Knot Spells

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I have mentioned sympathetic Magick in other posts but I will talk about it a little bit. Magick is within you, your own energies. It’s not in the candles, stones..etc those energies are enhancements, means to increase your energy and focus. Now, let me say, I use candles, stones, potions..etc but I do not let them hinder my ritual if I don’t have a certain color or item.
This is a great way to channel your energies and Magick that can be done anywhere. Knot work is great when your intent is to stop, bind, or prevent something. Also great when you wish to bring things to you. (Like this handy knot spell from pinterest). I prefer cord or jute some type of more natural material but anything works in truth.

You are Magick…Be Blessed

Love Oil

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Last week I wrote about infused oils. Here is an infused oil I recently made. They don’t have to be as full. It can just be one or two oils for a distinct purpose.

*I am a believer in the rule of three, I do not practice rituals that go against people’s wills and wishes (in nearly all situations..) It is a powerful mix though to bring love to you or enhance the love you have.  This could be a tincture,  I chose an oil so that I could turn it into a massage oil for my husband and I.  This can also be used to annoint candles for use in love, relationship and fertility magic.

Blessed Be

Clearing Energies

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I saw this today on Facebook and can certainly vouch this is true. It doesn’t mean the item is haunted forever,  or even that it’s a bad thing (I will come back to that).
There are so many ways to cleat negative energy,  and most witches have their favorites.  For example, of I am clearing my house or my space, I will smudge with sage.  If I am clearing an object is salt water or lemon. I know a few that use running water like a stream,  or in the ocean,  even some that use fire or just candle flame. Really the choice is yours.  
In the event of an object I like to use lemon I will use salt water if I have no lemon, works just as well. Or lemon salt water if you would like.  I have used each of these means and to be honest if you mediate for a minute and listen the Goddess and your instincts will tell you what to do. 
One lemon, cut on half, is perfect.
Incense
White and Blue candle
For all my workings, I chose to use my alter when  I can.  This is my clean and sacred space where I can work uninterrupted.
First light incense, this will help lift your prayers and request to the Goddess as well as clear the air of any lingering energies. 
Light a candle, or if you have it, two. White for protection and light,  and blue for calming, understanding and healing. Many chose to light a black candle as ut helps absorb negative energy. (Good if you feel the energy or spirit is malicious).
These two things,  although not necessary, help create the environment and focus your energies on the task at hand.
Once  ready take the item you wish to cleanse in your hands.
Imagine the spirit or energy as a flowing moving ball if color wrapped around the object. Engulfing it entirely.
Once you can visualize the energy you can take your cut lemon to the object.
Rub the lemon (cut side on the object) in small counter clockwise circles. As you do so, see the colored energy breaking apart. Splintering and shattering before disipating into nothing. Evaporating into the as it around you. No longer whole, no longer powerful, free to move about and be released into the world.
Continue this cleaning and rubbing until the colored energies has been completed scrubbed off every inch and nook of the object.  (For odd shapes you can’t reach, squeeze lemon juice into the air to melt the energy away.)
You can say a spell as you do this to help enhance your workings if you like. Mine is pretty simple:

From this object I ask to flee
Any energies that have cling to thee
Release yourself and just be free
As I will it, so mote it be

I continue this simple chant and semi circular cleansing until I can no longer see the energy clinging to the object, or feel energy other than my own in the object.

For good measure I pass the object through my incense smoke and ask the Goddess to hear my prayers and cleanse this item so I may use it for my own purposes. I meditate briefly and thank the Goddess before concluding my ritual, blowing out my candles and leaving my circle.

I let the lemon juice sit until I want to use the object, at which point I will rinse off the lemon if it is sticky feeling.

I mentioned earlier about leaving the energies. Not all energies, and spirits, are bad. Some make you feel good, make you feel more powerful and can aid your magic (ancestral magic is a great example). You can chose to keep the energies in the item so long as you are aware it could effect the object and it’s ability to hear and do your bidding as opposed to the other beings.

Another example of lemon magic.

BB

Infused Oils

Two days ago I gave you the Exhilaration Elixir formula. Pretty easy right? I was amazed at home simple a portion (or tincture) could be. Several of these things on their own can  bring about changes and carry magical properties, the blends are what help bring them to life. These mixes are great as stand alone items or in conjunction with your spells. Infused Oils and Salves are just as easy.

An infused oil is simple 1 part herb of choice for certain use and 3 part oil. Don’t worry, the type of oil is really not that particular. Coconut, grapeseed, mineral oil, olive oil (heck even vegetable oil) doesn’t matter just about what you have. Some oils do have their own smell though. These oils can then be used as anointing oils, dressing oils, or for daily use for a variety of things. They can also be used next to make salves (which I will get into later in the week).

One of my biggest concerns as a new witch was that everything has to be so specific, so perfect…I’m here to tell you it doesn’t. You are the key to your own magic and the tools are your aides. Don’t let “having the right things” stop you from practicing your religion or your rituals.

Like I mentioned early on in my posts using the moon and seasons can increase the potency of your magic but don’t let that stop you from bringing magick into your every day.

Exhilaration Elixir

So like I mentioned earlier I have been fortunate enough to get to go to apothecary classes with Elderberry Spirits. For the last two weeks, we were focusing on herbal medicines. At the start of the meeting, she had me try a tincture and tell her how it made me feel.

I took three drops on the tongue of the deep red elixir and waited. It was a very quickly warm tingly and then a giddy happiness just kind of spread over me. Enough so that it made me laugh out loud. This so far has been one of my favorite things. So I just had to share this simple recipe with you.

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Dried Basil

1/2  tsp Dried Hibiscus (you can’t get this normally mixed in with the Mexican spices)

3 tsp Brandy (or Apple Cider Vinegar or Vodka)

Let sit for 1 week and then use 2 to 3 drops on tongue as desired for a quick pick me up

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