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Here’s another pic of me in a pumpkin patch🤷🏼‍♀️ what’s your fav band

Samhain is the festival of the dead and celebration of Summer’s end, held on October 31st. I started to set up my Samhain altar today. Still would like to add some more ethically sourced animal bones (working on cleaning them now if anyone would like a tutorial on that let me know) as well as some offerings. This is really the only time of year where my altar looks a little “spooky” as I do add some Halloween decor as well. October is one of my favorite times for divination so I included a crystal ball and voodoo doll. I personally do not have any close to me who has passed on however during Samhain I know many witches who include photos of their loved ones on their altars. How will you be celebrating Samhain?

hi im sky. im 19, i live in california. what about you guys

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Aries
The cardinal fire sign of Aries is outgoing and self-assertive.
Aries is energetic with a frank and direct approach, a great deal of courage and a willingness to plunge into anything without too much hesitation.

Taurus
The fixed earth sign of Taurus indicates the material, earth level of existence, a steady, reliability with a strong will, which once set on a course of action will be persistent and determined.

Gemini
The mutable air sign of Gemini is tuned to the level of the mind (represented by air). There is restlessness, a need for variety and a basic urge for diverse contacts and relationships with a natural ability to do two or more things at once.

Cancer
The cardinal water sign of Cancer indicates a nature that is impressionable and sympathetic, able to listen patiently, but when feelings are hurt, very moody and irritable. Sensitive feelings and emotions are kept protected behind a hard exterior shell, just like the crab.

Leo
The fixed fire sign of Leo indicates a proud and generous nature, a love of the theatrical and dramatic, innate loyalty, warmth and generosity, affectionate to those you love, plus a need to express yourself creatively, and to be appreciated.

Virgo
The mutable earth sign of Virgo is practical and adaptable. It typifies service to others in some way. It denotes keen analytical and critical faculties with great attention to detail.

Libra
The cardinal air sign of Libra relates to the social and intellectual level of experience. There is a need to extend experience through a variety of different kinds of relationships and an ability to see both sides of any issue with an innate sense of fair play, disliking injustice in any form.

Scorpio
The fixed water sign of Scorpio, relates to the emotional level of experience that is deep and intense. Sensitive and powerful feelings are kept hidden by a calm and indifferent surface appearance.

For connecting with the energies of the Earth, nothing beats working with your own magical garden. Growing and harvesting your own herbs keeps you literally in touch with the powers of the Earth—not to mention the Sun, the rain, and the wind, as well as the role played by insects and other animal life in sustaining the cycle of life and death in all of its forms. What’s more, gardening allows you to charge these tools with your own energy from their very inception!

Herbs are also probably the most versatile when it comes to hands-on magic. You can use them to create your own magical crafts, such as spell jars, dream pillows, poppets, sachets and other charms. Some people like to create their own incense and oils with herbs, which adds even more magical power to their work. Herbs are also used in all kinds of ways in “kitchen Craft,” whether we’re talking about magical teas, tinctures, potions, baked goods or other foods.

Herbs are used in many forms of spellwork, of course, from crystal and candle magic all the way through to bath spells. Smudging—the burning of dried herbs to purify and/or bless a space—is a near-universal practice found in many ancient traditions, and has also made its way into contemporary Witchcraft.

Tarot cards are often said to be the ancestors of modern playing cards. They have been used throughout history for card games, fortune telling, divination and mystical purposes. As a practising Wiccan, tarot cards can be used as a tool of divination. They can also be used as an aid for meditation. The origin of tarot cards has been disputed. Some say they came from the East and were brought over to the West by the Roma people. Other sources say that they originated in Europe.
Before you start using you tarot cards it is important to spend some time looking at them and getting to know them. It is a good idea to try and get to know the cards as you would a friend. Some people carry their cards with them for a few days until they feel a bond with them. You can memorise the meaning of the cards so that you can stay connected to your own readings, and not have to refer to a book or instructions. For some advice on learning how to read tarot cards using your intuition, check out this article. You can also find a special place to keep them. Traditionally they would be wrapped in purple silk, however you can choose how you want to store them to give them significant meaning and protect them from negative energy. You can wrap your cards in silk or fabric, or give them their own special box.
When you feel you know your cards, and you feel ready, you can begin to use them. A simple way to use the cards is to make a three-card spread. Shuffle the cards then select three. Lay them in front of you from left to right. The simplest way of interpreting this is from left to right; they can represent your past, your present, and your future. You can also use this method to ask a question and think of the card as the situation, the action, and the outcome. When you start to do readings for others, think about the ethics of what you are doing. Start by doing readings for your close family and friends. Explain to them that the cards will not read their future, they are there as a guide to what could happen. The more readings you do, the more confident you will become. Good luck and enjoy your journey of discovering tarot. Featuring

@the.witches.moon has sent me this beautiful statue of the goddess as well as many other gifts in this month’s box! The Goddess is often seen as having a triple aspect; that of the maiden, mother and crone. The God is traditionally seen as being the Horned God of the woods. A key belief in Wicca is that the gods are able to manifest in personal form, either through dreams, as physical manifestations, or through the bodies of Priestesses and Priests.

