• Bowl of Bay leaves and a pile of bay leaf
    Herbs/Incense

    Bay leaf: Herbs and Incense

    The Bay leaf also known as Bay Laurel or Laurel tree is an amazing leaf with an array of properties. In this post, the history of the bay leaf will be discussed, followed by properties and magickal uses. The post ends with a free correspondence sheet to download. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.  The history of the Bay Leaf Bay trees as they were originally known originated in Asia but then spread to the Mediterranean where they were named Laurel trees. The Laurel wreath has long been a symbol of victory and success and this stems…

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    Yule art and altar

    Hello and welcome to a little peek at my Yule altar and some free Yule art to add to yours if you like.  To download the free altar Yule art, simply complete your details in the form below. There are four to choose from, so hopefully, something to suit most tastes. You can print them out and stick to card or add to a frame.  If you have enjoyed this post, you may also like: Yule correspondence Yule activities The Living Magickally podcast Malachite: Crystal Magick

  • three examples of Malachite. A tumble, raw malachite crystal and beads.
    Crystals and gemstones

    Malachite: Crystal Magick

    In today’s post, we are looking at Malachite as part of the Crystal Magick series.  The post starts by looking at what Malachite is, moves onto properties and finishes with magickal uses and correspondence. There is also a free correspondence sheet to download at the end of this post too! Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.  Malachite crystal explained Malachite is a green copper ore made from a chemical reaction between copper and limestone. It is only ever the colour green but different shades of green make banding patterns that make it particularly beautiful and different to…

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    Rosemary: Herbs and Incense

    Welcome to another post in the blog series, Herbs and Incense. In this post, we will be exploring Rosemary. Firstly the history of Rosemary will be discussed, then the properties will be listed, followed by the magickal uses of Rosemary. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here. There is also a free Rosemary correspondence sheet PDF at the end of this post.  The history of Rosemary Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) is an evergreen shrub that is native to the Mediterranean. It is a well know kitchen herb that is used in a variety of recipes. Rosemary leaves are needles…

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    Moon phases and magick

    In this post, we are looking at the different moon phases and what that means for magick. Please note that there may be affiliate links in this post. For more information about what this means, please click here. This post is the first in a new blog series: Moon magick Table of Contents The moon As a child, I was always fascinated by the moon. I remember feeling as if it was following me and asking my mum why it was everywhere when we went out at night. I could not understand how it could be over our house when we got in the car and then after driving for…

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    Herbs/Incense

    Patchouli: Herbs and Incense

    Welcome to the first post in a new series! The herbs and incense series. In this post, we are looking at the patchouli herb. The post starts with looking at the history of patchouli, then moves on to properties and finishes with magickal uses. Please note that there may be affiliate links in this post. For more information about what this means, please click here. There is also a free correspondence sheet to download at the end of this post too.  History of the Patchouli herb Patchouli has been used for centuries and originates from Asia although now is grown in many tropical climates. It is a member of the…

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    Crystals and gemstones

    Moonstone: Crystal Magick

    This post is part of the blog series – crystal magick. In this post the moonstone crystal is discussed, properties are listed and magickal uses are also touched upon. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.  Moonstone crystal explained Moonstone is a Feldspar mineral. It has a white milky appearance that flashes with colour in the light. There are other types of moonstone such as black moonstone, peach moonstone and rainbow moonstone. Although it is worth noting that rainbow moonstone is actually a type of labradorite so not actually a moonstone at all.  Moonstone has been used for thousands…

  • Left side Selenite tower, middle top a Selenite ball and top right, a hand holding a Selenite heart
    Crystals and gemstones

    Selenite: Crystal Magick

    This post is part of the blog series – crystal magick. In this post Selenite is discussed, properties are listed and magickal uses are also touched upon. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.  Selenite explained Selenite is known for being a highly cleansing stone. It is said to be named from the Greek word for moon, perhaps due to the white luster that Selenite has. It is a soft stone so care needs to be taken when using Selenite as it could scratch or break but on the plus side, it makes it easy to carve so there…

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    Samhain art and altar

    In this Samhain art and altar post, I show my altar for 2021 and list what I have used for inspiration. I also have some altar art for Samhain that is free for you to download and print to use at home for your altar too should you so wish. Please note that there may be affiliate links in this post. For more information, please click here.  My Samhain altar 2021 Samhain altar contents 2 Black taper candles in an old glass candle jar and a glass candle holder A green taper candle in an old glass candle jar A purple spell candle in a pentagram holder A white tealight…

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    Spells,  Wheel of the year

    Samhain magick

    In this post, we have searched the web for the best Samhain magick spells and rituals so that you can pick what best suits you this Samhain.  Table of Contents Samhain magick Ancestor summoning spell.  The witch of Lupine Hollow has a really easy ancestor summoning spell for Samhain. You just need a black candle and then salt, pictures of ancestors that you would like to connect with, tarot cards,  and yew branches are optional extras.  To get rid of unwanted habits Tina over at Magickal spot has some Samhain spells and rituals and one of them is all about getting rid of unwanted habits. You only need a cauldron…