The Element: Water

Water represents emotions, absorption, subconscious, purification, eternal movement, wisdom, the soul, emotional aspects of love and femininity. In rituals, it is represented in the forms of pouring water over objects, brew making, healing spells, ritual bathing, and tossing objects into of water.

Gender: Feminine

Direction: West

Energy: Receptive

Symbols: Ocean, river, shell, spring, lake, well, rain, fog, cup

Placing on Pentagram: Upper right

Time: Twilight, Dusk

Cycle of Life: Maturity

Season: Autumn

Colours: Blue, turquoise, green, grey, indigo, black

Zodiac signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Sense: Taste

Stones/Jewels: Aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, fluorite

Magick tools: Cup, cauldron, goblet, mirror

Metals: Mercury, Silver, Copper

Herbal: Ferns, lotus, mosses, bushes, water lilies, gardenia

Trees: Apple, Apricot, Birch, Cherry, Elder, Elm, Rose, Willow

Animals: Water snakes, dolphin, fish, cat, frog, turtle, swan, crab

Ritual action: Bathing, dilution, washing, sprinkling, preparing cold herbal infusions

The aim of this binding spell is to exorcise weakness in denying bad habits, influences, and interactions in your life. This spell provides a framework that the witch/practitioner can manipulate to suit them: quitting self harm, containing self-destructive libidos, stopping yourself from communicating with a toxic person, etc. Ultimately, this sachet/mojo bag is for dealing with psychological addiction. 

Beginning the Ritual

This spell should be done on a Saturday night. The day derives it’s name from the planet Saturn; the planet associated with controlling, cursing, binding, separation, hedonism, money, and death. A Saturday on a New Moon would be the perfect circumstance, for nights of the New Moon are the nights we stop to look inside ourselves; a time when we are our most vulnerable and when rebirth of the soul is the most possible. 

Find your way to a dark room, at a late hour, when/where you will not been seen or disturbed by others. This spell is intensely personal, and privacy is key to it’s success. Turn off all light sources in the room, and sit in the centre of the room, facing south (south is the direction of the element of Fire - the element that represents courage, power, and transformation), and light a single black candle. 

Listen to the quiet of the room around you. Even if there is the sound of traffic on the streets outside, or the humming of insects outside your door, there is always an immediate silence, an immediate silence that is always surrounding you. Listen to that silence. Watch the flame of the candle in front of you, allow yourself to fall into it’s trance and submit to your unconscious for the last time: Breathe in once. Inhale all of your insecurities, your fears, your weakness - and breath out. Release the anxieties of weakness - breathe out - these weaknesses are going to be bound, and you now have power over them.

The Binding

Take one stone or crystal out of these three:

Garnet - (Mars, fire, projective) Enhances bodily strength and  endurance. The garnet deals in the power dynamics of sexual energies and psychological fantasy. An oath sworn over garnet can never be broken. 

Jet - (Saturn, earth, receptive) Exorcism of both human and non-human entities. Known as the “mourning stone”  in Victorian and Edwardian eras, and continues with its association to death. Wards the Evil Eye. Continuously worn, it is thought to absorb a part of the wearer’s soul (thus, this stone must be carefully guarded, for falling into the wrong hands could lead to manipulation of the original wearer). Has the folkname of “Witch’s Amber”. 

Onyx - (Mars+Saturn, fire, projective)  In the past, onyx was seen as the manifestation of a demon imprisoned in stone. The demon wakes at night, and spreads terror and nightmares to any person within its range of influence. Now, onyx is more seen as a protective stone when facing enemies. Onyx can reduce sexual impulses, when taught to. Keep in mind: it will reduce these impulses, but it can never fully contain them. 

Black Tourmaline - (Saturn, earth, receptive) Tourmaline, when black, absorbs the negative energies and, in a way, shields the practitioner because of it.

