planetary alignments

Don't forget about YOUR power

You don’t always have to rely upon the powers of herbs and crystals and metals.

You don’t always have to rely on the moon phases or the tides or planetary alignments.

You don’t always have to harness the natural powers of the world around you.

You have your own power within you; strong and great and subtle. Use it.

The Functions as Typology Systems

Ti: Alignment - Frequently used by NEEEERDS, complete with Charts, Diagrams and Memes, and many discussions on fine distinctions. Was made up because ppl wanted *more precision* than just Good & Evil; Descriptive in style, allows to estimate what actions an individual would consider to chose.

Ne: MBTI - Mix of both self-improvement-y and versatile uses from the personal/self-understanding to the job performance optimizing end; Massively helps you understand other points of view. Probably has the most in-jokes.

Ni: Socionics - Super methodical and in-depht, some stuff on ideal work environments, seems to have considered everything.  Despite it’s overall brilliance & usefulness, sometimes gets a bit too dogmatic in its predictions.

Si: Hogwarts House - Less about inborn or environmentally imprinted and more about chosen/aquired qualities, gives you a basic idea of a person’ values, philosophies and their idea of worthwhile work/contribution, also fondly reminds you of your childhood <3

Se: Essence Type - Talks about ‘movement’, style of action and the basic ‘vibes’ you catch from a person, supposedly the fundamental, pre/post frills of a person and straightforward to determine/ picture, relatively non-prescriptive. 

Fe: Temperament - Basically describes the inertia level and flavor of people’s moods; Few categories (blends & specifications nonwithstanding) but very distinctive ones, useful to know for dealing with them, widely known so people get what you’re talking about.  

Te: Big 5/SLOAN - Focus more on hard, externally observable traits than explanatory power, “famed” for it’s reliable results. Probably more suited to getting stable statistics/quantifications and determining the question of, “Can this sucker do this one job?” than individual discovery. 

Fi: Enneagram - All about motivations, cultivating self-awareness, squishy hidden feels and how we are all screwed. X thousand varieties so you can find the one that fits you just right. Organic connection to genre aesthetics, bound to make you cry. 

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The Astronomicum Caesareum is a beautifully crafted astrolabe manual, to be used in order to calculate planetary alignment and the location of the stars. Petrus Apianus, a German court astronomer for Emperor Charles V dedicated the work to his patron. In return the emperor promoted Apianus to court mathematician and made him an imperial knight.  Seed pearls sewn into the pages, moving pieces, and dozens of drawings and diagrams make the manuscript a masterpiece. Apianus provided new commentary on Halley’s Comet (seen in 1531 and shown in the last image) and called for instruments to be used in astronomy rather than outdated calculation tables. Only 40 known copies remain in the world.

Enchanting Items With Cosmic Energy 🌠
Similar to my “How to Enchant Items” post, this post will focus on enchanting items with cosmic energy, specifically.
  • Carve a planetary symbol that corresponds to your intent into a candle - set the item you wish to enchant in front of the candle
  • Use candles whose color corresponds to a celestial body of your choice and set the item you wish to enchant in front of it
  • Choose herbs that correspond to a planet or celestial body and surround the item with said herbs
  • Place the item in a jar that is filled with herbs that correspond to the planetary energy of your choice
  • Choose crystals that correspond to a planet or celestial body and surround the item with said crystals
  • Set a crystal that corresponds to a planet or celestial body on top of the item you wish to enchant
  • Design a crystal grid using crystals that correspond to the planet or celestial body of your choice and place the item in the center of the grid
  • Create a gem elixir using crystals that correspond to a planet or celestial body and use the elixir to anoint objects
  • Charge water with cosmic energy and use it to anoint objects
  • Set various items outside or on your windowsill to charge depending on the current moon phase or planetary alignment - this can apply to charged waters, spell jars/sachets, crystals, etc.
  • Create a sigil based on planetary symbols and set the item on top of the sigil
  • Sew, stitch, or carve a sigil based on planetary symbols into an item
  • Construct a magick square depending on which planetary energy you want to use and place the item inside of the square
  • Choose an incense that corresponds to a celestial body or planet of your choice and pass the item through the smoke
  • Pair the item with a tarot or oracle card that represents whichever planet that corresponds to your intent - keep both items in a sealed container
Lesson 11: Cosmic Witchcraft 101

By: Teacher Nova

Live class date and time: 1/19/2017 at 7:00pm CST

Cosmic witchcraft involves bonding with and utilizing celestial or planetary energy in your practice. You may choose to work with one celestial body or a multitude of them, calling upon their energy depending on your intent. In this lesson, we will discuss terminology associated with cosmic magick, and the correspondences associated with various celestial bodies.

What is a cosmic witch?

