All in Herbal

How To Source Your Craft Locally & Why You Need To

“Buy local!” is a refrain you’ll hear from many groups of people, most of them touting some environmental benefit of living more locally. While this is a fine endeavor, it’s not what we’re going to talk about today. No, as a group witches rarely need to be lectured on the merits of going green, we tend to be an environmentally conscious bunch as it is. Instead, what we’re going to be talking about are the mental and magical benefits to sourcing your ingredients and tools locally and how you can go about making the most of what you find.

Stop Using These 6 Plants In Your Witchcraft Immediately

While many witches are solitary, this doesn’t exempt us from considering our impact on the collective whole of the planet and society. In fact, with so many of us holding beliefs like animism, polytheism, and working with the energetic forces of the world around us, it would be insane for us to NOT consider the implications of our craft on the world at large. Can you imagine how off kilter you could get if you focused only on your own energy and never thought about how the energies of people and places around you could impact your wellbeing and magic? In the same way, it doesn’t make sense for us to ignore the impact of our practices on the world and in the case of these 6 plants, that impact is huge.

How To Make & Use Love Potions

Love potions are some of the most coveted potions in witchcraft. Songs have been written about them. Entire movie plots revolve around them. And some companies have even named products after them! If you’re ready to make your own love potions, read on! Here are three love potion recipes that are safe, simple, and powerful!

Green Magic: 8 Powerful Plants To Unlock Your Magic Today

The glory of plants is understood, especially by witches, but perhaps not understood as completely as it could be. If you’re writing a spell or working on your craft, finding the best suited plant for your intention can be crucial. In this article, I hope to unveil the rich symbolism of plants — as well as provide you with a guide on how they can work for you in your magic.

How To Read Tea Leaves For Complete Beginners

Even if you’ve never used tea leaf reading for divination, you can still explore this ancient art and get great results. Interpreting the meaning of your tea leaves is a bit like throwing bones or scrying—it’s intuition-based and there are very few hard-and-fast rules. Over time, you’ll start to recognize the symbols and what they mean better and your readings will improve in accuracy. There are just a few basics you need to know to get started, and the rest is up to you! If you’re looking for a way to honor your psychic abilities strengthen your connection to your intuition, give tea leaf reading a try!

5 Ways To Add Kitchen Magic To Your Craft

While some people may look down their noses at the more domestic folk magic done in the kitchen, this brand of magic holds a deep power that is knitted into the fabric of our lives. After all, there’s nothing more essential to our lives than food and community and our kitchens often provide us with both. These rituals and traditions form the basis of a kitchen witch’s practice and the energy that a lively kitchen can harness is nothing to be scoffed at.

7 Easy To Find Herbs For Money Magic

Prosperity magic is almost a universal interest. And why shouldn’t it be? Having a little more abundance and ease in your life is definitely not a bad thing! Today I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of 7 easy to access prosperity herbs so that you can access this universal form of magic without the hassle.

Have Wise Women & Witches Improved The Modern World?

It’s hard to determine all the contributions witchcraft has made to modern medicine and science because often credit simply wasn’t given to a witch. However, it’s undeniable that modern healers owe a debt to the wise-women who patiently walked out into the forest in the middle of the night to gather herbs, learned exactly how to prepare them, and administered them to patients — with their only intention being to help those in need.

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 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.

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?

7 Sure Fire Jar Spells That You Need Now

A jar spell isn’t just a trifle of unfocused ingredients, it’s a bottled spell. You can absolutely put the same effort into making a jar spell as a more traditional spell, and the best part? You can carry it with you anywhere. The spell transforms from something you do once, into a talisman or charm you can keep close for as long as you like. Here are 7 jar spells to help you take full advantage of these awesome tools!

3 Ways To Use Magic For The Zodiac: Leo

Well, it’s August and that roaring in the distance can only mean one thing. Leo knows it’s time to shine, and whoever shone brighter than Leo? Notoriously brave, notoriously stubborn. A natural leader, insecure, loyal, ego-driven. Leos are the alpha cats of the Zodiac and they won’t mind commandeering any situation. To welcome in this powerful Leo energy, we’ve got some awesome spells and a tarot spread just for all of the Leo witches out there!

3 Ways To Celebrate The Harvest This Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh, also called Lammas, is the celebration of the first summer harvest. It’s typically celebrated on August 1st and more so than any other holiday in the wheel of the year, this is a time for feasting! Even if your friends and family aren’t witchy, inviting them to join your for a summer BBQ or dinner party is an excellent way to celebrate the abundance of this day because that’s what it’s all about! 

4 Witchcraft Dangers That You Need To Know

In magical circles, it’s far more common to discuss the spiritual dangers of being a witch than the mundane dangers. Sure, spirits, spells, and astral mishaps seem like more pressing dangers than things in our physical reality but there are some dangers involved in practicing the craft that are often overlooked. This is a grave mistake!

Growing Magic: How To Make A Sigil Seed

Sigils are very personal magic. They are also simple and quick to do, which makes them favorites of witches and rightly so. Effective in many forms, sigils an excellent part of any toolkit and practicing them will serve you well. This method of sigil crafting utilizes the energy of growing plants to charge and maintain the power of sigils!