smoke stick

Quick witch tip

Incense! Incense is the best. 

You can ground with it, cleanse with it, meditate with it, scry with it, charge sigils with it, accompany spells or tarot readings with it. You can pick scents that align with your intent. You can just wave it around and try and make smoke rings and call it meditation! It’s so cheap and versatile for witchcraft and innocuous enough for witches who can’t be open about their craft. 

Plants Used in Smudge Sticks

 “Nature understands fire and smoke better than words.” -Alfred Savinelli, Plants of Power 

Smudging or smoke cleansing is the burning of certain herbs and flowers to create a cleansing smoke bath which is used to purify negative energies on yourself, in your home, or objects.

But which herbs/flowers can you use and what are their purifying properties? Well here is a list that I have put together for all us baby witches!

Herbs

  • Sage: The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. 
  • Cedar:  Cedar is for protection. Cedar is commonly used to cleanse a home or place when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. 
  • Juniper: Juniper is said to have a masculine, protective energy, and is used for cleansing and prosperity. Juniper is best used for blessing a new venture or dwelling, and inviting in abundance.
  • Sweetgrass: It is said that this plant is the breath of the Earth Mother, bringing the blessing of the Earth mother’s love because of its sweet vanilla scent. Sweetgrass is used for healing, purification, and for bring positive energy into ones home. 
  • Lavender: Lavender is used to invite spirits. Some people regard lavender as a safeguard to ward against evil. Lavender is often used to bring in an air of calm.
  • Basil: Basil is seen as as a symbol of fertility and is considered to be the protector of family, so burning Basil will help relieve negativity from your home.
  • Rosemary: Rosemary clears negativity, inspires confidence, and invigorates the mind and body.  Rosemary isa symbol of remembrance and is an aid to strengthen and fortify the memory. Rosemary is also good for preventing nightmares.
  • Pine: Pine is used for cleansing, healing and strengthening. It also acts as a natural insect repellent, too!
  • Thyme: Burning Thyme cleanses your space while also inviting in positivity and courage. Smudging your home with thyme dispels melancholy, hopelessness and other mellow but negative energy.
  • Fennel: This seems to be an odd one for many people, but the Fennel sprigs are actually really good for smudging because of its association with longevity, courage and strength. It wards off negative energies by its purifying properties and provides protection to the human energy field while fortifying healthy boundaries.   
  • Mugwort: Mugwort is burned to encourage dreams and visions. When burned before bedtime, it aids in restful sleep and pleasant dreams. It is also used in purification and to bring calm energies into your home.
  • Frankincense:  Frankincense is considered to cleanse and protect the soul. Frankincense is said to ease depression and promote clairvoyance. 

Flowers

  • Roses: The roses help  with attracting love and enhancing a romantic environment. It is also used for meditation and encouraging peace. Also excellent for meditation, divination, increasing psychic abilities, contacting powers and beings in other dimensions and psychic communication.
  • Hibiscus: Used  in divination and psychic communication. Excellent for rejuvenating the senses and restoring one’s life force.
  • Yerba Santa Leaves:  Used for enhancing psychic abilities, magical protection, healing and spiritual strength. Excellent for meditation and divination.
  • Dandelion: Dandelion is used to enhance psychic ability. Burn dandelion before you read tarot cards, cast runes, etc.. to enhance your abilities.
High for This

High for This by evansrogerskitten

Dean x Reader x Sam, John x Reader

A witch’s curse hexes the three Winchester men and reader, leading to a night of desire that would change things forever.

Warnings: Explicit, Smut, Voyeurism, Anal Sex, Oral Sex, Threesome (NO Wincest), Fingering, Language, Dom!John, discussion of being high, dirty talk, orgasm denial, squirting, spanking, mention of a panic attack, Feels, A lil fluff, lack of protection, canon divergence. To be clear- the characters have all consented to all sexual acts in this story. 

Word Count: 8408 | On AO3 | This is inspired by the song High for This by The Weeknd, and my first song for @mrs-squirrel-chester Album Fanficfion Challenge. 

This fic had a mind of its own but I love it. I hope you do too :)


The Impala rolled into a parking space on the street and Sam killed the engine. I straightened the sleeves of my navy fed suit, and looked over at him.

