I have not been on top of my shit nearly as much as I should be. I made my own October tarot challenge and oNLY DID LIKE 4 DAYS OF IT. Great job me. To make up for it, I’m going to do a post about my divination box!
While I DO have an alter, my divination stuff all over it began to make it feel more like a work table than an alter table. SO I moved all my divination into this lovely box. Plus I wanted my stuff to be all in one, mobile place. Here it is!!!
BAM. Ain’t that nice? It use to be a regular wooden box but I painted it black, sealed it, and then added this piece of art that I cut out of a book (it was a very musty, moldy, water-damaged book that you couldn’t even look at let alone open up without feeling tiny mold spores literally fill up your lungs, so no huge loss, really), then I also sealed THAT. On the underside of the lid is this
a piece depicting the Goddess Heresy, also from the same book. While I don’t follow any Gods/Goddesses, I really liked this piece because she seems pretty boss. Now let’s look inside!
Do you think I have enough pouches?
In the star and moon one is where I keep my tarot deck. The bag sort of matches the back of the cards so that’s cool. In the bag with the cards I also keep a piece of amethyst, piece of quartz, a vial of salt, and a vial of sage leaves (that I grew myself!)
In the velvet bag is where I keep what I call my tarot stones. These are all crystals/stones that (I feel) aid in divination and its aftermath. I’ve got amazonite, sodalite, florite, red jasper, quartz, hematite, desert rose selenite, optical calcite (aka icelandic spar), blue calcite, blue sandstone, green calcite, and tiger’s eyes. I’ve also got a lovely wishing stone that has special meaning for me as well as this hella round rock I found. There’s nothing special about that one, I just like it.
The white pouch was handmade by me! Don’t laugh at it, I tried, okay? It holds my lovely rose quartz runes. They were a birthday gift from a close friend and are pretty important to me even though my rune reading studies are going SO SLOW (I’m not good at runes, quite frankly).
In the small red pouch are my witches runes! I made these myself!
Next is my rune casting cloth! This was also made by me (I’m very DIY if you haven’t noticed). It’s literally just sharpie on a handkerchief but I like it.
Then we have these. My pendulum and my journal. I just finished making the pendulum, it’s my very first one, and it might be my new favorite thing. It’s just a pentacle charm and a small amethyst stone but I already feel so connected to it. I think it’s because the stone use to be part of a bracelet that I wore CONSTANTLY until it broke the other day. So the stone is very connected to my energy. I can’t wait to start using it more. The journal is my divination journal. It’s different from my BOS in that in it I only record my daily tarot drawings and any divination that I do for myself or others. That’s literally its only purpose.
And then finally we have my two charm bottles. The big one is for protection, the small one is for increased intuition!
Well there you go! I might abandon this box if I find something a little larger, but for now I’m very happy with it. Do you have a special place for your witchy tools?
I made a spell to aid weight loss whilst being kind to yourself! No more negative self speech!
This is what I used…
- a small bottle with a cork
- ground cinnamon (for suppressing appetite)
- allspice (for luck)
- celery salt (weight loss and cleansing)
- small piece of rose quartz (promote self love and acceptance.
- photo of yourself.
- a sigil for healthy weight.
- your start weight and goal weight.
- a small pentacle charm to help seal and protect the spell.
- magenta wax to seal the bottle.
1. Take the photo and draw the sigil on the back, meditate for a moment on the intent and meaning of your chosen sigil.
2. Write your starting and goal weight with an arrow towards you goal weight. Meditate on the thoughts of shrinking numbers on a scale, pounds if fat etc
3. Fold the photo up and put it in the bottle. Pour the spices over the photo being mindful of their attributes.
4. Add the Rose quartz and make a silent intention to always speak kindly about yourself be it internally or externally.
5. Pop the cork on and seal with the magenta wax. As you do this say a final spoken intention. I am no word smith so mine didn’t rhyme but I ended it with “… as above so below mote it be” and decided that was good enough!
6.keep the bottle somewhere safe and close by. Mine is on my alter but will probably migrate to my bedside table in a few days!
