Waning Moon Bad Habit Remover Spell

waning moon bad habit remover spellWaning Moon Bad Habit Remover Spell

The time of the waning moon, when she is shrinking, is the perfect time to remove something from your life. This Waning Moon Bad Habit Remover spell is SUPER EASY.

For this spell, you’ll need:

  • A candle
  • A sharp object, like a inkless biro, a pin or a candle carvers
  • Matches or lighter

Step One

Write down the habit you wish to break on the candle. Phrase it like this:

‘I no longer x’

So, if I wanted to stop drinking pop (soda), I’d write:

‘I no longer drink soda.’

Step Two

Light the candle. The spell will start to take effect once the candle has finished burning, so choosing the smallest candle you can write on is beneficial. You can relight the candle every day on the waning moon, if your candle won’t spend in one night. Be sure to finish the spell before the Dark Moon!

Yep, it’s that simple. You can light incense or burn oils if you like, but you don’t have to. This is a great spell to try if you’ve never cast a spell before! However, it’s also powerful in its simplicity and still suitable for use when you progress onwards. Why overcomplicate things? 

What’s your favourite moon magic spell? Let me know in the comments!

More Moon Magic

If you want to learn more Moon Magic, I HIGHLY recommend the course by Heart of the Forest. It’s only $7, and you get lifetime access to the course. I am an affiliate for the course, so I get paid a commission, but I don’t sell things to you that I haven’t used and enjoyed myself.

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Moon Magic Course Review – Living by the Moon by Heart of the Forest

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Moon magic is a great but sadly overlooked area of witchcraft. Like most astrology based magic, it’s got a reputation for being hard to use, or difficult to remember.

At least, that’s why I’ve never looked to deeply into it, beyond working with a Full Moon or Supermoon.

Heart of the Forest is a great online school run by Serena White. It’s got courses on all kinds of things, including chakras, meditation and essential oils. Some of her great lessons are free of charge, and the rest are super good value for money.

Serena recently let me take her Living by the Moon course for free, and I loved it. When I finished it I decided to look at the usual price, because I’m nosy like that. My jaw hit the floor when I saw it.

I would have happily paid $7 for the beautiful Moon Journal download alone! The also course has great information, exercises and meditations.

Serena really knows what she’s talking about when it comes to Moon Magic, and her lessons are short and to the point with no waffle.

Moon Magic can be a really tricksy thing to get hold of, but with this course, I found it really easy. Everything is broken down into easy to understand steps and concepts. It’s a self-paced course, and you can go as slowly or as quickly as you like. There’s no waffle, only solid information.

Serena also gives you tips and advice on how to really live by the Moon, including non-magical activities like gardening.

It’s a great course, and at $7, you really can’t go wrong!

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5 Most Unusual Spell Ingredients

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In this post, I’ll be sharing the most unusual spell ingredients I’ve used.. But what are yours? Let me know in the comments below!

Civil War Musket Shot

 

Used in: a spell to keep Those Damn Kids Offa My Lawn!!! Or in fact, my garden wall and wheelie bins. And also to stop them fighting, swearing and screaming outside my property or in fact actually on it. #grumpyhermitproblems

 

Other spell ingredients: House Blessing candle, jasper arrow, black salt

 

This one was really on the fly – they just turned up the other day, so I threw down my laptop and shoved some stuff in a bowl and lit a candle. Remember, with curses/hexes/banishings/bindings, the anger and refusal to kowtow to whatever is bothering is worth more than any ingredient.

 

Copper Wire

 

Used in: Any spell that needs a boost. Copper is one of the best electrical conductors, so any spell to do with technology, communication or money is boosted massively by the inclusion of this easy to find material. Get it at DIY or jewelry stores, or here.

 

Souvenir Cowrie Shells

 

You know, those things with the stamps on? Just as good as any other cowrie shell.

 

Used in: money spells

 

Horse Brass

 

Used to be on horses, now on pub walls.

 

Used in: depends on the picture. Wheat, treasure boxes = money, horse = energy, work, Cockerels = love. You get the idea

 

Glass Pearls

 

Because real pearls are waaay expensive. Glass pearls are more expensive that plastic pearls, but that’s a good thing – the more expensive an item, the better it works in a money spell.
Used in: money spells

 

But what are the unusual items that you’ve used in spells? I’d love to know!

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Hallowe’en Superstitions

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Hallowe’en Superstitions – Six of the Creepiest

Here are six super creepy Hallowe’en superstitions, because what’s Hallowe’en without scaring yourself silly at nothing? I love ghost stories and creepy phenomena, make sure you tell me your favourites in the comments!

