Witchcraft and Magickal Workings (Wealth knot spell included)

Wiccans can be a witch and witches can be Wiccans but they are not the same thing. Wicca is a religion whereas witchcraft is a practice. It is most common that Wicca’s practice witchcraft but it is not necessary just as it is not necessary for a Christian to go to church. So it is important that you don’t mix up the two.

Most people think that when we say magick we are referring to the supernatural magic that you see in fantasy novels and movies but it is actually not at all. The idea of magick is manipulating your energy, the energy of anyone doing magick with you, the energy of the elements earth, fire, air, and water, and any energy from deities and spirit guides. We then use other things such as herbs, crystals, phrases, candles, etc. And when using these things we can have very effective results.

So the first step that most people partake in is making a sacred circle around your workspace (your alter). One can do this in several ways. You can envision a white light coming out of your finger, wand, athame, or whatever it is you use and trace a circle around your workspace, you can also take your bosom (broom) and sweep around in a circle, you can outline the circle with crystals, candles, salt, or put a representation of each element in the 4 quarters, and the last example I can think of is to smudge your circle with sage. You can also do a combination of these things. The point of making a circle around your space is to get rid of negative energy from your space and to keep them out for the whole process.

This middle part is extremely diverse. Some people will meditate first, this is the time where they call upon the elements, deities, good energy, etc. Then the magick workings take place. The reasons for doing magick varies. You can do it for yourself, to help others, to improve an environment/situation, or anything in between.

Wealth Spell (Knot Magick)

Components:

  1. String, piece of yarn, rope, whatever, of a color that corresponds with the subject of your spell so green for money.
  2. Cauldron (or fire proof container)
  3. Lighter/matches

Procedure:

  1. After you mediate and ground create your sacred circle and invite those you want to join you
  2. Tie a knot for each thing you want to happen. ex)let’s say you have 3 things you want to happen… a permanent job, money for rent, and money for groceries. So you tie a knot for each thing you want to happen.
  3. Release the energy from within the knots (There are different ways to release the energy to start the spell. It varies from person to person. What I like to do it burn the yarn which starts the magick.)
  4. To end, thank all the elements, deities, etc that loaned their energy and then break the circle.

Often you will find that the rent money won’t just fall in your lap but you’ll be provided a way to get it.

It sounds very easy to do magick but it honestly takes a lot of concentration and focus.

Thank you for reading! Feel free to leave any comments or questions! Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

Wiccan Rituals (Beltane ritual included)

Rituals are very misunderstood as a whole. A lot of people associate rituals with sacrifices and stuff like that. Every religion has rituals though and, unless you’re in some horrible cult, has nothing to do with sacrifices. Some religious rituals are things such as weddings, funerals, baptism, communion, bar mitzvah, circumcision, baby showers, and stuff like that.

If a Wiccan practices in a coven (a group of wiccans/witches) they tend to have specific rituals they do throughout the year that are tradition. Some bigger ones like initiation which is like a baptism (it is your dedication to the gods/goddesses) and handfasting (which is a pagan marriage and typically not legally binding).

But there are a lot of Wiccans who practice on their own and like I’ve said before we don’t have a church equivalent to go to so we typically worship on our own at our altars. One of our favourite ways to worship is to do a ritual. We tend to do rituals for different esbats (phases of the moon) and sabbats(holidays) but you can do them whenever you want. Rituals can be as simplistic or as complex as you want. I personally like simple rituals so I will write up an example of my favourite ritual I have done.

Wish Box Beltane Ritual:

Firstly you need a small wooden box, some paper, a pen, and anything you want to use to decorate your wooden box. If you have a cauldron use that but I don’t so I used a metal bucket with a small t-light candle in it. You also need herbs that correspond with what results you want.

I did this in my bathtub but you can do this at your altar or anywhere really. So to start you can by casting a circle if you’d like. You can mediate or do anything to prepare but once you are ready and your candles are lit you can call for your gods and goddesses. Because this was for Beltane I do this ritual for Pan and Demeter. You can also call any elements or other spirits now too. An example of calling them is to say something like “May Demeter, Pan, fire and earth elements assist me in this ritual”.

