the wormwoods

Alright I ordered the seeds. I got Catnip, Chamomile, Lily-of-the-Valley (won’t be ready this year), Blue Sage, Borage, Belladonna, Old English Lavender, Wormwood, Calendula, Hyssop, and “Sawyer’s Black” Violets.

I’ll be growing more things hopefully, probably buying some common herbs and maybe some mini roses from a local nursery, but I just wanted to get these seeds started.

Zodiac Botanical Blends 🌱

Aries - anemone, bachelor’s button, basil, cabbage, carnation, cayenne, chervil, coriander, crocus, cuckoo flower, cypress, forsynthia, gentian, geranium, hollyhock, honeysuckle, hops, narcissus, nettle, onion, red clover, red poppy, tiger lily, st. john’s wort, stonecrop, wormwood

Taurus - angelica, anise, apple blossom, aster, catnip, cowslip, cyclamen, daisy, damask rose, fenugreek, feverfew, freesia, geranium, hibiscus, hyssop, larkspur, lavender, mint, pink azalea, pink gerbera, pink mallow, sage, strawberry, tansy, thyme, vervain, violet, white lilac, yarrow

Gemini - anise, azalea, carrots, chrysanthemum, daffodil, dill, honeysuckle, hyssop, lavender, lemon balm, licorice, lilac, lily of the valley, lobelia, marjoram, meadowsweet, mullein, oats, orchid, parsley, parsnip, skullcap, valerian, vervain

Cancer - agrimony, aloe, apple, banana, bay, cabbage, cucumber, daisy, geranium, hyacinth, jasmine, lemon balm, lettuce, lily, lotus, mint, opium poppy, parsley, pear, pumpkin, sage, seaweed, squash, water lily, watercress, watermelon, white rose

Leo - angelica, anise, borage, calendula, celandine, chamomile, coconut, collard greens, crocus, dahlia, eyebright, grapefruit, ginger, hyssop, larkspur, lavender, lemon balm, marigolds, orange, parsley, passion flower, peony, peppers, pineapple, poppy, saffron, st. john’s wort, sunflower, tarragon

Virgo - aster, barley, blackberry, caraway, carrots, chrysanthemum, dill, endive, fennel, fenugreek, horehound, lavender, marjoram, narcissus, mint, oats, parsley, parsnips, plantain, rye, skullcap, valerian, violet, wheat

Libra - apple, apricot, aster, bergamot, catnip, columbine, daisy, elderberry, fig, freesia, gardenia, gladiola, hydrangea, ivy, juniper, mint, nasturtium, olive, orchid, pansy, parsley, plum, pomegranate, primrose, rose, st. john’s wort, strawberry, thyme, tuberose, uva ursi, vervain, watercress, yarrow

Scorpio - aloe vera, anemone, basil, calendula, catnip, chives, coriander, cramp bark, gardena, garlic, gentian, geranium, ginger, ginseng, heather, hibiscus, holly, leek, mushroom, mustard, nettle, onion, pennyroyal, peony, pepper, raspberry leaf, rhododendron, rhubarb, sage, saw palmetto, wormwood

Sagittarius - anise, asparagus, basil, beets, borage, calendula, carnations, chervil, cloves, crocus, dandelions, feverfew, jasmine, mint, nutmeg, olive, peony, red roses, rhubarb, saffron, sage, tomato, watercress

Capricorn - african violet, baby’s breath, black poppy, calendula, caraway, chamomile, comfrey, henbane, horsetail, jasmine, kava kava, magnolia, marjoram, mullein, mushroom, myrrh, nightshade, pansy, rosemary, rue, sarsaparilla, snowdrop, spinach, tarragon, thyme

Aquarius - aloe, barley, beets, catnip, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, comfrey, daffodil, fennel, gladiolas, hops, kava kava, mint, myrrh, orchid, parsnip, passion flower, rosemary, rye, sage, skullcap, spikenard, spinach, valerian, violet

Pisces - anise, asparagus, basil, beets, borage, calendula, echinacea, endive, eyebright, golden seal, hyssop, jasmine, lemon balm, lilac, lily, mugwort, narcissus, nutmeg, olive, orchid, poppy, sage, seaweed, skullcap, tomato, watercress, water lily, wisteria, yarrow

All the Podcasts You’ll Need for Halloween

stay sweet and spooky!

