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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

August Corn Moon Worksheet

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August's Full Moon is known as Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon, or Grain Moon. Sturgeon Moon comes from the number of sturgeon present in the Great Lakes at this time, which was a staple food source of the Algonquin tribes in the Midwest. The other names, however, originate from the crops being harvested at this time. Corn, barley, fruits, and grain harvests begin at this time, providing food for the upcoming winter months. As such, this is a time to start preparing for the future, harvesting what you can now in preparation for what is to come. Check on your spiritual and physical health, getting rid of what you no longer need and cultivating what will bring you happiness and prosperity in the future. 

This month's Full Moon worksheet contains the usuals of my past Full Moon worksheets, including a to release and cleanse section, a box for your intuition, and a tarot spread. Unlike past worksheets, however, this one can be used every August, as it is based on the correspondences of the moon itself and not other astrological events. The tarot spread for this month features 5 cards focusing on what you should harvest at this time and where you should go in the future.

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Lammas Altar 2020

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Lammas or Lughnasadh is the first of the harvest festivals. Corn is quickly ripening in the field, fruits are being plucked at peak ripeness, and farmer's markets are bursting with colorful produce. This is one of my favorite times of year because there is plenty of locally-grown fresh produce just waiting to be enjoyed. Lammas is also a bread holiday, celebrating the harvesting of wheat to be made into bread or stored away for the upcoming winter months. Being the first of the harvest festivals, the Sun is still hanging brightly in the sky, bathing the crops in nourishing sunlight to help bring the harvest to fruition. As such, I have honored the harvest and the Sun in this altar by focusing on some of the major themes of the sabbat.


1. Corn Dolly- Corn dollies are a central theme in harvest folklore across Europe. Traditionally, they were made from the husks of the last corn harvest and remained in the home until the following year where they were plowed into the first furrow of the season. As such, the Spirit of the Harvest would be returned to the soil to ensure a bountiful crop the following year. While I am not planning on burying my corn dolly anytime soon, the sentiment remains and represents the Spirit of the Harvest or the Corn-Maiden. (Where did I get it: Subscription Box; Cost: $2)

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2. Candles in Holders-  The candles in their golden-hued holders represent the Sun who brings life to the harvest and helps ripen the fruits. Without the Sun, our crops would remain unfruitful. Furthermore, the candles act as sympathetic magic to encourage the Sun to remain strong until the last of the harvest has been brought it. (Where did I get it: Dollar Tree 2020; Cost: $3 for candle holders and white candles)

3. Wheat Stalks and Berries- Wheat is harvested and ground into flour to make breads, cakes, and other pastries. Flour was a crucial staple of our ancestors, as it could be easily stored and used throughout the winter months to provide nourishing food. The wheat stalks honor this tradition and encourage a bountiful harvest. Mixed with the wheat stalks are some berries, which are ripening quickly under the heat of the Sun. Blackberries, in particular, are prevalent at this time, providing a sugary treat for all who encounter them. (Where did I get it: Dollar Tree; Cost: $2, $1 each)

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4. Carnelian, Bloodstone, Quartz, and Citrine- The four crystals I picked correspond with the energy of the sabbat. Carnelian represents the Sun, strength, and vitality, the quartz amplifies the power of the altar and represents change, while the bloodstone represents health and vitality. Citrine, also a Sun crystal, represents the soothing, life-giving energies of the Sun that are beginning to wane. I placed them in a crystal grid pattern to give the Sun continued strength through the remainder of the growing season. (Where did I get it: Metaphysical Stores; Cost: ~8)

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5. Sunflowers- The sunflowers, which were also featured on my Litha altar, represent the Sun. Most sunflowers are blooming at this time, and when done, will produce hundreds of oily black seeds which provide valuable food for animals and humans alike. These unique flowers follow the Sun throughout the day, and are thought to lend Him strength. (Where did I get it: Dollar Tree; Cost: $1)

6. Silk Ivy and Grapes- The silk ivy represents wealth, abundance, and fertility while the grapes also represent fertility and abundance as well as gratitude and the harvest. Grapes are just ripening on the vine at Lammas and will later be turned into wines and jams to be enjoyed throughout the year.  (Where did I get it: Dollar Tree; Cost: $2, $1 each)

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TOTAL COST: ~$18


Like my other altars, most of the items I use are found, made, or purchased for around $1, although if the items must be purchased by you, then the cost will be higher. I hope you find this sort of break down helpful, especially those of you looking to create Instagram perfect altars on a budget!