  • A cosmic witch, by my own definition, is a witch who utilizes planetary and celestial energy in their practice. While some witches tend to feel a connection with elements like earth, air, fire, and water, cosmic witches feel this connection with celestial bodies instead.
  • Some practitioners who practice planetary magick focus on the seven classic “planets” (I know the sun and moon aren’t planets but: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), whereas a cosmic witch includes the planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as well.
  • A cosmic witch also includes the energy of other celestial bodies when appropriate, such as comets, asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars/star clusters, galaxies, black holes, etc. We may not be able to see these specific occurrences with the naked eye (most of the time), but we know they exist and harness energy from them when we see fit.
  • A cosmic witch not only uses astrology in their practice, but also astronomy. The big difference here is that astrology is basically a form of divination using the placement of celestial bodies to analyze our emotions and behaviors. Astronomy, on the other hand, is a science that examines the positions, motions, and properties of these celestial bodies.
  • Astrology may be a cosmic witch’s preferred form of divination, but other mediums can be used. I like to use an oracle deck whose meanings are based on astrology, but I also enjoy using Elder Futhark runes and tarot cards. Perhaps a cosmic witch with a strong affinity for Lunar or Neptunian energy might take up water scrying; a cosmic witch who connects with Jupiter may want to use a pair of dice or playing cards; a cosmic witch who connects with Plutonian energy may utilize reading bones as a form of divination, etc.
  • Cosmic witches may worship deities and call upon them for assistance, the most common and relatable being those of Greco-Roman origin considering the planets were named after Roman and Greek Gods, but it is not required and we are not bound by religion. I personally worship the planets themselves, with a focus on Saturn.
  • Aside from deities, the belief in alien beings is totally plausible in the same way that some witches believe in fae or angels.
  • Cosmic witches are not limited to what kind of items they use in their practice: herbs, crystals, incense, sigils, charged water, and other things can be used to utilize and represent celestial energy.
  • The timing used for spells can be based on a variety of things, such as planetary positions/alignments, lunar cycles, days of the week as they correspond to the planet the day was named for, or planetary hours.
  • Astral travel is useful for cosmic witches if they decide to travel within the cosmos, being able to “visit” and visualize the different celestial bodies in their own way.
  • Cosmic witches may use celestial energy to ground, center, and cleanse themselves (and other objects), instead of “earth grounding” or other common methods.

 

Terminology:

Astral - connected to or resembling the stars

Celestial - relating to the sky or outer space

Celestial Body - any natural body that exists outside of Earth’s atmosphere

Chaos - the void before the universe or cosmos was created

Cosmic - relating to the universe or cosmos

Jovian - relating to Jupiter

Lunar - relating to the Moon

Martian - relating to Mars

Mercurian - relating to Mercury

Natal Chart - a chart that shows the position of the planets and other celestial bodies at the time of your birth

Neptunian - relating to Neptune

Planetary - relating to the planets

Plutonian - relating to Pluto

Saturnian - relating to Saturn

Solar - relating to the Sun

Stellar - relating to the stars

Uranian - relating to Uranus

Venusian - relating to Venus

Zodiac - a circle of celestial longitude divided into 12 sections, each section represented by a different astrological sign

Correspondences for each planet: (I personally believe these correspondences to originate from the deity they were each named for)

Moon -

Associations: Emotions, moods, peace, dreams, imagination, the unconscious mind, memory, safe travel, protection, psychic abilities, balance, sensitivity, nostalgia

Botanicals: Cabbage, datura, evening primrose, honeysuckle, hydrangea, iris, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lotus, mallow, moonwort, morning glory, mugwort, myrtle, orris root, sandalwood, sweet pea, violet, watercress, water lily, white rose, wild lettuce, willow

Crystals: Moonstone, selenite, pearl, milky quartz, aquamarine

Metals: Silver

Colors: Silver, white, light blue

Numbers: 2

Elements: Water

Zodiac Signs: Cancer
Day of the Week: Monday

Sun -

Associations: Self-confidence, self-awareness, success, leadership, health, employment, pride, self-centeredness, ambition, money, optimism, potency, courage, generosity, nobility

Botanicals: Bergamot, buttercup, calamus, calendula, cedar, celandine, centaury, chamomile, cinnamon, citronella, frankincense, heliotrope, hibiscus, laurel, mandarin, marigold, orange, peony, poppy, rosemary, rue, saffron, st. john’s wort, sunflower

Crystals: Topaz, citrine, goldstone, gold, amber, carnelian, tiger’s eye

Metals: Gold

Colors: Gold, red, orange, yellow

Numbers: 1

Elements: Fire

Zodiac Signs: Leo

Day of the Week: Sunday

Mercury -

Associations: Communication, learning, memory, comprehension, intellect, agility, good fortune, gratitude, gain, exchanges, trade, reason, duality, education, travel

Botanicals: Almond, bladderwrack, caraway, cassia, celery, clover, eucalyptus, fennel, fenugreek, heather, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, lily, mandrake, marjoram, mint (peppermint, spearmint), narcissus, parsley, sandalwood, sweet pea, valerian, wintergreen, wormwood

Crystals: Blue lace agate, fire agate, aventurine, opal, alexandrite, mottled jasper, citrine

