10 Most Useful Spell Ingredients

10 Most Useful Magical Ingredients

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It can be intimidating trying to build a collection of magical items. It all sounds so expensive! But the truth is, you need very little to do most types of spells. Here are my personal favourites that I won’t be without, and why.

White Candle

White light contains all the colours in the world, so white anything is a great stand in when you don’t have particular colour to hand. If I didn’t enjoy making my own candles, I’d probably never bother buying anything but black and white.

Black Candle

Black isn’t a ‘colour’ strictly speaking, so I like to have black and white candles. Black candles are used to break down any barriers, and make a good addition to any spell to break down any blocks preventing the spell from coming to fruition.

Amethyst

One of the most versatile stones. Amethyst is good for sleep issues, protection, increasing psychic power, basic healing, dream magic, intuition, meditation, inner working and reconciliation with the self.

Quartz

The cheapest of the self-cleansing stones. Quartz will make make any crystal grid self cleansing and self powered, never needs cleansing, and will happily sit and work away at whatever function you’ve set it to. Which can range from anything to protection, to drawing good things, to cleansing, to gaining power.

Copper Item

Copper has many associations – from protection, to money, to raising energy. You can build a meditation pyramid out of it, use the wire to build tools or jewelry, or you can add it into crystal grids.

Sugar

Sugar is super important in a lot of witchcraft traditions. Sugar can be used to draw just about anything to you, and due to it’s relationship with money and wealth, is a great cheap addition to money spells.

Salt

Whilst salt won’t keep every nasty at bay, it forms the basis of many hexes, curses and protection spells. It is also useful as a protective element by itself, so long as you have enough personal power or powerful ingredients, like crystals or herbs, for it to draw power from. You can also implement sigils so the salt with ‘eat’ the energies or entities it repels, and draw it’s power from them instead.

Pen and Paper

Sigils, symbols and seals all need just a pen and paper to be used. There is an entire world of magic that be utilized with just a pen and paper.

Pin

Pins can be used to stab poppets, to carve symbols into candles, and used in witch bottles as protection.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon can used in great quantities in many protection spells or hexes, or in small amounts in love, sex, motivation and money spells.

Waning Moon Bad Habit Remover Spell

waning-moon-graphicWaning 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. For this easy 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.

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.

Living by the Moon – Moon Magic Course Review

moon-magic-course-reviewLiving By the Moon – Moon Magic Course Review

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 some of them, including the one I want to talk to you about today, are super great value.

Serena recently let me take her Living by the Moon course for free, and 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, but the 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. 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!

(Some links in this post may be affiliate links)

5 Most Unusual Spell Ingredients

5-unusual-spell-ingredients5 Most Unusual Spell Ingredients

In this post, I’ll be sharing the most unusual items I’ve used in spells. 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.

 

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!

Spell Saturday #10 – Hide Me Glamour

Hide Me

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 (unnotice – ability in the literal sense.. The first time you put it on after the pouch, charge it with your intentions as you apply it. Think about being unnoticable.

Step Three

Carry it with you and apply as needed. Visualise 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.)

Spell Saturday #9 – Workplace Harmony Spell

Workplace Harmony Spell

Workplace Harmony

This is a general workplace bonding thing. If there are a few particular people causing a problem, rather than general disharmony, there is a different spells for that – that will be next week’s.

– candles in white, blueand black

– essential oil of Peony or lavender

sugar, or Sticky Sweet Success blend which is sugar, rose petalshibiscus flowers
and ground juniper berries

Dress the candles with the oils.

Set the candles up as above. The tealight furthest to the front is the blue one. The black one doesn’t have to be a taper, it was just what I had at the time.

You sprinkle the sugar/Sticky Sweet Success in a circle around the candles.

Light them. Imagine everyone being sickly sweet to each other, polite, civil, peaceful.

(My candle correspondences were: blue, communication, white, cleansing, starting afresh and I always use a black and a white candle when doing ritual like spells like this – white to give extra power to the spell and black to burn away any blocks or obstacles away.)

(Usual notice: Can’t take responsibility for you, please be safe with fire and flammable objects. Links in post may be affiliate links.)

Spell Saturday #8 -Writer’s Inspiration Charm

Writer’s Inspiration

 

Struggling with #NaNoWriMo? Or any other long haul writing project? Try this goofy little trick on for size.

You will need:

– an empty tic tac box or small closable container

– glitter, in as many colours as possible (or foil, torn up. Shiny stuff.)

Optional

– bay leaves (ground)

– ground frankincense

– gold leaf

– theatre charm

– oak leaves, whether real or paper

Steps:

1. Clean the tic tac box.

2. Add glitter, and any optional items

3. Close up the box and shake whenever you need inspiration.

(Please note: Not responsible for anything you choose to do in your own time. But if something fantastic happens, please give me a shout out on Twitter: @x2resurrected)