How did you celebrate Lammas this year?


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Monday, July 27, 2020

Elemental Magic: Fire Spells and Rituals

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I apologize for taking some time to get this post out. My life has drastically changed in the past week and a half and I am still processing said changes. The good news is, this elemental series has seriously allowed me to cope with things better than I could have ever imagined. Such loss and heartbreak would have been met with anger, resentment, and a lot of scream crying, but I have been surprisingly calm and collected thanks to the healing energies of Water and the stable, loving embrace of Earth. However, Fire plays a key role in loss and new beginnings, so today I focus on spells and rituals that use Fire to start over, reignite your passion, and pave the way for a brighter future. 



Cord-cutting rituals are designed to help you cut ties with a person, place, or thing to help you move on with your life. While generally designed to help you separate from a relationship, usually a love interest, it can also be used to help you cut ties with a job or traumatic events. It's important to be specific in this ritual as well as prepared for the consequences. Once cords are cut, it will be extremely difficult to undo so make sure this is what you really want. This particular ritual uses Fire to burn the connection between you and the person, place, or thing you wish to part from. While Fire is destructive, remember it paves the way for new life.

What You'll Need

  • 9-inch black string
  • 1 Candle (white or black)
  • Candleholder
  • Picture of yourself and the other person/place/thing or paper to write names
  • Matches or lighter
  • Dried Yarrow flowers (optional) & anointing oil or olive oil (optional)

What to Do

Begin by dressing the candle with the oil and dried yarrow flowers if you please. Yarrow is not necessary for this spell but will enhance the effects as yarrow is deeply associated with cutting ties and soul bounds as well as setting boundaries. Next, roll up the pictures or the paper with names and tie one end of the string to each. Nine is the number of magic and power, which will enhance the power of the spell significantly. Light the candle and visualize yourself whole, well, and happy, your heart healed of past traumas. When ready, use the candle flame to cut the cord between the two objects, again visualizing yourself whole and happy. Take a deep breath and exhale any final feelings, emotions, or tension you may still have. Allow the candle to burn down while meditating on your future.



When it comes to getting things done, Fire is the element of passion and strength. This simple carnelian Sun charm is the perfect charm to give you the courage and strength needed to move forward, no matter what stands in your way.

What You'll Need

  • Carnelian
  • Jewelry wire

What to Do

When the Sun is highest (around Noon), cleanse and charge the carnelian using sunlight. Do not allow the carnelian to sit in direct sunlight for more than an hour as the stone will begin to fade. Once charged with the power of the Sun, wrap the carnelian in jewelry wire to create a pendant or keychain. As you do so, say "Carnelian, strong and proud, give me the strength to face the future with courage. Bring me the strength to face the unknown and the will to demand change. Help me remove all barriers to bring me happiness and good fortune." Wear or carry the carnelian on your person to bring you strength and courage.



Banishing spells are a great way to remove something or someone from your life that you absolutely do not want to return. Unlike cord-cutting, this removes the person completely, not just severs the tie between you. However, use with caution. Banishing spells are nearly impossible to undo and can backfire if not done properly. You must be absolutely clear in your intent and specific in your wording, otherwise, you could end up removing something you want. This spell uses a purple or black candle to banish an unwanted person or entity. 

What You'll Need

  • Purple or black candle
  • Paper & Pen

What to Do

Begin by writing the name of the person or entity you wish to remove from your life then write your name over their name, effectively crossing it out. You may need to write your name several times to completely obscure the first name. As you do so chant, "I cover you. I cross you. I remove you from my life. I command you; I compel you, get out of my life." Place the paper under the candle and light the candle. Allow it to burn down completely. Dispose of the spell ingredients away from your property, effectively removing them from your life.



