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The new year is upon us and we know that you’re full to the brim with new intentions for the year ahead. You don’t need permission to access your inner-sorceress and direct your energies toward creating the life you desire. The power is within you, Goddess. It always has been. So whether you’re a magick novice or a seasoned witch, we know you have it inside you to expertly execute your spells and rituals. Here is a list of a few tools to help you along the way.
Creating a sacred space is essential to your work. You can choose anywhere in your home that calls to you and fill your altar with objects that have meaning to you (we’ll offer some suggestions as you read on) and that you will use when casting your spells. It’s important to note that once you deem an item enchanted and make it part of your practice it is forever imbibed with your energy and your magic. Make sure not to use your altar candle to decorate your dinner table-unless of course that’s part of your spell ; )
A great way to set the tone and protect your altar is to top it with a sacred cloth or covering. Any fabric that feels magical to you will work. Our Altar Mats are a beautiful foundation to your altar and will get you in the mood to get your spellwork on.
Another spellwork must have is an altar bell. The clear ringing of a witch’s bell can do many things from cleaning the energy in your space to banishing unwanted energies. It can also be used to call in your desired intentions and clear any stagnant energy lingering in your home. Keep this on the left side of your altar, with tools representing the Goddess and use it to invoke her whenever needed. Our January 2021 Spellwork Box has the perfect altar bell to add to your spellwork toolkit.
So many spells call for the element of fire so having candles on hand is a must. These instruments encompass all of the elements (fire, melted wax for water, the air that feeds the flame, and the solid wax for earth) and are powerful tools to aid in focusing your intention. You don’t need any special type of candle as long as the intention is there. The important part is to remember to never blow out your candle or you blow away your intention right along with it! Make sure to have a candle snuffer (included in our January 2021 Spellwork Box) on hand to put out the flame without undoing your work.
While you can always create your own spells, it is always a good idea to have some guidebooks on hand to use as a touchstone or point of reference. We can always benefit from the knowledge of those who came before us and there are a plethora of options out there depending on the kind of magick you’re practicing. We love Spellwork For Self-Care (in the January 2021 Spellwork Box) which contains 40 spells to help guide you on the path to better mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health.
Herbs and Spices
Many spells can be done simply by raiding your spice drawer or garden! Ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and cayenne are just a few examples of everyday spices that can be utilized for magical purposes. And for herbs, check out an in-depth look at which can be used for what in this detailed guide by our very own herb witch. This kit includes all of the herbs and spices you need to start your collection.
Witches know that these powerful tools are full of life and can impart their healing qualities to humans, plants and animals alike. They can be used to harness your energy and intentions and send them out into the Universe and beyond. Look into which crystals have the properties most applicable to the spellwork you’re engaging in and let them help you manifest change in your life. Leopard Jasper (as seen in our January 2021 Spellwork Box) is a great example as it is a powerful mental, physical and spiritual healer and it’s properties can be used to enhance your spells.
Journal & Pen
You’ll want to have a place where you can document your experiences and keep track of any spells you create yourself. Find a beautiful notebook or journal that feels special to you and take time to write in it each time you feel called. Use this pen with rose quartz (in our January 2021 Spellwork Box ) to fill your words with magick and let the power of the crystals link them directly to your heart and soul.
We hope this guide inspires you to begin or continue to cultivate your spellwork practice. Spellwork is a powerful way to connect to your inner power and effect change in your life. We’ll be here encouraging and supporting you throughout your journey. Always remember that YOU are the magic and these tools are merely there to help you wield it.
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