With black ribbon or string, tie a token of yourself or your weakness to the stone. A part of yourself could be: a cutting of hair, a drop of blood, a vial of eyelashes, or tears collected from a broken heart. A token of your weakness could be: a ticket stub to a casino, a cutting of an ex lover’s hair, a square of fabric cut form someone’s clothes, or a razor used for self-harm. Wrap a stone that corresponds to the nature of your addiction and token - wrap it several times, in several directions, and tightly. Bind the token and stone. Knot the ribbon/string several times, when finished. 

The Bag

Drop the bound stone/token into a fabric bag that is black and opaque (you cannot see through the fabric to what’s inside). The bag must have a drawstring, or another way of closing, or it will have to be sewn shut (with black or white thread). Before sealing the bag with the stone/token inside, add one of the following herbs to the bag/sachet:

A Dried Carnation - (masculine, Sun, fire) Carnations are associated with healing, strength, and protection. Including one of these flowers in your bag/sachet will protect you through giving you the strength to heal. A darker blossom is best, for this spell. 

Belladonna - (feminine, Saturn, water) This flower, also known as ‘Deadly Nightshade"  is extremely powerful - and extremely poisonous. Incredible caution must be used when dealing with it. Belladonna has a dark, and mysterious history associated with Hecate, wrath, femininity, death, and revenge against those sickened with lust. 

A Clove of Garlic - (masculine, Mars, fire) Used to guard against disease and absorb sickness (of the body and mind). Extremely protective. Also used to guard against intrusions of evil, and thieves.

A Thistle Head - (masculine, Mars, fire) The sharp bloom of this flower wards off thieves. It fiercely, and loyally, protects its practitioner (and only its practitioner) against evil, great and small.

These herbs will further bind the stone and token, will protect the bag, and the practitioner themselves.

Charging the Bag

Now is the time to load the bag/sachet with your intentions. As you close the bag, imagine finally closing your insecurities, weaknesses, and addictions inside as well. Seal the bag as tightly as you can, physically. Seal the bag further, and magically, by passing it over the heat of the flame from the black candle in front of you. Envision the heat of the flame singeing the bag shut (and you weaknesses within it). 

Understand that this bag has a part of you now, that it has been charged with a small amount of your life force, your soul. Recognize the frailty of its contents, and the power of it’s contents, should they be released again. This bag is now sacred. 

Ending the Ritual - Hiding the Bag

End the ritual by listening to the immediate silence again, understand now that the silence has changed: it is vibrating with your intention. Garner all of that free flowing energy and direct it towards the candle in front of you, and with one breath, blow out the candle, extinguish the flame, and with it extinguish the free flowing energies of the room that would otherwise leave you vulnerable and open to outside energies. Once the flame is extinguished, the room will darken entirely. Allow the darkness to wash over you, the room, and the small bag held in your hands. The only energy left from the ritual will be contained in that single bag. 

The next step is essential. Do not destroy the bag. Do not throw the bag away. This is not an exorcism spell but a binding spell. Whoever possesses that bag, holds power over the energies contained within it. This is a spell of empowerment: as long as you possess this bag, you have power over the weaknesses within it. Never, ever let anyone know of the existence of this bag, even the ones you trust. This bag is powerful - and in the wrong hands can hurt you greatly. Hide this bag. Hide it somewhere only you know, somewhere no one would ever search for or happen on it - but also somewhere that you can have access to if/when you need it. (For exmaple: bury the bag next to a marked tree in a nearby or distant forest, hide it underneath the floorboards in a room no one often frequents, hollow out a dull book and place the bag inside, tape the bag underneath a cabinet or counter that no one would ever reason to look under, etc.)

Remember this bag … It will remember you. 

Blessed Be.   )O(


some of my favourite Wiccan songs

Aradia -unknown
Lady of the Moon -unknown
Lugh -Kellianne
Warrior Goddess -Kellianne
Aphrodite and Pan -Kellianne
I Walk With the Goddess -Kellianne
Shares her Love -Kellianne
Beltane -Jenna Greene

these are just a few of my favourite Wiccan songs, feel free to add more, or send me some recommendations!

