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Passive Magick [Part 2]

Passive magick generally relies on using the innate properties of an item without having to charge it first, although you can still charge and program them if you wish.

Household items that can be used for magick:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Wax melts & wax warmers
  • Essential oils
  • Food items
    • herbs
    • spices
    • tea bags
    • coffee
  • Bath items
    • Soap
    • Body wash
    • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Cosmetics

Acts of passive magick:

  • Cleaning supplies
    • If your cleaning agent is scented, use the properties of that scent to match your intent
    • Visualize yourself dispelling negative energy while physically cleaning your space
      • i.e. mopping, vacuuming, washing dishes, etc.
  • Candles, Incense, and Wax Melts
    • Light a different colored/scented candle in various rooms to invite a particular energy into that space (i.e. a purple lavender scented candle in the living room for relaxation, a green basil scented candle in the kitchen for prosperity, etc.)
      • Place a crystal of corresponding intent in the candle for an added boost
    • The same applies for incense and wax melts - use different scents that correspond to your intent at the moment
  • Essential oils
    • Mix 1 or 2 cups of tap water and 50 drops of the essential oil of your choice and boil on the stove to fill your home with the scent
    • Add a few drops of essential oil to a wax warmer for a more subtle scent
    • Combine distilled water and white vinegar (equal parts; 1:1) with 30 drops of essential oil to make a scented cleaning agent 
  • Food items
    • When cooking, figure out the correspondences for the ingredients you are using and add them to the mix with intent
    • Draw sigils in the bottom of a pan with whatever cooking oil you prefer
    • Stir your tea or coffee in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion, depending on your intent for the day
    • Use the contents of a tea bag for spell jars and sachets
    • Use spice and herb mixes meant for cooking as multipurpose spell ingredients
  • Bath items
    • Find out the correspondences for the ingredients in things like soap, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner and use those for some quick bath magick
    • If you shower in the morning, use a scent or mix of ingredients that correspond to energy and vitality
    • If you shower in the evening, visualize yourself dispelling the negative and stressful energy of the day while cleaning yourself
    • Make bath salts using epsom salt, essential oils, and dried herbs - store these in a sealed container for later use
    • Use facial scrubs for glamours that involve changing the perception of yourself to those around you
  • Cosmetics
    • Enchant your favorite perfume with intent
      • Place a crystal on top of the cap or near the bottle to keep it charged
    • Make your own roll-on perfume using a carrier oil, 30-40 drops of an essential oil that matches your intent, and gem chips to keep it charged
    • Enchant hair products for healthy hair
    • Anoint the outside of your makeup containers or compact mirrors with moon water for on the go glamour magick
  • Other
    • Add a few drops of moon water or lavender essential oil to the washer for relaxation and peace
      • If you happen to be washing bedsheets, use this method for peaceful sleep
    • Wear crystal jewelry for its innate properties (i.e. rose quartz for love, amethyst for peace, hematite for grounding, etc.)

I will be adding to this as I think of more, feel free to drop suggestions in my ask box here!


Passive Magick [Part 1]

6 things i stopped buying: minimalism journey (+ reduce waste)

1. Makeup Remover Wipes: instead, use a washcloth (preferably black) and apply coconut oil or almond oil to the cloth (or face), then use the cloth to wipe your entire makeup off until satisfied. *(continue with face wash routine or face mask)

benefits: reusable // machine washable // save money // gentle on the skin // effectively removes makeup

2. Plastic Toothbrushes:  instead, buy a pack of bamboo toothbrushes on amazon or a general store. use these brushes as you would any other brush and thoroughly brush to improve oral health.

benefits: organic // reusable // decomposable // cleanses teeth effectively // eco-friendly // BPA free bristles

3. Multi-Step Facial Cleansers & Name Brand Body Washes: instead, use African Black soap for both your body and face with your preferred method of washing (electronic brush, hands, or wash cloth). for more simple face washes, consider using vegan and/or organic facial washes that work for your skin type.

benefits: multipurpose // improves overall skin health // all skin types (especially acne prone or oily) // single-step process // organic // save money

4. Plastic Water Bottles: instead, use a simple stainless steel bottle that you can refill throughout the day and keep up with.

benefits: reusable // washable // aesthetic // easy to monitor and handle // eco-friendly

5. Face Moisturizers: instead, use carrier oils (such as coconut oil, argan oil, almond oil, castor oil) that work with your skin type/skin needs *(you can try combining them with essential oils such as tea tree oil, lavender oil, etc.)

benefits: organic // improves skin health // no harsh chemicals // save money // longer lasting // multipurpose

6. Animal Cruelty Makeup: instead, buy makeup products that you truly need (wear daily) from companies that are Animal-Cruelty FREE and/or vegan. do your research and spend your money wisely. some may seem expensive, but consider how much some high-end brands benefit from not being animal-cruelty free *(invest in vegan and/or organic products too).

