invigorating!

Shower Songs

Summary: The one where you overhear Tom singing in the shower. (Inspired by this post from @tbholland‘s roommate night!!!) (feat. roommate!Tom)


Groaning, you heaved the numerous grocery bags onto the kitchen counter. Your three lovable, yet somewhat irresponsible, roommates, Tom, Harrison, and Jacob, seemed to all assume you would go out and buy essentials for the apartment when they ran dangerously low. Unfortunately, their assumptions were correct, which left you to do the heavy lifting.

Throwing your keys down, you shouted: “Thanks for all the help! Carrying ten bags full of all of your guys’ shit was fun!”

No shouts of denial or remorse came from any rooms; only the sound of running water and music came from the hall bathroom, from which a faint cloud of steam was escaping. 

Placing restocks of toilet paper and toothpaste outside of the door, the aroma of Tom’s body wash invigorated your senses. Echoes of Ed Sheeran’s voice reverberated around the apartment.

“What a sap,” you chuckled at Tom’s choice of shower song. Turning your back to return to the kitchen, Tom’s voice stopped you in your tracks.

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Good and beautiful morning! Instead of the alarm clock woke you up a gentle kiss of the sun’s ray:)sincerely I wish everyone a good weekend. Let rest your soul from the mortal thoughts of labour!Good morning!Take a virtual invigorating shower of joy and good mood! Throw quilt with dreams, along with the desire to stay in bed for another half hour… don’t waste your time in slumber, rush towards his luck in a new day!

anonymous asked:

Jack, I saw the video "Toughest Year on YouTube" and I wanted to ask if you want your viewers to perhaps tone things down a little if you feel that we are placing a lot of pressure on you to keep churning material and do your best. I understand everyone needs to be challenged but do you feel the burnout because we express how much you mean to us and how we share our burdens with you, and with you being unable to reciprocate your difficulties... If we can do ANYTHING please let us know!

No! No toning down necessary! If anything I want to go bigger and better this year with everything. 

The reason burnout and pressure set in so much this year is because I let it. I didn’t deal with it properly and didn’t know what to do with myself when my self worth was questioned. Not to mention so many of my relationships with various people changed dramatically this year and not really having anyone to look up to anymore sort of left me wandering aimlessly. So I’ve decided to try BE the person to look up to and help build others up and accomplish their goals. I want to lead people and inspire instead of following along or doing what I was told. 

When I said “I wondered if I had depression” I don’t think I actually HAVE depression right now, at least not in a serious capacity. It was just the first time I ever had to ask myself that which is what scared me the most. I was so unsure of myself and what was going on when normally I’m very self aware. So I’ve decided to look into it and seek out solutions and help before it decides to get any worse. Little seeds of doubt that I want to eradicate before they become debilitating. 

I dunno man, my mind is awash with thoughts but it’s an exciting time. I feel like I’ve gotten some sort of purpose or drive again to try my best. Youtube falling apart slowly and feeling like I could be forgotten or left behind has sort of invigorated me to not let that happen and to break through that wall and say “WHAT’S UP FUCKERS!!!” haha.

So let’s do cool shit this year! Not second guess ourselves and I promise you all right now that if stuff DOES get too much, I will take the time necessary to work on me to get through it but please please don’t feel like you all have to hold back for my sake. I am a grown adult after all and know how to take care of myself. If anything, the enthusiasm and engagement you guys show is the biggest motivator for me to know I’m doing something right. It’s what drives me to continue to do my best and make you all proud, it’s that lack of spark I felt this year that has somewhat lead me to where I am now so please don’t let that passion die! Let’s ignite that fire again this year and show everyone what we can do :D

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lance and keith get put into a mission together and keith sorta confesses that he values lance on the team more than himself, and lance can’t comprehend that bc he believes keith is super important too, so they are both rlly confused??


y’all… i tried…. i rlly did

dialogue under cut (my handwriting sucks)

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Tooth and Claw

Warnings: rough, penetrative werewolf sex, blood, biting, knotting, hair pulling, slight body horror, slight impregnation kink, buckets of cum

Word count: 10,654

A/N: I say this for everything but I legit nearly died getting this out. I spent many hours agonizing over lots of it. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! 

Originally posted by nochuie

You hammered your fist against the gnarled, oaken door. There came no response, however, from within the ramshackle dwelling. The exterior was stark and deceptive in its neglect, as though the groaning structure had long remained uninhabited. But you were wise to its front, and wiser to the occupant’s proclivity for spurning visitors. Eyes darting furtively around the encroaching darkness, you hissed through the obstacle. “Let me in, goddamnit! It’s me!”

