Witchy Wednesday: New Moon

Lately I haven’t been feeling very spiritual. My altar was a mess, I hadn’t felt like performing any rituals or spells, and I haven’t been working on my year and a day. I’ve just feeling kind of bleh.

Last night I thought I would try to get my groove back. It was the perfect night for it with the new moon and lunar eclipse. Even though I wouldn’t be able to see the eclipse here in Florida, I could still fell the energy. I set up my new altar design and made a sachet. I even made some seashell tea light candles to go with my new altar set up.

My sachet was to attract self love and the attributes I want to work in order to attract true love out my soul mate.
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I sewed the sachet myself. [I will be making a sachet sewing tutorial soon.]

Sticking with the theme of self love/true love, I decided to set up my altar to honor Aphrodite. She was the goddess I called upon when I made my sachet. I don’t have a statue or picture of her (as she is not my patron goddesses), so I just added a bunch of seashells. I don’t usually add Sabbat decorations to my altars. I will usually do an item or two for symbolism, but I didn’t do anything for Ostara. Easter was always my least favorite holiday and that has carried over to Ostara now that I’m practicing Paganism.

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What did you do for the eclipse/new moon

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What did you do for the eclipse/new moon?

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A letter to curvy women

Girl, don’t think that because you are over weight, you are unattractive.

Because you’re not. You don’t have to be thin to be attractive.

Only insecure people judge other people’s bodies. Don’t listen to those people that tell you you need to lose weight for whatever reason. Lose weight if you want, or don’t. Only do it because you want to not because someone tells you to. The only person that should be telling you to lose weight is your doctor and they usually have a good reason.

Don’t let other people’s opinions keep you down. Their opinions don’t pay the bills. Their opinions don’t determine your happiness, unless you let them. Their opinions don’t determine your success. Do you think that Melissa McCarthy let her weight hold her back? No. She’s a very beautiful, successful actress. What about Queen Latifah? No. She’s a very beautiful, successful actress too. Yes I’m sure they’ve struggled with not liking their body at some point, but they’re only human. Did they let their weight affect their success? NO. What about Oprah? She’s curvy and is one of the richest people in the world. There have been many successful curvy women: Adele, Missy Elliot, Gabourey Sidbe, Marylin Monroe, and the list goes on!

Just think about all these women the next time someone makes a comment about your weight. Then punch those haters in the face.

You are beautiful the way you are.

Witchy Wednesday [9/2/15]

Witch’s Bottle

I have been wanting to make a Witch’s Bottle for some time now. I finally made one this week. I saw a picture on Pintrest that someone made one out of an old light bulb and I wanted to try and do that. It’s a lot more tedious than I though. I tried take the bottom of the light bulb off to get the wires out but they make it seem a lot easier than it really is. After a few minutes of trying and failing, I moved on and found a different bottle to use.

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I remembered I had bought a cute little bottle at a thrift store a while back that didn’t have a stopper. It was perfect.

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Usually witch’s bottles have one specific focus, but mine had a few. I didn’t feel like making a bunch of different ones for the things I wanted to attract. These were part of my full moon intentions (even though I made this bottle on Monday, it still has some left over moon power. More waning gibbous I guess.) Here are the items I decided to put in my bottle and their meaning. These items have many meanings, but these are what they represent for me.

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Baby’s Breath: Happiness

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Cedar Bark Shavings: Purification

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Himalayan Pink Salt: Self love

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A black feather I found: Protection and to repel negative energy

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A Dried Rose (only used one petal, crushed): Love

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Sea Shells: Protection, Love

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Lavender: Sleep, Clarity of thought

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Some gemstones. I only use the bottom three because they are they only ones that would fit into the bottle.

First two (that I didn’t use) are Clear Quartz and I believe Sodalite.

Bottom Three (that I did use):

Brown Zebra Jasper: Writer’s stone, good for writer’s block, motivation, and meeting goals.

Blue Quartz: Assuages fear, clams the mind, inspires hope, promotes understanding your spiritual nature, peace & tranquility, amplifies power.

Adventurine: Opportunity, luck, prosperity.

Now I’m not 100% sure that those are the identifications of the bottom four stones because they were given to me a long time ago. That’s just what I believe they are based on internet research. If you know for a fact they are something different, please let me know.

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Salt: Healing, protection, purification

Crushed egg shells (Cascarilla): Prosperity

After I gathered everything that I wanted to use, I began putting it all into the bottle. I used a  funnel to pour in the salt, Cascarilla, cedar shavings, lavender, HPS, and crushed rose petals first. I then added the gemstones, then the feather, and baby’s breath. As I added everything in, I focused on the intention that each piece represented.

When everything was in, I found a perfect black stone that I had to add as a stopper. I’m not sure what kind of stone it is, but it worked perfectly. I then light a beeswax candle and sealed in the stone. Here is the finished bottle:

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