Sometimes a family is a hippie grandpa, a very uptight grandma, a lumberjack uncle, a wizard and the grim reaper as dads, their son; the worlds greatest detective, an edgy music prodigy cousin, lesbian aunts, their robot teammate, and a large magic jelly fish that contains the stars within it.

Top Ward Mistakes II

These are some common reasons why wards, even powerful ones, fail at times. I have noticed these over the years, through my mistakes and others.

…The Ceiling. Did you remember to ward your ceiling? It doesn’t matter how powerful the walls are if an entity can just jump over it.

…The Floor. Also doesn’t matter how strong the walls are if the entity can just dig under it.

A Circle Doesn’t Fit Into A Square: Does the shape of the ward match the room you are in? While a circle is the most stable when standalone, not clinging to anything else, it’s still weaker than something tied to something physical- such as the walls, floors, and ceilings of your space. Thus, even the best spherical ward will still fade out much quicker than something tied to the physical structure of your house. Additionally, having a circle in your (most likely) square-ish shaped room will leave certain corners without protection; you want the intruder to be kept out of your house in the first place, not just certain parts of it.

The Corners, Edges, Etc: Building on the previous point, even when the ward is tied to the physical structure of the house, many people don’t pay attention to the corners or edges where the ward bends- this is often where the ward is usually weakest. You want to double check that the ward is solid on those portions and maybe even visualize something tougher holding it together there,  as the bending usually makes it more fragile near those certain points.

10 Ways to Enchant Your Breakfast: Everyday Witchcraft

✨Use herbs that match your intent for the day in an omelette or scram: basil for harmony and warding, parsley for protection, Rosemary for matters of the heart, etc.

✨Sigil infused Pancakes. This can be done a number of ways. If you’re fancy, you can cook it into the pancake by doing pancake art with the batter in a piping bag, or you can cook it in with chocolate chips or berries. You can also simply do the sigil afterwards with some syrup or other toppings.

✨Enjoy a magical tea with your morning meal. Bonus, read the leaves to see how your day will go, and anything to look forward to or watch out for.

✨Keep something constant in your meal each morning, whether it be making the same order at a coffee shop, or sitting in the same place to eat, and use the familiarity and constance of that to ease stress and bring about stability during the rest of your day

✨Find a food that makes you feel great and use it to aid glamours when you want to feel more beautiful or confident.

✨Do you have a lucky number or number correspondences that match your intention for the day? Try cutting your food into that many pieces, dividing it up into groups of that many pieces, or chewing each bite that many times as you focus on your intention.

✨Use some color magic by choosing brightly colored fruits that match your intention: strawberries for vitality, oranges for self expression, blueberries for tranquility, and so on.

✨Share some food with your deities. It can be easy to rush and get stressed in the morning, but if you can make some time to talk to your deities in the morning, it can really brighten up your day. Offer a little of your food to them as well, if that’s something they like.

✨If you’re someone who likes to make tinctures or other preserves, you could try canning some magical jam and jelly mixtures to use on the daily.

✨Just have time for some cereal or toast? Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on top to sweeten your words during the day and get people to listen to you. Use salt and pepper the same way for protection through the day.

Magic Tip: Be specific in your correspondences.

I feel like one major weakness that many magic practitioners don’t realize when making correspondences is that they aren’t specific. 

Yes, basil and rosemary are both good for protection. But what kind of money spells? What kind of protections? 

A protection could work by hiding you, by filtering things out, by being an impenetrable wall, by dispelling negative energies. And if you were to pick from one or two of those- you could still be even more specific. 

How does it become an impenetrable wall? Is it the bricks themselves, or is it the cement that holds it together? 

And even then-how good is the cement? Would rosemary’s cement work better? 

Don’t just stop there- consider the different forms of the material. 

Is dried basil better at certain things then fresh basil? How does it act in a potion, in an oil, in a tincture? 

Be specific in making your correspondences to truly find out the differences between materials. It is pointless to have a list of 50 different herbs for a purpose if you do not know the different ways they carry out that purpose, because you cannot combine them to maximize their effects. 

I have made a worksheet to help make more specific correspondences here. 

Rowan magic

Rowan has been my closest plant ally since my journey started last year September. This is the journey i talked on my blog about a few posts earlier.

