Q:Does the candle need to be blown out for the birthday wish or do we leave it burning?
Oh this is a great question! Blow out the candle so you can put it somewhere you can see it until your wish comes true. Apologies for not clarifying.
Happy Birthday To Me!
My birthday just recently passed (August 17th) and in honor of that here’s some birthday magic.
Birthday Wish Spell
- 1 Birthday candle (the multicolored cheap wax ones)
- Piece of parchment paper or 1 bay leaf
- Writing utensil (use this opportunity to customize the color of the ink to further the intent of your wish. Green for money, red for love, etc.)
- Your birthday.
1. Write down your wish on the bay leaf or parchment paper.
2. Light the candle.
Happy birthday to me.
This year could just be,
The best one so far,
With this wish in the stars.
4. Burn the wish after your chant.
5. Put the candle somewhere you can see it all the time to remind you of what you want.
Poisonous Herbs + Plants
I saw a post with a list of poisonous herbs already, but I thought I’d add to it since there are several more dangerous plants that are commonly used. First post can be found here. Check it out for additional herbs.
Arnica: Should not be taken internally as it is potentially toxic, but it provides one of the best remedies for external local healing of bruises and strains.
Bleeding Heart: May be poisonous in large amounts. Has proved fatal to cattle.
Buttercup: Irritant juices may severely injure the digestive system.
Daphne: Fatal. A few berries can kill a child.
Elderberry: Children have been poisoned by using pieces of the pithy stems for blowguns. Nausea and digestive upset.
Elephant Ear: All parts. Intense burning and irritation of the mouth and tongue. Death can occur if base of the tongue swells enough to block the air passage of the throat.
Golden Chain: Severe poisoning. Excitement, staggering, convulsions and coma. May be fatal.
Hyacinth: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. May be fatal.
Iris: Severe digestive upset.
Jasmine: Berries. Fatal. Digestive disturbance and nervous symptoms.
Larkspur: Digestive upset, nervous excitement, depression. May be fatal.
Lily of the Valley: Irregular heartbeat and pulse, usually accompanied by digestive upset and mental confusion.
Monkshood: Digestive upset and nervous excitement.
Moonseed: Berries. Blue, purple color, resembling wild grapes. May be fatal.
Nightshade: Fatal. Intense digestive disturbance and nervous symptoms.
Oak: Acorns. Affects kidneys gradually. Symptoms appear only after several days or weeks. Takes a large amount for poisoning.
Oleander: Leaves, branches. Extremely poisonous. Affects the heart, produces severe digestive upset and has caused death.
Rhubarb: Fatal. Large amounts of raw or cooked leaves can cause convulsions, coma, followed rapidly by death.
Rosary Pea: Fatal. A single Rosary Pea seed has caused death. One or two Castor Bean seeds are near the lethal dose for adults.
Wisteria: Mild to severe digestive upset. Many children are poisoned by this plant.
8 Methods of Grounding and Connecting to the Earth’s Frequencies :-
The term grounding means connected to the Earth, and it is one that spans numerous different cultures, traditions, and spiritual practices. While it is associated with feelings of balance, connection, centeredness, sinking, being anchored and in the flow, I would like to explore the greater implications of what is happening every time you go outside and relax into nature.
All species upon our planet are shaped by the forces and presence of the Earth and the cosmos, and as such this connection is deeply inherent to a sustainable state of well-being. The Earth, as an organic and inorganic system, is constantly bathing all life on the planet with its highly ordered and coherent electromagnetic field. The natural tendency of an organism is to couple with the Earth’s energy field, and come into a state of mutual cooperation and harmony with its external environment, finding its niche and its place within a system.
What we need to understand is that all systems strive to achieve, return to, or maintain a state of pure coherence. In every single moment, whether one is aware of it or not, we are taking part in a constant process within our universe, coupling with other energy fields and finding some sort of balance within this space. This happens everywhere, with life within an ecosystem, when you sit down in your favorite chair and watch television, when you play with animals, or when you say hello to your neighbor. We are constantly interacting with the energy fields all around us in varying degrees and to varying results.
The more organized or coherent these fields are, the more effectively and efficiently energy can be transferred to both stimulate and enhance the lesser organized of the two. Of utmost important to all life on our planet, the Earth’s field has a normal lower range of ~7.8 Hz, also known as the Schumann Resonance.
