gathering the roses

Castaway {ACOTAR/Chapter 12}

Word Count: 3,534

Summary:  A modern-day University AU, from the A Court of Thorns and Roses universe. All characters belong to Sarah J. Maas. The idea for this fanfic hailed from prompts sent in by Anonymous, and @queen-archeron. You can read previous chapters here.

Author’s Note: Y’all’s comments give me life. Thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to enjoy. :)

Originally posted by ofallingstar

Three weeks ago.

He was on the edge, his heart racing, his body covered in sweat as it slid lovingly along hers. He hadn’t felt that way in a long time, hadn’t felt the rush, the adrenaline, the bliss from making love to a beautiful woman that he truly cared about.

His hips thrust into hers a final time, as she called out his name, as a broken moan tumbled out of his own lips.

Something didn’t feel right, though. In a panic, he pulled out.

But he was too late.

It had broken.

“What happened?” she asked, her drunken eyes becoming clearer with every minute.

He shook his head, as realization shone in her eyes.

“Shit,” she mumbled.

“Sorry,” he whispered, although it wasn’t his fault, with a curse of his own.

The two stared at each other for a few seconds in tense silence before she grabbed him by his face, and shoved her lips against his, again.

Damn the whiskey.



It had been three weeks. It had been three weeks since they had slept together for the first time, had been three weeks since Azriel had confessed his love to Elain.

He didn’t feel like it was real.

He felt like he was living in a dream.

Even now, as they lied together in his apartment, her eyes still closed, her breathing even. She was beautiful. In every sense of the word.

She was exhausted. She had a long week at the boutique, and although he had come to help after work when he could, she was doing most of the work herself.

He admired her for that. And for a hundred other things.

Careful not to wake her, Azriel swung his legs over the side of his mattress and strutted toward the bathroom. After a scolding shower, he tied his towel around his waist and made way to the kitchen.

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Thank You for 4,000 followers (beep boop to those of you that are bots) here’s some more of my second year work, a carousel horse for Mary Poppins. The garments that make up this costume include an organza blouse, a short bustle and silk corset and skirt. The compass pattern on the skirt is a screen print and the corset is decorated with applique, the eyelets are covered with buttonhole stitch. 

Strawberry Kiss Spell💕

a sweet spell to draw opportunities to bring sensuality into one’s life. 

*this spell is not designed to infringe upon any particular’s consent. 

💕 gather: sugar, a strawberry, rose petals, a fireproof dish and matches. 

💕 hold the fruit and focus intent and related feelings into it

💕 when ready, kiss the strawberry, dip and roll in sugar. 

💕 bearing no allergies, consume the fruit. 

💕 burn the remaining leaves and rose petals in the dish.

💕 for a more intense spell, sink teeth into the fruit on the kiss, bruise gently. 

🐸Lunefrog’s (very long) Masterpost🌙

There are so many witchcraft posts on my blog and this is nowhere near all of them but have these please it is 2am i hope this helps

Witch tips

🌙 How to remove an unwanted guest
🐸 Witch pen
🌙 Things I’ve learned
🐸 Grimoire prompts
🌙 Getting started with spirit work
🐸 Reconnecting with your witchy practice
🌙 On cursing
🐸 Your first garden
🌙 When writing a spell
🐸 To be a local witch
🌙 How to stop using your own energy in spells
🐸 Disposing of spell materials
🌙 The “me” candle
🐸 Painting
🌙 Subtle magic
🐸 Nail polish bottles

Getting nasty

🐸 Tips for hexing and cursing
🌙 Huge list of curses
🐸 Honesty chant
🌙 List of casual curses
🐸 Burst your bubble
🌙 Gravity 
🐸 Voice theft
🌙 Punch a nazi
🐸 Series of unfortunate events
🌙 What to do after a big curse

Men and monsters

🐸 Faeries
🌙 Yard contracts
🐸 Another post about faeries
🌙 Birds in magic
🐸 Church grim
🌙 A very large post containing good info about myths
🐸 German folklore snippet


🐸 Top ward mistakes II
🌙 Protection ring enchantment
🐸 Ward fillers
🌙 Protection charm locket
🐸 Astral eyes sigil
🌙 The furby protection spell (that frightens me greatly)
🐸 Top ward mistakes I
🌙 Banishing herbs masterpost


🐸 Gutter gardens
🌙 Rebellious botany 
🐸 What is an electuary?
🌙 Study tips for herbalists
🐸 Witchy garden tips
🌙 Herbs in witchcraft
🐸 Even more herbs
🌙 Spell to encourage plant growth
🐸 What’s wrong with your plants?
🌙 My plants are protected spell
🐸 Rose hip tip
🌙 Ten mistakes new herb gardeners make and how to avoid them
🐸 Living fences
🌙 Save the bees!
🐸 Bee chant
🌙 The etiquette of herb gathering
🐸 Drying roses
🌙 Plant bulb circle
🐸 Witchcraft psa!
🌙 Plant growth spell
🐸 Books don’t cover everything
🌙 Indoor plants
🐸 Plants for zodiacs


