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    a spell to make a home cozier

    here is a little ritual you can do to bring warmth, joy and harmony to a home to make it feel cozier and more welcoming. best done during a full moon, but you can do it any time. you will need:

    ☾ a small bowl of ceramic, wood or glass

    ☾ a clove of garlic (bringing warmth + togetherness to a home)

    ☾ a sprinkle of lavender flowers (tranquility and calm)

    ☾ a sprig of pine (home blessing, cleansing, grounding)

    ☾ a brown candle (home and hearth magick)

    sit in the main area of your home. light your brown candle; sit comfortably on the floor or couch and meditate on the candle for a while. warm your hands with its flame.

    set the offering bowl in front of the candle. take the garlic clove in your hands and visualize the way you want your home to feel: warm, lived-in and welcoming. warm the clove over the candle-flame briefly and set it in the bowl.

    take your lavender flowers in your hands. close your eyes, take a deep breath and inhale the scent of them. let it calm you, as it will calm the energy of your home. place the flowers atop the garlic.

    lastly, take the sprig of pine. use it like a wand; point it toward all four corners of the room you’re in. place it against your heart, and set it in the bowl.

    whisper to the bowl: “may your magick bless this home with kindness and warmth.” blow out the candle; place the bowl on a windowsill, mantle, or coffee table for three nights. on the third night, sprinkle its contents outside your front door.

    Tarot Cards and Their Meanings

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    Wands:

  • Ace: Beginnings, birth, energy, self-image, new opportunities
  • 2: Potential, planning, choices, contemplation
  • 3: Long-term, foresight, putting things into motion
  • 4: Rewards, celebrate good times (come on!), teamwork, home
  • 5:Competition, conflict, brainstorming
  • 6: Praise, self-confidence, recognition, role model
  • 7: Defense, threat, perseverance
  • 8: Progress, energy, swiftness
  • 9: Perseverance, wounded, guarded
  • 10: Responsibility, burden, stress or success
  • Page: Adventures, inspiration, ideas, journey, desires
  • Knight: Risk-taking, experiments, travel, fun, passion
  • Queen: Creativity, independence, friendly, optimistic, beauty
  • King: Leader, pride, energy, charisma, passion
  • Cups:

  • Ace: New feelings, awakening, imagination
  • 2: Equality, respect, harmony, sharing
  • 3: Friendship, celebration, fun
  • 4:Withdrawal, indifference, boredom
  • 5: Sadness, mourning, disappointment, regret, suffering
  • 6: Kindness, caring, memories, childhood
  • 7: Fantasy, illusion, creative brainstorming
  • 8: Travel, retreat, spirit quest
  • 9: Contentment, host, wish fulfillment
  • 10:Happy home, shared love, peace, family
  • Page: Sensitive, gentle, Imaginative, kind
  • Knight:Romantic, flirt, artist, emotional intensity
  • Queen: Empathetic, sensitive, emotional, psychic, mother
  • King: Wise, calm, emotionally mature, father
  • Swords:

  • Ace:Truth, intellect, communication, clarity
  • 2: Standstill, mediator, indecision
  • 3: Loss, sorrow, betrayal
  • 4: Rest, mental restoration, reflection
  • 5: Defeat and self-defeat, irritability, arguments
  • 6: Support, moving, retreat, mental healing
  • 7: Gathering information,mental tests, strategy
  • 8: Helpless thoughts, limiting beliefs, excuses
  • 9: Worry, anxiety, insomnia, repressed thoughts
  • 10: Finished, closure, give up
  • Page: Curious, student, intellect, thoughtfulness
  • Knight: Debate, explorer, rushing, revolutionary
  • Queen: Truthful, self-aware, teacher, intellect
  • King: Objective, intelligent, assertive, fair, logical
  • Pentacles:

  • Ace: Healthy beginnings, investing, grounded, opportunity
  • 2: Play, changes, multitasking, adapting
  • 3: Planning, employment, teamwork, assistance
  • 4: Stable, saving, cautious, boundaries
  • 5: Unstable, illness, supportive friends, lack of security
  • 6: Charity, generosity, giving back, assistance
  • 7: Assessment, trial and error, editing, feedback
  • 8: Repetition, precision, commitment, meaningful work
  • 9: Luxury, discipline, earned rewards, fruits of labor
  • 10: Wisdom, home, wealth, legacy, home
  • Page: New project/job, Student, new studies, cautious
  • Knight: Loyal, dependable, hard working, practical
  • Queen: Mother, Fertile, down to earth, nurturing, protective
  • King:Wealthy, successful, loving father, stubborn, practical
  • Major Arcana:

  • The Fool: Trust, Beginning, open minded, innocence
  • The Magician: Will, personal power, intention, resourcefulness
  • The High Priestess: Inner Wisdom, Meditation, spirituality
  • The Empress: Mother, creativity, nurturing, sensuality
  • The Emperor: Power, structure, stability, father
  • The Hierophant: Responsibility, knowledge, teacher, belief system
  • The Lovers: Sexuality, union, love, cooperation
  • The Chariot: Determination, Control, momentum, competence
  • Strength: Courage, Strength/ inner strength, survival
  • The Hermit: Guidance, wisdom, perspective, solitude
  • Wheel of Fortune: Luck, expansion, destiny, change, movement
  • Justice: Ethics, law, balance, fairness, accountability
  • The Hanged Man: Release, waiting, surrender, sacrifice
  • Death: Regeneration, ending, closure, transformation
  • Temperance: Experimenting, creating, combining, compromise
  • The Devil: Limitations, attachments, commitment
  • The Tower: Sudden shock, chaos, destruction, questioning beliefs
  • The Star: Renewal, peace, optimism, boundlessness
  • The Moon: The shadow self, dreams, confusion, intuition
  • The Sun: Playfulness, acceptance, personal growth, enthusiasm
  • Judgement: Transition, maturing, reviewing
  • The World: Integration, connection, wholeness, completion, options
  • Hey guys! It’s been a long time but I’m working on some posts for later. I’m probably am going to work on a reversed version of the cards for next time. Thanks for reading!- Samantha

    🌟Major Arcana Basics🌟

    0. The Fool

  • Upright: Unlimited potential, new beginnings, care-free, spontaneity, innocence
  • Reversed: Naivety, holding back, recklessness
  • Astrology: Uranus
  • Element: Air
  • Aleph️Instinct
  • YES
  • 1. The Magician

  • Upright: Manifestation, willpower, resourcefulness, power, inspired action
  • Reversed: Manipulation, illusions, out of touch, poor planning, untapped talents
  • Astrology: Mercury
  • Element: Air
  • Beit➡️Creativity
  • YES
  • 2. High Priestess

  • Upright: Intuition, sacred knowledge, divine feminine, the subconscious mind
  • Reversed: Secrets, disconnected from intuition, withdrawal and silence
  • Astrology: Moon
  • Element: Water
  • Gimel➡️Wisdom
  • YES
  • 3. The Empress

