The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colors in the same crystal – green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind). As in the gem stone ametrine, the colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally. This is a rare occurrence in nature.
Colors: multicolored bands of pink, green and purple
Uses: For inner peace, harmony, balancing and energizing body, mind and spirit, polarity work, and problem-solving. Watermelon tourmaline encourages regeneration of the nerves, helps with paralysis and multiple sclerosis.
Star Sign: Virgo
Wear watermelon tourmaline to enhance discretion
Carry watermelon tourmaline to help you see the funny side of any situation
Place watermelon tourmaline around your home to encourage humor
Hold watermelon tourmaline to reduce nervousness
Meditate with watermelon tourmaline to connect with your higher self
Give watermelon tourmaline…
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As Witches, we need to be aware of the Ancient Broom Lore
that has been passed down to us from those wonderful Crones of the past.
1- Never leave home for long periods of time without telling your broom.
2- Treat your broom as you would any other member of your family, with honor,
reverence, and respect.
3- Magickal Brooms are not regular cleaning brooms and should not be used for
such mundane tasks.
4- Never leave your Magickal Broom outside your cast circle.
5- Speak with your broom as you would speak to other members of your family or coven.
6- Never leave your Magickal Broom outside in the weather unless you ask the Broom.
7- Oil your broomstick with every turn of the wheel.
Brooms have long been known for their magickal ways, probably due to its shape,
use in purification rites and kinship with magickal wands and…
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The act of smudging is done with a smudge bowl or Abalone Shell with the appropriate herbs directly lit or burned on a coal or Charcoal Tablet. When using charcoal tablets, the bowl or shell should be filled with sand or a flat stone to prevent overheating the container. Smudging is also done with herbs tied in bundles called Smudge Sticks. In either case the smoke is ‘washed’ over the person or object with a Feather or by fanning the smoke with one’s hand.
To do a blessing of a person, begin by looking into the eyes of the person for a moment to ‘greet’ them, fan the smoke first at their heart and then up to the right side (your left) of the person’s head, moving around clockwise (sun-wise), gently washing them with the smoke. Continue brushing smoke down over their left shoulder and the length of their arm and back up again to the shoulder. Wash the smoke down the left side of the torso, left leg and foot. Now smudge the right foot, up the left leg, torso and down the length of the right arm and back up to the shoulder. Now turn the person around, turning to their right (sun-wise again) and repeat these movements as you smudge and bless the person’s back. For objects, bless them moving sun-wise around them also.
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*You can substitute a few of these with something else.
Blue Berry – Burn to keep unwanted influences away from your home and property
Blue Roses- Specially crafted to honor the Goddess in all her aspects
Carnations – A sweet floral scent traditionally used for healing
Cherry – Sacred to Venus, this blend will attract and stimulate love
Cinnamon – Use to gain wealth and success
Coconut – Burn for protection and purification
Copal – Sacred to the Mayan and Aztecs, this blend is suitable for honoring the Gods
Frangipani- Burn to brighten your home with friendship and love
Frankincense – Draw upon the energy of the sun to create sacred space, consecrate objects, and stimulate positive vibrations
Honeysuckle – Burn for good health, luck, and psychic power
Jasmine – For luck in general, especially in matters relating to love
Lotus – For inner peace and outer harmony, to aid in meditation and open the mind’s eye
Musk – Burn for courage and vitality, or to heighten sensual passion
Myrrh – An ancient incense for protection, healing, purification and spirituality
Passionflower – For peace of mind, this sweet scent will soothe troubles and aid in sleep
Patchouli – An earthy scent used in money and attraction spells
Pine – Burn for strength, and to reverse negative energies
Rose – For love magick, and to return calm energies to the home
Sandalwood – A delicious all purpose scent used to heal and protect, also for purification
Spice – A fiery scent to be charged for any magick
Spirit – Raise your personal vibration, attract spirit guides and honor your personal deity
Strawberry – For love, luck and friendship
Tangerine – A solar aroma used to attract prosperity
Temple – A devotional incense for the altar during ritual
Vanilla – Stimulate amorous appetites and enhance memory
African Violet: Burned for protection and to promote spirituality within the home.
