craft basics

witchy grimoire ideas🌙🌹

 for those of you that do not know, a grimoire is a book/collection of information regarding your craft. these are just basic topics you can mention, however, your path is your path and it is beautiful regardless. another disclaimer: your grimoire doesn’t have to be flashy and ancient looking. it can be a composition notebook. it can be a collection of paper held together by staples. as long as it is functional, it just as valid. because you put the time and the positive energy into making it. 

Originally posted by virtuous-thing

grimoire ideas

🌞your beliefs
🌙any daily rituals
🌞written spells
🌙moon phases
🌞info on herbs
🌙herb correspondances
🌞chakras
🌙auras
🌞color correspondances              
🌙divination
🌞moon water
🌙sun water
🌞mythology
🌙tea magic
🌞constellations
🌙dream log
🌞a list of elements
🌙essential oils
🌞oil correspondences
🌙spirits
🌞crystal correspondences

remember, this is just a list of things you can write! there are far more things. if anyone would like to suggest something to add to the list, just let me know <3. much love, –mikey

astrological placements 01.

the inner planets. 
these planets have the most effect on the individual, because these planets complete their cycle around the sun more often; the placements that appear person-to-person are more varied, and more specific.


  • sun. (ruled by leo)
    outer expression.
    the most basic sense of self. the lens through which the rest of the chart is seen. it’s like a filter for the rest of our natal chart, it colors everything. 

  • moon. (ruled by cancer)
    inner expression.
    the understanding we have of ourselves.
    receptivity. emotions and sensitivity.
     
  • mercury. (ruled by gemini/virgo)
    communication.
    the use of language, and our communicative manner and tendencies. reason, logic, rationality, evaluation. learning, skills, and abilities. 

  • venus. (ruled by libra/taurus)
    affinity.
    our expressions of love and what appeals to us.
    intimacy, beauty, pleasure, romance.

  • mars. (ruled by aries)
    action.
    the assertion of ourselves, and methods of achieving goals.
    passion, drive, courage, aggression, impulsivity.

the outer planets. 
these planets have less obvious effects on the individual, and more generational. these planets complete their orbits very slowly, so they are more relevant to understanding ourselves in a grander scheme.

  • jupiter. (ruled by sagittarius)
    growth.
    the search for meaning, the sense of justice.
    purpose, faith, philosophy, expansion. 

  • saturn. (ruled by capricorn)
    limitations.
    the laws and rules we choose to live by, our perceived reality. moral compass.
    conviction, concentration, caution. 

  • uranus. (ruled by aquarius)
    intuition.
    sudden insight, openness to what is new, unusual.
    inspiration, instinct, change, originality.

  • neptune. (ruled by pisces)
    supersensory.
    experience of the transcendental. the line between reality and fantasy.
    paranormal, mystic, occult, supernatural. 

  • pluto. (ruled by scorpio)
    power.
    dealing with the power and control. the cycle of creation and destruction.
    regeneration, transformation, rebirth, subconscious.
Resources for Storm and Weather Magic

Updated: March 30th 2016


GENERAL INFORMATION


SPELLS AND SIGILS

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21 Recommended Books for Writers

As I’ve talked about on my blog several times, an important part of growing as a writer is learning about writing. For years I’ve wanted to compile a list of writing books I’ve read, liked, and recommend. Today I’m happy to say I now have that list to add to my blog (perfect timing for anyone who likes summer reading). I’m sure over time, this list will be added to.

Many writers I’ve talked to have read quite a few of these books. How many have you read? And is there one I need to look into? (You can comment at the bottom).

If you haven’t read any of them, cool. Now you have a list to chose from should you ever want to.


Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories.

In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

BUY / LEARN MORE

What makes a good story or a screenplay great?

The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling, sitting down and pounding out a first draft without planning is an ineffective way to begin.

Story Engineering starts with the criteria and the architecture of storytelling, the engineering and design of a story–and uses it as the basis for narrative. The greatest potential of any story is found in the way six specific aspects of storytelling combine and empower each other on the page. When rendered artfully, they become a sum in excess of their parts.

