20 Life Spells from Practical Witches

20 Life Spells from Practical Witches

Included in this list of 20 Life Spells
  1. Fire Scrying
  2. Brief Herbal Lesson
  3. Candle Divination
  4. Herbal Correspondences
  5. Information-Witch's Garden
  6. Recipe-Soft Mead
  7. War Water
  8. Information-Candle Omens
  9. Money and/or Job Spell
  10. Stone Attraction Spell
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All these spells deal with aspects of life. Specifically life in a family and a career sort of way.

Since these spells all deal with the fundamentals of a person's life these are all long term spells. This means you will not see results today or tomorrow, but they will come, if the spells are cast correctly.

These spells are very much like the Beauty Spells where you must cast only the spell which is right for you. Casting the wrong one may have undesired effects, and casting more then one may cancel some, but not all effects of the first spell. You must always be sure to undo spells properly instead of trying to cast a new spell to fix an old one.

#1 - Fire Scrying

Basic method for fire scrying
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    Find some place comfortable and begin to relax yourself, however method you prefer. Clear your mind, and focus on the question you wish to ask. Light your candle. Focus on the flame, focus on your question. Images should start to appear, such as: if you question is about school, you will see an image of a book. Some images will personally mean something to you, and you will know the answer.



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    #2 - Brief Herbal Lesson

    These are the basic usages of herbs as magical components.
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    Herbs & their Magickal Properties

    A
    Acacia : Protection, Psychic Powers, Money and Love Spells
    Adam & Eve Roots : Love, Happiness
    Adders Tongue : Healing
    African Violet : Spirituality, Protection
    Agaric : Fertility
    Agrimony : Protection, Sleep
    Ague Root : Protection
    Alfalfa : Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money
    Alkanet : Purification, Prosperity
    Allspice : Money, Luck, Healing
    Almond : Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
    Aloe : Protection, Luck
    Aloes, Wood : Love, Spirituality
    Althea : Protection, Psychic Powers
    Alyssum : Protection, Moderating Anger
    Amaranth : Healing Heartbreak, Protection, Invisibility,
    Anemone : Health, Protection, Healing
    Angelica : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
    Anise : Protection, Purification, Youth
    Apple : Love, Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality
    Apricot : Love
    Arabic Gum : Spirituality, Purify Negativity and Evil
    Arbutus : Exorcism, Protection
    Asafoetida : Exorcism, Purification, Protection
    Ash : Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
    Aspen : Eloquence, Anti-Theft
    Aster : Love
    Avens : Exorcism, Purification, Love
    Avocado : Love, Lust, Beauty

    B
    Bachelor's Buttons : Love
    Balm, Lemon : Love, Success, Healing
    Balm of Gilead : Love, Manifestations, Protection, Healing
    Bamboo : Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes
    Banana : Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
    Banyan : Luck. Happiness
    Barley : Love, Healing, Protection
    Basil : Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
    Bay : Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
    Bean : Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming,
    Reconciliation, Potency, Love
    Bedstraw, Fragrant : Love
    Beech : Wishes
    Beet : love
    Belladonna : Astral Projection, Visions **TOXIC**
    Benzoin : Purification, Prosperity
    Bergamot, Orange : Money, Success
    Be-Still : Luck
    Betony, Wood : Protection, Purification, Love
    Birch : Protection, Exorcism, Purification and Cleansing
    Bistort : Psychic Powers, Fertility
    Bittersweet : Protection, Healing
    Blackberry : Healing, Money, Protection
    Bladderwrack : Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells,
    Money, Psychic Powers
    Bleeding Heart : Love
    Bloodroot : Love, Protection, Purification
    Bluebell : Luck, Truth
    Blueberry : Protection
    Blue Flag : Money
    Bodhi : Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation
    Boneset : Protection, Exorcism
    Borage : Courage, Psychic Powers
    Bracken : Healing, Rune Magic, Prophetic Dreams
    Brazil Nut : Love
    Briony : Image Magic, Money, Protection
    Bromeliad : Protection, Money
    Broom : Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
    Buchu : Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
    Buckthorn : Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
    Buckwheat : Money, Protection
    Burdock : Protection, Healing

