How To Enhance Your Magic With Music

Music as a magical medium is nothing new. Witches have long turned to music to not only set the mood but also as part of their craft. Because although candles and incense do a great job of making a ritual feel witchy, music is different. Some say music and the physical effect it has on us is magic unto itself. Not a difficult concept to accept, especially when you think about your favorite song and how it has the ability to make you remember, make you feel, make you get up and dance. This is the spell music casts on all of us.

4 Ways To Use Magic To Make Your Winter Witchy

A lot of people I know have a love/hate relationship with winter and the cold weather it brings. This winter, I’m fortunate to be living in southern California, but I’ve experienced many frigid winters in the midwest. It’s funny—I used to count the days until the temperatures would rise above forty degrees F. But now that I’m in California, I gotta say, I kind of miss it. So for all you witches that are hunkered down with a fleece blanket, watching the snowflakes swirl around outside your window, give these cold weather spells a try.

How To Use Psychology To Guide Your Color Magic

As you grow into your craft, you’ll learn that witchcraft isn’t a cookie cutter endeavor like school or a random job, with a one-size-fits-all method for success. You develop your own style, you learn what works for you, and you find new ways to practice. I tend to think that the point of most things is to evolve and grow into something better over time. You can create your own personal correspondences based on your experience — not somebody else’s — and in doing this your craft becomes your own. In this post I want to provide you with information so that YOU can decide what these colors mean to you based on your own personality, making your magic more personal and therefore more powerful.

How To Make Your Home a Magical Sanctuary

Integrating your craft into your home can be a daunting task. Unless you’re just a stellar housekeeper your home is likely at least a little messy all of the time. Unopened mail might still be sitting on the counter, that pile of laundry that you just didn’t get to this week is still on the floor or maybe you’ve just got a little extra clutter from too many missed spring cleanings. Despite how much these things can make your space feel distinctly un-magical, making your home into a sacred place for yourself can be quite simple.

Voodoo In The Modern World: A Gris-Gris Love Story

I got my gris-gris bag during a rough time in my life. Even though I was applying to jobs all over town, no one was calling back and my bills were bearing down on me like a freight train. Being low on funds was nothing new, but I’d always been able to find a job before. As my desperation kicked in and I started googling how much kidneys were going for these days, my sister suggested we go downtown to the witch shop. Just like that, my gris-gris love story began to unfold.

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.