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Tea, Spells & Secrets Giveaway✨🥀

As promised, I’m doing a giveaway at 500 followers! I actually surpassed 500 already, which is crazy to me, even though that may not seem like much, it made me happy to see all the witches out there. 

Giveaway Items:

  • The Oracle Book - something for those of you brand new to divination, but want some kind of easy ease into it. You ask a yes or no answer and feel your fingertips on the pages, until one feels right. Then opening to that page, your answer will be revealed. I’ve used it a few times and found that it’s actually a very insightful little friend.
  • Two white candle sticks - Who doesn’t need white candles? And they’re small enough for you secret witches to stash away with ease.
  • Incense matches - Hollyberry scented. Another perfect thing for you secret witches like me. Discreet & travel size.
  • A vile of new moon tide water - Good for rituals, spells, and meditation. Though you may not be a sea witch, it’s still a cute aesthetic.
  • Selenite - Though in the photo it looks like a white block, this crystal brings clarity of the mind and opens the crown chakra. It’s a calming stone, brings peace. It can be used to detach an entity from the body. It’s good for enhancing concentration, encouraging study & reduces stress.
  • Some whole, dried lavender flowers from my lavender plant - Lavender has such a wide range of uses.
  • Two homemade & charmed candles made by yours truly - The smaller shell is chamomile scented & the mussel shell is orange scented, with dried orange peel, charmed to lift moods & bring energy. 

Rules:

  • You must be following me.
  • Only reblogs count & only one reblog counts. Don’t spam your lovely followers please.
  • You must be 18+ and a US resident(if you are not in the US you’d have to be okay with paying the difference in shipping. It shouldn’t be too heavy of a package)
  • No giveaway blogs.
  • This giveaway is not affiliated with Tumblr.
  • Don’t delete this caption.
  • Sideblogs are okay, but I have to know what blog you’re following me on!


And that’s it! I know it’s nothing fancy but I just wanted to say thanks, and maybe help another witchy friend out(especially if you’re a secret witch, baby witch, or witch inland that can’t get to tide water!) The giveaway will end on June 28th! 


Blessed Be,

Tea, Spells & Secrets🥀

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“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” — William Arthur Ward

Hey guys, how was your day?🤓
Mine was okay, I managed to study a little bit and I’ve also done my Weekly Study Schedule (printable from @emmastudies) because I am now on holidays but still have exams at the end of April and beginning of May! After my exams I’ll have 3months and a half of holidays! I AM SO READY FOR THAT TBH!

So here is a little picture of my desk area from today!📚🙌🏻
I’ve also read an article saying that drinking water helps boost one’s mental performance: STUDY! To sum up, it basically helps your brain to work faster! (Now you can picture me drinking 900L of water before my finals hahahaha)😂😂😂

Side note: I ordered “Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela”, I’ll have to wait around 2 weeks before getting it because I bought a used one from Amazon for only 3€ (I’m obsessed with used books with pages discoloration, notes and highlighting inside)🙌🏻

Have a nice day guys, I hope you all doing okay, don’t forget to stay motivated no matter what!💪🏻 xx

glow like the moon 🌙

a spell to recapture youth and beauty with the gentleness of the moon’s glow. 

🌙 gather: a white or pink candle, full moon water, cosmetics or face lotion. 

🌙 light your candle, a plain one or a pink one.

🌙 do at night, look up at the mostly full moon.

🌙 annoint the cosmetics or face lotion with the full moon water

🌙 apply the cosmetics or face lotion, then speak:

moon, bright and full, grant me your glow
bring back the beauty, that i used to know

🌙 bask in the moonlight for a little while, until you feel it is done.

🌙 blow out your candle.

I did some outdoors sketching during a brief glimmer of sunshine, but the on-flowing mysteries past the broad river-bend were barred by a beaked guardian.

The Siren’s “Learn Your Lesson” Hex

Originally posted by allie-rva

This is a hex that will cause your target to learn their lesson and make their blunders come to light, whether it be fucking with you, a loved one, a friend, whatever. This hex will make them learn.