    C

    Cabbage : Luck
    Cactus : Protection, Chastity
    Calamus : Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
    Camellia -Riches
    Camphor : Chastity, Health, Divination
    Caper : Potency, Lust, Luck
    Carawy : Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-Theft, Mental Powers
    Cardamon : Lust, Love
    Carnation : Protection, Strength, Healing
    Carob : Protection, Health
    Carrot : Fertility, Lust
    Cascara Sagrada : Legal Matters, Money, Protection,
    Cashew : Money
    Castor : Protection
    Catnip : Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
    Cat Tail : Lust
    Cedar : Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
    Celandine : Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
    Celery : Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
    Centaury : Snake Removing
    Chamomile : Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
    Cherry : Love, Divination
    Chestnut : Love
    Chickweed : Fertility, Love
    Chicory : Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, favors, Frigidity
    Chili pepper : Fidelity, Hex Breaking, Love
    China Berry : Luck, Change
    Chrysanthemum : Protection
    Cinchona : Luck, Protection
    Cinnamon : Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power,
    Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love
    Cinquefoil : Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep
    Citron : Psychic Powers, Healing
    Cloth of Gold : Understand Animal Languages
    Clove : Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
    Clover : Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Exorcism, Success, Luck
    Club Moss : Protection, Power
    Coconut : Purification, Protection, Chastity
    Cohosh, Black : Love, Courage, Protection, Potency
    Coltsfoot : Love, Visions
    Columbine : Courage, Love
    Comfrey : Safety During Travel, Money
    Copal : Love, Purification
    Coriander : Love, Health, Healing
    Corn : Protection, Luck, Divination
    Cornflower : psychism
    Cotton : Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magic
    Cowslip : Healing, Youth, Treasure Finding
    Crocus : Love, Visions
    Cubeb : Love
    Cuckoo-flower : Fertility, Lover
    Cucumber : Chastity, Healing, Fertility
    Cumin : Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism
    Curry : Protection
    Cyclamen : Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust
    Cypress : Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection

    D
    Daffodil : Love, Fertility, Luck
    Daisy : Lust, Luck
    Damiana : Lust, Love, Visions
    Dandelion : Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
    Datura : Hex Breaking, Sleep, Protection
    Deerstongue : Lust, Psychic Powers
    Devils Bit : Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust
    Devils Shoestring : Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment
    Dill : Protection, Money, Lust, Luck
    Dittany of Crete : Manifestations, Astral Projection
    Dock : Healing, Fertility, Money
    Dodder : Love, Divination, Knot Magic
    Dogbane : Love
    Dogwood : Wishes, Protection
    Dragons Blood : Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency
    Dulse : Lust, Harmony
    Dutchmans Breeches : Love

    E
    Ebony : Protection, Power
    Echinacea : Strengthening Spells
    Edelweiss : Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
    Elder : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep
    Elecampane : Love, Protection, Psychic Powers
    Elm : Love
    Endive : Lust, Love
    Eryngo : Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love
    Eucalyptus : Healing, Protection
    Euphorbia : Purification, Protection
    Eyebright : Mental Powers, Psychic Power

    F
    Fennel : Protection, Healing, Purification
    Fenugreek : Money
    Fern : Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches,
    Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism
    Feverfew : Protection
    Fig : Divination, Fertility, Love
    Figwort : Health, Protection
    Flax : Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing
    Fleabane : Exorcism, Protection, Chastity
    Foxglove : Protection
    Frankincense : Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Fumitory : Money, Exorcism
    Fuzzy Weed : Love, Hunting

    G
    Galangal : Protection, Lust, Health, Money,
    Psychic Powers, Hex-Breaking
    Gardenia : Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
    Garlic : Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
    Gentian : Love, Power
    Geranium : Fertility, Health, Love, Protection
    Ginger : Love, Money, Success, Power
    Ginseng : Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
    Goats Rue : Healing, Health
    Goldenrod : Money, Divination
    Golden Seal : Healing, Money
    Gorse : Protection, Money
    Gotu Kola : Meditation
    Gourd : Protection
    Grain : Protection
    Grains of Paradise : Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes
    Grape : Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers, Money
    Grass : Psychic Powers, Protection
    Ground Ivy : Divination
    Groundsel : Health, Healing

    H
    Hawthorn : Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
    Hazel : Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes
    Heather : Protection, Rain Making, Luck
    Heliotrope : Exorcism, Prophetic Dreams, Healing,
    Wealth, Invisibility
    Hellebore, Black : Protection ****TOXIC***
    Hemlock : Destroy Sexual Drive ***TOXIC***
    Hemp : Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
    Henbane : Love Attraction ***TOXIC***
    Henna : Healing
    Hibiscus : Lust, Love, Divination
    Hickory : Legal Matters
    High John the Conqueror : Money, Love, Success, Happiness
    Holly : Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic, Balance
    Honesty : Money, Repelling Monsters
    Honeysuckle : Money, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Hops : Healing, Sleep
    Horehound : Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
    Horse Chestnut : Money, Healing
    Horseradish : Purification, Exorcism
    Horsetail : Snake Charming, Fertility
    Houndstongue : Tying Dog's Tongues
    Houseleek : Luck, Protection, Love
    Huckleberry : Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
    Hyacinth : Love, Protection, Happiness
    Hydrangea : Hex Breaking
    Hyssop : Purification, Protection

    I
    Indian Paint Brush : Love
    Iris : Purification, Wisdom
    Irish Moss : Money, Luck, Protection
    Ivy : Protection, Healing