BUY / LEARN MORE 


Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).

In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.

  ​ BUY / LEARN MORE


How do you create a main character readers won’t forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character’s past into a story?

Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to:

   Choose and execute the best point of view for your story
   Create three-dimensional and believable characters
   Develop your characters’ emotions
   Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes
   Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story.

BUY / LEARN MORE

The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading. It’s just that simple.

In Hooked, author Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and teacher to help you overcome the weak openings that lead to instant rejection by showing you how to successfully use the ten core components inherent to any great beginning.

Plus, you’ll discover exclusive insider advice from agents and acquiring editors on what they look for in a strong opening. With Hooked, you’ll have all the information you need to craft a compelling beginning that lays the foundation for an irresistible story!

BUY / LEARN MORE

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Shopkins Yo-Chi White Chocolate Mousse


Yields 12 cups

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 packet gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 ½ cups white chocolate
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mint for garnish
Equipment
  • Small pot
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Medium bowl
  • Hand mixer with whish attachment
  • Spoons
  • Decorating bag fitted with a large open star tip
  • Cutting board & knfie
  • Paint pens
  • Blue paper cups
  • Yo-Chi template

Let’s get started!

  1. Mix gelatin and cold water and then set aside, allowing it to bloom.
  2. In a small pot, mix together 1 cup of cream, butter, yogurt, and vanilla. Bring to a scald and then mix bloomed gelatin.
  3. Place white chocolate in a large bowl and then pour the hot cream over it. Allow the chocolate to melt for 3 minutes and then wisk until smooth.
  4. Pour in 3 cups of cream and whisk until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12 hours.

Time to decorate!

  1. Meanwhile, use paint pens to decorate blue paper cups to look like Yo-Chi (optional). If you would rather use a template you can print out as many as you need and then wrap one around each blue cup.
  2. Once chilled, use a hand mixer to whip the mousse until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Fill each cup with chopped and then use an open star tip to pipe mouse over the fruit.
  4. Decorate with fresh fruit and a garnish of mint.
  5. TaDa! A Shopkins Yo-Chi sweet enough to eat!
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Resource Dump: Creating Characters!

Primary Characters

  • Your Hero: Top Ten Rules
  • 10 Traits of a Great Protagonist
  • 4 Steps to Creating a Truly Active Protagonist
  • 20 Tips for Creating Relatable Protagonists
  • How to Center your Story
  • How to Create Unforgettable Protagonists
  • 25 Things You Should Know About Protagonists
  • Creating Memorable Characters
  • Creating Strong Female Protagonists
  • Creating Dynamic Protagonists
  • How to Create Characters
  • Inner Dialogue - Writing Inner Character Thoughts
  • 25 Things a Great Character Needs
  • 5 Ways to Create 3D Characters

Secondary Characters

  • 10 Secrets to Creating Unforgettable Supporting Characters
  • How to Write Effective Supporting Characters
  • Question to Ask (& Strengthen) Your Minor Characters
  • 5 Tips for Developing Supporting Characters
  • Techniques for Creating Great Secondary Characters
  • 5 Steps to Dazzling Minor Characters
  • 3 Ways to Create Stupendous Supporting Characters
  • Creating Memorable Secondary Characters
  • 5 Archetypes for Supporting Characters
  • Your Map to Creating a Memorable Minor Characters

Names

  • Top Ten Tips
  • 8 Tips for Naming Characters
  • 7 Rules of Naming Fictional Characters
  • Name that Character!
  • 6 Creative Ways to Name your Character
  • Naming your Characters
  • A Guide to Naming Characters
  • Female: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Male: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Alien: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Surname: 1 | 2 | 3 
  • Unisex: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Traits

  • List: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
  • Developing Character Traits
  • How to Create Good Personalities for your Characters
  • Develop Memorable Personalities
  • Give your Character Personality
  • How to Create a Character’s Personality
  • How to Make Sure your Character’s Personality Shines
  • 5 Building Blocks of your Character’s Personality

