Witchcraft requires summoning and manipulating energy. It takes a lot of work. As a result, sometimes spellwork can end up tiring people mentally, emotionally, or physically. If you find yourself drained after a spell, you can do many things:
Eat something sugary, carbs, or fruit. This runs along the same vein as a nurse advising you to eat sugar after drawing blood: The sugar will reenergize you.
Drink tea or water. Stay hydrated! even when not casting spells. In general, oolongs, blacks, and fruity teas can help energize you, whereas green teas and herbals (especially lavender, chamomile, mints and rose) can relax you.
Light your favorite incense or candle. Frankincense, sage, cedar, dragon’s blood, patchouli, cinnamon, pine, and sandalwood are good cleansing and promoting positive energy. Or, light your favorite scent–it’ll automatically calm and re-energize you.
Carry a stone with you. Amethyst, citrine, obsidian, rose quartz, lapis lazuli, jade, and hematite are good considerations for re-energizing and healing spiritual energy.
…or, carry another special item with you! If you have a special pendant, prayer beads, necklace or other item that means a lot to you and comforts you, it can help restore your energy just by being in your presence.
Take a bath or shower.
Take a walk out in nature. Even though you may not feel like working out, exercising can actually energize you rather than deplete you. You can absorb nature’s energies to replenish yours, too.
Take a nap, or get a good night’s sleep. If you want an extra boost, place a healing stone under your pillow to recharge you while you sleep.
Watch a funny movie or video, or read a good book. It’ll relax you, take your mind off your drained feeling, and correct any “off” feelings you may have.
Work on something else that requires minimal energy. This could be crafting, knitting, watering your plants, or even doing your homework. Getting back into the groove of things will help reset your energy and stabilize you for daily life.
Friends! If calling a friend or socializing will relax you, go for it! It’ll make you happier, too.
I hope you may rest well, take care of yourself and have a blessed path! (◕‿◕✿) Sincerely, a witch who’s exhausted after performing spells for four hours.
Do u know any stim toys that can go on a lanyard key chain? Thanks:)
Oh, yes! Yes I do! There are many toys that can go on a lanyard key chain, some as they are, some with a little work/creativity depending on the type of fastener you have for the lanyard! I’ve also got a few DIYs I’ve made myself - bead rings attached to a zip lanyard for double stimmy goodness.
Firstly: many squishies come with a cell phone charm strap or a ball chain attachment. Both of those can attach to a lanyard as they are. In my review post this morning I’ve got the macaron ($1 AUD) which is smaller and might be ideal for hanging from a lanyard; Stimtastic has the Squishy Panda Charms ($1 USD). Any squishy with an attachment point will work.
(As I’ve written about the durability of squishies, I’d coat the foam around the attachment point/plastic ring on the squishy with a layer of thick PVA/white glue and let it dry overnight before adding it to the lanyard. This will help the foam not tear away from the ring. I did this to my apple where the ring sheared away completely and it’s solid after drying.)
Secondly: there are Tangles that have lanyard attachments (linked in this post) although they’re rarer and hard to find. However, if you have a lanyard with a string attachment, like those used to attach USB drives to a lanyard or a keychain, those special attachments aren’t necessary and you can use any old Tangle. Just loop it around the Tangle the way you’d loop the cord around the anchor hole on a USB drive, as below:
[image description: a pink, blue, yellow and clear Tangle Jr Textured attached via a bright yellow plastic and cord lanyard connector to a worn Little Twin Stars lanyard.]
I’ve attached my own large bead rings (made from 50 cm clip/binder rings, available from the stationery section at Daiso) to zip lanyards (also available from Daiso) by removing the standard attachment and hooking the bead ring with two opened chain links.
[image description: three large silver bead rings attached to zip lanyards. Top left: red and yellow zip lanyard attached to a ring bearing round and square yellow, red and orange wooden beads. Top right: a blue and red zip lanyard attached to a ring bearing oval red and blue wooden beads beside red and blue pony beads. Bottom: a pink and green zip lanyard attached to a ring threaded with rainbow-coloured metallic pony beads.]
