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Colors in witchcraft: RED

The color red’s magical associations include passion, fire, courage, strength, power, joy, renewal, energy, health, motivation, desire, ambition, leadership, self-esteem, business deals, combat, confrontation, buying & selling, mechanical things, repairs, and hunting.

Use red stones, candles, or any other material to represent any of red’s associations in your spells. 

Just sayin 🙌


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I don't actually believe that "You shouldn't thank people for having basic human decency" thing.

Many disabled people (and most people with developmental disabilities, certainly) are viewed by our societies with so little respect for our lives that we aren’t even accorded the respect given to people you have true contempt for. And this is certainly true of many other groups of people as well.

In a society like this, treating us with basic human decency takes a great deal of strength, courage, love, faith, and hope. Like the hardcore kind, not the fluffy kind. And that utterly and totally deserves to be praised, thanked, and rewarded.

But.

There are ways to reward it properly and there are ways to reward it wrongly. And that’s where the real work comes in, is figuring out how to do it right, and how not to do it wrong. Also, nobody should treat us decently EXPECTING a reward, because that’s not really treating us decently in the first place.

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Holyrood Palace | Edinburgh, Scotland

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

A heraldic theme depicting the Scottish Lion of Courage and the Unicorn of Strength is apparent throughout the Versailles design-influenced Neo-Classical architecture of the entire palace. For example, the monumental entrance doors of oak have gilded bronze hinges, the main hinges decorated with the Lion and the Unicorn and the upper hinges made as golden boughs of flowering native trees – chestnut and laburnum, oak, rowan and hawthorn. The stone archway is decorated with a carved and gilded garland of Scottish flowers, including daisies and thistles.

Queen Elizabeth spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each Summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies. The 16th century Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the State Apartments used for official and state entertaining are open to the public throughout the year, except when members of the Royal Family are in residence.
How to make an ______ .

Aries ♈️ = Leo (courageous) + Scorpio (strength) + Sagittarius (adventurous)

Taurus ♉️ = Cancer (short tempered) + Virgo (stable) + Libra (flirty)

Gemini ♊️ = Leo (narcissistic) + Sagittarius (carefree) + Aquarius (independant)

Cancer ♋️ = Taurus (short tempered) + Capricorn (bossy) + Pisces (sensible)

Leo ♌️ = Aries (brave) + Gemini (narcissistic) + Sagittarius (adventurous)

Virgo ♍️ = Taurus (intelligent) + Capricorn (stable) + Aquarius (analytical)

Libra ♎️ = Taurus (flirty) + Aquarius (fair) + Leo (attention seeking)

Scorpio ♏️ = Aries (strength) + Aquarius (mysterious) + Pisces (deep)

Sagittarius ♐️ = Aries (adventurous) + Leo (bright) + Gemini (carefree)

Capricorn ♑️ = Taurus (bossy) + Cancer (short tempered) + Virgo (stable)

Aquarius ♒️ = Gemini (independant) + Virgo (talktative) + Libra (fair)

Pisces ♓️ = Cancer (sensible) + Virgo (wise) + Scorpio (deep)

“How far you can go on life is yet to be seen. Don’t let other people’s limited beliefs about what’s possible diminish your potential. Let no one discourage your ambitious attitude. You don’t need a fan club to achieve your goals. Be your own motivation.”


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The Signs Operating on Higher and Lower Frequencies.

We all have the best version of ourselves and and the worst versions of ourselves. We shift between these dimensions/personas every moment. This can be used for your sun and moon signs. 

Aries

An Aries vibrating on a higher frequency is an individual who is capable of parlaying everything around them, they are completely dedicated to their goals, whatever they may be. They take on their goals with courage and strength to succeed despite any circumstances. They are always moving forward and want tomorrow to be better than yesterday. They have their self as well as others best interest at heart.

An Aries vibrating on a lower frequency is an individual who may appear mean or arrogant. They may be too focused on the I, and inconsiderate of the we, in all aspects of life. This individual typically has not found a goal to focus their energy upon, and is therefore not operating at their highest potential. This can be extremely frustrating, especially for Aries who know they are capable of so much.

