UPDATE 9/21/18

HAPPY MADON EVERYONE! Super excited about it!!

So a while ago (Iโ€™d say a month or two ago???) I pulled what looked to be a dying leaf off of one of my succulents. I left the leaf in my window where I keep Benji and Peter (the name of my two succulent children - they are brothers). I went to water the boys one day when I noticed little red/pink things coming out of the leaf which I had completely forgotten about. When I realized the singular leaf was sprouting roots I flipped!

I didnโ€™t really start to take care of it until about two weeks ago. Then I noticed this!

I HAVE A WHOLE OTHER SUCCULENT GROWING!!! FROM WATER AND SUNLIGHT ALONE SHEโ€™S NOT EVEN IN SOIL OR ANYTHING!!!

Anyways, I want to give her to a friend as a gift, any tips on how to help her grow more? How to maintain her? I have experience with Benji and Peter, but I bought them when they were already grown. I donโ€™t have any containers I could put her in, so right now sheโ€™s chillin in a moist towelette for the most part. Any help would be appreciated!

And should I try to grow more out of the โ€œdeadโ€ leaves of my other plants? I donโ€™t really have money to buy more, so maybe I could just plant more?

Anyways, thanks for reading!

anonymous asked:

How does one get into witchcraft or just being a witch in general? I’ve always had an interest, just never knew how to go about it all

Start by reading and researching, - that’s how almost all of us got started. Take a look through these links for ideas on what to read/where to start:

  1. Willow’s Beginner Guide to Witchcraft.
  2. Witchy Beginner Guide/FAQ.
  3. Marisol’s Magickal PDF.
  4. A Beginner Masterlist.
  5. A Huge Masterpost of Tips on How to Get Started.
  6. The Mori Witch’s List of Tips & Tricks.
  7. Beginner Witch Tips.
  8. CunningCelt’s Beginner’s Guide: Glossary.
  9. Resources for Discreet Witches.

What’s wrong with your plants?

This has helped me pinpoint what’s wrong with some of my plants incredibly easily! For those who don’t have the greenest thumbs 😊😊 Enjoy!

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Symptom: Long, pale leaves; small new leaves.

Cause: Not enough light; too much nitrogen

Cure: Give plant more light; reduce fertilizer frequency

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Symptom: Leaves curl under or have yellow or brown spots

Cause: Too much light

Cure: Move plant away from light source, or shade plant with blinds or sheer curtain

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Symptom: Mushy stems; lower leaves curl and wilt

Cause: Too much water

Cure: Water only when soil is dry to touch; make sure drain hole is not clogged

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Symptom: Leaf tips are brown and leaves wilt

Cause: Not enough water

Cure: Soak pot for 20 minutes in water and let drain; water when soil is dry to touch

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Symptom: Leaf edges are crinkly and brown

Cause: lack of humidity

Cure: Mist leaves, or place pot on tray of moist pebbles

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Symptom: Lower leaves turn pale and drop off

Cause: Lack of fertilizer

Cure: Fertilize plant regularly during growing season

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Symptom: Leaves turn yellow or curl and wilt

Cause: Too much heat

Cure: Move plant to cooler spot in house; be sure plant is not close to heat vent or on top of TV

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Symptom: Plant wilts between waterings; roots growing out of drainage hole

Cause: Pot too small

Cure: Repot plant into a container one size larger

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Hope this helps !!

Gardens of the Witches

Already starting to plan this years garden so I thought I should do a post on Witch Gardens


Moonlight Garden

A garden that blooms in the moonlight, a great place to perform night time rituals, meditations, or to just take a midnight stroll. A garden that is full of magick even after the sun sets. 

Plants to add in your moonlight garden:

  • Moonflower: (Ipomoea alba) A nocturnal relative of the morning glory. Has fragrant flowers that open at dusk and close by dawn.    
  • Evening Primrose: (Oenothera biennis) Has beautiful, scented flowers that bloom only at dusk. 
  • Night Flox: (Zaluzianskya capensis) A sweetly fragranced flower that only unfurls its pinwheeled shaped flowers after dusk. 
  • Four O’Clock: (Mirabilis jalapa) Its scented flowers bloom at around 4:00pm (hence its name) and do not close up until morning. 
  • Queen of the Night: (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) A species of cactus whose flowers only open at night. Attracts moths and bats!!!
  • Night Blooming Jessamine: (Cestrum nocturnum) Strong, sweet scented star shaped flowers that only bloom at night. Attracts moths and bats!!! All parts are toxic, do not ingest!
  • Angel’s Trumpet: (Brugmansia) Produces a strong scent on warm summer evenings. All parts are toxic, do not ingest!
  • Evening Stock: (Matthiola longipetala) Produces lots of small blossoms that produce a perfume described as a mix of vanilla, rose, spice, and cloves only after the sun sets.
  • Ever-Flowering Gladiolus: (Gladiolus tristis) Release a strong almond fragrance after dusk.  
  • Lilac: (Syringa vulgaris) Although has a perfume during the day, it is said to be a lot stronger after dark. 
  • Flowering Tobacco: (Nicotiana) Open in the late afternoon and have a fragrance that smells of jasmine. All parts are toxic if ingested!
  • Summer Snapdragon: (Angelonia angustifolia) Preferably in white, to reflect the moonlight. Has a scent apple-scented foliage. 
  • Silvermound: (Artemisia schmidtiana) Has thick foliage that will shimmer under the moonlight.
  • Jack Frost: (Brunnera macrophylla) Hdeart shaped leaves of silver and green, perfect to add more highlights of silver to your moon lit garden. 