Appearance

  • Appearance Generator
  • Your Character’s Physical Appearance
  • How to Describe a Character’s Looks
  • Describing a Character’s Appearance
  • Character Description Resource
  • Examples of Physical Characteristics
  • Describing the Physical Attributes of your Characters
  • How Great Authors Describe Character Appearance
  • Ultimate Guide to Nailing your Character’s Appearance
  • Describing Clothing and Appearance
  • Character Appearance Help
  • Character Description Resource
  • Describing People: A Person’s Physical Appearance
  • Describing the Physical Attributes of Characters

Speech

  • Talking About your Character: Speech
  • Variety in Character Voices
  • All your Characters Talk the Same
  • How to Create Distinctive Character Voices
  • How to Create Characters Who Don’t Sound like You
  • The Art of Voice in Fiction
  • Create Varying, Yet Realistic, Speech Patterns
  • The Art and Craft of Dialogue
  • Writing Character Voice
  • Creating Differences in the Speech Patterns of your Characters
  • Style: Person and Speech
  • Dialects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Backstory

  • Building Better Backstories
  • Basic Tips to Create Better Characters with Tragic Backstories
  • How to Write a Backstory
  • Writing Characters Using Conflict and Backstory
  • Backstory Description Generator
  • Questions to Create Character Backstory
  • How to Weave in Backstory to Reveal Character
  • Nail your Character’s Backstory
  • How to Write Backstory Without Putting your Reader to Sleep
  • How to Write a Killer Backstory

Diversity

  • How to Make Young Adult Fiction More Diverse
  • Writing People of Color
  • A Few Tips and Resources for Writing Characters of Colour
  • Writing Characters of Colour Tastefully
  • Writing With Colour
  • 7 Offensive Mistakes Well-Intentioned Writers Make
  • Writing Characters of Colour
  • Describing Characters of Colour

Gender

  • Female: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Male: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Transgender: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
  • Non-Binary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Sexuality

  • Main Character Sexuality
  • On Writing LGBTQ Characters: 1 | 2
  • Writing Gay Characters
  • Guide to LGBT YA
  • Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes
  • Writing Bisexual Characters: 1 | 2
  • Writing Asexual Characters: 1 | 2
  • Pansexual & Demisexual Characters
  • How to Write Gay, Bisexual and Pansexual Characters

Introduction

  • Introducing a Character
  • Introducing your Main Character
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing your Protagonist
  • First Impressions
  • How to Introduce a Character
  • How Not to Introduce a Main Character
  • Introducing the Protagonist

Development

  • Character Development
  • 9 Ingredients of Character Development
  • Characterisation 1 - Character Development
  • How to Develop a Character for a Story
  • Character Development
  • Character Development Drives Conflict
  • Developing your Characters and Making them Interesting

Relationships

  • How to Write Strong Character Relationships
  • Character Relationships
  • 3 Keys to Developing Character Relationships
  • The Secret Behind Great Character Relationships
  • 3 Tips for Character Relationships
  • Building Believable Relationships
  • Sibling: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Platonic: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Romantic: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Strengths

  • Identifying your Character’s Strengths
  • Character Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Introducing the 24 Character Strengths
  • Character Strengths and Virtues List
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • A Balance of Strengths

Flaws

  • 123 Ideas for Character Flaws
  • DarkWorld RPG Flaws List
  • Character Flaws
  • Ten Ugliest Character Flaws
  • The Four Types of Character Flaws
  • On Giving Flaws and Weaknesses
  • Character Flaw Index

Goal

  • Why your Character’s Goal Needs to be 1 of these 5 Things
  • Goals Define the Plot
  • Goal Setting for You and your Character
  • How to Explore you Character’s Motivation
  • 4 Ways to Motivate Character and Plot
  • Motivation

By Genre

  • Fantasy: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Sci-Fi: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Romance: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Thrillers: 1 | 2 
  • Horror: 1 | 2 | 3

