A Supply Kit let’s you get going ASAP
💨- Air -💨 incense or aerosol mist use scent to cleanse sacred space; or use 🔔 sound
🔥 - Fire -🕯candles, holder & matches, heat-safe bowl
💦 - Water -🍷 potion cup holds & charges libations
🌎 - Earth -🧂Salt for protection & purification, 💎stones & 🌿herbs, 🍞 food as thanks offering
💎 Useful stones - all-purpose white quartz, healing red jasper, protective black hematite; the colors ⚪️🔴⚫️ represent the triple Goddess; green aventurine or jade for prosperity & the forest🌳God.
🌿 Useful herbs ‘n spice
. Basil - protection in spirit-travel, aids psychism, prosperity, romance
. Cinnamon - aids spirituality, success, vitality; use as incense
. Rosemary - use as incense; all-purpose; use as tea after trance to aid recall
. Sage - use as incense to clear cross-currents & banish spirits
. Thyme - Ancient temple incense to dispel harm & honor the dead; as tea aids Fae "Sight"
. Olive Oil - can be used in place of any scented oil; holds the psychic charge in a spell
🌜🌛 Print the current year moon-phase calendar free
📖 Free PDF Books
. Cunningham’s Solitary Wicca is available as a free pdf. https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/relig ... tioner.pdf
. Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft free pdf https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/relig ... hcraft.pdf
🧮 Build skills
. Focusing - Hold your gaze on a candle flame’s colorful dance 🕯👀 & don’t let your mind wander
. Grounding - Think it to guide your energy-body down the spine to anchor into the earth for stability
. Centering - Breath carries power; draw power on the breath from Earth & Sky into the solar plexus to power-up
. Projecting - Push focused energy from the belly & out your hands 🙌🏽 ; shake your hands to clear energy
. Simple Arrangement -
🍷🧂. . . 💨⚱️
. Put your kit in your work space
. Start at North if working with 🌎 energies, or at East if working with 🌙☀️ energies
. Walk widdershins 🔄 to sweep OR sprinkle salt-water; then walk deosil ↩️ to waft incense & 👉🏼 project the circle. There’s no summoning or dismissal needed. Do your meditation, divination, spells. Ground yourself to end the rite.
. Observe the full moons & seasonal holidays in sacred space. Use your subtle senses to greet the Spirit-of-the-Place. Charge🍷+🍞; place 1/2 of the libation on the earth & consume 1/2. Ground yourself to end the rite.
. Choose ingredients that support your goal
. Incantations tell the power what to do - don’t say what you don’t want, say only what you expect results to be
. Center, Focus & Project (load, aim & shoot) to charge a spell with intent 🙌🏽
. Methods - bag, bottle, candle, chant-trance, knots, grid/mandala, potion, sigil
Elemental Correspondences - Mini-Reference
- Element - - Tools - - - - Color - - - - Goal - - - Spell Method - - - - - Herbs - - - - - - - Other - - - - - - - Stone - — —
💨 E-Air - wand, incense/aerosol; 🟡, intellect; chant, sigils; marjoram, mint, sage; feather, bell, bubbles; tiger eye
🔥 S-Fire - blade,🕯, oil; 🔴; vitality, partnership; candle; bay, basil, rosemary, pepper; obsidian, garnet, red jasper
💦 W-Water - cup, bowl;🔵; emotions, psychism; potion, bottle; lemon, rose, chamomile, thyme; shells, lapis, turquoise
🌎 N-Earth - pentacle, stone; 🟢; home, prosperity; bag, knots, grids; grains , mugwort, patchouli, salt; hematite, aventurine, jade
✨ -Ether - measure cord; 🟣; spirituality; meditation, OOBE; angelica, cinnamon, frankincense; amethyst, fluorite, sugilite
Consider that …
. the 🪆Goddess & 🦌God represent Nature‘s duality and duality invites union
. the holidays represent nature's cycles -🌛Moon, 🎃Samhain, 🦔Imbolc, 🌺Beltane, 🍞Lamas
. the Elements manifest intentions - pacifying 💦 water & 🌎 earth and activating 💨 air & 🔥 fire
. texts “Charge of the Goddess“ & the full length “Wiccan Rede“ can serve as guidelines for practice
. altars use gear to represent deity, the elements & the intention
1. Bridges are between one side and the other, neither here or there
2. 🚪Doors & Gates are neither inside or outside & allow passage between
3. 🪟Windows are between in & out and let us see the other side
4. Ladders🪜& stairs are between above & below
5. 1/2 a glass of liquid 🥃 is between full and empty
6. Swings glide between forward and back & the motion induces trance
7. The Circle 💫 is between time & space & you are the conduit between cosmic & underworld realms
8. Liminal hours of dawn, noon, dusk & midnight are between this day and the next
9. Spirit flight out-of-body is between dead & alive, known as the living dead
10. Eggs 🐣, tadpoles 🐸, cocoons 🦋are between being one thing and becoming another
11. 🌳Trees branches, trunk & roots extend between 3 worlds - cosmic, mundane & underworld
12. 🪞Mirrors reflect a reversed world & are passages between here and there
13. The 3rd eye 👁🗨 sees between the realms
End Quick Witch Tips
Welcome. Following are a few suggestions to help beginners get going with a Solitary Wiccan practice. Missing Pieces of this Topic appear because I’ve condensed the former article with less chit-chat & added more info from traditional references.
