nightmare of the sea

my first spell jar!! i made this to help my sister sleep, because she often has trouble with nightmares and such.

gather:
-sage
-sea salt
-thyme
-lavender {i used the leaves, not the flowers}
-rosemary {i used both fresh and dried}
-bay leaves
-amethyst
-quartz
-small piece of paper + pen

optional:
-blue thread {to bind the paper + decorate jar}
-blue wax to seal
-lavender oil

i layered the ingredients, with each layer i focused on my intent to help sophie. i drew a sigil for a peaceful sleep on the paper in blue pen, and then rolled it up and tied it with the blue thread. i also carved the sigil in the wax i sealed the jar with, and then rubbed some lavender oil on it to bless it, and create a soothing scent. hope you like.


this is my very first spell jar and i hope it helps my sister!💙

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

Top 10 Herbs for the Lazy Witch

Maybe you’re maybe you’re a new witch unsure of what herbs are worth your time as a beginner, maybe money is tight, or maybe you’re just lazy (like us). If we could only choose 10 herbs to use in our craft, these would be our top picks. 

1. Basil – its the witch’s herb, need we say more? Not only do its magical uses span from protection to love to wealth to exorcism, but it is also delicious in mundane recipes as well. If you can only have one herb, basil is the way to go.

2. Rosemary – this herb is also blessed with a wide variety of uses. Excellent for purification, lust and love, good health, preventing nightmares, and all kinds of sea witchery. Bonus: its fragrance is to die for.

3. Lavender – so you might not be able to find this at the grocery store, but its magical uses outweigh the small inconvenience of tracking it down. Most often used for healing, love, protection, peace, purification, and sleep, lavender is a go-to for any mental health needs. 

4. Chamomile – lavender’s luckier, jovial cousin. Primarily used in love, healing, and stress reducing spells, but can also be used for luck and gambling. It is associated with the sun, and makes a great tea infusion for stress relief. 

5. Thyme – the best herb for social situations. It attracts loyalty, affection, and a good reputation, but we most often bathe in an infusion of thyme for constant flow of money. Also good for increasing courage. 

6. Cinnamon – while technically a spice, cinnamon has many magical uses and is also delicious in cooking. Ideal for prosperity and success, protection, love, and all spells related to the spiritual self. 

7.  Peppermint – a favorite in herbalism for treatment of digestive issues, this herb ideal for cleansing and protecting. Peppermint is also widely available, makes for lovely tea, and is a great addition to any luck spell.

8. Rose – is any love spell complete without rose petals? This flower is the symbol for beauty, marriage, sexuality, divine love, and all kinds of relationships. A larger list of uses for roses can be found here

9. Cayenne Pepper – every witch needs something with a bit of a bite. This spice does wonders as cursing or banishing agent, or even just as an addition to any spell to speed up results. 

10. Mugwort – if we recommend any specialty herb, this is the one. Mugwort is used in spells for divination, astral travel, working within the spiritual realm, and receiving prophetic dreams. (Note: this herb should not be ingested by people who are pregnant)  

☁️Dream witch tip:

Sea sand is amazing for dream work. Keep a jar of sea sand (dream dust) next to your bed to protect against nightmares and help guide your dreams ⛱

**add rosemary to help remember your dreams

*** add citrine for an extra anti-nightmare boost

(IBVS) If only

There he was.

Chris was standing there awkwardly in the front doorway of their house.

Again.

“What now, you want to bake some brownies?” Nevin asked, letting out a huff of air.

“I uh… no,” Chris replied, looking at the ground.

There was something off about him, something impossible to pass by. He was filled with defeat, hopelessness, anxiety… and it was certainly genuine.

Of course Nevin could tell, he could read people’s emotions right off of them. It was the one power he knew he was actually born with.

For the first time in longer than he had realized, he felt compassion. Nevin didn’t usually involve himself in anyone’s business but his own and his brother’s. But now, he felt this indescribable, strong desire to actually help…

And Drew wasn’t home, either. Nevin would have something to brag about to him, making a good choice without the influence of his goody-goody brother.

“You don’t seem all right,” Nevin said. “Come in. What happened?”

Chris stepped inside, not saying a word. The silence persisted, and he bit his lip.

“Come on, you have to tell me.”

“I got… kicked out,” Chris told him. “… sort of.”

“What? Kicked out?” Nevin asked.

“I… got in a fight with my dad and…”

“No, stop. You don’t have to explain any more. Just sit down.”

