Here’s mine. Would you like to share something about yours?… a comment, or a photo, or a video? When did you start it? What kinds of things do you add to it? How do you organize it? What are your future plans for it? Who are you going to pass it to? Do you let people see it, or are you very secretive about it? What inspires you?
I am so excited about this newsletter. I finally got my shyte together with this project and in the process even went back and updated January’s debut issue, adding several things that were left out and needed to be included, so you might want to revisit this page. I’ve also set it up visually, musically, color-wise, and with a decent almost magazine page feel about it for the format. I feel comfortable now with the background, the color scheme, the greenery and waterfalls, and smiling Buddha.
I’m pleased as punch to send off (early) February’s edition, and here’s an excerpt from the introduction:
This month let’s look at the energy for February and what we could be, should be, working on right now for manifestation that will enrich our lives. You’ll also find a spell for the Gray Witch dealing with removing hexes, cleansing afterwards, and making sure the perpetrator gets the message. You’ll find a video of ambient high-frequency music provided for your listening pleasure as you browse this newsletter. Also, I’m going to be taping a new monthly video created just for this newsletter that will be informal, informative, cover a multitude of goddess knows what topics, and sometimes it might even get personal. Of course, there will be lots of other gems and nuggets ~ Read on! And please feel free to pass this newsletter on to a friend.
Enter The Witch’s Corner Newsletter here ~
The Witch’s Corner Newsletter is once again alive and well. It’s been resurrected and is re-launching this month ~ http://www.thewitchscornernewsletter.yolasite.com/january-2018.php
Hello, World! We’re on the home-stretch, almost to the end of December, with a terrific arctic cold front scheduled to hit my area this weekend (wind chills expected at -35). It will be the perfect weather to stay snuggled down at home cozy with a cuppa’ something and some interesting reading material. I’ve gone back over the archives and have listed here some encore posts from past Januarys. Read on, enjoy, and… Stay Warm!
Magickal Updates from Last Night’s Show
Magick for the Day
*note: the links at the end of this post are no longer valid. These items can be found at The Witch’s Corner at this address: http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Tarot Mysteries: When Animals Speak
When Did You First Know You Were a Witch?
Imbolc and the In-Laws
*note: I know, this is all about a February holiday, but it was still posted in January 🙂
The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland
Healing & Prosperity: A Crystal Grid
The Queen’s Magick
“Justice”: She Tells You
What do you do?
Work Place Mojo ~ Bad Bosses Beware
6 Misconceptions About Witches
Woman Speak (Episode taped on 1-30-2015)
Partnerships: It’s All About Internal Sabotage
Woman Speak (Episode taped on 1-23-2015)
Witchcraft: It’s All About the Journey, Not the Destination
The Witch’s Desk: A Reader’s Dream
How to Dress a Hoodoo Candle to Draw Love (video)
A Traditional Horoscope Spread ~ A January Reading
Mid-January Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ All Signs (video)
7 Day Spell Candle for Abundant Prosperity
Astrological Tarot Readings ~ January 2016 ~ Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius (video)
Astrological Tarot Readings ~ January 2016 ~ Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo (video)
Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Gemini, You’re Up! (video)
Mid-January Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius (video)
Mid-January Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo (video)
Mid-January Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Aries (video)
Good Morning, World! ~ Welcome 2017, Morning Coffee, Show n’ Tell (video)
It’s time to pull this little gem from the pages of my Big Black Book. Not for me, mind you, at the moment, but for a friend who is in need of this magick. There is nothing worse, nothing more vile, nothing more evil or black, than a gossip. My definition of this Cretan: someone who deliberately makes up stories and information about someone that will harm their reputation, their business, their personal relationships, or any other aspect of their life. Yes, I’ve used these spells myself, back in the day, when they were needed. Yes, they work; they certainly did for me. And yes, I’m a nice person, dammit, and nice people have a right to defend themselves, especially with sneaky back-stabbing liars and gossips. Magick may be the only defense you have.
So I’m blowing the dust off these delicious binding spells and posting them here for my friend and anyone else in need ~
Binding a Gossip
Most of you reading this has, at one time or another, been the victim of malicious and false rumors, innuendos, or flat out bald face lies. This phenomena used to be contained to the narrow crowded hallways of junior and senior high schools, the quiet corridors of office buildings, the loud backrooms of break-rooms, local neighborhood cafes and bars…etc. With the advent of the internet, instant communication, and access that was previously unheard of, this interesting little social oddity is becoming more prevalent than ever, easier to manipulate, to spread, and much more destructive because of the wider audience and the hit and run methods available to anyone with a computer, or cell phone. However, even in the 21st century, gossip still travels the old fashioned way: by word of mouth.