Metals: Mercury/quicksilver

Colors: Green, yellow, purple

Numbers: 5

Elements: Air

Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Virgo

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Venus -

Associations: Cooperation, unity, agreements, originality, creativity, beauty, love, companionship, fertility, joy, romance, peace, sexuality

Botanicals: Apple, bergamot, cashew, daffodil, daisy, damiana, geranium, goldenrod, hibiscus, larkspur, lavender, lemon verbena, lilac, passion flower, peach, plantain, primrose, raspberry, rose, spearmint, strawberry, tansy, thyme, vanilla, violet, yarrow, ylang ylang

Crystals: Emerald, jade, rose quartz, celestite, turquoise, peridot, malachite, sodalite, coral

Metals: Copper

Colors: Pink, green, aqua, peach

Numbers: 6

Elements: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Libra

Day of the Week: Friday

Mars -

Associations: Power, lust, force, passion, will, courage, physical strength, war, male virility, energy, action, independence, practicality, protection

Botanicals: Acacia, allspice, basil, black pepper, calamus, cardamom, cassava, chives, coriander, cumin, dragon’s blood, garlic, ginger, hawthorn, hyacinth, nettle, onion, patchouli, pennyroyal, rue, thistle, turmeric

Crystals: Ruby, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, sardonyx, lavastone, red tourmaline

Metals: Iron

Colors: Red, brown

Numbers: 9

Elements: Fire

Zodiac Signs: Aries

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Jupiter -

Associations: Gain, riches, prosperity, wealth, success, luck, self-confidence, investment, gatherings, favors, ambition, mercy, humanity, publicity 

Botanicals: Anise, bayberry, bergamot, blessed thistle, carnation, catnip, chamomile, cinquefoil, clove, clover, corn, crampbark, eyebright, hops, hyssop, nutmeg, oak, sage, stevia, tulip

Crystals: Yellow sapphire, yellow apatite, yellow jasper, green aventurine, azurite, lepidolite, kyanite

Metals: Tin

Colors: Blue, purple, yellow

Numbers: 3

Elements: Air

Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius

Day of the Week: Thursday

Saturn -

Associations: Safety, protection, intellect, life lessons, loss, past lives, law, justice, sincerity, restraint, discipline, responsibility, caution, time, chaos

Botanicals: Black poppy seeds, bluebell, comfrey, cypress, daffodil, datura, elm, foxglove, garlic, hemlock, hemp, holly, mandrake, mullein, myrrh, nightshade, patchouli, rosemary, skullcap, snowdrop, thyme, tobacco, valerian, vetiver, wolfsbane (aconite, monkshood), wintergreen, witch hazel

Crystals: Hematite, jet, onyx, obsidian, blue sapphire, halite, black tourmaline, black diamond, garnet

Metals: Lead

Colors: Black, maroon, purple, yellow

Numbers: 8

Elements: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Capricorn

Day of the Week: Saturday

Uranus -

Associations: Changes, revolution, independence, freedom, clairvoyance, disruption, metaphysics, higher consciousness, intuition, technology

Botanicals: Calamus, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, coffee, eucalyptus, ginger, guarana, kava kava, lime, nutmeg, orange blossom, pansy, pokeweed, Solomon’s seal

Crystals: Quartz, diamond, aquamarine, amazonite, blue topaz, tanzanite, opalite, aqua aura

Metals: Uranium

Colors: Blue, purple, white

Numbers: 4

Elements: Air

Zodiac Signs: Aquarius

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Neptune -

Associations: Confusion, mysticism, imagination, illusion, chaos, divination, inner vision, perception, sacrifice, inspiration, emotions, compassion

Botanicals: Hemp, honeysuckle, jasmine, lobelia, lotus, melon, morning glory, mugwort, orange blossom, pine, poppy, skullcap, water lily, wild lettuce, willow, wisteria 

Crystals: Sapphire, amethyst, turquoise, fluorite, labradorite, aquamarine, celestite, vauxite

Metals: Platinum

Colors: Blue, grey, aqua, lavender

Numbers: 7

Elements: Water

Zodiac Signs: Pisces

Day of the Week: Friday

Pluto -

Associations: Death, the underworld, astral travel, realms, transformation, metamorphosis, cooperation, regeneration, mystery, power, change, crisis 

Botanicals: Acacia, barley, basil, chrysanthemum, columbine, cypress, damiana, dogwood, dragon’s blood, eucalyptus, fern, foxglove, galangal root, hops, larkspur, oats, pansy, passion flower, psilocybin, saw palmetto, silverweed, skullcap, strawberry, valerian, wheat, yohimbe 

Crystals: Smoky quartz, snowflake obsidian, black tourmaline, kunzite

Metals: Plutonium

Colors: Black, white

Numbers: 0

Elements: Water

Zodiac Signs: Scorpio

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Correspondences for other celestial bodies:

Asteroids, Comets, & Minor Planets

[] Ceres (dwarf planet) - named for the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain crops, motherly love, and fertility: nurturing, love, comfort, growth, compassion, fertility

