Elemental Magick (Use What the Good Goddess Gave you!)

So we bought the cat an RV...

That's how I like to start this story, mostly because it's true. Our furry feline child was our biggest concern when on the prowl for a used RV. I mean, I have books stuffed in the microwave (fact) and my husband sleeps in the shower (not fact), but by god the cat has floor space!

...I promise this will be short, and I swear I have a point! 

After far too many reluctant years in the desert (due to my husband's career, wherein we had no say in where we lived), we are finally free to return to green grass and wise trees and ocean tides and rain and butterflies and f-ing unicorns, because we are leaving the Southwest!

Gone, witches! G.O.N.E.

Sometimes the stars beautifully align and there's a small window of precious opportunity just screaming to be noticed. This is one of those times. I always envision perfectly-timed circumstances to look something like that mechanism from 13 Ghosts. You have a short fraction of a second to jump through the hoops while they lay flat, otherwise you'll be torn to shreds by the gears.

Kind of an odd way to look at life, hm?

Warped mind aside, we had this perfect alignment of opportunities that allow us to travel the country for a year. It was fortuitous and we are deeply grateful. But we also worked REALLY hard to get ourselves in the financial position to do so. As I was once told, "The important things in life rarely come easily." That's okay; hard work builds character and gratitude.

So we are off to chase the rain, my friends! And I'll be sharing our nature-steeped adventures on Facebook (and here, of course) as we hike throughout this beautiful country, reconnecting with nature, discovering incredible places (like Hoh Forest!), and drinking an irresponsible amount of coffee. So make sure to follow me! And, of course, check back on this blog because it will continue to be updated with loads of spell-tastic material while we're on the road!

Did this broad really just say "spell-tastic"? 

*Mumbles to self* I knew it was wrong as I was typing it.

...I hang my head in shame.

Side note, did you know Teddy Roosevelt lost his mother and wife on the SAME day? To heal this terrible heartache he immersed himself in nature, which (along with the strong influence from naturalist John Muir) is how we came to have our wonderful National Parks Service today! Nature is unquestionably a place of healing, and my husband and I are very grateful to be able to do a little spiritual sprucing amongst Mother Nature's fertile splendor.  

To celebrate our return to the trees, I created a quick reference guide entitled Elemental Magick. While this printable PDF is by no means exhaustive (because that would be an entire book!), it is an easy reference to help you cast and conjure entirely from natural (thus free!) spell supplies. Use it like an encyclopedia and craft your spells based on the desired qualities found within each natural entity.  

This free PDF download was inspired by conversations with a lovely reader named Gea, a single mother doing her very best to raise a mini witch with all the love and respect she holds for nature. As the Penniless Pagan motto goes, worshipping nature shouldn't cost you a dime! Embracing your spirituality and casting a totally kick-ass spell is entirely possible without the use of expensive crystals and cauldrons (though those are a fun indulgence!). This guide will help you get started on your path to completely free witchcraft! And please don't forget the two most important tools you will ever use for magick are your hands (to direct and concentrate energy) and your mind (to visualize your manifestation). See, you are your own little spell kit. ♥

Print a copy of Elemental Magick to paste into your Book of Shadows. Or keep a copy on your phone for when inspiration strikes. Just make sure to notate your own personal associations with each ingredient as they reveal themselves to you!

Transcribed from my own personal Book of Shadows, I sincerely hope you enjoy Elemental Magick. It's my gift to you, a token of appreciation for your readership. Have I mentioned lately that you guys are awesome?! =D

...And so are trees. Which is where I'll be if you need me. But don't worry! I have plenty of blog posts yet to come, so make sure to check back for new spells and rituals every month! 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some rain to catch up on. ;)

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What's your favorite cost-free spell supply? Do you prefer completely natural spells or spells that include fun items like crystals and candles?

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  1. Thank you so much! The guide is such a handy reference! Personally, my favorite cost-free spell supplies are moon and starlight, but it can be fun to add the occasional crystal or two. I just discovered your blog recently and I have to say I absolutely ADORE it! Your writing is so candid and fun - I love reading your posts! I’m more of a natural witch myself, so I greatly appreciate all of your fabulous spells and tips. Good luck on your RV adventure - hopefully you have a blast!☺️
    Blessed Be!

    1. So glad to hear you enjoy the site. That's a good way to get this witch smiling! =D Happy casting! ❤️

  2. Thank you for this gift and happy travels to you! I live in your beloved Northeast (I'm in NH) and I can't imagine being exiled to the desert. Blessed be!

    1. Oh, New Hampshire, my beloved granite state! Heading there this fall and I cannot wait! Any must-see spots you recommend? What area are you in?

      Blessings! =)

  3. Have fun traveling around and seeing all our national parks! Super jealous!

    1. Thank you, my friend! Hope you and the kitty are doing well (and wearing lots of super adorable ties!). ❤️

  4. Thank you for your gift! From one in the Pacific Northwest...I know about some rain! Enjoy your new adventure!

    1. Thanks for the well wishes! Our plans changed a bit and we're headed that way in the spring, which I hear is rainy season?! So very, very excited to see the Pacific Northwest!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to comment! =)

  5. Another awesome post, Michaela. It's so easy to get caught up in the world of shiny, expensive crystals and essential oils (did I mention expensive?), to spend lots of money and still not have all the ingredients you need to cast a spell. Being a witch can become very expensive. But your Elemental Magic cheat sheet is a great reminder that it shouldn't be. We were given all the tools we need for free :) You've inspired me to create my own substitute list of totally free magickal equivalents for when I run out of something and need a substitute. I hope you enjoy your return to a world of trees and all things green :)

    1. Glad you enjoyed the guide, Gea. Thanks for the inspiration =)

  6. Great little reference guide! Um it's just that, pardon my botanical knowledge, but flowers are a womb. If you dissect the ovary (which you locate in the center base by removing all of the petals) you will find tiny little ovule inside that will grow into mature seeds to propagate the species of plant after being pollinated. The ovary matures into a fruit to protect the seeds if it's pollinated. If it's not, the flower wilts and falls off the plant.

    1. I actually have womb listed for flowers (1st item on the second line). Interesting botanical knowledge, though!


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