whats in store for you in 2019

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This 12 month card reading gives you unique insight and guidance about the entire year, month by month.

A tarot card reading can help give clarity to your clouded thoughts and will definitely help you to give a new perspective towards life. Everyone can use a little help during those distressing times or when we are not sure about which path to take.

So if you’re wondering what the cards hold for you in the upcoming year why not book your tarot reading for 2019 so that you know what the future has in store for you.

We all wonder if the New Year will be better than the year gone by, will our relationships be successful, or will I find the partner and could marriage be a possibility, will my financial situation get better this year, or maybe you’re looking for an exciting job opportunity.

Instead of worrying…

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It’s a marvellous night for a moon dance.

 

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On 21st January, there will not only be a Super Moon, there is also going to be a Blood Moon.

A Blood Moon is the one that happens at a time of a total lunar eclipse, while a Super Moon is actually a new or full moon which occurs when it is in the nearest point to the planet Earth.

At a time of a total lunar eclipse, the moon appears almost red coloured. The reason for this is the way in which the shadows of the planet Earth appear while the moon is passing through it.

A lunar eclipse will only happen on full moon and only when the Moon, Sun, and Earth are perfectly lined up.

This one is also going to be a Super Moon, where the moon is going to appear a bit bigger. When it’s closer to the planet, it looks even bigger than usual. A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is on the other end of the planet from Sun, and the one which is noted at its nearest point.

During this phase, you can prepare for the total lunar eclipse, which is going to start on the 21st of January. Our Moon is going to be in a total eclipse for less than an hour, and it will turn an orange-red in colour.

This January’s Super Moon could have an effect on some of you, it can mean that unexpected events or news are more likely to cause anxiety and uncertainty about the future. Your life may seem more hectic and fast paced than before.

Emotions and instincts may grow stronger during a lunar eclipse, meaning it’s a good time to examine your close relationships. This is because you will be more closely in tune with your needs and desires as the eclipse takes hold, enabling you to see disharmony in your life.

However, you may also feel jumpy as the Moon squares in Uranus causing rapid mood swings and impulse reactions. Your patience and focus may slip, and you may feel inclined to rebel.

For some that tend to be more sensitive and relaxing may become difficult during this period, as unsettling feelings creeps in and you anticipate something new over the horizon.

On a more positive note, this eclipse will grant you the chance to see things from a different perspective.

By remaining flexible, calm and open-minded is the key to dealing with any unexpected events, from your car breaking down to delayed travel plans, it might be a good idea to have a backup plan.

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Establishing Contact With Spirit

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One of the goals of anyone walking a spiritual path is the ability to receive messages from the spirit world and communicating with spirits. We all come onto this path at different levels and it can be very frustrating for some. Others are already aligned with their natural skills and they have a good foundation for spirit communication.

Like any sense, even trackers can see more in their environment than I ever will be able to because they have sharpened their senses and they know what to look for. This is a very complex topic and one that I have been working on developing over the years. Where you are now is not where you are ultimately going to be. The amazing thing about the third eye is that it is like a muscle; the more you work it the stronger it will become and the more it will grow. It is a very powerful part of our composition and the more we interact with it and train it, the stronger it will get.

Stages of Spiritual Contact

Stage One – No Sensation – This is usually caused by a disconnection between the third eye and the nervous system. Numbness, the skin is unable to pick up spiritual sensations including a lot of the physical sensations in our world. A lot of these sensations we think are physical, actually can have a spiritual component to them. The best way to start training your nervous system is through shocking it. Go stand in a cold breeze, shiver, get the chills, get goose bumps and when you do focus on the sensation that your skin is experiencing. Many find they are pretty numb in this world. Children, they embrace everything with enthusiasm and wonder, so they experience a lot, adults tend to be less aroused with the world around them, in turn tend to miss things. These subtle cues are how the spirits connect to us in the beginning stages.

When you are at this stage of the game you really want to experiment. Unblock your third eye, stimulate it, help it to grow and awaken. Using your imagination can go a long way in helping to crack the shell of the third eye and open up your natural skills and abilities. Start by playing with your imagination and letting it grow. A lot of people experience closing of their third eye because they are told it is all fantasy. The third eye is directly connected to your imagination. Start by getting back in touch with your imagination and use it to help you when doing spiritual communication exercises and simulations.

