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Cleansing Spray

This is a super simple cleansing spray for those whose situations prevent them from burning herbs. I use this when I have to cleanse something too large that calls for an amount of smoke that’d set the smoke detectors off (it’s happened; its not fun). Here’s what you need:

  • Rosemary.
  • Sage (I use basic sage, not white sage, but you can use whatever).
  • A bay leaf.
  • Salt.
  • Good ‘ol H2O.

NOTE: the bay leaf is totally optional. I include it because I use bay leaves to help grant wishes. It adds a boost to the cleansing properties, and gives an oomph to the spellwork.

Directions

Put the water in a pot on the stove and toss in the salt, rosemary, sage, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce it to medium and let it simmer for a few minutes, so the oils seep out of the herbs. The wonderful scented steam will cleanse your kitchen in the process!

Once you’re satisfied (or until the water is a yellow-green color - yes, it will look like pee), take the pot off, pour the water into a safe container, and let it cool. Once it’s cool enough, bottle it up and you’re good to go! I always put some sprigs in my bottle just for the sake of it, too!

The Domestic Garden Witch: Po-Ta-Toes

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!

Samwise Gamgee’s Dream Come True!

Originally posted by straightcray

Okay, so if you follow my blog, chances are that you’re wondering if this whole potato theme for today is because of St. Patrick’s. I promise, I’m not enforcing Irish stereotypes on purpose. I just really like potatoes, and when it comes to gardening, it’s a bit of a disservice to overlook this vegetable. After all, when we think about kitchen gardens or home gardens, we think of herbs or flowers, and not about the veggies we eat that live a rather subterranean existence. But potatoes - those lovely little brown lumps that we can get for a couple dollars per five pound bag in the supermarket - are not only inexpensive. They’re extremely hardy little plants that can be grown rather easily.

You don’t need much to get started with this project. First, you need “seed potatoes.” This is not hard to find. Simply take a few potatoes and allow them to grow a bit. They will sprout a few short little stalks from the eyes on the surface. Save these, and get potting mix and two medium to large plastic pots that can easily stack one inside the other.

Carefully cut a few panes out of the inner pot as in the picture above, then place the inner pot into the outer one. Fill the pot part way with soil, add your seed potatoes, and cover them with potting mix. Water as needed until the potato plants peek up out of the soil. Cover them again and repeat this process gradually until the pot is full.

In roughly three months, you’ll have potato plants that are ready to begin harvesting. Simply lift the inner pot up and pluck your potatoes as needed from the sides! Fresh potatoes, free!

Ideally, this method of potato cultivation can help feed a family of four for about a year. My family had used this method, and our family of five was able to stay fed for a year off of two of these planters (we like potatoes… and we eat them a lot…)

Originally posted by relatable-anime-moments

How Can I Witch This?

Potatoes are very useful in witchcraft, and you can find out some of their magickal uses in my Foodie Friday article about Seafood Gnocchi. As for growing them, many of those properties remain the same!

As with any gardening venture, add crystals to the soil to promote healthy and fruitful plants, draw sigils and symbols on the pottery or planters, and incorporate protection or fertility ingredients into the soil - such as eggshell or coffee grounds.

Outside of the useful culinary benefits of having a potato planter on your front porch, a garden such as this is useful for outdoor space cleansing in small spaces, and for inviting prosperity into your home or property since potatoes represent such comforts as full bellies and pockets.

Since a small number of potatoes can be used to produce a much larger quantity in this planting method, you could even turn them into a prosperity or slow growth money spell! Pour your intent into the seed potatoes when you plant them, and as they produce new crops, give them water and food as an offering in order to keep the spell fed! Some of the potatoes produced in this way can also be converted into offerings or used in spellwork, in addition to being used to cook with!

The possibilities are practically endless where potatoes are concerned! See what you can do with these nifty little spuds!

And may your harvests always be bountiful!

