How Witches Use the Elements to Achieve Balance in Their Daily Lives

Are you feeling out of balance? Overly tired or fuzzy-brained? Perhaps, you feel emotionally shut down.

Witches connect with the Elements to achieve balance. The point is to use each Element’s attributes to balance yourself out. Witches will meditate on a specific Element to improve their current situation.

Earth

As a feminine element, Earth is the provider of sustenance for her children, just as a mother nurses her infant. Earth represents fertility and abundance.

Represented as the North, Earth stands for stillness and our foundation. We stand on rock, but more than that, metaphorically Earth is a foundation of our spirit.

Earth also represents the fertile soil from which life springs. In the cycle of life, Earth is also the silent tomb where we return to rest until we are reborn.

As we learn more about Wicca, we discover that there are elementals associated with each element. For example, strong and squat gnomes are Earth’s elementals. Their skin reveals the colors of the earth, in many shades of brown and black.

Finally, on our altar, we can use rocks, crystals, dirt, and fossils to represent Earth.

Water

Water corresponds with the direction West. Like Earth, water is a feminine element. The Earth’s oceans represent the womb of all life on the planet we call Mother. Witches look upon sea water as a representative of the Goddess’ womb.

A mother’s womb holds a sacred water that is saline, similar to the salinity found in seawater. So, Witches apply sea salt to water to create their holy water.

Witches use various things to represent water including seashells, seaweed, water, sponges, and fish.

Air

Associated with the direction East, air is a masculine element. Air represents the flowing thoughts of our minds. We take in new thoughts like we take in a new breath into our lungs. Air goes hand in hand with Fire, which is also a masculine element. Without the air (specifically oxygen) to support it, fire dies.

What is the elemental of Air? It’s the sylph, often depicted as a human figure, sporting wings. Numerous people report seeing Sylphs in cloud formations.

Representations of Air include feathers, birds of all kinds, clouds, dust devils, wind chimes, and incense smoke. Any of these items can be placed in the East quarter of your circle. Be creative.

Fire

Aligned with the direction South, Fire is associated with energy and heat. European originators of Wicca held the understanding that South and fire were related. As the Europeans saw it, the farther south you go toward the equator the temperature heats up. So the South and fire were linked.

We also see Fire as a masculine element. Fire kindles our bright spirit into action. Fire drives us; it is the moving force for our will. Fire inspires. Simply, fire is energy! A transformer, Fire gives us the power to change our thoughts which change our actions and our lives! We jump in and tackle our problems.

The Fire’s elementals are Salamanders. Our ancestors saw the red coloring of salamanders’ bellies and associated them with fire. Seen as dragon like, the elemental Salamanders are shape-shifters like the flames themselves. Sometimes, Salamanders can have wings and human faces like Sylphs.

Some things that represent fire for Witches include: embers, the sun, hot chili peppers, and a candle’s flame. You can use any of these items in the South quarter of your circle to represent Fire.


To balance out these Elements, you can do meditation and bring each Element that you need into you. Feel it. Experience it and have it balance out what you may be lacking in your daily life.

Warming: Be sure to dismiss any Element at the end of your meditation.

May this support your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Transcend First Judgments and Appreciate the Wisdom of the Elements

“What are the negatives and positives of each Element? For example, fire is warm and comforting, yet can be destructive,” one of my readers asked.

Let’s explore this.

  • Fire

A first thought that fire can be destructive can miss an important part of the picture. For example, fire can be used to purify something. This can be viewed as using fire’s “destructive side” for a positive outcome.

  • Water

Water is all about emotion. When water crashes, it might be associated with anger. Can the emotion of anger be used for something positive? One of my friends once did a silly stunt in college. He jumped to a balcony. He found himself dangling by his hands with the risk of death or grave injury. He got mad that his life might be ended if he didn’t muster the energy to pull himself up. He grunted a powerful curse word and pulled himself to safety.

One can use anger about how people are hurting our environment and then channel it into taking action to get elected officials to move forward to protect our environment.

Water is also associated with positive emotion, including love. Think of floating serenely on a lake.

  • Air

Air is about thought. We wouldn’t want to be stuck there. Action is required for positive change. However, thinking something through, which can invoke our intuition, can be truly necessary. Good thought and then good action.

