FOR TRADE! 3 ft x 3 ft Triple Moon Goddess wall hanging/tarot cloth. This is used, and I included a picture of where my cats claw hooked some threads and caused them to bunch.
I am interested in a cool/unique crystal or another wall hanging.
Aries: uses bodily ingredients such as hair or teeth or nails, wild and free and howling at the moon, fire tells them what they want to know, embraces all but does not tolerate betrayal, gifted in the use of poppets and curses, full of energy and static and power
Taurus: a collector of many things, uses crystals and herbs, proficient in kitchen magic, has an inner strength that knows no bounds and no true master, a home full of colored glass and jars filled with anything you could ever need, rooted and able, wears robes with many many pockets
Gemini: a card reader and game changer, spoken spells fill the very air with magic and potential, an avid learner and sharer of their craft, books and tomes and candles fill their space, knows the power of words and names, tattoos sigils and spells all over their body and they seem to move when you aren’t looking, vast and uncontainable
Cancer: rests under the moon and whispers magic in their sleep, uses astral projection to explore and learn and play with ghosts, elaborate and detailed dream diary, deep understanding of astrology, somehow already knows what you’re going to say, mysterious and soft but only on the surface, a knower of secrets, sleepy eyes, lives in a tree in a misty forest and makes friends with the plants and spirits there
Leo: strongest in the day and has eyes that light up the night, mighty voice and skilled hands, breath carries a spark, animalistic energy you can feel when they look at you, makes their own spells borrows their own power, incredible visualization makes their dreams realities, difficult to look at directly for reasons you don’t really understand, wild hair and adorned in gems
Virgo: techno witch, weaves magic into code and text, keeps a blog as their book of shadows and altar, urban magic, has a restless mind and busy hands, deletes negativity out of their life, has much information to share despite their hollow look, eyes are lit from the inside, their phone is full of pictures that keep moving and notes only they can read
Libra: covered in veils and breathes perfume to hide themselves and confuse you, summons creatures and demons to do their bidding so their hands remain clean, almost transparent at times like a ghost or vision, is stronger than they look and delights in you not knowing their power, their mouth is almost always moving but you can’t hear what they say, soft to the touch but their skin is cold, trinkets and charms and chains adorn them and their home
Scorpio: eyes and nails are dark and caked in black, frequents graveyards and learns from the ghosts and crows, solitary witch who makes friends with bones, will help you learn what you want to know for a price, is afraid to sleep, quiet and haunted, is reborn each new moon, is full of knowing and fog and promise, takes a lock of hair from all they help, you feel them in your core
Sagittarius: rides their broom with reckless abandon, plays with the children on Halloween and shows them magic is real, their home has legs and never stays still, keeps many familiars and most are birds, gifted in charms and potions and sells their work with a smile, you can hear them laughing with the moon at night, chapped lips and wide eyes, magic is erratic and spontaneous and they couldn’t control it if they wanted to
Capricorn: loose black and gray clothing that flows when they walk, keeps a pouch of salt around their neck at all times, face is often covered or hard to see, protection spells and sigils are their innate ability, the floor trembles when they are angry, always watching watching watching, lives in a stone cottage covered with moss and scrawlings and carvings, other witches are silent around them out of fear and awe
Aquarius: hermit, storm witch, plays with rain and dances with lightning and shouts thunder, keeps trinkets and mementos in small jars around their bed, asks favors and learns from the clouds, raw and swift and ready to act, soft as a summer rain and cold as hail, hair is full of leaves and wind, feet are dirty but their mind is clean and sharp
Pisces: smells of salt and dressed in rags and burlap and pearls, misty eyes that look through you and deep deep down in you, water witch with a soft face and an ocean for a heart, thing of the sea, empath who sometimes knows you better than you do, bottles own tears and keeps them for spells, witch of all trades master of none, head is full of crashing waves, overflowing with magic and wonder
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.
At the request of so many followers, I have decided to mock up a little bit of information on Sea Magick and Sea Witchery. This is just a brief overview to give you some information when wanting to research or begin working with the ocean, storms, the tides, and the many creatures associated with the sea.
However, I will caution you that the many sea creatures (especially the Merfolk) are not very forgiving creatures, thus they can be pretty tough to handle for beginner, baby witches. It takes an experience sea hag to get them to cooperate properly, so keep this in mind when studying them.
Once again, this is a brief overview and introduction to my craft and path. if you have any questions, you can direct them to me via PM or ASK.
Let’s get started!
WHAT IS A SEA WITCH?
Traditionally, sea witches are witches who appear among sailors or others involved in the seafaring trade. Sea witches use witchcraft related to the moon, tides, and the weather, and are believed to have complete control over the seas. Many sailors fell prey to the sea witches curse on ships and were finally delivered to the one who rules all. In some folklore, sea witches are described as phantoms, ghosts,or in the form of a mermaid. These creatures would then have the power to control the fates of ships and seamen.
As the name implies, sea witches are believed to be able to control many aspects of nature relating to water, most commonly the ocean or sea. However, in more modern times, sea witches can also practice witchcraft on or near any source of water: lakes, rivers, bath tubs, or even simply a bowl of salt water.