Aries are great at pioneering new establishments and ideas, as they have energy to see goals through. They do an amazing job of taking care of themselves and others simultaneously. This sign has a heart of a gold and truly wants to make the world a better place.

Taurus

A Taurus operating on a higher frequency is an independent individual who is established, yet humble. In all aspects of their life they create structure and security that is capable of weathering any storm. They are patient with themselves and those around them. They’re open to learning new ideas and concepts. Taurus will have mastered the concepts of self-reliance and self-love. This will allow them to curate comfort and support for the world.

A Taurus operating on a lower frequency is a stubborn individual, who is unwilling to entertain suggestions or advice from others. They may become so wrapped up in their need to create stability that they become rude or carry an “I’m better than you” attitude. This may happen when they have a lack of space to place their love and devotion, weather that love and devotion go to a person, cause, or establishment.

Taurus are great at creating comfortable surroundings for themselves and those they care about. They are persistent and tenacious in all matters of life. This sign wants to add comfort and beauty to this world.

Gemini

A Gemini operating on a higher frequency is an intelligent individual who is capable of keeping their environment fresh by generating new perceptions from the world around them. They are personable and capable of creating great connections with people from all walks of life. They are conscious of many perspectives, and are continuously on the search for more. They are highly analytical and great communicators, allowing them to create clarity out of the most entangled situations.

A Gemini operating on a lower frequency is an individual who will use their ability to communicate to manipulate others. They may become too involved in a persona they display, that they become shallow. Geminis that take on too much information without being analytical become indecisive to a detriment. This typically happens when a Gemini has not found an environment that is stimulating, stale circumstances can make Gemini unhappy.

Gemini’s are great at bringing people together, and giving them new experiences. They are able to make those they love feel validated, despite how unique their opinions may be. Gemini wants to add acceptance and understanding to this world.

Cancer: A Cancer operating on a higher frequency is full of self-love and therefore is loving, understanding and empathetic to everyone they meet. They are capable of keeping theirs as well as those they care about best interest in mind, at all times. This makes them great leaders and counselors as everyone feels truly cared for when in Cancer’s presence. They are creative and can create art in all aspects of life.

A Cancer operating on a lower frequency may be moody and inconsolable. They may focus on the negative aspects of their lives so much that they take for granted any positive aspects remaining. This may happen when Cancer feels they don’t have a home to nurture, and home does not necessarily mean a house, but a rather a family, talent or an organization. 

Cancers are great and creating nurturing and loving environments. They are faithful to the individuals and causes they dedicate themselves too. They add the empathy we all truly crave, to this world.

Leo: A Leo operating on a higher frequency is an optimistic individual that is able to embrace the fun life has to offer. Leo’s sunny disposition sparks positivity and confidence in everyone around them. They are able to entertain and inspire groups almost effortlessly. They are protective of themselves, those they care about, and their ideas. They have the courage to stand up for whatever it is their heart desires. 

A Leo operating on a lower frequency will be egotistical, and extremely concerned with other’s opinions. They may assume many are out to hurt them, when in reality this isn’t true. They may be self-absorbed blaming all their problems on outside factors, rather than acknowledging their actions. This happens when Leo hasn’t found what makes them unique to this world.

Leos are spectacular at bringing light to dark situations. They have the biggest hearts, and are great entertainers. They add dramatic passion and optimism to this world.

Virgo

A Virgo operating on a higher frequency is organized and has established plans for their future. They are intelligent and organized. They will effortlessly help everyone they meet in some shape or form. They are able to analyze the details of situations, which allows them to quickly create more efficient solutions/processes. They are kind hearted and crave efficiency in all matters of life.

A Virgo operating on a lower frequency will be highly critical and focused on the flaws of life. They will obsess over theirs and others shortcomings to the point that they are unhappy with themselves and others. They will lose sight of the bigger picture, and get stuck on the small details. This may happen when Virgo has not found a lifestyle that they are happy with.

Virgo’s are amazing at finding hidden potential and bringing it into fruition. They have kind hearts and the help they offer others is truly life changing. They add healing and clear direction to this world.