  • Earth

Earth is the foundation. Traditionally, witches associate earth with abundance, strength and prosperity. However, Earth can be destructive in terms of earthquakes, mudslides and avalanches. Earth is the sustainer. I often think of Earth as connected to stillness. When you tune into the positive aspect of Earth think of how the Earth sustains and supports us.

When you cast your Circle you’re asking the Elementals, the rulers of the Elements, to help you out.

I’ve noticed that it helps to keep in mind the multiple aspects of the Elements.

Let’s look at celebrating the Elements.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Get What They Really Need

Do you really need something? I don’t mean want; I mean need. This happens often for many of us. What is the difference?

A Want is something that you desire, but if it came right down to it, you could live without it. For example, I want a vacation in Scotland. Do I need it? No.

A Need is something we can’t live without.

Do you or a friend need a car? Some of us live in a city with a good public transportation system—mostly on time and with good coverage. Other people live in a rural area and having a vehicle is simply a necessity. With a vehicle, you can get to the doctor or your job.

Obtain a Car (or something else) Spell

What you will need:

  • Dragons Blood Ink
  • Quill
  • Cauldron
  • Bay Leaf
  • A Strip of Virgin Paper
  • Dragon’s Blood Essential Oil
  • Red chime candle
  • Dragon’s Blood Oil

When: Waxing or full moon.

Cast Circle

Bless and consecrate all your materials. Make a list of what you want. Here’s an example: “I want a car that I can afford, that has low mileage, gets good mileage per gallon, has the color I prefer …”

Write down your list with the quill and ink. Write the word “new-to-me car” or “new car” (if you desire a brand-new car) down on the bay leaf.

Fold your list around the bay leaf and drip one drop of wax from the red candle to seal it. Drip three drops of dragon’s blood essential oil on the bundle and say:

Little bundle of mine,
Listen up because it is time.
Draw for me a ____, quick and neat.
Keep me free from all deceit.
Sacred smoke now fills the air,
To the Gods to bring my care.
For this or better, as I so Will,
So Mote It Be!

Be sure the bundle burns to ashes—in the cauldron.

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Close circle

May you get what you need.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Witches Use Herbs to Empower Their Magick and Manifest Healing with a Sacred Tincture

Many of my readers seek healing and magickal empowerment. With Midsummer near, we have the opportunity to harvest and dry herbs. Witches know that empowering dried herbs is the first step to creating a magickal tincture to empower your magick and heal yourself or another person.

Begin by placing your dried herbs on the pentacle that resides on your Witch’s altar. Say the following chant aloud:

Herb Empowerment Chant

Little bundle of [herb you are using] of mine,
I empower you now, for it is time.

I call upon the powers of the Moon and Sun,
I call upon the powers of the Earth and Sky.

I call upon the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water,
Give this [herb you are using] all Your power.

I call upon the powers of the rivers and the seas,
Listen to my hopeful pleas.

May this [herb you are using] bring me peace and tranquility,
And protect me from all negativity.

Lovely Lady of the Moon,
Give me this, my greatest boon.

Now that your dried herbs are charged use the following directions to complete your sacred tincture.

How to Make a Sacred Tincture

What you will need:

  • 2 dark jars
  • Funnel for liquids
  • Cheesecloth
  • Enough herbs to fill the jar one-third full
  • Bottle of vodka

On a waxing moon thirteen days before the full moon, cleanse and consecrate your jars, cheesecloth, funnel and a bottle of vodka.

Warning: Do not use poisonous herbs!

Ask the Gods to enrich these items with Their positive energy as you fill one of the jars one-third full of the herbs. Fill the jar the rest of the way with vodka. Shake the jar until the contents are well mixed.

Leave the mixture in a dark, cool place.

For thirteen days, mix the herbs by shaking them daily. Make sure to keep all the herbs fully submerged to avoid mold.

Once your tincture (the mixture) has been fully infused, use the second jar, funnel, and cheesecloth to strain the tincture. Place the funnel into the opening of the second jar. Cover the funnel with the cheesecloth and pour your tincture through the cheeseclothinto the second jar. Make sure you squeeze the herbs to get all the tincture out of them.

