With the growing popularity of witchcraft and pagan religions, such as Wicca and Druidry, there are more ‘Baby witches’ than ever. Trying to navigate the ins and outs of these beautiful ways of life can be exciting and daunting in equal measures. It can be hard to know where to start!
We’re giving you a little helping hand (as all good witches should) by teaching you these 3 simple spells that you can use to improve your every day life.
Before we get started, I think its important to really understand Pagan Values. Generally, there is a life-affirming attitude, one that celebrates the human body, the beauty of nature, sexuality and freedom. There is no focus on a ‘sacred text’ in a traditional sense, so there’s not one single book or text where you can find your guidance, instead modern Paganism focuses on a much more personal experience and the role of nature in our individual lives. Although, living with no fixed ‘rules’ can often be a challenge, you constantly have to use your own judgements about what the least harmful course of action is in every day life. You must ask yourself if you’re living your life as ethically as possible. An easy way to navigate this is to keep ethical issues such as equality, environmental concerns, diversity and social justice in your mind with everything you do.
“An ye harm none, do what ye will” – The Wiccan Rede.
For a rundown of some Wiccan keywords, check out our previous blog posts ‘Wiccan Key Words’ Part One and Part Two by clicking the links.
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Spell bags are an easy way to bring magick into your homes. They can be created and tailored to fit any purpose, using any materials that you think would work best for what you’re wanting to invoke. Here is an example of a simple protection spell bag to protect your home from all negative influences.
What you’ll need:
- Drawstring bag- Ideally Black Felt but anything as long as its sturdy (our Black Velvet pouches would work perfectly as a spell bag!)
- Spearmint- Repels negative influence | Psychic & Astral level of protection
- Wintergreen- Promotes a healthy home | Peace and Tranquility | Eradicates Disharmony
- Benzoin- Cleanses the atmosphere | Bring peace | wards off evil
- Frankincense- Brings blessings | Lifts the vibration of the home
- Clear Quartz- Cleanses and uplifts the energy of the spell bag to help boost power
Take and lay out your drawstring bag. Open it up and chant words of power over it. Speak from the heart and soul and ask for protection regards to your home. Do the same with each item you place in the bag. Seal it shut and then chant over it again with words of power. Create a few of these and place them around your home to protect your home from all negative influences.
Creativity Sigil Ritual
During Pisces Season (February 18th – March 20th), don’t be surprised to find yourself filled with the urge to get creative. You may find your need for creativity increasing but your inspiration and motivation dwindling. If you’re struggling to get the creative juices flowing, a sigil creation ritual could be exactly what you need. A Sigil is simply a symbol that holds magical powers. You can create one to represent your own confidence in your creativity and use it in your magical practice henceforth.
What you’ll need:
A blank canvas
Black and Red Acrylic Paint
Cedar-wood essential oil
Cleanse your workspace and your magical tools (the canvas and paints), and ground yourself. Begin the ritual by meditating on the following intention. “Everything I create is exactly what I am supposed to create”. As you start to focus, repeat your mantra either aloud or in your mind and begin to draw whatever comes to mind sigil-wise to visually represent this intention. Paint directly onto your canvas with the black paint, don’t be afraid to make mistakes and tweaks. Taking your time to create a personalised sigil, visually and boldly, is all part of the ritual. Once you’re happy with your Sigil in black paint, let the paint dry and meditate as it does. When it has dried, mix a few drops of Cedar-wood essential oil into your red paint and begin painting directly over the design in the red paint to finalise the sigil. Hang this sigil up in your workspace and touch it while you repeat the line of intent before beginning any project to fuel your creativity.
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Self Love Spell
For this self love spell all you will need is 3 Candles- it’s that simple!
What to do:
Stand or sit in a comfortable position and begin grounding yourself, making sure to feel aware of all your surroundings while quieting your mind.
As you light the first candle, say “I am love. I am the loved and the lover. My love endures beginning with me“. Meanwhile, while in your comfortable state, focus on the feeling of love radiating from your heart and surrounding you.
As you light your second candle, say “Love is my inner pendulum. It keeps me centred and balanced” While you do this, imagine a pendulum swinging to and fro, before coming to the centre and being still.
Finally, as you light your 3rd candle, say “As a love-bearing and centred person, I create happiness and joy in my life”. Imagine something that makes you smile while doing this and feel all the joy fill your body from head to toe, really feel that positivity to flow.
Now play some music that makes you want to dance and sing along. Burn the candles every day at the same time until they burn out.
Finally- Enjoy your Magick journey!
Each baby witch will find their own path eventually. It may take time before you feel comfortable calling yourself a true practicing witch but it’s important to enjoy your personal journey and don’t compare yourself to other people around you. This spiritual adventure is for you and you alone.
Love & Light, as always.