hag collective

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I found a precious surprise hidden away in an old, hardly used cupboard- a collection of peculiar stones wrapped carefully in paper towels in a ziplock bag. When I asked my mother, she told me she collected them herself on the beach, and was saving them as inspirations for sculpture.

These stones are known by many names; adder stone, hag stone, and odin stone are a few. I told my mother the legend I had heard about hag stones— that they are powerful trinkets of protection.The stones themselves are very fragile. It is said that when one breaks, it has used its power to protect a life.

There are, naturally, many other beliefs and practices surrounding the hag stone. Rubbing one over a wound is said to ease pain and speed healing. If someone looks through a hag stone, they will be able to see things invisible to the naked eye, such as the Fae. A hag stone can be seen used for this purpose in movies such as Coraline and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Scientifically, the holes in the stones are made by natural erosion, or oceanic creatures that bore into the soft rock.

Until my mother needs the stones to complete her dream of giant sculptures in the backyard, they will be a part of my personal collection. There, I can appreciate their compelling natural beauty that has inspired centuries of tradition.

Neptunian Sea Magick 🌊

Neptune, otherwise known as Poseidon in Greek mythology, is the ruler and guardian of the sea. 

  • Collect seashells, hag stones, beach sand, sea glass, and sea water
  • Leave biodegradable offerings to Neptune and the sea
  • Make magickal powders from beach sand and/or sea salt
  • Use seaweed for banishing negative energy, cleansing, luck, wealth, protection, and summoning storms
  • Create an altar or shrine dedicated to Neptune (either the deity, the planet, or both if you wish)
  • Decorate your altar with items that correspond to Neptune and the sea
    • Sea salt, beach sand, seaweed, Neptunian crystals & herbs, a statue of Neptune/Poseidon, the symbol of Neptune, oceanic imagery, etc.
  • Spend time at the beach
  • Perform acts of kindness and self-sacrifice for others (Actions as Offerings)
  • Burn ocean-scented candles or incense to invite oceanic energies into your home
  • Create a sachet made with sea salt, jasmine & neroli (orange blossom) essential oil, and seaweed - add to a ritual bath dedicated to Neptune
  • Design a crystal grid using Neptunian crystals to empower you during spells or rituals 
  • Arrange herbs, flowers, or crystals in the shape of Neptune’s symbol to harness Neptunian energy
  • Wear a crystal pendant that corresponds with Neptune for aid in divination, intuition, inner visions, and heightened perception
  • Create a bottle charm that contains Neptunian gem chips and herbs to wear around your neck or to keep in your backpack, purse, car, etc.
  • Wear talismans made from things like shark teeth, seashells, coral, hag stones, etc. (all safely and ethically harvested, of course)
  • Wear the symbol of Neptune as a talisman
  • Anoint yourself and other objects with Neptunian oil
  • Create a crystal elixir made from Neptunian crystals
    • Anoint yourself or any magickal tools with this elixir 
  • Use shark teeth, catfish spines, and murex seashells for wards and curses
  • Use The Hanged Man or The Moon tarot card to represent Neptune in spells and rituals
  • Keep the symbol of Neptune under your pillow or above your bed when performing dreamwork
  • Harness Neptunian energy before performing divination (Channeling Cosmic Energy)
  • Create a Neptunian powder for use in spells
  • Create a Neptunian Charm Jar
  • Create bath salts or shower disks that correspond to Neptune

Neptune Correspondences

Still, my other tongue wants to speak. My other tongue wants
to be kissed. My other tongue speaks for me. My other tongue
cuts others off. My other tongue feels the entitlement that some
people don’t even know they have. My other tongue knows such
tenderness. Such mortality and cowardice and neglect.
—  Jenny Zhang, from Hags

Thank you for 3000+ followers and all the love, support and enthusiasm

I could not be more humbled and flattered by your continued kindness, support and love throughout this year. Every day I am reminded of how lovely my follower base is, how absolutely kind and lovely all of you are. It saddens me to see that there are people that are downright hurtful - from racism to bullying, to more recent events that have left me baffled by some of the people in our community, and what they truly think about their followers and friends.

This blog was started by at the beginning of this year, after I had to drop out of art school due to illness and personal issues. I have said before that I’d rather keep those things private, but in the light of some of the negativity I have been seeing and more than ever before people of all races, genders, sexualities and disabilities are struggling, I want you all to know that this blog was a product of me being in a very bad place. I still am. I will not go into too much detail, except for the fact that I would like to tell you that I am, among other things, a PTSD, dysthymia and chronic pain sufferer.

My blog is and always will be a place of positivity and love, and I will always continue to do my best to be as inclusive, caring, respectful and patient as I can be, even if I do not feel that way in my personal life. To be able to create things for you and to push myself to be my absolute kindest self on this blog, gives me a sense of purpose. Creating CC is among the very, very few things I honestly enjoy doing at this moment in time, and being able to finish something and putting it up for download for all of you to enjoy is something that makes me feel productive. All your sweet messages saying how you enjoy my CC warms my heart every time, and I can not tell you guys how much I appreciate it. Thank you, truly. Thank you.

So, what CC is next?
I have multiple WIPs in progress that will be coming out soon, but I would also like to take this opportunity to say that I am currently working on a couple of things I have planned in light of this occassion. Yay! There will be a giveaway (as I said before, I am not in the position to offer anything that will directly require me to spend money, but I will do my best to come up with something that you guys will enjoy regardless), and a 3000+ followers gift in the form of more tattoo sets. I am also working on making a FAQ page, an about me page, resources, and downloads page.

Current WIPs (things that I am actively working on at the moment) are
* M/cCree’s serape
* Hats with flowers (I started on the Witch hat, but figured that it might be cute with a normal sun hat as well!)
* Old Hag collection (a large collection of recoloured items and stained glass windows that will be included in my latest build)
* A Witch restaurant build
* Fixed version of my Spectrum lipsticks (alpha fix), plus the rest of the colours I promised you. I am also working on a matte MM version of the lipsticks!

Direct future planned CC
* O/verwatch conversions, of course! As soon as I am able to extract Sombra from the game, she is on the top of my list
* A round halo for behind the head
* Glowing tattoos
* W/oW Demon Hunter conversions
* N/ight Elf tattoos
* and way more

Again, thank you so, so much for all the support and love and I hope that you will stick with me throughout my time on this website. I love you all.

Valhallan

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DFDC: Snow White & The prince.
DFDC: Snow White & The witch.

Which is your favorite?

For me, I have to say the new set. Snow white’s face is adorable and the details on the witch are excellent. I still love both thou lol