What You’ll Need

  • A sea shell with their name written on it
  • Another sea shell, preferably the same type and size as the shell with the name on it
  • Black string
  • Metal tongs
  • Paper
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Black Candle
  • Black Salt
  • Salt Water

What To Do

  • Write each wrong they’ve done on separate pieces of paper.
  • Burn each paper from the black candle and place each burning paper into the shell with the tongs.
  • Sprinkle black salt onto the ashes inside the shell and flick the salt water over it while saying/thinking “Each wrong you’ve done to me and others will come to light and your errors will cost you, you will be treated the same by friends and strangers as you have treated others until you learn your lesson and make amends with everyone you’ve hurt.”
  • Take the other shell and tie it to the shell with ashes in it to close the ashes inside.
  • Bury the shell in a spot that will be shaded most parts of the day.
  • Once you feel they’ve learned their lesson you can break the hex by digging it up and pouring the ashes and salt into a fire.

If you can I’d recommend doing this at nighttime, outdoors in the general direction of where the sea is from you.

anonymous asked:

anything for witches?

Oh, absolutely!

DIY Floating Acorn Candles

Let’s start by setting the mood and getting some nature aided candles lit, maybe even placed to float on the tutorial below.

DIY Rose Water

Find out how to make your own rose water to infuse into your life. Rose water can be used for toning and nourishing your skin while improving blood circulation. Also great for refreshing energy!

DIY Black Salt

Black salt is known to have properties of cleansing, evil banishing, and protection from negative energy. 


sew-much-to-do: a visual collection of sewing tutorials/patterns, knitting, diy, crafts, recipes, etc.

Let’s talk about the elements!

I’ve written a lot about the seven classical planets and celestial/cosmic witchcraft. I think it’s time to bring things a bit more down to earth, though!

This is a new two-part series! It will focus on the natural elements as understood by the Western Magical Tradition.

In today’s article, I’ll be explaining a bit about the history of these concepts and how I see them. I hope you find this interesting and informative!

Thinking About the Elements

Elements are one of the first concepts I learned when beginning a journey into witchcraft. 

But! How do we view the elements as concepts? Lets consider how they relate to us and the whole universe. Here’s my views!

Some believe the elements are simply words for natural phenomena.
In other words, Fire is fire - the burning of a campfire or candle, or another flame. Water would always be something like a stream, the ocean or other liquid. I don’t see it this way. They’re far more complex than that!

The four elements stem the observations of ancient philosophers. These thinkers guessed that these substances were the building blocks of physical reality. Of course, they were wrong! In reality, atoms comprise matter. Matter and energy, then, make up the physical universe. 

We could associate four classical elements with the four states of matter. These are solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. They’d correspond to earth, water, air, and fire in turn. This is a very simplified view, though!

These concepts were fundamental to the ancients. A wealth of lore has developed around them. They have grown into complex metaphors for aspects of the human condition. The physical manifestations of the elements have become potent symbols. 

They represent various mental and emotional phenomena. Symbols are important in witchcraft. The way I see it, all tools of the Craft are symbols used to connect with larger forces that work within the universe.

The elements themselves, and their attributions, are in fact, somewhat arbitrary. This means that each of us will have a different idea of what each element represents!

There’s nothing wrong with this, though. The point is to use them as symbols. What they symbolize to you is your own business!

Qualifying the Elements

In the Western Magical Tradition, there are four core (classical) elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.  

Some traditions do posit a fifth element called the quintessence, also known as Spirit or Aether. This fifth element stands apart from the other four, as it doesn’t behave in the same way.  

I’ll be focusing on these four, not on the quintessence. Spirit as an element is a very large topic best suited for its own series of articles.

Alchemical thinkers have placed these four into categories. . They’re quite useful for understanding the system. 

Each element is either “hot” or “cold,” as well as either “dry,” or “wet.”

This doesn’t describe the physical qualities of the phenomena in question. Rather, these terms are metaphors. They refer to the roles taken by the concepts each element embodies.

Hot and Cold Elements

Hot elements are active in human existence. 

They stand for concepts that penetrate and alter the world around them.
An outdated way of putting this would be to describe them as “masculine.” This comes from historical stereotypes about gender. I tend to use the term “active” to describe hot elements. That’s Fire and Air.

