An Invaluable Herbal Grimoire Reference Guide

By Graphia, The Wordsmith Witch

No matter what your spiritual path looks like, every Witch can benefit from possessing a thorough, comprehensive Herbal Grimoire. Many practitioners include such contents as a guide for the magical correspondences of different herbs, a list of various herbal substitutions for spellcrafting, and last, but not least – a reference section that lists commonly found baneful herbs and their toxicity levels.

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This herb correspondence chart is the culmination of years of research. We hope this reference guide will help you to understand the magical properties of herbs, roots, flowers, barks and resins. It is our goal to provide others with accurate sources of information to enrich their lives and their Craft. What are some ways you can implement the information in the following guide into your own practice?  Click on the link below to view the chart.

Herbal Grimoire

Spell for Today – Refresh the Soul Spell and Walk Backwards Return Spell

Wednesday is a good day to focus on getting over any slumps you may have. This day is considered the middle of the work week; and many people find themselves very tired by this point. That is why this day is a great day to do refresh, refrain, return, wake-up, and concentration spells. It is, also, another good day for meditation.

Refresh Spells –Refresh the Soul Spell

Items you will need for this spell:

1 bottle of peppermint oil
1 white candle
1 lighter or match
Dress the candle with the peppermint oil, being careful about contact with the skin. Place the candle on a fire-safe surface and light it. Close your eyes for about a minute and just allow yourself to breathe in the peppermint aroma. Open your eyes and say this chant nine times:

“Breathe in, breathe out.
I’m refreshing.
I’m restoring.
I’m feeling revived.
My energy’s soaring.”

Keep breathing in the aroma and close your eyes again. When you are ready, open your eyes and blow out the candle. This should give you a feeling of being refreshed.

Return Spells – Walk Backwards Return Spell

Things you will need:

1 candle (any color)
1 lighter or match
Your body
Place a candle in front of you on a fire-safe surface. Sit or stand in a comfortable position in front of the candle and close your eyes for about three minutes. During the three minutes, think about what you want returned to you and how the item makes you feel. After the three minutes or so, get up and take twelve steps backwards and say this chant three times:

“Backwards walk.
Missing something yearned.
When I turn around,
It will be returned.”

After doing this, turn around three times, clockwise and stop. Now, go blow out the candle, and your item should be returned to you soon.

 

 

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

 

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence and Spell for Saturday

Saturday’s Correspondences from apaganmess.com

Planet: Saturn
Element: Earth
Colors: Black, Purple
Keywords: Banishing, Protection, Control, Order, Boundaries, Self Discipline, Cleansing

Saturn brings a powerful, somewhat intimidating power to Saturdays. This is another great day for banishing and protection magic, as well as for setting strong boundaries. The energy of Saturn is very orderly and is great when structure is needed.

Hopefully this gave you an idea of how you can time spells with the days of the week to give them a boost! As always, do what works for you rand what you’re drawn to. If you feel like you need to do a love spell on a Wednesday instead of a Friday, do it! Find what you best connect with and always follow your gut.

Leaf Spell for Release

Leaf Spell from thewitchandwand.com

Take a walk in nature and reflect on what no longer serves you. Collect a leaf and use it to cast this spell to let go pain and the past so you can summon peace and restore your sense of inner harmony.

I love casting this spell in fall, especially around the fall harvest festival known as Mabon. The fall is a wonderfully transformative time. As the leaves begin to change color and drop to the ground, we are reminded that sometimes we need to let go in order to change.

ITEMS NEEDED

leaf

ziploc bag

chopstick or something similar

STEPS

1. Go for a walk outside and reflect on what you would like to let go of

2. Collect a newly fallen leaf

3. Place the leaf in a ziploc bag and use the chopstick to “write” the thing you want to let go of on the leaf. Press on the leaf through the ziploc bag firmly enough to see the marks on the leaf, but be careful not to tear the leaf.

4. Take the leaf outside. Focus on releasing what no longer serves you and recite the incantation below. Let go of the leaf and release it back to nature.

