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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October 24, 2021
For many, the term ‘witch’ puts the image of make-believe, long-nosed, green hags with pointy hats and evil cackles into their mind. These characters were often seen riding brooms, casting spells, and working with black cats on Halloween night to stir up trouble. However, modern-day witches of today are very real and very different. In fact, they exist in many different cultures and religions today and are all around us (and no, they don’t come with the pointy nose and evil cackle - well, at least, most don’t).
Despite what many believe, witches are much different than their old-time cartoon depictions and are simply souls that own their power through nature-based practices that can be followed uniquely by many different religions, beliefs, and cultures. Because of this, truly no two witches will share the same practice and will likely conduct their craft very differently. However, despite the differences, one thing witches do seem to have in common is many of the same personality traits and lifestyle choices that lead them to this path. And since more people are feeling a call towards the path of witchcraft now more than ever, we wanted to do a fun article about witchcraft today and talk about some signs that you yourself may be a witch and may not even know it.
So, without further ado and in honor of the spookiest month of the year, here is a list of our top 13 signs that you may be a witch just waiting to awaken.
October 10, 2021
Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year for all ages. Known for its spooky, scary-faced pumpkins, goofy costumes, and endless amounts of candy, it’s no doubt has this holiday has come to be one of the most fun, versatile and creative of them all for people of all ages. However, Halloween wasn’t always that way. In fact, many of the traditions of Halloween today are believed to be derived from an old Celtic holiday known as Samhain. And while these two events are commonly referred to as the same celebration, Halloween and Samhain are actually not the same and are considered to be miles apart in their traditions and practices. So, to help you better understand why these two October events are so different, today, we’re going to talk all about them.
In this article, we’re going to go over everything having to do with Samhain and Halloween. We’re going to cover their correspondences, history, origin, and key differences to give you better insight into these beautiful October celebrations and how you can honor them each in their own way. Let’s get started.
October 09, 2021