Any plant that blooms after dark or has white, lavender, pale pink, pale yellow on it is a perfect addition to your moonlight garden. 

Things to add:

  • Stepping stones that have the phases of the moon.
  • Fairy lights
  • A place to sit
  • Candles
  • A small fountain to sing along with the insects and birds of the night
  • String charms and bells on tree branches for a soft jingling every time a gentle breeze passes. 

Herb Garden

For witches who need a more practical garden for uses of healing, tea crafting, drying, and growing plants used in their practices.

Plants to add to your herb garden:

  • Anise: Helps to ward of the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulates psychic abilities. 
  • Basil: Use for anything pertaining with love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness. Drives off hostile spirits.
  • Bergamont: Corresponds with money and prosperity. Provides with protection from evil and illness, improves memory, stops interference, and promotes restful sleep.
  • Borage: Corresponds with courage and psychic powers. 
  • Cat Nip: Is sacred to the Goddess Bast. Brings forth beauty, happiness, good luck, and good spirits.
  • Chamomile: Corresponds with love, healing, and sleep. Is known to reduce stress.
  • Chervil: Brings a sense of the higher self, placing you in touch with your divine, immortal spirit.
  • Coriander: Corresponds with love, health, immortality, and protection.
  • Dill: Corresponds with money, protection, luck and lust. 
  • Lemon Balm: Corresponds with love, success, healing, and psychic/spiritual development. 
  • Marjoram: Used to cleanse, purify, and to dispel negative energy.  
  • Mint: Promotes energy, communication and vitality.
  • Oregano: Corresponds with joy, strength, vitality, and added energy 
  • Parsley: Calms and protects the home.
  • Rosemary: Protects, cleanses, purifies, and aids memory. 
  • Sage: Used for self purification and dealing with grief and loss.
  • Thyme: Attracts loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others.

Things to add:

  • A place to dry herbs
  • A place to compost any herb scraps
  • Rocks
  • A place to leave offerings before you harvest

Bee Garden

Make yourself a sanctuary to watch bees frolic and thrive

Plants to add to your bee garden:

  • Bee balm
  • Lavender
  • Crocus
  • Snow Drop
  • Wildflowers/Any native species
  • Catmint
  • Borage
  • Anise hyssop
  • Heliotrope
  • Sunflower
  • Oregano
  • Yarrow
  • Coneflower
  • Black eyed susan
  • Asters
  • Goldenrod
  • Foxglove
  • Marigold
  • Pansies
  • Sweet peas
  • Nasturtiums

Things to add:

  • Bee houses
  • Bee waterers/bee baths
  • Bee feeders
  • A place for offerings to the bees

Some other ideas for your garden:

  • Hummingbird garden
  • Medicinal garden
  • A garden whose plants and decorations represent/correspond with your practice.
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Faerie Garden 

The options are endless! I hope this gives you some ideas for this years garden.

Happy planting!

==Moonlight Academy==

anonymous asked:

Do witches specialize? And if so in what?

Hello! They can, but it’s not necessary. Some witches are ‘eclectic’ (like myself) meaning that they practice a range of different types of witchcraft. Other witches only practice or specialise in one kind of witchcraft. Specialisation comes with experience and time, and the witch’s interests. Using my path, for example, I mostly specialise in crystals, plants, cooking and moon magick since those are the types of witchcraft I use the most and am the most interested in. However, I don’t have much knowledge of divination, tarot or spiritwork, whereas for another witch, those areas that I’m not skilled or knowledgeable in may be the centre of their own craft. So to summarise this long-winded answer, yes, witches can specialise in certain areas and there are many many kinds of witchcraft.

Things to Research as a Beginner Witch

• The history of witchcraft
• Famous witches, if you’d like
• Types of witches
• Types of magick (white magick, chaos magick, etc)
• Types of spells (curses, hexes, etc)
• Types of divination (tarot, scrying, etc)
• Talismans vs Sigils (and what each are)
• Seals
• Maybe some alphabets if that’s your thing
• Some witchy symbols
• Deities (For pagan witches)
• Let it spread from there!

๐ŸŒŸ Simple / “Beginner” Spells ๐ŸŒŸ

though i do not myself believe in the concept of a “beginner” spell, a lot of new witches often ask me what i recommend for them to start with. here’s some of the simpler lot, that should be easier to perform.


