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stephenmackey:

Somnambulist as a Bride Ascending a Staircase Backward
londonwarrior:

Hanging out at the ballet!

Plant Correspondences

cladinscarlet:

In the sense of spiritual botany, a plant is divided into symbolic sections that create correspondences to a magical nature:

Root: command, control, and bind

Crown: transition and connecting opposites

Stem/Trunk: changing perspective and new insights

Leaves: empowering…

(via the-darkest-of-lights)

Phases of the moon for spell work.

on-the-path-to-peace:

averywitchyblog:

•Waxing: growth and new projects.

•Full: completions, healing, and empowerment.

•Waning: releasing, cleansings, and banishings.

•New: divination and dark power magics.

Hopefully all you lovely people took advantage of the full moon last night! The eclipse provided very interesting energy and I can’t wait for the next three in the tetrad this year.

the-darkest-of-lights:

~ divination techniques~ 

Scrying mirror 
Mirror scrying is an evolved form of water scrying. When it became possible to build mirrors they were regarded as being like water that was fixed into one place.When using the black mirror for scrying you do not want to see your reflection. The best is to leave the mirror on a table and look at it from an angle.

Look into the depths of the mirror as though you were looking into a bowl of water. At first it may appear gray than colors will come and go.

With time and practice you will be able to see sacred images like still photographs or moving film images. Spirits may sometimes look at the scryer, talk to the scryer or even touch the scryer. The visions may even exist outside the mirror and surround the scryer on all sides.




Pendulum
 Pendulums can be made of different materials, some people using a simple necklace with a crystal or charm at the end. Be sure the bob or bobber - or weight on the end - is not too light or too heavy. It should weigh less than half an ounce. The best shape for the weight - or point - is something that comes to a point. The best length for the pendulum is six inches. You can make your pendulum or buy one.

How To Use A Pendulum
Once you select your pendulum you are ready to begin.

Sit down and get comfortable. Your mind and body should feel relaxed with no stress.

You can rest your elbow on a table in front of you allow the pendulum to swing free, or you can hold your arm in a horizontal position, again allowing your pendulum to swing freely.

You do not have to be psychic to use a pendulum. It will guide itself. It is moved by either your thoughts or someone in spirit who works through you, generally your spirit guide.

The first step is to get the feel of the pendulum and how it will move for you.

Tarot
This form of divination is widely known and extensive so I will only mention it in my list of divination techniques. 

Crystal ball
Crystal Balls can be used as oracles of divination by those who are clairvoyant. They come in many sizes, shapes, colors, types of crystal, with varying inclusions that sometimes allow a psychic to see things within the images created by the crystal itself, or more to the point, use of a clear quartz crystal ball with few inclusions or imperfections, and watching holographic images appear within. “Within what?” you ask. Within the psychic’s mind as guided by spirit or the client’s soul imprint.

Psychics are generally attracted to the crystal ball they will use, based on the frequency of the crystal. As with any crystal, the larger the crystal ball, the stronger the energies and viewing area. Gazing into a clear crystal ball opens the third eye and allows the psychic to see images.As with all crystals that come into your life, the right crystal ball just seems to call to you. There is something in the frequency of the crystal that feels right. It is best to see and hold the crystal ball before buying it, rather than shop it online. After selecting your crystal ball, take it home and clean it. 

Next, place the crystal ball on a stand on a table that has a clear surface. To begin the reading, some psychics have rituals, while others, such as myself, just gaze into the crystal ball and wait for images to appear. These images are produced by the third eye of the psychic. Images within the crystal ball may appear as stationary or move around as if viewing a hologram. Two people gazing into a crystal ball at the same time, may see different images.

As with all forms of divination, images often appear as archetypes, whose interpretation is left for the reader or the person having the reading. The larger the image appears in the crystal ball, the closer the timeline for it to manifest in third dimension, and the more significant the information. Images my appear stationary, or move about. They may appear two dimensional or holographic. If you cannot ‘see’ anything in the crystal ball at first, be patient and keep trying. At the very least a crystal ball will bring energies to the room in which it is placed.

Water
Castronomancy is a form of Hydromancy involving looking into images on the surface of water in a glass or magical receptacle. If spring water is used in this method of divination, or if the diviner uses a sacred pool or spring, then it is termed Pegomancy.Some diviners prefer to color their water with black ink in order to give a more reflective surface. Often a distinctive receptacle is chosen for the darkened water, on the grounds that the more they like the objects used, more accurate their divination will be.


Sand (Abacomancy)

Abacomancy, also known as Amathomancy (from the Greek amathos, for sand), it is the art and practice of foretelling future events by the observation of omens in patterns of dust, or within the dust, dirt, or sand. Sometimes the diviner would use the ashes of the recently deceased. The precise origins and method for this type of divination have been lost in time.

Palmistry          Chiromancy

Chiromancy or ‘cheiromancy’, is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palmistry, palm-reading, chirology or hand analysis. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm readers, hand readers, or chirologists.Chiromancy consists of the practice of evaluating a person’s character or future by “reading” the palm of that person’s hand. Various “lines” (“heart line”, “life line”, etc.) and “mounts” (or bumps) (chirognomy), purportedly suggest interpretations by their relative sizes, qualities, and intersections. In some traditions, readers also examine characteristics of the fingers, fingernails, fingerprints and palmar skin patterns (dermatoglyphics), skin texture and color, shape of the palm, and flexibility of the hand.


Rune stones, (sometimes cards), are used as tools of divination - a way to predict one’s future. Rune Stones come in a set of 24 ancient alphabetic symbols. They can be made of different materials - wood or glass most common and attractive - and usually kept in a pouch or box. They usually come with a book of instructions defining the symbols.


Runes 
Ideally ruins are cast on an East-West axis or facing the sun. A white cloth is laid down and used to determine the direction of the casting. From here the focus should lie with the pressing question. After casting the stones onto the cloth the ones which have fallen the right side up are read and depending upon whether the rune is reversed or not will have a bearing upon its meaning and the reading as a whole.

(crystalinks.com)

Anonymous asked: Isn't it hard to like find other witches in your area? And are you like a wiccan or just a witch?

I’m not Wiccan, no. Do you live in or near a decent sized city? Most have metaphysical shops that have postings for meet-ups as well as lots of books that can point you in the right direction. Speak to the staff and I’m sure they’d be more than happy to help you start off.