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Bring your cauldron to life with Phoenix Fire color changing fire powder by Project Fey. Phoenix Fire powder is a unique blend of all natural, non toxic, earth friendly ingredients that will have your ritual fires dancing in vivid colors. Simply empty a pack of Phoenix Fire onto a lit fire and watch the magic begin! Within seconds your fire will become an enchanting display of brilliantly colored flames for up to 45 minutes.

Phoenix Fire is safe for any fires:
• Wood Fires
• Fireplaces
• Campfires
• Ritual fires/bale fires
• Cauldron fires

It is common for many witches, pagans and covens to work magick or have rituals around a fire. Now you can call upon the elements and cast circle with your ritual fire representing the colors of the elements. Phoenix Fire is also great tool for fire scrying, as well as color magick, fire magick spells, working with the elements. Phoenix Fire will surely add an enchanting addition to your next fire.

Size: 1 oz. bag
Lasts: 45 minutes.

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A selection of incredible portraits from photographer Charles Fréger’s collection and book Wilder Mann, documenting the ancient pagan rites still being practiced throughout Europe today.

From the New York Times Lens blog: 

About 10,000 years ago, humans began domesticating wild animals for both food and companionship. Over the course of centuries, animal species were bred for traits that made them docile and more useful to their masters. But as humans changed and fenced in animals, they were also domesticating themselves. The skills needed to survive in the wild were different than those needed to succeed in more complex social arrangements.

Mr Fréger was intrigued by the transformations of human being to beast that he witnessed in 18 European countries. They were, he said, celebrations of fertility, life and death and symbolized the complicated relationship between mankind and nature.

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Pagan Costumes of Europe

These photographs are part of the “Wilder Mann” series by French photographer Charles Fréger. He traveled through 19 European countries to capture what he calls “tribal Europe.” He found numerous pagan rituals mostly related to winter solstice and spring renewal.

So you’ve made a spell jar….now what?

I was recently asked what to do with a spell jar once it’s made. I thought my answer would be simple, but the more I wrote, the more I realized it wasn’t. So here’s a guide for those that need it showing what to do with different bottles depending on your intent.


Positive influence on yourself or in your life:
-Place somewhere you will see it very often, like a sunny window, bedside table, desk, or altar. Seeing it every day will help strengthen your intent and remind yourself why you made it.
-Place somewhere that you meditate. If you meditate regularly you can take a few moments during that time to hold the jar and focus on the spell, the result that you want, and how to help make that happen.
-Keep it on your person throughout the day. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will act as a conductor for the positivity that you want.

Beauty/Glamour:
-Place on vanity or in bathroom. Placing it at the central point of your daily beauty routine will maximize the use of the spell bottle.
-Keep in makeup bag/kit. Keeping it in a container with all of your beauty supplies will infuse it’s intent with everything inside.
-Stash inside your dresser or closet with the clothes that correspond to your spell (date clothes, party/club clothes, formal wear, lingerie).
-Bury in a pot of flowers and keep by a mirror you use for your daily beauty routine. Flowers are a universal symbol of beauty and having something living channel your spell makes it much stronger.
-Keep it on your person throughout the day. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. Keeping the jar close to you will help influence the beauty spell/glamour longer and stronger.

Weight Loss/Gain and Exercise:
-Stash inside your gym bag/locker. It will serve as a boost right before you work out.
-Keep with your food. If you are using it to control eating habits, keep it in your pantry/fridge IN FRONT of all of your food. It will be a barrier between you and your food. You’ll have to get past the jar before you touch anything else.
-Keep it on you’re kitchen table. If you are using it to battle eating disorders and/or increase your eating habits, place it where you eat all of your meals.
-Take it with you while you move. If you like to ride your bike for exercise, use an unbreakable/break resistant bottle and tie it to your bike. If you like to walk/run with your kids in a running stroller, put it on the stroller where your child can’t reach it.
-Store it with your work out clothes. The spell will bleed over into the clothes so that you have it whenever you put them on.
-Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will influence you as well as remind you of our goals all day.

Influence Relationships:
-Place in the heart of your home. If you are trying to influence your family or the relationships within, keep it where you’re family spends time together the most (kitchen, livingroom mantle, game room, dining room). If you can’t practice openly at home, use a container that is pretty and not see through, fill it completely so it doesn’t rattle, and glue it shut. That way, to everyone else, it will just be pretty decoration.
-Give it as a gift. Decorate the bottle and give it as a gift to the person whose relationship with you, you want to influence.
-Keep next to their photo. Keep it next to a photo of the person you wish to change your relationship with.
-Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. The bottle will work it’s magic whenever you are around the specified person.

