"All door-ways, before going forward, should be looked to; for difficult it is to know where foes may sit within a dwelling."
In a literal sense, this stanza states that a doorway, an opening should be observed because you don’t know where people are in a given place or if they might try to get a jump on you as you pass by.
This verse does not water down the fact that the world is a dangerous place and there are those who are the same entity as you who do wish to harm you. This is different from the bible as the evil entities who are malicious are portrayed as demons and non-human.
In a metaphorical sense, when going into something new, you should be able to look at it scrupulously because you never know the intent of the people behind it. You should also be able to look at the pitfalls and negatives in things that are new as the disadvantages may outweigh the advantages.
I read somewhere else that this stanza is an interesting intro as it is like the doorway to the Hávamál with its opening.
DON T. DO. SPELLS. UNLESS. YOU. ARE. WELL. PROTECTED.
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Olympic Spirit of Saturn - Aratron
“The governor Aratron hath in his power those things which he doth naturally, that is, after the same manner and subject as those things which in Astronomy are ascribed to the power of Saturn.
Those things which he doth of his own free will, are,
That he can convert any thing into a stone in a moment, either animal or plant, retaining the same object to the sight.
He converteth treasures into coles, and coles into treasure.
He giveth familiars with a definite power.
He teacheth Alchymy, Magick, and Physick.
He reconcileth the subterranean spirits to men; maketh hairy men.
He causeth one to bee invisible.
The barren he maketh fruitful, and giveth long life.
He hath under him 49 Kings, 42 Princes, 35 Presidents, 28 Dukes, 21 Ministers, standing before him; 14 familiars, seven messengers: he commandeth 36000 legions of spirits; the number of a legion is 490.” —Arbatel: De Magia Veterum, Aphorism 17.
“Arbatel: De Magia Veterum”, Digital Edition by Joseph H. Peterson.
Happy Monday! Let's be real a lot of peeps do not like Mondays, but let's stay positive. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, hold for a few seconds, and exhale. Keep your eyes closed and envision a bright shield covering your whole body from head to toes. Set your intentions for any negative energies to bounce off from that shield for the rest of your day. That is a little ritual that I do every day at the beginning of it.
However, today we are talking spells, curses, incantations, hexes, etc. Today is about attempting to use your abilities to push an unknown person away. The reason behind this is a request I got this week; to "push" the "other girl" away from a romantic interest. I'm not going to go over love spells, so if that's why you are expecting, this is not the post. However, I'm going to tell you why I suggested something else.
To put it bluntly, unless there is a connection is not going to work. A "connection," in this case, can be a physical thing, hair, blood, knowing each other, etc. In cases like that, the intention is to get rid of an obstacle for the requestor. You, as a witch, have the power to analyze the request and set how to move forward. In this case, the issue is not the other girl; but the connection between the requestor and their love interest. So how to proceed?
Well, you need to know if there is a connection at all. Just because the person wants it to happen doesn't mean there is anything at all. A reading or spell to find out is a better approach. That is an aspect that is usually hard to explain. If there is a " love connection," it is easier to attempt to strengthen that one. By doing any of these, we shift the focus from the "other girl" to the actual issue, "the connection."
A lot of requestors have the belief that a spell is the only answer. However, spells can work, but they, the requestor, have to do the work. If you want to strengthen a connection, you have to work on that; it's not a one-way street. To focus on the unknown person is a waste of time. Your requestor needs to understand that. They also need someone to provide a different point of view.
Situations like a love triangle happen due to the person they have in common. It is a lit bit trickier. In this situation, even more. The other girl is on a completely different side of the world. The question that I asked my requestor; was, how do you know you are not the other girl? Words are powerful when dealing with spells. To get rid of the other girl is based on the love interest pov. So, your requestor can be the other girl.
So to wrap this up, be careful with vocabulary when using spells and intentions. It's easier to affect an aspect that your requestor is around than an unknown player. Do ask questions to find more information or for clarification. Also, try to see what can be better and approach that aspect. I ended up suggesting both a reading and a clarification spell of the status of my requestor and their love interest. The requestor agreed. I think that was the smartest choice.
Have a good rest of the week, lovelies!
I have realized after finishing this bag, I believe I am using crochet as a way to "productively procrastinate" packing up our apartment 😅. With that said, no more crochet until everything is purged/donated that isn't making the move with us, Nikki!
If I don't restrict myself from crocheting/yell at myself, I will make 10 more bags/baskets/altar shawls/headbands/hats over the next week or so, only to pack hastily and very unorganized the following week. To save future Nikki some headache, current Nikki needs to be proactive and prioritize. And that's called self love!
It does feel REALLY good to be working through my yarn stash, finally. I've been looking at these skeins for WAY too long and now they're getting form and purpose 🥰. I didn't use a pattern for this bag; its been really nice just seeing where each project takes me without expectations of perfection.
