mental power

cherry-satin-ribbon  asked:

I've thought about this waaaaay too much lol but a lot of the vampires seem to have powers that have to do with their mind and what not. but do you think that there are other vampires with different powers? and if vampires can ONLY have mind specific powers, why? ps. i luv ur blog A+ yus yus

For the most part they do seem to be mental powers. I’d say this might have had something to do with the hypnotic stuff you see in older vampire stories, but SM has said she wasn’t into vampires and didn’t research them, so it might be more of a coincidence. 

She said instead that she was influenced by comic books, superheroes, X-Men, etc. You’re right that they are mostly mental powers, and even the ones that she says aren’t (like Jasper’s) still have that component, that they affect minds and bodies but not the physical world. They are divided into mental and physical powers mostly based on whether Bella’s shield can block them or not. Alice is confusing in that her gift is mental but it’s in her own mind, so Bella can’t block her because Alice isn’t going into Bella’s head. She doesn’t see the thought process that lead to Bella’s decisions, just the future outcomes. 

Then you have Benjamin, who is an extreme outlier in terms of powers. He doesn’t make you think or feel or believe things, he actually changes the physical world by manipulating the elements. 

I used to see in fanfic powers like, being able to time travel, or being able to turn someone human, or being able to restore fertility or whatever, which I suppose would also be on the “alter the real world” level. Siobhan, maybe, can do it a bit too with her ‘wishful thinking’ that bends an outcome to the way she wants it. So there are probably a few more out there, but I think it’s mostly the mental sort of talents since the theory is they spring from personality traits and quirks they had as humans, and there probably aren’t a lot of humans who, like Benjamin, can actually control fire, let alone turn back time.

you know that trope in shows or movies where the evil character is in captivity and starts talking to the Heroes to try and mess with their minds, and starts analysing them going “face it you’ll never be good enough” … “you try to act tough but inside you’re broken” … and the Hero gets really rattled and upset.

well i want a scene like that where it doesn’t work

Villain: “You have a darkness inside of you. You try to hide it, but it’s there–”

Hero: “Yeah that’s the depression, there’s pills for that.”

Villain: “You try every day to make your mother proud. Even after death, it still haunts you. But she’ll never be proud of.”

Hero: “Well yeah, she was an emotionally abusive narcissist, she was never proud of anything I did, what else is new.”

Villain: “You put on a good show, but deep inside I know you don’t feel worthy.”

Hero: “I know, man, I’ve been trying to work on that in therapy.”

Like… give me characters who know they’re mentally ill and traumatised who can’t have it used against them because they’ve fully accepted it

Tips for Increasing your Willpower

1. No matter how long it takes, and how beaten down you are, refuse to give in, or to relinquish your dream. Just get up one more time and then decide to try again.

2. We all slip up, and encounter obstacles. Just determine to keep going, and to get on track again. It doesn’t mean it’s over. It’s all part of the course.

3. We all need support and encouragement in life – so eliminate the negative, or toxic, influences. You don’t need those people who are quick to criticise, and don’t really help you to move closer to your dream.

4. Surround yourself with people who are similar to you, who have the same ambitions, outlooks and points of view. They’ll help to spur you onwards, and provide support you need.

5. Be inspired by other people who overcame defeat … who built a life from nothing … or turned their life around. Learn from their perseverance, and their will to succeed.

6. Imagine how you’ll feel when you’ve reached the goal you’ve set. Try and picture what you’ll look like, and how your life will be.