Cold elements are passive and receptive. 

They represent concepts from which we draw nourishment. They are the structure or substance that forms our mental landscape. The hot elements tend to be the essence or organizing principle. 

Cold elements are often stereotyped as “feminine.“  They are Water and Earth, both of which play a nourishing role in human existence.

Wet and Dry Elements

Dryness as a concept within the Western Magical Tradition refers to a fixed state. In other words, the dry elements are things that don’t often change. These elements are full of stability. 

The key feature of a dry element is lack of intense motion. We can depend on the stable parts of our existence, represented by these elements.

The dry elements are Fire and Earth. It may seem strange to call fire stable, but it is a reliable source of warmth to us. It represents a constant feature of human life.

When we speak of wet elements, we mean the two elements that aren’t fixed. In other words, elements that flow ,change and transform. It is the concepts associated with these elements that drive the changes. They are reliable, but only insofar as change, itself, is something to rely on! 

The wet elements are Air and Water. Both are natural features that shift and flow through our lives. The inclusion of Air as a wet element shows that these are metaphorical, not literal terms.

Much more could be said about how people have described the elements throughout time. The above image shows the alchemical view of how the elements can combine to create secondary principles. 

As you might guess, “fixed” and “volatile” here stand for what we’ve been calling “passive” and “active.” If you want to know more about these further topics, I recommend Robert Bartlett’s book, True Alchemy. 

The entire concept of the elements is a metaphor, though. It’s a metaphor that can work for you. It can help with your Craft, and help you connect with the universe. I’ll be posting the next article tomorrow! In that, I’ll be discussing each element in detail.

Honoring the Elements: Altar Guide 🕯✨

Setting up an altar dedicated to the elements is simple and effective! And what better way to show thanks for their presence in our lives than through your own personal shrine? The elements are a part of our everyday living, and assist heavily in our paths. Here are some simple additions you can incorporate into your own altar: 

Earth: flowers, bones, sticks, herbs, leaves, crystals/stones of your choice 🌍 

Air: incense sticks or cones, feathers, a wand, sage or palo santo 🌬 

Fire: red, orange, or yellow candles (or any color!), a salt lamp or candle holder 🔥 

Water: a chalice, bottle, or bowl of fresh water (or water collected from a lake/river/pond/ocean), shells, sea salt, something representative of the moon (to honor the tides) 💧

Spirit: a pentagram (drawn, molded, sewn, etc, or perhaps you have one that you’ve purchased), any object that is close to your heart and representative of you 🔮

(and don’t forget about figurines, small framed photos, or written notes of your choosing. personal touch is everything)!
Candle color meanings

The burning of candles for spiritual purposes is a practice that dates back to ancient times. For as long as there have been candles, there were people who believed that a lit candle can connect the physical world with the spiritual realm. To these people, fire and flame are representations of the spark of creation. To light a candle is to illuminate the self.

Individuals accepting these beliefs use the burning light of candles to unfold their divine potential. What follows is an examination of these beliefs and the meaning behind illuminated candles combined with prayer and meditation. This examination will of course include a look into the significance and meaning of candle colors.

White Candles

The white candle represents the highest level of consciousness. Burning a white candle in conjointment with a meditative state is to seek protection, healing and purification. White represents truth, unity, harmony, and wholeness of spirit. The user who burns a white candle is invoking lunar energy. Since all colors are derived from pure white light, a white candle can be used as replacement for any other candle in many rituals.

Red Candles

The color red is firmly rooted in the physical world. The burning of red candles is said to put one in touch with the power of the flesh. Red represents temporal pleasures. It symbolizes passion and love as well as scorn and courage to stand up to one’s enemies. Red stimulates energy, vitality, fertility and personal power. Those who light a red candle are tapping into Scorpio energy. They seek love, respect, power magnetism and survival.

Yellow Candles

The color yellow exemplifies brainpower and intellect. He or she who lights a yellow candle is seeking to access the wisdom of the ages, and garner control over the full benefit of their own mental powers. Yellow embodies creativity, inspiration, concentration, logic, learning and action. The light of a yellow candle brings one closer to attaining the cheerfulness, endurance, stability and security they crave.

