I just wanted to say your blog is fantastic, and I am so happy to see you take Paganism so seriously and are a great rolemodel for other teens on here. I commend you on being so mature and spiritually aware. We need more rolemodels like you for our Pagan teens and kids.
Thankyou very much for your kind words, they do mean a lot!
Yesterday I got a new issue of Spirit and Destiny, and in it was a wonderful little remedy to get rid of nasty spots. I tried it myself, and after one use I can see a difference! So I decided to share it with you all.
All you need is:
2 tablespoons of runny honey
1 tablespoon of turmeric
1/4 tablespoon of sea salt
Mix it all together and apply to your spots. Leave it on for at least 30 mins (overnight if possible) and wash it off with water. I recommend placing an amethyst into a bowl of water and leaving for at least 2 hours and washing it off with this.
Although I myself have not accomplished anything exciting with my magick, I do have an interesting tale to share though, about my great-grandad’s cousin. I recently told my dad about my beliefs (he doesn’t live with me and I don’t see him often) via the phone and he seemed pretty chuffed. He was the reason why I looked into Paganism in the first place, whenever I visited him at Easter or Christmas he’d raise a glass to ‘the original Pagan festival of Eostre/Yule’, and he’s just that laid back type who meditates and listens to Bob Marley. He’s great, so anyway.
He went on tell me about his grandad’s cousin, who was a female witch. She was a part of a coven, whose beliefs were based on Celtic Druidism. She came from a family of Catholics, and one day in her late teens she came across this coven by accident, and realised she had found her true calling. She soon refused to attend church and began practicing magick and worshipping her own beliefs in secret. Her parents eventually found out and were furious. They threw her out of the house, saying she was the ‘spawn of the devil’, so she ran off to join the coven. When she was older, she left the coven, saying she felt that Spirit was calling her from the West. So she packed her belongings and travelled to North America, New Orleans to be precise.
This was where she was introduced to Voodoo. She travelled round, visiting Voodoo High Priestesses and learning more and more about it. Having been greatly influenced by Celtic Druidism, Voodoo was like a different world to her, it was darker, and unique. She soon fell in love with a man who worked at a local market, and was determined to have him notice her. She ignored the advice of the High Priestess she had become acquainted with and cast a Voodoo spell using a doll to make him fall in love with her. She called upon the great spirit of love Erzulie Freda to assist her and did everything in her power to make the spell work. Several nights after she’d cast the spell she had a dream that the man she loved was lying next to her in bed. To her horror, he wasn’t breathing and as much as she tried she couldn’t revive him. She awoke to find that her window was wide open and torrential rain was pouring in, drenching the altar she had set up for Erzulie Freda to carry out her wish.
The next day, she went to visit the market stall where her love worked, but he wasn’t there. She asked the man where he was, and the man simply glared at her with an expression full of hate and disgust. He spat at her and told her he was murdered. She was shocked, and deeply saddened. She ran home to her altar and cried and cried and asked what she had done wrong. She heard an invisible voice telling her that the man’s wife had died of unknown causes the night after she had cast her spell. The man was so distraught that he locked himself in his room and starved himself for days before passing away in his bed the same night she had her dream.
The spell had tragically backfired, and she was so upset with herself that she left New Orleans and returned home. She gave away most of her possessions and immediately stopped practicing magick. Exactly three months after her love’s death she couldn’t live with the guilt any longer and drowned herself in the lake near her old house.
She kept a diary, and just before she killed herself she confessed all in the last pages. The diary, with her suicide note attached, was sent to her sister, and the tale has been passed down through their family and ours for generations. The diary was burnt in her sister’s mysterious house fire, but strangely the final pages remained perfectly intact. I’m not sure where it is now, but I was deeply saddened by the story but also took it as a warning, if it was entirely true of course (my dad tends to exaggerate, but swore blind he told it exactly the way his grandad had told him). It’s a little like Chinese whispers, I’m not sure if I’ve told it entirely right but oh well, it captures the gist of the story!
I often get questions from excited young teens who’ve just got into Charmed and want to start practicing magick straight away. Let’s clear everything up right now. Charmed, as great as it was, is not an accurate depiction of the witchy way of life. We can’t teleport, throw fire at demons or freeze people mid sentence (though the last one would be rather helpful sometimes). Nope, at the end of the day we’re just normal people who cast spells to help us pay the bills or get a new job. Sorry to disappoint, but Hollywood has a lot to answer for.
And another thing, you don’t have to be Wiccan to be a witch. There are quite a few Wiccans out there who don’t practice witchcraft, and there are also a lot of witches out there who aren’t Wiccan or even Pagan. It all depends on you, and if you’re really serious about practicing witchcraft then I strongly recommend doing your research before you decide if it’s the right path for you.