  • Upright: Femininity, beauty, nature, nurturing, abundance
  • Reversed: Creative block, dependence on others
  • Astrology: Venus
  • Element: Earth
  • Daled➡️Attainment
  • YES
  • 4. The Emperor

  • Upright: Authority, establishment, structure, a father figure
  • Reversed: Domination, excessive control, lack of discipline, inflexibility
  • Astrology: Aries
  • Element: Fire
  • Hei➡️Advancement
  • YES
  • 5. The Hierophant

  • Upright: Spiritual wisdom, religious, beliefs, conformity, tradition, institution
  • Reversed: Personal beliefs, freedom, challenging the status quo
  • Astrology: Taurus
  • Element: Earth
  • Vav➡️Kindness
  • MAYBE
  • 6. The Lovers

  • Upright: Love, harmony, relationships, values, alignment, choices
  • Reversed: Self-love, disharmony, imbalance, misalignment of value
  • Astrology: Gemini
  • Element: Air
  • Zayin➡️Soulfulness
  • YES
  • 7. The Chariot

  • Upright: Control, willpower, success, action, determination
  • Reversed: Self-discipline, opposition, lack of direction
  • Astrology: Cancer
  • Element: Water
  • Chet➡️Guidance
  • YES
  • 8. Strength

  • Upright: Strength, courage, persuasion, influence, compassion
  • Reversed: Inner strength, self-doubt, low energy, raw emotion
  • Astrology: Leo
  • Element: Fire
  • Lamed➡️Fairness
  • YES
  • 9. The Hermit

  • Upright: Soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance
  • Reversed: Isolation, loneliness, withdrawal
  • Astrology: Virgo
  • Element: Earth
  • Yod➡️Prudence
  • YES
  • 10. The Wheel of Fortune

  • Upright: Good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point
  • Reversed: Bad luck, resistance to change, breaking cycles
  • Astrology: Jupiter
  • Element: Fire
  • Kaph➡️Destiny
  • MAYBE
  • 11. Justice

  • Upright: Justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law
  • Reversed: Unfairness, lack of accountability, dishonesty
  • Astrology: Libra
  • Element: Air
  • Tet➡️Courage
  • MAYBE
  • 12. Hanged Man

  • Upright: Pause, surrender, letting go, new perspective
  • Reversed: Delays, resistance, stalling, indecision
  • Astrology: Neptune
  • Element: Water
  • Mem➡️Transition
  • MAYBE
  • 13. Death

  • Upright: Endings, change, transformation, transition
  • Reversed: Resistance to change, personal transformation
  • Astrology: Scorpio
  • Element: Water
  • Nun➡️Decline/Rebirth
  • NO
  • 14. Temperance

  • Upright: Balance, moderation, patience, purpose
  • Reversed: Imbalance, excess, self-healing, re-alignment
  • Astrology: Sagittarius
  • Element: Fire
  • Samekh➡️Patience
  • MAYBE
  • 15. The Devil

  • Upright: Shadow self, attachment, addiction, restriction, sexuality
  • Reversed: Releasing limiting beliefs, exploring dark thoughts, detachment
  • Astrology: Capricorn
  • Element: Earth
  • Ayin➡️Clear vision
  • NO
  • 16. The Tower

  • Upright: Sudden change, upheaval, chaos, revelation, awakening
  • Reversed: Personal transformation, fear of change, averting disaster
  • Astrology: Mars
  • Element: Fire
  • Pei➡️Chaos
  • NO
  • 17. The Star

  • Upright: Hope, faith, purpose, renewal, spirituality
  • Reversed: Lack of faith, despair, self-trust, disconnection
  • Astrology: Aquarius
  • Element: Air
  • Tzaddi➡️Hope
  • YES
  • 18. The Moon

  • Upright: Illusion, fear, anxiety, subconscious, intuition
  • Reversed: Release of fear, repressed emotion, inner confusion
  • Astrology: Pisces
  • Element: Water
  • Kaph➡️Hidden problems
  • NO
  • 19. The Sun

  • Upright: Positivity, fun, warmth, success, vitality
  • Reversed: Inner child, feeling down, over optimistic
  • Astrology: Sun
  • Element: Fire
  • Resh➡️Success
  • YES
  • 20. Judgment

  • Upright: Judgement, rebirth, inner calling, absolution
  • Reversed: Self-doubt, inner critic, ignoring the call
  • Astrology: Pluto
  • Element: Fire
  • Shin➡️Renewal
  • YES
  • 21. The World

  • Upright: Completion, integration, accomplishment, travel
  • Reversed: Seeking personal closure, short-cuts, delays
  • Astrology: Saturn
  • Element: Earth
  • Tav➡️Completion
  • YES
  • ✨🔮✨ 

    Choosing the right pagan path for you

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    Finding a religion is kind of like dating — you need to really know yourself before you can know what you need from a religion (or a romantic partner). And, like with dating, there’s a lot of weird stigmas and social expectations around religion. A lot of people want to settle down with the first one they kind of vibe with instead of taking the time to see what’s really out there. But if you really want to be happy in the long term, you’ll need to have a little patience and be willing to do some exploration.

    Getting to know yourself is crucial to a healthy spiritual life, no matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs are. Get comfortable with who you are and what your spiritual needs are, then start looking for a system that meets those needs.

    Need a place to start? Try interviewing yourself! Here are some questions you may want to include in your self-interview (make sure to write them down!):

    What, if anything, do you absolutely know, beyond a shadow of doubt, is true? What, if anything, do you absolutely know, beyond a shadow of doubt, is not true? Do you believe in absolute good and evil? Do you believe in, or are you open to believing in, reincarnation? What about the existence of the soul? What about an afterlife? Do you believe in fate? What about karma or a similar concept? Do you believe that everyone and everything is connected, or are you more of an individualist?

    It’s also helpful to go ahead and figure out where you stand on certain religious concepts that are common in paganism. For example, are you a monist, a soft polytheist, a hard polytheist, or a pantheist? Do you feel you’d do better with a neopagan system, a reconstructionist system, or a revivalist system?

    Answering these questions will help you start to identify what your core beliefs are and what you need from a religious system. Keep your answers handy. As we explore different pagan religions in future posts, compare their theology and philosophy to your answers. This will help you determine whether any given system is a good fit for you and your existing beliefs.

    Remember, most pagan faiths are not exclusionist — they acknowledge the value and truth of other religions. Choosing a pagan path isn’t about finding the One True Religion. It’s about finding the best religion for you. You’re unlikely to find a system that you agree with 100% right off the bat, but you should agree with enough core theology that you aren’t uncomfortable. I firmly believe that religion should challenge us and help us to grow, but it definitely shouldn’t be triggering or upsetting. You want to find that sweet spot where you’re comfortable but still have room for growth.

