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Protection Against Witch Work

The Witch & Walnut

Protection Against Witch WorkHappy Weekend Everyone!

I know most of Canada has a long weekend, to my fellow Canadians I wish you a restful one.

I get a lot emails regarding protection work from other Witches and the possible work they believe was done against them. How can they relieve the symptoms and protect themselves and ultimately stop the work.

This blend isn’t a catch-all… But it is a very good strong start. Depending on the work done to you and the Witch other elements may be needed and quite honestly may not be able to be undone. But rather subdued.

This blend includes a few herbs and roots. As well as the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.

Ingredients:

  • Salt (Earth Element) You can see Altar Salt Here and Here
  • Vervain
  • Bay Leaf
  • Blue Cohosh
  • Rosemary
  • Burdock Root
  • Wild Cucumber Pod (dried)
  • Black hair of a dog (Spirit Element)
  • Lightening…

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Sacred Tree Profile: Juniper’s Medicine, Magic, Mythology and Meanings

The Druid's Garden

Here on the East Coast of the USA, we are still in deep winter. Soon, the maples will be flowing.  Soon, the winter snows will melt.  Soon, spring will return.  But until that time, the conifers, particularly offer strength and wisdom.  One of my favorite conifers is Juniper, also known as Eastern Red Cedar.  It is delightful to come across a wild juniper in the winter months, with her sweet and pine-scented berries and her delightful sprigs that offer friendship and hope through the darkest times.  So come with me today as we explore the sacred Juniper tree.

Juniper here on the land Juniper here on the land

This post is part of my Sacred Trees in the Americas series, where I explore sacred trees within a specifically American context, drawing upon folklore, herbalism, magic, and more!  I think it’s particularly important that US druids and those following other nature-based paths in North America understand…

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Autumn Equinox Ritual Doll

The Witch & Walnut

autumn equinox ritual dollHere we are approaching the weekend of the equinox and I have really slowed down and taken time to enjoying the changing seasons.

I have been working on my Autumn ritual doll for a couple weeks now and this weekend she will become part of me and live on my altar until the spring equinox.

These dolls can be made of any material that feels right for you and represents you the best as you head into the last chapter. She is meant to give you comfort and be with you during a time when naturally we start to look inwards and prepare to be more still and take solace in the quiet time.

doll2Think about what the doll means for you? Are you looking to gain something, shed something or maybe you are not sure yet? That is absolutely okay, you can start constructing your doll and add to…

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Say NO to Witch School

There were many times in my youth I thought about ‘witch school’ with people who were supposedly reputable, but something always stopped me. Sometime later it would come out that they weren’t so reputable after all. Maferefun to my ancestors for their protection.

The Witch & Walnut

say no! to witch schoolI hope you all have had a wonderful long weekend Holiday.

I recently received an email from someone asking if they should attend Witch classes. I do hope you see this post, I attempted to email you a response but continued to get a failure message regarding the email address.

So here I am answering your question as it is a rather common question. My standard response to this is No.

I urge you to ask yourself a few questions before depositing your money and time into a Witch class.

  1. Why do you want to take the class/program/course/whatever?
  2. Do you think it will make you a Witch?
  3. What can they teach you, that you cannot learn for yourself?
  4. What are your expectations of this course?
  5. What do you want to achieve from this course?
  6. What qualifies this person/people to teach this course?

There is sooooo much information out there and…

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The Rule of Elements in Talismans & Amulets

The Witch & Walnut

the-rule-of-elementsintalismans-amulets1.pngWhen we prepare a talisman or amulet we work with the elements to help give it strength to empower and charge it. We know that to charge an object our spoken words are rarely enough. I would like to be able to look at rock and just speak to it and have it be the thing I want it to be, but I cannot. This is where the elements step in.

In our tradition when preparing talismans and amulets we bide by the rule of elements. Meaning that we incorporate Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit into our charms. If I am gifted a pentacle necklace, it will simply hang as a shiny ornament around my neck. But if I take that necklace and infuse it with the elements, I get something so much more out of it.

This object you are making whether it is to protect you, keep…

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Witch Rules

The Witch & Walnut

witch rulesLeave it alone she said, you don’t need another you’ve had enough. I stared back at my grandmother and said “but I am hungry, I want more.” You want it, you don’t need it and you are not hungry. You’ve had more than enough, think about how you are going to feel once you stuff yourself full to the top of your head. She gestured with her hand over her head. If you are going to be a pig, at least be a truffle pig. (this sounds sooooo harsh translating it, it really wasn’t)

What I was eating doesn’t matter, but the lesson did…. There were many lessons that summer and for many many summers. This one was about teaching me to create a lifestyle without excessive indulgence, gluttony. Not just about food….. To honor my body, so that it stays strong physically, mentally and for my spirit.

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Attraction Body Mask & Bath Ritual… Recipe Included!

The Witch & Walnut

attraction-bath-ritual.pngFridays are a made for love and attraction of all types. Sundays are good too… but lets stick with Fridays.

Today specifically I am talking about making a body paste for attraction, to get someones attention more than just a friend. What happens after that is up to you;) This is an old recipe and does require the use of real fresh pumpkin, since that isn’t something that is always available, you can use canned pumpkin.

This can be performed simply in ritual, or in preparation prior to meeting this person. Ideally on a Friday

Ingredients:

  1. Pumpkin – if you are using a small sugar pie pumpkin, use half the pumpkin and then use the emptied part as your mixing bowl. Save the other half for another bath.
  2. Honey
  3. Lavender – fresh or dried
  4. Cream – you only need a little. Use the thickest you can find. I recommend 35%…

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Easy Candle Protection Spell

The Witch & Walnut

easy candle protection spellEasy Protection Spell work for yourself or someone else. This is a very common request and it’s easy to do on your own. You can pair it up with the Evil Eye Spell that I wrote about here. You can also include simple cleansing baths as well… you can read about that here…

One thing I want to make abundantly clear is that you can never completely eradicate negativity. You can also never fully protect yourself or someone else from all possible harm. If anyone has told you that, its total bullshit. That is not how Mother Nature works.

Ingredients:

  1. One white candle or honey bee candle
  2. Dried bay leaves – equal parts
  3. Dried rosemary – equal parts
  4. Black salt – a few good sprinkles
  5. John’s Wort OR Lavender – just a little
  6. Bowl large enough to hold the entire candle
  7. You choice of blessing oil, you can make…

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Friday The 13th Spell

Slavic Witch Friday The 13th Spell …

The Witch & Walnut

friday the 13thHi Everyone! Happy Friday the 13th to you! This is a repost from last years Haunted October Series…. Enjoy!

Its Friday the 13th in October! How lucky are we to have such an unlucky day in October? Today is a day to harness that unlucky energy break it and send it on its way!

I know its not technically Friday the 13th, but since this requires work right at midnight, better post it now!!

I hope everyone has had a great week so far. If you didn’t pull a card today, do it tonight by candlelight. In fact… consider doing it right after your spell work. You can read more about that here….. and here

Tonight we change our luck and take our work outside on our door step under the cloak of night. The purpose of this spell is to make sure whatever bad luck may be on your…

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