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How to Use Spell Powders

Long before I met my first Craft mentor I had no idea where to start when it came to spell work. My first teachers were the books I could purchase by nearly clandestine practices from my local book store (I was WAY in the closet at that time). I tried candle magicks, small spells, and then I found, what for me, was an article – I don’t recall who wrote it, on how to use spell powders. It was quite the eye opener and it changed everything.

Spell powders are created by grinding dried herbs, resins, and stones/crystals into as fine a powder as possible. The completed powder is then charged with your intentions and used in a manner that is most beneficial to your outcome. These seemingly simple ingredients combined with your intentions create a powerfully concentrated magickal experience that will enhance any spell or working you choose.

How to Use Your Spell Powder

Spell powders are very easy to use. You can sprinkle them on doorsteps, windowsills, or pathways (this works fabulous for powders for protection, money drawing or to move a nasty neighbor on their way.) Add your powder to your wallet or inside a coin purse to attract money. Dress a candle with oil and roll in or sprinkle the candle with the powder to charge up your candle magick. Use the powder to create your ritual circle. Place the powder in mojo or spell bags to carry with you. Ring your candles or other spell items with your powder. You can even add the powders to a potion or brew.

Don’t limit yourself to these suggestions. Your Craft is your own and the many uses of spell powders is only limited by your need and imagination.

Note: Remember that powders are never, ever to be ingested or used as an incense. They are for external use only, and may contain ingredients that could be harmful to you if eaten or inhaled through smoke and ash.

Creating Your Own Spell Powder

Creating your own spell powder is not as complicated as it seems, but it is time consuming. To create your own you will need some basic ingredients and tools. Below I’ve given you ideas and instructions in creating your own spell powders.

How to Choose Spell Powder Ingredients

In order to choose the ingredients you must first have a clear idea of what you would like to use your powders for. Are you looking to find love? Is prosperity or money on your mind? Do you have a neighbor that is harassing you or your family and you need them to move on? The variations are endless. However, as in any spell work, you must focus on the exact issue or need and choose your ingredients from there.

Once you have your focus you can begin to determine what herbs, resins, or stones and crystals would work best. You can use a guide to correspondences such as Holland’s Grimoire of Magickal Correspondence: A Ritual Handbook or you can let your intuition guide you. Use as many as you are guided to use. I personally like to use 3, 7 or 9 ingredients but that is not a hard or fast rule.

Use high quality ingredients, if at all possible. Organic herbs have an energy that mass grown and produced do not. Better yet use herbs you have grown yourself to add extra power to your work.

The same goes with resins and stones. Purchase these from reliable and ethical stores, online or your local metaphysical shop. The better the quality, the more responsibly harvested and sourced, the better the finished product.

Creating Your Spell Powder

Creating a Spell Powder

Now that you have gathered your ingredients it’s time to create your powders. Don’t forget to have pen and paper next to you so you can record what you are using and how much. Relying on your memory can be tricky when you want to recreate any magickal powder, potion, etc.

Be precise and accurate in your measurements. Use a scale if possible or, if you’d like, use the old methods of “one palm full”, or a “pinch. Just keep it consistent for each ingredient.

Take your measured ingredient and place it into a mortar or pestle. If you are making large amounts, like I do, use a dedicated electric coffee or herb grinder. As you place the ingredients into the mortar (bowl) or grinder focus on the intention of the powder. If it is for prosperity, for example, you can say “For Prosperity” as you place it into the bowl. Grind the ingredient to as fine a powder as possible. This may take quite a while, especially with roots and barks.

A note of caution when using an electric grinder. Resins may gum up the grinder so a mortar and pestle is preferred. Stones and crystals may dull the blades of the appliance as well, so use caution.

Grind all ingredients well and place in a ceramic bowl or a clean cauldron. Hold you hands over the bowl and charge (empower) your powder for its intended purpose. If the powder is for love you could say something such as “Let this power aid me in drawing love, in all its forms, to me.” or I charge these herbs to seek out and find my true love, whomever that may be.” When you feel you have poured as much energy and focus into the powder it is now ready to use.

Using The Moon and Planetary Timing When Creating Your Spell Powder

I wanted to add just a quick note about using moon phases and a planetary hours and astrological correspondences when creating your powders. If you create your powders with the most auspicious timing, be it by the moon or planets, it will add an extra punch of energy and efficacy to your powders. That being said, our needs don’t always happen during the correct phases. If you need money fast and it’s a waning moon don’t worry. Create that powder anyways. As an example, instead of asking for an increase of funds you can ask to banish debts instead. Better yet, you can add a “disclaimer” to your workings. You can say something like “May all the correct astrological, planetary and lunar correspondences favor this powder.” Just remember, need outweighs “correctness”. It is our will that makes it work. The Universe will listen.

