Happy Spring Equinox!!

This is a very special time of year celebrated at the start of Aries season . On this day also known as Ostara, the earth and the sun are positioned so that both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have equal sunlight, this is symbolic of balance. This is also a time of new beginnings as the flowers bloom and new life emerges.

Many pagan religions celebrate Ostara as the time when the Earth (the Goddess) and the Sun (the God) reunite in perfect harmony. A lot of the spring equinox symbols/correspondences I’m going to share are also popular for the Christian holiday Easter, so it’s interesting to see different holidays and their origin from earlier religions and ancient rituals.

🌸Spring Symbols🌸 Things to decorate your home/altar with:

✨Bright colors

✨Pastel candles (fire element)

✨Green cloth (earth element)

✨Flowers

✨Seeds (represent growth)

✨Spring Water (water element)

✨Flowery Incense, Jasmine/Lavender etc. (air element)

✨Butterfly (represent transformation)

✨Rabbit (represents fertility)

✨Eggs (represents life)

🌸Rituals & Activites🌸 Things to do in celebration:

✨ Eat outside, good foods to consider: eggs, lamb, chicken, fruits, candy, rose wine.

✨Buy (or make) a bright new outfit.

✨Magic to encourage fertility, prosperity, growth and/or energy.

✨Meditation

✨Sun bathing

✨Visualize growth in your life

✨Balance rituals

✨Make new relationships

✨Paint eggs with dye and symbols

✨Spring cleaning

✨Planting seeds (literally and figuratively)

✨Work with herbs

This is a beautiful time of year! Make the best of it with my help, I’ve decided to create a focused ‘magical menu’ for Spring! If you are interested in any of these focuses or need to know more about what I offer contact me HERE. 

With Love,

Magically Bree

Green Witch Aesthetic

? Here’s my take on the green witch aesthetic?

??? A green witch is one whose rituals and spell work revolve around nature, plants, and natural materials.???

?Ways to bring out your inner green witch?
-Read and practice using herbal remedies. Learn all the magical properties of flowers, herbs, trees, etc.
-Start a garden or at the very least get some house plants.
-Use essential oils! I am definitely an oil junkie and can hook you up with the good stuff here!
-Walk in the grass barefoot, its an awesome way to grounds yourself.
-Try wildcrafting, responsibly by first making sure you’re not trespassing and also being aware of the plants your taking.
-Talk to your plants.
-Sit under trees and offer your ancestors foods at trees.
-Avoid littering and take your carbon footprint more seriously.
With Love,
Magically Bree

 

How To Set Up A Winter Solstice Altar

The Winter Solstice is fast approaching, December 21st, this is the shortest day and darkest night of the year and the Wiccan celebration, Yule!

Although I am not Wiccan I love celebrating the changes in the seasons, and altars are a magickal and fun way to celebrate.

❄️Set up a Yule/Winter Solstice Altar with these symbols❄️
Colors: Red, White, Green, Gold, Silver
Seasonal Items: Leaves/Branches/Bark of Holly, Pines, Fir, Juniper, Cedar or Birch. Mistletoe.
Fake Snow, Snowflakes.
Fruits/Nuts
Candles.
Symbols of the Sun ?

You can also…
❄️Ring Bells, drives the dark spirits away.
❄️Burn Candles to symbolize warmth in the Winter.
❄️ Drink Peppermint Tea, the coolness of peppermint represents the cold and the warmth of the tea represents the sun.
❄️Decorate an Evergreen, evergreens remain vibrant year round even through the winter, this represents power over death.
❄️Hang Mistletoe, this plant represents fertility and abundance.

❄️Make your home smell like Yule❄️
2 drops cinnamon
2 drops clove
2 drops pine
2 drops frankincense
2 drops myrrh
If you want access to pure essential oils at wholesale prices contact me mydoterra.com/magicallybree!

Don’t forget to meditate, Winter is the time for reflection, gratitude, and prayer.
Above all have fun, enjoy your family, and get ready for 2019!

-Magically Bree

Shell Magick

How different shells can be used in magick!!