    They say that when choosing a romantic partner, you should look for someone you agree with 90-95% of the time. This similarity in belief and opinion gives you a solid foundation to build on, but the 5-10% disagreement keeps your relationship from becoming an echo chamber. I think this is also an excellent rule to follow when choosing a religion.

    Once you’ve taken stock of your own beliefs, it’s time to consider your interests. Is there a certain system you feel drawn to? If so, that would be an excellent place to start your research!

    For example, maybe you were obsessed with Greek mythology as a kid — if so, you may want to start by investigating Hellenismos, the worship of the ancient Greek gods. Maybe you grew up Catholic and always felt a close connection to Mother Mary — you may want to investigate Goddess worship. Or maybe you’ve always resonated deeply with the figure of the witch in fiction and folklore — you may want to investigate Wicca. Starting with a system you already have an interest in will keep your research fun and exciting. You may or may not choose to consider your cultural heritage when choosing a starting point for your study of paganism. If you feel closely tied to the culture of your ancestors, you might start by learning about the gods they originally worshiped.

    Let me make one thing clear: the gods do not care about genetics. If you feel drawn to the Norse gods, for example, it does not matter if you have Scandinavian heritage or even European heritage. What matters is whether you’re willing to uphold the values and practices of Norse paganism. Don’t let a lack of an ancestral link keep you from pursuing a religion that interests you!

    (Of course, ethnic religions do exist, and some of these systems are closed to outsiders. Judaism and Voodoo are good examples of this. However, all of the systems I’ve mentioned in this post, and all of the ones I’ll be covering in this series, are open to anyone regardless of their ethnicity.)

    You may not feel connected to your cultural heritage at all, and you may not even consider it as you explore paganism. That’s fine! Just know that it does offer another possible entry point into the big, wide, diverse world of pagan religion.

    You should also consider whether any pagan religions are more readily accessible to you than others. Do you have a friend who is already a practicing pagan and would be willing to take you under their wing? Do you live in a country where certain deities used to be worshiped and have access to historic sacred sites? Are there local pagan groups in your community? Consider these resources when deciding where to start your research. The good news is that, with the Internet, you’ll have access to any system you feel attracted to, at least online.

    One of the most common accessibility issues pagans run into is a language barrier. This is especially true for reconstructionists and revivalists. Unless you speak fluent Irish, you’ll probably have to rely on English translations for your research of Irish mythology, for example.

    Finding quality translations is essential. A translation error can sometimes change the entire meaning of a poem or myth! The best way to find good translations is to ask other pagans. Don’t be afraid to ask someone more experienced for book recommendations!

    Once you’ve chosen a starting point for your research, the next step is to start reading! (Still not sure where to start? Don’t worry! In the next several posts in this series, I’ll introduce you to some of the most popular pagan paths and provide resources for more in-depth study.)

    Choose your sources carefully. I try to read an even mix of academic sources (which tend to be less biased) and sources from pagan authors — this helps me get a more nuanced understanding of the system I’m studying. Be wary of any resource that denies science, revises history, or contradicts other authorities on the subject. Also be wary of any pagan author who fills their work with opinion and personal experience, without any research to back it up. Basing your practice on good sources will help you start off on the right foot with your worship of the gods.

    It’s important not to rush this research process. While it’s true that you can’t truly learn a spiritual system from books, it’s also true that things tend to go more smoothly if you know what you’re doing. Once you’ve got a solid grasp of the basics of your chosen religion, you’re ready to begin practicing! Start using what you’ve learned from your research to create a religious practice. This may include creating an altar or other sacred space, making offerings to deities, or performing some other daily ritual. My advice is to start small — don’t feel like you have to become a high priest(ess) overnight.

    Your practice may change as you become more experienced, and that’s a good thing. People change, and it only makes sense for our spirituality to change with us. Never be afraid to experiment in your pagan practice. This should be a fun and exciting journey!

    Honey Lavender Bread

    submitted by @materiamystica​

    ½ cup Greek yoghurt ½ cup plain flour 1tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 tbsp dried lavender 1 tbsp honey 1 egg, beaten

    The intent is to increase mental clarity and connection. To clear your spiritual and mental brain fog so that you can think and see more clearly again. To improve clarity of vision and connection to your heart’s desire. Lavender is employed to stimulate clarity and connection, cleansing, memory, passion, peace of mind, healing, love, passion and retention. With the honey for added sweetness and stickiness to make visions all the more sweet, and memories stick more permanently. Harvesting your own lavender can also be intended to honour Lammas, too!

    1. Mix everything in a bowl and preheat the oven at 350 F. 2. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead adding more flour until it’s no longer sticky and has formed a nice stretchy bread dough. 3. Put into a floured loaf tin. 4. Brush top with egg wash. 5. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until a golden crust has formed and a skewer comes out clean. 6. Slice and enjoy!

    What Native people say about the use of sage: you can use sage, but you cannot smudge as nothing you are doing (waving sage around) is actually smudging. Smudging is a ceremony and you are, we promise, not smudging. Please buy sage from either us, or someone who sources the sage from us. White sage may not be considered endangered by the US government but corperate sourcing is making it difficult for us to source sage for our own religious purposes. Let alone to sell it.

    What white people hear: never use sage ever, don’t ever buy it, don’t own it, don’t even look at it.

    Look, y’all. There’s a couple of facets to my talk today.

    1) Yes! You can buy sage! You really, truly can! Buy it from either native sellers (go to a powwow! Eat our food, buy our stuff, watch some dancing!) Or buy it from a seller who sources the sage from native people. Pick one. And no, buying it from 5 Below doesn’t count.

    2) you CANNOT smudge. This isn’t just you “shouldn’t”— this is a YOU ARE INCAPABLE OF SMUDGING. Waving a sage stick around your doorways IS NOT SMUDGING. It is smoke clensing. Smudging, depending on the tradition and tribe, could easily have dancing and drums involved. You, as a white person, do not have the cultural BACKGROUND to even know how it works. At all. Period.

    3) please, for FUCKS SAKE, stop making posts here on tumblr where you tell other white people about cultural appropriation and what they can and cannot do. Please stop, your license has been revoked because none of you bother to get the facts right. We native people are FULLY CAPABLE OF DOING IT OURSELVES. Consider instead: a) reblogging our posts where we talk about it! We’re here! We have made posts!! b) Making a post that states what we said and then LINKS BACK TO US. Screenshot with a link if you must. Stop centering your own voices in these conversations. You are already centered in everything, stop centering yourselves in a native space.

    I’m tired of this nonsense, y’all.

    Thanks for coming to my TedTalk ™

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    the magick of tea

    tea is an excellent way to incorporate green witchcraft and herbal magick into your daily life. here is a list of the magickal properties of different teas.

     black teas: the teas of winter. known to bring excitement, courage, and financial fortune.

        ♱ english breakfast: warmth, happiness, and courage

        ♱ irish breakfast tea: energy, strength, and willpower

        ♱ earl grey: the best tea for attracting money and fortune

        ♱ chai: love, prosperity, happiness, and healing

    white teas: the teas of spring, and the sun. known to heal and cleanse the drinker, as well as enhance spiritual communication and psychic energy.