Blue Candles

Made from a primary spiritual color, blue candles are used in the examination of emotions (Saturn energy) and the attainment of calming wisdom and healing sleep. There are many shades of blue. Burning a dark blue candle promotes joy and laughter. Dark blue influences dreams and emotions. Royal blue signifies loyalty and fealty. Royal blue stirs the spiritual self and this color of candle is invoked by seekers of truth. Light blue is another very spiritual color. Light blue candles radiate Aquarian energy (calm waters) and are ideal for pursuing inspirational meditations. Those who light a blue candle are seeking truth, harmony and guidance while amplifying their creativity and perception.

Green Candles

Green is the color of success and abundance. This meaning can be traced back through the ages to when prosperity meant a bountiful harvest. Light a green candle when you want to mediate and reflect on nature, growth, healing and the good luck that makes finding employment or business success possible.

Black Candles

The burning of a black candle is serious business. This is done when one wants to neutralize negative energies. The color black offers protection from illness, evil and the negative energy cast upon you from outside forces. The black candle is also burned to harness the healing energy of the universe.

Pink Candles

The color pink manifests love, devotion, friendship and faith. Putting a flame to a pink candle means that the devotee is interested in forming a partnership or is possibly seeking affection or perhaps emotional healing. The color of universal love, pink represents the purest form of love – unconditional and enduring. Pink candles are used in rituals to attract attention or achieve some other joyful purpose.

Orange Candles

The great portrait artists of the Middle Ages understood well the power of orange. Orange is the color of sudden change. It confers upon those who dare to wear it, a form of super-power. Few people today (including royalty) possess the boldness required to put on orange garments. To this end, the act of burning an orange candle is an aggressive move. One would do so to effect instant and profound change. The lighting of orange candles is suitable for rituals occurring on the eve of weddings or important business meetings.

Purple Candles

Students of esoterism believe that purple candles have the power to cancel out the negative effects of bad karma. Ancient wisdom holds that the color purple is associated with the third eye. Burning a purple candle can enhance psychic powers. The color has a meaning steeped in meditation, divination and hidden knowledge. Those who burn purple candles do so to expand upon what they already have. They may also wish to obtain spiritual protection, find recognition, or seek reconciliation with something that exists in the realm of the spirits.

Brown Candles

Brown is the color of our Earth. This color represents above all things balance and a firm connection to the land. The individual who supplicates in the presence of a burning brown candle is sending a message to the universe that they respect the dignity and solemnity of mother Earth (they are well-grounded), and that they acknowledge the delicate balance of all things living on this Earth. Brown candles are used in rituals to regain balance, seek refuge from chaos, eliminate indecisiveness, find lost items and develop meaningful friendships.

Gray Candles

Gray is a neutral color. It is useful to the practitioner when meditating on complex issues. The gray candle has the power to offset negative influences without repercussions. The gray candle is used in the same manner that charcoal is used to flush poisons from the body.

Gold Candles

The gold candle is burned by the votary to achieve enlightenment. This is because the color gold emblemizes light in its purest form. Gold is the very symbol of good fortune. It represents money, success, protection and victory over our troubles. The burning of a gold candle enhances communication with the universe as it attracts positive cosmic influences. Gold candles are recommended for use in rituals undertaken to gain personal power or fortune.

Highly spiritual believers hold that a candle flame can create a passageway that will enable prayers and petitions to be more easily received by such powers from which help is being sought. For these supporters of the faith, the deep meaning of candle color is what enables them to focus and meditate on their goals, objectives, problems and their ultimate solutions.

🌊 Sea Foam Latte  🌊

a bath spell and coffee scrub for motivation and clarity

coffee scrub ☕

☕  1 cup coffee grounds
☕   1 cup sea salt, finely ground
☕   ½ cup coconut oil
☕   store in airtight container.

scrub instructions:

mix together in a bowl, melt coconut oil slightly to mix ingredients, cool to semi-solidify mixture.

bath soak spell  🌊

🌊   pour bath, charge water with seashells.
🌊   remove shells to avoid breaking them and being harmed by them.
🌊   mix in ½ cup dried milk to the water
🌊   line edges with shells and light a white candle
🌊   stay in the water and charge, rinse and drain.

