Wand came out fabulous! + Update

I made my wand today and it came out sooooo good.
Please check it out here!

https://theblackgrimoire.wordpress.com/my-diy-witchy-crafts/

Update: My bones ended up having to go in the trash.. they ended up smelling like rotting flesh when I had them in a bucket to clean them for about a week. I will have to try again at a later date.

Next Witchy Project will be my Wooden Runestones and Finishing my hand crafted Tarot card deck.

Witchy Update.

Sorry there hasn’t been a post in a bit. I’ve been pretty busy. Though as a short update of what I am up to as far as Witchy things:

  1. With the help of my roommate I have found a suitable branch for my wooden runestones. It’s currently sitting in my room kind of on hold until I get my wood burner.
  2. I have purchased all the supplies to craft my wand, hopefully I will do that this coming weekend so I can post pictures to the blog.
  3. I’ve been collecting and cleaning jars/bottles around the house and am getting quite the collection.
  4. My spice collection has began. I intend to get a few bottles every month when grocery shopping. The bottles I have gone after are nice glass bottles. Hoping to keep with that theme.
  5. I have started designing my own homemade tarot card designs in Photoshop, and will be posting them when they are finished.
  6. I have began bone cleaning and whitening. Right now my bones are in the de-greasing stage. Next will be whitening.

I think that about wraps everything up. I might not be posting too much,but I have things in the works.

🔥 A word on Beltane 🔥

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It’s Beltane, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the fertility of the earth. This spring celebration is all about new life, fire, passion and rebirth, so there are all kinds of creative ways you can set up for the season. Depending on how much space you have, you can try some or even all of these ideas — obviously, someone using a bookshelf as an altar will have less flexibility than someone using a table, but use what calls to you most.

COLORS OF THE SEASON

This is a time when the earth is lush and green as new grass and trees return to life after a winter of dormancy. Use lots of greens, as well as bright spring colors — the yellow of the daffodils, forsythia and dandelions; the purples of the lilac; the blue of a spring sky or a robin’s egg. Decorate your altar with any or all of these colors in your altar cloths, candles, or colored ribbons.

FERTILITY SYMBOLS

The Beltane holiday is the time when, in some traditions, the Male energy of the god is at its most potent. He is often portrayed with a large and erect phallus, and other symbols of his fertility include antlers, sticks, acorns, and seeds. You can include any of these on your altar. Consider adding a small Maypole centerpiece. In addition to the lusty attributes of the god, the fertile womb of the goddess is honored at Beltane as well.

She is the earth, warm and inviting, waiting for seeds to grow within her. Add a goddess symbol, such as a statue, cauldron, cup, or other feminine items. Any circular item, such as a wreath or ring, can be used to represent the goddess as well.

🌺FLOWERS AND FAERIES🌺

Beltane is the time when the earth is greening once again — as new life returns, flowers are abundant everywhere.

Add a collection of early spring flowers to your altar — daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, daisies, tulips — or consider making a floral crown to wear yourself. You may even want to pot some flowers or herbs as part of your Sabbat ritual. In some cultures, Beltane is sacred to the Fae.

🔥FIRE FESTIVAL🔥

Because Beltane is one of the four fire festivals in modern paganism, find a way to incorporate fire into your altar setup. Although one popular custom is to hold a bonfire outside, that may not be practical for everyone, so instead it can be in the form of candles (the more the better), or a table-top brazier of some sort. A small cast-iron cauldron placed on a heat-resistant tile makes a great place to build an indoor fire.

AM BEANNACHADH BEALLTAIN
(THE BELTANE BLESSING)

Bless, O threefold true and bountiful,
Myself, my spouse, my children.
Bless everything within my dwelling and in my possession,
Bless the kine and crops, the flocks and corn,
From Samhain Eve to Beltane Eve,
With goodly progress and gentle blessing,
From sea to sea, and every river mouth,
From wave to wave, and base of waterfall.
Be the maiden, mother, and crone
Taking possession of all to me belonging.
Be the Horned God, the Wild Spirit of the Forest,
Protecting me in truth and honor.
Satisfy my soul and shield my loved ones,
Blessing every thing and every one,
All my land and my surroundings.
Great gods who create and bring life to all,
I ask for your blessings on this day of fire.

