necromancy for ANY occasion!
“What IS necromancy?”
Well, spooky babies, sometimes it’s being so stressed and strung out and ??? by everything that you leave literally everything on your death god’s altar while vaguely saying, “help help help” in the least dignified way possible.
it may help to think this through, or not.
luck spell? sure, why not. like, good luck means that bad luck is over, right? something dies in this equation. there you go! bam, up on the death god altar.
LOVE spell? “help please I would like the dry season to DIE yes thank you.”
productivity? “HELP ME END MY SLOTHFUL WAYS THAT I MAY BE REBORN AS A BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTIVE CREATURE THAT MAKES TO DO LISTS, OH LORD (OF THE CEMETERY.)”
confidence spell? “help help help DEATH to my insecurities, bless, thank you.”
glamour spell??? you could probably make some kind of embalming metaphor here, but like, I probably wouldn’t.
healing boost (while also getting proper medical care)? this one is EASY! death entities are often healers. and by “often” I mean “Baron Samedi but idk probably others it’s late at night i’m doing my best.”
motivation/sticking to a new workout regime? since we’ve established that healing is a necromancy go to, think about healing some more! fast recovery times! greater bodily health! you’ve only got one body so you need to care of it while you can.
wealth? hey, easy peasy! gold comes from the GROUND, where bodies are buried and whatever, so death gods are often $$$ blingin’ in their mythologies. “oh lord of dirt! help me out here with this month’s rent! please and thank!”
basically ANY spell–to get a new thing in your life, usually an old one has to go, and that’s at least a metaphorical death. frequently, to summon a thing is to banish another thing. summon friendship, banish loneliness. summon wealth, banish scarcity. think of the easing of transitions, think of anything liminal and how it echoes the journey of life to death. or think of the preservation of the human body and how things relate to your physical health–”hey, with more money, I’ll buy better food, and that will make me healthier, so this is totally under your umbrella, death god of choice, thanks for helping me in this ritual.”
and of course, you don’t NEED a deity to witchcraft with, so feel free to generalize these ideas however. brb putting fresh chocolate on my altar skulls.