working with insects

Insect Magic

The Butterfly

Associations: 

  • Element of air
  • Transformation
  • Regeneration 
  • Souls of the Dead / Ancestors 
  • Renewal

Use in your practice: 

The butterfly can be an aid for love spells and dream work. It also helps when working with the fairy realm and contacting ancestors/spirits.

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar. Visualize during meditation.

The Bee

Associations

  • Providing and nurturing 
  • Abundance 
  • Community
  • Fertility 
  • Prosperity  

Use in your practice: 

The bee can help in spells that help attract prosperity, unify your family, strengthen bonds in a relationship. Etc. 

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar. Visualize during meditation. Honey from bees is also a great offering. 

The Spider

Associations:

  • Creativity
  • Renewal
  • Aggression 
  • Wisdom

Use in your practice: 

The spider is great when we need support with creativity and developing skills. Visualizing energy as a spider web - ideas, manifestations, outcomes all weaved together. 

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar. Visualize during meditation.

The Dragonfly

Associations: 

  • Element of water
  • Shape-shifting / Transformation
  • Change
  • Courage

Use in your practice: 

Dragonflies are useful for dream work and meditation when seeking clarity/truth. Use in spells dealing with change our courage.

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar. Visualize during meditation.

The Firefly

Associations:

  • Element of fire
  • Happiness
  • Hope
  • Energy
  • Guidance 

Use in your practice: 

Great for spells involving removal of negativity/darkness. Adds energy/boost to spellwork. Call on the firefly to give you energy.

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar. Visualize during meditation.

The Moth

Associations: 

  • The element of air
  • The moon
  • The soul
  • Seeking the truth
  • Balance

Use in your practice: 

Great for use in divination, defense magic, lunar magic. Similar to the butterfly it is useful in ancestor work.

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar for esbats. Visualize during meditation.

The Cricket

Associations:

  • The home
  • Luck
  • Happiness
  • Security

Use in your practice: 

The cricket is great in all hearth/home magic. Use in luck spells, communication spells, boost energy. Useful in rain work

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar. Visualize during meditation.

The Ladybug

Associations:

  • Luck
  • Happiness
  • Romance

Use in your practice: 

Perfect for use in luck magic. Aids in romantic/love spells. 

Use photos or drawing in spells or on your altar. Visualize during meditation.


(Source: ‘The Magic of Mundane Garden Creatures’ by Sandra Kynes -  
Llewllyn’s 2018 Magical Almanac)

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(1) “From the inside he could see it all.. But could do nothing against the evil which controlled his body. There were just tears and mute screams against nothing than darkness and the noise of endless buzzing in his ears.”
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(2) “… And the wolf looked through the window, but he couldn’t see, couldn’t hear him cry. Still he knew that something was not like it seems to be.“
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“The boy in him has cried and begged not to touch the young wolf, but who was he to tell him No to such tempting prey. Derek never even had a chance…"
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“Never would Peter had thought that the beautiful eyes of this boy would be able one day to terrified him as much as the fire that burned his family alive.“ 
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(3) “He would die. He knew it. He could see it already.

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(4) “It was the first time after many years, that he felt tears rolling down his cheek. There was no other way. A sacrifice has to be made.”
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“The wolves were frozen, pale and shudder with fear as they had to watch what happened to the boy, as they heard and felt his pain. But there was nothing they could do…”
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“The fight was over, the sacrifice performed. But was it really enough?“
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(5) “…and everything started to fade, like it was nothing more than a dream. 

Stiles woke up with a gasp, eyes wide open and his heart frantic beating in his chest.

Was it really just a dream? It has felt to real.”
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“It is not the end, it’s the beginning. The cycle starts anew, again and again and again…

Until the day it will be broken and he can escape this neverending nightmare.”
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Like asked, all five pages together.. with all those little sentences to the different parts of the pages and the story. 

Other WIPs of this works.

What working with bug spirits is like:

A friendly ant spirit shows up, “I hope it’s no bother but would you happen to have anything sugary on you? I’ve traveled a long way and my energy is very low.” Making sugar water is an easy feat and it’s my standard offering for bug spirits anyway so I happily oblige. She gives me many thanks when I present the drink to her and happily goes on her way. 

 The next morning I wake up to the cacophonous greeting from her 45908302 sisters who are all waiting on my doorstep for their own sugar boost.

Some uses of coconut oil ✨✨✨

In case you weren’t aware of how magical it is

- Use as a makeup remover
- Use as a facial moisturizer (use wisely as if you use too much it can clog your pores so be sure to test out what amount is best for your skin type)
- Nourishing oil for your hair: hot oil treatment, hair mask or simply just apply it as a spray or leave in conditioner💆🏽
- Body moisturizer (helps with extremely dry skin, eczema, and fungal infections)
- Natural highlighter (apply to areas you’d like a little more glo💫💫)
- Great to use instead of shaving cream - EVERYWHERE (leaves ya legs and coochie feelin baby soft)
- Can be used as aftershave too
- Take a spoonful to help with digestion
- Coconut oil is the second greatest source of Lauric acid after breast milk. This means it has a super high amount of HEALTHY FATS
- Coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Consuming coconut oil can aid in digestion issues due to inflammation or presence of “bad” bacteria. Applying coconut oil can help relieve fungus and bacterial infections on the skin
- Healthier alternative to butter in cooking and baking
- Can help improve your body’s absorption of magnesium and calcium
- Can be used as a lube during masturbation (does not upset vaginas natural flora), handjobs and blowjobs – however do NOT use with a condom because the oil will corrode the condom
- Natural mouthwash: “oil pulling” with coconut oil is extremely beneficial to oral health. Wish around one spoonful of coconut oil with a few drops of your fave essential oil in your mouth for 5 min. Spit out in the garbage (coconut oil will solidify at room temp so may clog your drains). Then brush your teeth. This can whiten and strengthen your teeth without the use of harsh bleach in whitening strips and will help with bad breath
- Can help with weight loss
- Make a natural deodorant with coconut oil, essential oil and arrowroot powder / cornstarch and baking soda
- Can be used as a sunscreen (low SPF)
- Mix with sugar and make a sexyy body scrub
- Can help relieve bug bites and post ivy/poison oak rashes
- Use with apple cider vinegar for natural lice treatment
- Balances body’s hormones
- Coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint oil can work as an insect repellent

These aren’t even all of the uses for wonderful coconut oil. If you think anymore feel free to add on or message me

31 Horrific Days v2 [October Writing Challenge]

Here is a Version 2 of the earlier October Writing Challenge, with one prompt per day for the month of October. This time around, the prompts are vague and open to a ton of interpretation, but could all be weaved into a horror (or horror-comedy) story. Drabble about your roleplay character(s), write a short story completely from your own head, or make a ficlet about characters you like! As with the last list, do not feel guilty if you skip days, but definitely consider using the tag #31horrificdays if you’d like others to see your work!

  1. Poisoned
  2. Cage
  3. Insects
  4. Buried 
  5. Trees
  6. Photographs
  7. Trespassing
  8. Basement
  9. Eyes
  10. Growling
  11. Obsession
  12. Passenger
  13. Disgust
  14. Omen
  15. Bite
  16. Paranoia
  17. Scratching
  18. Mask
  19. Hovering
  20. Silent
  21. Secret
  22. Hunger
  23. Forgotten
  24. Candlelight 
  25. Whisper
  26. Cold
  27. Legend
  28. Missing
  29. Bleeding
  30. Beast
  31. Ritual