Shells can be a very useful tool for spells and rituals. They come in handy as carriers of herbs and small stones, they come from the ocean so they incorporate water energy, they are also powerful in protective work because that is their purpose in nature.
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Different types of shells offer different magical possibilities:

Cowrie shells were once a form of currency so use these in money spells. They also resemble the female genitalia so use them in spells that involve women, womb healing or fertility.

Conch shells make a loud noise when blown so use them in spells that have to do with communication.

Oyster shells can be used in spells for fortune, because of their ability to create pearls.

Cockle shells are best for love spells.

Auger shells resemble the male genitalia with their phallic shape, use these in spells concerning men.

Nautilus shells look like the human brain, use these for enhancing mental wellness and performance.

Abalone shells are more beautiful on the inside than the outside, use these for uncovering hidden truths. These are also popular for sage burning to catch the ashes.

Clam shells are often associated with Venus, so use these in love and beauty spells.

Scallop shells are all purpose and can be used in place of any other shell.

I hope you guys like this post!

-Magically Bree

Horseshoe Magick

magick and symbolism is something that I enjoy practicing and learning about. This post is all about the lucky and protective HORSESHOE.

The horseshoe is widely popular, the use and belief of their power spans many cultures, especially as a protective amulet. The charms, images/art, and actual iron horseshoes have been regarded as a lucky talisman since (maybe even before) Ancient Greece. It is believed that when hung above the doorway it prevents evil from entering the home. The direction that it should be hung is debatable, some cultures say upright is better because it keeps your luck from falling out, others believe prongs down help to pour the luck into you, so do whatever feels right to you. The shape of the horseshoe may contribute to its lucky and protective energy, often likened to the shape of the crescent moon or the horns of a bull.

✨Find an used horseshoe anoint it with an oil of your choice, hang it above your door to keep the bad spirits out✨

-Magically Bree

How to Manifest More Money, Tips from Magically Bree

Who wants to easily attract money and money-making opportunities? I know I do. This post is all about tips and tricks as well as correspondences for financial gain.

First lets focus on what not to do, these are the mistakes you are making that could be blocking the flow of money:

Clutter: yes, mess can have an unfavorable effect on your money. It is very important to keep your environment neat and tidy, Pests will literally eat away at your money, and having loose change lying around shows that you don’t value your money.

Holding on to receipts: these are reminders of money going OUT, and money will continue to go out if you carry a bunch of receipts with you. If you must keep them organize them in a place that is not your wallet. Also, credit cards are reminders of borrowing money, keep them to a minimum.

Poor Money Mindset: whether you have been taught through your past experiences that you don’t deserve money, or you feel like money goes more than it comes, or even that money is the root of all evil, you need to try to work with your shadow side to change your negative perception of money. These thoughts are definitely money blockers.

Ignoring the Opportunities: if you are blind to all the different ways you can make money in this day in age, you may be stuck in the 9-5 mind frame, traditional jobs are not the only way to gain financial stability. Explore 5 different ways you can make Multiple Streams of Income today, I currently have 4 ways that actually bring money to me but my goal is to have over 10 streams of income.

You don’t know how to Budget: every month you should sit down and write all of your necessary expenses (rent, gas, groceries, etc.) and think of ways to cut down on all the extras (like limiting fast food, choosing netflix over the theater, or splitting wine cost with a friend). It’s not fun, but it is important and it helps you get real about your money and your needs.

Now that you know what NOT to do you can focus on what to do to start attracting more funds in your life:

-Get to know the planets, Mercury, JUPITER, and Venus.

Mercury  (Wednesday) rules communication, commerce, and travel which are important aspects to understand when attracting money in this very global marketing time we live in, use Mercury energy to communicate what you have to offer to potential customers around the world through social networks.

Jupiter (Thursday) is the best tool for money magick, he is the benevolent giver of the universe only concerned with abundance and expansion. Just ask for what you want here with passion, and allow Jupiter to pull the strings to get you to the next level in life. This planet is associated with freedom and mastery, freedom from working for others, mastery of the skills you need to create your own opportunities.

Venus (Friday) is best known for love and beauty, but also art and luxury. This is the planet that will make you look like a million dollars and help you attract it as well. Use the charms of Venus to seal the deal at an interview or business meeting. She can help you be more attractive and therefore more persuasive.