A PRAYER TO THE HORNED GOD

God of the green,
Lord of the forest,
I offer you my sacrifice.
I ask you for your blessing.
You are the man in the trees,
the green man of the woods,
who brings life to the dawning spring.
You are the deer in rut,
mighty Horned One,
who roams the autumn woods,
the hunter circling round the oak,
the antlers of the wild stag,
and the lifeblood that spills upon
the ground each season.
God of the green,
Lord of the forest,
I offer you my sacrifice.
I ask you for your blessing.

Source: MageEye

Using the Right Incense for Your Witchcraft Spell

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Scented incense can be a great addition to any witchcraft spell or magickal work you perform. If possible, you will want to choose the right scent to add more power to your spell.

Following are some common incense scents, and the types of spells they can be used for:

Sage – sage scented incense is great for clearing the air, neutralizing negativity, and promoting a more peaceful atmosphere.

Myrrh – myrrh incense is wonderful for healing spells, self-love rituals, or any type of calming meditation.

Sandalwood – sandalwood incense has protective properties, and can be used in spells to banish negativity, repel evil, and make you feel more safe and secure.

Frankincense – frankincense incense is a great “clearing” incense and can help to create a calm, peaceful atmosphere in your home. It’s helpful in healing spells and enhancing mental clarity.

Lavender – lavender incense is great for lifting your mood, making you feel happy, joyful, and optimistic. It can also be used in love spells, prosperity spells, and fertility spells.

Gardenia – gardenia incense is wonderful for promoting peace and tranquility. It can encourage harmony between those who are fighting, and bring a peaceful solution to conflicts.

Cinnamon – cinnamon incense is excellent for prosperity and money spells. It can also be used in protection rituals and spells to enhance your psychic abilities.

Lemongrass – lemongrass incense has a fresh, clean scent that can help enhance your mental awareness. It is great for spells that involve mental clarity, focus, and intelligence. It can also help to open your psychic awareness and promote visions.

Vanilla – vanilla incense is great for love spells, increasing your physical energy, and improving mental alertness. You can also use it to enhance feelings of inner peace and comfort.

Rose – rose incense is often used in love spells, but it is also great for enhancing your psychic awareness, promoting healing and peace in the home, and attracting good luck.

You don’t always have to use incense in spells; you can use it as a magickal aid in any situation.

Simply give some thought to the circumstances you want to encourage, and choose a scent of incense that will help bring it into being.

For example, if you want to improve your mental clarity, burn some lemongrass incense while you study.

If you feel sluggish and irritable, light some lavender incense and allow the light scent to lift your mood.

If your family members are bickering, light some myrrh incense and let the calming scent spread through your home.

If you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have the right scented incense to enhance your spell, it’s okay! Just try to choose something neutral like frankincense, myrrh, or sandalwood, or something light like a floral scent. Or simply burn some sage to help neutralize negativity and add a pleasant scent to the air.

You can also “charge” your incense before lighting it, to help activate the natural properties of the herbs it was made with. Simply hold the sticks or cones gently in your hands, and visualize the outcome you wish to encourage, and let your energy infuse the incense with your intention. Then when you light it, it will release your energy out into the atmosphere as it burns.

Source: Wingsforthespirit.com

Color Magick Reference Chart

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There are many ways to use color in magick. Here are just a few examples:
  • You can choose clothing, altar cloths, and candles in colors associated with the intent of your spell or ritual.
  • You can write spells, incantations, talismans, and sigils using ink or colored pencils in colors corresponding to the magick you are working.
  • When meditating, you can envision yourself surrounded by light in a color associated with your purpose.
The correspondence table below describes the magickal properties associated with a variety of colors.
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