[] Chiron (comet) - in Greek mythology, he was a centaur, the foster son of Apollo, and the biological son of Cronus - his most notable abilities included healing, prophecy, wisdom, and intelligence: wisdom, patience, life lessons, self-worth, perseverance, relief, healing

[⇨⇦] Eris (dwarf planet) - named for the Greek goddess of strife and discord: discord, rivalry, jealousy, revenge, battles, power, resourcefulness, clarity 

[] Eros (asteroid) - named for the Greek god of love: sexuality, intimacy, passion, desire, creativity, unity 

[] Hygieia (asteroid) - named for the goddess of health, cleanliness, and hygiene; was the daughter of Asclepius, the god of medicine: balance, satisfaction, indulgence, health concerns of all kinds - hygiene, medicine, vaccines, fitness, nutrition, illness

[] Juno (asteroid/minor planet) - Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth; said to be the highest goddess; sister of Saturn, and wife of Jupiter: attraction, commitment, beauty, companionship, compromise, security 

[] Lilith (asteroid/dark moon/black moon) - Lilith is the name given to a few different celestial bodies in the cosmos - the first one being an asteroid, the second being a hypothetical satellite that orbits between the moon and the earth, the third being used to describe the earth’s moon at its farthest point from the earth (black moon) - in biblical mythology, Lilith was Adam’s first wife who escaped the Garden of Eden after refusing to be subservient to Adam, and went on to procreate with demonic creatures - some say she was a demon herself - this is possibly due to the rise of patriarchal society: independence, temptation, consequence, fear, suffering, limitations, crisis, conflict 

[] Pallas (asteroid) - also known as Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, craft, and war: creativity, power, intuition, justice, wisdom, protection

[] Psyche (asteroid) - former mortal and goddess of the soul in Greek mythology - wife to Eros: unconscious mind, self-actualization, truth, perseverance, trials, transformation 

[] Vesta (asteroid/minor planet) - Roman goddess of hearth, home, and family: focus, dedication, passion, mental clarity, self-respect, diligence, purification

Other:

Asteroid (a small rocky body orbiting the sun) - strength, protection, stability, courage

Aurora (a natural light produced when the magnetosphere of earth is disturbed by solar wind) - peace, spirituality, guidance, enlightenment

Black Hole (a region of the cosmos that exhibits such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it) - darkness, destruction, absorption, banishing 

Comet (a celestial body composed of ice and other debris) - stillness, isolation, balance, control, transformation 

Dark Matter (matter that does not emit or interact with electromagnetic radiation, thus making it invisible) - invisibility, protection, shielding

Meteor (the visible passage of a meteoroid, asteroid, or comet passing through earth’s atmosphere, causing a streak of light in the sky) - hope, wishes, luck, fortune, wealth 

Nebula (an interstellar cloud of gas) - foundation, illumination, radiance, renewal, cleansing

Star Cluster (groups of stars) - unity, strength, peace

Supernova (a stellar explosion that occurs during the last stages of a star’s life) - energy, illumination, manifestation, destruction, rebirth, cleansing

Lunar Phases:

New Moon (the first phase of the moon; the moon is not visible because it is in the sun’s shadow) – new beginnings, health, cleansing, inner harmony, peace, love

Waxing Crescent (right side of moon visible by 1% to 49%) – growth, wealth, prosperity, luck, attraction

First Quarter (right side of moon visible by 50%) – balance, decision-making, challenges 

Waxing Gibbous (right side of moon visible by 51% to 99%) – motivation, positivity, success, attraction

Full Moon (moon is 100% visible) – power, cleansing, charging, healing, divination, emotions, psychic awareness, enlightenment, banishing

Waning Gibbous (left side of moon visible by 51% to 99%) – reassessment, letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, undoing bindings, opening up, making amends, making space

Third Quarter (left side of moon visible by 50%) – letting go, banishing, breaking bad habits

Waning Crescent (left side of moon visible by 1% to 49%) – achievement, rest, peace, deep wisdom, completion, banishing 

Dark Moon (the moon during the time where it is not visible in the backdrop of the sky; the new moon occurs during this time) – retreat, reflection of self, destruction, banishing, justice

Blue Moon (the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar) – achieving goals, focus, major wishes and dreams, divination

Black Moon (has 4 meanings: a month with 2 new moons, a month with no new moons, a season with 4 new moons, or a month without a full moon) – power, manifestation

Homework: complete your natal/birth chart (astro.com > extended chart selection > fill out your info > select “pullen/astrolog” > select “simple chart delineation” from the dropdown menu > scroll down about ¾ of the way and find the section of the report that has percentages of the planets, zodiac signs, elements, etc.), and find out what your dominant planet is. In the chart, your dominant planet will be the one with the highest percentage. Do you resonate with that particular planet? If not, which planet do you like the most and why? Your favorite celestial body that is not a planet? Why?

