smudge bowl

What Every Beginner Wiccan Witch Should Have
  • The Athame: a knife with a black handle, which is used to cast a circle. Represents masculine energy and the element of fire. Should not be used for cutting or to cause physical harm to others!!
  • The Chalice: these can come in goblet styles, or simply any mug or cup. This is used  to hold water or wine, which is to be drank after a ritual. The chalice represents water.
  • The Wand: your wand can be made out of anything you feel connected to: bone, wood, metal, etc. A witch’s wand is very personal, which means you can fashion your wand to your own personal style. The wand is used to direct energies during a ritual, and represents the element of air
  • The Pentacle: This is a very powerful and protective symbol in Wicca. On an altar, your pentacle can come in the form of a pendant or a platen. You can also use a pentacle necklace on your altar. This represents earth, and used to cleanse yourself, your surroundings, and all items on your altar. 
  • Candles: Different colored candles can represent different uses for the candles. The candles clearly represents the element of fire. A pair of candles represents a Goddess and a God
  • The Cauldron: Like the chalice, the cauldron represents water. The cauldron is used to hold things such as water, incense, herbs, and candles. This is very useful when it comes to rituals and burning small fires. Cast iron is the best material for your cauldron but isn’t mandatory. 
  • Bells: Bells are often used to mark passages in a ritual. Many spells ask for you to ring the bell once or twice and the bells can mark the beginning and then end of a ritual.
  • Incense: Incense is used to clear energy, cleanse, and call in energies. Most incense will work with whatever you’re doing.
  • The Bowls: The bowls on your altar represents earth. It is important to have a bowl of sea salt because the sea salt can cleanse your other magick tools on your altar. Smudging bowls are very important in magick.
  • Crystals: There are many different crystals that hold different energies. Keeping a variety of crystals on your altar can help with various different rituals. These crystals cane enhance the power of your spells.
  • The Broom: The broom is very symbolic of sweeping energy and keeping negativity away 

Before using these tools, you should clear and cleanse it. The more you grow in your witchcraft, the more tools you can add to help yourself thrive in your magick 🌳✨

These are just things I’ve found that helped me when I began witchcraft. Most of these things are not a necessity, but can help. Please do not give me hate for this. This is a Wiccan blog, hence the name. 

Kick the Habit Spell

You will need:

Cinnamon

Ginger

Chili powder

Charcoal disk

A red candle

A black candle

Sage

An empty pack of cigarettes (or whatever bad habit you’re trying to overcome)

Matches

A bowl

Prepare your working space however you normally do. If you’re going to cast a circle, go ahead. Likewise, if you call upon deities, now would probably be the time to do so. I did this on the first night after the lunar eclipse, but any time during the waning moon would work.

Light the red candle. Say, “Red is the color of strength, red is the color of power. I have the strength to kick this habit, day by day, hour by hour.”

Light the black candle. Say, “Black is the color that sends things away, and gives me the strength to kick this today.”

Working between the two candles, mix the cinnamon, ginger and chili powder together, grinding them until they are powdery. Place the charcoal disc in your bowl, and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture on top of it. Light the charcoal.

You should have a nice burning pile of ground herbs now. Slowly tear the cigarette package (without the cellophane) into small pieces. As you tear the paper, close your eyes and visualize the nicotine and tar leaving your body. Picture your lungs changing from black and icky to pink and healthy.

Place the torn pieces in the bowl with the burning charcoal. Light a match, and place it in there so that the torn cigarette pack begins to burn as well. It may not stay lit, but try to get it to burn a little bit. Say, “I burn what has no control over me. The addiction is gone, and I will be free.”

Light the sage, and smudge the area around your work space. You are cleansing yourself of the effects of the bad habit, and freeing your body and soul from the addiction. Particularly smudge the area over the bowl with the burning cigarette pack in it. Say, “Within me is the strength, no doubt, and with sage I cleanse the air without.”

Place your smudging sage in the bowl as well, and take a moment to reflect. This working is not about the habit itself, but about your rejection of the addiction. Realize that you will physically - and psychologically – no longer need the habit.

Allow everything in the bowl to burn out on its own. If possible, allow the candles to burn out on their own as well.

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My Travel-sized Altar! 

