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Dealing with plant spirits:

So I’m a spirit worker, and though I’ve only been practicing a little bit over a year, I’ve worked with many different spirits with most of them being plants.  This just comes from my own personal experience, so you don’t have to take this as law.  

General:

Different kinds of plants have different personalities (obviously).  And as each plant has their own unique personality, generally they tend to be similar to other plants of the same type: cacti, succulents, vines, herbs, flowers, even going down to specific types such as lavender, pine trees, orchids, etc.  And then, how they react to communication depends on what stage they are in: seedling, middle, adult, etc.  

Communication:

In general, plants tend to be fairly slow with communication.  And they generally don’t use words. The plants i have worked with preferred sending general feelings and images of what they were trying to communicate.  So be patient with yourself while working towards that communication.  Whenever you try communication, start by giving a small offering.  It can be elaborate, it can be watering it, spreading fertilizer (eggshells are good, a bit of sugar, stuff like that) around it, weeding around the roots, and small stuff like that.  Introduce yourself, and just start talking.  Explain what your day was like and what you did.  You can sing to the plant, they tend to love that.  Seedlings are more likely to talk very quickly to you, while old plants tend to take longer.  The time frame can be from a couple of hours to a couple weeks depending on the spirit.  If you want to create a relationship with the spirit, you’re going to have to communicate with the spirit regularly.  This process will take a while as it would trying to improve any friendship.

Now what?:

After you’ve introduced yourself to the spirit, it’s time to create a friendship!  Giving them small gifts/offerings is a great step.  Spending time with them will also help with that.  It doesn’t all have to be communication, you can read books aloud to them, watch movies with them, or anything else of that sort.  Find out their name!  Each spirit will have their own name, much like we do.  Some of them are really hard to spell and/or pronounce so I won’t be giving any examples here.  After building that friendship, you can do most anything you want!  You can have them assist you with spells, amplify your energy, and other such things.  Keep in mind that the amount of energy that the spirit will have depends on their vessel, the plant.  The larger the life force, the larger the amount of energy that you can borrow is.

Dealing with death:

Now, most of the plants I have worked with have been seedlings, and because I’m not perfect in the slightest many of them have died.  For me, dealing with the dead plant is a ritual to honor the spirit as it passes into a place where I haven’t been able to communicate with it yet.  I give it back to the earth (bury it if I can, or just leave it in a place where it can give back to the earth.  It gets a small funeral service, stating what they did for me, what I loved about them, that they will be missed, etc.  Before you leave them there give them a small offering to help it’s passage, water, fertilizer, eggshell, etc.  This isn’t necessary, but it is respectful and a good way for the spirit not to be mad.  

Offerings

  • pebbles
  • water
  • fresh mulch
  • cleaning up forests
  • making bee feeders
  • songs
  • talking to them
  • meditating with them
  • storytelling
  • sugar
  • biodegradable food
  • weeding around them
  • eggshell powder
  • cold tea

Now, treat your plants well and get to know them!

Yesterday I had a friend tell me how one of her close friends has a whole bunch of succulents, and she has given each one the name of her close friends. She nurses them, takes care of them, talks to them, and if one ever starts to get sick or not grow well, she talks to the friend in question and something is almost always bothering them.

And if that isn’t one of the cutest examples of subtle green witchcraft I don’t know what is.

windowpains7213  asked:

I've noticed that you mentioned Wiccans a lot. My MC is a witch, and I wasn't really aware of other kinds of witches, even though I did thorough research. What other kinds of witches are there? Just fyi, she is a mostly-closet witch, and uses stones as connections to places. She mostly uses runecasting and entomomancy (especially beetles and spiders). What might she choose to align with, if anything?