    J
    Jasmine : Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
    Jobs Tears : Healing, Wishes, Luck
    Joe-Pye Weed : Love, Respect
    Juniper : Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health

    K
    Kava-Kave : Visions, Protection, Luck
    Knotweed : Binding, Health

    L
    Ladys mantle : Love
    Ladys slipper : Protection
    Larch : Protection, Anti-Theft
    Larkspur : Health, Protection
    Lavender : Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity,
    Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
    Leek : Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Lemon : Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
    Lemongrass : Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic Powers
    Lemon Verbena : Purification, Love
    Lettuce : Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
    Licorice : Love, Lust, Fidelity
    Life Everlasting : Longevity, Health, Healing
    Lilac : Exorcism, Protection, Beauty
    Lily : Protection, Breaking Love spells
    Lily of the Valley : Mental Powers, Happiness
    Lime : Healing, Love, Protection
    Linden : Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
    Liquidamber : Protection
    Liverwort : Protection
    Liverwort : Love
    Looestrife : Peace, Protection
    Lotus : Protection, Lock-Opening
    Lovage : Love
    Love Seed : Love, Friendship
    Lucky Hand : Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel

    M
    Mace : Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
    Maguey : Lust
    Magnolia : Fidelity
    Mahogany, Mountain : Anti-Lightning
    Maidenhair : Beauty, Love
    Male Fern : Luck, Love
    Mallow : Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Mandrake : Protection, Love, Money, Fertility, Health
    Maple : Love, Longevity, Money
    Marigold : Protection, Prophetic Dreams,
    Business and Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
    Marjoram : Protection, Love, Happiness, Health, Money, Healing
    Master Wort : Strength, Courage, Protection
    Mastic : Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
    May Apple : Money
    Meadow Rue : Divination
    Meadowsweet : Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
    Mesquite : Healing
    Mimosa : Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
    Mint : Money, Love, Luck, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection
    Mistletoe : Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
    Molukka : Protection
    Moonwort : Money, Love
    Moss : Luck, Money
    Mugwort : Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection,
    Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection
    Mulberry : Protection, Strength
    Mullein : Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism
    Mustard : Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
    Myrrh : Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
    Myrtle : Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money

    N
    Nettle : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
    Norfolk Island Pine : Protection, anti hunger
    Nuts : Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck

    O
    Oak : Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
    Oats : Money
    Olive : Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
    Onion : Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money,
    Prophetic Dreams, Lust
    Orange : Love, Divination, Luck, Money
    Orchid : Love
    Oregon Grape : Money, Prosperity
    Orris Root : Love, Protection, Divination

    P
    Palm, Date : Fertility, Potency
    Pansy : Love, Rain Magic, Love, Divination
    Papaya : Love, Protection
    Papyrus : Protection
    Parosela : Hunting
    Parsley : Love, Protection, Purification
    Passion Flower : Peace, Sleep, Friendship
    Patchouly : Money, Fertility, Lust
    Pea : Money, Love
    Peach : Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes
    Pear : Lust, Love
    Pecan : Money, Employment
    Pennyroyal : Strength, Protection, Peace
    Peony : Protection, Exorcism
    Pepper : Protection, Exorcism
    Peppermint : Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
    Pepper Tree : Purification, Healing, Protection
    Periwinkle : Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
    Persimmon : Changing Sex, Healing, Luck
    Plot Weed : Protection
    Pimento : Love
    Pimpernel : Protection, Health
    Pine : Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
    Pineapple : Luck, Money, Chastity
    Pipsissewa : Money, Spirit Calling
    Pistachio : Breaking Love Spells
    Plantain : Healing, Protection, Strength, Snake Repelling
    Plum : Healing
    Plumeria : Love
    Poke : Courage, Hex Breaking
    Pomegranate : Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
    Poplar : Money, Flying
    Poppy : Fertility, Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility
    Potato : Image Magic, Healing
    Prickly Ash : Love
    Primrose : Protection, Love
    Purslane : Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness

    Q
    Quassia : Love
    Quince : Protection, Love, Happiness

    R
    Radish : Protection, Lust
    Ragweed : Courage
    Ragwort : Protection
    Raspberry : Protection, Love
    Rattlesnake Root : Protection, Money
    Rhubarb : Protection, Fidelity
    Rice : Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
    Roots : Protection, Power, Divination
    Rose : Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
    Rosemary : Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers,
    Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
    Rowan : Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Power, Success
    Rue : Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
    Rye : Love, Fidelity