Health:
-Stash in the bedroom. Placing the jar on your nightstand, under your pillow, or under your bed will allow health spells to work while you sleep, especially if you are bedridden.
-Store with your medicine. If you have to take medication regularly, store it with your meds.
-Keep next to your drinking water. If you use drinking water that isn’t from a tap, store the jar where you store your water. The spell will bleed into your drinking water to influence your health.
-Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. If it is on your person, it can influence your health all day, healing you or protecting you from an illness that is spreading.

Dreams:
-Stash in the bedroom. Placing it on your nightstand, under your pillow, or under your bed will keep it close while you sleep so it can influence your dreams.
-Store with your pajamas. Storing it with the clothes that you sleep in will infuse them with the spell’s energy (unless you sleep naked of course, but I don’t need to know about that). 

Wards/Banishments:
-Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will act as a shield to keep away whatever you want.
-Bury it in your yard. If you are just trying to banish something/someone from your life or ward them away from your home and family, bury it in your yard. It will act as a shield.
-If you are trying to banish something/someone and send them far away from you, bury next to train tracks.
-If you are trying to banish thoughts or habits or trying to forget something, bury it in a cemetery. If you can’t bury it in a cemetery, bury it somewhere in the woods and forget it’s location.


If anyone wants to add something that I missed, please feel free!

Charging & Cleansing Crystals

The Aries Witch ♈

By clicking on the names of the crystals, you will be provided with information on that stone such as: Colours, associations, Metaphysical properties, and uses. Enjoy.  

Agate - Banded/Zebra: Bury banded agate in the ground overnight.

Agate - Blue Lace: Use the light of the waxing moon to recharge blue lace agate.

Agate - Green Moss: Moss agate should be left in the presence of greenery overnight once every month.

Agate - Red: Red agate should be passed through the flame of a red candle.

Agate - Tree: Tree agate should be smudged with cedar or pine.

Alexandrite: Alexandrite should be smudged with sage or placed in a green place on a bright day but out of direct sunlight.

Amazonite: Use a mint infusion to recharge amazonite.

Amber: Leave amber under the noon sun for a few minutes.

Amethyst: Recharge amethyst under moonlight.

Ametrine: Ametrine should be recharged under the light of the full moon.

Angelite: Angelite should be put in a place of spiritual power and prayers for peace should be said.

Apache Tear: Recharge Apache tears under any source of light.

Apatite: Apatite  should be left near fresh cut flowers or on the earth next to a  herb or plant.

Apophyllite: Recharge under sunlight.

Aqua Aura: It does not need recharging very often but when it does aqua aura should be charged by exposure to a group of spiritually focused people so that it can absorb their positive thoughts.

Aquamarine: Leave aquamarine in a blue bowl of  sea water (or water with a pinch of sea salt) overnight on the night of the full moon. Afterwards it should be rinsed in clear water.

Aragonite - Blue: Blue aragonite should be left in moonlight overnight.

Aragonite - Orange: Bury orange aragonite in a container of earth for twenty-four hours.

Aragonite - Yellow: Yellow aragonite    should be left in  very gentle sunlight for one hour.

Aventurine - Blue: Use (gentle) natural sunlight to recharge blue aventurine.

Aventurine - Green: Green aventurine should be placed amongst foliage and left there during daylight for the day.

Aventurine - Red: Pass it through the flame of a similar colored candle.

Azurite: Azurite should be recharged under starlight.

Bloodstone: Use running water or sunlight to recharge bloodstone.

Bowenite: Smudge bowenite with cedar or white sage.

Calcite - Blue: Recharge blue calcite by submerging it  in running stream water, or under a tap if you do not have access to a stream.

Calcite - Green: Recharge green calcite by holding it  under falling water. A waterfall is best.

Calcite - Orange: Orange calcite should be placed in your bath water with you when you take a candlelight bath. When it eventually crumbles you should bury it with a small prayer of thanks.

Calcite - Pink: Pink calcite may be recharged under the light of a crescent moon.

Calcite - Yellow: Recharge yellow calcite by smudging.

Carnelian: Carnelian can be charged under sunlight or running water.

Cavansite: Pray to your God for cavansite to be recharged.

Celestine - Blue: Blue celestine should be recharged by being wrapped in blue silk and being allowed to rest in a drawer or cupboard for two days.

