magick you can do on Thursdays

Magickal timing matters sometimes, but not always. But, since its Thursday, what types of magick are best to perform on a Thursday, regardless of moon phase or time of year?

Planetary Correspondence to Thursdays

Jupiter is the planet associated or corresponding to the Thursday on the calendar. Jupiter’s energy is expansive and brings us growth.

Thursday is also most closely associated with the element Earth, which relates to material gains and money or wealth.

It is the 4th day of the week (in the traditional calendar format which began the week on Monday). So is associated with the number 4 numerology.

Deities Associated with Thursdays

The most well-known deity for whom Thursday is associated is arguably the Norse god Thor, for whom the day is actually named.

Other deities with associations or correspondences to Thursday include:

  • Oya
  • Jupiter
  • Enlil
  • Lord Vishnu
  • Lord Brihaspati
  • Amon
  • Poseidon
  • The Winter King

Other Magickal Associations with Thursdays

  • Colors: Blue, purple
  • Zodiac: Pisces and Sagittarius
  • Good for money and wealth spells
  • Spells for growth of any kind, particularly personal growth, but can be career, family, health
  • Spells for success and prosperity
  • Spells for legal matters
  • Spells for courage, strength, and resolve

magickal properties of red jasper

I recently acquired a couple nice polished red jasper pieces, because who doesn’t need more crystals? I thought it would be a good topic to put together some quick facts about this powerful mineral for those who don’t know all the great ways you can use red jasper in your magickal work.


Element: Earth

Chakra: Root, sacral, solar plexus

Planet: Mars

Properties and Associations

Because red jasper is associated with the element earth, it is excellent as a grounding stone. Carry it with you or keep a piece nearby if you need a little help staying grounded.

Because it is associated with the lower three chakras, red jasper is also a good stone for feeling secure and stable. If you feel a bit turbulent or unsettled in life, consider meditating with red jasper.

Red jasper can also help to clean and balance the aura.

The color red is associated with creativity, and many people use red jasper for creative inspiration, or finding creative solutions to problems.

Red jasper is also associated with strength and courage, and can provide those attributes to those who use it during both spiritual work and mundane life.

For that reason, it can also help you to feel more bold, especially if you have an upcoming project or job that requires you to be in the spotlight or to stand up for yourself, such as setting boundaries.

You can also think of red jasper as a creative road-opener, as it helps you to remove creative blocks while simultaneously providing inspiration.

It is also considered a stimulating stone, as it can be used to stimulate the chakras by clearing and balancing the root chakra first. In addition, it is considered stimulating in that it can help to awaken kundalini energy.

a quick guide to candle magick

Candle magick is by far one of the easiest and most accessible forms of spell work. It requires so very little actual items or tools and can be done anywhere.

This will not just be another guide to which color of candle to use for a certain type of spell. This is more a process that you can begin to use right away to implement candle magick easily and safely.

Candles are an inexpensive magickal item and you can even find them at most regular stores, craft stores, and even places like Target. They’re typically cheap, come in a wide range of colors, and maybe even scents.

Besides a candle or a few, you’ll only need something to light it with. That’s it. Anything else you want to include in your candle magick is optional.

How to Perform a Basic Candle Spell

Preparation

  1. You will need to define a specific outcome that you want. This is your intent. You should be able to write this out in one basic sentence. If you write it out and its more than one sentence or its longer than maybe a standard line on a piece of physical paper, its probably too long.
  2. Your intent should also only contain one outcome or goal. If you make it about two different things, your intent and will may have a hard time finding a specific target and you could risk muddling the results or getting nothing, or, worse yet, things going wrong.
  3. So, be as specific as possible in your intent.

The Candle Spell

  1. Center and ground yourself. (*hint, a wrote a book review previously about Spiritual Protection by Sophie Reicher and she gives very simple and easy to perform centering and grounding technique suggestions, but you can use anything you like that works for you).
  2. Once you feel you have sufficiently arrived into your body, you are focused and have cut the strings attached to whatever you were doing prior to this, let your mind clear, taking deep breaths until you feel your heart rate slow down and you are relaxed.
  3. At this point, you will need to raise energy. You can do this a myriad of ways. Dancing, drumming, singing, listening to music, chanting, visualizing, etc etc.
  4. Once you feel you have sufficiently raised your energy, hold your intended candle in your hands however feels intuitively the most comfortable to you. I like to put one hand above the other along the length of the candle, wrapping fingers tightly around it and pressing it into my palms, covering it completely.
  5. Now, you’ll visualize transferring as much of that wonderful energy you raised into the candle.
  6. As you do so, repeat your phrase of intent or a mantra (I just think it intently over and over, but you can also say it out loud), or simply something that symbolizes your intent. You should feel the energy transferring to the candle.
  7. After a few minutes, there will be a definite point where you feel the energy transfer slow or stop, and the candle has reached its saturation. You can choose to say a few words such as ‘This object now knows its purpose, my will be done’ but you don’t have to.
  8. Place the candle in a safe base and light it. Let it burn all the way down. Make sure you can be near it to monitor that it is safely burning. If you have to leave, blow it out and re-light it when you return, repeating your intent statement mentally or out loud as you light it.