Next I put herbs in the fire (which is in your cauldron or bucket) and spoke while doing so.

Basilmay my life always be balanced

Cinnamonmay my business blossom and money come my way

Peppermintmay positive changes and restful sleep become part of my life

Thymemay renewed energy and health come into my life

Savorymay creativity flow through me

Cuminmay peace and harmony be welcome in my life

Saltmay my soul, mind, and body be cleansed.

Then I took my wishes that I wanted to happen fast and wrote them on paper and burned them. As they were burning I said “with harm to none may these wishes come quickly to those who write them. By power of three, so mote it be” I then took my wishes I wanted to be long lasting and put it in the box I decorated and I put a sprig of babies breath in it and before I closed it said

“May the words contained come to pass, and celestial bodies lend their hand. By moon, stars, and sun as well, may wish be granted as spelled. Unless removed, the wish shall hold, and with harm to none, my request is done”.

thanked the gods for what they do and for helping my ritual. For example

” I give thanks to Demeter for the earth, agriculture, and fertility. I give thanks to Pan for agriculture and spring fertility. I thank you both and earth and fire for assisting me in this ritual. May any spirits that assisted be released”

Lastly I put out the fire with some bath water and this is when you can end the sacred circle.

You can find rituals online or you can make them up yourself. One of the great things I’ve learned about rituals is no matter how badly you screw it up (I set the smoke detector off once) the gods and goddesses still appreciate the work you put into it.

So that’s a little bit about rituals. As always I encourage you to comment with any thoughts or questions you may have. Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Altars and Tools

Not on time this week but we’re getting closer. I swear that for some reason Saturday’s just decide to get busy. If I can’t figure it out soon I’ll adjust the posting schedule.

So, altars… I feel like a lot of people have a bad idea of what altars are. I think a misconception of altars when in reference to Wicca or witchcraft as it has something to do with a sacrifice…. it has to do with a cult, all that jazz. But think about it like this. Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc they all have a place where they go and they worship…. Unless you’re in a coven, which is a group of witches who gather together to do rituals and spells (and even then it is nice to be able to worship on your own sometimes), you have no where to worship. So we make altars.

Altars are typically some sort of table like area (a flat surface) where Wiccans do rituals and spellwork.On it is typically a pentacle or two as a pentacle is like a Christian’s cross. There is also usually a chalice of water to represent water obviously, a candle to represent fire, incense to represent the air, and crystals to represent earth. There are other objects you can use to represent these elements as well but this is most commonly done.

Depending on the time of year one will also decorate there altar for the season so spring flowers, feathers from birds in the summer, acorns and leaves in the fall, and in the winter pine needles, etc. It is also customary to decorate for specific sabbats.

Some people have particular gods and goddesses they worship so they may also choose to add decorations to honour them or even stuff to honour their ancestors.

As for tools we have:

The Athame:

It is a knife used for casting the circle, it should never be used to cut or cause harm.

The Chalice:

It is used to hold water or wine which is used as a way to share meal and drink with the gods and goddess

The Wand:

Some people have a wand. It is typically made by hand so it best represents said Wiccan but it can be bought. It is used to direct energy in a ritual. You can cast a circle with it as well.

The Pentacle:

It is a 5 pointed star in a circle. It represents earth, air, water, fire, and spirit.

The Cauldron:

Often just a small one that is put on the altar. It can hold water, candles, incense, crystals. Great for rituals or spellwork that involves burning something. Most commonly they are cast-iron.

Candles:

Different coloured candles can be used to represent different things. For example I use the white candle to represent the goddess and a red candle to represent the god.

Besoms:

You won’t find them on the altar but you may find them beside them. They are brooms, typically hand crafted. Used to sweep away negative energy.

So that sums up today’s post. I hope you guys leave any comments or questions. Any specific requests for posts are also welcome. Merry Meet and Blessed Be!