Don’t have time to Make Your Own – No Worries.

How to Use Spell Powders - Triune Moon Luck be With You Powder
Spell Powder -from the Triune Moon Etsy Store

Making your own spell powders can be labor intensive. If you, like many others, are super busy or perhaps just don’t have access to the herbs, stones or resins required, not to worry. You can check out my Etsy Store at TriuneMoon. I have several powders and spell candles there for purchase. I can also create custom spell powders for your particular needs.

Whatever you decide, creating your own or using a purchased spell powder, you can be certain that your spell work will pack on extra punch when you use these powdery powerhouses.

May all your intentions be made manifest and your spell work be fruitful.

Blessed Be.

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The Basics of Candle Magick

One of the first things I learned as a fledgling witch were the basics of Candle Magick. Candle Magick can be one of the simplest, and highly effective, forms of magick to learn and practice.  Candle Magick has been used by nearly every religion, Eastern or Western. It is widely practiced, even by the mundane population. Blowing out the candles on your birthday cake is a form of candle magick (you make a wish, don’t you?)  We have all lit a candle for a recently departed relative, seen Catholics light candles for prayers, watched (or participated) in a candlelight vigil to offer support and best wishes for the return of an abducted child.  All of this, and more, is candle magick.

In learning about candle magick you will find you can make it as simple or as complicated as you wish. During this process you will be working to imbue a candle or candles with your intentions, then lighting and burning the candle while focusing (visualizing) your goal as manifest. The spells is completed when the candle (or candles) is spent. This can be done with one candle or many, with or without spells, props or other aids, performed one time or many.  Remember, you are the magick. The candle is there to assist you in your focus and aid you in your workings.

Basics of Candle Magick – Instructions

Below are basic instructions for practicing your own candle magick.  I have listed them in basic order of operation – kind of a candle magick “recipe” if you will.  As with all good recipes, try it out then add or subtract what does or doesn’t work for you. 

  1. Write down your intention:  As with any spell or ritual you need to have a plan of what you intend to do.  Do you want a spell for love, to find money to pay your bills? Maybe you wish to discover your inner child?  Write it down!  Review it several times to make sure that a) You really need this; b) You will not infringe on anyone’s free will       (especially in regards to love spells); c) You really need this.
  2. Write your candle magick “recipe”:  Now is the time to decide how you wish to proceed.  Will it be simple with a single candle or will you need several for different aspects of the spell?  Do you want to add additional correspondences to aid the spell?  How many times should you perform the spell? What color candle should you use?  What type? Will you repeat a chant, meditate, sing or use some other method to focus your intention?  Have fun, write it down, and then gather the ingredients required.
  3. Cleanse and consecrate:  Always cleanse and consecrate all     candles, oils, herbs, etc. before beginning. Candles can be cleansed       and consecrated using most of the usual methods.
  4. Get your ingredients together:  Gather your ingredients, anoint your candles (see instructions below), then add your catalysts (herbs, tokens, etc.). Grab your Book of Shadows handy or at least your written spell, ground, center, and….
  5. Get Cooking:  Now you are ready to practice your candle magick!  Imbue your candles and catalysts with the required energies and intention. Take a deep breath, focus, light your candle(s) and perform that spell!

Now that you have the basic “recipe” lets discuss how to pick the best ingredients to add to the strength of your candle magick.

Choosing Candles

When discussing the basics of candle magick, choosing the right candle (or candles) for your spell is important. As you try to decide on your candles, keep the following in mind:

  1. Pick a color to match with your intention: Choose a color from your color correspondence tables to best work with your intention.  For example; green for a money spell, pink for a love spell, blue for a healing spell.  White is a great all-purpose color and can be used for any type of spell.
  2. Size your candle to match your spell: The size of the candle can differ depending on the time and type of spell. I prefer to use four-inch candles. However, birthday candles are great if you are short on time. If you are going to be performing the spell for consecutive days you can burn a new candle each day. Or perhaps buy one of those cool 7-knob candles. Alternately you may use a taper candle or small pillar and mark a line on the candle to separate it into sections for each day. Then you can burn it down to the line and snuff it out till the next day.
  3. To scent or not to scent: Some Witches like to use store-bought scented candles to add to the ambiance and impact of the spell. However, most are heavily scented and the aroma that corresponds best to your spell may make you sneeze.  Sticking to essential oils, or a simple, imbued, carrier oil, is usually best for those with allergies or sensitivities.

Adding the Spice to your Candle Magick

Using and choosing an oil: I feel that the use of oils for anointing candles is essential for my spell work. As you anoint your candle with your chosen oil you are adding your intention as well as giving the spell direction.  What do we mean by direction? Rubbing the oil into the candle in specific manner indicates whether you are drawing something to you or pushing it away (banishing).  To pull something towards, you anoint your candle from the top down to the center, then from the bottom to the center. To push away or banish, start from the center and rub the oils upward towards the wick, then from the center to the bottom. 