Blessed Be! )O(

"you dont need tools for witchcraft"

i know tons witches, espcially on tumblr, always say this but a lot of times it dosnt seem true. those same blogs posting about “not needing tools” (myself included) reblog photos of sparkiling crystals and decorated altars. in comparison, our own practice can seem inadequate. but remeber that witchcraft is an old practice, and while over centuries this practice has grown and changed, the basis of the craft is old as fuck. the mothers of our practice most likely didn’t have access to a houndred different crystals, the entire whole foods spice rack, and dozens of specialized tools. the mothers of our craft were creative and worked with what was locally available, not $30 organic vanilla beans flown in from mesoamerica (unless that just so happened to be where they lived). the mothers of our craft were nifty and clever, and knew how to make everything out of anything. so, while beautiful, shimmering, lovely items are always nice -and can make us /feel/ witchy- our witch moms founded this practice without them.

Uses for Oats

Botanical Name: Avena Sativa

Folk Name(s): Groats, Oatmeal, Joulaf

Planet: Venus

Element: Earth

Uses: Prosperity and Money Spells

  • Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and is mild enough for most skin types. Can relieve symptoms of skin aging
  • Contains Saponins (a cleansing agent) that can be used as a mild soap. Actually it is a common ingredient in skin care products and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
  • It is moisturizing, can be used to exfoliate, and can help treat acne, eczema, rosacea and rashes
  • Make a poultice out of oatmeal by soaking rolled oats in boiling water until soft. Apply this directly to skin to soothe irritated skin (ex: sunburn, chicken pox, eczema). Alternatively, you can place a muslin bag of rolled oats in a hot bath

Oat Flour

-Grind rolled oats in a food processor or with a mortar and pestle

Face Wash

-Mix 1 Tbs of oat flour with 2 Tbs of hot water. Use to gently exfoliate and moisturize the face, and neck. If you cannot make oat flour, just use regular rolled oats

Body Scrub

-1 part oat flour/rolled oats with 1 part carrier oil. 

Oat Milk

-Soak oats in water, strain the oats out. Use as a mild toner by gently rinsing face with oat milk

Overall, it is a good healing herb and is great for bath magic as well as beauty spells. I love using oatmeal once a week as a face and body scrub and to help draw money towards me. 

The Domestic Garden Witch: Souper Recycling Ideas!

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!

Soup and Coffee Tins? Perfect!

So spring break is over and students all over the country are hunkering down for another quarter (or semester) of frantic studying, testing, and praying for sleep while pulling all-nighters. However, what’s likely also on the minds of these students is the need to have access to fresh ingredients on a budget. Well, college witches, search no more!

Chances are that in packing up some food for your dorm, you’ve also managed to amass a sizeable collection of soup cans and coffee tins. Whether your diet is exclusively cold Spaghetti-O’s and coffee or if you’ve just never gotten rid of the can from your sick day chicken noodle soup, these tin cans are useful as seed starters, herb planters, and rustic decoration.

Like any container garden, the process is simple. Carefully puncture a few drainage holes at the bottom of the can, provide a layer of gravel, add soil and seedlings/seeds, and water. But the fun is in what you can do to make these little DIY planters have a bit of personality! For that, we jump straight to some witchy talk!

How Can I Witch This?

I know, this container seems fairly self-explanatory. Sigils, symbols, runes and whatnot painted or drawn on the can to promote health and whatever else the plant corresponds to, and crystals added to the soil for the same reason. But I wanted to take a step back and consider the container itself for a moment.

In previous Domestic Garden Witch articles, I’ve focused on what you can do with the containers rather than what the containers might link to in witchcraft. In this case, I would like to change that. Tin cans, while inexpensive, are produced today not from tin (usually), but from aluminum or steel. Depending upon what the can stores, it could also be tin-plate steel. Regardless, these metals have some influence in what you can do on a magical level.

First, tin is a wonderful metal with a bit of history in witchcraft. In many traditions, it is most strongly associated with healing, prosperity, and money spells. Consider growing plants such as basil or rosemary in containers made with tin, allowing the metal to correspond with the uses of these herbs in your spells.

Aluminum is inexpensive, fairly plentiful these days, and actually does have a use in modern witchcraft despite its lack of historical magical attributes. Today, it can most often be associated with thriftiness, reflection, malleability, and travel. If you’re looking to work spells which encourage financial responsibility, or introspective thought, consider using aluminum cans with the appropriate plants and crystals.