She is a protective tree. The tree of fairies and witches. The tree of feeling who you are in your core and standing with that sense of self even if outside forces want to tell you you are crazy for thinking doing and believing what you believe in. You get immune for these kinds of false beliefs that others try to impose on you. I have been soft as jelly for all of my life, and have let these ideas and opinions others had of me guide me. That made me stray me far far from my soul path for the better part of my life. It made me ill and it brought me to my knees literally. Only when everything fell away, (everything fell apart around me) i started to realize i had let this happen. And that realization was the beginning of finding my way back, in which process i am still walking every day.  So very early i started to wear a magic oil i made from Rowan in a glass vial around my neck, and i have been wearing it every day, 24 hours a day since. And anyone who knows my journey from the past year knows the truth about Rowan magic.

They write about her she is a protective tree. The protection she provides is from the inside out. It is not like a circle of energy that creates a bubble to protect you or anything of that sort, because its not coming from the outside. The protective magic lies in the fact that she helps you to stand stronger in who you are and what you believe to be true, this way any negative things that are being thrown at you from the outside can’t get inside you nor shake your truth anymore..

This is how she protects, this is her grand magic!! 

A lot of people think that rowan berries are poisonous, but that would be only the case if you would eat a lot of the raw. And there aren’t many people who could do that as they taste very bitter in a raw state. eating a few raw berries hasn’t dramatically hurt anyone. But it doesn’t really matter people think they are poisonous, that leaves that much more for us who love to work with them and for the birds, who love them even more.

Today i gathered rowan berries to make a tincture, a new magic oil and a typical Rowan berry jelly out of them.The last one, the jelly will be my 1st time. I used one of the many and very simple recipes online. I roughly used this one in particular.

Here i made a straining system to let the juices come down on it own during the night. Its a reversed stool. 

Tincture made with the freshly picked berries from today. This tincture will be full of Vitamin A and C. Its a tincture that can be used in many situations, its very versatile. Pneumonia and urinary track related  issues are just a few of them.

Detecting And Dealing With Energy Parasites

Energy Parasites are spirits that nonconsensually feed off of your energy. It is almost always harmful. This is a guide for detecting and dealing with them, as they are often challenging to detect and deal with.

Why are they difficult to detect?

They are often difficult to detect as they are usually highly skilled in energy work, and can thus mimic your own energy signature to disguise their own. They also emit very little energy themselves, which adds to the difficulty in detection. The smarter ones are capable of sensing if you are searching for energy parasites, and will pause in their feeding so as to go undetected. Many of the parasitic spirits, especially those smaller that are able to slip inside of your energetic system, are capable of moving around in your system very quickly, making them difficult to catch yourself.

How do I know if I may have an energy parasite?

If you have no known or possible physical or mental issues that may cause these issues, Common signs include recurring negative emotions with seemingly no cause, constant fatigue, or fatigue that sets on really quickly, especially magical fatigue, recurring leaks in the energy points, energy that seems to “ disappear” when it reaches a certain point; energy reaches that point and vanishes. Recurring negative emotions happen because the parasite uses their magic to make events that cause negative emotions or make you more susceptible/sensitive to that emotion, giving them more energy to feed off of which creates a feedback loop. Again, please make sure you have no physical or mental issues that may cause these feelings first before jumping to magical conclusions.

How can I deal with them if they are so hard to detect?

In all honesty, it is best to get an outside spirit to help deal with and remove your parasitic spirit. This is because again, those that are inside you may have mimicked your energy signature, making it very challenging to detect yourself; you will have to know your energy signature down to the very minor details. Especially powerful parasites may become fully immune to your own energy no matter how you change it, thus rendering anything you do useless (definitely go for outside help in this case). For what you could do on your own: you can try to reach an astral hand into yourself and grab the parasite, make your own energy intolerable (usually by making your energy the opposite of what the parasite feeds off of), or flushing out a large amount of your energy at once (and thus flushing out the spirit with it). Note that these methods require decent energy work skills. 

anonymous asked:

madoka cast as jellies?


Madoka - white-spotted jellyfish

Sayaka - bluefire jellyfish

Mami - flower hat jellyfish

Kyoko - granrojo jellyfish

Homura - stygiomedusa gigantea

………. all of these fit weirdly well both aesthetically and like, thematically

Challenge #3!

I hope you’ve got a strong stomach!

Players must eat one jelly bean from the magic jelly bean bush of impractical science. They will receive a 1 if they react positively (green moodlet) and must accept a 0 if they react negatively (red moodlet). If they catch fire or are electrocuted they must accept a -1.

Healing/Energy Reading: Energy System Checks

An energy system check is what an advanced healer does when healing. This involves looking at the energetic points and pathways/flowpaths in your body to assess where blockages/anomalies are. This is just about checking/reading the system; actually performing healing will be detailed in another article.

Pre-requisite/related info:

You will need: decent energy sensing skills, and your intuition.