That’s it!

Now, you can of course make this much more elaborate by adding herbs, oils, resins, carvings, symbols, or other things to the candle before lighting it, but it’s not required. If your intent and will are sufficiently infused with the candle, that’s really all you need.

Color Associations

Even though I said this post would really not be about which color candle is best for which type of spell, it also doesn’t hurt to include some basics here so you have it all in one place.

Red

  • confidence
  • drawing attention
  • good fortune
  • passion
  • lust
  • courage
  • change
  • excitement
  • energy
  • fire element
  • celebration
  • victory
  • sex
  • transformation
  • seduction

Orange

  • happiness
  • friendship
  • intuition
  • creativity
  • sexual potency
  • material desires
  • warmth
  • fire element
  • attraction
  • celebration
  • business success
  • stimulation
  • new ideas/inspiration
  • abundance
  • optimism
  • wisdom
  • memory
  • kindness
  • legal issues
  • ambition
  • uncrossing
  • confidence
  • charm
  • encouragement
  • lively conversation
  • increase productivity

Yellow

  • creativity
  • energy
  • learning
  • intelligence
  • wisdom
  • focus
  • attention
  • concentration
  • memory
  • logic
  • reason
  • clairvoyance
  • cheer
  • confidence
  • abundance
  • sun/solar energy
  • fire element
  • warmth
  • comfort
  • astral projection
  • harmony
  • faith
  • optimism
  • friendships
  • business matters
  • intuition
  • persuasion
  • removing obstacles

Green

  • finances
  • money and wealth
  • business
  • career and employment
  • earth/environmental
  • earth element
  • luck
  • prosperity
  • success
  • fertility
  • garden
  • plants
  • growth of any kind
  • spring
  • health
  • heart
  • learning
  • jealousy/envy
  • starting something new
  • material goods

Blue

  • peace
  • communication
  • calm
  • water element
  • spiritual communication
  • angels
  • commitment
  • wisdom
  • the moon
  • intelligence
  • tranquility
  • devotion
  • healing
  • astral projection
  • will power
  • dreaming
  • guidance
  • justice
  • forgiveness
  • inner peace
  • truth

Purple

  • third eye
  • wisdom
  • intuition
  • spirit communication
  • astral travel
  • manifestations
  • knowledge
  • magick
  • royalty
  • air element
  • confidence
  • success
  • enlightenment
  • meditation
  • ascension
  • open-minded
  • psychic
  • spiritual protection
  • divination
  • justice
  • healing
  • power
  • removing curses
  • influence people of power

Black

  • protection
  • focus
  • grounding
  • hexing
  • survival
  • cursing
  • banishing
  • binding
  • uncrossing
  • separation
  • cord cutting
  • releasing
  • assertiveness
  • strength
  • afterlife

White

  • can substitute for any other color if you only have white candles (white contains the entire color spectrum)
  • purification
  • cleansing
  • consecration
  • clarity
  • innocence
  • protection
  • divination
  • guidance
  • healing
  • wisdom
  • communicating with your higher self
  • hope
  • optimism
  • peace
  • new beginnings
  • lunar magic
  • air element
  • spirituality
  • confidence
  • spirit communication
  • truth
  • inspiration

Silver (also includes Gray usually)

  • psychic power or ability
  • manifesting
  • release negativity
  • protection
  • purification
  • divination
  • divine feminine
  • prophetic dreams
  • astral travel
  • astrology (to learn)
  • intuition
  • air or water element

Gold

  • success
  • wealth
  • financial gain
  • money matters
  • luck
  • vitality
  • masculine divine
  • solar energy
  • power
  • earth element

Pink

  • self-love
  • romance
  • attracting a partner
  • love
  • family relationships
  • friendship
  • peace
  • harmony
  • water or fire element
  • creative pursuits
  • marriage
  • sex
  • relationships
  • feminine
  • beauty
  • compassion
  • health (mental and physical)
  • healing a broken heart

Brown

  • protection of the home
  • home matters
  • hearth
  • material gain
  • business
  • career
  • legal matters
  • justice
  • pets
  • animals
  • physical healing
  • earth element
  • stability
  • grounding
  • concentration
  • learning new skills
  • making decisions
  • retribution/revenge

magickal uses of iron

Pretty much everything in the natural or mundane world has a real or symbolic use or meaning in the magickal world as well. Metals are no exception.

