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What To do if you wake up with Scratches and Bruises.

Hello! So I’m really interested in the Paranormal, and I realized that some people don’t know what to do if a demon is near them. Although many witches do, here’s a post about it anyways;

First, Ask yourself these Questions:

1.Have you done anything Different?

-For example, have you moved to a new place? Did a spell go haywire? Did you buy something that feels negative? Did a Ouija board session go wrong (Even though I don’t believe that the boards open portals or are evil, I still believe that you can get demons, or if you don’t use it right something bad can happen.)? Did someone evil you knew in real life die ? Did you make enemies with a witch that does curses ? These can all lead up to a possible demon/negative entity.

2.When do  these occurrences happen?

-If you know the old folklore belief, then you know that 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. is called “The Witching Hour”. It goes that “ witches, demons, and ghosts are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful. “ Do you often wake up at this time? Although it could just be a coincidence, it never hurts to have some old wives tales.

And if this is all happening during night, just be aware that sometimes we can give ourselves bruises in our sleep, if our body is restless or you’re prone to kicking, thrashing or falling off the bed. Animals and pets can also play a role in bruises, bumps and scratches.

3.Have you been getting Sleep Paralysis?

-Demons are often associated with sleep paralysis. Though, if you’re prone to it and get it often, even before you’ve started getting bruises/scratches, it might not mean anything.

4.What do the Bruises and Scratches look like?

-Demons are often associated with the number “3″, and sometimes “6″. Most people who deal with demons often get scratched with three claw marks. Demons and negative spirits are strong, and can and will do some serious damage. How big are the bruises? How many are there?

5.Do you smell Horrid Scents?

-Demons and negative spirits can give off bad scents, such as sulfur, rotten eggs or rotten/burned flesh. Although, they seem that they can give off bad scents as well. For example, in my Freshman year of public high school, I had smelled a horrible poop smell, after angering a witch I used to be friends with. She had always told me that she and her friend would send ghosts to each other. But, anyways.

6.Do you feel a Presence?

-Ghosts and demons will often make you feel a presence. It’s a little different for everyone, but it is normally a feeling of dread and fear.

7.Do you see Shadows or hear Sounds?

-If a demon or spirit is strong enough, it can manifest and show itself to you, or can talk or, if very strong, can move objects around.

What to Do if you answered ‘Yes’ to some of these Questions:

1.Cleanse, cleanse and cleanse some more

-Cleanse this thing. Cleanse yourself, cleanse everyone that lives in the home, cleanse the home itself, and cleanse the whole property, if you can.

2.Banish

-Banish the thing. Make sure to protect yourself and others, so to make sure it doesn’t possess anyone.

3.Set up wards, immediately after banishing.

-There’s many different kinds and types of wards, but make sure they’re charged and will work, once you set them in place. Wards will help keep the thing out.

4.Cleanse again.

-I personally like to cleanse a couple of times every time something like this would happen, To cleanse again right after is optional, though.

5.Line the windows and doors with Salt, Holy water or Rose water.

-Although I don’t know much about holy water and rose water, salt is a good form of protection. Simply line the doors and windows with salt. Or for extra protection, mix salt and garlic together and leave under the moonlight, then put on doors and windowsills (this was my very first thing I did as a witch)

6.Fill the space with Good Energy.

-Live plants, flowers, Himalayan salt lamps, or even herbal pouches and poppets made to bring good energy can work.

7.Continue to be Careful.

-These beings are far different from us. Be careful.

Note; Scratches, bruises and panic attacks can also be traced to health problems. Go to your doctor as well to make sure you’re in good health. Also, if you make yourself paranoid enough, you will put yourself on edge, which can make you see/hear things.

Spoonie Witch Tips: Cleansing

Cleansing is important. Whether it be after a spell or ritual or just maintenance, a good cleansing can keep icky vibes out of your space while also lifting and promoting good vibes. (I’ve also noticed that cleansing works especially well for keeping the spookies that are attracted by my depression away. More on that later.)

I don’t know about everyone else, but sometimes I just don’t have the spoons to get out of bed, let alone cleanse my house on the regular. Over the course of my practice, I’ve compiled a few low maintenance ways to cleanse my space and I wanted to share them with my fellow spoonie witches.

Low Energy Cleansing Methods

1) Open the windows. Let the air come in and sweep away all of the stagnant and gross energy that’s lurking in your space. A bonus to this is that fresh air will get into all of the cracks and crevices, so it’s really thorough.

2) If you have an oil burner or diffuser, pop in some rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender oil (if you have a burner, you can find these oils for under $5 at Walmart. If you have a diffuser, check Amazon for the most efficient option for you). These oils have seriously cleansing and protection properties, especially when paired together. If you’re using a diffuser, you can also use some charged water (sun, moon, etc) to help boost the energy.