Celestine - Orange: Stand a small bowl of water in sunlight for a few hours and then sprinkle the water on the orange celestine.

Celestite - Blue: Celestite should be recharged by being wrapped in blue silk and being allowed to rest in a drawer or cupboard for two days.

Celestite - Orange: Stand a small bowl of water in sunlight for a few hours and then sprinkle the water on the celestite.

Chalcedony - Blue: Blue chalcedony should be washed in running water.

Chalcedony - Pink: Pink chalcedony should be recharged under running water.

Charoite: Place charoite close to a source of running water. You should be able to hear the water.

Chiastolite: Chiastolite should be buried in soil overnight at least once a month.

Chondrite: Chondrite should only be recharged on the night of a lunar or solar eclipse.

Chrysoberyl - Yellow: Yellow chrysoberyl should be smudged with sage or placed in a green place on a bright day but out of direct sunlight.

Chrysocolla: Leave overnight in a copper bowl or container.

Chrysoprase: Chrysoprase should be left out in a light shower of rain.

Citrine: Leave citrine in morning sunlight but do not expose to intense sunlight too often.

Copper: Copper should be recharged under the light of the full moon.

Coral - Blue: Sprinkle blue coral with sea water or sea-salted water.

Danburite: Wrap danburite in a soft pink cloth and leave somewhere warm and dark for twenty-four hours.

Desert Rose: Desert rose should be cleansed by moonlight.

Diamond: Polish diamond with a soft cloth and smudge it.

Diopside: Diopside can be recharged by smudging.

Dioptase: Dioptase should be recharged by gently swinging an amethyst or rose quartz pendulum over it.

Emerald: Emerald should be wiped with a soft, natural cloth and recharged under a waxing moon.

Falcon’s Eye: Leave it under a blue sky for a day.

Fluorite - Clear: Use running water to recharge clear fluorite - under moonlight if possible.

Fluorite - Green: Leave in a stream of water under the moon overnight. A bowl of water will do if you do not have access to a stream.

Fluorite - Purple: Purple fluorite should be recharged under running water.

Fuchsite: Recharge fuchsite under starlight.

Garnet - Green: Green garnet should be polished gently with green silk whilst praying for cleansing and empowerment.

Garnet - Red: Garnet should be recharged under a cloudy sky overnight.

Goldstone - Blue: Blue goldstone should be left on a windowsill on a starry night.

Goldstone - Brown: Brown goldstone should be left on a windowsill on a starry night.

Hawk’s Eye: Leave it under a blue sky for a day.

Heliotrope: Heliotrope should be recharged under sunlight or running water.

Hematite: Hematite should be smudged with cedar or sage.

Howlite - Blue: Blue howlite should be placed next to amethyst in order to recharge it.

Howlite - Natural: Put in a white ceramic bowl in the place of a happy gathering within your house.

Iolite: Iolite should be recharged under natural light.

Iron Pyrites: Iron pyrites should be passed over the flame of a grey or silver candle.

Jade: Smudge with peppermint or sage.

Jadeite: Smudge with peppermint or sage.

Jasper - Brachiated: Brachiated jasper can be recharged by passing through the flame of a red or brown candle.

Jasper - Brown: Pass brown jasper through the flame of a brown candle.

Jasper - Dalmatian: Place dalmatian jasper in a pot of herbs and leave for twenty-four hours.

Jasper - Green: Sprinkle green jasper with seawater or sea-salted water.

Jasper - Leopardskin: Leave leopardskin jasper outside on a windy day.

Jasper - Orbicular:  Sprinkle orbicular jasper with seawater or sea-salted water.

Jasper - Red: Pass red jasper through the flame of a red candle.

Jasper - Sea: Sprinkle sea jasper with seawater or sea-salted water.

Jasper - Yellow: Empower yellow jasper by leaving it in sunlight.

Jet: Bury in soil overnight.

Kunzite: Recharge kunzite under the light of a waxing moon.

Kyanite: Leave kyanite near plants for the hour after dawn.

Labradorite: Labradorite should be recharged under a rainbow.

Lapis Lazuli: Lapis lazuli should be charged under starlight.

Lepidolite: Recharge lepidolite with a watermelon tourmaline wand or with an amethyst or clear quartz pendulum.

Malachite - Green: Wash green malachite under water. Note: Malachite will eventually crumble from this and should then be buried.

Meteorite: Meteorite should only be recharged on the night of a lunar or solar eclipse.

