tiistai 27. lokakuuta 2020

F for Faery Witch

Faery (Fairy) Witch: An eclectic witch who seeks to commune with faery folk and nature spirits in their magick workings, spells and rituals. They have no organization or tradition and it has developed of its own accord through common practice. (Not to be confused with the 'Feri Movement'.) Usually, those who work with the fey may also leave offerings regularly, as thanks for the assistance of a faery in their spellwork. They tend to be lone practitioners unless they can find like-minded witches to practice with.

Faery witchcraft is a beloved relationship with one’s human community, but even more importantly, it includes the local plants, animals, streams, and hills in all their aspects (physical and spiritual), as well as the Gods who manifest through the land and through our flesh. Faery witches seek harmonious relationship with the land and people where they live. 

At times, of course, seeking harmony may require conflict, as they are called to defend human or other-than-human beings in our community who are in danger. Faery Craft is a practical approach of work and collaboration with the Faery realm.



How to live like a fairy:

- Grow flowers, walk and dig in the soil
- Eat wild strawberries and blueberries, have fruit picnics
- Dance your heart away while the moon is shining upon you
- Drink water infused with lavender and honey
- Collect things that call to you, let them whisper their secrets and long history to you

Fae work guide: types of witches

This is a guide on which fae work best with certain types of witches.
-Healing/garden/floral witches- garden fae, floral fae (These fae are the most gentle and sweet)
-Kitchen/cottage/hearth witches- gnomes and brownies, hobgoblins, leprechauns, banshees, herb fae, spice fae and fire fae (live in the hearth and the candles you light.)
-Water/sea/lunar witches- mermaids (duh), selkies, lunar court/moon faeries, naiads, and the faery Queen Nimue
-Green/earth/animal witches- forest fae, gnomes, knockers, The Greenman, pixies, brownies, dryads, dwarves, herb/plant fae, leprechauns, goblins, tree fae, trolls, giants and Cerridwen
-Fire/solar/glimmer witches- sun court/solar fae, dragons, salamanders, will-o-the whisps, Brigid
-Air/storm witches- Vila, Queen Arianrhod, rainbow sprites, weather fae (storm fae, wind fae), nephelai, butterfly and dragonfly sylphs
-Cosmic/star witches- cosmic fae and stellar fae
-Ice/winter witches- Jack Frost, snowflake faeries, winter court, and Holda

Fairy Folk And Their Kin

There are many types of fairy folk that are commonly experienced and fun to learn about. Here are few of my favorites I have tried to find for years.



Dryads  

Dryads are the indwelling spirits of trees and are able to slip out of their  at trunks and limbs at night, appearing as tall, tree-like white or gray shadows in the moonlight. They silently roam through homes, specially ones made of wood or old ones where rough wood was hewn for posts and beams. While inside a home, they may stand at the window peering out at the moon lit night, humming softly, getting a new perspective of their own wooded habitat from interior spaces. They are kind, gentle, and grandfatherly.


How Dryads Help Us  
Dryads want to keep the trees they inhabit healthy and looking good and are sensitive to all the creatures that depend upon them remaining well-rooted and stable, so they need our conscientious care and appreciation of trees. They do not like when limbs fall from the trees they inhabit and prefer that their human counterparts collect and branches and twigs that may fall (it actually embarrasses them or makes them sad to have their own dead branches beneath their canopy). Dryads appeal to us to help them maintain the base of their trunks keeping it all tidy and delightful, and will acknowledge our care for them in return by keeping us safe as best they can. Dryads will not allow the tree they lodge in, or its heavy branches, to fall upon homes or people if they can help it. And they often convey mystical messages to anyone looking up at them or caring for them in appreciation. Messages such as “It is time for you to move on in life,” or “Great change is coming.” Conversely, they will deliver messages you may ask them to send out, to change the weather or to send thoughts or warnings to loved ones.

How To Attract Dryads 
Clear any underbrush and broken twigs or limbs from any trees nearby. Inspect the tree for damage, look closely at the bark and even place a rock circle at the base surrounding the tree to let your residential Dryads know that you are focusing on them and wish them well. Be kind to animals that live in their branches and don’t be too shy to talk, sit with, hug, or sing to trees that live among you. Try it and see what happens. These deeply compassionate, aged spirits are there to help us.