Next week’s lesson:

Cosmic Witchcraft 101: Lesson 2 - incorporating cosmic magick into your daily life

Productive Procrastination Call Out Post for Witches

Designing and re-designing an altar and never building it

Building an altar but always renovating it so that it is never in a usable state

Researching and researching, but never applying the research

Asking about and interpreting the same signs over and over “to get a better understanding” but never acting on the message

Taking time to make sure even the unnecessary details are perfect, even if it means delaying the spell, constant changes so that you’re never ready to cast

“I can’t do magic until I have my own ____.”

“Is the room cleansed enough? Is it REALLY?”

“I need the results now, but the BEST time to cast is in two weeks on this day at this hour, but I’m busy then so the NEXT BEST time is in five months when all the relevant planetary alignments are the same…”

“I need this exact niche item from a store that’s only open one day a week and is two hours away”

Writing witchy posts like this one and saving them in the drafts to never be published

Disclaimer: all information in this post is my own personal opinion and belief system, you do not need to agree with me on this topic, if you take anything from this post be aware that this is my personal belief that is not shared by everyone.


Witches appear to be a confusing topic to many, the questions of “what spell will turn me into a witch?” “What kind of witch am I?” “How do I know if I am a witch?” are thrown at me on a daily basis, so I decided to attempt to sum it up into a singular post (wish me luck).


🌿 A witch can simply be described as a human that uses magick.

🌿 A witch is not a mythical creature or a different species.

🌿 Unlike Wicca, you do not have to be initiated into becoming a witch, you can choose to call yourself one from the moment you begin to practice witchcraft, or you can choose not to take the name “Witch” at all.

(Personally I chose to take the name ten or so years ago, once I had collected enough information to consider myself a true practitioner).

🌿 Witch is also not a name taken only by women, despite what men often assume. Witch is actually a gender neutral name for a practitioner of witchcraft, although many people particularly men feel more comfortable being called wizards, mages or spellcasters.

🌿 Witches look just like normal people, we don’t have green skin, pointy noses, or warts, we look just like everyone else.

🌿 You don’t have to ever call yourself anything as a practitioner, I have known people who never call themselves anything, despite being long term practitioners. 

 🌿 You don’t need a coven to be a witch or practitioner, many of us are solitary (such as myself) while others enter into covens. I would never recommend a coven for a beginner as it is hard to know what is and is not normal for a coven when you are just starting out.

Alongside the questions regarding how to become a witch, I get a lot of questions about types of practitioner and whether any one is stronger than the other, I have listed out three of the most common types of specific practice:


🌿 A Solitary witch: is one that practices alone, they do not involve others in spells or rituals. (This is the path that I chose).

🌿 A Family Witch: is one that has family that practice the craft close at hand, they often learn from their relatives rather than books, passing on family practices and traditions. Being a family witch does not give you special abilities though, unlike what some like to believe, a family witch is no more powerful by their blood than a solitary, the only difference is the environment in which they practice. Also some believe that abilities are passed down though generations, like empathy.

🌿 A Coven Witch: is one that solely practices in covens or with a group, this may sound really scary but a coven is just a group of like-minded people who enjoy spell-casting together and enjoy being around others with the same interests. A coven witch is no different from a solitary or family, the only difference is that they celebrate events together and do large rituals and spells during each month as desired. Joining a coven is a big step, and is not recommended for beginners in my opinion.


The “type” of witch someone is has become a highly common question, especially among beginners, there are too many “types” of witches for me to list them all, but I have listed a few. This being said you do not need to select any of these. These are only a guide for those who wish to understand what to call themselves, you can pick and choose from many open paths, however a named path is not a requirement to be a “true” practitioner (this this is collated from my personal grimoire, the original locations for information are unknown):


🌿 Kitchen Witch: A witch that works specifically with magick associated with cooking and the kitchen, commonly found crafting spells into food, making potions and drying herbs.

🌿 Green Witch: Utilizing plants in herbal and natural magick, they are likely to be using some form of plant life in many, if not all of their spells, knowing huge amounts of their magickal and medicinal properties.

🌿 Hedge Witch: These witch’s use a type of magick associated with spiritual work including astral projection, healing, OBE’s and more.

🌿 Faery Witch: One who uses their abilities to communicate and work with the fae, both in our realm and in theirs these witches have a natural affinity with the fae and are often found leaving out offerings.

🌿 Sea Witch: A type of witch that uses natural products from the sea, sea shells, salt water, sand, driftwood and more in their spells and rituals. Commonly living by the sea, they have easy access to the sea and have a natural affinity to the ocean.

🌿 Tech Witch: These are witches that use technology to help them in their practice, using circuit boards as altars, wire in knot magick and an online book of shadows.

🌿 Hearth/Cottage Witch: A cottage witch uses magick that is done effortlessly around the home, it can be undertaken during mundane household activities such as sweeping, cooking, cleaning and more, they are often considered to be combinations of herbal and kitchen witches with added extras, this is the path I found myself fitting into.

🌿 Dream Witch: Dream Witch’s find they can easily interpret dreams and can easily undertake lucid dreaming. Often finding meanings in every dream they are able to weave magick into dreams and even used them as a way of predicting the future.

