How To Use Ritual Sacrifice To Boost Your Witchcraft

Nowadays, we’ve (mostly) all agreed that killing in the name of gods, kings, and whatever else is wrong. Does that mean sacrifice has no place in modern times? ‘Of course not! We make sacrifices all the time. Just the other day, I sacrificed my hard-earned money for another notebook I didn’t need. We sacrifice our time, our resources, sometimes even our morals, in exchange for things we desire. Today we’re going to take a look at how the act of sacrifice can enhance your magic.

How To Use Old Books & Antiques In Your Magic

Many witches are familiar with the traditional magical tools—crystals, herbs, oils, and candles to name a few—but other objects hold powerful energy as well. Old things can be particularly powerful. Maybe you’ve sensed that energy when you’ve visited a historical landmark, a browsed a used bookstore, or spent an afternoon antiquing. Using this potent energy can be a fun and fascinating way to boost your spells.

Is It Really Wrong To Use Witchcraft For Personal Gain?

One unfortunately prevalent idea that I see bandied about a lot in witchcraft circles is that it’s not ok to pursue personal gain through your magic. Many people think that it’s somehow morally wrong to use magic for yourself or “an abuse of universal power” as one particularly ardent witch told me it was. As though wanting a nice living situation, enough food to put on your table, and better opportunities were somehow wrong. Today, we’re going to take a look at exactly why I disagree with this tenant and why I think you should definitely start doing magic the improves your life today.

2 Ways To Do Magic For The Zodiac: Scorpio

Scorpios tend to get a bad rap and are often misunderstood. Their sign is a scorpion for starters, not exactly a cuddly or warm creature. And thanks to an association with Mars (before the discovery of Pluto, which was later assigned to the sign), Scorpios are labeled as intense, forceful, and even destructive. Scorpios can be secretive and independent, but they are also loyal and protective of their loved ones. They seek truth. Today we’re going to dig into how this wonderfully intense sign can harness magic for their sign.

How To Start Using Potions In Your Magic

Potions are used heavily in witchcraft, yet many witches (including myself) tend to steer clear of this kind of magic because it seems quite complicated in comparison to other spells. After doing some research and lots of personal experimentation, I’ve since realized that creating magical potions is actually very simple, and when used properly it can be an effective method for any kind of magic. So if you’ve been wanting to add potion-making to your magical practice, but didn't know where to begin, read on. Here’s everything you need to know to get started with potions.

3 Spells For When Your Life Is In Chaos

People are looking for ways to do things better, faster. (Yes, even witches.) And though there is something to be said for scaling down our lives so we’re less busy, some days you just need to get it all done. On those days, your witchcraft practice can give you a sense of serenity in the midst of chaos. So if you’re feeling stressed, sit down, take a deep breath, and read on.

Why Generational Curses Are So Hard To Break And How To Do It

Generational curses are a tricky subject. They’re often misdiagnosed and misunderstood by modern witches and this makes breaking these curses even more difficult than breaking your average curse. As with most things in the craft, knowledge is power, so today we’re going to dig into the reality of these curses and talk about what they are and why they’re so difficult to deal with.

How To Make & Use A Magic Wand

I’m a big advocate of making your own magical tools. That way you can infuse the tool with your own personal energy and power. This creates a strong bond between you and your magical tool, which will make your spells all the more powerful. As far as crafts go, making a magic wand is a lot of fun, and will probably make you feel like a kid again. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an evening, wand-making is a wonderful activity to do on your own or with your witchy friends.

3 Habits To Improve Your Life & Magic Today

No matter how long you’ve been practicing witchcraft, you can always find new ways to integrate this ancient tradition into your everyday life. Witchcraft is incredibly versatile, and there are many different magical tools you can use to support your practice. Here are 3 ways to incorporate witchy habits into your every day life.

What To Do When You Feel Horrible After A Spell

At some point, every witch deals with backlash from a spell. I’m not talking the “you cast a bad spell and now it’s coming back at you threefold” nonsense. No, what we’re talking about today is the kind of spell hangover that happens when you cast a spell and then afterward you feel horrible. Think headaches, body aches, exhaustion, depression, anxiety, feeling “wired”, and just generally feeling off after finishing a spell. This spell hangover is not an unavoidable reality of witchcraft though! In fact, it’s quite easy to prevent by simply taking the right steps and keeping your magical hygiene on point. If you struggle with feeling crummy after spellwork then read on, this post is for you.

3 Ways To Use Magic For The Zodiac: Libra

Libras are an interesting mix. They like the finer things and appreciate beauty, but are often categorized as superficial. They are heavily concerned with justice and fairness, but they are motivated to keep the peace above all — the ultimate people pleasers. To celebrate Libra season, today we have 3 ways to use magic for the Libra witch!

How To Use Tarot To Set Goals & Reclaim Your Life

Goal setting is inherently witchy, in my opinion. It’s a way to step into your full power, make big improvements in your life, and create positive change in your world. There are many magical tools you can use to help you with setting goals, but tarot cards are one of the most versatile. Your tarot deck can help you through every aspect of the goal-setting process including getting clarity, creating a plan of action, evaluating outcomes, and asking advice from your higher power.

Multi-Day Spells: Do You Know What This Kind Of Magic Is For?

Multi-day spells are incredibly common in the craft. Everyone has seen a few spells that take 3, 5, or 7 days and sometimes up to as much as a month to complete! While some might assume that these spells are inherently better because of how much extra effort they require, others find themselves skeptical. Are these long, drawn-out spells actually worth the effort? Do they really enhance the effects of your spells?

3 Unique Ways To Use Mirrors In Your Magic

Everyone’s heard the one about breaking a mirror and bringing bad luck for seven years, but some cultures take it a step further and believe that breaking a mirror doesn’t just mean bad luck, but is an omen for death in the household! It’s said that souls can become trapped in mirrors, and that you can even summon demons and vengeful spirits by calling them forth in mirrors… and then, I guess, be trapped in a bathroom with them. Witches, however, are a little more practical. They use mirrors for scrying, harnessing the power of the sun and moon, divination, banishing, binding, sending baneful magic back to the sender, and protection. In this post, I want to explore some new ways to incorporate mirrors into your magical practice.

How To Set A Clear, Powerful Intention & Why It's Important

It can be a bummer when you put lots of time and energy into a spell only to get zero results. Over time, I learned that in addition to following the instructions for the particular spell, there are a few other factors that go into making an effective spell. One of the best ways to power your spell is to set a strong, clear intention before you begin. From my past experiences, it tends to be that a witch’s intention is a make-or-break factor to any kind of spellwork.

3 Hexes To Use When You Need To Make Your Stand

There are a lot of conflicting ideas about hexes and curses in witchcraft, and if you’re uncertain whether or not you want to take that route, there are always banishing spells out there if you just want someone to go away. However, some of us are unlucky enough to know there are times when banishing is just not enough.

How To Use Tarot For Your Love Life

Your tarot deck is a tool for divination, spellwork and guidance. Personally, I’ve used tarot cards to help me in all areas of my life—particularly love. Drawing cards and creating love tarot spreads has really helped me stay grounded in my romantic relationships. It doesn’t matter what your relationship status is—tarot cards can help you stay connected to your intuition through all phases of your love life.