Stage Two -Slight sensations – At this stage, the third eye and the nervous system have connected and you can sense things going on around you. You might not be able to make sense of much but you are noticing that strange things are indeed occurring. Your third eye has started working in alignment with your body and your chakras, through exercises and spiritual practises it will now steadily grow stronger. It would be a good idea at this time to figure out what area you are strong in and work with exercises specifically designed for developing that ability. At this stage pay close attention to what goes on around you and what you feel and see. Be open to the idea that it might be your spirits/entities trying to interact with you. At this stage…

~ You might hear the same song over and over again
~ You might notice things in your environment move
~ You might see shadows and orbs
~ You might have tingles and slight vibrations on your skin
~ You may experience strange smells
~ You might develop strange tastes
~ You might hear a ringing or a buzzing sound
~ You might get images and visions you can’t make full sense of
~ You might have dreams where you recognize symbols or energies that are familiar
~ You might hear things; words, sentences, expressions, laughter.

Practising and working with your third eye will make it stronger and help you awaken your natural abilities. Imperative you believe in yourself too. Believing you can do it is paramount. This is a concept that is true of many areas, believing you can do it will drive you and take you there. It all starts with your beliefs and ends with your desire to push yourself to achieve.

Stage Three –Awakening/ Moderate Sensations – At this stage your senses are really starting to awaken, they are starting to emerge, and you are really starting to experience things. You might not know where things are being derived from but you are starting to get very strong sporadic bursts when it comes to sensing and working with your third eye. At this stage you are having success with your daily exercises and starting to really experience powerful psychic moments. They might not last and you might not know how to control them but they are there and you are having them. At this stage you will begin to get a handle on your abilities and know what you need to do to continue growing and developing them. You will begin to know yourself, your senses and know what areas you are strong in and what areas need working on. You are really beginning to understand yourself. You will….

~Have a moment of powerful psychic intuition that is uncontrolled
~You might see shadows and shapes around you
~You might hear words or phrases
~You might have moments of strong communication with your companions.
~You might have moments were you feel them
~You will have dreams of your companions
~You will have lucid experiences with them
~You will develop a basic communication system to interact with them
~Your senses will begin to stabilize
~You will have routines with your companions and know how they work
~Have moments where you see them very clearly
~Have moments where you can hear them very clearly
~Have moments where you can sense them very clearly

At this stage of the game you have a good handle on yourself and you should experiment. Try new exercises, try new things and experiment with your skills and abilities. See if you can expand and awaken new abilities in yourself. The exercises that you are performing push them deeper. This means that you should recreate the exercises daily and see where they take you. If you practise and push yourself your third eye will grow and you will awaken new layers of skills and abilities. The more you practise the better you become, the more committed you are to your exercises the stronger your skills will become. Find one or two exercises or a consistent routine that works for you and really push it. Try new things but stay true to your routine.

Stage Three -Strong Sensations – At this stage your third eye is beginning to be comfortable with its abilities and how it connects to and works with your physical body. You have a stronger sense of the energies going on around you and your chakras are in a higher state of arousal. They work together to interpret the energies that are coming in through the third eye. At this stage of the game you have a pretty good handle on what you can do, but you will want to develop an exercise plan to strengthen your skills and also work with your third eye to embrace and open new skills. At this stage…

~ You may notice things in your environment, music changing, things moving, things happening, coincidences, symbols.
~ You can see the shadows of your companions and you can begin to make sense of what they are doing
~ You are able to get strong smells that would otherwise go unnoticed
~ You can see your companions in your mind’s eye and get visuals and images
~ You can hear them and have ways of communicating with them
~ You are able to feel and sense their energy
~ You can have dreams with them and uncontrolled Astral projection or OBE with them.
~ You will experience their energies on your skin and have sensations from your companions touching you.
~ Have fun with your companions and know them and their personalities
~ Able to tell them apart and get a sense on how they sound and talk
~ Feel them and touch them

At this stage you can have a lot of fun! Stay on track with your routine but really experiment. Have fun with your gifts and skills and see how far you can go. Set goals for yourself and push those goals. There is a lot of fun that you can have with them and a lot that you can grow and develop. The more you push things the stronger your skills will be and the more fun you can have with them.

