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arcanemysteries:

Tarot Etiquette For Querents.

Anonymous asked: What resources would you recommend for a beginner interested in sea magic?

natural-magics:

  • Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy by Sandra Kynes
  • Folklore and the Sea by Horace Beck 
  • Water Magic by Mary Muryn
  • Ocean Amulets by Katlyn Breene 
  • Sea Witch by Wendy Joubert
  • Earth Power by Scott Cunningham (contains chapters on water, weather and sea magic)
  • Traditional Witchcraft by the Seashore by Melusine Draco
  • Mermaid Magic: Connecting with the Energy of the Ocean and Healing Power of Water by Serene Conneeley

on-line resources:

Nightmare Jar

witchsmoke:

Some friends of mine were having pretty aggravating nightmares, so I put together some jars to help them out.

Tools and ingredients:

  • Small clear jar or bottle (a baby food jar works well or anything you can seal)
  • Black yarn
  • Hair of person needing protection
  • Sharp objects like nails, screws, glass, and my favorite are the pod casings from buckeyes
  • Salt
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Rose petals (optional)

Procedure:

Start by placing hair in the vessel. This tricks whatever is coming after the person into being drawn to the jar. I suppose you could also use a portrait, fingernails, or any other “decoy” you wish. (My friend made one for a friend once using her own hair instead of the person having nightmares and received good results from that as well.)

Put in your sharp pointies now. They are going to poke and prod at the negativity and trap it in the jar once they’ve been drawn in, caging it in.

Next, put in your herbs. Mint and Lavender are meant to help the afflicted gain restful and calm sleep, plus mint has cleansing properties.I added rose petals for love.

Add about half of your salt.

The black yarn is meant to absorb the negative energy that is drawn in by the hair/nails/picture/etc. Wrap it up into a tiny little ball and drop it into the jar, imagining the darkness getting sucked into the yarn.

Pour the remaining salt into the vessel and seal it up. Feel free to include any relevant sigils or runes you wish on the outside of the bottle, and/or ask for a deity’s blessing.

Upkeep:

Keep the nightmare jar near the bed. A windowsill is best, as you will need to recharge the bottle in sunlight every so often. So if you can find a place where it can charge and clean in the sun by day and be there for you at night, that would be ideal.

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Amethyst geode

thegreenwolf:

shawngalaxy:

cap-ulet:

let’s take a moment to appreciate my boyfriends house and this magical room I can’t even

God. If I could bathe in that tub I would die

How do you not knock the plants off the edge of the tub? I can’t even take a shower without half the products ending up underfoot.

You Can’t Take the Sky from Me - A Spell to Keep Flying (Firefly)

fyeahpopculturewitchcraft:

This spell is for when you’re in a tough spot, when the world is trying to bring you down, when you just need to keep flying.

You will need:

  • A leaf
  • Three stones
  • A permanent marker
  • A windy day
  • A brown coat. This is just to wear during the spell as ceremonial dress of sorts; it can be a parka, a blazer, plaid, striped, whatever; it can be second-hand or borrowed or anything. As long as it’s a coat and it’s brown, you’ll be shiny. If you don’t have and can’t get a brown coat, a brown shirt will work, or any item of apparel that you feel connects you to Firefly or its characters.

Procedure:

The three stones represent the troubles in your life. If you wish, you can take the permanent marker and write specific worries, problems, or things you’ve lost on each stone, or you can just meditate on your troubles while holding the stones.

The leaf represents you, and your ability to persevere even through these troubles. Take the marker and write on the leaf “I will keep flying." Write it as many times as you’d like, and feel free to add other Firefly quotes that appeal to you, or even quotes from other sources.

Put on your brown coat, and go outside. This works best when you have a good space to throw the stones without being able to see where they land, or a pond or body of water to sink them in. If you have to do this out a window, you can, but be careful.

Taking the stones in hand, say or sing: Take my love.

and throw one of the stones. If you’re doing this out a window, just drop it carefully - causing property damage is not the idea here. However, if you do just drop the stones, don’t look for them ever again. Don’t pick them up. Don’t look down when you’re walking in the area where you dropped them. If you happen to accidentally glimpse one, pretend you didn’t. For the purposes of this spell, those stones are gone the instant you let go of them after speaking the words. 

Continue the first verse of the song, throwing the second rock after you say Take my land, and the third after you say Take me where I cannot stand.

Now hold up the leaf, and say to yourself 

I don’t care, I’m still free.

As you say these words, imagine yourself leaving behind the troubles that you cast away with those stones. If it isn’t a very windy day, tear up the leaf as you speak, which will let the scraps fly away more easily.
When you say
You can’t take the sky from me,
cast the leaf into the wind, and watch how it soars. 

If you’d like, you can repeat this process using more stones, more leaves, and other verses of the Ballad of Serenity.

the-darkest-of-lights:

I got these beauties at the gem fair. :)