🌿💐BIG WITCHY GUIDE ON HERBS AND FLOWERS💐🌿

Acacia: Protection, Psychic Powers, Money and Love Spells
Adam & Eve Roots : Love, Happiness
Adders Tongue : Healing
African Violet : Spirituality, Protection
Agaric : Fertility
Agrimony : Protection, Sleep
Ague Root : Protection
Alfalfa : Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money
Alkanet : Purification, Prosperity
Allspice : Money, Luck, Healing
Almond : Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
Aloe : Protection, Luck
Aloes, Wood : Love, Spirituality
Althea : Protection, Psychic Powers
Alyssum : Protection, Moderating Anger
Amaranth : Healing Heartbreak, Protection, Invisibility,
Anemone : Health, Protection, Healing
Angelica : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
Anise : Protection, Purification, Youth
Apple : Love, Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality
Apricot : Love
Arabic Gum : Spirituality, Purify Negativity and Evil
Arbutus : Exorcism, Protection
Asafoetida : Exorcism, Purification, Protection
Ash : Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
Aspen : Eloquence, Anti-Theft
Aster : Love
Avens : Exorcism, Purification, Love
Avocado : Love, Lust, Beauty
Bachelor’s Buttons : Love
Balm, Lemon : Love, Success, Healing
Balm of Gilead : Love, Manifestations, Protection, Healing
Bamboo : Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes
Banana : Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
Banyan : Luck. Happiness
Barley : Love, Healing, Protection
Basil : Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
Bay : Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Bean : Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming,
Reconciliation, Potency, Love
Bedstraw, Fragrant : Love
Beech : Wishes
Beet : love
Belladonna : Astral Projection, Visions **TOXIC**
Benzoin : Purification, Prosperity
Bergamot, Orange : Money, Success
Be-Still : Luck
Betony, Wood : Protection, Purification, Love
Birch : Protection, Exorcism, Purification and Cleansing
Bistort : Psychic Powers, Fertility
Bittersweet : Protection, Healing
Blackberry : Healing, Money, Protection
Bladderwrack : Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells,
Money, Psychic Powers
Bleeding Heart : Love
Bloodroot : Love, Protection, Purification
Bluebell : Luck, Truth
Blueberry : Protection
Blue Flag : Money
Bodhi : Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation
Boneset : Protection, Exorcism
Borage : Courage, Psychic Powers
BrackenBrazil NutBriony : Image Magic, Money, Protection
Bromeliad : Protection, Money
Broom : Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
Buchu : Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
Buckthorn : Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
Cabbage : Luck
Cactus : Protection, Chastity
Calamus : Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
Camellia -Riches
Camphor : Chastity, Health, Divination
Caper : Potency, Lust, Luck
Carawy : Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-Theft, Mental Powers
Cardamon : Lust, Love
Carnation : Protection, Strength, Healing
Carob : Protection, Health
Carrot : Fertility, Lust
Cascara Sagrada : Legal Matters, Money, Protection,
Cashew : Money
Castor : Protection
Catnip : Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
Cat Tail : Lust
Cedar : Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
Celandine : Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
Celery : Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
Centaury : Snake Removing
Chamomile : Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
Cherry : Love, Divination
Chestnut : Love
Chickweed : Fertility, Love
Chicory : Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, favors, Frigidity
Chili pepper : Fidelity, Hex Breaking, Love
China Berry : Luck, Change
Chrysanthemum : Protection
Cinchona : Luck, Protection
Cinnamon : Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power,
Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love
Cinquefoil : Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep
Cloth of Gold : Understand Animal Languages
Clove : Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
Daffodil : Love, Fertility, Luck
Daisy : Lust, Luck
Damiana : Lust, Love, Visions
Dandelion : Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Datura : Hex Breaking, Sleep, Protection
Deerstongue : Lust, Psychic Powers
Devils Bit : Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust
Devils Shoestring : Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment
Dill : Protection, Money, Lust, Luck
Dittany of Crete : Manifestations, Astral Projection
Dock : Healing, Fertility, Money
Dodder : Love, Divination, Knot Magic
Dogbane : Love
Dogwood : Wishes, Protection
Dragons Blood : Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency
Dulse : Lust, Harmony
Dutchmans Breeches : Love
Ebony : Protection, Power
Echinacea : Strengthening Spells
Edelweiss : Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
Elder : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep
Elecampane : Love, Protection, Psychic Powers
Elm : Love
Endive : Lust, Love
Eryngo : Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love
Eucalyptus : Healing, Protection
Euphorbia : Purification, Protection
Eyebright : Mental Powers, Psychic Power
Fennel : Protection, Healing, Purification
Fenugreek : Money
Fern : Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches,
Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism
Feverfew : Protection
Fig : Divination, Fertility, Love
Figwort : Health, Protection
Flax : Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing
Fleabane : Exorcism, Protection, Chastity
Foxglove : Protection
Frankincense : Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
Fumitory : Money, Exorcism
Fuzzy Weed : Love, Hunting
Galangal : Protection, Lust, Health, Money,
Psychic Powers, Hex-Breaking
Gardenia : Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
Garlic : Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
Gentian : Love, Power
Geranium : Fertility, Health, Love, Protection
Ginger : Love, Money, Success, Power
Ginseng : Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
Goats Rue : Healing, Health
Goldenrod : Money, Divination
Golden Seal : Healing, Money
Gorse : Protection, Money
Gotu Kola : Meditation
Gourd : Protection
Grain : Protection
Grains of Paradise : Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes
Grape : Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers, Money
Grass : Psychic Powers, Protection
Ground Ivy : Divination
Groundsel : Health, Healing
Hawthorn : Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
Hazel : Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes
Heather : Protection, Rain Making, Luck
Heliotrope : Exorcism, Prophetic Dreams, Healing,
Wealth, Invisibility
Hellebore, Black : Protection ****TOXIC***
Hemlock : Destroy Sexual Drive ***TOXIC***
Hemp : Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
Henbane : Love Attraction ***TOXIC***
Henna : Healing
Hibiscus : Lust, Love, Divination
Hickory : Legal Matters
High John the Conqueror : Money, Love, Success, Happiness
Holly : Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic, Balance
Honesty : Money, Repelling Monsters
Honeysuckle : Money, Psychic Powers, Protection
Hops : Healing, Sleep
Horehound : Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism,
Horse Chestnut : Money, Healing
Horseradish : Purification, Exorcism
Horsetail : Snake Charming, Fertility
Houndstongue : Tying Dog’s Tongues
Houseleek : Luck, Protection, Love
Huckleberry : Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
Hyacinth : Love, Protection, Happiness
Hydrangea : Hex Breaking
Hyssop : Purification, Protection
Indian Paint Brush : Love
Iris : Purification, Wisdom
Irish Moss : Money, Luck, Protection