I’ve been wanting to make this for a while and finally got around to it today. This little 3″x2″x4″  box fit way more than I thought it would. It has: 

-General Supplies: 

  • Altar cloth 
  • Matches
  • Tea candle 
  • Small white candle stick 
  • 4 strings of twine for knot magic 
  • An empty bottle necklace for emergency charms 
  • Paper for sigils

-Smoke Cleansing:

  • A seashell as a bowl 
  • Sand for the bowl
  • Pieces of charcoal blocks for burning 
  • Bay leaf 
  • Palo Santo shavings 

-Herbs and Other Spell Stuff: 

  • Bear Root 
  • Rose petals/buds
  • Blue Lavender 
  • Cloves 
  • Rosemary 
  • Sea salt 
  • and 3 crystals

It also has a hiding sigil underneath the box, and I glued the brown igniting paint stuff from my match box underneath the lid in order to light the matches. I’m super proud of this and can’t wait to use it on-the-go :D 

Witchy Tips: Bargain Hunting

When searching for materials, don’t be afraid to go secondhand/OP shopping or simply to your local supermarket 

 * candles can always be found at secondhand stores and they’re usually priced at around 50 cents each! Though when I have a bought a bunch they bulk price it for even cheaper! * same with candle holders, they’re so common and barely ever more than $5 

 * Secondhand stores will always have spare pieces of cloths and fabrics you can use during spells or even as your altar cloth! (Would recommend washing them first)

 * They have so many bowls, all the time! You will always find something you can use to burn incense in or a smudge bowl. Again, these sell for like a dollar 

 * figurines are also really common in secondhand stores, they’re a great place to look for God and goddess figures for your altar as they always have antique and unique pieces for super cheap! 

 * most herbs and spices can easily be found in your local supermarket! These are just as good as something home grown, it’s all about intent after-all :) 

 * The Reject Shop (not sure if these exist in any place other than Australia? Hey may be called things like Dollar Stores???) always has candles for reasonable prices 

 * If you are needing to find a herb or spice that you can’t find in a supermarket, ETSY is an online store with lots of witchy supplies :) chances are it won’t be cheap but what can you do! 

 * 90% of my book collection has been bought secondhand from either Op shops, fairs or garage sales. I picked up 10 books on mythology, aromatherapy, dreams and such for like $7 at a school fair once! And secondhand stores charge from 0.50 cents to $5 for books so they’re always a great place to look!

*Heaps of towns have monthly/weekly markets and many i have been too have crystal stalls and they’re usually a lot cheaper than stores! I bought a bunch of crystals for about $20 in total! and they were raw, points and clusters :) Very cheap and good quality.

 Blessed Be, The Aries Witch ♈️

Stressed Out

Originally posted by soonrongs

You could feel Wonwoo’s eyes on you as you scribbled furiously on what had to be the thousandth notecard of the night. Your coffee table, couch, and the floor in the immediate area had all but disappeared beneath a mountain of cards containing various terms and phrases you would need to know for your upcoming exams. But you couldn’t bring yourself to look up or away from them. They needed to be finished and they needed to be finished now.

Your hands were beginning to cramp, your legs were stiff and sore from sitting in one position for so long, and your neck was beginning to feel the strain as you remained hunched over to write. It was uncomfortable, it was annoying, and it was stressing you out. But you had to keep going.

You felt bad, Wonwoo had come over to spend a little time with you before the next round of promotions, but you had severely underestimated just how much material would be on your exams. You weren’t one to procrastinate, especially because you knew that each and every thing you were learning would have a real world application and possibly save a life someday, so you forced yourself away from his lingering embrace the moment he stepped into your apartment and threw yourself back into your revising.

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Thrifting For Witchy Supplies

I’ve been planning on talking about this for a while now. Most of my Witchy supplies come from Thrift stores like Savers, Good Will, and other “Mom and Pop” thrift stores. Glass Bottles for herbs, Silver dishes for ritual use, “smudging” bowls, Cauldrons (If you’re LUCKY - It happens), Candle holders, Etc. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars at Witchy Shops. They are awesome, and convenient but convenience costs. Before you order online, Or spend an outrageous amount on supplies at a New Age shop or Botanica check out your local Thrift Store.  

Here is an example of what I found the other day just shopping around my local Savers. Out of these items I ended up purchasing the SELENITE candle holder which was a really lucky find. 5 freaking dollars. P.S the last picture (Which came out crappy) was a necklace made from Rose Quartz. There where so many other things that could be re purposed into lovely witchy items, But my phone was dying and I was eager to look at boots. 

My Tips For Witchy Thrift Shopping 

1. Go often - You literally never know what they will have, Or how long it will be there so the more often you go, The better!

2. Check out the “Kitchen” Section- This is the first place I go. This is where you can find “Ritual Knives” Mixing bowls, Jars (With Cork!) and even cauldrons. 

3. Ask Employees- Ask about sales, special promos, or membership cards. Don’t be afraid to ask if they’ve seen an item in store sometimes they just might have. 

4. Find out when they stock their shelves- This is the best tip because if you play your cards right and plan ahead you can get first pick on special items.  

Querencia
  • (n.) a place where one feels safe, a place where one feels at home.