Love spells are some of the most misunderstood spells in witchcraft. You cannot force someone to fall in love with you, but you can attract someone to you, usually by making yourself more desirable. This specific spell works to draw a person to you, whether it be romantically or completely plutonic. It can be used to attract a lover or a friendship. Heck, you could probably even use it to attract a new job!

What You'll Need

  • Two strips of paper
  • Pen
  • Fireproof bowl
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Orange Zest or Orange Blossoms
  • Spell bottle
  • Wax

What to Do

Begin by writing the goal of the spell on the first strip of paper. Make sure you are clear in your intent and use positive language. You shouldn't say you don't want something, instead, say what you want. This will be most effective if written as an "I" statement as if you already have the object of your desire. On the second strip of paper, write the object of your desire. You can be as specific or vague as you wish. If you want a specific person or job, use their name, but if you want to attract love or a job in general, write the characteristics of the person you are looking for or a job description. Next, write your name over the object of your desire, thus linking you to the object. Place both strips of paper and the orange zest or blossoms in a fire-safe bowl and burn. Place the ashes in a spell bottle and seal with wax. Place on your altar or store in a safe place. If you no longer desire the object, break the seal on the spell bottle and throw the ashes into the wind.



Sometimes we want to get things done, but something continues to hold us back whether it be fear, doubt, or frustrations. This unblocking spell will help remove those blocks using Fire to burn them away. This spell is best followed up with a bath to help wash away any residual energies.

What You'll Need

  • 1 white candle
  • Whole cloves

What to Do

Hold the white candle in your hands and envision all your fears, frustrations, and doubt transferring from you to the candle. Feel it warm between your hands as you do so. Next, dress the candle with the whole cloves and light the candle. As the candle burns, envision all those fears, frustrations, and doubts vanishing into the thin air, dissipating with the smoke. Finish the spell with a cleansing bath and change into clean clothes, symbolizing your new beginning. 



Many of us struggle with confidence issues, especially after a breakup or great loss. This spell is designed to help boost your self-confidence by focusing on what you are good at, using Fire to ignite that confidence through the use of an orange candle which is associated with confidence.

What You'll Need

  • Orange candle
  • Matches or lighter

What to Do

Light the orange candle and stare into the flames. As you do so, complete the following sentences:
I am proud of...
I am good at...
My greatest asset is...
I feel strong and capable when I...
People love me because I'm...

Complete these sentences using positive affirmations. Repeat them at least three times, feeling their power deep within your soul. Allow the candle to burn down or snuff out when ready.



Spell reversal is an important utility spell, especially for those wishing to reverse a spell cast upon themselves or a spell that has backfired that you didn't build an easy undoing into. There are dozens of ways to reverse spells, but Fire is able to burn away the magical energies of a spell quickly, leaving nothing behind. This particular spell is designed to reverse a spell cast against you by another witch. 

What You'll Need

  • White candle
  • Dried patchouli or oil
  • Dried vetiver or oil
  • Dressing oil (if using dried herbs)

What to Do

Cut the top off the white candle, forming a flat base then flip the candle over and carve the bottom until the wick is exposed. You are reversing the spell by reversing the candle. Dress the candle in patchouli, vetiver, and oil which will reflect the spell back to its source. If you know the source of the spell, carve their name into the candle as well. Light the candle and say, "Candle burning bright and warm; let the evil (or spell) done against me be reversed just as I have reversed you." 

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These spells are just some of the many uses of Fire, some of which you can find elsewhere on my blog. Again, I tried to include several spells to help us navigate the current social climate, but there are several spells that can be used whenever you need them. How do you use Fire in your practice? Share your spells and ideas in the comments below!

Interest in the rest of the series? Here's what's to come!

