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Sea Shell Magick

Sea shell symbolize the element water, love, protection, preparation, peace, and prosperity. 

  • Abalone: Hidden beneath its drab shell lies a beautiful mother-of-pearl. Use this shell in spells when seeking hidden treasures, wealth, and good fortune. It is also often used in love spells, especially self love spells. Amulets made of abalone shells help with affirmations, balancing, and protection. As well as protection from negativity, attraction to creativity, and is often used for meditation and chakra balancing. A whole abalone she can bee used as an incense holder. Abalone is a healing shell. Helps stimulate psychic development. Abalone helps with anxiety, stress, arthritis relief, muscular problems, and heart and digestive system problems.
  • Auger: Used in spells male oriented magic, fertility, courage, power, and to aid in male healing.            
  • Clam: Since Venus was painted coming out of a clam shell, this has been considered a symbol of her. Use this shell when you call on Venus for help. As well as for spells that have to do with purification, friendship and love. 
  • Cockle: This shell is best used in spells for love, friendship, relationships, and emotions.
  • Conch: Can be used for spells that have to do with summoning, lost communication, difficulties in communication, and to aid in clearing misconceptions. As well as power, grace, beauty, nobility, strength, freedom, and forward movement.  
  • Cowries: This shell is used in spells for anything of concern to females. Including menstrual and pregnancy difficulties. Also used for spells that include fertility, prosperity and money.
  • Limpets: Used in spells for courage, confidence, and physical strength. 
  • Moon shell: It can be used for anything lunar related. Also for psychic awareness, purification, and peace.   
  • Murex: Used for protection, defense, and preservation.
  • Nautilus: Used for any mentally related spells. This would include passing your exam, completing all your homework, remain focused, etc.
  • Oyster: Used in spells for banishment, love and good fortune.
  • Sand dollars: Used in wealth spells and wisdom spells. 
  • Scallop: Good all purpose-shells and can be used to replace any shell. Also used in travel and movement spells.
  • Spindle: It is best used in meditations on destiny as well as any spell to do with inspiration. 
  • Whelk: Used in spell to help gain control of the situation. Used for making dramatic, positive changes to your life.                         

May the moonlight your path!

==Moonlight Mystics==

Sources: Seawitch.org, lunasgrimoire.com, seastarsmermaidcove.wordpress.com,   

Sea Shells

Sea shell symbolize the element water, love, protection, preparation, peace, and prosperity.

Abalone: Hidden beneath its drab shell lies a beautiful mother-of-pearl. Use this shell in spells when seeking hidden treasures, wealth, and good fortune. It is also often used in love spells, especially self love spells. Amulets made of abalone shells help with affirmations, balancing, and protection. As well as protection from negativity, attraction to creativity, and is often used for meditation and chakra balancing. A whole abalone she can bee used as an incense holder. Abalone is a healing shell. Helps stimulate psychic development. Abalone helps with anxiety, stress, arthritis relief, muscular problems, and heart and digestive system problems.

Auger: Used in spells male oriented magic, fertility, courage, power, and to aid in male healing.

Clam: Since Venus was painted coming out of a clam shell, this has been considered a symbol of her. Use this shell when you call on Venus for help. As well as for spells that have to do with purification, friendship and love.

Cockle: This shell is best used in spells for love, friendship, relationships, and emotions.

Conch: Can be used for spells that have to do with summoning, lost communication, difficulties in communication, and to aid in clearing misconceptions. As well as power, grace, beauty, nobility, strength, freedom, and forward movement.

Cowries: This shell is used in spells for anything of concern to females. Including menstrual and pregnancy difficulties. Also used for spells that include fertility, prosperity and money.

Limpets: Used in spells for courage, confidence, and physical strength.

Moon shell: It can be used for anything lunar related. Also for psychic awareness, purification, and peace.

Murex: Used for protection, defense, and preservation.

Nautilus: Used for any mentally related spells. This would include passing your exam, completing all your homework, remain focused, etc.

Oyster: Used in spells for banishment, love and good fortune.

Sand dollars: Used in wealth spells and wisdom spells.

Scallop: Good all purpose-shells and can be used to replace any shell. Also used in travel and movement spells.

Spindle: It is best used in meditations on destiny as well as any spell to do with inspiration.

Whelk: Used in spell to help gain control of the situation. Used for making dramatic, positive changes to your life.



Sea Witch Prosperity Spell Bag

Originally posted by zechs

Made this little bag to keep with me to attract more money.

🐚 Two or three money cowrie shells (these in particular are still used as currency in parts of Africa. 100 shells are equal to one pence) but any type of cowrie shells are fine.
🐚 Green tourmaline chips
🐚 Citrine chips
🐚 Green salt
🐚 Green or gold bag with green or gold ribbon (my wife hand stitched the bags together, focusing on her intent with each stitch)
🐚 Laurel leaf (bay)
🐚 A wee bottle - just something you can fit into a bag
🐚 Green candle

🐚 Green salt can be made by mixing seaweed powder and sea salt together. (I used nori sheets and went nuts in my mortar and pestle until it turns into a fine powder)

🐚 Crumble the laurel into the pre-made green salt and mix in the citrine and tourmaline chips.

🐚 As you breathe in, think or say aloud ‘Bring in money and success’ and exhale any doubt.

🐚 As you breathe and focus the intent, put the mixture into the wee bottle and seal it with the green candle wax.

🐚 After the wax cools, add the bottle and the cowrie shells to your bag and carry it around with you.