At your prompting, muffled movement filtered through the crevices in the door’s uneven surface. You heard a series of dull clanks as the gratuitously heavy bolts you knew to adorn the interior of the door scraped out of their settings.

It opened only a fraction, as befitting of the inhabitant you knew to dwell here. Ever the cautious type. He allowed you only the smallest glimpse of him; a sliver of an eye, narrowed in disquietude. Despite the thickness of the barrier between you, you heard him well. His voice was oddly steely, and noticeably absent of the warmth with which he normally regarded you. “What are you doing here?”

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Good and beautiful morning! Instead of the alarm clock woke you up a gentle kiss of the sun’s ray:)sincerely I wish everyone a good weekend. Let rest your soul from the mortal thoughts of labour!Good morning!Take a virtual invigorating shower of joy and good mood! Throw quilt with dreams, along with the desire to stay in bed for another half hour… don’t waste your time in slumber, rush towards his luck in a new day!

Key Herbs for your Craft

Here are some really basic herbs for your magic workings :

  • Sage - Cleansing (properties : purification, wisdom, immortality)
  • Lavender - Calming (properties : love, healing, sleep, dreams, divination)
  • Rose - Opening (properties : psychic awareness, opening the heart, love)
  • Eucalyptus - Inspiration (properties : healing, protection, purification, invigorating)
  • Bay Leaves - Divination (properties : psychic powers, success, money)
  • Cardamom - Arousal (properties : lust, sexuality, reigniting intimacy)
  • Rosemary - Focus (properties : mental powers, banishing, purification, protection)
  • Bergamot - Increasing (properties : manifestation, wealth, success, prosperity, adds power to magic)
  • Oats - Grounding (properties : wealth, abundance, prosperity)
  • Dandelion - Releasing (properties : divination, wishes, summoning spirits, releasing)
  • Yarrow - Banishing  (properties : banishing, death, courage, psychic powers)
  • Cloves - Luck (properties : driving away negativity, cleansing, prosperity)

Originally posted by virtuous-thing

Morning Routine for a Busy Witch

A lot of people have asked me for tips on how to incorporate witchcraft into daily life. How you incorporate it depends on your schedule, your habits, and your tools on hand. However, I’ll list my ideal morning routine in order to give you some ideas. 

  • After I wake up, I add some cinnamon to the coffee grounds before brewing*. Cinnamon increases luck and energy, so I like starting off my day with that little boost.
    • *The reason I add cinnamon to the grounds and not the finished coffee is because powdered cinnamon can’t actually dissolve; it’ll just sink or sit at the top. By adding cinnamon to the grounds, you’re able to infuse the cinnamon into the flavor and charge the spell. .
  • If you don’t drink coffee, you may want to brew some tea. 
    • Black tea (like most chais, earl grey and breakfast teas) aid alertness and energy, their caffeine helping to dispel negative premonitions of the day. 
    • Green tea (like jasmine, senchas, and matcha) can help detoxify your energy and clear your conscious mind. 
    • White and herbal teas help with clarity, serenity and wisdom (though this largely depends on the ingredients in the tea).
  • If you don’t want coffee or tea, drink some lemon water. The water will hydrate you, and the lemon will cleanse your energy and invigorate you.
  • For an easy boost, place a crystal next to your coffee pot, tea pot or cup to charge the drink.
    • Clear quartz boosts clarity.
    • Rose quartz increases chance of love and attractiveness.
    • Obsidian, bloodstone and onyx stabilize and ground you.
    • Opal and lapis intensify awareness and spiritual powers.
    • Tiger’s eye increases courage.
      • I won’t list all crystals here because that would take forever, but those are a couple ideas. 
  • While the drinks are brewing/charging, I take some time to ground. I like to do yoga, but some people will meditate during this time, or practice energy techniques. You only have to do this for as long as the drink is charging (so like literally five minutes, trust me it makes a difference). 
  • If you eat breakfast, give a piece of your breakfast as an offering. If you don’t, give some of the drink you made as an offering. I’m the kind of person who works with multiple deities and spirits at a time, so I like to give an offering to one of them and then rotate. This helps mindset and motivation, because if you have low spoons or a down day, at least you’ve completed something.
  • While you’re getting dressed/doing makeup, light a candle. I like to start my day off with a little light; it acts as a positive omen and can wake you up more.
    • Candle color ideas: white (purity and beginnings); red (courage and strength); green (healing, luck and prosperity); blue (calming and spiritual awareness); purple (psychic powers and control); yellow (positivity and attractiveness); pink (beauty, serenity and positivity); orange (stimulation and energy).
    • Scent ideas for the candle: floral (healing and cheeriness); citrus (purity, energy, and focus); sweet (happiness, kindness and patience); spicy (passion, motivation and magic); subtle (grounding and calm).
  • Do your makeup in the morning? I recommend placing some sea glass or rose quartz next to your makeup supplies as you use them. It’s a simple tactic that’ll really up your look for the day.