🌟 simple glamours:

🌟 simple relationship spells:

🌟 simple self care spells:

🌟 simple curses / hexes:

🌟 simple miscellaneous spells:

100 Tips for the Secret Witch! 

  1. Use a shoe box to hide your more obvious items.
  2. Keep herbs stored in ziploc bags to easily conceal them.
  3. Take up “rock collecting”.
  4. Candles and incense because they “smell good!”
  5. Use an Altoids tin as an altar.
  6. Buy crystal jewelry.
  7. Use perfume to cleanse.
  8. Essential oils can be used in place of most herbs and are less obvious.
  9. Get into cooking, buying herbs is justified then. Plus, kitchen magic!
  10. Use old makeup/perfume/mason jars for spell jars.
  11. You can use almost any necklace as a pendulum.
  12. Use spice jars for tiny spell bottles.
  13. Put an altar in a spare drawer.
  14. Playing cards can be used in place of tarot cards and are very common.
  15. There are a lot of virtual apps geared towards witches that are easily hidden.
  16. You can put sigils, tiny crystals, among other things in lockets to hide them but be able to wear them.
  17. Farmer’s almanacs are just as good as the witch geared ones if you add some information to them, and they are more mundane.
  18. Acorn caps make good biodegradable offering cups.
  19. Get into crafts! You can make some really cool witch stuff that can also just be taken as “artsy”.
  20. Taking a few pinches from your parent’s kitchen cabinets is never a bad idea . Unless caught.
  21. Store things in big, boring looking books.
  22. Seashells and rocks with natural holes make great windchime elements.
  23. You can say your bos/grimoire is a dream journal, which are fairly common and not suspicious.
  24. Draw sigils on with lotion or washable marker.
  25. A tea bag in your clothing drawer can help imbue clothing with the attributes of the tea you use.
  26. Draw sigils on the bottom of your shoes.
  27. Make a virtual altar instead of a physical one.
  28. Always remember to clear that browsing history!
  29. Draw small sigils on your nails then cover them with nailpolish.
  30. Pretty much everything at a craft store can be used for witchcraft. Except maybe the older people who shop there.
  31. You can buy really really small jars online and make them traveling spell jars.
  32. You can enchant jewelry to keep spells close to you.
  33. You can make friendship bracelets/lanyards with colors corresponding to your intent.
  34. Enchanting something you wear daily like glasses or shoes with a ward is something that could be done if one doesn’t wear jewelry.
  35. If you’re into sewing/cross-stitching: incorporate secret sigils into the design.
  36. You can grow plant ingredients under the guise of eating healthier.
  37. Buy soap/shampoo etc with scents to match different intents.
  38. Pencil cases are inconspicuous!
  39. You can use birthday candles instead of actual candles.
  40. Obtaining scented candles a covert way of having colored candles… and if you want scentless you can just say you like the aesthetic but not the smell.
  41. Bath salts can have magical intent and be just as effective as a for bath.
  42. Doodling is a great way to cover up sigils in a notebook.
  43. Grow plants. Collect rainwater. Say rainwater is for plants. Cackle to self.
  44. Make a private discord server for taking to deities.
  45. Threads that hang off of clothing or coats are good for thread magic so long as you don’t have to do a ton with them.
  46. Cleaning and cleansing go hand in hand.
  47. Virtual or sketched altar.
  48. Usually the isle that carries Ethnic food carries SUPER cheap herbs.
  49. All astrology is just you getting really into horoscopes.
  50. If you want a more accurate birth chart, ask your parents for your time of birth. Say it’s out of curiosity.
  51. Weird witch stuff lying around? You like the aesthetic from Charmed.
  52. Sigils don’t have to be considered witchcraft. Say they’re like a good luck charm.
  53. Make your own jewelry, beads, gems,threads, color correlation, etc.
  54. Pinterest boards are great for various things. Dedicating things to deities, saving spells, etc.
  55. Stuffed animals as representations of deities.
  56. Thread magic = sewing and crocheting.
  57. Side blogs on Tumblr are similar to pinterest boards!
  58. Sigils on the bottom of hair spray cans for glamours.
  59. Nail Polish = color correlation.
  60. Quote: “My room smells weird so that’s why I’m burning like 100 candles and some incense”. Works every time.
  61. You can make your own tarot cards with inconspicuous symbols and photos on them, say they’re drawings.
  62. Fairy lights in your room because they “look cool”.
  63. Put your bos in something that looks like a school notebook.
  64. Leave offerings outside if safe. Bury them! But don’t bury things that are bad for the enviroment!!!
  65. If you want to use a ouija board, there are quite a few virtual ones.
  66. Any herbs you can get be purely for tea and nothing else.
  67. If someone catches you meditating, tell them it’s for relaxation.
  68. Draw sigils on the top of your ceiling fan. The fan will charge them while on! - Not recommended you do with a permanent marker!
  69. Draw a sigil on the charger base of your electronic devices.
  70. Charge your makeup/hair products/perfume/cologne up with whatever you’d like.
  71. Lemon water makes a great cleansing spray and is usually not suspicious.
  72. Sigils inside your phone case!
  73. Enchant your jewelry or watches.
  74. Draw a sigil with a white crayon on paper.
  75. Put a pouch of herbs in your clothing drawers, if someone finds them, say it’s to decrease bad smells.
  76. Incorporate magic into art.
  77. Write poetry to your deities.
  78. Study herb pouch and gemstones in your backpack.
  79. Oils and herb pillow for your glasses case to encourage clear vision.
  80. Make your own paper and use flowers/seeds/etc to create a design.
  81. Sticky notes for sigils inside a school locker.
  82. Correlate your clothing to your intent that day.
  83. Sigils on a hair ribbon or enchanted ribbon.
  84. Put your intent into your food and drinks.
  85. Learn to make your own tea.
  86. Keep a penny in your pocket for luck.
  87. Google drive vs physical bos if you’re worried about your parents seeing it
  88. Slowly start buying candles and bam you wont be questioned because they are just candles!
  89. Craft store stars painted with black-light paint placed on your ceiling in constellation arrangements.
  90. Drink fruit infused water/tea.
  91. Carry salt in old film bottles or similar cases to help cleanse your purse or bag.
  92. Salt packets are free at fast food places.
  93. Enchant your bank account/wallet/piggy bank/etc so that it charges your money!
  94. Use travel size medicine bottles to hold random mini witch things: twig,  pebbles, sand, salt, etc. 
  95. Draw elemental items to encourage their energies around you.
  96. Leave sticky notes with magical symbols on your desk or in your locker to generate positive energy for the next school day overnight.
  97.  Terrariums and shadowboxes have always been popular, make it your altar or invitation to the fae.
  98. Fairy gardens have been a thing for a long, long time. They’re not suspicious and very good for attracting the fae!
  99. Enchant counter bowls of fruit or breads so that the food decays slower.
  100. Remember that no matter what, whether you can openly practice or not, that you are just as valid of a witch!  
Keeping Yourself Protected