I am selling another small flat rate box of jewelry making supplies!
This one includes findings of all sorts in copper and brass colors. Paw barrel beads and other metal beads. Pentacle charms. Tiny bottle charms. Some glass beads. Eyeball glass beads. A tree of life pendant I made. Some already made jewelry you can pull apart or keep. Some aura-like quartz in metallic colors. Some already made spell jars I had made to sell.
Price is $35 including shipping. The contents are easily twice that amount.
If you are interested, message me with your email so I can send the invoice via PayPal.
(I’ll be at my other job for the next 7ish hours unless I get out early. So I will try to check in on breaks.)
You can use prayer beads to count your prayers or chants, or use them as something to focus your mind on while meditating. I’ve also known some pagans to wear their prayer beads around their neck as a way of invoking the powers of the Divine while doing magic or during special rituals.
Number Symbolism in Wiccan Prayer Beads
This isn’t, by any means, a standard rule of prayer bead symbolism. You can change any of these to fit your personal needs!
13 Marker Beads: Thirteen moons in a year & the Thirteen Goals of a Witch
3 Spacer Beads: the Threefold Law & the Triple Goddess
4 Goddess Beads: the four elements, the four seasons, the four Major Sabbats, the four Minor sabbats, and the Four Powers of the Sphinx
Pentacle: symbol of the Craft, the Divine, and the fifth element of Spirit
You can choose the colors of your beads to correspond to a certain deity, nature spirit, or element. You can also choose the colors based on what each type of bead means to you personally (Example: white marker beads for the moons; black spacer beads for the Threefold Law; a red, yellow, red, and green Goddess bead to represent the elements). Use whatever feels right to you! Make them personal to you!
Storing Your Beads
Your beads can be something that you wear everyday, like a pentacle necklace, or something sacred that stays on your altar. I had a friend who would wear theirs daily, while I keep mine in a special box on my altar.
The marker beads are typically bigger than the spacer beads. Since most people pray/chant/meditate with their eyes closed, it’s easier to use them as a method of keeping count when you can feel the size difference.
Like any other tool you use frequently, your prayer beads will need to be cleansed regularly, ESPECIALLY if you plan on wearing them in public or carrying them in your backpack or purse.
If you do wind up carrying your prayer beads with you in a purse or backpack, try storing your beads in a black drawstring bag to deflect some of those everyday yucky vibes.
Use small beads and elastic jewelry string, and make yourself a prayer bead bracelet!
If your prayer beads are meant for a specific deity, you can replace the pentacle with a charm specific to said deity. (Ex: a Mjolnir charm for Thor, a bow and arrow for Artemis, a goat charm for Pan)
I made a witch’s ladder out of lace with feathers, anise stars, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, a skeleton key, and a pentacle charm. This thing is gorgeous, long, flowing, and makes a small chime sound when touched or blown in the breeze. I’m posting this here to see if anyone would be interested in purchasing one of these or ordering a custom. Let me know!
Sorry I’ve been so radio silent the past week! Busy working on jewelry and other stuff for the give away, which will be up by next Friday! And also doing a bunch of custom orders and a throwing around a few new ideas.
This pentacle pendant is one of them! What do you guys think? Polyclay and amethyst center stone. :3
So because I do a lot of white witchcraft I have a list of protection charms that I use pretty frequently. These are all styled after VooDoo Gris-Gris bags but do not have to be worked as such. Also most of the ingredients are pretty easy to find and can be pretty cheap to buy.
Protection for Travel
Five Finger Grass
High John the Conqueror Root
Lucky Hand Root
Five Finger Grass
The ingredients should be put into a square of cloth and bound. I use wire and put the stones as beads on it, I also add a pentacle charm for some extra oomph. The bound cloth should be placed on your altar or on a windowsill to charge. I leave them anywhere from one night to a full moon cycle depending on how strong they need to be/how long they need to last. After they’re charged, you’re ready to roll!
The Travel charm can be carried in any bag or on your person and I recommend hanging the House Protection charm over the front door to your house.