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Witch Tips for City Witches

City Witch Tips for all of my fellow witches stuck in apartments, dorms or other city areas.

  • If you can’t burn incense you can make your own sprayable incense by mixing alcohol (usually vodka or rubbing) with essential oils and a bit of oil, spray in the air to act like incense
  • If you are unable to go outside for whatever reason to get rain water (in my case just no where to collect it safely), fill a jar or glass with regular water and keep it near a cracked window to charge it with the wind, sound and scent of the rain outside. Same goes for storm water
  • Trapped in city and unable to get ocean water? Sea salt mixed with rain/storm water can be an excellent substitute
  • To continue on with water substitutes, if you can’t collect snow crushed ice from your fridge will suffice
  • Low key warding/protection you can use: spray moon water, salt water or sprayable incense about your apartment or dorm, place sigils under doormats, furniture, inside cupboards, etc; place crystals about hidden or out in the open, sweep and dust out the door or towards windows
  • If you need melted wax to seal a jar or for any other magical purpose, but can’t burn candles, by a wax melter and melt that wax and imagine the light from the burner acting like a flame (plus they are rather cheap, I got mine for 25 bucks)
  • Need stars in your craft but too much light pollution? Glow in the dark stars on your ceiling or wall can work just as well for visualization. Print out pictures of your favorite constellations or planets and place them up on your walls or on your altar. Live video feed of the night sky can also be easily found on the internet
  • Bath magic is amazing for low-key ‘in the woods’ witches. Use teas, milk, oils, herbs, bath bombs, bubble baths, salts, etc that relate to your intent. It is also a good place to meditate if you have roommates or family around that would disturb you otherwise
  • If you do for whatever reason need to burn a candle, birthday candles are small, melt fast, and don’t create a lot of smoke or smokey scent
  • Sigils are another great low-key form of magic. To boost them up, use color magic related to the color you draw them in, write them using quills made of feathers related to your intent, use colored paper, rub a drop of essential oil on them, charge them with crystals or in your windowsill
  • You don’t have to burn sigils to activate them, which is hardly an option when you are in a dorm or apartment. Other options are: Shredding them, erasing them, soaking them in a bath or shower, using body heat or your own pulse, etc
  • Miss having the outdoors and plants around? Windowsill gardens can really help. Small plants you can consider keeping in your windowsill or counter-tops: succulents, cacti, bamboo, lemongrass, basic, rosemary, mint, rosemary, mosses, aloe, snake plant, pothos (and other vines), carrots, beets, shallots, lettuce, spinach, garlic, chives, parsley, oregano, thyme, and marigold
  • Open your window to let the wind and air from outside to help energize you and clear out negative energies inside
  • Fun places to put sigils: under furniture, carved into soap, onto shampoo/conditioner bottles, on your make up, inside phone cases, in shoes, under bandages, sewn into pillow cases and blankets, behind pictures in frames, underside of nail polish, carved into wax squares for your wax melter, keys and keychains, behind mirrors or in medicine cabinets, on bookmarks, on or in binders and pencil cases, on medicine bottles, and water bottles/travel mugs
  • Easy to make and dispose of poppets: carrot sticks (one of my personal favorites), apples or other fruit, clothe, paper, popsicle sticks, paper towels/napkins, toilet paper rolls, eggs, celery stocks, and cotton balls
  • The internet is an amazing thing. Need some sounds to help you focus or meditate? Easily look up the sounds of rain, storms, wind, ocean waves, jungles, forests, etc
  • Christmas lights are fun and great way to use discrete witchcraft. Select ones in the colors you wish for them to bring ie green for growth, yellow for inspiration, white for protection, purple for psychic abilities, etc. 
  • Some everyday things you can use for discrete witchcraft that don’t cost much at all or that you most likely already have: water, table salt, black pepper, paper, crayons/pencils/pens/markers, vinegar, milk, tea, highlighters, make up and beauty supplies, shampoo and conditioner, rubber bands, paperclips, thumbtacks, computer/phone/tablet, music/music player, playing cards, dice, air freshener, perfumes, toothpaste, rice, flour, sugar, honey, and all kitchen herbs and seasonings.
  • Can’t afford gemstones or crystals on college budget? Crackle and dyed quartz you can find super cheap at craftstores and online. I bought a whole bag for 4 bucks. Use them based on their colors and shapes. Can’t afford that but still want to use rocks in your craft? Find some rocks you like outside, again use their colors and shapes to determine their correspondences. Want to use them for a specific purpose? Paint sigils on them in the color that corresponds with what you want! Charge them in your windowsill or with your own energy and intent. There you go!
  • Pocket mirrors are cheap, easy to carry around and great for glamours and on the go magic. 
  • Seriously though, glamour spells are going to be a good option for you. use your make up, skin products, hair care products, brushes/combs, perfume, mirrors, toothbrush/toothepaste and intent. Good to do while you are getting ready for your day
  • Dream magic is another friend of the city witch! Use crystals, sigils, herbs, etc near your bed before you go to sleep, drink some chamomile, get yourself a dream journal (mine is literally a notebook with construction paper on it), keep it and a pen near you. In the morning write down your dreams, your thoughts, how you feel (tired, refreshed, groggy, etc), and interpret them. 
  • Can’t afford tarot cards? Print out some, you can usually find them online and they won’t last as long as a real deck but it is a good temporary solution. Want a Ouija board but can’t keep one or need it to be easily hidden? Print one out, draw on one on paper or cardboard, fold it up and store it once you are done. Want a pendulum but can’t afford one? Use your favorite necklace, bracelet or keychain!
  • Tea and coffee magic is great, make your own tea blends with the herbs you like. Or just buy simple green or black tea and add sugar, milk, etc depending on your intentions
  • As I said before, crock pot magic. The Modern Cauldron: brew and cook all day with it, fill your apartment with the scent of the herbs and food to fill it with the energies they correspond with and you get a delicious meal to come home to! Most dorms allow them. Rice cookers also work well.
  • Can’t afford fresh food? Have to survive on ramen, canned soup, and microwaved meals? That is okay! They even correspond with things! Tomato soup for love, beauty and passion. Beef ramen noodles for strength, courage and longevity. Microwave mac n cheese for beauty and feminity. Look at their ingredients and what they correspond with. Sure its not as glamorous as a making a huge made by scratch traditional meal but its kitchen magic none the less. Stir it with your intent while you cook. It isn’t fancy but it works just as well!
  • Use a notebook or binder for a nice grimoire, decorate it as much as you want on the inside. Print out pictures of nature, animals, planets, stars, places, crystals, etc that you cant’ access/afford and use them in your craft. Spell books and grimoires are powerful tools
  • Don’t have a wand? Use a wooden spoon. Tie a colored string or ribbon to it to correspond with what energy you want it to have and move and flick it as you would a wand. 
  • Knitting, crocheting, and knot magic is very apartment friendly. As well as sewing and embroidering plus it is super calming.
  • Glitter, sequins, and beads are great in witchcraft! Use their colors to determine their correspondences. Put them in spell jars, sachets, bottles, etc. Glitter tip: if you spill any don’t fret, get some packing tape, wrap it around your hand with the sticky part outwards and dab at that glitter spill. You will literally pick up all of the glitter in seconds!
  • Enchant and charge your pots, pans, skillets, and other cookware to make every meal magical
  • Make moonwater in your windowsills. Use it for cleansing, beauty, divination, clarity, protection and purification
  • Take walks. Even if it is a city there is still nature about. Pigeons flying about, potted flowers outside of stores, grass growing in front lawns, etc. Enjoy yourself, even if it is not some wild, vast forest you can still connect with your local nature.
  • Pick up litter or garbage you see outside, being in the city we all see it. The natural world around you will appreciate you helping out. Bring a bag with you when you take your walks or travel and fill it with wrappers you see on the ground.