  • Spirits: A Drunken Dive into Myths and Legends: A boozy biweekly podcast about mythology, legends, and lore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from a round the world, served up over the ice by two tipsy history geeks.
  • Mabel: Mabel is a fiction podcast about ghosts, family secrets, strange houses, and missed connections.
  • Diary Of A Madman: Have you ever wondered why people do horrible things to one another? What could drive a man to hurt, harm, or even kill? Finally, we may have an answer. Follow along as, each week, we feature the recorded diary entries of someone known only as “the madman”. Get inside his head and get twisted.
  • Limetown: Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women, and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lisa Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?
  • LORE: Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about the history behind scary stories. The people, places, and things of our darkest nightmares all have real facts at their core. Each episode of Lore looks into a uniquely scary tale and uncovers the truth of what’s behind it. Sometimes the truth is more frighting than fiction.
  • Archive 81: A few weeks ago, my friend Daniel Powell disappeared. Before he vanished, he send me hours and hours of audio he’d collected while working as an archivist for the HHCNYS. The tapes..are strange.
  • SPINES: Two months ago, Wren woke up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual.
  • The Magnus Archives: Make your statement, face your fear. A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird.
  • The Black Tapes: The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Regan. The Black tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for the truth, her subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
  • Friend of the Family: Where the narrator is a character, the two leads hate each other, fighting the supernatural is sometimes disappointingly mundane, talking to family members can be a terrible idea, and a 16-year-old girl is infinitely more exciting about stabbing a lot of things than she is about boys.
  • TANIS: Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur…
  • Return Home: A serialized radio drama that follows the story of Johnathan Barker, who is compelled to return home to Melancholy Falls, NJ to investigate the strange things that have been going on in town and discover his purpose.
  • The NoSleep Podcast: The Nosleep Podcast is a multi-award wining anthology series of original horror stories,with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
  • Small Town Horror: A bi-weekly serialized docudrama about one man’s search for answers in his hometown, the site of his own mysterious kidnapping 18 years ago. Are the answers he seeks worth the cost of returning to the place known as Crazytown?
  • Manor House: Manor House presents both original and classic horror stories through a combination of acting, music, effects, and a supernatural host.
  • Sable: Every week, Lane comes to you with another tale from the odd town of Sable. Tune in to find out some of it’s deepest, darkest secrets as well as some of it’s…well, rather odd figures.
  • Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery: Tragedy forced Doctor Xander Crowe down the dark pathways of the occult, and the man was forever transformed. Now, chasing the vision of a drowned woman, Crowe finds himself in the haunted town of Wormwood, where evils lurks in the shadows and the stains the souls of its inhabits. Welcome to Wormwood.
  • Uncanny County: Robots gone haywire. Killer clown demons. And pie. So. Much. Pie. This quirky, darkly comic, Southwestern-flavored podcast brings you a new, paranormal audio play every month. Sit back, relax, and hold on tight Because you’re about to take a quick detour…through Uncanny County.
⭐️🌿Sacred herbs of the Goddesses🌿⭐️

Originally posted by appalachianjamwich

Aphrodite:  Olive, cinnamon ,daisy ,cypress ,quince ,orris (iris), apple, myrtle.

