*Herbs that can be or are toxic to ingest or burn, do research before handling these herbs
Incense:Cedar, Chamomile, Rosemary, Sage
Animals: Spiders (spiderwebs)
Make chamomile tea with moon water/gem elixir and drink before bed
Keep your bedding and pillows washed and clean
Cleanse your room before going to sleep
Take a bath or shower before bed to relax and cleanse yourself
Keep a bowl of salt near your bed
Sleep with crystals beneath your pillow or near your bed
Fill a bag or sachet with herbs to keep under your pillow or hang above your bed
Sleep with a stuffed animal or blanket that you feel comforted by
Try not to snack too close to bed time, indigestion can lead to nightmares
Stretch before bed
Do breathing exercises or meditate before bedtime
Crack your window slightly to bring in fresh air while you sleep
Avoid nicotine, alcohol or caffeine too close to bed
Listening to calming ambient sounds can help
Dealing with Nightmares
Nightmares can be very stressful and terrifying. Everyone has them and sometimes they are caused by your own subconscious thoughts and worries.
Keep a notebook or dream journal with a pen near your bed. When you wake up from a nightmare, even if you are distressed, try to write down your emotions, thoughts and what you can remember about the nightmare down.
Come morning research the symbolism of the things that happened and appeared in your nightmare. Also consider what they may mean personally to you. Do you have any memories or experiences that relate to what happened in your dream?
Look it all over after you finished your research. What picture does it paint? Is something from your waking life affecting you? Stresses? Arguments? Relationship problems? If so perhaps it is time you try to resolve these problems.
After waking up from a nightmare you can still feel rather distressed.
Take deep breaths, as scary and distressing as it is, it is still just a dream
Get some water
Stretch or walk around if you can, get the jitters and shakes out
Cleanse your room if you can, spray some moon water about or bring in some salt, help remove the negativity you just felt
Read a book, it can help relax you again and make you feel sleepy, especially after such a stressful experience
After you wrote down what you remember from your nightmare, don’t dwell on it right now. You can worry about it later, for now find other things to do if you are not interested in going back to sleep
Listen to calming music or sounds
Watch calming images or videos if needed such as rain falling, ocean waves, changing clouds, looping gifs, etc
If someone is around and there to listen, you can talk it out with them. It can really help calm you
Drink some chamomile tea, it really helps
Wash your face
Cuddle, pet or speak with a pet
Hold your favorite stuffed animal or blanket for comfort
Make a crystal grid of calming stones and negativity removal stones
If you do not plan on going back to sleep or if it is already morning, take a shower or bath
If you do not plan on going back to sleep, light some white and black candles to cleanse yourself and space of the negative energy brought by the nightmare. Do this with caution, make sure you are not too tired to do this. Fires are not fun or safe
Caution: some crystals may deteriorate when placed in water, ruining the crystal and possibly releasing harmful toxins into the water - if you plan to consume your moon water, do not place your crystals in the water itself, but use the indirect method instead.
The Indirect Method consists of placing your chosen crystal outside of the jar of moon water and letting it charge.
So me and my bf were talking about what gem he’d be and he said he’d be a primarily defensive healer so I chose Blue Tourmaline :> He possesses the power to heal others and his weapon is his diamond shield (similar powers to Rose Quartz)
My Ma gave me a Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite) pendant for my 21st and I’m so in love with it because, not only is it a beautiful piece of jewellery, it tells me that my Mother wants me to be at peace and to heal; that she knows my ties to spirit work and that she supports me.
witchcraft involves bonding with and utilizing celestial or planetary energy in
your practice. You may choose to work with one celestial body or a multitude of
them, calling upon their energy depending on your intent. In this lesson, we
will discuss terminology associated with cosmic magick, and the correspondences
associated with various celestial bodies.
What is a cosmic witch?
A cosmic witch, by my own definition, is a witch who utilizes
planetary and celestial energy in their practice. While some witches tend to
feel a connection with elements like earth, air, fire, and water, cosmic
witches feel this connection with celestial bodies instead.
