So I’m looking at Malec pictures and I shout, “Ugh I love my gays!” and there’s a moment of silence coming from the kitchen until I hear my mom groan and my grandma was like, “What’d she say?” and my mom was like, “she loves her gays.” and I’m sitting over here expecting for my grandma to break into a full blown homophobic rant until I hear her yell back, “Gays for days!”
I literally spit out my drink and she’s been chanting it now for the past 15 fucking minutes.
Did my first spell jar! Inspired by @witchy-woman ’s jars. And I used her wax sealing method.
This is a jar that I specifically designed for my family to help with the grieving process. (My brother suddenly died about 2 weeks ago, for those who don’t know)
After I came home from NYC to be with my family, I threw myself into doing magical research, especially with herbs. I was hardly doing any school work, I was just writing in my grimoire or herb book all the time. I think it was a way for me to distract myself with somewhat monotonous information. Information that I thought might help the situation somehow.
I got it in my head to make a spell jar to help my family after I left to go back up to nyc.
This has has three main intentions: 1. to help with healing, 2. to give physical, spiritual and emotional protection, and 3. to bring peace, calm and positivity.
I put alot of stuff in here, cause I tend to go overboard with things, and I was also able to visit a metaphysical shop while I was in Fairfax for a shoot and pick up some stones + herbs. (Shout out to Sticks and Stones and the associate who helped me there, you were lovely to talk to)
But I could very well have made this just with household/easily found herbs.
I’m hoping that this is able to reach other witches out there who have just lost a loved one, or anyone who is dealing with grief.
I hadn’t really seen a spell jar like this out there, so I designed my own to have the qualities I wanted.
(Listed in the order of how I layered them in)
A small Amethyst — for peace, happiness, and to help heal personal loss and grief
Sea Salt — for protection
Yarrow flowers — for love, healing, and releasing negativity
Thyme — for courage, healing, health, protection, a positive attitude, and help in moving forward
Solomon’s Seal Root — for protection
Catnip — for the protection + benefit of my family’s three cats, and also for peace, love, happiness and sleep
Rosemary — for love, blessing, healing, protection, strength and peace
Sage — for banishing negativity, healing, and dealing with loss and grief
Lemon Balm — for healing, love and help with mental disorders
Black pepper — for protection
Jasmine flowers — for restful sleep, pleasant dreams, and general pleasantness/happiness
Two torn up sigils that I made, one for my family’s comfort, another for their protection
Dried Violets from my backyard — for peace, harmony and to calm nerves
Dried Rose Petals — for love
I sealed it with green candle wax for healing and black candle wax for protection.
I kind of enchanted it (at least the Amethyst) to release feelings of love and comfort when shaken and I told my mom to give it a shake every time she wants to be reminded of my love. I placed it in the kitchen where my family will be the most.
Let me know what you think. I’m quite proud of it!
I wish someone would have told me these things when I was younger to save me a lot of time, money, and frustrating mistakes so here you go kids:
- when you’re putting together your first kitchen on a tight budget, certain quality items are way more important. good basics will get you through most day-to-day cooking and last basically forever, whereas nice matching plates are cute but no less functional than mismatched stuff from goodwill. (also, overstock stores are a GREAT way to get good basics cheap because who gives a shit about damaged packaging or out of season colors when it comes to stuff like this? rich people maybe idk)