-Get in a Giving Mood

It is the holidays and you may see more people giving from their hearts, but to attract money easily you must always be in the giving mood. Charge some money (Start with 10 $1 bills) with the intent of great return, you can do this by drawing a sigil on them or chanting over them something along the lines of…This money will return to me a hundred-fold! Now take all of the money and give to the poor and homeless in your city, do not spend the money any other way. Now watch the money come back in many different ways, and repeat the whole thing over even increasing the money that you are giving to the needy.

-Money Rituals

Create some different rituals to perform, such as a money attracting floor wash for your home or business, a money drawing mojo bag that you wear to business meetings, a candle spell, or any other rituals you can think of. Be specific with how much you need, or at least specify what you will be using the money for to give the universe some direction. I cant tell you how many time I attracted random checks in the mail for $4 or less, that’s what not being specific gets you!

Here are some herbs/crystals/correspondences that you can use in your money magick…

Herbs/Spices- Basil, Cinnamon, Allspice, Bay leaves, Clove, Dill, Ginger, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sage, Vervain

Crystals- Citrine, Pyrite, Green Aventurine, Jade, Quartz, Sodalite

Correspondences- The colors green, gold, Thursdays (Jupiter), Money/Coins (real/fake), I ching coins, Bamboo, Money Sigils, Pumpkins, Road Openers, Cinnamon Brooms, Keys, Ox symbols, Goldfish, Horseshoe

I hope this post is helpful to you guys!! Now go attract some money and support Magically Bree on Patreon.com/Magicallybreeblog!!

With Love,
Magically Bree

 

Orisha Love: Oshun

Hey loves, I’m learning about Orishas now and want to share the things I have learned. So far I have done a post on Yemoja (or Yemaya) and up next in my studies is the charismatic and clever Oshun (Osun, Ochun), West African goddess of love, fertility and beauty, daughter of Yemoja. In Yoruba religions she is one of the many lovers of Shango (Chango), the god of thunder and considered one of the favorite Orishas due to her beauty and sensual nature, she is often able to accomplish what others cannot simply because of her flirty nature, remember you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

She is sweet, kind and graceful, she loves her children greatly but if angered it is believed she will cause flood or droughts. She can be found in rivers or other fresh water bodies of water, there is a river that bares her name in Nigeria.

Oshun is the ultimate wifey archetype, and by adopting her behaviours you will keep a man happy:
Stay naturally pretty (avoid following trends)
Make your home clean and beautiful
Keep away from debt (Oshun hates being broke)

Oshun Symbolism to use in rituals, offerings or altars:
Gold and Yellow colors
Yellow Butterflies
Yellow Roses
GOLD
Pumpkins
Honey (she is known to wear a honey pot around her waist) Also, honey needs to be tasted before offering it to her. Failure to do so can lead to problems. Someone tried to poison her with honey; because of that, we taste the honey we bring her to prove that it is untainted.
Lemons (other citrus fruits as well)
Coconuts
Yams
Chicken
Topaz
Quartz
Citrine
Sunflowers
Jewelry
Money
Mirrors

In pop culture Oshun has been portrayed in the media many times, you may recognize her likeness in this Beyonce moment…

She represents all the sweet things in life, the things that make life worth living such as new love or dancing in the rain. She loves beauty and can be very vain at times, always carrying a mirror to admire herself. I liken her to a Libra or Taurus who are ruled by planet Venus.

-Magically Bree

Honey Jars

Honey Jars

This is a pretty popular topic when it comes to African American folk magick, honey jars are meant to make life a little sweeter. 

Use a honey jar spell to: 

  • To promote love
  • Bring favor in a situation
  • Make someone nicer to you
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Persuade someone to do something you want

The idea is that by using something sweet you are sympathetically (making connections between non-magical items to work your magick) encouraging something sweet to happen. 

Other sweet things you can use: 

  • Sugar (works faster than honey)
  • Syrup
  • Molasses 
  • Candies
  • And other sweeteners like stevia, agave nectar, and fruit juices 

Okay so you want to make a honey (or other sweetener) jar to encourage joy, harmony, and tender loving feelings in your life.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • First write a petition, which is a wish/request written on paper (brown paper bag). Do some research and you will find many traditional ways to write petitions in hoodoo. Personally I favor creativity when it comes to this, so for love I may write my petition in a heart shape or use colors that correspond with my spell.
  • Next get a jar (cleanse it using sage or anything you use to cleanse your tools, charge it with intent), put your petition in here with whatever herbs/roots/flowers/oils you’re using. You can also add other things for aesthetic like confetti or glitter or sprinkles, be creative.
  • Last add your honey or sweetener. Place a lid on top.