Man has used steel quite a bit throughout history, and while we tend to have a stronger bond with iron (iron having been one of the first metals we’ve worked with, after copper and bronze), steel does have a few magical properties that have survived. Like iron, steel is most strongly associated with protection (so much so that in a few practices where metals are significant considerations, it’s acceptable to use an athame of steel in place of iron). If your tin can is actually made of steel, as many coffee cans are, consider growing plants such as rosemary or tomatoes (as starters) whose properties resonate quite strongly with iron and steel.

Not sure what your container is made of? Check to see if it’s magnetic. If it sticks, chances are that it is made of steel or has a high content of iron. If not, then it is most likely aluminum. Ultimately, however, you’re going to want to work with your gut feelings. If you don’t feel that your container brings anything to the magic, then don’t incorporate it into the spell, opting instead to just make use of the thriftiness of the idea. If you have a steel can but feel that it works best for love spells, then by all means grow that lavender in it!

May all your harvests be bountiful!
Blessed Be! )O(

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I live in a tiny apartment with not a lot of sunlight, but I try to make do growing what I can.

This is my little window sill garden, I’m growing peppermint and the flower we were given for free when shopping one day, which is so exciting! Also I’m growing broccoli seed sprouts and I just started them two days ago and their just starting to grow!!

The Domestic Garden Witch: Not So Jarring Kitchen Herbs

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!

Apple Sauce, Jars, and Kitchen Herbs

Let’s face it. I work in an Italian kitchen, and much of the cooking I do at home is also influenced by Italian cuisine. As a result, I find myself constantly in need of herbs such as parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. While all of these plants are fairly easy to grow in various gardens, sometimes you need something inexpensive, easy, and within arm’s reach when cooking.

For this project, all you need is a few mason jars (if you don’t have any lying around, mason jars are very inexpensive and sold at most grocery stores in the canning aisle), some apple sauce snack cups (preferably consumed and cleaned), some wooden wicks (easily purchased online from companies such as the Candlewic Company), water, soil, seeds, and a box cutter or Xacto knife.

Make an incision in the center of the bottom of the apple cup long enough to fit the end of the wick. Insert the wick and fill the cup with soil and seeds. Remove the lid from the mason jar, discard the topper disc, and fill part way with water before resting the edge of the cup on the rim of the jar. Screw on the fastening ring, and voila! You have a very simple, very cheap herb garden to place in the windowsill. Since the wick passively draws water, the only time you’ll need to add water is when the jar runs out or when the water level isn’t high enough to be in contact with the wick.

Pro-tip: Be sure to trim the plants regularly - this is a garden meant to be harvested from regularly so that it doesn’t get too large. If needed, the roots can also be pruned and trimmed to help keep the plant small. If your plants begin to bud, pinch the buds off to encourage large, flavorful leaves.

How Can I Witch This?

When it comes to incorporating witchcraft into a simple garden like this, the possibilities are aplenty! Consider enchanting the water or using moon water in the jar, or if you’re into using crystals, place amethyst or clear quartz into the jars to help empower the water. Decorate the jars with sigils, runes, and symbols for growth, health, and prosperity!

The soil itself can be worked with, incorporating eggshell, ashes, or other magical substances that can help encourage the plants to grow healthy and large. You can also label the jars for their respective herbs and incorporate decorations on the label that correspond with the herbs you’re growing!

Consider different ways where you can incorporate magic into growing your herbs with this type of garden, and how it can help you with your kitchen witchery!

May your harvests always be bountiful!

Blessed Be! )O(

The House Mate Chapter 1 :: Mr. Leto ::

Author’s Note; Hey you guys, this is just another hit or miss fanfic i’m throwing out there. If you guys like it, please request another chapter of it. No requests = no chapters. 

Nimble fingers slide slowly over the neatly patterned dish glistening under the running water of the sink. The task seemed so trivial compared to all the other work you needed to complete in the over sized home. You’d think that after living there for over a year you’d be used to its size and overall spacious appeal of it by now, but that wasn’t the case. 

