How Witches Make Sacred Oils

“I’ve heard of sacred oils for ritual use,” my friend, Mia, said. “How do they help?”

“You can anoint yourself as a blessing. You can anoint a magickal tool to cleanse it,” I began.

Knowing how to make sacred oils for ritual use is cost-effective, and it’s being truly witchy!

I prefer to harvest my herbs when I have the chance. But that may not always be practical.

When you look carefully, you can find reputable online sources and brick and mortar stores where you can find appropriate herbs.

Warning: Do not use poisonous herbs!

You can use sacred oils for anointing yourself and others for different reasons. Below is the Herb Empowerment Chant to charge your herbs.

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 oil.

How to Make a Sacred Oil

What you will need:

  • 2 clean, dark jars (the dark tint keeps the sun out)
  • Funnel for liquids
  • Cheesecloth
  • Enough dried herbs to fill the jar two-thirds full
  • Bottle of Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil, enough to fill one of the dark jars

On a full moon, use your herb of choice.

Warning: Do not use poisonous herbs!

Cleanse and consecrate your jars, cheesecloth, funnel, and oil.

Ask the Gods to enrich these items with their positive energy.

Fill one of the jars two-thirds full of the herbs, and then fill the jar the rest of the way with the oil. Jiggle the jar to get all the air out from in between the herbs, where pockets of air can stick. Once the jar is full, shake it until the contents are well-mixed.

Leave the jar in a dark, cool place.

Shake the jar each day, and make sure to keep all the herbs submerged to avoid mold. Open the jar and smell the oil to make sure it isn’t going rancid. Repeat this process for a full month until the next full moon.

Once your oil has been fully infused with the herbs, you will use cheesecloth to strain the mixture.

Place the funnel into the opening of the second jar. Place the cheesecloth over the funnel and pour your mixture into the second jar—straining the mixture with the cheesecloth. Make sure you squeeze the herbs in the cheesecloth to get all the mixture out of them.

Place a label on the mixture jar to identify it—and the date when you strained the mixture.

May this process bless your life.

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 Wiccans Gain Help from ‘The Dark Mother’

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“Do Wiccans get help from the ‘Dark Mother’?” one of my readers asked.

Wiccans know that working with the Dark Mother is helpful when you need to rid yourself of negative energy, illness, and ex-partners.

It is vital to notice that the Dark Mother helps one do something we can call “positive deconstruction.”

Deconstruction can be natural. For example, a tree falls in the woods. It is natural and good for the tree to decompose. Then there will be nutrients for other things to grow.

Here’s another example. A Wiccan can appeal to the Dark Mother by doing a spell in the waning moon (light to dark) to get rid of an illness. You are using magick to get rid of that illness.

As you can imagine, the Dark Mother is the opposite side of the fertile and growing aspect of the Goddess.

A Prayer

Dark Mother,
Help me get rid of _____.
I realize it is natural and good
To let some things decompose
So I may embrace my new chapter of life.

May this process bless your life.

Blessed Be,
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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 Can Qualify to Join a Good Coven

“Are there red flags when a coven screens prospective students and members?” one of my readers asked.

Here are considerations that covens I know consider:

Is the person …

  • On time? Does the person get to the meeting place a bit early? Being late is disrespectful to the coven leader and wastes their time. This gives everyone a bad feeling. Be a bit early.
  • Reliable? Does the person bring the items he or she is supposed to bring? In a coven, we rely on each other to bring those items we need. How can you do a candle ritual without candles? Fulfill your commitments.
  • Trustworthy? Does the person own up to his or her mistakes? A person who cannot admit a mistake is not trustworthy. How can they improve if they cannot see the error? Admit mistakes, resolve to improve and make amends.
  • Hard working? Does the person complete homework and other assignments? Make sure you demonstrate your commitment by completing assignments.
  • Dedicated? Does the person take the class and the information seriously? Do they study hard and treat the subject with respect? This is how you demonstrate that you really want to be a priest or priestess.

May these guidelines help you in your endeavors.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Witches Use Spell Work to Feel Better

Ever get sick? Not just a cold. I mean, have you been really sick?

When I’m in such a tough time, I make space to get more rest (during which I ask for the Gods’ healing). Then there’s chicken soup—lots of it.

