Bedridden witch: Worship edition

Originally posted by bohemianromance123

Sometimes as someone who is stuck in one spot, it can be hard to feel connected to your gods/goddesses/deities. However, it’s not as hard as you may think to find some solid methods! Please note that your deities understand your situation and don’t expect you to suffer for them or consistently do things for them!

  • Burn candles or incense that remind you of them. If you are unable to do this, try an oil diffuser or room spray.
  • Use blankets, sheets, pillows, etc. that have colors you associate with them.
  • Make an online devotional blog or altar. I do this [X]
  • Chat with other people who work with them. 
  • If your body is okay with it, eat foods that are sacred/connected to them.
  • Hang pictures or decorations that correspond with their sacred animals, plants, or what lessons or teachings they present to you.
  • Write devotional poetry, or make drawings for them.
  • Draw sigils for them and hang them on your walls, ceiling, or put under your mattress.
  • Find a stuffed animal that you feel captures their essence or reminds you of them, and hold it close when you need the support.
  • Research them/browse their tag on tumblr.
  • Keep stones and crystals you associate with them near you – on a bedside table or under your pillow.
  • Use astral travel or dream magic to connect with them.
  • Listen to music that makes you feel closer to them.
  • Watch shows or movies that remind you of them.
  • Pray to them, talk to them, write them a letter. Stay in communication with them, especially in times of need.
  • Meditate.
  • Drink something warm or cool that helps you connect with them.
  • Make a spell bottle/jar that you feel captures their essence. Charge during good days, use for connection and support during the not-so-good days.
  • Make emoji spells to feel more connected to them.
  • Expose yourself to natural light (or gentle artificial light) or complete darkness, depending on the deity.
  • Devote small, everyday tasks to them. (Example for the Greek + Roman pantheon.)
  • Read books about them, or that remind you of them/their values.
  • Make herb sachets for them, keep them under your pillow or hang on your wall.
  • Wear scented oils, perfumes, lotions, or pick a shampoo with a scent or ingredients that make you think of them.
  • @thewitchofthenorse also has a post on this here!
  • And here is a post about nature connection while bedridden, which is great for nature deities!
  • Again, please note that you don’t need to do anything to be connected to your gods/goddesses/deities. They know and understand what you are going through, and are patient. 
altars for aphrodite 💘 ✨

Originally posted by bursting-rainbows

i noticed there isnt too much on aphrodite (or maybe where i’m looking there isnt lmao) but i love her dearly. here are some things i associate with her, and things to put on your altar!

  • rose quartz
  • mirrors
  • lipstick
  • shells - abalone, pink shells, ones you found at your beach
  • sand
  • sea salt
  • ocean water
  • poems
  • love letters
  • flowers - daisies, roses, fragrant flowers
  • fruit - apples, pomegranates
  • statues - dolphins, doves, swans, aphrodite herself
  • things you’re passionate about - art, writing, etc
  • feathers
  • rose water
  • colours that represent her- pink, red, blues
  • could be on your makeup vanity
  • lace
  • jewelry 
  • candles
  • lingerie
  • fairy lights
  • something to represent her in the middle - a picture, a statue, a woman you find beautiful
  • big abalone offering bowl, or any shell
  • hearts
  • mermaids
  • perfume
  • bath bombs
  • an aphrodite spell bottle - heres one i made!

but, in the end, it’s your altar. nobody can tell you what to put on it or what not to put on it. you do you, baby!

Incense for the Theoi

I was inspired by this post to make a list of incense associated with each of the Theoi (major AND minor gods + goddesses)

This is not the official post, I’m hoping people will add their own by reblogging or messaging me, and adding any Theoi I missed! (Then I’ll compile it into a masterlist). 