Nevin put his hand on Chris’s shoulder, seating him firmly in the nearby couch. He left to go to the kitchen for a while, coming back with a box of cheese crackers.

“Take the junk,” Nevin practically ordered, forcefully handing the box to Chris before sitting down on another chair.

“Uh, thanks?” Chris replied nervously, opening them.

The room was quiet for a little while.

“… I still can’t help but wonder. Why do always come here?” Nevin asked, breaking the silence. “Is it really because it’s closer?”

“… I consider you guys reliable…” Chris answered slowly. “You’re my friends, y'know…”

“I haven’t seen you hanging out with Isaac lately either.”

Chris looked down, saying nothing.

“… sorry,” Nevin apologized. “Not gonna ask what happened.”

More awkward silence.

“… um… Where is your brother, anyway?” Chris asked.

“Not here,” Nevin replied with a shrug. “He’s out with whom he called ‘a girl who’s a friend’.”

“… o-oh.”

Nevin was starting to read something peculiar from Chris. Something powerful, growing with increasing strength and anxiousness…

And as he gazed at the platinum blond teen, he almost felt something foreign and unexpected.

“… do you want to like… go somewhere? I mean, I’ve got time…” Nevin said.

Chris smiled weakly. “… that’d be great,” he said.


So they did. And because neither of them had any idea where they wanted to go, there was a lot of aimless strolling.

They would just kind of walk through town, occasionally spotting something interesting to visit. When they had finally broken the awkward silence, they would chat easily, and it was almost hard for Chris to believe that he was walking with the stoic and dry-humored Nevin.

They’d gotten Italian ice after a while, eating it while seated on a bench in a park and talking about their common favorite show.

Wait a second. Is this like… a date?” Chris thought while Nevin was ranting about how much of a bitch one of the characters was. “… of course not, why would it count as…

Chris put his hand down on the bench, accidentally putting it right on top of Nevin’s. He could feel his heart jump for some reason, his hand twitching in the reflex to immediately recoil.

But he left it there for a second before slowly lifting it back up, Nevin giving him a look, glancing up and down between eye contact and Chris’s hand.

“Uh… oops,” Chris said. “Sorry?”

“Why be sorry? Because there’s something wrong with physical contact?” Nevin told him dryly.

“If it’s awkward and in public then maybe yes?”

Chris’s heart was racing just a little bit. A LITTLE.

Oh god, Isaac was right. I am gay as heck for this guy,” he thought.

“Are you okay?” Nevin asked.

“Yeah, I am, I’m just… it’s nothing,” Chris replied.

“You look like you have something you want to say.” He took Chris’s hand and squeezed it a little. Which was a lot by his standard. “Come on, you can tell me. As a friend.”

Nevin was so dang sarcastic it was hard to tell if he was being serious.

Chris didn’t know what to say, but there was always something about Nevin that pressed information out of him in one way or another.

Chris curled his fingers around the hand holding onto his, entwining them. His heart racing, he gazed into the rich brown eyes of the boy next to him.

… so it must be true…” Nevin thought. “Well, I suppose I was never a fan of direct explanations either,” he told Chris.

“Wait, so…” Chris started, but trailed off.

“Yes, I understand,” Nevin said. “I don’t know how it happened, but I understand.”

“I-It happened because I find you admirable,” Chris commented. “And um… funny, and… there’s this side to you that shows just how much you care about…”

Nevin silenced him with a quick kiss.

Chris sat there, staring at him, eyes wide, cheeks and ears red.

“… oh hey. That worked,” Nevin said.

“Oh god you kissed me,” Chris said quickly, not moving an inch.

Nevin was actually smiling. “It was surprisingly nice. I’ll do it again.”

“W-what if someone sees this time?”

“It’s a free country.”

“Filled with conservatives.”

“Screw them.”

Nevin kissed him again, Chris kissing back this this time. All awareness of their surroundings quickly faded as their attention to each other became all that mattered in that moment.

But little did they know…

Drew was standing off in a distance with the girl who was a friend, in a spot invisible to them, and saw them.

He couldn’t tear his eyes away.

“Is that your brother?” his friend asked.

“Oh yes,” Drew answered, a smile creeping up on his face as he nodded. “I knew this would happen.” He rubbed his palms together, as if plotting.

"… Maybe I shouldn’t ask questions?”

“Hehe, let’s get out of here before they see us,” Drew said, unable to restrain his high-pitched giggles.

His friend confused, they darted away.

I need more blogs to follow!

If you post (mostly) any of the following, like or reblog and I will check out your blog and follow you! 

-Fairy Tail

-Inuyasha 

-Noragami 

-Markiplier

-The Last of Us

-Little Nightmares

-Bioshock (any of them)

-Doctor Who

-Xfiles 

-Rick and Morty 

-Miraculous Ladybug 

-Disney

-Ghibli

-Dreamworks

Thank you! 

The Wiccan’s Glossary

Moonstone is a stone of feminine energy and feminine matters. For example, it soothes the pains and stresses of pregnancy, menopause, and menstruation. It also prevents mood swings associated with PMS and balances oestrogen within a female body. Finally, it enhances female intuition.

This heavenly stone diffracts light giving it a luminous look; the Romans believed it to be solidified moonlight. It attracts lovers, peace, calmness, inner balance, pleasant dreams, and luck. When worn by a female, it is said to make her more fertile and likely to conceive. It can also be worn to attract your soulmate and instil passion in the wearer and the wearer’s target. 

According to lore, if you give your lover a moonstone necklace under the light of the full moon, there will always be passion between you.

Moonstone is a good stone for empaths of any gender as it protects and soothes sensitive emotions.

For magick, moonstone is used for bringing fertility, soothing emotions, bringing imbalanced relationships to a peaceful state, warding nightmares, cleansing auras, feeling and showing youth, and sea magick.

Associations:
Elements - Water
Chakra - Brow
Zodiac - Cancer, Aquarius
Planets -  Moon

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moodboard | the ocean
      “beauty is terror. whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.”

the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were beautiful yet dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

for my beautiful new friend, @heimarmene 

There are a bunch of movies, shows, playlists, etc. floating around the tags, so I thought I would compile them into a masterlist.

Films  

 Gåten Ragnarok (2013) PG-13. Action/Adventure.  Norwegian archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen forms a small team and sets off to find the true meaning of the secret runes found carved in rock and accidentally awakens a giant monster.

Trolljegeren (2010) PG-13. Fantasy/Drama. While investigating reports of illegal poaching, three student filmmakers encounter a man who slays trolls for the Norwegian government.

☁ Kysset som fikk snøen til å smelte (1997) R. Romance/Drama. [xWhen a new boy moves into the area, Cecilie and Peter’s friendship is changed.

Oslo, 31. august (2011) PG-13. Drama. One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Døden på Oslo S (1990) NR. Action/Crime/Drama. [xA young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then, he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs.

Motvind. Amateur film. [x] The film is based on a true story, and the action is primarily played in Grenland. 

1001 Gram (2014) NR. Drama. When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale.

Pioneer (2013) PG-13. Drama/Thriller. The ultimate adventure becomes a nightmare when a diver obsessed with reaching the bottom of the sea takes on the world’s most dangerous mission.

Victoria (2013) NR. Romance/Drama. When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale.

Den brysomme mannen (2006) NR. Comedy/Fantasy/Mystery. One morning, Andreas  wakes up in a strange apartment in a strange city and has no idea how he got there.

Død snø  (2009) R. Horror. A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

 Mannen som elsket Yngve (2008) PG-13. Coming of Age. A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

TV Shows

Skam (2015–2017) Drama/Romance [x]. The story of young teenagers and pupils on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person’s point of view.

Øyevitne (2014-) Drama/Suspense. Two 15 year old boys secretly meet up in the forest, only to witness a blood bath. They are seen, but escape trying to keep this as a secret, both in fear of the perpetrator and that their secret is revealed.

Occupied (2015-) Drama/Thriller. In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.

Playlists

Norwegian Songs [x] 580 songs (35 hours 22 minutes)

Norwegian Black Metal [x] 49 songs (4 hours 22 minutes)

Norwegian Folk Music [x] 148 songs (6 hours 32 minutes)

Norwegian Hits [x] 48 songs (2 hours 36 minutes)

Norwegian Rap [x] 30 songs (1 hour 59 minutes)

Norwegian Rock [x] 66 songs (4 hours 15 minutes)

Classical Norwegian Music [x] 30 songs (3 hours 44 minutes)

SKAM [x] 64 songs (4 hours 16 minutes) *most of these are in english, but i know a lot of you enjoyed the show so i thought i’d include it (-: 

☆ = available on Netflix

✿ = available online via a quick search

☁ = full film available on YouTube