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Small Candle Spells

Originally posted by heartsnmagic

Not every witch has the means to collect tons of exotic ingredients.   Sometimes, all you have is a candle and a wish.  So, I have put together 10 small candle spells.  (The types of candles I am talking about are tea lights or small, tapered little fellas.  Relatively cheap and easy to use!)  Hope this becomes a resource for you all!  Let’s get started!  <3 Salt


BLACK CANDLE:  Protection

You will need:

  • One Black Candle
  • Sheet of Paper
  • Pen/Pencil

Spellwork:

  • Write down what it is you wish to protect, be it your home, your family, yourself, etc.
  • Light the candle.
  • Chant the following ten times:

By the time this black candle has waned,
the blessing of protection be gained
by all that fall beneath its wax
be safely guarded from attack.
Until the next waxing moon appears,
protect all that I have written here.

  • Allow the candle to burn completely down and the wax to spread across the paper. 
  • Fold it and keep it until the next waxing moon.
  • Repeat as often as needed.

WHITE CANDLE:  Spirit Communication

You will need:

  • One White Candle
  • Photo of the Person you wish to speak to

Spellwork:

  • Before bed, light the white candle and focus on the flame.  Let’s its warmth ignite the love you feel for the person you wish to communicate with.
  • Say their name allowed.  Speak of the memories you have with them.  Let the memory of them come to life in your mind.
  • When you are ready, recite the following spell:

Before I rest my head for the night,
I ask that my heart’s call to you,
(say their name), be answered.
In dreams, let us be together again
and share the embrace of love.
I await your visit
and, for it, you have my deepest thanks.

  • Blow out the candle and visualize their face in your mind’s eye.
  • Once the wax has cooled, place it and the picture together near your bed.  You are free to sleep.  Enjoy the visit!

PINK CANDLE:  Self-Love

You will need:

  • One Pink Candle
  • Piece of paper (cut into a heart shape)
  • Pencil or pen

Spellwork:

  • On the heart paper, write down the positive aspects and assets you have.  It can be anything (from pretty eyes to being compassionate.)  Fill up the paper and fold it into a half heart.
  • Hold it in your hands and shut your eyes.  Deeply breathe, and focus on your pulse and the things you wrote.  Focus on yourself.
  • Recite the following incantation:

I am who I am
flawed, challenging, human
I am who I am
soulful, in communion with the universe
I am who I will be
ever-changing and growing
And I bow to the purpose that resides in me.

  • Light the heart paper on fire, allow it to turn to ash, and blow out the candle.
  • Anoint your forehead and the center of your chest with hearts made of ash.  Meditate on the self and what your purpose might me.
  • Anytime you feel the need to revisit self-love, use the ashes and light the candle again.

PURPLE CANDLE:  Accessing Gifts and Talents

You will need:

  • One Purple Candle

Spellwork:

  • On the night of the New Moon, sit in a quiet, dark room.  Light your candle and concentrate on expelling all the static energy from your mind.  
  • Focus on your the gifts you would like to explore.  An example?  If you are drawn to Tarot, have your deck nearby and envision yourself shuffling the cards.
  • Repeat the following chant 13 times:

My mind is clear, my heart is too
Reveal my gifts, deep and true

  • Open your eyes and stare into the flame.  Let the fire of inspiration illuminate the talent you want to access.
  • Invoke the gift by whispering:

On this night, and all nights to come,
I will open myself to this ancient power
and allow discovery of my true potential.

  • Blow out the candle and keep by your bedside.  When you practice a gift or talent, light it until there is no more wax.

ORANGE CANDLE:  Calling Your Inner Child

You will need:

  • One Orange Candle
  • Divinatory Tool (Suggest: Tarot or Oracle cards)

Spellwork:

  • Light the orange candle and begin shuffling your cards.
  • When you feel that you have shuffled enough, hold the cards in your hand and focus on the flames.
  • Say the following spell:

Bring future to past
with this candle’s light
and provide for me
childish insight.
One card to tell me of my woes,
another about the child within,
a third cast to bring us together
so that we may begin again.

