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Sunday, May 28, 2017

What is a Witch?

Rebecca writes:

"I hear about witches all the time and I am really curious about them. So what is a witch? What do witches do?"

The interest in Witches have been around for centuries. I usually find that the fascination with witches either comes as genuine curiosity to exactly what makes a witch a witch, or a deep fear of what a witch is capable of.

A witch is simply someone who practices magic for herself, the community, & the world through the alignment with the natural forces that make up our universe.

Though I use "she" a witch does not have to be a woman, a witch can be a man as well. Most feminist witches wouldn't agree with me on this. To each their own, I think anyone can be a witch in-fact there are plenty of people in my life that I classify as Witches that do not identify themselves as such, but I sense that power within them, and not all are women.

What is a Magic?

Magic is the art of creating change through the focus of ones will.
We all do magic, we just may not realize it. Each wish we make, each silent plea we make to a higher power is an act of magic.

However, witches go a step further- as they wish or state their desires they usually couple that with an act of sympathetic action. Such as lighting a green candle surrounded by various amounts of currency. That is a witches magic.

What are these natural forces?

Natural forces are the stars, moon, plants, stones, and animals that make up our natural world. Each has a power specific to itself. For example the planet Venus rules love, the growing moon or waxing moon increases power, an aventurine crystal correlates with abundance, and bay leaves are good for granting wishes, a hawk is a messenger from the universe to pay attention as something important is coming.

A Witch is in a state of constant alignment with the natural world around them.
A Witch goes outside and doesn't just see beauty, a witch sees magic. The universe is in a constant state of communication with us, the trees will tell you the weather, an animal will tell you about the health of the ecosystem around you, finding a specific stone on your walk is a message from the universe about your personal life. I haven't met a Witch to date who rather stay inside then go outside and connect deeply with nature (except maybe myself during allergy season.)

Each witch has a different connection to the natural forces around them, some are green witches connecting deeply to the plants and trees, others are water witches connecting to streams, rivers, oceans, lakes, and ponds. I know of witches who work only with crystals to create magick. Every witch is different but the underlying theme, the place where the witch gets her power, is the natural world. It can be found everywhere, even in the most industrialized places.

Is This a Religion?

Well it can be, Wicca is as religion; i'd surmise that 95% of wiccan's consider themselves witches, but only 50% of witches consider themselves to practice the religion of Wicca. This is a confusing topic that is best for another post, and it's something that not a lot of witches really understand (especially Wiccans). I do not mean this in a derogatory way by any means, for many years i did not fully understand myself because there is so much mis-information about this topic; I really want to talk about it in depth in another post.

There are catholic witches, Jewish witches, and witches that do not believe in God.
Being a witch is a practice or craft, not a religion.
So yes it can be a religion, but no just because someone identifies as a witch does not immediately mean that it is their religion.

I really enjoyed your question Rebecca I hope this question helped answer your question about what is a Witch, and has brought you clarity.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017


I am going through something in my personal life which requires me breaking and severing some ties that I have had in place for a long time. These ties served me for a long time but they are no longer serving me and I feel it is best for me to cut and release. What you read is the spell I’ll be performing.

Items Needed:

  • Black candle
  • A white candle
  • a piece of string or cord
  • a pair of scissors
  • inscribing tool
  • matches
  • candle holder
  • two razor shells
  • a picture representation of me and the person i’ll be separating from.

Timing: Waning to Dark moon.

Tide: High to Low Tide.

Gather the required items and prepare yourself for magic, cleanse yourself and your working space with whatever method you find is best.  Inscribe your name on the top part of the candle and then draw a line and then write whatever you wish to break ties with, if it’s a person write their name if it’s an addiction or thing write it’s name. You can also draw pictures.

When the candle is ready place it within the holder, arrange the pictures or representations  on either side of your space place the razor shells in between you and the item, with the string connecting both. On your-side place the white candle, on the other items side place the black candle.

When you are ready light the black candle with this incantation:

“Our time together is now complete
our hold on each other will be obsolete
I no longer will affect you
your power on me I also undo
Unless our paths are meant to be
This is my final goodbye to thee
May in no way this spell reverse
or place upon me any curse.
As I will it so mote it be!”

In about fifteen minutes cut the cord between you and the other representation lighting the white candle with the same incantation.

Let both candles burn out, the white should finish last.

When the spell is complete remove all remains including the physical representations from your house.

You can cleanse the shells, the candle stick, the scissors, and inscribing tool, everything else should be thrown away.

THIS SPELL MAY NEED TO BE REPEATED- TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS.
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Monday, May 22, 2017


Each season holds different energies that we can tap into for our spells & rituals. These correspondences will help you tap into the seasonal energies by giving you magickal associations, animals, & minerals to help deepen your connection & enhance your magick.

Winter:

Is cold, frozen, and barren. Animals have worked all summer and fall to build up a food store and a tolerance for this harsh season.


Magickal associations: Endings, ridding yourself of negative influences, meditation practices, devotional practices, inner work, dream time practices, and journeying.
Time of day: night/midnight
Animals: bear, fox, rabbit.
Minerals: snow flake obsidian, black obsidian, jet, hematite, howlite, sodalite, owl.

Spring:

Spring time is the time when everything comes to life, animals awaken from their winter slumber and enjoy a fresh start.


Magickal associations: rebirth, new beginnings, new ventures, planting seeds (either figuratively or actually), fertility magick.
Time of day: early morning dawn.
Animals: rabbit, Robbin red breast, snake.
Minerals: adventurine, moss agate, jade, clear quartz, aquamarine.

Summer:

Summer is the time of energy and movement. Everything is putting out 110% towards building up for the winter. Trees are green, flowers are blooming, and bee’s are buzzing.


Magickal associations: energy, building up goals to add extra energy to them (business, personal, and relationships), protection. Because summer is related to the sun any magickal act undertaken during this time summer will have added energy.
Time of day: noon, when the sun is at its height.
Animals: bees, frogs, hawk, cardinal (bird), great blue heron, turtle.
Minerals: carnelian, amber, citrine, topaz.

Fall:

In fall everything puts forth one last burst of energy. Fall is a time of gathering and reaping that which we have planted.


Magickal associations: endings, harvesting which we have worked for, clearing.
Time of day: dusk, night fall.
Animals: cat, bat, dog.
Minerals: labradorite, moonstone, Smokey quartz, amethyst.
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