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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lets Talk Magickal Days of the Week?

As we begin our enchanting journey into the magick of the Days of the week and how they can affect our magick. I want to explain how to navigate these correspondences so you can make the most out of  each magickal day!

To craft a spell, charm, potion, ritual, or really anything in the witch’s world we need to prepare and do research in magickal correspondences.
We look at correspondences because everything is connected!
Like a spider’s web or tree, each offshoot affects the whole, each touch or breeze influences everything.  

So when we use Mugwort on Mondays to create a dream charm to increase our psychic dream time we are crafting a very strong psychic web/tree! All these things are connected. So lets look at the day Monday, we are going to focus first on the Magick section. The Magick section contains the different types of magick you could work that day such as; Goddess work, Fertility, Psychic ability and more. Pick the type you are going to focus on.

For example purposes we will do dream-work and psychic ability. Then we would move our attention at picking an Herb/Plant/Food that we may have on hand, maybe mugwort or possibly Jasmine. These items we have gathered then become the ingredients in our magickal workings. The more things you can add the better from the different categories; tools, colors, herbs, stones, foods, etc! Use your instincts, that small quiet voice inside!

A Sachet for Psychic Dreams:

  • Silver and/or blue fabric
  • Rice as the filler
  • Several drops of jasmine Essential Oil
  • a few willow leaves from a favorite willow tree
  • A pinch of mugwort 
  • Moonstone, clear quartz, and an amethyst stone.
  • Charge during the hour of the moon on Monday 
If you look at the example above A Sachet for Psychic Dreams and the magickal correspondences for Monday you can see how I created a magickal formula just by looking at what is listed! Each item above is tied into the powers of Monday which rules Dreams and Psychic ability! Not hard at all! 
Another way to incorporate the magickal energies in these items listed and craft a silent but powerful magick is through finding edible options on the the Herbs/Plants/Foods section, create a meal using these items and enchant the meal as you prepare it! We cook every day, not every meal is magickal, but when we cook for magick the big difference is:
Action with intention of a specific outcome creates magick!
You craft your magickal meal with the intention that the dish will be magickal and it creates a powerful changes!!

You can also carry a stone, herb, or tool around for the day focusing on your intentions as you carry this item. 

Another pointer, try wearing a particular color associated with the day while you are awake to reinforce its magick to you, this can help you craft yourself an enchanted day!

I provided the information about the Chakra’s and the Elements because we can further use this information in our spellwork and our healing. Chakra’s provide an energetic pathway towards healing and aligning our bodies energetic/power system. If the chakra’s are operating at full capacity then so will our magick. Consider doing cleansing and renewal meditations or work within appropriate means to cleanse and empower your chakras during the days they are highlighted! The elements can be present on the Altar, or the Witch’s working space, in addition to their energies being the prime vehicle during a spell or rite (a potion for water, a candle spell for fire, etc.). The possibilities are limitless! 

The Days Of The Week

PLEASE CONSULT A REPUTABLE SOURCE FOR EDIBLE PLANTS LISTED BELOW- SOME ITEMS ARE POISONOUS UNDER THE HERBS/PLANTS/FOODS SECTION!

Monday:

Planet: Moon
Color: Silver, Blue
Chakra: Third Eye
Herbs/Plants/Foods: Mugwort, willow, water lilies, cattails, watercress, rice, jasmine, Azalea.  
Tool: Cup/Cauldron
Stones: Moonstone, Aquamarine, clear quartz, selenite, pearls (an actual pearl or mother of pearl), shells, Opal, labradorite, Amethyst.   
Element: Water
Magick: Healing, The Goddess, connecting to the feminine, psychic ability, fertility, divination, dream time, journeying.

Tuesday:

Planet: Mars
Color: red, orange, yellow. 
Chakra: Solar Plexus/Root
Herbs/Plants/Foods: Cinnamon, Allspice, Cayenne Pepper, Hot Peppers, Red Peppers, Red Roses, Curry, Ginger, Japanese Maple, Burning Bush. 
Tool: Candle, Incense, bonfire. 
Stones: Fire opal, fire agate (red/orange), (red/orange) calcite, Carnelian, 
Element: Fire
Magick: Successful completion of goals, setting goals, moving things forward, defense work.