Fifthly: prickle animal fidgets. (Available from Stimtastic ($0.90 USD) but I’ve also seen them in multipacks at Toys R Us and in the party sections at the more expensive kind of dollar shop.) They have a closed loop on their back that can be threaded through a lanyard attachment, dog clip or a jump ring, like so:
[image description: a green dinosaur prickle fidget toy attached to a white star-print lanyard with a gold dog clip and an orange dinosaur prickle fidget toy attached to a white G2 My Little Pony print lanyard via a silver lanyard clip. Both toys have a square attachment in the middle of their prickled backs holding the clasp of each lanyard.]
In short: there’s many things that don’t need modding at all, and even more things that only need the application of a pair of pliers and a jump ring or two to make them attachable. I hope this gives you some ideas to find the perfect lanyard-portable toy for you!
Stimtastic Star Pendant ($7.50 without tax or shipping)
Shipping time- ordered Sunday, received Tuesday. 2 days.
The beads on the star pendant are all smooth (there looks like there is a texture on the yellow bead but it’s imperceptible on the tongue) and relatively soft. This chew is likely best for light-moderate chewers (though it is fairly durable). I’ve not had any issues with feeling as though I could bite through it.
It’s not comfortably chewable for back teeth but it’s nice for front teeth and you can suck on the star if you take the two bottom points in your mouth at once. It’s somewhat soft and does not cause jaw pain. It’s comfortable and also does not cause drooling if chewed with front teeth. It is not discreet, I tried to wear it to school and got a lot of questions. It looks a bit childish for the average adult wardrobe. It can be tucked under your shirt though.
I have no issues with this product, except that it cannot be chewed with back teeth but that’s not the fault of the product. The beads do attract dust and hair which is a bit annoying.
This chew is also great for tactile spinning as the round beads on the sides spin very smoothly and it feels similar to a spinner ring. For more resistance when spinning you can also spin the yellow bead.
Hi, I love your blog! It's really helpful! I was just wondering: I've looked everywhere, and I can't really find out how to make silicone pendants and beads. I know you use food-grade silicone and molds to make them, but I have no idea how! I don't know what brand to buy or what to do with it. Do you know, or do you have any tutorials you could link me to? I have some design ideas and would love to make some pendants. Thanks!
Honestly, I’ve got no clue!
To my understanding it is more of a thing that is made in factories, not a DIY thing - i might be wrong though.
I unfortunately can’t answer your question, but maybe some of my followers would know?
So I went to Michael’s yesterday and this whole wall is crystals, strings of beads, pendants, earrings, loads of stuff, all for creating your own jewelry. And near as I can tell most if not all of it is real. And it’s all pretty cheap compared to most metaphysical stores. Go nuts guys!
Sorry if this is weird but do you know any stores (Walmart, target, meijer etc.) that sell things that can count as stim toys ( parents won't let me go to any stim websites )
Anon, offline stores sell a surprising amount of toys that work just fine as stim toys. These sorts of toys are at least two thirds of my own stim kit/collection. The increasing availability of fidget cubes and spinners only makes this even easier!
All of the stores you mentioned will stock stimmy things, so I’ll approach this ask on a general rather than specific basis by listing the sorts of things I’ve found in dollar and department stores and where I’ve found it. You can check the tags for each store (Walmart | Target | Meijer) to see what has been posted previously on this blog. You can also check out this ask on household stim toys and this ask on classroom stim toys for some good ideas. Aussie/NZ department store K-Mart has a really fabulous range of stimmy toys, so you might like to check out our tag for toy ideas.
This list will be prefaced by the fact that I am Australian and my
knowledge is based on the toys I’ve found locally (regional Victoria and
Melbourne) and the content I’ve seen in other dollar, discount,
department and gift shops on my travels around Australia. However, I
suspect that, in Western countries at least, the content of one’s
discount shop isn’t like to be that wildly different.
I’ve included components for DIY toys as well, in case you want to explore making your own toys.
Counter displays: Spinners, fidget cubes
Party Goods: Bouncy balls, jointed snakes, mini plastic slinkies, mini stress balls/sports balls, bubble blowers, hedge balls, hedge creatures.
balls, Play-Doh (real or imitation), Kinetic Sand (real or imitation),
plush/soft toy animals (as they are or turned into weighted plush), stress balls,
slime, floam, bubbles, slinkies, Rubix Cubes (imitation), dice,
puppets, dough cutters and moulds, marbles (for marble mazes and loops,
but also for fidgeting), snake puzzles, water snakes.