Aradia: Rue, vervain

Artemis: Silver fir, amaranth, cypress, cedar, hazel, myrtle, willow, daisy, mugwort, date palm

Astarte: Alder, pine, cypress, myrtle, juniper

Athena: Olive, apple

Bast: Catnip, vervain

Bellona: Belladonna

Brigid: Blackberry

Cailleach: Wheat

Cardea: Hawthorn, bean, arbutus

Ceres: Willow, wheat, bay, pomegranate, poppy, leek, narcissus

Cybele: Oak, myrrh, pine

Demeter: Wheat, barley, pennyroyal, myrrh, rose, pomegranate, bean, poppy, all cultivated crops

Diana: Birch, willow, acacia, wormwood, dittany, hazel, beech, fir, apple, mugwort, plane, mulberry, rue

Druantia: Fir

Freya: Cowslip, daisy, primrose, maidenhair, myrrh, strawberry, mistletoe

Hathor: Myrtle, sycamore, grape, mandrake, coriander, rose

Hecate: Willow, henbane, aconite, yew, mandrake, cyclamen, mint, cypress, date palm, sesame, dandelion, garlic, oak, onion

Hekat: Cypress

Hera: Apple, willow, iris, pomegranate, myrrh

Hina: Bamboo

Hulda: Flax, rose, hellebore, elder

Irene: Olive

Iris: Wormwood, iris

Ishtar: Acacia, juniper, all grains

Isis: Fig, heather, wheat, wormwood, barley, myrrh, rose, palm, lotus, per sea, onion, iris, vervain

Juno: Lily, crocus, asphodel, quince, pomegranate, vervain, iris, lettuce, fig, mint

Kerridwen: Vervain, acorns

Minerva: Olive, mulberry, thistle

Nefer-tum: Lotus

Nepthys: Myrrh, lily

Nuit: Sycamore

Olwen: Apple

Persephone: Parsley, narcissus, willow, pomegranate

Rhea: Myrrh, oak

Rowen: Clover, rowen

Venus: Cinnamon, daisy, elder, heather, anemone, apple, poppy, violet, marjoram, maidenhair fern, carnation, aster, vervain, myrtle, orchid, cedar, lily, mistletoe, pine, quince

Vesta: Oak 

Baneful Stardust Powder ✨

Based on my original recipe for Stardust Powder, this recipe is meant to be used for baneful acts of magick such as curses and hexes.

Ingredients:

  • Sea salt
  • Black glitter
  • Wormwood - to cause strife and misfortune to a target
  • Small jar

Instructions:

  • Combine the ingredients and grind together using a mortar and pestle 
  • Add the mixture to a small jar and seal
  • Leave in the path of starlight to charge overnight
  • Use in spell jars, poppets, or other magickal rituals

Warning: handle wormwood with care - do not sprinkle on the ground where pets or small children may have access to it, and if you decide to burn this powder in any way, do so outside where it’s well ventilated.

little things i love about critical role and its players: 

  • when marisha gestures too widely/wildly and almost smacks taliesin in the face with her hand or elbow
  • taliesin aiming with an imaginary gun while matt describes his shot, mimicking the recoil when matt makes the sound effect
  • sam’s face. just. sam’s face at any given time
  • liam’s cheesy endorsements of wormwood gaming/sam’s “check out our t-shirts at geekandsundry.com, that’s geekandsundry.com” whenever whispering is happening
  • the reactions when someone rolls a natural 20 or a natural 1
  • yelling so loud they almost overload the fuckin mic when Hype Shit happens
  • “you can certainly try”
  • (someone tells matt their roll) “with that,” 
  • someone suggesting something weird or unusual and matt going “go ahead and make a…” and pausing as he tries to figure out what kind of fuckin check this will be
  • laura going “oh jeeze louise” or cursing loudly, there’s no in between 
  • there’s more i’m sure

I made a quick intuitive third eye incense that I’m happy to share:

1 part ground frankincense resin
5 juniper berries crushed and ground
1 part mugwort, loosely ground
1 part wormwood, loosely ground
1 part yarrow flower/stem loosely ground

Burn on a charcoal disk before divination.

Blessed be x