This natural rhythm is found in multiple places within the human organism, and it is inherent to functioning at our most efficient, sustainable, and coherent state. The human body cavity resonates at 7.8 Hz. Our Alpha and Theta brain waves both border the frequency of 7.8 Hz. These brain waves are associated with insight, intuition, inspiration, meditation, relaxation, and calmness.
Thus, the Earth resonates with our biological system, bringing us into a state of greater coherence. This enhances our mental, emotional, and physical well being. When grounded, organisms operate more efficiently and harmoniously and can more freely access the Earth’s stabilizing electromagnetic energy to increase vitality, health, wellness and enjoy a prolonged lifespan.
This is ancient knowledge that is expressed in widely different cultures, traditions, and spiritual practices, and it all draws from our connection to the Earth. It is then important to become aware that the dominant Western paradigm in the world at the moment is largely set up to alienate people and hinder this connection to the Earth.
The economic system is set up to keep people inside generating information, in large buildings of stone and metal that disconnect us from the Earth. We surround ourselves with machines and technology that constantly bombard us with electromagnetic radiation, i.e. telephones, computers, televisions, etc. We are sold pieces of insulating plastic or rubber to put onto our feet when we are out in nature, hindering the flow of energy from the Earth up into our physical vessel. Pollution and invasive procedures within the Earth distort the electromagnetic field.
Thankfully, we can cultivate our connection to the Earth and facilitate a more coherent, healthy state of being through the practice of grounding. Below are detailed many different methods that one can utilize to bring the human organism back into harmony with the Earth’s energetic field:
1. Go Outside
Be out in nature; go to a field, a mountain, a swamp, a river, a stream, a beach, the ocean. Get out of the office, off of the couch. Be in the presence of nature, be in the presence of life.
2. Walk in Nature Barefoot
Enjoy some quality barefoot time. The human species has thrived for thousands of years barefoot, let’s take the time to return to this practice in our daily life.
3. Hug a Tree
It’s science; go couple and touch another organism to balance your energy field.
4. Use Grounding Technology
Many people and companies have developed technology that ground you and replenish your body with negative ions. The Earth is the largest electron donor and receiver, and the ideal PH of the human body is alkaline to neutral. Germs, bacteria, parasites, viruses have a positive charge and thrive in an acidic environment. Using grounding electrodes helps increase the electro-negativity of the human organism, making the internal environment more alkaline, which is widely recognized as critical to a healthy immune system. Innovative products for grounding the body in unnatural environments like the Earthing mat, or the Earthing sheet from Earthing.com are practical ways to maintain harmonizing electro-magnetic contact with the earth.
5. Utilize Visualization
As conscious beings, we can alter and regulate or energy field through our changing emotions, and how we choose to feel. Visualization is an ancient practice that is incredibly effective and can be done in any moment, no matter where you are. Below are a few techniques that are quite effective.
6. Grounding Chord
Visualize, see, feel, or simply be aware of the center of the Earth and the free energy that it emits. With your mind and heart, reach down into the core, and pull up a pulsing, twisting chord of energy from the depths of the Earth. Hook this chord onto your root chakra, or sacral chakra as well for women, and feel the immediate connection between you and the Earth as the energy flows through you. You may become aware of a sinking feeling, a tightening and flexing of the perineum and muscles in your groin and butt area. Conversely, you can also flex these muscles and concentrate on sending the chord down into the Earth, as well.
Practice and repeat this process as often as you need. Experiment with different chords of different colors and thicknesses, and experience the incredibly wide variety of sensations that it will instil in you.
7. Tree Meditation
Visualize, see, feel or simply be aware of your body, and become a tree. Feel your feet grow roots that sink down into the Earth and anchor you to it. Feel your legs and thighs become wood as well, as the roots that grow up from the ground encircle and entwine themselves around your legs, and continue to spread up your body. Feel the straightening in your spine as you become a trunk, feel the energy rising from the Earth up into your stomach, into your heart, into your head. Feel your arms become branches that grow, stretch, and reach for the sky, drinking in the light of the sun and changing it into energy. Feel your crown open as it fills with light, which then flows down into your roots and into the Earth.
8. Mountain Meditation
Visualize, see, feel, or simply be aware of your body becoming a mountain, turning into stone. We see only the tips of mountains, their roots run deep into the Earth. Feel your legs and lower body anchoring into the bedrock and stone of the Earth, and the feelings of peace and calmness that come with it. Become the base of the mountain as it grows upwards and reaches into the sky. Feel your crown as the top of the mountain, where the Earth and sky meet and mingle; the connection of these two opposite spectrum’s that are in perpetual balance.