Ivy : Protection, Healing
Jasmine : Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
Jobs Tears : Healing, Wishes, Luck
Joe-Pye Weed : Love, Respect
Juniper : Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health
Kava-Kave : Visions, Protection, Luck
Knotweed : Binding, Health
Lady’s mantle : Love
Lady’s slipper : Protection
Larch : Protection, Anti-Theft
Larkspur : Health, Protection
Lavender : Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity,
Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Leek : Love, Protection, Exorcism
Lemon : Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lemongrass : Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic Powers
Lemon Verbena : Purification, Love
Lettuce : Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
Licorice : Love, Lust, Fidelity
Life Everlasting : Longevity, Health, Healing
Lilac : Exorcism, Protection, Beauty
Lily : Protection, Breaking Love spells
Lily of the Valley : Mental Powers, Happiness
Lime : Healing, Love, Protection
Linden : Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
Liquidamber : Protection
Liverwort : Protection
Liverwort : Love
Looestrife : Peace, Protection
Lotus : Protection, Lock-Opening
Lovage : Love
Love Seed : Love, Friendship
Lucky Hand : Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel
Mace : Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
Maguey : Lust
Magnolia : Fidelity
Mahogany, Mountain : Anti-Lightning
Maidenhair : Beauty, Love
Male Fern : Luck, Love
Mallow : Love, Protection, Exorcism
Mandrake : Protection, Love, Money, Fertility, Health
Maple : Love, Longevity, Money
Marigold : Protection, Prophetic Dreams,
Business and Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
Marjoram : Protection, Love, Happiness, Health, Money, Healing
Master Wort : Strength, Courage, Protection
Mastic : Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
May Apple : Money
Meadow Rue : Divination
Meadowsweet : Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Mesquite : Healing
Mimosa : Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
Mint : Money, Love, Luck, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection
Mistletoe : Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
Molukka : Protection
Moonwort : Money, Love
Moss : Luck, Money
Mugwort : Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection,
Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection
Mulberry : Protection, Strength
Mullein : Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism
Mustard : Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
Myrrh : Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
Myrtle : Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
Nettle : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
Norfolk Island Pine : Protection, anti hunger
Nuts : Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck
Oak : Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Oats : Money
Olive : Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
Onion : Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money,
Prophetic Dreams, Lust
Orange : Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Orchid : Love
Oregon Grape : Money, Prosperity
Orris Root : Love, Protection, Divination
Palm, Date : Fertility, Potency
Pansy : Love, Rain Magic, Love, Divination
Papaya : Love, Protection
Papyrus : Protection
Parosela : Hunting
Parsley : Love, Protection, Purification
Passion Flower : Peace, Sleep, Friendship
Patchouly : Money, Fertility, Lust
Pea : Money, Love
Peach : Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes
Pear : Lust, Love
Pecan : Money, Employment
Pennyroyal : Strength, Protection, Peace
Peony : Protection, Exorcism
Pepper : Protection, Exorcism
Peppermint : Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
Pepper Tree : Purification, Healing, Protection
Periwinkle : Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
Persimmon : Changing Sex, Healing, Luck
Plot Weed : Protection
Pimento : Love
Pimpernel : Protection, Health
Pine : Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Pineapple : Luck, Money, Chastity
Pipsissewa : Money, Spirit Calling
Quassia : Love
Quince : Protection, Love, Happiness
Radish : Protection, Lust
Ragweed : Courage
Ragwort : Protection
Raspberry : Protection, Love
Rattlesnake Root : Protection, Money
Rhubarb : Protection, Fidelity
Rice : Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
Roots : Protection, Power, Divination
Rose : Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
Rosemary : Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers,
Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Rowan : Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Power, Success
Rue : Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Rye : Love, Fidelity
Saffron : Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising,
Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers.
Sage : Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
Sagebrush : Purification, Exorcism
St.Johns Wort : Health, Power, Protection, Strength,
Love, Divination, Happiness
Sandalwood : Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
Sarsaparilla : Love, Money
Sassafras : Health, Money
Savory, Summer : Mental Powers
Scullcap : Love, Fidelity, Peace
Senna : Love
Sesame : Money. Lust
Shallot : Purification
Skunk Cabbage : Legal Matters
Slippery Elm : Halts Gossip
Sloe : Exorcism, Protection
Snakeroot : Luck Money
Snakeroot/black : Love, Lust, Money
Snapdragon : Protection
Solomons Seal : Protection, Exorcism
Sorrel Wood : Healing, Health
Southern Wood : Love, Lust, Protection
Spanish Moss : Protection
Spearmint : Healing, Love, Mental Powers
SpiderWort : Love
Spikenard : Love
Squill : Money, Protection, Hex Breaking
Star, Anise : Psychic Powers, Luck
Stillengia : Psychic Powers
Straw : Luck, Image Magic
Strawberry : Love, Luck
Sugar Cane : Love, Lust
Sumbul : Love, Luck, Health, Psychic Powers
Sunflower : Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom
Sweetgrass : Calling Spirits
Tamarind : Love
Tamarisk : Exorcism, Protection
Tansy : Health, Longevity
Tea : Riches, Courage, Strength
Thistle : Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing
Thistle, Holy : Purification, Hex Breaking
Thistle, Milk : Snake Enraging
Thyme : Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers,
Love, Purification, Courage
Toadflax : Protection, Hex Breaking
Toadstool : Rain Making
Tobacco : Healing, Purification
Turmeric : Purification
Turnip : Protection, Ending Relationships
Urva Ursa : Psychic Workings
Valerian : Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
Vanilla : Love, Lust, Mental Powers
Venus Flytrap : Protection, Love
Vervain : Love, Protection, Purification, Peace,
Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing
Vetch, Giant : Fidelity
Vetivert : Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
Violet : Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing
Wahoo : Hex-breaking, Courage, Success
Walnut : Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
Wax Plant : Protection
Wheat : Fertility, Money
Willow : Love, Divination, Protection, Healing
Wintergreen : Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
Winters Bark : Success
Witch Grass : Happiness, Lust, love, Exorcism
Witch Hazel : Protection, Chastity
Wolfs Bane : Protection, Invisibility
Wood Rose : Luck
Woodruff : Victory, Protection, Money
Wormwood : Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
Yarrow : Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Yellow Evening Primrose : Hunting
Yerba Mate : Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yerba Santa : Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
Yew : Raising the Dead
Yohimbe : Love, Lust
Yucca : Transmutation, Protection, Purification