Label the jar and identify when the tincture was completed.

Now the tincture is ready for you to use in your spell work.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Witches Deal with Feeling Overwhelmed

“I can’t take any more of this,” Todd, a workshop participant, said.

“Would you tell me more?” I asked.

“I feel overwhelmed,” he replied.

I felt great empathy for his situation. This began a valuable conversation.

So, what do you do when your back is against the wall?

  • Figure out how to lessen the overload

Draw a vertical line down the middle of a sheet of paper. On the left side, list the top three situations that are impinging on you. Directly across from each stressful situation, note two things you might do that could relieve some of your pain. Here’s a helpful angle about this process: Somewhere, somehow, there’s a lesson in all this. Consider writing in a journal about your thoughts and feelings that arise.

  • Ask the Gods for Guidance

Meditation is the key here. During your meditation session, breathe in deeply. Ask the God and Goddess, “Please guide me for my good and the good of all involved.” You can also ask, “Is there a lesson for me to learn here?”

  • Do a ritual to help alleviate the pain

Ritual is a great process for releasing negative energy—to flush it away.

Also, during a ritual you can create and enhance positive energy.

Ritual to Alleviate Feeling Overwhelmed

What you will need:

  • Virgin paper (several slips if you desire)
  • Black marker
  • Caldron
  • Banishing oil
  • Banishing incense
  • Cakes and wine

Cast the Circle.

Cleanse and consecrate all your ritual tools and items.

(Please note, you use the banishing incense for charging your slips of paper.)

Write on your slip of paper an incident or problem in your life. Anoint the slip of paper with banishing oil.

(At this point, if you have additional slips of paper, write on them and anoint them, too.)

Ignite one slip of paper as you say,

My woes shall burn away, leaving me refreshed and renewed.

Drop the slip of paper into the cauldron and watch as it burns away completely.

(Repeat this process with the other slips of paper if you desire.)

See your problems burnt away.

Meditate on being renewed.

Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony

Close the Circle

May this process lighten your burdens and bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Witches Prepare Their Magickal Items for Enhanced Power

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“How do I know that I’m ready to conduct a ritual in a good way?” Nona, someone new to Wicca, asked me.

“Are you familiar with cleansing your magical tools?” I replied. Here is a simple process you can use to cleanse your magickal tools and other items.

What you will need:

  • Holy Water
  • Blessed sacred incense

[Note: For creating Holy Water and Blessed Sacred Incense, click on my previous post How to Cast a Circle]

First, make sure the object is clean. If necessary, clean any stray particles of dirt from the object.

Sprinkle some holy water on the object and say:

I cleanse you with Earth and Water.

Consecrate the object by wafting the smoke of sacred incense over the object and say:

I charge you with Air and Fire.

Now, you have completed the process of cleansing and charging the object for magickal use.

May this process bless your journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How a Witch Manifests a Great 2019

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Soar to new heights this year 2019.

“Could I use witchcraft to fulfill my New Year’s Resolutions?” a friend, Sara, asked.

“Witches do have an advantage in fulfilling their resolutions,” I replied. This is good news because there are reports that 80% of people fail in their resolutions by February.

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?

Witches have a better chance at accomplishing their resolutions because we have magick and the God and Goddess on our side.

Here is a simple spell to help you realize the accomplishment of your New Year’s Resolution.

What you will need:

  • Parchment or virgin paper
  • Tinted ink that matches your intention (an example is red to get things moving)
  • Quill (or an appropriate tinted marker)
  • Caldron or fireproof container and surface

What to do:

Cast circle as usual.

Bless and consecrate your items (paper, marker [or ink and quill])

Write your resolution on the paper. Hold the paper in your dominant hand and think of what you want to accomplish with the resolution. Pause and consider the experience and the benefits of manifesting your resolution. Imagine and feel the positive feelings.

Once you have your mind firmly on the outcome of your desire, ignite the paper on the working candle and drop the paper into the cauldron to burn completely and say:

Lord and Lady,
Inspire and make manifest
All the best
That I desire
Fuel the fire
So I experience what I hope for,
Blessings evermore

Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.

Close the Circle.

May this spell help you achieve your goals and bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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