We have the ability to regulate and change our state of being. While indeed we are a product of our environments, constantly in the presence of other external forces and influences, we always have a choice as to how we choose to feel and how we respond. We have the choice to change our external and internal environment to come into a state of greater harmony and coherence. I invite you to utilize the information and techniques above to increase your coherence, elevate your vibration, and take your power back to be the change in the universe you wish to see.
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Modern Day Greek Gods - Interpretations of the Olympic Pantheon (plus a few more!)
Click these links for descriptions of each character:
Holy crap! Finally finished, and here’s the masterpost! I’ve had so much fun with all of these. It was a great exercise in character design and I really got into it (lol originally I was only going to do Hera and Zeus). Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement on this project!
Now onto the next!
(also sorry because I know I’ve been spamming you with the last ones all day)
shameless self reblog because whoa I did not expect so many people to like this
Q:Is there a way I can talk to my mom on a oujii board ? Or is it you talk to whoever the board choices?
The board usually attracts any spirit which is why I don’t recommend it’s usage whereas a seance you can channel specific spirits.
Q:Is it considered rude/bad/disrespectful when choosing a witch name to use the name of a god or goddess? (e.g, Freya)?
No, but be sure to ask the Goddess/God before hand. You wouldn’t take something that isn’t yours without permission and name that isn’t yours counts.
Q:I was reading your post about writing spells. I was wondering what if you wanted to write a spell for yourself. Like maybe a weight loss spell or hair growth. How would you go about that?
Well first you would have to find the right materials to work it and how you would symbolize this spell. For a weight loss spell for example fire should be incorporated to symbolize the “burning” of calories/fat/etc.
Then I would use something to be burned to symbolize. Maybe you could let a candle burn for awhile to “melt” away those things.
Then I’d have to do something to revolve around staying healthy and fit. Maybe praying to Hygieia the Goddess of good health and giving her an offering. Also try praying to her every day after this spell, it’ll remind you to stay fit and give her more incentive to help you.
Lastly you’ll need some chant to do during the spell. It doesn’t have to be artistic and thought conjuring. A simple I hate fat yes I do I hate fat how about you *burns paper symbolizing the extra weight on your body* will suffice.
Spells can be simple or elaborate. It all depends on the skills, knowledge, and even age of the Witch performing them.
Q:Do dark transparent figures mean anything? I woke up to one the other day (2 or 3am) standing over me, though in my sleepy stupor i vrushed it off and rolled over and gell back asleep. I felt a distict male vibe and i also felt no threat.
It could be a spirit, demon, or even fairy messing with the shadows. If you are having no other contact besides this one way of seeing the spirit there should be no threat. Try and talk to it. Give it an offering and see if it accepts any food. Depending on what it likes/accepts you’ll be able to figure out what it is.
Q:What are some symbols to use to honor the sun?
A picture of the sun, heliolite, fire, plants (which take in the suns energy therefore become a symbol of the sun), the colors red, orange, and yellow, and lions.
Q:I'm new to Wicca and was wondering if you could recommend me some links or books as well as simple spells and chants. As I read on your blog you said to research the background of the religion I think I'm not exactly sure if it is as I don't trust many website due to false information and tacky sites so can you help?
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Q:I've been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years, he's very in love but his doubts and trust issues make him confused and he will leave me from time to time. What kind of spell will secure his heart to mine, secure the relationship.?
Protection of a Relationship - This spell can be used to protect the relationships of two people where love exists.
- A beeswax candle
- Two fresh Rose petals
- Two dried apple seeds
- A 4” x 4” piece of unbleached cotton or wool fabric
- A length of natural twine
1. Light the candle.
2. Lay the fabric flat.
3. Lay each Rose petal on the fabric in front of the candle. In the center of each Rose petal, place an apple seed.
Repeat the following words:
As the heat of the flame, so burns the heat of this love between (name the parties).
With this molten wax, I seal the love as beginning to end, seed to flower, day to night, sunrise to sunset and moon-to-moon.
Let this day be as every day and every day be as this day until the days have come to end at the end of the final moon.
4. Take the candle and drip wax over the seed in the center of each Rose petal. Do not move the Rose petals.
5. Roll the fabric neatly and secure it with the twine. Extinguish the candle.
6. Tie the packet to the candle with the ends of the twine. Place the whole packet in a secure and hidden place.
Q:Do you have any ideas for things to do on the solstice and what time of day to do them?
Best time of day is right at sunrise, the middle of the day (12:00), sunset, and midnight that night.