And what makes gossip so popular is our naïve desire to believe what we hear, regardless of the source, whether facts check out, whether it makes sense, or even whether it is believable– the more fantastic and incredible the story, in fact, the quicker we are to accept it, or to eagerly pass it along.
There may not be much the mundane victim of gossip can do about it, other than an expensive and time consuming lawsuit perhaps, if the perpetrator of this brouhaha is sullying a public reputation, damaging a business, or causing serious complications in the victim’s life.
But there is something a Witch can do about a gossip. She can bind the mouth of the one who is spreading untruths & fantastic stories. She can tie their tongue and still their voice. She can throw the negative energy they are generating back upon the perpetrator, where it will fester and putrefy, to destroy the hooligan from the inside out.
I have used the following spells personally, and I can tell you that they worked for me, often in explosive and unpredictable ways which left me open-mouthed and in awe of this magick. Karma has a way of stepping in to handle any injustice of life, and I have no qualms about stepping into the shadows to grab the light and use this energy to kick-ass. This is one of the benefits of being a gray witch.
If you have the magickal ability, control of your energies, determination and purpose, and if you’ve just plain had enough…you’ll find these spells to be just what you need.
For serious situations, use all three of these methods in tandem:
Purchase a small hand mirror, one large enough for a small picture to fit within its center. Take a photo of the target and cut it out; lay it in the center of the mirror…vent now at the target, let all the negative energy that you feel for this person roil and boil to the surface, spit in his/her face if that is your inclination.
When you have spent yourself expressing your anger…sprinkle over this picture goofer dust, graveyard dirt, banishing powder. You could also add cayenne pepper, or any other herb/ingredient that you have successfully used in the past or that is linked to hexes/curses.
Now, encircle this picture with it’s mound of maliferous ingredients with a circle of salt– sealing the target within.
Find a safe place to keep this charm, perhaps beneath a dresser; and cover it with a bowl if you have pets in the house so that they won’t stumble upon it. Every once in a while, perhaps in conjunction with a waning moon phase, pull the mirror carefully out of its hiding place and re-sprinkle it with a bit of the powders; check the seal of salt and add to it if need be to keep the circle strong…each time you bring it out– throw your emotions at this individual.
In addition– you can create a crude poppet, pin a photo of the face of the target on the face of the doll. Carefully, slowly, deliberately– stick straight pins through the mouth in a neat little row…rant, rave, spit, pound, stomp, rage. Throw your hatred and anger at this figure, then cover it in a black cloth and place it away in a secret spot.
The Witch’s Bottle:
You can also create a witch’s bottle…fill an empty bottle with pins, razor blades, shards of glass, needles, rusty nails– and a photo of the target. Add your urine to it. Close the bottle and seal it with black wax. Put it in a safe place and every once in a while, again with the waning of the moon, bring it out and shake it up— visualize the sharp objects in the bottle cutting the gossip, and the ability to gossip, from the target.
As I’ve said…
I’ve used these spells myself and was quite amazed at how well they work. But the thing is that this is an ‘ongoing’ thing, keep it up. Remember to check the mirror, less the circle of salt somehow get shifted about and create an opening. Don’t let the target sit in the bottle without bothering it now and then. Bring out the poppet, look into the target’s eyes and vent your rage ever so often…don’t let them forget, and don’t let them rest.
The energy will build.
I get so many requests from people who want me to sit down and put a spell together for them. I don’t think they realize 1) how time consuming this would be to do for just one individual, not to mention the many other requests coming in; 2) that I work 5 days a week at a mundane job (well, it’s 5 days a week, but I guess I can’t call working in a metaphysical shop “mundane”).
These requests most frequently come in at my blog Magickal Connections at the bottom of the three “Spells & Potions” pages. These pages contain FREE spells that I’ve taken the time to put together and post on my blog for everyone’s use. However, I have a very strong feeling that some people don’t even begin to read through them, they want me to do all that and pick one out for them. If money were no issue and I had all the time in the world to do anything I want, I’m sure it would be fun putting spells together for people to help them get through all their trials and tribulations.
But money and time are an issue in my life. I have replied to people in the comments that I WILL help them put a spell together that they can cast themselves, and I will answer any questions that they have to the best of my ability– but this is not free. I charge for my time.
It’s $60.00 for a half hour phone consultation.
A less expensive service that I offer at my site connected to spell casting is a Candle Altar Service. For a small fee I’ll fix and dress and burn a spell candle for you, and I’ll take the remains of that spell to make you a mojo bag that I’ll mail to you.
This service is $21.99 for a single candle, or $61.99 for a triple candle spell.
First, please make use of these three pages of dozens and dozens of FREE spells. They’re all categorized to make finding what you really need as easy as possible.
Much love & blessings from The Witch’s Corner ~ Amythyst