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Emporiblog - Rain Water

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Hello all!! Today we're going to talk about the uses of Rain Water in Witchcraft!! We've already covered Storm Water , the lightning charged cousin of Rain Water, so, we might as well cover Rain Water especially since it's raining right now!! In the UK, we get a lot of rain and that's no exaggeration so it makes sense for us to make use of a natural ingredient for our craft!! Let's have a look at some of the numerous things you can do with Rain Water.... Uses of Rain Water in Witchcraft Here are some of the many uses of Rain Water: - Base for sprays - Protection - Cleansing - sprays, floor wash, bath water etc - Anointing - Offerings - Blessing spaces - Circle casting - Scrying (place in a black bowl) - Plant water - with intention - Kitchen Witchery - with intention - Charging crystals - Growth - Rebirth Of course, the properties of Rain Water can change or be enhanced depending on when and where it's collected, including the following: Moon Phase N

May Full Moon + Full Eclipse 2022

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Hello all!! We are in for a ride with this Full Moon so buckle up!! This Full Moon and Full Lunar Eclipse will be in Scorpio ♏ and is happening during Mercury Retrograde!! This Moon will bring about change, which may be fast and unexpected. Because of the Eclipse, it will also allow you to see things that were previously hidden from you and will reveal the hidden intentions of others. However, you must not jump to conclusions and patience will be your friend, it may be better to just observe and clear your head before you make your move. Any information you receive during this time is intended to enlighten you. Crystals Here are some Crystals to work with during this Full Eclipse Moon: - Moonstone/Black Moonstone - Selenite - Smokey Quartz - Amazonite - Obsidian - Lapis Lazuli - Citrine - Jasper - Aquamarine - Red Jasper - Agate - Hematite If you're drawn to any other Crystals during this time, use those too! Herbs/Incense Below are some herbs/incense for the Full Moon:

Emporiblog - How To Make A Wand

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Hello all!! Today, we're having a quick guide to wand making!! First off, we'll quickly recap on the uses of Wands in Witchcraft.... Wands aren't like they are on TV. There's no dueling or lights and Spells coming out of the ends when we say a word and they are not mandatory! Instead, Wands are used to help focus and direct energy during Spell and Ritual work.  Now let's get onto the making!! Step 1 - Go find a stick If you have a park or woodland area near you, you're in for a treat! Search these areas until you find the perfect stick for you! (When you know, you know!). Make sure the stick wants to go with you and thank the area for providing the stick. Please check local laws first on if you're allowed to take things from said area and make sure said stick is safe to handle e.g not poisonous. Step 2 - Clean the stick When you've found your stick, take it home and clean it, after all, you can never tell what's been done on the forest fl

Flora Friday - Spring Crocus

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Hello all!! Today's Flora Friday is Spring Crocus!! Spring Crocus ( Crocus Vernus ) is a species of flowering plant from the Iridaceae  family. Other names include: - Common Crocus - Ornamental Crocus - Giant Crocus Where To Find Spring Crocus is native to the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Balkans. In England, the Spring Crocus can be found in grasslands, verges and churchyards. Edible Parts There are several species of Crocus, each of which has varying degrees of edibility so if you find a Crocus, it is best to take it to an expert . Medical Uses So, Saffron (from a different Crocus species) has medical uses, the flowers generally don't have uses. Some parts of other Crocuses do have medicinal properties, however, they should only be used after consulting an expert and  your doctor!! Magickal Uses In magickal practices, Crocuses, in general, are used for: - Love - New beginningsbeginnings - Imbolc - Ostara - Friendship - Peace - Settling disputes - Divination - Offeri

Emporiblog - Grounding

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Hello all!! Today's post is about grounding!! I feel that grounding often gets overlooked and sometimes put on the back burner, I myself am definitely guilty of this so a little reminder might be your sign to take some time and ground yourself!! But first off,  What is grounding? Grounding is a skill in Witchcraft where you release unwanted/excess energy and replenish your own energy when needed. How do I ground? There are several ways to ground, including: - Walking bare foot on grass/soil - Meditating - Hugging a tree (make sure it's safe!) - Dark Chocolate can apparently be used - Spending some quiet time alone (make sure the location is safe/someone knows where you are) - Doing a mundane activity e.g cooking, making a cup of tea - Going for a walk - Wearing a grounding crystal (it's best for you to look up grounding crystals and find the one that speaks to you!) Now, when doing these activities to ground, you need to visualise your unwanted energy flowing ou

Emporiproducts - Mini Crystal Restock

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Hello all!! It has been a very long time since we've had an Emporiproducts post but here it is!! Yesterday we posted a video of this very mini restock on Tiktok and the video will be going up on YouTube, when the WiFi behaves, so you guys can get some more information instead of having to sift through my ramblings! But here we go... As well as our existing stock of Crystals, we will be adding a few new additions to the shop so keep your eyes peeled! We will be adding: - Smokey Quartz . Triple Grade A Quartz from Madagascar. These particular Smokey Quartz are some of the last shipments from Madagascar. As they are some of the last from Madagascar, they will be a bit more pricey than our existing Quartz and they are slightly larger than our existing tumbles - Raw Sapphire . Yes you read that right, we will have a limited supply of raw Sapphire available in the shop! Kerenza wanted to add some raw Sapphire to her collection and decided that you guys should have a chance t

Tarot Tuesday - Six of Swords

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Hello all!! We're retuning on the Minor Arcana with the Six of Swords!! The Six of Swords is associated with the element of Air and the planet Mercury (I've also seen Pluto and Saturn listed). Pictured above... The purpose of this section is to help you with your own interpretations. In the card pictured above, we can see a skeleton rowing a coffin across a larg body of water. The coffin has six Swords stuck into its base. The body of water looks calm with a Moon just above the horizon. There are a few small stars in the sky with no clouds in sight. Meaning An upright Six of Swords is telling you that it is time to move on from whatever situation you are asking about, it has run its course and no longer serves a purpose to you. It tells of departure, either yours from your specific situation or to be on the lookout for a departure from someone either related to your situation or for a different event altogether. The Six of Swords is your que to leave the situation b