Magickal History of Iron

First, know that to our ancestors and the ancients, iron was often considered a gift from the gods, as the first iron used by humans to make items was actually taken from meteorites that landed on Earth. The ancients did not know that the Earth actually contains a LOT of iron.

Because of that, iron was, at one time, actually more valuable than other metals we consider precious, such as gold or silver.

Iron was used fairly regularly in craftmanship, but it is difficult to know exactly when it came into regular use in human civilization, as it rusts and corrodes much more easily than other metals we typically find in archeological sites, and is, therefore, often hard to find in ancient artifacts.

The earliest records of the use of iron by humans date to about 5000 B.C., but it wasn’t until the beginning of the aptly named ‘Iron Age’ that iron deposits were discovered and humans learned how to smelt it, and it became far more cost-effective to use in weaponry and other goods, around 1300 B.C.

Magickal or Spiritual Associations of Iron

Now that you know that little bit of history, especially pertaining to iron’s supposed divine origins, it may make more sense why you see or read about tools or items made of iron used in rituals, given its precious meaning and limited availability in antiquity.

  • considered to be of divine origin by the Egyptians
  • Lodestone, a naturally occurring oxide of iron, is magnetic, aiding sailors as a compass before compasses were invented
  • its magnetic properties can be used in magick to ‘attract’ what you want
  • because iron is responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood (as part of the ‘heme’ molecule), it is critical for human life, and an integral symbol of our life force, blood
  • iron is also considered to be the ‘life force’ of the Earth, due to how much iron is buried in our planet, and its magnetic effects on all life on the planet
  • iron is said to be magickal in part because it can withstand both an extremely hot fire and freezing cold
  • horseshoes made of iron were used by hanging on one’s door to repel unwanted ghosts and evil spirits (but also thought to repel witches; its more likely that the iron was used to repel curses or the evil eye)
  • iron was (and still is sometimes) used in iron bars around cemeteries and prisons to ‘contain’ the ghosts and spirits of the inhabitants (or in the case of prisons, previous living inhabitants)
  • It is also thought that iron bars and gates keep ‘negative’ or ‘bad’ energy contained within a space
  • because of its aforementioned protective properties, iron boxes, or even cauldrons, have been used in magickal practices to contain dark, negative, or malevolent energies
  • its commonly said that fairies do not like iron, or are repelled by it, but because of the large amount of naturally occurring iron found in the earth, its more likely that fairies are actually repelled by iron that has been corrupted by man (steel, or any of the other amalgams or composites we typically use)

So, while iron certainly has some magickal symbolism, it is also considered a desirable material from which to make magickal tools, such as blades/athames, dishes, implements, cauldrons, and other containers.

7 ways to use coffee in your magick

I don’t know about you, but I definitely worship the dark god of the brew. The coffee paraphernalia in my home definitely outnumbers the alcohol-related paraphernalia. And I had this weird thought the other day, while I was downing my ritual strong, black tonic.

So, I started googling and it turns out I’m certainly not the first to wonder if coffee can be used in magick annd spells.

Magickal Properties of Coffee Beans

First, coffee and coffee beans have been used for centuries, maybe millennia, in Afro-Caribbean practices as offerings to both ancestors and deities/spirits. The coffee bean’s inherent energetic properties would make it a choice offering that spirits would highly prize, I imagine.

Offerings

And, even though I am not of that ancestry, I do have ancestors who drank A LOT of coffee and would appreciate the recognition of such. This is more a personal tribute or offering than a cultural one, obviously.

Many people offer ancestors things they enjoyed in life, such as cigarettes, candy (my Grandma B loves Lifesavers, for real), and alcohol, so coffee is no different in that respect.

If, however, you are working with a deity or spirit of that cultural path, or one with strong ties to regions or peoples who grew/grow and produce coffee beans, coffee beans could certainly be considered a smart offering them.

