I found some pretty cool things on this site. The pictures are just some of my favourites. Some of them are a bit more useful for witches/magic(k)ians, and pagans than others, but there’s still a lot of useful things on here!
I especially love the orange one (something I’ve seen quite a few times), since the only thing you need other than the orange is oil (olive oil can be used, I’ve hear vegetable oil… I guess any oil really).
The bottle cap one is really good for witches/pagans that use candles if you gather the left over wax when you’re finished with one. For example, if you have a favourite candle (for you or a deity), you can take the left over wax and put it in the cap to use up the last of it!
The hanging planter is good for growing kitchen herbs, especially in small spaces.
And the candle holder is really nice if you have a favourite prayer, chant/other. I personally like to read to deities/spirits. So I hope to eventually use this to put a favourite passage or something.
(P.s. If you’re ever looking for things to do witchy/pagan things with, try Pinterest, or any DIY sites/ tags!)
A word about bronies.
So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite ponies, and was overall just too damn cute. She had an MLP lanyard filled with pins she’d gotten in the vendor’s room, and gave me a Fluttershy pin because she liked my cosplay. She ended up just hanging out with us for a while and bein’ super cute. We call her Babby because she’s 11 and precious.
The next day, she runs up to the booth, terrified, and asks if she can please hide under our table for a few minutes. Turns out a dude had been following her around the con all day, and tried to get her to come up to his hotel room. Alone. She tells us she thought he was okay at first because he was wearing an MLP shirt, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him, and he made her uneasy. At one point, after she’d refused, he grabbed her arm in the elevators and tried to get her to follow him. She ran, and now she wants somewhere to hide.
We tell her of course, hurry her behind our booth and fucking station ourselves around her because she’s eleven years old and all of us are prepared to physically attack the human trashheap who tries to fuck with her. We’re all dressed up in wings and ears and we’re 100000% prepared to rip them off and launch across that table to defend this kid. Eventually this very large dude strolls by, very obviously looking around, and she quietly points him out to us. At this point I’m ready to set him on fire, but when I ask if she needs me to go report him, she shakes her head. She doesn’t want to get in trouble, or make anyone mad.
We see him a few more times over the course of the day, because he keeps meandering over to our booth and just casually looking around. Eventually he actually stops to take a flier from our table and asks us a question, and we coldly send him on his way. We start sending a coworker with Babby whenever her parents aren’t around and she wants to go check out artist’s alley or the vendor’s hall. Because otherwise she’s not safe. She can’t run around and freely enjoy a convention about a show aimed at her, because instead of being surrounded by peers she’s somehow surrounded by men who pose a threat to her.
My point here: this is why I fucking hate “bronies.” Because grown-ass men are flooding into a space carved out for children—often little girls—and are making it unsafe for them.
I met a lot of non-awful people there, of course. I met a lot of parents and older siblings. A lot of adorable little boys who were happy to empathize with female characters, and a lot of little kids who wanted a picture with cosplays of their favorite pony. I met a lot of people who were cool and nice and just liked cartoons. I met a male Pinkie Pie cosplayer with a Fluttershy lady-friend who juggled and spun plates and was happy to entertain kids, and were generally just really cool people.
But I also met a lot of skeevy dudebros. A lot of guys in fedoras loudly discussing sexual shit in a room with children. Guys who drew/sold/displayed really fucking inappropriate “fanart,” including gross bodypillows that had no purpose in a little kids’ toy convention. I met a guy who gushed with absolute glee about the pleasure he derives from “corrupting innocence.” I met a lot of people who wanted to take something sweet and nice for children and make it about THEM. A lot of guys who wanted to make it about their dicks. People who made it UNSAFE for the intended audience to even be in attendance.
So yeah. If you call yourself a brony, I’m prolly not gonna trust you. Because I’ve seen y’all in action, and I am not impressed. Frankly I’m infuriated. This is like a bunch of gross neckbeards swarming Disneyland and shoving kids out of the way so they can grope Cinderella, and finding nothing wrong with it because they think they’re entitled to it.
My Little Pony is a really cute show with a lot of nice messages for kids, and gross brony shitweasels are trying to fucking take it from them by force. And I will fight them.
Things I’ve learned
Easy Kitchen remedies:
- Eat fresh ginger if you’ve got an upset stomach
- Drink peppermint tea or chew on peppermint leaves when you have a stomach ache
- Hold cloves against your gums to numb a tooth ache
- Boil parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme and drink them to reduce fever
- After cleaning a wound, apply honey to help it heal and keep it from getting infected
- Drink catnip and lemon balm tea to calm down after a stressful day
- Take 5 grams a night of powdered valerian root to help you sleep and combat depression
- Eat garlic to promote digestive health and prevent diarrhea
Dealing with Spirits:
- Always leave an offering to house spirits and garden spirits
- Only hang bells where you don’t want spirits entering (though there are a few do actually like bells, but they’ve been nothing but positive in my experience)
- Clean from the east side of the house, westward
- If a fairy ring grows in your garden, wait for the mushrooms to start dying before you pull them out
- If you “lost” an heirloom, check your jewelry box, curio cabinet, or the favorite spot your deceased relative liked to keep said object, even if you don’t put it there ever. It may not really be lost.
- Always answer the door on Halloween, but don’t let anyone in. (this goes for creepy people too, not just spirits)
- Your pet is not crazy. When s/he flips out, reassure them, and be aware that you may not be able to see what they can.
Believe in your own Abilities:
- Don’t buy in to the power of persuasion. You may not notice anything supernatural, because there may not be anything supernatural going on.
- If you think something happened because you cast a spell, even if you can’t “prove” it, then it happened *at least in part* because you cast a spell. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Sometimes, the only effect a spell has, is to give us enough confidence to deal with whatever it is we were asking for help with. That’s a success in my book, and it should be in yours too.
- If you’ve got a bad feeling about something, then don’t do it.
Sorry but I need you to send me a question, like about the future, friends, finances, a decision you need to make, etc… I can still do a reading for you, I just need some sort of question about your life :]
The butterfly represents change, creativity, staying positive, enjoying things you love and to take time for yourself. Embrace change and do things you love to do. I feel like this means that you should move on and enjoy your own life. We all make mistakes, no one is perfect and if he can’t see that, then it may be time to move on.
I will be doing one card readings for anyone who wants one, just send me a question. I’ll post them tomorrow morning.
THE WITCHLINGS DECK IS OUT AND NO ONE TOLD ME??
I just slammed these cards into my wishlist.
I have a list of easy multipurpose spells. You can edit them to suit your need. The problem is, you can’t use stones or herbs with them unless you know what you want and which stones and herbs to use. As they all have different properties and uses. Here’s the list:
This website here will help you decide which stones and herbs to use, along with other spells that are pretty easy (Some of them are more difficult and you shouldn’t do if you’re a beginner. But I’m sure you could pick the easy ones out of the list):
I love wandering around this park near my apartment, there are so many beautiful flowers and trees. it’s quite and you can just listen to the river, it’s a great place to connect with the nature spirits here.
20 Clever Altar Ideas
Do you have a small apartment? Do you share your space with someone who doesn’t respect your privacy? Do you prefer to keep you altar out of the way of prying eyes, or be able to bring it with you on the go? Use some of these ideas for creating a Pagan altar that will fit into the smallest spaces, be portable, or hidden in plain view.