There is one Presence and Power in the Universe
That manifests to me as Goddess and as God
It guides the stars and the planets
It guides me and moves through my life
For I am a perfect incarnation of God /dess
And a perfect priest/ess of God/dess
I am a complete manifestation of this power
I release all imbalanced energy and it’s effects
I harness harmonious energy
And shape it for the good of all
In accordance with free will
With ease and with joy
With love and kindness
So mote it be
There is one Presence and Power in the Universe
Good Things To Know
Moon Phase Correspondences for Magickal Workings.
New Moon Magick:
New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting.
Waxing Moon Magick:
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.
The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
Full Moon Magick:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
Waning Moon Magick:
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.
The waning moon is used for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.
Dark Moon Magick:
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.
Daily Correspondences for Magickal Workings:
Sunday: Power magick, health, vitality, money, career
Monday: Intuition, dreams, psychic ability, fertility
Tuesday: Money, enemies, courage, energy
Wednesday: Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom
Thursday: Happiness, luck, wealth, victory, health
Friday: Love, romance, marriage, friendship
Saturday: Psychic ability, communications, new beginnings, protection, bindings
Color Correspondences for Magickal Workings:
Red: energy, strength, passion, love, career goals, courage
Orange: business goals, career goals, justice, success, ambition
Yellow: learning, breaking mental blocks, confidence, persuasion
Pink: romantic love, peace, nurturing
Green: finances, luck, physical healing, abundance, growth
Blue: wisdom, protection, calm, creativity, patience
Purple: spiritual power, psychic ability, ambition, third eye
Silver: telepathy, clairvoyance, intuition, dreams, astral energy
Black: protection, repelling, binding
White: peace, purity, spirituality, higher self
There are many herbs that can be used for magickal purposes; I’ve elected to list only those that could be found in an ordinary kitchen or can be easily found at a grocery store or nursery. Wooden window boxes are fairly inexpensive, as is potting soil. The herbs themselves were only $2 each.
Success: basil, sandalwood
Psychic development: cinnamon, rosemary, thyme
Divination: cloves, nutmeg, thyme
Dream magick: cinnamon, mistletoe
Good luck: chamomile, nutmeg, sandalwood
Health: allspice, coriander, ginseng, thyme
Love magick: basil, catnip, cinnamon, dill seed, ginger, mint, rosemary, sage, thyme
Money: basil, chamomile, cinnamon, garlic, thyme
Protection: cloves, marjoram, basil, sandalwood, African ginger
Handy Stuff to Have Around the House
Harmony Ball – chiming spheres were created by ancient Druids as meditation devices to commune with nature.
Pentagrams – The 5 points represent the elements of all creation –Air, Fire, Water & Earth plus the quality of the Spirit which imbues it
Ankhs – The ancient Egyptian symbol of the radiant life force of healing — both spiritual and physical
9 Healing Herbs: Catnip, Chamomile, Coltsfoot, Plantain, Ginger, Cayenne, Comfrey, Garlic, Lobelia
5 Helpful Goddesses:
Ganesh – Bestower of Success in work, and Remover of Obstacles
Laxmi – Goddess for petitions of Love, Sex, Abundance & Wealth
Shiva – God of Regeneration, Ecstasy, Magic Sex & Transcendence
Tara – Bestower of good. Protectress against enemies & bad luck
Vishnu – Protector of Universe for power, courage & sustenance
Lodestone – Lodestones are naturally magnetic, used to charge spell items. Often 2 lodestones are carried: 1 to repel bad luck and 1 to attract good luck. Lodestones come in blue, gold, green, silver, white & natural
Dragon’s Blood Ink – Typically dragon’s blood is used for love spells. Dragon’s blood is used for power & spell strength
Lighting Sticks- Preferable to matches for ritual use because they reach into enclosed candle holders easily & don’t leave the match scent of sulfur.
Let’s Talk Witch – Being A Kitchen Witch
People have often asked me, what is a Kitchen Witch. I really have been unable to give an answer to that question because the defination of a ‘Kitchen Witch’ is an ever evolving thing.
The kitchen, in my mind, is one of the rooms which symbolize a certain cense of family. When I think of the word ‘Kitchen,’ images of a family sitting down to a nice dinner come to mind. Or, I think of the wife who makes a loaf of bread, kneading the dough with firm, tender loving movements.
It doesn’t really matter what kind of image one has of a kitchen, tho. Just as long as an image comes to mind.
If a Witch asks themselves, “Do I incorperate my witchcraft (the magic, and the worship) to include things associating with the kitchen?” and answers the question by saying, “Yes,” then, that is a good example of a kitchen witch. One can easily find magic spells that involve cooking, or other items associated with the kitchen. Making a magical tea out of certain ingredients to serve someone is a good example of what most people think of when the term Kitchen Witch comes into play.
However, to me, there is much more to being a witch than casting spells. Just the same, there is more to being a Kitchen Witch, than making magical brews and foods. The magic is only a small part of this.
As a witch, there are certain things that I hold in high reguard when dealing with the craft. Spending time with the Goddess and the God, the healing of the earth, and celebrating the tides of nature are also large parts of my images of what being a witch is all about. And all these things can easily be applied to all facets of our lives, including what happens in the Kitchen.