In addition to their powers over water, sea witches could often control the wind. A common feature of many tales was a rope tied into three knots, which witches often sold to sailors to aid them on a voyage. Pulling the first knot could yield a gentle, southeasterly wind, while pulling two could generate a strong northerly wind.
Sea witches often improvise on what they have, rather than making purchases from a store or from another person. Common tools include clam, scallop, or oyster shells in place of bowls or cauldrons. Other items include seaweed, fishing net, shells, sea grass, driftwood, pieces of sea glass, and even sand.
Other types of titles they use are: sirens, water witches, storm witches, and sea hags.
DO SEA WITCHES HAVE CERTAIN PERSONALITY TRAITS?
Eh, there isn’t really a specific type of person the sea calls to, however I have met many sea witches that would be described as walking contradictions. Much like the sea, we can be quite flexible, but also forceful. Moods tend to fluctuate with the tides and lunar cycle. Hags both enjoy and love music and poetry; are quite expressive with their emotions, but also don’t easily award entry into their hearts; and can easily win the attention of a crowd, but then seek solitude in the comfort of their own homes. You would be hard-pressed to find a stagnant sea witch–they’ll always be on the move, searching and discovering. However, be warned: if you fall in love with one you must understand that a sea hag’s heart belongs to the Sea first and foremost, forever and always, and it calls to them over the span of lifetimes.
WHERE DOES THEIR POWER COME FROM?
For the most part, sea witches draw their power directly from the source: the Ocean. You’ll find that many of them, even landlocked sea hags, have trinkets from the shore and enjoy baths, storms, and the moonlight. Of course, there are many different kinds of sea witches all over the world and it really just depends on what seafaring folk culture they subscribe to that determines their power source.
DO SEA WITCHES HAVE SPECIFIC DEITIES THEY WORSHIP?
I am not even lying–there are HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of water and sea deities that sea witches call upon for aid and worship. Probably the most popular would be Poseidon, Neptune, Lir, Gong-Gong, Hapi, Sobek,
Agwé, Aegaeon, Delphin, the Gorgons, Samundra, Pariacaca, Watatsumi, Rongomai, Njord, Nix, and even Davey Jones.
One of the beauties of being a sea witch is that you can call on many ancient and powerful deities to aid you in your craft. However, I do advise that you make sure that these deities do not come from a culture/religion/belief system that is closed. You can check out a full list of water/sea/storm deities here.
WHAT ARE SOME TOOLS SEA WITCHES USE?
*TAKES A DEEP BREATH*
Water (salt, fresh, or storm), sand, sea shells and cockles, sea glass, driftwood, ship wood, compasses, maps, mirrors, bowls and chalices, sea weed, sea grass, fish and fish bones, coral, telescopes, sand dollars, pearls, bath salts/bombs/goodies, sea salt, linen, umbrellas and mops, windchimes, ropes, weather vanes, and blood are just some of the few tools we use in our practice.
TELL US ABOUT MERMAIDS!
The Mer or Merfolk are probably one of the more popular topics when it comes to sea witchery. I get questions all the time like “DO YOU TALK TO MERMAIDS?” or “HOW CAN I GET A MERMAID TO BEFRIEND ME?” or “AREN’T MERMAIDS JUST THE COOLEST?”
The Merfolk are an integral part of sea witch culture, but they aren’t the end all be all when it comes to water spirits/fae/demons/entities. There are so many to work with and all have interesting backstories. But let’s talk about the Merfolk for a moment…
Depending to what you school you subscribe to, the Merfolk (also known as mermaids) could be fae, demon, or simply water spirits. Some believe that the Merfolk are a species of kithain (also known as changeling or fae.) Ancient and unknowable, the Merfolk pose something of a problem to both fae and human alike. The arrogance of the mer is tempered only by their truly alien natures. The Merfolk claim that they are the sole legacy of the Tuatha De Danann, the oldest fae on Earth, dreamed long before any human ever set foot on land. When curious people ask how this could be, the merfolk are disconcertingly vague and ambiguous.
As I have stated before on the blog, the Merfolk are certainly an odd lot. The product of a totally alien mindset, the mer are simultaneously deadly, serious and playful, highly ritualized and completely free spirited, repressed and yet libidinous as a drunken prom date. The first thing one will notice about a mer is his incredible arrogance. Of course, as far as they are concerned, they have every right to be arrogant. After all, in their minds, they do rule the world.
Other mythologies tell us that mermaids are the bane of seamen. These half-fish, half-women lured countless sailors to their deaths. Breathtakingly beautiful humans from their torso-upwards, their lower bodies where those of fish, complete with scales. Men find their songs irresistible and follow them willingly into the sea. Mermaids can be caught and held in exchange for the wishes they grant. The males of the species, Mermen, are regarded as vicious creatures who raised storms for the purpose of sinking men’s ships. Occasionally they are successfully courted by human men. The offspring of such pairings are often granted great powers in healing by their mothers.
