New Moon Crafting

Sometimes things happen all at once.

I use old vinegar jugs to store water for my plants on the patio since the faucet is on the other side of the house. This makes it infinitely easier for me to water them and allows the chlorine in the water to dissipate. I realized the last time I watered that this was an excellent opportunity to infuse a little magic into my gardening. Once I saw the new moon waxing in the evening sky I knew it was time to work. I enchanted a couple of moss agate’s and created a sigil and set them to the task of helping my plants grow strong and healthy.I also noticed that I was running low on lip balm, body powder, and air freshener. These are not things I buy from the store, these are my personal homemade products. I have a lot of sensitivities and many products I have to make myself although I enjoy the creation of them as well. My air freshener and body powder are simple little concoctions. Baking soda and cornstarch with a little essential oil for scent is all I use for my powder, while water and essential oil makes up the floral water that I use as an air freshener.

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Lord Ganesha

A few weeks back I stumbled across a new favorite blog and since then I have felt a little less stagnant in my magic. Ceremonial Magick is completely opposite of how I normally work, so I have found it strange that it is a blog with a Chaos Magick perspective. I have been reading a bit on the web about it, but most of the information reads like a television repair manual. However, the way the author explains things makes it click for me.

One of the rituals I have tried is an Obstacle Removing Ritual (step 2). I printed out the above picture of Ganesha and taped it to my wall above my altar as well as setting it as my desktop wallpaper. I’ve been listening to the mantra Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha (Om and salutations to the Remover of Obstacles for which Gum is the seed.) and chanting along while burning sandalwood incense. I have to admit I was not expecting it to be so powerful. I was literally buzzing!

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Notes about Cursing

Cursing is easy, in my opinion it is easier than positive magics because negative emotions tend to be so intense.  I’m not going to give you an exact spell, but I’ll give you all the basics to create an easily workable hex.  These can be used alone or combined as you see fit.

My favorite types of hexes are those involving the burning of items, using poppets, or using personal effects of the person to be cursed.  Any kind of personal items can be used; hair, a picture, their signature or any of their handwriting are excellent to use.  If you have nothing of the person, and no way to obtain something, simply use your visualization and write their name on a piece of paper.  Herbs can be used as well, martial herbs are traditionally used (herbs related to Mars).  Some examples include Aloes, Basil, Broomtops, Briony, Cayenne, Cumin, Galangal, Garlic, Gentian, Ginger, Mustard, Nettle, Pepper, Tobacco, and Wormwood.

Remember that you are exerting your will over another person.  You must be emotional.  Cry if you feel the urge, yell, spit, and cuss over whatever object you are using.  Be primal.  Don’t waver in your objective, and be clear beforehand what your objective is.

Make sure you have a way to end the curse in mind.  Will you burn the object?  Bury it?  Flush it down the toilet?  Make sure it is ready to go and appropriate to your objective.  Most importantly, in all this be creative and spontaneous.  You must engage your emotions and your passion.