I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
aries: fearless as hell
taurus: reliable as hell
gemini: talkative as hell
cancer: dependable as hell
leo: powerful as hell
virgo: smart as hell
libra: friendly as hell
scorpio: strong as hell
sagittarius: real as hell
capricorn: loyal as hell
aquarius: weird as hell
pisces: nice as hell
For those of you who can’t or prefer not to cleanse an area with smoke, this is perfect for dorms and for those practicing behind closed doors.
- Air tight bottle (anything with a lid)
- Couple sprigs of Rosemary & Lavender, fresh preferred.
- Vodka (if you can access this water will do)
- (optional) spray bottle (can be found in dollar stores)
- Take the sprigs of lavender and rosemary, (not to much you have to fit them in your bottle/container) and tie them together, at the stem.
- fill your bottle half way with vodka, and the rest with water, and stick your herbs heads down.
- Let sit for at least a week, shaking lightly.
- (optional) if you purchased a spray bottle, after a week transfer your liquid to that, you can place the herbs into the bottle as long as there isn’t any free floating debris.
When it comes time to use it, simply pull the herbs from the bottle/container, using them to flick the mixture around the space. Long swiping motions for large areas and short flicks for small spaces. If your mixture is in a spray bottle, simply spray it in the area needed.
Keep enclosed and watch to see if the herbs need to be replaced.
College presents its own set of challenges for all of us. Aside from the usual hurdles involved with classes and coursework and meeting new people, there’s transplanting your witchcraft to deal with. The three biggest problems in that arena are:
- Conflicts with roommate(s)
- Materials like candles, incense, and blades not allowed in dorms
- Lack of available resources
Fortunately, there are ways of dealing with that.
The first and most important thing is dealing with your roommate. If you know the person beforehand, I strongly urge you to sit down with them and have an open and honest discussion about your beliefs and theirs. Put everyone’s cards on the table and see where you both stand. Hopefully, you’ll be able to come to a consensus. If not, see if you’re able to find another roommate, because that’s a fight you don’t want to have to have in your room.
Now, as to the tools of your trade, there are plenty of substitutions you can make that work just as well, even if they aren’t as much fun to use.
- Knives/Blades - If it’s a ceremonial blade that you use purely for symbolism, you can make a “knife” with your dominant hand, by holding it up with all four fingers and thumb straight together and rigid. If you’re using it to carve something, pins or toothpicks with do that job. For cutting purposes, substitute a pair of scissors.
- Incense & Candles - Depending on your roommate’s sensitivity to certain smells, you could get a reed diffuser for scented oil or a plug-in air freshener. For the light of the candles, you can get battery-powered tealights or decorative electric candles or string lights (available as holiday decorations).
Additionally, if your practice includes burnt or scattered offerings, you can put the materials in a bowl and leave them on your altar space from dawn until dusk or vice versa. Then, take the offering and dispose of it, as appropriate, in one of the following ways:
- Into your room trash or an outdoor trash receptacle (for paper, larger items, or uneaten food)
- Down the sink drain or toilet (ONLY if liquid or fully water soluble)
- Scattered on open ground (ONLY if small non-littering particles like herbs)
- Consume it yourself (if food or drink and safe to do so)
Please keep in mind if you choose to scatter an herb offering, DO NOT scatter salt on grass or in a garden, as it will harm the plants and make the soil alkaline and unable to grow anything.
As for raw materials, you can do witchcraft with just about anything, even down to pencil and paper if need be. If you have a green thumb, see if your window will let you have a couple of potted herb plants on the windowsill. If not, check the supermarket spice aisle for readily available herbs and spices. You can also order herbs and materials online, provided that they don’t conflict with your dorm’s rules. Check back on this blog for more tips on cheap and easy witchcraft.
And remember, my askbox is always open over at breelandwalker if you have questions!
Happy Crafting, College Witches!
Reblog if you post about Pop Culture Magick or Pop Culture Paganism please. I’m trying to find my peers.
this fucking mentality that you can’t be best friends with your significant other, that romance ruins a friendship, that BOTH FRIENDSHIP AND ROMANCE CANNOT OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY kills me like
that’s such a horrible, horrible and unhealthy mentality to have
is anyONE ELSE JUST SO EXCITED FOR PUMPKINS AND HOT CHOCOLATE AND HaLLOwEEEEN AND SPOOKY MOVIES AND FAIRS AND KNEE SOCKS AND PUMPKIN LATTES AND BIG BLANKETS AND COZY CUDDLY SWEATERS AND PRETTY LEAVES AND i just started crYING