“You really think she’s going to know anything?” Sam pestered, looking through the window.

“Witnesses said two of the victims had been here to see her for readings.” I responded, climbing out of the car. I patted my jacket pocket to make sure I still had my fake FBI badge. “She does readings on love and relationships.”

Sam rolled his eyes as we walked up the sidewalk to the old house.

“What if she’s really psychic then? She’ll know we’re hunters.” Sam suggested sarcastically as he looked over his shoulder to the street.

“Then we’ll improvise. It’ll be fine, Sam.” I responded, looking around the front porch. A bright Psychic Reader sign lit up the front window.

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Stick and Poke - I Don’t Even Smoke

I was pretty bad for you and you were really bad for me
And sure it took some time for us to realise cold reality
I’m gonna head outside cuz I just might pass out
There’s no room for me to think in the crowded little house, and I can’t handle

Oh, my God, not another awkward encounter
Oh, my God, my anxieties are in the gutter
Oh, my God, I think I need another cigarette
I think I need another cigarette

What you never understood was that my heart was somewhere far
Away through the woods and over the plains, where my family members are
But you’ll never understand because that bridge was burnt up fast
It’s claustrophobic in this room and I don’t wanna pass, by you

Oh, my God, not another awkward encounter
Oh, my God, my anxieties are in the gutter
Oh, my God, I think I need another cigarette
I think I need another cigarette

Now I know I’ll see you at shows, and I hate the goddamn fact
It’ll be so awkward that I’ll wish I had stayed home and napped
I feel a fever coming on, I’m more comfortable on my own
And I wouldn’t have come out if I had known 

Oh, my God, not another awkward encounter
Oh, my God, my anxieties are in the gutter
Oh, my God, I think I need another cigarette
I think I need another cigarette

Fuck 4/20

****Obligatory Discourse Notice: This post is not about people who use weed for medicinal purposes y’all are beautiful and in my experience, courteous people and I hope you feel better soon****

**This is also not about people who consume recreationally in the privacy of their homes, y’all are cool too**

Ok, so, it’s 4/20, and I can’t fucking go to school because SOME ASSHOLES HOT-BOXED THE MAIN STUDIO ROOM IN THE ART BUILDING.

This is not a small room, it’s three classrooms combined into one large, naturally well-lit room, so god knows how much weed they actually had to burn to fill it like that, but it was definitely more than CO possession law allows for.  and at 8 AM this morning, I opened the fucking door to a literal CLOUD of smoke, while at least three dudes ran out the back door.

I’m not sure if it’s an allergy or sensitivity or what, but even hints of Marijuana smoke give me massively painful migraines, so I had to be driven home, and I’ve spent the last five hours on the couch crying and puking and having hallucinations becuase I was in that much pain. Fuck you guys I haven’t been suicidal in years but today was not a good day.

OH, and the department head was right behind me, and she has severe asthma and i just learned she’s in the hospital.

and the campus has closed the art building until further notice/they can clean the place out.  it’s the week before finals.  Nobody is going to be able to finish/turn in their final projects. and even if they manage to air out the building, nobody with an allergy/sensitivity is gonna be able to go in becuase that shit sticks around.  or anyone with asthma or epilepsy or anybody on other psychoactive drugs.

So, yeah, fuck you guys, you’ve ruined the whole fucking semester.

and the thing that really, really pisses me off about this?  Cannabis DOES potentially have some major health/environmental benefits, and widespread decriminalization would be a great thing for a lot of america’s poorer communities, BUT NOOOOOOO, YOU DICKHOLES GOTTA SMOKE IN PUBLIC WHERE IT’S A HEALTH HAZARD AND BE A BUNCH OF IRRESPONSIBLE FUCKHEADS, NEVER MIND THAT GETTING IT OFF SCHEDULE ONE IS GONNA TAKE A COOPERATIVE POLITICAL MOVEMENT LOL 420 BLAZE IT HAHAHAHAHA FUCK ALL OF YOU WITH A RUSTY CHAINSAW.

