Magickal Accidents: The “Oops” Factor

Sometimes our magickal endeavors don’t always work the way they’re suppose to.  Sometimes we mess up and get a whole lot of scattered energy running amok with all kinds of consequences, both for us and our targets, and sometimes even innocent bystanders.  I’ve heard over and over again, “Never do magick when you’re angry”, but at the same time, “Cast your spell while you’re all revved up emotionally, in the heat of the moment, because this is when you are the strongest and your magick will be most successful.”  You hear lots of things, honestly, and sometimes I don’t know whether it’s good to take all this in, or whether it’s best to follow your own instincts.  I guess it depends on how serious a situation is that you would want to cast a spell to change it; or how threatened you feel in order to cast; or how out-numbered; or pissed off; or ‘revengeful’…I know, ‘revengeful’ sounds awful, but it can feel so good (oops).

Everyone has cast a spell that they wished they could take back.  If they say they haven’t, they are probably lying, or they’re in denial.  Because, in spite of what Hollywood movies & tv shows tell us, witches are not some mysterious drop-dead gorgeous immortal creature who can rise above everything– or destroy anything that gets in her way.  Absolutely not– we’re mortal, just like the rest of humanity, and we make mistakes, just like everybody else; and sometimes we even lack good judgment– occasionally, once in a rare while (oops).

Romance is a biggy.  People fuck up here all the time, especially if jealousy and spite come into play, but sometimes just because we can be mean-spirited.  Say you jump on the magickal band-wagon to split up a couple because…because she was a real bitch and you want to teach her a lesson; or because he was dating you first and things were moving along smoothly till she showed up; or because they were crappy to you for a long period of time and by the time fences were mended and you were really getting to know them and possibly to like them, you had already thrown caution to the wind and cast this great big black spell to split them up (oops).

Then there’s those god-awful “love me forever” spells that are just a disaster waiting to happen; because if you’ve went ahead and cast one of these idiotic spells, you could be in for a rude and irritating awakening when you open your eyes some morning and decide you cannot stand anything about the guy in bed next to you.  You decide it’s time to gracefully move on; you decide that there’s ‘bigger fish in the ocean’ (older relatives always tell you this); or you just plain can’t stand the way he whines, eats his food, leaves junk all over your house, or clips the hell out of your trees and flowers when you’re not around to stop him– you also may not like how he belches after a can of pop, or forgets to brush his teeth, or any number of things, but that’s beside the point.  The bottom line is that you want him to “Go Away”…If you’ve already cast one of these sappy “love me forever” spells, while you were caught up in the heat of passion so hot your ass was sizzling no less, when your energy (and hormones) were raging, you are in for one nasty surprise.  To get rid of this love-lorn target, you may find out it’s going to take a lot more than a candle in a cauldron.  These are terrifically difficult spells to break.  What it may take is an attorney and a restraining order (oops).

Money spells– I’m not even going there.  No amount of money is ever enough; and when it is enough, it never seems to arrive on time, it’s always late.  I’m just not sure that spiritual things are in tune with financial issues, and I know that this might not apply to everyone, but for me, this is my personal experience.  Sometimes I believe it’s like ‘selling your soul to the devil’ (which is a really ironic and weird way for a pagan to put it) but that’s the truth– you give up almost everything, like your dignity and self-respect, to grovel and beg the universe for some currency.  It’s too human.  It’s too beneath what we’re really here to learn, what we’re here to experience; it’s the least important thing there is to cast magick for, yet we all do it, we’ve all done it…we’ve sold our proverbial ‘soul to the devil’ for some extra moolah (oops).

How many of us have hired a magickal hit-man? Huh?  Who’d be willing to ‘fess up to this one.  I can only imagine the eventful, unexpected, grandiose, or sublime ways this spell could go awry– it would be like a loose cannon; it would be like trying to teach an old maid to shoot a handgun…yeha, and get out of the way.  She’d be shooting the hell out of everything in front of her, but most likely missing her intended target and leaving a bloody trail of victims who happened to be in the line of fire (oops).

Magick, like everything else in life, needs to be learned and practiced in order for anyone to be really good at it.  It needs to have some personal guidelines, and most important of all, it needs to be practiced with a little restraint and a whole lot of common sense.  And, like everything else in life, you’ll find people who will listen to advice like this and take it into serious consideration; and then there are those people who have to learn everything the hard way (oops).

Magick is a learning experience, and some people never learn…

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Tarot Magick…The Queens’ Oils

Coming Soon!

I’ve decided to capture the essence of the Queens found in the tarot, to use their energy to create natural magickal oils that will enhance a variety of areas of life connected to the energy and the elements which are in turn connected to the Queens:

Queen of Pentacle Oil

This Queen is tied to the element of Earth. In her oil you’ll find the musky herb of patchouli, as well as other herbs grounded to this element. Use a touch of Queen of Pentacle Oil on a green candle, a dab on your paper money or your debit card, or carry a stone of aventurine annointed with her oil to enhance the energy for wealth and prosperity.

The Pentacles Queen: She’s solid and grounded, down to earth and strong. It’s this Queen people seek out for security and assurance, and it’s this energy that you’ll find in her oil.

Queen of Swords Oil

The element of Air touches this Queen, and with it will be herbs that enhance communication and unleash the muses of creativity. Use this Queen’s oil on yellow candles, your favorite pen or paintbrush, a much used journal. Put a dab on a clear quartz crystal and keep it near your computer, enhancing the flow of words and communication in this area.

The Swords Queen: This lady is fluent in speech and quick of wit. She thinks fast on her feet, is immersed in quiet and intense energy that embraces intelligent thought and deductions. Her energy, and her oil, are conducive to no-nonsense practicality and uneffected strength.

Queen of Wands Oil

This fiery Queen is connected to the energy of Fire, and her oil is not for the feint of heart. Use a touch of the Queen of Wands oil when you need no nonsense in-charge energy. This oil also enhances the energy for positive outcomes in business and financial ventures. Place a dab of this oil on contracts you’re going to sign, or a pen you’re going to use to sign a business contract.

The Wands Queen: Passion is her center. It’s what drives ambition and the need to succeed. This is a ‘hot’ oil in more ways than one. Passions are unleashed with the Queen of Fire, and that is the unabashed energy found in her oil.

Queen of Cups Oil

The essence of this Queen and her element, water, is one that inspires dreams, visions, and psychic awareness. You will want to use a touch of this Queen’s oils on blue candles to enhance psychic awareness and sharpen clairvoyant, clairsentient, and clairaudio gifts. Put a dab of Queen of Cups oil on a lace handkerchief and place it beneath your pillow to inspire prophetic dreams.

The Cups Queen: This is a gentle Queen, the Queen who hangs on the edge of mystic dreams and surreal insight. Her energy is soft and dreamy, ethereal, and magickal. It’s her persona and mystique you’ll seek to reveal magickal secrets, entities, and energies.

Watch for these magickal oils at my website:

The Witch’s Corner

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/wytchywares.htm

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