  • Draw three cards.  The first will represent your position right now (who you are and what you have been going through); the second will represent your inner child and what insights they can provide through their innocence.  The third and final card will show you what will happen if you allow the present you and your inner child join together.
  • Light the candle whenever you need guidance from your inner child again.

LIGHT BLUE CANDLE:  Fortune and Glory

You will need:

  • One Light Blue Candle
  • Money (coins or paper money)
  • An Award or piece of Recognition (trophy, certificate, etc.)

Spellwork:

  • Anytime on a Sunday (the day where workings for wealth, achievement, goals, and promotions correspond), place your candle between your representations of fortune and glory.
  • Put one hand on each item, and say:

I humbly ask for the Universe and all the powers within it to look upon these representations of fortune and glory.  I light this candle to honor you and ask for the following blessings…

  • Light your candle and return your hands to rest on your items.  Recite:  

By the light of this flame,
sweet fortune I do claim.  
Wealth and wisdom I do gain.
By warmth of this flame,
glory granted to my name.
Recognition I do gain.

  • Allow the candle to burn until there is no more wax.  Collect what is left, store in a jar, and keep in a place you conduct business.

YELLOW CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Air

You will need:

  • One Yellow Candle

Spellwork:

  • At 3 PM, go outside and bathe in the light of the middle of the day.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Air.  Summer breeze and roaring wind, echoing melody and lifting wings, ever-dancing.  I call you forth to infuse my intention with your swirling fits of both song and silence.  Carry my will on your back and raise my purpose into your sky.  Breath and cloud, sound and song.  Air, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of Air to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.

GREEN CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Earth

You will need:

  • One Green Candle

Spellwork:

  • At night, go outside and bathe in the light of the moon.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Earth.  Soil of fertility and growth, fecund source of stability, stillness and health.  I call you forth to filter away all that is impure, and to stand rooted in this world.  Mountain and dust, footstep and stone.  Earth, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of Earth to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.

DARK BLUE CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Water

You will need:

  • One Blue Candle

Spellwork:

  • At twilight, go outside and bathe in the light of the fading sun.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Water.  Tranquil and powerful, rippling and deep, abundant resource of life.  I call you here to infuse my intention.  Wash my will in your flow, carry my purpose on your current.  Dewdrop and lake, clarity and storm.  Water, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of Water to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.

RED CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Fire

You will need:

  • One Red Candle

Spellwork:

  • At sunrise, go outside and bathe in the light of the new dawn.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Fire.  Heat and flame, passion and love, anger and wildfire.  I call you forth to burn away all that impedes my highest vision and to enact change in the world.  Lightning and hearth, heart and forge.  Fire, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of fire to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.
36 coisas que pessoas com ansiedade gostariam que seus amigos soubessem:

Vejamos o que eles têm a dizer:

“O que pode parecer irracional para você, é bem real para mim.”
Paige Johnson.

“Eu nunca sei quando a ansiedade vai atacar. Quando isso acontecer, vou precisar da sua ajuda.”
Dani Hazlewood.

“Eu não estou evitando você. Em certos momentos, pode ser difícil falar ao telefone e fazer planos. Não é como se eu não quisesse desesperadamente conversar. É que nem sempre eu consigo.”
Marie Abbott Belcher.

“Não desista de mim quando eu me isolar.”
Jen Jolly.

“Ajuda muito quando alguém que eu amo e confio me lembra de respirar fundo.”
Tania Lynne Sidiqi.

“Seja paciente comigo; a ansiedade nem sempre se manifesta com um ataque de pânico. Ataques de raiva, que parecem uma manifestação extrema de frustração também são comuns.”
Tabitha Rainey.

“Mesmo quando tudo está bem, eu fico esperando algo horrível acontecer.”
Lindsay Ballard.

“Quando estou muito silencioso, não é tristeza, tédio, cansaço ou qualquer outra coisa. Às vezes, acontece tanta coisa ao mesmo tempo na minha cabeça que não consigo perceber o que está à minha volta.”
Amanda Jade Briska.

“Infelizmente, não posso apertar um botão e desligar a ansiedade.”
Katie Keepman.