Initially, when you took the job of a house sitter for an unknown home owner; you assumed it would be part time for the home of a business man who frequently traveled or maybe even a talk show host. However, you found yourself nearly overwhelmed to learn that you would be overseeing the house of well known actor and lead singer of 30 seconds to Mars, Jared Leto. Things seemed easy enough after a contract was written up and discussed with you about the rules and regulations of the home orders. 

According to his contract, Jared wanted nothing more than a live in maid that over saw his estate. Her / his duties included checking the mail, assuring the bills were paid with money provided under a regulated budget, keeping the kitchen stocked with a list of foods which could include things the maid indulged in, and cleaning maintenance kept up.

The use of the home and appliances were allowed however allowing other people to live or squat there was unacceptable. Company was allowed but not for long periods of time. The sitter has their own room in which they are expected to keep as clean as the rest of the house. However, something that was made clear was the fact that Jared was not expected to often be in the home, and when he was, it was usually because he was either on vacation or in between work. When interacting with him it was to be brief as well as casual; GAWKING WAS NOT ALLOWED. You wrinkled your nose slightly at that last remark. Regardless of who he was, you’d never catch yourself gawking at anyone. Besides, you barely even knew of Jared Leto’s work, and you never listened to his band which was a key detail that you decided to keep to yourself. 

Your fingers were like small plagues as you graced the contract’s space with your signature. It had been a full year since that day and you had yet to so much as have a conversation with Jared when he was stationed at home. Eventually you had begun to enjoy the quiet and not even be alert to when he was home.  

Your phone played a familiar tune and you were so lost in the lyrics that you hadn’t realized how quickly you had already finished the dishes. 

“Are you deranged like me, are you strange like me, lightenin’ matches just to swallow up the flame like me. Do you call yourself a fucking hurricane like me? Pointin’ fingers cause’ you never take the blame like me.” You sang the words softly as you scanned over your to do list for the day. 

“Now, that’s a talent.” a voice spoke from behind you. Delicate strands of your hair flipped as you turned to meet the face of your employer. He sat casually behind the bar of the kitchen counter wearing a soft blue and navy plaid shirt that he folded at the forearm.       

“I’d charge for it, but it turns out you have to actually be good at it. How long ya’ been sittin’ there?” You questioned while slipping your hands into the front pockets of your dark denim jeans. 

“How long is long enough for you to be embarrassed?” 

You felt your bottom lip poke out slightly as you allowed yourself to glance off to the side in an expression that resembled being deep in thought. 

“More than 2 seconds.” You chuckled before giving off a slight shrug. A smile painted your lips and you turned away from him to make sure the sink was cleaned out. 

“So it’s ( y / n )?” His question was confident. 

You chucked. 

“That’s what they tell me. You’re Jared?” You asked peeking over your shoulder. He smiled. 

“That’s what they tell me.” he quoted. He sat back in his chair and folded his arms over his chest, and for a moment you thought he was appraising you. His eyes slid from the base of your frame and then back to your face. it didn’t seem to be a sexual gesture, but there was nothing about him that spoke of innocence. 

“Where did you sleep?” you asked curiously while turning to him.

“In my room….” He answered in an as-a-matter-a-fact tone. You tilted your head to the side unable to hide your confusion. 

“Why?” He asked. You folded your arms over your chest.

“Because you don’t have any sheets. That must’ve been awkward. Your PUB said you wouldn’t be home until next week so I had your sheets taken to the cleaners.” You admitted. You didn’t want to laugh so you bit at your bottom lip to keep your face casual. 

“That would explain a few things.” He shrugged allowing his eyes to wander. They were so blue and the alluring details of them nearly entranced you. You finally began to understand it now; no gawking. You took a deep breath to level yourself and fought the urge to nearly laugh at your realization. You slowly realized that all the while you were looking into his eyes, you had forgotten how to breathe. Did he always have this affect on people or was it something new he had just discovered about himself? 

“Why didn’t you come get me, I would’ve pointed you to the spares. You weren’t cold were you?” You questioned slightly concerned due to the tinge of guilt you had began to feel over the “kind” gesture. He shrugs.

“I like it cold when I sleep.” He answered looking away from you.

