I feel this works best on handmade jewelry or something you’re attached to. I also prefer charming copper jewelries because I feel it absorbs the energy better but anything of your choice is fine.
First, cleanse your jewelry. You can do it whichever method you’re most comfortable with. I personally prefer the smudging method or if the jewelry has any crystal or gemstone, I cleanse it according to the element to which it is affiliated. Salt water cleansing is a pretty efficient and easy method too.
Second, bless your jewelry. You can either meditate or use a spell to bless your jewelry with your intents or it’s “purpose”. You can also light colored candles to represent different purpose like green for wealth, brown for protection etc. If you’re making your own jewelry (which I often do), focus your energy during the making process.
Third, charge your jewelry. After you have blessed your jewelry, it needs to be bound to your energy and emotions to fulfill it’s intended purpose. So wear the jewelry for the next week only taking it off when absolutely necessary (showering, swimming etc.).
Feel free to preform this spell whenever you need to ensure a safe journey.
You will need:
2 orange candles*preferably small, you will let these burn all the way down*
*Amethyst and/or clear quartz
Sage and/or mint
Your favorite incense
An orange pouch or drawstring bag
2 orange candles *preferably small, you will let these burn all the way down*
Amethyst and/or clear quartz
Sage and/or mint
Piece of paper and a pen (black)
Your favorite incense
Light your two candles and put them infront of you along with your incense, feel free to roll your candles in oil and then the herbs (optional). Take in several deep cleansing breathes until you’re grounded. Sit with your legs crossed and sit up straight with your hands resting on your knees and your palms facing up.
If you are making the charm bag, draw on a small piece of paper a symbol of protection (this is your choice, can be a cross, pentacle, a protection rune, etc. anything that makes you feel safe!) fold the paper three times. Collect the items and place the stones, sage/mint and the protective symbol into the bag and seal it.
Visualize a white light slowly being absorbed into you and spreading throughout your body. Continue breathing deeply as you picture yourself getting to your destination safely and without harm. When you feel ready raise your arms up and repeat:
“Bless our journey and keep us from harm With light of protection and amethyst charm Our path be straight and free from strife Many more adventures left upon my life”
If you are only doing the spell, sit quietly for a few minutes and rub the stones in your hands as you watch the candles burn all the way down. **PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE LIT CANDLES UNATTENDED**
Charging your charm bag:
Take your bag and pass it over the incense smoke or the candle (carefully!) to rid it of any unwanted energies. When you are ready, hold the charm bag and visualize the energy that you did earlier but will it to course through you and into the bag. When you are done place the bag inbetween the two candles and let the light from them surround the bag. Let the candles burn all the way down and then go about your day (:
The number of Graces varied in different legends, but usually there were three: Aglaia (Brightness), Euphrosyne (Joyfulness), and Thalia (Bloom). They are said to be daughters of Zeus and Hera. Frequently the Graces were taken as goddesses of charm or beauty in general and hence were associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
This was supposed to be the answer to one of my waiting prompts but my husbands train got in early and he is now waiting for me to finish typing so that we can have a coffee date - so please accept this one shot of Jamie and Claire set during the early days of their marriage. Fluff and silliness! Hooray! Han xxx
Jamie rolled on his back and made noise that was somewhere
between a snort and a groan.
“Sassenach, I think ye may have nearly widowed yeself with
“Nonsense! You were hardly in danger of falling far.”
“I dinna mean the potential for a fall, though the way ye
thrust back into me it’s a wonder I didna topple onto my arse,”
Jamie grinned and eyed her, clearly very proud of his
“I meant the way my heart damn near exploded at the end.”
Claire stood up from the rug and stepped deliberately over
her husband’s prone form, smiling to herself, pleased at this assessment of
“That my lad is an orgasm, I thought you would be familiar
enough by now…”
Tugging the quilt from the bed she turned back to find her
husband propped up on one elbow watching her
“Do that again Sassenach, I like the way that tugging motion
wobbles your arse and makes your thighs quiver.”
“My arse does not
wobble, thank you!”
Claire snipped, her feelings of Goddess like charm
evaporating as rapidly as they had descended upon her.