Ghosts in the pocket

If you go out after dark on Hallowe’en, you must turn your pockets inside out to prevent ghosts hitching a ride in your pockets. This is the sort of Tamagotchi pet you don’t want.

Bats

If a bat circles a house three times, someone inside will die before the year is out.

Footsteps of Death

If you hear footsteps behind you on Hallowe’en, don’t turn around – it could be Death, or a departed soul.

Staring into the face of Death is a good way to join him…

Headless Shadow

If you cast a headless shadow, or no shadow at all, on Hallowe’en, you are sure to die Or you’re the Horseman of Death. Both are situations you want to avoid.

Blown Out Candle

If a candle is blown out as if by a breath, but there is no wind, it has been blown out by a Spirit.

Cats Playing With Spirits

Cats will play with things you can’t see. They’ll stare at them. Miaow at them. Bat at figures you can’t perceive. Hiss at them. Run away from them. Hide from them.

And the worst thing? They do this all year around.

Sleep tight!
What Hallowe’en superstitions scare you most? Share them in the comments!

 

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10 Things to Do on Samhain

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A collection of divinations, rituals and customs you might like to try out on Samhain this year.

Apple Divination

Take an apple, and peel it. Try and peel it in one go, so it is just one long piece of apple peel and throw it over your left shoulder. If you can’t, take the longest piece.

The letter it forms will be the initial of your next love.

Dumb Supper

A Dumb Supper is a meal shared with your Dead Ancestors or relatives. Cook a meal, leaving a portion and a chair for each of the Dead that you wish to join you. However, you must cook and eat the meal in total silence, or they’ll vanish. Make sure not to season the food with salt either – it may keep them away!

Tarot Readings

Samhain is the end of the year, so it is perfect for Tarot readings or other divination. The results are usually the most accurate on this day about all others. Provided, of course, you use the ancient calendar – each day actually starts on sundown, not sunup. So, Samhain starts at sundown on the 31st. So you have a pretty decent excuse to break out the pumpkin spice candles.

Costume Parade

The original purpose of costumes on Samhain is to fool the wandering Dead that you’re one of them. So, if you’re planning to be out and about, dressing up as a Sexy Cupcake
is probably not your best option.

Although if any dish had a soul, it would probably be cupcakes.

Burn it Down

Building bonfires on Samhain, Hallowe’en and other similar days is something that crosses many cultures.

The two most common uses are to either dispel bad luck, or bring in good luck. I usually make my Black Salt from the ashes of either a Samhain or a May Day fire.

Leave a Light On

Again, there are two reasons to leave a candle, light, or Jack O’ Lantern in your window.

The Jack O’ Lantern is built to ward away evil spirits, again by fooling them into thinking you’re one of them – specifically the titular Jack, cursed to wander the earth with nothing but a turnip for a lantern.

The other reason is to actually signal spirits to you – usually your Dead relatives, to either welcome them into the house or give them a light to move into the proverbial Light.

You … probably can’t do both at once, so I’d choose how haunted you want your house to get – you don’t want some randos crashing the party. As we all know, the Spirits are strongest this time of year.

Mirror, Mirror

Another romance divination you can do, this is best done in a group, in the dark, and scare each other senseless.

If you’re unmarried, you can look into a mirror after midnight, and over your shoulder will be the face of the one you will marry. But beware – if they will die soon, you’ll be face to face with a skeleton instead.

If you choose to do this in a group, only one person should be reflected in the mirror at a time.

Spider Wisdom

Spiders can be great allies if you treat them right. When bad witches are near, they are said to fall into candles and burn to death. If one is scuttling around on Samhain, a Dead relative is watching over you.

And, at Samhain or any point in the year, if you catch a spider in your house and refrain from killing Her, you can ask her a question.

Take her outside, and before you set her free, remind her you had every right to destroy her since she was trespassing. Ask her to answer your question as payment, then ask the question. Look for your answer in the next three days.

(Don’t kill spiders though. That’s rude and unneeded.)

Hazelnut Divination

Another love divination! This one is useful if you are having trouble deciding between lovers. For each suitor you have, set a hazelnut beside a fire. Chant ‘ f you love me, pop and fly. If you hate me, burn and die!’

Trick or Treating

If you are going to be giving out sweets/candy for the Trick or Treaters this year, can I ask you to do one thing?

Keep a few sweets or chocolate behind suitable for kids with allergies or intolerances, not only to nuts but to things like gluten or lactose.

It doesn’t have to cost you any more – it’s getting much easier to find these things now, and a lot of popular, cheap sweets are fine as well.

Your whole stash doesn’t have to be Free From, but if you can keep a few back for anyone that asks.