We understand the Goddess as an all-encompassing Flow/Origin of all life. We see males and females united in the Mother who can create the same as her (daughters) and the different from her (sons). She is the Tree of Life. Hence in her eyes all living creatures partake of her divine essence. She is the beginning and she is the end. Beyond Mother Nature there is more nature. She is everlasting and self created. Circle within the circle, her symbol is the spiral like our DNA, all is from her and all returns to her in the end. In other words, we agree with the new scientist who see the universe as a huge recycling entity, everything we see out there is also within us, we are made of the same stuff as the stars. We are the children of the stars, rare, complex and beautiful…the Goddess is all women – without exception. She is one mighty force, all-inclusive, all-mother.
—  Z Budapest

This is the Goddess Hecate’s symbol. Hecate is used by some as a Maiden, Mother, Crone because of being a Triple Goddess.

Most people use Hecate in reference towards the moon however she is three-fold to others with Earth, Sea and Sky. She is also said to where people got the “old hag” look from for Witches, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

In Greek mythology Hecate was the only Titan who was allowed to keep her power and domain. Zeus shared with only her the power to be able to give humanity whatever they wished for, or withhold it. She was, like her cousin Artemis, a virgin Goddess. She wouldn’t give away her independence for marriage.

Because of Hecate’s association with the moon some Dianic’s use her instead of Diana. Some believe Diana is the same as Hecate; that they’re interchangeable.

The Element: Earth

Earth represents strength, abundance, stability, prosperity, wealth and femininity. In rituals, Earth is represented in the forms of burying objects in the earth, herbalism, and making images out of wood or stone.

Gender: Feminine

Direction: North

Energy: Receptive

Symbols: Rocks, fields, soil, salt, caves, clay

Placing on Pentagram: Lower left

Time: Midnight, night

Cycle of Life: Age

Season: Winter

Colours: Black, green, yellow, brown

Zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Sense: Touch

Stones/Jewels: Rock crystal, emerald, onyx, jasper, salt, azurite, amethyst, quartz

Magickal tools: Pentacle, Pentagram, salt, images, stones, gems, cords

Metals: Iron, lead

Herbal: Ivy, grains, oats, rice, patchouli, lichens

Trees: Cypress, Honeysuckle, Jasmin, Lilac (some say Lilac is Water)

Animals: Cow, bull, dog, horse, ant, bears, wolf

Type of Magick: Gardening, magnet images, stone (jewel divination, work with crystals), knot, Binding, money spells, grounding, finding treasures, runes.

Ritual action: Burying, making effigies, planting trees or herbs

Let the women who come to my feasts be round like me and fear not their own flesh. Let the soft flesh on their hips imitate my curves, let their laps be soft and receptive, let their hands be warm and silky, and let them stroke their children with their soothing touch. Yes, let my women be round, let their fat bloom on their bones like the fruit on the vine, and let them take up space, lots of space. In my honor let the women grow big and strong.
—  The words of the Full Moon by Zsuzsanna Budapest (from Grandmother Moon).
We, the Mothers of the New Time

Please share widely!


The women of the Amazon Priestess Tribe, a matriarchal society living in Northern California, USA, who are dedicated to the Goddess in all of Her forms, invite the women of the world to join us in a collective ritual enactment to synchronize our Divine Feminine consciousness under a shared protocol in order to bring forth a healthy and sustainable future.

We have observed the flailing desperation of the patriarchal current attempting to retain its imbalanced and unearned power on this planet by demeaning women and children who are the source of all life, and the only hope we have for the future of humanity. Patriarchy would cut off one of its own limbs rather than healing the whole being. Patriarchy seeks to end the world rather than fixing it. Patriarchy seeks to be right rather than to do what is right. We see examples of this in the news every day, and because these reports are so widespread, it would be easy to allow ourselves to fearfully expect that the patriarchy will prevail.

Please note, when we reference “patriarchy,” we are not speaking of men exclusively. Rather, we are speaking of a worldview that places conquest, greed, and dogma above collaboration, generosity, and evolution. While patriarchal thinking has long been embraced and promoted by males in positions of unearned power, patriarchy in 2012 is not the exclusive provenance of men. We see patriarchy as  the tendency toward positioning one’s self at the center of the discourse, and aggressively seeking thoughtless, unchecked, self-benefiting “progress” at the cost of sustainability. Patriarchy harms all beings, men and women alike, and it is our desire to uncoil its grip on the collective mind by helping our sisters and brothers to see that another way of thinking is possible.