Elemental Magic Series

Introduction to the Elements
Water
Water Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Water Ritual
Tools of Water
Water Spells and Rituals
Earth
Earth Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Earth Ritual
Tools of Earth
Earth Spells and Rituals
Fire
Fire Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Fire Ritual
Tools of Fire
Fire Spells and Rituals
Air
Air Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Air Ritual
Tools of Air
Air Spells and Rituals
Spirit
Spirit Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting with Spirit Ritual
Tools of Spirit
Spirit Spells and Rituals
Putting It All Together

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Apothecary At Home Box Review: July 2020

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A couple of months ago I told you guys about a new subscription box that was coming out called Apothecary At Home. Well, their first box shipped July 1st, and I am so thrilled with it. I cannot believe how many amazing goodies they packed into this awesome box. If you missed my unboxing video on Instagram, you can check it out now. This is one of the coolest boxes I've ever received and totally up my ally. 

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The first box came with information (not pictured) on what to expect from the subscription box as a whole as well as a detailed pamphlet discussing each of the herbs, including their folklore, medicinal, and magical uses, much like my Herbarium posts, and a number of herbal remedy recipes to make with the herbs in the box. Furthermore, there is general information on making herbal remedies and how different herbs interact. This box is truly designed to help you learn how to make herbal remedies, not just give you random recipes to follow with context. The box comes with all the supplies to make your remedies and includes a number of bonus recipes for herbs you have leftover, which I absolutely loved. If you missed their first box or are interested in the reading material, you can purchase the study guide and welcome packet as digital downloads for $4.99 each on their website.

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This month's box was all about mental health, fitting considering the current pandemic has taken a toll on most people's mental health, mine included. As such, it contains chamomile, lemon balm, and passionflower, all of which are known to help ease depression and anxiety, while promoting calmness and joy. The box came with 4 ounces of both chamomile and lemon balm and about 1 ounce of passionflower. I couldn't believe how much of each herb they fit into the box. I still can't figure out how they got the box to close! With these herbs, you have all the ingredients to make a salve and a tincture, but there are a number of bonus recipes you can do with the leftover herbs. But that's not all.

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The box also comes with both lemon balm and chamomile seeds, along with growing instructions, and two beautiful art prints of said herbs created by the creator's mother. They are absolutely beautiful and would be perfect for your BOS or Grimoire, whether you cut them out and paste them or hole-punch them. This month they are printed on glossy paper, but next month I was informed that they would be printed on higher quality, matte paper. Furthermore, these prints and all future prints will be available for standalone purchase in a variety of sizes in the future. I love that they include not only a hefty amount of herbs, but seeds as well so you can continue to grow your practice. I am looking forward to starting my seeds soon and allowing them to take over in my garden. I love the overgrown look and lemon balm grows rapidly. 

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This month's box also came with a wonderful surprise: Stress Relief Tea from The Loose Leaf! I freaking love me some tea and was so excited to see tea in this box. This particular tea contains oatstraw, skullcap, kava kava root, ginkgo, ashwagandha, and cloves. It has an earthy, spicy taste that will warm your soul. It reminds me of Yule to be honest. Its warming and calming and leaves you feeling completely relaxed by the end of the cup. It's sure to delight your taste buds and enliven your spirits.

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Overall, I was super impressed with this box. It exceeded my expectations by far. 

Pros:

  • The box is designed to teach, instead of just providing you with goodies. It includes everything you need to learn how to make herbal remedies and gets you started on the herbalist path.
  • The item quality is great. Every item is worth more than I paid and sometimes you even get some bonus items thrown in!
  • The information packet is informative and explains how to use each of the items in the box. The herb profiles are clearly outlines and recipes are easy to follow.
  • There are vegan and non-vegan options. They offer both beeswax and soy wax for salves, so if you are vegan there is an option available for you.
  • They survey you for allergies. When you sign up for the box, you begin with a survey where you can let them know if you are allergic to anything. I thought this is great because I am allergic to opiates and gogi berries, and while I don't think opiates will end up in the box, gogi berries have a strong possibility of showing up. I'm glad that they take this into account and won't put anything in my box that I am allergic to.
  • They are ecofriendly. The box is recyclable and you have the option to receive the information packets printed or digital. I love how much you can customize this box!
  • They support the BIPOC community. Right now, they are offering boxes to BIPOC who are interested in learning herbalism for free or heavily discounted. If you or someone you know is interested in the details, check out their website. You can also sponsor a box to help provide more boxes!
  • This box is available! They still have some spots available for next month's box, but you best hurry!

