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Money Spell

This is the first spell I cast after claiming the title Witch. It’s rough and no longer is how I do my spells, but it was fun and proved profitable. It was performed on a full moon and I saw results the following afternoon in the form of a $150 gift.

Ingredients:

Stones
- Bloodstone (grounding + attract wealth)
- Carnelian (Courage + wealth)
- Fluorite (Abundance)
- Tigers Eye (protection + grounding)
Herbs
- Leaves From Jade Plant “Money Tree”
- Mint from the woods (prosperity)
- Thyme (attract money)
- Ground Ginger Root (protect from evil, attract money)
- Cloves (luck)
- Cinnamon (prosperity and wealth)
Other
- Green Sachet with Golden Thread
- Silver Coins - 2 ¢50 coins (one to represent me, and one for my husband)
- White, Red, and Green Candle(s)

Prior to the Spell:

Cleanse the coins of any sort of negative energy that has been left on them from others with black salt.
Place your herbs and stones all together. Allow all of the energies from these items to feed off of each other.

Casting:

Meditate and ground self with Tigers Eye and/or clear quartz. I used the tree visualization in honor of the symbolism of a money tree. It makes sense to me. The branches grow leaves, symbolic of health, growth, and wealth. Flowers that bloom from you, the tree, represent prosperity.
Once properly grounded and centered, focus intent on your collection of elements for the spell and place your intent on the whole thing. My intent was for money, prosperity, and success. Once the energy of your intent is to your liking, put all of the items into the green sachet and go under the light of a Full Moon.

Take your sachet, and your candle(s). Light your candle(s) and recite a prayer that brings forth your intention. This was my prayer:
      Mother Moon
      I ask for you
      To aide me and my spouse.
      Money is tight, love is full
      but we must pay for our house.
      Our hearts are full
      Pockets empty, and we wish for your guidance.
      Provide prosperity and help with wealth
      is what we ask from thee.
      Thank you, Moon, for hearing our prayer.
      Good night, and blessed be.

I let the wax from the candle(s) pour onto my BOS and around the sachet. When I went back in my home, I noticed the ginger root coming out of the sachet. I sprinkled it in our doorways, on our work shoes, and around our home.

REMINDER: Just because it worked for me doesn’t mean you’ll see the same results. Every spell is different, as is every caster.

Okay but surrealism aside all of these Southern Gothic posts are literally how the South is and I’m cackling. 

We’ve got creepy ass 24/7 diners that say open but you can’t find the staff for half an hour. 

There’s a haunted house and a murder/ghost story in every town. 

There’s always a fishing hole no one goes to because of a tragedy living in the waters. 

The woods are dark and hunting season is the only time you enter them. So many ghost stories. Haunted everything. 

The mountains are alive with the sound of screaming. 

Devil’s tramping grounds, hollers, woods, stones, you name it, we got it. 

The old people may be racist and bigoted, but they have skin-crawling tales of caution and they’re all true. 

Everyone knows someone who’s drowned. 

We’ve all got a weird cousin who left the family and never came back. No one knows the circumstances of their disappearance but they were always an “odd duck.” 

Community is a foreign concept to many until autumn. People come in droves from the mountain valleys and hollers bearing crafts and baked goods for sale. Apple butter can be smelled from half a mile away and the sound of fiddles fill the air. You will not see these people again until next autumn. 

There are cemeteries everywhere, but the ones unloved are left for a reason. 

Do not step on the graves, but behind them. If you step on them, apologize to avoid haunting. 

Old oak trees = do not fuck with the tree. 

100% Facts, I’m not even joking. 

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Hogwarts houses + alternative common rooms

Gryffindor common room — located in Gryffindor Tower, through the Fat Lady’s portrait.

Slytherin common room — located in Slytherin Dungeon, below ground level beyond a stone wall.

Ravenclaw common room — located inRavenclaw Tower, beyond a bronze eagle-shaped knocker that poses a riddle.

Hufflepuff common room — located in Hufflepuff Basement, below ground level behind a stack of barrels near the kitchens.



Lay your head here on this soft ground
That blanket the stone earth like green snow
I will show you the beauty I house
In this garden, it is a place of rest from heat.
It is where I flourish peacefully
Untainted by whatever it is unknown
Out there, I do not know, I do not know.
I am a stubborn safety you may rest your heart in.

