Wednesday Witchstagram – thewitchbone

This weeks feature is @thewitchbone
I particularly like her account for all the Tarot and I love reading Tarot!
Today’s Wednesday Witchstagram is @thewitchbone!
Do you have a “name” for your craft? Or do you follow a certain path?

I’m a Kitchen Witch, I like to dabble in a little bit of everything.
How did you find your path? What called you to it?

I’ve been into witchcraft ever since I was little. I’ve always been interested in tarot, crystals, and the occult.
Are you open about it with friends/family?

Yes, my family knows I’m a witch and a tarot reader.
Why or why not?

-hey find it interesting for the most part, and thankfully there are no negative feelings about it.
Are there any other crafts, or paths, that you’re interested in exploring?

Astrology is another huge passion of mine.
What is your favorite thing to do? (Eg; Tarot, crystal work, herb work, or whatever)

Crystals and tarot mostly.
Do you practice with others or solitary?

I practice my craft solitary.
Do you have a favorite author that is your go to for inspiration?

Stephen King!
Do you have a favorite Instagram/Tumblr/Website you go to for knowledge or inspiration?

All of the amazing witchy instagramers!
Are you willing to allow others to reach out to you to ask you questions?

Of course, always!
Where do you hail from? *optional*

Winchester, Ohio

Wednesday Witchstagram – thewitchbone

Wednesday Witchstagram – moon.and.bones

Today’s Wednesday Witchstagram Feature is moon.and.bones ! 🌙💀
Do I have a “name” for my craft? 

I suppose I would have to go for “Eclectic Brujeria” because I incorporate spellwork, holidays and deities from so many cultures. Currently I have found myself drawn very intensely to the Yoruban pantheon. Specifically I have been communing and working with Yemaya, Oshun and Ellegua. I have been leaning more and more to these religions and traditions that work with these Orishas and Lwas, such as Voodoo, Hoodoo, Ifa, and Santeria. I am currently I also work closely with Hecate and the triple moon/triple Goddess aspect of paganism. I also have lately felt drawn to the Egyptian pantheon as well. Specifically Isis and Sekhmet.
Am I open to my friends and family? 

Select friends understand the depth of my beliefs, and I’m sure others have their suspicions. Lol! When you come to my house and see my altar and all of my candles and crystals and my herb collection, its fairly obvious something is up! As for my family, I don’t get into it too much with them. They are for the most part Catholic and in the past trying to explain my beliefs to them has caused more harm than good.
I am interested in exploring all paths! Even if I do not choose to incorporate a certain path into my work, I believe all paths are interesting to learn about. For instance, I have several friends who follow the left hand path, I find their perspectives thought provoking. I also am interested in Celtic Paganism, Norse Paganism and I love New Orleans Voodoo. New Orleans Voodoo, and Marie Laveau have had a huge influence on my practice.
My favorite work to do is candle magick, herbalism, oils, tinctures, brews, teas. I love crafting wreaths for Pagan holidays, making Florida water…just doing withchy stuff! Lol, I love it all!
For a very long time I practiced alone. I first got into witchcraft at 12 years old. I had a small collection of books. My mother found them and freaked out and threw them all away. At this point I told myself that my craft was an aspect of myself that I needed to keep secret. Over time, and its taken a long time, I have been more open about it. I started posting little things here and there on social media, and in doing that I discovered my Sister-witch Katrina Fae (bee_witch_tx)!! We’ve been practicing together ever since. We even have an online apothecary that we are just getting off of the ground. Check it out, queens.hive.apothecary on Instagram!! ❤
Do I have a favorite author? 

Goodness, that’s a hard one! I enjoy all of Llewellyns’s publications and the authors that they publish…I also enjoy the late great Scott Cunningham, Ann Moura, and a book I reference CONSTANTLY is The Voodoo Hoodoo spell book by Denise Alvarado.
My fave IG that I go to for inspiration would have to be Haus of Hoodoo, Madame Magnolia, Moma Sarah (conjuredcardea) and Selena Fox.
Am I willing to allow others to reach out to me to ask questions.

Certainly!
Where do I hail from? 

The Hill Country in Texas (Kerrville)

Wednesday Witchstagram – moon.and.bones

Wednesday Witchstagram – witchy.quinzeth

Today’s feature Witch is @witchy.quinzenth!