Elemental Fairies

The four elements are Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire, and they each have different attributes and personalities. So,too, do the fairies associated with each element differ in vast and small ways. 

Earth Fairies 

Remember playing in the mud as kids, maybe making mud pies or getting covered in it, and feeling happy to squish it between your fingers and toes? Fairies of the Earth are at work underfoot; they’re the entities that govern the turn of soil, helping the insects and worms that keep soil aerated and healthy. They encourage seeds, helping them germinate, and then coax the roots, urging them to have bold confidence to claim the soil for themselves. Earth fairies are stocky with dark green,clay red, or brown hues. They have wings that resemble beetles, shiny wings. They’re dense in appearance rather than holographic. They’ll brush against your ankles as you walk, playfully tugging at you through the mud or pricking your bare feet with tiny sticks or thorns, just out of rambunctiousness. They are seen best in the gloaming light at end of day, as  they like to catch a glimpse of the residential Fairy Queen who passes by in twilight.

How Earth Fairies Help Us
Earth Fairies know that we come from dust and shall return to it, and that all living things on Earth eventually break down into the soil, in one form or another. While we are alive, the Fairies of the Earth long to claim us as the Earth’s gravity and magnetic pull show us that our place is naturally the ground we walk on. They help us understand intrinsically that we thrive from the root  up, and need a foundational base in which to grow truly strong. The electrons and healthy bacteria emitted through the earth have great health benefits to us, shifting our moods and regulating bodily organs. Children instinctively run outside barefoot, and adults should, too! Earth fairies want us to be and feel grounded, to receive the gifts from the core of the Earth into our own core, and their mission is to give us reason to stabilize our lives through real depth; they want us to take root and know we belong.

How To Connect With Earth Fairies
Go outside as often as you can and walk barefoot. Try to get your feet against the actual ground, and simply feel yourself there, your weight sinking in or being fully supported by it. Earth Fairies will be present as you are infused with pure energy in the form of electrons, receiving and connecting with the biological rhythms of your planet. And don’t be shy about digging, tending to gardens, and reaching with bare hands into the earth. You may not be making mud pies or sand castles anymore, but there are great benefits of getting dirty and standing upon or getting into the rich soil.

Nymphs 

If you want to be at your utmost desirable, Nymph vibes are there for you. Sultry, sensual, sexy, and most alluring are creatures known as Nymphs. They get our hearts quivering as they tease us with their mysterious charisma. Enchantment and starlight appeal is their essence. They’re seen in quick flashes of light upon water, or heard at times as whispering or gentle rustling in the night, like pillow talk whispers. They’re shimmery apparitions of lust and their giggles sound like one who has known desires fulfilled. They may inhabit land, forested areas, rivers, trees, and even more cultivated areas of orchards, loving to roam on high in the groves of fruit or nut trees. Their loveliness gives wisteria and lilac their beguiling aroma.

How Nymphs Help Us 
Similar to Mermaids, Sirens, and Selkies, these nature spirits express a sexual fecundity that permeates matter. They are shy but curious, playful and uninhibited in their seductive temptation and will charm you into your best, most captivating self. Fruitful, young, budding, and irresistible, they appeal to the passion within those they encounter. Humans may find themselves as if in a dream or with ravenous appetite for pleasure when Nymphs are near. Sitting quietly in the shade of a tree near a gentle spring, that sense of yearning and longing for love and fervor for life may peak within when a Nymph sets her gaze upon you. Nymphs want you to fall in love and have love.

How To Attract Nymphs
When you have a keen desire to be loved and to love another, Nymphs will draw near. If you wander through a wood or nearby a spring or brook, singing softly about love, Nymphs will hear you and follow. Where there is a desire for love and ample sexual tension, a Nymph is not far off. See and especially touch everything outside, the leaves (are they glossy or velvety?), the flowers (are they satiny or plush?), and close your eyes as you feel the contour of rocks and the limbs of trees. Everything is sexually charged in a Nymph’s world, and reacquainting yourself with textures is primary to stimulate your carnal nature. Nymphs wake you up to love making, and generously tantalize your basic sense of pleasure.