Stage Four – Full Sensations – At this stage you have acquired a third eye that is working flawlessly with the rest of your senses and you are tuned in to the spiritual world. Your third eye, nervous system, chakras, body are all working together to translate the spiritual energies that are around you. You have control of your abilities and you know yourself pretty well. You know your companions and know who is who and what they are doing. You have a really good grasp of what is going on in the spiritual world. At this stage it is all about going deep. You want to have a solid exercise routine and continue to work your skills pushing them, experimenting with them and trying new things with them. At this stage…

~ You know who is who and can tell whose energy signature belongs to which companion
~ You can tell when you are being touched, stroked, you can feel them and focus on feeling the sensations.
~ You can hear them and hold full conversations with your companions even a group of them at a time and you can tell who is talking to you.
~ You can taste them and you know how each of your companions tastes
~ You can smell them, if you have a spiritual olfactory sense you will know the aromas that your companions have
~ You will be able to have Lucid Dreams whilst interacting with them, have controlled astral experiences
~ You can tell who is shifting the environment around you and why they are doing this
~ You can tell the difference in your companions energies.
~ You can see them walking about, interacting with each other and know what they are doing
~ You can joke around with your companions and understand their difference language patterns and humour.
~ You can tell the difference between them
~ You can have physical stimulations from them
~ You can receive messages and inspirations from them and hear their stories

Beyond this the sky’s the limit, you can develop your skills and it is an infinite well of possibilities. They say the ancient Egyptians had 365 senses… we have 5 known to us and about 20 psychic ones that can be categorized, though there are much more. Be patient with yourself and be open to every possibility. There is a hell of a lot lying dormant and asleep in us, just waiting for the right time to be awakened.

Written by Parick Gaffiero

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Are you a Moon Child?

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Do you have a strong connection to the moon and its energy? Did you know that you can use the Moon energy to your advantage, you may be like me and feel energised and wide awake, often not sleeping much or not at all for around 3 days, a day or so leading up or during the Full or New Moon cycle, so during this time, I plan any new projects or work on my ideas, I finish stuff that I have been putting off or sometimes just put out my intentions wishing and focusing on the moon energy to help send it out to the universe, occasionally  I also do a little spell work.

If you’re on my face book you will see the posts going up I often tell you when it’s the New Moon or Full Moon and what star sign it’s in to help those that might be more effected by the energy during that time.

During the Waning moon I don’t generally start anything new I have found if I do it doesn’t tend to work out to well, it’s better to rest up a little until it moves into the Waxing position. We have a New Moon coming in the next few days this is a good time to start planning or working on what you would like to send out to the universe.

I have now started doing Moon energy readings for myself, just to explain it simply, during each New Moon or Full Moon it falls in one of the signs of the Zodiac its brings in certain energies that we can use to our advantage.

If you would like a reading then message me or take a look at the options on my website.

You can either have a monthly moon reading, 3 months or a yearly moon reading to help you live more consciously or like me you can use the Moon energy as a tool to help create the life you want by manifesting or cosmic ordering, you will also learn how to make the most of each New and Full Moon depending on which sign of the zodiac they are in, I will also include mini psychic prediction if you already have card readings with me then you know that these are very accurate.

I will need your date, time of birth and location (UK or Overseas) these will be sent to your email ready for you to refer too or print off.

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Herbal tinctures to relieve anxiety, help with pain & improve sleep.

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Perhaps you have heard the word tincture but are not exactly sure what it is.  A tincture is a very concentrated liquid of an herb that preserves the therapeutic properties of the herb to make it more effective. Tinctures are taken by mouth by the dropper full which usually equals 30 drops.

Tinctures are not difficult to make and are a highly valuable addition to your natural home medicine kit.

History of Herbal Tinctures.

There was a point in history where much, if not all medicine was grown in the garden. Tinctures were common and used for a wide variety of ailments and have their ancient roots in cultures all over the world. However, after the process of alcohol distillation was discovered in Europe, they became widely popular. During the Victorian period, tinctures were readily available at the corner pharmacy and were the preferred method of delivering herbal medicine.

The use of tinctures in alternative health care practices is quite common today all over the world. Also, as more and more people discover the ease with which tinctures can be prepared at home, these are becoming a popular home DIY home remedy.