Today, we encourage our sisters to put aside fear and remember Who We Are. Whether or not we have individually given birth or raised a child, we are all, collectively, the Mothers of consciousness. Just as a thoughtful Mother teaches her child the basic aspects of life, we can teach the world how to create a sustainable future instead of merely accepting what is currently being handed to us.


If you would join us in this effort, please 1) let us know by sending an e-mail with your first name or pseudonym, general geographic location, and any links to social media you wish to share to amazonpriestess@gmail.com, 2) share this message and its intent with other women you know in person or via social media, and 3) do the following ritual at your own altar each Full Moon between now and December, 2012.


The Ritual Working:

  • Procure a small stone or crystal that you will use in this work. Know that you will be releasing possession of this stone on Dec. 21, 2012.

  • Stand at your altar or in your sacred place, holding your crystal. Clear your mind and begin breathing deeply, inhaling through the nose and exhaling with a small sound, “Ma.”

  • Read and contemplate the following ideals we have envisioned for the world of the future, and add your own if you’d like. Please note- when contemplating this vision of the coming world, don’t waste any time lamenting that it is not here yet. Focus instead on the joy you are feeling as these things come to be in fullness.


Honor for elders: respect for their wisdom; regard for their needs in policy and care; inclusion of elders as an active, vital part of thesociety they’ve shaped.

Honor for children: regard for their creativity and imagination; cultivation of their individual and collective genius; teaching them respect and dignity by modeling these virtues in our own behavior.

Access to education and service opportunities for all, including re-skilling toward practical, sustainable lifestyles.

Healthcare that is free/affordable, accessible, and provided with genuine skill; commitment to the health of the whole being; availability of birth control and other critical women’s procedures regardless of personal, political, or religious concerns; compassionate healthcare for every stage of life.

Clean water and air; reversal of global warming; transition to renewable energy sources; creative adjustment of lifestyles as needed to facilitate these changes.

Healthy, natural, affordable and sustainable food; respect and support for those who tend the land and her creatures; awareness of the food chain and its implications as a regular part of education and daily life.

Awareness of our part in the ecosystem and our kinship with all living things; vast acreages of pristine wilderness; restoration of rain forests, glaciers, and oceans.

Equal and ethical representation in directly-elected government; a movement toward honorable leadership from the grassroots level.

Equal rights and freedom of expression for all, with awareness and respect for the complicated levels of identity, including but not limited to: race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual identity, religion or faith, ability.

Freedom from violence and intimidation as a means of exercising power.

Sisterhood and community, women allying with one another and offering one another respectful, mutual support.

An atmosphere of inspiration, excitement, and celebration, over mere survival.

Legal equality for all, with respect for diverse traditions and cultures in every country.

Re-claiming and honoring women’s roles and skills through history and today.

Deep respect for one’s own body, and accurate education that highlights women’s miraculous creative nature, including reverence for their holy blood.

Your own additional visions.

  • Holding this vision of the future in your mind, anoint the crystal with your body’s natural sacred fluids (you might choose one or more: blood, spit, woman honey, or milk). Take a moment to honor your body, and to honor the sacred fluids that issue forth from the body as the natural wisdom of creation.

  • Speak aloud the following affirmation or prayer:


I dance at the edge of the world

Like my ancestresses before me

I am a sacred vessel

My blood is indomitable

Cradling the now at my breast

Nurturing the future unfoldingThere is nothing to fear

I am a Mother of the New Time

  • Repeat this practice at every full moon for the rest of 2012. If you feel like it, post to your social media that you are doing this by referencing the project as Mother of the New Time or #motherofthenewtime and including a link to the web site http://www.motherofthenewtime.com. Invite other women to participate if you wish- have them e-mail us with their name or pseudonym, any social media links they wish to share with us, and general geographic location at amazonpriestess@gmail.com, so that we can keep a count of how many women are participating, and what geographic areas they represent.