    S
    Saffron : Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising,
    Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers.
    Sage : Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
    Sagebrush : Purification, Exorcism
    St.Johns Wort : Health, Power, Protection, Strength,
    Love, Divination, Happiness
    Sandalwood : Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Sarsaparilla : Love, Money
    Sassafras : Health, Money
    Savory, Summer : Mental Powers
    Scullcap : Love, Fidelity, Peace
    Senna : Love
    Sesame : Money. Lust
    Shallot : Purification
    Skunk Cabbage : Legal Matters
    Slippery Elm : Halts Gossip
    Sloe : Exorcism, Protection
    Snakeroot : Luck Money
    Snakeroot/black : Love, Lust, Money
    Snapdragon : Protection
    Solomons Seal : Protection, Exorcism
    Sorrel Wood : Healing, Health
    Southern Wood : Love, Lust, Protection
    Spanish Moss : Protection
    Spearmint : Healing, Love, Mental Powers
    SpiderWort : Love
    Spikenard : Love
    Squill : Money, Protection, Hex Breaking
    Star, Anise : Psychic Powers, Luck
    Stillengia : Psychic Powers
    Straw : Luck, Image Magic
    Strawberry : Love, Luck
    Sugar Cane : Love, Lust
    Sumbul : Love, Luck, Health, Psychic Powers
    Sunflower : Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom
    Sweetgrass : Calling Spirits
    Sweetpea : Friendship, Chastity, Courage, Strength

    T
    Tamarind : Love
    Tamarisk : Exorcism, Protection
    Tansy : Health, Longevity
    Tea : Riches, Courage, Strength
    Thistle : Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing
    Thistle, Holy : Purification, Hex Breaking
    Thistle, Milk : Snake Enraging
    Thyme : Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers,
    Love, Purification, Courage
    Ti : Protection, Healing
    Toadflax : Protection, Hex Breaking
    Toadstool : Rain Making
    Tobacco : Healing, Purification
    Turmeric : Purification
    Turnip : Protection, Ending Relationships

    U
    Urva Ursa : Psychic Workings

    V
    Valerian : Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
    Vanilla : Love, Lust, Mental Powers
    Venus Flytrap : Protection, Love
    Vervain : Love, Protection, Purification, Peace,
    Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing
    Vetch, Giant : Fidelity
    Vetivert : Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
    Violet : Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing

    W
    Wahoo : Hex-breaking, Courage, Success
    Walnut : Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
    Wax Plant : Protection
    Wheat : Fertility, Money
    Willow : Love, Divination, Protection, Healing
    Wintergreen : Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
    Winters Bark : Success
    Witch Grass : Happiness, Lust, love, Exorcism
    Witch Hazel : Protection, Chastity
    Wolfs Bane : Protection, Invisibility
    Wood Rose : Luck
    Woodruff : Victory, Protection, Money
    Wormwood : Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits

    XYZ
    Yarrow : Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
    Yellow Evening Primrose : Hunting
    Yerba Mate : Fidelity, Love, Lust
    Yerba Santa : Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Yew : Raising the Dead
    Yohimbe : Love, Lust
    Yucca : Transmutation, Protection, Purification



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    #3 - Candle Divination

    Information on divination with candles both tapers and seven day novena candles.
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    The art of Ceromancy or divination with candles has different forms to it. The studying of the images candle wax makes in water OR th way a candle burns. The way a candle burns is actually called Lychnomancy or La Lingus Delle Candelle, ''the language of the candle.''

    Since this is about Ceromancy this is what I will dicuss first then I will discuss Lychnomancy later on. Ceromancy is when the witch lights a candle and then drips wax from the candle into a bowl of water. Then the witch would look for images that form from the wax in the water. It's that simple.

    One can probably use the appropriate candle color depending on the question. Pink for love, green for money, brown for the home, etc. Although it was traditional for one to use darker candles since the darker candle wax is easier to see in the water.

    One Italian method of ceromancy is recorded in Judika Illes, The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, 2004 (p. 307)

    Bind two tapers--not dripless beeswax candles--with scarlet ribbons. Set these candles standing up right in a pan of cold water. Place in the water, nettle leaves,cumin seeds, three rose hips, and a few sprigs of rue.

    Light the candles. Observe the wax dripping into the cold water. Interpret any shapes formed by the hot wax solidifing in the cold water. The ultimate interpretation of what a shape is and what it means is up to you.

    Here are the common image meanings found in Ceromancy:

    AEROPLANE - A trip of a disappointment
    ANCHOR - Your loved one is true

    BABY - Troubles are coming
    BALL or BALLOON - Your problem will not last very long
    BEANS - Money difficulties
    BED - A vacation would be good for you
    BELLS - A wedding
    BIRD - News will reach you soon
    BRIDGE - Take a chance
    BROOM - Make a change

    CANDLE - Spiritual growth
    CAT - A friend is untrue
    CHAIN - Go ahead with your plans
    CIRCLE - Reconciliation
    CLOUD - Something or someone threatens you
    CROSS - Do not fear for you are protected
    CROWN - Sickness
    CUP - Bitter quarrel with a friend

    DOG - Your self-esteem is too low

    EAR - Be alert for an opportunity to advance in your work
    EGG - New developments soon

    FAN - A surprise is in store for you
    FEATHER - The problem will be solved
    FISH - Someone will betray you