“Aye it does, when I flipped ye over and ye arched your back
to give me a better purchase…”
“Well that’s the last time we do that then!”
Claire interrupted huffing towards him and throwing the
blanket down rather more heavily atop him than was strictly necessary and
crossing to the dresser to tug her nightdress over her head.
“I’ve offended ye?”
Jamie sat up, his head popping out from the heavy fabric as
he settled it in a more gentle sweeping motion that Claire had deposited it.
“I didna mean any offence Sassenach, only to let ye know
that I appreciate that aspect of ye, verra much.”
Jamie waited for her to come back but instead of collapsing
into his arms, Claire sat primly in front of the mirror and began to brush her
hair. With a faint sigh, he stood up and naked, made his way to her.
“Do women no’ like to think of their bodies as soft then?”
“Soft is one thing! Wobbly … If you’re trying to tell me
that you think I’m fat …”
The word burst from his lips with comical incredulity and
Claire felt her shoulders relax.
“Sassenach, if ye were much thinner I would be scorned as a
man who doesna sufficiently feed his wife!”
He saw the corner of her lip turn up in a smile and pressed
on, running his hands across her shoulders and down her ribs, delighting in the
tiny squeak of protest as he drummed his fingers against the flat of her belly.
“Jamie lad, they would say to me, for all that ye might be a
growing boy and need an extra bannock, is there not a scrap that ye can spare
for your poor wee wife?”
Jamie slid his fingers beneath Claire’s buttocks, squeezing
each one in his hand firmly, eliciting a much louder squeak.
“Oh for sure ye must feed her a bit for one look at her
gorgeous round arse tells the truth of it, but can ye no spare a bit more?
Fatten up those beautiful long legs? Or put a little meat on her graceful arms
and elegant fingers?”
He paused to kiss down the length of her neck and jaw
“And surely only one chin of such magnificence is not
enough! Feed her nout but the finest meats and cheeses until she grows three
more beneath it.”
Claire was laughing openly now, her shoulders rising and
falling against his chest and to Jamie’s surprise even that most innocuous of
touches filled him with desire for her.
“Alright, I might have over reacted but I promise you, the
word ‘wobble’ is never one that a woman wants to hear in connection with any
part of her anatomy.”
Claire turned to kiss his bare shoulder and Jamie smiled,
conceding the point.
“Ye’ll have me trained to a fine husband yet, lass.”
Jamie removed his hands from her bottom and straightened,
offering her his hand in invitation. Claire took it and stood, drawn into his
“Though, I wouldna mind if ye were fat, ken? Ye have the
sort of beauty that carries itself wi’out need of concern for ye figure. It’s
how I ken that should ye live to be one hundred years auld, I will still need
to chase the other men off wi’ a stick.”
“Well that’s reassuring and very sweet.”
Claire trailed her fingers from his temple down over the
knife bridge of his nose and across the full red swell of his lips.
“You really are quite an unusual man, you know?”
Jamie’s lips curved into a smile beneath her fingers
“Coming from you, Sassenach, I will take that as a rare fine
The Woman You Want to Be: Margery Wilson’s Complete Book of Charm
Another book in the series of why haven’t i completed you yet?! Everything truly occurs in its own time & while reading text I’ve been meaning to get to I keep reminding myself that the information was truly meant to come now… at this moment… in the present. All that being said, if you do get your hands on this book I would really appreciate it & take the time to at least read it front to back without being overly concerned with each & every exercise & just enjoy the wisdom.
A must read for anyone, female & male included who’s simply interested in what makes life beautiful. Although written in the 1920′s & possibly marketed towards a particular woman, this book dispels such folly and gracefully presents it’s self to women of all walks. From laying on a hardwood floor while thinking of all things related to daisy’s, to taking time to meditate, suggestions on where to place your feet & hands, & above all how to live life peacefully; The Complete Book of Charm is truly one to be read over & over again until all information in naturally apart of one’s being.
The Woman You Want To Be is a book that I highly suggest purchasing for one’s own library. I discovered this gem while exploring the stacks while in undergrad & immediately took to the internet to find my very own copy. Fun Fact: This book new cost $2,900.00. Margery Wilson has also written a few other gems that I would love to spend some time with.