Heroes

  • Your Hero: Top Ten Rules
  • How to Write your Own Hero Story
  • What Makes a Great Hero?
  • Creating Heroes and Heroines
  • Write a Story about a Hero
  • How to Create an Antihero that Readers Love
  • Heroes vs. Anti-Heroes
  • Create a Super Hero
  • How to Create a Brand New Iconic Hero or Villain
  • What Makes a Hero

Villains

  • How to Create a Credible Villain in Fiction
  • How to Make a Purely Evil Villain Interesting
  • 9 Evil Examples of the Villain Archetype
  • How Not to Create a Villain
  • Creating Villains People Love to Hate
  • 3 Techniques for Crafting a Better Villain
  • Basic Tips to Write Better & More Despicable Villains
  • Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain
  • How to Create a Great Villain

Do’s & Don’ts

  • Do’s and Dont’s of Writing a Good Character
  • How to Create a Character
  • Characterisation Dos and Dont’s
  • Female Characters of Do’s and Dont’s
  • Do’s and Dont’s of Dialect

Helpful Writing Blogs

  • fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment*
  • writeworld
  • referenceforwriters
  • thewritingcafe
  • aquestionofcharacter *
  • writingwithcolor
  • fuckyeah-char-dev
  • dailycharacterdevelopment

Clichés

  • Characters and Cliches
  • Top 10 Character Cliches
  • 7 Lazy Character Cliches 
  • 10 Most Cliched Characters in Sci-Fi
  • Four Worst Character Cliches
  • Female Character Cliches
  • Character Cliches to Avoid
  • The Cliche Character Test
  • How Cliches Can Help You Make Great Characters

Templates

  • How to Create a Character Profile
  • Writing Character Bios
  • Character Sheets and Character Creation
  • Gender/Sexuality Generator
  • Extremely Detailed Character Template
  • Writer’s Resource: Character Template
  • Character Description
Tricks to Farming Ore and Coal in Stardew Valley

One of the most frustrating things to me right now is being able to keep enough ore and coal in stock. You have to use it to basically craft anything (and upgrade your tools) so I find that I’m constantly out of it or very low. I don’t like buying it from Clint (his prices are insane to me), so after lots of trial and error, here are my techniques for gathering lots of it from the mines:

  • Copper Ore: Elevator to level 20, 21, mine all ore that you see, then repeat the process by leaving the floor and then going back to 20. I’ve also found that level 31 spawns lots of ore too, if you want to give it a try as well.
  • Iron Ore: Elevator to level 40 and keep going down, getting all the ore you see and stop once there isn’t any ore / ladder available. Repeat the process.
  • Gold Ore: Level 80, then 81. If there is no ore, leave and then repeat.
  • Coal: Go back and forth between levels 55 and 65, killing all the dust sprites as you go. They are very likely to drop coal when defeated.

Other things that I do to help speed up the process are bring lots of coffee, wear the burglar’s ring (if you’ve unlocked it), and eat Miner’s Treats. This usually allows me to gather at least 100 of any chosen item (ore or coal) in one day easily no matter if I had good luck or not.

remember my love when we’re apart by tiedbows

my ultimate sheith playlist (equal parts tender and emo)

the postal service - such great heights // fall out boy - sugar, we’re going down // the boxer rebellion - if you run // run river north - shiver (cover) // shawn mendes - never be alone // vance joy - fire and the flood // little green cars - the john wayne // ruelle - war of hearts // the cab - intoxicated // dashboard confessional - hands down // no doubt - running // run river north - somewhere // gavin degraw - belief // bon iver - skinny love // howie day - collide // of monsters and men - king and lionheart // snow patrol - set the fire to the third bar // coldplay - in my place // the fray - look after you // relient k - must have done something right // bleachers - i wanna get better // the all-american rejects - there’s a place // daft punk - something about us // angels & airwaves - saturday love // brandon flowers - crossfire // keane - somewhere only we know // rudimental - lay it all on me (feat. ed sheeran) // utada hikaru - hikari // coldplay - violet hill // run river north - seven

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By 1981, the RPG scene was in the midst of a boom. Lots of folks were making generic, D&D adjacent products to capitalize on the money players were spending. That means there are tons of weird and cool things from the period to find if you dig around. Fantasy Paths is one of them.

