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.

Sanni Saarenmaa Photography


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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torstai 25. kesäkuuta 2020

D for Dream Witch

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.     

-Marsha Norman

Dream - (A possible variation of Hedge) Mindful and internal magickal practice mainly based from interpreting dreams and/or engaging in lucid dreaming. Those who intensify as this may “de-code” symbols and messages in the dream world similar to how one would use a divination technique.

Let´s get real here. I need a lot of sleep. Like a LOT. I also used to keep dream journal when I was a kid and now a days I sometimes write little novels about my dreams. I also could control my dreams, realized when I am dreaming and say "wake up" to myself while having a nightmare. Lucid dreaming can be very exiting experience and you can learn to do it. If you have trouble sleeping, you might try dream meditation tapes. Those whale sounds or rain kind. I have never tried but I could some day, that would be a new thing. I also want to try to put stuff (like crystals that helps you sleep or see certain dreams) under my pillow again and make some dream tea´s.  Dreams  and dreaming can be an empowering and energy giving thing. To me, it definitely is. Let´s meet in a dream.

What kind of dreams do you have?



What you might need (I need 3 cats in my bed)
 -a dream journal
-amethyst, howlite, or other calming crystals
-a solid bedtime yoga routine (it´s nice to go to sleep after a workout, I sleep a lot better)
-scented candles (or any candle)
-all the pillows you have (I want lots of pillows from my housewarming party)
-glowing ceiling stars (always wanted them)
-bedtime snacks
-a nightlight
- moon water
- at least one stuffed animal
-calming lotions
-the fluffiest socks
- a dream interpretation book.. or as many as you need is needed.
- sleep sachets
- the comfiest pj’s ever
- a moon phase app
- sigils
- an alarm clock (bc no, you can’t stay in bed forever)
-dream meditation tape
-tea
-melatonin
-lavender



Dream Witch things


-Bags under your eyes from early morning meditation to remember your dreams
-Constantly having a dream on the tip of your tongue
-Pajamas are life
-The whole house smells like lavender and mugwort
- Never too many pillows!
-You’re never quite sure if you are dreaming or not…which means you’ve tried to fly whilst awake one too many times
-Chamomile tea is the best
-Amethyst and bowls of water cover every surface
-Dream journals cover your room
-Sleepy eyes
-Soft blankets
-Meditating in the mornings to remember your dreams
-Reality checks
-Sleeping with crystals under your pillow
-Never, ever wake a Dream witch…seriously just don’t



Crystals:

Agate: induces dreams, prevent nightmares
Albite: dreams, lucid dreaming, astral projection
Amethyst: vivid dreams, prevents insomnia, prevents nightmares, dream divination
Ametrine: helps to understand dreams
Angel Phantom Quartz: general dream work, lucid dreaming, angel communication, prevents nightmares
Angelite: astral projection
Benitoite: astral travel
Black Tourmaline: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
Blue Apatite: dreams that will help solve problems creatively, induce happy dreams
Blue Calcite: astral travel, induces dreams
Bustamite: induces dreams
Calcite: induces dreams
Chrysoprase: peaceful sleep, prevents nightmares
Clear Quartz: induce dreams, astral travel, dream recall, vivid dreams
Danburite: induces sleep, lucid dreaming
Dioptase: vivid dreams
Dream Quartz: dream enhancement, dream divination, healing dreams, prevents nightmares, past life work via dreams, dream manifestation, astral travel
Emerald: general dreamwork, prevents nightmares
Fluorite: protection during sleep, prevents nightmares, promotes deep sleep
Garnet: induces dreams
Goshenite: induces dreams
Green Jade: general dream work, dream divination, dream recall
Hemimorphite: entering the dream state, dream divination and visions, angel and spirit communication in sleep and dreams
Herkimer Diamond: general dream work, astral travel, induces dreams, vivid dreams, lucid dreaming, dream recall
Holley Blue Agate: general dreamwork
Iolite: aids with sleep disorders, induces sleep, astral projection
Jet: astral projection, protection in sleep
Labrodite: astral travel, vivid dreams, aids in dream interpretation
Lazulite: general dream work, astral travel, dream recall, lucid dreaming
Lepidolite: aids with sleep disorders, prevents nightmares, prevents confusion in dreams
Malachite: prevent nightmares, halts repeating nightmares, dream recall, induce sleep
Moldavite: entering dream state, dream messages, vivid dreams, enhancing dream work and dream spells, guidance through dreams
Moonstone: brings dreams, lucid dreaming, peaceful sleep, prevents insomnia
Muscovite: aids with sleep disorders, sleep inducement
Opal: astral travel, brings happy dreams
Peacock Obsidian: astral travel
Picture Jasper: general dream work, brings dreams of memories
Purple Jade: induces dreams
Prehnite: dreams, dream recall
Rhodizite: astral travel
Rhodonite: general dream work, lucid dreaming, helps with interpreting messages of dreams
Rose Quartz: prevents insomnia, pleasant dreams
Sapphire: astral travel, dream recall
Scolecite: induce sleep, dream recall, lucid dreaming, messages from dreams
Smoky Quartz: induces dreams, prevents nightmares
Sphene: dream recall
Stilbite: induces dreams
Sugilite: induces dreams
Tabular: astral travel
Zircon: induces sleep