  • Aesteria – vanilla
  • Amphitrite – ocean, orchid
  • Aphrodite – rose
  • Apollo – cinnamon, frankincense
  • Ares – dragon’s blood
  • Artemis – lavender, spruce
  • Athena – green tea
  • Boreas – rain
  • Circe – sage, bergamot
  • Cronus – orange,
  • Demeter – myrrh, honey almond
  • Dionysus – wine,
  • Eos -  jasmine, rain
  • Eris – peppermint
  • Eros – apple
  • Gaia – peach, oak
  • Hades – coffee, dragon’s blood
  • Hecate - violet
  • Helios – coconut,
  • Hephaestus – sandlewood, patchouli
  • Hera – jasmine, linen
  • Hermes – musk, sandalwood
  • Hestia – amber,
  • Hygeia – linen, rain
  • Hypnos – chamomile,
  • Iris – strawberry,
  • Khione – lemongrass
  • Morpheus – honeysuckle
  • Nike - sandlewood
  • Nyx – cedarwood
  • Pan – cedar, patchouli
  • Persephone – cherry/blossom
  • Poseidon – pine, ocean
  • Prometheus – mulberry
  • Psyche – wisteria, peppermint
  • Selene – gardenia
  • Zeus – sage
All the days I felt I wasn’t good enough for you.
The amount of times you told me you loved me were thin and few.
I had to get you drunk due to,
the lack of words you knew
while sober.
I just wanted you, 
to tell me I was valued,
A simple thank you,
for the effort I put into,
just trying to teach you,
how to love me the right way.
I gave you a step by step display, 
where all you had to do was make me feel okay.
Yet, you became so distant in the way
that you NEVER made time for me,
you were always so ‘busy’.
After four years I was the only devotee
to the degree
that while I was trying to fix you and me,
you were trying to find ways to leave.
—  Jade B. (The moments I should’ve left)
The Body of Aphrodite

I look down,
Analyzing my figure,
Trying to find any flaw you might see in advance.
A moment passes and I lift my head.
“There’s one thing the Christians got right, daughter,”
Aphrodite’s voice echoes in my head,
My heart,
Every fiber of my being,
“You were made in the image of your Creator,
And I challenge anyone to find flaw
In the body of Aphrodite.”

Incense for the Theoi

A collection of personal associations. You are more than welcome to add your own, but I don’t want to see any bashing of this list of PERSONAL associations. They work for somebody, deal with it!

  • Asteria – vanilla, mulberry, frankincense
  • Amphitrite – ocean, orchid, coconut
  • Aphrodite – rose, apple/cinnamon, jasmine, sandalwood, vanilla, coconut
  • Apollo – cinnamon, frankincense, apple
  • Ares – dragon’s blood, frankincense, pomegranate
  • Artemis – lavender, spruce, queen of the night, cedar, sage
  • Athena – green tea, sage, bergamot
  • Boreas – rain, honey, lavender
  • Circe – sage, bergamot, violet
  • Cronus – orange, mint, musk
  • Demeter – myrrh, honey almond, cinnamon
  • Dionysus – wine, jasmine, pine, berry
  • Eos -  jasmine, rain, lavender, orchid
  • Eris – peppermint, apple, violet
  • Eros – apple, rose, gardenia
  • Gaia – peach, oak, myrrh, patchouli, sage
  • Hades – coffee, dragon’s blood, mulberry, cypress
  • Hecate – violet, lavender, queen of the night
  • Helios – coconut, orange, cinnamon, jasmine
  • Hephaestus – sandalwood, patchouli, musk
  • Hera – jasmine, linen, orchid, sage
  • Hermes – musk, sandalwood, strawberry
  • Hestia – amber, cinnamon, sage, frankincense
  • Hygeia – linen, rain, gardenia, jasmine
  • Hypnos – chamomile, vanilla, lavender
  • Iris – strawberry, violet, lavender
  • Khione – lemongrass, vanilla, jasmine, orchid
  • Morpheus – honeysuckle, fairy dreams (Hem), rose
  • Nike – sandalwood, rose, jasmine, sage, cedar
  • Nyx – cedarwood, mint, jasmine-rose blend
  • Pan – cedar, patchouli, oak
  • Persephone – apple cider, rosemary, lavender, mint
  • Poseidon – pine, ocean, rain
  • Prometheus – mulberry, dragon’s blood, chamomile
  • Psyche – wisteria, peppermint, jasmine
  • Selene – gardenia, sage, lavender
  • Themis – sandalwood, sage, patchouli, jasmine
  • Tyche – sage, amber, frankincense, mint
  • Zeus – sage, musk, sandalwood, pine

