All About Storms

Hi everyone. We have a risk of thunderstorms where I live today so, I thought we would talk about storms and how we can utilize them as Wiccans.

First thing to think about is that storms (especially thunderstorms) are a large surge of energy. This energy is definitely something you can use to your advantage. If you are making a sacred circle, for any reason really, you can channel that energy or invite that energy into your circle to help make whatever you’re doing stronger. Whether or not you channel or invite is totally up to you. Channeling is going to take more technique obviously. From what I understand, in order to channel the energy of the storm you are going to want to be good at meditating. If you read my posts you will know meditation is not my forte. I would probably go on to invite the storm energy into my circle instead. I would do this the same way that I would invite the elements, deities, or spirits into my circle and just hope they bless me with their presence.

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If you are using the energy of the storm for any magickal workings you may want to know what type of storm is going to best match your intent. So here are a few different types of storms and what type of magick it goes best with.

  • Regular Rain Storms are good for purification, love, healing, friendships, beauty, youth, releasing negative energies, thoughts and emotions.
  • Heavy Wind Storms are a good time for mental spells, studies, travel, breaking addictions and habits. Sending messages to others, both living and dead. And wishes.
  • Snow Storms are for purification, healing matters of the heart, transformational magick, change, protection, and renewal.
  • Fire Storms. This is when the searing heat of the Sun causes a blaze of fire to the land, and the winds sweep it across. It happens on a yearly basis here in California. Protection, courage, power, banishment, and commanding/oath spells are done during this time. Very dangerous though, one would need to be close to the flaming storm.
  • Storms during an Eclipse. These storms are rare, and because of such are extremely powerful. I have been told that these times of great power can be channeled to cure diseases, and banish unwanted energies, as well as successful exorcisms, if you believe in that.

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Something to keep in mind is you will likely best connect with the type of storm that you are a sign of. So if you are a fire sign you will likely best connect with fire storms or even a lightning storm. If you are an air sign you would best connect with a wind storm. If you are a water sign you would best connect with a rainstorm or snow storm. If you are an earth sign you would probably be best for a lightning storm (as the lightning storm touches the ground and is in the sky at essentially the same time). If you are familiar with the element chaos (it does not replace one of the main four but rather can go with it. Chaos is an element that I connect with, along with fire) then you can probably connect with any storm, as storms are chaos in and of themselves.

However, that’s all for today! Have you ever used storm energy in your magickal workings or anything like that? Let me know down below along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tigers Eye

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Firstly lets talk about the things associated with tigers eye. When it comes to deities this crystal is associated with Ra, Sekhmet, and Durga. It is associated with the sacral and navel chakra. It has ties to both the element of fire and earth. It is connected to the sun which makes this card really great during any summer sabbats or just to connect with the sun or summer as a whole.

Tigers eye has many uses. One of these uses to bring good fortune and luck into your life. It helps bring in a steady flow of income. If you are starting up your own business, or are in the business field in general, this is a great stone for you due to it’s connections with good fortune and money.

Tigers eye is great for encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and grow as an individual. It can help you grow artistically, creatively, and with your physical abilities. It can also encourage you to try new things. If you need some personal support for staying determined and to overcome your fears during exams, competitions, any public speaking, selling your goods, or anything of the like, this is the stone for you.

If you are going someone new and need some help with your insight and perception then you can wear this stone to help you. It helps keep your mind and eyes sharp,I and helps you stay detail focused. If you are going through a crisis this is a great crystal to have on hand as it can help you feel more confident about your decision making.

Tiger’s eye is a fantastic crystal for self improvement. It helps with your will power, emotional stability, and your energy levels. It can help you with weight loss as it helps kick out the cravings you have for bad food and can help you stay away from binge eating. It can also be a great support if you’re trying to quite smoking, or any other drugs or alcohol. If you struggle with anxiety over feelings of isolation or inadequacy then tigers eye can help you as well.

Tiger’s eye is also great for balance. It can help ease tensions in family struggles or in any relationship where difference in opinion seems to be sparking conflict. This crystal brings harmony to those around it who have different viewpoints, religious beliefs, or just different approaches to life as a whole.

When it comes to Magickal workings tigers eye is great for any divination readings that have to do with money making endeavors. It is also great to protect you from psychic attacks. You can also use it to ground yourself before doing any magickal or ritual workings.