Divination

Reading someone’s coffee grounds has also been done across the globe, similar to reading someones tea leaves, as a form of divination.

You can also use the dark, smooth surface of a cup of coffee for scrying, just like a black mirror.

Spell work

1.

Coffee is said to have purifying and banishing properties. This includes in any form, apparently, and it can be used in the form of a purifying bath or even burning the grounds as incense to clear a space or a person.

2.

Because coffee is said to enhance alertness when we drink it, it can be used symbolically or in place of (or in addition to) a crystal to enhance or boost meditative practices.

3.

Cleansing items such as crystals, magickal tools, and divination decks! Putting those items in a bowl or bag of coffee beans (or grounds) or placing beans around your tools (I have put some inside the tarot card bags I keep my decks in) can allow the beans to remove negative vibes, blockages, creative obstacles, and unwanted energies.

4.

Add coffee grounds to your spell work to either give it a boost of energy or speed up the effects or outcome (especially if you have already worked a spell and it seems to be working too slow for you).

5.

Add already-brewed coffee to a cleaning solution to ward off or remove unwanted spirits or ghosts, also allegedly works as a banishing ward if added to black salt across thresholds.

a quick guide to protection magick

This post is, as the name implies, all about protection. there could be many reasons right now why you may feel that you, a loved one, or just some people in general, need protection.

Protection spells for the home, your vehicle, your physical person, or a group of people are some of the most trending things online in the magickal community at the moment, and for good reason.

First, there’s social unrest. there’s no better way to say it. people are (rightfully) upset about police violence against people of color, and they’re marching, protesting, and voicing their concerns as Americans with rights guaranteed by our constitution.

So, perhaps you yourself are protesting, perhaps a friend or family member is, or perhaps you want to make sure the protesters out there are protected. this is one scenario I’ve seen often.

Another reason is the spiritual awakening and stirring up of the other side of the veil through more contact from the human realm, more energy poured into requests and spell workings, and even just because right now, a number of astrological events are going on that are making it easier for entities, both benevolent and potentially malevolent, to contact and interact with our world.

This might leave you feeling vulnerable to some of those energies, especially if they are unwanted. Even if they are wanted or at least neutral, this can still leave you drained and in need of some basic barriers.

So, let’s get down to the basics of protecting yourself, your property, and other people.

Personally, I usually like to build or design my own spells and rituals, as the more personal you make something, the more energetically invested you are, and the more likely it will be to be successful.

If you prefer to just read some words that someone else wrote and light a candle, that’s okay, but if they’re not your words and don’t resonate strongly with you, or are difficult for you to envision, they may not yield the results you want.

What I’ve put together here is a quick reference to tools such as deities, colors, crystals, plants/herbs, and other items that are commonly used in protection magick, so that you can pick and choose what you think will suit your needs best for your particular request.

Deities Associated With Protection

Regardless of which path you follow, its likely you’ll encounter a variety of deities, beings, or spirits that are or can be petitioned to provide protection for a variety of people and/or objects. This is not an exhaustive list, but I’ve tried to include the most common ones you’ll come across with established histories.