There are, honestly, so many more choices than just Wicca. I’ll try to list several, but do not take this as an exhaustive list. I have added resources where I could, and please forgive the length…

Asatru

An Asatru witch follows a specific branch of Heathenry that worships the major Nordic pantheon.

http://www.ravenkindred.com/index.html

Athiest/Laveyan Satanic (Secular Satanic)

This witch feels more that Satan is a concept or idea, not an actual entity.

http://www.churchofsatan.com/

Celtic

This witch uses the Celtic culture, including its’ mythology, deities, old ways, and language / symbols as a means of learning, internalizing, and performing magic.

http://www.joellessacredgrove.com/Celtic/celtictraditions.html

Christian

A witch that honors and worships the Christian God through the practice of magic, usually alongside more traditional Christian worship.

http://arganteswell.tripod.com/id1.html

Death/Necromancy

This witch utilizes magic through the bodies and spirits of the dead. This can include bones, blood, skin, and other pieces of the corporeal form left when the spirit leaves, as well as contact with the spirit that has left its physical form behind.

http://sarahannelawless.com/2011/11/13/lets-talk-about-necromancy/

Druidism

Is a very old, and very complex set of religious and nature beliefs changing from region to region, and time to time.

http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/druid-beliefs

Eclectic

A witch who respectfully uses parts of multiple practices, traditions, and paths.

http://www.witchpathforward.com/eclectic-witchcraft.html

Gaulish

This witch pays homage to the Gaulish Gods through the study, reconstruction, and practice of Gaulish tradition.

http://www.deomercurio.be/en/index.html

Heathenry

A witch who follows the ways of, works with, and/or worships the Norse deities.

http://www.heathengods.com/faq/index.htm

Hellenic

A path by which the witch follows Greek traditions and honors the Greek pantheon.

http://www.witchpathforward.com/hellenism.html

Hereditary

This witch was born into a family of witches and so is likely to have practices, traditions, and/or paths that are not usually shared outside of their family practice.

Hoodoo

A complex interweaving of Western African traditions as well as a long history of utilizing Christianity. This is a fairly regional practice of the Southern United States, but can be found elsewhere.

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/black-magic-talking-with-hoodoo-witches

Kemetic

This type of witch works with the Egyptian deities.

http://www.witchpathforward.com/kemetism.html

Lokean

A witch who works with and worships Loki and/or any of his relations (Hel, Jormugandr, Sigyn, Angrboda, etc). This witch may pay homage to other Nordic deities as well.

http://witchesandpagans.com/pagan-culture-blogs/lokean-swamp-witch.html

Odinism

A witch who works majorily, or exclusively, with Odin, Thor, Freyjr, Freyja, Frigga, and Heimdall.

http://www.odinistfellowship.co.uk/

Pop Culture

A pop culture witch uses lyrics or movie lines in spells, worships and/or honors pop culture icons and/or idols. Likely to utilize fandom in some way, it is a very new and wide practice. They could draw inspiration from Harry Potter, Vampire Diaries, Practical Magic, The Craft, Supernatural, or other, similar shows.

http://thepaganstudygrouppage.tumblr.com/post/77850531804/brief-intro-to-pop-culture-magic

Regla de Ocha

A religion that was synthesized by West Africans who were taken and enslaved by the Spanish Empire who were then sent to work on the Caribbean Islands. It mixes West African tradition with worship of saints.

http://www.aboutsanteria.com/what-is-santeria.html

Science

This kind of witch synthesizes their craft from a mixture of empirical evidence/data and metaphysical leanings. It is highly individualized.

http://www.wsusignpost.com/2013/10/26/modern-witchcraft-entails-science/

Secular

This type of witch doesn’t connect with any religious practices, traditions, or paths.

https://thewitchcraftjournal.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/witchcraft-as-a-secular-practice/

Solitary

A witch who practices alone, but follows a particular practice, tradition, path.

(Theistic) Satanic

A witch whose practice revolves around worshiping, honoring, or otherwise appealing to Satan.

http://theisticsatanism.com/varieties/FAQ-TS.html

Traditional

A witch who hunts for the “traditional” ways of magic. Likely to be found scouring through histories and stories looking for references to spellcraft, rituals, and traditions that have since been lost to time.

http://sarahannelawless.com/2015/03/17/introduction-to-traditional-witchcraft/

Voudon

An Afro-Caribbean form of worship that focuses on the loa, and spirits.

http://www.livescience.com/40803-voodoo-facts.html

I hope this put some things in perspective as to just how large witchcraft is, and why I seem to harp about being frustrated that the majority of what I see is Wicca. It is prevalent and popular, not the only way to be a witch, and definitely not the only tradition.