Thanks for checking out today’s post! What do you use tigers eye for? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have for me. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and upload videos you youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Energy Boosting Spells

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you but I am just exhausted all the time. If you could see me right now you’d see I’m falling asleep as I write this, as I just got off a long day at work. So I thought what would be a good thing to write about today? A few good spells to give you that little boost of energy you need without consuming absurd amounts of coffee or those deathly energy drinks. These spells are one’s I got from the internet and I will leave the links to them down below. For the most part they will be the same as they will originally written but I may adjust just a little bit to suit my preferences better.

The first spell is called Energy boost and the link to the original post is here

Try saying this spell to ask the element of fire for the gift of its power and vitality:

“Fire bright and fire strong,
Give me energy all day long.
With your warm and gentle fire,
Keep me going when I tire.”

I think this is a really nice an simple spells. I think there are numerous ways you could go about casting this. You could probably cast it just by saying it in a sacred circle. You could also say this while holding and focusing on a beverage (tea, coffee, water, etc) and infuse the drink with your intent. I think you could also just say this at any point of the day when you’re feeling sleepy. It’s totally up to you.

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The next spell didn’t really have a name but you can find it here.

The thought process behind this spell was the author believes if one is tired it means your connection to the elements are unbalanced and this should rebalance them causing you to feel more energized.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: a quiet space, calming incense and a candle 

Sit comfortably in the centre of the room, and bring your focus to your breathing.

After a few minutes, harmonise your elements. Summon Earth from the north to connect to your energy. Earth governs your relationship to the material world and keeps you grounded.

Call the element of air – your intellect, thinking and communication skills – from the east.

Next, order fire – your courage, strength and dynamism – from the south, and water – your emotions, intuition and healing balance – from the west.

Finally, focus on your connection to the divine: request the universal energy source/your deities to pour white light into your body, from the top of your head all the way through to your feet.

Hopefully this spell helps you too!

A few other great things you can do to help combat fatigue is reiki and meditation. You could also make a jar spell to help energize you. If you’d like to see a spell like that let me know down below and I will create one for you all! However depending on why you’re tired you may need to take a totally different route. If your issue is not getting a good amount of sleep in the first place, you may want to focus on sleeping spells instead of energy boosting spells.

Thank you for checking out today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it. I’ve been thinking about making a post about my plants that I have and how to care for them; you should let me know if you’d be interested in seeing a post about that, along with any other energy boosting spells you have, any thoughts, and/or questions you have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post here and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Bonfire Litha Ritual

Hi everyone! Today I thought I would make a post to our Book of Shadows for Litha. I don’t know about you but I love bonfires so I feel like this is the perfect ritual for me and hopefully for you too! I got this ritual from https://www.learnreligions.com/hold-a-midsummer-nights-fire-ritual-2562239

Prep work

  1. Cast your circle however you prefer to do it.
  2. Prepare the wood for a fire, without lighting it yet.
  3. Meditate/ground yourself
  4. Call upon whoever you would like to invite to your ritual

The Ritual

Say either to yourself or out loud:

Today, to celebrate Midsummer, I honor the Earth itself. I am surrounded by tall trees. There is a clear sky above me and cool dirt beneath me, and I am connected to all three. I light this fire as the Ancients did so long ago.

 

At this point, start your fire. Say:

The Wheel of the Year has turned once more
The light has grown for six long months
Until today.

Today is Litha, called Alban Heruin by my ancestors.
A time for celebration.
Tomorrow the light will begin to fade
As the Wheel of the Year
Turns on and ever on.

 

Turn to the East, and say:

From the east comes the wind,
Cool and clear.
It brings new seeds to the garden
Bees to the pollen
And birds to the trees.

 

Turn to face the South, and say:

The sun rises high in the summer sky
And lights our way even into the night
Today the sun casts three rays
The light of fire upon the land, the sea, and the heavens

 

Turn to face West, saying:

From the west, the mist rolls in
Bringing rain and fog
The life-giving water without which
We would cease to be.

 

Finally, turn to the North, and say:

Beneath my feet is the Earth,
Soil dark and fertile
The womb in which life begins
And will later die, then return anew.