I hope this was helpful to all of my fellow city and dorm witches!

Sun-Pluto contacts

Sun conjunct Pluto, Sun sextile Pluto, Sun trine Pluto, Sun square Pluto, Sun opposite Pluto

The Sun contacting Pluto in the natal chart can create a day and night personality. The individual seems to step from the light into the darkness, radiating and then withdrawing, constantly touched by something resonant and commanding. It can be difficult to ascertain the deep wells that open like coded labyrinths in these individuals. Often they remain intensely private people, protective of their internal world and vulnerabilities, watchful of revealing too much. Something reverent glows with Sun-Pluto contacts. Underworld musk infuses with sunlight to create a hypnotic incense, their intuitive receptivity penetrating into psychic waves like a lamp over the unconscious sea. These people are regenerated through Plutonian union, that is, soaking in unconscious underlays, indulging in occult arts or mystical studies, wandering through depressions and traumas, and exploring the invisible, what provokes and exhumes the spirit. The individual may have an intense expression and read people with a natural sonar for depth psychology. Hidden complexes in others can reveal themselves, and prophetic vision can be manifested into reality by sheer thought projection. By nature, the individual can intimidate weaker spirits or bring those who have sinned to their knees. The individual relates well with people who have bought to consciousness their own darkness. As a result, they may seem reckless with their own lives, or as if they attract people who seem unusual or philosophical. These individuals seem to make soul contacts with people, seeking to evaporate form and connect with people on intimate, spiritual levels. For most people, this can be too confrontational or daunting. This can be why Sun-Pluto individuals can wander alone for much of life, waiting for somebody who can throw roses to the monsters with them.