    GHOST - Someone from the past is looking for you
    GRASS - Good fortune is approaching

    HAT - A change of location is indicated
    HEART - A friendship will turn into love
    HOUSE - Better times are coming

    KEY - A setback in plans should be expected
    KITE - Your wish will come to naught

    LADDER - Take steps to change your attitude toward an old friend
    LEAF or LEAVES - Things will be changing soon
    LION - An unpleasant situation is developing

    MOON - Indicates more money
    MOUNTAIN - Good friends are willing to help you

    PANTS - You will be tempted
    PEN - Expect a letter from a relative
    PIN - Your lover may be attracted to another
    PIPE - Peace and comfort

    RING - Marriage may be possible in the near future

    SCISSORS - Separation
    SHOE - Be suspicious of a new acquaintance
    SNAKE - Be on guard against an enemy
    SPIDER WEB - Pleasant happenings
    STAR - Happiness
    SUN - Good fortune

    TABLE - An abundance of blessings
    TREE - A good time for new undertakings

    UMBRELLA - Trouble is coming

    WALKING STICK - Get out of the house and visit friends
    WHEEL - One who has been away will return soon
    WITCH - Danger will pass you by
    WORM - Business troubles ahead if you are not careful



    This system of candle interpretation is used by some Voodoo, Hoodoo and Santeria practitioners to monitor effectiveness of candles used in magickal workings. Working with candles can be very practical and effective and easily hidden if you need to.
    I personally like working with seven day candles because I find it easier to read them easier then tapers. These are the basic guidelines known by many practioners and sites. If you decide to try any of these techniques let me know what you think and any personal experiences.

    These generally refer to the burning of ''7 day candles'' that can either be in glass or sometimes free-standing.

    The candle explodes
    There are two different ways to interpret this. If it is a protection or reversing candle it means that the candle protected something from astrally attacking you and/or a lot of negative energy has been directed towards
    you.

    Candle does not burn
    If the candle is a prosperity or protection candle, this means that other type of spiritual cleansing must be done before the beginning of this spell to remove the negativity of the environment before proceeding.
    If the candle is being used for binding then another type of spell must be used.

    The candle has a high flame
    The spell is going to be effective and work fast. If for prosperity or protection,the environment is clear of negativity. If for a binding, defensive or protective use, you will most likely see quick results as they do not have spiritual protection .

    The candle has a low flame
    In regards to prosperity & luck,cleanse your environment. In regards to binding and defensive spells, they are resisting due to a strong spirit and it will be awhile before you see results. It is suggested that you try
    another spell in combination with the present one to see faster results.

    The candle burns the glass totally black
    If after the candle burns down the entire glass is black, it is thought to mean that negativity or witchcraft has been directed towards you. Cleansing your environment and lighting a reversing candle should do the
    trick. If this happens when burning a candle to bind someone who you feel is harming you it suggests stopping because it may possibly turned back on you.

    A former member Posted May 10, 2009 11:11 AM Link to this reply
    Post #: 805 The candle burns the top half of the glass black
    If only the top part of the glass burns black this means that the spell was initially met with negativity before it began to work.

    The candle burns the bottom half of the glass back
    If it is a candle for prosperity or luck, negativity was sent your way and the candle detected it. If used to bind or for defensive purposes, the spirit of the person was alerted and reversed the spell.

    The candle burns only on one side
    This means that the spell will only be part way effective. This means that the wrong candle or candle dressing was used.

    The glass cracks
    If being used for self-protection,this means that the candle broke the negativity in the environment. This can also mean witchcraft or the presence of secret enemies. If being used to bind, it means the protection of the individual was broken.

    The candle flame crackles
    If for self-protection it means that someone is talking about you and has bad intentions directed towards you. If being used to bind, it means the individual is thinking about you.

    If the candle has more than one flame
    The center or main flame represents you. If being used for protection each one other than the center one represents an enemy. If being used to bind or for self-defense, it means that the person is being helped by other people.

    The candle flickers
    When a candle flame flickers, this signifies the presence of spirits. Note: Be sure there are not errant and mundane explanations such as a ceiling fan, before assuming this.

    The entire top of the candle including the wick is on fire
    This means that the spell is being fought off by guardian spirits but more than likely, the spell will be successful.

    The candle flame goes out during the spell
    If the spell is for protection this means that while the job was being performed, witchcraft was directed your way and your spirits or wards were unable to fight it off. If directed towards another their spirits were able to fight the binding off & have alarmed the individual. Another type of spell or combination of spells must be performed.

    Can a candle be extinguished and then lit again later?
    Only a candle being used to bring prosperity or success to an individual may be extinguished before it has completely burned. If being used to bind someone, the candle flame must never be put out or the spell will not work generally speaking. The guardian spirits of the other individual will then have time to prepare and reverse it back on to you.

