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“Shooting Star” Hex 🌠

Based on the spell “Shooting Star” from Elder Scrolls Online - in the game, the spell deals 1437 flame damage and knocks the enemy away from the caster. Enemies in the target area take an additional 457 flame damage for every 10 seconds.

For actual magickal purposes, this hex is designed to use the energy from a meteorite to set aflame your target’s inspirations and motivations (flame damage), plus bind their actions and keep them away from you (knock-back). Additionally, this curse will incinerate their personal relationships over time (additional flame damage). 

Warning: this is most definitely not a “nice” spell - do not proceed unless you are serious about it and prepared for any consequences

Items required:

  • Visualization
  • Common sense and fire safety knowledge 
  • Taglock for target + your written intent
  • Small jar (a pint or half-pint mason jar would be perfect since mason jars are heat resistant)
  • A nickel and/or an iron nail (represents the meteorite as they are composed of iron and nickel)
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Matches
  • An alcohol soaked cotton ball (rubbing alcohol or vodka)

Pre-spell preparation:

  1. Set up any wards, shields, magick circles, or any other protection methods you feel necessary
  2. Design the taglock for your target - a piece of paper with their name and your specific intent would be best 
  3. Add the taglock to your mason jar
  4. Sprinkle the chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon around the taglock inside the jar

Instructions:

  1. When ready, take your jar outside and set it on a fire-safe surface - bring along the nickel/nail, matches, and a cotton ball you’ve poured alcohol over
  2. Take some time to channel cosmic energy to use in your spell
  3. After you’ve done that, add the cotton ball to the jar
  4. Visualize a meteorite coming down to burn up your target’s inspirations/motivations and personal relationships - drop the nickel/nail into the jar
  5. Light your match, throw it in the jar and step back
  6. Focus on your intent as the fire burns out
  7. Let the jar cool off (might take a while) and seal it - keep it hidden somewhere safe to let the spell manifest
  8. I would recommend doing a good cleanse on yourself when you are finished

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How to Make Echinacea Tincture

You will need:

1 1-pint glass jar (make sure it is clean)
¼ cup dried Echinacea
1 pint vodka

Method:

Place dried Echinacea in the pint jar.

Pour vodka over the top. You may use a little less than 1 pint of vodka. Fill to the shoulder of the jar so there is a little room at the top.

Seal tightly with lid.

Label jar with the date and the expected date your tincture will be ready. Also include the ingredients on your label. You probably think you will remember, but trust me, that doesn’t always happen!

You have now created a menstruum. Leave menstruum at room temperature for four to six weeks. Shake every few days.

After the four to six weeks has passed, strain the herbs out of the vodka. To do this place a layer of cheesecloth over a large measuring cup or small mixing bowl and secure with a rubber band. Pour menstruum slowly into the cheesecloth and allow to drain for a few minutes. Then use your hands to wrap the cheesecloth around the herbs and squeeze out the excess liquid.

You can also lay cheesecloth in the over a colander and set colander over a large bowl or pot. Strain herbs as described above.

Discard the herbs.

You now have Echinacea tincture! Woo hoo! (Isn’t this fun?)

Pour tincture into dark, glass bottles for storage. Don’t forget to label them.

As longs as your tincture is made with 25 percent alcohol content, it will last indefinitely.

To use:

At the first sign of a cold or throughout a cold take take ½ to ¾ of a teaspoon 3 to 4 times a day. per day.

Echinacea has shown to be most beneficial at the beginning and for the duration of a cold. It is not intended as a long term preventative.

Guys. I have so much jam. 43 full half pint jars. And 5 of various levels.

What the fuck will any human ever do with this amount of jam. Not even a question. It’s a statement.

I’ve really got to start remembering my meds better. I even have an alarm to go off for them. And I still miss them. AND NEVERMIND THE FACT THAT IT IS 6AM AND I HAVEN’T SLEPT YET FUCK.

TURMERIC PILL REPLACEMENT

Listen up you alternative medicine loving people, here’s a thing I did for my mom today. 

So, mom’s got some joint trouble. “Go to the doctor,” I said. “They won’t do anything for me. But my friend gave me some turmeric pills that worked great,” she said. “Okay,” I said, thinking she may as well be taking a sugar pill but whatever if she feels better ok. “They’re $25 for 20 doses, though.” she adds, sadly, because that means she’s not getting shit because who know who doesn’t have cash? My mom. 

“Oh. Hell. No.” I said. 

And then I marched my ass down to the local co-op and they’re selling these turmeric capsules for $25 for 20 and that’s the bullshittiest. THE BULLSHITIEST, FIGHT ME. 

So then I marched my ass back to my house and got out my spice jar and a half pint mason jar. 

Mix the shit out of tumeric and honey. Just keep adding turmeric. Keep doing it until the honey is thick and grainy and not even really sticky any more. Mix until any more turmeric you add just stays as powder on the top of the honey, doesn’t get stuck into it anymore. Then you’re done. 

One little teaspoon of that in a big milky cup of chai tastes AMAZING and gets you way more turmeric than a tiny little shitty $1.25 pill capsule. Drink that shit and enjoy.

Five days worth of Steel cut Oatmeal in Five minutes

This is a super easy and healthy weekday morning breakfast. You just make it on Sunday night and you’re good to go for the rest of the week.

Equipment:

5 pint sized mason jars (you can also use half pint jars but they will be FULL and hard to add things to)

a pot

a ladle

1 cup and 1/3 cup measuring cups

Ingredients:

1 and 2/3 cups of steel cut oats

4 cups water

1 large pinch of salt

Any mix-ins you want, like dried fruit, nuts, milk, honey, or whatever floats your oatmeal boat.

Directions:

1 Bring oats, water, and salt to boil and then simmer for like three minutes and remove from heat.

2 Divide oatmeal into the jars with the ladle, put the caps on, and leave them on the counter over night (or you can put them in the fridge if that makes you more comfortable but it will change the texture)

3. In the morning put all but one of the jars in the fridge. Remove the cap and stir the oatmeal. Microwave it for 1:30-2 minutes. Add your mix-ins and enjoy!

The mental gymnastics people go through to justify tiny enclosures for the ‘health’ of an animal is amazing.  ‘They feel vulnerable in large empty spaces!  Therefore, instead of providing adequate cover, they should be kept in a very tiny space - FOR THEIR HEALTH!’