Cons:

  • The box is somewhat expensive. It's currently priced at $39.99 plus $8 shipping within the US. However, if you were to compare this to an online course, this box is significantly cheaper and provides all the supplies needed for a fraction of the price.
  • There is some packaging that is not eco-friendly. The paper and cardboard box can be recycled, but the bubble wrap can not. I believe having eco-friendly packaging as much as possible is extremely important.
OVERALL: 5 out of 5 stars 

Interested in purchasing this box? Check out Apothecary At Home online

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Elemental Series: Tools of Fire

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In today's post, I will discuss some of the many tools associated with Fire and how you can use them in your practice. Many of these tools were hinted at or discussed when I introduced you to some of the folklore surrounding Fire. However, this post is more of a correspondences type list that you can use to quickly plan spells. For your pleasure, I have also included a free 5-page printable for your Grimoire or Book of Shadows. Enjoy!


Balefire/Bonfire: These large, outdoor fires were traditionally were used for cleansing and protection purposes. Bundles of herbs would be thrown into these fires and cattle would be driven in between or people would jump over them for cleansing and protection for the upcoming year. They can also be used for pyromancy, burning spell ingredients, or during large group rituals to encourage people to participate.

Candles:
Candles can be used for a variety of spell purposes, especially in candle magic. They can be dressed or anointed with oils, herbs, and crystals or carved with sigils to pack a powerful magical punch. Different color candles are used for different purposes, such as green for prosperity, black for banishing, and red of passion. 

Fluorescent Light: This is the most common form of light in homes due to our use of lightbulbs. Use fluorescent lights to "light" the way, illuminate a situation, or bring a soft, steady energy to a spell.

Friction: Friction is the opposite acting force when two objects slide past each other. This rubbing produces heat that can be used to warm objects, such as crystals, with your energy to build a connection. However, friction usually manifests in witchcraft has the opposing force to our spells. The energy from our spell work naturally dissipates over time due to friction slowly the energy until it ultimately "stops." This is why several spells call for working over a 3, 7, 9, or 28 day period or why you should revisit wards and protection spells to reinforce them.

Hearth Fire: Hearth fires were a prominent feature in the homes of our ancestors. These were generally fires in a fireplace or a stove that the family used for cooking and warmth. It was considered the heart of the home, much like a modern kitchen is viewed as the home's heart today. Hearth fires are associated with health, wellness, warmth, wisdom, birth, creativity, and life. To honor your hearth fire, place a bowl of oranges or a lit candle on your stovetop.

Heat: Heat is energy that can be transferred from one object to another. Use heat to transfer energy between objects, especially energy from you to the magical object you are using. You can also use heat to speed up your spells, infuse your spells with your energy (through dancing or other movements), or spice up a relationship. While spicy food technically isn't "hot" in a scientific sense of the word, they can be used to heat up a spell or person in witchcraft.

Lava: Lava is molten rock that has breached the surface, unlike magma that is molten rock beneath the Earth's crust. Lava can be used to burn bridges, invoke a clean slate, clear away the competition, or bring about destruction, just as lava reshapes the landscape around it. Most people believe lava is only a negative, destructive force, but lava brings rich, fertile nutrients up from deep within the Earth, creates new land for life to prosper, and allows for things to begin anew. I advise against attempting to work with actual lava unless you can view the lava from a safe distance. Otherwise, visualizations, pictures, and lava rock work well in spell work.