3) Don’t want to make a cleansing spray or whatever? I feel you, friend. Take yourself to Walmart or your local dollar store and buy some air freshener. If possible, try to choose a scent you associate with cleansing. I like Air Glade Lavender and Chamomile. I pretty much just spray it while telling it to cleanse the space. It also smells nice, so bonus. This is a good one for the closet witches out there!

4) Himalayan salt lamps. Seriously, just turning them on and asking the element of Earth to cleanse the space works for me.

5) A salt water spray for those who are not open about their work. You can also add a little bit of vinegar or lemon to boost the cleaning properties of the spray. I like to add lemon juice, some rosemary, and holy water to mine.

6) Literally, just small bowls of salt around your space. In my own practice, I’ve found this also helps ward and fight off the spookies that are attracted to my depression and anxiety. It doubles as a cleanser and ward, so I make use of this often.

7) Music is a powerful tool. There are whole YouTube channels dedicated to this purpose, so finding a tune you like may take a little time, but at least you’ll have options. I like to use the wind chime sounds.

8) Light a candle. Sometimes I choose a scent associated with cleansing (lilac is good for cleansing and exorcisms, lavender is cleansing and protection, and any scent named after sunshine makes me think of cleansing and healing), other times I just light a white candle and visualize its light consuming all of the darkness in the room, clearing out all of the crap.

9) Get some plants. I don’t know what it is about having plant babies, but they cleanse and raise a space’s vibes like no one’s business. Look into cactuses, succulents, and other starter plants!

10) My personal favorite? Opening the windows and doors to my space and telling the bad vibes that they don’t have to go home, but they can’t stay here, aka the GTFO method. This is probably best paired with another method, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t use this one frequently.

I hope this helps some people out there! Again, I just wanted to share some things I’ve learned work for me and my situation. You might find that you prefer some methods to others or that you need to tweak them- and that’s okay! Do what works for you, your spoons, and your practice. 💖🌌

Creating Your Perfect Altar/Witchy Workspace

My Tips and Tricks that Helped Me Create My Own Witchy Workspace

Since I got a few messages and asks about my witchy workspace seen here, I decided to share my tips with all of you!


Ask yourself if you want a functional altar or a more of a museum display. Do you want to be able to do spells, tarot spreads, etc on it or do you want it be just a place you go to light candles/incense and chill at?

Once deciding that figure out what colors you want included in it. You can base this off of the type of witchcraft you do, any colors associated with any deities you may worship, or even colors that fit your “aesthetic”

Then you need to start picking items to put on in based on what your want your altar for like crystal displaying shelves, incense holders, Himalayan Salt lamps, crystal display pieces, candle holders, etc. Thrift shops, consignment shops, and antique stores often have neat finds for a lower price.

From there on you need to arrange the items based on what you feel is right.  I decided to make a triangle shape with how I placed things. The widest part of the triangle is in the back and the point of the triangle is the front of my witchy space. You can use basic shapes like I did to place things or just place things randomly.

Top signs that your Himalayan salt lamp is a fake include:

1. Poor Return Policy

Real Himalayan salt lamps are made of salt so it’s not surprising that they’re fragile objects. A good manufacturer knows this and has return policies that are flexible since there could be some damage in transit. If a salt lamp’s maker is extremely strict (like a “NO RETURNS” policy), then it makes you wonder if it’s a scam operation. This might not necessarily be the case, but some fake retailers have been known not to permit any returns because they know they’re not giving you the real thing.

2. Highly Durable

As I just said, Himalayan salt lamps are inherently fragile. Once you own one, you definitely need to be careful not to drop it or bang it into other solid objects because the salt crystal can be damaged very easily. This is actually a rare time when durability is not desirable. If your salt lamp is unaffected by a collision, it could likely be an imposter.

3. Very Bright Light

If all you’re looking for is a bright light source, a salt lamp is not the way to go. Due to its high content of numerous minerals, a Himalayan salt lamp gives off light in an irregular and muffled manner. A true salt lamp does not give off enough light to completely illuminate a room. If yours does, then it’s most likely not the real deal.

4. Inexpensive White Crystal

You’ll typically find Himalayan salt lamps that give off a warm pinkish or orange hue. There is such a thing as a white Himalayan salt lamp, but it’s extremely rare and a lot more pricey than the colored ones. So if you find a white salt crystal lamp that’s not substantially more expensive than the pink/orange versions, steer clear because this is likely an imposter.

5. No Mention of Pakistan

Deep underground mines in Khewra, Pakistan, are the only source of true Himalayan pink salt. If you’re questioning whether you have a real Himalayan salt lamp, look for mention of Pakistan as the salt crystal’s country of origin. You can also ask the lamp’s maker about the salt’s origin, keeping in mind that it may list the country of origin as the location of the lamp’s assembly.

