Witch Bottle

witch bottle

My first official attempt at a portable protection witch bottle. June, of 2015.

I made this personal size witch bottle to carry on my person. A witch bottle is often buried or hidden on a property or within the home. I used a found mini sized alcohol bottle that I cleaned and sanitized. My own urine and also an apple cider with the mother are used to fill the bottle. It has several different items placed inside, and the cap is sealed with black wax from a candle I meditated with. It is filled with my intentions, and no ill-will towards anyone. Only self-protection.

It’s my first official attempt at a bottle like this. In the future, I will also incorporate my hair/blood and or saliva.

*UPDATE 7/9/2015 – Last week I threw the bottle away. When I unwrapped it I saw the contents had turned completely black. Now, it could have been the ingredients in the bottle decaying naturally or as I choose to believe.. that the bottle fulfilled it’s purpose. I thanked it for it’s work! I had noticed a change in attitude towards me, when I was carrying it in my handbag.

Micro-Moon 2015

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The Psychic Tarot deck by John Holland. Photographs are not of a reading, just cards laid out for the photograph. If you see a message, I am happy you came across it.

Tonight’s full moon is the smallest full moon of the year. We’ve heard it called the micro-moon or mini-moon. This March 5, 2015 full moon lies about 50,000 kilometers (30,000 miles) farther away from Earth than will the year’s closest full moon – the full supermoon and Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon – on September 28. The March 5 moon is the year’s farthest full moon because full moon and lunar apogee – the moon’s farthest point in its monthly orbit – both fall on the same date. – Via earthsky.org

That’s what I read yesterday and what inspired me to do some banishing type magick.  When I read “micro” I thought this would be an excellent time to use the power of the moon to help me reduce/minimize an unwanted habit/desire/thought etc until it was no longer visible within myself or my life.

It was a quick ritual, most of the prepping and intention set inside my home.  The rest performed outside, under the moonlight. It felt fantastic.  I didn’t use any particular wording this time, using only my mind’s eye to see what I desired to happen.  I also took out my “The Psychic Tarot” deck by John Holland and did a quick reading for myself and then, went to bed early to concentrate on taking care of my body & spirit.

New Moon Banishing Ritual

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September 24, 2014 New Moon Banishing Ritual

On September 24, 2014 we entered a new moon. In the course of my studies I have learned that during a new moon it is a great time for banishing rituals/spells as well as “planting seeds” of positivity and desires/goals we wish to achieve. I recommend studying further into these ideas on your own as I am not especially versed in these areas in order to teach. In the photo pictured above you see three mussel shells. I chose 3, for it’s magickal properties. The shells are actually from a recent dinner, I cleaned and saved them for this purpose. I actually had a total of 9 but used 3 for this ritual.

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My 3 mussel shells on the beach before I let them go in the current.

On the beach, right at the exact spot I chose  there was a Fireweed flower floating in the water. I did not notice the flower or place it there, my best friend and fiance actually pointed it out to me. I take this as a wonderful sign. During the moments before tossing the shells back into the ocean, I reflected on the three things I wrote on the shells. It was actually kind of difficult for me to allow the “overly critical” shell to be shown in the photo. Or, to actually be used in the ritual because I was fairly unhappy with my writing  of the letter “T” in critical.  A great reason to just let it go!

shell in ocean current

That which no longer serves me I RELEASE!

2 of the shells immediately went away very quickly in the tide. One shell floated on the water and close the beach. I ran along beside it, afraid it would actually come to shore. I had planned to throw it back out further if necessary, it was not. I feel like once I was finally ready to let it go, that is the moment when it went under the waves and out with the tide!

Goodbye to what no longer serves me! Goodbye!

(I failed to mention *tsk tsk* where I got the idea, please visit hocuspocus13 the blog is amazing)

 

 

Recooperating

I have not been especially active in my practice as of late.  For me, (as much as I love the moon) full moon periods are actually quite debilitating in some ways. My body begins to feel a build up of energy (I must learn to use this energy in a beneficial manner/purpose) and by the time the moon is full, I am exhausted. This year we had a series of 3 supermoons fairly close to each other, which meant the effect of the moon was more intense upon me. With the first supermoon, I had a nervous/hyper irritated energy. During the second supermoon, I felt drained – absolutely drained. The third supermoon was brutal for me, my body ached beyond belief. I had headaches, back aches, neck aches, knee pain and felt sick. I conducted 2 days worth of detox during that time, including: sea salt and soda baths, meditation (lots of it) and different nutritional/hydration routines.

My feeling is, I need to learn to better prepare for the full moon. Journaling and expressing myself through art and music seems appropriate. Preparation for any work to occur during the full moon should be done at least one week in advance, in order to help ensure my practice isn’t lost from me during that time. Extra time must be made for myself, in regards to sleep and replenishment of not only my physical vessel but also my spiritual needs.

During this last supermoon, I did find a very helpful video on YouTube on a channel I subscribe to.