“Em alguns momentos, sinto ansiedade, mas não tenho ideia do motivo pelo qual estou ansiosa.”
Laura Hernandez.

“Tudo pode mudar em menos de 30 segundos. Posso ter ataques se houverem muitas pessoas à minha volta, se não houver uma saída conhecida para uma determinada situação, etc.”
Ashleigh Young.

“É sério — não é você, sou eu. A ansiedade generalizada é como estar se afogando o tempo todo. Algumas situações da vida intensificam esta sensação. Não leve para o lado pessoal quando eu tiver dificuldades em fazer planos.”
Cory Lee Tyler.

“Quando você me perguntar se está tudo bem e eu disser que sim, não pense que não confio em você. Na minha cabeça, você pode parar de me enxergar como uma pessoa gentil, divertida e tranquila se souber a verdade.”
Arianne Gaudet.

“Desculpe. Peço perdão por cada convite que recusei, por todas as vezes em que pareci irracional ou desagradável porque estava me sentindo oprimida e amedrontada. Peço desculpas pelas vezes que disse que faria algo, mas não fiz. Desculpe por minha ansiedade também afetar você.”
Melissa Kapuszcak.

“A ansiedade não tem um rosto. Não preciso estar tremendo ou ofegando para ter um ataque de ansiedade.”
Vicki Blank.

“Quando eu fico ansiosa demais para sair de casa, preciso que você me procure. Preciso saber que alguém se importa comigo e sente minha falta.”
Hayley Lyvers.

“Não me exclua. Minha ansiedade pode me impedir de fazer certas coisas, mas um simples convite pode mudar meu dia para melhor.”
Vikki Rose Donaghy.

“Por causa da ansiedade, eu analiso as coisas o tempo todo. Por mais que isso seja cansativo, não consigo desligar meu cérebro.”
Cailea Hiller.

“Ansiedade não é uma atitude.”
Clare Goodwin.

“Não precisa tentar me curar. Por favor, apenas me ame como eu sou.“
Carole Detweiler Oranzi.

“Quero pedir desculpas por todas as vezes que fugi de você. Por todas as vezes que precisei ir embora mais cedo e você não entendeu. Por todas as vezes que precisei lhe dizer não.”
Mary Kate Donahue.

“Na maioria das vezes, você não saberá que estou tendo um ataque de ansiedade se eu não disser.”
Kylie Wagner-Grobman.

“Se eu não me sentir confortável fazendo algo, não insista. Tentar me convencer só piora as coisas.”
Jennifer DiTaranto.

“Muitas vezes, a ansiedade me impede de socializar. Quando eu cancelo algo de última hora, nunca é devido à preguiça ou hostilidade. Saiba que se você precisar de mim, estarei ao seu lado da maneira que eu puder.”
Bridget Hamilton.

“Na maior parte do tempo, não sei direito o que acontece na minha cabeça. Eu entendo que posso ser complicada às vezes, mas suas tentativas de me compreender são muito importantes para mim.”
Avery Roe.

“Por favor, não me diga para superar isso ou que estou sendo boba.”
Carla Estevez.

“Quando eu cancelar planos com você sem explicar demais é porque tenho medo de admitir que estou sofrendo de ansiedade. Não tem nada a ver com você… é tudo culpa dos meus ataques de pânico.”
Dorie Cabasag-Smith.

“Por mais que eu costume recusar certos convites, continue me convidando assim mesmo. Alguns dias são melhores do que os outros, então minha resposta pode surpreender você. Seja paciente.”
Kara Edkins.

“Não leve para o lado pessoal quando eu não quiser sair. Minha zona de conforto é a minha casa. É o único lugar onde me sinto segura.”
Elizabeth Vasquez.

“Quando eu disser que não consigo aguentar mais nada, não é força de expressão.”
Christine L Hauck.

“Quando não consigo fazer algo, ninguém fica mais desapontada do que eu. Por favor, tente entender isso.”
Lindsey Hemphill.

“Em alguns momentos, eu só preciso ficar sozinha. Não é nada pessoal. Eu não sou louca. Não tenho problema algum. Só preciso sacudir a poeira e fazer algo divertido. Algumas vezes, preciso ficar sozinha para respirar fundo e me acalmar.”
Stacey Weber.

