December 31, 2020
Jar spells are incredibly handy and can be used for many intentions. Once you learn the basics you can use a jar spell for just about any magical goal. Jar spells are also known as container spells or bottle magick. A spell is sealed inside a jar or container; this is extremely popular in many traditions of folk magick.
The idea of a jar spell or bottle spell is it keeps the magick (intention) concentrated and prevents the spell from disbursing before it has had time to manifest into reality. The other nice thing about jar spells is that they are portable and can be discreet if they are tiny! You can take them just about anywhere! Be creative with your jars, paint them, add sigils, charms, herbs, liquid, honey, etc – the possibilities are endless.
Remember to think of things that give off the type of energy you are desiring to raise or attract. Use items that have personal meaning and use items that are associated with your particular intent.
Example: If you want to attract love you would use roses and not hot peppers as those are typically used for banishing.
The basics for any jar spell
Outline your intent. Be realistic. No wishing for unicorns.
Select a bottle, jar, or container. (spice bottles work nicely)
Choose the contents for your jar – they should be associated with your intentions.
Fill your jar with those chosen items.
Seal it with candle wax.
Meditate on the intention.
Close the spell – which can include many ways; bury it, hide it, keep it on your altar or sacred space, toss it in moving water (I do not recommend this method as it’s littering!), dismantle it, or toss in the garbage off the property. Whichever you do, will all depend on what you are trying to accomplish with your spell jar.
Example: Burying it, you are seeking long-lasting protection, or you want the jar to be a ‘magnet’ so that it will continue to bring things to you. If you keep it on your altar, you can continue to burn candles or shake the jar to keep the spell ‘on-going’, you will also want to say a little chant to aid you in keeping this spell working for you.
Now, let us create a 2021 Intentions Spell Jar – the ritual below represents love, protection, and good health.
Know your intent first! Then gather herbs, crystals, essential oils, symbols, or other items that will align with & help aid you to attract your intentions for 2021.
You will also need:
Jar with lid
Matches or Lighter
Paper & Pen
Inside my jar is:
My intentions for this jar are: Love, protection & good health.
Begin by cleansing your materials with sage, cedar incense or palo santo.
As you add each item to your spell jar speak your intention out loud.
“I add this Rose Quartz which brings abundance in love and harmony to myself and in my relationships.”
“I add this Rosemary which brings with it, blessings, purification, and cleansing to my home and all who enter it.”
“I add cinnamon for healing, love, and protection.”
Once you are done layering your items, write each intention on a piece of paper and fold them three times (three represents growth, inspiration, guidance, and manifestation) ONE intention per paper.
Meditate on each intention for a few moments before moving onto the next.
Remember you always want to word things like they are happening in the present tense. As I stated above, my intentions are for love, protection, and good health, so here are some examples of the intentions inside my jar.
“I am healthy both physically and mentally.”
“I give and receive love.”
“I am protected within my home and outside my home.”
“Every cell in my body radiates loving energy”
“I am safe & blessed”
Once you are done adding all your items, close your bottle and seal it with your red candle wax. Red can be used for love, protection, grounding, courage, strength, lust, passion, inspiration, and new beginnings.
Once your spell bottle is closed, do not open it again until your intention has come to fruition.
Place your spell bottle where it makes the most sense to you. If it is a spell bottle for deflecting negative energy at the workplace, keep it near your workspace. If your spell bottle is for creating love and passion with your spouse, keep it near your bed on a nightstand.
If you feel your jar is not “working” give it some attention and revisit your jar. Give it a little shake and meditate over it. You can reburn candles on top of the jar as well. Say a little chant to “reignite” the intentions.
If you have very different intentions, for example you want to bring abundance in finances, but you also want to deflect negative energies – you should do two different jars. If you want blessings and protection one jar will work just fine.
One way of “ending the spell” once you feel it has been successful, you can deconstruct the jar, take out nonflammable items and place them aside. All items that can be burned do so now. Once the ashes are cooled, toss into the wind, and thank the Universe. The nonflammable items can be cleansed to be reuse in another spell.
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September 30, 2022
Kicking off a new month, we transition out of September and welcome the first brisk and chilly month of autumn into our lives. Known as the most intuitive month of all, October is also a time of honoring your light and dark in equal balance as we move into a more calm, slow, and steady place within ourselves. It is also known to be a powerful month of connecting deeper with your shadow self as well as your intuition and invites many powerful spiritual changes and new perspectives into our life as a result.
But aside from the spiritual associations linked with this brisk fall month, the planets are also going to be quite active around us this month, with some notable influences from Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Mars that are likely to influence us.