And please do not exhaust me
With your way of life, your way of style
It is yours to keep and not to give
I have my own symmetry I reside in
And it will keep so.
No matter how soft my shoulder feels
It will stiffen to put you out
So please do not put me out.

I am a solid existence to myself
Where friends can anchor
Their weary soul
Whenever, wherever
I am here, I am here.

—  The Beauty of Taurus, written by @satsune
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Cors y Gedol Burial Chamber, near Barmouth, North Wales, 31.12.16. In the last few minutes of daylight of 2016, I managed to take a walk through the fog to photograph this burial chamber once again in North Wales. It was eerily quiet except for the fast flowing stream nearby. The chambered cairn is over 84ft long and most of the stones that originally formed the chamber lie behind the capstone and the remaining upright stone. The site was first sketched in 1766 and ordinarily the view of the whole bay from the site is impressive. Along with the cromlech at Dyffryn Ardudwy, this is one of the earliest constructed tombs of the British Isles, dated from well before 4000BCE.

Unsurprisingly, there weren’t any other people around. It’s probably my last prehistoric site of 2016; Happy New Year people!

crystals & the zodiac

aries: diamond, magnetite, aquamarine 

  • diamond is a symbol of purity & light, a stone that represents cleansing of the aura & allowing the soul to shine through. the light of the diamond shows negative emotions or thoughts that require transformation, helping with enlightenment & evolution 
  • magnetite represents positive / negative polarity, providing for balanced & objective perspective and strengthens intuition 
  • aquamarine is a stone of calming energy with an affinity to sensitive people, representing one’s understanding of underlying emotions, self-expression, closure, & perception 

taurus: selenite, emerald, variscite, serpentine 

  • selenite represents deep peace & clarity 
  • emerald helps bring to the surface what is unconsciously known. it is a stone of healing, wisdom, & equilibrium 
  • variscite is a stone of peace, courage, & trust in the universe
  • serpentine is an earthing stone that helps with spiritual exploration & grounding

gemini: tiger’s eye, citrine, rutilated quartz 

  • tiger’s eye is a stone of high vibrational energy, helping to promote clarity for scattered emotions, desires, & intentions to make a coherent whole
  • citrine enhances positive emotions & promotes development of positive energy toward oneself & others
  • rutilated quartz represents protection from negative energy, energy support during emotional release & confrontation, & insights into oneself to reach the root of problems while facilitating positive change

cancer: white calcite, white opal, moonstone 

  • white calcite represents a connection between emotions / intellect & promotes inspiration 
  • opal represents reflection & intensification of feelings, emotional expression, & cohesiveness of emotional energy
  • moonstone is a stone of intuition & a reminder of nature’s cycles; it helps with emotional instability, healing, balance of energies, & synchronicity 

leo: turquoise, quartz, tiger’s eye, honey calcite 

  • turquoise provides solace for the spirit. it represents intuition, releasing of inhibitions, & inner peace 
  • quartz is a stone of positive energy, spirituality, & balance of the chakras 
  • tiger’s eye is a stone of high vibrational energy, helping to promote clarity for scattered emotions, desires, & intentions to make a coherent whole
  • honey calcite is a gentle stone, representing balance of emotions, releasing of fear, strengthening one’s higher consciousness. it corresponds with the sacral chakra, which represents confidence & connection to oneself & the universe 

virgo: amber, peridot, moss agate, 

  • amber is a grounding stone representing positive & bright mental / emotional states, patience, & the throat chakra–encouraging vocalization, honesty, & expression of feelings 
  • peridot represents letting go of negative energies & old vibrations so higher frequencies can begin to guide oneself; it is a stone of necessary change, confidence, & psychological clarity
  • moss agate enables one to see the power in themselves & their emotions through releasing fear & stress

libra: prehnite, jade, chrysoprase 

  • prehnite is a stone for connecting with the universe’s energy & a crystal for healing through connecting to the higher self 
  • jade is a nurturing stone, bringing insight into oneself through calming energy & helping to express passionate emotions in constructive ways
  • chrysoprase represents a sense of belonging in the universe, honesty & truth, letting go of the ego, openness to change, & independence 

