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.

Chakras: The Navel, Heart, and Throat Chakras

Last week we talked about what chakras are and about the specifics of the root and sacral chakra. You can check that post here Chakras: The Root and Sacral Chakras. This week we are going to be talking about the specifics of the Navel, Heart, and throat chakras.

The Navel Chakra (AKA the Solar Plexus Chakra)

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Colour: Yellow

Location: At your navel which is around your belly button.

Element: Fire

The Navel chakra is about asserting yourself in a group.

When opened: You will have a sufficient self esteem

When under-active: You are likely indecisive and passive. You are probably shy and timid which results in you not getting what you want.

When over-active: You are likely bossy, aggressive, and domineering.

Healing and Balancing the navel chakra:

  1. Reiki
  2. Crystal Healing (citrine, topaz, tiger eye, and yellow jasper)
  3. Essential oils (juniper, cedarwood, black pepper, hyssop, marjoram, cardamom, lemon, and vetiver)
  4. Chakra Mudra (This mudra is activated when you place you hand on your thighs, touch the tips of the thumb, index, and ring fingers together, straighten your pinky and middle finger)
  5. Chakra sound therapy (the sound “RAM” is the Mantra that connects with the navel chakra. The frequency of RAM perfectly matches the vibrations of the Navel Chakra)
  6. Meditation (Imagine a yellow ball of energy shining at your navel that gets brighter as it travels down your pelvis, down to the base of your spine, and down your legs to your feet. You can also practice the Mudra and Mantra while you meditate)
  7. Natural healing methods (sitting, dancing, singing, and laughing with friends around a bonfire)

The Heart Chakra

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Colour: Green

Location: Your heart/chest

Element: Air

The heart chakra is all about love, compassion, and kindness.

When open: You are compassionate and friendly. You work at having harmonious relationships

When under-active: You can be cold and distant. You may have a hard time opening up to others.

When over-active: You tend to smother people with your love to the point of it being overwhelming. Your love also likely has selfish intentions.

Healing and Balancing the heart chakra:

  1. Reiki
  2. Crystal Healing (emerald, green jade, rose quartz, green tourmaline)
  3. Essential oils (lavender, rose, chamomile, jasmine, frankincense)
  4. Chakra Mudra (with palms at your heart, touch outer edges of both pinkies and thumbs together, press heels of palms together, extend tips of all 10 fingers.)
  5. Chakra sound therapy (the mantra for the heart chakra is “YAM”. The frequency of the word and the vibrations of the heart chakra match perfectly.
  6. Meditation (imagine a green ball of energy at your hearts center that shines brighter as it travels down to your navel, your pelvis, the base of your spine, and down your legs to your feet.
  7. Natural healing methods (drive with the windows down, fly a kite)

 

The Throat Chakra

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Colour: Blue

Location: Your throat

Element: Sound/Music

The throat chakra is about self expression and talking. 

When open: you can clearly articulate what you have to say and have no issues expressing yourself.

When under-active: you may be quiet and shy. You are likely an introvert and keep to yourself. Something that can cause a block in this chakra is lying.

When over-active: You tend to be too talkative and not a very good listener.

Healing and Balancing the throat chakra:

  1. Reiki
  2. Healing crystals (turquoise, aquamarine, blue opal, blue agate, lapis, sapphire, blue topaz)
  3. Essential oils (tea tree, rosemary, sage, breathe)
  4. Chakra Mudra (interlace last three fingers together inside your hands, touch the tip of your index finger and thumb of the same hands making a ring on each hand, interlock the rings, hold in front of your throat)5ThroatMudura-edited
  5. Chakra sound therapy (the throat chakra mantra is “HAM”. The frequency of this mantra and the vibrations of the throat chakra match perfectly.)
  6. Meditation (envision a ball of blue light at your throat chakra and imagine it getting brighter as it travels down to your heart, your navel, your pelvis, the base of your spine, and down your legs to your feet. You can also practice the throat mudra and mantra while meditating)
  7. Natural healing methods (sing a song, call a friend, and write a letter to someone)

Thank you so much for reading everyone. Next week we will finish this be talking about the third eye and crown chakras. If you have any thoughts or questions please leave them in the comments. Make sure to subscribe so you get notifications when I post. Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

 

Tourmaline

Tourmaline regardless of colour promotes inspiration and happiness, reduces fear, and building self-esteem. The various colours of tourmaline have different effects on people.

images (1)Red-Violet, deep pink: This kind of tourmaline is a root chakra healer and offers vitality to the physical body.

Orange: enhances creativity, stimulates the sacral chakra, and balances emotions of sexual nature.

Yellow: Aligns with solar plexus chakra and boosts personal power and spiritual growth.

Pink: promotes love and joy

Green: opens the heart chakra, allows it to see what the third eye visualizes, teaches compromise, must have for a herbalist or anyone who works with plants, and attracts success and abundance.

Blue: activates the third eye and throat chakra, assists retrieval of higher knowledge, and enhances inner knowing.

Violet: protects against dark entities.

Brown: cleanses the aura and auric field. It can be used to as a protective stone  to bring peace and hope.

Black: repels negativity, lifts a dark mood to a light mood, and grounds the root chakra to the earth energies.

Watermelon: It promotes unconditional love, bonds the heart chakra energies with the higher self, enlightens energies which allows room for laughter and lightness, and releases moods of being too serious.

Neon: magnifier energy that can be used  as a complementary tool  to enhance healing properties  of other healing stones, and offers power and focus.

Colourless: it activates the crown chakra; assists communications with the ascended masters, extraterrestrial beings, and the angelic realm; and it also aids higher awareness.

Healing:

Tourmaline is a great stone to use for weight loss and cellulite reduction. It works best when the tourmaline is incorporated into clothing.

It is also great for absorbing, aligning, and cleansing. The crystal is great for absorbing energy. Due to this if it builds up too much negative energy it will need to be cleansed or instead of making a room more positive the absorbed negative energy can have negative effects on a room. The crystal is also great for aligning the chakras as said earlier.

Lastly, the crystal also attracts inspiration. So if you’re trying to get a project done try having tourmaline around. If you have a piece with a colour that corresponds to your situation you will have even better results.