6. Moisture-Resistant

By its inherent nature, salt is an absorber of water. If your salt lamp has no problem being near a moisture source (like a shower), this is a good sign that you own a fake. A true salt lamp is prone to some sweating when exposed to moisture.

7. Not Experiencing Any Benefits

If you’re sure that you bought the appropriately sized salt lamp for the space you’re using it in and you’ve also been exposed to it on a regular basis and don’t see any positive effects whatsoever, then you may not have a real Himalayan salt lamp.

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Today I spent 4 hours volunteering at the charity shop which was very quiet. Although I did manage to sell £20 worth of jewellery to 1 lady and got to pet/give treats to 3 dogs. I also got the news yesterday that my old flat has a new tenant so I decided to treat myself to some jumpers from New Look and booked Eurostar tickets to go see my friend in Paris in November. I also got a Himalayan salt lamp in the hopes that will help my mood and sleep. And even if it doesn’t at least it looks pretty.

iwouldbemerry  asked:

So I'm assuming traditional gifts to new roommates include those wicked old iron scissors, bottles of coffee creamer, flats of instant ramen, and OOH those pink himalayan salt lamps! Unless they want you gone, in which case they give you potted plants and twinkle lights...

Elsewhere students have a reputation for being really, really welcoming to transfer students. Really welcoming. Why are they watching you so closely. You don’t need scissors. Their eyes aren’t smiling.

Tips For The Broke/Cheap/Baby Witch

This year has been the worst financially for me, but it’s been the best for my craft. I’m going to share some tips for the broke witches, the thrifty witches, and the baby witches out there :)💜 ✨The dollar store is your best friend, seriously. From candles to ground herbs, it’s the perfect place to go if things are tight. I go to my local Dollar Tree. Their candle color section is sparse, but I somehow always find what I’m looking for. They also always have 7 day candles, 4 white votives for $1, vanilla and apple incenses, $1 teas, ground herbs, & spices, sand, glass drops, and fake flowers.

✨But like with all candles bought and not made, you’re going to need to cleanse them before use. You don’t know who’s touched them! ✨Fake flowers can be used to decorate your altar or an offering to the Gods ✨Great places to find crystals if you don’t live close to/aren’t allowed to go to any occult shops are Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Marshalls. Craft stores carry beautiful crystal beads that are almost always on sale. Your crystals dont have to be big hunks of rock, it’s perfectly okay if they’re little jewelry beads or pendants. However, if you want big ones, Marshalls always has beautiful crystals in their clearance section.

✨Walmart is a good place for incense, oils, and wax melts, and they have $5 Himalayan salt lamps. They’re the cheapest with the widest selection.

✨ Some witches may disagree (which is perfectly fine!), but I believe that $2 scented oils work just fine if you can’t afford a tiny $10 bottle of essential oil.

✨ A lot of people don’t include wax melts in their crafts but I think it works great if you make it your own. What I like to do is take a cube and let it melt, then sprinkle some corresponding herbs in before pouring it back into the pack.

✨ Go for nature walks often and see what you can find! There are tons of herbs around your neighborhood alone. You don’t even have to recognize them, just pick things you like and try to discover what they are with Google. This is actually really fun and helps with herb study.

✨ Your grimoire or book of shadows does not need to be fancy. With back to school coming up, there are tons of cute notebooks out there that cost a dollar or less and would work just fine.

✨ Your tools don’t need to be fancy either. Your wand could just be a straight branch from a tree (try to find one off the ground, but if you have to take one off a tree, be sure to ask it first. If you suddenly get a bad feeling, that’s the tree’s way of saying ‘no, thank you’). Your chalice can literally just be a wine or margarita glass (I got mine from Dollar Tree). You can use a household pot as your cauldron. Your athame can just be a black handled knife until you can find/afford one that better fits the description. Also, remember that while witchy tools may help, you don’t need them. Your power lies within yourself, they just pose as ways to direct that power.

✨ Save all of the ashes you make! You can use them to make ink by mixing them with egg whites. Use it to draw sigils

✨ Many witches don’t recommend using Vaseline to make a magical salve, but popular ingredients such as coconut oil and beeswax are expensive. Until you can afford to use better products, Vaseline is totally fine.

✨ ALDI is a lifesaver. Their herbs and spices ring up for around $0.49, and their fruits, vegetables, oils, breads, etc are super cheap too. Sometimes they’ll have really cute plants for sale too!

✨ Witchy/spiritual books can be pricey. Your local library is a great place to find and check some out. The selection depends on what area you live in, and if it’s especially sparse, you can look at their online resources. You can also sit down for a few hours every week with a witchy book at a book store. It’s a little inconvenient, but at least you’re getting the information without having to buy it.

Remember, you power lies in you. You don’t need some huge collection to be a great witch. You are talented, your spells work, you can do anything. Blessed be!