Other things to do with your honey jar:

  • You can burn candles on top to charge or recharge the spell.
  • By shaking the jar you can get the spell moving forward.
  • If everything you put in the jar is edible you can use the honey for cooking, tea or whatever. Or just taste when you want a quick boost of sweetness.
  • Pray over the jar or meditate with intent.

Remember magick doesn’t work overnight, it takes time especially with a slow moving medium like honey.

With Love, 
Magically Bree

 

Crossed Conditions and Uncrossing

I practice an eclectic blend of magick, mostly hoodoo because it’s orgins are close to my own and although I’ve never heard of anyone in my family who worked roots I definitely would not be surprised. Because of my love for the spiritual practice of Hoodoo, I will be sharing some of the practices here on my blog.

Today’s Hoodoo Topic: Crossing and Uncrossing

When you are crossed or crossing someone this is magick of ill intent, stemming from anger, jealousy, and unresolved conflict.

To uncross is to lift the effects of a cross or in other words a hex, jinx, or curse. In Hoodoo this is referred to ‘removing cross conditions’.

How do you know if you’ve been crossed:
When you have been crossed you will notice a sudden change in luck, an unexpected turn for the worst. Sometimes a crossed condition is not something placed on you by a angered practitioner but a result of your own self-undoing, either by a build up of negative energy or by surrounding yourself with people who don’t have your best interest in mind. Either way, you will feel hopeless, everything you try fails, you are blocked and stuck in life, it can also manifest as sickness in the body.

If you think you might be going through this, it is very helpful to get a reading done because it can be anything from astrology transits, past life trauma, etc. Learn more about my divination services, here.

Uncrossing is the removal of the crossed condition replaced with positive energy, love, and new opportunities. To uncross yourself (or someone else) you must first look into shadow work, to uncover how these conditions stems from you, heal the inner child and unresolved negative or stagnant energies in yourself. Once you understand the root of your condition, release the pain by anointing a candle with uncrossing oils or oils that bring peace. Next you will want to take a spiritual bath and cleanse the home with an uncrossing floor bath. Repeat the floor wash, spiritual bath for seven days or until you start feeling the effects of your crossed condition leave your body/home.

After you have successfully removed the crossed conditions, make protection a priority! Especially if your crossing was done by an outside source.

And that’s all I have on Crossing and Uncrossing for today, if you would like to know some ways to cross someone up send me a message!

With Love,
Magically Bree

Astrological Magick with Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of Luck and Expansion in astrology, full of good fortune and knowledge. Jupiter rules the sign Sagittarius, travel, religion and philosophy. 

Jupiter is the planet that shows us how to flourish in life and where our beliefs can take us.

-Magically Bree

While Jupiter is in the mysterious sign Scorpio (October 10, 2017 – November 8, 2018) here are some themes you can expect: 

Opportunities or situations that force you to trust yourself.
Heightened understanding of intimacy.
REBIRTH. (it’s in my 12th house so I’m definitely going through this)
Growth and learning especially in esoteric studies.
Striving for bigger and better things.

Working astrological magick is one of my favorite practices, it’s best to use Jupiter for these types of spells: magic for higher awareness, spiritual evolution, success, business, administration, publishing, philosophy, education, meditation and psychic development.

