Casting with Emoji

Kinetic (1)

Emoji are small symbols used to represent ideas or words. Originally showing up on phones to be used in text conversations, they have spread throughout the internet and permeated main stream media. Some dislike the devolution of language, but that’s the natural progression. After simplifying to a point it will begin to gain complexity.

Think of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. They were used in a religious/ritualistic context later in history when it was replaced in day to day business uses by Hieratic scipt. Instead of representing letters they represented ideas and concepts, which is similar to how emoji work.

Some witches scoff at Emoji spells. They’re viewed as trivial, but magick in my eyes is probability enhancement more than anything else. Even you do something small it will still help tip the scales in your favor, and if you do it repeatedly it will have a greater impact.

You can text them to friends and family, email them, or reblog them on social media sites like Tumblr.

If you’re curious about why I choose to use Emoji instead of Emojis check out this link.

Some Emoji Spells:

  • ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘Œ
    • Emoji spell for getting a job perfectly suited to you
  • ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿšซโš ๐Ÿ”š๐Ÿ”œ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š
    • Emoji spell for letting go and forgetting about the past, and instead focusing on the positive present/future
  • ๐ŸŒ™โœจ๐ŸŒ’โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ดโญ๏ธ๐ŸŒ’โœจ๐ŸŒ™
    • An emoji spell to help you get a good nightโ€™s rest
  • ๐Ÿ‘โœ”๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“ˆ๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜
    • Emoji spell to get top marks in academic work
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ’๐Ÿƒโœจ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji spell to bring good energy
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎโณ๐Ÿ’กโณ๐Ÿ”ฅโณ๐Ÿ’กโณ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji Spell for Motivation
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ๐Ÿ’œโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Šโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji spell for helping your energy put others at ease
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ๐Ÿคบ๐Ÿ’—โœŠ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโœŠ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿคบโœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • My mom is protected by my love and magic!
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒป๐Ÿต๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿต๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji spell to improve mood and encourage self-care
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji Spell to protect your pets
  • ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฟโค๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    • Emoji spell to protect your plants and help them grow strong and healthy
  • โ€ผ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿšงโš โšกโ›”โ›…โ˜€๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    • Emoji spell to counter triggers and emotional stress
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐโฌ†๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’ณโฌ†๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฐ
    • Emoji spell for a little cash to come your way soon
  • ๐Ÿ“ถ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธโœจโฉ๐Ÿ”ฎโชโœจ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“ถ
    • Emoji spell to keep your WIFI as strong as possible
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎโŒ›๏ธ๐Ÿ”ŽโŒ›๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ฉโŒ›๏ธ๐Ÿ”โŒ›๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji Spell for luck with finding a job
  • โœจ๐Ÿ”ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ”ฎโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ธโœจ
    • Emoji spell for strong and powerful sigils
  • โœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”น๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ
    • Emoji spell for personal growth and self-improvement
  • ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐ŸŒนโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‹โ˜ฎ๐Ÿšฟ
    • An Emoji Spell to promote self-care and to ward off self-harm
  • โญ๏ธโœจ๐ŸŒœโœจ๐Ÿ›Œโœจ๐ŸŒŒโœจ๐Ÿ›Œโœจ๐ŸŒ›โœจโญ๏ธโœจ
    • Emoji spell for healing from burn out. May you feel well-rested, rejuvenated, and fulfilled in all avenues of your life.
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ”‹โ˜Ž๐Ÿ”‹๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji Spell to help protect your electronics from freezing, crashing, blue screens & other malfunctions
  • ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒซ๐Ÿกโš”๐ŸŒ
    • An Emoji Spell for Purifying, Shielding, and Grounding for all witches and enthusiasts
  • โค๏ธโœจ๐ŸŽโœจ๐Ÿคโœจ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐ŸŽโœจ๐Ÿคโœจโค๏ธโœจ๐ŸŽโœจ๐Ÿคโœจ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐ŸŽโœจโค๏ธ
    • May your family respect you in the way that serves you best
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿคž ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ”ฎ
    • Emoji Spell for Good Luck
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Warding with WiFi

Kinetic

Incorporating technology into witchcraft is a dividing topic in the pagan community. Personally, Iโ€™m a fan. Emoji spells, online altars, digital books of shadows. The possibilities are endless. Almost everybody has a smart phone which means they also have a vast expanse of knowledge that is ever-changing, ever-growing.

Tumblr is a good resource when you want unique ideas on modern day witchcraft. There I came across the idea of WiFi routers and modems being used as powerful wards. Routers emit radio waves which go in every and all direction. The waves are hindered by walls, objects, and microwaves. These waves are energy, and they are constant.

So when I think about wards I visualize them as bubbles radiating from the object/space or as a wall of energy, depending on the type. Altering the purpose and intent of the WiFi allows you to repurpose those waves. You’d have continuous power feeding it and the strength relies on the quality of the signal.

I converted my router into a protection and positivity ward. To be honest I was lazy and just wrote some sigils on a note card, stuck it under the router, and visualized the intent, but there are so many possibilities.

Some Ideas:

  • Make you router name a spell
  • Ditto with the password
    • or have the two interacting activate the spell so you could control timing and what not (I’m going to think on this and write a later post)
  • You could use it to protect your devices
  • You could also use sigils to increase speed, but that’s not really a ward
  • Placement could also be interesting to experiment with
  • Decorating the router accordingly
    • colors, symbols, etc.

If you would like more information on how WiFi works Here is a quick video.