To answer your question about your character, Some of these paths lend themselves more towards nature than others, but I’d suggest rather looking into a tradition/path, look at types of witchcraft instead. Your character most sounds like a variety of Green Witch, and/or Animal Witch.

-Bruxa Guerreira

Witchcraft Series: Nocturnal Correspondences

Here (x) you can find my Nocturnal Witch post explaining what a Nocturnal Witch is and a small rundown of what the craft entails. This post is a correspondence posts listing things that correspond with the night and darkness. 

Lunar Phases

  • New Moon: new beginnings, love spells, job/wealth spells, healing,  protection, shadow work
  • Waxing Moon: constructive magic, success, relationships
  • First Quarter: peace/balance, cleaning, positive energy
  • Waxing Gibbous: glamour, attraction, getting things done, inviting in new energies
  • Full Moon: divination, protection, love, energy work, legal matters, attracting wealth/luck, prophetic dreams
  • Waning Gibbous: letting go, cleansing, undoing bindings
  • Last Quarter: banishing, letting go
  • Waning Crescent: banishing, healing, rest, peace, justice

Deities: (source x

Egyptian

  • Kuk, “uncreated” god, embodiment of darkness 
  • Nephthys, goddess of the night, death, and birth
  • Khonsu, god of the moon

Greek 

  • Asteria, goddess of the stars and nocturnal oracles
  • Erebus,god of darkness 
  • Nyx, goddess of night
  • Achlys, goddess of eternal night, misery, and sorrow

Norse

  • Nótt, female personification of night

Roman 

  • Nox, primordial goddess of night
  • Scotus, god of darkness
  • Luna, goddess of the moon

Nocturnal Animals:

  • Aardvark
  • Bat
  • Badger 
  • Bush Rat
  • Cat
  • Cougar
  • Coyote 
  • Cricket 
  • Firefly 
  • Grey Wolf
  • Leo Pard
  • Mouse
  • Opossum
  • Owl 
  • Red Fox
  • Scorpion 
  • Skunk 
  • Wombat 

Colors

  • black
  • silver
  • purple (darker shades)
  • grey
  • blue (darker shades)
  • red (dark shades)
  • metallic colors (but that’s mostly a personal pref)

Crystals 

  • Onyx
  • Black Tourmaline
  •  Amber 
  • Smokey Quartz 
  • Hematite
  • Dark colored Agates 
  • Aegirine
  • Apatite (Blue)
  • Azurite
  • Bloodstone
  • Garnet 
  • Labradorite
  • Malachite 
  • Nuummite

Incense 

  • jasmine 
  • patchouli 
  • sandalwood 
  • myrrh 
  • rose
  • anything musky really

Herbs & Plants 

  • Evening Primrose 
  • Night Bloom Water Lilies 
  • Moon Flowers 
  • Night Gladiolus
  • Casablanca Lily
  • Nottingham Catchfly
  • Four O’clocks 
  • Dragon Fruit Flowers 
  • Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus
  • Mugwort
  • Blackberry
  • Ginger 
  • Hazel 
  • Bay
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine 
  • Rose
  • Lilac 
  • Thyme 

Suggested Reading

If you have any questions my ask box is open. (x)

Witchy Asks!

Hello fellow witches! Here’s 50 Witchy Asks written by the-lunar-vixen. Please follow if you enjoy them. Blessed be! 