Gardnerian Wicca as a denomination is primarily concerned with the priestess or priest's relationship to the Goddess and God. The Lady and Lord (as they are often called) are seen as primal cosmic beings, the source of limitless power, yet they are also familiar figures who comfort and nurture their children, and often challenge or even reprimand them. Thank you so much to @the.witches.moon for always supplying the best altar and ritual tools as always, blessed be

The Purpose of voodoo dolls.
In my opinion, the doll/poppet/etc is a tool used to focus ones “magick” or “will. It in and of itself has no power, as people fear. Even if we build it from “an article of soiled clothing which was worn by the individual the cloth doll will represent”* it is merely a solid doll. It is the ritual, the ceremony, that installs these dolls in magick with their “life”.
There are a number of books available for this purpose. Two which I will mention are, Raymond Buckland’s Advanced Candle Magick (Wicca) and Charms, Spells & Formulas by Ray L Malbrough (Hoodoo). Buckland’s contains a some basic construction instructions, which ultimately for a cloth poppet/doll as sufficient. Malbrough’s book contains a Consecration ritual, and a number of other rituals.
I have wrote a ritual for the use of poppets, which contained methods which a number of notable occultists say not to do (e.g. Dion Fortune and Konstantinos). But assuming the god-form of a frightening deity and forcing the essence of the target (which you have created a psychic link with) into the doll, seemed to be far more effective than stitching it from dirty underwear and gluing pretty color corresponded glitter to it. (I will not re-write the ritual here, it was to demonstrate the turning of a simple ritual into a high magick one… ended up someone just trying to get a dangerous ritual off me… long story.)
In all these examples, one aspects holds true. The Doll is a tool, with no power in and of itself.

This month the moon box focuses on the 7 chakras Meaning of the red chakra color: Red is the color of the root chakra (first chakra); it symbolizes safety, survival, grounding, nourishment from the Earth energy. Note that in chakra healing practices, red may denote inflammation at the physical level.
Meaning of the orange chakra color: Orange is the color of the sacral chakra (second chakra); it carries meanings associated with emotions, creativity, sexuality, and is associated with water, flow.
Meaning of the yellow chakra color: is the color of the solar plexus chakra (third chakra); it symbolizes mental activities, intellect, personal power, will.
Meaning of the green chakra color: Green is the color of the heart chakra (fourth chakra); it is connected with love, relating, integration, compassion.
Meaning of the blue chakra color: Blue is the color of the throat chakra (fifth chakra); it symbolizes self expression, expression of truth, creative expression, communication, perfect form and patterns.
Meaning of the purple chakra color (or deep indigo blue): Purple (or deep indigo blue) is the color of the third eye chakra (sixth chakra); it evokes intuition, extrasensory perception, inner wisdom.
Meaning of the white chakra color (or purple): White is the color of the crown chakra (seventh chakra); it’s associated with the universal, connection with spirituality, consciousness. I would highly recommend @the.witches.moon 💜

The altar is often considered a personal place where practitioners put their ritual items. Some practitioners may keep various religious items upon the altar, or they may use the altar and the items during their religious workings. According to Scott Cunningham, a popular Wiccan author, the left side of the altar should be considered the Goddess area; feminine or yonic symbols such as bowls and chalices, as well as Goddess representations and statues should be placed on the left. [2] The right side is designated for the God; phallic symbols such as the athame and the wand are placed to the right side, as well as God statuary and his candle.[3] The left and right associations vary according to personal preference, but the center area is almost always considered the "both" area, or the working area. In the center of the altar are kept the main symbols of the Wiccan faith, such as the pentacle.

This month @the.witches.moon focuses on Lammas, the celebration of the first grain harvest of the year. This holy day is an especially important event in the lives of people who live off the land ... Pagan, Christian, or otherwise. Grains have always been a staple food; they meant the difference between a healthy winter and a slow death. Christians would bring their first loaves to the church, sometimes to be used as the sacramental offering, and the Church would bless the fields on Lammas day. Pagans celebrate Lammas by thanking the grain God and Earth Goddess, by feasting, and by weaving icons out of the stalks: corn dollies or cornucopia (horns of plenty).
Each box comes with a hand picked tarot card this month’s card featured an affirmation which I took to heart and I hope you do as well. Some of my favorites from this box are the enchanted blooming cedar roses. I have put these beautiful roses on my summer altar. Cedar is a representation of light and caring energy which symbolizes protection, gathering, and strength. I would highly recommend @the.witches.moon to any level practitioner of magical. Blessed be

@the.witches.moon continues to amazing me with these amazingly crafted boxes. This month focuses on the elemental spirits and magick of faeries. Elemental spirits are spirits associated with each of the four elements. They were first described in alchemical works written by Paracelsus in the 16th century. The names of the spirit creatures vary by tradition but the most common are: Earth elementals - gnomes, Water elementals - undines or nymphs, Air elementals - sylphs, Fire elementals - salamanders. The enchanted maiden spirit box is by far my favorite piece in this box, it beams a charge of high energy and is finely crafted. I also have been carrying the rose quartz faerie calling stone (shown closer in the last image) with me since I received it. This is more commonly called a worry stone and is used to release unwanted energy and purely charge your aura. I would highly recommend @the.witches.moon to any practitioner of magick as they help me with my practices so greatly and teach me valuable information about the craft every month

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