herb masterpost

master post of herbs <3 if anyone has any new herbs that they’d like me to add, comment / repost and i’ll add suggestions!

Originally posted by tmc102464

acacia : protection, psychic powers, money and love spells
adam & eve roots : love, happiness
adders tongue : healing
african violet : spirituality, protection
agaric : fertility
agrimony : protection, sleep
ague root : protection
alfalfa : prosperity, anti-hunger, money
alkanet : purification, prosperity
allspice : money, luck, healing
almond : money, prosperity, wisdom
aloe : protection, luck
aloes, wood : love, spirituality
althea : protection, psychic powers
alyssum : protection, moderating anger
amaranth : healing heartbreak, protection, invisibility,
anemone : health, protection, healing
angelica : exorcism, protection, healing, visions
anise : protection, purification, youth
apple : love, healing, garden magic, immortality
apricot : love
arabic gum : spirituality, purify negativity and evil
arbutus : exorcism, protection
asafoetida : exorcism, purification, protection
ash : protection, prosperity, sea rituals, health
aspen : eloquence, anti-theft
aster : love
avens : exorcism, purification, love
avocado : love, lust, beauty
bachelor’s buttons : love
balm, lemon : love, success, healing
balm of gilead : love, manifestations, protection, healing
bamboo : protection, luck, hex-breaking, wishes
banana : fertility, potency, prosperity
banyan : luck, happiness
barley : love, healing, protection
basil : love, exorcism, wealth, flying, protection
bay : protection, psychic powers, healing, purification, strength
bean : protection, exorcism, wart charming,
reconciliation, potency, love
bedstraw, fragrant : love
beech : wishes
beet : love
belladonna : astral projection
benzoin : purification, prosperity
bergamot, orange : money, success
be-still : luck
betony, wood : protection, purification, love
birch : protection, exorcism, purification and cleansing
bistort : psychic powers, fertility
bittersweet : protection, healing
blackberry : healing, money, protection
bladderwrack : protection, sea spells, wind spells,
money, psychic powers
bleeding heart : love
bloodroot : love, protection, purification
bluebell : luck, truth
blueberry : protection
blue flag : money
bodhi : fertility, protection, wisdom, meditation
boneset : protection, exorcism
borage : courage, psychic powers
bracken brazil nut briony : image magic, money, protection
bromeliad : protection, money
broom : purification, protection, wind spells, divination
buchu : psychic powers, prophetic dreams
buckthorn : protection, exorcism, wishes, legal matters
cabbage : luck
cactus : protection, chastity
calamus : luck, healing, money, protection
camellia : riches
camphor : chastity, health, divination
caper : potency, lust, luck
carawy : protection, lust, health, anti-theft, mental powers
cardamon : lust, love
carnation : protection, strength, healing
carob : protection, health
carrot : fertility, lust
cascara sagrada : legal matters, money, protection
cashew : money
castor : protection
catnip : cat magic, love, beauty, happiness
cat tail : lust
cedar : healing, purification, money, protection
celandine : protection, escape, happiness, legal matters
celery : mental powers, lust, psychic powers
centaury : snake removing
chamomile : money, sleep, love, purification
cherry : love, divination
chestnut : love
chickweed : fertility, love
chicory : removing obstacles, invisibility, favors, frigidity
chili pepper : fidelity, hex breaking, love
china berry : luck, change
chrysanthemum : protection
cinchona : luck, protection
cinnamon : spirituality, success, healing, psychic powers, lust, protection, love
cinquefoil : money, protection, prophetic dreams, sleep
cloth of gold : understand animal languages
clove : protection, exorcism, love, money
daffodil : love, fertility, luck
daisy : lust, luck
damiana : lust, love, visions
dandelion : divination, wishes, calling spirits
datura : hex breaking, sleep, protection
deerstongue : lust, psychic powers
devils bit : exorcism, love, protection, lust
devils shoestring : protection, gambling, luck, power, employment
dill : protection, money, lust, luck
dittany of crete : manifestations, astral projection
dock : healing, fertility, money
dodder : love, divination, knot magic
dogbane : love
dogwood : wishes, protection
dragons blood : love, protection, exorcism, potency
dulse : lust, harmony
dutchmans breeches : love
ebony : protection, power
echinacea : strengthening spells
edelweiss : invisibility, bullet-proofing
elder : exorcism, protection, healing, prosperity, sleep
elecampane : love, protection, psychic powers
elm : love
endive : lust, love
eryngo : travelers luck, peace, lust, love
eucalyptus : healing, protection
euphorbia : purification, protection
eyebright : mental powers, psychic power
fennel : protection, healing, purification
fenugreek : money
fern : rain making, protection, luck, riches,
eternal youth, health, exorcism
feverfew : protection
fig : divination, fertility, love
figwort : health, protection
flax : money, protection, beauty, psychic powers, healing
fleabane : exorcism, protection, chastity
foxglove : protection
frankincense : protection, exorcism, spirituality
fumitory : money, exorcism
fuzzy weed : love, hunting
galangal : protection, lust, health, money, psychic powers, hex-breaking
gardenia : love, peace, healing, spirituality
garlic : protection, healing, exorcism, lust, anti-theft
gentian : love, power
geranium : fertility, health, love, protection
ginger : love, money, success, power
ginseng : love, wishes, healing, beauty, protection, lust
goats rue : healing, health
goldenrod : money, divination
golden seal : healing, money
gorse : protection, money
gotu kola : meditation
gourd : protection
grain : protection
grains of paradise : lust, luck, love, money, wishes
grape : fertility, garden magic, mental powers, money
grass : psychic powers, protection
ground ivy : divination
groundsel : health, healing
hawthorn : fertility, chastity, fishing magic, happiness
hazel : luck, fertility, anti-lightning, protection, wishes
heather : protection, rain making, luck
heliotrope : exorcism, prophetic dreams, healing, wealth, invisibility
hellebore, black : protection
hemlock : destroy sexual drive
hemp : healing, love, vision, meditation
henbane : love attraction
henna : healing
hibiscus : lust, love, divination
hickory : legal matters
high john the conqueror : money, love, success, happiness
holly : protection, anti-lightning, luck, dream magic, balance
honesty : money, repelling monsters
honeysuckle : money, psychic powers, protection
hops : healing, sleep
horehound : protection, mental powers, exorcism,
horse chestnut : money, healing
horseradish : Purification, Exorcism
horsetail : Snake Charming, Fertility
houndstongue : tying dog’s tongues
houseleek : luck, protection, Love
huckleberry : luck, protection, dream magic, hex breaking
hyacinth : love, protection, happiness
hydrangea : hex breaking
hyssop : purification, protection
indian paint brush : love
iris : purification, wisdom
irish moss : money, luck, protection
ivy : protection, healing
