May 06, 2021 1 Comment
The first time we dive into spell casting, we feel excited and a little overwhelmed at the same time. We ask ourselves questions like “What if I fail?” or “What if something bad happens?”.
Some people believe that casting a spell means summoning malevolent entities or doing obscure and strange procedures. In reality, a spell is a spiritual way to focus on what we want and guide our mind to achieve a specific goal. Spell casting is, in fact, the process of raising and directing your energy into your intention.
In order to give your spells the best chance of working in your favor, you need to follow these eight steps and keep pursuing your goals with consistency and determination.
The first thing you want to do is clear your space, both physically and energetically. Start by tidying up a bit, sweep the floors, dust the shelves. A clean environment, free of clutter, will help you focus better on your ritual, as there will be no elements distracting your mind. After cleaning up, it’s time to purify the energy of your space.
Open the windows to invite some fresh air in and burn incense or a herb wand. If smoke cleanse isn’t an available option, you can use sound, visualisation, or use a DIY purifying spray made of water and a few drops of sage or rosemary essential oil. Remember to cleanse the tools you’re going to use for your spell, to rid them of unwanted energies.
Once you’ve removed negative and stagnant vibrations from your environment, you want to make sure you are just as cleansed. Have a shower, bath, or simply wash your hands and face. Whatever you choose to do, remember to visualize the water washing away negativity and clearing your aura.
Setting an altar is an essential step to define your personal sacred space and separate the spiritual from the mundane world. If you don’t have a place designed for ritual work, you can set your altar somewhere that makes you feel calm and protected.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be inside, you can perform your ritual in your garden, the beach or wherever you feel called to. If you decide to do it outside, make sure to stay away from prying eyes and generally from people who aren’t taking part in your ritual, as this may be a source of distraction.
You don’t need fancy ritual tools for your spell work, just choose items that represent your intention and that speak to you. Decorate your altar with candles, a fireproof container or cauldron (in case your spell involves burning something), natural items such as seashells, leaves, feathers and rocks, and add an expression of the four elements if you like. You can also play some music that helps you get in the mood.
Casting a circle means to delineate a protected space that keeps away unwanted energies and helps you get in the right mental state to carry out your spell. You can create a physical one by using salt, rocks, crystals and candles or you can trace it around you by pointing your finger, wand or incense.
When you open the circle, you can choose to invoke the Four Elements and ask them to guide and accompany you during your ritual.
Start by facing East and call in the Air Element. You can say something like: “Air Element, I invoke you.” Then turn South and ask the Fire Element to assist you. Turn West and call for the help of the Water Element. Finally, face North and call in the Earth Element.
Before you can release your intention out into the universe, you must raise and direct your energy. A grounding and centering meditation is a great way to help you gather and exchange energy with the earth.
Start by sitting cross-legged on the floor or sit on a chair with your feet on the ground. If these positions aren’t comfortable, you can stand up or lie down. Remember that you won’t need to touch the ground literally in order for the energy to flow, so don’t worry if your house is on the 10th floor!
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Clear your mind from intrusive thoughts and visualize roots growing from your feet or root chakra deep into the ground, until they reach the molten core of the earth. Now visualize the center of the earth being made of warm and soothing white light. Your roots start to soak up the earth’s energy until it travels all the way up and fills your entire body. Finally, envision this energy flowing to your core. You are now grounded and your energy is centered.
Now it’s time to turn your attention to what you wish to manifest. At this stage you want to be as clear as possible. Begin by picturing yourself already having what you want and be specific about how you will feel once your desire has come to realization. After you’ve gathered your thoughts, make sure to write them down in your journal or a piece of paper: this will turn your wishes into written words, thus giving it a physical form. Remember to remove all negativity and doubts, avoid using verbs like “I wish”, “I’d like” or “I want” and replace them with “I have” “I am” or “I do”.
Once your intention has been expressed, hold your tools in your hands and charge them with your energy. For each tool you hold, close your eyes and envision your energy moving from your core, through your hands and into the object. Keep your goal in mind for the whole time.
Here comes the most exciting part of spell casting. Now that your sacred space has been set, your energy has been channeled, and your intention has been defined, you can finally let the magic happen! Remember to stay concentrated on your goal and speak it into existence.