🌿 Elemental Witch: An elemental witch will have the five elements in mind during all spells, incorporating them into everything magickal and sometimes non magickal that they do.

🌿 Storm Witch: Storm witches are those that work with the weather and storms to produce a dramatic result. They often find they have a natural affinity with storms and find their powerful emotions and the weather having a huge impact on magickal practices.

🌿 Urban Witch:  These are hardy and creative witches, they use drain water, every day litter and sometimes even spray-paint in their spells and rituals. Often very good at using unusual items in place of more traditional pieces they are very hardy and find the magickal beauty in everything urban life has to offer.

🌿 Draconian: A Draconian witch is one that works with dragon magick and dragons found in the astral plane, calling for their strengths in rituals and spells, they can be very formidable.

🌿 Seasonal Witch: Seasonal witches are in tune with nature, the passing of the seasons never goes unnoticed, it is celebrated, they work with the items they have in that particular season, never using out of season items in spells and rituals. They love the variation in seasons and always look forward to the next.

🌿 Spirit Witch: These are witches that find themselves drawn to the dark corners of magick, those that love to work with spirits, sometimes even demons in one form or another. .

🌿 Blood Witch: Blood Witches use blood in many of their spells and divination, whether it is adding blood to runes or into spell jars as an extra boost of personal energy. They are very adept at what they do and it is not one for the faint hearted.

🌿 Crystal Witch: Crystals call out to these magickal practitioners, they may find themselves picking up random stones at the beach, feeling a connection with them instantly and could be hiding a hundred strong collection of crystals under their bed. These magick users know each crystal by name and know all of their properties, very good at crystal healing, and often charging their newest pieces, they find a way to use crystals in every spell and ritual they undertake.

🌿 Chaos Witch: A chaos witch specializes in chaos magick, a very raw and potent magick. uncommon to most but very powerful to those who know how to practice it, they have very passionate personalities and strong minds.

🌿 Sigil Witch: Sigil witches commonly have little bits of paper scattered in every bag and pocket they have ever owned with small symbols and “doodles” on every side, a sigil witch loves to work with symbols, finding new ways to create them and secretly wear them, whether in necklaces or drawn on the backs of their hands. 

🌿 Lunar Witch: A lunar witch is one who is attuned to the movements of the moon, they always know when the next full moon, new moon, waxing, waning moon will be and have planned their spells and rituals accordingly. Usually with a new batch of moon water or a few charging crystals ready and prepared to be charged for the next full moon.

🌿 Bone Witch: These are the witches who find themselves being attuned to the use of bone and other naturally collected animal parts. They only take bones from naturally deceased creatures believing it to be a natural aspect of nature. 

🌿 Cosmic Witch: These witches have a love of all things space, timing their spells and rituals to the planetary alignments and stars. They may be found with their head in a horoscope book or with an eye through a telescope looking out for the next magickal opportunity.

🌿 Music Witch: With a spring in their step and a song in their heads, music witches have the ability to spell cast with their songs, chants, drumming and musical scores, they can make all music magickal and usually have an ear for it.

🌿 Secular Witch: A type of non-religious witch, they do not use deities in their practice

🌿 Eclectic Witch: An Eclectic Witch is one that takes bits and pieces from many forms of magick, they do not fit under a singular category as each witch will practice a slightly different tapestry of magick.


These are just a selection of the list, there are more added each day and no one needs to belong to any one.

I hope this really help someone out.

- HearthWitch

imgayandihatethegovernment  asked:

Hey i know exactly nothing about astrology but id reallY like to learn more and get a better understanding of some stuff (at least) so maybe you could like break down some of the very basics for me? Thank youuuu x

there are 4 elements, 3 modalities, 2 polarities & 4 seasons (obvs lol)

the 4 elements are either of the 2 polarities - masculine/positive/assertive - fire & air and feminine/negative/passive - earth & water

btw they dont necessarily literally mean “masculine” or “negative” thats just the general concept and also gives a vague impression of properties of each element
like how fire is generally associated w passion, earth w stability, air w detachment/intellect, and water w emotionality

similarly each season has a sign of each three modalities - cardinal, fixed, mutable, also in each element there are three signs of the three different modalities

cardinal is the beginning of the season (aries - spring, cancer - summer, libra - autumn, capricorn - winter) generally associated w initiating new beginnings, the spark
fixed is the permanence/middle the season (taurus - spring, leo - summer, scorpio - autumn, aquarius - winter) generally associated w preservation and often more stubborn
mutable is the transition of one season to the next (gemini - spring (to summer), virgo - summer (to autumn), sagittarius - autumn (to winter), pisces - winter (to spring)) generally associated w flexibility and change

so with these three aspects you can build impressions of each sign even without meeting some of them (when you do you can use those meetings to strengthen your impressions)
eg taurus is fixed earth meaning they may be stubborn, stable, and passive or sagittarius is mutable fire meaning they may be changeable, passionate, and assertive