“Spices” for your recipe:   Your “spices”, or catalysts (correspondences), for a candle magick spell are the herbs, tokens, stones, etc. that are used to, a) focus your intention; and, b) add to the energy and/or vibrations require.  For example, when doing a spell to heal someone (always with their permission), you may include a picture or drawing of that person. Add in a personal item of theirs, stones and healing herbs and a healing oil to anoint your candle.  Use what has meaning and energy to you.

Imbuing with purpose and energy: Now is the time to get personal with your ingredients and imbue them with your energy and intent.  Place your candle in your hand or your hands over the candle and let your energy flow into the candle.  Tell the candle what you would like it to do, such as “As you burn you will open my mind and heart to aid me in finding my true spiritual path.” Be specific and don’t be stingy with the energy.  Remember, the candle is acting as your focus and as it burns so your intention is made manifest.

Spell repetition: Deciding on the repetition of a spell can be, for some, the most difficult step.  How much is too much and what is not enough?  There is no set time to cook your spell – the use of trial and error is your guidepost. To assist you, try using the sacred numbers of three, five, seven or nine.  Three is a good starting point for less intense spells and seven repetitions are perfect for longer and more focused spells (thus the seven knob candles).  As always, use your intuition and decide what’s best for you.

Basics of Candle Magick - A single candle flame

A Word on Candle Safety

A discussion on the basics of candle magick would not be complete without a few words on candle safety. Please, whenever you are burning candles, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.  If you know you may have to step out of the room, place the candle inside a cauldron or on a fireproof surface such as a cookie sheet. Better yet, make it portable and place the candle in the bathtub to continue burning.
  • Make sure that nothing flammable will come in contact with the flame.  Always place in a non-combustible candle-holder and keep any flammable herbs, tokens, papers, etc. out of the reach of the flames.
  • Keep pets out of the way of the candles.  Pets, especially cats, are curious about the pretty flames.  They can hurt themselves or knock the candle over and start a fire.

Now you are ready!  It’s time to put all this information on the basics of candle magick to good use.  You will find below a simple candle magick spell to help bring peace and love to the Universe.  Have fun!

Candle Magick Spell for Universal Peace and Love

Items required:

  • 1 white candle – marked with a line to separate it into three fairly equal sections or 3 tea lights
  • Oil for peace and love such as gardenia, lavender, peppermint, vanilla

Anoint your candle with the oil.  Imbue with your energy and your intention to bring peace and love to all that inhabit this Universe.  When ready, light your candle and say:

May peace and love embrace each being that dwells within this Universe divine,

May the peace of the God fill your essence

May the radiant love of the Goddess upon you shine.

Repeat the chant three times visualizing a Universe of peace and love. 

Burn your candle to the first line (or let your tea light burn completely). Repeat for two more consecutive days. 

Blessed Be!

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Create Your Own Money Drawing Talismans

Money Drawing Talismans

Having issues drawing money to you? Need a few more dollars in your bank account? In this week’s Magickal Moment we will learn how to create your own Money Drawing Talismans.

Money Drawing Talismans - a completed talisman
A completed money drawing talisman

According to the Free Dictionary a talisman is: 1. An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection.2. Something that apparently has magic power. Our money drawing talismans shall be created in order to : 1) Increase prosperity; 2)draw much needed funds towards us and; 3) Increase our wealth in all areas.

Please note: As in all magick, there are no guarantees. Intention, focus and will are required in order to garner results. The author takes no responsibility as to the efficacy of, or the degree of results produced by these talismans.

To create our talismans you will need the following supplies:

  • Clay: The talisman shown was created with air dry clay. You may use any type of clay you like.
  • 1 teaspoon of each of the following ground herbs: Allspice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg
  • A small spray bottle filled with water; or a bowl with water
  • A toothpick or other small, pointed object to inscribe on the wet clay.
  • A small biscuit cutter or sharp knife to cut clay into discs
  • A plastic plate to place your clay on. (optional)

Creating Your Money Drawing Talismans

Directions: Place your clay onto a flat surface. I prefer to place mine onto a large plastic plate as it makes moving the clay on and off easier.

Mix all of your ground herbs together and set aside. Take a hunk of clay large enough to create the number of talismans you wish to make. Form the clay into a hollow basin then place the herbs into the center.

Herbs placed into clay basin

Begin mixing the herbs into the clay with your hands. The herbs will dry out the clay so you will need to spray it with water or dip your fingers into a bowl of water and sprinkle the clay. Keep mixing the clay until the herbs are completely incorporated. As you are mixing in the herbs, envision them activating the clay with money drawing powers.