Ways to provide protection from spiritual and physical beings:

  • Make a witches bottle: They provide you with protection against curses, hexes, and spells sent your way as well as to protect your property and possessions.  
  • Salt circle: A salt circle provides the person inside with protection from negative entities and demons. Line your window sills and door way entrances with salt to create an impenetrable barrier.      
  • Iron: Repels evil.Three iron nails driven into a doorway or window sill will block negativity from entering your home. Note: Iron repels Fae!
  • Plants: Some plants have protective properties. 
  • Ask your deity for protection
  • Mint leaves in your shoes protects you from curses
  • Put pepper in protection sachets to protect against magickal attacks.
  • Burn bay leaves to reverse curses
  • Scrawl your home and clothes with protective sigils
  • Quartz Crystals: Provides protection.
  • Visualization
  • Paint your front porch blue to ward off ghosts:They fear water so this may confuse them.
  • Hang an upside down horse shoe above your door: to ward off evil spirits.
  • Hang wind chimes around your home: To scare off bad spirits
  • Nazar or evil eye: Protects your home from bad luck.   
  • Rowan: Two branches from rowan trees bound together with red thread in the shape of a cross. It provides protection when hung above doorways, according to celtic traditions.
  • Arrowheads: Placed above your door will help keep burglars and unwanted guests out.
  • Cinnamon Sticks: Tied over the door will protect your home.
  • Rosemary wreath: A wreath of rosemary bound with green thread can provide your home with protection. Add other plants that correspond with protection as well. 
  • Ivy: Grown up your house provides protection,
  • Mistletoe: Hung in the house protects it from thunder and lightning.
  • Acorn: According to Norse mythology, placing an acorn on the window sill protects the home from being struck by lightning. 
  • Pine branch: Where it for protection.
  • Create your own protection amulet
  • Place mirrors around your home to deflect the evil eye  

Sources: Charissascaulderon.com, scribol.com                                  

Stay safe and have a Happy New Year!

==Moonlight Academy==    

The Elements and their correspondences


E A R T H


Earth represents strength, grounding, prosperity, the material, wealth, success, foundations, death and rebirth. Focus on this element if the goal of your spell is about fertility, prosperity, business or stability. Earth spells may take longer to work, but they’re also more firm and are good if you’re looking for long-term solutions.