benefits: eco-friendly // animal-cruelty free // healthier for skin // long-term benefits // *vegan and/or organic

Reasons why shoes are important to city witches

- you cant really be barefoot in a city
- shoes connect us to roads and the earth
- roads/sidewalks are super important to cities
- fashion is very magical in cities

Shoe Blessing Spell (best done when shoes are new)
- Find a protective oil you like (I used 3 drops clove oil in one tablespoon carrier oil.)
- Use a qtip to apply the oil in the shape of a protective symbol to the heel or sole of your shoe. (I used a pentagram.)
- If you are able to dance, go dancing in your shoes!
- If you are not able to dance, go to a celebration of your choice. Brag about your shoes.

@staff here’s an idea for your next update. Remove the inbox entirely. When we want to send a message to someone we email you a request and you send us a carrier pigeon. We attach our message to the pigeon and it flies back to you. You type our message out and email it to its recipient. Only to their junk email, never the primary email. When they want to reply they request a pigeon and the process is repeated. This seems like the next logical step in your update schedule.

A Spell for Fitness Motivation

If you’re like me, you start working out and after a month – or when you go on vacation, or get super busy – you lose your motivation. You stop working out. And then, in about three to four months, you start the cycle all over and it’s like you’ve never worked out a day in your life. Frustrating, right?

Well, luckily, if you’re still like me, you do ~witchy things~, there are some things you can do to help keep that motivation going. Oh yeah, magic is awesome. Now that I’ve said that, let me clarify: this spell isn’t going to “work like magic”. You’re not suddenly going to become a super fit gym and/or yoga rat. You’ll still have to work for it. But, with this spell, your desire to quit will be replaced with invigoration! 

(There’s also the added bonus of this being a very practical fitness mat cleaner… two birds, one stone.)

You’ll Need:

  • Rain water
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Spray bottle

Begin with rain water. Ensure that is filtered. It doesn’t need to be drinking quality, but as this is a cleaner, it certainly shouldn’t be dirty either. Add one to two small spoonfuls of coconut oil. Pop in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirring halfway through. Then add 0.5mL (about 12 drops) of sandalwood essential oil. Stir clockwise. As always, remind yourself of your intent. Performing this spell post-workout would be great since you’ll be in the workout mindset already. 

Once complete, pour mixture into a spray bottle.

^ That’s mine. I would actually recommend a glass spray bottle, but plastic works too! Glass will just help it stay fresh longer (and its better for the environment). 

Then, spray the shit out of your fitness mat. And by that, I mean give it a few generous little squirts. Then, take a damp towel and lightly scrub your mat. Let it dry (and this is important because coconut oil is slippery, so if you don’t get some of it rubbed in with the cloth, you could hurt yourself by slipping). 

While it’s drying, you might choose to take a seated meditation pose on the mat. Or, if you’re in a rush, no worries. Just continue on with your day and come to your mat tomorrow! The important thing is to return to the mat, even for a couple of minutes, within the next 12 to 24 hours from its cleaning. This will solidify the spell. 

Once the spell is complete, relax. Enjoy! 

Originally posted by the-exercist


Associates, Substitutions, and Tips: here, rain water is used as the primary carrier for the ingredients. It’s not doing a lot of magic on its own but plays a supporting role for the other ingredients. As such, it can be subbed for any other sort of water. The coconut oil serves as an antibacterial to clean the mat and has the associations of strength or willpower. You can sub this for another nut oil (such as sunflower or grapeseed) or for witch hazel oil. I would not recommend using olive, vegetable, or canola oil. Sandalwood is an invigorating and protective oil, but it can be substituted with any essential oil that makes you feel strong and motivated. Only use this spell when your mat is in need of cleaning. 

When you have no cell service (multiple bars of service but nothing works) at a crowded event, turn off LTE in cellular settings. Phone will revert to a slower, but less crowded, 3G signal.

Carriers use multiple completely different frequencies for different generations of cellular technology. Since the vast majority of people have phones that support LTE (the fastest available now) this network will get clogged first, but the legacy network on different spectrum is indifferent to congestion on the LTE network.

Simple Protection Oil

This is just the recipe I used and created for my protection oil that has proved to be very effective

1. Cinnamon sticks

2. Bay Leaves

3. Basil

4. Black Pepper

5. Coconut Oil

6. Clove essential oil or whole cloves

I use Coconut oil as a carrier oil for this recipe because of the hard shell of a coconut and to me that conveys protection but you can use any carrier oil you like. Usually, I use grape seed for many of my other recipes. 

anonymous asked:

Hi, I would like to request how Seventeen would spend the day with their firstborn infant for the first time? Thank you!!!!!