Office Magick

Office Magick

Working in an office as a witch is an interesting experience. Iโ€™m an empath which means I can be highly affected by otherโ€™s emotions, and an office is a mixing pot of energies. I realized early on I needed to set up a perimeter around myself to act as a barrier. Using sigils written on sticky notes I lined my desk with them and noticed an immediate difference. This got me thinking about other forms of magick that could be easily and subtly performed in an office setting.

Sigils

Iโ€™m not going in depth with this subject because there are already so many resources, and explaining it here would take up the entire post.

Basically, sigils are symbols programmed with intent that can be written pretty much anywhere. Around my desk I have several different sigils on color coded sticky notes. The one I have the most of is meant to shield me from otherโ€™s emotions. My positivity sigil also appears more than once. These help me create a positive work space where Iโ€™m protected.

Sticky Notes

You can get these babies in any shape, size, and color. While clearing out some junk from previous employees who used my desk, I came across a gold mine of sticky notes. The ones I use most are shaped like a star for balance and harmony, but I also frequently use ones that are a pretty blue color to help promote communication.

Depending on your situation you can really have some fun with these. Working on a project that requires creativity? Use orange ones. Need to earn a promotion? Try green to represent money.

Decorating Your Desk

  • Crystals!
    • By far my preferred way to decorate any space. I always choose the crystals based on what I want to accomplish at my job or what kind of space I want to cultivate. Up until recently I had citrine, selenite, and amethyst sitting on the base of my computer monitor, but they need a good cleanse and charging.
    • Most people wonโ€™t bother asking about them because they are pretty normal decor. If someone does just say they look cool and thatโ€™s why you have them.
  • Mini Altars
    • While I donโ€™t do this, it can be a good way to keep your path in the front of your mind. I believe that altars are microcosms of your life so whatever you want to manifest should be put on it, and all others should be kept off. Coworkers often sit at my desk and fiddle with things and I donโ€™t trust them not to mess anything up so I just donโ€™t keep one.
  • Potted plants
    • All witches know the benefits of having plants around. Keeping one or two at your desk helps boost mental health in general, and can have a calming effect. I have two spider plants that I named Bonnie and Clyde.

Magickal Lunches

I mentioned this idea in my Positivity Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches because it is something that is a part of my daily activities. Enchanting lunches in the morning (or whenever you make them) allows you to get an extra boost of magick in the middle of your day without doing anything or drawing attention to yourself.

I do this for my significant other and he always tells me how much better my lunches taste. I also slip in little love notes meant to make him feel loved and have a positive day.

Litha Incense

Litha Incese Beginning

Needs:

  • Lavender
  • Mint (I used some that I picked from my garden)
  • Rosemary
  • Carnations
    • These are from a Valentines Day flower bouquet my Significant Other bought me at the Pittsburgh Strip District
  • A mortar and pestle

Steps:

Litha Incense LavanderLavender makes up the bulk of this recipe mostly because I love the sent, but also because it’s relaxing, peaceful, and attracts love. I don’t use measurements so pour as much or little as you’d like.

Litha Incense Mint

Mint is a purifying herb and it invigorates the senses.

Litha Incense Rosemary

Rosemary also purifies , banishes negative energy, and brings in love.

Litha Incense Final

The carnations were a very special part of this blend for me. While you guys might not have a similar connection to the flower, they represent love and there’s also an opportunity for color magick.

Then grind it into as fine as a powder as you can. Mortar and pestle is a time intensive way of grinding, but I like to use it as an opportunity to infuse my intent into it.

I use fast lighting charcoal in my cauldron to burn my blends. Be careful with this step and always make sure the container the charcoal is in can with stand the heat. I pour a thick bed of sea salt to set it on to help defuse the heat. You can burn as much or as little as you’d like.

Schedule

A YEar and a Day

After scouring the internet looking for an example of a Year and a Day schedule I was frustrated to say the least. Everything either cost money or appeared in a book. So I decided to create my own, custom tailored to me and my needs. Each section is a topic that I plan to explore until I feel satisfied with my knowledge on the subject.

Of course this is a loose schedule and I’ve already deviated from what I set. If you want to follow along with me feel free to change it as you see fit.

  1. The Elements
  2. Deity and Ideas on divinity
    1. Focus on the duality of male and female energy, and the need for a male figure in a balanced practice
  3. Meditation
  4. Visualization
  5. Types of paganism/paths
  6. Creation concepts
    1. Norse
    2. Germanic
    3. Irish
  7. Wheel of the Year
  8. Astral world
    1. Astral projection
    2. Astral travel
    3. Houses/realms
  9. What is magick?
    1. Ethics
    2. Personal views and thoughts
  10. Energy Work
    1. Chakras
    2. Cleansing
    3. Grounding
    4. Auras
  11. Grimoire
  12. Ritual creation
  13. Hearthcult
  14. Divination
    1. Tarot
      1. Tarot journal
    2. Runes
    3. Scrying
    4. Flame
    5. Palmestry
  15. Dreams
  16. Kitchen Craft
  17. Herbalism
  18. Crystals
  19. Colors
  20. Death
    1. The possibility of an after life
    2. Death Deities
    3. Reincarnation
  21. Astrology
  22. Archetypes
  23. Protecting and shielding
  24. Binding
  25. Banishing
  26. Candle magick
  27. Jar spells
  28. The importance of silence
  29. Bonding with nature
  30. Lunar cycle
  31. Spirit work
  32. Shadow work
  33. Heathenry
  34. Asatru
  35. Family Tree
  36. Chaos magick
  37. Tools
    1. Wand
    2. Staff
    3. Etc
  38. Weather magick
  39. Sigils
  40. Fiber magick
  41. Writing spells and deications
  42. Oaths
  43. Servators