  • On the Winter Solstice, 2012*, as one cycle of time ends#, bury this stone in the Earth, in a place sacred to you, and envision yourself digging it up and re-discovering it in a future life, in another body, at a time when it is needed. All time is cyclic and present, and when we engage the future, we shape the Now.


It is done.

Blessed be the Earth, blessed be the women and children, blessed be the future.

*Much has been made of the end of the Mayan calendar. Yet since the dawn of humankind, many calendars have come and gone. By creating magic for the future, we create the future.

The Thirteen Goals of a Witch )0(


Know who you really are, and don’t lie to yourself. It is important to continually take stock of both your vices and virtues. There is a reason that this goal appears first on the list: one cannot make any progress without first knowing what you’re about and what you need to work on.


Knowing your Craft doesn’t just mean the knowledge you have attained from books or with your teacher – it also refers to what you have learned through your own experience, for the true Mysteries are those that cannot be written. So celebrate the seasons, serve the Old Gods, and liten carefully to the whispers of nature.   


Yes, that’s right, learn! Read, read, read. Read some more. Check bibliographies. If possible, train with a qualified teacher. The old cliche is correct: you never stop learning. Don’t just rely on your books and your teachers, though. Look to nature. Look within. Listen carefully. 


First, knowledge and wisdom are two things. If you have ever known someone who is “book smart” but totally lacks common sense, you know what I mean. It is one thing to know a lot, and something else to apply one’s knowledge effectively. In Wicca, we place a great emphasis on personal responsibility; use your knowledge to make informed decisions, and be ready to accept the consequences of ALL of your actions. When doing spellwork, make your intentions clear, and again, be ready to accept responsibility for ANY outcome.


It is the goal of the Witch to become a strong, dynamic, and balanced individual on all levels: physically, emotionally, spiritually. Learn to balance work with play. Balance your diet and be mindful of your health. Balance your checkbook. Learn ways to incorporate your spritual and “mundane” lives (hint: they’re really not that separate!). Wicca is a Earth-Based religion: strive learn to live in harmony with the Earth. Align yourself with the rhythms of nature by celebrating the Sabbats and paying attention to the phases of the moon. Exercise outside when possible. Try gardening – growing your own herbs can be very rewarding, and you tend to learn a lot more about them in the process! Recycle, and be mindful of your rubbish output. Finally, a word about psychological balance: emotional/psychological imblances should be attended to with professional counsel. IT IS NOT A WEAKNESS TO GET HELP. Witches are people, and may potentially experience all of the same problems that non-Witches may. I, personally, have never had to deal with severe anxiety or depression, but I know many Witches who have been BRAVE enough to confront their problems – and have grown tremendously for having done so.


Again, it’s all about personal responsibility. A Witch is in complete control of his/her own words. She has the ability to make an intelligent statement without putting their foot in her mouth. It is of paramount importance NOT TO LIE – to yourself or to another: dishonesty is spiritually corrosive. One simply cannot move forward while caught in a web of lies. Be careful with so-called “white” lies – examine why you might want to bend the truth even just a “little bit.” When it comes to answering those who want to tell you that Wiccans are nothing but low-down, perverted, Satan-worshipping baby killers, doomed to rot in Hell for all eternity, the key phrase is: stay calm. Famed Salem Witch Laurie Cabot once appeared on a TV talk show along with a minister who had, shall we say, a very negative opinion of the Craft. He spewed forth the typical ignorant fundamentalist nonsense about Wicca, but Ms. Cabot carefully maintained her composure. She made no personal attacks on the minister, even though he was less than courteous towards her. In the end, who are you more likely to take seriously: the individual who is so absolutely incensed that they cannot even form an intelligent sentence, or the individual who remains calm, and provides well-worded answers to whatever is slung at them? 