S.Coups
- has the baby stroller out
- yes in the house
- no one knows why he does this

Jeonghan
- takes a nap with his baby
- skillfully catches them whenever they’re about to fall off the bed without even opening his eyes
- takes blankets and rolls them into a burrito

Joshua
- tears up when he sees his baby has his eye smile
- super affectionate towards them
- records the entire day with his camera

Jun
- has crawling races with his baby
- likes to lie flat on his stomach so they can roll onto his back
- also likes to lie on his back and lift them up and down

Hoshi
- re-enacts the circle of life from the lion king
- gets the members to be the other animals

Wonwoo
- has a staring contest with his baby
- loses
- scares them with his deep voice and makes them cry

Woozi
- introduces himself LMAO
- can speak to each other with their eyes already

DK
- tickles his baby because he loves their laugh
- laughs while they’re laughing
- gets emotional because this is HIS baby and they’re so cute and he loves them so much

Mingyu
- spends the whole day cooking an entire feast for his baby
- realizes they can’t eat this kind of food yet
- sorrowfully eats it all by himself

The8
- makes his baby wear his oversized sweaters
- cries at how cute they look
- spams the other members with cute pictures he took with his baby all day

Seungkwan
- holds a fashion show for his baby
- dresses them up in stylish clothes and probably makes an instagram account of them
- “you’re cute because you’re mine”

Vernon
- turns his baby into a meme
- laughs too loudly and claps hands like a seal and accidentally wakes them up
- cries while the baby’s crying because they won’t stop crying

Dino
- can’t find the baby carrier
- probably uses a regular backpack as a substitute
- carries them around the house like that

thank you for your request!!

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“Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots. Infinity Stones.

These stones, it seems, can only be brandished by beings of extraordinary strength. These carriers can use the stone to mow down entire civilizations like wheat in a field. Once, for a moment, a group was able to share the energy amongst themselves, but even they were quickly destroyed by it.”

- The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II from the VF-96 Fighting Falcons based on the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64).

Fun fact, in 1962, India and Portugal went to war against each other, over small patches of land in India called Goa, Daman and Diu
that had belonged to the Portuguese for almost 500 years

It was a crushing defeat for the Portuguese, as they didn’t have enough military assets in the area to mount any credible resistance, and thanks to international pressure, their attempts at reinforcing their military presence where limited to shipments of infantry and small arms, their only heavy weapon of notice in the region being an obsolete sloop, the NRP Afonso de Albuquerque, of the pre-war era, that was quickly sunk by the more modern Indian warships:

The war was also the first time a developing nation used an aircraft carrier in a military operation, in the form of the INS Vikrant

Lasting over 36 hours, it was a quick but decisive conflict that finally gave India full sovereignty over her territories, while at the same time showing Portugal just how alone they were in their ultimately futile attempts at keeping their colonies, something that would be known as the Portuguese Colonial Wars, which lasted until 1974 and effectively brought to an end the Portuguese Empire. 

hidden-flight  asked:

Unfortunately, I find myself running low on earth oil and don't have a recipe on hand. Any chance you know one? (I like how it smells, so I put a little bit on my hairbrush for a grounding confidence boost)

I have a couple different recipes for Earth Oil, although I don’t know if its the same one you are using, but its better than nothing! ;) Remember to use a carrier oil with all of the recipes below. I believe I use ¼ cup carrier oil for the recipes below. Or maybe 1/8 cup. I can’t remember.

Earth Oil #1

  • Patchouli
  • Cypress

Equal parts of both. Typically 4-6 drops of each. This is the most general recipe I have noticed, so this may be closest to what you have. I see this recipe a lot of places.

Earth Oil #2

  • 4 Drops Patchouli
  • 4 Drops Cypress
  • Quartz Chip
  • Juniper or Pine spring (or 1 drop EO if no springs available)

If you use a sprig of pine or juniper, let steep for a week.

Earth Oil #3

  • Cedar
  • Bergamot
  • Quartz Chip
  • Dried Sage Leaf

Let steep 1 week. Equal parts of EO (4-6 drops)

Earth Oil #4

  • 4 Drops Patchouli
  • 3 Drops Cypress
  • 1 Drop Vertiver

wagashihime  asked:

Have you talked about dobermans before? My family got one a year ago, and he's just too adorable, though he needs a lot of constant training and patience to be manageable(especially since he has european lineage, he's very big). But I heard they have some genetic conditions, and end up dying sooner than other big breeds. Hopefully, with good care he'll live a long and healthy life(our rottweiler is 13 yo, and still has all her teeth, and just a bit of cataracts), but I'd still like to know more

The Doberman is one of my special favorite breeds, despite their unfortunate medical concerns. I love their natural ears, I just adore them, and wish more breed enthusiasts would just let the dogs be the way they’re born instead of insisting on cosmetically altering them in such a useless way. 

