Posted in conservation, Witchy Tips

OneTreePlanted, What it is, and Why Witches Should Care.

So it has occurred to me that I don’t think enough people know about OneTreePlanted. Why aren’t other witches gushing about this charity? Probably just because they don’t know how awesome it is.

So, here we go, my pitch for OTP.

This would be an especially useful resource for any witches who work with earth, or who involve land spirits in their practice at all. Want to make an offering to an earth deity? Donating to OTP is a safe and affordable way to do it.

You have witchy friends with birthdays or want to get a meaningful gift for them for a holiday? You can buy a tree as a gift and, again, *its one single dollar* How cool is that?

With all the horrible things happening involving gag orders on the EPA and the silencing of climate change advocates, if you want to take action to help save the planet, but don’t have a lot of means or energy to do so, this is the charity for you.

Posted in Cultural Appropriation, Witchy Tips

To White American/Canadian Witches/Pagans, from a Native Witch

Remember that you are on stolen indigenous land. Remember that when you practice magic and involve the earth, that you are an invader. That this is colonized land, and it, like those of us remaining indigenous peoples, suffer from the pain and wounds of colonization as it continues today.

Do something about it. If you want to work with the earth, if you want to respect this land, do something about it. Donate to conservation charities, make offerings, go to protests, use your magic to help. Stop appropriating traditional practices, terms and sacred items from indigenous cultures, stop using racial slurs, stop erasing our cultures, stop silencing our voices. Educate your friends, correct others when they say or do something racist and appropriative. Do something to help heal not just the earth, but the people who are struggling to protect it. Who have always protected it. These are our sacred lands that were stolen from us. But we were also stolen away from the land, and our ancestors blood soaks it. It cries out for us, and we cry out for it. Like family members ripped away from one another to be slaughtered and raped.

Don’t stand around bitching about how ‘well that was my ancestors and I shouldn’t have to apologize for what they did’ and ‘I feel so guilty for being white boohoo whoa is me’ literally shut the fuck up because y’all are continuing to colonize and erase indigenous cultures, and continuing to rape and destroy our land and hurt the earth that we work so hard to protect. Check your fucking privilege. White people need to use their voices and their ability as majorities to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Don’t just sit around being all butthurt.

I don’t care if your precious feelings are hurt. My people are STILL being murdered on a daily basis. My sisters vanish and no one cares. I myself was raped and assaulted, falling into the 1 in 3 of all native women who will endure that horror. Our burial grounds are being desecrated. Our histories, our languages, many of our religions, traditions, even the way we love, was illegal and outlawed and we were slaughtered for them. They were beaten out of us, bred out of us. What few spiritual practices we have left, what few reclaimed words and terms we have, are being taken and perverted by new age hippie pagans. Pipelines are being built, oil is leaking into reservation water supplies, essentially sentencing thousands of natives to death and to sickness. Treaties are broken again and again and again and white folk cant even be bothered to show a little respect and not wear us as a Halloween costume. Don’t come whining to me about your fragile feelings cuz I don’t give a single shit. You want to treat me like a relic of the past, like I’m being a baby or like I’m being uncivil. We are still here. And we will not be silent any longer. You can no longer claim ignorance, that you had no idea, because we are telling you now.

You can’t change the past. There is no possible way you can apologize or make up for what your ancestors did. So stop saying you’re sorry. Sorry doesn’t do a goddamn thing. Take action. Be better than them. Change the future. Do something about it.

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Sindarin Songs and Sindarin Tengwar Script for Spells!

This post will be ongoing and I will be adding more stuff as I make them!

Sindarin Songs:

  • Anduril: Consecrating/Cleansing/Charging a knife, sword or ‘athame’
  • The Eagles: Bird Magic, Angel Magic, Air Magic, Familiar Work
  • The Hymn of Elbereth: Goddess Worship, Snow Magic, Star Magic, Moon Magic
  • The Evenstar: Hope, Love, Devotion, Loyalty
  • Aniron: Wish Magic, Desires, Love, Hope
  • Breath of Life: Astral Travel, Spirit Work, Letting Go, Acceptance.
  • The Lay of Luthien: Love, Devotion, Fidelity, Romance.
  • The Grace of Undomiel: Star Magic, Emotional Magic, Divination

Sindarin Phrases/Sindarin Tengwar Calligraphy:

 

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Stimmy Ideas for Neurodivergent Witches

This is an ongoing post and I will add videos as I make them! 🙂

Before we get into the video resources for sensory crafts, I wanted to share some of my stimmy tips!