Basics of Tincture Making.

No matter what type of tincture you are making, the process is relatively the same. Here is a list of the supplies you will need:

  • Clean glass jar, pint size
  • Consumable alcohol such as vodka must be 80 proof – can also use apple cider vinegar
  • Clean spoon
  • Cheesecloth
  • Small glass with a dropper
  • Herbs

Method.

  1. Fill the clean glass jar about ½ full with dried herbs (be sure not to pack the herbs down)
  2. Pour boiling water over the herbs just to get them wet (this will draw out beneficial properties of the herbs).
  3. Fill the remaining part of the jar with alcohol or apple cider vinegar and stir with a clean spoon.
  4. Place the lid on the jar and store the jar in a cool and dry place.
  5. Shake the jar daily for at least three weeks but up to six months.
  6. Strain the liquid through a  clean cheesecloth.
  7. Label your jar, so you know what is in it.
  8. Store the tincture in a clean glass jar in a cool location. If you use apple cider vinegar, store the tincture in the fridge and use within six months.

To take a tincture, it is best to put the drops directly under your tongue and avoid any liquid for fifteen minutes. This will get the herb directly into your bloodstream. You can also dilute a tincture with a little lemon or honey (this also helps to disguise the taste). You can also place a dropperful of a tincture in a cup of boiling water. This will give you an instant cup of herbal tea. Be sure to heat the water first before you add the tincture.

There are also some tinctures that are only recommended for external use. It is important that you pay attention to the best and safest method of application for tinctures.

Types of Tinctures & Their Medicinal Benefits.

Here are a few tinctures that you can make at home and the conditions that they will help.

For Anxiety.

We live in a rush-rush culture where everyone seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere or get something done. This type of environment often creates a state of chronic stress or anxiety. Anxiety can take a toll on both physical and mental health. Here are three effective tinctures that you can make at home to help relieve anxiety and promote calmness.

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): If you experience anxiety with restlessness, muscle tension or even jaw clenching, skullcap may be an option for you.

This perennial mint is helpful for people who feel like they can’t relax unless they are walking or moving around, toss and turn in bed and feel like they are ”climbing the walls.” Skullcap is especially effective as a tea or a tincture to reduce muscular tension and restlessness Take 20-40 drops of the tincture a few times a day – especially before retiring.

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata): This herbaceous and woody vine produces a beautiful and intricate flower.  Although used historically as a sleep aid, passionflower is also an effective stress buster. For people who are exhausted all the time and in a constant state of stress, this tincture can help restore balance and energy.

The usual dosage is 20-40 drops for a 145-pound person. Add ten drops at a time if you don’t find some relief after twenty minutes.

Kava kava (Piper methysticum): This ancient herb from the Pacific Islands is well-known for its anti-anxiety properties. It does have a much more hypnotic effect than either passionflower or skullcap. The taste is very interesting and creates a numb like sensation in the mouth.

It should be noted that if you have liver issues you should not use kava kava. That being said, it is a highly effective anti-anxiety when used a few times a week.

To Relieve Pain.

Although there are hundreds of plants that contain inflammation reducing and pain fighting properties, a few really stand out. Many tinctures are just as good or better at easing pain as over-the-counter or even prescription drugs.

Here are two herbs that are particularly effective at fighting pain and reducing inflammation when taken in tincture form.

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens): This tiny evergreen shrub is also known as teaberry, checkerberry, deerberry and boxberry and is in the heath family and closely related to cranberries, blueberries and huckleberries.  The berries of this plant are edible and the leaves and used in teas, extracts, and cordials. Pure oil of wintergreen is methyl salicylate which has the same anti-inflammatory and anti-fever properties as acetyl salicylate (or aspirin).  Native Americans used this herb for things such as rheumatoid and joint pain, headaches as well as general aches and pain.  Its antiseptic properties are also useful to battle toothaches, muscle pain, sore throats and sore mouths.

Take 6-12 drops of wintergreen tincture in water or juice, under the tongue. Take three times daily as needed and store in a cool, dark place.

Note: People who are sensitive to aspirin should not use wintergreen nor should people who are on blood thinning medication or those who suffer from acid reflux.