        ♱ silver needle: purification, cleansing and healing

        ♱ white peony: protection against mischief and ill will

    green teas: the teas of summer. known for its powers of health, longevity, love and passion.

        ♱ sencha: prosperity, physical healing, mental strength

        ♱ matcha: love, passion and lust

        ♱ hojicha: banishing negativity, self-love, and health

        ♱ jasmine: spiritual love, energy charging

    oolong teas: the teas of autumn. known to inspire love, serenity, reflection, and balance.

        ♱ iron goddess: clarity of mind and heart

        ♱ osmanthus: transformation, harmony and serenity

    herbal teas: mixtures of herbs across all the seasons, with varying magickal properties.

        ♱ chamomile tea: love, healing, reducing stress

        ♱ peppermint: sleep, prophetic dreams, clearing negative energy

        ♱ lemon ginger tea: openness, cleansing, adventure

        ♱ dandelion root: divination, wishes, calling spirits

        ♱ fennel: vitality, banishing, energy

        ♱ ginseng: love, beauty, protection

        ♱ hibiscus: love lust, dreams

        ♱ echinacea: spirit offering, money drawing

    stop waiting for other people to validate your spiritual beliefs and experiences! if you believe in it, and it delights your soul, that is all that matters. your spiritual path does not need to align or agree with anyone else’s. we are all walking our own path in faith, spirituality, and divinity. follow truth, not what other people tell you is right. ✨

    What paganism is not

    In my last post, I talked about what makes a person or a religion pagan. In this post, I’d like to clear up some common misconceptions about paganism. Some of these may seem like common sense, but I promise all of these are things people have said to my face after finding out that I identify as pagan.

    So, for the record, paganism is NOT

    … a Christian heresy. As I mentioned in my last post, the traditions that modern paganism draws inspiration from predate Christianity — some of them by several thousands of years. Paganism is older than Judaism, the oldest Abrahamic religion, and may even predate the concept of monotheism. (Zoroastrianism, the first monotheistic religion, is believed to have originated about 4,000 years ago. Sumer and Egypt, two of the first civilizations, had established “pagan” religions about 6,500 and 5,000 years ago, respectively.)

    To be a heretic, a person must 1.) believe in Christian dogma, and 2.) knowingly violate that dogma. Someone who is not Christian, practicing a religion that predates Christianity, cannot be a heretic.

    … dark or scary. When some people hear the word “pagan,” their mind immediately goes to dark-robed cultists sacrificing babies in the woods. This idea dates back to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, when a wave of religious and moral panic swept the United States. Some of the things targeted as threats to Christian values were: Dungeons & Dragons, metal music, and yes, paganism. (Ironically, all things I absolutely love. Take from that what you will.) The misconceptions that began in the 1980s unfortunately still haunt modern pagan communities.

    I hope we can all agree that occasionally rocking out and/or playing D&D does not make someone a bad person. Neither does being pagan.

    In reality, most pagans are pretty chill people, and most pagan religions have some sort of code of ethics that forbids doing unnecessary harm to others. You’re much more likely to find pagans holding a healing circle in someone’s living room than performing dark rites under a blood moon.

    That’s not to say all pagans are perfect, or that bad people can’t be pagan. Every group has a few bad apples, but the actions of these individuals does not reflect the attitudes or practices of the group as a whole.

    … all about sex. Another negative stereotype is that pagans are obsessed with sex and/or perform deviant sex acts are part of their religious rituals. This misconception has unfortunately resurfaced in the last few years with the rise of far-right conspiracies like the Q-anon theory. (Which I hope I don’t have to tell you is bullshit.)

    While it is true that pagans are much more open about sex than, say, Christians, most pagans see sex as just a normal part of human life. Even the groups of pagans who believe sex is sacred tend to keep it behind closed doors. Some Wiccan covens do include a ritual representation of the sexual union of God and goddess in their rituals, but it’s nothing more explicit than a knife being lowered into a chalice.

    Pagans aren’t more or less obsessed with sex than any other group of people, but they are generally more accepting of it. Because sex has no negative moral implications in pagan faiths, practitioners may feel more comfortable or confident in their sex lives than those who believe sex is sinful. In my mind, that’s a good thing.

    … a system without ethics. Some people are attracted to paganism because they come from a strict religious background and believe that pagans can do whatever they want without consequences. This misconception can lead to frustration when they learn that pagan faiths, like all religions, have rules.

    As previously mentioned, most pagans have a clearly defined moral code. It may be as simple as “harm none” or a complex system of rules and rituals. Either way, the point is that pagans follow rules, even if they may not be exactly the same rules as other religions.

    … only for hippies. On the opposite side of the pop culture spectrum from the “scary cultist” stereotype is the stereotype of pagans are tree-hugging hippies. While it is true that pagans tend to care deeply about the environment, to say that all pagans are hippies would be an overstatement. There certainly are pagans who fit this stereotype, but for the most part pagans look just like everyone else. Which is to say, you can’t tell their religion just by looking at them.

    … New Age. Paganism and New Age spirituality are two different things that often get confused or conflated in pop culture. The two movements are actually quite different, although some pagans may also be involved in New Age practices.

    Paganism is based on pre-Christian religions from Europe and North Africa. New Age spirituality was largely inspired by alternative spiritual movements of the 19th century, such as the New Thought movement, the Theosophical Society, and spiritualism. Core New Age principles include the Law of Attraction, the belief that all humans are spiritual beings, and the idea of universal life energy.

    Some of these ideas are also present in some (but not all) pagan religions, but pagans and New Agers tend to take very different approaches to spirituality even when they have similar beliefs. I like to think of it this way: pagans take a “bottom up” approach, while New Agers take a “top down” approach. For pagans, spirituality is built on daily practices, rituals, and connections with the world and the people around us. New Agers have a much more cosmic mindset and tend to view everything through the lens of their soul’s journey. (Hence the popular New Age saying, “You are not a human being having a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being having a human experience.”)

    Neither of these approaches is necessarily better than the other, but they speak to different personalities and different spiritual needs. In practice, they look very different.

    If you’re interested in New Age spirituality, a series on paganism may not be of much help to you. Instead, you may want to look into books by authors like Deepak Chopra and Louise Hay.

    … a way to rebel against your conservative family. In the 1990s and early 2000s, an author called Silver Ravenwolf made her name by publishing books about neopaganism marketed to teen girls. These books are extremely controversial among pagans, even today. Ravenwolf’s boooks are unfairly harsh (not to mention factually incorrect) in their depiction of Christianity, encourage readers to lie and manipulate people, and contain a lot of revisionist history. They also put paganism and witchcraft on the map as the hot new way to stick it to your parents.