I am a Neurodivergent witch (depression-anxiety-ptsd-dissociation), and my main stims are sensory toys, chewing my nails (I’m currently trying to switch from this to using chewelry because my intestinal lining has been damaged by the decade and a half of nail chewing), picking at my nails, rocking, bouncing my leg violently, tapping my feet, pulling/messing with my hair and pacing.

So these are just my personal tips on how to combine magic with stimming!

  • Enchant your stims. To do this, just give each stim an individual task. For example, when I rock back and forth I associate that with astral traveling. When I bounce my leg, I am grounding and shaking off excess energy. When I pace, I am raising energy. The potential for this is pretty much limitless, and all you have to do is tell yourself, “When I ____, it will ____.”
  • Use astral travel to help you cope with dissociation or anxiety. Building mindscapes, astral projecting and astral meditations have been helping me to cope with my dissociation for nearly twenty years.
  • Use energy work to help with anxiety and depression. Even just sitting there and breathing deeply and feeling energy flow through you can help. I like to make energy balls and then send them off with different ‘jobs’ to do (this is how I cast spells). I find that doing this and using deep breathing techniques really calms me down, helps me feel in control and helps me to feel like I have a purpose.
  • Use shadow work to help you confront and heal from traumas or PTSD. This one may be something you do very rarely (I usually average about one Shadow a year…at the most) because it can be VERY exhausting, but I really do always feel good afterwards and it has helped me to heal from quite a few emotional traumas.
  • Cultivate an emotionally and mentally rewarding witchy hobby. It could be anything from drawing sigils, growing and caring for a potted plant, collecting crystals to learning to make slime or sensory toys. Find something you enjoy that is not a very demanding task, something that can relax you and something that makes you happy.
  • Make small goals for yourself and reward yourself when you meet it. It can be anything. Get out of bed or take a shower or go get groceries. This isn’t necessarily a magic-related tip, but it really helps my depression.

Okay! On with the main part of the post! The hyperlinks will take you to my DIY/Stimming videos on youtube so you can make it yourself, or you can check out my etsy shop here to check out my current selection available for purchase!

General Use:

For Green Witches:

For Sea Witches:

For Space Witches:

For Winter Witches:

For Storm Witches:

For Kitchen Witches:

 

 

 

 

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Lord of the Rings Magic Masterpost

 

So, I first read/watched The Lord of the Rings when I was around ten years old. I have been in love with the story ever since. Many of these spells inspired by the movies/books are to be sung. Ill include video links so you can listen along! They are categorized by [Spell Name] (Purpose-Format).

  • Not All Who Wander (Hope/Peace-Spoken Word)
    • A spoken word poem spell to help you find a sense of hope and peace. Recite aloud to yourself while imagining each word creating a beautiful wisp of clouds as it leaves your lips.
    • “All that is gold does not glitter,
      Not all those who wander are lost;
      The old that is strong does not wither,
      Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

      From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
      A light from the shadows shall spring;
      Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
      The crownless again shall be king.”