I also get asked quite a lot about the most extraordinary outcome I’ve got from casting a spell. I really haven’t done anything all that exciting, so again, sorry to disappoint on that part. I’ve cast spells to help - not cure, magick cannot cure, but it can help - a friend who suffers from bulimia. She’s pretty skeptical about what I do, but she did say it worked for a while, and she was gaining more control, but I think I need to redo it. The most recent one was just getting a job. I applied for a job in my local Wetherspoon’s a few days ago, cast a spell called ‘Land the Job’, and huzzah! I went to an interview just today and recieved a phonecall two hours later telling me I have the job! Of course you can’t rely on magick though, you can’t cast a spell to get the job then act like a total slob at your interview and expect to still get it. It doesn’t work like that, you have to work with magick.
Well, I’ve always been drawn to the Egyptian deities in some way, and I eventually decided to give in and set up an altar for Goddess Isis. I have come to believe she is my Matron Goddess due to a recent dream and visualisations, which I am extremely happy with! Isis is one of the most powerful deities of Ancient Egypt and is also reffered to as The Goddess with 1000 Names. She is known as the goddess of motherhood, love, fertility, rebirth, magic and the moon, to name the most common.
So, today is the 19th of July. Which is the anniversary of the marriage of Isis and her husband, the God Osiris. July is a great month to be married, share kisses, and to make love under the moonlight with your partner.
I thought today would be a good day to share with you the legend of Isis and Osiris, one of Egypt’s most ancient myths. It is so old, it’s origins have been lost in time. It has been changed and adapted and there are many variations of the tale, but the power of the story remains the same.
Isis and her brother, Osiris, were recognized as husband and wife. Isis loved Osiris, but their brother Set was jealous of Osiris, and planned to kill him. Set tricked Osiris by creating a box that only Osiris would fit in. He took it to a party and said that whoever could fit in the box would be able to keep it. Many men tried but failed to fit in the box, until eventually Osiris lay inside it to find it was the perfect fit. Set quickly shut the lid and threw the box out to sea. Isis was highly distraught, and set out to find him. She found Osiris’ body within a great tree (aka the tree of life), which was used by the Pharoah in his palace.
Set was furious that Osiris had been found and chopped his body into twelve parts, scattering them across the country. Isis, motivated by her undying love, set out once again to find them. She found all of the body parts but his penis. Using her magick, she constructed a golden replacement for him and brought him back to life. Together they concieved the soon to be Sun God Horus, and after Isis had given birth to their son, Osiris returned to the underworld, and became the God of death and the afterlife.
“When we speak casually of magic today, for instance, when we say that the Yuletide season or the springtime is a magical time of year, we mean that it is out of the ordinary, special. Our senses are heightened. Lights seem brighter. Scents are more pungent and evoke memories and images. Music is more clear, beautiful, and meaningful. The numinous seems to be with us in the faces of the people we meet, in the very Earth itself. When we speak of magic in this way, we are using the word correctly for this is precisely the magical state of mind. By helping us focus our attention and awaken our souls, Magic heightens our senses and we perceive in a more-than-ordinary way.”—
shadow work is a psychological process (as well as spiritual). how come you say it can be used for bad? it's self-education. once you've gone through the hard work of it all, it's a positive outcome, a personal thing for yourself. it's like therapy, not dark magick or something. just clearing that up, in case you heard otherwise
Thankyou for this! The reason I mentioned shadow work in my post was because I have heard of it before but I definitely need to do my research. I know it involves getting in touch with the ‘darker’ self, and I was actually told by a High Priestess that shadow work can be used for bad reasons. There is balance in everything.
One of the greatest things about being a solitairy witch is exactly that - I don’t have to abide by anyone else’s rules. Everything can be done at my own pace and when I’m ready for it. I do all my own research and reading and practicing etc.
I just find it rather annoying when people approach me saying I’m too young to do spellwork. Most people do their ‘year and a day’, which is fair enough, and I would have done that if I had the patience. But to be honest, doing spellwork is so natural to me that I just knew I was ready to start doing it. In all honesty I’d been researching witchcraft for at least half a year and I’ve grown up surrounded by Pagan influences.
Age shouldn’t matter, it’s your maturity and knowledge of the craft that is the most important. As long as you feel confident and ready to start casting spells, then you have no reason not to go ahead with it!
I finally own a cauldron! After months of looking and not buying due to poor funds my best chum bought me one for my birthday! I am beyond happy with it, it’s beautiful and fits in with everything else on my altar perfectly! I was actually so ecstatic when I opened it I squealed and my mum was a little confused (she knows I’m a witch, she tends not to ask or anything) and asked me if I was an evil witch making curses out of newts eyes… oh how I love stereotype!
I need to sit down and have a chat with my mum about my beliefs and witchcraft instead of constantly having to reassure her that I would never damage a soul with magick for no valid reason. It’s true I’m a ‘good’ witch, I use mainly white magick for reasons like protection and health, but I really want to start doing shadow work - not for bad reasons, more for reasons like relationships and sometimes money just to help my mum out now and again.
So with my birthday money I’ve decided to order a few ‘shadow’ spellbooks online, if anyone has any good ones please recommend them to me!
It’s taken a lot to actually come out and say this but… I’m a terribly lazy witch.