Some practitioners who practice planetary magick focus on the
seven classic “planets” (I know the sun and moon aren’t planets but: Sun, Moon,
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), whereas a cosmic witch includes the
planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as well.
A cosmic witch also includes the energy of other celestial bodies
when appropriate, such as comets, asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars/star
clusters, galaxies, black holes, etc. We may not be able to see these specific
occurrences with the naked eye (most of the time), but we know they exist and
harness energy from them when we see fit.
A cosmic witch not only uses astrology in their practice, but also
astronomy. The big difference here is that astrology is basically a form of
divination using the placement of celestial bodies to analyze our emotions and
behaviors. Astronomy, on the other hand, is a science that examines the
positions, motions, and properties of these celestial bodies.
Astrology may be a cosmic witch’s preferred form of divination,
but other mediums can be used. I like to use an oracle deck whose meanings are
based on astrology, but I also enjoy using Elder Futhark runes and tarot cards.
Perhaps a cosmic witch with a strong affinity for Lunar or Neptunian energy
might take up water scrying; a cosmic witch who connects with Jupiter may want
to use a pair of dice or playing cards; a cosmic witch who connects with
Plutonian energy may utilize reading bones as a form of divination, etc.
Cosmic witches may worship deities and call upon them for
assistance, the most common and relatable being those of Greco-Roman origin
considering the planets were named after Roman and Greek Gods, but it is not
required and we are not bound by religion. I personally worship the planets
themselves, with a focus on Saturn.
Aside from deities, the belief in alien beings is totally
plausible in the same way that some witches believe in fae or angels.
Cosmic witches are not limited to what kind of items they use in
their practice: herbs, crystals, incense, sigils, charged water, and other
things can be used to utilize and represent celestial energy.
The timing used for spells can be based on a variety of things,
such as planetary positions/alignments, lunar cycles, days of the week as they
correspond to the planet the day was named for, or planetary hours.
Astral travel is useful for cosmic witches if they decide to
travel within the cosmos, being able to “visit” and visualize the different
celestial bodies in their own way.
Cosmic witches may use celestial energy to ground, center, and
cleanse themselves (and other objects), instead of “earth grounding” or other common
Astral - connected to or resembling the stars
Celestial - relating to the sky or outer
Celestial Body - any natural body that exists
outside of Earth’s atmosphere
Chaos - the void before the universe or cosmos was created
Cosmic - relating to the universe or cosmos
Jovian - relating to Jupiter
Lunar - relating to the Moon
Martian - relating to Mars
Mercurian - relating to Mercury
Natal Chart - a chart that shows the position of
the planets and other celestial bodies at the time of your birth
Neptunian - relating to Neptune
Planetary - relating to the planets
Plutonian - relating to Pluto
Saturnian - relating to Saturn
Solar - relating to the Sun
Stellar - relating to the stars
Uranian - relating to Uranus
Venusian - relating to Venus
Zodiac - a circle of celestial longitude divided into 12 sections,
each section represented by a different astrological sign
Correspondences for each
planet: (I personally believe these correspondences to originate from the
deity they were each named for)
Crystals: Smoky quartz, snowflake obsidian,
black tourmaline, kunzite
Colors: Black, white
Zodiac Signs: Scorpio
Day of the Week: Tuesday
Correspondences for other
Asteroids, Comets, &
[⚳] Ceres (dwarf planet) - named for the Roman goddess of
agriculture, grain crops, motherly love, and fertility: nurturing, love,
comfort, growth, compassion, fertility
[⚷] Chiron (comet) - in Greek mythology, he was a centaur, the
foster son of Apollo, and the biological son of Cronus - his most notable
abilities included healing, prophecy, wisdom, and intelligence: wisdom,
patience, life lessons, self-worth, perseverance, relief, healing
[⇨⇦] Eris (dwarf planet) - named for the Greek goddess of strife and
discord: discord, rivalry, jealousy, revenge, battles, power,
[♡] Eros (asteroid) - named for the Greek god of love: sexuality,
intimacy, passion, desire, creativity, unity
[⚕] Hygieia (asteroid) - named for the goddess of health,