“The past I leave with this leaf,

let go of pain and summon peace”

Spell for Today – Stop Procrastinating: Banish Procrastination NOW

One of the biggest obstacles to moving forward in life is the habit of postponing tasks, in other words, procrastinating. This is especially true when it comes to learning how to become a Witch. We all find ourselves postponing our daily meditations or find reasons not to cast spells other do our witches’ homework. 🔮

A spell to stop procrastinating should be quick and easy to do, otherwise we will postpone the casting of this very spell! That’s why this simple technique works. If the habit of procrastinating has become your number one enemy, try this easy Wiccan spell:

Spell to Stop Procrastinating

Recipe by Francisco Huanaco

Simple spell for ending procrastination without ingredients. Stop procrastinating once and for all doing this easy ritual and get stuff done once and for all!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Focus

HOW TO CAST THE SPELL

  • Think about the task you want to do, avoiding the words “I have to…” or “I should…”. These type of phrases imply that you have no choice, that you won’t do it unless you must. For example, never say to yourself: “I have to study”.
  • Say to yourself something like “I choose to study now”, or “I am ready to study” (replace with the task you are about to do). This way of thinking implies that you have control and it helps you avoid procrastination.
  • When you’re ready, count down in your head: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 — and do it!
  • Quit whatever it is you are doing and get to work on the task.

How Does The Spell Work?…

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Printable Spell for Today

Wiccan Vision Quest to Find Answers

(This vision quest should not be confused with a Native American vision ques. The two are vastly different and done for different reasons)

Sit comfortably, ideally cross-legged on the floor. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a forest glade. Feel the slightly damp grass, smell the mushrooms and pine needles, notice a slight breeze. It feels warmer than it should in a forest, and as you look around, you see a small fire with a bubbling cauldron suspended over it.

You stand up to walk toward it, and as you do so, you see a magnificent stag. Your movement makes him notice you and he turns his head toward you, looking directly into your eyes. This is the god of the forest. He is strong and wise, and the guardian of all who live within the forest. You spend a long time looking into each other’s eyes. Listen to your mind and your body; he may give you a message this way.

After a while, the stag lowers his head slightly as if nodding and moves off. You walk to the cauldron and as you come closer, you notice many people sitting around it. Once you get close enough to see their faces lit up by the fire’s flames, you see that these are …

Click here to read more of this article about a Wiccan vision quest from rylandpeters.com

Spring House Blessing


Spring House Blessing

To encourage the return of Spring, tie a bunch of snowdrops with green ribbon and hang over the main entrance of your home as you repeat:

Candlemas Bells, snowdrops so white,
Cast away shadows, bring forth the light.

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, September 19 to September 25, 2021

All Signs

There’s a lot happening! This week, the Sun moves into Libra where it will stay for the next four weeks. At the end of the week, Mercury goes retrograde until Oct. 18 (nevertheless the shadow phase continues until Nov. 3. Therefore, if buying big-ticket items like cars, trucks computers and cell phones, wait until after Nov. 3.) The week starts off on a happy, upbeat note. Yay! But by Wednesday, squabbles are likely. Cat owners might feel calmed by “furplay”. ((That semi-elicit feeling you get when a cat rubs against your leg.) This is not to be confused with another faintly elicit feeling – “muffinlust”! That’s the anticipation you experience when undressing a cupcake.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

In the next four weeks, you will have a strong focus on close friendships and partnerships because the Sun is opposite your sign. (This is the only time all year this occurs.) When this happens, you have the advantage of having more objectivity, which allows you to more clearly see the relationship you are in. Nevertheless, Mercury retrograde is also taking place opposite your sign. Oy! This will attract ex-partners and old friends back into your world. Sometimes this is an opportunity for fun times and a chance to catch up on old history. Sometimes it’s disastrous. That’s because ex-partners come in all flavours, shapes, sizes and colours.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

There are different messages for you this week. As the Sun changes signs this week, it means that for the next four weeks, you’ll be gung-ho to work hard, work smart, and get better organized! You will set high, personal standards for yourself and want results for your efforts. Commendable! (So far so good.) However, Mercury retrograde will rob you of some of your desired efficiency. You will encounter delays, goofy mistakes, mixed-up communications, lost paperwork, missed appointments and broken equipment (including transportation). This means that right when you want to be on top of your game, Mercury retrograde will be like Loki – the trickster – trying to sabotage your best efforts. Courage!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’re in a playful mood at the beginning of the week. Ideally, you would love to escape somewhere, especially a fun vacation. Relations with children will also be pleasant. Admittedly, midweek there will be dissension or power struggles. The good news is that the next four weeks will bring opportunities to have fun and socialize with others. Sports events will delight. Fun activities with kids will please you. This is an excellent window of time to be on a vacation. Meanwhile, old flames might be back in the picture. This can be a challenge. Sometimes it’s dreadful or sometimes you’re Jennifer and Ben? Note, this is a strong week for those in competitive sports because you will give everything you have!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The next four weeks will be a strong emphasis on home, family and your private life. Many will be more involved than usual with a parent. One of the reasons you might have this strong focus on home and family is because of family reunions. Relative you haven’t seen for a while might be camped on your doorstep and eating out of your fridge. Hopefully, someone will help you with home repairs? You’re keen to make improvements and changes at home. Be patient with partners on Wednesday to avoid power struggles. (You need that like a fish needs a bicycle.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Expect a fast-paced four weeks ahead! Your daily pace will accelerate because of a jampacked schedule full of short trips, appointments, meetings, extra time spent with siblings and relatives, increased studying and reading plus conversations with everyone. You’ll be full of ideas and eager to communicate. Please note: in this same window of time, Mercury retrograde will trip you up because it is sitting in its own “home.” Expect transportation delays, mixed-up communications, misplaced items, cancelled appointments, goofy errors and crazy misunderstandings. Very likely, you will hear from old friends and run into people from your past. Enjoy redecorating at home and buying pretty things.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