  • Akewa (S. America): protector of women, especially from patriarchal systems
  • Ancestors (yours!!): possibly one of the most important and first sources you should consult if this is protection associated with yourself or a relative/loved one
  • Apollo (Greek): protector of the young
  • Artemis (Greek): protector of unmarried young women
  • Athena (Greek): originally a protectress of Athens, some invoke her for protection outside of that city
  • Aziri (Africa): protects women from abusive men
  • Banba (Irish): goddess of protection
  • Bast (Egyptian): General protection, protection of women and children, but can be specific to those fighting wars or battles, too
  • Bishamon-Ten (Japan): protector of human life, chaser of demons
  • Brigid (Celtic): Especially for young people/youth; healing matters, especially for women
  • Chun T’i (Chinese): protects against war
  • Diana (Roman): protector of witches
  • Durga (India): protection, triumph of good over evil
  • Empanda (Roman): a goddess of general protection for those in need of it
  • Esme (Welsh): general protection
  • Faumea (Polynesian): protection goddess
  • Freya (Norse): may be invoked for protection by her Valkyries;
  • Frigga (Norse): protectress of women and children
  • Gordafarid (Persian): protector of women, female bravery
  • Green Tara (Buddhist): for spiritual and physical protection; for strength, for fearlessness, and for overcoming danger
  • Gyhldeptis (N. American): protectress of the people
  • Hebat (Mesopotamia): protection of women during war
  • Hestia (Greek): protection of the home
  • Horus (Egyptian): god of protection and war
  • Inanna (Sumerian): protection of her followers
  • Ishtar (Babylonian): protector of women, particularly those who have been wronged by men
  • Isis (Egyptian): protector of marriage and love
  • Juno (Roman): protector of women (also attributed as Hera, Greek goddess)
  • Kuan Yin (Buddhist): Healing; she is also the patron protector of women, children, artists, and those who are imprisoned
  • Lama (Mesopotamian): personal protection
  • Maahes (Egypt): devourer of the guilty and protector of the innocent
  • Mama Quilla (Incan): protectress of married women from harm
  • Michael, archangel (Christian/Hebrew): physical and spiritual protection
  • Minona (W. Africa): a protectress of women
  • Oya (Yoruba): protectress of women
  • Pellonia (Roman): a goddess who protects one from their enemies
  • Pinga (Inuit): goddess of protection
  • Princess Liễu Hạnh (Taoism): protector and emancipator of women
  • Shakti (Hindu): protection and banishing
  • Shekinah (Middle Eastern): protects humanity from evil
  • Soteria (Greek): deliverance from harm and protection/safety
  • Tawaret (Egyptian): protection from evil, protection of pregnant women
  • Thor (Norse): protector of the common man
  • Uni (Etruscan): protection of women from harm
  • Vishnu (Hindu): god of protection, especially vanquishing evil
  • Yemaya (Yoruba): Protection, especially of women

Colors Associated With Protection

The most commonly used color in protection spells, such as for candles, is black. Black has long been associated with protection spells and magick. White can also be used in protection magic, but is more commonly used for cleansing (negativity, harm, pain, etc).

Orange can be used to encourage power, both emotional and physical.

Grey can be used to bind negative people or influence.

Color associations can also be specific to the deity with whom you are working, or could be for offerings, as well.

Crystals Associated With Protection

  • obsidian
  • smoky quartz
  • clear quartz
  • amethyst
  • black tourmaline
  • fluorite
  • jet
  • kyanite (blue)

Plants and Herbs Associated With Protection

  • angelica
  • anise
  • basil
  • bay leaves
  • carnation
  • cedar
  • chamomile
  • cloves
  • comfrey
  • coriander
  • dragon’s blood
  • fennel
  • ferns
  • garlic
  • hyssop
  • lavender
  • lilac
  • mandrake
  • mistletoe
  • mullein
  • myrrh
  • nettle
  • oak
  • parsley
  • pepper, black
  • periwinkle
  • rosemary
  • rue
  • sage
  • St John’s wort
  • sandalwood
  • thyme
  • witch hazel
  • wormwoood
  • yarrow

Other Associations

  • graveyard dirt, esp from graves of your ancestors
  • sea salt
  • Florida water
  • thorns
  • frankincense resin
  • myrrh resin
  • moon water
  • crystal-infused water
  • vinegar
  • sigils
  • imagery/symbols

Now, all that being said, you still need to put things together in such a way that makes sense for what you are asking, in other words, your specific outcome.

This could be assembled as a jar spell, it could be simply a candle you light and talk with a deity or ancestor, or it could be any number of other rituals or spells where you apply your intention and will toward your intended outcome.

And, I will also add here that when working with a deity or specific entity or spirit, regardless of color associations, plant associations, etc of protection, its usually best to have other or additional candles or items specific to that deity as well. So, if you’re working with a deity that resonates best with blue candles, include both a black candle for protection as well as a blue candle for your deity, got it? Similar for any other correspondence element.

Hopefully this gives you plenty to start with!

magick for the waning moon

now that the full moon last week has passed us, we’re approaching the waning moon, which will technically take place on the 14th (today) and through 1-2 days before the new moon.

what kind of magick is best on the waning moon?

think of this phase of the moon as ‘going away’ or ‘getting lesser’ as the visible part of the moon from earth shrinks until we reach the new moon.

during this phase, destructive magick, or magick in which we get rid of, clear out, clean, banish, rid ourselves of, or otherwise break down, cut loose, and leave behind is the name of the game.

here are some things to consider with this waning moon, as it is currently going to be in pisces as of today, then aries on the 17th, and finally it will move into taurus on the 19th, before entering gemini on the actual new moon.

to add to those brief positions, there are also 3 planets going retrograde this month: saturn, venus (13th), and jupiter.

