There are many types of divination throughout the world. Basically, for as long as there have been humans, there has been some form of divination. In today’s Witchy Wednesday, we will discuss some forms of divination, how they’re used and a little of their history. Some of them might be more commonly known and some of them might be a little less known. Enjoy!
In this video we discuss:
Oneiromancy (Dream Interpretation)
Tasseomancy (Tea Leaf Reading)
Chiromancy (Palm Reading)
The practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown
Can you balance your chakras with a spell? Heck ya you can! In today’s post (and video) I’ll share how you can release stagnant energy from your chakras and replace it with good, balanced energy. In the example I have today, I focused on the root chakra. But you can tweak this spell for use with any of your chakras. I have lots of info on the seven main chakras which you can read about here if you need ideas on which chakras to work with, which colors and oils to use, etc.
Something I’d like to address before we begin. As with anything, intention matters. You can’t just plop together these items and expect miraculous work without putting your energy of intent into it. I mean, you may get some results, but nothing amazing (in my opinion).
Lots of people use the tools of essential oils or crystals to help balance a chakra…paired with their intent and visualization. This is essentially the same thing. You’re just utilizing more tools and adding in more steps to make it all work. Crystals, colors, oils, words, intentions all have different vibrations. When you pair it all together, you create a powerful ball of energy to help you with what you’re working on.
What supplies do you need?
A black candle
A candle in the color of your chakra you’re working on (in this case I chose red for the root chakra)
A lighter or matches
Essential oil or conjure oil for banishing or releasing (I chose Clove)
Essential oil or conjure oil for balancing your chakra (I chose cedarwood for the root chakra)
Two small pieces of paper to write your intentions on. One for what you want to release and one for what you want to bring in.
I suggest these tools, but they aren’t required for the spell to work:
Candle holders if you need them
Smoky quartz for filtering out the stagnant or low vibe energy
A crystal for your chakra (I chose red jasper for the root chakra)
A “working” candle
Sage or palo santo to cleanse your space
A large fireproof bowl or dish to burn your paper
How do you do the spell?
Check out my YouTube video below for a walk through of how to work this spell. Many Blessings!
When people hear about spells, the first questions that usually pop into their mind are: Do spells really work and aren’t spells evil? I’m here today to answer both questions.
Are spells evil? The simple answer is, they can be. Spells are basically a super concentrated form of energy and intent. While energy on it’s own isn’t inherently good or bad, it really comes down to the person working the spell. If the persons intent is to cause harm, then yes, spells can be “evil”. However, if the persons intent is to do good, then no, the spell isn’t “evil”.
How do spells work? Again, it all comes down to energy. Everything in the Universe emits energy at different frequencies. When casting a spell, a person usually gathers several items that have the same energy as their desired outcome. For instance, when doing a love spell a person may use a pink candle, rose quartz, rose petals and rose essential oil. All of those items emit “love” energy. So, when pairing these tools that are an energetic match to your intention, you’re basically creating a big ball or bubble of concentrated energy and sending it out into the Universe. It’s intention on steroids 😉
Check out my YouTube video where I explain in more detail. Many blessings!
Different colored candles represent different things. Depending on what type of magic you’re trying to work, this is something to take into consideration.
Today, let’s talk about blue Candle Magic. Blue candles represent the West direction and the element of water. Blue candles also correspond to the throat chakra. So if you want to work some magic or healing involving your fifth chakra, a blue Candle may be just what you need.
Here are some things blue candles represent that you may want to consider when working particular magic, spells or intentions.
How to use a pendulum…Pendulums are an excellent tool! They actually aren’t as mystical and mysterious as you may think. There’s real science behind how pendulums work!
So how does a pendulum work exactly? Well, pendulums are a tool that you can use to connect to your intuition and subconscious mind. There is a term called “ideomotor response”. This is used a lot in hypnotherapy for the hypnotherapist to communicate directly with a clients subconscious, while the client is under hypnosis. Basically, while under hypnosis, your conscious mind is preoccupied or “asleep” in a sense. This leaves your subconscious mind more able to communicate. The hypnotherapist will ask the subconscious to show a sign for responses such as yes, no, I don’t know. The subconscious mind will send little nerve signals to the fingers and the fingers will give slight twitches in response to the questions being asked. In this state, the hypnotherapist can get answers from the clients subconscious mind that the conscious mind, or ego, may not be aware of.
Pendulums work in much the same way! When using a pendulum, you’re occupying your conscious mind with the task of holding the pendulum still. Even though your conscious mind is working hard to hold the pendulum still, you subconscious mind will be sending little nerve signals to your arm and hand in response to the questions being asked. Science! Pretty cool huh?
So in this way, you can use the tool of the pendulum to tap into the answers and knowledge you already have deep within you, even if your conscious mind isn’t aware of it. It’s quite literally a tool to connect to your intuition and subconscious mind.
Check out my video below for exactly how to use a pendulum and some effective situations to use it.
What is a witch? This is a question I’ve been asked a lot. You’d think in this day and age, the scary old hag eating children stigma attached to witches would be gone by now. But sadly, that image is still around. On the plus side though, more and more people are speaking out about what it truly means to be a witch. More and more people are learning the true meaning behind something that is honestly quite beautiful. In fact, you yourself may be a witch and not even realize it!
In order to spare you from having to read a giant long blog post, I made a video discussing my opinion of what it means to be a witch. This is by no means the absolute definition, as people have varying opinions of their own. This is my own personal thoughts on the matter. I love answering questions! If you have any questions, please ask away!
Side note: In the video I say multiple times that the full moon is all about setting intentions. I was so excited about what I was talking about, I didn’t realize what I was saying haha. Although intentions can be set at the full moon, typically we set intentions at the new moon.
Blessed Ostara to you! Ostara is celebrated on the spring equinox. It’s a time to honor Mother Earth as she gives birth to new life. This is a wonderful time to give birth in your own life, in the form of setting goals and intentions. You can even include your children in this. A fun ritual you can start on this holiday is “planting an egg”.
Eggs are a major symbol within Ostara as they symbolize fertility and birth. Planting seeds and plants is also common around this time. Take an egg and on it you will write your goals, wishes or intentions for the coming months. Then take the egg outside, dig a hole and bury the egg. You can then plant seeds on top of the egg.
The egg wil help fertilize the soil and the plant. As the plant grows and blooms, so will your goals and intentions. You’re also getting the added benefit of giving back to the earth and leaving a bit of an offering to Gaia.
Want to learn even more about Ostara as well as additional rituals and traditions? Check out the book, Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore. This book is part of a series of books that covers all of the traditional Wheel of the Year Pagan holidays.