scorpio: blue topaz, dioptase, obsidian 

  • blue topaz is a stone of personal truth & wisdom 
  • dioptase represents consciousness in the present moment, releasing the need to control & helping the process of healing. it teaches that pain & difficulty in life is a mirroring of an inner separation from the self
  • obsidian vitalizes the purpose of the soul, grounding the spirit into the body & exploring the depths of the subconscious mind / emotions

sagittarius: gold obsidian, okenite, smoky quartz

  • gold obsidian helps with conflicts of the ego
  • okenite clears obstacles in one’s path, promoting endurance to complete tasks / reach goals. it represents self-forgiveness for mistakes & the cyclical nature of learning
  • smoky quartz relieves negative energy, helps to tolerate difficult times with equanimity, & gently releases fear within oneself

capricorn: onyx, magnetite, smoky quartz, white aragonite

  • onyx represents strength-giving & vigor 
  • magnetite represents positive / negative polarity, providing for balanced & objective perspective and strengthens intuition 
  • smoky quartz relieves negative energy, helps to tolerate difficult times with equanimity, & gently releases fear within oneself 
  • white aragonite represents the earth. it helps develop concentration, flexibility, & tolerance to the mind while combating sensitivity or stress 

aquarius: blue obsidian, aquamarine, boji stone  

  • blue obsidian vitalizes the soul & the self; it represents the throat chakra, supporting communication 
  • aquamarine is a stone of calming energy with an affinity to sensitive people, representing one’s understanding of underlying emotions, self-expression, closure, & perception 
  • boji stone represents feminine energy & awareness of self through clearing blocked or painful emotions & revealing negative thoughts / self-defeating behaviors to the conscious mind 

pisces: blue agate, labradorite, amethyst 

  • blue agate brings peace of mind, effective in healing the throat chakra–free expression of thoughts & feelings 
  • labradorite is a bringer of light & mysticism, stimulating intuition & trust in the universe. it balances rationality & emotions by inspiring contemplation & introspection of the self 
  • amethyst represents calming protection & higher vibrations of spiritual consciousness

These are my everyday stim toys/sensory items! These are the ones that I wear every day, and take everywhere.

Starting from the left I have:

-my two favourite tangles! They’re the smoothest moving ones.
-trapezoid necklace from @stimtastic
-squid spinner ring also from stimtastic, squids are my favourite animal!
-chrysoprase pendant and fused glass rainbow pendant (good for pressure and texture stimming)
-harmony ball pendant with a metal sonic screwdriver charm attached so it makes extra sound
-lava stone pendant that you can add essential oil to as a scent stim
-very soft paracord bracelet that a friend made me. It’s become a comfort item and I never take it off
-paracord ball on a loop. I like twirling it around my hand
-klixx! It’s so satisfying to click when I’m feeling understimulated.

Anyway, these items are all on my body or close to me at all times.

They’re all very discreet and some of them aren’t even stim toys but they’ve helped me just the same. Anything can be a stim toy if you’re creative enough :)

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Rhoslan Burial Chamber, nr. Criccieth, North Wales, 21.1.17. I stopped at this sizeable chamber on my walk back from visiting the Ystum Cegid Isaf Passage Grave. The capstone of this chamber is massive and is marked by what might be a single example of rock art in the form of a ‘cup’ and a elongated groove atop the capstone. The orthostats are cracked in several places and stones along the periphery of the field that have been displaced for farming must surely have once formed part of the chamber. It is easily accessible and a much overlooked prehistoric site.

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Snowflake Obsidian

  • a stone of purity
  • balances the body, mind, and spirit
  • helps to draw emotions to the surface
  • assists in examining harmful thought patterns
  • heals old patterns
  • promotes a sense of inner calm and centering
  • highly grounding
  • very protective
  • great cleanser of negative emotions and energies
  • used in releasing energy blockages
  • has a tendency to work quickly to bring truths to the surface in order to be resolved

Grounding & Happiness Crystal Grid 

 Simplistic crystal grid I created for grounding and inner happiness. 

Stones Used: Tiger Eye, Garnet, Tiger Iron, Sardonyx, Ivory Stone, Red Jasper, Sea Jasper, Sunstone, Calcite, Citrine, Sunstone, Sunstone & Clear Quartz.