In short, mermaids are extremely beautiful, temperamental, powerful, and dangerous. They are not to be confused with Sirens, either, and find contempt at the very accusation. I will probably go into more detail about Merfolk magic in a different post.
WHAT ARE OTHER WATER SPIRITS THAT WE CAN WORK WITH?
Again, like the deities, there are so many different kinds of water spirits and this topic in of itself could be an entire article. So, here is a brief list and some traits about my favorites…
In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. In some later, rationalized traditions, the literal geography of the “flowery” island of Anthemoessa was somewhere tucked in a cape, with rocky shores and cliffsides.
Sirens were believed to combine women and birds in various ways. In early Greek art, Sirens were represented as birds with large women’s heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. Later, they were represented as female figures with the legs of birds, with or without wings, playing a variety of musical instruments, especially harps.
These are the elemental spirits of water. Their magic centers upon this element, whose course and function they can control. Undines exist within the water itself and cannot be seen with normal human vision. Their homes are typically within the coral caves in lakes or upon the banks of rivers, though smaller undines may choose to live under lily pads. Their appearance is similar to human beings in most cases, with the exception of those living in smaller streams or ponds. Undine clothing is shimmery, reflecting all the colors of water though green is typically the predominant color.Every body of water is home to undines, from ocean waves, to rocky pools, to marshlands, to rivers, to lakes and ponds. Even waterfalls and fountains have an undine living in their midst.
The shapeshifting selkies, who are also known as silkies or roane (Gaelic for seal), occupy the seas surrounding the Orkney and Shetland isles. The exact nature of their undersea world is uncertain, though some believe it to be encased in giant air bubbles. Their true forms are those of faeries or humans, though they take the form of large seals when traveling the through the oceans. In particular: great seals and grey seals are said to take human forms. Older tales tell that selkies are only able to take on human forms on certain nights of the year, such as Midsummer’s Eve or All Hallows.
Occasionally they encounter humankind, sometimes becoming their mates. A human male may take a selkie female as his wife if he finds her seal skin on the beach and hides it from her. In the end she always recovers the skin and returns to the sea, though she may return occasionally to watch over her human family from the safety of the waves.
A human woman may bear the child of a selkie male if she weeps seven tears or seven drops of blood in the nighttime sea. Such relationships are rarely lasting. Seven years hence, the selkie would return for his child, offering the mother a fee for nursing her own babe.
One of the most dreaded and best known of the Irish faeries is the Banshee, properly named the Beansidhe literally, “woman fairy.” The Irish have many names for her (perhaps they feared invocation of her true name may invoke her presence?) They included: Washer of the Shrouds, Washer at the Banks, Washer at the Ford and the Little Washer of Sorrow. The Scottish called her Cointeach, literally “one who keens.” To the cornish she was Cyhiraeth and to the Welsh either Cyoerraeth or Gwrach y Rhibyn, which translates as “Hag of the Dribble” (to the Welsh she sometimes appear as a male). In Brittany her name is Eur-Cunnere Noe.
The Beansidhe is an extremely beautiful faery, possessing long, flowing hair, red eyes (due to continuous weeping) and light complexions. They typically donn green dresses with gray cloaks. Their wailing foretells of a death nearby, though it never causes such a death (which is why they are wrongly feared.)
As her other names might suggest, she frequently appears as a washerwoman at the banks of streams. In these cases, she is called the Bean Nighe (pronounced “ben-neeyah”). The clothing she washed takes different forms depending upon the legend. Sometimes it is burial shrouds, others it is the bloodstained clothing of those who will soon die. This particular version of the Bean Sidhe is Scottish in origin and unlike the Irish version, she is extremely ugly, sometimes described as having a single nostril, one large buck tooth, webbed feet and extremely long breasts, which she must throw over her shoulders to prevent them getting in the way of her washing . Her long stringy hair is partially covered with a hood and a white gown or shroud is her main wardrobe. The skin of the Beansidhe is often wet and slimy as if she had just been pulled from a moss covered lake. They are rumored to be the ghosts of women who died in childbirth and will continue to wash until the day they should have died. The keening music of Irish wakes, called caoine, is said to have been derived from the wails of the Beansidhe.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS?
The Sea giveth and the Sea taketh away. The sea is both mother and reaper, passionate and cold, serene and turbulent, loving and cruel, generous and vicious. And if you meet a sea witch, you’ll know this to be true:
Neither chains of steel, nor chains of love, can keep her from the Sea.
Some experiences just need to be left in peace, they’re fragile as a cobweb and cannot tolerate either thoughts or words. You just have to be satisfied with letting them flicker in a corner of your awareness now and then.
Majgull Axelsson, from April Witch (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003)
Nomadic Witch of the desert, trading bone and scrap metal charms for supplies and hexing those who try to start trouble ☠️ This gorgeous @allsaints dress I bought second hand off eBay was giving me seriously post apocalyptic wastelander vibes 😸🛠 Sending you guys lots of love and happy thoughts ✨💖
Boots, dress, and belt all second hand from All Saints (belt modified by me) Bolero from Anki