re-evaluate things and people

  • negative or harmful self thoughts
  • toxic relationships
  • emotional vampires
  • overflowing closets
  • dust bunnies
  • excess stuff you just aren’t going to use, admit it
  • self-destructive habits (excess drinking, binge eating, blowing off exercise)

set powerful intentions

this is also a great time to replace those things you’re cutting out or getting rid of with positive, affirming, and self-loving mantras, thoughts, and routines.

this can also include establishing and enforcing boundaries, for yourself and others

the waning moon is perfect for tough love.

working on your shadow self

the waning moon, plus the energy of saturn retrograde, is a really really fantastic opportunity to do some deep work on your shadow self.

i know this is something that has been on my list for some time, and i’ve been waiting for this part of the moon’s cycle, as well as some important transits to my natal chart in late May to begin to really chip away at retained anger, hurt, and things that hold me back.

i haven’t really written extensively on the shadow self, but here is a great guide if you want to read more about it.

this can help you address creative blocks, self-esteem blocks, blocks you are experiencing in your magickal practice, professional blocks, relationship patterns, and so much more. there are even people who claim they have healed from complex health problems by simply working on their shadow self.

how to use this energy in daily practice during the waning moon

there might be one thing or many things you want to work on letting go of during this waning moon. i find its helpful to make a list of the things i know i need to work on, or want to work on. then i go through and journal for a bit on some or all of them.

just free write everything that comes to mind, word vomit onto the page. your thoughts, feelings, emotions, impulses, intuitive inputs all come together to paint a picture of this problem or issue you’re working on.

some of these things may stand out as important, yet you need more guidance. consider consulting your tarot or oracle deck, or a trained reader if you do not feel comfortable yourself, to ask how you can overcome this.

with destructive magick, one of my favorite workings is to burn a written representation of something i am letting go. so you might write down ‘using alcohol as a crutch when i feel upset with my partner’, for instance.

once you have identified a solution that suits your problem, state out loud the thing or habit you are letting go, and what you intend to do in its place or instead of it, or perhaps what boundary you are setting to prevent it from happening again.

burn the scrap of paper, as you visualize the thing or habit leaving your body and mind and drifting away in the smoke of the ashes (open a window, let that bad habit leave!).

that’s just one example, but there are many out there. i love to use a spell oil, too, such as release, the one i’ve blended for this exact purpose of letting things (or people) go. i feel that it really amplifies my will and my outcomes are so much more effective.

a prosperity tea spell

i posted yesterday about what tea magick is. go check out that brief post if you’re unfamiliar. and then i mentioned that i would have some more specific info on a tea spell for specifically prosperity.

in this prosperity spell, and most of my spells involving money, actually, i love to use basil. basil is known as the ‘money-maker’ herb, and for good reason. many cultures have used it from ancient times as a bringer of wealth, financial success, and prosperity, and it doesn’t hurt that its broad, green leaves look like money 😉

both mint and chamomile also have magickal properties that relate to money, finances, and wealth, and are super useful in spells concerning financial matters, for that reason.

cloves have long been associated with wealth in ancient as well as modern cultures, and witches have used these to bring about positive financial outcomes for as long as we’ve been writing things down or passing them on to new generations via stories and spoken word.

so here it my own personal tea spell for money matters, as promised!

what you will need:

  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp mint (spearmint works best, i find)
  • 1/2 tsp chamomile
  • 2 clove buds
  • 8-10 oz hot/boiling water
  • a spoon
  • *optional: lemon or honey

what you will do:

  1. first, make sure you read the post about tea magick so that you understand the importance of visualization here. the actual tea will steep for 6-10 minutes, and during that time is the perfect opportunity to meditate or otherwise visualize your very specific intended outcome.
  2. boil the water. while you are waiting for it to boil, put the herbs and cloves in a tea ball, tea bag, or whatever else you prefer to use to hold your loose leaf tea. (hint: if you wanna be extra fresh, get an electric kettle like the one i have; this has changed my life).
  3. pour the water over the herbs and add your lemon or honey. let steep for at least 6 minutes, but up to 12.
  4. during that time, sit with your hands around the cup (if its not too hot); you can also wrap a thin towel around it in order to hold it. feel the warmth spreading to your hands, up your arms, and into you.
  5. as you do this, close your eyes and begin to picture your exact outcome. this particular recipe is for a money or prosperity tea, so you will want to call forth a specific sum of money, or a specific windfall, perhaps in the form of a pay raise of a certain amount, for instance. this visualization needs to be strong and vivid for you. you need to picture it as if it has already happened.
  6. once you have done so and the tea has steeped, grab your spoon and stir 9 times clockwise, each full circle stir repeating (louder each stir around, until you complete the 9th circle):

power of basil, power of mint, power of chamomile, cloves that went

into my tea, bring the money desired by me

7. once you have repeated this 9 times, take a few sips and state out loud the sum of money (or other specific financial outcome).