Arnica (Arnica Montana) – External Use Only

Arnica is a perennial plant that is found mostly in the mountainous regions of Canada, the northern United States, and Europe. Blooming in July and August, this flower produces a pretty bright yellow flower that resembles a daisy. For hundreds of years, the bloom of this plant has been used in a variety of alternative medicine applications. In Germany, it is very popular and used in over 100 drug preparations.

Some sports creams and rubs contain this flower and it is a popular natural pain killer amongst athletes and yogis. Although it is unclear how this herb is so effective, it clearly works to reduce the pain and inflammation of swelling of minor bruises, strains, and sprains.

Arnica tincture should be used externally only, and you must be very cautious not to get it in your nose, mouth or eyes. If you do, rinse out immediately with cold water.

Dilute arnica well before using on affected area.  Use several times a day to reduce pain and swelling.

To Help Beat Insomnia.

Do you suffer from insomnia? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from both acute and chronic sleep problems.  If you have problems falling asleep or wake up frequently during the night, you might want to try either of these herbal tinctures.

Sleep Mixture: This tincture is a combination of various herbs that work together to provide a sound night’s sleep.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons dried yarrow flowers
  • Two tablespoons dried catnip
  • Two tablespoons chamomile flowers
  • One tablespoon dried mint leaves
  • One tablespoon dried hops flowers
  • One tablespoon stevia leaf
  • Boiling water
  • 2 cups 80 proof vodka
  • Glass quart jar with lid

Instructions.

  1. Combine all of the herbs in the glass jar.
  2. Pour the boiling water to cover them and mix well.
  3. Fill the rest of the way with vodka.
  4. Cap with an airtight lid and leave in a cool place for at least 2 and up to 8 weeks. Shake daily.
  5. Strain and put into small tincture bottles.

A usual dose is 2-3 dropper full’s for adults and 1 dropper full for kids over two. Add to some juice or water and take an hour before bedtime.

Fruity Sleep Blend: This blend is light and fruity but packs a potent punch.  Note, this tincture uses food grade glycerine instead of vodka or vinegar.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons hibiscus flowers
  • One tablespoon lavender blossoms
  • Three tablespoons catnip
  • Three tablespoons chamomile
  • Two tablespoons passion flower
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup food grade glycerine
  • Pint jar with lid
  • Slow cooker
  • Cheesecloth

Instructions:

  • Add the herbs to the pint size jar
  • Pour boiling water over the herbs to cover them ( push them down slightly with a spoon)
  • Add the glycerine.
  • Put the lid on the jar and place it in a slow cooker ( line the bottom with a dish towel)
  • Pour water in until half of the jar is covered and turn the slow cooker on warm and cover
  • Let the jar sit for about 24 hours
  • Shake the jar a few times during the setting period.
  • Remove the jar and strain liquid using cheesecloth.
  • Put liquid in a tincture jar and store in the fridge.

For adults, mix three dropper full’s in water or juice and drink before bedtime. For toddlers, use half a dropper full and for older kids 1 to 2 dropper full’s.

Caution – As with any herbal therapy, check with a medical professional if you’re unsure about anything before using.

Taken from the internet this article has been adjusted slightly it was originally written by Susan Patterson.

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whats in store for you in 2019

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This 12 month card reading gives you unique insight and guidance about the entire year, month by month.

A tarot card reading can help give clarity to your clouded thoughts and will definitely help you to give a new perspective towards life. Everyone can use a little help during those distressing times or when we are not sure about which path to take.

So if you’re wondering what the cards hold for you in the upcoming year why not book your tarot reading for 2019 so that you know what the future has in store for you.

We all wonder if the New Year will be better than the year gone by, will our relationships be successful, or will I find the partner and could marriage be a possibility, will my financial situation get better this year, or maybe you’re looking for an exciting job opportunity.

Instead of worrying and wondering about what next year has in store, relax and get started with your tarot reading and get some insight to your questions.

Just pop on my website and click on the link  Book a Reading and order yours for 2019.

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Queen of Magic, Witches and Ghosts,

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Call upon Hecate when you find yourselves standing at a crossroads for she is known as the Queen of Magic, Witches and Ghosts, she is a guardian of the spirit world and can see deep into the unseen with her dark intuitive magic. She is connected with the dark aspect of the Moon and the magic that is found in the shadows often accompanied on her travels by an owl, a symbol of wisdom.