General Incense for the Theoi:

  • Frankincense
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Divine Power or Celestial Pack (Hem brand)

With contributions from:

@fuzzynecromancer, @heatherwitch, @hellenicpagan, @hekatesstrygx, @jnet-erin, @katxnightwind@myrtlerose, @nowgoesthesun, @pomegranateandivy, @pppcme, @studyhallcousins

Inspired by:

This lovely post!

ᾍδης or Άͅδης, Háidēs (/ˈheɪdiːz/;) the Unseen One, the Sullen God, chthonic god of the underworld, which eventually took his name. 

  1. young god - halsey
  2. weight of living - bastille
  3. this is gospel - panic! at the disco
  4. breezeblocks - alt-j
  5. broken crown - mumford & sons
  6. gasoline - halsey
  7. death of a bachelor - panic! at the disco
  8. unconsolable - x ambassadors

these playlists are of songs i use in my devotionals, that evoke imagery of and hold the advice he has given me.

Casual Aphrodite Offerings

Because you don’t need a fancy altar to show your devotion to a deity.

  • Practicing self love
  • Reducing negative comments about yourself/others
  • Self love affirmations
  • An at-home spa day
  • A meal full of your favorite foods
  • Forgiving yourself
  • A good orgasm
  • Complimenting strangers
  • Letting your loved ones know you care
  • Standing up for yourself and others
  • Buy yourself something nice
  • Stick to your daily skincare routine
  • Wear your favorite pair of underwear
  • Wear an outfit that makes you feel confident
  • A face mask that uses honey
  • Not wasting water
  • Picking up litter/trash
  • Helping an animal in need
  • Avoiding pesticides that harm bees/other pollinators

Originally posted by kyoka-sui-get-su

Small devotional acts.

  •  Leave flowers at empty graves
  • Wear that lacy/flowery dress and the leather jacket
  • Wear a flower crown or flower hair pin
  • Find nature and gentleness in the harshest of places
  • Practice your “don’t mess with me” look and posture. Use it while walking through crowds
  • Paint your nails dark red or wear red lipstick
  • When you find a small animal that has died, honor its life and death. If you can, bury it or leave it someplace for the other creatures of the forest
  • Go barefoot more often
  • Buy yourself a houseplant/s
  • Build your night vision, know your way in the dark
  • Take time to enjoy the sun whenever it is out
  • Drink coffee sweetened with honey
  • Demand respect and a listening ear from all – especially men
  • Decorate your home with dried flowers in the winter
  • When people do the unforgivable, hold them to their actions – do not forgive easily
  • Grow a rosebush or buy yourself some roses
  • Visit an arboretum or large gardens
  • Burn a candle for those who died unjustly
  • Volunteer with organizations that clean and restore forgotten places – graveyards, empty plots of land, etc.
  • Go swimming in natural bodies of water at night (be safe)
  • Offer a few coins/dollars to those who need it
  • Wear floral or fruity scents
  • Spend time outside in the winter too
  • Stand up for the abused
  • Go dance in or enjoy the next rainstorm
  • Don’t be afraid to defy stereotypes -  if she can be the Spring Maiden and the Iron Queen, you can be anything
  • Add more flowers to your garden
  • Take a candlelit bath
  • Know how to win a fight in case you need to
  • Don’t let anyone tell you who you can and can’t love
  • Many, many, many other things not said here