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Magic is an exchange.

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I love this quote from Nashville writer Honest Lewis. The moment I read it I smiled and sighed. The role of the witch can be brilliant, exciting, enlightening, shamanic, challenging, and exhausting all at once. Our work is in energy. Our work is at the crossroads, on the hedge, at the shore, at the altar, in the forest, in the cosmos. We listen, counsel, share insight, divine, hold space, conjure, and manifest results. It is only fair to contemplate this statement: it rings true with our ancestors and has been spoken of in our legends and mythology. Magic is an exchange, so allow the offering and its process to heighten power and awaken wisdom for those who seek you out.

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Witchery for the hearth.
  1. Lay thorny branches on your doorstep to drive away evil.
  2. Put thyme in your last meal of the day to have pleasant dreams.
  3. Place coins and cedar chips in a box for an easy money spell.
  4. The bark of the willow tree is a natural painkiller.
  5. Put almonds in your pocket to recover a lost object.
  6. Light candles throughout the house regularly.
  7. Sprinkle oats over your garden (especially herbs) to ensure good growth.
  8. Honey is a natural antibiotic and antibacterial. Got a cold sore? Put that stuff all over that. Got a cold? Eat a tablespoon every few hours.
  9. Place lilacs all over the house to get rid of unwanted spirits.
  10. Drink cranberry juice to get a good detox when in need of grounding.
  11. Hang dill over your door to keep people who wish ill on you out.
  12. Place half an onion in the room with someone who is sick to draw out disease.
  13. Place morning glory seeds inside your pillow to get rid of bad dreams.
  14. Pour salt in your bath (or shower floor if you don’t have a bath) to cleanse and ground yourself.
  15. Use chili peppers to break a curse.
  16. Plant rosemary next to your front gate or door for a little good luck.

Originally posted by witchyautumns

reminders for all witches

♥  you have the power within you to change your world

♥  your magick thrives in every cell in your body

♥  your practice, or lack thereof, is valid and good

♥  the universe loves you and you should listen to it

♥  many will not understand you, but nonetheless you are wonderful

♥  it’s okay to take breaks from practicing; you’re still a witch

♥  don’t let anyone tell you you’re not a witch

♥  embrace the way that others practice their craft; learn from them

♥  everything you do has magick woven in it

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Barberwitch’s 13 Years of Witchcraft Giveaway

I’d like to thank yall who follow me, and what better way than to have a giveaway? I’ve hit 2000+ followers and today is my 13th anniversary of being a witch. So good luck, and I hope yall enjoy my witchy giveaway!

What you get:

  • Hand bound snake skin fabric grimiore - blank (110 pages, 8″X5″ pages)
  • 13 moon water (brought out every full moon for the past 13, including 2016′s super moon)
  • Eclipse New Moon Salt
  • Dried Datura bloom in a vial
  • Ouija Planchetter Lapel pin with Garnet
  • Ebony stained Coffin box
  • Eclipse rolled beeswax candle, charged in new moon and full moon with garnet and onyx chips
  • Partially tumbled Labradorite stone
  • Pyrite stone
  • Citrine stone
  • Tumbled Jet stone
  • Crow Candle
  • White candle
  • Mini Molcajete/mortar and pestle
  • Wild White Sage, ethically harvested by yours truly
  • 13 Nails Protection spell bottle
  • Goose feather, because I can
  • Monarch Butterfly (Real, and ethically collected)**
  • Skeleton Vanilla Marshmallows, for when you want cocoa in the dead of winter.
  • Additional surprises because I can’t help myself, not pictured**

RULES:

  1. You must be 16+ with parent’s permission if under 18
  2. You must be following me! It’s for my followers right?
  3. Do not tag as “Giveaway”
  4. Each Reblog counts as an entry, same with likes
  5. No Spam blogs, Porn Blogs, or Giveaway blogs
  6. If following from another blog/side blog, add it to the tags
  7. Reblog as much as you want, but don’t terrorize your followers
  8. Giveaway ends December 15th at midnight
  9. Winner will be messaged and has 24 hours to respond, or another winner will be drawn.
  10. This giveaway is open to US residents, but, if you live outside the US, I will cover first $14 of shipping, so if you win, you agree to pay the difference.

Thank you all for participating, and respecting my rules, cheers!

**If you do not want the monarch butterfly, winner may choose from list of herbs I will send them. Additional items possibly added will be things like incense, herbs, original spell book/zine, original oil blends, tea blends, belladonna salve etc.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Tumblr, it is a personal giveaway of my own making. By reblogging/liking you are agreeing to above listed rules, and agree that I am not responsible for anything that you do with these items. 

And on dark nights lit up from within by the cold light of stars and the full lit moon, while others dreamt of sugarplum wine and christmas cheer, she kept vigil. She carefully made her lavender tea (with a dusting of cinnamon sugar and an incantation on top), and she sat by the window, with her candle and Cassius her cat. ‘You see, Cassius’ she whispered, as he began to purr at the mere sound of her voice, 'it’s not that people can’t do their own magic, or weave their own spells, but that most would prefer to keep the mystery intact. That it come from some other source, outside themselves. And I, well, who am I to ruin a good fantasy, or a good source of income?’ she smiled in her tea.

*art by Lady Viktoria on etsy*

my mom’s familiar when i was growing up was a white hen that knew her name, and tricks, and lived to be 14 years old.

chickens aren’t stereotypically witchy but it’s just so cute because she would eat bugs out of the garden and lay eggs, what a perfect little kitchen witch’s companion!

just a reminder that familiars aren’t always what you expect, whether they’re physical creatures or spirits.