It is just as easy to heal the earth inside the kitchen by recycling plastic egg cartons, and saving biodegradable food remains to be made into mulch, than it is to go outside and plant a tree. (And making mulch takes so much less energy, too.)
There are many resources for Kitchen Witches available on the common market. Some of the books I would recommend, include:
The Urban Pagan; The Victorian Grimoire; and The Kitchen Witch’s Cookbook by Patricia Telesco
Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs; The Magical Household, and The Magic of Incenses, Oils, and Brews: By Scott Cunningham.
Positive Magic :By Marian Weinstein
…just to name a few. (Note: Not all those books are meant specifically for the Kitchen Witch, however, some have general themes that do go hand in hand with my image of what a Kitchen Witch is, does, and believes.
To Be A Witch
To be a witch is to love and be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a witch is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a witch is to change the world around you, and yourself.
To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.
To be a witch is to be magick, not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all. To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a witch is to harm none. To be a witch is to know the ways of old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon. To be a witch is to be one with the gods.
To be a witch is to study and to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the earth, not just on it.
To be a witch is to be truly free!
GOALS OF A NATURAL MAGICIANTo walk in harmony with nature, never taking without giving,
To understand that magick is an alliance between humans and the Earth for the betterment of all.
To use magick as an instrument of loving change, not hateful destruction.
To see the spiritual in the physical and to understand that neither is higher nor more perfect than the other.
To wisely use natural energies only when in genuine need, not for greed.
To know nothing is impossible if we will work beyond personal limitations.
To work magick for others only with their permission.
To celebrate magick as a union with the energies that gave us our physical forms. To improve ourselves, our friends, and our world for the greater good of all.
*Quoted from “The Candle Magick Workbook” by Kala & Ketz Pajeon*
Every secret organization or religion has a secret or two. Of course, you won’t never hear about them because they are secrets. Makes senses. Most of these organizations and religions have secrets to keep the public out and in the dark, to exclude them. On the other hand, our religion is not like that we have had to keep it secret just to keep it alive. If it was for our ancestors keeping our entire religion secret, we wouldn’t have a religion.
The secret I am getting ready to share with you is not that big of deal. It was used in the Burning Times to determine if the person you were meeting was a witch. You can see during this period of time why it was very important to know who you were meeting.
Here is the ritual. Enjoy!
This is a magic witches hand shake spell. This spell is cast to find out if someone you know may or may not be a witch. After casting this magic spell, you will then shake the hand of the person you are inquiring about, and your answer will be revealed in the handshake. It can also be used to slightly put a thought or idea inside the mind of a person without coming right out and suggesting it. We offer many more free magic spells here for you to use and to try.
Extend your right index finger and lightly touch the wrist of the person exactly where the pulse is felt. By touching the pulse it throws the acquaintance completely off his balance for just an instant , but in that instant plant an initial
thought, ( example : I am the one you want for the job) this
really works and is cool, try it.
*You can also determine if the other person is a witch by the way they grasp your hand. If their right index finger is extended and touching your pulse area, more than likely they are a with.*
WOTC Extra – Ten Questions You Should Be Able to Answer After a Year and A Day
1.) How would you define Witchcraft?
How would you define Wicca?
What would you say if asked? Are you able to discuss the history of the Craft and how Wicca relates to Magick?
2.) Upon what premise does the moral foundation of the Wicca rest?
Do you consider yourself a practitioner of the dark arts or the white- (or light) magickal arts? Why do you think this?
03.) Explain what is meant by divination.
Explain what is meant by the following terms:
Have you found a favorite method of divination?
What is this method?
Have you become skilled at this, and how skilled?
Do you consider yourself a Master of the Art?
Are you practicing this form of divination for yourself and others on a regular basis, and if not, why not?
04.) Are you thoroughly familiar with some form of the healing arts?
What do you know about the following:
color or sound therapy,
Which of these have you studied enough to have become quite familiar with the healing art?
Are you a Master of the Art?
Do you intend to become a Master?
Have you begun your hand-written herbal or other log of your healing practice?
05.) Have you accumulated all your magickal tools?
How many of these tools have you made yourself?
What was given to you?
Why did this object become a part of your magickal collection?
Are these tools all consecrated?
Why are they consecrated?
Are you knowledgeable enough about the uses of all these tools to be able to explain their uses to another?
06.) If someone, a friend perhaps, comes to you for help in the following areas, can you help them?
The areas might be love, health, wealth, protection, uncrossing, legal aid, self-help or development.
Could you devise a spell to help him or her? Would you? Why? Why not?
Could you include all the proper correspondences, talismans, stones, crystals, candles?
Would you be able to cast the spell during the correct phase of the Moon, the most auspicious day of the week and hour of the day?
Have you kept accurate records of your magickal work in your Book of Shadows or hand-written Magickal Diary?
If not, why not?
07.) Are you able to explain the Sabbats and Esbats?
Can you perform an impromptu ritual for each?
Have you begun your personal hand-written Book of Shadows?
08.) Are you familiar enough with any of the Pentagram Rituals to explain them to others?
09.) Have you composed at least two complete Sabbat rituals and a full or new Moon ritual, incorporating all the proper correspondences;
proper god and goddess forms for the particular ritual,
the correct candles,
scents, invocations, etc?
10.) Can you explain why Wicca is important to you -and why you wish to become a Witch and Wiccan?