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Herbs:

African Dream Bean: lucid dreaming, spirit communication through dreams
Anise: prevents nightmares
Ash: prevents nightmares, dream divination
Ashwagandha: induce sleep
Bay: general dream work and spells, dream divination
Blue Lotus: prevents insomnia, induces sleep, lucid dreaming
Bracken: bright dreams with answers to problems, protection in sleep, prevents nightmares
Buchu: dream divination
*California Poppy: induces sleep, prevent insomnia
Clary Sage: vivid dreams, strange dreams
Cayenne: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
Cedar: prevents nightmares, strengthens psychic powers in sleep, protection when sleeping
Chamomile: induces calming sleep, prevents nightmares
Cinquefoil: brings restful sleep, dream divination
**Datura: lucid dreaming
Flax: prevents nightmares
Garlic: prevents nightmares, protection during sleep, induces sleep
Ginkgo Biloba: induce dreams, vivid dreams
**Heliotrope: dream divination
**Holly: dream divination
Huckleberry: make dreams come true
*Hyacinth: nightmare prevention, helps one to recover after a nightmare
Jasmine: restful sleep, pleasant dreams, induces sleep, induces dreams, dream divination
*Kava Kava: induces sleep (do not use if you have liver issues or on prescriptions!)
*Kanna: prevents nightmares
Lady’s Slipper: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
Lavender: induces sleep, prevents insomnia
Lemon Balm: induces sleep, refreshing sleep, prevents nightmares
Lemon Verbena: dreamless sleep, dream suppression
Lemongrass: dream inducement
Magnolia Bark: induces sleep
**Mandrake: sleep inducement, protection during sleep, dream divination
Marigold: dream divination, protection from dream magick and spells
*Mexican Dream Herb: clearer dreams, dream memory, lucid dreaming
Mimosa: dream divination
**Mistletoe: prevent nightmares, prevent insomnia
*Morning Glory: prevent nightmares
Mugwort: dream divination, astral projection, lucid dreaming, psychic and spiritual dreams
Mullein: prevents nightmares, protection during sleep, keeps nocturnal demons at bay
Mustard Seed: prevents nightmares
Onion: dream divination, protection during sleep
Passionflower: sleep inducement, calm dreams
Peony: protects from nocturnal demons notably incubi
Peppermint: dream divination, induces sleep
*Poppy Seeds: vivid dreams, induces sleep
Purslane: prevent reoccurring nightmares, keep away nocturnal spirits
Rose: induces dreams of love, dream divination in terms of romance and love
Rosemary: prevent nightmares, protection during sleep, past life work in dreams
Sage: peaceful calm dreams, helaing in dreams, prevents nightmares
Siberian Ginseng: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
*Skullcap: prevents nightmares
St. John’s Wort: dream divination in terms of love
*Tobacco: prevents nightmares
Valerian Root: lucid dreaming, sleep inducement, dream recall
Vervain: prevents nightmares, dream divination
Wild Asparagus: dream inducement, lucid dreaming, flight in sleep, astral travel
Wood Betony: prevent nightmares, protection during sleep
Yarrow: dream divination
**poisonous, do not eat!

*potentially toxic or dangerous, use with caution!

Foods:

Almonds: induces sleep[, induces dreams
Banana: induces sleep, promotes painless sleep, induces sleep
Blueberries: induces dreams
Cherry: induces dreams, induces sleep
Chicken: induces dreams, lucid dreams
Dairy Products: induces sleep
Eggs: induces dreams
Halibut: induces sleep
Kale: induces sleep
Kidney Beans: lucid dreaming
Lamb: lucid dreaming
Lettuce: induces sleep
Oats/Oatmeal: induces dreams
Passion Fruit: induces sleep, prevents insomnia
Pistachios: induces sleep
Pretzels: induces sleep
Pumpkin Seeds: lucid dreaming
Red Radish: vivid dreams
Shrimp: vivid dreams, induces dreams
Soy Sauce: induces dreams
Soybeans: lucid dreaming
Sunflower Seeds: vivid dreams
Tofu (cooked): lucid dreaming
Tomato: induces sleep
Tuna: induces sleep
Turkey: induces sleep, induces dreams, lucid dreaming
Rice: Induces sleep
Salmon: Induces sleep



Animals:

Bat: dreaming
Beavers: subconscious thoughts, dreams
Groundhog: heightens dreams and states of mind
Leopard: communication in dreams, movement in dreams, sensitivity of the unconscious mind
Lizard: “Dream Walker”; dream messages, represents the dream realm
Lynx: insight of dreams, unconscious knowledge, dream interpretation
Mink: understanding your dreams while dreaming
Owl: messages through dreams, astral projection
Spiders: prevents nightmares, wards off evil and harm during sleep
Swan: dream interpretation, dream recall

Essential Oils:

Anise: induces sleep
Catnip: vivid dreams
Cedarwood: vivid dreams
Cinnamon: vivid dreams
Clove: induces sleep
Clary Sage: induces sleep
Eucalyptus: vivid dreams
Helichrysum: prevents insomnia, induces dreams
Jasmine: induces dreams
Junipher: vivid dreams
Lavender: induces dreams, lucid dreaming
Lemon Balm: vivid dreams
Mugwort: lucid dreaming, astral projection
Nutmeg: vivid dreams
Orange: vivid dreams
Palo Santo: induces sleep
Patchouli: lucid dreaming
Peppermint: vivid dreams
Rose: induces sleep, lucid dreaming, dreams related to love
Rosemary: vivid dreams
Sandalwood: induces sleep
Yarrow: vivid dreams
Ylang Ylang: vivid dreams

Incense:

Ambergris: induces dreams
Bay: dream divination, brings visions
Cedar: prevents nightmares
Dittany of Crete: astral projection
Jasmine: dream divination, astral projection
Lavender: induces sleep
Opium: dream divination, lucid dreaming, induces dreams, induces sleep, dream spells of all kinds
Passionflower: induces sleep
Rose: dream divination
Rosemary: induces sleep, pleasant dreams, prevents nightmares
Sandalwood: astral projection
*Burn incense with caution please. Burn it before going to bed and make sure it is extinguished before you go to sleep for safety reasons.*

Metals:

Silver: prevent nightmares, protection during sleep, induces dreams, psychic dreams, visions, dream divination

Colors:

Blue: astral projection
Indigo: dream divination
Silver: dreams
Yellow: dream divination, creative vivid dreams

Putting things under your pillow


Here is a list of few things you can put under there.

-Lapis lazuli  for awareness of your dreams, and vividness of those dreams.
-Clear quartz  to wake up with more energy, after you awake from your sleep.
-Bayleaf  in order to have more prophetic dreams.
-Chamomile  in order to promote relaxation, and good  dreams.
-Rose petals  in order to bring love into your waking life.
-Peppermint  in order to promote relaxation, and vivid dreams.
-Lavender  in order to promote calm, and in order for you to sleep well.
-Anise  in order to prevent nightmares.
-Rosemary  in order to prevent nightmares, and to bring deep sleep.
-Garlic  in order to promote sleep well.
-You can put a blade of grass, or a leaf underneath your pillow to promote growth, and change in your waking life.
-Money for wealth, and prosperity in your waking life.
-You can put a picture of someone underneath your pillow in order to connect with them better.
-You can put the name of someone underneath your pillow in order to connect with them better.
-You can put all manner of sigil underneath your pillow in order to get the effect of that Sigil into your dreams, and waking life.

Sweet Dreams Sachet 

You will need

• a small pouch/bag/jar/container
• amethyst
• rose quartz
• sugar (for extra sweetness)
• basil leaves (to banish those bad dreams)

First cleanse the stones of any energy they had attained. Then  place them both in small pouch and sprinkle sugar and basil over them. As you drew the strings on the pouch, say a this spell or make your own.

“ Dreams be sweet,
dreams be kind,
during this rest, give me peace of mind”

Repeat until intent had been made clear, then place it under the pillow inside of the pillow case.


Full Moon Dreams Tea

Signed, sealed, closure, magic, endings, psychic, creativity, manifest dreams.

2 tbsp Chamomile 
1 tsp Lavender
1 tsp Spearmint 
½ tsp Organic Honey or Licorice Root 

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Dream witch tips

-Always cleanse yourself after a nightmare. Dreams manifest energy so get rid of those negative energies and use extra self care the next day. Your mind and spirit will thank you 🕉
**For cleansing after a nightmare you may use lemon, thyme, and lavender water infusion, you can drink it or add it to a bath

-Place amethyst and scolecite under your pillow or wear them as an amulet to induce lucid dreaming and peaceful astral projection

-Trouble sleeping lately? Having anxious or unclear dreams?
Open the window closest to your bed, and shake out your covers.
Completely changing your bedding is great, but I know it takes a lot of spoons to do that.
Shake your covers, beat your pillows, beat and brush off crumbs from your sheet.
This should clear up stagnant energy from your sleeping space and clear up your head!

-“Place lavender under your pillow while thinking of your wish. Do this just prior to retiring for the night. In the morning, if you have dreamt of anything relating to your wish, it will come true. However, if you did not have dreams, or if they were unconnected with your wish, it will not manifest” 
~ Scott Cunningham’s encyclopedia of magical herbs 

-An obsidian and amethyst combo does wonders in warding against nightmares and ensuring peaceful dreams

-Sea sand is amazing for dream work. Keep a jar of sea sand (dream dust) next to your bed to protect against nightmares and help guide your dreams 
**add rosemary to help remember your dreams
*** add citrine for an extra anti-nightmare boost

-Herb sachets hung above your bed (request herb sachet recipes from me if you’re interested).

-Hang Dry herbs upside down in your bedroom (Lavender helps for anxiety and depression… it is very calming or Mugwort for dreams. Mugwort is very invasive, you can find it growing everywhere).

-Herbs placed inside your pillow sheet (Mugwort leaves inside to active lucid dreams).

-Setup an Altar near your bed: add elements of earth, fire, water and air. You can also use your windowsill as an altar.

-Place Black Tourmaline under your bed: shields you energetically by taking the electromagnetic frequencies, and instead of absorbing them, tourmaline changes, redirects, cleanses, and purifies the energy. This is how it handles negativity, even energies of psychic attack too!

-Place Sigil writings or powders for protection and restful beauty sleep under your mattress.

-Keep a dream journal under your pillow! Dreams can help us get a glimpse into our subconscious and the more dreams you write the easier it becomes for you to remember them.

-Unless you are allergic, sleep with the window halfway open or cracked to let good energy move around and circulate in your room and keep skin hydrated during the night.

-Drink herbal tea before bed each night. (Request free herbal tea recipes from me if interested) Mugwort tea is great to have in the evening before bed to reach high levels of lucid dreaming

-Smoking Herbs before bed is great as well. Book for further reading: Smoke Plants Of North America by M.R. Ross. (Request free Smoke Blend recipes from me if interested). With reverence, Rosemary Milk

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torstai 5. maaliskuuta 2020

D for Desert Witch

  • Magic in the desert is
  • Sunsets more brilliant than anywhere else in the world.
  • Lightning storms that put the fear of the gods in your heart and fire in your soul.
  • Saying hello to the lizards on your front porch.
  • Tumbleweeds.
  • Coyote eyes glistening in headlights and knowing it’s time to turn back.
  • Old tribal legends told around a campfire that your rational mind says can’t be real, but deep down in your heart you know they are.
  • Flash floods that kill.
  • The overwhelming soothingness of creosote smell.
  • Cold mornings when snow caps the mountains and clouds hang too low.
  • Hawks sitting on lampposts just before the lights come on.
  • Abandoned hogans and gas stations.
  • Sandstone in more colors than you ever imagined could be possible.
  • Bats.

  • The constant, oppressive, awesome, comforting, devastating reminder that this desert mother could kill you in a moment and it is only by chance and willpower that we survive here.

  • Desert - Using and utilizing the desert environment. Lots of work with hardier plants such as Cacti or Tumbleweeds. Use of the moon, desert earth, fire, rare water (especially rainwater), wind, local plants and herbs, as well as animals/creatures of the desert such as snakes, spiders, scorpions, and so on.