Wednesday:

Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Throat, Crown. 
Herbs/Plants/Foods: Lavender, Dill, Couscous, Lime, Resins, Fennel, Parsley.  
Tools: Athame, Wand, Incense, Pen & Paper, Brush & Paint. 
Stones: Sodalite, citrine, Amber, Turquoise, clear quartz, Opalite, amazonite, Fluorite.   
Element: Air
Magick: Inspiration, creation, new ideas, channeling, writing.

Thursday:

Planet: Jupiter
Color: Purple, Gold, Brown. 
Chakra: Spleen(2nd)
Herbs/Plants/Foods: Mint, Dill, Thyme, Garlic, Star Anise, Tabouleh, Bruschetta, patchouli. 
Tools: Pentacle, Scales, Stones. 
Stones: Emerald, Onyx, Aventurine, Jade, Pyrite, Moss Agate, Citrine, Green Calcite.  
Element: Earth
Magick: Growth, Expansion, Money, Prosperity, Business Success, Jobs/Career

Friday:

Planet: Venus
Color: Red, Pink, Green. 
Chakra: Heart, Spleen (2nd)
Herbs/Plants/Foods: Strawberry, Basil, Rose, Oysters, Chocolate, Catnip, Apple, Wine, Authentic Italian Food (yeah I think italians have the love thing down!). 
Tools: Cauldron, Cup, Bath, Candle, Oil, Hearts. 
Stones: Ruby, Garnet, Rose Quartz, Pink Calcite, Danburite, Emerald, Kunzite, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite.
Element: Water, Fire
Magick: Love, Passion, Relationships, Sex, Friendships, Mending relationships of all kinds.

Saturday:

Planet: Saturn
Color: Black, Purple, Gray
Chakra: Root, Crown. 
Herbs/Plants/Foods: Lima beans, Beans, Ivy, Poison Ivy (caution skin irritant), Vines (Wisteria, Honeysuckle, Grapes, Morning glory), Nettle, Liver.  
Tools: Cauldron, Water, Pentacle, Wasp/Hornet Paper (from a dead nest), Nails, Pins, broken glass, binding/sinew,  
Stones: Iron, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Black Onyx, Black Obsidian. 
Element: Earth & Water
Magick: Banishing, Retribution, Hexing/Cursing, Binding, Justice, Truth Magick.

Sunday:

Planet: Sun
Color: Gold, Yellow, White
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Hand Chakras. 
Herbs/Plants/Foods: Sunflower, Calendula, Honey, Bee Pollen, Bee Propolis, Marigold, Bay, Cinnamon, Cedar, Cumin, old bay seasoning (a summer favorite!), Salsa, Mexican/Indian Food. 
Tools: Candle, Bonfire. 
Stones: Sunstone, Carnelian, Garnet, Fire Agate, 
Element: Fire
Magick: Success, Movement Forward, God magick/work, connecting to the masculine.
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Saturday, December 17, 2016


What are the basics of Ocean Magick? What makes someone a Sea Witch? These are some questions I got when I first came out as a Sea witch or Sea Shaman. My answer is long and complex. Some of us are more aligned with one element more than the other. For me it's always been the element of water. I have always had a special bond with the ocean, spending a great deal of my childhood at the waters edge I have come to appreciate the magick that resides here.

So What is Ocean Magick?

Ocean magick is the act of doing natural Magick that focuses on the ocean, tides, animals, & the element of water to create positive change in the world at large & that of the practitioner.

The ocean is a liminal place, between the elements of earth & water, liminal places have always had a special place in the world of the witch.

As a a witch that works with the ocean she/he aligns with the tides of the ocean closest to her, or the mighty rivers, because after-all all water is connected. The tides rise and fall with alignment to the earths gravitational pull, the moon, & the weather. The tides like the moon cycle bring or take away energy, each month we are given a chance to work increasing and decreasing magick in alignment with the Moon, but the ocean or sea witch has several times a day to work increasing and decreasing magick in conjunction with the tides closest to her.
She taps into the that tidal energy, just as any other witch would with the cycles of the moon. She connects deeply with the creatures and animals that inhabit the shallows & the deep dark hidden places we have left to discover.