jasmine : love, money, prophetic dreams
jobs tears : healing, wishes, luck
joe-pye weed : love, respect
juniper : protection, anti-theft, love, exorcism, health
kava-kave : visions, protection, luck
knotweed : binding, health
ladys mantle : love
ladys slipper : protection
larch : protection, anti-theft
larkspur : health, protection
lavender : love, protection, sleep, chastity,
longevity, purification, happiness, peace
leek : love, protection, exorcism
lemon : longevity, purification, love, friendship
lemongrass : repel snakes, lust, psychic powers
lemon verbena : purification, love
lettuce : chastity, protection, love, divination, sleep
licorice : love, lust, fidelity
life everlasting : longevity, health, healing
lilac : exorcism, protection, beauty
lily : protection, breaking love spells
lily of the valley : mental powers, happiness
lime : healing, love, protection
linden : protection, immortality, luck, love, sleep
liquidamber : protection
liverwort : protection
liverwort : love
looestrife : peace, protection
lotus : protection, lock-opening
lovage : love
love Seed : love, friendship
lucky Hand : employment, luck, protection, money, travel
mace : Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
maguey : Lust
magnolia : Fidelity
mahogany, Mountain : Anti-Lightning
maidenhair : Beauty, Love
male Fern : Luck, Love
mallow : Love, Protection, Exorcism
mandrake : Protection, Love, Money, fertility, health
maple : Love, Longevity, Money
marigold : Protection, Prophetic Dreams,
business and Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
marjoram : Protection, Love, Happiness, health, Money, Healing
master Wort : Strength, Courage, Protection
mastic : Psychic Powers, Manifestations, lust
may Apple : Money
meadow Rue : Divination
meadowsweet : Love, Divination, Peace, happiness
mesquite : Healing
mimosa : protection, love, prophetic dreams, purification
mint : money, love, luck, healing, exorcism, travel, protection
mistletoe : protection, love, hunting, fertility, health, exorcism
molukka : protection
moonwort : money, love
moss : luck, money
mugwort : strength, psychic powers, protection,
prophetic dreams, healing, astral projection
mulberry : protection, strength
mullein : courage, protection, health, love, divination, exorcism
mustard : fertility, protection, mental powers
myrrh : protection, exorcism, healing, spirituality
myrtle : love, fertility, youth, peace, money
nettle : exorcism, protection, healing, lust
norfolk island pine : protection, anti hunger
nuts : fertility, prosperity, love, luck
oak : protection, health, money, healing, potency, fertility, luck
oats : money
olive : healing, peace, fertility, potency, protection, lust
onion : protection, exorcism, healing, money,
prophetic dreams, lust
orange : love, divination, luck, money
orchid : love
oregon grape : money, prosperity
orris root : love, protection, divination
palm, date : fertility, potency
pansy : love, rain magic, love, divination
papaya : love, protection
papyrus : protection
parosela : hunting
parsley : love, protection, purification
passion flower : peace, sleep, friendship
patchouly : money, fertility, lust
pea : money, love
peach : love, exorcism, longevity, fertility, wishes
pear : lust, love
pecan : money, employment
pennyroyal : strength, protection, peace
peony : protection, exorcism
pepper : protection, exorcism
peppermint : purification, sleep, love, healing, psychic powers
pepper tree : purification, healing, protection
periwinkle : love, lust, mental powers, money, Protection
persimmon : changing sex, healing, luck
plot weed : protection
pimento : love
pimpernel : protection, health
pine : healing, fertility, protection, exorcism, money
pineapple : luck, money, chastity
pipsissewa : money, spirit calling
quassia : love
quince : protection, love, happiness
radish : protection, lust
ragweed : courage
ragwort : protection
raspberry : protection, love
rattlesnake root : protection, money
rhubarb : protection, fidelity
rice : protection, rain, fertility, money
roots : protection, power, divination
rose : love, psychic powers, healing, love, divination, luck, protection
rosemary : protection, love, lust, mental powers, exorcism, purification, healing, sleep, youth
rowan : psychic powers, healing, protection, power, success
rue : healing, health, mental powers, exorcism, love
rye : love, fidelity
saffron : love, healing, happiness, wind raising, lust, strength, psychic powers.
sage : immortality, longevity, wisdom, protection, wishes
sagebrush : purification, exorcism
st. johns wort : health, power, protection, strength, love, divination, happiness
sandalwood : protection, healing, exorcism, spirituality
sarsaparilla : love, money
sassafras : health, money
savory, summer : mental powers
scullcap : love, fidelity, peace
senna : love
sesame : money, lust
shallot : purification
skunk cabbage : legal matters
slippery elm : halts gossip
sloe : exorcism, protection
snakeroot : luck money
snakeroot/black : love, lust, money
snapdragon : protection
solomons seal : protection, exorcism
sorrel wood : healing, health
southern wood : love, lust, protection
spanish moss : protection
spearmint : healing, love, mental powers
spiderwort : love
spikenard : love
squill : money, protection, hex breaking
star, anise : psychic powers, luck
stillengia : psychic powers
straw : luck, image magic
strawberry : love, luck
sugar cane : love, lust
sumbul : love, luck, health, psychic powers
sunflower : fertility, wishes, health, wisdom
sweetgrass : calling spirits
tamarind : love
tamarisk : exorcism, protection
tansy : health, longevity
tea : riches, courage, strength
thistle : strength, protection, hex breaking, healing
thistle, holy : purification, hex breaking
thistle, milk : snake enraging
thyme : health, healing, sleep, psychic powers,
love, purification, courage
ti : protection, healing
toadflax : protection, hex breaking
toadstool : rain making
tobacco : healing, purification
turmeric : purification
turnip : protection, ending relationships
urva Ursa : psychic workings
valerian : love, sleep, purification, protection
vanilla : love, lust, mental powers
venus flytrap : protection, love
vervain : love, protection, purification, peace, money, youth, chastity, sleep, healing
vetch, giant : fidelity
vetivert : love, hex breaking, luck, money, anti-theft
violet : protection, luck, love, lust, wishes, peace, healing
wahoo : hex-breaking, courage, success
walnut : health, mental powers, infertility, wishes
wax plant : protection
wheat : fertility, money
willow : love, divination, protection, healing
wintergreen : protection, healing, hex breaking
winters bark : success
witch grass : happiness, lust, love, exorcism
witch hazel : protection, chastity
wolfs bane : protection, invisibility
wood rose : luck
woodruff : victory, protection, money
wormwood : psychic powers, protection, love, calling spirits
yarrow : courage, love, psychic powers, exorcism
yellow evening primrose : hunting
yerba mate : fidelity, love, lust
yerba santa : beauty, healing, psychic powers, protection
yew : Raising the Dead
yohimbe : love, lust
yucca : transmutation, protection, purification