Do you have a name for your craft?

I consider myself a pagan witch who practices different traditions in my work such as parts of wicca and druidry ect; 
How did you find your path?

I was searching online about deities, and came across goddesses, I was totally fascinated that there were cultures and religions worshiping female deities, this is when I explored Roman, Greek and Egypt cultures deeply and then eventually learned about polytheism, which then lead me to paganism. 
What called you to it?

I have always been a nature lover, I have always been fascinated by divination, tarot cards, physics, magic in movies and Fantasy and so when I discovered witchcraft was a real thing I just knew instantly it was for me.
Are you open about it with friends/family? 

Yes, my family and friends are very understanding and respectful towards it. My grandma was a medium so such things weren’t unusual to my mother. 
Are there any other crafts or paths that you are interested in exploring? 

Druidism, Celtic cultures are my new exploration currently. I have always been a big fan of Egypt and Greek cultures but I am from the UK so we have a big history on Celts and even the Romans so would love to learn more about that. 
What is your favourite thing to do?

Tarots and runes mostly, I love love herbal magick and I am a crystal collector so crystal magick i enjoy also, I love meditation and the chakras and so my crystals play a big part in that. 
Do you practice with others or solitaire?

I practice alone, I have a couple of friends who are interested and so I have taught them a few things about wicca, but I mostly work alone on my path.
Do you have a favourite author that is your go to for inspiration?

I don’t have a favourite, I have quite a few books from different authors, but I have quite a few Anne-Marie Gallagher books. 
Do you have a favourite Insta/Tumblr/Website you go to for knowledge or inspiration? 

I’m a member of several witchcraft and wiccan groups on facebook, I follow a number of witchy people of Instagram and tumblr but my biggest inspiration is Selena Fox. 
Are you willing to allow others to reach out to you to ask you questions? 

Yes most definitely! People message me quite often and I will always help in any way I can!
Where do you hail from?

I am from the north of England in the UK. Surrounded in Roman and Celtic heritage

Wednesday Witchstagram – witchy.quinzeth

Spell: Banishing Unwanted Spirit

For the waning moon we just had and its powerful banishing properties, I worked a spell to help with protecting a friend of mine and her mother from an unwanted, negative spirit that has followed her around for years.

This particular spirit is quite malevolent and has been named a “demon” by my friend and her mother. It wakes her, hides objects, it has even shown itself to her mother taking form of two cat-like eyes glowing red in the light of dusk.

I’m going to share with you the spell I performed. Please change it to fit your will as not everyone has the same sets of deities, and of course different ingredients will call to you. I will list what I used and also what I could have used but chose not to for reasons that were mostly: I was not able to find them.

What I made was small witch bottles that would sit about the threshold of each entrance into their apartment, as well as one that they would keep on them at all times. The bottles I procured from a dollar store (Ontario,) and the small bags I put them in I have collected over the years or bought from my favorite occult store Odyssey.

Ingredients
-vervain
-lavender
-sage
-rosemary
-st.johns wort
-peppermint
-black obsidian (stone)
-fancy jasper(stone)
-lapis lazuli(stone)


(Other options: delphinium/larkspur, digitalis/foxglove, geranium, basil, dill, marjoram, parsely, agate, amber, calcite, carnelian, citrine, jet, malachite, onyx, quartz, ruby, tigers eye, turquoise.)


I used an incense picked up from Odyssey called “Home Protection” as well as pulling out the tarot card “Strength” and “The Sun”. “Strength” because it is associated with her zodiac Leo, and “The Sun” because of it’s shining, warm, positive light, that it might provide that to her through these charms.

I then cast my circle by walking clockwise with my two fingers on my right hand pointed out, envision my white light creating a circle, and then expanding to form a translucent dome over me and my work space. I then used my sage smudge stick to smudge my circle and myself, ridding everything in the circle of any negative energies.

I got down to business calling in the quarters.

“I call to the element of Earth, please aid me in this spell and lend me your strength.”
I lit the green candle to the North.
“I call to the element of Air, please aid me in this spell and lend me your wisdom.”
I lit the yellow candle to the East.
“I call to the element of Fire, please aid me in this spell and lend me your courage.”
I lit the red candle to the South.
“I call to the element of Water, please aid me in this spell and lend me your love.”
I lit the white candle to the West. (Traditionally you would use blue but I did not have a blue votive candle when I thought I did, and in this case white is the best substitute.)

