- 1 piece of garnet or sunstone (fire)
- 1 piece of clear quartz or amethyst (wind)
- 1 piece of lapis lazuli or jade (water)
- 1 piece aventurine or jet (earth)
- 1 brown or green candle
- a compass
Use the compass to find the cardinal directions, and bury the stones at these points:
- fire to the south
- air to the east
- water to the west
- earth to the north
With each burial, repeat “By the 4 powers, my garden flowers”. After the stones are in place, set the candle in the center of your garden area. Make sure there is nothing flammable around it, and light it. Say the words four more times, and visualize a healthy circle glowing around your garden. Let the candle burn for a few minutes and then put it out.
For the rest of the year, make sure to give proper care to your plants, and you should have a wonderful garden.
Life is a balancing act.
When you start out young, you’ve got your tasks to begin you on your journey- School work, maintaining friendships, connecting and learning with/from your parents, exploring and learning about the world. These are your responsibilities, essentially.
From there, as life goes on, you acquire new responsibilities, like a job, maintaining and cultivating new relationships both platonic and romantic, learning about people and the world around you, learning about your dynamic with your parents and your parents as people, college, religion if you choose to have one, and if so, your relationship with your religious path and deities, etc.
You continue to grow and you continue to acquire new things that require your attention on a fairly regular basis to be maintained, some constantly. And as time passes and as you grow, you have to adapt and learn to juggle all these things.
I didn’t learn how to do this fully as I grew. Unfortunately I’ve dealt with the toxic cocktail of laziness and anxiety that have barred me from keeping up with all my responsibilities. Only now, at 22, am I really attempting to learn how to juggle all these things and then throw new elements into the mix.
My job, my health, my relationships, my free time, and most relevant to this blog, my religion. I’ve had such a hard time juggling all these things that I ended up cutting off work with the Gods and Goddesses I had been connecting with because I had made promises I couldn’t keep. But I’m happy to say that lately, I’ve been getting better. Slowly but surely, I’m getting the hang of doing this balancing act we all do in life, and I can’t wait for the day when I’ll be able to cultivate and keep relationships with my deities.
I’m getting there. Slowly but surely.
Anonymous asked: What is your favorite part of your craft?
I enjoy the immense satisfaction I get when I see that a charm, spell, or curse is in effect. I enjoy the use of flying ointments and when I dance and drink and suddenly find myself flying above where I am with my familiar-spirit. I love learning more about my craft everyday by connecting with my ancestors whenever possible. It’s been a continuous journey, especially when I grew up Christian. The best part is that I feel that I am in control and I’m not waiting on a deity to answer my prayers for me when I can do the damn task myself.
•Morning: awakening, new beginning, fertility, life direction.
•Daytime: growth, financial gains, good life, generosity.
•Midday: willpower, strength, sustenance, perseverance, overcoming obstacles.
•Twilight: change, receptiveness, parenting, moving between the worlds.
• Evening: camaraderie, spirituality, joy, pleasure, family gatherings, children, play.
•Late Night: occult learning: increase knowledge/wisdom, enlightenment, creativity.
•Midnight: releasing, recuperation, recovery, closings, endings.
Source: Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows by Ann Moura