BROKE BUT STILL WANNA PULL THE THREADS OF THE ETHER AND DEFY THE ESTABLISHED LAWS
OF MAN INVOKING THE ANCIENT MAGICK?
You and I
are gonna go S H O P P I N G
But, Semiramis! I just told you I’m broke! I
can’t get nice things!
The world is
full of wonders, one of them being
sweeties, a witch’s best friend is scavenging.
eyes. Look around. Scout your neighborhood.
But what about the things that I can’t get out
on the streets!?
That’s what we’re shopping for!
we move on, close your eyes… then open them again because you need to read the
rest of the message… and repeat the following mantra:
REQUIRES NOTHING. THE CRAFT
REQUIRES NOTHING. THE CRAFT
REQUIRES NOTHING BUT MYSELF.
ingredients, no pretty crystals, no expensive incenses will work better than
your RAW HEART AND SOUL.
go get some of that good shit.
no mystery that a broke ass witch needs to pay a visit to the local dollar
stores to get her materials every once in a while, but if you’re like me and
live in a place where there are no dollar stores (and there are no dollars
either) WHERE TO GO?
IMPORT STORES ARE YOUR NEW SANCTUARY.
are AWESOME for a witch on a budget, because they carry EVERYTHING. From toys
to art supplies to kitchenware…
where we come in)
budget, by the way. Let’s set one.
AMERICAN DOLLARS. I will take you home with some nice and rare goodies that
will spice up your spells.
Oooh what a
promising start. This here, my friends, are 25 grams of the purest coke
Palo Santo wood. Don’t like it in its natural state?
it in incense too!
But we ain’t
getting that shit. I’m allergic so I can’t burn anything scented or else I…
they’re there, as well as essential oils, and they’re quite accessi-
FOR A BOTTLE OF ESSENTIAL OIL!?
NOBODY GOT CASH FO DAT
just kidding. This is the price in pesos, meaning that these oils are *math
happens* $1.55 each!
What a D E
NOT WHAT WE’RE HERE FOR BECAUSE I’M SOON TEACHING YOU HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
You HAVE to
see the candles aisle in this place.
The photo is not blury, you’re drunk
candles for $1.94 you say?
SIXTEEN CENTS A CANDLE?
anyone tell you cheap candles don’t get the job done, people!
burn just as good.
NOW at this
point the store was 10 minutes away from closing time, so I had to stop
taking pictures to get my ass outta there, BUT
look at what we got:
look too good, let’s add a F I L T E R
little crochet doilies that will serve as my new altar tablecloths? They were $0.55
But Amis! Those don’t look too witchy, more
like what my grandma puts under her vases!
all, how dare you.
all, how dare you.
stuff is witchy by D E F I N I T I O N. Embrace the grandma aesthetic, y’all!
poor you have to be CRAFTY. Look at that! It has a pentacle now. How long did
it take? Literally 30 seconds! Imagine
what we could do with a whole afternoon!
Ok, I admit
it, that was a fiasco, BUT WE’RE ONTO SOMETHING THERE.
a closer look at what else we brought, shall we?
chest is 7.5 cm wide x 5.5 cm tall x 5.5 cm deep (3 in x 2.1 in x 2.1 in) and
will hold my pocket altar. It was *drum roll* $1.70!
getting tired of using my mom’s big ass scissors to cut my tiny delicate herbs,
so I got myself this pair of snips! Price: $0.55 and they’re sharper than Tom
Hiddleston’s style. Plus they serve a multitude of purposes, like shanking a
stop by the crystal shop that was also closing (pfft crystal shop. Sounds like
out of a fantasy novel, love it) yields the following goodies:
obsidian (hard to get where I live. It’s kinda pricey at $2.20. I recommend other
kinds of obsidian or maybe just black glass as I’ve been using until today, it
still works awesomely. I got the obsidian because I wanted to experiment with
it and my Mentor recommended me to get it, same as the fluorite).
