What type of Witch are You?

I wanted to share with everyone about my witchcraft path. There are many types of witches so I wanted to spend a few minutes letting everybody know what type of witch I am.

I combine different types of witches to become the type of witch I am. So…I am Angelic witch, Shamanic Witch, Weather Witch, Lunar Witch, Blood Witch, and Eclectic Witch.

Angelic Witch: I connect to the universal vibration replacing the traditional god and goddess used in rituals and spell casting with angels.

Shamanic Witch: I am a rescue medium so I do believe in good and bad spirits. I use healing as apart of my witchcraft.

Weather Witch: I use rainwater in my rituals and I pull on the energy of storms and lightning and I am devoted to all kinds of nature and elements.

Lunar Witch: I honor the moon and uses the moon phases to influence my spells and rituals.

Blood Witch: This just means I was taught by family the way of the Craft.

Eclectic Witch: This just means I follow my own path, no set of rules I follow and I pull from many of paths.

So, I hope that explains what type of witch I am….

What type of Witch are you?

Blessed Be,

High Priestess Raven

Spell-casting and Ethics

When it comes to spell casting there are a number of things we as Enchanted Witches should think about before we cast a spell. Sometimes we all face decisions and wonder what would happen if we used a little bit of spell casting to make things turn our a little better. Well this is where ethics come into the picture. So, what do you consider morally right and wrong.

Therefore, remember when do spells you come from a place that shows your ethics. DO NOT GO AGAINST ANYBODY’S FREE WILL.

This coven will not allow anybody to write spells for others nor do we allow any member to do spells for anybody that goes against free will with everyone that is involved.

Remember, free will and know that when you keep spell casting in the light, you will always shine.

Blessed Be,

High Priestess Raven Spirit Walker

“Enchanted Spirit Witch”

The simple Enchanted Witches Tool Box

The following list, I feel, is a most for any enchanted witch. You may have more or fewer items but remember its what feels right to you.

Magick Wand

Pentagram

Athame

Chalice

Candles

Incense

Cauldron

Again, to me this is a must. These magical tools can assist in many ways.

Blessed Be!

High Priest Raven

Enchanted Spirit Witch

Topics from our Enchanted Witches

All of the Enchanted Witches here at Enchanted Circle of Witches would like your input. What topics would you like to see here on the website? Please just post in the comments what you would like to see here.

Also, our first ritual is coming up soon. Join today to attend our rituals and become and Enchanted Witch!

Blessed Be

High Priestess Raven

(The Enchanted Spirit Witch)

Book of Shadows versus Grimoire

Being a witch we all have our book of shadows. Question: Is a Book of Shadows (BOS) the same as a Grimoire? To me, they are different.

Book of Shadows

Most witches I know keep a BOS but most witches do not keep a Grimoire. A Book of Shadows is a personal book of magic that most witches keep. Its like an enchanted book of magic. The book of shadows is where you would post all rituals, spells, just about everything that you would do as a witch. A BOS is a witch’s personal book of magic; a diary of magic if you will. It’s always a good idea to keep down everything you do in your book of shadows so you can build upon what you have already done.

Now lets discuss a Grimoire and its very similar to a BOS. The only difference really is that its not on such a personal level. It can hold rituals, potions, and even spells. Its a good place to store information about herbs, crystals, etc. I would consider this like a place I would put enchanted research not any personal records of any enchanted workings that you have done.

Most witches usually only have a book of shadows but I keep both due to the fact there are some things that I want to keep private.

So just remember that Books of Shadows contains personal information that you may not want to share. To me my book of shadows is very sacred and I put it in a very special place so I can keep it protected. I bless it everyday. The Grimoire is something that is less personal and could be shared with others.

Just remember its up to you whether you keep a BOS or Grimoire. I do both that way I dont have to worry about others seeing my private stuff.

I hope this helps clear up the difference.

Enchanted Blessings,

High Priestess Raven

Credit of photo: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/magic-spells-book-book-of-shadows-2354295/

Moon Phases

There are 8 moon phases and I feel that every witch needs to know them and to know what they look like in the sky.

8 Moon Phases:

New Moon

Waxing Crescent

First Quarter

Waxing Gibbous

Full Moon

Waning Gibbous

Third Quarter

Waning Crescent

The Moon changes every night. Have you ever looked up into the sky and took noticed to how full the moon is but wondered about what type of moon it is when the moon was barely showing well here I hope to teach about these enchanted objects in the sky.

New Moon: In the New Moon Phase you will not be able to see the moon at all.

Waxing Crescent Moon: In the Northern Hemisphere the Waxing Crescent the light will cover starting on the right side of the moon.

First Quarter: This is the half moon.

Waxing Gibbous: This is where the moon is between half moon and full moon phase, the moon is getting bigger.

Full Moon: This phase the moon is completely illuminated.

Waning Gibbous: Its between a half moon and full moon, its also getting smaller.

Third Quarter: We see this moon as a half moon, but it’s the opposite side thats illuminated as in the first quarter.

Waning Crescent: In the Northern Hemisphere, thin crescent light on the left.

The Moon displays these 8 phases, one after the other, each month.

The moon’s cycle is 27 days long so it takes 27 days to orbit the Earth.