1. Have something that aids in the visualization of their energetic system: Of course, if they’re physically right in front of you then that serves as the best visual aid. However, when doing this from a distance, you may need something that can help you visualize it so you can focus. I find that the best method is through a drawing of a generic energy system map, as shown above. Cleanse the map beforehand, then “copy+paste*” a portion of the person’s energy onto the map, into the Heart Point**. This makes the map represent the person, and you will be able to do the sensing through it, lowering the amount of energy and concentration the healing will require (you will still need both of those of course, but not the massive amount that it takes to visualize the map in your head the entire time.) Example of a map is above.

2. Gaze at the map; feel it and use your intuition to find out what doesn’t “feel right”. You might not see anything on the map with your physical eyes, and in fact you don’t need to. Take your fingers and lay them on whatever portion of the system you want to check on, and then “feel” for what’s there; again you will need to use your gut/intuition for this. Something HEALTHY should feel like energy is flowing smoothly, and not too slowly or quickly; it may feel like a river or flowing water to the touch. Something UNHEALTHY will feel abnormal, to both your intuition and to touch. Some examples would be feeling no energy flowing at all, itchy feelings, rock/completely solid things. Again, you will need to use your intuition because there could be exceptions, but those are some basics.

3. Talk with the person; tell them what you sense. If you are correct, 9/10 times what you describe will make sense to the person, even if they don’t really understand energy systems too well. Be transparent and detailed about what you describe; “I think there’s a rock in your Heart Point. This could mean you’re holding onto a grudge, or having some other problems with emotion that you have trouble letting go of.” Most of the time, if you explain it well, they will agree- which means you are most likely correct in your intuition. To be able to interpret and describe, know what the basic meanings of each point/flowpath are, and think logically- rocks are hard to remove, and they take a lot of time to form, which could equal a grudge/general stubbornness in moving on from that issue.

4. When finished, cleanse the map/other representation you used for this healing. This is so that your current person’s energy doesn’t affect the next energy system reading you do. You don’t need to throw away the map and draw a new one each time, just cleansing it will do. 

*To copy+paste energy, grab onto and take small portion of that person’s energy (with their permission of course), then place that small orb of energy onto the Heart Point** of the map. You can grab on through any active representation of them; I find that their icon in a recently used instant-message system (such as tumblr IMs or Discord) tend to work very well.  

**Because the Heart Point is the most central of the points, and where all energy flows through to circulate through the rest of the body.

This is just a how-to on the reading portion; I will detail healing in another article. And of course, you will need to practice, practice, practice, to git gud at this. We need more healers in this community, so I hope this was able to help and inspire a few of you!

Why UPGs Do Not Always Conflict

Many people are afraid to share their UPGs because they believe that if it conflicts with someone else, it means one or both parties are wrong. This is incorrect, because…

Many people generalize in their UPGs, when instead they should be specific.

Many realms are VERY VERY BIG.

And when realms are very, VERY, big, there can be multiple variants/ethnicities/races/etc of a species.

Additionally, many big name entities have MANY different aspects, aspects that act differently from one another due to the context in which they were created, because of sharding**, or because they are using the Big Name as a Title rather than their actual name***.

That’s why you should avoid generalizing; be as specific as possible when trying to find out/document things. Instead of saying “The Fae Realms”, maybe say “Princess Tina’s Primary Palace”*” or “Prince Dude’s Shimmering Courtyard*”. Instead of saying, “demon”, try “Lowborns in the Mairya county*”.

Because of course you’re going to run into a lot of “UPG Conflict” when you generalize….Think about it: the only things all humans have in common is that we breathe oxygen, we need food and water to survive, and we are all Homo sapiens. Other than that, our sizes, shapes, fashions, culture, and many other things vary widely from place to place, even individual to individual!

Saying “we don’t have matching UPG for this Generalized Species means one or both of us are wrong” is literally just like saying: “Umm this human I know was tan and called himself ‘filipino’, but you said your human was white and called herself ‘icelandic’, one of us must be wrong :///” or “Um you said humans were tan but I know some white humans that called themselves humans…maybe my white things aren’t human? :/” …See the issue in that deduction? 

Remember, realms are VERY BIG and can have MULTIPLE VARIANTS/RACES/ETHNICITIES of a species. And entities can have DIFFERENT ASPECTS or use a name as a TITLE rather than a reference to the individual. And of course, don’t go stepping on other people’s experiences, as maybe they haven’t found out the specifics of whom they are working with yet.