I then turned my head to the heavens and asked for the assistance of the two Gods I chose.

“I humbly ask the Norse God Vali, The Avenger, to please lend me your power. Help me avenge my friend *name* of her fears and her peace of mind from the demon that haunts her.”

“I humbly ask the Norse God Vidar, God of silence, stealth and revenge, to please lend me your power. Help me seek revenge and banish the demon threatening and terrorising the life of my friend *name*”

I then lit the Gold candle representing the Gods.

“I light the white candle, to add the power of light and of protection to this spell.”
I lit the white taper candle.
“I light the black candle, to add the power of banishment of negativity to this spell.”
I lit the black taper candle.

I then sat down for a few moments and meditated on the protection that would fall on my friends apartment, the line invisible to the mortal eye but feared by negative spirits knowing that they could not cross, enveloping the bored of each window or door like it was a line of Christmas lights.

“I thank you all for joining me in this circle tonight and lending me your powers. I appreciate all of you and your gifts.”

I then got to work by layering the bottom of each bottle with the black obsidian, fancy jasper and lapis lazuli. Next I ground up all the herbs and using a funnel I poured the concoction into each of the 7 jars. (5 for the doors and windows and one for each person.) Once I had corked all of them I ran each jar through each element. I rolled it in the salt for Earth, passed it through the incense smoke for Air, rolled it through the black candle flame for Fire, and gently dipped it in my water jug for Water saying;

“Earth, Air, Fire, Water. I consecrate this charm for protection and banishment.” and then placed each one in its own bag.

When I was done with all the charms I then gave libation and thanks. Since I was out of wine and cakes (poorly planned on my part, oops,) I mixed a gin drink instead. I first thanked the Gods since they were the last entities that entered my circle.

“I thank you Vidar, for accompanying me tonight. Your presence did not go unnoticed and I thank you for any and all help you chose to offer. Good evening.”
I raised my chalice in the air and took a sip of the gin drink.

“I thank you Vali, for accompanying me tonight. Your presence did not go unnoticed and I thank you for any and all help you chose to offer. Good evening.”
I raised my chalice in the air and took a sip of the gin drink, and blew out the gold candle.

I then turned to each of the four corners and did the same.

“I thank you, element of Water, for lending me your love in this spell of protection and banishment for my friend *name*. Your presence did not go unnoticed. Thank you.”
I raised my chalice to the West and took a sip of the gin drink, and blew out the white candle.

“I thank you, element of Fire, for lending me your courage in this spell of protection and banishment for my friend *name*. Your presence did not go unnoticed. Thank you.”
I raised my chalice to the South and took a sip of the gin drink, and blew out the red candle.

“I thank you, element of Air, for lending me your wisdom in this spell of protection and banishment for my friend *name*. Your presence did not go unnoticed. Thank you.”
I raised my chalice to the East and took a sip of the gin drink, and blew out the yellow candle.

“I thank you, element of Earth, for lending me your strength in this spell of protection and banishment for my friend *name*. Your presence did not go unnoticed. Thank you.”
I raised my chalice to the North and took a sip of the gin drink, and blew out the green candle.

I then sage smudged the circle and myself again, before walking counter-clockwise with my two first fingers on my right hand, seemingly sucked in the dome and the first line I drew in protection. When the circle was gone I simply extinguished the black and white taper candles and proceeded to clean up.

The way that these charms will work is that they will be placed somewhere that her two cats cant get at them, so probably thumb tacked somewhere. In this instance I would like to see them tacked to the top of the window frame so that they are always in view of the night sky, this way they can be charged on every full and new moon without fear or having to take them down.

I wrote this spell down in my Book of Shadows, also including the time I started and stopped the spell (about an hour,) the day of the week, the moon phase and what star sign the moon was in, just for any and all reference.

The charms are going to her tomorrow and I believe they will work, and I can’t wait for her to be more calm in her own home.

Have a blessed night.
Merry part.

xo
D

Spell: Banishing Unwanted Spirit