Just saving this cheat sheet!
Just saving this cheat sheet!
My family and I are headed out for a summer R&R trip to BC soon, so I have put together a spell for safe travel that I can take along with me. I have included sea salt, orange peel, lavender petals, sage powder and white rose petals – all pretty common, readily available witches cupboard herbs.
Sage was included to banish negativity, sea salt for protection to and fro, lavender for a relaxing and harmonious trip and orange peel for happiness. Now I almost used ginger in this spell to add a little adventure, but then had second thoughts about what I was wishing for… Our family vacation adventures can be adventurous in unwelcome ways, such as vehicle breakdowns, having our watercraft stolen or reservation mishaps, so on this trip I thought a nice predictable happy and relaxing trip was what we were really intending! The added white rose petals at the top will represent each of the journey participants.
By the shining light of lady moon
I reach my destination soon
The trip shall safe and merry be
For all concerned as well as me
ETA: Put it in a baggie if you are going to a hot location because the wax seal will melt… everywhere.
In my last blog entry regarding spells requiring Henbane and the note that I hadn’t seen any locally I got to thinking that I should find out what it is that I am missing out on, so I did a little investigating and learned that Henbane is nothing to mess with and in fact can be very dangerous!
It is found here in Medicine Hat apparently, but is known as a dangerous noxious weed that is not only capable of causing illness and death when ingested by animals or humans, but is also a contact irritant so you don’t want to be handling it without gloves either.
Henbane is known by several names but it’s three most commonly used names are:
Seriously… with names like that, one should know to take heed!
The video below by Shaw TV explains its dangers, and gives a really nice visual example of what to look for (and avoid!!) in your garden.
This video is a big reminder to be very careful when working with herbs and plants you are unfamiliar with.
Well, the storm went around us, so all that excitement over storm water was all for not *sighs*, but at least it inspired me to learn more about the use of rain water and I’ll be ready next time.
I have read that there are some spells you can do to call upon the rain, however I’m not sure I believe one can change the weather with a wish. I suppose if you are really desperate you could give it a try and well.. it beats sitting around tapping your fingernails waiting for it.
There are tons and tons of different ways to call the rain, however I tend to lean towards the use of herbs and oils, so these ones appealed to me.
I’m off to collect some fern from my garden! It’s so exciting when I learn I can add a new ingredient to my cupboard, especially if it’s right here in my very own yard!
I NEED A JAR!
Traditional Weather Witching By Otherworld Apothecary – Very informative.
Make it Rain Spell by Sherunjhaye – I thought this was a nice spell.