Hags

These fairies look like old women, and the term is often used interchangeably for spirits as well as for human crones with magical powers. Folklore often holds them responsible for nightmares, and some stories say they sit on sleeping men’s chests, causing a feeling of immobility known as sleep paralysis. In other tales, hags transform themselves into beautiful young women and sneak into men’s bedrooms at night as succubi to have sex with sleeping mortals.

Hags turn up  in the myths of many cultures, as the Irish banshee, Eastern Europe’s Baba Yaga, and Japan’s Onibaba. Perhaps the most familiar hags in the English-speaking world are three witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, who chant “toil and trouble”. while stirring their strange brew. Although folklore acknowledge their powers as healers, sometimes linking hags with Hecate and the nature goddesses of winter, neither mythology nor modern literature has much good to say about these beings. Like witches, hags for centuries have been portrayed almost universally as ugly, evil creatures who consort with the devil and other demonic forces. This misconception may have contributed to the murders of countless human women and children in Europe and the American colonies from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

Meditation: Get Into A Fairy Reverie 

We want to have knowledge of our natural world, of the land, the stars, and the tides, but even more so, to revel in how it makes us feel as it powerfully draws us forth, to swim, to play, to immerse ourselves as we once did as children. We climb summits to feel a stronger, triumphant sense of self, and we explore caves to go deeper into what is not commonly known or experienced, Nature becomes symbolic of and entwined with our inner knowing and concept of who we are, and that inner knowing tells us the spirit of life is inherently one and the same as fairy life. It is mysterious and ethereal, likes us, even more than we are physical.

The realm of fairies is open when we allow ourselves a more fluid sensibility and acceptance of it, simply being in and with nature, to allow love to freely flow to and from our hearts, overriding our impulse to mentally control, characterize, and classify everything. Inhabitants of our environment beyond our textbook labels will tell us who they are if we listen and watch with a hint of expectation. This is not a mental process so much as an intuitive opening through creative, imaginative interplay with nature. However, this is not to say that fairy ways are only whimsical or trifling.

Fairies are fun, yes, and jocular and frolicsome, yet in their way they are very serious, somber, and tempestuous. They’re as changeable as the weather. Inwardly, we know we must respect nature and the power within it to aid us or destroy us. Fairies are one with this natural momentum of the elements as we watch it do what it does. Fairies are playful and high-spirited, but not to be disregarded. As has been passed down to us through time, we know not to tick them off, these fairy folk- there is mischief in them when we do. They are not just passive presences, they are a prevailing life-force energy that we cannot deny, and yet they’re elusive. Being engendered into fairy wisdom takes a willingness to open and develop the inspired, visionary, artistic, and mystical mien of our human essence.

We need a little bit of daring and a lot of friskiness mixed with quiet awe to engage properly with fairies. Fairies are entities that baffle,confuse, delight, and even aggravate, agitate, and throw tantrums until they get their way. They are the energy of “the will to thrive,” and that’s spunky. Fairies are helping life prosper, by aligning with it to funnel beauty and longing and love into each living particle. Watch anything grow and you will recognize it; you’ll see tenderness, innocence, and also a dauntless presence of flourishing zeal. All growing life knows no other than to strive to prosper. Fairies are made of this abundant spirit of life. Look at a leaf as the sun bathes it. The leaf is more than willing to receive all it needs and ask for nothing less. The sun gives all it has to boldly give. This same simple determination to blossom, bloom, and triumph is fairy essence.

For this boldness, fairies are often seen as demanding and spoiled, full of spite if less than desired is given. Fairies , in their machinations, want what they want. A fairy will demand whatever it may need to survive and anything else it wants is expected to be given (for optimal blossoming, and more)- or else!

Source From : “ A little bit of fairies, An introduction to fairy magic

” Book by: Elaine Clayton

Gift ideas for Faery Witches

-If you are an artist, a drawing or painting of a faery would be amazing
-Visit a gardening store and look at the faery garden section, they can never have too much decor
-A faery tree ornament if they celebrate christmas/yule 
-Research what kind of plants attract faeries, and buy one if they have the space for it.
-fae statues 
-Colorful stones or aquarium gravel for their garden
-some faery jewelry 
-If you do choose to buy them a new faery house, please be sure its usable and has a working door, you’d be surprised how many houses are fake
-A table and chairs for the fae to sit and eat or just rest
-Those little christmas lights for your room, faeries prefer dim lighting and also it makes the room look beautiful
-a cute little sign that says something like “fairies welcome” 
-If they have a record or CD player, get them some calming music, or even music specifically for fae (yes its a thing!!)
-If they’re young at heart or just artistic, get them a fairy coloring book
-crystals that attract faeries such as: clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, moss agate, and goldstone