Libra

A Libra operating on a higher frequency is an individual immersed in connections that bring them enlightenment. They are able to interpret people and situations, making it very easy for them to create harmony in the most bizarre predicaments. Libras create solutions that are fair to all sides, making them excellent mediators and judges. They love to create beautiful and harmonious atmospheres.

A Libra operating on a lower frequency may be a person who aims to polarize social settings. They may create new versions of themselves with every person that they meet, making it hard for them to be reliable. They also may become consumed by love, so much so that they feel lost in love. This may happen when a Libra has not established a great sense of self.

Libra’s are able to add charm to all situations, and they love to do so. They seek to create friendships and peace with those around them. Libra’s add peace, and romantic love to this world.

Scorpio

Scorpios operating on higher frequencies are intuitive and ambitious individuals. They can sense hidden emotions and motives in the people around them. This skill set allows them to be great psychiatrists, therapists and investigators. They do their best when focused on a specific goal. Their love is deep and rooted in their ability to understand difficult emotions. They love to create atmospheres where everyone feels comfortable being vulnerable.

Scorpios operating on lower frequencies tend to be suspicious and manipulative. They may confuse their intuition with their fears, and in the end become unnecessarily suspicious and fiery with those they care about. They may also become so distrusting that they feel safer when manipulating the people and circumstances that surround them. This may happen when Scorpio feels betrayed or they have no one they can trust.

Scorpios have old souls that crave deep emotions and connections. They come to terms with any of their ‘demons’, and hope to help others do the same. They add unconditional love to this world.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius operating on higher frequencies are individuals who pursue adventures that expand their philosophies on life. They share their experiences with the world by either sharing their stories, or teaching others what they have learned. They are generous and make amazing teachers and/or explorers of the world. They are generally optimistic and appreciative of their life and those they love.

Sagittarius operating on lower frequencies are individuals who appear to be carefree to a detriment. Their need for adventure may cause them to make decisions with no consideration of the consequences. They may become rude and start to say tactless things to any and every one. This might happen when Sagittarius is fed up with their current circumstances.

Sagittarius seek to gain experience and knowledge in every experience. They are optimistic people who know how to make the best of the life they have. They add adventure and joy to this world.

Capricorn

Capricorns operating on higher frequencies are individuals who are disciplined and ambitious. These people are great at overseeing big projects and ensuring everything is in order and ready to go. They’re calm when catastrophe strikes, which allows them to keep themselves and those they care about afloat in such circumstances. They work towards understanding theirs and others emotions. Capricorns are capable of creating power houses out of their careers and talents.

Capricorns operating on lower frequencies tend be cold and unmotivated. They may have self-talk that is so harsh that it makes them feel as if they’re worthless. When they are unhappy with one aspect of their life (typically work) they let the negativity spread into other aspects of their life, and they may blame others for their issues. This might happen when Capricorn feels they don’t have a purpose or that they are not working towards improving their life.

Capricorns are hard workers who love to see those they care about taken care of. They seek to create higher standards for themselves and those they cherish. They add improvements to this world, in whatever shape or form they can.

Aquarius

Aquarius operating on higher frequencies are individuals who acknowledge inequalities that are commonly glossed over. They seek to understand where the underdog is coming from. They’re objective and come to their own opinions. They’re independent, open-minded, and capable of caring for the whole world. They’re innovative, and look to the future for solutions.

Aquarius operating on lower frequencies tend to be distant and emotionally unattached. He or she may be so caught up in the future, that they forget to acknowledge the present. This can cause them to be unreliable, or emotionally unavailable. They also may take on a superior attitude that is unwilling to learn from others. This may happen when Aquarius feels that they are lacking freedom.

Aquarius see the future as at a catalyst for better days. They have big hearts, and seek to spread kindness in everything they do. They add friendship and future-thinking to this world.

Pisces

Pisces operating on higher frequencies are compassionate souls that spread hope and love everywhere they go. They are sympathetic, and will do the kindest things for those they love. Pisces has a sensitive heart and an active imagination, when working together, they are the most creative people. They are dreamy, and full of selfless acts and new ideas.