“Show me the money!” In the next four weeks, you will focus on money, cash flow and earnings. You might contemplate big expenses and major purchases. You will have moneymaking ideas, especially ideas you considered once before. Why not try again? Run it up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes? Meanwhile Mercury retrograde will cause delays and mistakes. Cheques in the mail will be late. Be aware of all financial transactions because it’s easy to make a mistake now. Perhaps information is incomplete? You might be led astray or jump to wrong conclusions? Disputes about money or possessions on Wednesday are possible. Fortunately, with Venus in your House of Communications, you are charming and diplomatic.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Once a year, for four weeks the Sun is in your sign giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. That time has arrived! You will feel invigorated, confident and energetic! Things will go your way and you will also attract important people and favourable situations to you. Furthermore, fiery Mars is in your sign! When you add the energy of this to the Sun – you end up being PowerPoint on steroids! Mercury retrograde is also in your sign, which means you will be plagued with silly delays, stupid mistakes misplaced items and car problems. You might encounter ex-partners from the past either in person or online. You might dream about them or think about them? Stay mellow on Wednesday. You will get a lot done this week.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is an excellent time to buy wardrobe goodies for yourself. (Check the daily Moon Alert to avoid regrets.) Meanwhile, for the next four weeks, the Sun, Mercury retrograde, and fiery Mars are all “hiding” in your chart. This means it’s an excellent time for you to be retrospective and do a little navel gazing. Not only will you benefit from contemplating some inner issues – you might also do research and dig up answers to old problems. It will be very easy for you to “go into the past”. You might also work alone or behind the scenes to do something to shore up your home and family scene. Whatever work you do now will have a pay off in the future. (We like!)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The next four weeks are a popular time for you! Younger people as well as physically active people will be in your world. In fact, some of you might be involved with a competition, especially to do with physical sports. Not only will you enjoy the company of others; this window of time offers you a good opportunity to share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone to get their feedback. (This is because their feedback will help you.) Likewise, it’s a good window of time to do some serious goalsetting. Try this. Goals are helpful. They make future decision-making easier and they keep you on track. They give you a sense of purpose and clarity. Meanwhile, a hidden love affair might be taking place for some of you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The Sun will be at high noon in your chart for the next four weeks, which symbolically means it will be casting you in a spotlight. This is good news because this spotlight will be flattering! This means that without doing anything special, bosses, parents and VIPs will admire you in the next four weeks. (It’s all smoke and mirrors.) Since you have this marvellous advantage – use it! Now is the time to make your pitch and advance your agenda. Squabbles midweek might take place but don’t let this hold you back. By the end of the week, your ambition will be so strong you will achieve results that please you. This is also a lovely time to enjoy the friendship of creative, artistic people. “You’re related to Pablo? I thought you looked unusual.”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You will have strong feelings of escapism in the next four weeks. “I gotta blow this pop stand!” Grab every chance to travel that comes your way. You might also explore opportunities in publishing and the media as well as something to do with medicine or the law. You will also have strong opinions about politics, religion and racial issues, which could lead to arguments. You are an idealist and you always want to make the world a better place. Very likely you will be revisiting old issues. Incidentally, Mercury retrograde will help you to finish important papers, manuscripts, screenplays or a book. You might also be in touch with someone in another country whom you have not seen for a while.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Activity is taking place in one of your Money Houses, specifically the one dealing with the wealth and assets of others. Issues will be quite intense for you in the next four weeks. Past situations are suddenly back on your plate again. The good news is that the next four weeks are an excellent time to wrap up old business concerning wills, mortgages, shared property, insurance matters and anything that you own jointly with others. Squabbles and disputes about ownership might take place. Just remember – you can be happy or you could be right. What’s going to be?

