lavender lotus

Rihanna, drawn in PS.

[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Rihanna. Portrait is from the waist up. Rihanna has long dark hair, and she’s dressed in a pale gold satin gown, off the shoulders, with a cape gathered around her arms. She’s wearing a diamond necklace and diamond earrings. The background is a gradient from deep warm red to pale lavender overlaid with a lotus design.]

Magical Herbs A-Z
  • Acacia- protection, psychic powers,
  • Allspice- money, luck, healing
  • Aloe- protection. Luck
  • Angelica- protection, purification, youth
  • Lemon balm- love, calming, sleep
  • Basil- love, exorcism, wealth, protection
  • Bay leaf- protection, psychic powers, healing
  • Cactus- protection, chastity
  • Camellia- wealth, luxury
  • Camphor- health, divination
  • Catnip- cat magic, love, beauty, happiness
  • Cedar- healing, purification, money, protection
  • Chamomile- money, sleep, love, purification
  • Cinnamon- success, healing,  protection
  • Clove- protection, exorcism, love, money
  • Comfrey- healing, money spells
  • Cumin- protection, fidelity, exorcism
  • Dandelion- divination, wishes, calling spirits
  • Dill- protection, money, lust, luck
  • Dragon’s blood- love, protection, exorcism
  • Echinacea- strengthening spells
  • Eucalyptus- healing, protection
  • Fennel- protection, healing, purification
  • Frankincense- protection, exorcism, spirituality
  • Gardenia- love, peace, spirituality, healing
  • Garlic- protection, healing, exorcism, lust
  • Ginger- love, money, success, power
  • Jasmine- love, money, prophetic dreams
  • Lavender- love, protection, sleep,
  • Lotus- protection, lock-opening
  • Magnolia- fidelity, beauty
  • Mandrake- protection, money, fertility
  • Marigold- protection, prophetic dreams, psychic powers
  • Marjoram- protection, love, money
  • Mint- money, protection, healing, travel
  • Mistletoe- protection, exorcism, fertility
  • Mugwort- protection, exorcism, psychic powers
  • Mullein- courage, protection, divination
  • Myrrh- protection, exorcism, spirituality
  • Nettle- exorcism, healing, protection
  • Oak- protection, money, luck
  • Olive- healing, protection, peace
  • Orchid- love, beauty
  • Parsley- protection, purification
  • Passion flower- sleep, peace, relationship
  • Patchouli- money, love, lust
  • Pepper- protection, purification
  • Peppermint- psychic powers, healing, protection
  • Rose- love, psychic powers, luck
  • Rosemary- purification, protection, exorcism
  • Rue- exorcism, protection, health
  • Sage- wisdom, protection, purification
  • St, john’s wort- anti-depressive, strength, protection
  • Sandalwood- protection, spirituality
  • Sunflower- wisdom, love, health
  • Thyme- fairy attractive, psychic power, sleep, protection
  • Valerian- protection, purification, sleep
  • Vanilla- love, psychic powers, harmony
  • Vervain- protection, money, sleep
  • Violet- love, luck, protection
  • Yarrow- courage, exorcism, psychic power
Types of Flowers 🌹 (English - Dutch)

🌺 Carnation - Anjer
🌺 Amaryllis - Amaryllis
🌺 Begonia - Begonia
🌺 Chrysanthemum - Chrysant
🌺 Dahlia - Dahlia
🌺 Gladiolus - Gladiool
🌺 Geranium - Geranium
🌺 Hyacinth - Hyacint
🌺 Hibiscus - Hibiscus
🌺 Iris - Iris
🌺 Jasmine - Jasmijn
🌺 Poppy - Klaproos
🌺 Cornflower - Korenbloem
🌺 Lily - Lelie
🌺 Lavender - Lavendel
🌺 Lotus (flower) - Lotusbloem
🌺 Daisy (flower) - Madeliefje
🌺 White daisy, Marguerite - Margriet
🌺 Daffodil - Narcis
🌺 Orchid - Orchidee
🌺 Dandelion - Paardenbloem
🌺 Peony - Pioenroos
🌺 Rose - Roos
🌺 Tulip - Tulp
🌺 Pansy, Violet - Viooltje
🌺 Water Lily - Waterlelie
🌺 Sunflower - Zonnebloem

anonymous asked:

Hi! I remember you saying that you do a lot of work in dreams. I want to try and start doing stuff in the dreamscape, and I was wondering if you had any advice! Techniques or things to keep in mind. Thanks!

Hello lovely anon!

Yes, you’re correct! I do a lot of dream work within my own spiritual practice.

Before you can really benefit from dream work, you need to be able to remember the dreams that you have. There’s no point in having conversations with your deities/spirits, or other visionary dreams if you cannot remember them in the morning!

Dream Recall

- Learn about the brain and why we dream

- Tell yourself out loud each time you go to sleep this: “I will remember my dreams”. Say it a few times, solidify it within your unconscious while you doze off to sleep… When I was starting off, I found this to be the kickstarter to remembering my dreams.

- Use spellwork. Create or find reliable sigils for dream recall. Sleep with amethyst under your pillow to enhance dream recall and dream vividness. Create a Dream Sachet using items you associate with dreaming. For me, these items would be (Black, Lavender, Yellow; Mimosa, Juniper Berry, Angelica, Chamomile, Dandelion, Lavender, Peppermint, Lotus, Amethyst, Labradorite, Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Garnet)

NOTE: Marijuana consumption/smoking can impede your dream recall. Try not to consume/smoke less than 6 hours before you go to sleep.

- Keep a schedule of some kind. When you’re a beginner, this is very important! Try to go to bed at the same time every night, and waking up at the same time in the morning (Yes, even on weekends).

- Keep a dream journal. Your mind will want to remember your dreams, if you show importance in them. When you do remember dreams, write them out as detailed as you can within a journal (Try not to use a laptop or other electronic device, as the bright light will wake your mind up faster and make you lose pieces of your dream before you have a chance to write it down)

- Exercise & watch the food you consume. Exercise will help you have a more restful sleep, and will make it easier to slip through the different cycles of sleep. Nutrients and water will help keep your brain healthy and working correctly. Try drinking Chamomile tea if plain water becomes too repetitive for your taste buds.

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If you are wanting to get into Lucid Dreaming (Which is best when you are wanting to communicate with deities/spirits), that’s a whole other can of worms that can only be achieved once you’re able to dream recall. Rule of thumb for Lucid Dreams with spirits/deities, is that you will NOT be able to influence the deity/spirit in the dream in any fashion. They will have their own will, and will manipulate the dream as they see fit. It’ll be like two people having control of the same computer. You’ll know what is your doing, and what is theirs.

Videos:
Dreaming in Another Language
Lucid Dreaming, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Senses Initiated Lucid Dreaming (SSILD)
Sleep Paralysis
Why Do People Fail At Lucid Dreaming?
Bad Stuff About Lucid Dreaming — False Memories


LD Source 1
LD Source 2 and their Lucid Dreaming Quick Tips

I did a thing. I made a protection, calming, beauty charm for a friend. Incense ash from rose, jasmine, lily, lavender, and lotus. Sea salt hand ground. Hand ground sea shells. Purple wax from a lavender scented candle which also lend to the sealing of the cork. I gave it to a friend and she was so happy she almost started crying. Told her the care for it and how to use it and she was so welcoming to it.

Tagged by: @iamtherealcactus

Rules: answer the questions then tag 20 people you’d like to get to know better! 

Name: juliana 

Nickname: juli, jules, juli-kate

Zodiac sign: pisces 🐟🐟

Height: 5'11

Orientation: -laughs- 

Ethnicity: white

Favourite fruit: HONEYDEW and any other melons really 

Favourite season: spring n fall

Favourite book: the outsiders probably??

Favourite flower: lavender, sunflower, lotus

Favourite scent: lavender 

Favourite animal: anteaters and flamingos 

Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa?: tea 

Average sleep hours: like 7 to 12 

Cats or dogs?: both 🐶🐱

Favourite fictional character: UH link from loz probably 

Dream trip: spain

When was your blog created?: 2012 i think?

Number of followers: like 200 something 

What do you post about?: memes and anime lmfao

Do you get asks on a regular basis?: -laughs some more-

Aesthetic: v a p o r w a v e also cute pink shit

Favourite band/artist: daft punk and gorillaz 

Fictional characters I’d date: all of them 

Hogwarts house: hufflepuff i think??

tag 20 people: (i’m not doing that also this is 100% optional) @naked-onions @nerdworth @adverseteen @unfortunatelizard @prxssia and literally anybody else who wants to do this i’m sorry if i forgot to tag u

Flowers associated with the Zodiac Signs
  • Aries: Honeysuckle, Thistles, Geranium
  • Taurus: Poppy, Foxglove, Daisy
  • Gemini: Lavender, Lilacs
  • Cancer: Acanthus, Lotus
  • Leo: Sunflower, Marigold
  • Virgo: Morning Glory, Cherry blossoms
  • Libra: Rose, Hydrangeas
  • Scorpio: Anemones, Cacti
  • Sagittarius: Narcissus, Dandelions, Moss
  • Capricorn: Carnation, Ivy, Pansy
  • Aquarius: Orchid, Goldenrod
  • Pisces: Water Lily, Yarrow
Some Suggested Plant Correspondences

Some Suggested Plant Correspondences

I’ve compiled this basic plant correspondence list for everyone, but I am hoping to target those of you who might be living somewhere where you can’t have odd plants/herbs because of of family and/or roommate situations, and those of you who don’t have the money to go out and buy expensive or rare herbs. This is a list of very common plants. Some I bet you never even thought of. ;)


Banishing: basil
Beauty & Youthfulness: avocado, catnip
Chasity & Purity: cactus, cucumber, lavender, pineapple, sweet pea
Courage: sweet pea, thyme
Dieting: basil
Employment: pecan
Exorcism: angelica, basil, beans, birch, clover, cumin, elder, fern, garlic, horseradish, lilac, mint, onion, peach, peony, rosemary
Fertility: banana, carrot, cucumber, daffodil, fig, geranium, grape, mustard, nuts, oak, olive, peach, pine, pomegranate, poppy, rice, sunflower, wheat
Fidelity: chili pepper, clover, cumin, elder, magnolia, nutmeg, rhubarb
Friendship: lemon, passion flower, sweet pea
Happiness: catnip, hyacinth, lavender, lily of the valley, morning glory, saffron
Healing & Health: angelica, barley, bay, blackberry, carnation, cedar, cinnamon, cucumber, elder, eucalyptus, gardenia, garlic, ivy, lime, mint, oak, olive, onion, peppermint, pine, potato, rose, rosemary, thyme, tobacco, violet, willow
Invisibility: fern, poppy
Legal Matters: marigold
Longevity: lavender, lemon, maple, peach, sage
Love: aloe, apple, apricot, avocado, barley, basil, bean, beet, bleeding heart, Brazil nut, catnip, chamomile, cherry, chestnut, chili pepper, cinnamon, clove, clover, crocus, daffodil, daisy, dill, elm, fig, gardenia, geranium, ginger, hyacinth, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, lotus, maple, nuts, orange, orchid, pansy, papaya, pea, peach, pear, peppermint, plum, plumeria, raspberry, rose, rosemary, tomato, tulip, vanilla, violet, willow
Luck & Good Fortune: bamboo, bluebell, cabbage, daffodil, fern, moss, nutmeg, oak, orange, pineapple, pomegranate, rose, straw, strawberry, violet
Mental Clarity & Power: celery, grape, lily of the valley
Money, Prosperity, Wealth: almond, basil, blackberry, cashew, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, dill, elder, fern, ginger, grape, jasmine, maple, mint, moss, nutmeg, oak, oats, onion, orange, pea, pine, pineapple, pomegranate, rice
Nightmares, Banishing: cedar
Peace: gardenia, lavender, morning glory, passion flower, olive
Physical energy/ strength: carnation
Protection: aloe, angelica, ash, bamboo, barley, basil, bay, bean, birch, blackberry, blueberry, broom, cactus, cumin, dill, elder, fern, garlic, geranium, grain, grass, ivy, lavender, lettuce, lilac, lily, lime, lotus, marigold, mint, mustard, oak, olive, onion, parsley, peony, pepper, raspberry, rhubarb, rice, roots, rose, rosemary, sage, tomato, tulip, violet, willow
Psychism: bay, celery, cinnamon, grass, marigold, rose, thyme
Purification: bay, broom, cedar, chamomile, coconut, iris, lavender, lemon, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, tobacco
Reconciliation: beans
Sexual Energy: banana, beans, oak, olive
Sleep: chamomile, elder, lavender, lettuce, peppermint, rosemary, thyme
Spirituality: aloe, cinnamon, gardenia
Success: cinnamon, clover, ginger
Travel: mint
Wisdom: iris, peach, sage, sunflower

This is my own work. Please do NOT remove my links.

Behind The Wand

wicca-vibes  asked:

Everywhere I look, I see people posting and telling about how to set up your altar. And every single f**king one of them has SOME kind of God/goddess representation. Well what if you don't believe in any gods or goddesses? What...how do you make an altar then? Like...help¿ What do you "dedicate" your altar to?

I feel this question in my nontheistic little soul.

I’m actually working on kind of a nontheistic paganism and witchcraft master post (literally right now).  However, this post is just helping me write this portion - so seriously, thank you for this question!

For nontheistic pagans and witches, altars are meant to bring a certain energy to a space.  Altars don’t have to just honor deities  - they can honor an emotion, a certain space, the memory of someone who has passed or the holiday that you’re celebrating.

Also keep in mind that gods and goddesses can be metaphors for human emotion.  If you’re looking for something that emphasizes love and fertility, there are many, many gods and goddesses that represent that.  I would only use god and goddesses as metaphors if you still have respect and knowledge of their history.  Don’t just throw Aphrodite on your altar because you’re wanting something for love and that’s all you really know about her.  If that’s the case, I’d simply steer clear of all deity representations.

Here are some altars I have around my house:


Sabbat Altars

I have an altar in my front room that I set up for every sabbat.  I secularize the sabbat so that it means something unrelated to deity, typically leaning towards something happening in the natural world.  My example above is my Lammas altar.  No reference to gods or goddesses anywhere.  What I was looking to represent was the corn and wheat of the first harvest.  Here’s a very very brief secularization of the sabbats based on my personal beliefs:

Samhain: Last harvest, reverence for the dead.
Yule: The shortest day, longest night, the dark, winter.
Imbolc: The spark of light in the dark.
Ostara: Spring equinox, fertility of the land.
Beltane: Personal fertility, fire and passion.
Midsummer: Longest day, summer.
Lammas: First harvest - wheat and corn.
Mabon: Second harvest - apples and grapes. Our Thanksgiving.

Again, this is a very short description.  There’s more to it for me, but it again strongly depends on your personal beliefs.  Some might view this as a bastardization of the Wheel of the Year, but it works well for those of us who struggle with the story of the Wiccan God and Goddess or who don’t associate particular deities with each sabbat.

House Altars

House altars are great for bringing a certain energy to a room.  Above is my house altar as it was in 2014.  It’s changed a bit since then.  You might have a living room altar that invokes happiness or togetherness or a bedroom altar for peacefulness or fertility.  And none of these altars need to reference a deity if you don’t want them to.


Ancestor or Memory Altars

I primarily work with spirits and ancestors.  I don’t know if this is something you believe in, but if you do, an ancestor or memory altar would help with that aspect.  If you don’t believe in spirits, having a dedicated place to honor those who have past could still be helpful psychologically.  One side of my altar here honors my ancestors through photos and items they’ve given me.  The other side honors friends, pets and familiars who have passed away.

Ritual Altars

My ritual altars are typically decorated for use.  Here are some examples!

For Samhain, each member of the circle lit a large candle in memory of a specific person and the small candles were for the people who passed unidentified or forgotten.

This was our Midsummer ritual altar.  I had my circle members light incense to call upon spirits, ancestors and deities (my circle is interfaith, so I try to include this for other theistic members).  The center candle was lit before ritual and represented the sun.  Then, the long tapers were lit for each person to dedicate themselves to something.  The vials were thyme and olive oil vials were for those who believed in Fae so that they could dab it on their eyelids and see them.  Not everyone in the circle believes in Fae, but some do.  It was my effort to incorporate everyone’s beliefs.

Finally, the tea altars are meant to invoke the meaning of each tea. This was an All Seeing Eye tea meant to “enhance third eye and psychic powers,” so I emphasized its meaning with lavender, a lotus flower and a large chunk of raw amethyst.  It was a review and, while I may not necessarily believe in the meaning of the tea, my roommate had pretty vivid dreams about Samhain afterward.  Who am I to say it didn’t work?

 I think that about sums it up! If you have any other questions, let me know!

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Note: This is only a short list. As soon as I complete my Herbal Encyclopedia, I will post a complete list.

Anointing

acacia, angelica, carnation, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lily of the valley, lotus, myrrh, rose, rosemary, vervain.

Balance
jasmine, orange, rose.

Banishing, Releasing
cedar, clove, cypress, patchouli, rose, violet, betony, elder, fern, mugwort, vervain, yarrow.

Binding
apple, cayenne, cypress, dragon’s blood, pine, pepper, rowan, wormwood.

Blessing, Consecration
carnation, cypress, frankincense, lotus, rosemary, elder, rue.

Business
benzoin, cinnamon, mint, peony

Change
peppermint, dragon’s blood, woodruff

Clairvoyance, Divination
acacia, cinnamon, lilac, honeysuckle, marigold, mugwort, nutmeg, roe, thyme, wormwood, yarrow, hazel, moonwort, rowan.

Creativity
honeysuckle, dragon’s blood, lilac, lotus, vervain, wild cherry, savory.

Cursing
blackthorn, elder, pepper.

Determination, Courage
allspice, dragon’s blood, musk, rosemary, mullein.

Energy, Power, Strength
allspice, bay, carnation, cinnamon, dragon’s blood,
frankincense, lotus, holly, musk, thyme, oak, verbena.

Exorcism
bay, frankincense, lavender, pine, pepper, cedar, myrrh, mullein, basil, rue, rosemary, vervain, yarrow, wormwood.

Good Luck, Justice
cedar, cinnamon, cinqefoil, chamomile, bayberry, jasmine, honeysuckle, lotus.

Happiness, Peace
apple blossom, basil, cedar, cypress, fir, jasmine, lavender, lotus, lilac, orange, rose, rosemary, patchouli, purple loosestrife, lily of the valley, valerian, vervain.

Healing
carnation, cinnamon, cinqefoil, clove, hazel, hops, peppermint, orange, savory, rowan, myrrh, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, lotus, wild cherry, lavender.

Inspiration, Knowledge
clove, acacia, cinquefoil, cypress, reed, rosemary, rowan, rue, moss, oak, lily of the valley, laurel, hazel.

Love
acacia, apple blossom, birch, catnip, cinquefoil, elder, fern, gardenia, heather, honeysuckle, jasmine, juniper, lavender, marigold, marjoram, mistletoe, moonwort, musk, patchouli, rose, savory, valerian, vanilla, wormwood, yarrow.

Luck
Allspice, apple blossom, Melissa, orange, nutmeg, violet.

Lust
Basil, cinnamon, ginger, neroli, ylang ylang.

Meditation
acacia, angelica,

New Beginnings
birch oil.

Protection
angelica, bay, bayberry, birch, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, lily of the valley, patchouli, pine, rue, vervain, basil, fern, fir, nawthorn, hazel, heather, holly, juniper, mistletoe, mugwort, oak, pepper, rosemary, thistle, rowan, wormwood, yarrow.

Psychic Centers, Opening
lotus, mimosa, mugwort, nutmeg, wisteria.

Prosperity
Almond, bergamot, honeysuckle, mint, peony.

Purification
bay laurel, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, pine, rosemary, vervain, basil, betony, cedar, dragon’s blood, elder, hyssop, marjoram, oak, peppermint, rue, salt, thyme, valerian, woodruff.

Reincarnation
lilac, sandalwood.

Sleep
Chamomile, lavender, peppermint, thyme.

Success
Bergamot, clove, ginger, lemon balm.

Visions
bay laurel, frankincense, lotus, acacia, marigold, mugwort, wormwood.

Will Power

rosemary, St. Johnswort.

Happiness Associations

Spells:

° Spell to enhance Inspiration and uplift the Spirit
° Self-Happiness Spell
° Spell to bring Harmony in your Life
° Joyful Candle Spell
° Happiness Spell
° Positivity Jar
° Jar of glowing Happiness
° Spell for Happiness and Energy

Crystals:

° Aquamarine
° Carnelian
° Citrine
° Fuschite
° Galena
° Green Aventurine
° Green Calcite
° Jasper
° Orange Aventurine
° Onyx
° Peacock Ore
° Quartz
° Red Aventurine
° Rose Quartz
° Sodalite
° Tektite

Herbs:

° Anise
° Basil
° Catnip
° Cinnamon
° Greater Celandine
° Lavender
° Marjoram
° Meadowsweet
° Oregano
° Parsley
° Peppermint
° Rosemary
° Saffron
° Sage
° Spearmint
° St John’s Wort
° Thyme 

Colours:

° Blue
° Orange
° White
° Yellow

Weekdays:

° Friday
° Thursday

Incense:

° Jasmine
° Juniper Berry
° Lavender
° Lotus
° Orange
° Patchouli
° Peppermint 
° Sandalwood
° Vanilla
° Ylang Ylang