Pisces operating on lower frequencies may become consumed with negative daydreaming that makes their life appear worse than it actually is. They may become very sensitive to their surroundings, which may cause them to lash out or to be grouchy. This may happen when Pisces feels like they’re kindness has been taken for weakness.

Pisces are beautiful from the inside out and they always mean well. They see what’s special in themselves and everyone around them. They add imagination and sweet love to the world.

“BLACK POWER!
Yeah I said it. No its NOT hate.
For this power is rooted in LOVE and SELF-KNOWLEDGE. For this power is rooted in rich history, abundant wealth and intellect. This power’s foundation isn’t about destroying you, but uplifting that which has been oppressed, disenfranchised and hidden for hundreds of years.

This POWER that I speak of, trembles souls and uplifts the dead. Power, that operates on frequencies and wavelengths that my ancestors communicate with me on.
Power that confirms with me that I am beautiful. That I am wonderfully made and that I am ENOUGH; for ANYONE and ANYTHING.
This power that I speak of is rooted in TRUTH.
That which I am proud to represent and stand perpetually confident in. That which I administer and use to guide my seed and others who look to us for healing. That which covers me as I bare my daughter and myself in complete transparency and vulnerability.
That which protects my soul to no end.
Power that comes with great responsibility: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.

We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.” – Assata Shakur

Black Power is power that unites; UNITY IS STRENGTH!
And if I teach her nothing else… for if she ever finds herself without her voice… I most certainly will teach her to ball up her fist, put it high in the air and receive the power to cover her; a call to her brothers and sisters to surround her.
I understand this may make many of you uncomfortable. Yet I am not here to bring you comfort. I am here to bring you truth.
May you be blessed with love, acceptance and the Light of Understanding!” words from @mswrightsway


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| HOGWARTS | ILVERMORNY | MOTTOS |


Gryffindor + Pukwudgie
“Courage over fear, heart over mind.”

Gryffindor + Thunderbird
“You can never cross the ocean unless you
have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Gryffindor + Horned Serpent
“Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.”

Gryffindor + Wampus
“It is better to find the courage to fight than the strength to run.”


Hufflepuff + Pukwudgie
“Your heart knows the way.
Run in that direction.”

Hufflepuff + Thunderbird
“A bird is safe in its nest but that is not what its wings are made for.”

Hufflepuff + Horned Serpent
“Kindness is more important than wisdom.
Recognising it is the beginning of wisdom.”

Hufflepuff + Wampus
“Never give up without a fight.”


Ravenclaw + Pukwudgie
“Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.”

Ravenclaw + Thunderbird
“The pursuit of knowledge is never ending.
The day you stop seeking it is the day you stop growing.”

Ravenclaw + Horned Serpent
“Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom.
One can find it, live it, be fortified by it,
but one cannot communicate and teach it.”

Ravenclaw + Wampus
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”


Slytherin + Pukwudgie
“Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.”

Slytherin + Thunderbird
“I don’t want to pass the time.
I want to grab hold of it and leave my mark on the world.”

Slytherin + Horned Serpent
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

Slytherin + Wampus
“I know what I’m capable of; I’m a warrior.
I’m someone to fear, not hunt.”

“Don’t go through life, grow through life. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

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Job Success Spell 💰

Items required:

  • Representation of self (a photo of yourself, your name on a piece of paper, anything big enough to draw a sigil over)
  • Success oil - mine contains the following crystals and essential oils in a grapeseed oil base
    • Tiger’s eye - intelligence
    • Amethyst - peace, calm, courage, inner strength 
    • Lime - peace, cleansing
    • Orange - luck
    • Tangerine - strength 
    • Grapefruit - confidence
  • Herbal incense - basil, cinnamon, and garlic salt for success and wealth
  • Sigil to represent intent
  1. Draw sigil on the representation of self with success oil 
  2. Light incense 
  3. Repeat your intention as you burn the representation of self in the fire
  4. Extinguish the flame or let burn out naturally, so long as you supervise it