This is a set of 28 modular tiles, printed front and back, depicting aerial views of 56 dungeon rooms. Along with those, there’re some tiles for adventurers and monsters (spot the jack-o’-bear and scorpion man from RuneQuest!), a sheet of dice replacement chits, a short adventure and an abridged version of Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying to give you a system to fiddle with.

They tiles are essentially more detailed, larger versions of TSR’s Dungeon Geomorphs, (I feel like there has to be a vintage TSR equivalent to Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeon Tiles, but if there is, I can neither think of it nor find it) allowing you to plot miniature friendly dungeons on the fly.

Well, sort of miniature friendly. Because of the way the walls are drawn, they take up significant visual space. That makes them look cooler in my book, but probably makes the awkward to use in a game.

I don’t really care. I love these things so much. There’s something a little bit mysterious about them. They’re mostly black and white, with blotches of out-of-register color ink. The cheap printing sort of remind me of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, which certainly contributes to the air of intrigue. However, these mostly remind me of other artistic depictions of spaces for explorations - Christopher Manson’s MAZE (a future entry, perhaps), certain Edward Gorey books, the initial areas of Zork. They seem a bit melancholy, certainly forgotten. They are empty rooms, filled with signs of life but nothing living. They’re an invitation, and maybe a warning.

szokecigany00  asked:

hey! i have a question. i heard that if one hexes someone, it eventually will come back to the witch. and i also think it’s the way it should be. but at the same time, what if the person is hurting someone and is bad/deserves it? or the witch is supposed to leave it and let life do its work? no matter what the situation is the hex comes back? thank you for your answer in advance!!!

This question is for a matter of debate; it’s a topic with mixed feelings. Before I dive into this, there’s a big difference between cursing and hexing. I thought it would be appropriate to mention.

Hexes: mal-intended spells with temporary effects. 

Curses: intense, powerful and long lasting.

Ideally, curses are more potent and organized for the long run. A hex is a quick, temporary fix that’s usually easier to accomplish.

To be quite blunt; many witches believe that curses/hexes will come to get you afterwards, because that’s what they believe. But then there’s others who don’t believe it’s bad, and they’re doing just fine. It all comes down to beliefs in the end. It doesn’t make you less of a witch if you believe in those teachings or not.

Personally, I don’t believe in the karma. I curse, I hex. If somebody wrongs me and are downright evil, of course I’m going to take matters into my own hands. We’re given free will, correct? It’s up to us to decide if it’s good or bad, if we are fighting for a good cause. I don’t let my abusers walk away free. I think of it as ‘sending’ the universe/gods a message to take action. No harm in getting their attention, right??

As I said though, everyone is allowed to have their own thoughts on the matter.

You can practice whatever you wish, because in the end it’s your practice.

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Nomi hasn’t taken a gymnastic lesson since grade school, but after I crafted a tiny balance beam she couldn’t resist testing it out.

Her technique is a little rusty but at least she had fun! :D

shorts

they were meant to be longer

and his entire ass is out 

this is why u make prototypes

also this

Full of Suprises

Gif Not Mine :)

Hello, my lovely friends, I’m back with another one-shot courtesy of an anonymous prompt submitted by one you beautiful people. Since my birthday is coming up and I’m a bit selfish I decided to finally write this. And here starts the apology for this being so late. I believe this prompt was sent to me a little bit before my hiatus so if the author of this prompt is reading this I hope I did it justice and I’m terribly sorry that it is so late and I do hope you enjoy!

Prompt: Can I have a request where it’s the readers birthday, and for some reason her ex thinks its okay for him to show up with a new girl, the avengers are pissed, reader is upset, and Steve comforts her while the others deal with her ex? Smooches! xx 

Word Count: 2,372

A single knock rap against the door of your small apartment, however, it goes unnoticed by you as you sluggishly begin to craft a basic breakfast. You start by cracking a couple of eggs in a small purple bowl quickly mixing the yokes with the egg whites. Placing the mixed eggs in a large saucepan, you set out to make your favorite cheese and bacon omelet.