Money Drawing Talismans - mixing herbs into clay by hand
Mixing the herbs into the clay

When the herbs have been completely incorporated, begin rolling out and flattening the clay to create disks. I do this by hand but feel free to use a marble or stone rolling pin that has been sprinkled with water (to keep the clay from sticking). I flattened mine out to a 1/2 inch thickness because I am going to use them in mojo bags and as a necklace. Make them thinner or thicker according to your needs.

Money Drawing Talismans - cutting clay disks with biscuit cutter
Cutting the clay into disks

Next, cut your clay into disks. I used a small biscuit cutter but a sharp knife, cookie cutter or clay tool will work as well. Mine are about 1 inch in circumference but again, make them into the size needed for your particular application.

Inscribing Your Talismans

Once the disks have been cut, carefully remove the remaining clay from around the disks. Set aside to use later. Remove the disk(s) from the table or plate. If they are stuck, use a piece of thread or fishing line and carefully run it between the disk and plate or table. Don’t worry if they come off a little lop-sided or squished. Just use a bit of water on your fingertips to smooth out and reshape your disk.

Place your disk(s) back onto the plate or table. Using the toothpick or another sharp instrument, inscribe your talisman with a money drawing or prosperity symbol. The symbol I used was the dollar sign because it automatically makes me think of money. Feel free to use any symbol which does the same for you. Note: If you are using the disks for a necklace, poke a hole near the top that is large enough to run a cord or chain through.

Inscribing the talismans with the dollar sign
Talismans inscribed with dollar sign

After inscribing the disks, you will need to activate the talismans. To do so hold your hands over the talismans. Picture clearly in your mind’s eye large sums of money been drawn towards you. Visualize images of whatever prosperity and wealth means to you, seeing it clearly and vividly. Keep that image in your mind for as long as possible. Now push that image and the feeling of wealth, prosperity and monetary gain, through your hands and into the talismans. Continue pushing the energy into the talismans until you feel that they have been filled to the brim. Release the energy by clapping your hands or saying “It is done.”

Using Your Talismans

Now that the talismans have been activated, you will need to let them dry completely before using. Optionally, give them a spray with a clear sealer to help keep any moisture out.

Use your talismans by:

  • Wearing them as a piece of sacred jewelry, drawing money to you as you wear it.
  • Adding to a mojo or charm bag. Carry the bag in your pocket or tie it to a cord to wear around your neck.
  • Placing the disk on your altar where you can see it everyday, triggering thoughts of wealth and prosperity.
  • Put the disk into your cash register or cash drawer at your place of business to increase cash flow.
  • Hanging the talisman in a window or tack it over your front door.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Magickal Moment. May your talismans be potent, powerful and create the prosperity you desire.

Blessed Be!

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Awakening Abundance with Blossom Magick

Almond blossoms on the tree

California’s Central Valley overflows with agriculture of all kinds. From nut orchards to fields of tomatoes, beans and veggies, abundance is all around us. As the weather begins to warm the valley in the early spring, the nut and fruit trees begin to come alive. Blossoms are everywhere, heralding the awakening abundance of the Valley. It is truly a magickal time of year.

Almond orchard in bloom
Almond Orchard in Bloom

We can begin awakening abundance of our own by adding some Blossom Magick to our magickal repertoire.

To perform your own spell for awakening abundance you will need:

  • 13 newly opened blossoms – (I have used Almond, Flowering Pear and Flowering Plum in the example but use what is native to your area)
  • A clear bowl
  • Filtered or spring water
Awakening Abundance - blossoms on a black background
Left: Almond, Top: Flowering Pear, Right: Plum

First, fill your bowl with the spring water. Begin gently placing the blossoms on the water, allowing them to float freely. As you place the blossoms onto the surface, name each blossom for a type of abundance you wish to make manifest. It could be an abundance of money, creativity, good health – whatever you desire.

Awakening Abundance - a crystal bowl filled with water, blossoms on top
Crystal bowl filled with spring water, blossoms floating on the surface

Place your hands over the bowl and begin visualizing the blossoms changing from blossom to leaf to fruit (or nut). See them awakening, blooming, transitioning to the abundance of leaf, nut and fruit.

Keep visualizing this as you repeat the following chant 9 times:

“As the blossom becomes the leaf, as the blossom becomes the fruit, so shall my abundance awaken and grow.”

Now visualize the blossoms having changed to their abundant state, fully ripe and ready to pick. These ripened fruits are your abundance made manifest. Hold that visualization as long as you possibly can. When done say:

“As these blossoms have grown and ripened, so has my abundance. All that I desire has awakened and is ready to harvest. So Mote it Be.”

Remove the blossoms from the water and place the water into a jar with a tight seal. You can then use this water anytime you need a little extra abundance to come your way.

May your abundance blossom this Spring. Blessed Be!