Originally posted by jengkook

Summary: Being best friends with Jeongguk proved to be your downfall as it didn’t become at all what you expected it to be. The world led two people to fall in love, but cruelly destined them to be apart.

Pairing: Jeongguk x reader

Word Count: 5k+

Genre: angst, fluff | hanahaki au

Warnings: mentions of smut, swearing, and lots of angst 

A/N: forewarning, i’m sorry i love my baby JJK. tbh this fic started out bc i was inspired by this quote “people wait all week for friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness” and it really just spiraled from there :’) i’m super excited to get this fic out bc i have worked incredibly hard on this so i hope you all enjoy! A big thank you to @xtaexhyungx /sweet sophia for beta reading this and giving me her live suffering reaction ;) ♡


If someone was asked to describe the color red, it could be described as love. It could be love under the stars, swollen lips after whispering sweet nothings and peppering kisses to every inch of one’s body. It could be anger, like blowing off steam, red cheeks and annoyed huffs as one stomps around in rage. It could also be blood, drops of deep red that stain the purest of things to crimson. In your case, red was fire. A blazing fire that seared your skin, leaving you begging to be extinguished as the name Jeon Jeongguk was branded on the palm of your hand in red ink, a reminder of the fire ignited in your soul.

Jeon Jeongguk, a boy you met on the playground in your neighborhood park when you were 7, the boy you fell in love with at 19.

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Have you ever seen a more beautiful abalone? Its about 6" by 5" and shines like sea waves. Imagine this as a holder for crystals and shells, a place to store jewelry and rings, an offering bowl for deities, or of course a smudging bowl. We will be selling this guy in the shop soon, along with a variety of incense smudge sticks!

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A SPELL TO BREAK A BAD HABIT OR ADDICTION

Kick the Habit Spell
Addiction Spell
You will need:
⦁ Cinnamon
⦁ Ginger
⦁ Chili powder
⦁ Charcoal disk
⦁ A red candle
⦁ A black candle
⦁ Sage
⦁ An empty pack of cigarettes (or whatever bad habit you’re trying to overcome)
⦁ Matches
⦁ A bowl

Prepare your working space however you normally do. If you’re going to cast a circle, go ahead. Likewise, if you call upon deities, now would probably be the time to do so. I did this on the first night after the lunar eclipse, but any time during the waning moon would work.

Light the red candle. Say, “Red is the color of strength, red is the color of power. I have the strength to kick this habit, day by day, hour by hour.”

Light the black candle. Say, “Black is the color that sends things away, and gives me the strength to kick this today.”

Working between the two candles, mix the cinnamon, ginger and chili powder together, grinding them until they are powdery. Place the charcoal disc in your bowl, and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture on top of it. Light the charcoal.

You should have a nice burning pile of ground herbs now. Slowly tear the cigarette package (without the cellophane) into small pieces. As you tear the paper, close your eyes and visualize the nicotine and tar leaving your body(or for drug addiction, the drug). Picture your lungs(drugs – body) changing from black and icky to pink and healthy.

Place the torn pieces in the bowl with the burning charcoal. Light a match, and place it in there so that the torn cigarette pack begins to burn as well. It may not stay lit, but try to get it to burn a little bit. Say, “I burn what has no control over me. The addiction is gone, and I will be free.”

Light the sage, and smudge the area around your work space. You are cleansing yourself of the effects of the bad habit, and freeing your body and soul from the addiction. Particularly smudge the area over the bowl with the burning cigarette pack in it. Say, “Within me is the strength, no doubt, and with sage I cleanse the air without.”

Place your smudging sage in the bowl as well, and take a moment to reflect. This working is not about the habit itself, but about your rejection of the addiction. Realize that you will physically – and psychologically — no longer need the habit.

Allow everything in the bowl to burn out on its own. If possible, allow the candles to burn out on their own as well.

Spell by Patti
Website: Everything Under The Moon

Sea Shell Magic


Sea shells, As I’m sure we all know are the outer shells that protect the shell fish from outside forces. They become a home, Guarding them from predators.

So how can we use them magically you say?

For Protection and Banishments of course!

They can be made into Talismans by carving sigils, or spells into them.

They can be used to protect, or banish someone by inserting a name, doll, or piece of clothing to them and sealing it with wax.

They can be made into candle holders, sensors for your altars, smudging bowls, offering bowls, spell holders, The list goes on. Creativity is everything, and you can find magic everywhere!

Scribble-Doodle: Fishes

An anon wanted me to write another doodle set in my fireman!Alec & lawyer!Magnus AU. Or how those two actually met…


Magnus is shifting from foot to foot, wringing his hands, while he watches the smoke that’s still billowing sluggishly from his kitchen window. Yes, his cooking has always been a disaster but never of these proportions. Luckily, it seems that the firemen have it all under control now. But…

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