As my fellow pagans may know, July the 3rd was the night of the full moon - a time where She is the Mother and we all come together and perform some kind of ritual to celebrate this time. But, being the unmotivated fool I am, I totally got distracted by the internet and soon fell asleep at my laptop.
Now I awoke around 2.30 in the morning, which would have been a fab time to perform my ritual had my mum not been asleep and if I had the right candles and incense and so forth. Instead I ended up looking out of my window at the moon (which was unfortunately covered by rainclouds, Mother was probably in a huff with me) and apolgised for my laziness and “sang” a lullaby.
My laziness is getting beyond control! I buy all of these fabulous new incense and candles for spellwork and rituals and never get round to doing them. I honestly need someone to yell in my face before I actually drag myself out of bed and do something.
Being Pagan and a witch involves quite a bit of time dedicated to the craft and the worship of deities and so forth. I mean I set up an altar for Isis a few days ago and I think she’s a bit miffed with the fact I have only burned a small candle and some Egyptian incense in her honour. And to say I’m trying to get myself in her good books for future spellwork and so forth, well, I’m not trying very hard at all!
What can I say, I turned 16 today and I am doing absolutely fuck all to help lift that lazy adolescent stereotype. My excuse is exactly that (Mum: Greta why can’t you stop being lazy and tidy your room/get out the house/wash up/JUST BLOODY DO SOMETHING?! Me: I’m a teenager, that’s what teenagers do all day - nothing), but I’m afraid I’m becoming too lazy for my own good. I’ve decided to do a banishing spell around the time of the new moon (if I remember), but that seems so far away and I want to get motivated asap before I become a complete hermit. So, if anyone knows any good motivational spells, potions, incense or oils that will help me, please let me know!
Well, I’ve known my totem animal to be a black cat for several months now. I always see cats everywhere, honestly our neighbourhood is like cat city! But unfortunately due to my mum’s dislike of the creatures we do not have a cat ourselves.
However, I was walking past the window on our top floor just today and happened to look out. There was a black cat sat in our back garden looking straight at me! It has startling green eyes, and is a beautiful cat. But I found this rather strange since I was upstairs and the cat was looking up at me, almost as if it were in a trance.
So I went downstairs and out the back door to see it, and it was still staring at me. Usually when I approach cats they run away, but this one just kept on looking and looking and didn’t bat an eyelid when I went to stroke it. It doesn’t have a collar and often hangs out in our garden, and usually seems to share my next door neighbour’s cat’s food. I’ve been wandering if it was a stray and believe it to be some kind of sign that I should adopt it.
I need to find out if it’s homeless then get to work on convincing my mum to give it a home!
The Lunar Effect, also sometimes reffered to as the “Lunacy Effect” is a theory that the phase of the moon effects peoples moods and energy levels. Personally I belive this is true, because around the time of the full moon I become much more energetic and irritable, causing sleepless nights and rather strange mood swings.
The full moon has been blamed in folklore for everything from bad behavior to higher birth rates. Not only does pagan belief hold that the full moon is the climax of otherworldly power, but also there is scientific evidence that the full moon affects human behavior. According to a study of the murder rates in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for 15 years murder rates went up during the full moon. More births occur during the full moon as well. Finally, a British study done in 2010 shows that doctor visits tend to go up during the full moon.
Between the full moon and the new moon, pagans believe passions die down and projects enter the completion stage. Human beings are preparing for the next time of new beginnings. This time is believed to be the best time to banish bad habits or end negative relationships.
The new moon is believed by witches and pagans to signify a time of new beginnings. According to this belief, people become positive, optimistic, and future-oriented. They also are calmer, more productive and might begin new projects or relationships.
Between the new moon and full moon, the moon is believed to grow in power. Correspondingly, pagan belief holds that people’s desires become more intense, and the ability to make dreams come true grows. People can become more productive but passionate emotion also rises during this phase.
I apologise for having abandoned this blog, in truth I abandoned Tumblr for a while, but I’m back now and instead of just reblogging picture after picture on my main blog, I’ve decided to concentrate on this one since I have quite a few questions I’ve left unanswered as well as a lot of little tips and tricks I want to post on here!
Just given my blog a slight makeover, all the links are sorted and in the right place (hopefully), and I also got a groovy new background.
Not much has happened recently magickally, or spiritually, or anything like that! I haven’t been doing as much witchcraft since I realised that I didn’t need to depend on it for every little thing. But I have become more interested in Egyptian witchcraft, and bought an Isis statue and set up an altar for her. I like to be on good terms with the deities and try to give each one their turn when it comes to having a little altar!
It’s also my birthday on the 5th July, and tomorrow is the 3rd, which according to my astrological chart and several readings, is supposed to be the start of a change in me, in my love life, financial life and family life. Hopefully it’s for the best!
it's not a problem! a lot of people think aquarius is a water sign. it's an easy mistake. that's what we get for being quirky and weird air sign holding water.
It’s quite amusing because i recently discovered a mistake in my natal chart, my time of birth was later than i thought and my rising sign is actually Aquarius! Therefore I finally have a connection with the sign, so I’ve been looking it up ever since! But thankyou for correcting my mistake aha! x