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Making and Using Black Salt for Spell Work

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Need a “go to” for protection, cleansing negative energies and banishing? Then black salt should be added to your magickal cupboard. When made and used properly, this mineral becomes a powerful ally for your spells, potions and powders. Making and using black salt isn’t difficult, but it can be a bit time consuming. To begin, let’s discuss its various uses as the purpose of the salt can determine the ingredients that go into its preparation.

Safety Note: Do not confuse the black salt we are making here with
black lava salt or kala namak salts used in fine cuisine. This salt should never ingested. It is for ritual purposes only.

Uses of Black Salt

Also known as Witch’s Salt, Drive Away Salt, Sal Negro and Indio Salt, black salt has a long history of use in the magickal community. While salt has always been seen as protective, when the color black is added it takes on some very different energies. Anything colored black, when used in magick and ritual, traditionally corresponds to:

  • Protection
  • Absorbing or removing negativity
  • Banishing
  • Releasing
  • Reversing
  • Hexing
  • Cursing

The change from white to black, transmutes the salt’s energies, allowing those energies to move from the realm of light into the shadows, into the dark. When we add additional herbs to the darkened mineral we change its powers even further.

Making and Using Black Salt - cauldron, sea salt black pepper and charcoal
Ingredients for Black Salt
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Basic Recipe for Black Salt

Black salt can be created in two ways – with the list of ingredients below or with food coloring. While many people feel the salt blackened with food coloring is just as potent, I believe the extra time and effort it takes to mix in the corresponding ingredients adds a power that you just can’t recreate with food coloring. However, use what works best you.

To create a basic black salt you will need the following:

  • 2 parts sea salt – course or fine
  • 1 part scrapings from a cast iron cauldron, pot or skillet
  • 2 parts fine ash from your fire pit or hearth fire (Using ash from a ritual fire works great as long as the ritual corresponds with the use of the salt.)
  • Optional – Black Pepper (replace one part ash with the pepper)

I prefer to use coarse sea salt as it is easily strewn in a circle or across walkways or steps. If I want to use it in powders I grind it up a bit with my mortar and pestle.

Iron scrapings are traditional in most recipes but don’t worry if you do not have any cast iron. Just replace the scrapings with additional ash. If you do use scrapings from your cauldron, wipe out the cauldron first to clear out any residue from previous spell work. You wouldn’t want to mix ash or oil from a healing ritual with a black salt for banishing.

The ash can be gathered out of the family fire pit, fireplace or from your cauldron. A ritual fire or a fire burned exclusively to create your salt will add even more power to the working.

Below are some of the many herbs and woods you may want to add to your fire, increasing the potency of the ash. The list is arranged by the energies you may wish to incorporate:

Magickal Properties

  • Protection:  Oak, Ash, Birch, Rosemary, Garlic, Graveyard dirt
  • Cleansing negative energies:  Cedar, White Sage, Basil, Eucalyptus
  • Banishing: Alder, Black Pepper, Rue, Cayenne pepper
  • To Rid yourself of enemies:  Red Pepper, rose thorns

Be cautious! Some of these herbs may give off caustic smoke. Do not purposefully breathe in the fumes.

Gather up your ash once it has cooled completely. I’ve used both the fine ash and small charcoal bits in my salts.

Scrape the bottom of your cauldron and add to the salt and ash in the jar.

Place all of the ingredients in a large glass jar. Shake until the salt has turned completely black. Let it sit for at least three days then remove any large pieces of charcoal. Your salt is now ready to use.

Using your Black Salt

There are several traditional uses for black salt. However, don’t feel limited by these methods. Use your salt in any way that works for you.

Getting an enemy to leave: Mix red pepper with black salt and toss it where an enemy walks so that he or she will leave. Alternately you can sprinkle some in your enemies shoes.

Protections: Use black salt, either alone or created with ash from protective herbs, and sprinkle it around your home or ritual circle. This creates a protective barrier that allows no harm to enter.

Absorbing and removing unwanted and negative energies: In any area that has unwanted or negative energies place a bowl of, or create a ring with, your black salt. Allow the salt to sit for at least 9 to 24 hour while It pulls in all of the energies. Using gloves so you don’t come into contact with the salt, clean up all of the salt. Dispose of it off your property if possible or wrap it securely in black paper and place in your garbage can.

Binding and Hexing: Add black salt to poppets and spell bags.

The time and effort you take in making and using black salt will pay off in more powerful and focused spell work. So get busy and mix up a batch for your magickal cupboard today.

Blessed Be!

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Creating and Using Poppets

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Creating and using poppets is an amazing way to add to your magickal repertoire. Poppets are an old, time-tested form of sympathetic magick. Sympathetic magick works on the principle that like affects like. When you create a poppet you are making a visual representation of a person. This representation then becomes a focus device. You are able to “see” and interact with the individual you are working for by using their image, the poppet, you’ve created.

