5 Simple Banishing Spells for the New Witch

Banishing is a basic skill that all witches should cultivate, it’s one of the cornerstones of our practice and often one of the first things we learn as new witches. Whether banishing an unwanted spirit, a person you no longer want in your life or even a situation that you’re sick of being in your life, banishing gives you the power to clear and remove things from your life, giving you the power to control more of your life.

How To Use Magic For The Zodiac: Capricorn

Capricorns are enjoying an ideal moment astrologically. To take advantage of this, I’ve prepared a little magical project for Capricorns who want to enjoy this moment of good fortune for their sign. This can be done before beginning something new, like a job or going back to school. Typically, I write spells and rituals that don’t take much time to perform, but Capricorns are all about going the distance. This magic is meant to tie into your new goal and foster long-term success.

How To Make Witch Bottles To Lift A Curse

Witch bottles may have started out as protection against witches but it wasn’t long before witches reclaimed the witch bottles and began using them for their own purposes, protection of the property still being the main one. The ingredients evolved and the intention of these bottles became much more refined. The bottles were no longer destroyed but buried in places they would never be disturbed. Today I’m going to dive into the history of these magical tools and teach you how to use them in your own craft.

How To Interpret The Scary Cards: Why No Tarot Card Is Bad

Using tarot cards for divination in your magical practice is a lot of fun and can give you some big spiritual revelations. But it can also deliver bad news in a split second when you draw a “bad” card. Has this ever happened to you? Those “bad” tarot cards used to be my least favorite part of performing tarot readings. Now, after practicing with different decks and becoming more familiar with tarot, I’ve adopted a new way of thinking.

How To Make A Beautiful Altar Cloth

I believe that we, as witches, hold a lot of power. Because of this, I love to add my own personal touches to my magical tools. With a bit of intention, creativity, and love, a regular object can be elevated to become something powerful and sacred. A handmade altar cloth is a wonderful, and surprisingly simple, way to add a bit of personal power to your sacred space.

Men & Magic: Can Men Actually Be Witches?

In many witchcraft communities, the topic of gender in witchcraft is a hotly debated subject. In recent years, there has been a push to claim witchcraft as a women-only space and this push has led to many male witches and new converts feeling conflicted and out of place in their spiritual path. Today we’re going to take a look at what place gender has in the craft and whether or not it’s a practice that’s suitable for men.

2 Ways To Do Magic For The Zodiac: Sagittarius

As the year comes to a close and our side of the world cools and snuggles in for winter, Sagittarius steps into the spotlight and shines. This is the season of the hunter, the archer, and there is no better image to represent Sagittarius — the earthbound adventurer. Here are 2 spells for the Sagittarius witch!

10 Oracle Card Spreads To Get Answers When You Need Them

The challenge you may face when working with oracle cards is knowing how to use these cards in a spread. Often times, you only pull one oracle card per reading. Some readers consider it a bit unconventional to draw multiple oracle cards as a spread, but it’s definitely doable, and it can deliver some meaningful and complex messages from your intuition, your deities, your spirit guides, or your higher power.

Do You Need Evidence That Your Magic Is Real?

Proof in witchcraft can be a sticky subject. Every witch deals with this at some point, you’re excitedly chatting with a friend about some aspect of your craft and instead of being excited for you they ask, “But how do you know that it’s real? Do you have proof?”. So what’s a witch to do when you’re wrestling with the concept of proof in your craft?

Removing All Negativity From Your Life Is Bad For You And Your Magic

If we’re manifesting magic with our thoughts shouldn’t we avoid manifesting negatively? Wouldn’t our negative thoughts, our worries, and our nasty emotions manifest just as easily as our positive ones? And besides, it’s not like negativity feels good, why wouldn’t we want to get rid of these thoughts? Convincing people to swear off negative thinking is a pretty easy sell but it’s a trap and today I’m going to tell you why.

3 Spells To Do With Your Significant Other

If you’ve never tried performing magic with your significant other, consider giving it a try! There are so many reasons to do it. It’s fun, it may increase the effectiveness of your spells, and it can strengthen the bond between the two of you. It’s really special when you think about it—you’ve already shared your heart with this person, and now you’re sharing your rich, magical practice. What a wonderful gift!

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.