these dont only apply to sun signs but the other planetary alignments too

sun - basic personality & expression
rising - how you present yourself/how others perceive you
midheaven - aspirations
moon - emotions & feelings
mercury - communication & thoughts
venus - romance & affection
mars - anger & passion
jupiter - luck & confidence
saturn - limitation & inevitability
the next ones are outer planets so dont have as much of an effect unless there are specific placements
uranus - rebellion & innovation
neptune - reality & dreams
pluto - transformation & rebirth
(there more astroids & things but those are the main ones)

and also the houses:
house 1 - expression
2 - possessions/values
3 - communication
4 - family/home
5 - romance/creativity
6 - work/health
7 - relationships
8 - sex/death
9 - philosophy/religion
10 - career/reputation
11 - friendships
12 - private life/secrets

you can also look at the whole chart to get a basic impression looking at what elements or modalities etc they have an excess or lack of and those characteristics
Imagine: Isaac saying he thinks you’re hot in front of Derek

It was no secret that the sour-wolf Derek Hale liked you. Like, Like-liked you. You were one of the few people that could make him laugh on command and in return you would melt at the sight of his smile.

“She’s kinda hot.” Isaac blurted out as his eyes followed your movements.

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I imagine the sex.
The rattle of it,
the sharpness,
their tongues,
His & Hers,
matching towels,
coffee mugs,
hipbones aligned
into planetary
miracles. Mouth
seams full of light,
joints aching,
heavy with it,
curving their bodies
like swans necks,
his fingers, before,
the same fingers,
before,
on a different body,
not mine,
less bulbous
and hesitant,
not mine,
open as a subway
station, eating
skin on skin on skin,
not mine,
like handprints
on foggy windows,
pressing her
into every shadow,
the same fingers, before,
pulling her throat strings,
before,
swallowing her
into litanies of
greedy prayers, before,
not mine, before,
the grime of them,
furious with it,
before.
—  Azra.T “Fuck You” 
What is a Cosmic Witch? 🌌🌠✨

Taken from an ask I received. 

  • A cosmic witch, by my own definition, is a witch who utilizes planetary and celestial energy in their practice. While some witches tend to feel a connection with elements like earth, air, fire, and water, cosmic witches feel this connection with celestial bodies instead.
  • Some practitioners who practice planetary magick focus on the seven classic “planets” (I know the sun and moon aren’t planets but: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), whereas a cosmic witch includes the planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as well.
  • A cosmic witch also includes the energy of other celestial bodies when appropriate, such as comets, asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars/star clusters, galaxies, black holes, etc. We may not be able to see these specific occurrences with the naked eye (most of the time), but we know they exist and harness energy from them when we see fit.
  • A cosmic witch not only uses astrology in their practice, but also astronomy. The big difference here is that astrology is basically a form of divination using the placement of celestial bodies to analyze our emotions and behaviors. Astronomy, on the other hand, is a science that examines the positions, motions, and properties of these celestial bodies.
  • Astrology may be a cosmic witch’s preferred form of divination, but other mediums can be used. I like to use an oracle deck whose meanings are based on astrology, but I also enjoy using Elder Futhark runes and tarot cards. Perhaps a cosmic witch with a strong affinity for Lunar or Neptunian energy might take up water scrying; a cosmic witch who connects with Jupiter may want to use a pair of dice or playing cards; a cosmic witch who connects with Plutonian energy may utilize reading bones as a form of divination, etc.
  • Cosmic witches may worship deities and call upon them for assistance, the most common and relatable being those of Greco-Roman origin considering the planets were named after Roman and Greek Gods, but it is not required and we are not bound by religion. I personally worship the planets themselves, with a focus on Saturn.
  • Aside from deities, the belief in alien beings is totally plausible in the same way that some witches believe in fae or angels.
  • Cosmic witches are not limited to what kind of items they use in their practice: herbs, crystals, incense, sigils, charged water, and other things can be used to utilize and represent celestial energy.
  • The timing used for spells can be based on a variety of things, such as planetary positions/alignments, lunar cycles, days of the week as they correspond to the planet the day was named for, or planetary hours.
  • Astral travel is useful for cosmic witches if they decide to travel within the cosmos, being able to “visit” and visualize the different celestial bodies in their own way.
  • Cosmic witches may use celestial energy to ground, center, and cleanse themselves (and other objects), instead of “earth grounding” or other common methods.

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What exactly is Wicca?