Poppets can be as simple or elaborate as you like. The basic rule is that it should be easily recognizable as who you are working for, with or against. If it is a person it should have two arms, two legs, a head and body. The exception to this rule would be a working for a differently-abled person. I use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to give me a basic shape. I am not very artistic so this works well for me. Feel free to create your own pattern or draw free-hand if you like.

Next, add features, hair, clothes, anything that would identify the poppet as the individual it is to be. Try using yarn, markers, paint, embroidery and other embellishments to achieve the look you desire. Don’t worry if you are not an artist, if you can visualize who it is, then even the crudest poppet will work.

Below are simple instructions on creating and using poppets. I’ve also included a simple chant to charge your poppet for its intended purpose.

Creating your poppet. Cookie cutter, material, scissors, thread, needle, markers
A few simple materials are all that is required in making poppets.

Creating your Poppet

Before creating your poppet you should have a firm idea of why you are creating it. Are you doing healing work for someone? Are you trying to banish someone out of your life and social circle? Perhaps it is something for yourself that you are working. Keep whatever the intended goal is for the poppet in your mind as you go about creating and using your poppets

There are only a few simple materials required for creating your poppet. Most can be found quite inexpensively at your local craft store. Below is a list of items to complete the “shell” of the poppet.

  • Cotton material – I used white but you may use any color that suits your purpose or the individual you are working for. It needs to be large enough for the cookie cutter, cut double.
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Gingerbread man cookie cutter – large
  • Scissors
  • Pen or pencil to trace around the cookie cutter.

Place the cookie cutter on the material. Be sure that the material is doubled. Trace around the cookie cutter, then cut along the pen/pencil line. Sew the poppet close to the edge with small stiches, leaving a large enough opening for stuffing your poppet. Alternately you could use a sewing machine, but I like to place magick and intention in each stitch. Once you have stitched the poppet you will need to fill it.

Tracing a gingerbreadman cookie cutter to make a poppet

Filling and Personalizing Your Poppet

You will want to fill your poppet with not only something to give it shape but to add to the magick you are creating. Herbs, stones, and crystals that correspond to your working are beneficial. Adding something personal from the individual will bring an even bigger boost to your work. Hair, fingernail clippings, a scrap of material from something they’ve worn are all items that are easily added to your poppet.

Six jars filled with herbs
Use herbs that will aid you in bringing the desired results.

Below are items I used for the poppet pictured. This was a personal healing poppet so I am using herbs for healing the stomach and sinus issues. Please, use items that best fit your intent. Note: I also used hair from my head to add some of “me” to the poppet.

  • Fiberfill – this is used for all poppets. It can be made of cotton or synthetic materials.
  • Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Feverfew
  • Mullein
  • White Willow bark
  • Marshmallow root
  • Slippery Elm Bark

I did not include any stones or crystals in this poppet because I did not feel called to do so. Use your intuition and magickal senses to choose each item so that it will aid in achieving your final goal.

Fill up the legs and arms of the poppet. You may need to use the end of a long-handled spoon or some other long, thin device to push the fiberfill into the corners. Place a small amount of fiberfill in the body then add in your herbs, stone, etc. Finish filling the poppet then sew up the opening.

Now you can personalize your poppet. Add on facial features, hair, clothing, etc.. You may even want to place a picture of the person where the face is. Use your intuition to create a connection between you and the individual.

Poppet next to a candle
Poppet Ready to Charge

Charging your Poppet

While you were creating your poppet you were keeping your intentions in the forefront of your mind. Now, it is time to reinforce that intention and charge your poppet.

Place your poppet on your altar or a table. Holding your hands over the poppet visualize its intended purpose. While keeping that purpose in your mind, “see” the poppet as the individual that it represents. Focusing on both the person and the intention say the following (or something similar that has meaning to you):

“The poppet I see before me is a part of (insert name of individual) and as such all that I do with the poppet I do for (name). I send (insert what you are working for here) into this poppet which is (name). May (name) be (healed, banished, etc).” Continue to send your desires into the poppet until you feel that the work is completed. 

End the charge with “As I will it, so shall it be.” or something else to signal that you have completed your work. Place the poppet in a safe place.

Releasing the Poppet Energies

You will want to keep the poppet until such time as you feel the magick has manifested. After that you will need to release the individual’s energy from the poppet and dismantle it. Below is a simple “de-programming” verse you can use.

“I separate the energy of (name if individual) from this poppet. What was once connected is now separated.” Repeat this until you feel that the energies have been disconnected. Then remove all the stitching, take out the stuffing and otherwise dismantle the poppet. Dispose of all the parts by burning, burying or throwing away. Caution: Do not dispose of the poppet without first disconnecting the individual from the poppet. This may cause undo harm to the individual.