With that said, Mercury will enter Libra around the 10th of the month, which is likely to bring changes to your communication and way of thinking, and could have you undergoing some changes in balance in your life. On the 23rd, we enter the season of the Scorpio, invoking more energy and intensity into our lives that could have our emotions feeling a little strained. This coincides with both Saturn direct in Aquarius and Venus in Scorpio on the same day, which could allow you to become more open in love and in your life in general and could help reenergize you moving forward.
On the 28th, Jupiter moves into retrograde in the sign of Pisces, which is likely to encourage some changes in personal growth, and could have us focusing on processing any repressed emotions we may be holding onto. Then, on the 30th, Mars goes retrograde in the sign of Gemini, which could make life a little chaotic and unpredictable for a while. Lastly, we also celebrate our final harvest sabbat of the season, Samhain, on the 31st of the month, bringing forth energies focused on family, roots, and spiritual connection, which could have the signs connecting deeper with those around them, doing some inner reflection and focusing more on spiritual practices.
As you can see, October is packed full of many different energies that are likely to direct our focus towards stillness and growth within ourselves as we delve deeper into ourselves than we have all year. But, to give you a better idea of some energies that may be present around you this month, today, we're going to go over what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout October and how you can adjust your life to make the most of it.
August 31, 2022
Kicking off a new month, we transition out of the remaining summer days and welcome a brisk new coolness into our life. September marks the start of the harvest season and welcomes in many new energies aligned with property and abundance. With its powerful energies of focus, success, and motivation guiding the way, this is likely to be a good month for signs to reflect and reevaluate things in their life and channel more inspiration and ideas towards their endeavors. However, with the slowness of a new season also creeping in, this is likely to bring some restful energies into your life that are likely to encourage a more stable and steady flow towards creating a joyous life that is meant to nurture you.
With that said, for the first half of the month, we will be led by the Virgo sign, pushing energies of hard work and focus into our space. This is likely to have us focusing more on making progress on any important goals in our lives and help to bring a more grounded and open perspective to life. This could also inspire new ideas, new creativity, and an overall more fun-loving look at life. Virgo could even help us to tie up any loose ends in our lives and bring a close to previous chapters to help us move forward.
As from this, some key influences happening from Mercury and Venus this month are also likely to affect us in a number of ways. To start, on the 5th, Venus will enter the focused sign of Virgo, which could bring a practical tone to our love life and boost our ability to manifest new things in love. This could have us more willing to go out of our way for those we care for and also have us seeking some gentle love and care in our own life. To follow, on the 9th, Mercury retrograde in the Libra sign begins and could cause some friction with the balance in our life. All signs will need to be careful not to lash out or fall into toxic patterns of the past. Work to maintain balance and keep your eyes forward. Then, on September 22nd, we welcome the Autumn Equinox, pushing us to find balance within ourselves and focus our energy. This is a time to focus on gratitude, rebirth within ourselves, and quiet, contemplative ease into new beginnings. And lastly, on the 23rd, we also transition into the season of the Libra, pushing us to renew our energy, find balance, and focus more on personal expression.
As you can see, September is likely to be full of many different energies that are likely to offer us a chance to focus more on bettering ourselves.
July 31, 2022
The hot august nights are just around the corner as we move into the start of a new month. The month of August is all about abundance, healing, and completion. It is a time when we get ready to transition out of the summer season and prepare for the cooler months just beyond the horizon, helping us to slow down and tie up any loose ends we may be holding onto.
With that said, we will be kicking off the month in the Leo sign, who is sure to guide signs with confidence into a season all about leveling themselves up. With Leo’s fun, sun-child nature, this could also have the signs focusing more on their creative endeavors and their self-care routine, as well as help them channel a more fun-loving and optimistic outlook towards life in general. Lughnasadh, the first harvest celebration also kicks off on August 1st, and encourages us to slow down and be grateful for the blessings in our life. This energy is sure to remind the signs of the importance of gratitude, appreciating what you have, and never taking anything for granted.
To go along with this, the planets will also bring their own influence this month that is sure to take the signs for a ride. For starters, Mercury will enter Virgo near the beginning of the month, setting the tone for a more grounded and practical approach to our life with increased communication skills. Then, Venus in Leo will make its way into our space near the second week of the month, bringing a more confident and affectionate approach to your love life. We then enter Virgo’s birthday season on August 23rd, bringing a more practical, hard-working influence to our life that could have us picking up the pace on our goals with a logical and independent new attitude. And finally, a retrograde in Uranus in the Taurus begins on the 24th, directing our focus toward building more stability within ourselves and making the necessary changes to do so, even if it’s not easy.
As you can see, August is likely to bring many unique energies to our lives that are sure to help us heal and transform like no other. But, to give you some deeper insight into what you can expect this month, today, we're going to share our August horoscope and touch on what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout the month, and how you can adjust your life to make the most of it.