 

Build up the fire even more, so that you have a good strong blaze going.

 

If you wish to make an offering to the gods, now is the time to do it. For this sample, we’re including the use of a triple goddess in the invocation, but this is where you should substitute the names of the deities of your personal tradition.

 

Say:

Alban Heruin is a time of rededication
To the gods.
 The triple goddess watches over me.
She is known by many names.
She is the Morrighan, Brighid, and Cerridwen.
She is the washer at the ford,
She is the guardian of the hearth,
She is the one who stirs the cauldron of inspiration.

 

I give honor to You, O mighty ones,
By all your names, known and unknown.
Bless me with Your wisdom
And give life and abundance to me
As the sun gives life and abundance to the Earth.

 

I make this offering to you
To show my allegiance
To show my honor
To show my dedication
To You.

 

Cast your offering into fire. Conclude the ritual by saying:

Today, at Litha, I celebrate the life
And love of the gods
And of the Earth and Sun.

 

Take a few moments to reflect upon what you have offered, and what the gifts of the gods mean to you. When you are ready, if you have cast a circle, dismantle it or dismiss the quarters at this time. Allow your fire to go out on its own.

That is all for today’s video! I hope you enjoyed! What are you going to do to celebrate Litha? Let me know down below in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Shopping list for the Beginner Witch/Wiccan

Hi everyone! A couple weeks ago my boyfriend gave me the great idea to do this post and I thought it sounded so much fun. However before we start, you must remember that this is a generalized list. Obviously some people aren’t going to need all of these things for their path and some will need things I didn’t mention. This list is solely going to be based around what I would want in a beginners shopping list. Also keep in mind you don’t need any of these things to call yourself a witch or wiccan. When I first started my journey all I had to work with were the yankee style candles I already owned, the spices and herbs already in my kitchen, and I went to the dollarstore and bought a tin pot to act as a cauldron.

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Shopping List for the Beginner Witch/Wiccan

Altar tools

  1. Cauldron (also water association)
  2. An athame
  3. A Chalice (also a water association)
  4. Candle holders
  5. Visual representations of deity
  6. Pentacle (also an earth association)

Herbs/Spices (Earth Associations)

  1. Sage
  2. Salt
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Bay Leaf
  5. Peppermint
  6. Lavender
  7. Ginger
  8. Rosemary

Crystals (Earth Associations)

  1. Rose Quartz
  2. Black Tourmaline
  3. Citrine
  4. Amethyst
  5. Green Adventurine

Associations of air

  1. Incense
  2. Essential oil diffuser
  3. Essential oil
    1. Peppermint
    2. Lemon
    3. Sage
    4. Lavender

Associations of fire

  1. Candles
    1. Green
    2. Red
    3. White
    4. Pink
  2. Matches/lighter

Associations of Water

  1. Abalone Shell

Divination

  1. Tarot deck
  2. Oracle deck
  3. Pendulum

Miscellaneous

  1. String/yarn of various colours
  2. A journal/binder to create a book of shadows
  3. Books
    1. Scott Cunningham books
    2. The Complete Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft
    3. Wicca by Harmony Nice (A book I have yet to get unfortunately but I watch her youtube videos about Wicca and love them)

Things to Scavenge

  1. Feathers
  2. Acorns
  3. Pinecones
  4. Rocks
  5. Twigs
  6. Flowers

Things that I didn’t include would be a besom and a wand as these are things that I think are better created than bought.

I hope you all enjoyed and that this gave you some ideas on things that you could use in your practice. Did I miss something that you think should be part of the list? Let me know and I just might add it! Also make sure you leave any other thoughts or questions in the comments below. Don’t forget I am taking questions for a Q&A video on youtube. Lastly, don’t forget to follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

 

Car Protection Spell

Hello everyone! On the last full moon I decided that I wanted to create a spell bag for my car. I get really bad road anxiety and thought maybe this will help calm my nerves. So below is the spell I made. *disclaimer* I didn’t make up the words however. I found them on pinterest.