🐸 Radicool moon magic graphic
🌙 Are you over complicating astral travel?
🐸 Zodiac moon witchcraft

Looking good and feeling better

🐸 Nami’s list of glamours
🌙 Siren’s lipstick spell
🐸 Nail polish glamours
🌙 Homemade rose water
🐸 Beauty magic
🌙 Self love masterpost
🐸 Rose bath spell
🌙 Valentine’s day spells
🐸 Jar for attracting romance
🌙 Amortentia tea

💖 Be Wherever You Are - Steven Universe charm bag 💖

This is a spell to be calm when you’re in an unfamiliar place or situation and to even learn to enjoy things!

What you need:
💖 rose quartz (peace and happiness)
💖 rose petals (peace and happiness)
💖 orange peel or a few drops of orange essential oil (happiness)
💖 clear quartz (cleansing and charging)
💖 a small pouch or drawstring bag
💖 anything to play music on (and headphones if needed)
💖 “Be Wherever You Are” (or any song that makes you feel happy and calm)

What to do:
💖 Gather your rose quartz, rose petals, orange peel/oil and clear quartz and put them into the small pouch
💖 As you fill the pouch up listen to the song (or music of choice) and focus on your intent for happiness and calm 
💖 Keep this pouch with you during times of unfamiliarity where you feel panicked
💖 Cleanse and charge whenever needed

You can also use this in a jar spell, bath spell or even to make tea.

To make a tea:
💖 Combine orange peel and food grade rose petals in some water, boil for 5 minutes and leave to steep for another 5. 
💖 Pour into your favourite mug (additional happiness)
💖 Add honey or sugar if wanted and stir clockwise to add your intent (more additional happiness)
💖 While the tea cools, place some rose quartz and clear quartz near the mug to help infuse your intent
💖 When the tea is ready to drink, put on the music and think of being calm and happy with each sip you take 

🌹 Rose Bath Spell🌹

a simple bath ritual of roses and milk to gather love and beauty

🌹 gather: dried milk, epsom salts, rose petals, sliced strawberries

🌹 fill a bath with hot water, mix 1 ½ cups dried milk into the hot water

🌹 dissolve epsom salts in the water and stir. 

🌹 sprinkle the rose petals over the top of the bath

🌹 soak in the bath, absorbing its soft warm energies. 

🌹 eat the strawberry slices. each bite leaves loving words in your mouth. 

The Last Jedi - A Hypothetical Breakdown

The below is a ridiculously elaborate breakdown of the hypothetical plot of The Last Jedi. I basically set myself the challenge of incorporating all of the known leaks, rumours and spoilers into a coherent plot that made sense for the characters we last saw in The Force Awakens. In other words, it is essentially informed fanfiction that should not in any way be treated as a full synopsis for the actual plot of the film. Nonetheless, I don’t think you should read on if you are nervous about spoilers, since while most of this comes from my imagination there are elements (particularly the locations and the basics of which characters are where) that are based on reliable spoilers for the film. In other words, proceed with caution!

I had lots of fun doing this, and found it very enjoyable to come up with my own version of what The Last Jedi might be. I hope you enjoy it too! I get lots of asks requesting my predictions for how I think the plot might go, so this is basically my ultimate response to that curiosity. Naturally, I’ll adjust and update this as new information comes out and my understanding of the story develops.

Do let me know your thoughts, and let me know if you’re inspired to have a stab at your own breakdown after reading this! I’d love to read other people’s takes.

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“Prosperous and Efficient” Spell Sachet

Originally posted by slk-t

This spell is for an easy work day that gets you a lotta that dough. Generally good for tipped workers (waitresses, bartenders, baristas, delivery drivers, etc.) that get paid exponentially by how many customers you have and how well they tip. But sometimes things can get a little crazy while you’re making that money! This spell is to ask the Universe to create a steady flow of well-tipping customers while keeping things as calm as possible.

Last Monday, I used it for my fiance and I because we’re both restaurant workers at the same place and he’s in the kitchen. Our place offered a huge deal on our most popular dish every Monday and we’d been having chaotic Monday nights, two hour waits, etc.

This spell effectively kept everything under control and flowing smoothly! Usually I dismantle my spell sachets to re-use ingredients but I kept this guy around!

💰 Gather: a sachet, rose quartz (keep crazy customers sweet), black tourmaline (protection during busy days), clear quartz (magnification of your intent), pine needles (to get that money), pine cone (for a bountiful day or night at work), sage (protection), bay leaf (I associate bay leaves with wishes and money), and Himalayan pink salt (protection).

💰 Place each item in while silently thanking it for it’s protection and prosperity it brings.

💰 Keep it hidden in your car, purse, or somewhere secret at your place of business. The closer it is to where you work, the better.