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Ystum Cegid Isaf Passage Grave, Rhoslan nr. Criccieth, North Wales, 21.1.17. This unusual Neolithic burial chamber features a large capstone of over 15ft in length which rests on four orthostats, although it is thought there were five. The grave sits in the middle of a stone wall, possibly made from the chamber coverstones. The precision of the capstone is very impressive and it rests with only minimal contact points with the orthostats. This site was reached by a decent walk on a sunny winter’s day and the grave occupies an imposing position across a beautiful landscape.

Nothing on you //Draco Imagine//

Requested by: ladykatyhunt

Request: A Draco imagine that takes place during the time in Half Blood Prince where he knows he must kill Dumbledore and he is distressed and sad with himself and the position he is in. The scene where he’s crying in the bathroom comes to my mind. I want it to be like him maybe consoling in Y/n or something like that, have fun with it!

Pairing: Draco x Reader

Warnings: none

A/n: Why did this take me so long…idk but so sorry for the wait!! Hope you like it!

The sound of your shoes hitting the stone ground echoed through the empty corridors of the school as you made your way towards the great hall where you were meeting your friends for lunch as usual. You let out a small sigh as you turned the corner and lifted your head expecting to see an empty hallway, but instead you saw a small group of Slytherins moving in your direction. It was your boyfriend Draco Malfoy and his small group of friends including Crabbe, Goyle, Blaise, and Pansy

“Draco.” You called as you began walking towards their group, your robes twirling behind you as you quickened your pace.

“Sorry Y/n but I can’t talk now. I’ll talk to you later.” Draco replied without even slowing down. You stopped and watched as his group continued to walk away, Draco not even glancing back at you. Pansy turned around and stuck her tongue out at you though. You scoffed lightly before turning on your heels and continuing down the corridor towards the great hall.

“What’s the long face for Y/n?” Your best friend Luna asked as she lowered her newspaper and looked at you.

“Nothing.” You mumbled as you played with the bread of a BLT sandwich.

“Yeah right,” Your other best friend Cho scoffed. “Something is obviously wrong. Just tell us, you can trust us.”

You sighed and sat up straight. “Draco has been avoiding me lately and I don’t know why. I mean he is kind of naturally distant but this is weird. Every time I see him in the hallways he is walking with either Crabbe, Goyle, Blaise, or stupid Pansy and every time he barely even acknowledges me. And he tries to make up for it by setting up a date but at the last minute he cancels because he ‘has something going on’.” You rolled your eyes and leaned your chin on your hand. “I’ve been thinking about breaking up with him. It’s no use being together if he’s just going to ignore me all the time.”

Cho and Luna looked at each other. They never really did agree with you on your decision to date Draco but they both had put their opinions aside and managed to live with it. But whenever you complained about it, they were always there with the “We told you so” statements.

“Have you noticed him hanging out with Pansy more?” Cho asked as she picked at her food as well.

“I haven’t really thought about that…I just saw them in the hallway, except all the boys were there too. She stuck her tongue out at me. Ugh she drives me insane sometimes!” you complained and Cho nodded her head in agreement.

“I’d watch out for her Y/n. She and Draco have a lot in common and she totally has a thing for him. She’s one step away from stealing him from you.” She warned as she bit into an apple. You rolled your eyes but deep down you knew she had a point.

“Well why don’t you just ask him yourself. He’s right there.” Luna said as she pointed over her shoulder. You looked up and sure enough, there was Draco. He was standing in the middle of the room, looking towards the podium where Dumbledore gave his inspiring speeches. You sat up straight again and watched as Draco’s eyes darted around the room. He lifted his hand to his tie and began tugging on it as he turned around and strode out of the room.

“I’ll be right back.” You said as you lifted yourself out of your seat and ran towards the doors Draco had just gone through. You made it just in time to see him disappear up a staircase leading up to the third floor. You went up the stairs taking two steps at a time hoping to catch him before he disappeared.

You made it to the third floor just in time to see him turn the corner leading to the bathrooms. You, panting heavily from sprinting up the stairs, mustered just enough energy to run after him again. You were about to turn the corner when a strange sound made you stop in your tracks.

