Both. When I need to work on it I just move the big dish in the middle.
I can’t bring myself to use my gold and silver chime candles. They were so hard to find and I don’t live near a witchy shop anymore.
Decorated my altar for Lammas :)
Wish it wasn’t so cramped but oh well.
My altar is ready for Lammas! I’m pretty proud of myself, this is my first time celebrating a sabbat.
I have a special place in my heart for this time of year and Lammas/Lughnasadh. It was when I first started really practicing and gathering tools. My first altar was decorated for Lammas and It’s right around the time I started this blog :3
- Globe artichoke
- Kohl rabi
- New potatoes
- Red Cabbage
- Rocket lettuce
- Runner beans
- Spring onions
- White currants
- Woods strawberries
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I was asked to make a post about some basic information for beginners. This post covers a lot of information to start you off on. :)
I suggest you pick out a topic and start there by studying it and practicing it, and don’t forget that it’s your journey and you decide what you believe to be most important and don’t have tunnel vision ; feel free to expand your horizons. Some subjects Symbols Animal magic History Sacred geometry Herb magic Crystal magic Spells Potions Amulets/charms/talismans Animal spirits Deities Elemental magic Esoteric Angle magic Numerology Poison path Hexes Alchemy
Some wonderful authors Scott Cunningham Dugan Gerna dunwitch Worth Eileen holland Dugan Judika illes
I do have a list of great beginner books that I suggest . :)
Candlelight spells -dunwitch Spells for the solitary witch -Holland Mrs Bs guide to household witchery -Kris Bradley The way of the green witch -Murphy-Hiscock Book of Witchery -Dugan Wicca a guide for the soliary Practitioner -Cunningham Cunninghams book of shadows -Cunningham Practical Protection Magic -Dugan Pure magic -Illes
1. Do your own research. 2. Don’t be afraid to read about ‘taboo’ topics. 3. Libraries are great places (if you can’t find a book your looking for , you can get one shipped from another library for free). 4. Their are many magical subjects to study. 5. You don’t need any tools. 6. You can work magic in the kitchen with everyday ingredients. 7. You can write your own spells. 8. Don’t do anything your not comfortable doing. 10. Don’t forget to Take notes (book of shadows)
A book of shadows is a book that one uses to wright about there experiences, there path, and anything they feel is important to add.
Some info for your Book of Shadows (BOS) and you can put anything you’d like in it. :) few subjects you can go over in the book: lunar calendar Info about Your deities Herbs Crystals Sabbaths Correspondences Tool info Symbolic info A bio Book protection spell Spells Charms Potions Recipes Notes from your craft
You can wright about anything in your book as each book is individual to the owner who wrights it. You can also have many BoSs and it’s ok to keep your old ones. :)
~THE BASIC TOOLS OF A WITCH~
**tools do not need to be used but make casting easer and this is not a complete list, as different paths have there own lists.
THE CHALICE the chalice is often made of silver, tho it can be made of any material. It is associated with water, and feminine energies.
THE CAULDRON A tool of fire, often used to burn offerings , fire magic, or mixing potions. Many use cast iron cauldrons as cooking vessels.
DOWSING RODS A divination tool often used to find lost objects or find underground water for well making.
MAGICAL JOURNAL A magical journal often called a book of shadows due to pop culture , often used to keep a log of magical experiences, practices and recipes. Many believe the power of the written word, I personally believe that there’s more power in writing down it all by hand. You can use you book any way you want and name it what you want. It’s supposed to be personal and over the years you may have a series of books written by you.
THE WAND A can be made with a verity of materials as well, many use certain woods and crystals while others use copper. They have masculine energies and considered tools of fire/ air. They are used to direct magical energies. WILLOW: lunar magic OAK: fire magic APPLE: love magic To name a few woods and magical uses.
THE ATHAME A double sided blade that is never to be used to cut any physical surface. The Athame is usually considered to be a tool of air/fire. Used to direct energy , it is masculine
THE BESOM A broomstick it combines both masculine and feminine energies, used to “sweep away unwanted energies” never to be used for mundane but only for the magical, or else you risk loosing any magical power stores in it.
THE SMOKE FAN Used to move magical energies in a space, a tool of air as it can be used in combination with sage for a cleansing ritual.