    I’m not saying you can’t be pagan if you’re a teenager or if you still live with your parents. (Hell, I was a teenager living at home when I first started reading about paganism.) What I am saying is that you should take an honest look at your motivations in practicing paganism. Are you genuinely attracted to pagan beliefs and values, or are you attracted to the mystery/edginess associated with it? If it’s the latter, there are lots of ways to explore the dark side without appropriating someone else’s religion.

    … a trend or a phase. This is a new development that, honestly, I think is 90% Instagram’s fault. Certain influencers just make being pagan look so good. Capitalism has fully latched onto the pagan aesthetic, and you’ll find no shortage of retailers selling expensive knick-knacks for your altar.

    For the record, I think experimentation is healthy. After all, the only way to find out if a religion works for you is to try it out for a while. But again, I think this comes down to intention. If you’re genuinely attracted to what pagan religions have to offer, then go for it. But if you’re more interested in posting cool photos of your altar setup, you don’t need to be pagan to do so.

    Father Sun, You who, guided by Sol, ignites the land, Strengthen my body and mind like you do to trees and plants. Fearsome fire of daytime, You who rises and brings light, Enlighten my path and lead me to those places where I might do the greatest good. Ancient power of wisdom, You who burned long before this Earth, Guide me to the edge between the worlds, at the great gate of the forest.

    accept the things you don't like about yourself. become aware of the problems and instead of running away from them, accept them. then you'll notice the great change.

    so, if you're feeling insecure or sad, write these feelings down, write down that you accept them. That pimple on your face, those intrusive thoughts, the depression, you accept it all.

    Love&light and Blessed be🖤

    So i remade my pagan blog (for the 5th time)

    Please reblog if you post anything about:

  • 🐋 Norse Traditions 
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  • 🐋 LGBT+ esp in Norse Paganism 
  • 🐋 Heathenry 
  • 🐋 Norse gods 
  • 🐋 Seidr/trance work 
  • 🐋 Astral projection
  • 🐋 Nonbinary witchcraft/ paganism
  • 🐋 Modern Norse paganism
  • 🐋 You work with any of these gods: Thor, Loki, Freyr, Freyja, Njordr or Rán
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  • 🚫 You’re racist (and yes this includes you thinking gods may only appear as white people)
  • A New Witch’s Dictionary 📖

    Disclaimer:
    This is all based on my opinion. It is not perfectly alphabetized.

    Altar • A place for all of your witch supplies, tools, a place to meditate and worship your deities. It is the center of your practice.
    Astrology
    • You’ve probably heard of astrology, in witchcraft it is used as a form of divination. 
    Astral pro
    jection • Astral projection is a purposeful out-of-body experience where you, well, project a version of your consciousness (also known as an astral body) to a location that is separate from your physical body
    Athame • A ritualistic dagger used as a tool in witchcraft.
    Aura • An energetic field that surrounds a living creature, usually people are referring to humans when this term is used.
    Baby witch • A witch who is new to the world of witching and the community. 
    Beltane • A sabbat that celebrates fertility and the coming of summer.
    Besom • A broom used as a tool in witchcraft to cleanse. 
    Binding • A type of spell or magick used to bind something, as in keep it from continuing behavior or causing harm.
    Boline • A dagger or knife used as a tool in witchcraft to cut and harvest herbs.
    Banishing • A type of spell or magick used to get rid of something or someone.
    Book of shadows • A book or journal used by a witch to store information. 
    Candle magick  • The usage of candles in magick, usually in combination with color or sigil magick. 
    Cartomancy • A type of divination that involves cards (Can be oracle or tarot cards)
    Cauldron • A metal pot, used to mix herbs, or potions, or really anything you might want to mix in your practice. 
    Chalice • A fancy cup used to keep water in as a representation of the West when casting circles or to drink from during your practice. It can also be used to give offerings of liquid to any deities you work with.
    Chant • A type of spell or magick that includes speaking or singing aloud. The words can rhyme and often correspond with your intent.
    Clairovoyance • A type of divination where you see or perceive events in the future.
    Cleansing • One of the foundations of witchcraft, it has many methods. It is the act of ridding a space, person, or object of negative, stagnant, or previous energies.
    Circle • A circle is a type of spell you cast in magick, it enhances your powers and protects you.
    Closed culture/religion  • A closed culture, or religion is something that is closed off to people outside of it and does not condone taking (appropriating) anything from it.
    Color magick • A type of magick based around color, the idea is you use certain colors that you associate with certain things to make a spell more powerful. Ex: Using pink in a love spell. 
    Correspondence • A connection or association with something, you could use the example I stated above. If pink corresponds with love, you use it in a love spell. This usually refers to the usage/picking of ingredients for a spell.
    Coven • A group of witches that often socialize, or gather.
    Crystal magick • The usage of crystals for magick. Ex: Using clear quartz to cleanse something.
    Curse • A negative spell that has permanent, sometimes deadly effects on someone.
    Divination • Seeking information or guidance by supernatural means.
    Dream Interpretation • A form of divination where the events/symbols/scenery/actions ect in a dream are interpreted. 
    Empath • A person with a heightened level of empathy for others mental or emotional state.
    Enchant • A type of magick or spell that gives something a certain property, typically permanently.
    Esbat
    • A gathering of witches that does not take place on a Sabbat.
    Fae/Fair folk • Another word or term for fairies. These terms are more preferred by them, especially the term “Fair folk.” 
    Familiar • An animal, sometimes described as possessed by a spirit or entity that assists a witch in their craft.
    Glamo
    ur • A type of magick or spell that changes someones appearance or energy.
    Grimoire • Another word for a Book Of Shadows, a book or journal used by a witch to store information and experiences.
    Grounding • Like cleansing, this is a foundation of witchcraft. It is like meditation, the goal is to focus yourself and afterwards to feel more connected to this world and moment.
    Hellenism • A Pagan religion that worships the Greek deities you most likely know from mythology, such as Zeus, or Aphrodite. It is based around the 12 Olympians. 
    Hex • A negative spell, like a curse but less powerful, unlike a curse it’s usually not permanent. 
    Imbolc • One of the sabbats, it celebrates the coming of Spring. 
    Intent • Another common word that makes up the foundation of witchcraft, intent is that purpose or desire you have when you cast a spell. Ex: My intent is to banish a toxic person from my life with this spell. In other words, you have to really want it to get it. 
    Intuition • A supernatural or unexplainable feeling that warns, guides, or helps you.
    Evocation • To call or summon a spirit/entity/deity.
    Jinx • This falls under the category of curses and hexes, as in it is a negative spell. Jinxes are the least powerful of the three, they usually last a few hours or days and don’t cause any permanent or irreversible harm.
    Lammas
    • Another Sabbat, it is the first harvest, a representation of a time to relax and appreciate your hard work. 
    Litha • A sabbat that celebrates Summer and the sun. 
    Mabon • One of the Sabbats, this one celebrates Autumn. 
    Magick • Its as you’d imagine, magic. The only difference is the spelling which is used to differentiate between stage magic and what we do
    Medium
    • A person who has supernatural or clairovoyant abilities that they use to relay information or messages from the spirit world. 
    Moon (sign) • Your moon sign is the planet in your personal natal chart that represents your innermost emotions
    Moon water • A magickal water this infused with the moons power.
    Numerology • A type of divination based around numbers.
    Oracle/oracle cards • Similar to tarot cards but less common, these are a type of cards used for cartomancy or divination. The different between them and tarot cards is they are more modern and do not follow the same major/minor arcana system that tarot does. Often they do not follow any common system at all.
    Ostara • A Sabbats celebrating spring and the coming of fertility and well being.
    Rising (sign) • Your rising sign is the planet in your personal natal chart that represents how you appear upon first impressions, your outermost self.
    Runes • Nordic in origin, runes are symbols used for divination.
    Sabbat • A neo-pagan holiday. There are 8 Sabbats. They follow the wheel of the year and are based on the changing of the seasons and nature. 
    Samhain • A Sabbat that celebrates the last harvest, the veil between worlds is thinnest at this time. 
    Scrying • A form of divination where one peers into a reflective surface. Traditionally a crystal ball is used, but there are many ways of doing it. 
    Sigil • A type of magick or spell, a sigil is a symbol you create, the intent of the sigil is embedded into the symbol. (If you look into making sigils, it makes a bit more sense.) 
    Spell jar • Any spell that is made in a jar, usually you’d mix common ingredients like magick waters, oils, and herbs that correspond with your intent.
    Sun (sign) • Your sun sign is the planet in your personal natal chart that represents your personality as a whole. 
    Taglock • A representation of someone in magick, it connects your magick and intent to this person. The term and usage of taglocks is typically used when you hex/curse someone. A taglock can be hair, spit, blood, nail clippings, you get the idea.
    Tarot/tarot cards • A type of cards used for cartomancy, or divination. There are 78 cards in a set, which are categorized as the major and minor arcana. The minor arcana are separated into 4 suits.
    Tarot spread • A
    way you lay out tarot cards when you do a reading, each card represents a question. Ex: A tarot spread for love.
    Tasseomancy • A form of divination where tea leaves are used.
    Theban Alphabet/Script • An ancient alphabet used by modern witches. It’s Latin based and centuries old. Its origins are unknown. Because of its modern use among witches and Wiccans, it is also known as the witches alphabet. 
    Paganism An umbrella term that refers to many religions practiced by witches, including Wicca & Hellenism, the commonality between all Pagan based religions is they are based on nature and or multiple deities.
    Palmistry • A form of divination where you inspect someones hands and the lines present on them.
    Pentagram • A symbol that contrary to popular belief is not Satanic in nature, but actually represents the 4 elements and the spirit.
    Pendulum • A form of divination where a pointed object hung from a chain/string is used. The way the pendulum swings is what determines the results of a reading.
    Warding • A magickal barrier that protects you from energetic/magickal threats, such as bad spirits or curses even. One such barrier can be formed in many ways.
    Wicca • A Pagan religion based on nature and the divine Masculine and Feminine.
    Wheel of the year • A witchy calendar used to track the Sabbats, holidays based on the changing of the seasons. 
    Yule • One of the sabbats, this one is based on celebrating winter but also the coming of spring. This is also when the dark half of the year ends and the light half begins.

