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Imbolc - Feb 2nd
Ostara - Mar 21st/22nd
Beltane - April 30th/May 1st
Lithia - June 21st/22nd
Lammas - July 31st/Aug 1st
Mabon - Sept 21st/22nd
Samhain - Oct 31st
Yule - Dec 21st/22nd

June
Full Moon – Jun 13, 2014
New Moon – Jun 27, 2014

July
Full Moon – Jul 12, 2014
New Moon – Jul 26, 2014

August
Full Moon – Aug 10, 2014
New Moon – Aug 25, 2014

September
Full Moon – Sept 9, 2014
New Moon – Sept 24, 2014

October
Full Moon – Oct 8, 2014
New Moon – Oct 23, 2014

November
Full Moon – Nov 6, 2014
New Moon – Nov 22, 2014

December
Full Moon – Dec 6, 2014
New Moon – Dec 22, 2014

“is that your working altar or just a shrine?”

—Anonymous

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. 

ashnight9:

My altar is ready for Lammas! I’m pretty proud of myself, this is my first time celebrating a sabbat.

ashnight9:

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

Seasonal Fruit and Veg for Lammas

althara:

Vegetables:

  • Aubergines
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Courgettes
  • Cress
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Globe artichoke
  • Kohl rabi
  • Lettuce
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Red Cabbage
  • Rocket lettuce
  • Runner beans
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Squash
  • Sweetcorn
  • Turnips

Fruit:

  • Blackberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Medlar
  • Melon
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Redcurrants
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • White currants
  • Woods strawberries

asiwaswalkingallalone:

(via Lammas Summer Harvest Wheat & Lavender Pentacle Wreath)

witchywordsblogspot:

Witchy Words August Eve / Lammas / Lughnasadh Altar 2014For more pictures and details, click here!

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Witchcraft 101 

the-darkest-of-lights:

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

Some tips
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.
BASIC HERBS
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
Via:Scott Cunningham

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

BEGINNER CRYSTALS

QUARTZ CRYSTAL
planet: sun, moon
Element: fire, water
Powers: protection ,healing,power, lactation

AMETHYST
planet: Jupiter , Neptune
Element: water
Powers: dreams ,overcoming alcoholism ,health, healing ,psychic abilities ,peace ,love ,protection, happiness

TURQUOISE
planet: venus, Neptune
Element: earth
Powers: protection, courage, money, love, friendship, healing, luck

TIGERS EYE
planet: sun
Element: fire
Powers:
money ,protection ,courage ,energy ,luck ,
divination

SUNSTONE
planet: sun
Element: fire
Powers: protection,energy, health ,sexual energy

MOONSTONE
planet: moon
Element: water
Powers: divination ,psychism, sleep ,gardening, protection, youth, dieting

ONYX
planet: Mars, Saturn
Element: fire
Powers: protection, defensive magic ,reducing sexual desires

APACHE TEARS
planet: Saturn
Element: fire
Powers: protection, luck

OBSIDIAN
planet: Saturn
Element: fire
Powers: protection, grounding ,divination ,peace

MALACHITE
planet: Venus
Element: earth
Powers: power, protection ,love ,peace, business success

JET
planet: Saturn
Element: earth
Powers: protection, anti-nightmares, luck , definition ,health

FLUORITE
Powers: mental powers, calming

CARNELIAN
planet: sun
Element: fire
Powers: protection, peace , eloquence, healing, courage

CANDLE COLORS
WHITE
All purpose, unity, purity, cleansing, peace, balance, spirituality, healing, innocence, rain, magick involving young children, truth, consecration, balancing the aura

RED
Passion, vitality, strength, survival, fertility, courage, sexual potency, mercy, action, danger, war, fire element, conflict, sports, independence, assertiveness, competition


BLUE
Communication, will power, focus, forgiveness, good fortune, weight loss, truth, fidelity, patience, domestic harmony, organization, removing bad vibrations, sincerity, astral projection, water element

YELLOW
Masculine divinity, great fortune, abundance, prosperity, male energy, understanding, divination, fast luck, solar/sun energy, positive attitude, justice, health, attraction, luxury

GREEN
Prosperity, abundance, money, physical & emotional healing, growth, luck, marriage, tree/plant magick, acceptance, weather, counteract envy/greed/jealousy

PURPLE
Wisdom, influence, spiritual power, contact with spirits, drive away evil, change luck, independence, government, break habit

PINK
Love, compassion, nurturing, femininity, friendship, romance, partnership, spiritual & emotional healing, protection of children, domestic harmony, self-improvement, maturity

ORANGE
Creativity, self-expression, intellectual matters, overcoming addiction, legal matters/justice, joy, business success, ambition, vitality, fun, action, opportunity, celebration, investments

BROWN
House blessing, animal/pet magick, earth magick, concentration, material goods, stability, locating lost objects, earth element, real estate, construction, food, financial crisis


BLACK
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!

Centering ritual
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


Grounding ritual
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

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Witchcraft supplies organized on a cake display. Beautiful organization idea.

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Witchcraft supplies organized on a cake display. Beautiful organization idea.

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