may holidays

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I just wanted to make something as a small, brief reminder for anyone, that is non-Mexican, who is celebrating May 5th.

If you want to participate and have fun in another culture/societies events and holidays, know what you’re participating in and why it’s being celebrated. And always be respectful of the people. A culture is not a cake that you get to slice up and only enjoy bits of it. Ya gotta have the whole thing to experience it all!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful, safe Cinco de Mayo.

ETA: Updated, fully painted version here!

Happy Star Wars Day! Here’s a sketch of a Jedi!Finn costume based on this outfit of John’s, which literally made me gasp aloud because all that drapey swishy fabric just screams Jedi!

I’m in a film costume history class right now, so I got really excited thinking about all the materials and whatnot. The leather sleeve is of course from the mangled Dameron jacket, and maybe the belts are salvaged from that material too. The drapey grey over-piece would be more of a soft, woven, matte fabric. The inside would be kind of satiny and dark, but would seem understated and subtle until it catches light in a really pretty blue violet. Also, I gave him some form of shoes that aren’t boots since I imagine the poor guy is tired of wearing them by this point, lmao.

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A David-Ruffling-His-Hair collection (Part One)

[ link to Part Two ]
[ link to Tenth Doctor Before/After Ruffles post ]

Beltane

Here we go kids, Beltane is coming up so here is a little page from my grimoire. Hope you find this informative.

Beltane is also known as Bealtaine, May Eve, May Day and Valpurgis. It takes place on May 1st

Beltane is the mark of halfway through spring which is between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.

Beltane celebrates – fertility, fire, abundance and farming

Activities that relate to Beltane are – offering to deities and fae, baking and cooking, gardening, sexuality, maypole, bonfires, dance, games and all things that relate to floral.

Offering ideas – Flowers, antlers, stones that are associated with Beltane, mini maypole, honey, fruit, seeds.

Deities – Aphrodite, Venus, Horned God, Flora, Diana.

Incense and oils – Rose and Lilac

Herbs – Rose, Almond, Daisy and Lilac

Stones – Emeralds, Malachite, Amber, Opal and Rose Quartz.

Colors – Green, While, Brown, Pink and Red.

Closeted Witchling HELP

decided to start a masterpost for young witchlings who sadly must hide their way of life. THIS IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. RESOURCES AND MORE TIPS WILL BE ADDED LATER

This post is for: 

  • Inexperienced
  • starter witches
  • lgbt friendly
  • including all witchcraft not just wicca
  • urban witches
  • poor witches
  • all genders
  • closeted witches

DEITIES

Whomever your deity may be, you may want to make an altar for them. You may not be able to have a full altar with crystals, proper offerings, candles and such all over it but none of that is truely needed! little things can be made into altars or maybe a dedicated space! As long as your belief and prayers go to your deity thats all that matters! your deity understands! Example: say your deity is Athena! You may not have a statue of her but you can maybe put up a couple of flowers in a cup or a stuffed owl on a shelf and tell her that its for her! the way you do your craft is totally yours! 

-Offerings can be the hard part. My deity is Abnoba, a Celtic goddess from the Black Forest. Her offerings are mostly Black Forest Ham, Black Forest Cake, and Spring water. Now i can usually provide this since we have Black Forest ham but my mom is gonna be kind of concerned about why my table has just ham on it. So, I do other things, like burn a candle, or talk and offer my stuffed wolf for her. Anything can be an offering if you deem it so. 

CANDLES

Okay so not everyone can get access to multiple colorful candles. however for some witches who hide away this can be a completely normal obsession for some people! So maybe youre in the store with your mom, and you can ask if you can have a candle or two.  “What for?” want that room to smell like Honey Suckle Spring of course.

My mom bought me two candles AND an incense burner! My family is normal about essential oils and incense and candles so this was fairly easy for me. 

Ive realized incense can be a bit of a tricky thing, but for me I had this dragon incense burner forever (it sadly doesnt burn incense well) and it takes the cones, but you can find like gift incense cases and such for the sticks! which is a common form of incense. I use cones but thats okay too! Any little thing helps! If you can convince your parent to buy an incense burner and buy some incense your set! if not, thats okay! candles will still work!

Essential Oils. These are used a lot more today than a couple years back. My family uses them for personal reasons and medically for my bro. These are beneficial though! you usually order them online but some stores have them in candle and incense isles. BE CAREFUL THOUGH. some oils are not to consume or for your skin! Most are for aroma therapy which you mic in water and put in a diffuser! (if oils do not agree with your sinuses steam works as well ive read.)

RITUALS

Rituals can be tricky if youre trying to have privacy and parents dont knock coming in or someone comes home early.I would suggest night time or bathroom rituals. for new witches or witches in cramped spaces, i suggest picking a time, get a candle and pray in privacy of a bathroom or late at night as everyone sleeps and leaves you alone. this goes for spells too. 

ITEMS FOR RITUALS AND SPELLS

You may have read a cool spell to do, but you dont have that candle, that herb, that crystal, etc. Thats okay! Spells are easy to wing its the intent and the mindset that works with it! Maybe try easy spells with minimum effort or research and educate on the spells and what they mean. Write a list of items that maybe you can build up over time! this is the thing a lot of witches freak out over, note you dont need these things to be a witch. the belief in magic, and deities or however you do your craft makes you a witch!

CRYSTALS

anyone can be into crystals. Its a common hobby to hav crystals it makes it easy to collect when youre out and about. sadly though these things can be pricey. You can find some places that have packs of different crystals. I found a pack at a native american store in cherokee that had rose quartz, amethyst, white quartz, green quartz, jasper, and blue quartz. You can find Crystals or crystal jewelry at art stores, musem shops, malls, or tourist areas like Cherokee, Tellus Museum, and places that hold spiritual value or geology. Ordering them online is an option to! But any jewelry can be like crytsal usage and hold magick purpose.

HOLIDAYS

Mostly for Wiccan witches, you may celebrate holidays like Yule and such. Problem is the celebration. You probably cant make cakes, or certain things on that day. which is fine! you can always make yourself a decent lunch and in your mind its a celebration. you enjoy that grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Now being dragged into family holidays can be different. but some holidays can easily work with yours! Easter and Spring equinox fall in good alignment with one another! Other religions can be a learning experience to improve your craft or take in values you can adopt.

Being part of the Justice League would include...

• Being a metahuman with your own city to protect
•You were first approached by Superman
•He was impressed after seeing one of your fights on TV
• “You saved a lot of people out there. How would you like to help us save a lot more?”
•You’re shocked at first but try to remain cool because hello it’s Superman?!!
•Batman is always suspicious of you until he warms up to you
•Or until Wonder Woman tells him to knock it off
•The rest of the League accepts you right away
•Hal and Barry are always fighting for your attention and flirting with you
•"You know, my ring can create anything with the power of my mind.“
•"So not much?”
•"Can it fastest man alive!“
•Wonder Woman is your workout buddy
• “Now we are ready to train.”
• “That was the warmup??!!”
•Cyborg teaches you basic hacking
•Aquaman takes you to the beach to chill sometimes
•One time you try organizing a dinner after you all had to work on a holiday
•Batman may have cracked a smile
•It actually went well
•Especially because you thought ahead and got more food for Barry
•All in all you’re all just one happy dysfunctional family