Lightning: Atmospheric, electrostatic discharge often appears to us as lightning. While destructive in nature, lightning can be used in witchcraft to focus energy. Lightning touched areas are believed to be supercharged and the energy of these areas can be used to enhance spell work, enchant objects, and infuse you with power. Lightning is also often used in storm magic to bring about rapid change.

Magma: Magma is molten rock stored deep within the Earth's surface, unlike lava which is molten rock that has breached the Earth's surface. Tap into this energy source through grounding and use it to warm your soul, recharge, and add long-lasting energy to your spells.

Plasma: Plasma is a state of matter, usually thought of as a subset of gases. We are most familiar with plasma in neon lights. These supercharged particles can be used to electrify a situation, grab attention, and bring quick change.

Rainbow: Rainbows are formed by light passing through a prism, usually water droplets when found naturally. Rainbows have an array of magical symbolism, including hope and joy, and are thought to act as a bridge between our world and that of the Otherworld. Use rainbows to connect with the Otherworld, communicate with the dead, inspire hope, and bring about joy. To read more about rainbow magic, check out A Witch's Guide to Rainbow Magick and Working With Rainbows by Autumn Zenith at Witchcrafed Life.

Sunlight: Sunlight is the main source of Fire energy on Earth. It is the ultimate life-giver, warming our atmosphere, allowing plants to carry out photosynthesis, and providing the energy necessary for most processes on Earth to work. Sunlight can be used to purify, cleanse, charge, and energize you and objects. It is masculine in nature, and while generally good, it can also be used to harm (think sunburn). Sunlight can be used to ignite a situation, burn away our enemies, illuminate situations, and remove negativity.



Amber: Amber, which is fossilized tree sap, is often referred to as "Tears of the Sun" due to its golden hue. Use it for protection, healing, and courage or to create happiness or protection amulets.

Ashes: Ash is the product of burning, usually wood or paper. While some argue ashes lack energetic properties, I completely disagree. Use ashes to symbolize fertility, rebirth, change, and transformation. 

Athame: An athame is a ritual knife used for directing and manipulating energy. Many witches use an athame in a similar way to a wand to cast a magical circle, cut a door in the circle, or direct spell energy.

Basil: Basil is probably one of the most commonly used culinary and magical herbs out there. Carry it in your wallet or purse to bring wealth, burn to divine the future of your relationship, or enhance astral flight and hedge riding. 

Bloodstone: Bloodstone, so named for the red flecks, can be used to heal wounds, soothe menstrual cramps and childbirth, increase immunity to bloodborne illnesses, or in spells to draw money, prosperity, wealth, and win legal battles.

Brass: Like gold, brass is associated with the Sun due to its golden color. However, brass is best for opening doors, resilience, communication, and sound magic.

Candles: Candles can be used for a variety of spell purposes, especially in candle magic. They can be dressed or anointed with oils, herbs, and crystals or carved with sigils to pack a powerful magical punch. Different color candles are used for different purposes, such as green for prosperity, black for banishing, and red of passion. 

Carnelian: Deep red or orange in color, carnelian is a wonderful crystal for honoring the Sun. It can be used for courage, strength, and power, as well as for love and lust. Carnelian is also great for grounding you within our realm during astral travel as well as acting as a beacon to help you return to your body.

Cayenne Pepper: Use cayenne pepper to heat things up in your relationship, encourage lust, or light a fire under someone to get them moving, whether it's off their butt or out of your life. 

Charcoal: Charcoal is the burnt remains of wood and other organic material. It is best for cleansing, purification, and banishing. It is also great for protection and warding. Historically, charcoal was used to create inks and as such can be used to write in your grimoire or Book of Shadows.

Chili Peppers: Chili peppers can be used much the same way as cayenne pepper. However, they are also excellent for protection and burning away curses.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a dried, aromatic bark from evergreen trees in the genus Cinnamomum. It can be used for money, wealth, and prosperity magic as well as healing, protection, and love spells. When burned, it can cleanse and consecrate items as well as speed up your spells.

Cloves: Cloves can be used for protection, clarity, halting gossip, banishing evil, as well as invoking love and lust. 