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    Post #: 806 How do you put a candle flame out?
    Placing a plate over the flame thus allowing the flame to extinguish itself naturally or use a candle snuffer.

    What if a candle is extinguished and then relights itself?
    This means that your guardian spirits do not want you to turn the candle off because they are detecting something good or bad for you. If the candle is extinguished they cannot assist you effectively.

    What if a 7 day candle burns out before seven days?
    This means that the spell is working fast and another candle must be lit immediately. Money is coming in regards to prosperity spells, a lot of negativity in regards to reversing spells and in spells of harm, that the individuals spirit is fighting it off but it will soon be successful.

    What will make a candle spell work more effectively?
    Using the appropriate incense, oils, herbal bath, salts, powders etc.


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    #4 - Herbal Correspondences

    Some more Herbal Correspondences
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    Herb applies to a wide range of plants, including: grasses, trees, shrubs, weeds, roots, barks, and the flowers of any plant used for healing, magic spells and rituals, witchcraft, Wicca, or other purposes. Resins are concentrated, partially dehydrated derivatives of the liquid or sap of trees and plants and are commonly used in the same manner as herbs. Animal products like musk and ambergris are used similarly to resins and herbs, but primarily for their scents.

    Herbs and their by-products have been used for thousands of years by humans and other animals for healing. Even lower life forms are familiar with the benefits gained through the ingestion or application of certain plants. Likewise with the magical aspects of herbs, only this use is limited to humans. For thousands of years humans have used herbs and herbal concoctions for with the intent of altering their world.

    Herbs have many possible uses:

    -Charms and Sachets
    -Incense
    -Bath
    -Oils
    -Teas

    The correspondences listed here include each herb's botanical name, common name, ruling planet, dominant element, any associated deity, and its magical properties. This list is no way fully comprehensive. It is offered only as a basis for further research and as a CURIO for personal entertainment purposes ONLY.

    The first two lists are ''quick and dirty'' references. The table is a more comprehensive list of the various herbs and their correspondences.

    SUN: peony, sunflower, saffron, cinnamon, laurel

    MOON: hyssop, rosemary, moonflower, moonwort, garlic

    MARS: garlic, tobacco, wolfsbane

    MERCURY: fennel/finoccchio, mint, parsley

    JUPITER: basil, mint, henbane

    VENUS: lavender, vervain, coriander, laurel

    SATURN: rue, cummin, hemlock, mandrake

    Angelica: Protects from evil.

    Ash (wood): Invincibility.

    Balm Melissa: All healing. It's reputed to repel illness.

    Betony: Protection against evil spirits.

    Borage (flowers): Gives courage.

    Bracken: Fern seeds gathered at midsummer are golden and were user to make the wearer invisible and also bring gold.

    Briar Rose: Protects from bites of dogs or snakes.

    Clover (flowers and leaves): Brings good luck and assists with clairvoyance.

    Daisy: Innocence and love.

    Dill: Love.

    Eglantine (sweet briar): Pleasure.

    Elder (use only twigs, do not cut tree): Revered by the Ancients; Elder brings wisdom, joy and delight.

    Elm: Childbirth (it is associated with Embla, the first woman in Norse mythology).

    Fennel: A sacred herb held in great respect by the Ancients. Wards off evil spirits, bestows strength, courage, and prolongs life.

    Harebell: The flower of witches, who used its juice as part of their flying ointment. It is associated with seeing fairies, goblins and earth spirits. It was also thought to bring bad luck.

    Hawthorn: Marriage and fertility (not a very attractive smell).

    Hay: Pregnancy and fertility.

    Hazel (use wood): Sacred in Celtic mythology for fertility and immortality. Wards off rheumatism. This is one of the most popular woods for making sorcerer's wands and dowsing rods.

    Heather: Luck.

    Honeysuckle: Fidelity and affection. Those who wear it will dream of their own true love.

    House Leek (chicks and hens): Keeps evil away and the wearer will never be struck by lightning.

    Hyssop (hyacinth): Purifying, cleansing.

    Jasmine: Attraction.

    Lady's Mantle: For women's problems. Use the pearl of dew that gathers on the leaves at dawn. Causes change in your life, brings luck. Aids spirituality.

    Lavender: relaxing and stress relieving.

    Lilac: Luck, love.

    Lily of the Valley: Counters spells, attracts fairies.

    Marjoram: Peace, happiness, joy.

    May flowers: The base of the old wild magick. May flowers bring both adventure and chaos into your life.

    Mint: Sharpens the mind.

    Mistletoe: Energy, fertility, immortality.

    Mulberry: Headaches.

    Mullein: Asthma, protection from evil.

    Nettle: One of the nine sacred herbs of the Anglo Saxons. Protection against demons and evil spells.

    Oak : A sacred plant. Protection by the gods, strength, long life.