Conclude your ritual by giving thanks to the Universe for fulfilling your request. You can say something like: “Thank you Universe for allowing me to manifest all of my desires. I feel profoundly blessed and grateful for everything I have and everything that’s on my way.”
Although you may or may not believe that what is meant to be will find its way to you, casting a spell is a mystifying, empowering and fun way to give your desires an extra change to turn into reality!
Ambra La Terra, IG @starchildwitch
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January 20, 2022
Happy New Year, everyone! As we make our way closer to the lustful month of February, the first sabbat of the new year is upon us, and it is no other than Imbolc. Associated with the passionate energies of fire, new life, and renewal, Imbolc is a Celtic festival that takes place on February 1st and celebrates the emergence of the spring only a few weeks away. It also marks the halfway point between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara) and signifies that the winter is coming to an end. However, this powerful sabbat signifies more than just the physical changes happening on the earth around us and also brings our attention to the light and new changes that are beginning to grow within us.
With that said, with so much going on energetically right now, it can be hard to know the best ways to welcome in and celebrate the energy of the season fully. So, to help you out, in this article, we're going to go over everything having to do with the sabbat of Imbolc. From its history to its correspondences, traditions, and a few ways you can celebrate today, let’s dive into everything you need to know about this powerful sabbat and how you can truly make the most of its incredible energy in your own unique way.
January 20, 2022
Making Valentine’s extra special can be tricky sometimes, especially if we are not particularly crafty and are sporadically busy. While this may be true, the great thing about love is it finds a way. It always finds its way. Isn’t it fascinating how some people can pull off a grande surprise out of letters and papers? While some can cook a really good meal and some just know the exact perfect place to go. While some people, like me at times, can’t make up their minds.
And because of these factors, I’ve learned to focus on what I do best - Gift-giving. Yes, there are people like me who are best at giving gifts. And who knows, you’re just like me. For me, gift-giving is a form of art. It expresses someone in a way that manifests beauty such as love. It is a reservoir of a million thoughts, consideration and most importantly sincerity. So if you’re considering getting some gifts, you’re in the perfect place at a perfect time! Because, we have hand-picked the best gifts from our store that you can give to your lover or loved ones on this special day.
January 01, 2022
There’s no doubt about it; 2021 was a year full of change and transformation for everyone. However, instead of continuing to live in the hard times that it brought, it’s finally time to say goodbye to the old and embrace change with the new year of 2022. With that said, we will be kicking off the new year lingering in the sign of the Capricorn, pushing many of the signs towards a renewal of creative energy and new beginnings, which is bound to bring a refreshing change into our lives. This will be happening alongside the influence of Jupiter, which will be moving through the sensitive Pisces. As the planet of expansion, Jupiter will inspire us to move beyond our restrictions and channel a deeper, more sentimental approach to life that could have us reflecting a lot on our emotions. As a result, this will likely have all the signs feeling a need to slow down and disconnect for a while, and honestly, some slow movement may not be such a bad idea right now.
Aside from this, Venus also went into retrograde on December 19th, 2021, and will remain that way until January 29th, 2022. Since Venus is known to be the planet of love, when it is retrograde, energies can be a little uncertain for lovers. This could either stir communicational issues between partners or, surprisingly, pull partners closer. Either way, you’ll have to navigate the situation carefully, as all emotions, good and bad, are bound to be heightened. However, Venus isn’t the only planet going retrograde right now, as we will also be moving into Mercury retrograde again starting January 13th, which is bound to have the signs revisiting past emotional issues again. However, don’t see this as a burden, as this is actually an excellent opportunity to reflect on what energies we wish to take with us into the new year and which we want to leave behind and start making the necessary changes to make it happen. Lastly, we will then hit Aquarius season on January 20th, which will likely have the signs aligning more intimately with personal goals and values.
As you can see, January 2022 is bound to be full of the energies of rebirth, new beginnings, and reflection as we work to embrace the energies of the year, learning to leave the problems of the past year behind us once and for all. However, to give you a better idea of what energy you can feel personally, in this article, we’re going to touch on the changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout January and how you can better align yourself to truly make the most of it. Let’s get started.