  • You Shall Not Pass! (Protection-Ward)
    • To quickly summon a very strong shield of energy around you to protect you from negative energy or spirits.
    • Take a deep breath. Visualize yourself surrounded by a bright blue and white light.
    • Feel energy flow up through your spine, down you arms, to your palms.
    • Create an energy ball. Slowly expand it until it completely surrounds you, creating what you visualized earlier. Feel it. It is strong, solid, unbreakable.
    • Say the phrase, “You shall not pass.” to complete the ward and seal it into place.
  • The Light of Earendil (Hope-Vial/Jar)
    • A spell vial to bring you light and hope when everything seems hopeless.
    • Ingredients: Small vial/jar, blue and silver glitter, blue glitter glue, full moon water.
      • “I give you the light of Earendil, our most beloved star.
      • May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
  • I am No Man! (Confidence-Enchantment)
    • To enchant a hair tie or clip to give you a boost of confidence when you remove it.
    • Take your favorite hair accessory and hold it in your palm.
    • Focus on a time when you felt the most powerful. When you felt really confident in yourself.
    • Channel a burst of energy from your heart down to your hands and into the tie.
  • Houses of Healing (Love-Song)
    • To be used as a love spell to instill or bring forward underlying feelings of longing in a person.
    • “With a sigh, you turn away
      With a deepening heart
      No words to say
      You will find
      That the world has changed
      Forever
      The trees are now turning
      From green to gold
      The sun is now fading
      I wish I could
      Hold you closer.”
  • All Shall Fade (Curse-Song)
    • Use this as a curse to make your subject’s self esteem wither away.
    • “Home is behind the world ahead
      And there are many paths to tread
      Through shadow to the edge of night
      Until the stars are all alight.
      Mist and shadow
      Cloud and shade
      All shall fade
      All shall fade”
  • Not All Tears are an Evil (Emotional Balance-Vial/Jar)
    • Use this to help bring emotional balance and harmony, and to help us realize crying is healthy.
    • Ingredients: Vial/Jar, Tears, New Moon Water, Sea Salt, Rose Quartz gemstone bead, White Glitter.
    • “I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.”
  • What to Do with the Time that is Given to You (Ambition/Perseverance-Writing)
    • This is a spell to help you persevere through a hard time and find hope for the future.
    • Ingredients: Paper, Pen.
    • Think about the thing that has been affecting you lately. Cry about it if you need to. You don’t have to be okay with it, accept it or even move on from it. Just think about it.
    • Now, on your paper, write five things you want to do in the future. It can be anything from eating ice cream to traveling to a place you have always wanted to travel to.
    • As you write, focus on those things. If you don’t get out of bed tomorrow, you won’t get to do those things. Let your emotions be channeled from the pen to the paper. Let it flow, let it out. You can write more than five things, if you want. Or, if you can’t think of five, just write one or two.
    • Say aloud, “I wish none of this had happened….So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.”
    • Seal your paper up in an envelope. On the front of it, write today’s date and what the date will be a year from now. Open it a year from now and see if you completed anything on your list. If you did, then you have made a good use of your time!
  • Hear My Voice! (Summon-Spoken Word)
    • I really love Sindarin (Elvish), and I think it is great for chants and spells.
    • The purpose of this one is to summon a familiar, entity, or element.
    • The phrase is “Lasto beth nin (Law-stow-beh-th-neen)” and it literally means ‘listen to my voice’ or ‘hear my voice’.
    • So for a spell, you could say, “Come to me the powers of water, lasto beth nin!” Or you could even translate your entire command into Sindarin and use that. So, for example, if I wanted to summon Water, I could say “Tolo nin, rimmo, Lasto beth nin!” Which means “Come waters, flow like a current, hear my voice!”
  • Using Sindarin (Elvish) for Spells (Spoken Words)
    • You can use this website to read dialogue from the movies, which extract individual words and give detailed translations. You can use them to build your own spells!

 

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Disney Spells Masterpost

 

  • Flower, Gleam and Glow (Tangled):
    • Get a dandelion or another yellow or hold flower and hold it in your dominant hand. Chant or sing the song from Tangled.
    • Could be used to heal an emotional wound, regain a friendship, aid in the return of a lover or as an anti-aging glamour.
    • “Flower gleam and glow
      Let your power shine
      Make the clock reverse
      Bring back what once was mine
      What once was mine”
  • Poor, Unfortunate Souls (The Little Mermaid)
    • I do this one a lot. This is a spell for helping you to get over the haters and the rude assholes out there so that you can focus on the work that needs to be done. I use it before healing and potion work to cleanse me of negative emotions and give me an extra kick. Sing or chant the song from The Little Mermaid.
    • “Poor unfortunate souls
      So sad, But true
      They come flocking to my cauldron
      Crying, “Spells, Ursula, please!”
      And I help them?
      Yes I do!“
  • Friends on the Other Side (Princess and the Frog)
    • I sing this before spirit work. It’s the Shadow Man’s song from Princess and the Frog. I also use it to charge my tarot cards or before I do a reading.
    • “I’ve got friends on the other side
      The cards, the cards, the cards will tell
      The past, the present, and the future as well!
      The cards, the cards, just take three
      Take a little trip into
      Your future with me!”
  • Mama Odie’s Gumbo Scrying (Princess and the Frog)
    • Use for kitchen witchery when making soup or gumbo for divination and scrying.
    • “Gumbo, Gumbo, in the pot, I need a (insert request here), whatcha got?”
  • Sing, Sweet Nightingale (Cinderella)
    • This one can be used when doing Bird magic, working with feathers, working with air magic or when working alongside a familiar.
    • “Oh, sing sweet nightingale
      Sing sweet nightingale
      High above me
      Oh, sing sweet nightingale
      Sing sweet nightingale”
  • Skumps! (Sleeping Beauty)
    • A spell especially good while drinking, though that’s not mandatory for it to work, to toast to the future and bring good luck.
    • “Skumps! Skumps! A toast to this night! The outlook is rosy and the future is bright!”
  • Higitus Figitus! (Sword in the Stone)
    • This one can be used when casting an enchantment or charging/programing an object.
    • “Hockety pockety wockety wack
      Odds and ends and bric a brac
      Higitus Figitus migitus mum,
      Pres-ti-dig-i-ton-i-um.
      Higitus Figitus migitus mum,
      Pres-ti-dig-i-ton-i-um! “
  • Mad Madam Mim (Sword in the Stone)
    • This is one I use to pump myself up before a curse or any kind of chaotic magic.
    • “With only a touch, I have the power
      Zim zaba rim bim, To wither a flower
      I find delight in the gruesome and grim”
  • Be Prepared! (The Lion King)
    • To be used to prepare for a spell, but especially good for justice spells and curses.
    • “So prepare for the coup of the century
      Be prepared for the murkiest scam
      Meticulous planning, Tenacity spanning
      Decades of denial is simply why I’ll
      Be king, undisputed, r, saluted
      And seen, for the wonder I am
      Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
      Be prepared!
      Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
      Be prepared! “
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Magical Girl Witchcraft Masterpost