Faerie guidance oil
Oil is to be used by dabbing a little on the third eye. It will increase your ability to sense the faeries and hear their guidance. You may even see faeries in your minds eye. Good to use before tarot or other divination techniques or before sleep to induce dreams of the faery realms.

Rose petals for attracting faeries and their loving guidance
Dandelion fluff for increased psychic ability
Elderflower to produce dreams of the faerie realms
Lavender to attract faeries
Daisy petals to create psychic awareness of nature spirits
Chamomile for attracting wealth- essentially the spiritual essence of “shiny things” that are known to attract faeries
Wormwood to induce visions and calling up spirits (Please add a very tiny pinch only of this, it is toxic in large amounts)
Rose essential oil for psychic visions
Olive oil carrier
miniature jar or bowl

In your jar or bowl mix your olive oil and rose essential oil. No need to go overboard with the rose oil, just add a few drops until it becomes fragrant. Mix your herbs into the oils and seal your jar. It will be fine to use straight away but it will become stronger over time. Leave out in the moonlight on the next full moon for added strength.  Dab on the third eye when you wish to communicate with the faeries during tarot readings, divination, and meditation.

Faery Witch Tip
Hold a magnifying glass up to your eye to blur your vision to help you to better see faeries. Something about blurring the world around you makes it easier to sense their presence.

Witch tip 2
If you don’t want to attract the fae, don’t buy too much honey at once.

Witch tip 3
Moon is the perfect time to connect with the Fae. The full moon awakens the spirit realm, strengthens intuition and deepens your connection to divine magick.

torstai 22. lokakuuta 2020

E for Eclectic Witch


Eclectic Witch
An individual approach that picks and chooses from many different traditions and creates a personalized form of witchcraft that meets their individual needs and abilities. They do not follow a particular religion or tradition, but study and learn from many different systems and use what works best for them. Many Eclectic Witches refer to themselves as Solitary Practioners, Sorcerors, Hedge Witches, Green, White, and Grey Witches. Some consider themselves Wicca, as long as the Rede is adhered to, the Earth and the Universe revered. One main complaint made against the Eclectic Witch is that they are not true Wiccans because they build a taylor-made religion or tradition for themselves from the ground up rather than following an established or correct form of Wicca. Their minds remain open and are receptive to knowledge, ideas, beliefs and methods that others practice. They adapt well to different situations and create their own paths by what they believe to be true and right at that time in their life (simply put – they don’t follow rules). They like to explore and make their own mistakes and take from experiences in turn creating their own rules and traditions. It’s why you can bring 2 Eclectic Witches into a room yet they are totally different in the way they practise, live, and believe as they are all different in some way.

I am an Eclectic Witch. I have always been, it´s clearly my thing. But because I am also Wiccan, I kind of make my own rules. I don´t like people to say what I need to do so I decide it myself. And I am that kind of person who likes little bit this and that so.. this fit me. So maybe I make this post about in general witchy things because being eclectic means you are basically little bit of every witch type.

Side note: I am more of a pagan witch now a days, I believe in Finnish old faith/belief.  I made this post like a year ago, oh how things have changed in that time. I still like a lot of things, but I have been more focused on northern beliefs, specially in Finnish. So.. still kinda eclectic.

  • Are you an Eclectic Witch? You are a little bit of everything. This also means that you have a hard time making up your mind on some matters because you find interest in everything. You tend to fall hard in love. You probably could be/study anything!