    Let me know if you have any corrections or additions and I might add them.

    I hope this helps someone.
    Enjoy!
    Have a lovely day 💖

    Crystals & their Correspondences

    ANXIETY
    • amethyst
    • carnelian
    • charoite
    • chrysoprase
    • jasper

    AURA STRENGTHENING
    • celestite
    • jasper
    • labradorite

    AWARENESS
    • azurite
    • creedite
    • jasper
    • kyanite

    BALANCE
    • agate
    • amazonite
    • amber
    • aventurine
    • calcite
    • rhodochrosite
    • smoky quartz
    • tourmaline 

    BEAUTY
    • aquamarine
    • clear quartz
    • lepidolite
    • rose quartz
    • sapphire

    COMMUNICATION
    • amethyst
    • ametrine
    • aquamarine
    • blue calcite
    • celestite
    • citrine
    • kyanite
    • topaz
    • turquoise

    COMPASSION
    • angelite
    • celestite
    • lapis lazuli
    • rose quartz
    • sodalite

    COURAGE/CONFIDENCE
    • agate
    • carnelian
    • citrine
    • sugilite
    • tourmaline

    CLARITY
    • agate
    • calcite
    • citrine
    • sapphire
    • tigers eye

    CLEANSING
    • celestite
    • chrysoprase
    • jasper
    • kyanite
    • moonstone
    • selenite
    • shungite
    • sunstone

    CREATIVITY
    • agate
    • amazonite
    • amethyst
    • aventurine
    • carnelian
    • howlite
    • lapis lazuli
    • opal
    • topaz

    DEPRESSION
    • amber
    • calcite
    • chrysoprase
    • fluorite
    • lapis lazuli
    • pyrite
    • rainbow quartz
    • rose quartz
    • tigers eye

    DREAMS
    • amethyst
    • hemimorphite
    • herkimer diamond
    • jade

    ENERGIZING
    • agate
    • amber
    • calcite
    • carnelian
    • garnet
    • rose quartz
    • topaz

    FEMININE ENERGY
    • cherry quartz
    • garnet
    • jade
    • lapis lazuli
    • moonstone
    • rose quartz

    FERTILITY
    • agate
    • aventurine
    • jade
    • moonstone
    • pearl
    • red carnelian
    • rose quartz
    • smoky quartz
    • turquoise

    FOCUS
    • emerald
    • fluorite
    • pearl
    • tigers eye

    FORGIVENESS
    • blue agate
    • blue chalcedony
    • chrysoprase
    • dioptase
    • moonstone
    • sugilite

    FRIENDSHIP
    • amethyst
    • barite
    • carnelian
    • desert agate
    • jade
    • lapis lazuli
    • rose quartz
    • strontianite

    GENEROSITY
    • chrysoberyl
    • orange jasper
    • sunstone
    • topaz

    GRIEF
    • apache tear
    • danburite
    • epidote
    • onyx
    • peridot
    • sodalite
    • rose quartz
    • ruby

    GROUNDING
    • agate
    • hematite
    • obsidian
    • smoky quartz
    • tigers eye

    HARMONY
    • agate
    • amazonite
    • carnelian
    • emerald
    • jade

    HAPPINESS
    • agate
    • amber
    • chrysoprase
    • rose quartz

    HEADACHE
    • amethyst
    • lapis lazuli
    • rose quartz

    HEALING
    • agate
    • amethyst
    • aquamarine
    • blue lace agate
    • carnelian
    • citrine
    • clear quartz
    • hematite
    • lapis lazuli
    • rose quartz
    • selenite

    IMAGINATION
    • aventurine
    • blue pietersite
    • citrine
    • fulgurite
    • iolite
    • malachite
    • rose quartz
    • sugilite
    • topaz
    • ulexite

    INSIGHT/INTUITION
    • amethyst
    • aquamarine
    • citrine
    • dumortierite
    • euclase
    • green prehnite
    • iolite
    • moonstone

    INSOMNIA
    • amethyst
    • ammonite
    • angelite
    • black tourmaline
    • clear quartz
    • hematite
    • jade
    • labradorite
    • rose quartz

    INSPIRATION
    • agate
    • charoite
    • opal

    INTELLIGENCE
    • agate
    • calcite
    • charoite
    • green aventurine
    • yellow tourmaline

    LONGEVITY
    • amethyst
    • agate
    • carnelian
    • citrine
    • garnet
    • quartz
    • tourmaline

    LOVE
    • amazonite
    • chrysoprase
    • jade
    • malachite
    • rose quartz

    LUCK
    • aventurine
    • carnelian
    • citrine
    • rhodonite
    • rose quartz
    • tigers eye

    MEDITATION
    • amethyst
    • calcite
    • celestite
    • elestial quartz
    • labradorite
    • lapis lazuli
    • rutilated quartz
    • selenite

    MOTIVATION/DETERMINATION
    • aventurine
    • carnelian
    • citrine
    • garnet
    • jasper
    • tigers eye

    NEGATIVE ENERGY (repel/absorb/protect)
    • amethyst
    • apache tears
    • black tourmaline
    • carnelian
    • chrysoprase
    • jasper
    • onyx
    • smoky quartz
    • tigers eye

    NURTURING
    • amber
    • calcite
    • jasper
    • pearl
    • rhodochrosite
    • rose quartz

    PHYSICAL STAMINA
    • amazonite
    • lace agate
    • hematite
    • jasper
    • red amethyst
    • red spinel
    • tigers eye

    PROSPERITY
    • agate
    • carnelian
    • chrysoprase
    • citrine

    SELF ESTEEM
    • agate
    • amethyst
    • amazonite
    • aventurine
    • charoite
    • chrysoprase
    • dumortierite
    • garnet
    • jade
    • malachite
    • sodalite
    • tigers eye
    • variscite

    SPIRITUAL AWARENESS
    • amethyst
    • bloodstone
    • calcite
    • chrysoprase
    • howlite
    • kyanite
    • lapis lazuli
    • moonstone
    • pyrite
    • smoky quartz
    • selenite
    • turquoise
    • unakite

    SPONTANEITY
    • hiddenite
    • opal

    TRUTH
    • agate
    • aquamarine
    • celestite
    • charoite
    • danburite
    • iolite
    • pietersite
    • sapphire
    • scheelite
    • tigers eye

    VISUALIZATION
    • iolite
    • imperial topaz
    • green tourmaline
    • kyanite
    • magnesite
    • petalite
    • pietersite
    • ruby
    • selenite
    • ulexite

    WEALTH/ABUNDANCE
    • agate
    • chrysoprase
    • citrine
    • green aventurine
    • jade
    • moss agate
    • ruby
    • tigers eye

    OTHER INFO:

    Essential Oils & Correspondences

    Healing Chakra Imbalances

    Grimoire Ideas📖✨

       since i’m starting to work on getting my own Grimoire better organized and figuring out what i think fits best in it for me, i feel like i should log some ideas that have helped me in my journey in hopes that it could help someone else just starting out. but just remember that your Grimoire is your own and personal to you and you alone so you don’t need to put everything in if it doesn’t vibe well with you or doesn’t fit into your craft. your book should hold things that are personal to you and your craft and what you believe and you don’t need to have every bit of knowledge in your book.

    ✏️ an index/table of contents
    ✏️ a blessing
    ✏️ a protection sigil and/or spell to keep from wondering eyes
    ✏️ your personal creed or rede/the wiccan rede(if you’re wiccan)
    ✏️ personal goals/13 goals of a witch
    ✏️ personal correspondences/things personal to you
    ✏️ your beliefs
    ✏️ your daily rituals
    ✏️ the different types of magic
    ✏️ the different types of divination
    ✏️ any gods, goddesses, deities, or spirits you worship/follow 
    ✏️ information on any gods, goddesses, deities, or spirits
    ✏️ crystals 》 meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ plants/tress/flowers 》 meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ herbs 》 meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ essential oils 》 meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ incense 》 meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ candles 》 meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ chakras
    》meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ auras 》meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ elements(earth, fire, air, water) 》meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ runes 》meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ magical symbols 》meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ feathers 》meanings 》uses 》correspondences
    ✏️ crystal grid
    ✏️ pendulum board
    ✏️ sigils 》how to make them 》how they work 》how to charge
    ✏️ moon phases 》correspondences 》what they’re good 》what the mean 
    ✏️ moon phase calendar(preferable something that can be removed or changed easily)  
    ✏️ magical times 》hour 》day 》week 》month
    ✏️ moon water
    ✏️ sun water
    ✏️ zodiac 》correspondences 》dates 》characteristics 
    ✏️ mythology of your heritage/culture and/or area
    ✏️ mythologies of interest
    ✏️ mythological creatures
    ✏️ star chart
    ✏️ constellations
    ✏️ celestial events
    ✏️ planets/celestial bodies 》meanings 》uses 》correspondences 》mythology 》relation to magic
    ✏️ cheat sheets
    ✏️ tips/reminders
    ✏️ spirit works
    ✏️ basic concepts 》banishing 》binding 》cleansing 》grounding 》ect.
    ✏️ altars 》what they are 》what they’re used for 》what you need 》basic set up 》plans
    ✏️ familiars
    ✏️ tools in your practice
    ✏️ spirit work
    ✏️ spirits
    ✏️ personal/family traditions
    ✏️ animals 》which animals you connect with 》spiritual powers of animals
    ✏️ spirits guides
    ✏️ sabbats 》solstice 》equinox
    ✏️ recipes 》spells 》potions 》teas 》cleaning products 》natural remedies 》powders 》oils 》beauty 》 body scrubs 》ect.
    ✏️ spells 》self love 》curses 》hexes 》protection 》banishing 》ect.
    ✏️ tea 》meanings 》uses 》correspondences 》spells 》recipes
    ✏️ rituals
    ✏️ visuals 》drawings 》pressed flowers/herbs/plants 》photos
    ✏️ meditation
    ✏️ a secret code or alphabet 
    ✏️ gardening
    ✏️ list of words and phrases
    ✏️ books 》ones you reference & find helpful
    ✏️ experiences 》spell work 》divination 》spirit work 》banishing 》tarot readings 》ect.
    ✏️ spiritual diary
    ✏️ magical diary
    ✏️ dream log
    ✏️ spell log
    ✏️ anything else you want! literally! it’s your book and its always good to customize it to you! if you feel like it should be in your book, then go ahead and put it in your book because that’s what makes it special!

