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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.

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.

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.

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.