Here’s some things that are favorable for doing a Jupiter ritual, making an offering, or creating an altar:

Day/Times: Thursday. When the Sun or Moon is in Sagittarius.
Number: 4
Colors: Dark Blues, Purple, & Greens

Crystals/Minerals: Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst,Ametrine, Blue Apatite, Blue Calcite, Howlite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Labradorite, Merlinite, Sapphire, Sodalite, Spectrolite, Sugilite, Blue Tiger’s Eye, Blue Tourmaline, Turquoise

Herbs/Plants: African Violet, Agrimony, Alexander, Alfalfa, Aloe, Arrowroot, Asparagus, Betony, Bluebell, Blueberry, Borage, Cardamon, Carnation, Cedar, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Clove, Clover, Currant, Dandelion, Deerstongue, Dock, Dog Grass, Fig, Henna, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lila, Liverwort, Lungwort, Magnolia, Maple, Milkweed, Mistletoe, Moneywort, Mulberry, Mustard Seeds, Narcissus, Oak, Red, Oak- White, Oakmoss, Pine, Sage, Sandalwood, Sarsaparilla, Sumac, Sweet Briar, Sweet Cicely, Tonka Bean, Violet, Wallflower

I hope you guys enjoy this post all about Jupiter! Support me on http://patreon.com/magicallybreeblog for instant access to all my astrology writings, online book of shadows, and divination lesson plans from my facebook study group: One of a Kind Oracles.

-Magically Bree

Orisha Love-Yemoja

Yemoja (May also have other spellings like Yemaya or Iemonja) is the mother of all orishas, having given birth to the 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses (including: Shango the God of thunder and lightening, Ogun the God of iron, Oya the goddess of the winds and more). She is worshiped throughout the world especially in Yoruba religion, Umbanda, Candomble, Santeria, Haitian Vodou, and Folk Catholicism.

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Call on Yemoja if you need…
to express a love for children,
to feel sincere caring feelings for others
the ability to see from other perspectives,
help being more domestic,
protection of offspring,
to forgive more easily,
help manifesting money with ease 
comforting

Yemoja Symbolism & Associations:
Mermaids
The Moon
Women
Water (beaches,rivers,creeks)
Fish
Children 
Sea Shells & Sea Stones
Secrets
Ancient Wisdom 
Motherhood (pregnant and breastfeeding mothers)
Fruits (watermelon, oranges)
Silver (jewelry, dishes, coins)
Coffee
Light Blue 
The number 7 (The 7 seas) 
Pork rinds
Fans
Ducks
Perfume
Flowers
(use on her altar and rituals)

You may be a child of Yemoja if…
Have had children (especially multiple and at a young age).
Any of the above symbols present themselves a lot in your life.
You are very creative, caring, and make money easily. 
Sensitive to violence and blood. 

(You should get a reading/consultation with someone familiar with all Orishas before you assume you belong to one)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and will lead you to learn more about traditional African deities. 

-Magically Bree 

Happy Samhain

Today marks the first day of the traditionally Pagan festival of Samhain, from the evening of Oct. 31 through Nov. 6, celebrating the end of harvest and preparing for the cold season.

Samhain is associated with death, so honoring the ancestors is an excellent way to celebrate. Spend some time with your ancestors, create an altar for them, make offerings and ask for their strength and blessings.

Other things you can do in celebration:

Decorate your home with seasonal symbols, like pumpkins, acorns, apples, dried leaves, as well as fall/winter colors, oranges, browns, deep reds and purples, white for winter.

Prepare a family feast, set the table using the symbolism above. Invite your ancestors to dine with you by saving food for them or setting a place for them at the table.

Set a bonfire, as Samhain is also known as a fire festival, the fire can represent energy, renewal, cleansing, warmth or whatever fire means to you.

If you are unable to create a bonfire, channel fire energy through candle magic, and take it a step forward by using the candle as a divination tool during and after the ritual, by reading the flame and candle wax.

Give thanks, everyday is a good day to be grateful but right now is espeically good to reflect and express gratitude, for all the blessings we have had throughout the warm months and what we have to get us through the cold months.

These are just some suggestions, be sure to add your own cultural adaptations and include things that are unique to you!

Happy Samhain!!

-Magically Bree

Color Magick

Hey Magical Ones!! Today I wanna share this color correspondences reference page I created.

Every color is associated with an energy, some more obvious than others. Although I have given a range of meanings for each color, feel free to use your own associations with this especially when planning spells.

Be creative in how you use colors. Wear the color, use a colored candle, or meditate on the color. Also consider use of herbs, flowers, foods, crystals and other things to incorporate a color into your spells.

If you would be interested in a print of this color correspondences chart let me know, I’m going to start incorporating more art/handlettering into my magical practice and I want to share that with you guys!

With Love,
Magically Bre