Blessed Be,

High Priestess Raven

Enchanted Circle of Witches

Get ready for some amazing things coming to our website. If your interested in joining the coven please contact me. We are offering classes in Novice, Adept and we will make this a group you will not forget. I have some amazing people joining me

My elder board consists of the following:

Myself: Raven (Melinda) High Priestess of the Coven and owner

Jenn: High Priestess

Kayla: Practicing

Babi: Practicing

Please contact me at the following email with any questions: enchantedcircleofwitches@gmail.com

To join is $13 a year

Enchanted Blessings,

Raven

A Basic Guide to Working with the Elements

There a four basic elements most Witches work with Air, Fire, Water and Earth. There is also a fifth Spirit
which we commune with and use on a daily bases.

When working with and using the elements for spell-craft and rituals please make sure to always dismiss
them and tell them to go back from where they came with your thanks. Not doing so can cause some
strange things to happen where ever you may have used them, i.e. in your home electronics might act up,
feeling a draft for no reason, hearing water running when none is, etc.

Spirit is used any time you call upon a God and/or Goddess and/or an Archangel for help with something.
This element does not usually cause anything strange to happen if you do not send it back. You still should
thank whom ever you called upon to lend power and help to whatever you are doing.

The element of Air is most commonly called upon when needing help with somethig that is intelligents, i.e.
home work, getting a job done by a deadline, some times just thinking straight, etc.

The element of Water is most commonly used when dealing with something involving emotions. By this I do
not mean bending another persons free will trying to make them feel a certain way. In this case you maybe
dealing with grief of someone who just crossed over (died) and want the grief to lessen some, or asking the
Universe to help you find your true love, if you are feeling down, etc. Asking for help in finding your true
love is not the same as asking for a specific person to fall in love with you.

The element of Fire is commonly used for transition, i.e. going from being a child to an adult, moving from
one place to another and asking for help in finding the right place for you, going from working to being
home all the time or vise-versa etc.

The element of Earth is used to help you feel more in-tune with your self and those you are around. To
ground you, not as in punishment but as in not feeling so confused and/or not yourself for no apparent
reason.

The four basic elements of Air, Water, Fire and Earth can be used together for certain types of spell work and
each should always be represented on your Altar when preforming any type of Ritual. The fifth Element of
Spirit is always a guiding force during Rituals and should also be represented on your Altar.

Examples of what can be used to represent the Elements on your Altar:

Air set in the East – a feather, hatched wild birds egg, incenses or yellow candle, bird’s nest

Water set in the West – a bowl of tap water or rain water or melted snow (this is usually used in
transformation work), bowl of sea salt or blue candle

Fire set in the South – a red candle or if outside and/or if you have a fireplace on a south wall a real wood
burning fire is possible

Earth set in the North – a bowl of regular table salt, a bowl of dirt from your yard or a green candle

Spirit set in either the Northeast or Northwest (I always set mine in the Northeast as I feel Spirit and Air
usually work together) – an Angel and/or Goddess and/or God statue or white candle. Spirit can also be
represented by having something in the Northwest to represent Goddess (female aspect) and something in the
Northwest to represent God (the male aspect. Not all witches or traditions of witchcraft work with the duality
of all things also known as the female and male aspects.

Copyright 2014 Lady Beltane

June 13 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Visit the June 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on June 13 has an illumination of 9%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On June 13 the Moon is 2.81 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

From Moongiant.com 

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born. 

 

Sunday Magick

Associated with our most powerful planetary influence, the Sun, which rules over things such as individuality, creativity, vitality, will power, and optimism, Sunday is the perfect day to celebrate who you are as an individual, and ideal time for self-expression, creative projects, music, dancing, and perhaps spending time with loved ones. Today, I recommend taking advantage of its power, energy, wealth of spirit. If weather permits, this is an ideal day for being outdoors, picnics, games, and being out in the Sun. Whether it’s with others or just you…today you should get in touch with your inner child. Carpe diem! Do what inspires you most! It will always lead you where you need to go.

Magical Correspondences for Sunday

Solar Deities: Aine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty, Jesus, the SUN of God, Horus, god of the sky whose right eye was considered to be the sun and his left the moon, Ra, god of the sun, Apollo, Olympian god of light, the sun, prophecy, healing, plague, archery, music and poetry, Baldr, god associated with light, beauty, love and happiness,
Freyr, god of fertility, sexuality, peace and sunlight, and the list goes on….

Anointing Oil: One drop of Orange, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang in a carrier as or just use three drops of Clary Sage. Ginger and Grapefruit oil are nice.

Herbal Tea: Tansy: Considered a herb of immortality, it will help you comprehend the eternal nature of the life force. Chamomile: Steeped with orange rind and a pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove – perfect to honor the life-giving powers of the sun. Orange and Mango tea is lovely as well.

Herbs & Plants: Sun flowers and flowers in general on Sunday.

Incense: Anything floral, fruity, spicy and warm….citrus, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange Blossom

Colors: Golds, coppers, oranges, yellows, and neon pinks, blues and greens!

Crystals: Goldstone, Carnelian, Amber and Tiger’s eye.

Metal: Gold

Tarot cards: The Sun, Three of Cups, Strength, and The Ace of Wands.

By Lee Ann Donaldson January 4, 2015 on Elements Of Magick