tree pentacle

Altar Tips
  1. You don’t have to get a definitive altar- You can set up an altar only when you need one. You can keep your things in a box.
  2. Wardrobe altar- You can set up your altar in your wardrobe, in case you don’t have space or you are not allowed to have an altar in another place
  3. Bathroom altar- This is also for the case you don’t have liberty to have it somewhere else and you need privacy. This is good for non-definitive altars.
  4. Travel altar/ mini altar- You can create your own version of your altar for travelling, by making it with natural things and in a smaller proportion to fit your bag or you can buy one. There are some cute mini altars available on internet.
  5. Outdoor altar- This one is good for connecting better with nature. Also it’s a good way to the non- definitive altar, because obviously if you leave your things outside someone might take it or the wind and the rain might destroy it.
  6. Kitchen Altar- if you are a kitchen witch, you can set up an altar in your kitchen. It can be with the tools and the position as you wish or you can go the some other traditional set up. 
  7. Garden- If you are into gardening and herbs you can create your whole garden in positions and add tools that represent that place as a sort of sacred/ altar place to perform your magic. Or you can get a recipient and create a mini version of it. The set up and the tools can be as you feel it’s correct for your work. 
  8. Wicca altar- This is the “traditional” set up, that you will find in most wiccan books:

      9. Other types:

  • Divide the tools into feminine (left); masculine (right), here you can use whatever you want and the set up can be as you wish.
  • Seasonal altar: decorate with the fruits, colors, and symbols that best represent the season

What to use in an altar:

  • Cloth
  • Candles
  • Feather
  • Incense/ incense holder
  • Crystals
  • Herbs
  • Pentacle
  • Images
  • Athame/ sword/ knife
  • Bowl/ chalice
  • Cauldron
  • Wand/ staff
  • Book of shadows/ grimoire
  • Flowers/ fruits (extra)

How to organize:

4 elements traditional tools:

  • South: Fire: masculine: orange, red- Athame, sword, candle
  • North: Earth: feminine: green, brown- pentacle
  • East: air: masculine: yellow- feather, incense
  • West: water: feminine: blue- bowl, chalice, cauldron

To represent the gods or spirits:

  • Use symbols
  • Use images
  • Use candles. Can be white. Can be gold for the masculine and silver for the feminine

Tools that can replace the expensive ones:

  • Fire: citrine, amber, kitchen knife, banana, cinnamon, ginger, candle, fire symbol
  • Water: bowl, cup, water, jasmine, lavender, lapis lazuli, blue quartz, aquamarine
  • Air: incense, flute, wand, stick, staff, branch of a tree, feather, tree leaves
  • Earth: handmade pentacle, salt, dirt, apple, flower, black tourmaline, onyx, obsidian

Why have an altar:

  • To cast spells
  • To perform rituals
  • To meditate
  • For prayers
  • To use it for crafting: witch bags, witch bottles, herbal medicine
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Hanging Witch Ornament - Two Sided

Great hanging ornament with simple witchy symbols burnt into a nice piece of wood held up with twine. A Pentacle is on one side and the symbols of the elements are on the other. Great for any holiday tree, or just to hang in your home all year around!

If you would like a custom wooden ornament, sign, or spoon made for you, please contact me via my Etsy.

BeeWitching Things on Etsy

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I’m packing up orders this weekend, so if you buy something now, it ought to ship by Monday (barring disaster/mishap/zombie apocalypse)! 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NovusAntiquae

How To: Get Out of a Magical Slump

This post is brought to you by my own current magical slump that I’m going to be working at pulling myself out of. So let’s all go at this together. Please feel free to add whatever ideas you have when you reblog! :)

- find a challenge online to do something everyday. Whether it’s witchy, tarot, religious, whatever you feel like. Add a reminder on your phone to show up every day, or leave post its on places you’ll see. 

- find some songs that make you feel ethereal and add them into your current music playlist. Then they’ll show up at random and help swing your mindset to magic. 

- wear an item that makes you feel powerful, like that pentacle or tree of life that’s been sitting on your dresser for a while. 

- take a walk somewhere with a lot of nature. If it’s somewhere wild like the woods, bring a plant guide and a bag, forage a bit. Then you can dry them out and expand your magical components. 

- Never forget about kitchen witchcraft, even if you’re not a kitchen witch. We all eat, and many of us cook to some degree. Even if you just look up the magical correspondences of hummus and peanut butter. Tape the list to the jar, then you’ll be reminded every time you grab a snack.

 - Have a movie night for yourself with a selection of movies/TV shows featuring a (somewhat)more realistic version of magic. Try Practical Magic, Mists of Avalon, The Craft, The Secret Circle, etc

-  Throw a drawstring bag of your favourite crystals in the jeans you always wear

- light incense for absolutely no reason. Scented candles, diffusers, and essential oil burners work great too

- Try to meditate once a day. Set a time if you can. Even if it’s just 15, 10 or even 5 minutes. 

Free To Use Witchcraft Icons [Batch #3]

Good morning everyone! Here is the magickal third batch of witchcraft-related animated icons that are—-you guessed it—-FREE TO USE! As long as you don’t claim them as your own, you are free to use them however you want. No need to credit me (: 

This batch took a couple of recommendations from you guys, so thank you for sending in ideas!

Each icon has eight frames and is 100x100 pixels wide. For this batch, we have:

LION’S PAW SEA SHELL

FLAMING RED CANDLE

BURNING INCENSE CONE

CHAMOMILE CLUSTER

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