Poppets are a simple, creative, and highly effective way to work powerful magicks. No matter how cute they may seem, they should always be treated with the respect you would give to any magickal working. May you find working magick with poppets as rewarding as I have.

Blessed Be!

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Using the Magick of Incense

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Greetings and welcome to another Triune Moon Magickal Moment. Today we are discussing Using the Magick of Incense.

There are several types of incense, but the most commonly used are stick, cone, powders and resins. I find that when creating a blend for my own personal or coven use, that I create powdered or resin blend incenses as it requires the least amount of special equipment and can be created quite quickly.

When creating incense keep the vibrational energies you wish in mind. Choose herbs and resins that not only smell good but vibrate with the same energy as your ritual or spell work. Your incense then becomes an integral part of your magick.

How do you go about creating your own incense blends? As an example, you may wish to create an incense for a particular Sabbat ritual. You would then research any correspondences for that Sabbat, decide what types of energies you wish to draw in and choose herbs and resins that have that particular energy. Below I have a simple recipe for Mabon incense that I have used for several rituals.

Mabon Incense

Jars of herbs behind a mortar and pestle with a jar of Mabon incense to one side
The makings of Mabon Incense

For Mabon Incense you will need:

  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Glass jar for storage
  • Equal parts:
  • Sage
  • Allspice
  • Mugwort
  • Optional items: Coffee grinder to make a finer powder

Drop the herbs into the mortar and grind as finely as possible. Once ground, charge your incense with the intentions of your ritual by placing your hands over the herbs in the mortar. Once charged you can store in a clean glass jar with a tight sealing lid. To use, place on a burning charcoal disc (available on-line and in most Metaphysical shops). The hot coal will burn the powder, sending its scent and vibrational energies into the surrounding area.

Note: Always place coals in a fireproof container. I use a ceramic cauldron filled with sand to absorb the heat. Never leave the burning coals unattended. Some blends create more smoke than others so you may need to disable smoke alarms until the ritual or spell work is completed.

Clearing Incense Blend

Three jar of resins that can be used in incense - frankincense, myrrh and Dragon's Blood
Frankincense, Myrrh and Dragon’s Blood
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For an easy resin blend incense that is perfect for cleansing your sacred space, clearing out unwanted energies, and for any time you are unsure of what type to use, see the ingredients below:

Use equal parts of the following resins:

  • Frankincense resin
  • Myrrh resin
  • Benzoin resin
  • Copal Resin

Blend together in a mortar. You may need to break up any large pieces with your pestle. Be careful – resins like to jump out of the mortar when being crushed.

Place the resins on a hot charcoal to release their scent. If clearing out energies in a room, place the charcoal in a Thurible, a metal censer with a chain, or a heat resistant container with a handle. Walk around the room clockwise and let the smoke waft throughout the room.

As demonstrated above, creating your own blends of incense is easy and rewarding. The scent, ingredients and energies of the incense are infinite, and their use will only enhance your spell work and rituals. May you find joy in creating your own Magick of Incense.

Blessed Be!

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Lemon Magick for the Kitchen Witch

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Lemons are not only delicious and healthy for you but they have amazing magickal attributes as well. Below I’ve added some ways in which you can create your own lemon magick.

Lemons are sacred to the moon so they work well in all your lunar magicks. Cut or score fresh lemons and place them on your Full Moon and New Moon altars where they can add their aromatic energies to your rites.

Lemon Peels in Magick

Lemon peels are an essential in your herbal cabinet as they have numerous magickal uses. For this type of lemon magick fresh or dried lemon peels can be used in several different ways in your spell work. Try adding finely ground dried lemon peels to an incense for clarity and personal purification.

Infuse water with fresh lemon peel by placing the peels into an 8 ounce container then covering it completely with water. Let this sit at least overnight but three day is best. Strain the water and discard the peels. Use the water to cleanse magickal tools of unwanted etheric energy. You can also place the water into a spray bottle and spray around your home or office to cleanse it of unwanted energies.

Two lemons and their peels on a table
Fresh lemon peels are an essential in your magickal cabinet.

Create a practical and magickal cleanser for your home using fresh lemon peels. Add the peels of at least four lemons into a one gallon container. Add two sprigs of fresh rosemary and then cover with distilled white vinegar. Cover the top with plastic wrap or wax paper and then place on the cap or some aluminum foil. Place your hands over the container and send energy for a love, light and a happy home into the container. When done energizing, let the container sit for two to three weeks, swirling it a bit every day to mix the contents. After the allotted time, remove the lemon peel and rosemary. Strain the contents into a spray bottle and use to clean your home. This mixture is antibacterial, cuts grease and grime and makes your home smell wonderful!