I’ve heard of some kids who never got to go Trick or Treating because there were very few sweets they could eat without ending up in the hospital, and that broke my heart.

There’s no way you’ll be able to cater for every allergy, but if you could keep one or two things without lactose, gluten freelactose freeand without nuts, as those seem to be the more common ones.

(I also knew an old lady who would give out little bags of about 50p’s worth of 2ps, and some people give out inexpensive small toys or stickers too. Or fruit, but I don’t see an eight year old being too grateful for that one.)
It’s a small kindness that will make someone’s day!

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Offerings for Ancestors That You Don’t Know

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Suitable Offerings for Ancestors You Don’t Know

It’s not easy to get in touch with your Ancestors, especially if you’re not fond of the ones closest to you.

Can you skip your nearest Ancestors and ask for help from ones further back? Of course you can. But the question that has been stumping me is how. How do you not only contact someone you don’t know and then convince them that you’d like a hand? And with no prior knowledge of said person/people?

Starting Your Ancestor Worship Path

The way to start this path is to create a space where Ancestors who are interested in forming a relationship with you to come forward and introduce themselves. Creating a shrine or sacred space can be as simple as setting aside a shelf or portion of a table and filling it with items, images and offerings that might attract add Ancestor. As you get to know them, you can swap them out for things you know your Ancestor likes.

The idea that the first gifts must be absolutely perfect or the Ancestor (or Guide/Spirit/Deity) will refuse to work for you is what keeps most people (including me) stuck. This prevents us from forming relationships to Unknown Spirits.

No Spirit (no Spirit that you would want to work with, anyway) is going to go off in a huff if you don’t figure out their favourite food from one interaction. The best way to start is with items that they might like, and with Ancestor workings that’s easier than you think.

Suggestions of Ancestor Offerings

  • Images of family mottos or coats of arms
  • Figurines of family work – are you looking to contact a particular sort of person? You might add items like needles, or knives, or bullets to attract a person who had a particular occupation
  • Money. You’d have to go very far back to contact a Spirit who didn’t understand the concept of cash. Money/coins is a good starting offering for many types of Spirit for this reason, but there is another. Many traditions have burial practices involving the burial of a person with coins for one reason or another. Coins and Ancestor work go hand in hand for many reasons!
  • Food or drink. If you have a national or regional dish, a family recipe, or other significant food that is a good place to start.  Even if they don’t like the food, you tried, you researched and you cooked a thing/bought a thing. That means something.
  • National and regional foliage, flowers or herbs
  • Pictures of human figures or skeletons. Giving them a ‘body’ to inhabit is a great thing to make communication easier. It doesn’t have to look precisely like them to be worth getting.
  • Shells, beads, and jewelry items. You’d have to go even further back, possibly to before sentience, to get a spirit that didn’t understand or value such a gift. Shells in particular are great gifts for contacting Super Old, like pre-Bronze Age, Ancestors.
  • Pipes. Tobacco. Coffee. Alcohol. Things that were valued historically will often go down well. Even better if they are still valued now. There is no reason to go pouring a full bottle of Absolut for someone you don’t know, but a small tinny of beer or glass of wine usually grabs Their attention.

What items do you recommend giving to an Unknown Ancestor? Let me know in the comments!

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Hide Me Glamour

Hide Me Glamour

Hide Me Glamour

Hide Me Glamour is a powerful invisibility spell. Do note that in magical terms, ‘invisibility’ doesn’t mean some sort of Harry Potter-esque Chameleon Charm. When we talk about invisibility, we mean ‘unnoticeability’. Attention will slide off you when you (correctly) perform an invisibility spell.

Here’s my favourite, the Hide Me Glamour.

You will need:

Some kind of pouch

Mustard seeds

Some kind of make-up item – mascara or lipgloss or a small bottle of perfume is good for this.

Step One

Put your make-up item and nine mustard seeds in the pouch. Carry it with you on a journey where the less people see you, the better.  (Be safe) A walk around the block at dinnertime when most people are indoors is good enough. Do this for nine days/nights.

Step Two

The make-up should be taking on the powers of invisibility. The first time you put it on after the pouch, charge it with your intentions as you apply it. Think about being unnoticeable.

Step Three

Carry it with you and apply as needed. Visualize cloaking yourself and disappearing.

Obviously, the glamour ceases to work if you are loud or deliberately draw attention to yourself. Sometimes. Be warned.

(Other obligatory warning: Can’t take responsibility for results, good, bad or ugly. Please be safe.)

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Interview with a Witch – Demoiselle Étrange

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In this week’s Interview with a Witch I’m talking to Valerie from Demoiselle Étrange, about the different streams of income you can use to build your business.

