Crystal Tips

Yeah so my most popular posts seem to be Tips. I guess I’ll just stick with them for awhile! Next Topic! CRYSTALS MY FAVORITE
🕯You don’t need to buy a whole bunch of the same crystal. I’ll explain why in a second
🔮Crystals can be charged with Intent, moonlight, sunlight, water, dirt, or meditation.
💎crystals can charge other objects! Hence why you don’t need a hoard of the same crystal. You can charge spells instead of using the crystal to be in the spell satchet or jar. It makes life easier and it’s cheaper.
🌙you don’t have to buy crystals online or at expensive shops. A flea market should have a few shops that sell crystals.
☀️If you do your own crystal hunting, carry a crystal identifying kit/book with you at home or on you to find out what kind it is. Don’t trust your intuition. We humans tend to be wrong a lot.
⭐️Some crystals don’t like Water or sunlight, be sure to keep that in mind before charging them.
🗡some crystals don’t have to be charged at all! But it is a good idea
🔔Cleansing your crystals is also a really good idea just because you don’t know what intent/energy is attached to the crystal
🕯in my personal belief you don’t need crystals for magic. You don’t need them for spells or anything. They are a useful tool.
🔮Crystals need care. Just like plants. You can’t just buy them and leave them. Dust them off every now and then and charge them and cleanse them. They will enjoy the attention,
💎Research your crystals. Don’t just buy them. Learn where they come from, how in gods names they were made and so forth. It’s nice to know their background.
🌙Crystals can be great offerings to deities and spirits.

These are for our new single, Oh Lord. The orbs are like moon goddesses, and we become these natural, witchy, organic women in this song. It’s about how the moon influences, but it’s a really beautiful visual.
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Maria Brink of In This Moment on the use of the orb aesthetic for their song, Oh Lord

Maria Brink: Ascendant, Jupiter in Cancer

Water Scrying

Water scrying is the art and practice of gazing into water to see the future or receive a vision. Water scrying is a great way for clairvoyants to develop their skills, but can also be done by anyone. -Mod J

  1. To start, you are going to need a bowl or something that holds water. Preferably the bowl or water holding object should be a solid color inside so you don’t get distracted by patterns. Black, white, or a metal bowl are ideal because these are colors that are easy to gaze at for extended periods but any solid color should work.
  2. Fill the bowl with water
  3. Now set up your space. It helps to turn off the lights and have a candle or a few around the bowl giving some light but not close enough that you see the reflection in the water.
  4. Now this is the hardest part, gaze into the water in the bowl and let your eye lose focus. Your vision might get a little blurry but try to fight the urge to look around and refocus your vision. After a while of doing this you might be able to correct the blurriness without losing focus on the water. Around this point when your gaze softens some kind of vision should appear in the water.
    It’s important to understand that what you see might be a real depiction of what your scrying for/about but it’s more common for you see symbolic images instead. Learning to translate these symbols takes some time and practice so keep working at it.

    Another thing to note is that you might feel like your mind is just making you see things in the water that isn’t there, and i guess on some level that is correct. The water it’s self isn’t what’s producing the vision, you are receiving because you asked to, and are using the water and bowl as tools to help perceive it.

Here are ways to help enhance your water scrying that i know of:

  • You can charge your bowl over night with tea made from certain herbs. I like to steep some mugwort and lavender in my bowl to charge it while i sleep and empty it in the morning.
  • You can a few drops of essential oils to your bowl while scrying, or before to help charge the bowl and water’s energy. The oily surface can also help keep you from getting distracted and gives your eyes something to focus on.
  • Another way to prevent distraction is to put a small crystal at the bottom of the bowl around the center. It gives you a fixed point to look at, but I’ve noticed for me that is often cut off some of the vision and everything will move around the crystal rather then appearing in the whole bowl.
  • Using your bowl for offerings. I find this helps charge and enhance my scrying bowl’s energy by putting offering in it when i work with other spirits and deities.
  • Sometimes it can also help to instead of building up the energy in the bowl do a cleansing and put some salt water in the bowl to soak.
  • You can also use moon water, sun water, or any magically enhanced water that might be specific to the type of reading you are doing. I find moon water is always good for all water scrying.

If you try water scrying and find it doesn’t work for you that’s alright. It’s not for everyone, and even those who do it regularly have off days where they can’t get anything to come through. So give it a few tries before you decide if it’s something for you. Good luck with your scrying! -Mod J

LISTEN. You are a good witch. You are a strong witch. You are a powerful and capable witch. You write amazing spells. That herb satchel you made that you're questioning? I can feel it from here. Good fucking job, you badass. Your readings are spot-thefuck-on too. Your original rituals make mountains fucking tremble. Your sigils are beautiful as FUCK. The Gods and Goddesses are so FUCKING proud of you. That butter knife you use as your athame because you can't afford a 'real' one can still fuck up the ethereal realm and don't yOU FUCKING FORGET IT. Your craft is AMAZING. Your path is fucking VALID AND JUST AS STUNNING AS YOU ARE. YOU. ARE. WITCHY. ROYALTY. OKAY?! NOW GET OUT THERE CONJURE SOME SHIT.

Originally posted by exgolddustwoman