Here is the link to her page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6rVQbFVbHQDcunrxd1NVA

My detox bath included 2 simple ingredients:

1. Sea salt (1 cup)

2. Aluminum free baking soda (Arm & Hammer) (1 cup)

Use the hottest water you can tolerate comfortable to help your pores open and help your muscles relax, and keep plenty of water to drink beside the tub. The bath should last 30 minutes. If you have questions about if a detox bath is safe for you or how often you can take one safely, please refer to your personal physician.

Limpia

I had recently came across a blog post regarding the subject matter of “Limpia.” (source) My feeling is that Limpia is not only a divination tool but also a cleansing ritual. It involves the use of an egg that is rubbed along the entire body, including the bottom of the feet. The egg is then cracked to reveal the troubles/problems/outcome. Tonight, I decided to perform this ritual.

1. I cleansed the area and myself before performing the rite, using smoke from an incense stick relevant to the ritual.
2. I laid a white paper towel on which I placed a small white bowl. Any white plate/bowl etc can be used. I made the personal choice to pour sea salt in the bottom of the bowl and added two bay leaves for purity and protection.
3. I placed a glass inside the bowl on top of the salt. I poured water which I blessed inside the glass. Water is holy and blessed on its own. I gave thanks to my easy access to clean running water and the life it provides. I also took a sip and drank it in, grateful.
4. When I cupped the egg in my hands I awoke it to its duties at hand. I immediately ran the egg all over my body, starting with my third eye. I rubbed the egg along my skin until I felt light and almost tingly. This in itself without the divination had a desirable positive result. I felt lighter.
5. I cracked the egg into the water. I took photos before placing on the floor. It is currently near my feet, when I go to sleep it will be under my bed to finish absorbing any negative energies.

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Getting ready to perform the limpia ritual.

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The top view of the egg after the limpia ritual was performed.

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The side view of the egg after the limpia ritual was performed.

I will update most likely tomorrow with photos of the egg after a night of absorbing any residual negative energies in the area as I sleep. This is my first attempt in a cleansing/divination like this. **Update 8-8-14**

egg divination

egg oracle, see the tear bubble – spirit/entity attached

See the large bubble connected to the yolk area – indicates a spirit or entity attached to the person. It could be either positive or negative.

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top closer view, see black speck/sediment denotes an enemy

I found a large black speck on the left side in this picture very close to the yolk – indicates an enemy.

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many small bubbles indicate multiple physical attacks with milkiness showing use of magick

There were so many small bubbles and a milkiness in the glass this morning. The small bubbles indicate physical attacks, the more bubbles the more attacks. The milkiness indicate that magick was used against the person. It surrounds the yolk. I can’t decide it it’s actually negative. It seems somewhat protective but I could be confused. I also see birds which would show the act of being spied on.

My second thought is if it’s possible for the egg to absorb negativity/energies/forces at work from another person sharing the same bed. I am going to perform this ritual again on myself and my spouse.

Peace Water

Peace water is said to be the opposite or the antidote to war water. Peace water is basically layering of a blue liquid and a clear liquid/oil.  I found there are variations of the ingredients in peace water, specifically the dye used and the quality of water that the dye is mixed with.

While in my Internet research of peace water, I came across a video of a very simple recipe to make peace water at home. The video by Dawn Champine can be found on YouTube. All of the ingredients she used, I had on had at home so I decided to start there.

1. Re-purposed small jar (from capers or something)
2. Moon water from the Super Moon July 12, 2014
3. Blue food coloring
4. Oil ~ I used Star Extra Light Olive Oil

First, I cleansed my container and then filled about 3/4 of the way with the moon water and added too many drops of blue food coloring, it was very dark at first. I poured some of the colored moon water out *tsk tsk* and then added a little more until the level of blue I desired was achieved.

Following the blue water I then simply poured the olive oil on top of the water to the top and capped the jar. Being that the jar and lid were from another product previously, I decided to paint the lid and cover the logos printed on it. I used a dark blue nail polish and then followed with a pretty green glitter.

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Peace water in the light.

I made the peace water in the very late evening and it was hard for me to capture a really good photo, it’s much prettier in person.

Peace water with a dark blue night sky background.

Peace water with a dark blue night sky background.

This photo does no justice at all to the peace water, I just really enjoyed the dark blue night sky background. I had to use a second jar to hold it up high enough on the sill.

The peace water after it's first shake.

The peace water after it’s first shake.

I have shaken the peace water several times since I’ve made it. The blue layer still looks very dark for a blue in this photo but I kind of like it. Currently, I have no other intended uses for this outside of sitting on my altar and shaking it as needed.

White Candle Blessing

White candle blessing spell.

White candle blessing spell.

May of 2014 was a particularly rough month for me. With many various concerns, I felt I was in need of general blessings. I read the info on a spell at one of my favorite sources. The spell actually calls for the name to be carved into the candle but I decided to just write my name instead (lazy.) I also made my oil to bless & anoint the candle with. I melted a bit of the candle and affixed it to the base which is a re-purposed lid from a small jar. Underneath the lid, a bit of my hair.

I burned a bit of the candle everyday, pinching the flame between my fingertips. I said the blessing just as written on the site. The only modification I did make to the latter of the spell was that I said the prayer/blessing twice a day, I felt I was much in need. For me, this spell was very effective. I noticed a change fairly quickly and was happy with the results.