Page 1 - how to’s
. About Wicca
. Getting Started
. Wiccan altars & ritual tools
. Wiccan Circle Casting & Days of Power
. Broom Closet
. Basic Spells
. Laying a Compass, Trad-Witchcraft
. Animal Guides and Familiar Spirits
. Working with Crystals
Page 2 - references
. The Charge
. Wiccan Rede
. Famous spell 😉
. Descent of the Goddess
. Aradia’s Descent to Earth
. Witchy Chants
. Intuitive Witchcraft
. Journaling Prompts
Page 3 - references
. Elemental Correspondences
. Goddess & God
. Elemental Nature Spirits
. Choosing a Path, various links & free PDFs
. The Pentagram
. LBRP - Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
. Hermetic Principles
🦋 LET’S BEGIN
A little About Wicca
Gerald B. Gardner and Doreen Valiente were main contributors to British Witchcraft in modern Wicca's beginning 1951. Modern Wicca is a reconstruction meant to give a common form to autonomous, regional coven practices. A coven's High Priestess and High Priest are their clergy. There is an initiatory, three degree advancement system in coven structure. Solitaires self-dedicate. Scott Cunningham published a guide for solitary practice in 1989. Lady Sheba (Jesse Bell) published coven rituals in 1971. Both actions were considered controversial in their time.
Nature is generally perceived as divine with two forces. The Goddess and The God go by many names (Diana🌙 & 🦌Cernunnos) that have evolved through several Indo-European cultures. Duo-deities are viewed as being symbols of Nature itself & as aspects of The Goddess & God force and as manifest Beings all at the same time.
. Some Goddess titles: Primordial Star Goddess, Mother Nature🪆, Triple Moon, Maid-Mother-Crone, Earth Maiden, Queen of Elphame, Lady of the Sea, Night Huntress, Queen of the Night, Mother Goose
. Some God titles: Horned Lord of Death & Rebirth, lord of the Wild Hunt, Green man-Lord of the Forest-the Elder, Lord of the Corn-the Younger, Lord of the Underworld, Oak King-Holly King, Santa Claus🎅🏽
As a Solitary Practitioner there’s no coven affiliation so it is not necessary to denounce any beliefs, or to worship a specific - or any - deity, or to be initiated/self-dedicated; you don’t need to do extensive rituals, you do not need specific ritual tools or an altar to practice magic; you can choose if you want to use the Wiccan structure & tools for guidance or not. That having been noted, it’s smart to start with a structure and adjust-to-fit once you know what you’re doing.
There are different styles of practice & finding one that meets your needs, fits your geographic location, is affordable & feels comfortable to you is a sane idea. Three basic styles are 🌿garden herbs & kitchen 🥐scones; 🌟🍷🗡🪄 full regalia & elemental thrones; ☠️shamanistic stang & bones.
. Cultural Paths vary by region. Some popular ones are 🗡🍷British Traditional Witchcraft with regional off-shoots; 🧙🏽♂️Celtic, 🐉Teutonic,🧚🏽♂️Faery, Sumerian, Egyptian, 🏛Greek, etc., & all have similar Nature-based foundations but each has its own deities & rituals. As a Solitary you don’t have to follow a cultural path unless you resonate to one.
Basic Supply Kit
We can worship and/or do magic with no tools or supplies at all - using just our heart, hands & mind but most of us need a little help ...
1. Use a plain notebook 📒 so that you can doodle & write your questions & thoughts
2. Know your location 🗺. Nature is a storehouse. Get to know about it's history & layout.
. Herbs, Oils and Incense communicate by their scent, ex. use sweet🌸 scents for love & peace, citrusy🍋 for purifying, woodsy🌲 for prosperity & spicy🌶 for protection.
. Candles come in different sizes that effect burn times: birthday candles 15 minutes, chimes 90 minutes, dinner table tapers an inch an hour. Tea lights vary 2-8 hrs, Votives 10-15 hours. Colors - white is all-purpose or use the elemental mini-reference above, or your own symbolism always takes precedence.
. Stones - Hag-Stones with a natural hole clear through are traditionally Goddess symbols & used as protective amulets. Stones are discussed lots further down. If you do not know the mineral then use a stone’s color as a guide. See the elemental mini-reference above. Any palm-size stone can be stroked in a spell & to relieve stress.
