druidism

90% of being a witch is getting these little random spurts of energy that make you want to create 10 spell jars, 6 altars, 7 sachets, 3 potions, 20 tarot spreads, 45 sigils, and a poppet all in the span of 5 minutes

Explanation of Reincarnation

•You are the universe.

•You are the universe expressing itself as a human being for a short time.

•You are the universe being aware of itself, seeing itself though your eyes.

•You are not the individual self / ego that you identify with. That’s just a role-playing game the Universe is playing.

•When the body dies, the ego dies and the illusion of an individual self dies too.

•But the Universe goes on, expressing itself in new and various ways.

•People die, and babies are born.

•You are the universe, you are life itself. You will not die, you will go on, expressing yourself and role-playing in various life after life.

Celtic Gods and Goddess

The Celtic world included Ireland, Britain, and a large section of the mainland

Aine: Goddess of love and fertility; encouraged human love; has command over crops and animals; daughter of Eogabail  

Amaethon: God of agriculture 

Anu or Danu/Dana: Mother goddess 

Aonghus: God of love; son of Dagda and Boann

Badb: Irish goddess of battle; could influence the outcome of conflict by inspiring fear or bravery in warriors

Balor: The one-eyed god of death, everyone he looked upon was destroyed

Belenus or Bel: Sun god; appears throughout the Celtic world in different forms; Beltaine celebrates him 

Boann: Water goddess; mother of Aonghus

Brigantia: Chief goddess of Brigantes tribe; associated with water, war and healing

Brigid/Brigit: Goddess of healing and fertility; said to help women during labor; possibly same goddess as Brigantia 

Camulos: God of war mostly worshiped in Belgium areas; said to wield an invincible sword

Ceridwen: Goddess of fertility

Cernunnos: God of wild animals, forest, and plenty; possibly also the god of death; known as the horned one

Cliodhna: Goddess of beauty; her three birds could sing the sick to sleep and heal them 

Dagda: The great god; could restore the dead to life

Dian Cecht: God of healing 

Don: Welsh version of Dana

Donn: God of the dead

Dylan: Sea god

Epona: Horse goddess

The Formorii: Sea gods; violent and misshapen

Goibhniu: Smith god 

Lir: God of sea, healing  and magic 

Lugh: Sun god (Ireland)

Lugus:  Sun god (France and Britain) 

Mac Cecht: God of eloquence

Macha: One of the war goddess

Manannan Mac Lir: Sea god; could stir up or soothe the sea

Manawydan: Welsh sea god, extremely similar to Manannan

Morrigan/Morrigu: Goddess of death on the battlefield 

Nechtan: Water god 

Nemain: Goddess of war

Nemglan: Bird god

Nodens: God of healing; owned magic healing hounds

Ogma: God of eloquence; creating of Ogham, the oldest writing system in Ireland

Taranis: Name means thunderer; Romans equated him to Jupiter; symbol was the wheel

Teutates or Toutatis: Romans equated him to Mars

**Not all inclusive 

All information gathered from “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Mythology by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm 

What to do this super blue blood moon!

So pretty much every witch has been talking about this rare occurrence, with a pretty confusing name, and so lots of people don’t know what to do on January 31st (night of the full moon)

So what can I do?

Well first thing is to learn the correspondences

Super moon

This moon will have a strong effect on your personal power, as the moon is closer to earth creating a stronger gravitational pull.

Blue moon

The second full moon in a month. It enhances the connection between the realms (or in my belief the 9 worlds) and any spell work done has long-term effects

Blood moon

A lunar eclipse, an excellent time to welcome new beginnings or to let go of old feelings or unwanted items

* Now depending on where you live the moon falls on Wednesday which is a good day for creativity and change *

But what can I do?

⭐ Curses, specifically trump. Always trump

⭐ Long term spells, Money, Love, ect.

⭐ Cleanse your crystals

⭐ Perform a blessing or ritual

⭐ Dedicate the night to a deity or nature

⭐ Make an offering

⭐Meditation

⭐ Collect moon water

⭐ Scrying (or other forms of divination)

⭐ Kitchen Magick (create a soup or pie for dinner 😊)

These are just a few ideas, please feel free to tell me your own

windowpains7213  asked:

I've noticed that you mentioned Wiccans a lot. My MC is a witch, and I wasn't really aware of other kinds of witches, even though I did thorough research. What other kinds of witches are there? Just fyi, she is a mostly-closet witch, and uses stones as connections to places. She mostly uses runecasting and entomomancy (especially beetles and spiders). What might she choose to align with, if anything?

There are, honestly, so many more choices than just Wicca. I’ll try to list several, but do not take this as an exhaustive list. I have added resources where I could, and please forgive the length…

Asatru

An Asatru witch follows a specific branch of Heathenry that worships the major Nordic pantheon.

http://www.ravenkindred.com/index.html

Athiest/Laveyan Satanic (Secular Satanic)

This witch feels more that Satan is a concept or idea, not an actual entity.

http://www.churchofsatan.com/

Celtic

This witch uses the Celtic culture, including its’ mythology, deities, old ways, and language / symbols as a means of learning, internalizing, and performing magic.

http://www.joellessacredgrove.com/Celtic/celtictraditions.html

Christian

A witch that honors and worships the Christian God through the practice of magic, usually alongside more traditional Christian worship.

http://arganteswell.tripod.com/id1.html

Death/Necromancy

This witch utilizes magic through the bodies and spirits of the dead. This can include bones, blood, skin, and other pieces of the corporeal form left when the spirit leaves, as well as contact with the spirit that has left its physical form behind.

http://sarahannelawless.com/2011/11/13/lets-talk-about-necromancy/

Druidism

Is a very old, and very complex set of religious and nature beliefs changing from region to region, and time to time.

http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/druid-beliefs

Eclectic

A witch who respectfully uses parts of multiple practices, traditions, and paths.

http://www.witchpathforward.com/eclectic-witchcraft.html

Gaulish

This witch pays homage to the Gaulish Gods through the study, reconstruction, and practice of Gaulish tradition.

http://www.deomercurio.be/en/index.html

Heathenry

A witch who follows the ways of, works with, and/or worships the Norse deities.

http://www.heathengods.com/faq/index.htm

Hellenic

A path by which the witch follows Greek traditions and honors the Greek pantheon.

http://www.witchpathforward.com/hellenism.html

Hereditary

This witch was born into a family of witches and so is likely to have practices, traditions, and/or paths that are not usually shared outside of their family practice.