Before I go into a lot of detail about this special breed, please note the general Disclaimer: These posts are about the breed from a veterinary viewpoint as seen in clinical practice, i.e. the problems we are faced with. It’s not the be-all and end-all of the breed and is not to make a judgement about whether the breed is right for you. If you are asking for an opinion about these animals in a veterinary setting, that is what you will get. It’s not going to be all sunshine and cupcakes, and is not intended as a personal insult against your favorite breed. This is general advice for what is common, often with a scientific consensus but sometimes based on personal experiences, and is not a guarantee of what your dog is going to encounter in their life.

Originally posted by jaalalee

How can you not love those ears, just they way they are?

I haven’t met a Doberman yet who hasn’t been special in some way. I’m particularly fond of them in their senior years when this breed finally seems to develop some grasp of dignity. In their youth, these dogs often have a case of no brains or no brakes, causing them to have multiple accidents and misadventures. While crashing into other dogs and inanimate objects may leave a dog with relatively little injuries, the worst offender I had to treat required three major stitch ups, each a month apart. This was a fair effort considering that the dog had been strictly confined for two weeks after each surgery, and included having such adventures as running through a hedge and impaling self on stick. He definitely either had no brakes, or no brains. 

For a breed so energetic and prone to misadventures as pups, it seems ironic that the breed is well known for Von Willebrands Disease, a blood clotting disorder. 

Von Willebrands Disease (VWD) varies in how much of a problem affected dogs present with, and dogs with only one allele will not be as affected as dogs with two. In addition, excitement or splenic contraction can temporatily increase the amount of Von Willebrand factor circulating in the blood. 

Before genetic testing was available, a lecturer of mine defined reference ranges for Von Willebrand factor in Dobermans that were normal, carriers or affected. He’d hoped that by screening dogs, breeders would be able to eliminate carrier dogs from the gene pool, and thus the disease. 

However certain breeders quickly realized that making their dogs excited or forcing them to do strenuous exercise before the blood test would temporarily increase their Von Willebrand factor, and so a carrier of the disease would briefly show normal levels of the factor in the blood. Certain breeders would consistently do this so that their dogs, their lines, remained ‘desirable’ and without fault. 

This was understandably very frustrating from a veterinary standpoint. Here you had a perfectly useful test for identifying carriers for a genetic disease to help breeders make better decisions about breeding these dogs, and people were cheating on it. Fortunately, with the advent of a genetic test, cheating in this way is not effective. 

A second condition the Doberman is very well known for is Wobbler Syndrome, or cervical spondylomyelopathy. This is particularly common in larger males, possibly attributable to the rapid growth rate, causes a weakness in the vertebrae of the neck which compresses the spine. It’s treatable with surgery, if you’ve got a large wad of cash to blow, though some mild cases may attempt conservative treatment. In general the breed seems to have an increased vulnerability for other intervertebral disc disease, which are likely related. 

Demodex mange is yet another classical Doberman disease, particularly juvenile demodecosis in puppies. There’s probably a very interesting immune system deficit in this breed causing this predisposition, but I don’t yet know what it is. In any case, demodex are my favorite parasite. They’re cool little critters that have no anus….

Originally posted by comaniddy

… and I’m always happy to see them because they’re non-infectious. That means they won’t jump onto other dogs, or humans like me. They’re annoying to treat, but they are treatable, though often require a long course of treatment. Fortunately more and more over the counter flea products are also proving effective against demodex, so this may be less of an issue in the future. 

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is possibly the biggest killer of Dobies, and when they get it, they get it bad. Some surveys suggest that a full third of these dogs succumb to this condition, and the average survival time for Dobermans diagnosed with this condition is only about a third of the time for other breeds. There’s not a clear nutritional link in this breed either, though carnitine and taurine supplementation is unlikely to do any harm. Unfortunately it seems that once it develops, there’s not much we can do about it. We can keep them comfortable for a while, but we will lose that fight. There are genetic tests available for this now, but time will tell how useful they are. I’m hopeful. 

The breed is certainly deep chested enough to be prone to Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV or bloat), especially in younger dogs that insist on running around like lunatics after a big meal, but it has not been as common in my experience as it has been in other breeds. 

And it is worth screening for hip dysplasia, even though only 17-18% of Dobermans seem to have hip dysplasia, despite breeding efforts that number hasn’t improved in the last decade. Personally I’d like to see more uptake of Pennhip screening instead of just the standard view. 

So there are a few conditions bothering the breed. There are also some neuropathies/myopathies that they are diagnosed with, but they may potentially be linked to wobbler syndrome. 

All of that being said, they do grow up into beautiful, dignified older dogs if given the chance. Dobies that have earned their silver muzzles have been some of my favorite patients.