~BASIC TOOL CONSECRATION~
Prior to consecration I rub the wand with fresh lavender ,eucalyptus or mint leaves.
When I consecrate my tools I hold the tool (wand) in my hand and visualize it absorbing my energies, then I purify the tool( wand) from its old energies with the elements , I choose to use the smoke method. While I smoke cleanse the wand I usually say aloud a blessing of the elements.
Elemental blessing: I HOLD IN MY HANDS THE (tool), WHICH I DEDICATE AS A TOOL OF THE (name of element) ELEMENT. I DEDICATE IT TO POSITIVE USES AS I WALK THE PATH OF THE WISE
A list of tools and ingredients that you may be interested in.
BASIL (Ocimum Basilicum) Gender: Hot Planet: Mars Element: Fire Deities: Krishna , Vishnu Basic powers: purification,protection, exorcism, love
CAMOMILE (Anthemis Nobilis) Gender: Hot Planet: Sun Element: Water Part used: Flowers Basic powers: Prosperity, meditation, money, induces sleep when burned
CATNIP( Nepeta Cataria) Gender: cold Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Bast Part used: leaf Basic power: love, animal connection, relaxation
HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera Caprifolium) Gender: hot Planet: Jupiter Element: earth Part used: flowers Basic powers: prosperity, clairvoyance
LAVENDER(Lavendula Officinal) Gender: hot Planet: mercury Element: Air Part used: flowers Basic powers: love, protection, purification
MUGWORT( Artemisa Vulgaris) Gender: Cold Planet: Venus Element: Air Deities: Artemis, Diana Part used: herb Basic powers: protection, clairvoyance
THYME ( Thymus Vulgaris) Gender: cold Planet: Venus Element: Air Part used: Herb Basic powers: clairvoyance, purification
YARROW(Achillea Millefolium) Gender: cold Planet: Venus Element: water Part used: flowers Basic powers: love, clairvoyance, exercisum
BEGINNERS OIL APOTHECARY >
Almond oil Gender: masculine Planet:mercury Element:air Powers: love, prosperity, wisdom
Bergamot oil Gender:masculine Planet:mercury Element:air Powers: prosperity, protection
Eucalyptus oil Gender:feminine Planet:moon Element:water Powers: cleansing, healing, Protection
Frankincense oil Gender:masculine Planet:sun Element:fire Powers:Peace, protection,exorcism, spirituality
Jasmine oil Gender:feminine Planet:moon Element:water Powers: love, sexuality, goddess
Lavender oil Gender:feminine Planet:Venus Element:water Powers: cleansing, purification, relaxation, healing
Patchouli oil Gender:feminine Planet:Saturn Element:earth Powers: love, healing, passion
Sandalwood oil Gender:feminine Planet:Venus Element:water Powers: dreams, divination, enhancing psychic abilities
Via Phyllis curott , Scott Cunningham
planet: sun, moon
Element: fire, water
Powers: protection ,healing,power, lactation
planet: Jupiter , Neptune
Powers: dreams ,overcoming alcoholism ,health, healing ,psychic abilities ,peace ,love ,protection, happiness
planet: venus, Neptune
Powers: protection, courage, money, love, friendship, healing, luck
money ,protection ,courage ,energy ,luck ,
Powers: protection,energy, health ,sexual energy
Powers: divination ,psychism, sleep ,gardening, protection, youth, dieting
planet: Mars, Saturn
Powers: protection, defensive magic ,reducing sexual desires
Powers: protection, luck
Powers: protection, grounding ,divination ,peace
Powers: power, protection ,love ,peace, business success
Powers: protection, anti-nightmares, luck , definition ,health
Powers: mental powers, calming
Powers: protection, peace , eloquence, healing, courage
All purpose, unity, purity, cleansing, peace, balance, spirituality, healing, innocence, rain, magick involving young children, truth, consecration, balancing the aura
Passion, vitality, strength, survival, fertility, courage, sexual potency, mercy, action, danger, war, fire element, conflict, sports, independence, assertiveness, competition
Communication, will power, focus, forgiveness, good fortune, weight loss, truth, fidelity, patience, domestic harmony, organization, removing bad vibrations, sincerity, astral projection, water element
Masculine divinity, great fortune, abundance, prosperity, male energy, understanding, divination, fast luck, solar/sun energy, positive attitude, justice, health, attraction, luxury
Prosperity, abundance, money, physical & emotional healing, growth, luck, marriage, tree/plant magick, acceptance, weather, counteract envy/greed/jealousy
Wisdom, influence, spiritual power, contact with spirits, drive away evil, change luck, independence, government, break habit
Love, compassion, nurturing, femininity, friendship, romance, partnership, spiritual & emotional healing, protection of children, domestic harmony, self-improvement, maturity
Creativity, self-expression, intellectual matters, overcoming addiction, legal matters/justice, joy, business success, ambition, vitality, fun, action, opportunity, celebration, investments
House blessing, animal/pet magick, earth magick, concentration, material goods, stability, locating lost objects, earth element, real estate, construction, food, financial crisis
Grounding, wisdom, learning, protection, safety, reversing, uncrossing, unhexing, repelling black magick, banishing negativity, releasing, shapeshifting, defense, scrying, pride
— Casting circles
Using an athame draw a circle around your working area , and then invoke the elements and chosen deities ( optional) then proceed eith your magical workings. There are may ways of casting a circle, everybody does it there own way.
