Can you do Witchcraft with Tattoos?

So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed through pics or on youtube (if you follow me there) but I am a tattooed lady. I absolutely love tattoos and I actually just got two new ones last week while I was on vacation. I am actually planning on having a nature/wicca based arm sleeve. I know a lot of other Wiccans tend to enjoy tattoos (obviously not all, just making a generalization) so I thought you guys might enjoy talking about how we can make our tattoos magickal.

So when one gets a tattoo there is a good chance that what you’re getting on your body has some sort of meaning. It could be to honour a loved one, to remember a piece of your childhood, to show your love for a certain show/movie/book, etc. Well when doing a spell we do something similar. We give our spell an intent. Infusing a tattoo with magick is much of the same. You find a design you want and you infuse that design with your intent.

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When it comes to what kind of things you may want to put on your body for magickal purposes there are tons of options. You could create a sigil and infuse it with your intent. Some examples of some intentions you may want to give to a tattoo sigil are protection, positivity, love, happiness, laughter, prosperity, etc. You could also get a tattoo that represents your dedication to the wicca path, a specific wiccan tradition, or even a particular deity. I know at some point I want to get a tattoo to dedicate to Gaia.

There are two main ways to go about getting these magickal tattoos. The first option, which is not one I am necessarily recommending as it a bit dangerous, is stick and poke tattoos. If you have a simple design you want to get, you could attempt to do it on your own. This is a great method if you want a more hands on approach to infusing the tattoo with your magickal intent. Make sure you have the proper equipment when you do this though. You can buy kits for this on amazon I believe. The 2nd method, which is what I personally would do, would be to get someone to create me a tattoo design. I then would take the time to focus on giving that design my intent and meditating with it. Then, when it is time to get the artist to tattoo me, I would try my hardest to meditate (or at the very least focus on my intent) while they do their work.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post! Feel free to share any tattoos you have, especially if they are magickal ones or Wicca related in the comments, along with any other thoughts or questions you may 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. Also, I made an instagram so make sure to give that a look too! Until next time, Blessed Be!

All About Sigils

I’m sure I’ve mentioned sigils, in previous posts offhandedly, but we’ve never actually dedicated a post to them, explaining what they are and how you can use them.

What are sigils?

Sigils are symbols that you empower with your intent to bring about change in your life. For example in the fall I was desperately looking for a job. I had interview after interview and other than casual work I was getting nowhere. I thought maybe I would look up a sigil online to help me get a job before going to this one interview. The place I did the interview for while I had the sigil on my arm actually hired me.

How do you come up with a sigil?

I personally get them from the internet honestly. I’m not an overly creative person so making my own I find it hard. I do however know some methods on how to create them yourself.

So before you create your sigil you want to have your intention already predetermined. You want to create a sentence for your intention. For example: I got the job. After you do that you want to get rid of all the vowels in that sentence. For example: g t t h j b. Then you want to get rid of any duplicate letters. For example: g t h j b (notice I removed a t). Then you take all these letters and mush them together to make a sigil. This is the only method I have tried. It didn’t go great for me but if structure is more your thing then this might work great for you. Another method you could try is to meditate while focusing on your intention. You may find that you see a sigil in your mind. If not maybe you could try doodling after your meditation and see if anything feels right for your sigil. You can really go about the process any way that makes you happy and that feels right to you.

How to use a sigil?

There are two thought process when it comes to the first step of the sigil. The first one is that before you can use a sigil you must forget the intention sentence you used to create it before you can use it. The other thought process is that you don’t have to. Some people believe you need to forget it because the point of the sigil is to empower a symbol with your magick that way your sub conscious can’t effect what you’re trying to manifest. So if you still remember what the intention is behind the sigil then you could still be manipulating the magick through your sub conscious. I personally don’t find forgetting necessary.

If you have chosen not to forget then you go straight to the next step. If you choose to forget then you do this as soon as you do forget. You then have to activate your sigil. If you use sacred circles in your practice you can create one around you and your sigil. Even if you’ve used this sigil for something before and now you’re using it for something new, you need to activate it. To activate your sigil you could focus on the sigil while meditating on it’s intention (if you’ve chosen not to go the forgetting route). Let your eyes relax when your are looking at it. Eventually the sigil will start to appear warped. Shortly after this happens the sigil with appear back to normal, this is how you’ll know it is activated. If this doesn’t work for you, you could also burn the sigil, you could charge them with other power sources (sage, the moon, the sun, etc), bake them into food, etc. If an activation method isn’t working for you, don’t worry, just try something else.

You can incorporate them into your craft in many ways. You can use them as a part of another spell, you can use them to protect your home or a loved one, you could use them on your skin to change your mindset, and any other way that you think will benefit you. I created a protection spell bag for my car, to keep everyone safe in it while driving, and I have a sigil on the front of the bag to help power the magick.

Just remember as with all magick, intention is key even if you don’t get the rest right.

Thank you so much for checking out today’s post. Do you use sigils in your practice? Tell me what methods you use to create them 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 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.

Happiness Candle Spell

Materials:

  1. Candle (yellow is happy to me so that is the colour I picked)
  2. oil/liquid to anoint candle (I used lemon juice and vanilla extract)
  3. Herbs for happiness (I used coffee, cinnamon, ginger, salt, catnip, cumin, and bay leaf)
  4. Something to carve with (I used a tack)

Instructions:

  1. Start by cleansing the candle and the carving item with sage.
  2. While saging ask your deities (or whatever power you believe in) to cleanse both items and to bless your candle
  3. Carve the name of the person the spell is for, the word happiness, and a sigil that represent what you want to come of the spell into the candle. Below is the sigil I used.null
  4. Next anoint the candle. Take the liquid you are using and dip two fingers in it. Take you fingers and starting at the top by the wick brush your fingers down the candle and stop at the centre. Continue this until the whole top half of the candle is covered. Then so the same process but start at the base of the candle and make your way to the centre. Do this for the whole bottom half of the candle. While you are anointing the candle visualize what you want the results of your spell to look like and really focus on it.
  5. While your candle is wet roll your candle in the herbs or sprinkle the herbs onto your candle. While you are doing this focus visualizing the results you want to happen from the spell.
  6. After this say these words 3 times (or make your own) while touching or holding the candle:

When the candle burns the name engraved shall receive love, joy, happiness, and peace. Today, tomorrow, now and forever for anything less must now cease. Anger, sadness, worry, and pain are gone for he (or she/they/I) release. From now on and forever more happiness will increase.

      7. Finish be saying so mote it be, blessed be.

I made this spell myself, I hope you get use out of it and feel free to adjust it how you see fit. Thanks for reading! Merry Meet and Blessed Be!