“Toda vez que conversamos, cada palavra da nossa conversa passa pela minha mente várias vezes. Se eu disser algo que talvez não devesse ter dito, mesmo que não seja nada do outro mundo, isso pode me deixar obcecada por anos.”
Chelsea Noelani Gober.

“Eu não me defino por minha ansiedade, então não pense em mim desta forma.”
Abi Wylie.

“Eu sei que posso parecer ridícula às vezes, mas por favor, me ame assim mesmo.”
Melissa Renee Wilkerson.

“Dê-me um pouco de espaço, mas não se esqueça de mim.”
Vickie Boyette.

Things People Don’t Tell You about Pet Birds

Here’s a list of things nobody told me before I got my bird.  You’re welcome to fact check and add your own experiences!  I hope this helps someone!

Possibly disturbing images of animal neglect below.

NEVER get a pet bird who lives alone a mirror for their cage.  They can choose their own reflection as a mate, which needless to say isn’t healthy and can be extremely sexually frustrating.  It’s much healthier to get even small birds foraging toys to entertain them.

BAD!

GOOD!

ALL birds need lots of social interaction if they’re going to remain mentally healthy!  This is especially important for birds that live in large groups in the wild like cockatoos, finches, and parakeets, but also true for “loner” birds like Senegals and African Greys.  Without the proper social interactions (hours a day with people or other birds) birds can get bored and pick up destructive habits like feather pulling, biting, and screaming, and even develop mental illnesses like depression or anxiety.  Yes, even parakeets.

Feather pulling removes a bird’s main way of staying warm, which can lead to life threatening things like hypothermia.

Parrot’s body temperatures are around 103 degrees Fahrenheit, much higher than humans, and largely thermoregulate through their feet.  Because of that and their small body size, they can get hyper or hypothermia fairly easily when compared to humans.  In hot months it’s important to provide them with a shallow dish of water they can cool off in, and in cold months, a heating pad or perch they can sit on to keep warm.  Parrots do best in a stable, relatively warm environment; while they can take slight changes, drastic changes in temperature can be very detrimental. Non-tropical/arid birds are a bit different from what I hear, so can’t really talk about them.

Parrot beaks constantly grow, so it’s important to provide lots of chewing fodder (I like to call them sacrifices) for your parrot to chew on or get their beaks trimmed by a professional.  

These can be hard calcium treats, wood, and other natural materials.  Some can be plastic but I wouldn’t recommend those as they can be swallowed and impede digestion or become a choking hazard.

Birds are prey animals!  They’re typically very nervous because they’ve been hardwired for centuries to be on the lookout for things that want to eat them.  They’ll get nervous around new things, strange noises, and new people.  They can learn to overcome some fears by careful desensitization, lots of social interaction, and a calm, careful owner.  It’s VERY important to keep them away from predatory animals (dogs, cats, etc.), as it can cause unnecessary stress on the animals.  If they absolutely have to interact, do so in a controlled environment and with one or both in separate carriers, cages, or pens.  Know your animals, pay careful attention to their body language, and be prepared to step in if either looks stressed or aggressive.

My parrot Apollo meeting my friend’s cat, the right way.

Just like humans, birds have dietary needs that must be met if they’re to remain healthy.  A few of the most important are Vitamin D (sunlight!), calcium (especially important in hens), and protein (required to grow healthy beaks, claws, and feathers).  The easiest ways to take care of the first two is to provide your bird with lots of sunlight (direct or indirect depends on the bird) and a constant supply of cuttlebones or calcium treats.  There are several different diet plans out there for all kinds of birds, but all agree that birds CANNOT live off nothing but seeds.  This can cause fatty liver disease and early death, even in otherwise healthy birds.  All parrots are usually fed a diet of pellets, fruits, and vegetables, but the ratios really depend on who you ask.

Here’s a few food pyramids for parrots:

Birds absolutely CANNOT be fed:

  • Avocados
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Any greasy, salty chips/popcorn or any processed “human food” 
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol (I shouldn’t have to say this)
  • Apple seeds
  • Feel free to add on

Before you feed your bird ANYTHING, please look it up and make sure it’s safe!