Little witchy things to do 

- Go look through thrift stores for old candles and objects that seem powerful.
- Give back to the environment. Recycle! Reuse! And care for nature.
- Pick flowers and make them into chains for protection. Give them to your friends, or pets.
- Add essential oils and petals to your bath.
- Add a little honey or vanilla to what you’re baking for a boost of happiness.
- Make a spell in the form of a friendship bracelet.
- Make herb oils with coconut oil.
- Care for yourself and do what works for you.
-Working in glamours with your morning makeup 
-Watering your plants with growth spells 
-Making healing soup spells when you’re sick
-Sewing protective sigils into your clothing 
-Making herbal teas based on magical correspondences
-Painting your nails with colors to match your intent
-Using shower scrubs to scrub away negativity
-Chanting your favorite song lyrics as spells
-Tying knot magic into your shoelaces
-Writing sigils on your skin with concealer
-Wake up and let light in. Say a simple thank you to the God of sun. Here is a simple thank you prayer: here
-Mediate for 10 minutes 
-Have some tea. There’s many benefits from all sorts of tea.
You can also do a simple tea spell. Sleep Inducing Tea , Dream Tea, Anti Anxiety Spell , Emotional Pain Spell, Headache Tea Spell...
-Drink a cup of moon water, or charged crystal water! (Make sure the crystal you use is safe to drink)
-Wear a stone/crystal, or hold it, keep it in your car, your pocket, your purse, etc.
-Spray yourself with Lavender Moon Water
-Turn your shower or face cleansing into a cleansing ritual!
-Add herbs to your eggs! Look up the different magickal properties of the spices you want to use!
-Say thanks before you eat! Here are some I use: Here and Here
-Check the moon phases. You can do a quick Google search or you can just download one of the many moon phase apps!
-Create a seasonal altar. Add leafs, pine cones etc
-Do daily tarot card readings for yourself or others you know.
-Start using a dream journal. As soon as you wake up write down everything you can remember.
-Add something to your Book of Shadows.
-Join witchcraft and pagan groups on Facebook.
-Reduce your use of plastic. Invest in some reusable bags. Or make some yourself! 
-Take shorter showers and turn your water off when washing your face and brushing your teeth. 
-Put out jars or even a bigger bucket (clean of course) outside to collect rain water. 
-Do some witchy crafts! Make a pentacle or pentagram out of twigs and string. Make some scented pine cones. Make candles. Make a wand. Go out to the beach and collect stones or shells or even ocean water. There’s TONS of crafts I could come up with. 
-Talk to your deity(s), ask them questions, meditate and charge and cleanse yourself and your pendulum or whatever tool your using to speak to them.
Make sure to cleanse and charge before connecting with your deity(s)



Ways to get Closer to Your Craft

-Open your curtains in the morning and look outside.
-Always try to stay grounded. Observe life around you.
-Make a list of the correspondences of certain soaps or other products that you have. Use a product with intent.
-Draw sigils.
-Chant in your head.
-Walk, sit, or lie down outside. Watch the plants dance in the wind and listen to your surroundings.
-Carry crystals or objects that mean a certain thing to you.
-Take time for yourself.
-Smile at strangers and visualize sending positive energy their way.
-Listen to music that represents your intent.
-Pick your outfits using colour magic.
-Light a candle.
-Do something for your community. By putting good things out, the universe will repay you.
-Try interpreting a tarot card for each day.
-Be creative. Find the magic in every day objects.
-Practice energy work.
-Meditate.
-Schedule days to go to the library and research plants, herbs, your religion, etc.
-Say thank you more often. Even when no one is there.
-Try to grow some plants.
-Have tea more often.
-Go outside! Connect to nature. Go barefoot. Dance in the rain. Anything. Just go out.
-When hiking pick up things that call to you.
-Pick up trash. Give back to the planet.
-Take care and time for yourself.
-Be patient.



Witchery Tips

-A quartz stone near the oven makes your food taste better.

-Get a lunar calendar to stay up-to-date with moon cycles.

-A full moon increases extrasensory perception and so is the perfect time for psychic spells, rituals or potions.

-Aphrodisiacs should always be prepared during the waxing moon.

-Trust your instincts.

-Always make your intent clear during a spell.

-Sage can smell like weed sometimes, be careful of that.

-Peach and avocado pits ward off negativity.

-Place rosehips in your wallet to attract prosperity.

-Use honey to sweeten the outcomes of your spells.

-Self-care is witchcraft. Baths are literal and metaphorical cleansing rituals. Drawing are like complex sigils to clear your mind and calm you down.

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For E there were also these 2 types, but I think that they are well explained in these already, but I still wanted to mention them, although I am not going to make different post about them.





Embroidery / Sewing / Knit - One who embues magick into household “stitching” or “string” hobbies such as embroidery, sewing, knitting, stringing, and knotting ~ Basically, one who identifies with using knot or chord magick in many different skills.

Energy - Those who prefer to do magick through energy exercises and manipulation rather than with many physical tools or materials; using the enhanced power of the mind and the body’s natural energies to bring about a magickal result or feeling. (Also may include aura work)

lauantai 27. kesäkuuta 2020

E for Earth Witch

Earth - Specifically centered on the element of Earth; grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, strong appreciation of the natural world, creating and using symbols associated with earth


Similar to Kitchen and Green Witch.

The Earth element is the one most closely linked with our physical world, and the densest of all the elements. It is the foundation on which the other elements, and is a receptive energy, helping us to accept responsibility and bringing to our attention limitations in our makeup. It is represented in the forms of burying objects in the earth, herbalism, and making images out of wood or stone. Spells that benefit from the element are business-related spells, fertility-related spells, prosperity-related spells, and stability-related spells.

Read also about Air elemental Witch

You might be a Earth Witch if you...

-feel deep connection with nature
-have great collection of herbs and essential oils
-you love walks and foraging
-you attract animals and insects
-you work with Earth element
-you live in harmony and rhythm of the nature
-have green and healthy diet
-you have a herbal journal of some kind or any nature related journal
-you are obsessed learning everything about nature

Earth witch gets energy from trees, crystals and animals. Earth witches abilities are protection, strength, healing and wealth. Their strengths are being grounded, logical and hard working. They love dirt in their hands while doing gardening or their feet while walking in nature bare foot. They enjoy everything related to earth and nature. They are good with animals and have obsession with herbs knowledge and essential oils. Earth witches surround them with plants and like to use green as their favorite color.. in basically everything, like in clothing and their decor. They may have a some kind of collection of rocks and crystals.

Even when I was a kid, I was fascinated by nature and everything in it. I walked in forests for hours and could just spend time watching trees and collecting rocks. It was a sad day when my mom threw away my rock collection. I still love rocks, but crystals have become maybe more important in these past few years. I love to do grounding, my head is always in the clouds (read my Air witch post), so it is very important to come down from the clouds and just be grounded. It even makes me think more clearly, helps me make better decisions even. I love everything green, I would loooove to have more plants in my apartment, but sadly it is just too difficult, my cat´s keep eating the plants and only room I can have plants, the sun brights too brightly and the room is very hot. But I try my best to have even something here. What is your favorite thing about nature? What you like to do the most in nature? I am going camping next week, can´t freaking wait, eek!! There is probably coming a post about it, so.. exited about that too!



Represents:
Strength, abundance, stability, prosperity, wealth and femininity

Gender:
Female

Direction:
North

Energy:
Receptive

Symbols: 
Rocks, fields, soil, salt, caves, clay

Pentagram Placement: 
Lower left

Goddesses: 
Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah, Nephtys, Persephone, Rhea

Gods: 
Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Mardyk, Pan, Tammuz

Spirits:
gnomes, dwarves, trolls

Time:
Midnight, night

Cycle Of Life: 
Age

Season: 
Winter

Colours: 
Black, Green, yellow, brown

Zodiac Signs: 
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Sense: 
Touch

Stones and Jewels: 
Rock crystal, emerald, onyx, jasper, salt, azurite, amethyst, quartz

Magick Tools: 
Pentacle, Pentagram, salt, images, stones, gems, cords

Metals: 
Iron, lead

Herbal: 
Ivy, grains, oats, rice, patchouli, lichens

Trees: 
Cypress, Honeysuckle, Jasmin, Lilac (some say Lilac is Water)

Animals: 
Cow, bull, dog, horse, ant, bear, wolf

Instruments: 
Drums and percussion

Type Of Magick: 
Gardening, magnet images, stone (jewel divination, work with crystals), knot, Binding, money spells, grounding, finding treasures, runes

Ritual Action: 
Burying, making clay effigies, planting trees or herbs

Chakra:
Root chakra

Picture: Sanni Saarenmaa Photography


Chant to Invoke:

“Here and now
I invoke the elemental force of earth
I call to the swirling dust
And dawn lit mountains,
To the farmer’s field
and all the swaying trees
You that remains solid
You that teaches of quiet stability
You that holds us firm against your skin.
I call your body here to infuse my intention
With your boundless gifts.
I call you here to fashion the spirit cavern,
Root my will in your soil,
and ground my purpose in the stones
Boulder and gravel
Redwood and rose
Earth, I call to thee.“

Things to Research as a Beginner Earth Witch

The history of herbal witchcraft
Trees, Trees, Trees
Edible Wild Plants
Wildflowers ~ harvesting + foraging + drying
Medicinal Plants + Herbs
Mushroom Identification
Teas, Tinctures, Meads + Smoke Blend recipes
Crystals + Gems + Stones
Types of witches
Deities/Archetypal God-desses
Altar building + devotions
Types of magick
Types of energy
Types of spells
Types of divination
Elements + their magick
Moon Phases
Seasonal Magick
Cyclical Nature of Earth
Wheel of the Year
Wheel of Days (celebrations and feasts)
Native Spirituality
Animal Medicine + Animal Totem
Famous Herbal Witches
Astral Travel + Projection
Entheogen
The best antidote to the unknown is to learn as much as you can.

Earth Witch Things to do:

-Take a walk or jog
-Do some yoga
-Pick a crystal that correspondes with your intent for the day to carry with you
-Ground yourself
-Take care of your plants (water them, talk to them, etc.)
-Do a prosperity spell for the day
-Spend time with your pets
-Use plant based products or make your own if you can (like shampoo, soap, makeup, etc.)
-Incorporate nuts, beans, roots (like ginger), and greens (like spinach and kale) in your breakfast
-Watch nature related documents
-Spend time in nature or garden
-Gardening
-Add plants to your living space
-Eat warm foods
-Do a root chakra meditation



How to connect with nature

Make contact with the earth. Take a walk in the grass barefoot, hug a tree, plant something with your bare hands, meditate on the dirt.

Have indoor plants. Not only do they freshen the air around you, but each plant brings it own unique benefits as well, such as mood boosters.

Open your window and blinds.  Breathe in the fresh air and take in your outdoor surroundings.

If possible, do what you do indoors, outdoors! Even if you’re just sitting on a patio, you can still enjoy the benefits of the outdoors while doing what you need to do.

Collect outdoor elements. Often I see witches decorate their altar with outdoor elements. This is a simple and effective way to better your connection with nature.



Grounding 

If you can, create a relaxing environment for yourself. Light a candle, shift position, stretch, get in some pajamas, set yourself up to relax.

Feel your energy pool with each exhale. Let it graze the surface of your skin. Let it accumulate.

Feel the ground beneath you. Where are you? Are you sitting with your legs crossed on a grassy hill? Are you stretched out in an armchair? Are you lying in bed? Are you on a train or in a car?

Wherever you are, beneath the floor is soil. There are roots clinging to the earth, there are plants finding peace and solace beneath the ground. Picture a plant you love sprouting in the very place you sit. Is it a flower? An herb? A tree?

Take another deep breath, keep going, feel the air in your lungs.

You are surrounded by the atmosphere. A whole bunch of gases are protecting you from anything spooky that might be out in space. You are safe here. You are safe.

Remember that wherever you are, you are on the Earth. You are a part of the world. Life thrives above, beneath, and all around you. You are alive.

You are here, wherever you are. You are not in any imminent danger. Maybe you’re not okay right now, maybe you don’t feel relaxed and safe, but you are alive. Despite everything, you exist, you are here with everybody else.

Everything will be okay.

Take a few more deep breaths.

Keep going until you feel a bit better. Go get a glass of cold water, if you can. Try to grab a snack if you’re hungry. Take a shower, even. Whatever you need to do to take care of yourself.

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Other super easy grounding methods : 

-Drink some strong herbal tea.
-Eat some raw, organic fruits and veggies.
-Take a long bath with some bath salts, herbs and oils.
-Carry a grounding crystal on you, cleanse it beforehand.
-Walk barefoot in the garden or at the local park.
-Bury your feet in the ground and meditate.
-Drum or dance, anything with good rhythm.
-Practice yoga or tai chi.

Characteristics of an Earth witch
The path of the earth witch

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