GENDER: Feminine
SEASON: Winter
DIRECTION: North
HOUR: Night

COLOURS: Green, Brown, Black
ANIMALS: Bears, Deers, Wolves, Badgers
HERBS/PLANTS: Ivy, Ash, Vetiver, Wheats, Oats
INSTRUMENTS: Drums (Percussion instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
STONES/GEMS: Jade, Onyx, Emerald, Salt
RITUAL TOOLS: Stones, Dirt, Bones, Pentacle, Salt, Crystals 
RITUAL FORMS: Burying, Planting, Imprinting to soil or sand
TAROT SUIT: Pentacles


A I R


Air represents intellect and the mind, wisdom, knowledge; logic as well as abstract thought, intuition and higher consciousness. If you’re seeking freedom, travels, or to enhance your memory and focus - focus on Air spells! Air is whimsical and amiable, personally I haven’t found it useful for more serious spells, but it does wonders for my studies. 

GENDER: Masculine
SEASON: Spring
DIRECTION: East
HOUR: Dawn

COLOURS: Yellow, White, Sky Blue, Pastels
ANIMALS: Birds, Spiders, Butterflies
HERBS/PLANTS: Lavender, Birch, Vervain, Dill, Aspen
INSTRUMENTS: Flute (Wind instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
STONES/GEMS: Amethyst, Opal, Alexandrite, Beryl
RITUAL TOOLS: Incense, Wand
RITUAL FORMS: Fanning, Tossing into air, Suspending in a high place 
TAROT SUIT: Swords


F I R E


Fire represents energy, passion, purification, love, inspiration, desire, will, courage, power, leadership, sexuality. In spellcraft, focusing on Fire is good for purification, healing and love spells; it’s the best element for quick, strong spells. Although, Fire is fierce in essence, and Fire spells are susceptible - they should be well thought out.

GENDER: Masculine
SEASON: Summer
DIRECTION: South
HOUR: Noon

COLOURS: Red, Orange, Gold
ANIMALS: Snakes, Lions, Horses
HERBS/PLANTS: Cacti, Cinnamon, Pepper, Basil
INSTRUMENTS: Guitar (Stringed instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
STONES/GEMS: Amber, Citrine, Ruby, Tiger’s Eye
RITUAL TOOLS: Athame, Candles
RITUAL FORMS: Burning, Smouldering, Heating
TAROT SUIT: Wands


W A T E R


Water represents purification as well; though it’s focused more on the soul and the subconscious rather than the physical, material world. Water stands for emotion, intuition, wisdom, eternal movement, reflection, lunar energy. Focusing on the Water element is good for psychic abilities, getting in tune with your inner self, mysteries, friendships, love, dreams and sleep.

GENDER: Feminine
SEASON: Autumn
DIRECTION: West
HOUR: Dusk

COLOURS: Blue, Indigo, Silver
ANIMALS: Otters, Fish, Sea Mammals, Frogs
HERBS/PLANTS: Lotus, Water Lilies, Aloe, Gardenia
INSTRUMENTS: Cymbal, Bell (Resonant instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
STONES/GEMS: Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl
RITUAL TOOLS: Cauldrons, Chalices, Seashells
RITUAL FORMS: Diluting, Placing into water, washing away, bathing
TAROT SUIT: Cups

crystals/stones grouped by use

Crystals for Healing

Agate / Amethyst / Aqua Aura / Aventurine / Azurite / Bloodstone / Calcite / Chrysoprase / Cornelian / Fluorite / Haematite / Iron Pyrite / Jasper / Jet / Lapis Lazuli / Quartz (Clear) / Sodalite / Sugilite / Tourmaline / Turquoise

Crystals for Strength

Agate / Amber / Bloodstone / Blue John / Diamond / Kyanite / Scapolite / Unakite

Crystals for Love

Agate / Amber / Aquamarine / Beryl / Chrysocolla / Chrysoprase / Diopside / Garnet / Lapis Lazuli / Malachite / Moonstone / Quartz (Rose) / Rhodochrosite / Sapphire / Tourmaline / Turquoise

Crystals for Protection

Agate / Amber / Blue Coral / Carnelian / Citrine / Jasper / Jet / Lapis Lazuli / Leucite / Malachite / Obsidian / Onyx / Peridot / Quartz / Ruby / Sapphire / Sulphur / Tigers Eye / Turquoise

Crystals for Luck

Amber / Aventurine / Jet / Tigers Eye / Turquoise

Crystals for Psychism

Amethyst / Aquamarine / Aventurine / Azurite / Calcite / Carnelian / Citrine / Emerald / Geode / Jet / Lapis Lazuli / Quartz  / Sugilite / Tigers Eye / Turquoise

Crystals for Peace

Amethyst / Aquamarine / Aventurine / Calcite / Carnelian / Chrysocolla / Malachite / Obsidian / Sodalite / Tourmaline

Crystals for Happiness/Optimism

Amethyst / Dolomite / Goldstone / Malachite / Quartz (Rose)

Crystals for Divination

Azurite / Haematite / Jet / Obsidian / Tigers Eye

Crystals for Wisdom

Chrysocolla / Hornblende / Lapis Lazuli / Sodalite / Sugilite

Crystals for Wealth

Aventurine / Bloodstone / Calcite / Lapis Lazuli / Peridot / Ruby / Tigers Eye / Tourmaline / Turquoise