She is a protector of travellers as well and those who find themselves in very dark, lonely places, she is a Goddess of seeing deeply into the future, into the threads of the different paths that lay before us and into the darkness. She can see right through into the Underworld she holds great power there, she works with us in times of deep change and release.

She helps us to let go of what is not longer working for us and stunting our ability to grow, she brings us the message that it is time to step away from the familiar and venture deep down into our own depths so we can really see into the truth that lies there.

She calls to us into the darkness to see the truth that lies beyond the veils we hide behind, change is never easy.

But the Goddess Hecate is there to walk alongside us, she imparts her sight, her wisdom and her deep knowing to us and tells us to trust in our intuition and that sometimes there is need for a leap of faith on our path when moving forward.

She calls to us to follow the wild path of the ancient witch within our being and too heed the messages that are calling to us and to trust our inner sight, she tells us not to fear the power that is in our veins but to embrace it.

Her message is for us to know that there is no such thing as a right or wrong choice when we are standing at the crossroads, she tells us that in times when we feel that we are not ready to move, we must nourish and honour all that we are to the fullest in the here and now, just give yourself space to allow the answers to come.

When we honour ourselves, even if we are in a place where we do not want to remain, the answers flow and come when we let go of needing to guide them in a certain direction or outcome. Hecate tells us to trust in our inner knowing and guidance that when the time is right for us we will make the right choice.

I call upon Hecate while I sleep, for she can lead us to see things differently ourselves included and help us find greater understanding of our selves and others especially like me you are questioning your friendships and relationships with others.

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Witches Keys

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Keys are very old tools used in magic, they can be used for both divination and ritual purposes, they symbolise the power to change reality and open the doors of the other realms. Usually an old key is used by a Witch to travel through realms and seek the guidance of higher and wiser entities.

Skeleton Keys hold quite a lot of mystique.  They are connected with gateways and portals, doorways to the unknown, knowledge, mysteries, powers, initiations, new ways, forbidden things and answers to curious questions.  They are often associated with specific deities or spiritual figures, and are often used as part of charms or other magical tools.

Keys represent knowledge and access, and it’s important to note that they can both open and lock doors. Possessing a key is both about gaining access and setting boundaries.

Hecate, a goddess often described as the Queen of the Witches, is a deity associated with gate keeping and keys, she holds the keys that allow passage into the spiritual realm, she is also a great protector among other things.

Keys are often made into talismans or charms with many various functions. They will always be of great desire and use to those that practice the craft. They can be used as protection charms for doorways that included keys and protection blessings so that homes can be shielded from the spirits of the place passing through doorways.

You can also use them on your altar:

  • For divination, the passageway ‘in’.
  • The holder of the key is allowed access to all that is unseen
  • A symbol for sealed or locked away secrets
  • An initiatory tool held by the one that has gained access into specific spaces on the other side
  • A talisman in a protection spell
  • The amulet of the Traveller
  • Can be hung at doorways of your home for protection
  • Removing blocks
  • Opening roads
  • Calling spirits

Invocation to charge your key.

Sacred Key, Sacred Key,
I charge you with the task
of unlocking the path of mystery.
Grant me pass, let me in
Make available the secrets
that exist within.

I like to repeat on the power of 3×3, but do it as often as feels right for you the more you rely on your intuition, the more affective you will become.

All information was taken from various places on the internet, if you’re interested in finding out more about keys and there magical uses, try reading a few witchy / spell books.

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Sea Witches and Water Witches

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First let’s start by defining what a Sea Witch is and what a Water Witch is.
Sea witches usually define themselves as a witch that works with sea and ocean energies. Their altar may include sand and water from their local beach or beaches they have visited on their travels .They also may choose to perform magic on the beach with their found ocean treasures such as beach glass, shells, driftwood, bones, stones and fossils.

Not all sea witches work with a deity but for those that do they tend to choose sea deities such as Poseidon or Aphrodite, in some cases they may also choose to work with water spirits such as mermaids, oceanids, nereids or the spirit of sea monsters such as the Kraken or Leviathan. These are just a few examples of course; there are thousands of sea and ocean spirits to work with and some choose to work with living sea creatures such as fish or shell fish. There are so many ways to practice sea and ocean magic if you love the sea and the moon and it heavily influences your path and the magic you work then chances are you are a sea witch.

