Defence Against the Dark Arts: Identifying Threats
[I’m writing this as the first chapter in what I’m hoping will be a series that achieves what the actual Harry Potter class didn’t do so well; educate newbies on the potential dangers in spell-and-spirit-work.]
Am I cursed? Am I haunted? Am I…
Probably not, no. However, it’s great to know what to do when you are having more than just a string of bad luck. Rule number one; get at least one other opinion. The scrying I detail below will help to clarify if their is a problem, but everyone is prone to their natural biases, and chances are if you suspect that you’re cursed, no matter what the tarot shows, your mind will contort the evidence to see something where there mightn’t be anything.
Scrying for Curses or Malevolent Spirits
It’s a good idea to note that if you’re being assaulted by a skilled practitioner (they probably have better things to do), they might want to obscure the results of your divination, possibly by cloaking their curses.
Tarot can be used to reveal if something is afoot. I would recommend getting a gauge on the situation by drawing a single card. The tower, or any other negative cards are a prompt to investigate further.
For a more in-depth spread, I suggest one card for each area of your life you think is affected, and a card for the reason for the aggression, maybe even one clarifying the exact nature of the spell.
If you are familiar with mirror scrying, runes or clairvoyance, use these to build up as good an image as you can get.
Malevolent spirits are a different matter. It’s hard to know if a spirit in your home is actually trying to harm you, or if you’re using it as a scapegoat for a rough patch. One of the above scrying techniques should help clear this up. If you’re convinced that it isn’t a curse acting on you, then it may be a spirit. Feeling as if you’re being watched, simply sensing a being, are good indicators (as always, remember the Placebo Effect).
So, You’re Sure You’ve Been Cursed/Haunted
Curses and Spirits need to be dealt with differently, obviously.
Made an herbal soak for the dearest and I. The end result looked like one of those bath bombs tumblr seems to love so much. 🛀🌙🌾
¼ cup Lavender.
¼ cup Hibiscus flowers.
¼ cup Chamomile.
½ handful of Eucalyptus leaves.
3 Tbs of Raw local organic honey.
2 Tbs of Organic Almond oil.
1 heaping cup of Epsom salt.
½ Gallon of water.
Place herbs into a medium/large pot and cover with ½ a gallon of water. Bring to a rolling boil then lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer for 15 minuets. 🍵🌾
💕Draw yourself a hot bath while you wait. Light candles, place crystals along the edge of the tub, play your favorite music, maybe slice up some fresh fruit and just prepare to pamper yourself!👍 🚿
Add the Epsom salt and Almond Oil to your bath water now.
After the 15 minuets are up, place a strainer into a larger pot and pour the herbal fusion into it. Press the herbs with a spoon to get out as much liquid as possible. Now you can add the honey and stir until it is mostly dissolved. Carefully (don’t burn yourself!) add the amazing herb infused water to the rest of your bath and watch as a cloudy purple galaxy reveals itself to you!
The almond oil sits on the warm water in tiny droplets that glimmer and shine like thousands of stars against the deep purple!! Go forth- be soft and relaxed. This particular herbal infusion also makes for a perfect psychic bath to prep for any clairvoyance, divining, rune, or tarot readings.