“You know you really ought to keep your doors lock, Brooklyn can be a scary place.” Your closest friend Steve chuckles from behind you. “Wouldn’t want the birthday girl to be robbed on her very special day.”

“Steve, we talked about this…”

Keep reading

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A little notebook made out of two floppy disks, old paper from partly filled school notebooks, gray fabric cut from an old lunchbox strap, and miscellaneous washers and gizmos. Yay, recycling!

Basically I sewed the paper part together, glued the gray straps to both disks to connect them, then attached the paper booklet to the straps with a few stitches. And glued on metal bits for decoration.

New Years Resolution // New Years Wishing Jar Spell

Hello my dears. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I have been working on creating a simple jar spell to help gather intent and help you reach the goal of your New Years Resolution. Now, I know New Years is not a Wiccan Holiday (Wiccans and other witches choose to celebrate New Years at varying times depending on tradition), but for those of you who choose to celebrate according to the calendar year, please enjoy this little spell!

**I find it easier to have the jar already completed before opening the circle. Just as when you make a wreathe or something that is time consuming, doing it all squatting in the dark by candlelight may be difficult. This, again, is up to you.

What You Will Need:

★ A Jar

★ Whole Bay Leaf (to write your wish/goal. Paper is a fine alternative)

★ A fireproof container to burn your leaf

★ Red Ink (red is to symbolize motivation)

★ An orange or red candle to burn to seal the jar (orange for attraction, or red for motivation)

★ Varying herbs or crystals to fill your jar. I have compiled a short list, which you can find here.

★ A Realistic New Years Resolution (read below).

** When you write your resolution, please keep in mind a few things. First being, always write it as a positive, just as you do when writing a sigil. For example, I will quit smoking as opposed to I won’t smoke. Also, please make your goal realistic. Your goal must be obtainable, something you know in your heart of hearts you will be able to make happen. If you are in need of money your goal may be I will get a job I love…not I will have 1 million dollars in the bank. Maybe someday, but not by the time 2018 rolls around. Many times, people give up on their goals because they set the bar too high.

What You Will Do:

★ 1 – Prepare your jar. Find a nice clean jar that you connect with. I like using mason jars, because I have about 5 billion from all the preserved goods we make. Keep in mind that the bigger it is the more you will need to fill it, though! Once you find your jar, fill it with all of the herbs and stones and other witchy things. You can use flowers, throw in honey to sweeten it up, or even glitter (I know you all love glitter). Make it speak to you.

★ 2 - When your jar is prepared, write your resolution on the bay leaf with your red ink. Remember to make it positive and realistic! When you have it written out, hold it in your hand and meditate. Your resolution is your mantra. Feel it filling you, visualize yourself reaching your goal. You know you can do it! When you feel that time is right, light your bay leaf on fire. Watch it burn, the smoke carrying your wishes to the cosmos, it will become a reality.

★ 3 – When your leaf is finished burning, collect the ashes and sprinkle them in your jar. Tighten your lid and pick your candle. Again, this can be red to motivate, or orange to attract. You could also use a candle that corresponds with your goal. Example: Green for money goals. Pink for love goals. Place your candle on the jar, and light it up. Meditate on your goal some more, try to think about the steps you will take to make it all possible.

★ 4 – When your candle is burned out, you have two options. Burry your jar somewhere on your property, so that you will attract those positive energies into your home. Or, if you are like me and need visual motivation, leave it on your altar or somewhere safe. You can look at it to remind your of your goal and keep you motivated. You can light a new candle on top of it every month to refresh your motivation and commitment.  You can give it a shake whenever you feel defeated. Whatever you choose, make sure it works for you.

❤ Happy New Year’s, my loves! I hope yours is happy, healthy, and magickal! ❤