8. finish the tea completely. you can dispose of the tea constituents, or keep them and bury them, depending on what you prefer (again, go read the article on tea magick and decide for yourself what you prefer to do with the remains of the spell).

that’s it. you may want to repeat the spell a few more times, if you’re new to this, or if you’re asking for a particularly large sum of money (but be realistic about what you’re asking for, okay?).

if you want to buy some of this delicious prosperity tea already made for you by an experienced witch, charged under the full moon, and endowed with the intention of wealth, i’ve got some for sale in the shop now!

spell oils: launching this friday in the bwitch shop

so, i had hoped to write this post to announce a total of 5 new spell oils available this friday in our shop. i have been toiling in the lab the last 2 months to perfect these and they are sooooo ready to go!

but, alas, due to a delay on the part of my label printer (and i can’t completely throw them under the bus, i mean, there’s a pandemic right now), i won’t have my normal labels until after May 20th.

faced with the option of not even launching for another 3 weeks, or launching and using another label printer than can get me labels printed faster, but for a slightly higher price, i went with option 2.

so, instead of launching all 5 spell oils, i have decided to prioritize these 3:

love spell

love spell is for any spell involving love, commitment, self-love, passion, or even sex magick. this is to inspire and instill love, deep and wonderful as it can be. it’s emotional, gripping, and fluid. you can get caught right up in this bliss in a bottle.

it has floral top notes of rose and lilac, both known for their magickal properties of love and romance, followed by rich high-vibe ylang ylang and vanilla, and finishing off with spicy cloves and musk, to really seal the deal.

love spell also works awesome as a perfumed body oil, to get yourself or someone else in the mood. its a deeply sensual scent!

wood

this is a spell oil for all forms of earthy magick. whether you are planning to actually work in forest, or planting an herb garden, or any other kind of green magic, forest magic, herb magic, even kitchen magic.

this will focus your intent and will so powerfully with its potent elements of cedar, pine, and eaglewood, with vetiver, sandalwood, birch, and fern, too. its got notes of fresh dirt, cloves, smoke, and grass, to cement the experience and call in all those energies to your spell.

it perfectly captures the energy of the forest and the earth and takes you right to the woods anytime you need to go.

it is a super earthy, woody scent.

and the best part? if your partner starts wearing it as a beard oil like mine did, you will spontaneously start wanting to roleplay lumberjack fantasies

release

and then finally, release.

i’ll be honest, this one wasn’t initially my favorite of the collection. not because it doesn’t smell good, but because, you know, we tend to think of love spells and such as flashy or trendy, but we tend to forget all about how much more important it can be for us to let shit go.

and that is what release is for. this is the perfect complement to any new moon or waxing moon spells you’re doing, anything involving destructive magick, or letting go of people, places, things, emotions, habits, negativity and so forth.

i quickly found myself applying it every morning before meditating, as it really helped me clear my mind and focus. i found my daily tarot card pulls were far more intuitive and i was able to just be intuitive so much easier while using this spell oil, which was such a profoundly surprising and welcome outcome, frankly.

so, while i call it release, because that is its intent, it is so. much. more. its been like therapy in a bottle for me, for real.

what’s in it?

besides just pure magick, there are heavy top notes of jasmine and sandalwood to help you open up and prepare to release, myrrh and cedarwood for protection, but also purification, ginseng – master healing root is like a bristle brush for your mind and soul, and thyme, honeysuckle, and orange leave you with that squeaky clean feeling.

you couldn’t release more if you poured fabuloso all over yourself 😉

how do you use these spell oils?

each spell oil itself is blended with all the elements needed to make a spell work (whether its a love spell, earth magick, or a release spell of some kind), apart from just your specific intention.

you can use them alone or in combination with anything else (other objects, oils, candles, etc). each small artisan batch is infused with powerful intention by myself to help guide the energy of the elements within it.

the spell oils also come with a magickal element infused within, such as rose petals, cedar leaves, or honeysuckle, plus a magickal charm instilled with the energy as well, which you can keep long after the oil is gone.

they can also be worn as scented body oils for every day wear, or special occasions. i sometimes to just wear them to lift my mood because they really do make you stop and close your eyes for a moment, while you’re mind is taken elsewhere, away from daily monotony and the grind of life.