“Well, now I don’t feel so bad for leaving the air on 70 throughout the night.” You admit drying off the counter. 

“You always make it smell so good in here. What is that?” He questioned. 

“Dish soap…..” You answered absently while raising a brow. Had he not smelled the simple qualities of DAWN before? 

“You put it all over the house?” he questioned with a hint of slight concern. 

“Oh you mean ….in here like the whole house?” you grasped holding back a laugh at your own misunderstanding. 

“There’s a scentsy pot in every room. I can’t take all the credit. I tend to get the really fruity ones and dilute them with some form of vanilla or so. Always works.” You shrug as if this is common knowledge and place the towel you were using back on the rim of the sink. it was strange, you’d never spoken to him, but it was like catching up with an old friend. 

“I guess. I’m stayin in tonight; might get a movie. You should check it out with me.” He declared. You furrowed your eyebrows before glancing off to the side slightly.  it’s not a date. The thought blared at the forefront of your mind as if it wanted to stop you from getting your hopes up. You approached the edge of the counter and sighed. 

“It’s not a God awful romance movie is it? “You question scrunching up your nose ever so slightly to add an emphasis to your dislike for them. He pressed his lips together in a hard line before glancing off to the side. 

“Not unless you prefer to be tortured.” 

There was a sly smile plastered to his lips as if there was an alternative meaning behind his words, but you ignored it. 

“Not preferably, but if you’re keen on doing so, I guess I could deal with it.” you joked turning to place the last plate into the cabinet behind you. You heard him make a noise that resembled a “hmm.” but you weren’t listening hard enough to truly grasp it. 

“So?” You question placing your elbows on the table top in front of you. He placed a finger on his chin in an expression that mocked deep though and smiled.

“Action then?” he questioned. You shrugged. You honestly didn’t too much care. The idea of being alone with him amused you enough.

Hot air blasted from your cheeks as you mindlessly went throughout the day. You couldn’t get your mind off of it; the idea of casually watching a movie with him. What movie would he pick? Where were you guys going to watch it? Why now? 

Domestic Garden Witch: The Faerie Garden Brought Inside

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!

When You Need the Faerie Inside

Last week, we looked at taking herbs bought from the supermarket and growing them on your windowsill. Next week, we’ll be looking at turning eggshells into cute little indoor herb gardens. But something often overlooked when gardens are brought up in regards to witchcraft is the humble yet adorable faerie garden.

In some traditions, gardens featuring colorful yet small flowers and mosses are cultivated in order to create an ideal environment in order to attract the wee folk so that the witch can work with them. But here we are, witches in high-rise apartments with no backyards or in dorm rooms surrounded by many other people and with no space. And witches who are drawn toward faerie tradition or garden tradition aren’t guaranteed to be in an area where garden space is available.

So what do you do of you’re one of these less fortunate witches? You bring your faerie garden indoors, of course!

Terrarium gardens, bottle gardens, enclosed gardens… whatever you choose to call them, they are ideal low-maintenance gardens that you can decorate and arrange to look similar to nearly any environment you desire. To further their appeal for the busy college student or the cramped apartment resident, they are small and only require watering once in their whole construction.

The Container…

When creating your bottled faerie garden, one of the most important factors to consider is the container. You want a jar or a bottle that is able to maintain an airtight seal. You are essentially going to be creating a bubbled ecosystem, and therefore want to avoid losing any moisture from inside the container. Next up, consider the size in relation to the types of plants and decorations you want on the inside. If you have the space for a glass dome as big as an apothecary bell jar, then great! But perhaps you’re like me and are stuck with only enough space for maybe a large mason jar. If you have a smaller container, you’ll need to adjust for smaller amounts of soil and plant life, as well as smaller decorations that can fit into it.

Building it on Up

Depending upon the environment you want to recreate (who’s to say that faeries can’t be in deserts, huh?), it’s good to start from the bottom up. Make a layer of gravel in the bottom of the jar - larger stones and pebbles that can serve as a reservoir for water that pools below the soil layer. Then over that, place a layer of sand and/or soil.