So to be specific, try:

  • Naming specific aspects of entities. Ex: “Juno Moneta”, or “Juno Caprotina” vs just “Juno”
  • Specific names/pronunciations of what entities or groups of entities call themselves. Ex: “Vaeryns Di-jalla*” versus “Moon Fae”.
  • Specific names of places. Ex: “Roth” versus “The port town with the castle”.
  • If your entity uses a Big Name as a Title, try to get what that actual individual entity would like to be called.

*Names I made up for the purpose of example only.

**Sharding is being able to have multiple independent consciousnesses at once, which act as multiple copies of themselves in a way.

***Some spirits use this because they enjoy the context that the Title Name creates, instead of having to create their own identity.

Going DoNUTS

FINALLY, after 10,000 years, here it is. My writer’s block finally let up enough so I could finish this! 

Request for @queenofdragons6 – solo original Sans stuffing, with a heavy focus on belly size and rubbing. 

I’ve been sitting on this little scenario idea for a while now, so I decided to use it for this. Who was the culprit? Hmm, we’ll never know… 

Not sure how well I did with the size descriptions, buuuut I tried. And I apologize to everyone who isn’t a backwards American like me, because my frame of reference is the Imperial system, and everything is measured in inches here. 

Further requests are closed.  

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I wrote a Victuuri Harry Potter au. A MULTI CHAPTER ONE




His sister tells him about Hogwarts at the end of her first year, her dark eyes lit with a never-seen-before spark. She’s unpacking as she does so, taking out dusty tomes with words like “ Potions ” and “ Charms ” written on the cover with a just barely legible font, worn from scratching against the cheap leather of her bag. Mari is not a particularly expressive person, and she’s never been, truly, more prone to bouts of disembodied silence and scrunching up her nose at the food on their old dinner table; which just makes the sporadic excitement dripping from her words all the more befuddling.

Yuuri, in his bubbly astonishment, is sure that Hogwarts will be absolutely brilliant.

After his first few moments of uncontrolled magic (causing his pillows to start floating when he’s bored and doesn’t have any friends to play with; changing the colour of their living room lights to pink because pink is awesome , and other minuscule demonstration of a power he can’t quite get a hang of) he spends the days leading up to August the year he turns eleven unable to sit still. He’s constantly biting his lower lip, jiggling his legs, pulling at his parents’ sleeves to get them to lean down so he can ask them if the owl has come yet. His dad is quite nice about it, reassuring him it will arrive, telling him that he must simply wait. Yuuri’s mom, on the other hand, hears him whining about Scottish birds in the middle of the night and promptly threatens to take away his pork cutlet bowl serving on Saturdays, which works disturbingly well.

The moment he sees the snowy white owl perched on his bedroom window, a rolled-up parchment held carefully in its beak, he jumps up from his bed, an unidentifiable warmth in his chest. Without hesitation, he tears open the waxy red seal, bursting with anticipation, and reads it over and over again before he lets his family see it, let alone touch it.

Yuuri never admits that his fretting and insistence was because he was afraid the letter wouldn’t come. He remembers clearly the day when Yakov visited his family, shortly after Mari got her Hogwarts letter and no one in the house could even make sense of it. Yakov was a tall man who frowned incessantly, but spoke with words tinged with kindness. It was a bit of a shock, for the Katsuki family, to realize there was magic in the world, and even more to accept  the fact that Mari was magic, herself. When she was told, his sister pretended not to care about it, in her usual nonchalant fashion, but all it took was magic jelly beans for her to grow suspiciously interested.

The older wizard took a look at Yuuri, a tiny seven year old boy, chubby, short and completely unremarkable, hiding behind his mom, and said, “Sometimes it runs in the family, you know. Maybe your brother can join you soon.”

With those freely given words, simply just by implying that there existed a chance , miniscule as it may be, one in a million, that Yuuri could bemagic , like his sister, could learn with her, could become a part of a whole new world… opened up a different universe for Yuuri. A universe where flying carpets were real , where pictures moved on paper, where his sister could get out of doing the dishes by using her wand (even if she got scolded for it by some strange version of the magical government. It still wasn’t fair that Yuuri had to make his bed.)

So now that Yuuri’s standing in front of Platform 9 ¾, it’s kind of surprising that he’s terrified.

“Maybe I can like, go after the first day,” Yuuri tries to tell his mom, shying away from the intimidatingly solid and pain-inducing red brick wall, “It’s not like the first day is important, anyway.”

“Oh my god, do you even listen to me?” Mari sighs, huffing and crossing her arms over her chest, “Hogwarts’s first day is like, the most important day of your whole school career! You get Sorted, dummy.”

“Right, I’d forgotten that,” Yuuri lies, pulling at the ends of his sleeves and looking down at his feet in an attempt to steel himself. He takes a deep breath, closing his eyes, “Okay.”