Thoughts are, in fact, things. They are composed of and propelled by energy. Sound familiar? That’s one of the most basic elements of spellwork. With that in mind, of COURSE you should monitor your thoughts. Negative thought patterns can unintentionally result in physical manifestation. Ever heard of the “self-fulfilling prophecy?” That’s one example. In a similar vein, several medical studies have proven that prolonged negative emotions, such as anger and sadness, can affect the physical body, resulting in sickness. Witches are people. We laugh, we cry, we get angry. But we can’t let our thoughts and emotions get out of hand. Somewhere you hear the echo: “…it’s all about personal responsibility…" 


Wicca is a religion that does just that. We celebrate life. Celebrate the Earth, teeming with the vital essence of the Divine. Meditate in nature. Be THRILLED, if even for no other reason that you are ALIVE. 


As the poem on my splash page says, "We are one with the Earth.” Attune yourself with the cycles of the Earth and recognize that you are a part of nature, not “apart” from it. Meditate on the seasons. Celebrate the Sabbats. Notice the subtle changes within the Earth each day as we move around the Wheel of the Year. Participate in the great, ecstatic dance that is Life. 



Your body is, literally, a temple for the Gods. It is my opinion, and the opinion of many others, that the healthier you are, the easier it will be to commune with the Divine. So make it your goal to achieve your optimum health. Reduce your intake of sweets and other unhealthy foods. Start that exercise program. This isn’t about vanity: it’s about feeling your best. Be certain to properly attend to any chronic illness you may have so that you can enjoy life as much as possible. On a side note, it is the experience of many Witches that that sickness can interfere with magic. Therefore, it is probably advisable that you do not work magic until you feel well enough. Seriously, when you are so ill that you can’t even adequately focus your attention on daytime television, do you think you can do magic?! Just let your body get some rest, use its energy to mend itself, and have someone else do some healing magic for you! 


Meditation is good for the whole organism, mind, body, and soul. Bringing yourself to that point of stillness will help you discover your inner self and true power. 


…and remember that They are truly present in every molecule of Creation. In an interview, Witch Barbara Morrigan once said, “It is all Sacred.” She wasn’t kidding. The very act of living life to its fullest is an act of honor to the Gods. Celebrate Them in ritual and song. Recognize the sanctity of everyone and everthing. Develop relationships with the Gods. Serve them well, and perhaps most importantly: BY YOUR OWN LIFE BE an honor to them through example. 

Be sure to know all of the Goals of the Witch; They’re very important to a Witch’s lifestyle! :)

“Whether you have been a practicing Witch for six months or thirty years, there’s always room for improvement. I don’t care if you are an eclectic Witch, a solitary Witch, a Gardnerian, an Alexandrian, Strega, Druid, North Wind, Serpent Stone, Dianic, OTO, Covenant of the Goddess, Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Black Forest, Cabot, Rosarian, Church of All Worlds (the list is endless here in the states), you still are a spirit body beneath whatever religious mantle you choose to wear. Improvement of one’s self and one’s circumstances begins at home, in your spirit body and in your mind.

Allowing divinity to manifest through self is called self-individuation. When people turn away from the divine spark within - when they stop experiencing divinity in their lives - then many rely on an external manifestation of an organization that pales against the true glory of the God/dess. Real WitchCraft is the process of living it - not watching it. There is no such thing as a couch potato Witch! Our inward knowledge should be rooted in divine experience and not on what someone else tells us is right or wrong in the matters of the God/dess. By beginning within and manifesting outward, it is possible for one individual to impact the entire world in a positive way with his or her actions.”

- Silver Ravenwolf
To Light a Sacred Flame: Practical Witchcraft for the Millennium

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Sexuality is sacred. When lovers meet in mutual love, trust, and equality, these expressions of love and pleasure are a gift of the Goddess.

The Dianic tradition is committed to a feminist paradigm of true sexual liberation. We are working to free ourselves and our world from the effects of patriarchal culture that equates sexuality, sexual expression, and eroticism with sadism, masochism, dominance and subordination. We will neither support nor condone sexual practices which are dehumanizing, and whose purpose it is to cause pain, humiliation or suffering, whether consensual or not. Consistent with a feminist paradigm for an egalitarian and peaceful world where power shared means empowerment for all, we support nothing less than a revolution from within and without, in the world and in the temple of the bedroom.