A bullet point post

  • Wicca is a Faith system founded in the mid 20th century that believes in both a God and Goddess Figure as creator of the Universe.
    • These Deities are often symbolically represented by images of Sun and Moon, Silver and Gold, Male and Female, as well as many of the tools Wiccans utilize in religious practice.
  • Its followers believe in an Afterlife called “Summerland” where every living being goes when they pass on, and many of its followers, but not all, adhere to the idea of reincarnation as well.
    • There is not a Wiccan universal idea of “Hell” or “Devil”
  • Many Wicca followers adopt the practice of Witchcraft into their religious practice, utilizing a force known to them as “Magic” in order to create change in their world.
  • Wiccans believe that the Universe is comprised of 5 elements,
    • Earth
    • Air
    • Fire
    • Water
    • Spirit (Spirit being the unknowable force that connects everything together allowing Life to be brought into creation)
  • Wicca has 8 Holidays throughout the year
    • Called “Sabbats"  they consist of 4 Major and 4 minor.
    • This calendar is known as "The Wheel of the Year” and begins at Yule (Dec. 21) and Ends at Samhain (Sow-when) (Oct. 31st or thereabouts, depending on planetary and solar alignments)
    • 4 of the holidays are strictly religious, while the other 4 follow the changing and balance of the Seasons (Solstices and Equinoxes)
  • Also commonly observed within Wicca are the phases of the Moon.
    • Many Wiccans will observe these phases through celebratory observances known as Esbats
  • Both Sabbats and Esbats are observed through Ritualistic Worship, where there is a certain setup for how a religious ceremony is performed. This will vary coven to coven or person to person.
  • Wiccan Churches are not typically held in an actual “Church” or “Temple” building, instead opting for their group to meet in Nature or  and Congregations are called “Covens”
    • Denominations of Wicca are referred to as “Traditions” and there are over 100 different traditions, if not more.
  • Wicca is a Mystery Initiatory Faith, meaning that you must move up through “Degrees of Rank” in order to learn every facet of the faith.
  • Depending on who you speak to, There are 2 types of Wicca
    • Traditional Wicca-Traces its lineage of Members and teachers back to the Original Tradition that founded Wicca, and/or one of the famous founding members
    • Neo-Wicca or Solitary Wicca- This is considered “Outer court”Wicca, meaning the teachings you do not need to be Degreed or part of a Coven to learn.

There is probably a lot more you can add to this list, but this is a basic nitty gritty explanation of what Wicca is. Any questions, comments, additions, please feel free to add or ask me!

The planets in our solar system shift into direct motion (opposed to retrograde) today, and stay that way until February 6th. It’s so very rare that at least one planet isn’t in retrograde at any one point! This means we have the perfect opportunity being given to us by the universe to get our affairs in order, to move into the flow of what we want and what we dream of, to flourish and blossom into the versions of ourselves that we would love to be. Theres no point digging in our heels and resisting through fear because our lives will still be happening around us…now is the time to take the leap, throw ourselves in head first, communicate our desires, know ourselves and each other…

How exciting :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY @frostbitebakery <333 Here’s a birthday fic for the Steve x Bucky coffee shop meet cute prompt. Hope you enjoy it!

Also based on Seb’s look here

Steve doesn’t need to check his phone to know he’s late, probably even later than he thinks, and he’s decaffeinated, trying to outrun an apocalyptic black cloud that’s hot on his heels and threatening storms.

Rain isn’t the only thing breathing down his neck today either. It’s Tuesday morning, which means his Tuesday morning deadline has tiptoed past the point of pressing and has bolted headlong into the realms of urgency.

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anonymous asked:

Winteriron prompt : AU bucky uses pick up lines on tony. Both are in their late twenties. Humour and Happy ending.

I hope you like this! I used this post for the pick up lines. I didn’t use them all, but I have another part in the works, (though this is a stand alone). You can find this on Ao3 here


Dazzle Me (You’re the Universe) 

“What about her over there?” Sam asks, gesturing towards the bar. Bucky doesn’t even look.

“Seriously Sam?” He’s exasperated by the whole conversation, honestly, and he aims a kick at Steve under the table as he carries on laughing.

They’ve been sat in the bar for nearly an hour, drinking and laughing and watching people on the dance-floor: and for the last twenty minutes, Sam has been trying to convince Bucky to talk to someone. All because Bucky had said that being an astrophysics student didn’t mean he couldn’t get himself a date if he wanted to.

“Yeah, man! I want proof.” Sam protests, a glint in his eye that Bucky knows all too well is a challenge – it’s had Nat bailing the three of them out of the campus lock-up before now.

“Buck’s always been good with the ladies, Sam.” Steve tells him, and shit, now there’s a smirk to go with that glint.

“Oh yeah?” Sam slides his gaze to the bar again. “Fourth from the right.” He says, grinning, and Bucky groans, giving in and turning to look, a not my type already balanced to be said, when he counts across and sees who Sam’s referring to.

The guy is exactly his type.

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purrple--kat  asked:

Is silver your favorite sonic character or is sonic? but when i look at your art it seems silver is the source of your power lol

My preference for Sonic, Shadow, or Silver changes depending on the phases of the moon, planetary magnetic field alignment, and what I ate for breakfast, but generally yeah– Silver is the most relatable for me. He’s the kind of open-template character that’s VERY easy to project on, for better or worse.

Just want a girl who will run in the AM with me 3 days a week. A girl whose real kinky and likes to have sex whenever where ever. A girl who eats semi healthy because me too. a girl who chooses staying home versus going out. A girl who will nap with me. I also wanna keep her happy with my stability (my job and future career plans) and affection and ways to show her she’s appreciated but till then I’m a lonely ass pea in a pod looking for my other pea
But I’m being patient