Monday, May 22, 2017

Fidget Spinners & Other Tools

Before I could do any kind of work, I had to clean off the counter. This actually isn't that bad for a Monday morning. We didn't go out much this weekend so less stuff accumulated.
I am hesitant to put anything back.
While cleaning, I realized the spinners will still spin when stacked. They don't spin for very long, but it is still possible. This is an interesting possibility. The spells that come to my mind are time spells, alignment of energies, chakras, planets, or stituations, and bringing opposites together. Or splitting things if you wanted to cause discord. There's lots of possibilities and if I studied this for a while I could probably think of many more.
Here is my magick mirror in a crystal circle with the fidget spinner on top. I chose another prosperity spell because while we haven't run out of money, and while we have received more than expected, what I asked for hasn't yet come to fruition. I'm not sure how timing works with this type of working. This is new magick for me and I have a lot to learn.

Here's a 30 second video of the spell in progress. It was difficult to film without light reflections blinding the camera. I tried shifting around until I had a clear view. And yes, that's my dryer you hear in the background. I like the idea of doing more videos but I'm not sure how practical it is to film while I'm casting spells because for most things I need both hands.
video

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fidget Spinner Spell

I finally got a moment to try magick with the fidget spinner. I think it works well, at least as far as energy goes, but as I just don't know how well the spell worked.

I tried chanting and giving it a spin with each line but that was very disrupted. My speaking didn't match the spinner. Next I tried saying what I wanted then spinning. That worked great. When the fidget spinner stopped, I repeated my wish and spun again. I think I did it 5 or 6 times.

I want to try another spell with the fidget spinner, next time using other tools.  What would happen if I put the spinner on my magick mirror, or in the middle of a crystal grid, or if I chalked runes into it? I think the spell was successful but I ended up with more questions than answers.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Updates

I gave up on cleaning the whole house. It wasn't working at all. Now I clean in bursts, as in I notice an area that needs attention so I focus on that one thing, usually starting with what I can throw away. I think this is forcing me to be more creative as I have repurposed quite a bit. A lot more clutter has left and doing small bursts seems to be more liberating than trying to clear the entire house.

In my eagerness to have a nice home, I swept off my shed roof. Pecan trees make narrow "flowers" that vaguely look like short, green worms. They crumble easily. When wet they sort of stink and they stain whatever they touch. These were covering my shed. I couldn't stand it. I had visions of the roof rotting. (Which probably wouldn't happen but I kept thinking it.) I swept the roof while my husband hovered near the ladder and warned me not to trip on my long skirt. My neighbor also thought I was crazy, mainly because the pecan tree produces 1,000's of ugly flowers every year. But it looks better now and I piled all the hated flowers on the burn pile so it was worth it.

I haven't been able to do magickal work with the fidget spinner. It is the end of the school year, one son was sick then made his stomach virus worse by eating what he wanted rather than sticking to the bland food I gave him. I finally got tired and let him have a serious case of porcelain-God worshipping. Now he knows why he can't eat sour cream and salsa the day after vomiting every other hour.

I am working on my art project for the guild. In order to actually get things done, my mother is watching my toddler every day this week. The first day I solved a major design problem without having to redo anything and that alone made it worth the guilt I feel for not tending my child. I am using my crystal ball. The work is flowing smoothly. I hold the ball over my work, positioning it so that I see a reflection of my
project. Then I visualized it as being complete. I have fewer problems/mistakes when I work this way.

I was worried about our upcoming trip to Virginia setting me way back schedule wise. I've never been able to sew in the car without getting car sick. Over the weekend I tried taking a motion sickness pill then sewing while my husband drove us to town. I didn't get sick. (Bouncing around in the car is a new problem which hinders even stitches.) Now at least I know I can work during the trip.

In my daily Witchcraft practice I have turned to geometry. I'm combining sigils and designs. This feels right to me. I think it adds beauty and complexity to my life. I don't mean complexity in a bad way, I mean it as layers of meaning. It fascinates me to think about how much my practice has changed over the years and how very differently my path evolved compared to other Witches I know.