-Impressive skills of concentration
-Compulsive and obsessive
-Thrives on transformative experiences
-Indulges in that which typically frightens others
-Sexually expressive, although covertly
-Intense childhood
-Reveals truth
-Reveres justice and morality
-Glows with a sacred destiny
-The Princess of Passing
-Wields the sun in a crystal ball

-Cherry

Giveaway prize for the wonderful @copperjellyroll, who requested her Guild Wars 2 OC Diatus and had the patience of a hundred saints while I went around taking pictures of bark and figuring out how to paint leaves for the first time in my life.

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♥  YUU~ CHAN  ♥

1. Innocent smile tralalala~ ( *A*)
2. [left] Mad with beatiful those eyes [right] Cute beg with a little pout~
3. Normal.. just a normal cutie pie~ (Chii looks like his beloved sister here♥)

ps. pardon me for the unbalanced color & brightness.. i put too much glow & did an extreme edit on the last pic ( T^T)/ Chii looks like geishaaa~~
and oh! that smol Yamachan’s reaction towards Chii tho~ i could feel the love~~  ♥♥

Cursed Hand

Companions react to the Teenage Inquisitors mark getting worse.




Cassandra: She spent nearly all her time hassling Solas for a cure. She tried to tell herself she was doing it for the Inquisition but she knew she couldn’t let the Herald die, not like this. Bed ridden for nearly two weeks, coughing up blood and the infernal mark glowing green as the fade. It was killing them and the Seeker could do nothing but watch, her sword could not solve this problem.

Varric: Why them? Hadn’t they suffered enough? Now the one thing that saved Thedas was killing the Herald, it was cruel irony. The teen still tried to keep everyone’s spirits high, despite the fact their condition was worsening. Varric saw past all that, he saw the gaunt cheeks replacing the once full ones, he saw the endless vomiting and he saw that damned mark glowing angry green whenever the Inquisitor cried out in pain. He already lost Hawke, he couldn’t lose the Inquisitor…

Solas: If there was ever a point where Solas loathed himself most, it was when he saw the young Herald writhing in pain as the mark cracked and hissed. Not only did he cause this, he could not fix it. He looked in very tome, scouted for every Mage he could find yet nothing gave him answers. When he sat by the teen at night, tending to them, he wished and prayed that they would pull through. He did not deserve the kind thanks they bestowed upon him or the sweet smiles, he did not deserve what may be their last moments on this earth.

Iron Bull: Bullshit, all of this was bullshit. This was not how it was meant to go, the Herald was suppose to grow old and fat, not die young because of some stupid fade hickey! He watched over them as they slept, watching them twist and turn from bad dreams. He would never admit it but, he shed a few tears. They were dying, everyone knew it but nobody, not even Bull, could bare to except it.

Dorian: Whenever he sat by their bedside, he couldn’t help but reminisce on the good times they shared. They weren’t dead, he knew that, yet he knew they couldn’t survive this. He loved them dearly, out of everyone in the Inquisition they had welcomed him with open arms. He supposed it was their childlike kindness that drew him in but they Herald was so much more than that… He doesn’t think he wants to go back to living in a world where they don’t exist in his life….

Blackwall: After everything, this can’t be how it ends. He worked overtime trying to find anyone who could help the Herald, yet nobody had seen magic of this kind. He knew they didn’t deserve such a death, they deserved something far better something far more heroic. He couldn’t deal with this, he couldn’t lose the one person who overlooked his flaws. He couldn’t lose Thom Rainer’s only true friend.

Sera: This is all friggin shite in her opinion, if the Maker truly exists he better get his ass down here and save the Herald. She was glowing too much… she can’t cry. Not in front of them, she had to be strong cause they were always strong. Dammit! Why them? What did do to the world except save it?! She wasn’t some stuffy nobles child who saved the world and then continued to beat their slaves, she was the people’s Herald. She was her friend… And she can’t save her.

Vivienne: The icy cold demeanour cracked, and with it so did Vivienne’s resolve. She didn’t care for much but she cared for the Herald, a rare pure soul. She collaborated with Dorian and Solas, tried very concoction under the sun and even consulted a blood Mage. It wouldn’t be good enough, they grew thinner and weaker by each passing day. Her heart wrenched whenever the Herald conversed with her, as if it were a normal day in Skyhold. As if they weren’t slowly losing the fight… Vivienne couldn’t let them die, you don’t just meet someone like the Herald and then let them go. No she would fight, she couldn’t let them slip away.

Cole: Searing, sweat running down the sides of my temples but they are not the most worried. He feels pain, the Heralds flames burns weaker by each day, though her spirit remains bright. Always bright, like the day he first met them. He could not forget and he did not want to let go. But he must, no one could save them not now at least. One day he knew he would find the Herald’s beautiful candle flame burnt down to the waxy stub.

Pinch hit for citrusapples! Sorry it’s a bit late.

There are at least 5 turrets in this drawing, maybe 6, so hopefully it’s enough turrets for you. Hope you had a great Christmas!

[ also it’s proportioned so that it can be a wallpaper, so if you happen to want this as a wallpaper, then I can send you the full size image ]