21 Spiritual & Magickal Uses of Rainwater

Rainwater is such a beneficial thing to incorporate into your spiritual and magickal practices. The uses for it are almost endless. Today I want to share with you why and how to collect rain water, how to properly store and label your water, and share 21 ways you can use this water in your practice.

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Why Would You Want to Collect Rainwater?

Rain water has some serious energetic benefits to it. Depending on where and when we gather the rain, it can have different energetic properties. Water is a big energy conductor, so it only makes sense that it absorbs various energies around it that we can then utilize in our spiritual and magickal practices.

For instance, if you collect rain water from a lightning storm, not only does that water contain the element of water but it also contains the element of fire (from the lightning).

Depending on other factors, like the current moon phase or day of the week, can also contribute to the different energetic properties within the water.

So, by collecting the rain water and working with it’s energies, we can add more elements and properties to our daily life.

Not only can you collect rain water, but you can also collect water from streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.

I do always suggest when collecting water, even the rain from your back yard, that you take a moment to offer a prayer of thanks to Mother Earth and Spirit. If collecting water from a body or source of water, you might even choose to leave an offering like a small crystal or stone.

Is Rain Water Safe?

There are some misconceptions to the safety of rain water. Really, rain water is pretty safe to consume or bathe in. There are some things to keep in mind though.

I suggest not collecting water that is falling off a building or roof as this will contaminate the water. Whatever is on that roof or building will enter into the water.

Do not collect your water from puddles or other areas that could be dirty or contaminated. This is also something to keep in mind if you’re collecting your water from a water source in nature.

If you gather your water off of trees or plant life, please be mindful of the plant. Not all plants are safe for us to ingest or put on our skin. If you’re gathering water from a plant, that plant matter could enter into the water.

I would suggest not gathering rain water (or any water for that matter) from highly polluted areas or areas of radiation (like Chernobyl).

And finally, some folks are concerned about the acidity of rain water. When they talk about the acidity of a liquid, they’re referring to anything lower than a ph of 7. Rain water typically has a ph level of 5.6 or 6. For comparison, orange juice has a ph level of 4. So in regards to acidity levels, you should be good.

How to Collect The Rain Water

The easiest way to collect rain water is to set your container out in the rain. I recommend using only glass, ceramic or wooden containers to collect your water and to store it. Metal has a lot of it’s own energetic properties and I personally feel that this interferes with the energies within the water. Plastic is pretty much just no good, and a lot of the chemicals in the plastic can seep into the rain water. Yuck.

How to Label and Store Your Water

We talked about how everything from the type of rain to location to moon phase can contribute to the unique energetic properties of the water. This is why it’s really important to label your container of rain water. Here are the things that I find helpful to include on the lable:

  • Time of day, date and day of the week
  • Moon phase and current moon sign
  • Location the rain was collected from
  • Type of rain (just rain, thunder storm, hurricane, etc)
  • The feelings the rain invoked within you (peace, clarity, self love, intuition, etc)

As for storing your water, you can keep it on your altar or in a cabinet. You may also choose to store it in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze the water.

The length of time that you can store the water before it loses it’s energetic properties varies on who you ask. I always say to use your intuition with this. If you go to use your water and it just doesn’t feel the same to you anymore, then don’t use it. Simply dispose of it outside.

The longest I hold onto rain or blessed water is roughly 30 days. Typically I try to use my water within the first week of collecting it.

21 Spiritual and Magickal Uses

And now, on to some ways to use your rain water. Really, the ways to use your water are almost endless. There are many more ways you can use this water that I haven’t included on this list. But here are 21 ways that I personally use the water or ways that I would use it.

21 Spiritual & Magickal Uses of Rain Water

You can also check out the YouTube video or listen on The Goddess Life Podcast (on iTunes and most podcasting apps) for more detailed info.

Many blessings!
XXOO
Cherise

Pendulums with Cory Gunn | The Goddess Life Podcast

All you ever wanted to know about pendulums! In this video, Cherise interviews Cory Gunn. Cory is a Wiccan practitioner, Sacred Duality Coach, Pendulum Reader and Card Slinger. And when it comes to pendulums, she’s the gal you want to connect with!