-Invocation of the Elements Via Cunningham’s book of shadows
Air,Fire,Water,Earth Elements of astral birth; I charge you now; attend to me!
In the circle, rightly cast, Safe from psychic curse and blast; I charge you now; attend to me!
From cave and desert, sea and hill By wand, blade cup, and pentacle I charge you now ; attend to me! This is my will, so mote it be!
-Dismissal of the elements Earth, Water ,fire and Air Elements both strong and fair, Return to your abodes now; Flee! This is my will, so mote it be!
To be centered means it balanced physically spiritually and then all the set-top bodies as well this concept is a bit intangible most simply know the feeling when we reach it. to use stones to aid centering like those Used in meditation ,stimulate the mind and is recommended for spirituality clear fluorite is a good choice for this task, and restaurants are that are good for both sending and grounding hold the stone hearthstones while the meditate practice breathing exercises are use this out and like music or bells you can also gaze at the stones and practice centering this way in addition using prayer beads can help one become centered and focused.
Chant: Body mind and spirit now align center focus on this goal of mine subtile bodies balance to the core clear and strong I’m ready to explore
-Chan can help create a sense of connectedness
To the sky spirit , rise with my voice Lift my eyes, see the sun, moon, and stars touch them all, mine and ours
Via Book of Crystal spells by Amber Grant
Circle of protection incense
Designed to protect a person, home, or place of business from evil influence.
1 oz powdered sandalwood 1/2 oz powdered 5 finger grass 1/4 oz. powdered frankincense 1/4 oz grated orange peel 1/4 tsp. saltpeter 1 dram of gardenia oil 2 dram tincture of benzoin
1/8 Fl. Oz =1 dram 1/4 Fl. Oz = 2 dram
Tincture of benzoin 2 oz powdered benzoin 4 oz water 12 oz alcohol
Keep this mix in a bottle for 2 weeks and shake daily, then strain the liquid for use.
— Ray T. Malbrough
You’re well grounded you’re cleared of excess energy you’re probably connected so any excess energy flows to their lack of grounding during Ritual is Dangerous, there are symptoms and nervousness ,short temper, fatigue ,illness other symptoms may be exhausted at your immune system my weekend so that should does may include dizziness and unbalanced feeling ,being confused ,chakra balances and chakra energy disturbances in the aura or subtle bodies.
Select stones to ground and think heavy especially talk Ors Load Stone Scalia and Hematite, bronze and Brett are less commonly used that are both heavy and also good choices aground. Dark Colors like black tourmaline, smoky quartz and Onyx can also be used. experiment, with everyone to fill which one works for you. hold the stone your hand cupping one palm over the other. Popular visualization for grounding it’s imagine yourself as a tree roots digging into the soil, you can also visualize yourself a stone.
Chant: To The ground I am bound see my roots reaching down to the weight of the stone one with earth, flesh and bone
Via The book of Chrystal spells by Ember Grant
-if you have any questions or concerns please send me an ask and we could talk. :) the-darkest-of-lights
Witchcraft supplies organized on a cake display. Beautiful organization idea.