This morning routine takes about twenty minutes, and includes six witchcraft spells. That’s a lot of productivity that’ll help wake you up and motivate you for the day!

Other ideas that I don’t personally do, but others do:

  • Turn your morning shower into a cleansing ritual not that i don’t take showers, I just don’t take them in the morning. 
  • Color-coordinate your outfit for your day’s intent.
    • or your makeup/accessories
  • Make some fruit-infused water to carry with you throughout the day for an energy boost.
  • Carry an appropriate crystal in your pocket to help calm, stabilize or motivate you.
  • Add an herb to your eggs (or other breakfast food) that’ll help your intent for the day
  • Say a prayer while you’re still in bed, before you get up in the morning. That’ll count as a simple offering.

Feel free to add some more ideas, especially for the late-sleepers and spoonie witches out there! Have a beautiful morning (ᗒᗨᗕ) /

Substitutions, Reworking & Personalizing Spells

Originally posted by xesoteric-extraterrestrialx

Substitutions

Substitutions in magick and spellwork is where you replace an ingredient for a spell with another due to lack of the listed ingredient. This is often done when a witch does not have specific plants, herbs or crystals on hand for when working a spell. This is a very common practice especially when individuals are on a budget or are still “in the forest” so unable to get specific ingredients. This is also done when a spell calls for an obscure or hard to find or even endangered herb/plant such as white sage, mugwort, nightshade, wormwood, wolfsbane and other harder to come by plants that one could not normally find in a store or local gardens.

General Substitution:

  • White Candles for any candle color
  • Rosemary for any herb/plant
  • Table Salt for any salt
  • Tap Water for any water
  • Clear Quartz for any crystal
  • Black Tea for any tea
  • Rose for any flower
  • Tobacco for any toxic herb/plant
  • Sage Incense for any incense
  • Olive Oil for any oil/carrier oil
  • Frankincense for any gum resin
  • Lemon for any citrus
  • Apple for any fruit

There are things in each “category” of ingredients for spells that are used for general over all substitution. Though these ingredients below can substitute for anything in their given category it does not mean that they are the best items to use for substitution in every spell. Why is that? Simply because each ingredient has different correspondences and though these items are “general” they have their own correspondences which can very much be different from what the spell is corresponding to.

An Example: Rosemary corresponds with protection, love, lust, mental powers, exorcism, purification, healing, sleep, youth. If you are using it in a spell for money it may not work as well as it would to substitute the missing herb with another herb that corresponds with money, wealth and prosperity. This is why the list above is simply for if you are in a pinch and you have absolutely nothing else to substitute in for it.

This is why it is better to go with intent based substitutions, for they tend to correspond better with the spell and are more likely to be successful. It is very easy to figure out other ingredients that work with a spell by seeing if the ingredient corresponds with the intent, such as does this crystal correspond with love in anyway? If so it is a good substitute for a love spell, if it doesn’t then it is a poor choice. This part is where you need to research yourself to ensure you are substituting things properly. Research the correspondences of what you have and see if they match with the spell you wish to find a substitute for.

Reworking

Reworking is the process of changing the actions, procedures and steps of a spell to cater to either one’s own situation or to work with ingredients that have been substituted or are missing. Reworking works hand and hand with substitution. The reason this is, is because sometimes when we substitute ingredients we can no longer use the same processes done in the spell. This is common when we substitute something such as a water safe crystal with a non-water safe crystal for a potion or substituting an edible plant with a toxic one in an edible spell.

Here is an example scenario that will show us both the process of standard substitution and reworking.

A Spell for Protection requires you to have a bowl of water and some aloe. The process of the spell is soaking the aloe in the water for a short time then rubbing the herb on your wrists and forehead. You wish to do this spell but you have come across the problem of having no aloe. Below are some examples of how to substitute with this spell and how to rework it when necessary.

  1. Solution Example: You happen to have mint which also corresponds with protection. Mint is a non-toxic plant and it is good for your skin as well as smells quite nicely. So you easily replace the aloe leaves with mint leaves instead and go about the spell as the steps instructs. This is an example of substitution that does not require any sort of reworking.
  2. Solution Example: You have blueberries which correspond with protection that you can use though you would rather not rub blueberries onto your skin leaving a sticky stained mess. This is where reworking is required. Blueberries are edible so instead you soak the blueberries in the water and instead eat the blueberries and then use the water to anoint yourself.
  3. Solution Example: You have wolfsbane but it’s highly toxic and should definitely not be soaked in water, rubbed on your skin or ingested. This is a prime example of absolutely having to rework the spell for safety reasons. In this case it would perhaps be best to have the wolfsbane in a bowl and use its energy to mentally anoint yourself. This requires most likely reworking most if not all of the spell.

Reworking actions in witchcraft without substituting ingredients. This is most common due to a person’s situation or location making certain spells difficult to do. A very common example of this type of reworking would be reworking a spell to not have a burning process due to the witch being unable to use fire or burn objects due to their situation such as apartment or dorm living, lung sensitivity to smoke or having their own doubts about being able to work safely with fire due to one reason or another. Below are some suggested reworking actions for common things that some people are unable to do for one reason or another.

  • Substitutes for Burning: tearing/shredding, soaking in water (if safe), burying (if safe), pouring ink onto, scribbling out, erasing, crumpling or crushing, painting over, pouring wax over, cutting up via scissors, taping up
  • Substitutes for Ingestion: water soaking, meditation with item nearby, energy work via harnessing the item’s energy, burning (if safe), touch/holding (if safe)
  • Substitutes for Speaking/Chanting: thought/mental chanting, written word, gesture/sign language, listening to music with lyrics that correspond with spell/intent, air writing with finger

Reworking for Spoonies

Often spells can be too draining for those with “limited spoons” to use. In these cases, reworking a spell may often become necessary to make it easier on the witch casting it. In cases of this, certain gestures or steps may be too draining or difficult for the witch to perform due to physical or mental health. First off, this is nothing to be ashamed of, it’s okay if some things make you too uncomfortable or are just too difficult for you to do. There’s no reason to feel like you can’t do spellwork because of it. You can still do the spell by reworking the areas that you have difficulty in.

An example of this could be that a spell requires a lot of movement, gestures and chanting to do. As someone with limited energy you may not be able to exhaust so much of it by moving around like that. Instead you could examine the spell and see why that part may be required, if it is a spell to bring energy or motivation it may be added as a step to help encourage and invigorate the caster but making it difficult for you. Instead you can in this case find something that you find gives you a bit of a “pep in your step” that won’t exhaust you as much. An example may be music, listening to exhilarating and upbeat music can get the energy flowing instead so removing the chanting and dancing with loud energy filled music playing as you cast the spell is an excellent solution.

Another example may be that a witch has some lung and breathing difficulties making it very difficult for them to burn things or use incense due to it affecting their airways. In this case, the witch can examine what the spell is having them burn such as a spell for money having them burn basil and chamomile. Instead this witch can choose to soak the herbs into water or place them in a bowl near an open window to let the breeze spread their energy. Or even simply turning the spell into a sachet or jar spell instead of a burning one.

Personalization of Spells

To personalize a spell is to put your own personal touch onto it. This may include adding an additional step, adding ingredients or substituting ingredients not out of necessity but out of personal preference.

Examples of personalizing spells:

  • Adding the extra ingredient of rice to a money spell because you see rice as very closely related to money in your own personal practice
  • Adding a chant to a silent spell because you prefer chanting to get into the “witchy spirit” of the spell
  • Changing the spell’s written language because it is not your native one/you prefer using a different language for witchcraft
  • Changing the sigil in the spell to one of your personal sigils that you have a better association to the intent with
  • Replacing clear quartz with citrine for an energy spell because you prefer the energy of citrine over clear quartz

There are many ways to customize and personalize a spell to make it so it works better for you on a personal level. It is something that you will find easier to do with time once you have discovered the ingredients and methods of witchcraft that you prefer doing.

*note: reworking/personalizing a spell does not make it fully yours. If you wish to post this reworked/personalized spell please link it to the original or source the original seeing it was someone else’s work that you modified here and there for your own needs. It’s just polite to credit people for their work.

🌄Morning Witchcraft☀️: how to connect to the elements

These are some of my tips for connecting to the elements in the morning before school, work, busy days, or just a day at home. It’s also handy for witches like me who prefer to work in the morning and daytime 🌞

☁️Air-

💨wake up at dawn if you can (dawn is the time that correspondes with air)

💨pick a perfume that correspondes with your intent for the rest of the day

💨listen to some music to set intent for the day and energize yourself

💨get some fresh air and let the crisp morning air invigorate and center you

💨light incense that correspondences with your intent of the day

💨enjoy the morning bird chirping

💨do a daily divination reading to get a feel for what to expect for the rest of the day

💨incorporate almonds, honey, strong scented herbs like dill, or eggs in your breakfast

Water🌊-

💧have a cup of tea or some water when you wake up

💧take a shower or bath and let it cleanse you

💧take a morning swim if you can

💧moisturize with lotion that correspondes with your intent for the day

💧make a water bottle of infused water (with the herbs/fruits of your intent) to carry around and keep you hydrated for the day

💧collect morning dew

💧pick a seashell that correspondes with your intent for the day to carry around with you

💧sing! (to connect to mermaids and warm up your voice for the day)

💧incorporate apples, berries, salt, fish, or avocado in your breakfast

Earth🌳-

🌿take a walk or jog

🌿do some yoga

🌿pick a crystal that correspondes with your intent for the day to carry with you

🌿ground yourself

🌿take care of your plants (water them, talk to them, etc.)

🌿do a prosperity spell for the day

🌿spend time with your pets

🌿use plant based products or make your own if you can (like shampoo, soap, makeup, etc.)

🌿incorporate nuts, beans, roots (like ginger), and greens (like spinach and kale) in your breakfast

Fire🔥-

🕯light a candle to set your intent for the day

🕯enjoy the morning sunshine, feel it’s warmth

🕯do some makeup or fashion magic when you’re getting ready

🕯meditate with the Sun

🕯take vitamins and/or medications

🕯stay warm with hot teas, hot showers, blankets, etc. (the morning can be a bit chilly)

🕯use the sunshine as a positivity and happiness spell and let it charge you for the day

🕯carry a tealight with you (you never know when you’ll need one)

🕯incorporate citrus and spices (like cinnamon, peppers, etc) into your breakfast

BTS Ships Astrology Analysis - Yoonseok/Sope

In this series, I’ll be doing full, detailed, very long compatibility and synastry analyses on various pairings in BTS. These aren’t necessarily romantic or platonic, I’ll just be looking at the dynamics of their relationship. Feel free to leave a comment of which ship you’d like to see next!

  • ah where do i start with these two!
  • i think this is an v v compatible pairing, probably one of the most out of the group
  • when you look at their charts it’s really no wonder why their bond is so sweet

Originally posted by yoonseokismyreligion

Planet Compatibility

  • hoseok is an aquarius-pisces cusp, meaning he displays traits from both signs. i think this is why he molds so well with yoongi’s pisces sun. they both have a compassionate, whimsical personality and share a similar outlook on life. and with pisces being a creative sign, there’s no wonder they create amazing music together
  • venus determines what you look for in a partner, and hoseok’s pisces venus draws him instantly to yoongi. he is attracted by the sensitive soft type, and yoongi is exactly that. in many ways, he views yoongi as his ideal type.
  • yoongi’s aries venus wants someone active, fun, and independent. hoseok’s aquarius sun and mars provide that excitement that makes him tick

Originally posted by pastelyoonseok

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Teenager: *is idealistic, caring, and invigorated by life and its meaning*


Adults: oh, just wait till life gets to you! It’ll crush all your dreams, steal all your cash and leave you sobbing in a ditch! Get real!


Another teenager: *is cynical, depressed, and cautious of the outside world*


Adults: oh no, this poor baby! What happened to take your innocence so soon? You have your whole life of wonderful experiences ahead of you! Cheer up!

Essential Oils Masterpost

Some tips: 

  • Never take an essential oil internally, it can really hurt you
  • Always use a carrier oil (e.g. olive, apricot, jojoba, etc) to use on the skin. Add one drop essential oil to the carrier oil and apply on skin
  • Most of the neuro-stimulating ones on the list below correspond best with aromatherapy applications (either sniff the bottle or add to a humidifier). The links at the bottom of the post can give you more information about how to apply and use essential oils 
  • Never put an essential oil on the inside of your nose, ears, eyes, mouth or genitals

The following index is paraphrased from packets of information I received while in massage school:

  • Basil Used since antiquity for chest infections, digestive problems, and jaundice. Good for headaches, migraines, head colds, and mental fatigue. Stimulating if used in small doses, sedating if used in large quantities
  • Bay Laurel Expectorant, antispasmodic, and carminative. Encourages confidence, fortitude, inspiration, protection, directions, and creativity. Particularly indicated for chilly, congested individuals who lack energy and confidence. Assists by stimulating the rational and “higher mind” b helping to renew one’s belief in one’s own boundless potential. Ignites the fire element– elevates the spirit and sparks inner vision. Bay Laurel is contraindicated during pregnancy
  • Bergamot Uplifting, good for depression and anxiety. Encourages release of pent-up feelings, helps to redirect nervous energy away from unproductive behavior. excellent deodorant and (when combined with Lavender) is an effective insect repellent. Anti viral
  • Black Pepper Antispasmodic, carminative, tonic, and stimulant. When added in small doses to massage oil, can help with muscular pain, stiffness, and fatigue
  • Bulgarian Rose “A miracle of nature” Disperses worries, anxieties and sorrows. Shows us love. Expands our awareness. Enhances the  frequency of every cell, brining balance and harmony, feelings of well-being and happiness. “Here is spring returning with chars of the roses. See only their cheeks and the bitter plant of sadness will be uprooted from your heart.” -Hafiz 
  • Cardamom General tonic of body’s vital energy, brain and nervous system– can aid concentration and help with relaxation when worried/tense. Can help restore an “appetite for life,” reminding us of life’s true abundance and restores desire for contentment. 
  • Carrot Powerful tonic action on the liver and gall bladder. Good to aid healthy skin– restores tone and elasticity and may reduce wrinkling
  • Cedarwood Antiseptic, astringent. Gives immovable strength in times of crisis. Can restore a sense of spiritual certainty. Helps to take a negative/threatening situation and transform it into an experience from which we can derive strength and wisdom. Cedarwood is contraindicated during pregnancy
  • Chamomile Can help relieve nervous stress of any kind, but is of greatest benefit for problems associated with a build-up of tension i the solar plexus. Eases tension of the excessive ego-desire and the frustration, resentment and depression that frequently follow. Helps to let go of fixed expectations, calmly acknowledge our own limitations, and more readily accept the help and support that other can manage to give. 
  • Chamomile - Roman Calming and relaxing. Helpful in overcoming headaches and insomnia. Soothing and antiseptic, reduces inflammation. Relieves PMS symptoms, soothes muscular aches and pains. 
  • Cinnamon Antiseptic. For nausea. faintness, depression, nervous exhaustion, and other stress related conditions. Helps clear the head. 
  • Citronella Insect repellent. Can be effective in keeping house pets away from plants and soil.
  • Clary Sage Good for stress. Powerful muscle relaxant. Warming and antispasmodic. Can help with menstrual issues. Strengthening, relaxing, mentally & emotionally uplifting. Allows inspiration to flow. Excellent household disinfectant.
  • Clove Teeth and gum complaints. Anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti infectious, anti inflammatory, anti parasitic, anti septic, anti viral, immune stimulant. Reported to influence healing, improve memory, and create a feeling of protection and courage.
  • Cypress Astringent. Good for oily skin. Tonic to the circulatory system. Antispasmodic. Helpful with menstrual issues. Insect repellent. Helps cope with and accept difficult change– encourages the process of taking in and letting go. Has the potential to unearth the fears that block change. 
  • Dill Has relaxing effect on nerves, muscles, intestines, and the respiratory system and pacifies spasmodic attacks
  • Eucalyptus Globulus Lung complaints. Strengths respiratory system. Insect repellent. Cleans air in treatment room and home. Sore throat. Apply under the nose and on each side of the nose for sinus relief. Reported to enhance health, well-being, purification and healing
  • Fennel Treats cellulitis. Can help regulate menstrual cycle and reduce symptoms of PMS and water retention. Useful in menopause. Can help nursing mothers. Valuable in counterbalancing alcohol poisoning an in the treatment/rehabilitation of alcoholics. May help prevent build-up of toxic waste in the body. encourages self-expression, freeing the feelings of stagnation, inviting us to communicate freely without fear or inhibition. Fennel is contraindicated for children under age 6 and for people with epilepsy
  • Frankincense Increases spiritual awareness and assists meditation. Improves attitude. Strengthens immune system. Introspection aid
  • Geranium Antidepressant and antiseptic. Astringent. Promotes speedy healing. Can help with PMS & excessive fluid retention. Stimulating effect on lymphatic system. Tonic on liver and kidneys. Conveys a feeling of calm strength and security, helps with anxiety. Ideal for the workaholic/perfectionist who has forgotten imagination, intuition, and sensory experience. Helps to reconnect to our emotional sensitivity, relaxed spontaneity, and healthy thirst for enjoyment
  • Grapefruit Cooling, cleansing, and decongesting. Mild diuretic. Clears the psychological heat and congestion that result from deep-seated frustration and self-blame. Clarifying, refreshing. It works to rid the “heavy” feelings that accompany angry disappointment, allowing us to perceive and accept more realistic goals. 
  • Helichrysum Italicum Promotes blood circulation. Good for ear complaints. Reported to cut through barriers. When we lock up inside and get angry and don’t want to forgive, we create barriers which keep us from going forward in our lives. Uplifting to the unconscious. depression, lethargy, nervous exhaustion, stress related conditions.
  • Jasmine Good for apathy, indifference, listlessness, nervous exhaustion, stress-related conditions. Produces a feeling of optimism, confidence and euphoria
  • Juniper Antiseptic and diuretic. Detoxification. Astringent. Good for acne. Good household disinfectant. Stimulates appetite. Works to break through psychological stagnation and consolidate will power. Helps to purge the worry and self-absorption that is rooted in a fear of failure. Restores determination to overcome life’s obstacles. 
  • Lavender Calming, soothing, balancing, normalizing. Restores unbalanced state of mind/body back to a state of balance where healing can take place. Relieves muscular pain and menstrual pain. Works to calm any strong emotions that threaten to overwhelm the mind.
  • Lavender - Wild “A miracle of nature; when in doubt, use lavender” 100s of uses. Excellent for burns and depression. When everything has been tried without success, try lavender. 
  • Lemon Purifying air and water. Promotes sense of well-being. Invigorating, enhancing and warming. Promotes sense of feeling lighter. For depression and sadness. Lightens egocentric concerns.
  • Neem Anti fungal, antibacterial, anti viral, helps with acne, scabies, eczema, psoriasis, rash, shingles, ear complaints (do NOT place in ear canal, massage it behind the ear & down the neck with a carrier oil), insect repellent (bio-safe insecticide), helps with old wounds that aren’t healing, helps with tooth decay, external application for tumors, external applications for sore throat and chest congestion Do not take internally
  • Neroli Restores equilibrium, Focus in the Now, healing mind, body and spirit
  • Patchouli Grounding, brings one into the physical. Sedating, calming, relaxing. Reduces anxiety
  • Peppermint Antispasmodic. Warming and stimulating. Can help with stomach upset, cold, and flu. Also has cooling effect that can be helpful with fever. Stimulates the brain and aids clear thinking. Can help with shock. Enhances concentration and absorption, but also helps facilitate the digestion of new ideas. 
  • Ravensara “A miracle of nature” Anti viral, good for first signs of flu or cold symptoms, immunostimulating properties. Can alleviate cervical & thoracic pain and soothe the stressed when combined with Lavender essential oil. Excellent for respiratory tract complaints. Revitalizes those suffering from physical and nervous fatigue. Nerve tonic. Shakes up lethargy and those avoiding responsibilities. Relieves the depressed and reassures the anxious. Muscular relaxant and pain killer. Helps with joint pain. 
  • Rosemary Specific for lung and respiratory ailments. Good expectorant for coughing fits. Excellent for ear-nose-throat complaints. Good for healthy hair. Stimulates memory and opens the conscious mind. Mental fatigue. Useful for cleaning the air within the treatment room or home. Relaxing foot or full body bath.
  • Sandalwood Centering, calming, appears to stimulate a parasympathetic nervous system (i.e. relaxing) response). Reported to increase oxygen around pineal and pituitary glands
  • Spearmint Antioxidant, helps support the respiratory and nervous systems. May help open and release emotional blocks leading to a sense of balance and well-being.
  • Spikenard Regulating on the nervous system and heart. Good for nervous tension, anxiety, insomnia. Works to replace despondency and resentment with acceptance and compassion. Indicated for individuals, who, searching for spiritual certainty, struggle in vain to find the stable ground of faith. Allows us to surrender. Grounding
  • Spruce - Black Grounding and relaxing. Balances the body and releases emotional blocks. Purifying and cleansing. Helps to release blocks to prosperity and wealth. Helps with arthritis, immune depression, sciatica, hyperthyroidism, and fungal infections. Stimulates thymus/adrenals.
  • Sweet Orange Energizing and calming
  • Tea Tree Cleansing and purifying (Has 100s of uses)
  • Thyme - Red Stimulates the production of white blood cells, stimulates circulation, raises low blood pressure helps to revive and strengthen both body and mind. Good for chronic anxiety
  • True Melissa Reported to bring out gentle characteristics within people
  • Valerian Excellent for nervous exhaustion brought on by emotional excitement, anxiety, mental chatter, restlessness, and stress-related disorders. Good for nervous headaches, migraines, and to generally soothe and calm the mind. 
  • Vetiver Clears heat, nourishes, calms and uplifts. Strengthening and grounding. “Imbues us with the calm, reassuring strength of Mother Earth and her deep sense of belonging.” Sedates, yet restores, centers, and reconnects us, closing the gap between spirit and matter
  • Ylang Ylang Calming and relaxing. Can help instances of shock, fright, anxiety, and anger. Can help reduce low blood pressure. Antidepressant, aphrodisiac, sedative. 