where/when can you buy them?

this Friday, May 1st they will be live in the bwitch shop at 4pm CST!! bookmark the site or set a reminder. there will be limited stock this first round.

our shop has free shipping on orders of $35 or more, so if you feel compelled to pick up more than one, or other stuff, too, take advantage of that.

i hope (all my fingers are crossed right now) that my label situation will iron itself out in the next week or two, the additional two spell oils (lust spell and fuck me in the forest) will be able to launch together shortly. i know some of you have been dying to try those out and i don’t want to disappoint you (and i have the feeling the oils will definitely not disappoint you)!

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why you need a waxing moon release spell

i made a spell oil for Release spells (its generic to any kind of release) and i really like the way it turned out, so i thought i would share a release spell that incorporates some of the same elements, because right now is the perfect time to LET SHIT GO.

release spells are things we tend not to pay that much attention to, unless we have a bothersome ex or can’t get over our anger or hate toward someone.

they’re not flashy and popular like love spells or money spells. i think its also because we don’t often think really hard on the things we need to release, and how uncomfortable that process can be emotionally and psychologically.

but there are soooo many good reasons to release things, and soooo many other things we may want to release, but have no idea we want to or need to release them, until we really think about it.

what should you release? well that’s up to you. consider any of the following, but not limited to:

  • self growth areas (self-doubt, negative self-talk, self-destructive habits)
  • toxic or otherwise negative people
  • discontent
  • guilt
  • grudges
  • poor eating habits
  • smoking
  • excessive drinking
  • exes you keep drunk texting
  • clothes you’re never going to wear again
  • items in your home you never use and don’t intend to
  • open browser tabs you think you’re going to remember to go back to
  • grief over something you can’t control
  • worry over something you can’t control
  • drawers full of old papers and documents (esp if 10+ years old)

i could keep going. we’ve all been through at least half, if not all, of the things on the list.

so there are some things you may not have thought about releasing, but maybe now you will.

what you will need:

  • 1 tsp dried orange peel, or dried orange slices
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp cedar shavings or cedar incense leaves/needles
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp dried honeysuckle
  • 1 tsp (about 3 thick slices) ginseng root (preferably dried)
  • 5 drops sandalwood essential oil (you can use absolute oil if you can’t find EO)
  • 5 drops jasmine essential oil
  • cauldron or stone/ceramic bowl that is heat proof
  • candle and matches or lighter
  • scrap of paper and pen

the spell:

  1. mix the dried herbs and essential oils in the cauldron. Using one of the matches, light your candle, then light the herb mixture. you want some good aromatic smoke coming off the cauldron contents, so may need to blow on it to get it going.
  2. close your eyes for a minute or two and visualize yourself how you will exist after you have released whatever you are releasing. what will you look like? what will you feel like? where will you be? will you gain something like money, respect, or career advancement? will you reconnect with a loved one? how will your life be better?
  3. picture exactly what you want the final outcome of the release to manifest for you. hold that image in your mind for a minute longer until it feels as if its happening right now.
  4. open your eyes and write on the scrap of paper your exact outcome. it must be in present tense. (do not write ‘I will stop smoking.’ write ‘i no longer smoke.’)
  5. place the scrap of paper into the cauldron with the herbs and let it alight. if it does not catch, use another match to light it carefully inside the cauldron.

it is optional say anything out loud, but if you’d like, here is a great release incantation:

letting go, letting go

away from me you will flow

i release you, i release you

no longer will you grow

  1. as your paper burns, and smoke rises, you can repeat the incantation if you wish, but it is important to visualize the smoke rising as whatever you are releasing. if you want to stop smoking, the smoke rising is your impulse or dependency on cigarettes or nicotine. if you want to let go of a toxic person, the smoke rising is your desire to be in contact with them. and so forth.
  2. open a window to let the released energy and intent out and away from you.
  3. feel free to meditate on your purpose or outcome further at this point, if your herbs or paper are still burning. i sometimes like to sit and meditate or psychically mull over my intention and outcomes as my candles or other burning things burn down or go out, as a signal of the spell being complete and sealed.
  4. once the cauldron contents have finished smoking, take them and bury them at the base of a tree or toss them into a body of water flowing away from you.

this combination of herbs and oils is great for any general releasing spell, but i find it is also particularly effective for self-growth types of releases, like self love, commitment to letting go of self-destructive habits, and moving forward from bad habits.

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