Protection FAQ

These are Frequently Asked Questions I get about astral. Please check this guide before asking me questions concerning protection! I will not answer you if it is already answered here. This will be updated regularly, as I receive more questions.

Why is magic protection so highly recommended for magic users? What is the point? And what can they realistically do for you?

  • It can help protect you if a spell you cast backfires for any reason.
  • It can help protect you from other magic-users’ curses.
  • It can help protect you from spirits, which notice people who use magic much more than non-magic people.
  • It can help protect you from mundane issues, such as dissuade car crashes, creeps, etc.

Note that I say HELP protect because while protection magic can decrease the likeliness of unwanted scenarios, it is almost never a 100% guarantee for safety.

When do I need to protect?

It is HIGHLY recommended to have protections at all times, no matter what sort of magical work you are doing. Protection magic rarely if ever backfires, and can protect you from your own spells backfiring and other things.

  • For spirit work, you ALWAYS need to have protections up. Because of course, bad spirits, yadda yadda.
  • For energy work (especially healing), you ALWAYS need to have protections up. Because maybe a person’s energy is toxic/incompatible to you for whatever reason. Also someone you’re healing may be carrying a parasite, which can just jump from the person you are healing to you, if you do not have protections.
  • For any sort of magical work, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. As again, it protects from others’ curses, and can protect you from your own spells backfiring.

What exactly am I protecting? (house/self/other) What can I protect/protect against?

You could attempt to protect everything and anything, against anything and everything. However, casting a protection spell for everyone is just not realistic.

Some common things to protect are (NOT LIMITED TO THIS LIST):

  • Yourself (Against magical harm, against physical danger,against illness)
  • Your home (Against robbery, against fires/other damage)
  • Your pets (against physical/magical harm)
  • Your car (against car crashes, against your own clumsiness)

What is a ward? What is shielding?

I define a ward as a protective wall of energy. It can be over your house, over a room, anything, including yourself. Though some people call wards on their person “shielding”.

How do I set up magic protections? (Including wards).

How to make a ward through visualization: Imagine a protective wall of energy made out of whatever elements you want. So fire, water, void, whatever.

How to make a ward/other magical protections with materials:

1. Light the incense/candle, lay the satchet of herbs out, whatever

2. Say something/hold a thought in your mind that hints at protective intent. Example: As I light this candle, it forms a protective ring around me/my space.

3. You are protected.

More detail: What are wards and how do you make them?  by @spiritvexer 

How to make protections with sigils:

1. Draw something that symbolizes protection to you.

2. Charge it. 

3. You are protected. 

What resources do YOU have on magical protections/staying safe magically? 

Others’ resources on magical protections?

NOT my resources, all resources have been credited .

Harry Potter Inspired Ward Incantations by @diasdreams

What are wards and how do you make them? by @spiritvexer

What are the best ways to protect yourself when trying to communicate with spirits?  @spiritvexer

If you want your ORIGINAL protection post featured in this FAQ, just send it to me and I can add it in!

So I’ve come across something that got through my best wards…

Banish it.

Is relying on banishment ok if I don’t want to protect?

I mean, I guess. You’re probably going to do a LOT of banishing though, since anything can waltz right in. Might be a good way to practice for the more daring, but not recommended.

I cannot find a protection spell that works for my situation.

Write your own, and/or keep looking.

I have heard protection can keep out good spirits, is that true?

It can be true, if your protections are not selective enough. Selectivity is the ability of a protection to differentiate between good and bad; so you must create a ward with decent selectivity. To do this, I recommend having a list of EVERYTHING that you specifically allow through your wards, and everything you can think of that you do not want coming through your wards. Then, create your wards with that list in mind.

This will not be an issue for wards/other protections with good selectivity.

I don’t want to protect because I…

Don’t even ask that.

When do I know it’s time to upgrade my protections?

If, DESPITE your protections:

  • entities are breaking in often
  • You are hit by curses/other mal-intent
  • When healing others, you keep picking up their negative energy/parasites
  • You feel like it.
  • You want to.

Note that the reasons to upgrade your protections are not limited to this list.

How do I protect an apartment when I have no access to land to bury a witch jar?

Keep the jar in your house. You do not need to bury a jar to protect your living space.

ALSO, burying a jar is LITTERING. Bury it in something biodegradable instead, like a coconut, big leaf for example. Make sure what is in the coconut/leaf/etc is biodegradable as well. 

This will be updated every once in a while maybe. Again, please check this FAQ before you ask me any questions concerning this, please ^-^ I won’t respond if the question is already answered here.