Water scrying is the art and practice of gazing into water to see the future or receive a vision. Water scrying is a great way for clairvoyants to develop their skills, but can also be done by anyone. -Mod J
To start, you are going to need a bowl or something that holds water. Preferably the bowl or water holding object should be a solid color inside so you don’t get distracted by patterns. Black, white, or a metal bowl are ideal because these are colors that are easy to gaze at for extended periods but any solid color should work.
Fill the bowl with water
Now set up your space. It helps to turn off the lights and have a candle or a few around the bowl giving some light but not close enough that you see the reflection in the water.
Now this is the hardest part, gaze into the water in the bowl and let your eye lose focus. Your vision might get a little blurry but try to fight the urge to look around and refocus your vision. After a while of doing this you might be able to correct the blurriness without losing focus on the water. Around this point when your gaze softens some kind of vision should appear in the water. It’s important to understand that what you see might be a real depiction of what your scrying for/about but it’s more common for you see symbolic images instead. Learning to translate these symbols takes some time and practice so keep working at it.
Another thing to note is that you might feel like your mind is just making you see things in the water that isn’t there, and i guess on some level that is correct. The water it’s self isn’t what’s producing the vision, you are receiving because you asked to, and are using the water and bowl as tools to help perceive it.
Here are ways to help enhance your water scrying that i know of:
You can charge your bowl over night with tea made from certain herbs. I like to steep some mugwort and lavender in my bowl to charge it while i sleep and empty it in the morning.
You can a few drops of essential oils to your bowl while scrying, or before to help charge the bowl and water’s energy. The oily surface can also help keep you from getting distracted and gives your eyes something to focus on.
Another way to prevent distraction is to put a small crystal at the bottom of the bowl around the center. It gives you a fixed point to look at, but I’ve noticed for me that is often cut off some of the vision and everything will move around the crystal rather then appearing in the whole bowl.
Using your bowl for offerings. I find this helps charge and enhance my scrying bowl’s energy by putting offering in it when i work with other spirits and deities.
Sometimes it can also help to instead of building up the energy in the bowl do a cleansing and put some salt water in the bowl to soak.
You can also use moon water, sun water, or any magically enhanced water that might be specific to the type of reading you are doing. I find moon water is always good for all water scrying.
If you try water scrying and find it doesn’t work for you that’s alright. It’s not for everyone, and even those who do it regularly have off days where they can’t get anything to come through. So give it a few tries before you decide if it’s something for you. Good luck with your scrying! -Mod J
The Domestic Garden Witch: Pocket-Sized Green Thumb
So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.
For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.
This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!
An Excuse to Have More Wine!
Okay, so this is a cute and somewhat family oriented garden. It breaks away from the more meditation-oriented garden from last week, and strays away from the initial intensity of terrariums. But it sticks to the simplicity and ease of care that you would have with any succulents!
With midterms and various other tests plaguing our college witches, there’s sure to be plenty of wine being consumed in order to ease that tension. (Or, if you’re like me, your excuse for having a lot of wine is the fact that you “cook” with it.) Regardless, corks are often seen as nothing more than a tedious obstacle blocking your way to the delicious and happy-inducing fermented grape juice inside the bottle. Well, to most folks, anyway… I’ll leave the significance of corks in wine bottling to one of my kitchen witchery posts. So when all is said and done, many corks end up just being thrown away by the end of the night.
Succulents come in a range of shapes, colors, and sizes, from the massive saguaro to the tiny rock plants. But what makes them so easy to care for is the fact that often they can easily root from clippings and they require very little water in order to survive.
Corks, meanwhile, are great at maintaining low levels of moisture for extended periods of time, providing an ideal potting source for succulents. As such, it only makes sense to bring a bit of green into the home by using the corks as a pot!
You Know the Drill…
All you need (aside from the wine) is a cork, a drill with two bits (a quarter inch bit and a smaller bit for making a leading hole), potting soil, a little bit of aquarium gravel, and some clippings from small succulents.
Using the smaller bit, drill a leading hole into the cork, being careful to avoid drilling all the way through it. Then, use the larger bit to widen the hole so as to turn your cork into a miniature pot. Add a little bit of potting soil, followed by your clipping. Add a little more soil and gently tamp it down to secure the clipping into place, and decorate with a little bit of aquarium gravel. It’s as simple as that!
A common use for these plants is to glue a magnet to the back, allowing the succulents to serve as living refrigerator magnets. For me, I see these adorable little succulents being great gifts or even cute decorations for the small dorm room.
As I’ve mentioned, not much care is needed beyond watering every ten days or so. You can use a dropper to administer the water, or carefully use a small spoon to apply water.