Add on Skills beyond basics
. Empathy - Use your natural empathic & “Clair-abilities” to sense the Genius Loci of a location. Leave 🍞 offerings.
. Third 👁🗨 - Noetic Science suggests psychism can be awakened by stirring the pineal gland with geomagnetic energies. Yoga uses the closed eyes to “look” upwards behind the lids toward the forehead to stimulate the pineal gland. Herbalism suggests eating blue/purple colored fruits & veggies 🍇🍆 & sipping thyme tea or rubbing turmeric paste on the brow (will stain).
. Spiritual Union💞 - deepen your meditation thru connection to your higher self; imagine entering a sky-scraper and taking the elevator to the office at the top; greet your HS. Notice surroundings.
. Copy the current year's moon phase calendar dates for reference.
. The full moon rises in the east as the sun sets in the west. It reaches zenith around midnight.
. The Moon's influence is still there even when it's cloudy or day-time.
. The day before full, day of, & day after full have similar energy.
. Use a waxing moon 🌓 for gain, the full moon 🌕 for completion, and a waning moon 🌗 to banish.
BOS Suggestions 📖
. Charts & lists save writing things out; using color and illustrations 🍄 jogs memory
. Recitations - Charge of the Goddess, Wiccan Rede, Witches Creed, Witches Rune, Legend of Descent of the Goddess
. Rituals - Altars, Consecration, Circle casting, Full Moon, Dedication, LBRP, Hand Fasting, Wiccaning, Requiem
. Holiday themes - Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas, solstices
. Deities - names, powers, symbols, prayers, preferred offerings & celebration dates
. Recipes - seasonal food &' drink, incense & oil blends, sprinkling powders, potions
. Divination forms you like - pendulum, crystal or water gazing, Tarot-oracle-game decks, Runes, staves
. Spell methods - Bag/Bottle, Candle, Cord/knot, Petition, Potion, Sigil, Stone stroking & grids
. Incantations by intentions - banishing, cleansing, health, love, money, protection
. Elemental correspondences, herb & stone properties, Current year’s Moon phase calendar
. Misc Interests - personal experiences, Fae/Fairy, Moon garden plans, nature trail maps, WC supply websites, discussion boards & your password & user ID
Daily Practice ideas
. ↕️ Grounding . *️⃣ Centering. 🛡Shielding.
. Morning salutation; “Hail to Sol🌞, Gaia🌎 & Luna🌛, Hail to Boreas, Eurus, Notos, Zephyrus”– (N,E,S,W).
. Use your spidey-senses - listen to Nature - Go barefoot 👣 🐾 & dance in the rain ☔️, make snowgods ⛄️
. Greet trees by touching one; Ground your energy thru your feet to the tree’s roots and do a mind-meld
. Meditate 15-30 minutes in UV-rich sunlight to purify your physical body & charge your energy body
. Pick up & properly dispose of loose plastic trash whenever it’s found
. Collect local plants ☘️ in season or grow your own herbs 🪴 in containers to learn flora life-cycles
. Feed wildlife as a nature offering - 🍞🍿
. Make Lunar Elixir - Charge water in moonlight, add quartz crystal; both resonate to thought energies
. Use your hobbies to express your Craft, ex., draw✏️, paint 🎨 , make candles 🕯, wood-craft
. Read 30-min; work on one subject a month - spell craft, herbs, elements, altars & tools, spirit guides
. Look up pagan prayers or adapt other blessings you like
DIY Incense (from Annie's Mirth & Reverence You Tube)
Cut plain paper to a 3-inch square & roll it into a tube like a cigarette. Stand the tube upright in a bowl with about an inch of sand or salt to hold it upright. Use the back of a spoon '& a bowl or a mortar & pestle to reduce herbs to coarse powder. Fill the tube with an herb/spice mix of your choice. Light the top so the paper & herbs smoke.
. premixed "pumpkin spice" (aids psychism); mix your own recipes
. 3-inch Post It Notes work nicely & the sticky strip holds the tube’s shape
DIY Scent-Infused Oil 💙
Use a lite vege oil - olive for victory - as a base; make small batches as you don’t use much; place herbs into a jar & add oil to cover. Cap it. Swirl to mix. Let set 4-6 weeks. Strain; discard spent herbs/teabags. Decant. Label it - don’t skip that.
. Use for anointing to transfer and hold a psychic charge. Add a vitamin E oil capsule as a preservative.
DIY Potions 🍶
. Place herbs related to the goal into a pot, add water to cover. Stir & repeat incantation & magnetize it 🙌🏽 . Simmer until water is reduced by half. Cool. Strain. Decant. Label it - don’t skip that.
. Use potions as aerosol spritzer, as hand wash, or for anointing spells. Use commercial teas for drinking. 🤨