When I’m really physically ill, I ask for my coven’s help.

A Spell of Healing

 What you will need:

  • One Blue Candle
  • Healing oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • Candle Holder
  • Three Stones (your choice) – Moss Agate, Axinite, Beryllonite, Crocoite, Red Jade
  • Your Ritual Tools
  • Chamomile Tea
  • The Sick Person
  • Chicken Noodle Soup (or other appropriate soup)
  • Warm freshly laundered blanket to be blessed
  • Rattle

On your altar, place the Blue Candle. Add healing stones around the candle in the form of a triangle. Put the warmed-up soup on the altar next to the candle on the left. Place the blanket on the right with the rattle on top of it and the Chamomile Tea behind the Blue Candle.

In your Circle the altar will be in the north section. The sick person sits in the middle of the Circle.

Cast your Circle.

Bless the rattle, stones, tea, Blue Candle, soup and blanket by holding each in turn saying:

I do bless this (name of item) that it may heal by the Gods’ hands.

Dress your candle with the healing oil, rubbing from wick to base.

And say:

I pull healing energy to (Name of Person).

 Light the Blue Candle and say:

I now heal (Name of Person).

Shake the rattle above the sick person’s head while they take a sip of the soup. Next, with the soup, you walk widdershins (the opposite of clockwise) around the cast Circle’s edge.

At each quarter, say:

West:
With this soup, I banish all illness from the blood

South:
With this soup, I banish all illness from the spirit

 East:
With this soup, I banish all illness from the breath

North:
With this soup, I banish all illness from this body! So, Mote It Be!

Bring the soup to the sick person. Have them partake of the soup again. Shake the rattle over the sick person’s head, as the person eats the soup, and say:

I cleanse you of all illness.

 Go to the alar and pick up the cup of tea.

Have the sick person take a sip of the tea. With the tea, you walk widdershins (the opposite of clockwise) around the cast Circle’s edge.

At each quarter starting with the West, say:

West:
With this tea, I banish all illness from the blood

South:
With this tea, I banish all illness from the spirit

East:
With this tea, I banish all illness from the breath

North:
With this tea, I banish all illness from this body! So, Mote It Be!

Bring the tea to the sick person. Have them partake of the tea again. Shake the rattle, as the person drinks the tea, and say:

I cleanse you of all illness.

At the altar, hold your athame over the blanket and say:

I call all healing energies to infuse this blanket.

Let it heal the body as well as the soul.

Wrap the blanket around the sick person saying:

You are healed with the Gods’ love.

 Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.

Close your Circle.

Give the person space to rest and recover.

May this rite bring healing to you or someone dear to you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Witches, Transform Your Inner Critic into Your Inner Helper

Does your Inner Critic ride shotgun? Do you wish your Inner Critic would just shut up and take the backseat for a change?

What if that’s not the whole story and not the good story?

Have you thought about what purpose your Inner Critic might serve?
Your Inner Critic is trying to keep you safe.

Let’s say someone has the thought to take a leap over a crevasse. The Inner Critic yells, “Noooooooo!”

Your Inner Critic is there to save you when you want to try stupid stuff.

However, the Inner Critic can assume too much power. You may want to take an appropriate risk—like giving a speech or asking for a promotion.

We, witches, even have new levels in our magickal life to explore.

So, how do we transform the Inner Critic into our Inner Helper?

Three Steps to Transform Your Inner Critic

  • Thank the Inner Critic for trying to protect you.

When you thank your Inner Critic, you get it to quiet down. That’s good because you avoid the Inner Critic renewing its resistance and interference.

  • Take the Inner Critic’s fear and turn it around into a positive action.

Perhaps, your Inner Critic says something limiting like: “You’re no good at learning new things. Do NOT even try to do a new spell.”

You could turn this around into a phrase like: “I’m learning new things. It is okay for me to try a new spell.”

Additionally, you can seek mentors to support you in your new learning.

  • Invite Goddess to Help You

Now, ask the Goddess to help you with your chosen new action. You can say, “Goddess help me do [positive action.]”

For example, you might say, “Goddess help me to learn this new spell.”

May you experience times when your Inner Critic transforms into your Inner Helper.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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