To read Georgia Nicols daily horoscopes

A Native American Prayer To Awaken Your Spirit

By Nick Polizzi October 1, 2015 The Sacred Science > Prayers & Blessings > A Native American Prayer To Awaken Your Spirit Sometimes all we need in order to change our current reality is a little wisdom, spoken to us with gentleness and a pure heart. I came across this powerful Lakota prayer a few days ago and wanted to share it with you. I hope it helps you on your path. I know it did for me.

Lakota Prayer

Great Mystery,
teach me how to trust
my heart,
my mind,
my intuition,
my inner knowing,
the senses of my body,
the blessings of my spirit.
Teach me to trust these things
so that I may enter my Sacred Space
and love beyond my fear,
and thus Walk in Balance
with the passing of each glorious Sun.

According to certain tribes, the Sacred Space is the space between exhalation and inhalation. To Walk in Balance is to have Heaven (spirituality) and Earth (physicality) in Harmony.

At the core of this timeless wisdom is the word “trust”. When did we stop trusting ourselves? When did we start giving that trust, that power, away?

In many ways the spirit path is a process of reestablishing that trust with the infinite that resides within us, just waiting to be activated.

Wishing you a day of balance and harmony,

Nick & The Sacred Science Team

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About Nick Polizzi

Nick Polizzi has spent his career directing and producing feature length documentaries about natural alternatives to conventional medicine. Nick’s current role as executive producer of “Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness” and founder of The Sacred Science stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and healing technologies of the ancient world.

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The Sacred Science – A Native American Prayer

Good Week Spell

The Witches Spell-A-Day – A Spring Abundance Spell

 

A Spring Abundance Spell

Now that trees and shrubs are beginning to show signs of growth, it’s the perfect time to perform this ritual. You’ll need a pliable stem about two to three feet long from a tree or shrub such as a willow or forsythia. Being by weaving the steam into a small wreath. As you weave, say:

The winds of winter are a thing of the past
Spring, I welcome you at last.
Growth and abundance are draw to me.
Now I’m blessed with prosperity.

As you weave the stem, visualize growth and abundance being bound to you. When you’re done, hang the wreath on a branch to the tree or shrub from whic it came. Thank the tree or shrub. You’ve created some positive karma, which will increase the flow of abundance coming to you.

James Kambos, Author
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac

Ritual for Seeing Where You and Loved Ones Will be After COVID-19 is D0ne

I got the idea for this ritual from Gregg Braden on his show “Missing Links,, Season 1 Episode 7.” He tells a story of a Native American asking him to go with him to “pray for rain”, they live in northern New Mexico where there has not been any rain in quite some time. When they reach his friend’s Medicine Wheel his friend steps inside of it for a few minutes and then comes out asking if Mr. Braden is ready to go to lunch. Mt. Braden is a little confused and asks his friend “David”, “I thought we were coming here to pray for rain.” To which “David” replies, “I was taught to see things are they would be when the rain fell. I could feel the mud squish between my toes coming out of my pleubo, to smell the cleaner air, to see things turning green and the crops in the fields growing. If we pray for something that is happening right now we get nothing but if we can see and ask for what it will be like after it rains than the rains will come.”

We are living in very uncertain times for all parts of our lives except the spiritual one. This is a time when we need to step up and use our spirituality and magickal abilities to help ourselves and others.  The intention for the ritual in this Esbat gathering is to ask for healing mind, body, and spirit for everyone including yourselves anywhere upon Mother Earth and for Mother Earth Herself. Please try to keep your mind focused not on what is happening now but how we see things at the end of this COVID-19 virus. Yes, some things are hard to picture on a grand scale so keep it simple and see how you, your loved, and friends came through this virus strong and healthy. See you and/or your loved ones, and/or friends back to work. See all of you gathered together having a party of some kind to celebrate – remember in this age of being able to connect with people anywhere in the whole you could even do a Skype conference call party (Skype allows 50 people to be connected to each other at the same time).

So, for a little while at least set your worries and stress aside and join us in this Esbat celebration of how each of our personal lives will be at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The song I picked May The Circle Be Open is to remind us we may not be in a circle together all the time but there are ties that still bind us together so we are never truly all alone. We are going to do a healing drumming circle than at the end we will meditate for 2 minutes. Then anyone that wants to will have a chance to share their fears or stresses or where they see themselves and family at the end of the pandemic. There will possibly be a time limit set for each person sharing time depending on how many people join us in this gathering.

What You Need:

1 large white candle (that you can burn for 1 hour every day for 1 week. If you feel you want to keep lighting the candle after the first week then that is what you should do just make sure your candle is large enough for the duration you want to keep lighting it.)