Candles: Elements & Planets

Candles are good divination aids, spells, or any other magick work.

Planetary Candles

These can be used for rituals, ceremonies, or create planetary vibrations needed for power in your spell work. These can also be used when working with planetary spirits.

What spell work is best suitable for what planets? 

  • Sun: Legal Matters, Healing, Protection.
  • Moon: Sleep, Prophetic Dreams, Fertility, Peace, Healing.
  • Mercury: Mental Powers, Divination, Psychic Powers, Wisdom.
  • Venus: Love, Friendship, Fidelity, Beauty, Youth. 
  • Mars: Courage, Strength, Lust, Sexual Potency, Exorcism, Hex Breaking, Protection. 
  • Jupiter: Money, Prosperity, Legal Matters, Luck. 
  • Saturn: Visions, Longevity, Exorcisms, Endings. 

What colours are associated with the planets?
Note** these are my personal associations. 

  • Sun: Yellow/Orange/Gold.
  • Moon: White/Silver/Pale Blues.
  • Mercury: Purple, Grey, (or mixed colours).
  • Venus: Pink/Pale Yellows or Greens.
  • Mars: Red/Scarlet.
  • Jupiter: Violet/Indigo.
  • Saturn: Black.

What scents?

  • Sun: Cedarwood, Frangipani, Chamomile, Hibiscus, Almond, Cinnamon, Bergamot, Ginger, Lemon Balm, Olive, Peony, Pepper, Rosemary, Saffron.
  • Moon: Aloe, Cucumber, Iris, Nutmeg, Melon, Periwrinkle, Poppy, Pumpkin, Seaweed, Tumeric, Water Lily, (White) Rose, Gardenia, Irish Moss, Jasmine, Myrrh, Sandalwood. 
  • Mercury: Garlic, Hazelnut, Honeysuckle, Lily of the Valley, Lavender, Mushroom, Mint, Mulberry, Parsley, Valerian, Carrot, Orchid.
  • Venus: Lotus, Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Birch, Burdock, Pear, Blackberry, Mallow, Lilac, Raspberry, Rose, Thyme, Vanilla, Vervain, Myrtle.
  • Mars: Allspice, Basil, Coriander, Pine, Nettle, Tobacco, Pepper, Tiger Lily.
  • Jupiter: Anise, Blueberry, Chestnut, Clove, Fig, Maple, Oak, Sage, Grapefruit, Magnolia, Coconut, Pecan, Yarrow. 
  • Saturn: Cypress, Patchouli, Tamarind, Holly, Grape, Tomato, Orris Root.

Note** You can dress the candles with planetary oils, or draw/carve planetary symbols onto them. You may also choose to add herbs, glitter, or crystals on top but be wary of not burning them. 

Elemental Candles

What spell work is best for what element?

  • Earth: Money, Prosperity, Fertility, Healing, Employment.
  • Air: Mental Powers, Visions, Psychic Powers, Wisdom. 
  • Fire: Lust, Courage, Strength, Exorcism, Protection, Health. 
  • Water: Sleep, Meditation, Purification, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Love, Friendships, Fidelity. 

What colours are associated with the elements?
Note** these are my personal associations.

  • Earth: Green, Brown, Black.
  • Air: Pale Yellow, Sky Blue, Pastels.
  • Fire: Orange, Scarlet, Crimson.
  • Water: Blue, Pearl, Sea Green.

What scents?

  • Earth: Corn, Oak Moss, Rice, Sage, Vetiver.
  • Air: Lemongrass, Acacia, Dandelion, Leaves, Dill.
  • Fire: Juniper, Basil, Cinnamon, Coffee, Pepper.
  • Water: Lotus, Spearmint, Myrrh, Lemon, Violet.

Note** You can dress the candles with elemental oils, or draw/carve elemental symbols onto them. You may also choose to add herbs, glitter, or crystals on top but be wary of not burning them.