how to treat yourself like a princess ✨

- begin your days with tea and lemon (especially the mornings in which you feel the most down) in a designated tea cup

- turn your space into your castle: floral prints on the walls, antique brushes and bottles, fresh flowers on the bedside table

- choose a beautiful, favourite symphony to be your personal princess theme song

- remember how deserving you are, even of the most simple things (i deserve to feel the sun on my skin, i deserve to take an extra-long shower today, i deserve to feel loved by myself)

- every now and then, remember this simple mantra: “life is short. buy the dress.”

so, this episode textually established that:
- cas is sam’s family, too 
- sam is able to move on from cas’ death, while dean can’t. so we have to guess that dean’s relationship with cas is different
- dean knows about jack’s vision. so, cas told him before dying…?
- dean blames jack specifically for CAS’ death 
- dean “hates” jack because he got CAS killed
- whenever he looks at jack, it reminds him of everything he’s lost, but from what he says after, all we really gather is that jack reminds him of CAS
- the problem is CAS. it’s about CAS. the thing, everything, is… CAS!  

i can’t believe im always hesitant to say that dean is suffering mostly because of cas’ death, and bobo just sits down and writes THAT. at this point, im just waiting for sam to snap like “DEAN, I GET IT, YOU LOVED HIM” and, that’s it. 

Write your own spells and rituals

How to Write Your Own Spells and Rituals

Know the Basics

Know what magick is. Know different ways to raise, direct and ground energy. Know how to cast a magick circle. Know how to open a circle. Know the basic outline of a spell.

Know the Intent or Purpose 

What is it you are trying to do? Heal an illness? Increase your concentration? Bring love into your life? Sell a house? Celebrate a Sabbat? Before you begin any magickal working, you should have a firm grasp on what outcome you are seeking.

Know the Best Time to Work the Spell 

Do you know what type of magick should be worked during the waning moon and what type during the waxing moon? What type of magick is best worked on the full moon? The new moon? What days of the week are best for what types of magick? Learn how the moon phases and days of the week affect magickal workings so you will know when to work your spell.

Know Correspondences 

Learn which colors will bring what results. Learn a little about herbalism; which herbs can be used for what magickal purposes. Learn about image magick and how it works. Learn about elemental magick; which elements can be used for what types of magick.

Basic Working Spell Outline

We all have different ways and routines when doing spells and rituals. Below is a basic guideline suggested by many books and web sites that you may find helpful if you feel that following a structured routine will work best for you, or if you aren’t sure where to start and need a guideline. These are not set in stone and can be changed to suit your needs.

Ritual Preparation 

Choose a time. Decide the intent. Choose an aspect of the Divine, if you wish. Decide how to raise energy (ie: dance, chanting, drumming, etc.) Choose how to cast and close the circle.

Cleanse yourself and your magickal space. 

You can do this with a ritual bath for yourself, or through meditation to still and focus your mind. You can cleanse your space with your magickal broom or with incense or burning herbs.

Cast the Circle

Starting at the North side of the room, point your finger or wand and say the following as you imagine white light energy streaming forth from your finger and forming a circle around you:

I cast this circle to create a sacred space.

No unwanted energies can enter this space.

The circle is now cast! So mote it be!

By the time you’ve walked three time around the circle, you should be finished saying that.

You may also choose to sprinkle salt or water on the ground around you or in the four corners.

Here’s another method for How to Cast a Circle

Invocation of the Divine

Invoke the Dieties by asking them to join you for your magical workings.

“God and Goddess, I ask that you join me here to assist with my magical workings.”

Statement of purpose 

This is simply to tell the Divine why you have called Him/Her to the circle; what you are trying to accomplish.

Magickal Working 

Raise energy, through chanting or drumming or however you have chosen to do so. Direct or channel this energy by using candles, herbs, stones or whatever other correspondences you found to fit your specific need. Ground your energy when you have completed the working.

Cakes and Wine (optional)

Eat a small piece of bread or cookie and drink a little wine, milk or juice to help restore your energy.

Thanking the Divine 

Closing the Circle

Starting from the West, walk widdershins (counterclockwise) around the circle three times as you say:

“The circle is open, but never broken.

So mote it be!

Merry meet and merry part,

and merry meet again!”

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