Crystals for Clarity

Amazonite / Tiger Iron / Zircon

Crystals for Meditation

Azurite / Celestite / Dioptase / Eilat Stone / Fluorite / Larimar / Moss Agate / Quartz (Snow) / Serpentine / Sodalite / Thulite / Variscite / Wollastonite

Crystals for Friendship

Chrysoprase / Jade / Rhodochrosite / Turquoise / Vanadinite / Verdite

Crystals for Confidence

Astrophyllite / Bloodstone / Cerrusite / Corundum / Danburite / Sodalite /Spessartine / Tourmaline

Crystals for Imagination

Franklinite / Hickoryite

Herbs Masterpost

Valuable information onย individual herbs down below!ย ๐ŸŒฟย 

Posted: May 7th, 2018.

Updated: June 12th, 2018.


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Acacia: Masculine. Deities; Astarte, Diana, Ishtar, Osiris, and Ra. Element; Air. Planet; Sun. Powers; Psychic Protection and Powers.ย 

Agrimony: Masculine. Element; Air. Planet; Jupiter. Powers; Protection, banishes negative energy and spirits. Once used to detect theย presence of witches.

Alfalfa: Feminine. Element; Earth. Planet; Venus. Powers; Prosperity and Fortune.

Allspice: Masculine. Element;ย Fire. Planet; Mars. Powers; Fortune, Luck,ย and Healing.

Almond: Masculine. Deities; Attis, Hermes, Mercury, and Thoth. Element; Air. Planet; Mercury.ย Powers; Fortune, Prosperity, and Wisdom.

Aloe: Feminine. Element; Water. Planet; Moon. Powers; Protection and Luck.

Althea: Feminine.ย Element; Water. Powers; Protection and Psychicย Powers.

Amaranth: Feminine. Deity; Artemis. Element; Fire. Planet; Saturn. Powers; Healing, Callingย the Dead, and Protection.ย 

Anemone: Masculine. Deities; Adonis, Venus. Element; Fire. Planet; Mars. Powers; Health, Healing, and Protection.

Angelica: Masculine. Element; Fire. Planet; Sun. Powers; Exorcism, Healing, Protection, Visions.

Anise: Masculine. Element; Air. Planet; Jupiter. Powers; Purification and Youth.

Apple: Feminine. Deities; Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena,ย Diana, Dionysus, Iduna, Hera, Olwen, Zeus.ย Element; Water.ย Planet; Venus. Powers; Love, Healing, Immortality.

Avocado:ย Feminine. Element; Water.ย Planet;ย Venus. Powers; Love, Lust, Beauty.

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Color Magick

Ways you can use Color Magick

  • When choosing your outfit for the day
  • When picking out a candle for your spell and ritual
  • Candle Magick
  • Painting or Drawing
  • To add intention to your writing

Black

Symbolizes:

  • Grounding
  • Protection
  • Safety
  • Death
  • Underworld
  • Restriction 
  • Night

Magickal Uses:

  • Reversing
  • Uncrossing
  • Unhexing
  • Banishing 
  • Black Magick Repelling
  • Banishing negative energy
  • Releasing
  • Defense
  • Scrying
  • Hexing
  • Cursing
  • Protection
  • Wards off negativity
  • Spirit Contact

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • Death

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Saturn

Week Day correspondence: Tuesday + Saturday

Direction: North


Brown

Symbolizes:

  • Earth
  • Concentration
  • Construction
  • Stability
  • Animal

Magickal Uses:

  • House Blessing
  • Animal Magick
  • Pet Magick
  • Earth Magick
  • To influence Friendships

Element: Earth 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Scorpio
  • Capricorn

Direction: North 


Copper

Symbolizes:

  • Money
  • Fertility

Magickal Uses:

  • Business and financial success 
  • Money Drawing
  • Fertility 
  • Career Growth

Gold

Symbolizes:

  • Fortune
  • Abundance
  • Prosperity
  • Positivity  
  • Luxury
  • Health
  • Justice

Magickal Uses

  • Luck
  • Wealth
  • Good Health
  • Healing Spells
  • Solar Magick

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Sun

Week Day correspondence: Sunday

Direction: South


Grey

Symbolizes:

  • Loneliness
  • Lore
  • Knowledge
  • Wisdom
  • Transformation

Magickal Uses

  • Removes negative influences
  • Increases Knowledge
  • Inspires Transformation
  • Communication with the faerie realm
  • Vision Quests

Planet: Moon

Direction: West


White

Symbolizes:

  • Purity
  • Unity
  • Cleansing
  • Peace
  • Balance
  • Spirituality
  • Innocence
  • Truth
  • Divinity
  • Love
  • Calm
  • Unbiased Opinion
  • Forgiveness
  • Acceptance                                                                      

Magickal Uses:

  • Eliminates negative energy
  • Creates inner peace
  • Uncrossing
  • Consecration
  • Moon Magick
  • Protection
  • Cleanses

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Fool

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Moon
  • Pisces 

Associated Chakra: Crown 

Week Day correspondence: Monday

Direction: East


Silver

Symbolizes:

  • Stability
  • Intuition
  • Dreams
  • Communication

Magickal Uses:

  • Moon Magick
  • Astral Energy
  • Telepathy
  • Clairvoyance
  • Psychic Awareness
  • Meditation

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Moon

Week Day correspondence: Monday

Direction: East 


Green

Symbolizes:

  • Prosperity
  • Money
  • Abundance
  • Healing
  • Growth
  • Luck
  • Faeries
  • Hope
  • Rebirth
  • Youth
  • Intuition
  • Nature

Magickal Uses:

  • Money Spells
  • Herbal Magick
  • Garden Magick
  • Luck drawing
  • Faerie magick
  • Plant magick
  • Money drawing

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Empress
  • The Lovers
  • The Hermit 
  • Justice 
  • Death

Element: Earth

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Venus
  • Mercury
  • Aquarius
  • Cancer

Associated Chakra: Heart

Week Day correspondence: Thursday

Direction: North 


Blue

Symbolizes:

  • Communication
  • Focus
  • Forgiveness
  • Truth
  • Patience 
  • Harmony
  • Wisdom
  • Thoughtfulness 
  • Youthfulness
  • Creativity
  • Healing
  • Organization
  • Peace
  • Justice
  • Tranquility

Magickal uses:

  • Removing Bad Vibrations
  • Astral projection
  • Water element
  • Emotional Work

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The High Priestess
  • The Emperor 
  • The Hanged Man
  • Death
  • Temperance 

Element: Water 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Jupiter
  • Moon
  • Virgo
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius 
  • Pisces 

Associated Chakra: Throat 

Week Day correspondence: Thursday 

Direction: West 


Purple

Symbolizes:

  • Wisdom
  • Power
  • Wealth
  • Prophecy 

Magickal Uses:

  • Contact with spirits
  • Good fortune
  • Prophetic visions
  • Meditation
  • Divination

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Heirophant 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Mercury 
  • Saturn
  • Capricorn 
  • Jupiter
  • Gemini
  • Sagittarius 

Associated Chakra: Brow

Week Day correspondence: Wednesday + Thursday

Direction: East


Pink

Symbolizes:

  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Friendship
  • Romance
  • Intimacy 
  • Emotions
  • Self Love
  • Calming
  • Harmony
  • New Beginnings
  • Honor

Magical Uses:

  • Brings forth new beginnings
  • Attracts romance
  • Attracts new friendship
  • Encourages self love

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Empress

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Venus influencing Mars

Week Day correspondence: Friday 

Direction: South


Red

Symbolizes:

  • Passion
  • Anger
  • War
  • Strength
  • Conflict
  • Fire element
  • Healing
  • Inspiration
  • Bravery
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Ambition
  • Leadership
  • Confrontation
  • Combat
  • Mercy

Magickal Uses:

  • Helps find love
  • Fire Element Work
  • Purification

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Emperor 
  • The Tower
  • Judgement 

Element: Fire 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Aries
  • Scorpio
  • Mars influencing Saturn

Associated Chakra: Root

Week Day correspondence: Tuesday 

Direction: South


Orange

Symbolizes:

  • Creativity
  • Intellect
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Harvest
  • Strength
  • Joy
  • Ambition
  • Pride
  • Courage
  • Prosperity
  • Attraction
  • Kinship
  • Spirit
  • Abundance

Magickal Uses:

  • Business success
  • Spirit communication
  • Relieves Depression

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Lovers 
  • The Wheel of Fortune
  • The Sun

Element: Fire

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Sun
  • Leo
  • Sagittarius 

Associated Chakra: Sacral 

Week Day correspondence: Tuesday + Wednesday

Direction: South 


Yellow

Symbolizes:

  • Happiness
  • Success
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Inspiration
  • Imagination
  • Charm
  • Confidence
  • Air element
  • Will
  • Trust
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Summer
  • Improves balance
  • Friendship
  • Self-Esteem
  • Vitality
  • Beauty
  • Power
  • Learning

Magickal Uses: 

  • Sun Magick
  • Increases productivity
  • Heightens Self-Esteem
  • Psychic Endeavors

Correspondences to the Major Arcana:

  • The Fool
  • The Magician 
  • Strength
  • The Sun

Element: Air

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Mercury 
  • Taurus
  • Libra

Associated Chakra: Solar-Plexus 

Week Day correspondence: Sunday

Direction: East


Sources: Witchipedia.com, spiritenterprise.com

May the Moon Light your path!

Moonlight Academy  

Beginner Witchery

Disclaimer: Witchcraft is NOT a religion! It is a practice, or skill. Anyone of ANY religion can be a witch!