CUTEST little quartz formation. This one kinda defeats the purpose because it
was a bit pricey. You don’t need it; any clear quartz will work the same. It was $4.50 and it was my guilty pleasure of
the month. It also came with a free satchel that’s most certainly going to be used with magickal results in the foreseeable
More of it
because it’s so gorgeous ♥
Back to the
fluorite! That shit is large and cheap! Well, you see, it’s kinda ugly because I was part of a larger
stone and broke down the middle when they were trying to perforate it to make it into a pendant.
this hot babe out
W O R K I T
from the imports store, I paid a visit to my pot dealer erh I mean my herbs
supplier. Got myself some ginger for $0.27
I SAW IT
don’t package it like this in your country, but here this little shitty capsule
is worth its weight in GOLD.
what this is?
normally I steer fucking clear of
things this expensive, but when I asked my dealer I mean the vendor she said it
was on sale.
This stuff LITERALLY
sold by FRACTIONS OF GRAMS. In this case that’s 0.2 grams of saffron, that’s
0.007 ounces. YES. ZERO POINT ZERO ZERO SEVEN. Insert here Bond reference
price? Normally around $8 per capsule (EIGHT AMERICAN DOLLARS!)
How much on
A tip for the broke
down for sales. Even if you don’t use the ingredients in your spells, you can
still trade them with other witches or with anyone, really.
I went home and decided to try out my new candles.
And as I
said, if you’re poor, you gotta get crafty!
I cut one of
the candles in half. A part went to my pocket altar, and the other half…
I used one
of those ceramic saucers with the little erh… lower level circle in the middle?
CERAMIC. THIS IS IMPORTANT. IT RESISTS TEMPERATURE WELL AND YOU’RE GONNA NEED
wax in the microwave or on the flame and then make sure it stays in the center
of the saucer. Then take it out and wait until it cools down (or put it in the
freezer if you are an impatient little shit). DO NOT LET IT SOLIDIFY
Then you take
it out and use a round cookie cutter (or if you’re a cheap ass like me, find
I just used
the styling nozzle of my hair drying because F U K D A P O L I C E
again in the freezer and once it’s completely solidified use a spatula because
you, my dear witch
yourself a moon wax amulet!
with your sigils, place it on your altar, carefully soften the bottom with heat
and use it as a seal, the possibilities are endless!
WHAT ABOUT THE REMNANTS!?
The rest? Melt
it again or use it as a poppet in case you wanna cast a spell over an onion
By the end
of the day, our haul is:
wooden box $1.70
blue candles $1.94
crystal formation $4.50
total of $14.53!
budget of $15 we still have $0.47 that where I live is enough for the bus ride
If we take
away the unnecessarily pricey stuff (the quartz and the saffron) we got
everything for $8.03!
Now if THAT’S
not magick, I don’t know what is!
REUSE as many things as you can.
MOVE THOSE FEET. I know it doesn’t sound appealing,
but CHECK SEVERAL PLACES. Find the best prices by checking different stores and
BE CREATIVE. If you find yourself in need of
something you can’t afford, think and find a way to replace it or get it
through other routes. As I said, witch trading is a thing!
4) BARGAIN. There’s no shame in it, people! If you’re dealing with independent merchants and buy regularly/are buying a lot, try to get better prices! Don’t disrespect their business, though!
REMEMBER YOUR MANTRA. Witchcraft requires NOTHING.
So, for witchcraft, you want to collect rain water. You are taking a step in the right direction! From my own experience and observations, here are some tips
Use a shallow vessel. Yes, it would look so much cuter to use a mason jar or some other cute jar but tbh, rain doesn’t fall straight down, it falls at an angle and the higher neck the vessel you use, the less rain you collect. Nope, a shallow bowl or even plate is better. That said on the other end of the spectrum, don’t use an actual plate since the rain will just plink off the plate and not pool in it. Best bet: use a tupperware or a plastic bowl to collect it then move it over to your jar or container of choice.
Do not collect under a tree or awning. I tried to collect storm water and had the brilliant idea of just going to the common area of my apartment [it’s open air] to collect water. Yes, I collected a lot but it was pretty dirty with leaves and rocks and other bullshit I wasn’t trying to collect. Contrast today I stayed in my apartment and opened a window - clean clear water. Unless you want dirt and sediment and tree shit in your water, either open a window and collect there or grab an umbrella and walk outside.
Mind the energy you are collecting. I knew when I was collecting rainwater a few weeks ago during Hurricane Irma that the water would be charged with high emotions and that was fine since I was using it with a highly emotional spell [which worked btw]. Know what the energy is behind the water - is it water after a drought? A devastating flood? Simple rain? Think of the emotions attached to the water and what you are using it for.
That’s all for now and happy water collecting, witches!