Ô, menina, o que te impede? São os seus sapatos velhos que te incomodam tanto? Ou o vestido que precisou remendar as brechas que apareceram com o tempo mas que você não tira do corpo porque é o único que te convém? Acorda, menina, você não é gorda. A legue tá sem elástico mas quem se importa? Dá um jeito de segurar no corpo, ajusta com pregas, costura, alinha a cintura, que mal tem? Para de encolher essa barriga, ou melhor, para de andar olhando pro próprio umbigo porque ninguém vai olhar o seu mundo enquanto você para e reclama pra sua mãe que todas suas amigas teem um sutiã de renda enquanto o teu é retalhado. Levanta, lava esse rosto, deixa de ser descabelada. Sabe qual é o problema? É esse teu sorriso escondido e tão apagado. Menina, que vive pedindo, agora eu te peço pra me ouvir: a aparência não faz ninguém e não vão se apaixonar pelo que veste mas do que te reveste e nem em mil anos acaba, e isso é alma, ninguém vê menina. Pinta cada parte de suas unhas de cores diferentes, seja azul, amarelo, preto, rosa ou lilás, se preciso, passa barro. Acredite em mim, ninguém vai reparar.
—  Jéssica Alves.
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I am in my own Harry Potter AU hell.

And just because I can:

“Dad…” 

Malfoy looked up from his desk, quill poised over the parchment as his son hovered by the study door. Aware that he was frowning, Draco lifted his expression into something more neutral. He was vaguely aware of his own father always frowning whenever he’d tried to talk to him as a boy, and he didn’t want Scorpius to one day think the same about him.

“Come in, come in. Shut the door, you’ll let the heat out.” 

The Greengrass estate was a crumbling ruin compared to Malfoy Manner, with only half the library and none of the artifacts Draco had spent the last few years archiving and putting safely away behind spelled glass. But for now it was home, chilly stone walls and all.

“Did you want something?”

“Yes.” Scorpius replied, pausing to tug at the hem of his dark shirt. There’s still a bruise under his eye, faded to be sure, but the mere presence of it made Draco’s heart skip a beat. When he’d seen Severus Potter crawling out of the rubble, face covered in blood and no sign of his own son, he’d known terror like no other.

And Draco Malfoy was intimately familiar with the machinations of terror. He’d been hugged by it once.

“Well,” he prompted, setting aside his work entirely and giving his full attention to his son. “What is it?”

“I want my friends to come visit.”

Draco blinked. Whatever he’d been expecting, it wasn’t that. “Your…friends?”

“Albus Potter and Rosie Granger-Weasley. I would like them to come stay.”

Draco blinked again. Later he’d laugh—somewhat despairingly into a decanter of fire brandy—at the absurdity of the notion that his boy, Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy, was best friends with a Potter and the hybrid off-spring of a Granger Weasley, but the threat of impeding hysterics was quelled under the defiant gaze of his son, narrow chin lifting at some unspoken challenge. 

“I see. For how long?”

“A…a week…maybe two…They’re going to France for the Quiditch Cup Primaries…” he glanced down and Draco spied the curled up parchment hidden up his sleeve. “So it wouldn’t be for long.”

Draco glanced at his desk, to the fireplace, then back to his son. “I don’t…”

I want my friends…friendshow often had Astoria lamented his lack of playmates as a child, how often had she fretted that Scorpius’ only interaction had been with adults—or books, or enchanting his own toys for someone to play with. And how quickly had Scorpius’ face crumpled at the utterance of two simple syllables. 

“…know if two weeks would be wise, given your mother’s health. She’s still recovering from the move. But I shall discuss it with her, and see what can be done.”

Scorpius stilled, the beaming smile on his face reigned in to something calmer, even now, not wanting to get his hopes up too much. “Thank you. For what it’s worth, we will be good.”

Draco snorted at that, remembering the last time a Malfoy, a Potter and a Granger and a Weasley had been together at their age. “Somehow I doubt it. Go on off you go, go see what your mother is up to. She’s enjoying having you home.”

