hades
“Love is no game! It is no flowery softness! It is hard work- It demands everything from you- especially the truth. Only then does it yield results.” -The House Of Hades
I am the god of love. I am never fair.” -The House Of Hades
“Love was the most savage monster of all.” -The House Of Hades
“Ask your friends, Cupid said. Frank, Hazel, and Percy met my counterpart, Thanatos. We are not so different. Except Death is sometimes kinder.” -The House Of Hades
“Bob says hello”-The House Of Hades
“Love is on every side, and no one’s side. Don’t ask what Love can do for you.” -The House Of Hades
“He didn’t think much of fates and prophecies, but he did believe in one thing: Annabeth and he were supposed to be together.” -The House Of Hades
I’m not choosing one of your paths. I’m making my own.” -The House Of Hades
“Must’ve been hard on your mom,” Frank said. “I guess we’ll do anything for someone we love.” -The House Of Hades
Mortals did superhuman feats in the name of love all the time.
“-The House Of Hades
“It is a costly thing, looking on the true face of Love.” -The House Of Hades
“It’s natural to feel fear. All great warriors are afraid. Only the stupid and the delusional are not…” -The House Of Hades
“The dead see what they believe they will see. So do the living. That is the secret.” -The House Of Hades
“She had to face the fact that she couldn’t protect everyone she loved. She couldn’t solve every problem.” -The House Of Hades
“Well, maybe you got the smoke, buddy, but I’ve got the fire.” -The House Of Hades
“I guess once in a while we all need a wake-up call from somebody who loves us.” -The House Of Hades
“No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you.” -The Blood Of Olympus
You should have to make someone`s heart whole; that was a much better test.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“Some pain shouldn’t be wished away so easily. It had to be dealt with, even embraced.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“You can’t choose your parentage. But you can choose your legacy.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“I don’t define myself by the boys who may or may not like me” -The Blood Of Olympus
“Our desires reveal us. They show us for who we really are.” -The Blood Of Olympus
‘Getting a second life is one thing. Making it a better life, that’s the trick.’ -The Blood Of Olympus
“Fear can’t be reasoned with. Neither can hate. They’re like love. They’re almost identical emotions. That’s why Ares and Aphrodite like each other. Their twin sons – Fear and Panic – were spawned from both war and love.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“A wind that blows aimlessly is no good to anyone.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“Keep moving. Don’t get bogged down. Don’t think about the bad stuff. Smile and joke even when you don’t feel like it. Especially when you don’t feel like it.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“Your voice is your identity.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“Dreams and death were old friends of his. He knew how to navigate their dark borderland.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“The most difficult kind of strength – restraint.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“You will not find love where you wish or where you hope.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“All aboard for one last trip.” -The Blood Of Olympus
The darkness is my birthright.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“Complaining of unfairness is like assigning blame, Percy Jackson. It does no one any good.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“It’s stupid what keeps people apart.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“Nico had once read a story from Plato, who claimed that in the ancient times, all humans had been a combination of male and female. Each person had two heads, four arms, four legs. Supposedly, these combo-humans had been so powerful they made the gods uneasy, so Zeus split them in half—man and woman. Ever since, humans had felt incomplete. They spent their lives searching for their other halves.” -The Blood Of Olympus
“But too much love is poison, especially when that love is not returned.” -The Blood Of Olympus
Something that baffles me is when people compare Aphrodite to “bloody” goddesses (Anat, Inanna, Sekhmet, etc.) as a way to say Aphrodite is just a demure love goddess teehee, look how badass my warrior goddess is instead.
Aphrodite Ourania rose out of blood and the ocean and walked to land fully-formed. This Aphrodite is a Titaness, older even than the generation of Zeus. She has no mother. She is never an infant. She is the ultimate generative power, the fish, born from a male (upending societal norms) and wielding the power of creation and invention.
Aphrodite Areia is a war goddess - this is the title made famous by Athena and Ares, but Aphrodite does not get this title from her lover. She is a goddess of soldiers and fights on the battlefield of Troy. She is also Aphrodite Hoplismena, the armed, depicted in full armor with a shield and sword. This is the Aphrodite of Sparta.
Aphrodite Nikephoros is not only Aphrodite armored and armed, but Aphrodite commanding the power of Nike - Nike, the goddess usually found at Zeus’s side, ensuring victory. This Aphrodite is not one to be crossed on the battlefield, because you will not win.
Or maybe we just aren’t on the same page as the ancients when it comes to a “love goddess.” Aphrodite Pandemos is a goddess of frenzy, a goddess who incites war and madness, a goddess to whom it was said even the Fates would bend their will. To some Hellenes, Aphrodite was the goddess of creation because she is the spark of all love and desire - and to others, she was the creator of all.
There’s nothing wrong in calling Aphrodite a goddess of love - she is, truly. But this doesn’t make her timid. She is not clawless. She is a complex goddess, inextricably linked to the awesome war goddesses of the Ancient Near East. Do not dilute her just because you’re not familiar with her or with the domain of love goddesses. I know this may seem trivial to some people, but don’t reduce one goddess to make another look more powerful - they don’t need it.
♡ search for faeries! they live everywhere, they can even live in a mall or in your garage, but they’re usually found on forests. if you find a mushroom circle, that means a faerie may be nearby! if you encounter one, be careful since they are really playful and will probably trick you. make sure to give them sweet offerings.
♡ celebrate litha and lammas! there are plenty of ways to celebrate litha and lammas, i’ll do a post about it soon!
♡ go in a picnic! bring some food, tea and your crystals!
♡ blend with the season. take a walk and notice how the air brushes the leaves and how they start to fall gently on the ground. breathe deeply and become one with nature.
♡ make a summer themed spotify playlist and dance to your favorite tunes!
♡ relax! summer break is your time to wind down and take care of yourself. pamper yourself, do a lot of face masks, do a lot of baths with oils and rose petals, moisturize your skin!
♡ cleanse and re-decorate your room!
♡ start your own garden! plant flowers and various plants (such as sage) that can help you with your craft! having a garden and taking care of a living being is such a lovely feeling!