Red Dirt between your toes. Becoming energised under the blistering heat of the summer sun. Substituting rainwater in spells for 10 months of the year and then forgetting to stock up when it does actually rain. So, much, eucalyptus. And tea tree. And lemon myrtle. Wandering through scrubland and feeling like you’ve hit gold when you discover a small rockpool. Hanging out in your garden in the morning with the birds who flock to your birdbath. Becoming intimately familiar with both the destructive and cleansing powers of fire.


Desert Witch is a witch who lives in the desert, enjoys the natural desert scenery, uses desert plants, bones, sand in their practice, collects desert rocks, and befriend desert animals such as snakes, lizards, and scorpions. They also tend to use the elements of Wind and Fire as well as Earth in their practice. They normally worship desert deities and study desert lore in their area. 

To me, this has been very interesting witch type and I really liked to do the research on it. I really like the desert vibes and everything in it. Sadly there isn´t anything similar here in Finland. But I have my plants and that is good for me now. I wil definately keep doing research on this topic. You may see more today´s outfits and decor about it!





Desert Witch things to do

1. Write affirmations into sand and let the wind destroy them with time

2. Lots of sun powered magick, you could even develop a ‘drawing down the sun’

3. Succulent gardens using life giving water as offerings or leave out water bowls for whatever wandering spirits need a drink

4. Become familiar with desert dwelling spirits and myths

5. Create rock mandalas for meditation or rock protective circles for sacred space

6. Make use of empty space at night to integrate constellations into your practice





Few interview takes:


"I would say that is a more harsh road than witches who do not live in the desert. While resources can still be abundant, we have to be conservative with our regents and things gathered from the outside world. Learning to trust, respect and understand the earth out here is much more vital and challenging as it seem to bite back with every step you take. The vibrations in the sands and rock are lower and therefore trickier to tap into. But the labor is worth it. When we are rewarded, it seems to be even more fruitful than lust farmland. When you´re actually tapped into the energy, you can feel her wanting to work with you, creating a give and take. I feel it look a lot like a monk sitting under a waterfall for training. Except it´s  constant sun instead of water."

"I use water in my practice and to me people think it can be though to use water in my practice because of living in the desert, no sea water, little rain water but I use tap water. I think most witches would be "appalled" because it´s tap water with all the chemicals and such but we have to use what we got. On the other hand I´m lucky that my tap water comes straight from a well so it´s straight from the earth."


"To be connect closer to the desert I have tools, decor mostly from desert areas. My besom  and wands are made of forward items around here. Holders,chalice, offering plates/cups, bell, stones, decor, candles, etc, I get from India."


"My tools are fairly normal things for a witch to have... But I do try to only use things that are found in my area. For example I smudge with desert sage and palo Verde instead of the typical white sage and palo Santo. I do tend to stay on the sun side of icons as well. My altar plaque is a sun. My mask is sun themed. My athame has a gold handle."


"Well the tools that I actively use are crystals, my copper mug (which I´m planning on using it as a cauldron tpye of device), paint and paintbrushes here and there, candles (which I just started to use). I do have a couple chalices and a bell but I don´t really use them."


"I´m originally from Indiana. So far from the desert. I met my now husband in Indiana and when we first started dating he told me he planned to move to Phoenix by the end of the year. I´ve always been more or warm weather person and Indiana was far from the perfect spot to me so I moved with him.

In Indiana, I was an elder of a large pagan group. When I moved to Phoenix I decided to find a smaller group to hone in my skills. At first, my magic almost flatlined. But the more I got out to see nature in the desert, the more enthralled I became with everything. The fact that so much lives on so little was really inspiring to me. I also started to connect to the history of the land and the natives that called it home before I did. 
When I started to put effort in these areas, new doors opened up for me. I felt the earth embrace my presence on her. Which I never felt before in Indiana. (not saying it´s not possible) but after making connections to native shamans here, I´ve really learned the benefits of walking harsh land like this."

"My favorite thing about the desert is the rock formations and structures."





Desert Magic - Solar Cleansing Spell (found on Tumblr)

What you need: 
A clear and sunny day (note: this spell is designed for those living in a desert. If you do not, a day with a high UV index will work. weather websites will tell you the UV index for your area for the day)
a place to lie or sit comfortably in the sunlight (be safe; wear sunscreen as this can take some time)
What you do:
Get yourself into a comfortable position lying down or sitting in the sunlight. Close your eyes and feel the sun’s intense energy on your skin.

The sun is harsh and anything blocking its light casts long and obvious shadows. Focus on the shadows within you if you know them, or just envision a tree made of shadow, roots reaching far down and branches tall, blocking the light and natural energy flow.

Focus on the overwhelming energy and light outside of your body and bring it inwards, watching it burn away the shadows leaving nothing but raw sunlight across a flat plane. Feel the heat of the sun on your skin burn away any shadows creating chains on you in this realm. Sit/lay there until you feel that any spiritual, emotional, and magical gunk has been burnt away.

Options/variations
This is easily modified to break any spells cast on you and to reveal hidden truths. It can also be modified to use for banishing where instead of focusing the energy to burn away things clinging to you, you direct the pure solar energy to burn away and destroy the thing you want banished.

For more intense cleansings I like to incorporate creosote aroma either by burning it or via oil aromas to help strengthen the initial cleanse




Desert Correspondences

Sand : protection, banishing, harmony, the ocean (a truly ancient one)
Creosote bush : aggravation, binding, distancing others, balance, rain  
Ocotillo : binding, protection from evil, aggression, death, spirits
Aloe vera : healing, love, health, prosperity, growth, sensitivity
Barrel cactus : harmony, protection, endurance
Prickly pear cactus : protection, family, spiritual growth
Prickly pear fruit : love, romance, support, idealism
Yucca / Cassava : protection, protection, dispelling evil, 


Flowers


Sunflower, hibiscus, poppy, chamomile, chrysanthemum, aster, marigold, calendula, snapdragon, cactus flower, prickly pear blossom, carnations, poinsettia, st John’s wort




Magickal properties of desert rain water

Spring is fast approaching and I have been seeing a lot of posts about magickal correspondences such as flowers and trees that are not easily found in the desert especially water.

In other parts of the world rain water is easily accessible because it just rains, almost on cue. In the desert, rain is rare and usually each storm is months apart. This makes it very special in witchcraft.

Rain water in general is used for purification, protection, and energy.

Desert rain is a gift that quenches the earth’s thirst and provides life for the wild life that has gone without for probably months at a time.

Dessert rain can come both peacefully and with awesome storms and immense power.




Desert witch tip
Use the spines of a cactus for protection spells and curse work.

Desert witch tip 2
Grow aloe plants in your home for peaceful energy and protection. It also gives good luck to have it in your kitchen.

Music I listen to while doing this:



sunnuntai 1. maaliskuuta 2020

I moved! Living room and life situation


So.. life happened and I moved. By myself. Just me (and my 3 cats, rip Minni). Oh my Goddess, this is still so weird. It has been a month and I feel super weird still. I have never been just by myself, it is a big learning curve. When I moved I realized how much  stuff I actually own. Somehow almost everything has fitted here. I got a fleamarket table for 2 weeks (to get started) and I am gonna get rid of a lot of stuff, phew. 


First I slept with the air mattress that I got from my friend.. but it got broken so I got second hand mattress. I am sorry for the quality of the pictures, I took them with my phone when it was dark (mostly) because I forgot to vlog and take pictures when it was bright outside.


I would really love to be a minimalism person, but I think I can´t never achieve that. Little part of me still hopes that it can happen but oh well.. maybe you should never say never. Like the marriage I had. I thought we would never break up. Things happen. It´s still rough, I keep myself busy and try not to think about it. But real world is still there. Trying to figure out who I am and what I want in life is super big thing for me. I want to achieve a lot this year. New changes are still coming. First of all I want to be single the whole year. Let´s see how that will go. I have never been single longer than few months.


I have this image in my head how I want my life to be now and in the future. I feel that I am changing. My apartment look is even gonna change. You can see everything is basically black right. Well, in the future everything is going to be full of color. Gosh, I love my idea of bohemian, colorful, different kind of home.. which is still me. Just different side of me. You guys are gonna see so much decoration stuff in my blog.







Awesome wallcloth is second hand (got it from Milla).


Pink time! I chose pink to be the first color in the new home. I am super happy about the results I had with the paint.





And here is the situation today. A lot of stuff is already find their place and This is starting to look like a home. You can also see a little kitchen project, the chair is gonna be the same pink as the table. I really wish I will find a new tv soon. If you have one that you want to get rid of, let me know.



I also made a new look for a foot stool that is also second hand. I just love the fabric. I found it on Eurokangas, it costed me 11 euros and I still have left overs, don´t know what to do with them tho. Ideas? Pillows, tablecloth, or what?

But yeah, back in business with the blog, I have a lot of new stuff for you guys, can´t wait!
Leena