Moldavite: Ideally, moldavite should be left outdoors on the night of a meteor shower. It can also be recharged by leaving out overnight in the presence of a tiny piece of pumice. The pumice should be buried afterwards.

Mookaite: Use a sage infusion to recharge mookaite.

Moonstone: Leave moonstone under the light of a full moon from moonrise to moon set.

Moonstone - Rainbow: Leave rainbow moonstone under the light of a full moon.

Mother-Of-Pearl: Wash with sea water or sea-salted water.

Nephrite: Smudge with peppermint or sage.

Obsidian - Black: Recharge black obsidian under any source of light.

Obsidian - Snowflake: Use a small black and small white candle to recharge snowflake obsidian. Allow them to burn right down.

Olivine: Recharge olivine under the light of a full moon.

Onyx - Black: Recharge black onyx in sunlight.

Opal - Fire: Fire opal is delicate (like all opals) and should be washed gently in a little water.

Opal - White: Wipe with virgin olive oil or water. Do not expose to sunlight.

Pearl - Black: Clean with a silk cloth and recharge under an amethyst pendulum.

Pearl - White: Recharge white pearls in waxing moonlight once a month.

Peridot: Recharge peridot under the light of a full moon.

Petrified Wood: Place petrified wood near the roots of a tree for several hours.

Pietersite: Leave pietersite out in a thunderstorm or downpour for a short time.

Prehnite: Leave prehnite in any greenery for forty-eight hours.

Quartz - Blue: Recharge blue quartz using a clear quartz wand.

Quartz - Clear: Leave clear quartz in noon sunlight near or in some greenery.

Quartz - Rainbow: Sprinkle rainbow quartz with water and leave in sunlight.

Quartz - Rose: Cleanse and recharge frequently with a few drops of rose water.

Quartz - Rutilated: Leave rutilated quartz with a small gold object overnight in a bag.

Quartz - Smoky: Smoky quartz needs to be left on the ground at a sacred place for thirty minutes.

Quartz - Tourmalated: Set tourmalated quartz between two lit candles. One dark colored and the other light colored. Allow them to burn right down.

Rhodocrosite: Rhodocrosite should be smudged to recharge its energies.

Rhodonite: Recharge rhodonite by leaving it next to a small pink candle which should be allowed to burn right down.

Rhyolite: Leave rhyolite outside on a windy day.

Ruby: Ruby should be wiped with a soft cloth and left overnight under starlight.

Ruby In Zoisite: Use a rosemary infusion to cleanse and recharge.

Sapphire - White: Use a white silk cloth to wipe it gently and then surround it with white petals and leave for twenty-four hours.

Sardonyx: Leave sardonyx in a bowl of rose petal based pot pourri from dusk till dawn.

Schalenblende: Schalenblende should be passed over a silver-grey candle.

Scolecite: Wipe with a soft white cloth and leave for an hour in moonlight.

Selenite - White: Wash briefly in mineral water which has stood under the light of a full moon.

Serpentine: Pass serpentine through the flame of a brown candle.

Sodalite: Bury next to a fragrant herb for twenty-four hours.

Spectrolite: Spectrolite should be recharged under a rainbow.

Staurolite: Staurolite should be buried in earth in your garden for twenty-four hours.

Sunstone: Leave for one hour on each side around noon in the sun.

Tanzanite: Leave tanzanite on a rock during a storm.

Tektite: Leave tektite outside during an electrical storm.

Tiger Eye - Blue: Leave blue tiger eye under a blue sky for a day.

Tiger Eye - Brown/Gold: Brown tiger eye should be left out in the late afternoon sun.

Tiger Eye - Red: Leave in afternoon sunlight until the sun sets.

Topaz - Blue: Blue topaz can be recharged under a blue sky when the sun is still low.

Topaz - Golden: Golden topaz should be left outside at any time when both the sun and the moon are out at the same time.

Tourmaline - Black: Wash black tourmaline in running water and leave under moonlight overnight.

Tourmaline - Watermelon: Recharge watermelon tourmaline by leaving it outside during twilight for five consecutive evenings.

Tsavorite: Tsavorite should be polished gently with green silk whilst praying for cleansing and empowerment.

Turquoise: Turquoise should be smudged with cedar, sage, or sweetgrass.

Unakite: Unakite should be wiped with olive oil and then rinsed under running water.

Uvarovite: Uvarovite should be polished gently with green silk whilst praying for cleansing and empowerment.

Verdite: Place verdite amongst the leaves of any tropical plant.

Zinc: Zinc should be passed over a silver-grey candle.