Fell For You

A/N: I wrote something! Thank you so much once again to @sofreddie for providing the inspiration and being an amazing beta. This one is a combination of a few imagine prompts which I’ll list as the summary and a couple of songs as the theme and lyrics used. Credit to…well… whoever made the prompts coz I’ll be honest I have no idea who did :S Hope y’all enjoy!


  • Imagine Dean getting caught by a Djinn and dreaming of being married to you, which makes him realize his feelings when he wakes up.
  • Imagine Sam and Dean seeing you in your wedding dress for the first time.
  • Imagine Dean finally revealing his feelings for you and you calling him a liar. “Look at my face and tell me I’m lying to you.”

Songs: Warmness of the Soul - Avenged Sevenfold
            Fell for You - Green Day

Warnings: Language, fluff, angst?

Characters: Dean x Reader, Sam, Castiel, Jody, Donna (mentioned), Claire (mentioned)

Word Count: 3419

Well looky here, I got a masterlist!

Tags at the bottom and taken predominantly from @spnfanficpond Dean list. Let me know if you wanna added/removed from future fics!

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simple love attraction spell 💕

a spell for attracting general love and romantic opportunities to oneself

💕 gather: a pink candle, rose petals and pepper

💕 dress the candle wick with the pepper

💕 carve a heart shape onto the candle.

💕 decorate the candle with the rose petals, offering them to aphrodite.

💕 light the candle, feel it’s warmth but be careful not to burn yourself.

💕 whisper softly the incantation:

As I watch the flame dance
I draw to me hopes of romance.
As it warms my face, I’ll warm others hearts,
Who graze the feathers of cupid’s dart

💕 blow out the candle, thank aphrodite for her influence. 

🌟‘all night long’ blessing🌟

this spell is actually quite personal to me as it was the first spell i ever performed! i was nine and very interested in witchcraft, so i decided cast a charm to help my sister sleep better 💫

time: the morning is best as the powder needs time to charge in the sunlight!

gather: cinnamon, rose oil / water, lovage leaves

✨  take a teaspoon of cinnamon and add seven drops of rose oil or water

✨  boil a small pan of lovage leaves and let it to steep for 2 or 3 minutes

✨  add one teaspoon of this to your previous ingredients

     💫  you can use the rest of the lovage potion for a sleep-inducing bath!

✨  leave the mixture out to dry beneath the sun. as it turns into a powder, its intent is charged by the sunlight

✨  finally, sprinkle your powder lightly on the bed you wish to bless.

best to use straight after making!


🕯️ bleeding candle spell 🕯️

a candle spell meant to cauterize an emotional wound. 

🕯️ gather: healing crystals, rose petals, rock salt, rosemary, a red and white candle each.

🕯️ form a circle with the rock salt

🕯️ arrange rose petals and crystals around the edge

🕯️ place the white candle in the center

🕯️ light the red candle and drip wax onto the white candle

🕯️ speak aloud of the ways you are moving on and healing, or plan to.

🕯️ place a pinch of rosemary into the white candle’s wick

🕯️ light the white candle with the red, and burn the rosemary. 

🕯️ blow out candles when you feel ready. 

🌹Rose Water🌹

I know there’s a lot of recipes out there already but I wanted to add my personal one as well because I really like how this turned out!

Rose water can be used for a bunch of beautiful things!
🌺 Face toner - spray a bit of your rose water on your face in the morning after washing it.
🌺 It’s a great refreshing summery drink!
🌺 You can always use it to make potions, elixirs or in other spells!
🌺 Rose Water is the best cleanser for your Rose Quartz! Just spray it on your crystals for a quick but effective cleansing.
🌺 Bath Magick! Do I need to say more?

🌸 Rose petals (fresh or dried - I used dried because they were the only ones available).
Make sure the roses you use were not sprayed with pesticides! Only use them if you know exactly how they were grown, stay safe loves.
You can combine this step with colour correspondences if you so prefer.
🌸 A pot - you’ll need to heat up some water later on!
🌸 A jar or bottle where you will store the rose water once made - I heard dark jars are better for storing liquids, but I used normal glass bottles and it seems to be working out fine!

Get ready to cook:
🌹Put rose petals in the pot - the more of them you put, the more rose water you will have in the end.
🌹Pour water in. Make sure the water covers the petals but don’t add too much of it, otherwise the rose water will get diluted and the roses’ fragrance will be lost.
🌹Heat it all up but keep the water right below the boiling point. “Cook” for around 20 minutes. Don’t forget to stir every now and then.
You’ll know the rose water is ready once the petals will lose their colour - mine were almost white by the end, or at least very pale pink.
🌹Let the mixture cool down naturally. Once cooled down, separate the petals from the water and place the latter in your glass jar/bottle.
🌹Store in a fridge - it stays good for as long as a few weeks if kept in a cold place!