                ***correspondences =things such as 》elements, colors, symbolism, planets, astrology, anatomy, ect. really anything else important tied to something.

       obviously you can pick and choose whatever works best for yourself and your craft, and i don’t even have some of these in my own book but still thought they would be helpful to include for witches like me who are just starting out who need ideas of what their books can hold! i’ll probably start posting more about my grimorire and how i keep it organized as well!

       if you think i’ve missed anything feel free to add on more ideas to pass on to your fellow baby witches!

    Essential Oils & their Correspondences

    ACNE
    • melaleuca
    • juniper berry

    ADDICTION
    • grapefruit (dissipates cravings, detoxes)
    • basil (clears negative thought patterns)
    • bergamot (empowerment & self worth)
    • peppermint (emotional recovery)

    ALLERGIES
    • basil, rosemary (reduces inflammation)
    • lemon (decongests & reduces mucus)
    • melaleuca
    • lavender
    • peppermint (discharges phlegm & reduces inflammation)

    ATHLETIC
    • peppermint (pre-exercise)
    • lemongrass (connective tissue support)
    • marjoram (muscle support)

    ANXIETY
    • lavender (calming, stress relief)
    • orange (energizes & reduces anxiety & depression)
    • lemon
    • vetiver (focus, sedative)
    • ylang ylang
    • roman chamomile (confidence)

    BRAIN
    • sandalwood (optimal brain function & repair)
    • frankincense (anti-aging)
    • honeysuckle, lilac, peppermint (concentration)
    • cedarwood, petitgrain (calms, stimulates & protects brain)
    • rosemary (enhances cognitive performance, relieves mental fatigue)
    • clove, thyme (protective antioxidants)
    • vetiver, lavender, clary sage, cedarwood (focus & calm)

    BRUISES
    • helichrysum
    • geranium
    • fennel

    COURAGE
    • musk
    • iris
    • rose
    • geranium

    DEPRESSION
    • lemon
    • douglas fir
    • frankincense
    • lavender
    • bergamot
    • clary sage
    • geranium
    • jasmine
    • lemongrass
    • sandalwood
    • rose
    • wild orange
    • ylang ylang

    DETOX
    • grapefruit (antioxidant, detoxes liver)
    • lemon (antioxidant, detoxes chemicals)
    • lemongrass
    • clove (antioxidant, cleanses blood & cells)

    EATING DISORDER
    • grapefruit (helps heal relationship with body)
    • patchouli (body acceptance)
    • bergamot (balances hormones, promotes self-worth)
    • cinnamon (balances metabolism, sense of safety)

    ENERGY / FATIGUE
    • white fir
    • basil
    • lemon
    • clove
    • cypress
    • grapefruit
    • lemongrass
    • rosemary
    • wild orange

    FEVER
    • peppermint
    • lemon
    • lime
    • eucalyptus
    • clove

    FIBROMYALGIA
    • basil
    • black pepper
    • cinnamon
    • cypress
    • douglas fir/white fir
    • thyme
    • marjoram
    • peppermint
    • rosemary

    FIRST AID
    • clove (numbing wounds)
    • frankincense (universal healing properties)
    • helichrysum (stop bleeding, pain relief)
    • lavender (shock)
    • lemon, melaleuca (antiseptic)
    • lemongrass, marjoram (muscle/cramp relief)
    • oregano (anti-inflammatory, antibacterial/antiviral)
    • peppermint (nausea/vomiting, burn care, pain relief)

    FLU
    • melaleuca
    • peppermint
    • rosemary

    HAIR
    • cedarwood (anti-dandruff, hair growth, split ends)
    • clary sage, geranium, lavender (helps with brittle hair)
    • arborvitae (hair loss)

    HEADACHE / MIGRAINE
    • peppermint
    • rosemary
    • basil
    • helichrysum
    • roman chamomile
    • frankincense
    • lavender
    • peppermint
    • wintergreen

    HEALING
    • carnation
    • eucalyptus
    • lotus
    • myrrh
    • rosemary
    • sandalwood
    • narcissus

    HEART HEALTH
    • cypress (blood circulation)
    • ylang ylang (reduces high blood pressure)
    • marjoram
    • helichrysum (repairs blood vessels, stops bleeding, resolves low blood pressure)
    • black pepper
    • geranium

    IMMUNE SYSTEM
    • cassia, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, lemon, lime, rosemary, spearmint, white fir, melissa, vetiver, wild orange (immunostimulant)
    • black pepper (digestion, boosts immunity)
    • melaleuca, cinnamon, thyme (antibacterial, antiviral)

    INDIGESTION
    • black pepper, cardamom, fennel, ginger, wild orange, grapefruit, peppermint (stomach)
    • basil, cardamom, ginger, marjoram, grapefruit (intestines)
    • basil, cilantro, geranium, grapefruit, helichrysum, lemon, rosemary (liver)

    INSOMNIA
    • lavender (calms, relaxes)
    • vetiver (grounding)
    • orange
    • Roman chamomile (sedative, balances hormones)
    • spikenard

    NAILS
    • arborvitae, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, frankincense (weak nails)
    • eucalyptus, lemon, melaleuca (yellow nails)

    NAUSEA
    • ginger
    • peppermint

    PAIN RELIEF
    • helichrysum
    • wintergreen
    • peppermint, black pepper (reduces inflammation)
    • ginger
    • basil, rosemary (improves circulation & healing)

    PAST LIVES
    • lilac
    • sandalwood

    PEACE / HARMONY
    • basil
    • gardenia
    • lilac
    • narcissus
    • benzoin
    • magnolia
    • rose
    • tuberose

    PMS / CRAMPS
    • clary sage
    • lemongrass, marjoram (muscle/cramp relief)
    • peppermint
    • marjoram

    POWER
    • carnation
    • rosemary
    • vanilla

    PROTECTION
    • cyprus
    • myrrh
    • patchouli
    • rose
    • geranium
    • rue
    • violet
    • rosemary

    PSYCHIC POWERS
    • acacia
    • anise
    • cassia
    • heliotrope
    • lilac
    • mimosa

    RESPIRATORY
    • melaleuca
    • eucalyptus
    • rosemary
    • black pepper
    • douglas fir
    • cardamom
    • frankincense
    • peppermint 

    SEX / LIBIDO
    • jasmine, ylang ylang, bergamot, clary sage (libido)
    • cinnamon, clove, rose, coriander, patchouli (aphrodisiac)
    • basil, bergamot, birch, black pepper (stimulating)
    • musk
    • violet
    • neroli
    • vanilla
    • stephanori 

    URINARY TRACT INFECTION
    • lemongrass
    • thyme
    • eucalyptus
    • cardamom

    WEIGHT LOSS
    • grapefruit (reduces cravings, induces fat burning)
    • cinnamon (balances blood sugar)
    • peppermint, ginger (reduces cravings, feel fuller)

    Some information taken from The Essential Life c. 2017 Total Wellness Publishing.