A "Prioritize and Focus" motivation spell may be coming soon... Just to help get some extra momentum 🤔
3:52 AM on Monday, September 27th.
On the night shift, I heard the distinct sound of keys jingling in my right ear while watching Jimmy O. Yang's special on Amazon Prime. I have not seen anyone in the past 30 minutes.
The second chakra, Svadhishthana (as the Hindu name) or the Sacral chakra is believed to be located below the navel, where the perineum is. It's said to govern the sex organs and the kidneys, and it's associated with the water element and portrayed as a vibrant orange color. Some of its corresponding body areas and organs are the genitals, lower back and abdominal.
The sacral chakra is the centre of emotions, feelings and stimulates pleasure. It plays an active role in our sexuality and expression of our sexual needs and desires.
Common characteristics of the sacral chakra are:
Is my sacral chakra unbalanced?
Sit down in a quiet room where you can relax and be free of any interruptions. Make sure your feet are firmly on the floor if sitting on a chair. If you are sitting on the floor ensure what you are sitting with a tall, straight spine. Close your eyes and begin by taking some deep breaths. Once you feel relaxed, ask yourself the following questions, answer them honestly and see what resonates with you; do you feel stuck answering any of them? Allow this to guide you and help you learn about yourself and whether you have any blockages in your second Chakra:
* In what areas do you allows yourself to experience pleasure?
* In what areas do you not allow yourself to experience pleasure?
* Do you feel creative and sensual?
* How often do you do things that you really enjoy?
* How often do you do things that you really do not enjoy?
* When you do things for others is it a true genuine gesture or are you trying to win their approval or love?
* Do you have co-dependent relationships? How do you contribute to them?
* Do you always want more from life or are you content with what you have?
* Do you experience jealousy?
* Do you allow life to be easy or do you believe you have to struggle and sacrifice and that everything is a challenge?
Signs of a blocked sacral chakra:
5. low libido.
7. lack of creative inspiration.
Physical symptoms such as anemia, hypoglycaemia, lower back pain, joint problems, low energy, spleen and kidney issues and premenstrual syndrome can also be a result of an imbalance of the sacral chakra.
How to help the Sacral Chakra:
Orange foods such as oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, peaches, apricots, mangos, papayas, pumpkin and mandarins are all healing foods for the sacral chakra. Simple ways to boost the Sacral Chakra include eating a decadent meal, luxuriating in a hot bath, and enjoying a massage. Physically, the goddess pose, pelvic rock, and hip circles can enliven the Second Chakra. Dancing is also effective in waking up the Second Chakra.
Crystals for the Sacral Chakra: (by @lovebyluna on instagram — https://www.instagram.com/lovebyluna/ )
This is my personal understanding of the Sacral Chakra from online research/my own sources. Please feel free to use as well as your own research and correct me on any misinformation.
🌛Thank you & Blessed Be🌜
I'd like to turn back time; there are so many things that I woukd change if I could ! Being stuck in this reality. With this hair. These clothes. This apartment. This boyfriend. This life just doesn't fit me - it does not work for me anymore !! I'm going to have to change something in order to get back to the real me!! && then I'll be happy too.
🍒 gotta dye my hair back teal
🍒gotta switch my meds up
🍒 need new affirmations
🍒 need to program my subconscious
Muladhara (The Hindu name) or the Root chakra is one of the seven primary chakras according to Hindu tantrism. It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour pink or red. (Which can be associated with pink Himalayan salt)
It is the ground floor of your chakra system, and it is located at the base of your spine. Some of it's corresponding body areas and organs are the pelvic plexus, the last 3 vertebrae, the anus, large intestine, feet and legs.
It provides you with a base or foundation for life, and it helps you feel grounded and able to withstand challenges. Your root chakra is responsible for your sense of security and stability.
How to open your root chakra:
1. Set your intention.
2. Follow online guided visualizations.
3. Rub a metal spoon on your foot.
4. Use grounding crystals.
5. Use grounding essential oils.
6. Spend time in nature.
7. Tell yourself positive affirmations.
A blocked root chakra may lead to you feeling nervous, fearful and insecure about your safety. On the physical plane, you may often feel fatigued or become constipated easily.
How to help your Root Chakra:
Red foods or foods with a strong red pigment will help recharge and balance your root chakra. Avoid red dyes and artificially colored foods. Instead, opt for whole foods like red fruits (think strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, and cherry) and red vegetables (red bell pepper, beets).
Crystals for the Root Chakra: (by @lovebyluna on instagram — https://www.instagram.com/lovebyluna/)
This is my personal understanding of the Root Chakra from personal research via online resources/personal research. Please feel free to use as an information source for your own research, and correct me on any misinformation.