    Onion: Protection against lung illnesses, colds, flu, and the plague, fends off evil spirits.

    Orchids: Desire.

    Peony wood: A powerful charm against evil.

    Poppy: A charm to assist those bewitched into love.

    Primrose: Used by the Ancients to see fairies.

    Rose: Pure love.

    Rosemary: Good memory, friendship, fidelity.

    Rue: Luck and protection against the evil eye, freedom.

    Saffron: Aphrodisiac.

    Sage: Longevity, prosperity (do not cut this plant with metal).

    Snowdrop: Used to quicken the passing of sorrow.

    Sow Thistle: Increases strength and stamina, repels witches, invisibility from enemies.

    St Johns Wort: Considered the most potent of herbs for driving away evil spirits and spells.

    Strawberry: Sensuality.

    Sweet pea: Good fortune.

    Thyme: Relives giddiness and nightmares.

    Violet: Love, humility, honesty, virtue.

    Walnut: Robs an evil spirit of mobility, repels insects. It is the tree of Jupiter and brings the Gods' blessings.

    Wheat: Gaia's blessings, as it contains the spirit of the earth and harvest. Used for growth and fertility.

    Willow: To ease sorrow and the loss of a love.

    Yew: A sacred tree. Protection against evil. Do not cut the tree, gather only from the ground.



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    #5 - Information-Witch's Garden

    Information on magical gardening.
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    The Witches Garden

    One does not follow the witches path long before feeling the need to garden. As witchcraft is an Earth religion, we feel a spiritual rush when sinking our hands into the soil or watching a plant grow to maturity. These are the energies we celebrate in our rituals, the handiwork of our Mother Gaia.

    Many of us find ourselves in urban situations. I live in an apartment in a mid-sized city. I don't have the land for a beautiful fenced garden. Maybe someday. But for now, I garden in containers. I find I can grow enough herbs for my magical needs if I choose my plants wisely. What started as two pots on the front step has now grown into 15 or 16 large containers. Even though I'm a city person, I can still plant and harvest by the Moon signs, work ritual over my seeds and plants, harvest them magically, and dry them for future magical and medicinal use.

    I hope these pages will grow into a magical gardening journal. It will be for me a gardening notebook, a recipe book, and a place to share my magical garden. I've put these pages together in conjunction with a Witches Garden class I'm teaching at Dracona Pagan Web. We should have much to share as the class progresses.

    Planning Your Magical Garden

    First and foremost, you must evaluate your magical needs. Use a lot of mugwort for divination? Constantly smudging the house with sage? These herbs would certainly have a place in your garden. Check out my Magical Uses of Herbs pages and find plants to meet your needs that are well suited to your area. Don't know which plants grow well in your area? Take a look at this planting zone chart for the US. Research this carefully. I live on the cusp of two zones. An Internet search revealed that I live in Zone 6b. As you research your herbs, check to see which zones they grow best in. If you are container gardening, you have a little more leeway here. You have the ability to drag your plants indoors if the weather does not accommodate them. That can be a hassle, though, and I stand by the idea of growing plants native to your area as much as possible. This puts us in tune with the cycles and seasons of the land -- the land where we live. Of course, I don't see many patchouli plants in the wild here, and I grow it on a regular basis, so you will find yourself growing exotic plants at times.

    My Garden Pages

    When winter is still raging outside, I cozy up to the computer to start my gardening research. One way to keep my notes straight is to create pages for each plant, listing magical, edible, and medicinal uses, as well as cultivation and propagation information. Does this plant grow best from seed or should I buy a plant? What sort of soil does it need? What are the sun and water requirements? I figure all that out before I buy the first seed. Of course, this is a process I continue throughout the growing season as I add new plants. Like me, though, I think you will find it fun to get lost in garden dreams while the freezing rain is pelting outside. How Do I Put the Magick in my Garden?

    Once you've chosen your plants, how is your magic garden different from grandma's mundane garden? Number one, you've chosen your herbs to match your magical intent. When grown, they will be blessed and charged in a magic circle to assist in your spellwork and ritual. But we can bless and charge our seeds and plants during the growing process as well, infusing them with magical energy.

    Start with a seed blessing ritual, preferably at Ostara, but it can be performed whenever you begin to work with the seed (some need to be in a growing medium well before Ostara). In all gardening matters, work with the cosmic energies of the Moon. Find a Moon sign and phase guide and follow it. Here's a quick rule of thumb, although it might vary from plant to plant:

    Always plant during the new or waxing Moon phase, preferably in the fruitful Moon signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. There are some exceptions: Plant garlic during a new or waxing moon in the sign of Scorpio or Taurus. Root crops should be planted during a waxing or full moon in Taurus. Plant vines and flowers in Libra during a new or waxing moon. Sage needs to be planted in Pisces, Scorpio, or Cancer during a full moon. Valerian: Gemini or Virgo during the new or waxing moon.