(for glitter jars), cookie cutters (for dough and kinetic sand),
textured silicone placemats/pot holders, trays (for dough and kinetic
sand), bowls, spatulas, (for storage or making of dough or slime),
Crafts: Glitter (for glitter
jars, dough and slime), glue (for glitter jars and slime), fabric
(homemade marble mazes and bean bags), pom poms, plastic tub jars (for
glitter jars), thread (marble mazes, bean bags and weighed plush), beads
(all the fidgets and jewellery with beads).
Essential or fragrance oils (weighted plush and bean bags), potpourri
and dried lavender heads (weighted plush and bean bags), glass counters
(weighted plush, fidgeting).
Groceries: Rice, beans, soup mix (all for weighted plush and bean bags).
I hope this gives you some indication, anon. There will be things I’ve forgotten. The short answer, though, is that there’s plenty of stim toys in department stores. Just take the time to wander through the aisles, if you can, because you’ll be surprised at what you might find!
hey y’all! i need a little money for concerts/summer plans so i’ve decided to put some of my handmade glass necklaces on sale. i flameworked (is that a word?) all the beads and made the pendants myself, and i have way more than i could ever wear. right now, i’m putting 15 necklaces up, $8 each + shipping costs. please send me a message (@tyftv) if you’re interested in any of them! they make great, cheap gifts for family, friends, or yourself and i would really appreciate if you looked through the necklaces and maybe reblog this post? pictures are under the read more:
Magical/ritual lore: The moonstone, a blue, white, or pink opalescent feldspar, it intimately connected with the Moon in magical lore. So much so, in fact, that many use it in accordance with the lunar phases. Some say it is more magically potent during the Waxing Moon and less so during the Waning Moon. Other, however, use this stone during the Moon’s apparent lessening for divinatory rituals.
Moonstone has long been dedicated to Moon Goddesses. Wiccan ritual jewelry if often fashioned of silver and moonstones. A lunar wand can be constructed of silver tubing topped with a large moonstone. It is used for magical ritual.
This stone is a receptive and love-drawing. Wear or carry a moonstone to bring a love into your life. On the night of the Full Moon and by its light, ring a pink candle with moonstone cabochons. Light the candle and visualize yourself in a loving relationship.
The moonstone is also prized for its ability to workout problems between lovers, especially those who have bitterly fought. Hold a moonstone, empower it with loving vibrations, and give it to your troubled mate. Best of all, share this ritual with him or her by exchanging stones.
Because of its associations with the Moon, the bringer of sleep, the stone is often placed beneath the pillow, or moonstone beads are worn to bed in order to ensure restful sleep.
Like malachite and jade, the moonstone is associated with gardening. Wear during planting, or watering, or bury a small moonstone while visualizing your garden bursting with fertility. To entice a tree into abundant fruiting, tie or attach a moonstone to one of the tree’s limbs.
The moonstone is also gently protective. Because the Moon seems to travel through the zodiac, its stone is a traveler’s protective charm. Carry or wear when away from home, especially during travel in or over the water. This is a perfect gift for vacational or vocational sailors and friends leaving on cruises. Empower the stone with protective energies before presenting it. Moonstone rings can be worn while swimming for protection in the water.
An old ritual to determine future events can be performed at least three days after the Full Moon. Hold a moonstone in your hands while visualizing a possible future course of action, such as selling a house or accepting a new job.
Then, place the moonstone beneath your tongue and continue visualizing. After a few moments, remove the stone and end your conscious effort to retain the image. If it remains or if your thoughts continue to revolve around the possible act, it is a favorable one. If your mind turns to other matters, it’s better to take a different route.
If in doubt perform this rite once again.
Moonstone beads or pendants are worn during divinatory acts and produce psychism in general. Psychics keep moonstones with their tarot cards or rune stones to heighten their ability to use such tools. A quartz crystal sphere is also encircled with a moonstone prior to scrying.
This stone is worn or used in rituals designed to renew or maintain a youthful appearance and attitude (which can be more convincing than outward looks).
(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic)