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🌱Green Witch Tips🌱

I get a lot of asks about plants; what dried herbs to start with, what kind are good for beginners, what I would recommend new witches own, how to grow them, etc. That’s totally okay because you guys know I love helping you out but to make things easier I’m just going to talk about plants for a while, okay? Enjoy!

Let’s Start At The Beginning🌿

“What should a beginner witch have in their cabinet?”

I get asked a lot what are some good herbs or dried flowers to have for people who can’t grow their own. Just remember, it’s not necessary to have herbs in your practice, all you need to be a witch is a desire to be a witch! But these are the herbs I recommend and/or are my personal favorites.💜

  • Orange Peel - This is great for uplifting energies and bringing happiness into your life, they can help with intuition, bring prosperity and abundance, and they can help strengthen friendships and relationships. They’re loaded with Vitamin C & A, it’s a powerful antioxidant and great for relieving congestion(add it to your bath!) You can eat them, burn them, make a tea, add it to your bath, whatever you see fit!
  • Basil - This is great for bringing in money and prosperity, love, flying/astral work, exorcisms, and is great for protection. Basil has potent antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. It is also an anti-inflammatory.
  • Mint - Mint is probably one of my favorite healing herbs, it can help bring you strength, luck, money, and safe travels. Mint is an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Ideal for treating indigestion, flatulence, varicose veins, headaches, migraines, skin irritations, rheumatism, toothache, and general fatigue.
  • Chamomile - One of my favorite meditation plants, it also aids in centering and finding peace, protection, self-love and healing! It’s great for fevers, indigestion, it works as an anti-inflammatory for wounds, and makes a good insect repellent.
  • Rosemary: It’s often used for protection, love, purification, healing, sleep, and youth. When burned it emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations and is used to rid a place of negativity. It provides anti-inflammation, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antisepticproperties. And research provides ample evidence that rosemary not only improves memory, but helps fight cancer. 
  • Onion: It is used for protection, exorcism, healing, money, and abundance in life. Grown in pots or in the garden they repel negative energy and evil intentions. You can cook onions to attract money and luck. Onions are high in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and are good for regulating blood pressure.
  • Thyme: It can be used for good health, healing, sleep, courage, love, purification, psychic powers. It can be burned for good health and purification and can be used in healing spells. It can be used to help bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, upset stomach, stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bedwetting, intestinal gas (flatulence), parasitic worm infections and skin disorders.

Growing Your Own Indoor Plants 🌿

These are what I recommend for beginners(inside) I tried to include a variety of herbs, succulents, and houseplants because I know some people prefer one of the other. This includes generic care tips like storage needed, how much light, water, etc. If you’re looking for magical plant care tips scroll down to the next category! All plants picked are cat and dog friendly.

  • Spider Plants - absorb negativity while improving both the energy and air quality of your home. They’re great for low-key daily cleansing. The pot does not need drainage, moderate sunlight, during growth water once or so a week, at adult(one year) water more frequently, during the summer do not let the soil dry out, keep it moist! Generic garden soil is fine.
  • African Violets - ruled by the planet Venus, promoting spirituality and peaceful vibrations. Their five-petaled flowers are protective and link the plant with the pentagram. Keep them in a warm location where they get plenty of light, and these darling little plants will happily bloom for you all year round. They’re roots are very fragile so over watering can definitely kill them, make sure the soil is completely dry to touch before water. They do best with soils that include peat moss or vermiculite.
  • Succulents - bringers of love and abundance and can be among the easiest of house plants to grow.  Succulents are ruled by the moon. Succulents definitely need plots that have drainage holes, the soil should be a mix of rocks and soil or just buy premade cacti soil! Water two to three times a month depending on size. Full sunlight is best!
  • Swedish or English Ivy -  are protective as well as decorative, and never more so than when trained to grow outside on house walls. Potted and brought indoors, they serve the same function, for their curious stems and leaves drive away evil and negativity from their dwelling place. They are also though to promote fidelity and fertility. Medium light, simple garden soil, they do like moss, ivy’s prefer to be on the dry side when the soil has been dry for 2-3 days then water!
  • Catnip - can bring love into the home, works for cat magic or dieties, helps promote happiness and aids in sleep/astral travel magic. It can be successfully grown on a sunny windowsill, providing you give it enough water and remember to pinch out the flowers to encourage leaf growth. You can start pinching off leaves as soon as the plant hits about 6 - 8 inches.
  • Basil - it can help steady the mind, brings happiness, love, peace, and money and protects against insanity. Keep basil in direct or medium sunlight, keep soil moist, make sure to pick the leaves regularly to encourage growth throughout the summer.
  • Lemon Balm - associated with the moon and neptune, can be used to dispel melancholy and depression, it is traditionally used for compassion, fertility, happiness, healing, longevity, love, mental health, prosperity, and divination. Lemon balm likes a steady supply of water, but good drainage is a must.The plant recovers quickly from wilt, so it’s best to err on the side of dry rather than too wet, which will encourage root rot. Any good, fast-draining potting soil will likely do.
  • Thyme(a personal favorite) - planet venus, it’s good for clairvoyance, cleansing, courage, divination, dreams, exorcism, faeries, happiness, healing, love, money, prevents nightmares, protection, psychic development, aannnddd purification. It’s a pretty useful little plant and it’s super cute if you ask me! Water completely each time but allow the pot to dry before watering again. Fertilize thyme with a weak solution of fish emulsion or liquid seaweed once a month - I swear by it! Trim off flowers and dry them for a sachet or use them in tea, bath, etc!
  • Rosemary -  It’s often used for protection, love, purification, healing, sleep, and youth. When burned it emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations and is used to rid a place of negativity. Same grow tips as thyme!
  • Orchid -  it can be used for elegance and beauty, concentration, strengthening memory, love, intuition, harmony, focus, and will power. I personally love having my orchids around during self love magic and glamour spells. It needs ample water but should be allowed to dry out some between watering - make sure to not over water it. Some orchids can be air plants!

Magical Tips For Growing Plants🌿

Just some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, some of these may not be super witchy but still definitely helpful for strong plant babies!

  • Sing or talk to your plants daily! Not only will the positive energy they receive help them grow strong, so will the more direct source of Carbon Dioxide. 💕 
  • Use rain water or moon water to water your plants! You can really use any kind of water but I advise against sea water unless you boil the salt out first.
    • Bonus! Charge your water with crystals. I like to leave mine out under the moon with moss agate, clear quartz, and rose quartz to encourage growth into a strong, beautiful plant.
  • If you smoke weed, ashes are lovely to give to plants once a week, most ashes work to be honest. You can also use left over tea leaves to compost as well, you can infuse/encourage your plants with energies of the tea!
  • You can also include eggshell powder or water from when you boil eggs in your waterings once a week to help aid it’s growth. 
    • I wouldn’t suggest feeding them plant food until their adults though just because it’s really simple to over feed them. But it’s okay to throw some eggshells in the beginning.
  • Sigils! Put sigils on everything, your watering can, the containers your plants are in, on the window they receive their sunlight from! Have fun, gardening is a great time to explore yourself and your craft.
  • Leave your plants under the moon to let the charge. Or when they’re in the sun let that charge them to bring energy and happiness into your home and life.
  • Leave crystals next to your plants or create little spell jar to keep in your garden. I have one of citrine, clear quartz, bay, oak, and a little love letter to Freyr because he’s my patron god and a god of nature.
  • This may sound weird but I swear my little green guys love jivin’ to music, play some and dance around with them, let them be lively and included in your life. We’ve been listening to a lot of Janis Joplin lately.
  • If your plant indoors you don’t have worms!! Oh no! Poke little holes in your soil (after their healthy sprouts) to make sure the soil isn’t compacted.
  • Understand how much space your plants are going to need.  It’s a common mistake for gardeners to get too small of pots. Research the type of roots your plants have - not all grow down some grow wide and need wider more shallow pots.
  • Look for the best place in the house for each plant, and don’t be afraid to try different locations until you find the best spot. Some plants are picky and that’s a-okay!

I hope this is able to help someone with their little green babies. Gardening can bring such joy to ones life, I hope it can for you!🌿

I bet you Sherlock and John were pen pals when they were little, they just don’t remember it. Like Sherlock would have really cute bee stationery his mum bought him  - without lines, because he’s too old for lines - and one of those address stickers but with bees on them. And he wouldn’t really want to have a pen pal at first, because who needs those, and also, the name is stupid, his mum makes him write in pencil anyways. Which is okay because he has one with honeycomb designs. But his mum signs him up anyways and he gets a letter from John in the mail, and his letter has pirate stationery and Sherlock thinks this is so cool and Sherlock (Billy) writes to John about pirates, and John returns with another letter complimenting him on the bee stationery and asking him how he made the address sticker, and it just goes on until they get a little too old for pen pals, or John moves away. And years and years later they’re living together and in love and Rosie starts getting older and Mrs. Holmes thinks she should get a pen pal too, but who even does that nowadays, like no one, it’s an old-fashioned concept, but Mrs. Holmes gets her these fancy address stickers and Rosie just needs to use them, so she does. And she shows John and Sherlock her first letter and asks them to take her to the post office to mail it out and they both see the bee address label and think….oh

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Green Lanterns of Earth + Name Meanings

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Welcome to Groovy Groceries!

We have the usual items you depend on us to stock: organic fruits and veggies from our farm, a great variety of mushrooms, natural perfumes, homegrown medicinal herbs , art supplies, hacky-sacks and frisbees, laundry supplies, very small brains, eyes, bloodfruit, crystal flowers, finely crafted glassware, artwork, books, disco balls, candles, used clothing, primo incense and much, much more.

We have some new items today!  Yummy cupcakes, supplied by @soloriya !

These deliciously frosted little green guys are just waiting to be abducted by YOU! How’s that for a change?  Beam some up today!

(Groovy Groceries is one of my @alientrustfundkids story settings)

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Thank you @soloriya for the wonderful birthday gift! These charming alien cupcakes can be recolored..the aliens themselves and the cupcake paper.

Very sweet gifty that I will share, courtesy Soloriya.

Here is the link to download them yourself from her:

http://simfileshare.net/download/275145/


Thank you so much for making my birthday even more fun. :)

These will be a regularly stocked item at Groovy Groceries, but the flavors might change from time to time..

Alex’s Number (POI meets Supergirl)

Based on the dialogue minific here: https://queercapwriting.tumblr.com/post/162045928594/wait-though-what-if-the-machine-gave-finch-alex


It’s a wonder Alex Danvers’s number hasn’t come up already.

Plenty of people have wanted to kill her. Have planned to kill her.

Somehow, she always manages to handle herself.

This time, though? This time, her number comes through.

This time, Shaw and Reese get on a flight to National City.

“So aliens. Like, actual aliens from outer space, not some racist euphemism?”

The corners of Reese’s lips tilt upward. Slightly. Very slightly.

“Actual aliens gonna be a problem for you, Shaw?”

Shaw pffts and smirks, leaning back into her seat. “If they have kneecaps, they won’t be a problem. Finch able to get a hold of Root? We might need her if our number’s under threat from a little green guy.”

“Or if our number is the threat.”

Shaw hums in agreement.

“And no. Root’s under cover somewhere. Again.”

“Figures. Shame she’ll miss the action.”

But the Machine has other plans for Root.

Plans that land Root, somehow, in a storage closet in the DEO, glasses on, feet up, and chomping on a bag of chips when the door crashes open.

“Dammit, Sawyer, Thursday morning knife practice – “

“Can wait, Danvers. Unless you want me to stop?”

“God no.”

The redhead’s head tilts back as the shorter brunette shuts the door behind them, her hands slipping under the other woman’s black polo shirt.

“Maggie,” the woman against the back of the door breathes, and their kiss gets more tender, more gentle, more deep, somehow.

Root tilts her head, eyebrows raised. She crunches another chip.

The women immediately disentangle, Maggie pulling the silver gun out of the taller woman’s thigh holster, the other woman seamlessly pulling the gun out of the back of Maggie’s jeans. As one, they each train the other’s gun on Root.

“Who are you?” the taller woman demands, and Root arches an eyebrow.

“Alex Danvers, I presume,” she smirks, utterly unconcerned, and Maggie steps in front of Alex, calm aggression, protectiveness, taking over her entire being.

Root decides she likes her.

“How do you know my name?” Alex growls, and Root sighs, popping another chip into her mouth and wiping her fingers daintily on a napkin she’d brought. 

“You’re in danger, Agent Danvers,” Root tells her steadily. “And I have a surprisingly useful big lug and a rather gorgeous former assassin on the way to help you.”

Kdin here loved to climb on her hammock just like the Stickies like to climb on each other!

She loves crickets and apples, and is glad that the little green coated guys and girl like them too!

We both hope that your little stickies enjoy their time out of the tank just like Kdin does!

Hi Kdin! 😊🐸
You are looking most magnificent today! Voigt sees you are wearing your fashionable Jacket of Exploring! 😀
Voigt is relaxing after some exploring on the hand, but her favourite place to visit is the cricket container!
She sends you many apples and crickets! 😀🐸😀

Finn Skywalker going back in time to fix the mistakes of the past before shit hits the fan and his grandfather Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader. Finn starts off as a child found by Mace Windu and brought in the Jedi temple because of his remarkable skill with the Force. Finn tries to keep a low profile but his skills are attracting too much attention and his knowledge of what’s to come and his familiarity with Anakin Skywalker is arousing the suspicion of Mace Windu and others.

Bonus points if Rey comes with him and Finn runs circles around Yoda because honestly that little green guy will just make matters worse if he found out that Finn is from the future. 

anonymous asked:

So I really love your rp blogs and I just saw the fic you wrote about them getting together. And it was so good!! I was curious if you would mind writing about their first date?

Sure!

“Holy shit, look!” Dex points to a tortoise slowly making its way across the small bike path Dex and Nursey are currently walking down.

“Aww, he’s cute,” Nursey coos. The tortoise continues to shuffle along, unwary of its admirers.

“Get a picture for me?” Dex begs his boyfriend, “My phone hasn’t been taking pictures very well lately.”

Nursey already has his phone out before Dex even finishes talking, snapping pictures of the oblivious reptile.

Dex sighs happily at the photos Nursey shows him. “I want a turtle. And a lizard. And a snake. And an alligator, but like, in theory only.” They start strolling down the path again.

“I could take you to Florida,” Nursey offers. “They got hella reptiles there, ya know.” He wraps his arm around Dex’s waist and squeezes.

Dex makes a face. “I don’t do humidity. It feels like I’m drowning in heat.”

“YOU make me feel like I’m drowning in heat,” Nursey murmurs, nuzzling Dex’s ear with his nose.

“Gross. Hold on, pause,” Dex abruptly stops walking, and Nursey follows suit. The redhead leans over and gives his boyfriend a quick peck on the lips. “Okay, we can start walking again.”

“I knew you liked my sappy, poetic flirting,” Nursey giggles as they resume their trek to the picnic spot Nursey had picked for them.

Dex just smiles, cheeks turning a light pink.

When they get to their destination, a grassy clearing surrounded by trees, Nursey lays out the picnic blanket he bought just for this occasion. Dex empties the contents of his backpack, which holds their lunch. They both sit down to eat, legs tangled together.

When they’ve finished their meal, they make out for a while, lazily sprawled out across the picnic blanket. Their make-out session is abruptly ended, however, when Dex spots a lizard zooming through the grass, and talks Nursey into helping him catch it.

Consequently, Nursey learns how to properly hold a lizard, and Dex names the little green guy “Nursey Jr.”, claiming that “you two look alike. Maybe he’s your long-lost son.”

Unfortunately, at the end of the day, they have to let Nursey Jr. go, and the two watch him go, hands clasped together.

“I hope he isn’t eaten,” Dex says.

“Yeah,” Nursey agrees.