    Paint or draw magical runes on your flower pots, on markers, or in the soil. The rune Berkana is particularly well suited for planting. Put crystals and stones in the soil to energize plants. Moss agate is the gardener's stone. Charged and placed in the soil, it will assure the abundant growth of your garden. Other agates and quartz crystals work fine as well.

    Magically charge the water used to nourish your plants. This can be as simple as saying an incantation over the watering can or setting water out under the full moon to charge. Sprinkle a few fertility herbs or a moss agate in the water while charging. Again, draw fertility runes on your watering can and charge it with abundance.

    Bless your plants with a mini-ritual every full moon during the growing season.



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    #6 - Recipe-Soft Mead

    This is a recipe for "soft mead" or non-alcoholic mead. From the Yahoo Group "Witchcraft_And_Magic".
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  • 1 quart Water, preferably spring water
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 sliced Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt
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  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 sliced Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt
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    Boil together all ingredients in a non-metallic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising "scum" with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:

    Pinch Salt
    Juice of 1/2 Lemon

    Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.



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    #7 - War Water

    This is to make War Water, which is used in Hoodoo practices for workings involving anger, conflict, protection and rage. Recipe by Rev.Ray T. Marlborough
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    Place cut nails into a jar and add water. Let them steep for a week or 2 until the nails have started to rust and add more water. Open jar occasionally so that fresh air will help the rusting process. Use when the water has a rusty tinge in it.



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    #8 - Information-Candle Omens

    This is a list of omens by candle.
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    Candle Omens & Superstitions

    Bad Luck
    1) A drip of wax down the side of a candle at a seance presages bad luck or death to the person nearest to that side.
    2) It's considered unlucky to fall asleep with a candle burning.
    3) It's considered unlucky to gaze into a mirror by candle light especially on Hallows Eve.

    Death
    1) If a candle suddenly goes out by itself, it is an omen of a death in the family.
    2) If a candle flame turns blue it is an omen of death in the offing.
    3) If a candle flame gutters and causes grease to form in a winding sheet, it is a death omen for whoever is sitting nearest to it.

    Dreams
    1) To dream of a black candle is an omen of death or illness.
    2) To dream of a white candle is an omen of true love.
    3) A red candle that appears in a dream means passion and sexual desire.
    4) To dream of 5 candles is an omen of love and marriage.
    5) To dream of a candle in a holder is an omen of happy and prosperous future.

    Ghosts and Evil
    1) A blue light from a candle is a sign that good spirits are nearby.
    2) A tall straight flame on a candle during a seance is a sign that a spirit is present.
    3) Always light a candle at moments of birth, marriage and death to ensure that evil spirits are at bay.

    Good Luck
    1) A bayberry candle burned all the way down will bring good luck to the home and gold to the pocket.
    2) Light a new white candle in a new house to bring good luck and happiness to the home.
    3) Kill a moth flitting about a candle to bring good luck and keep away bad spirits and negativity.

    Miscellaneous
    1) A candle with a tall straight flame means the arrival of a stranger.
    2) Churches only used beeswax candles because it was believed that bees came from paradise.
    3) A medieval belief was that a lighted candle placed between the horns of a goat could make the devil appear.



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    #9 - Money and/or Job Spell

    This spell is to bring you money when you need it, or a job that you truly want. Copyright Shauna McShane. DO NOT reproduce in any way. For personal use only.
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  • 4 tiger's eye crystals
  • 12 silver coins
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    1) Place the four tiger's eye crystals in a square formation (East, West, North and South), leaving room for the silver coins to go between them.

    2)Place 4 silver coins between each tiger's eye, creating a square. While you are doing this, picture yourself in that new job, or what you would do with that money.

    3) Write on the piece of paper the job you want, or the amount you need and what you need it for, fold it up, and place it in the center of the square.

    4) Now trace the square of tiger's eyes, starting in the East. As you trace it, see yourself working the job you want, or doing what you want to do with the money you have.

    5) Say at each stone (in the proper Quarter):

    "Eastern beings see my request,
    Bring to me what You think is best.

    Northern beings hear my cry,
    Bring this opportunity by.

    Western beings know what I need,
    And let me be the one to succeed.

    Southern beings let good fortune come,
    So I may have the proper sum."

    6) Leave this small "altar" up, and perform the chant once a day until you receive what you require.



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    #10 - Stone Attraction Spell

    A spell to attract anything to you. Shared by Pantheriaa.
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  • Any Stone
  • Running Water (stream, river, waterfall)
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    Take any stone. Hold it in your projective hand for several minutes while visualizing your need.

    Flood the stone with your need and with your emotional involvement with your need. Send power out from your body to the stone. Use your visualization to see it streaming into the rock.

    Then throw the stone into running water. It is done.



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