“And I am enjoying being here,” Scorpius replied, in that curiously courteous and stiff way of speaking he’d always had, even as an infant learning his words. “I am happy to be here, with you, and mother.”

“I’m…very glad to hear it.” Draco replied, unsure what else he was supposed to say to such an open admission said so politely like one was discussing the weather. “Now go on, off you go, I need to finish this manuscript before I lose the thought.”

“You’ll talk to mother though, wont you?” Scorpius pressed from his space by the door. “You’ll ask…”

“Yes, yes.” Draco waved a hand, “I’ll ask if the Potter spawn can come stay with us. Just for a little bit. To say thank you for…everything.”

Reassured, Scorpius left, closing the door behind himself with a firm click. 

Draco waited several more moments, counting to a hundred before opening up the top desk of his drawer and pulling out his correspondence folder, flipping through them until he found the appropriate manila envelope, writing the address of the Ministry Neatly to the front. 

Clearing his throat politely, he composed himself, then tapped it to life with his wand.

“Hello Potter,” he spat with a vicious familiar glee, unable to keep from laughing, “I’m not sure which one of us is going to be more surprised by this turn of events, but I swear to gods if you break my son’s heart by saying no, I will personally send you a red Howler on the hour every hour till the day one of us dies. Now, about dates, the last week in June works well for us…”

2 segundos. 2 míseros segundos é o tempo suficiente pro nosso canal auditivo receber a palavra mais complexa da história: Acabou. E a gente se dói por tudo que se foi e por todos os sentimentos que um dia já fizeram sentido. E já não fazem. Sabe por quê? Porque a gente faz do fim o vilão da historia. O monstro que cria um milhão de pensamentos e faz a gente se afogar em um mar de lágrimas. O malvado que destrói tudo e deixa danos irreparáveis. O assassino, ladrão, que mata e rouba nossos sonhos, planos, promessas. Essa é a nossa concepção, é assim que a gente pensa. E é por isso que a gente sempre sofre. E se o acabou for mais libertador que tudo isso? Acabou? Sim. Acabou o medo. Acabou a insegurança. Acabou o estresse. Acabou o nervoso. Acabou a cobrança. Acabou o que te priva. Acabou o que impede. ACABOU! Igual a música preferida que você coloca no repeat dez mil vezes porque uma hora ela também chega ao fim. E você não gosta menos dela por isso. O filme que você dá play e duas horas depois se depara com o fundo preto exibindo os créditos, porque ele também terminou. E ele não deixa de ser o seu preferido. Todo começo tem um fim. É regra básica. É física. É química. É reação. É a lei da natureza humana. A gente não pode se lamentar por isso. Tudo termina só pra gente continuar. Enxergar o lado bom das coisas é tão fundamental quanto colocá-lo em prática. Acabou? Mesmo? Pra valer? Começa outra coisa. O tempo é a nossa maior dádiva e o medo é o nosso maior bloqueio. Não vale a pena se prender a um ponto final enquanto a vida clama por reticências…
—  Pedro Pinheiro.
Resources for Binding Magic

Updated: June 22nd, 2017

For the purpose of this masterpost, I am defining binding as “any spell that can be utilized to prevent a person from performing any specific action, generally harmful in nature, by rendering them incapable or unable of doing so.”

There are other ways to utilize bindings of course - in the instance of keeping something closer to you - but the spells in this list will be relating to the definition I have listed above.

General Resources

General / Multipurpose

Hinder Harmful Actions

(cw for all the spells in this section: mentions of abuse / abusive benhaviour)

 Stop Other Magic / Magic Users

Halt Gossip / Speech

Prevent Touching

Remove From Your Life / Prevent Contact

(akin to banishing)

Block Unwanted Love

Self Binding

Spirit Binding

Binding-Curses

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THE ACT 6 TAROT ANTHOLOGY: THE MAJOR DECK (PART III)


VIII. Strength (Artist: Sollay)

  • ▲ Bravery, compassion, inner strength, focus and resolve, the overcoming of personal demons
  • ▼ Insecurity and weakness, heavy burdens, feelings of futility and powerlessness