  1. What type of witch are you?
  2. What deities do you like to work with, if any?
  3. Have you ever created your own spell?
  4. What’s your favorite time of year?
  5. Do you have a witch you look up to?
  6. What makes you feel powerful?
  7. Do you have a favorite myth?
  8. Which famous/fantasy witch do you relate to the most?
  9. Are you a wiccan?
  10. What’s the most unique item you’ve ever used in a spell?
  11. Do you own any witchy books?
  12. Which misconception about witches annoys you the most?
  13. Have you ever created your own sigil?
  14. What element are you most drawn to?
  15. Do you have a familiar?
  16. Are you a part of a coven?
  17. What’s your spirit animal?
  18. Do you do tarot readings?
  19. What’s your favorite witch movie?
  20. How many crystal do you have?
  21. What’s the most unique item on your altar?
  22. Have you ever enchanted anything?
  23. What’s your religion?
  24. Do you have a favorite crystal?
  25. What are some of your favorite spells?
  26. What do you like to do to cleanse your space?
  27. When do you feel the most powerful?
  28. Do other people know you’re a witch?
  29. Has one of your spells ever gone wrong?
  30. What outfit makes you feel the most witchy?
  31. Have you ever tried astral projection?
  32. Do you have any enchanted jewelry?
  33. What does your altar look like?
  34. Have you ever seen a spirit?
  35. What’s your favorite spell sachet?
  36. Do you have a favorite sigil?
  37. What’s your astrological sign?
  38. Have you ever interacted with a deity?
  39. What color are you most drawn to?
  40. Do you believe in past lives?
  41. Where do you like to practice your craft?
  42. What’s your favorite season?
  43. Have you ever cursed someone?
  44. How long have you been a practicing witch?
  45. What drew you to witchcraft?
  46. In what moon phase do you feel the most powerful?
  47. What’s your favorite holiday?
  48. Do you know anything about your past lives? (if you believe in them!)
  49. Have you ever done an energy reading?
  50. What time of day do you like to practice your craft?

Yarn Magic

Hello everyone! Now I know a lot of spoonies, and a lot of witches who either knit, crochet or sew. These activities suit both groups: for spoonies they offer a creative output without having to spend too much energy, and for witches they’re a really easy way to practise magic daily. So yarn/knot magic is perfect for spoonie witches!

This year (2017) I am crocheting a square each day, and making these into a massive blanket. I am choosing the colours of each square based on each day, how I felt, or magical colour correspondences I want to instil. 

As I crochet, I set my intention for the blanket within each stitch- for me these include protection, comfort and safety. Other ways to add magic include adding strands of your hair or the hair of a loved one into the blanket to add extra protection (this often happens by accident for me as my hair sheds everywhere!), or you can crochet with the colours specific to your intentions.

My colour correspondences are: 

  • white: cleansing and purity
  • black: protection and binding 
  • red: strength and passion
  • pink: love and harmony
  • orange: courage and comfort
  • yellow: communication and self love
  • green: fertility and wellness
  • dark blue: dreams and psychic abilities
  • light blue: joy and new beginnings
  • violet: divination and inspiration 
  • purple: authority and power
  • grey: neutrality and secrets
  • brown: the home and grounding 
  • silver: intuition and reflection
  • gold: prosperity and luck 

Happy Witch Crafting everyone! (see what I did there? good pun)

Emily xo

Beer Brands & Witchcraft

Everyone enjoys a good beer and everyone has a brand of beer they’re loyal to, but what if you’re a witch and you wanna use your beer in your craft? Well beer already is powerful, it’s good for grounding, cleansing, and general good energies but certain brands and bottle color might effect or change the properties and uses.

Originally posted by astrangeteenage-girl

  • Rolling Rock - This brand is a pale brew bottled in a green bottle and made from wheat and barley. Barley is used in protection and healing but the green bottle could represent good fortune and money so I’d recommend using this brand in money, healing, and luck spells, maybe even in warding too.
  • Heineken - Another brand that is a pale brew and bottled in green, like Rolling Rock it can be used in good luck and money spells.
  • Budweiser - Another pale brew brand but made from rice and barley, rice brings healing, fertility, protection, and security and the coloring of the bottle, brown, represents home, hearth, stability, and honesty. So, for protection spells, fertility spells, and divination use this brand.
  • Guinness - All the way from Ireland now we have the dark brew and made from barley, it’s strong and powerful taste and aroma will add oomph if you add this to spells, specifically fertility and protection spells.
  • Corona - A brew made from rice and corn, since we already covered rice early I’m gonna move onto what corn represents; corn represents prosperity and abundance so you can use these in healing, fertility, money spells, and divination. 
  • Blue Moon - This is a brew I haven’t actually gotten the chance to use yet but it’s got some great properties. Blue Moon is made with orange peels, orange peels can be used for divination and love. So Blue Moon is great for divination and love spells.
  • Yuengling - This beer is another pale brew made from corn and barley, use in money, healing, and fertility spells.
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hey all!! my mama opened an etsy shop of stuff she’s hand crafted, and i know she’s planning on listing more wands she’s made in the future if her stuff sells (and she is AMAZING at making wands, lemme tell ya), so please do check her stuff out and pass it along to anyone you think might like it!

