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A Spell to Make Your Garden Flourish

amethyst-wings:

You’ll need: 

  • 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.

(Source: noxfae, via natural-magics)

spiritscraft:

sleepyoldowl:

I really, really need this.

Grabby hands

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ozonebabys-temple:

Capturing the uncaught mind : This technique comes from the Buddhist tradition for Yoga.
This is a good technique to use for 15-20 minutes before a meditation session, especially if you are having trouble calming the mind. I find it very useful on days when my mind is incredibly active and resisting meditation. Technique: * Relax the entire being and slow the breath *
Begin to focus upon the pauses between each inhalation and exhalation * Start counting each cycle of inhalation and exhalation as one count * Count each cycle from 1-7, then start back at one and count from 1-14, then starting back at one, count each cycle from 1-21, and so on….increasing each time by 7 counts *
If at anytime the mind interferes and you forget which count or which cycle you are one, then start again 1-7, 1-14, and so on. The purpose is not to see how many counts you can get, but it is to still the mind and focus upon the pauses between inhalation and exhalation.
The counting is merely a tool to keep the mind focused and calm. You may find that some days you struggle to complete the first round of seven, this is just fine. Do not get discouraged. With constant practice you will find that you are able to complete more and more rounds and eventually you may not need this technique anymore.
After you feel that your mind is in a calm state and you would like to move into another form of meditation focus on stabilizing the captured mind. * Keep yourself in a state of neutrality, having non-reaction to thoughts. Detach from thoughts completely.
Do not feel unhappy if there are no thoughts, or disappointed if there are thoughts. * Use the witness consciousness – the stillness that exists behind every thought and action. This is the background of awareness where thoughts are coming and going. Stay in the awareness of the awareness itself~
 ozonebabys-temple
Image : Elana Ray

ozonebabys-temple:

Capturing the uncaught mind : This technique comes from the Buddhist tradition for Yoga.

This is a good technique to use for 15-20 minutes before a meditation session, especially if you are having trouble calming the mind. I find it very useful on days when my mind is incredibly active and resisting meditation. Technique: * Relax the entire being and slow the breath *

Begin to focus upon the pauses between each inhalation and exhalation * Start counting each cycle of inhalation and exhalation as one count * Count each cycle from 1-7, then start back at one and count from 1-14, then starting back at one, count each cycle from 1-21, and so on….increasing each time by 7 counts *

If at anytime the mind interferes and you forget which count or which cycle you are one, then start again 1-7, 1-14, and so on. The purpose is not to see how many counts you can get, but it is to still the mind and focus upon the pauses between inhalation and exhalation.

The counting is merely a tool to keep the mind focused and calm. You may find that some days you struggle to complete the first round of seven, this is just fine. Do not get discouraged. With constant practice you will find that you are able to complete more and more rounds and eventually you may not need this technique anymore.

After you feel that your mind is in a calm state and you would like to move into another form of meditation focus on stabilizing the captured mind. * Keep yourself in a state of neutrality, having non-reaction to thoughts. Detach from thoughts completely.

Do not feel unhappy if there are no thoughts, or disappointed if there are thoughts. * Use the witness consciousness – the stillness that exists behind every thought and action. This is the background of awareness where thoughts are coming and going. Stay in the awareness of the awareness itself~

 ozonebabys-temple

Image : Elana Ray

(via fuckyeahyoga)

thingsgotwyrd:

goddessnpagan:

I finally got my new icon for my altar to Hathor!
*Happy dance *
I did the Opening of the Mouth as best I could and am now off to bake a pie in celebration while listening to some of my favorite belly dance music.
Pie will be given in offering and wine will be drunk.

That may be one of the nicest statues I’ve ever seen! :D

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?

through-the-hagstone:

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. 

herbal-hippie:

babywitchh:

fingersandfelines:

malformalady:

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.

i like how the grass looks in the middle

these are in my yard!

when i was little i used to wander around the fields and find these❀

herbal-hippie:

babywitchh:

fingersandfelines:

malformalady:

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.

i like how the grass looks in the middle

these are in my yard!

when i was little i used to wander around the fields and find these

(via the-plurprincess)

Time of Day for Spellcrafting

natural-magics:

•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

(Source: averywitchyblog)

davemahan:

"Descent to the Zenith"
“Ritual Knife”
“Flying Ointment”
“Drawing Down the Moon”
“Divination”
“Cottage Witch”
“The Horned One”

I have always been a much bigger fan of black and white art than I have color work. For everyone else who shares my tastes, here are the original black and white versions of the 7 main pieces from my year long thesis project. My thesis was an investigation into witchcraft, paganism, and the occult. The final colorized versions of these pieces all came out well, but there is something about the black and white versions that doesn’t come across in the color versions.

All of these pieces were produced between August and December of 2013. They are all 12”x18” mixed media on illustration board or paper.

Digital prints of all these pieces are available at www.etsy.com/shop/workweak

(via spiritscraft)

norsemanarts:

Jörmungandr - Wood Burning by Norseman Arts. 
My Facebook. 

norsemanarts:

Jörmungandr - Wood Burning by Norseman Arts

My Facebook

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