And finally, I will be selling online again. This isn't something that will start soon as I intend to build inventory first. But I have picked a site, decided what to make, and I am now working on a marketing plan. My sister-in-law went in with some friends. She was rather smug because they asked her and not me. (Of course, I never told her I was asked to be a paid employee and I turned the job down because I thought it would keep me away from home too much.) My sister-in-law was making small crocheted toys. She was paid for each one she finished rather than waiting for the items to sell. She doesn't know how generous the offer was. The business has gone under because their accountant embezzled money and never paid any tax to the IRS. Sister-in-law is worried she will be audited because she didn't report that income. That's what happens when you're too smug.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Meditation Report

I did the meditation in my rocking chair which worked very well because I discovered the fidget spinner spins just from forward momentum. It spins equally well clockwise or counterclockwise. I decided to make spells focus in threes or with triple goddesses. I decided to use it in conjunction with my crystal ball to help boost power, at least at first. The spinner may take on its own energy after repeated use. And last, but not least, I noticed extra circles appear when it spins (this is light reflection). This could be useful for casting circles. I'll do some magick with the fidget spinner so I can tell you what works.

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Magick

My stepsons brought home a fidget spinner. I took it away, not because I have anything against them, but because we never got an honest answer as to how they obtained it. The answers ranged from a friend gave him money, a friend gave him one, he wanted his brother to have it, and bought it in the school store. I definitely don't believe that last one because the school just banned fidget spinners.

After this was confiscated, I found several articles about why they're bad. They were designed to calm ADHD kids, but instead fidgets over stimulate. One article stated 'instant gratification' which I'm not seeing that because the damn thing doesn't really DO anything beside spin. It doesn't light up, change color, or make much noise. But one of my sons was behaving obsessively about it. He couldn't put it down. I placed the fidget on the mantle. The next day, the other boy had it and his brother watched with murderous intent.

Since it doesn't appear that I will be able to let the boys have a fidget spinner, I started wondering what to do with this one. I decided it could be useful in spell work. I use spindles to spin good magick, to manifest, and to help speed up progression.  I think the fidget could be used the same way. I'm going to cleanse it, then try empowering it. At that point I should be able to use it for the same work I use with my spindles. I'm not sure how the speed of spinning will affect things, or if I need to take the 3 armed shape into consideration. I think I will meditate and see what comes to mind.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Steampunk Reading

It's Friday, the only day I have to myself. I decided it was the perfect time for another reading.
I'm using the steampunk decks. I couldn't decide which would be best so I'm doing a Tarot hack. Read with one deck, then pull the same cards out of a different deck for clarity. Even if the cards have different names, they should be close enough that you can find their equivalents. Obviously this won't work if the second deck has a different number of cards or isn't divided into major /minor arcana.
Not paying the least bit of attention, I failed to realize my cards were upside-down.
Because these cards are one directional I don't read them reversed. Right now in my life I feel like I'm coming at things from the wrong angle. It's very telling I didn't notice that the cards were upside-down.
7 of swords. This girl is leaving.
5 of pentacles. This girl has bare arms while walking in snow.
The Emperor.

I feel like I can't give, I have to take. I'm not sure I'm prepared. I think the last card is my husband.
In the second deck the 7 also has people leaving.
The 5 has chaos.
The Emperor looks more friendly.

I won't comment on the details of my life at the moment. I'll just say sometimes it seems like everything is needlessly working against me and I have no idea what's going on.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

More Coloring Spells

This is a protection spell. I visualize it growing larger and larger until it spins around what I want to protect. Think "Dr. Strange." This is fairly complex magick because it is hard to remember all the details of the design. I suggest starting with a simple circle then gradually adding more elements like color, lines, other shapes, etc.
After my Celtic star is in place, I say The Rune of St. Patrick. If you've read the "Wrinkle in Time" series, you will recognize these lines as they are the chapter titles in the last book, "A Swiftly Tilting Planet."