original craft

Quick idea I had and need to note down before I forget it:

a witch bottle designed not to harm the incoming energies (like most witch bottles seem to be with their nails, thorns and black pepper) or block them (like the protective witch bottles I’ve seen with rosemary and basil), but filter and transmute.

Somebody throwing bad luck at you? Great, you’re giving me energy, I’ll filter it and change it into a blessing. 

“When life gives you lemons” sort of idea, inspired by a post I’ve seen floating around about that witches shouldn’t ground bad energy, but filter it and transmute it, because earth only can take as much negative. 

Dragon Age “Favorite Game” Alignments:

Lawful Origins
-knows everything about the DA universe
-reads all the codex entries
-actually knows things about story structure
-nerd

Neutral Origins
-romances alistair every time
-can never bring themselves to make evil choices
-loves the music
-cries a lot

Chaotic Origins
-“FINE DWARVEN CRAFTS DIRECT FROM ORZAMMAR”
-just replays all the different prologues over and over
-restarts when they get to ostagar

Lawful 2
-thinks DA2 was unfairly judged in comparison to origins
-has Strong Opinions ™ about anders
-thinkpieces and meta
-secretly bitter

Neutral 2
-really just loves all the DA2 characters
-like, REALLY loves them
-a lot
-fix-it fic and coffee shop AUs
-probably bisexual

Chaotic 2
-has only played 2
-“wtf is a darkspawn lol”
-purple dialogue options
-probably a blood mage

Lawful Inquisition
-enjoys fetch quests
-takes time to craft new weapons and armour at regular intervals
-talks to every companion between every single mission
-looks up walkthroughs and quickloads whenever a companion disapproves

Neutral Inquisition
-Inquisition was their first DA game
-avoids fandom drama
-just genuinely enjoys all the games
-the most chill

Chaotic Inquisition
-“HOLY SHIT YOU CAN JUMP”
-spends 90% of their time falling off of roofs in skyhold
-runs into dragon battles 20 levels too soon and gets destroyed
-tries to glitch on purpose

Gentle witch little things

Simple things you can do to bring more love and positivity into the world:

  • enchant the bus or train you’re on, so that everybody has a pleasant day or a safe travel home
  • paint protective sigils in the misty windows of buses or shops when it rains, and leave words of encouragement and praise on public bathrooms’ mirrors
  • bless passing ambulances and firefighter trucks with speed and safety for their patients/destination
  • wear an enchanted lipstick/gloss for your smile to brighten the day of everybody you meet
  • enchant your spare change so that it gives luck to the beggars you donate it to; they need it, don’t they?
  • actually, just enchant your money, so that retail and low-wage workers can have a better day when they serve you
  • leave blessed acorns and harmless trinkets in various places like buses or waiting rooms; give other people something to wonder about and make their day, and kids an item to roll in their hands mindlessly
  • bless food and leave it for stray animals; let birds be messangers of hope and miraclous event for everybody that sees them
  • whisper encouragement to trees and grass you pass by; let them know someone cares, someone sees their beauty, and awaits their bloom
  • smile at children and pets; provide them with the positive energy that the world is trying to kill in them
  • leave motivational notes, praise and silly drawings charged with love and hope on post-it notes as you go; they can brighten the day of those that find them
Spiritual exploration - a spell to help yourself stay motivated when exploring your Spirituality

Originally posted by awakenedvibrations

Needed:
 - Jar 
- Gold Candle (or white if you dont have gold)
- Lemon juice or essential oil
- Cinnamon
- Thyme
- Garlic
- Malachite or Carnelian
- paper and pen

Steps:
 - Take your jar and set it in front of you
- light your candle
- Add a layer of cinnamon to the bottom of the jar
-  lay down a layer of thyme
- add a little garlic
- add a few drops of Lemon
- write on paper what you’re trying to pursue, and add it to the jar
- Close the container and set your crystal on top.
- Blow out your candle to activate
- and when you’re ready to end the spell clean out the jar

- Aesa <3
This is my Original Spell, please do not repost on any platform without my explicit permission. Reblogging is okay, Reposting is not. 

Hey all,
I’ve got an actual cocktail recipe for you today centered around the summer solstice/Litha on June 21st!

This is an original recipe.
Sun Seeker Cocktail
2 oz bourbon
1 tbslp honey
3 oz ginger beer (refrigerated)
Cinnamon stick
Grater or microplane
Sprig of rosemary

In a mixing glass pour bourbon and add honey. Stir until honey is dissolved and fully incorporated. Add ice and shake to chill. In a copper mug or lowball glass, pour ginger beer and strain bourbon honey mix into glass. Grate cinnamon over the top. Press rosemary to release oils, and rub around rim of glass (counter clockwise to reverse negativity) and place sprig in glass for garnish. Sip and feel the refreshing warmth deep through you and enjoy!

Whiskey for fire, rosemary for the sun, cinnamon for the warmth of summer, ginger for its healing and deep roots.

Tomorrow I’ll post the recipe to use the rose vodka ;)

https://barberwitch.tumblr.com/post/161749102126/so-in-honor-of-midsummer-and-the-summer-solstice
The Avatar State - a meditative candle spell to help you call on desired strengths of your past lives.

Originally posted by avatarsymbolism


*inspired by the Avatar state, and how it allows the current Avatar to communicate with their past lives*
Written for my 3rd place winner @moonrisemagick


Needed:
- Some basic knowledge of your past life/ lives
- Blue Candle
- Clear Quartz
- 2 Lapis Lazuli or 2 Blue Stones
- A mirror in which you can see yourself
- Any Tarot cars that represent the life/lives you are trying to pull a strength from.
- One or more of the following stones to represent the strength/s you are trying to channel.
~ For Strength: Garnet, Onyx, or Sardonyx
~ For Intuition: Amethyst, Amazonite or Aquamarine
~ For Knowledge: Malachite
~ For Optimism: Smoky Quartz
~ For Self-Love and Acceptance: Rose Quartz
~ For Confidence: Bloodstone, Carnelian or Citrine
~ For Peace/Anti-anxiety: Moonstone or Carnelian
~ For Happiness: Amber, Citrine, Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, or Tourmaline

Steps:
- Gather your materials and sit down in front of your mirror if you can. 
- Cast a protective circle. 
- Set your candle in front of you, with your tarot cards in front of the candles and the Quartz on top of your middle card. 
- Arrange any additional stones on the same or other tarot cards. 
- Light your candle and establish what your intentions are. 
- Hold your two blue stones in your hands and meet your own eyes in the mirror.
- Let your reflection blur until you see the image of the past life you are trying to channel. It may not be clear if you dont know the exact appearance of your past life but that is okay. 
- Focus on what you want to call on from that life. Let yourself feel connected to your past life/lives, and draw on the feelings and experience that created the desired strength in that life. 
- Draw that strength into yourself, and meditate on it as long as you feel necessary. 
- When you finish meditating, blow out your candle to close the spell, and carry your blue stones and one stone from your specific trait with you for a day or so to carry the spell with you until it takes hold. 

- Aesa <3
This is my original spell, do not repost on any platform without my explicit permission. Reblogging is okay reposting is not. 
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Take a Fucking Sip, Babe an original spread crafted by tarot-cards-and-tea

a tarot spread to reveal the harsh reality of your situation

  1. The Kettle- the messenger, can be a literal person, overarching theme, or energy delivering the words you need to hear
  2. The Tea- the harsh truth, the reality of your situation that you may not be willing to face
  3. The Saucer- the support for this delusion, the reason you cannot see things as they are
  4. The Sugar- the sweet in the bitter, looking at the bright side
  5. The Cream- an optional card that may be drawn for a closing message which could make your message more palatable or could cloud the overall message

author’s note: cards positioned horizontally may be read as either upright,  reversed, or both depending on card drawn and positioning within the spread


feel free to use this spread for self-discovery or as practice with friends and family, but please refrain from monetizing this spread.

I would love to hear your stories about working with this particular spread. You are welcome to tag me in posts, message me, or send me an email.


The cards featured are the backs of James R. Eads 1st Edition Prisma Visions Deck ( © James R. Eads Illustration)

Witchtip Wednesday 1.3.18

How to find your rhythm with your Tarot Deck


Originally posted by evergreen-wiitch

Happy new year to everyone! I’m glad to be sharing this tip and I waited because I’m sure a lot of people got new decks for the holidays.

Tarot has a ridiculous amount of variation in the deck style and variables for the meanings. Some are pip decks, some marssaille some rider Waite smith, and each book that comes with the meanings is slightly different.

When you get a new deck, I always do an intro spread just to get a little familiar with it. But then begins the fun.

Do a Daily pull, first thing in the morning, and if you don’t have time to interpret, take a picture of it. Just ask “What does my day have in store?” Write down your first impression of the card, and every once in a while look at the picture throughout the day.

At the end of the day, compare your first impression, the text book meaning and think about your day. This exercise helps you figure out where on the spectrum your readings are.

Was it kinda vague, was it about someone else, was it closer in meaning to your interpretation, or the book, was it super literal and you found yourself naked collecting water at a stream near a fallen building?

Just do this for a week, even if you’re old hat and in a rut. It can help revitalize your passion, recalibrate your intuition, and make you more confident in your readings by giving context to these elusive cards.

🦇Cheers, Barberwitch

With this little cobweb potion,
you’ll fall into dark devotion.
If you ever lose affection,
I can change your whole direction.
I’m a Hex Girl,
and I’m gonna put a spell on you.