Sailor Moon//

Tokyo Mew Mew//

Cardcaptor Sakura//

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Sakura’s Wand Necklace Enchantment

The purpose of this spell is to enchant a necklace with the ability to channel and direct your energy and magic at any given time and any given place. Basically, to create a wand out of any necklace.

Supplies:

  • Necklace with a charm
  • Quartz crystal
  • Fluorite crystal

Instructions:

  • Hold the necklace in the palm of your hands.
  • Visualize a bright pink and yellow energy flowing out of your heart.
  • Visualize a bright purple and green energy flowing out of the fluorite.
  • Visualize a bright white and blue light flowing out of the quartz.
  • Say aloud,

“Amplify my abilities, fluorite, quartz, crystal beings,

Charge this charm, enchant away, transform it to a wand today,

Wherever we go, whenever I want, rain or storm or freeze,

Channel, direct and guide my power,

Magical charm, release!”

  • Now visualize all the colors of energy flowing into the necklace. It’s all ready to go! Anytime you want to activate it, just say, ‘Release!’
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Sakura’s Friendly Tarot Charm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are your tarot cards being unfriendly? Here is a little charm that will help them warm up to you!

Supplies:

  • Tarot deck
  • Amethyst crystal
  • Rose quartz crystal

Instructions:

  • Hold the crystals in your hands and ask them to help you produce a loving, gentle pink and purple energy.
  • Charge your palms with that pleasant energy.
  • Now, sitting with your legs crossed, balance one crystal on each of your knees/legs.
  • Hold the deck in the palm of your hands, positioned in the center of your lap between the two crystals. The crystals act as amplifiers.
  • Say aloud, “Cards of tarot, what wisdom you may hold, please share it with me as we partner together, companions, friends, the future is ours, my energy I give in exchange for your trust, allow me this, release and dispel!”
  • Now send that pleasant energy into the cards.
  • Store the cards in a cloth or knit pouch with the crystals and keep them either under your pillowcase or on your nightstand.

 

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Sakura’s Shadow Summon

Supplies:

  • Cardstock
  • A Pen
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  • The purpose of this is to create a card for each of your individual shadows. (For more on shadow work)
  • Cut your cardstock into tarot-shaped cards, like in the gif.
  • On a separate piece of paper, write out your shadows. For example, for a shadow that embodies a conquered memory of a break up, write ‘when john/jane and i broke up’
  • Now, for each different shadow memory title, remove the reoccuring letters. ‘when jane and i broke up’ now becomes ‘whjdibrkup’
  • Break those letters down to their basic shapes. For example, a ‘W’ becomes ‘ l l l l’, or four straight lines.
  • Combine the basic shapes into a sigil or symbol that is aesthetically pleasing to you.
  • And there, you have a sigil that embodies that specific shadow! Do this for as many shadows as you like.
  • Draw the sigils on your cards. You can make as many as you want.
  • Place the cards in a shoe box and put it either under your bed or in the back of your closet, in total darkness.
  • Let the darkness cleanse and charge them for a few days.
  • Now you can use them to summon that specific shadow whenever you want! Shadows are useful in helping with spells, protection, or emotional support.
  • To summon your shadows, simply hold the card up and say, ‘Shatter, Release!’ (or whatever the name of your shadow in question is)