**some of these herbs ARE toxic. i didn’t mention which ones were/weren’t, please do some further research before consuming any of these herbs!!** 

Make your dreams a priority.
Make your mental health a priority.
Make your relationships a priority.
Make your happiness a priority.
Make yourself a priority.

✨A List of Basic Herbs✨

Hi, lovelies! I haven’t made a witchy post in a little while, and thought that this would be very helpful, especially for baby witches. Here is a list containing a few easy, basic beginner’s herbs to gather for your witch cabinet/magick tool collection! If you do not have access to all of these in their herbal/spice forms, remember that oil is always a good substitute.

Basil: This herb can be used to bring good luck, promote purification, and provide an extra boost in love spells!

Chamomile: This is very similar to how Lavender is used in magick. Chamomile is very beneficial during meditation and in sleep/healing spells, it is also very protective, lucky, and purifying.

Cinnamon: In addition to smelling and tasting wonderful, cinnamon is a great option for wealth, success, and healing spells.

Eucalyptus: So, so excellent for healing. General protection is also a very good use for it!

Lavender: A favorite of nearly every witch I’ve met, and for good reason. A perfect herb for calming, protection, healing, purification, and happiness.

Mugwort: General healing, strength, and protection are all things that mugwort can be used for. Using it as an incense is also effective - it can assist in the strengthening of your divination practices.

Peppermint: It’s not just for having around during the holidays- peppermint is wonderful for boosting your psychic energies and abilities.

Rose: The ultimate in love and romance spells, of course - in addition to protection, luck, and helping your psychic powers grow.

Rosemary: Rosemary is a very good all-purpose herb. It can be effective in all of the following areas: protection, love, purification, mental powers, cleansing of negative energy, promoting sleep, and helping your memory.

Sage: Sage is a staple in nearly every witch’s collection. It is generally used for its strong healing and cleansing powers. It can also be used in spells/rituals that support longevity, fulfillment of wishes, wealth, and protection.

Sandalwood:A wonderful medium for strong cleansing of negativity. Healing, exorcism, dream fulfillment, and spirituality are also great uses of sandalwood.

Bonus: Salt! I use it in nearly all of my rituals, spells, and altars. Salt is an absorber rather than a channeler, soaking in all of the psychic energies surrounding. It is purifying, protective, and healing, a good addition to any general ritual.

Mars - The inner fire
  • Mars in Aries: Imagination and intuitive idealism, reckless defiance and rose petals of daggers await the Mars in Aries person as she sets foot on the battlefield. Mars is ruled by Aries and creates a ferocious storm with a smouldering expression, a deep fire inside filled with passion, desire, sexual power, and lava whipped warrior expression. She is brave, filled with infinite energies at her disposal, and susceptible to a volatile emotional nature.
  • Mars in Taurus: The wind blowing through the petals, the elemental rage of storms, the placid sequence of nature rhythms - these are all energizing sources for Mars in Taurus. The individual could be perceived as lethargic because she adopts the steady, calculative, and enduring pace of mother earth. There is a steady energy generated by the individual that is dispersed like the lyrics of the universe, sweet, melodic, lethargic, and everlasting.
  • Mars in Gemini: The Mars in Gemini person can be a tremendous debater, and use the sword of words to confront the battle of Mars. There is an incredible flow of ideas and vocal acuity, and the individual can become over excited in learning environments. When the mind is content the body feels refreshed.
  • Mars in Cancer: There are supernatural ripples triggered by the shifts of the Moon and the eruption of course, overwhelming and erratic energy levels that coincide closely with the current emotional state. Much of the resources utilized by the individual will be poured into establishing a sanctuary of comfort, support, interpersonal nurturing and negating extremes to avoid conflict or confrontation.
  • Mars in Leo: Mars in Leo people shine the sun on the battlefield, and she is brilliantly confident, amorous, gracious, fierce, explosive and exuberant. She is the Queen who knows how to rule with command and grace. When she is in love, the whole world knows about it, because her heart roars and her spirit spindles flames into gold.
  • Mars in Virgo: Mars in Virgo people are energized by their own mindfulness, the exploration through the temple of the body, the feeling of physical touch, the sensational bliss of thoughts rumbling through the mind. The individual generates powerful mental energies and stays fixed and focused in midst of chaos. This quiet, constant, and enduring inertia generates over long periods and can spill into nervous tension, stresses, and anxieties.
  • Mars in Libra: Mars in Libra people are socially energized and enjoy initiating gatherings and social encounters. Th individual is skilled at problem solving and conflict management, motivated by the need to instal tranquility amongst collaborations. Art, music, fashion and literature are charming pursuits for Mars in Libra, and many people born under this placement summon incredible resources of creative talent and energy.
  • Mars in Scorpio: Mars in Scorpio people are willing to charge and tumble headfirst into dark hidden hollows. There is something erotic about the secretive. If you manage to break down the barriers the Mars in Scorpio erects around her heart, be careful you don’t shatter it, because a broken Mars in Scorpio heart is powerful enough to cause earthquakes and hurricanes. She makes a formidable enemy to those who wrong her, and those who harm those she holds closely.
  • Mars in Sagittarius: A dazzling wildlife burns a spectacular halo through the Mars in Sagittarius spirit. Energy is directed through the thighs and circulated through the active and rambunctious mind. She quivers her bow and arrow toward the bursts of stars in the distance, her vision is tremendous and her dreams are far ranging and enterprising.
  • Mars in Capricorn: The battlefield planet steers the stern mountain goat in the direction of fiery and disciplined ambition, unwavering tenacity and the manifestation of fantasy into reality. Mars in Capricorn personalities charge headfirst into the direction of their dreams and exude a surging recklessness in their urgency to succeed, achieve, weave the tapestry of dreams, and dissolve opposition
  • Mars in Aquarius: Mars in Aquarius are energized by the promotion of progression and revolution and scatter their love amongst humanity in a detached and impersonal way. The natural course for them is to restrict all authority and ignore their plights of their elders, garnering their innovative thought streams and creating practical particle. Their rebellious nature can act to isolate themselves from others, and these individuals often view themselves as separate from society or wider humanity as a whole
  • Mars in Pisces: The emotional state reflects energy distribution in Mars in Pisces. Pisces is a sign known for its moods and instabilities. The experience of divine elation can energize and enthuse the individual, while melancholic states are lethargic and sleepy. And emotions are amplified with Mars in Pisces, because its like the longings of the heart fuse with the ferocity of Mars.
Soups! Kitchen Witch Masterpost

One of the easiest and most heartwarming recipes for a kitchen witch, soups! Their recipes are easily manipulated to suit your intention, plus they’re perfect for the upcoming winter!

Basic Ingredients:

- Carrots, Onions, Celery. These are the holy trinity. I also like to add garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, and others.

- vegetable/chicken broth and/or water.

- many recipes call for crushed tomatoes. I like diced, and can find them canned in any grocery store, but it’s up to you!

- (Optional) beans or lentils (if you buy dried lentils, cook them beforehand)

- (Optional) meat–sausage, beef, chicken. Cook before adding to the soup please!

Directions:

1. Cut up vegetables and sautee them in a big pot for about eight minutes. This is to soften them up and sweeten up the onions. Don’t add herbs yet!

2. If you bought canned beans, drain and rinse them. If you want thicker broth, you can crush up a can of beans into a paste and add them to the broth, or even throw them into a blender.

3. Set pot aside. Add tomatoes, beans, meat, broth. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add any herbs you wish.

Common Vegetables:

Carrots - sex (with parsley for best results), fertility

Cabbage - lunar food, protection, wealth, prosperity, luck

Onions - protection, purification, healing, exorcism, wealth

Celery - sex, peace, psychic powers, mental strength

Beans - wealth, sex, protection

Potato - protection, compassion

Mushrooms - psychic powers, strength

Common Herbs:

Thyme - love, psychic powers, purification

Basil - love, protection, money, exorcism

Rosemary - protection, consciousness, memory, healing, love

Parsley - protection, sex, love, wealth

Dill - wealth, love, consciousness, studying, luck

Bay - protection, psychic powers, healing, purification, strength

Garlic - protection, healing, strength, psychic powers, exorcism

Ginger - love, wealth, strength, success

Black Pepper - protection, purification, exorcism

Salt - purification, protection, healing

Most herbs are not put into the broth until the broth is simmering, to prevent burning. The exception to this rule is bay, which is put in at the beginning. BEWARE of pepper! The longer the pepper cooks in the soup, the spicier the soup will be!

IF YOU’RE ADDING MEAT:

- Do not cut your vegetables with the same knife you cut meat with.

- Cook meat beforehand, but remember that it’ll be cooking in the broth for a time afterwards, or be careful not to overcook.

- Most meat is diced into half-an-inch-squares.

Other Tips:

- Stir clockwise to create, counter-clockwise to take away.

- You can carve sigils into some vegetable slices.

- Cook with a crystal near your pot to boost a spell’s effectiveness.

- Fire and water are prominent elements here! Draw upon their power.

And that’s it!! Have a lovely winter full of great company and nourishing meals!

**if there are any additions feel free to add, and if there are any corrections, message me! :)

Herbs ‘n’ Flowers

I use these more or less on the daily

Allspice: promotes healing, also attracts luck or money

Anise: help sleeping, no nightmares, protect against evil and protection in meditation

Basil: courage, protection, monetary success

Bay leaves: promotes healing, gain protection, instill strength

Cactus: maternal care, passion, endurance, strength/emotional strength

Caraway seeds: protect against negativity and strengthen memory

Chamomile: help induce sleep, combat curses and spells, aids in good health

Chives: courage, dispel disease and negative entities

Cinnamon stick: aids in healing, raises high spiritual vibrations

Clove: drive away negative/hostile forces, purify the area, produce spiritual vibrations

Earl Grey: bring clarity, bring good working to a space, attain courage and bring strength

Forget-Me-Not: love, remembrance, memory

Lavender: attracts love, induces sleep, bring peace/harmony, promotes happiness and protection

Lemon peel: attracts blessings and luck, attain success

Marigold: passion, creativity (also a natural pesticide)

Mint: fertility, happiness, protection

Nettle: promotes healing, protection, keep out evil

Orange peel: attract love, attain prosperity, attract good fortune

Peppercorn: protection, dispels evil especially when paired with salt

Peppermint: promotes healing, induces sleep

Raspberry leaves: gain protection (raspberry tea is phenomenal for menstrual and muscle cramps)

Rose hips: “love attracting beads”, promotes healing, obtain luck

Rosemary: gain of healing and protection, induce sleep, rid of negativity, drive away nightmares, aid in knowledge gain, and strengthen mental power

Sage: promotes wisdom, gain protection

Sea salt: purification, grounding, release emotional attachments, psychic protection, aids in healing

Spearmint: increases and sharpens mental powers, protection during sleep

Sunflower: sign of adoration, affection

Thyme: attracts good health, purifies space, gives courage and energy, aids in restful sleep

Vanilla: love..lots of love spells, also good in spells for domestic intentions

listen sometimes ur brain just comes up with ridiculous AU ideas & you can either ignore them or roll with it long enough to share it with the world

that being said

Elle Woods as Captain America. 

Wine in Witchcraft!

I saw this post by @cosmic-witch and realized… I don’t think I’ve ever seen correspondences written up for types of wine before! So I spent some time and put some together based on their flavors/aromas/etc. Enjoy, wine-loving witches!

Wine in general is associated with happiness, success, love, relationships, and offerings.

Red Wine

In General

Element: Earth
Season: Winter
Associations: Love, warmth, contemplation, happiness, success, money, passion, health, lust

Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes Like: Full-bodied, bell pepper, olives, herbs, black cherry, tannic/rough
Element: Earth
Associations: Grounding, protection, banishing, strength, energy, lust, fertility, ancestors, written magic such as sigils

Merlot

Tastes Like: Soft/round, blackberry, cherry, plum, herbal notes
Element: Water, fire
Associations: Unity, love, passion, self-care, protection, healing, prosperity, sexuality, sea witchcraft, water magic

Pinot Noir

Tastes Like: Delicate and fresh, fruity, tea leaf, worn leather, tomato leaf, pale cherry, beet root, strawberry, blackberry, earthy
Element: Earth, air
Associations: Prosperity, protection, wealth, success, beauty, passion, glamours

Shiraz

Tastes Like: Hearty, spicy, black pepper, black currant, clove, blackberry, plum, leather, tar
Element: Fire, earth
Associations: Wealth, banishing, divination, tech witchcraft, comfort, mystery, secrets, endings

Zinfandel

Tastes Like: Rich, zesty, raspberry, raisin, black cherry, blackberry, pepper
Element: Earth
Associations: Growth, wealth, plant magic, vigor, stamina, happiness, love, healing, versatility

White Wine

In General

Element: Air
Season: Summer
Associations: Joy, happiness, love, relationships, friendships, endings, success, energy, purification

Chardonnay

Tastes Like: Wider-bodied, light, velvety, apricot, mango, green apple, citrus, melon, vanilla
Element: Water
Associations: Peace, emotions, safety, success, happiness, balance, polarity, purification, mental power/abilities

Muscat

Tastes Like: Sweet, acidic, fruity, grapefruit, musk, citrus, apricot, rose, caramel
Element: Air
Associations: Love, mystery, lust, relationships, fertility, purity, cleansing, healing, love magic

Pinot Grigio

Tastes Like: Crisp, dry, fruity, peach, pear, acidic
Element: Air
Associations: Rebirth, endings, new beginnings, happiness, reality, creativity, longevity, divination (especially open-ended, like tarot)

Riesling

Tastes Like: Steely, crisp, fresh, slightly sweet, pear, apple, peach, petrol, honey
Element: Fire, water
Associations: Energy, movement, growth, rebirth, love, friendship, attraction, activity such as dance, preparation, cleansing

Sauvignon Blanc

Tastes Like: Herbal, grass, bell pepper, green apple, lime, gooseberry, jalapeno, melon, mango, black currant, passionfruit, peach
Element: Air, earth
Associations: Love, peace, friendship, companionship, arts, healing, happiness, joy, spirit work

Rosé Wine

In General

Element: Air
Season: Spring
Associations: Beginnings, happiness, excitement, friendship, new romance, love, passion, playfulness, relaxation, luck

Sparkling Wine

In General

Element: Fire
Season: Summer
Associations: Success, completion, celebration, wealth, opportunity, setting things in motion, prosperity, space witchcraft, weather magic, adding a “spark”

Feel free to use these however you’d like and add your favorite wines!

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