cleanliness, and hygiene; was the daughter of Asclepius, the god of medicine: balance,
satisfaction, indulgence, health concerns of all kinds - hygiene, medicine,
vaccines, fitness, nutrition, illness
[⚵] Juno (asteroid/minor planet) - Roman goddess of marriage and
childbirth; said to be the highest goddess; sister of Saturn, and wife of
Jupiter: attraction, commitment, beauty, companionship, compromise,
[⚸] Lilith (asteroid/dark moon/black moon) - Lilith is the name
given to a few different celestial bodies in the cosmos - the first one being
an asteroid, the second being a hypothetical satellite that orbits between the
moon and the earth, the third being used to describe the earth’s moon at its
farthest point from the earth (black moon) - in biblical mythology, Lilith was
Adam’s first wife who escaped the Garden of Eden after refusing to be
subservient to Adam, and went on to procreate with demonic creatures - some say
she was a demon herself - this is possibly due to the rise of patriarchal
society: independence, temptation, consequence, fear, suffering,
limitations, crisis, conflict
[⚴] Pallas (asteroid) - also known as Pallas Athena, the Greek
goddess of wisdom, craft, and war: creativity, power, intuition,
justice, wisdom, protection
[★] Psyche (asteroid) - former mortal and goddess of the soul in
Greek mythology - wife to Eros: unconscious mind,
self-actualization, truth, perseverance, trials, transformation
[⚶] Vesta (asteroid/minor planet) - Roman goddess of hearth, home,
and family: focus, dedication, passion, mental clarity, self-respect,
Asteroid (a small rocky body orbiting the sun) - strength,
protection, stability, courage
Aurora (a natural light produced when the magnetosphere of earth
is disturbed by solar wind) - peace, spirituality, guidance,
Black Hole (a region of the cosmos that exhibits such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not
even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as
light—can escape from inside it) - darkness, destruction,
Comet (a celestial body composed of ice and other debris) - stillness,
isolation, balance, control, transformation
Dark Matter (matter that does not emit or interact with
electromagnetic radiation, thus making it invisible) - invisibility,
Meteor (the visible passage of a meteoroid, asteroid, or comet
passing through earth’s atmosphere, causing a streak of light in the sky) - hope, wishes,
luck, fortune, wealth
Star Cluster (groups of stars) - unity, strength, peace
Supernova (a stellar explosion that occurs during the last stages
of a star’s life) - energy, illumination, manifestation, destruction, rebirth,
New Moon (the first phase of the moon; the moon is not visible
because it is in the sun’s shadow) – new beginnings, health,
cleansing, inner harmony, peace, love
Waxing Crescent (right side of moon visible by 1% to 49%) – growth,
wealth, prosperity, luck, attraction
First Quarter (right side of moon visible by 50%) – balance,
Waxing Gibbous (right side of moon visible by 51% to 99%) – motivation,
positivity, success, attraction
Full Moon (moon is 100% visible) – power,
cleansing, charging, healing, divination, emotions, psychic awareness,
Waning Gibbous (left side of moon visible by 51% to 99%) – reassessment,
letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, undoing bindings, opening up,
making amends, making space
Third Quarter (left side of moon visible by 50%) – letting go,
banishing, breaking bad habits
Waning Crescent (left side of moon visible by 1% to 49%) – achievement, rest,
peace, deep wisdom, completion, banishing
Dark Moon (the moon during the time where it is not visible in the
backdrop of the sky; the new moon occurs during this time) – retreat, reflection
of self, destruction, banishing, justice
Blue Moon (the third of four full moons in a season, or a second
full moon in a month of the common calendar) – achieving
goals, focus, major wishes and dreams, divination
Black Moon (has 4 meanings: a month with 2 new moons, a month with
no new moons, a season with 4 new moons, or a month without a full moon)
– power, manifestation
Homework: complete your natal/birth
chart (astro.com > extended chart selection > fill out your info >
select “pullen/astrolog” > select “simple chart delineation” from the
dropdown menu > scroll down about ¾ of the way and find the section of the
report that has percentages of the planets, zodiac signs, elements, etc.), and
find out what your dominant planet is. In the chart, your dominant planet will
be the one with the highest percentage. Do you resonate with that particular
planet? If not, which planet do you like the most and why? Your favorite
celestial body that is not a planet? Why?