It sounded like crying. Someone was crying. You turned the corner slowly and saw Draco leaning on one of the sinks, his sweater vest thrown to the floor and his hair messy and disheveled.

“Draco..” you called softly, your voice just louder than a whisper.

Draco whirled around, his gray eyes opened wide. He seemed to relax a little when he realized it was you. He turned back to the sink and let his shoulders fall again.

“Draco what’s wrong baby?” You asked as you moved swiftly down the hallway to your distressed boyfriend, ignoring your lack of energy. You placed a hand on his back and craned your neck to look at his damp face.

“Nothing,” Draco sniffed. “I’m fine.”

“Draco Lucius Malfoy” you said harshly and Draco stood up, looking at you stunned. “You’ve been ignoring me for a long time now and I’m getting tired of it. The least you can do is tell me what is wrong.”

Draco didn’t say anything. He looked at the ground, sighed, and then slowly pulled up his sleeve. You gasped. Draco was a death eater.

“I have to kill dumbledore.” Draco sniffled again, his voice cracking. “I have to kill him or he’ll kill me.”

You didn’t respond. Instead you fling your arms around his frame and held him tightly to you. You sank to the floor, bringing him with you. You rubbed his back gently as he cried into your shoulder.

“You’re not going to break up with me?” Draco asked as he pulled his head away and looked at your face.

“Of course not Draco. This isn’t your choice…I know the real you. The sweet and sensitive one that I fell in love with. The rest of the world only seems to see the side of you that your parents raised.” I wiped away some of his tears and he smiled.

“I’m sorry I’ve been ignoring you Y/n. I-I’ve been so stressed about this that I’ve been blocking everyone out and it drove us apart and I’m sorry. I really am darling.” Draco spoke quietly but you heard every word.

“It’s okay Draco. I’m glad you cleared this up though because I was starting to get the idea you were falling for Pansy.” You Blushed, embarrassed now at how stupid it sounded.

“Pansy?? No way Y/n. Pansy’s got absolutely nothing on you. You’re my everything.” Draco smiled as he leaned his forehead on yours. “Thank you for understanding.” He whispered.

SMOKEY QUARTZ

My favourite quality is that it teaches you to leave behind anything that no longer serves you. It is a settling and nurturing stone that connects us with a sense of homeliness. It gives us a connection to plants and animals and guides us to learn from working in harmony with them. Cleanse with Earth, as it is a strong grounding stone. Linked to the Base/Root Chakra. 

  • Grounding & Anchoring Stone
  • Raises Vibrations during Meditation
  • Neutralizes Negative Vibrations 
  • Blocks Geopathic Stress 
  • Relieves fear & Lifts Depression
  • Promotes Positive & Pragmatic Thought
  • Relieves Pain & Cramps 
  • Aids acceptance of the Physical Body 
  • Earth Star Chakra
  • Awakens Primal Self
The Labyrinth Chapter 7

Genre: Gang AU/ High School AU

Pairing: Reader/Jimin

Length: 1730

Summary: Finding an injured boy collapsing in front of your house, you decide to help him, only to find out he’s associated with some underground business. After that fateful night, you surprisingly find him in the new class you had just transferred into.

Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6  Chapter 7  Chapter 8  Chapter 9  Chapter 10  Chapter 11  Chapter 12 || Jin Trailer ||

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Missing Trains at 2am (m)

Word Count: 5,739

Warning: Jimin Smut

A Christmas special based on an anon request I got~

You swung your backpack onto your back, staring up at the green digits that jumped around the grey screen stressfully. Names appeared where others vanished, some turning red as if to spread panic when your eyes checked them. Out of a nervous habit, you chewed on your lower lip, trying to find the specific name you were looking for between the sea of moving letters.

Right then, you found it, and your body froze.

“Fuck!”

You started running, your feet dragging you forward through the slim crowd of people as fast as they could. Heads turned as your feet collided with the ground like stones, your breath so irregular that you sounded like you were gasping for air. The voices of people you bumped into, their shoulders crashing into yours, chased after you as you kept moving forward, counting the numbers by the staircases like crazy. Nine, ten, eleven, far from the twenty-one you were looking for. Still, time was not showing any mercy to you. As you ran, you could almost feel the seconds pass by, nearing the finish line much too quickly.

Dammit, why had you postponed it until so late at night?

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