Copper: Copper is a conductive, malleable metal commonly associated with Venus. Therefore, copper can be used in love spells as well as to conduct energy or transfer energy. Furthermore, it is commonly used for currency around the world and therefore perfect for offerings and prosperity magic. 

Fire Agate: Fire agate is grounding and uplifting at the same time, making it the perfect crystal for situations that require tough decisions, courage, and decisiveness. Its red color also invokes passion and love while simultaneously fighting against depression and insecurities. 

Fulgurite: Fulgurite forms when lightning strikes sand or rock, forming a natural glass in the process. Due to its chaotic birth, it's great for chaos magic, as well as invoking rain and storms and communication with higher beings.

Garnet: Garnet can come in a variety of colors, including vivid green or dark red, and, like quartz, can project or receive energy. It can be used to recharge and revitalize, for protection, and to 

Gold: Gold is deeply connected to the Sun and was historically the color used to describe purifying high vibrational energies. It can be used to attract wealth, prosperity, and power. 

Lantern: Lanterns are a great way to symbolize the element Fire on your altar or in spells and are great for illuminating situations and helping you or spirits navigate dark terrain. 

Lava Rock: Lava rocks form when magma cools. Because lava originates as magma deep within the Earth, it can be used for grounding and restraint. However, its fiery nature makes it also associated with energy, assertiveness, and passion.

Lead: Lead is the heaviest of the base metals and blocks out both light, sound, and electricity. While often associated with Fire, lead is also deeply connected to Earth. It can be used for grounding, strength, stability, meditation, and to connect with the Otherworld. It's also perfect for breaking habits and shadow work.

Marigold: Marigolds are strongly associated with the Sun and can, therefore, be used in magic relating to passion, warmth, and creativity. In the Victorian floral language, they mean "pain and grief" or as a way to comfort one who is grieving. Today, marigolds are part of Dia de Los Muertos activities, aiding in spirits finding their way home.

Pumice: Pumice, unlike lava rock, has a greater silica content and floats in water. As such, it is perfect for reminding us to remain positive when we otherwise feel like we are drowning and can be used to banish bad habits and emotions as well as negative energy.

Ruby: The name "ruby" comes from the Latin rubber meaning red. Rubies can protect the wearer or homes from storm damage or be used in spells to bring wealth, passion, energy, and courage.

Sunflower: Sunflowers are one of the few flowers that obviously follow the Sun throughout the day while also being sun-like in appearance. Sunflowers are a symbol of joy, warmth, fertility, and good luck. They can also gift you with faerie sight, especially around the Summer Solstice.

Sunstone: Sunstone, with its milky orange color, is great at boosting your mood, especially if you are depressed or anxious. Use it to soothe depression, lift your mood, assuage fear and doubt, relieve tension, and heal emotional loss.

Tin: Tin is associated with Jupiter whose symbol is lightning. As such, tin can be used to protect against lightning or invoke lightning. Tin items are best charged during a lightning storm, which makes them potent magical items. It can also be used to bring about what you desire most, and is therefore perfect for prosperity and success spells, as well as rejuvenation spells.

Wand: Depending on the tradition, wands are often associated with Fire (swords in other traditions). Use wands much like you would an athame to direct power, cut doors, and transmit and focus energies.


And there you have it. A complete list of types of Fire as well as commonly used tools associated with Fire! Below is a free 5-page printable for your Grimoire or Book of Shadows.

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Interest in the rest of the series? Here's what's to come!

Elemental Magic Series

Introduction to the Elements
Water
Water Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Water Ritual
Tools of Water
Water Spells and Rituals
Earth
Earth Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Earth Ritual
Tools of Earth
Earth Spells and Rituals
Fire
Fire Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Fire Ritual
Tools of Fire
Fire Spells and Rituals
Air
Air Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting With Air Ritual
Tools of Air
Air Spells and Rituals
Spirit
Spirit Folklore & Correspondences
Connecting with Spirit Ritual
Tools of Spirit
Spirit Spells and Rituals
Putting It All Together



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