Long before Cinderella’s fairy godmother sent her bewitched pumpkin carriage careening towards a royal party under a reckless magic spell, this mythical fruit vined its way into the legend of witchcraft.
Here are a few ideas to bring this classic spell ingredient into your magical practice.
Dry roast the seeds and toss them in a mojo bag for prosperity. The fertile abundance of seeds inside a pumpkin perfect for success mojo bags.
Use your jack-o-lantern to chase away negative energy. Did you know jack-o-lanterns were originally carved to chase away demons? In the spirit of this tradition, burn a charcoal disk with protection herbs like rosemary to turn away negative energy at the doorstop.
Bury your kid’s spent pumpkin in the garden to “fertilize” a wishing spell. Never know what to do with your kid’s jack-o-lantern once Halloween is over? The pumpkin’s magical lore makes it “ripe” for wishing magic. Have your child write a goal for the springtime on a piece of (natural) paper, and bury it in the garden to bless his/her endeavors. Kids move so quickly from one phase to the next, seeing their “wish” come up in the spring will remind them of how far they walked since the beginning of the school year!
Boil your cauldron. If your kitchen-witchy, make a batch of crock pot pumpkin soup
Be sure to include plenty of “heart-warming” magical spices like chili powder or cumin. Stir it clockwise four times and bless it for strong ties between family and friends. Then serve it to everyone!
Leave it as an offering to the woodland spirits. Samhain is a time to honor those who came before you. Once you’re finished with
I wish you a Magickal day!
The Silver Sage Witch of witchcraftandmore.com 🧙🏾♀️🌻🐩💗
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How to Energize Your Wand
First wash your hands, light incense and light a rose candle, run your left hand over your right hand, then your right hand over your left, keep doing this until you feel the energy building in your hands. Next pick up your wand in the hand you use for writing, close your eyes and imagine a stream of silver white light coming from the universe and entering the top of your head imagine it beaming down and coursing along your arm into your hand out from your fingertips and going into your wand you will literally feel the energy flowing as you charge your wand with power. Make sure when you perform the wand energising ceremony, there is incense and a lit candle, you can also use some oil essence to create the appropriate atmosphere.
How to Charge Your Wand
The wand works especially well for healing and enchanting, also for spell casting, the wand will unblock blocked energy and witches use it to heal and align themselves, they usually do this by touching the tip of the wand to their third eye and imagining silver light beaming through their body and clearing any areas where energy is blocked. The wand works on the physical, mental and emotional well being.
How to Re-charge Your Wand
After several uses the wand requires re-charging, just as sleep recharges all witches, a well used wand needs to be re-charged. I like to re-charge the wand with the Sun, the Moon (when full) a rose quartz and an amethyst crystal, always charge with the Sun first. As soon as you wake up place the wand outside for two hours with the rose quartz next to it and place a piece of paper with the words, “the power of the universe shall imbue this wand”, then in the evening do the same thing only you use the amethyst and leave the wand out all night. When you bring the wand inside use a smudge stick to seal the power in the wand.
Making a Wand
It is always better to make your own wand as when you are touching it during the crafting it is absorbing your energy, the wand is a very personal item. Make sure you use wood that is sturdy so that is doesn’t fragment as you are working with it, most wands are approximately twelve to sixteen inches long, you can often find branches already broken off trees and lying on the ground, these are quite suitable to be used for your wand, do not be concerned if the branch is bent or crooked it won’t affect the energy in any way. Sandpaper can be used to make your wand smooth, feel and charge your wand with love and light to help your wand wield its most powerful magic, and as you are charging you wand transmit the energy of love beauty and kindness.
Decorating Your Wand
Work on your wand with the premise it is unique to you, therefore any choice of wood is acceptable, you can wrap it in cord or ribbon I suggest using the colours red, purple or black, you may use any crystals you desire, you will find that if using crystals the crystal always chooses you, when you feel the energy of the crystal drawing you, that is the one for you. You might wish to tie talismans to your wand, anything is suitable and each wand is made with feeling and takes on the energy of the individual and unique witch. You might also choose to attach feathers to your wand. One of the most important features of the wand is to carve or write your name on the wand, this seals the power completely and makes the wand utterly yours.
Remember you are the witch and your energy creates the magic, the wand is a tool for you to use and is an extension of your power.
You may also wish to inscribe rune symbols on your wand for extra strength, each rune has its own magical energy. below is a list of the runes and their magical strengths.
FEHU: Good Luck, wealth, money, property
URUZ: happiness, fulfillment, good fortune
THURISAZ: Good news, safe travel, inner strength
ANSUZ: Achieve goals, transformation, life changes
RAIDHO: Clear mind, journey, seeing through illusions, finding the truth
KANO: Inspiration, ambition, life-strength, determination
GEBO: Weddings, love, promotion, extra power
WUNJO: Good life, happiness, comfort, security, property, wealth
HAGALAZ: Elemental disruption, change, clearing, awakening, growth
ISA: Stillness, quiet, peace, inner strength
NAUTHIZ: Free from distress, letting go, releasing the past
JERA: Rewards, promotions, increase salary, reaping benefits from hard work
EIHWAZ: Breaking up, ending a dispute, major change, closure,
PERTH: Material gain, new beginning, wealth, fortune
ALGIZ: Removing blockages, visible growth, making ground, success
SOWELU: Guidance, renewal, change, advancement, new locations
TEIWAZ: Wisdom, victory, success, justice, enlightment
BERKANA: Birth, marriage, creativity, new beginnings,
EHWAZ: Transformation, new home, progress, new goals, new outlook, trust
MANNAZ: Male energy, male influence, new career opportunities.
LAGUZ: Life energy, manifestation, movement, progress, spiritual energy
INGUZ: Family, children, spouse, relatives, new energy, family benefits
DAGAZ: Awakening, love, attraction, realization, white light
OTHALA: New possessions, inner qualities, new