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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.

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 Reasons Why "Harm None" Is Utter Bullshit

Over and over and over again the Wiccan Rede is touted as some universal law that all witches must obey or face some kind of horrific consequence. This rule isn’t universally accepted by witches however and I don’t think it should be. Today we’re going to take a look at why the rede is something that most witches can wholesale ignore.

11 Unusual Ways To Use Cords & Knots In Your Magic

Raise your hand if you ever shared friendship bracelets as a child? Have you “tied the knot” with your significant other? Or gotten a Celtic knot tattoo, maybe? I know you’ve at least seen one. Because of their simple and beautiful symmetry, knot designs are extremely popular in jewelry and even hairstyles, and many have been adapted into corporate logos. We see knots everywhere, but few realize these pretty shapes have deep magical significance.

5 Annoying Problems That Magic Won't Fix For You

I see it all the time. People ignore the mundane solutions to their problems in favor of magic and then nothing ever gets fixed! Instead of talking to their partner about an issue they whip out a spell. Instead of figuring out how to budget properly or asking for that raise they cast a spell. Instead of actually addressing the problems in their life like an adult, they try to magic it away like it was never there. This doesn’t usually work! Here are a few things that you should never, ever rely solely on magic to solve for you.

5 Rituals To Improve Your Vibration When Things Get Difficult

As witches, we have SO many resources to pull from when we want to feel better. Nature, altars, magical tools, and rituals can all have a positive impact on our personal lives. With magic, we have the power of the universe at our fingertips. While there’s no easy fix for the blues, witches have a special advantage over non-witches. Witchcraft gives us a practical system for taking back our power and raising our vibration.  

How To Customize Spells To Fit Your Magical Practice

Did you know that when you create a sigil you are connected to it subconsciously and that makes it more powerful? Many witches online create sigils, then send them off into the world for others to use. But how effective are they for you, since most of the magic is focused on the creation process? Not very. The same can be true for spells. So, how do you take another’s work and make it work for you? How do you customize spells?

4 Ways To Reconnect With Your Magic When Life Gets Crazy

One of the biggest struggles for modern witches is maintaining that sense of connection to our craft. Life can be so busy, complicated, and demanding that most of us feel completely out of touch with our magic on a day to day basis. And I don’t think I have to tell you how much this state of disconnection sucks. Today, I’m going to give you a few ways to manage this back and forth swing and bring a little more spiritual connection into your daily life.

How To Use The 22 Cards Of The Major Arcana In Magic

You can build a relationship with your deck, learn to understand it, and even ask it for advice like an old friend. Every card holds an answer if you’re brave enough and wise enough to decipher it. Going beyond divination, these cards can be used in spellwork to guide along your intent in marvelous ways — and the closer you are to your deck, the better its magic serves you. While there is much to say about the various historical connections of the Tarot or its prominent place in the whispers and legends of witches and mystics all over the world, today I’m going to keep it simple and focus on which cards will serve you best depending on the spell or magic you want to do.