Next come the plants. Remember to select plants that generally grow small and can handle the environment. While the plants are still small, transfer to your new container. If you’re creating the garden in a narrow-necked bottle, you can use wire from a coat hanger to create a loop/hook with which you can insert and transplant the seedling. Take care not to overcrowd your bottle, as these plants will grow and will have to compete for light and nutrients just as they would outdoors.

Between the plants, begin adding your decorations. I recommend using fairly sterile decorations that will work well in the environment - sand and pebbles for a desert, moss and driftwood for forests, et cetera. That’s pretty! But we’re witches looking to attract attention from the faerie folk. Take it a step further. Select plants that are ideal for attracting the spirits you wish to bring into your home. Use your decorations to create living spaces. Little houses and huts can be found in many craft stores for dioramas and miniature projects!

Enchant crystals and stones that you add to the garden for whatever you wish to manifest with the garden. I have seen beautiful bottle gardens with points of amethyst and quartz sticking up from the ground within! Little glass or plastic mushrooms can be added for further visual appeal, especially in forest-style gardens. For deserts, look for succulents, enchant various stones, and add them. I’d even add an arrowhead or bones to add to the visual appeal while also manifesting protection or whatever qualities that the bones’ former body would bring to mind.

When everything is arranged as you desire, add water. Remember, this is the only time you will be adding water for this garden. Do not flood the container, but do be sure that the reservoir of water is mostly full before sealing the environment.

Place your garden in an area near your window where it can get some indirect sunlight (this is important… you don’t want to cook your plants) throughout the day. Condensation on the inside is normal and even encouraged, as that is how the plants will receive the water all over again. As the plants grow and shed old foliage, the foliage will degrade and fertilize the soil, further feeding the plants.

How Can I Witch This?

As mentioned above, the selection of a container, plants, and decorations are all aspects to making this a witchy garden. Select stones and crystals and plants that resonate with you. But we can take it a little further by decorating the jar with sigils and runes for growth and prosperity.

Place faerie offerings on or near the jar, so that they can enjoy the garden you’ve created for them as they partake. This kind of garden also makes an ideal living altar or living altarpiece! It can easily represent earth on an altar, and with the energy put into it, it becomes a great addition to your workings.

This can also be used as an alternative to the traditional witch bottle or jar spells. Burn petitions and mix them into the soil to give it the energy of your intents while also fertilizing the soil with the nutrient-rich ashes. Use decorations that will contribute to the spell. This is a great idea for sweetening, cleansing, and calming spells that you wish to keep discreet!

May your harvests always be fruitful!
Blessed Be! )O(

Milky Dream Spell 😴🥛

Ingredients:

Milk
1 tsp Honey
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Cloves

Directions:

Heat the milk in a pot, add honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, & cloves. While doing so envision yourself having vivid, knowledge filled dreams that are safe from nightmares. Make sure you are stirring counterclockwise as that is the way of the moon and will help you sleep. I suggest not letting the milk come to a full boil but just getting it to a nice warm temperature as any nutrients inside honey dies off in too high a temperature.

Once you’ve finished pour the milk into your favorite mug and get comfy. While sipping on your drink envision the vivid dreams you’ll have once again.

Tip: if you can get your hands on it culinary lavender goes perfectly into the drink as it helps you fall asleep and also helps bring your psychic awareness up. 

Bruises- Pt. 2 (A Peter Pevensie Fanfiction)

(A/N) Here is the second chapter! Warning: Although there is no graphic description, there is definitely heavily implied rape and abuse (from an antagonist). 

Also, these gifs belong to @omginutilidades who is an awesome gif maker!

If you’d like to read the first chapter, here it is. 

Tagging @imaginesandoneshotsandothershit upon request. :) Thank for the encouragement!

I hope it’s okay! Here we go!


The day was a quiet enough one.

The head cook, Mrs. Dolie, had taken a liking to me, and she would sometimes steal me away to run errands for her. Getting out and about was a rare specialty for us maids, so I always jumped at the opportunity.

That particular day, she needed some extra flour, yeast, and produce, so she sent me to the market. Normally, such baking necessities were delivered directly to the castle, but when last minute run-outs happened, trips to the market were in due.

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