wiccan rule

A page from my personal Book of Shadows - 

Bide the Wiccan Law  ye must,

in perfect love and perfect trust.

These eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill,

an it harm none, do as ye will.

And ever mind the Rule of Three,

What ye sends out comes back to thee.

Follow this with mind and hear,

And merry ye meet and merry ye part.

Ideas for your Grimoire and Book of Shadows - PART 2
  • Any mythology you are interested in. 
  • Any visions or inspirations that you have.
  • Lunar rituals.
  • Chakras and Reiki. 
  • Sacred texts.
  • Sabbats and Esabats. 
  • Types of incense and when they should be used. 
  • Wiccan Rede, Rule of three  (If this is something you follow)
  • Your ongoing spiritual journey. 
  • Your goals and when you complete them.
  • Your sacred/power animal and what it means to you. (If you have one)
  • Scrying
  • Pendulum readings.
  • Tasseography (Tea leaf readings)
  • Palmistry
  • Numerology
  • Paranormal studies.
  • Faeries and Fae 
  • Colour Magick
  • Wheel of the year
  • Charms and hexes
  • Voodoo, Hoodoo
  • Chants
  • Alchemy
  • Egyptian Deities
  • Norse Deities
  • Greek Deities
  • Angels, Archangels
  • Auras and how to read them.
  • Meditations
  • Blessings
  • Demonology (If this is part of your practice) 
  • Druidry
  • Shamanism
  • Green witchcraft
  • Hedge witchcraft
  • Knot Magick
  • The tools you use.
  • Witch history.
  • Sigils
  • Celtic Deities
  • Wives tales/superstitions and which ones you believe in.
  • Kitchen witchcraft.
  • Mother earth
  • Grounding/Casting + closing the circle.
  • Cleansing/Banishing
  • Protection
  • What is an empath? Are you an empath?
  • Astral Projection
  • Smudging
  • Triple Goddess
  • Horned God
  • Welsh Deities
  • Your familiar if you have one.                                                                     ==Moonlight Academy==
Important Witchy Reminder

THE THREEFOLD RULE AND/OR KARMA AND OR ‘HARM NONE’ ARE NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED BELIEFS AMONGST WITCHES.

I am getting SO tired of seeing Witches comment on curses or hexes that nobody should be doing those things because HARM NONE, and evERYTHING YOU PUT OUT COMES BACK TO YOU TIMES THREE.

Listen.
What you’re doing is the Witchy equivalent of a Christian telling a non-Christian they’re going to Hell for their religious/spiritual practices/beliefs.
And I’m sure we’ve all been there, right? Someone telling us we’re going to Hell for being a Witch, regardless of how ‘peaceful’ the path we follow is?
Same thing.

There are SO MANY different beliefs and paths in Witchcraft. They vary greatly, and many of them do not believe in karma, or the threefold rule, or ‘Harm none, do what ye will” (which is SPECIFICALLY the Wiccan Rede, by the way, and if I have to remind you that THE MAJORITY of Witches ARE NOT Wiccans, then… consider this your reminder, I guess. Sure, many non-Wiccan Witches have adopted that Rede, but Witches are not at all required to do so, and it is NOT universal amongst us.)

Personally, I do believe in Karma, and I do my best to harm none.
But I don’t, by any means, think that makes me a “better” Witch than anyone else, and it is not my place, nor is it yours or anyone else’s, to try to get other Witches to believe in the same thing.
It is not our place to criticize someone for following a different magickal path.

What an individual Witch chooses to do with their craft is no one else’s business.

“But it gives the rest of us a bad reputation!”
Does it, though???? 
The vast majority of Witches who do curse and hex, they’re not running around in public chanting Latin and throwing pig’s blood at their targets.
The people who condemn Witches do so regardless of what our craft entails - not because they have first hand experience with a Witch who curses or hexes, but because their own spiritual or religious beliefs tell them that Witches are inherently evil, no matter what we do or say.

TL;DR: There are many different magickal paths, and Witches are not required to believe in the same things, and THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE RULE OR BELIEF THAT IS UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED AMONGST ALL OF US.

“I used to belong to a (presumably) Satanic group so I know all about cursing.”

Like none of the rest of us have a clue what we’re talking about. Like none of the rest of us get to decide for ourselves how we use our own magic. Like there’s no other reason to use baneful magic other than hatred and malevolence. Like it’s any of their business what other witches do with their own craft.