Cory’s Website: http://www.wilderwombyn.com
Cory’s Instagram @WilderWombyn

This interview was recorded for The Goddess Life Podcast which can be found on iTunes and most podcasting apps.

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New Orleans Roller Blend 

I’m going to get to New Orleans one way or another, sooner than later dammit. I just created this blend that will help me manifest myself to New Orleans!


Cypress 10 drops

Cypress is good for meditation to help you visualize what you desire. Cypress also grows in New Orleans with the beautiful moss hanging from it. Granted, the cypress this Oil is from isn’t the same genus as what grows in New Orleans, but still.
Myrrh 8 drops

Myrrh is a very spiritual Oil, and one of the reasons I want to go to New Orleans is for the spirituality and religion. Myrrh is also a great Oil for money and prosperity. Gotta have that cash flow to make it on my trip!

Cedarwood 3 drops

Cedarwood is helpful when creating sacred spaces, and New Orleans is definitely a sacred space. Also helpful with abundance.

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I mixed these oils in a 10ml roller bottle topped off with fractionated coconut oil and also added in black obsidian and amethyst crystal chips.

Black obsidian to ground my dreams into reality and amethyst for spirituality and because it’s basically awesome in everything.

I also added in some dried Spanish moss. When I think of New Orleans I always envision the Spanish moss hanging from the trees.

I’ll be using this oil daily, especially during visualization. Whether it’s closing my eyes and meditating on being in New Orleans or while browsing the internet looking at New Orleans while envisioning and really feeling myself there.

You could use this technique for any trip you want to go! Simply mix in oils that resonate with the location for you!

Magickal Correspondences: Days of the Week

When creating an oil blend, crystal grid or doing a spell, it helps to use the energy of specific days to amplify your workings. Each day of the week has specific energy that corresponds to various topics, planets, color and more.

For instance, when creating an oil blend for love, you may choose to create this blend on a Friday, which is the day of love (energetically).

Perhaps you want to do a spell for protection, Sunday would be your day.

Having legal issues? You could set up a crystal grid on a Thursday for best results.

Check out the handy list below to see which day may work best for your particular goal.


Monday: 

  • Planet: the moon
  • Colors: silver, light purple and white
  • Good for: healing, psychic gifts and peace
  • Crystals: selenite, amethyst and moonstone
  • Essential Oils: jasmine, lemon
  • Goddesses: Diana and Selene

Tuesday:

  • Planet: Mars
  • Colors: red, black and orange
  • Good for: passion, strength, victory and courage
  • Crystals: bloodstone, garner and black tourmaline
  • Essential Oils: basil, patchouli and ginger
  • Goddesses: Kali and Athena

Wednesday:

  • Planet: Mercury
  • Colors: yellow and white
  • Good for: communication, study, travel
  • Crystals: blue lace agate, sodalite and fluorite
  • Essential Oils: peppermint and eucalyptus
  • Goddesses: Freyja and Seshat

Thursday:

  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Colors: green and purple
  • Good for: careers, prosperity, abundance, legal matters and expansion
  • Crystals: citrine, pyrite and lepidolite
  • Essential Oils: clove, patchouli and cinnamon
  • Goddesses: Abundantia and Lakshmi

Friday:

  • Planet: Venus
  • Colors: white and pink
  • Good for: love, friendship, beauty, romance and fertility
  • Crystals: rose quartz, clear quartz, amethyst
  • Essential Oils: rose, rosemary, sandalwood
  • Goddesses: Venus, Aphrodite and Kuan Yin

Saturday:

  • Planet: Saturn
  • Colors: dark blue, black and brown
  • Good for: banishing, endings, home, cleansing
  • Crystals: black obsidian, hematite, labradorite and salt
  • Essential Oils: clove, sage, cedarwood
  • Goddesses: Hekate and Arianrhod

Sunday:

  • Planet: the sun
  • Colors: yellow and gold
  • Good for: healing, success, individuality and happiness
  • Crystals: citrine, sunstone and gold
  • Essential Oils: orange, petitgrain and lime
  • Goddesses: Brigid and Sif

Many Blessings!