Correct size holder for your candle

Your favorite Essential Oil for dressing the candle after engraving it

A device you can listen to the song (watch the video if you want to)

Something sharp to engrave you candle (a knife, your Atheme, a toothpick or a pin of some kind)

Fireproof Container to put the burning paper in

Lighter or Matches

RITUAL:

I call to Archangel Raphael to reside in the Watchtower of the East to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.

I call to Archangel Michael to reside in the Watchtower of the South to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.

I call to Archangel Gabriel to reside in the Watchtower of the West to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.

I call to Archangel Uriel to reside in the Watchtower of the North to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.

I invoke Goddess Sirona (1 of the healing Goddess of the Celts) and God the Dagda (Celtic God of fertility, agriculture, life, and death.) to walk this circle with me three times three. To take us to a place that is not a place and an out of time as we know it. I bid you reside in our circle to help give strength and power to our work here.

Please click on this link to start the song setting your intention(s) of where you and those you care about will be feeling and doing after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed while listening to the song.

Healing Chant

Now take approximately 5 minutes to write your intention(s) down on the piece of paper – How and Where you see yourself and those you care about feeling and doing once the danger of the virus is gone.

Next, inscribe the names or initials of the people on the paper you are doing this ritual for. When you are done with that take a small drop as needed of your favorite essential oil start at the bottom of the candle in one motion smear the oil to the top of the candle. Turn the candle clockwise and again apply the essential oil, repeat these steps until you come to where you put your first line of essential oil overlap the first and last applications.

Now light your candle. Burn the paper with the candle while visualizing how everyone included on the candle lives will be at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in whatever country or state you all live in. Repeat this spell/prayer three times while the paper is burning: (If you feel a word or some words need to be changed to fit how you would say this spell or prayer you can do that as this is your plea and thanksgiving to your deity)

Sirona we ask for the health for those we have written here is strong and unaffected by COVID_19. Sirona we thank you that none we asked you to watch over became sick

the Dagda we ask that you keep us working from home or where we are employed or go to school. the Dagda we thank you for taking us through this time with being employed and/or in school that none of us lost anything we needed for home and hearth.

I see those on my candle as still being healthy, employed, and now able to go on with our daily lives. As we mourn with those far and wide who lost someone to this pandemic.

So Mote It Be (OR However you end your spell or prayer

Written by Lady Beltane

The Witches Spell for Monday, May 2nd – A Spell of Renewal

BEAUTIFUL SPRING GODDESS

The Witches Spell for Monday, May 2nd

A Spell of Renewal

Do you need to remove negative thoughts, people, or actions from your life and move on? This spell is designed to do just that. It’s important that you know exactly what you’re trying to remove from your life- often times things that are actually positive can be confused for negative.

You should also prepare yourself for an onslaught of emotions. Purging is always emotional, trying, and draining. If you find halfway through that you aren’t ready to release your pain or the negative things that are clinging to you, it is safe to stop this spell halfway through and try again another day. Remember, being kind to yourself and giving yourself permission to feel pain should always come first before trying to rid yourself of the pain. Getting rid of it before you’re ready can leave you feeling emotionally stunted.

Tools:
Dragon’s Blood incense
Music that calms you
Something to write on. A candle, black or red, works well. You can also try a photo of a specific person who is causing the negativity.
A writing implement. Depending on what you’re writing on, this could be a pen, a marker, or a pin for the candle.

At noon, take your tools to the sunniest part of your yard. Light your Dragon’s Blood incense. Sit for a few moments, meditating on how you want to feel. Imagine yourself happier, brighter, smiling more than you have in years.

Bathe your candle or photo in the smoke of the incense, making sure every part of it touches the smoke. Rub the candle or photo with your thumbs with the image of yourself happy still in mind.

Now, write your spell. This should come in the form of a command- I will forgive this person, this emotion will disappear from my life, I deserve happiness. Whatever works and is in line with your desires. If you’re carving it into a candle, carve it deep, with power. Really pump yourself up for this.

Light your candle or set the photo on fire, but do it on something where you won’t lose the wax or ashes. If it’s a candle, you don’t have to wait for it to go out completely. Just let it run until you start to feel relief.

Bury the ashes of the photo or what’s left of the candle in the sunny spot, at least a foot deep. If you feel negative emotions coming back, return to this spot with your Dragon’s Blood to meditate on your happiness again.
 

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Mirror Magic (Scrying, Spells, Curses and Other Witch Crafts)
Viivi James