    IX. The Hermit (Artist: Chuchumi)

    • ▲ Understanding of oneself, profound knowledge, a search for truth, inner peace achieved through isolation
    • ▼ Crushing loneliness, an impeded ability to grow, a sense of having lost one’s way

      X. Wheel of Fortune (Artist: Gilly)

      • ▲ Destiny, the cyclical nature of the universe, the power to change fate
      • ▼ Inevitability, misfortune, a lack of control, an unwillingness to take responsibility for one’s fate or the fates of others

      XI. Justice (Artist: Jununy)

      • ▲ Absolutes, clarity and truth, karmic or divine retribution, the arrival of a crucial moment with irreversible consequences
      • ▼ A miscarriage of justice, dishonesty, unfairness or a lack of accountability for one’s own actions

        MAJOR ARCANA

        Part I
        Part II
        Part III
        Part IV
        Part V
        Part VI

        Lana Del Rey says Donald Trump helped shape her album ‘Lust For Life’ — and the world needs feminism more than ever.
        The singer has returned to the world of music with her fourth studio album in five years.

        By Jacqui Swift for The Sun (UK).

        LANA DEL REY’s latest album glitters with an all-star cast.
        On ‘Lust For Life,’ her most impressive album yet, Lana teams up with heavyweights such as The Weeknd, Stevie Nicks, Sean Ono Lennon and A$AP Rocky.

        They are the first collaborations in her career so far, which spans five studio albums, including four in the past five years — an impressive work rate for the Los Angeles-based star.

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        ⇁plums & melons | 02

        Originally posted by parkejimins

        pairing⇁Jimin x Reader

        genre⇁drama, smut || brother’s best friend!au

        warnings⇁public indecency, masturbation, dry humping, jungkook, things that shouldn’t happen in a closet, a brief mention of tentacle porn;;

        word count⇁7.2k

        The long time running game between you and your brother’s best friend started when you noticed his fascination with boobs—yours specifically. It was never supposed to amount to more than harmless flirting and lingering glances, but now, one year later, Jimin was ready to change that.

        alternatively: Jimin and you play a game. the loser is fucked. metaphorically. literally. all the above??

        01 || 02 

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        Writers have been using the tarot to help them structure their stories for a long time, but how do they do it? With the right spreads, of course! This spread was designed with character creation in mind. Even if you don’t intend for the character in question to be the protagonist of your tale, you should still approach this spread from the character’s perspective—and doesn’t every character consider themselves the protagonist? (Maybe, maybe not. But this spread will help you flesh them all out just the same!)

        1. The Character’s Archetype
        What kind of character is this? What is their core personality, the archetype that will best describe the kinds of philosophy, demeanor, and mannerisms this character will have?

        2. The Character’s Best Personality Trait
        Which trait will end up being the most positive for this character? Which will best help them to be well-received by others and/or accomplish their goals?

        3. The Character’s Worst Personality Trait
        Which trait will end up being the most negative for this character? Which will be most likely to damage their relationships with others and impede their goals?

        4. The Character’s Motivation
        Why does this character get up in the morning? What motivates them psychologically, drives them forward, and gives them a sense of purpose?

        5. The Character’s Goal
        What tangible accomplishment is this character seeking? What physical item or event does this character think will make the most positive difference in their life?

        6. The Sidekick
        Who does this character best get along with? What kind of person is likely to end up being this character’s best friend or partner?

        7. The Villain
        Who does this character most clash with? What kind of person is likely to end up being this character’s enemy?

        Meltdown vs Shutdown

        In autistic people, meltdowns and shutdowns may occur. Here’s what they are, how to identify them, and what to do if someone you know is experiencing one.