Candle Colors | Witchy Wednesday

Hello my love! Welcome to Witchy Wednesday. A new weekly segment where we discuss all things witchy. Tarot, spells, herbs, magick, gods & goddesses, myths and more. Today, I want to share with you the importance of choosing a specific color for your candle, depending on what type of spell or magick you’re working.

Check out the video and then scroll down for a list of candle colors I mention in the video.

Candle Colors and Their Meanings:

  • White: Great all purpose candle, full moon, protection, purity and innocense
  • Black: Banishing, removing something, getting rid of bad habits, and protection
  • Red: Passion, energy, strength, sex, root chakra
  • Pink: Compassion, romance, love (not just romantic or sexual love) and heart chakra
  • Orange: Success, luck, business, courage, motivation, legal issues and sacral chakra
  • Yellow: Confidence, mental & thoughts, travel, success and solar plexus chakra
  • Green: Money, prosperity, fertility and growth
  • Dark Blue: Dreams, psychic work, imagination and third eye chakra
  • Light Blue: Meditation, peace, calm, communication and throat chakra
  • Purple: Divination, spirituality, leadership, authority and crown chakra
  • Gray: Neutral
  • Brown: Home and animals
  • Silver: Feminine energy, goddess and lunar
  • Gold: Masculine energy, god and solar

 

Many Blessings!
Cherise

 

Crystal Cleansing Made Easy

How can you cleanse your crystals?


After you’ve used your crystals, whether for healing or spell work, it’s a good idea to cleanse and clear them. A super easy way to do this, and one of my favorites, is to place the crystals in salt. Pictured here, is Himalayan salt, one of my favs. Really for no other reason than it’s the color pink haha. 💕And I like its energy. It has a very calm but powerful energy. Any salt will do though. Salt is purifying, cleansing and grounding. Placing your stones in the salt will cleanse the crystals of any stored energy they may have picked up.

 🐚I like to place mine in a sea shell because I like the cleansing (water) energy of it, plus it comes from salt water (added cleansing oomph). But you can place it in a dish or bowl.  I usually leave the crystals in the salt for 24 hours. ⭐️This is just one of many ways to cleanse your crystals. Want to learn even more? Make sure you enroll in the Vibrational Crystal Healing certification course! 

Many blessings!

Chakra Balancing Spell

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.

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Chakra Balancing Spell

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
  • Tarot cards
  • 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!

How To: Protection Powder

I love protection powders. You can use them in many different ways. My favorite, and one of the most common ways, is to sprinkle the powder along the entryways to your  home. 

Here is a quick and easy way to make your own protection powder. 


You will need:

  • Egg shells
  • Herbs with energetic protective properties 
  • Essential oils with energetic protective properties
  • A container to store your powder

How to:

  1. First, make sure the egg shells you’re using have been cleaned well, rinsed and thoroughly dried. I rinse and clean mine immediately after cracking them and set them in a container in my windowsill to dry out. Once your egg shells are totally dried out, you can grind them to a powder. Some people use an electric coffee grinder. I used my trusty mortar and pestle. 
  2. Choose your herb or herbs and grind those as well. I chose rosemary and sage as they are both very powerful protective herbs. 
  3. Mix the herbs and egg shells together in your container. I used a small mason jar. 
  4. At this point you can add a couple drops of essential oils if you wish. I used my own Protective Oil blend. It’s infused with oils, herbs and crystals. I sell it in my shop
  5. And voila! Your protection powder is complete!

I call this a powder, but because I ground the herbs and shells by hand, it was a little more chunky than a soft powder (like baby powder for example). Whether your powder is fine or a little thicker is okay. 

Take your powder and sprinkle a line of it across your entryway and even windowsills if you desire. As you do so, you can envision a barrier being put up. You can even say a few words or blessings as you sprinkle it. 

How do you like to use your protection powder?

Are Spells Evil? Do They Work?

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.

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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!