Next week’s lesson:
Witchcraft 101: Lesson 2 - incorporating cosmic magick into your daily life
Clothes ideas for a blue tourmaline based around "serenity"? And fusion ideas for sunshine aura quartz x angel aura quartz, rose aura quartz x sunshine aura quartz, angel aura quartz x rose aura quartz, and light green fluorite fused with the three aura quartzes?
Outfit: When I hear serenity, I think of an elegant, long, flowy gown that touches the floor. I also think of angelic and godly beings, so the gem should look like they arrived from a higher dimension. The outfit should look soft and the gem looks peaceful and friendly. Here are some other ideas for Tourmaline:
Alphabetically arranged list of popular precious and semiprecious stones by their magickal intentions.
Anaphrodisiac (Opposite of Aphrodisiac): Onyx
Animals: Boulder matrix opal (to access one’s animal guides), cat’s eye (for all spellwork relating to cats), cylindrite, faustite, ganophyllite, horneblende (for communicating with the physical and spiritual animal worlds), stibnite (a totem stone for the wolf), and tiger’s eye.
Snow moon- November
Peace, happiness, skills
Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, Betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thistle
Colors: grey, sea green
Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli
Cold moon- December
Success, prosperity, the fates
Herbs. Holly, ivy, fir, mistletoe
Colors: red, white, black
Stones: serpentine, jacinth, peridot
* New Moon Magic *
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting.
The energy of the dark moon is useful for working magick against attackers, and for understanding your own angers and passions. Also for rituals designed to bring justice to bear in very negative situations. Also use the new moon for love spells, job hunting, and healing.
* Waxing Moon Magic *
Use the waxing moon for constructive magick, such as llove spells, magic for wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health.
* Full Moon Magic *
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money and prophetic dreams.
* Waning Moon Magic *
he waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.
* Dark Moon Magic *
The dark moon is a time for ridding oneself of bad habits, Binding spells, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also it is a time of bringing justice.
Dance style for an energetic and optimistic light green fluorite, and a serene and gentle blue tourmaline? Thank you! And for a personal question, what's your favorite season?
You’re welcome~ My favorite season is autumn/fall!
Dance: The dance is fresh and gives a sense of cleansing the atmosphere of negative energy in order for the fusion to be completed perfectly; the dance is always different and involves different dance moves and styles in order to stay original; the dance is harmonious with other styles of dance and helps Green Fluorite align themselves with their counterparts for the fusion “It clears negative energy from any environment and brings cleansing, renewal, and a spring-like freshness to the chakras. It inspires new ideas, originality and quick thinking… Harmonizing the mind with the heart, Green Fluorite helps make certain one’s thoughts, words and actions are aligned with their true purpose.” https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/green-fluorite
For your gem specifically, the dance is also very energetic and brings a positive and optimistic atmosphere to the fusion.
Gem Placement: Placements that Red and Blue Tourmaline share: Chest area, lower abdomen
“Rubellite Tourmaline emanates the perfected vibrational pattern of the heart and is an excellent source of positive, nurturing energy for healing the physical heart. [Simmons, 409] Rubellite is also useful in treating disorders of the digestive system, lungs, pancreas, spleen and liver. It aids in supporting and repairing the reproductive system, as well as stimulating blood circulation and balancing the structure of blood vessels and veins.” https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/red-tourmaline
“[Blue Tourmaline] has traditionally been used in treating the lungs, throat, larynx, esophagus, thymus and thyroid. [Ahsian, 413][Hall, 299][Melody, 655] Blue Tourmaline stimulates water balance and excretion through the kidneys and bladder, and is believed to relieve problems with the pulmonary and immune systems. It is helpful in overcoming insomnia and night sweats, and in treating sinusitis and bacterial infections.” https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/tourmaline-blue