There are a few steps to becoming a witch, and the first is taking an interest, which you obviously have and its led you to my post. Many things lead people to magic! Maybe you’ve always felt a strong connection with Mother Earth and her lovely inhabitants, or maybe your friend is a witch and recently has been open about it with you. The second step is exploring the craft, Reading witchy books and blogs, and gathering information. The final steps are to start calling yourself a witch and start practicing witchcraft. Those steps are interchangeable, it doesn’t matter what comes first.


When it comes to learning more about witchcraft, a lot of baby witches ask me the million dollar question… “What do I study first?”

Theres no exact order you need to follow. I’d advise you to be respectful to magick, to the elements and to mother earth. Start being more aware of all she gives us, if you aren’t already.

Here are some things you can do/look into to get yourself started:

  1. Witchblr. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE WITCHBLR. There is so much information on witchblr, its really amazing. 
  2. History of witchcraft. Studying the roots of the craft is so interesting to do! Its really cool to hear the origins of everything we do.
  3. Crystals. Crystals are my FAVORITE, my collection is always growing and i pick specific ones to carry based on what i need the day of.
  4. Divination Methods. There are several ways to divine, and its really nice to get some insight from your spirit guide/the universe. Studying the origins of these methods is also really interesting.
  5. Herbs. Herbs are awesome and you can use them for everything, be it magick or mundane. They are great for using in spell jars, teas, baths and etc.
  6. Dreams. Study what they mean, why they’re important and how you can benefit from listening in to the deeper messages they hold.
  7. Keep a dream journal! Start recording everything you can remember as soon as you wake up.
  8. Grounding. I think everyone should ground themselves at least once a day, it makes you feel so balanced.
  9. Celestial Bodies. Each planet has a different energy, and you can use these energies potentially.
  10. THE MOON. The moon has so much energy its so powerful and i love feeling it shine on my skin. Its phases have significant effects on us and on our spellwork.
  11. The elements. Each element brings a different energy, and when you cast circles you typically call on each element. its nice to know about these energies and find which ones you click with the most.
  12. Altar Tools. 
  13. Deities. Study the different pantheons, see if one appeals to you. if not, its ok, not everyone works with them.
  14. Meditate. Get in tune with yourself. Thats the best thing you can do while on this spiritual journey.
  15. Sigils.
  16. Talismans.
  17. Different Alphabets
  18. Types of spells
  19. Types of magick
  20. Famous witches.

A few more tips from me:

  • Keep journals. yes. plural. one for dreams, one for your general day to day feelings and to record your growth spiritually, one for the crystals and herbs you collect (or one for each), one for your studies. You CANNOT record too much! Take notes on everything.
  • never do anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
  • Never rush ahead of yourself. Take your time with learning about the craft, you will thank yourself in the future.
  • Use what you have! You don’t need supplies to be a witch or have a successful spell. Its all mental and about your flow of energy. you just need YOU.
  • your craft is your own, do not feel pressured to be more like witches you admire, do whatever feels right to you.
  • unless you follow a specific tradition, there are no rules in witchcraft. There is a lot more freedom in witchcraft than you may realize.
  • DOn’t ever shame other witches. Best example: Some witches curse, some don’t. 
  • i know i said this earlier, but be respectful. always remember to thank mother earth for everything she supplies us with.
  • Always say goodbye to any entities you call into your circle.
  • NEVER be scared of spirits. they are all around us, all the time, they only make themselves known sometimes. fear can feed them and help them grow in strength.
  • don’t worry about a title, you don’t need to scramble to find our what kind of witch you are. you will just know eventually based on what you do most in your practice, it will take some time.

MY ASKS ARE OPEN, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, ASK AND I WILL ANSWER WITHIN 2-4 DAYS. you can also send me a message.

Please add to this so any baby witches can see what you have to say and be informed!! You can also submit a post to my blog.

I will add to this post in the future, i hope it was helpful.

Blessed be!

Common Spell Items

Here’s a collection of items you can easily find outside and their correspondences/associations

Grass:  Psychic powers, protection, growth, nature, learning, healing, new beginnings, recovery from loss
Pine needles:  Cleansing, healing and strengthening. It also acts as a natural insect repellent
Pine cones: Masculinity, fertility
Maple Leaves: Feminine, moon magic, travel, learning, dealing with change, decision making, spiritual healing
Pennies: Luck, wealth
Dandelions: Divination, wishes, calling spirits
Dandelion leaves:  Summoning spirits, healing, purification, defeating negativity
Red/purple wild clover:  Fidelity, love, money, protection, the blessing of domestic animals
White wild clover: Breaking curses
Two leaf clover: Love, luck
Three leaf clover: protection, luck
Four leaf clover: Protection, psychic powers, spirit work, luck, success
Oak leaf:  Truth, steadfast knowledge, protection
Acorn:  Good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power
Walnut: Healing and protection

Feel free to add any more!