        MELTDOWN:
        A meltdown is a period of explosive anger/sadness/rage/fear which may manifest itself through screaming, crying, yelling, and can occasionally include violent outbursts. In younger children, meltdowns are often confused with tantrums. A tantrum is a tactic used by children to achieve a goal, such as getting a toy they want from the store. A meltdown is not a power play, it is an intense emotional point at which the person can no longer cope with what is happening around them. Meltdowns can occur at ANY AGE. This is an important distinction from tantrums, which tend to subside around ages 5-6. For me, meltdowns are triggered when I feel misunderstood, or feel that something in the environment is unfair or illogical.
        Signs that an autistic person is having a meltdown include:
        - arguing
        - screaming/yelling
        - crying
        - retreating to a space they feel safer in
        - if the person is angry during a meltdown, they may insult the people around them
        - curling up into a ball/ fetal position
        - going under blankets/ a dark quiet place
        - sometimes the person may hit/ kick/ scratch anyone who tries to go near them
        - if the person had a goal in mind which was impeded by others, they might perseverate and continue attempting to achieve that goal

        What you should and shouldn’t do during a meltdown:
        - Allow the person go where they want to/ stay where they want to, unless the place they’re going/ staying presents an immediate safety threat
        - do not try to rationalize with them or continue any previous argument
        - bring them a blanket and a water bottle with water in it
        - if the person has a comfort object bring it to them and let them have it
        - do not physically restrain or interact with the person unless they CLEARLY indicate a desire for physical touch
        - only touch or restrain the person if they are in immediate danger and you need to get them away from the situation
        - stay with the person until the meltdown is over (this may be 15 minutes to 3+ hours so you might want something to occupy yourself while you wait for them to calm down)
        - however if the person tells you to go away, respect them and leave the room. However you should stay in the general area in case they become self destructive or violent
        - tell the person that you love and care for them and that you will be with them/ there for them until the meltdown passes

        SHUTDOWN:
        A period of intense emotional/ sensory distress which manifests itself through a period of mental paralyzation. Someone experiencing a shutdown may become partially or entirely unresponsive to outside stimuli or interaction. Internally, the person may be experiencing extreme turmoil and anxiety, so it is important not to ask the person questions, which will make them more anxious and overwhelmed.
        Signs that an autistic person is having a shutdown:
        - staring blankly into space/ at one specific thing with fixed, unmoving eyes
        - a stiff, rigid, unmoving posture
        - lack of verbal communication

        - breathing may be shallow and rapid or suppressed and slow, could be abnormally loud or abnormally quiet
        - lack of response to outside stimuli ex. waving hands in front of their face (please don’t do that), speaking to them, asking them what’s wrong
        - sensitivity to loud noise and bright lights (person may cover their eyes or ears)

        During a shutdown, here is what you can do to help:
        - you can quietly and calmly ask the person if they are having a shutdown. The person might not be able to respond, but if they don’t then it’s safe to assume that they are indeed having a shutdown.
        - if the person normally likes physical affection and touch, you can hold them/ hug them/ stroke them/ physically comfort them
        - if the person normally dislikes physical affection and touch, don’t touch them
        - if the person has a comfort object and you have access to it, bring it to them (if the comfort object is more than 10- 15 minutes away from you then it’s probably not worth getting because it might not arrive in time to help)
        - bring the person a water bottle with water in it
        - stop talking about/ discussing any emotionally stressful topics
        - if the situation is immediately dangerous, seeing as the person may be unable to move, remove them from the situation as soon as physically possible. You can do this by carrying the person or any other safe method.
        - try to remove any sources of sensory information. If the room is bright, turn off the majority of the lights. If the room is loud, make it quiet. If the room is too cold or too hot, make it comfortable. In the case of cold, you can do this by covering the person in a non-itchy, soft blanket.
        - reassure the person that you are there for them. Walk them through what you’re doing as you do it. For example, if you’re going to get the person water, tell them. If you’re going to get them out of the situation, tell them. If you’re going to turn off bright lights, tell them. Remember, even if we can’t communicate, we can still hear. It’s comforting to know what’s going on around us.

        I think that’s just about it, if anyone has anything to add please let me know. I hope that everyone finds this helpful!

        tell ya what tho lots of people talk about how vax showed keyleth how to open up and how he encouraged her to take risks and all that jazz

        but I don’t think I’ve seen people talking about how keyleth’s softened those awkward, looming pauses, or loosened the almost-overwhelming solemnity of the big deep conversations vax tends to get mired in. maybe it took them a bit but they’ve both helped iron out a couple of the other’s rough edges. that’s not a poor place to end it, all things considered