YOU, fuckass stoner, are the person making it hard to get the actual drug-testing done for the people who need this
YOU are being massively disrespectful and an outright danger to your fellow citizens and 
YOU are gonna get kicked right in the dick if i ever figure out who you are.

Actually, there’s security cams, and when you are ID’d I’m suing your ass for damages because going to the hospital was not fun and expensive.  

*I’ve been seen by a medical professional, they’re not sure what it is, and i have a history of unexpected reactions to drugs, so the can’t give me anything for it.

** I’ve taken a shower and am chugging all the fluids I can to get this to pass, and it is.  my pain is at about 6/10, not 11 now.

*** This is ALSO about the people in the quad lighting up in public, the people who brought the bong into the student union (campus cops got them at least), and anyone who DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF SECOND-HAND SMOKE CHRIST ON POGO STICK YOU SHITHEADS ARE DUMB.

***8ALSO: dear creepy old men who were stoners back in the 60′s who show up on campus to on women young enough to be your granddaughters: FUCK YOU TOO

In conclusion: Fuck 4/20, fuck public stoner culture, fuck white boys who think this shit is funny, fuck the Marijuana industry that pushes this kind of irresponsible consumption, and fuck everything I have to go throw up again.

Witch Tip

When grounding yourself after a spell, connect yourself with the element you were born under for the strongest effects.

If you are an air sign, lie under or beside a fan, or, on a windy day, go outside and drop your energies and let them be blown away.

If you are an Earth sign, put your palms into the dirt outside and push the energy you used in your spell out of you and back into the Earth so you can rest and be calm again.

If you are a water sign, dip your fingertips in a bowl of water and shake off your stress and leftover energy.

If you are a fire sign, burn incense and watch the smoke elevate from the stick and focus on the images you can find in the smoke, calming and emptying your mind from the stress of your spell and resting.

Brown girl
lower your gaze.
Didn’t anyone tell
you that modesty lies
within the eye of
the beholder?
Brown girl
study harder,
put the stories away.
What man would want
to marry a girl with a
head so heavy with clouds?
Brown girl
be quieter.
Have you ever heard
a flower bloom?
Brown girl
stop giggling.
Laughter is for
shameless women.
Brown girl
smile more.
Haven’t we given
you everything
you’ve ever needed?
Brown girl
stay out of the sun.
Keep your mouth shut.
Head down. Fire smoldered.
Brown girl
we pray you have a son.
Brown girl is witchcraft.
Brown girl is wicked.
Brown girl holds the
power to heal.
Brown girl
you are smoke from
an incense stick.
Brown girl,
brown girl.
You were always
meant to disappear.
—  Pavana

someone on twitter tweeted mark hamill like “can you dm me and tell me if luke is bisexual” and he actually messaged them and told them that since luke’s sexuality is never addressed in canon, any reading of his sexuality makes sense

then someone made a tweet about how cool it’d be if luke was trans, he liked it, and sent them a message about how a True Jedi TM respects all life, even if the films don’t touch on issues like that

what a sweetheart. he’s liking all these really happy tweets from lgbtq kids saying how much it means to them to be able to see luke as gay, trans etc. it’s just… i’ve been there feeling worried the people you so admire would find you laughable or weird, and i’m super happy about this.

how to know which twin is which

i was literally talking to sam about this five seconds ago but

  • there are TWO WAYS you can differentiate one minyard from the other.
  • neil’s way is: listen to them talk.
    • andrew smokes like three sticks of cigarettes every five hours. 
      • he’s got that whole smoker’s husk in his voice that neil almost immediately associates with Right. 
    • aaron, who never really smoked a blunt of any kind before (probably just snorted his drugs), does not have this.
  • katelyn’s way is: wait for them to do something
    • now i know some of y'all’re gonna get on my case abt katelyn being nowhere near andrew at any given moment but HEAR ME OUT. 
      • this twin issue? gonna get resolved. slowly. 
      • eventually. 
      • and katelyn’s gonna have to Deal. 
    • so what she does to Deal is she waits until the twin starts to fidget. 
    • andrew usually taps his nails, fidgets with his fingers, as any smoker is wont to do after dropping the habit. 
    • aaron would fidget with his legs. you know, just, shift around from one foot to the other, vibrate his leg at concerning speeds.