Hoodoo

A complex interweaving of Western African traditions as well as a long history of utilizing Christianity. This is a fairly regional practice of the Southern United States, but can be found elsewhere.

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/black-magic-talking-with-hoodoo-witches

Kemetic

This type of witch works with the Egyptian deities.

http://www.witchpathforward.com/kemetism.html

Lokean

A witch who works with and worships Loki and/or any of his relations (Hel, Jormugandr, Sigyn, Angrboda, etc). This witch may pay homage to other Nordic deities as well.

http://witchesandpagans.com/pagan-culture-blogs/lokean-swamp-witch.html

Odinism

A witch who works majorily, or exclusively, with Odin, Thor, Freyjr, Freyja, Frigga, and Heimdall.

http://www.odinistfellowship.co.uk/

Pop Culture

A pop culture witch uses lyrics or movie lines in spells, worships and/or honors pop culture icons and/or idols. Likely to utilize fandom in some way, it is a very new and wide practice. They could draw inspiration from Harry Potter, Vampire Diaries, Practical Magic, The Craft, Supernatural, or other, similar shows.

http://thepaganstudygrouppage.tumblr.com/post/77850531804/brief-intro-to-pop-culture-magic

Regla de Ocha

A religion that was synthesized by West Africans who were taken and enslaved by the Spanish Empire who were then sent to work on the Caribbean Islands. It mixes West African tradition with worship of saints.

http://www.aboutsanteria.com/what-is-santeria.html

Science

This kind of witch synthesizes their craft from a mixture of empirical evidence/data and metaphysical leanings. It is highly individualized.

http://www.wsusignpost.com/2013/10/26/modern-witchcraft-entails-science/

Secular

This type of witch doesn’t connect with any religious practices, traditions, or paths.

https://thewitchcraftjournal.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/witchcraft-as-a-secular-practice/

Solitary

A witch who practices alone, but follows a particular practice, tradition, path.

(Theistic) Satanic

A witch whose practice revolves around worshiping, honoring, or otherwise appealing to Satan.

http://theisticsatanism.com/varieties/FAQ-TS.html

Traditional

A witch who hunts for the “traditional” ways of magic. Likely to be found scouring through histories and stories looking for references to spellcraft, rituals, and traditions that have since been lost to time.

http://sarahannelawless.com/2015/03/17/introduction-to-traditional-witchcraft/

Voudon

An Afro-Caribbean form of worship that focuses on the loa, and spirits.

http://www.livescience.com/40803-voodoo-facts.html

I hope this put some things in perspective as to just how large witchcraft is, and why I seem to harp about being frustrated that the majority of what I see is Wicca. It is prevalent and popular, not the only way to be a witch, and definitely not the only tradition.

To answer your question about your character, Some of these paths lend themselves more towards nature than others, but I’d suggest rather looking into a tradition/path, look at types of witchcraft instead. Your character most sounds like a variety of Green Witch, and/or Animal Witch.

-Bruxa Guerreira

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I came across these cute little photos that help identify uses for different incenses. Remember to crack a window to get a nice air flow :3

Strawberry: friendship, love, & luck

Mint: wealth & sexuality

Hyacinthe: happiness & protection

Eucalyptus: purification & protection

Lemon: healing & love

Rose: love, fertility, healing, & courage

Frankincense: courage, spirituality, luck, & protection

Amber: love, comfort, happiness, & healing

Ginger: wealth, love, lust, spirituality

Lotus: protection & meditation

Cinnamon: wealth, healing, & lust

Vanilla: love & mental clarity

Jasmine: love, purification, & dream magic

Lavender: sleep, love, cleansing, & happiness

Also, you can always substitute one with another to suit your wants and needs. I myself almost always use Lemon instead of Cinnamon.

If you are in the midst of creating your Book of shadows (or journal), this is a perfect addition!

Much love.

[Originals by @seraphickalmagick ]

Tips for growing herbs

Herbs that like clay soil
★Angelica
★Chives
★Comfrey
★Fennel
★Lemon Balm
★Peppermint

Herbs that like dry locations
★Bay
★Garlic
★Lavender
★Oregano
★Rosemary
★Sage
★Thyme

Herbs that love shade
★Angelica
★Chervil
★Chives
★Cicely
★Comfrey
★Feverfew
★Ginger
★Horseradish
★Lemon Balm
★Parsley
★Peppermint
★Sweet Woodruff
★Violet

Herbs that do well in containers
★Basil
★Bay
★Chives
★Feverfew
★Hyssop
★Lavender
★Lemon Balm
★Oregano
★Parsley
★Peppermint
★Rosemary
★Sage
★Tarragon
★Thyme

When you die, only three things will remain of you, since you will abandon all material things on the threshold of the Otherworld: what you have taught to others, what you have created with your hands, and how much love you have spread. So learn more and more in order to teach wise, long-lasting values. Work more and more to leave to the world things of great beauty. And Love, love, love people around you for the light of Love heals everything.
—  FRENCH DRUID TRIAD, FRANÇOIS BOURILLON