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My Story

“I wanted to share my vision of magic; in a simple and modern way.

I like logic in spirituality and believe it is possible to be connected to nature in your everyday life.

My personal blog became an online store and slowly turned into a full time project, with classes and services.

Our classes are offered on downloadable PDF files, since most of our clients are from Europe.

It is more convenient that way!

These classes are the results of our research and studies on various theme of the craft.

We love to gather information and simplify, so it is easier to understand the theory. We also prepare exercises so our students can put their knowledge into practice.

Our mission is to turn magic into something logical and accessible. Our goal is to help people develop their inner power and connect with nature!”

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As well as their website Demoiselle Étrange also has an Etsy shop.

“I love making amulets, gris-gris and talismans!

Each of them are inspired by other cultures and traditions, each of them has a story of its own!

The best part of my job is to keep on learning, while sharing and bringing some magic in someone’s life!

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It is not for everyone! Even today, people have misconceptions and judgements about the practice.

I think it’s important to have a down-to-earth approach toward people who don’t know much about it, so they can understand better.”

Siobhan’s Advice

Don’t think of your business simply in terms of what you have to sell, whether that’s a book, a candle, or a piece of jewelry. Consider other revenue streams, some of which you build onto what you already have with not much trouble.

Not all of them will work for you, but one or two may slot easily in to what you already do: sell courses, have third party adverts on your website, affiliate marketing or sponsored posts, e-books, Patreon, teaching or speaking. The list is endless.

And advertising needn’t be a dirty word – there are models where you can choose who advertises on your site and how, so you can choose business who you are happy to support and build that advert in a way that suits you and your followers. The best thing to keep in mind when you consider adverts and affiliate marketing, is only to promote the things that you would recommend to other people if you weren’t being paid to do it. 

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How to Remove a Curse with a Bell

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How to Remove a Curse With a Bell

Bells are awesome and sadly, like most sound making instruments, overlooked in witchcraft. The main function of bells is many traditions is to remove a curse, or negative energies, or for other protection magic. Many traditions use the pealing of a bell to drive away unwanted forces. Why do you think they ring at weddings?

Here is a super simple uncrossing or hex removing spell.

This also removes any nasty energies stuck to you that might not be a hex as such, but are bothering you.  You’ll need two bells and two hands to hold them in.

Start with your hands crossed in front of your waist/crotch area. Let them hang as long as they like, but ensure your wrists are crossed. Raise your hands above your head and around and to your sides. As you do this, your arms should naturally uncross. Repeat the circuit as many times as possible, and and flick your wrists on the downward drop of your hands to make the bells ring.

How Do I Find a Bell?

Charity, second hand and antique shops of FULL of them. They were in fashion as decorations about fifty years ago, so as the older generation dies, they’re finding their way into the charity shops.

The sort of bell doesn’t matter, but any kind of hand bell is preferable. I have a wooden and brass hand bell and a china one which is probably intended for decoration only but it has the little clapper thing inside which makes a noise, so it works. I’ve used those little commemorative or novelty bells before and they’ve worked fine.

 

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Pagan Dreaming – Nimue Brown

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Pagan Dreaming Review

Buy it here: Pagan Dreaming: The magic of altered consciousness

(Trigger Warning: Sleep Paralysis)

My dreams were in the process of returning from a long period of absence whilst I was reading this book, which was a strange but delightful coincidence.

For reference, I have a non-relationship with my dreams. I’ve suffered from sleep paralysis all of my life, but only in the last few years have I found out what exactly sleep paralysis is and that I’m not being violated by some hideous eldritch creature(s) invading my dreams.* Since every bout of my sleep paralysis is preceded by not one, but several horrible nightmares, so my instinct always is to open my eyes and be awake as soon as possible which is the worst thing to do in the situation.

For this reason I really appreciate the emphasis on healthy sleeping and dreaming over mere interpretation in Nimue’s book. I also appreciate the inclusion of scientific and medical findings on sleep and dreams.  The brain/mind is a complex and fragile organ and using cheap and common tricks to achieve clarity in dreams (as found in many, many other books on the subject, which disturbs me) rarely spells anything other disaster.  You won’t find those tricks in this book, only simple and sage advice.

Nimue, as always, leads by example, including sections from her own dream diary as well as advice on how to keep one.

I found a lot of new information in this book, but because of Nimue’s clarity and breezy writing style, Pagan Dreaming was a joy to read and it never once felt like I was trying to cram too much knowledge into my tiny head.

Pagan Dreaming has gone straight onto my Top Ten list of Pagan Books, for sure.

(*An experience that I have also had, and it was difficult to tell the difference. Both suck, by the way.)

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