little witch tip to incorporate into your self care regimen:

while applying lotion, say a little chant for your skin to absorb positive energy around you as it absorbs the vitamins of the lotion!! i usually put the lotion in my hand and draw counter clockwise circles while doing so and charge it with my body heat in my hands to make it into a little spell (maybe it counts as a glamour? idk i’m still a baby witch)

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Took the boys out for some photos, its the first warm afternoon in weeks and its nice to feel a little sunshine. Their three older brothers have gone off to new homes but these two are still looking! Egg, and his brother Dawson are for sale at $50 each, with more are hatching out all the time now as we amble on into spring. If you’re interested, feel free to contact me! There’s nothing I love more then sending my boys off home. …Too many crows in one room does tend to inspire a lot of mess.

Composting in Witchcraft!

I was eating breakfast this morning, peeling my clementine and wrapping the peel around itself to resemble a rose, thinking about getting out to my garden to do some weeding, and I think I just had a really good idea: using compost as a part of the craft!

Green witches, hear me out! What about using your compost pile as a way to make offerings, “bury” spells, charge sigils, etc? Each item added has its own correspondence! The options are endless!

🌱Citrus peels to bring happiness
🌱Coffee grounds for success and motivation
🌱Egg shells for protection
🌱Sigils written on banana peels
🌱Food offerings wrapped in lettuce leaves
🌱Decaying plants to represent the cycle of life, death, and rebirth
🌱Herbal tea leaves for whichever correspondence you like!
🌱Using sun, moon, or crystal water to add intention
🌱 The actual process of composting helps charge sigils and cast your spells

This is something I am definitely going to have to play around with! Feel free to add your own ideas and correspondences! This is just what I’ve come up with off the top of my head, but I’d love to hear your input! 😊

Originally posted by butteryplanet

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the concept of a Craft name / Witch name / magical name ? Do you have one, or do you use your own ?

It’s smart. 
Not only does it cover your ass when you consider your mundane life, but it protects you from the machinations of malefic spirits you deal with who might turn on you. 
The less anyone knows, the better.
A name is a face. Will you don your true face when making risky deals? Or will you wear a mask? 

“I am protected from alcohol, its effects, and from the ones who consume it.”

My first sigil, quite proud of it. My school is hosting an event, and people are gonna get drunk, like … A lot. And as I don’t drink alcohol myself, I thought about putting this on my door, to keep people from banging at it while too drunk to understand what they are doing.

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So I’ve finally made a Ravelry account! Feel free to follow me on there and check out the projects I’ve done in the past week or so. All of my crocheted projects are enchanted with some sort of feel-good protection energy. I’m thinking of selling mandala pot holders like the blue and grey one in the pic and the enchantment can work for kitchen witchery and whatnot. Mandala cushion covers are also on the ‘to make to order, possibly’ list. Let me know what you think! 

Crochet is the perfect craft for witches… knot magic, colour magic, kitchen magic, protection spells, secret witching, the opportunity to infusing it with essential oils or making herb sachets! The possibilities are endless!

Witchy Penpals!

It’s finally here, witches! 

Welcome to Witchy penpals, an all inclusive witchy group to help you find the perfect penpal! After all the excitement and responses to our post, Summer and I (Liv) have been working out the last big of bugs for this little exchange but we’re finally ready to get this party started!

Here’s the Rules and what we’re looking for:

*Witches of all paths, religions, crafts who are looking to be a part of a writing community

*Must be 18+ or have permission from a parent/guardian

*Be willing to give out your address (we won’t be sharing the info with anyone but your assigned penpal)

*Excited and active members (we’re planning projects like Secret Santas and contests!)

Help us gain some traction by reblogging this, please! We’re super thrilled get this going and meet you all!

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, Apply Here!