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In honor of Coachella first weekend this year, I dressed up to lend my spirit to the cause. Alas, I’ve still never been, but it’s probably for the best….I get anxiety around big crowds of strangers. So my day wasn’t quite as cool as you festival goers (I envy you), but it was still a good day. Went out to eat with friends, stuffed my face with some five guys. Better eating doesn’t start until Monday :P Then we went to see the new Fast & Furious movie. It was awesomely, satisfyingly bad. I was thoroughly entertained. Headed out for dinner now….bonsoir.

Dress: Forever21 believe it or not! Love this dress, but it’s way too long for my stubby little frame, so I pinned it up on one side, which is what gives it the drape-y effect.

Bag: lamodatakeover​ one of my favorite bags in my closet.

Hat: Vintage

Maybe next year I’ll make it out, in the meantime I’ll light one up for all the homies that couldn’t go.

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Latin Witches: Brujos

Latin American countries have always been full of superstitions, magic traditions, and occult and religious societies: from Santería to Palo Mayombe, El Culto a la Santa Muerte, and even remains of Native Shamanism. Latin witches, also called “Brujos”, are famous for their abilities to heal, hex and fortune-telling. They usually work with christian (or Christianized) deities, spirits and prayers. They also see the future in cowrie shells and know how to party and dance like no other witches in the world.

The Oracle of Diloggun, is one of the means of communication with the deities of the Yoruba Pantheon, the Orisa, with our ancestors, ancestors or Eggun, who provide help to our problems to face them positively; i.e., is used not only to know what is happening, but also to tell us you need to do to solve them, to ask for advice, to avoid any stumbling blocks in life, to heal.

The use of this ritual of communication between the Orishas and their children tries to get the spiritual development and the human material.

By the cowrie shell, they talk about all the Yoruba Orishas. The Oracle, is part of the exciting, deep and ancient philosophy, liturgy and practice magic - esoteric which takes place in the religion of the Orishas, and will refer to here, already that in this there is nothing that is not worthy of being exposed.

In the rite, participate in addition to the consulted the Babalosha and Iyalosha consecrated in Holy, the Babalawo does not use this system, since the Ifa Oracle system has a higher hierarchy and its Odus Stadium.

This divination system consists of 16 - cowries moneta - cowrie shells that removed the Fund, so that they have stability and to be released to fall on one side or the other, thus defining the signs of each spin.

The Odu of the Diloggún are 17:

OKANA (1) arises from Ofun Ofun (10) (10) born OSA (9).

Eyioco (2) was born in Ejiogbe (8) Ojuani Shobe (11) comes from Oche (5)

Ogunda (3) born of Oddi (7) Ejila Shebora (12) comes from Ogunda (3)

Iroso (4) comes from Ojuani Shobe (11) Metanla (13) was born in Oche-Ofun (5-10)

OSHE (5) was born in Ejiogbe (8) Merinla (14) born Eyioco-Obara (2-6)

Obara (6) was born in Ejilá Shebora (12) Marunla (15) born Ejiogbe-Osa (9-8)

Oddi (7) born of Okana (1) Meridiloggun (16) was born Ejiogbe Melli (8-8)

Ejiogbe (8) was born in Meridiloggun Yecú Yecú or Opira (16) (17) is born of Okana (1)

OSA (9) born Oddi (7)

.The ibbos are walkin for the determination of go them and Osobo, these are: EFUN (husk), OTA (small stone), Aye (medium marine snail), OWO (two tied Ocha snails), IGBIN (slug snail), EGUNGUN (small bone or vertebra), APADI (piece of earthenware) and OSAN (seed).

Chuck 16 cowrie shells the officiating, Babalosha and Iyalosha just must interpret the rest until 12, thirteen to sixteen number should be sent to pursue the inquiry with a Babalawo, because its result must be interpreted by Orunmila.

Seashell Magick

Long before fancy new-age tools became readily available through specialty shops, our magic-using ancestors turned to nature for their power objects. Natural objects are imbued with spiritual energies that we can harness for our own use in spells and charms. Seashells in particular have a long history of magical uses, as they were associated with the powers of various sea gods and goddesses of different cultures.

Properties

  • Being born of the ocean, shells are strongly associated with the element of water. They are also associated with the moon, which drives ocean tides. Both the element of water and the moon have strong feminine energies that are receptive in nature, so shells are primarily used in magic to draw things you desire into your life.

Preparation

  • Shells taken from the ocean need little ritual preparation for magical uses; however, if your shells were bought from a store or have been stashed in a box for a while, they may benefit from cleansing and recharging. To do this, place your shells in a bowl of water mixed with sea salt. Set them aside to soak for a day or overnight. Recharge them by setting the bowl in the sun or under the light of the full moon for several hours.


Love

  • One of the main symbols for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, is the seashell. Invoke the power of Aphrodite for love spells using shells by wearing seashell jewelry or hair ornaments to attract a mate. Use a hinged seashell with the two parts still attached as a powerful love talisman to keep two lovers together. Write the initials of the lovers on the inside of the shell, one on each side, then seal it shut with glue.


Prosperity

  • Many cultures used shells as a form of currency. Cowrie shells were used in Africa and North America, and Native Americans used wampum—beads made from clam shells—as money. Because of this, shells are suitable for money spells. Fill a small green or gold pouch with seashells, a silver coin and mint, which is a money-drawing herb. Hang the bag where you do business, and rub it when you desire prosperity. Place a small seashell in your wallet or purse to continually keep money coming to it.

Protection

  • Protection is a shell’s primary purpose in nature, as it is made to keep small, defenseless sea creatures safe from harm. Because of this, shells have strong protective energies. Many cultures in coastal areas use shells in folk magic to protect the home by placing strings of shells over windows and doors. Necklaces of strung shells can be worn by children to keep them close to home and safe from harm. Placing a small, round shell on the collars of your pets will keep them safe should they wander from home.

Particular shells also have their own individual meanings:

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