quinquefolia

"When life gives you lemons” witch bottle

For those that aren’t adamant on making super-protective and super-”go fuck yourself, attacker” witch bottles, but instead want to show their opponents the middle finger and use the incoming energy for your own needs, or simply want to be pacifistic but protected at the same time. 

Basically “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, in spell form.

Ingredients:

  • a container, preferably glass - a bottle or a jar, doesn’t have to have cork/lid - to hold things
  • a piece of coffee filter - for “filtering”, plus coffee is a banishing reagent to make sure you’re protected from this leaking anything bad
  • a piece of sponge or something that can “soak up” things, like cotton wool or hydrogel - to soak up and hold down the bad energies instead of letting them flow through and affect you negatively
  • laurel leaves (bay leaves) - for protection and wishing, luck
  • a piece of a sturdy weed, preferably dried so it doesn’t mold, and I mean something that can’t be killed, the worst nightmare of a gardener you can get a hold of (I would go for Parthenocissus quinquefolia I guess, that thing raided my brother’s garden like hell, it’s friggin everywhere) - for “changing” and making bad into good, as plants use dirt to build themselves, in a way; it needs to be sturdy and resilient against pollution so that the negative energies won’t be a problem for your spell, and won’t destroy it over time
  • orange peels, preferably dried (can supply with other orange-themed ingredient, ike orange essential oil or incense) - for energy and positivity
  • vanilla, preferably vanilla sugar (mix vanilla and sugar, wait a couple weeks for it to infuse) - for happiness, peace and sweeting things up
  • glitter, preferably gold - to give it some “oomph” of prosperity and sunshine :D
  • optional: your personal taglock, ex. hair, nails etc., as you’d add to a normal witch bottle

You can decorate the bottle with some sigils for “transformation” or “change” or “Control”. 

Can swap orange for lemon easily, and if you aim at something else than general positivity, just swap orange and vanilla for something more in tune with your desired target energies (like if you want to change incomind energies into loving/caring energy, I’d say rose petals and rose quartz chips would be nice in there).

Preparation:

I’m not very good at making rituals and I make it up as I go, so just cast your circles and say your prayers/incantations, invoke your deities etc. etc. then throw all the ingredients in, however you like, you can make a pretty arrangement or just throw it in randomly. 

The intent in this spell needs not to be anything negative - you’re not casting a curse, you’re not casting in anger at your attackers. It’s not a protection spell per say, so you’re not trying to separate yourself from the attacks, either. Be accepting. You are open towards others, but will not let anything negative in. You will be welcoming, but will not let anyone harm you. You are in control, and this is your property. 

When done, place the container in a sunny spot, preferably in a window or other “entry point” of your property. I would suggest it goes outside of your wards to be the first thing the incoming energies meet (and if it fails or leaks or otherwise isn’t very efficient at its job, there are still wards protecting you), but that’s up to you and your paradigm of warding and spellcasting.

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Plant of the Day

Friday 6 October 2017

Cascading from this Betula pendula (silver birch) is the deciduous climber Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper). The foliage has five ovate leaflets that turn bright red and orange in the autumn. This plant will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil in partial shade or full shade.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Saturday 3 October 2015

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper, American ivy, American woodbine, false grape, five-leaved ivy, five-leaves) tumbles from a tree displaying its fiery autumn colours. This vigorous, deciduous North American climber has a flexible, lax growth that seems to suit growing through trees in a garden situation resembling its growth pattern in its natural habitat. The leaves are made up of five ovate leaflets, which turn bright red and orange in the autumn.

Jill Raggett