Oh and also I’ve apparently been blocked for citing the origins of the Threefold Law and pointing out that they don’t get to decide who’s obligated to follow it.

Oh and the kicker? They’re not even Wiccan. So why are they quoting a Wiccan rule at people to begin with?

-shakes head and looks into the camera like she’s on The Office-

I have to laugh at this point, honestly. I feel bad for this person. I feel bad that their pagan education has failed them so badly that they feel they have the right to casually impose their own moral code on others without knowing or acknowledging the origins of the tenets they’re quoting.

I was tagged by @silvertone-wiccan

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Nicknames: My coworkers call me Moneyetta/Money as a pun off of Marietta.

Star Sign: Virgo.  So so Virgo.

Height: 5′3″ (certifiably short)

Time right now: 7:44 am

Last thing I Googled: The university event I’m drawing caricatures at today.

Favorite music artist: Changes often.  Foo Fighters, Scroobius Pip, Evanescence, lots of Youtube artists.

Song stuck in my head: Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.  I’m so, so sorry.

Last movie I watched: Hush

Last TV show I watched: Supernatural

What am I wearing right now: Black leggings, white knit top, chunky gemstone necklace, glasses.

When I created this blog: I started witchywords.com in… 2012?  I wanna say?  Tumblr came late 2013.

The kind of stuff I post: Witchcraft.

Why I chose my url: I like alliterations.  My old blog was Progressive Planner.  It’s just habit.  I’ve been very lucky that my name has grown with me.

Gender: Female.

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Pokémon team: Nah.

Favorite Color: “The Color” aka Tiffany Blue, lavender, sugar pink.

Average hours of sleep: According to my Fitbit, it was 7.14 hours last week, but it varied widely each day.  Today I’m running on a whole 1 hour.

Lucky number: 3

Favorite characters: Currently rewatching Vikings and obsessing over how amazing Floki is.

Dream Job: What I’m doing now: Caricaturing and blogging about witchcraft.

Number of blankets I sleep with: A single comforter.  I loathe the sheet and my husband usually burritos in it anyway.

Dream fictional character that you would want to be: River Song, yes?

One Interesting Fact About You: I have no siblings.

@thewannabegourmande, @emigab

New Moon in Leo

Tonight there’s going to be a new moon with the obvious Leo influence. Being a Leo myself, tonight’s going to be a special one. 

This is a good time to focus on yourselves. Creativity, self-love, and passion are some strong themes for the night. The new moon is all about change and reflection of the past moon cycle. Use this time wisely. You can easily enhance the integrity of relationships around you or look closer at yourself to find your own important self-worth. 

With some positive traits like high self-esteem and overall joy, this new moon can easily enhance your life for the better in these aspects. The new moon (being a moon of change) can also easily change or at least subdue some negative qualities like vanity or arrogance. Check out some of these Leo stats.

Constellation - Leo The Lion

Zodiac symbol - Lion

Ruling planet - the Sun

Element - Fire

Stones- Pyrite, Carnelian, and Tiger’s Eye

Color - Orange, Red, Yellow (fire colors)

Flowers - Sunflower & Marigold

Metal - Gold

Leo virtues - Leadership, self-esteem, confidence, generosity, creativity, joyful

Negative traits - Arrogance, vanity, bossiness

If you can’t do anything magical tonight at least have fun! Leo’s are party animals, if you’ve been wanting to do something a little crazy tonight is the night. You’ll be safe while the lion watches over you~

Blessed be

-Alerisa

  • mom: stop eating all the brownies
  • me: Magic is dark. Magic is bloody. Magic is scary. Magic isn't just fucking white light, fairy dust, bowls of honey on your damn alter. You all can stop touting the 'three fold rule' or 'Wiccan reed' or 'karma' thing. That shit applies to only those who believe in it ::FULL FUCKING STOP::
An it harm none, do what ye will

I post 1 opinion for my blog about my religion and get so much hate for it. Wicca/Witchcraft literally depends on the witch themself. It’s up to the witch on how far their magick goes and nobody else. Just because you believe something doesn’t mean I, or anyone else in that matter, have to. You don’t get to decide for me on how I’m going to do everything. “An it harm none, do what ye will.” That’s what I go by. I can do anything as long as it doesn’t harm anyone or thing. Some Wiccans follow the rule of three (including me), others don’t. But you don’t get to decide whichever I follow, and I don’t get to decide what you do. If you come to bitch at me for my ideas, even though they do no harm (other than make you butthurt), you can fuck right off.

Keep your dull ideas of magick away from me, because I don’t care.