🌛 Thank you & Blessed Be 🌜
a pendulum is basically a string with a weight on the bottom that goes swingy swing in many directions.
You don t need a fancy pendulum you can literally just use a cute necklace
I made another bag and oh my goodness I love how it turned out!
It has a cross body strap that can easily be tied into a knot to shorten the length if I want
I decided to make this a draw string bag and I love how nearly it gathers at the top.
I didn't follow a pattern and I'm really surprising myself with what I am creating as of late!
There are few things as satisfying to me as making something from start to finish with just my own creativity 💜💙
My hypothesis on magical gifts and development
So while I was at work, I had a long list of thoughts about the way people’s magical gifts develop. The propensity that people show for some form of magic or another can be determined by the environment around them at the time they awakened to that part of their personality. Styles of casting can be also be determined by personality and astrological alignments. For example, a person who has a lot of air in their chart may actually lean towards utilizing fire or water based spells. Potion making would be a fine example of an over abundance of fire and water with the air and earth being minor elements in comparison. The end result by this hypothesis is that balance must be maintained in the practitioner’s path. Since magic is communication with the world around you at it’s basic level, astrologically, one can look at the planetary alignment that shows how they communicate with others to find a way to hone their spellcasting.
Since it's Autumn, I wanted to give this idea life as a tarot spread! It's about apple bobbing, which is a fun and sweet game to play this time of year!
This spread is designed around advice and a little randomness. It's best to not think too hard while pulling cards for this and let the advice come to you! Cards 2 and 3 are meant to give additional information here.
You may save this spread but please do not repost this other places.
[ID: An image of a brown barrel tub full of red apples. The background of the horizon is various low saturated blues while under the barrel there is low saturated green grass. On the top of the image is the title of the spread called "Apple Bobbing Spread". Across the apple bobbing game are 3 numbered boxes going from left to right starting with 1 and ending with 3. On the bottom of the image is green-brown text describing the associations to the numbers.
1. What apple you'll pull up
2. The apple's message
3. Its meaning for you
Ars Goetia: Sigils & Shem HaMephorash
While listing the 72 demons, the Goetia also lists a respective sigil for each demon. This sigil is to be inscribed into the corresponding planetary metal and worn by the practitioner during the rite.
The historical and original purpose of the sigil is to make the spirit obey the practitioner during a rite of forceful evocation - we find similar uses of sigils in other solomonic grimoires (see The Veritable Key of Solomon by Skinner/Rankine or The Key of Solomon edited by Mathers/rev. by Peterson).
As an example, here is the description of the usage of Bael’s sigil:
“This is his Character or Seal which must be worn as a Lamin [Lamen] by the Magician who calls him, on his breast else he will not do you homage.” The Goetia of Dr Rudd, edited by Skinner / Rankine, p. 103.
“This is his Character wich is to be worne as a Lamen before him who calleth him forth, or else he will not doe you homage.” The Lesser Key of Solomon, edited by Joseph H. Peterson.
In The Goetia of Dr. Rudd we additionally also have the sigils of different angels corresponding to each demon. Those angels are the angels of the Shem HaMephorash – the 72-fold name of the Creator, which stems from Kabbalah – and they serve as a divine opposition from heaven to the 72 demons. The sigils of the angels and their Psalm verses are to be inscribed on the back of the respective demonic sigil and thus also be worn by the practitioner during the rite.
Those angels serve as a protective measure during goetic rituals - at least in the manuscripts they are found in, which is not the case for every manuscript of the Goetia. Mathers and Crowley omitted those angels from their edition of The Lesser Key of Solomon.
There are reasons to believe that the practice of using angels as protection against demons during a goetic ritual like this, wasn't new and that the practice of goetic conjuration included calling on angels even in its early stages. However, the assumption that those angels were always part of the practice is based on Skinner's and Rankine's speculation based on what we know about the practice of grimoires in general. The only thing we know for certain is that we have manuscripts with and without these additional sigils.
“The Goetia of Dr. Rudd” edited by Stephen Skinner & David Rankine.
“The Lesser Key of Solomon” edited by Joseph H. Peterson.
“The Veritable Key of Solomon” edited by Stephen Skinner & David Rankine.
“The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” edited S. L. MacGregor Mathers & Aleister Crowley.
“The Key of Solomon” edited by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, revised by Joseph H. Peterson.
freya is fascinated by modern world and loves discovering new things. that fascination, however, does not extend to everything - for example, she utterly refuses to familiarize herself with doctors. especially dentists. as a witch, she's as prone to sicknesses and injuries as any human ( perhaps even more, given she doesn't get enough rest ) but she's convinced her 1000+ year old recipies are much better than any medicine. i'm sure keelin and her argued about that more than once