Basics of Ocean Magick

So how does an aspiring sea witch practice Ocean Magick? Really it's quite simple let me break it down:

  • Connection- work on your connection to the element of water, this can be done by drinking more water, taking weekly relaxing baths, going outside in the rain, or if you're lucky enough to live near the ocean or bay going outside and spending time by the waters edge. I also find that watching nature documentaries on ocean animals really helps me connect to the oceans magick. As you connect to the element of water be sure that you write down you epiphanies & ah-ha moments. The more time you spend in nature the more these will occur. Without a solid connection to the element of water it will be more difficult to find Ocean Magick a rewarding magickal practice.
  • Collection- While i am a firm believer that the only thing we need for magick is ourselves it's good when we are not within a specific element on a daily basis to have touchstones of that element to keep that connection strong. For example- crabs are a very important part of my magickal connection to the element of water and the ocean, I have fond memories of a child catching & playing with crabs. I wear crabs to remind me & help me connect with the ocean when I can not be at the waters edge. What instantly transports you to the ocean? Incorporate that into something you can bring with you or have on your altar space.
  • Magick- it's true the more we work magick the stronger we become; magick is an art & art takes time & practice to refine your skills. Do magick daily; switch it up here are some suggestions for a Ocean magick practice. 
    • Monday- Connect to the moon & how her pull effects the tides & creatures of the ocean.
    • Tuesday- work candle magick, the candles can be ocean colors; greens, blues, & whites.
    • Wednesday- go within & and do path-working or guided meditations to connect you with the spirit of water, the animals that live in the water, and to meet with a sea witch guide.
    • Thursday- create a meal that is ocean/water themed, this could be a miso and seaweed soup for example, a fish dinner. If you don't eat meat or seafood you could always eat "goldfish" or "Swedish fish".
    • Friday- connect with the Goddess of Love Aphrodite, she was born of the sea foam, and is a water Goddess. Connection with her will help you find more self love, love of others, and love of the world.
    • Saturday- Work protective magick around yourself, those you love, & your belongings. Sea Urchin spines are great in protection spells, as are naturally shed sharks teeth, razor clam shells, and horseshoe crab tail spikes: please never harm a living animal to gather magickal supplies.
    • Sunday- Sunday is a day of rest if you wish to work magick on this day you could do magick for success & energy. Take your items outside at noon to charge them with the energy of the sun; do remember though that long term sun exposure will whiten shells, & bones. I wouldn't recommend anymore than 15-20 minutes.
Really Ocean magick is like any other magickal practice but in my experience Ocean Magick tends to be more:

  • Focused inward
  • Protective
  • Primal & sometimes "dark".

Ocean magick isn't always love & light or "harm none", it's about doing what has to be done.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016


In order to be ready for witchcraft we must feel safe in our living environment, this is a powerful spell that I created four years ago.

Items Needed:

  • 1/4 cup of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Dried Rosemary (The witch’s herb)
  • A glass or metal bowl
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Black Candle (protection) or a white candle with the Rune Algiz inscribed
  • Matches

Timing: The timing for this spell should be somewhere between New To Full Moon, because we are increasing our protection.

ALGIZ RUNE


Prepare your space, and then yourself for magick in whatever way you see fit. Taking the candle with the Rune Algiz carved on it empower it by speaking out it’s purpose:
A Candle to light the way
to greater protection and safety today
Black all the colors mixed in one
adding their energy until the spell is done
Taking bowl add in the rosemary and the salt mixing it thoroughly with your hands. See your energy mixing with the rosemary and salt, when you feel you have done this step thoroughly adding a bit at a time to the mortar and pestle grind up the mixture into a powder. As you grind in a clockwise fashion (to empower and bring up the energy) say these or similar words:
Two worlds brought together; earth and sea
Bringing the strongest protection to my family(me)
A powder to go around my belongings and home
to create a protective dome.
herbs and salt and a candle to light the way
strong protection night and day.
After you have crushed all the mixture take the mixture and sprinkle it on the door ways, windowsills, and walk around your house three times sprinkling the mixture it doesn’t need to be a lot, a little bit will do. Then walk around to the places you have deposited the salt with the candle.

Place the candle in the center of your living space and close your eyes. Visualize the salt rising and creating a protective dome around your living space and property.

For some the 1/4 cup of herb and salt may not be enough so increase or decrease as needed. If you have an apartment sprinkle this on your windows, closets, laundry room (the dryer often has a vent that leads outside) and near the central air ducts. Sprinkle a fair amount near your front door and if you must vacuum it up only after it has sat for at least three hours. You can always say it’s home made carpet deodorizer. If you have hardwood floors add a pinch to a bucket of water and mop you front door way threshold.

©Katie McBrien 2013
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