Allspice: Burned to attract both good luck and money.
Aloes: Burned to attract good fortune, love, spiritual vibrations and strength.
Althea: Burned for protection and to stimulate the psychic powers.
Anise seeds: Burned as a meditation incense.
Basil: Burned to exorcise and protect against evil entities and to attract fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy, and
Bay: Burned to facilitate the psychic powers, and to induce prophetic dream visions.
Bayberry: Burned mainly to attract money.
Benzoin: Burned for purification and to attract prosperity.
Bistort: Burned with Frankincense to aid divination.
Bracken: Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain.
Cedar: Burned for purification, to stimulate or strengthen the psychic powers, attract love, prevent nightmares.
Cinnamon: Burned for protection and to attract money, stimulate and strengthen the psychic powers and to aid in healing.
Citron: Burned in rituals to aid healing and also to strengthen psychic powers.
Clove: Burned to dispel negativity, purify sacred and magickal spaces, attract money, and stop or prevent the spread of gossip.
Coconut: Burned for protection.
Copal: Burned for purification and to attract love.
Damiana: Burned to facilitate psychic visions.
Dittany of Crete: Burned to conjure spirits and to aid in astral projection
Dragon’s Blood: Burned to dispel negativity, exorcise evil supernatural entities, attract love, enhance psychic
awareness, and restore male potency. Makes all other incenses stronger when added at the same time.
Elecampane: Burned to strengthen the clairvoyant powers and scrying abilities.
Fern: Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain. Also used to exorcise evil supernatural entities
Frankincense: Burned to dispel negativity, purify magickal spaces, protect against evil, aid meditation, induce psychic visions, attract good luck, and honor Pagan deities.
Fumitory: Burned to exorcise demons, poltergeists and other evil entities.
Galangal: Burned to break the curses cast by sorcerers.
Ginseng Root: Burned to keep wicked spirits at bay, and for protection against all forms of evil.
Gotu Kola: Burned to aid meditation.
Heather: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, and to produce rain.
Hibiscus Flowers: Burned to attract love.
Horehound: Burned as an offertory incense to the ancient Egyptian god Horus
Jasmine: burned to attract love and money, and also to induce dreams of a prophetic nature.
Juniper: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers. and also to break the curses and hexes cast by evil
Lavender: Burned to induce rest and sleep, and to attract love
Lilac: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers and to attract harmony into one’s life.
Mace: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers.
Mastic: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, stimulate or increase the psychic powers, and intensify sexual desires. The magickal powers of other incenses are greatly increased when a bit of mastic is added. Mesquite: The magickal powers of all healing incenses are greatly enhanced by mesquite.
Mint: Burned to increase sexual desire, exorcise evil supernatural entities, conjure beneficial spirits, and attract
Myrrh: Burned (most commonly with Frankincense) for purification, consecration, healing, exorcism, and banishing evil.
Nutmeg: Burned to aid meditation, stimulate or increase the psychic powers and attract prosperity.
Patchouli: Burned to attract money and love, and also to promote fertility.
Pine: Burned for purification and to banish negative energies, exorcise evil supernatural entities and attract money.
Poppy Seeds: Burned to promote female fertility, and to attract love, good luck, and money.
Rose: Burned to increase courage, induce prophetic dreams, and attract love. Rose incense is used in all forms of
love enchantment and possesses the strongest love vibration of any magickal incense.
Rosemary: Burned to purify, aid in healing, prevent nightmares, preserve youthfulness, dispel depression, attract
fairyfolk, and promote restful sleep and pleasant dreams.
Rue: Burned to help restore health.
Home purification, good fortune, luck
Success, healing, power, protection
Divination, psychic abilities, dreams
Juniper (Wood and needles)
Protection, health, cleansing
Cleansing, luck, strength
Prosperity, fertility, healing
Strength, honour, honesty
Spirituality, healing, wishes
White Willow (bark)
Love, divination, healing
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Rose Petals
1 part Camphor
a few drops Tuberose bouquet
a few drops Jasmine oil
Smolder during or directly before using tarot cards, magic mirrors, quartz crystal spheres, rune stones and so on. Also, it smells great.
(Source: The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham)