witch yo

yo, secret witches: if you have a library card, you can probably use some sort of e-library. my public library has access to multiple free databases where you can “borrow” e-books. i’m only on the first database and they’ve got like 10 pages of e-books in their “new age” section. i’ve seen stuff on numerology, tarot, i just borrowed a book called solitary seance–if you have a personal computer and don’t want to bring physical books home, this could be a neat resource for you.

this is Le Mont Saint Michel, in Normandie, France. it’s also where Beauxbatons Academy of Magic is located. and listen i KNOW Beauxbatons is supposed to be in the Pyrenees but it’s only rumored to be so i will take this hc to the grave

ok now that this is out of the way hear me out 

this is le mont saint michel, and depending on the tide it’s either an island or accessible by foot

the witches arrived in 1265 and never left because come on, even the location screams magic it would be a shame not to take advantage of it. even the wizarding world has aesthetic needs to fulfill.

there are some muggles on the island, but most of them have been there forever and their parents before them, and having lived through WW2 and the invention of television,  they can think of weirder things than magic. Also they have other shit to do than go and tell everyone about beauxbatons and plus they quite like those wizards, they’re polite and make delicious drinks so everyone is happy to mind their own business. 

and this pals, is Beauxbatons Academy of Magic : 

the architecture is famous all over the world and has therefore attracted many tourists over the years so the academy has decided to open some parts of the castle to the public. 

but do not worry they’ve thought this through! a powerful glamour has been cast over the whole place for it to look to the muggles like they’re visiting an abbey. 

for example, this is a muggle photo of a statue of Nicolas Flamel, famous alumnus of Beauxbatons Academy. 

and if you’re still not convinced here are a couple of photos proving that this place is definitely magical

Bonus : this is La Mère Poulard, the best restaurant on the island. Anne Boutiaut, who owns the place, is a 166 yo witch and to this day, she still hasn’t disclosed to recipe to her famous omelet. the muggles think she’s just in very good shape for her age. 

you can also see witches and wizards of all ages, unwinding with a butterbear after a long day, looking fondly at the oblivious muggles 

it’s a happy place 

Tagged by @kookyrainbows - i’ve always wanted to do one of these thanks! :D

List top 10 favorite characters not in any particular order (one per series/fandom) and tag 10 people.

1. Weiss Schnee (RWBY) (i mean duh lol)

Originally posted by cristy-22

2. Korra (LoK)

Originally posted by ayarambles

3. Erza Scarlet  (Fairy Tail)

Originally posted by bestgirloftheday


4. Regina Mills (OUAT)

Originally posted by occxmy

5. Leslie Knope (Parks and Rec) (relatable)

Originally posted by recandpark

6. Diana Cavendish (Little Witch Academia)

Originally posted by merysedits


7.  Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist) 

Originally posted by melancholicwaifu

 8.  Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother) (shout out to Canada) (u bomb af)

Originally posted by simonteenca


9. Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul) 

Originally posted by mirayama


10. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Originally posted by pansyknowsallthingspotter

tag ur it yo: @soli-bear@jayusxx​ @canadiangold@weisshowdareschnee@the-heart-alchemist@hawkeyedflame@snow-wolf13@blasianartstuff@dogs062@myrtenasterrose if anyone else wants to do this 

go ham fam

do it if u wanna yo!

Treat Yo’ Self ☕ Spell

Valentine’s Magick For One

A pampering spell to help bring out that self-love and confidence for my lovely single witches this holiday

By Rainy-Day-Witchcraft

Materials:

  • Pink, red, and/or white candles
  • Sea and/or epsom salt
  • Lavender, Lotus, or Rose scented essential oil
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Food coloring (optional) 
  • Rose Quartz
  • Paper pad & writing utensil


Spellwork:

Step 1. First things first, mixing and preparing materials! I recommend beginning this step the night before you plan to perform the spell.

In a small bowl, mix together your carrier salts with the oil of your choice, a bit of cinnamon [love and success], some ginger [love, prosperity, success, and inner strength], and - if you’d like to add a bit of color - a few drops of food coloring. Once you’ve thoroughly mixed the ingredients to create a magickal body scrub, hollow out a small hole and place a rose quartz stone in the middle ~ Leave the mixture to soak up energy from the rose quartz overnight or for 8-12 hours.

(Note: If you already have a body scrub that you prefer, feel free to use that instead! Or, if you’d rather buy one than make your own, that is perfectly alright too)


Step 2. Once your mixture has sat for awhile, gather up all you need. Because you will be scrubbing your body with the salts, prepare a nice warm bath or shower for yourself ~ Decorate your bathroom with the candles, dim the lights, and light them. Begin the spell by stepping into the bath or shower (Tip: make sure your salts are within reach, so you don’t have to get out to grab them!)



Step 3. Perform your normal bathing routine, imagining a shining light that flows with the water as you do, cleansing your body of any negativity or ‘dirt’; physical, mental, spiritual and magickal. Towards the end, scoop out a bit of your scrub and begin scrubbing it on your body ~ Visualize the salts buffing off the remaining metaphysical dirt; revealing a shining aura and leaving you feeling less heavy. Remind yourself of how lovely and wonderful you are as you do, or take the time to say a chant for beauty, confidence, and love! 

Once you’ve finished, wash the salts off and end your shower or bath.


Step 4. Pamper yourself! Wear a fuzzy robe, soft pajamas, a blanket, or any clothes that make you feel especially comfortable. Then, blow out all but one candle from your bathroom and carry it over to wherever you’d like to sit along with the rose quartz you used for the scrub earlier. Placing the candle beside you, pick up your paper pad and write down at least 20 things you love about yourself… and more, if you can! Write what you admire, write down some accomplishments you recently made that you are proud of, write what you enjoy about your appearance or personality ~ anything and everything. If you’d like to go a little further, write down some activities or hobbies that you especially enjoy.

When you feel you’ve written all you can, fold up the paper and store in a safe place for later. Whenever you’re feeling upset, anxious, or doubting yourself, take it back out and reflect on just how glorious you are ♡

Reserve the rest of the day for doing things that make you feel good ~ And remember, it’s Valentine’s, so - 

Originally posted by rachgrub

Moon’s rising and setting times

For any who perform spells during different moon phases- Here’s a little reminder of the Moon’s rising, peak, and setting times!

New Moon

  • Rising- 6am
  • Peak- noon
  • Setting- 6pm

Waxing Crescent

  • Rising- 9am
  • Peak- 3pm
  • Setting- 9pm

First Quarter

  • Rising- noon
  • Peak- 6pm
  • Setting- Midnight

Waxing Gibbous

  • Rising- 3pm
  • Peak- 9pm
  • Setting- 3am

Full Moon

  • Rising- 6pm
  • Peak- Midnight
  • Setting- 6am

Waning Gibbous

  • Rising- 9pm
  • Peak- 3am
  • Setting- 9am

Third Quarter

  • Rising- Midnight
  • Peak- 3am
  • Setting- 9am

Waning Crescent

  • Rising- 3am
  • Peak- 9am
  • Setting- 3pm