Let me start by saying CLEANSING CLEANSING CLEANSING. It’s the most basic, first thing you learn, exciting and boring part of witchcraft.
Negative energy is a scientific fact based on positive and negative charged ions that make up everything.
Clearing out negative energy and replacing it with positive energy is not something you should only do during spring cleaning.
Cleanse after a very stressful or negative experience like a fight or finals. Cleanse if you’re feeling lethargic or upset. Cleansing may not fix everything but it definitely doesn’t hurt.
The best way I’ve found to cleanse it a salt water, sage, pine mix. It’s in a spray bottle and I just spray it around the room. It works best if you’ve cleaned up any clutter that may be lying about. It also helps to declutter your mind. For me that can be hard between my anxiety and depression so it really helps to sit down and work things out in my head.
Another basic is protection and casting circles. When you perform spells or rituals you open yourself up to outside interference. It’s like how your laptop limited to what’s on it by itself. When it connects to the internet it becomes part of all these other devices that are connected and its no longer limited. Without a firewall your computer can get a virus. So casting a circle is like activating a firewall.
You can create a mental circle but it can be hard to keep up if you’re performing an energy costing spell or ritual. Salt is your best friend!
Creating circles and walls from outside energy is essential for most empaths to function some days. It all depends on who you come in contact with. Even if you don’t spend much time with a person you can still pick up on their emotional energy. If you do get interference cleansing can help clean out other people’s emotions.
A lot of witchcraft is visualizing and focusing your will and releasing energy from things like crystals or herbs. Meditation and mental exercises will help you in whatever spells or rituals you want to do.
My last basic isn’t witchcraft but it’s essential for doing spells or rituals. Take care of yourself. If you are too tired and don’t have the energy, for whatever reason, to focus or use energy in a spell, it’s not going to work. So drink water, exercise, sleep, relax. Do what you can to take care of you. Self care isn’t always easy but it’s important in everything you do. I’m a big advocate of those occasional and unavoidable mental health days. Mental sickness will cause your body to become sick.
When cleaning and wiping down your altar, instead of using regular water or a cleaning spray, use blessed cleansing water instead! I make mine with rose water, sprigs of sage, river water and three drops of frankincense oil. ✨💦
Wu wei ( 无为) is a Chinese word which is usually translated as “non doing”. This is a Taoist concept which has found its way into mainstream Buddhism via Zen (Chan). It is a fundamental principle in Eastern cultures and one which mystifies and at times frustrates Westerners.
The idea is that there are times when the best action is no action. We can best deal with a situation by not reacting to it. This is alien to most Westerners who feel that a reaction is always necessary. With wu wei we are as the water when it meets the stone in the river. It flows around without directly opposing the stone. Wu wei. The water way.
Wu wei wu（无为无）, alternatively is essentially ‘doing non doing” or “action without action” Bruce Lee talks on this during an interview when we instructs those to “be like water”.
“The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort.’
I literally write what energy/feeling/charm I want to imbue an object with on a piece of paper and then put said object on top of it.
I then sprinkle cleansing salt water (maybe salt water, maybe my sage and lavender water, whatever is handy) on it along with whatever dried herbs I feel correspond with the charm.
Then I wait and let it sit while it dries.
Once it dries, I burn the paper and hold the object over the smoke until it’s done burning.
And poof, charmed/enchanted item.
If you can’t tell, I’m personally not a fan of spoken magic and rarely speak when I practice my craft.
First.. what is it ? Especially in England they dug up these bottles containing the materials i have written down below, research discovered that these where so called witch bottles, people made these and buried them under the doorstep of their houses to protect them against evil energies or curses.
Materials: - Little glass vial - Black candle - Hair,Urine,Blood,Nails from the one you want to protect - War water, or just water - Sage - Black salt or just salt - Sharp things, nails.. or i also put a cactus nail in it..
War water ? War water is basically just water collected from a fierce thunderstorm and is a very aggressive protector against curses or negative energy. Mostly people add mold, cayenne pepper or sharp things in it too.
Activating First put everything in it, except for the black candle.. you only need the wax to seal it. Take the vial in your hands and charge it with your intentions. meditate on what use you want it to have. When it feels good your done !
*This spell is meant to help with SOME of the destructive part of Mercury’s energy. Such as destroying electronics, hindering communication, ect*
A bottle or jar with a lid Water
Add water to the bottle. Then mix in Basil and Garden Sage into the bottle. Swirl the ingredients around to mix. You can also add things associated to Mercury into the jar if you’d like.
Then say into the water:
I seal the chaos of retrograde away,
And in this bottle it shall stay.
No destruction to myself or my things shall come,
As I will this it shall be done.
Seal the jar. Place on the highest shelf in your house. Leave until about a week after mercury retrograde is over then discard the water. You may flush it, or pour it over a road far from home. Try not to discard in your yard or on any native plantlife. You can also use the water for chaos or disruption spells of you’d like.
*this spell was inspired by a Deborah Blakes Mercury Spell. But I added extra ingredients for protection and changed the wording to be more specific to my own needs*