Sea witches focus on Moon lore, the tides, and weather magic, from these elements came the tradition of witches who could raise wind and cause storms, which even 200 years ago could send them to the stake. The Sea Witch does not just use white magic or black magic but gray magic because the person deals with all elements at their disposal when maintaining a balance between light and dark powers. Not many ordinary persons can manage such a feat, which is why most sea witches are solitary, working alone and by themselves.

According to legends witches were believed to be able to control the wind. One method was with the use of three knots tied into a rope, or sometimes into a handkerchief. When the three knots were tied in the proper magical way, the wind was bound up in them. Witches gave, or sometimes sold, these magic knots to sailors to help them experience safe voyages. The release of one knot brought a gentle, south westerly wind, two knots, a strong north wind and three knots, a tempest.

Although some choose to call themselves sea priestess, rather than witch, a sea priestess has a bit of a different calling than a sea witch. Witches are generally concerned with magic, spirit work and divination. While a sea priestess may also engage in these things, they are more concerned with serving a sea or ocean deity. You may find a sea priestess on the shores performing healing rituals, energy work or cleaning the shores.

Originally water witches were folk practitioners who would use a divining rod or rods to find water where one might dig a well or water source. However in modern times, many witches of the Watery nature have found that the term Sea Witch does not apply to them. Perhaps because they are to inland or perhaps because the lakes, rivers and sacred springs sing to their hearts the way the ocean does for sea witches. Water witches may be found working at their home altar with beautiful sacred bowls or jars of water based potions. Others may work at a sacred water site such as a holy well where they work with the water and the spirit of the well to bring about healing. They may also be found cleaning the shores of the local river bed and performing healing rites in a quite spot under the shade of a willow tree.

There is absolutely no reason why a Sea witch can’t work with water from a sacred well or a water witch can’t work on the sea shore. I personally am more of a sea witch I can use and prefer the pull of power and energy of the waves.

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Witchy bottles & jars for magic.

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In many traditions of folk magic in Europe and  North America, a spell is sealed inside a jar, bottle or other container. This serves a number of purposes, the first being that it keeps the magic concentrated, and prevents it from escaping before the spell has been completed. The other is that you can take it and put it anywhere you like.

Perhaps the best known type of jar spell is the witches bottle. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect oneself from any negative witchcraft, usually around the time of Samhain, homeowners would create a witch bottle to keep evil spirits from entering the home on Hallows Eve. The witch bottle was usually made of pottery or glass, and included sharp objects such as pins and bent nails. It typically contained urine as well, belonging to the homeowner, as a magical link to the property.

The sort of container you use in a jar spell or bottle spell will partially depend on the intent of your working. For instance, if you’re hoping to do magic for healing and wellness, consider putting your spell ingredients into a medicine bottle, pill container, or apothecary style jar.

A spell done to sweeten someone’s attitude can be done with a jar of honey. In some forms of Hoodoo and folk magic, honey is used to sweeten someone’s feelings towards you. In one traditional spell, honey is poured into a jar or saucer on top of a slip of paper containing the person’s name. A candle is placed in the saucer, and burned until it goes out on its own. Another variation, the candle itself can be covered in honey.

You can also make a banishing spell using a jar of hot sauce, for this process the name of the person you wish to be rid of is written on a slip of paper, and stuffed into the jar of the hottest hot sauce you can find. Shake the bottle every night for seven nights during the waning moon, and on the final day, empty it down the loo and get rid of the bottle, hopefully the person will then “hot-foot it” out of your life.

A money jar spell can be done to bring wealth your way, in some traditions nine pennies are used, all though it may be various coins placed in a jar or bottle. The jar may then be painted green or gold if you wish and then put someplace where it can be seen each day. Eventually, according to tradition, money will start coming in, this one is best done on a full or new moon.

Keep in mind that spell jars can be plain and simple, or you can decorate them to look pretty. The nice thing about a decorative, attractive jar is that you can leave them anywhere you like, and no one will even realise that magic is going on.

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