More About Essential Oils:

English vs French Lavender

While it’s well known that lavender has a calming and soothing effect, (I’ve seen it used a lot in sleep spells and drinks, etc) I’ve only recently found out that it’s not true for all varieties.

English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) in the picture on the left is your go-to for those soothing bed-time vibes. This is the more common variety.

French lavender (Lavandula stoechas), the tufty flower on the right, actually has an invigorating effect. It’s also brilliant for cuts and grazes to prevent infection and promote healing, but if you’re growing this plant to help you sleep it will not have the desired effect in your bed-time tea/pillow sachet!

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Aromatherapy is not Kitten Witch’s strong point, but getting to play with vials and help friends definitely is 😻

🎍Oakmoss and other wood scents are known for their calming, earthy properties.
🎍 Patchouli is in the mint family, and might be similar to what you usually use, with the added benefit of helping to balance emotion.
🎍 Vetiver is a tall girl, who is trying her best.
🎍 Citrus is more invigorating than calming, but might help you stay in the here and now rather than calm you into floating away.

Smell is the sense that is most closely linked to memory, and thus is very likely to differ for everyone. Consider other ways to use the oils; in baths, or in the washing machine with your clothes! Remember to check any oils you use for allergen information (not just for you, but for any animals in the home as well!) and dilute where necessary! Contact and ingestion allergies differ, so do your research before using any unfamiliar oils in your home or on yourself. Be safe, my friends 💖

Dual ruled signs.👥

* Scorpio and Aries axis(mars ruled)
-dark colors, vivid imagery and dark vibes. A fascination with the realer and more harsh aspects of life. The “thick” of it. Cuts and bruises. Blood and gore. Scary stories and fist fights. Tomboys and angry crying. Fast love and bad break ups. Passionate encounters and unhinged sexuality. Raw to the touch.Moon and Venus in these signs tend to have a darker and more shadow based aesthetic. Dark colors:floral colors:and warm hues.

•Taurus and libra axis(Venus ruled)
-browns and low hued yellows. Cardigans and crop tops. Rustic boots and Levi jeans. A obsession with the prime and the rose gold. Metalic and or suede fabrics. The beach theme and the sunset aura. Surfing and Starbucks. The overdue assignment and the dell laptop. The hair dye and nail salon. The hair regime and teeth whiting. Vlogs and Netflix binging. The moon and Venus of these signs tend to have a more afternoon type aesthetic. Warm colors:a mix of fall running into summer. Cool shades.

•gemini and Virgo axis(mercury ruled)
-loose colors and metalic colors. True grey or true brown. Tight fitting and sweats. Loose fitting clothes with some frill. Hoodies and vans. The wavy hair and upturned glasses. Watches and wrist ware.9-5 schedule. Memes. Relatable text post. Trips to the hospital and doggies. Naps. And food binges. Forgetting to eat and talking to yourself. Leaving people in read. And missing your lover. Passive aggressive and easily distracted.The moon and Venus of these signs tend to have a more out of bed energy. There’s a morning look about them. Whites/greys and neutral colors. A mix of the daytime when the sun is just waking up.

•Sagittarius and Pisces(Jupiter ruled)
-fabrics, patterned and pale. Blank shirts and shirts full of patterns-no imbetween.
Skin on skin. The half button look and the messy tuck in. Jewelry and baggy attire. Clothing that hides it all. Clothing that has you wondering. The rainbow spectrum. Nomadic and eccentrics. Peace signs and freedom loving. Piano and rythemic tunes. Blues and jazz. The moonlight is seated oh so bright. Seance. Spectral beings and apparitions. Falling for the professor. An addiction to trouble.phychadellic drugs and disengagement. Touch porn. Confusion.The moon and Venus of these signs tend to be drawn towards blue or red dynamic. The meaner ones love red-the aloof ones claim blue. The carefree ones are somewhere in between. A long night out-down a mysterious road surrounded by mysterious mist and mountains.

•Aquarius and Capricorn(Saturn ruled)
-the traditional get up, suites and dresses. Classical champagne and classical chandelier from above. Cigarettes after sex on repeat and a half poured glass of wine. The sound of money. Calm colors-quietness. Black and ash. The moon and Venus of these signs tend to be drawn to the clean cut look with a tinge of the unkempt. Men have the half shaven look and stuble along with a derailed cuff and lack of button. The women have the right fitting gown-wind swept hair loosely held with a small pin, the daring thigh and open chest. Heavy hearts and grotesque interludes. Plans and window glass. Sleak. Sex on the table. Adjustments. Crying in silence. Aloof and cold. Slow moving and precise.A night out at the most expensive gig around.

* Cancer and Leo(sun and moon)
-the passionate colors. Passion fruit. A heated argument. A commendable play. Loud audience. Audible silence-a hug to take the pain away-a hug to invigorate you. Youth. Mom and dad. The archetype. Masculine and feminine. “Breakfast is ready!” “I’ll always be here for you” puberty and adolescence. The wiped tears and the dynamic kick. Hot summers and cold winters. Those with their moon and Venus in these signs tend to be strong summer types-or strong winter types. Their is a lack of or overabundance of clothing. A need to feel hugged by their clothing and a need to feel completely free of it. Strong and harsh color schemes.