Spray bottle and a gallon jar of lemon and rosemary cleanser
Practical and Magickal Lemon Cleanser

Using Lemon Oils

The essential and/or infused oil of the lemon have the power to uplift your spirits, clear your mind and, rejuvenate your body and refresh your soul. This type of lemon magick is easy and economical.

Dab a bit if the essential or infused oil onto your wrist or chest. The warmth of your body will allow the scent to heighten and fill your senses with their uplifting aroma.

Add the oil to an oil diffuser and allow the scent of lemons to cleanse and clear your sacred space or living area.

Include lemon oil in your purification bath. A few drops of the oil added to your usual purification herbs will boost their aura cleansing properties.

Jar with filled with oil and lemon peel
Making an infused lemon oil.

To make an infused oil, fill a small jar with fresh lemon peel. Add in a carrier oil, I usually use grapeseed or jojoba oil, until it completely covers the lemon peels. Cover and place in a warm, sunny spot for a week. Check the oil to see if the scent has been infused into the oil. If not, strain out the peel and add additional. Repeat until you have the desired scent in the oil. Remove the peel and strain. This oil will keep up to a year if placed in a cool, dark place.

Five lemons on a table
Bright Sunny Lemons

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Have fun creating and using lemons in your own spell work, charms and magick!

Blessed Be!

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Rainwater Magick

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In this week’s Magickal Moment, enjoy some water magick by capturing rainwater during different phases of the moon. Each moon phase adds specific properties allowing you to use this liquid blessing in your spells and workings.  

Crystal bowl with filled with rainwater magick!

Waxing Moon: Blessings, new beginnings, increase magicks.

Full Moon: Purification, cleansing magickal tools, divination.

Waning Moon: Purging negativity, getting rid of bad habits.

Dark Moon:  Banishing, ridding yourself of unwanted people or things.

New Moon:  Starting new projects, creation magicks.

Nature has a way of providing us with Magick, each and every day.

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Once your rainwater has been gathered you may use as is, or if you live in a heavily polluted area, you can purify the water.  Run your water through a charcoal filter or boil to take out any microbes, pollution and other impurities. I’ve used a store bought filter and pitcher to clear my rainwater of any gunk it may have collected on the way down. 

Store your rainwater in jars or bottles with tight lids.  Place in a cool, dark place to avoid any evaporation.

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Cinnamon Prosperity Ornament – A Triune Moon Magickal Moment


We can all do with a little extra time, money and sanity during the holidays.  While I may not be able to assist much with the time or sanity, I can offer you some help with the prosperity aspects.

I have crafted a simple, yet effective, charm/ornament to be hung on your tree to aid in garnering the prosperity you may be looking for. I have include instructions below.

The supplies needed are:

  • Two (2) Cinnamon sticks
  • Cloves
  • Green ribbon 
  • Silver or Invisible Thread
  • Gold Coins (you can find these at import or craft stores)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Using the glue gun, glue two large cinnamon sticks together.  It works best if they are both the same size.

Once cooled, glue one end of the green ribbon to the end of the cinnamon stick.  Wind it around the stick as many times as you like.  With each wrap say, ” I invite prosperity into my life.” When you’ve wrapped it to the end of the stick, cut and glue.

I chose a metallic, shiny ribbon here, but feel free to use any type of green ribbon.

Thread the needle with the silver or invisible thread.  Run the thread through the hole in the coin leaving a tail. Run the thread through the hole again but this time create a loop to tie off the thread.

Run the needle through the first wrap of the ribbon then through the ribbon itself.  Pull up the thread, leaving the coin dangling – you can let it dangle as long as you would like. I kept it fairly short. Make a knot in at the end once you have the length you desire.  Cut the thread and move to the next wrap.

As you sew, visualize your home and wallet being filled with prosperity.  If you have something specific in mind – perhaps you need money to pay a bill – visualize the exact amount coming to you. Repeat this visualization with each coin.  You may also say what you want out loud as you visualize.

Once you’ve finished the coins, add some cloves under the ribbon wraps.  Cloves are another wonderful prosperity herb and they smell fabulous as well. You may also want to add some gemstone chips which correspond well for prosperity and money, such as jade or amethyst, or glue on other small decorations to the ornament.

Whole cloves placed under the ribbon wraps.

When you are done with your ornament, don’t forget to attach a hanger so you can place the ornament in your tree.  A simple loop of the ribbon hot glued to the back works quite well.  You may also use fishing line or invisible thread.

When the ornament is completed to your liking, hold it in your hands or place your hands over the ornament.  Picture the ornament bringing great prosperity to your home and loved ones.  See it filling with energy.  When you feel the ornament is filled and ready, hang it upon your tree.  If you don’t have a tree, don’t worry.  Hang it on your front door, in a window, above your mantel or over your altar.

May your holidays be filled with love, joy and prosperity. Merry Yule and a Blessed Solstice to you and yours.