Ingredients:

  1. A little cloth or mesh bag
  2. Cinnamon for protection
  3. Ginger to make the spell more powerful
  4. Sage for protection
  5. Salt for protection
  6. Black tourmaline for protection
  7. Clear quartz to boost the spell
  8. Rose Quartz because it is my favourite and brings me peace (sub with your favourite or ignore)
  9. Reiki symbol for protection (if you aren’t trained in reiki feel free to skip this one or put in another sigil)

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7. Sigil sewn to outside of bag for protection

 

 

 

Steps:

  1. Create a sacred circle using your preferred method (I use sage and my athame)
  2. Call upon your desired gods and goddesses to help you (I called on Hercules and Gaia), air (for safe travels), and fire (to power the spell)
  3. Sew on the sigil
  4. As you fill the bag with your ingredients chant:

On this night, I invoke the powers of fire and air (add names of gods and goddesses if you like) to protect me from all that would harm me, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.

5. Now you are done creating the bag. Bring the bag to your car and tie it to your rearview window with three knots. (You could also just tie the knots and then put the bag in the glove compartment) As you tie the knots say:

With each knot, I bind this spell

Safety, protection, all is well

Sheltered and shielded, this vehicle shall be

Three times three, SO MOTE IT BE!

I hope you get some use out of my spell. Let me know what you think of it in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post. Don’t forget about my youtube either! I upload a video every Thursday. Until next time Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

Letting go Ritual

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This weekend, as those of you know who follow me on twitter, I was going through a pretty nasty breakup. I am grateful to say that after reflecting on us, my partner has realized his rashness and we are going to work on the issues instead of just breaking up. Woohoo! But this weekend has really shown me how nasty and truly devastating a breakup really is. So I thought I would give you guys a little help on how to let go of something.

If you’ve watched friends, you’ve probably seen this ritual. This ritual is all about burning things to let them go. So whether you are going through a breakup; a death; trying to give up a habit; anything, get some photos; letters; or write down some feelings that have to do with what you’re letting go and burn it. Don’t be too specific. Let the universe really figure out what you need, just give the universe some guidelines. Also make sure you collect the things to burn when you in a good mindset and not super emotional. You don’t want to burn something that is actually important.

The new moon is the perfect time to set intentions. Because of this, the new moon is a great time to write a list of things you want to let go. Your list shouldn’t be you asking for things but rather should be affirmative statements. Date the list when you’re done and write “I accept these things into my life now or something better for the highest good and the good of all concerned.” This will ensure that what you are sending out won’t affect others negatively.

The burning should take 2 weeks later during the full moon, preferably outside. If you can’t do it outside, I would recommend doing it by an open window. While you are waiting for the full moon do some meditation and stop doing things that are making it hard to move one (if it is a breakup stop looking at your ex’s social media, stop going through pictures of your together, etc).

During the burning, start your fire if you’re outside and put everything in the fire one at a time and explain the significance of each piece as it burns. If you’re inside I would recommend putting everything into a cauldron, or whatever you have, one at a time while explaining the significance of each piece, and then light it all together. Regardless of your method while you are doing the burning chant “I release you, I am done.” You may start experiencing some emotions and that’s okay. Feel them but then move on.

I hope whatever you are going through gets better! Thank you for reading. What are you letting go of? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions. Also, make sure to follow me on here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post! Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Cilantro/Coriander

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Cilantro and coriander come from the same plant and depending on where you are from are used interchangeably so for the sake of this post I will treat them as the same thing.

Cilantro has many magickal uses, the main one being love. Some of the other uses of it is for clairvoyance, divination, fertility, gain, health, healing, keeping secrets, passion, peace, protection, retention, and weddings.

Cilantro is associated with the planet mars, masculine energy, and the element of fire.

When used in spells it is great for love sachets and spells (remember though love spells have to be worded in a way that manipulates no ones personal will). You can add the powder of the seeds to wine to make a potion of lust (red wine would likely be best for this), you can hang in the home for protection, and you can use it crushed in drinks (like the wine) or in incense if you want to burn it). If you celebrate the great rite this is great to add to an elixir for your celebration. You can also through this instead of rice at a handfasting or add it to the handfasting cake.

If you like to use herbs to help with illness cilantro/coriander is best used for these ailments: digestive complications such as dyspepsia, stomachache, loss of appetite, and flatulence. I personally would brew a tea with cilantro/coriander in it to help relieve these issues.

Thanks for reading! Leave any thoughts or questions in the comments. Also, make sure to follow me here and on twitter to get notifications when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.