Spells that Make Life Beautiful

Author: Quill ofQuillsOccultSupply / Labels:

With our standard spellwork to get better jobs, protect loved ones from danger, find romance, and make that Becky at work back the **** off, we often forget that life and witchcraft are best enjoyed through the simple appreciation of beauty.

What is beautiful to you?  What makes your heart swell with joy to see, to hear, to experience?  Magic can bring that to you, if you're trying for it.  Maybe you seek beautiful surroundings, enriching company, stimulating travel, experiences that make your memories like lovely picture postcards for you to sort through slowly again and again.  Think carefully on what your own concepts are of a life filled with loveliness.

Of course, everyone has to have a starting point.  Here are a few non-essential but utterly needful spells to cast right away for a beautiful life.

To Make the Hair Grow Long 

 Grind dried peach pits and steep this in vinegar.  Strain and use it to rinse your hair and scalp to make your hair grow thick and fast.

(from The Anglo-Saxon Charms, Felix Grendon, 1909)

To Understand the Language of Birds

Any girl who touches the petals of the Marigold with her bare feet will hear the songs of birds and understand what they say to one another.

(from Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham 1985)

Acorn Charm for a Fulfilling Life

Carrying 3 acorns in your pocket, tied in a lock of your own hair, will give you the gifts of youth, beauty, and achievement of your desires in life.

(from Garden Spells, Claire Nahmad, 1994)

To Improve Your Sex Life

Tuck a few Magnolia leaves under your mattress and watch the sparks fly!

Add an infusion of Thyme to your bathwater to become more attractive.

Some Sampson root carried on your person will make you more virile.

(from The Complete Book of Spells, Curses, and Magical Recipes, Dr. Leonard Ashley, 2010)

Daily Elixir for Positive Change

At noon, stand in full light of the sun and dip out a spoonful of honey, letting the rays of the sun shine through it.  Eat 3 spoonfuls this way, then say aloud:

Sun charge me,
Gold serve me,
Alchemy change me,
Honey preserve me.

(from Crone's Book of Magical Words, Valerie Worth, 1971)

To Remove Bores

Slip outside without your unwanted company noticing.  Sweep the front doorstep and threshold to your home with your kitchen broom and say the following 3 times:

From my home
I bid you gone,
Tarry not
But return anon.

Post the broom outside the door with the brush pointing up.  Your guests will cut short their visit and leave.

(from Book of Spells, Marc de Pascale, 1971)

What can you add to this list?  Is there something that you feel makes life a pleasant experience and not just a successful one?  Set out to find spells for that.  

If you don't find them, write them.


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Witch Tip--Charm: To Conjure the Weather

Author: Quill ofQuillsOccultSupply / Labels: ,

Dealing in weather magic is often a tricky matter.  First, though we know that there really is no such thing as a day without weather, we only really recognize weather systems.  This means that the build up to a rainstorm could go unnoticed and the after effects of hail might seem more important in our minds than the hail storm itself.  These details can make weather magic difficult because we're emphasizing the wrong phases where actual change can be made.

Second, there are a good deal of casters who feel strongly against any work designed to change or postpone weather systems.  Keep in mind that the organization of wind and water work as a constant swirl around the globe; nothing ever actually stops, it only dissipates to other areas or changes path altogether.  You can, and sometimes should, make this happen.  I was part of a group work to protect the East Coast from the category 4 Hurricane Irene in 2011.  By the time we had completed our spells, what was initally feared to be the "worst storm in a lifetime" was being given a progressively lower rating, and when it finally touched land, it had been downgraded to a "Tropical Storm."  Success!  So much was preserved by rerouting that huge system through the use of magic.  I don't regret my hand in it at all.

The charm I offer here, however, is much smaller and more localized.  If you have an event that must be spared from inclement conditions or necessary travel during a threatening season, this little work from Valerie Worth is your ideal spell.

To Conjure the Weather

Say this to the morning sky when you first awake:

Sun, Rain, Cloud, Snow,
I rise up
And over you go--
To bend my way
To serve my day.

Quick Link--New Spellcaster? Here's Help!

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Advice for Beginner Spellcasters

The period of "beginner" actually lasts quite a bit longer than most witches will admit.  Indeed, moving beyond it requires study and careful practice that might take years to achieve.  If you know just what to do when a problem arises and where to find the ideal spell to combat it, then you have managed this.  Otherwise, take a long look at today's link and receive some guidance to that which you didn't know you didn't know.

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My name is Quill and I've been practicing witchcraft for the past 17 years. 10 of those years I've been reading tarot and teaching.  I own a shop on Etsy called Quill's Occult Supply (check it out at QuillsOccultSupply.Etsy.com) full of handmade ritual and decorative items, spell components, and wild picked herbs.

I love to work with my hands.  Magic is a tool to shape our lives, and I'm using magic to shape tools to shape magic.  Cosmic! 

I use a lot of my favorite things in my shop: herbs, candles, wood, fabric, paint, clay.  And I get to carve, burn, grind, mold, think, dream ... I'm in the perfect business!

I've written 3 manuscripts for publication (2 non-fiction and 1 fiction) and am an avid NaNo-er!  I and my husband run a local coven called Orbis Prosapia, and our children are growing up surrounded by magic, mythology, fairy tales, Earth worship, art, open discussion, music, and humor. 

In addition to working on Ex Penna about my experiences as a professional witch, I also write for Scenes from the Circle about being a coven leader. 

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