How Can I Witch This?
Succulents vary greatly in their magickal uses. Jade plants are exceptional for inviting wealth into the home, whereas agave is great for attracting sweet and positive energies. Coordinate your plants with what your intent is. The cork itself can be decorated with runes, sigils, symbols, et cetera, or can even be studded with crystals!
If you’re going for the magnet idea, you can take a green spin on the concept of crystal grids, and instead create a succulent grid right there on your refrigerator, using the intent from the plants to attract the energies you want much in the same way as you would arrange crystals!
As mentioned before, these little plants make for great gifts, and therefore can be used as spells for others, as well. Aloe for healing, or jade for prosperity, et cetera.
If you’re trying to practice discreetly, these plants are a great way to do so!
And lastly, you can place crystals in the bottom of the hole you’ve drilled to correspond to the intent of the plant or to encourage health for the plant. This is a great way to practice a little bit of garden witchery in a very small setting!
Play around and get creative with the different ways that you can work with these little succulents to brighten your dorm or window!
I visited Jo-Ann’s (the fabric and craft store) today and saw all these nifty containers that would be so cool for spells & charms! The tiny vials were only about 2in tall & were super cute! I particularly liked the corked domes, they’d look pretty cool for jars that include small crystals or something. The bottom domes & pocket watches both have a loop so you could put them on a necklace which could be cool for charms, though they don’t seal like the others do.
Just wanted to share with my fellow Tumblr witches since I always see people asking where to find stuff like this 😊
not far away there is a clear, bright lake. crystal geodes line the bottom so there’s colour bending and reflecting everywhere through the water. it’s not too cold but it’s enough to make you feel refreshed. there’s no scary things in the lake. the sun warms you as you float. how lovely that you are the only one who knows about it!
i bought from my regular my ice dealer and he gave me a bag with powder and a little rock and it's not a shard. did i just get ripped off?
Not necessarily! Crystal comes in both powder and shard form. If you get a bag that is mostly (or all) powder, that is considered to be the “bottom of the bag stuff”, meaning it is what’s left over after all of the shards have been sold. I have received bags of 100% powder before and the high was amazing. I was flying all night. Although I’ve always had a very reliable, consist connect who I know wouldn’t rip me off.
But don’t take my word for it. A bag of pure powder could also mean it’s been cut, and who knows what it could be cut with. Powdered crystal, or the “bottom of the bag stuff”, is extremely easy to throw filler into to make more money off the last of the product. The best way to know if it’s good or not is to test it out for yourself. I made a post a little while back which I had placed on my Harm Reduction page but I seemed to have lost the link, so I’ll repost it below.
Good Meth vs. Bad Meth
Good. Pour liquid bleach into a glass; a couple ounces is all you need. Drop a small amount of your product into the glass with the bleach in it and watch what happens. If it is real, the crystal will start moving around, dart ing around for a few seconds and after a few minutes (or less,) small spots of oil will form on top of the bleach.
Bad. If it immediately sinks to the bottom without darting around, guess what? It aint real.
Good. When blowing out a hit, the smoke should come straight out of your mouth. Clouds appear to look like a rainbow in long streams.
Bad. If the smoke comes out and stays close to you and goes sideways or goes both directions in circles after being exhaled, that is not a good sign.SS
The Nasal Test
Good. Real crystal will burn your nose when snorted. It burns so much, and so badly, that tears could form in your eyes. Some call it the “donkey kick” because it feels that bad. But that’s good because it means it’s real.
Bad. No burn or very little burn.
The Magnification Test
Good. Take a look at your product under some magnification. It should all look the same and even throughout as far as color and texture. The shards should be rigid and uneven with rough edges. The color should be pretty clear or transparent, mostly but not 100%.
Bad. Cloudy rocks are a bad sign. If the edges are smooth and straight and more of a uniformed shape, immediate bad sign. Meth should not look wet. If it does look wet or a bit oily and is easy to break apart, bad sign.
The Pipe Test
Good. Real crystal will recrystallize quickly and will appear to be clear or at least white. It should start forming a pattern of lines, like spokes on a bicycle. It will smoke easy and you cant really fuck it up. Real stuff will stay in one spot when smoked
Bad. If your glass pipe turns dark inside the pipe after taking just one hit, that’s a bad sign. Fake shit will run away from the flame and it will be hard to smoke. Bad shit will run up the side and won’t stay in the bottom of the pipe. If it burns away really quick, that’s also not a good sign. And lastly, if brown spots appear instead of lines, that’s a dead giveaway that it’s bunk shit.