🔥 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Of the Element Fire

Warm greetings to all!

And bravo once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- From Seed to Sprout :seedling:

With the Sabbat behind us and the seed of season beginning to grow, it’s time to re-kindle the flame of the elemental challenges.

The theme for this week’s challenge is…

:fire::candle: Of the Element Fire :volcano: :heart:

The elements can be discovered in just about every aspect of our lives. After exploring water and air, we are now moving into the element of ignition.

By examining and incorporating the powerful and unpredictable qualities of fire, we can enhance our magick in fiery ways :raised_hands:

This week’s challenge is all exploring the benefits and uses of the element fire.

Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME! :bellhop_bell:

STEP 1 : Fire in Magick :fire:

There are so many possible ways to use the qualities of fire in your magick. Here are just a few suggestions to help get you started:

:volcano: Learn about the qualities of fire

The Spells8 Fire Elemental Page is a great place to learn more about this element:

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:candle: Candle magic

As one of the beloved and accessible tools of witchcraft, consider channeling the power of fire through candles:

:open_book: Find fire correspondences

Crystals :gem: , horoscopes :capricorn: , animals :bird:, and herbs :herb: are just a few of the things that can be tied to elements. Consider looking into your favorite tools to find which things draw on the energy of fire.

:raised_hands: Working with fire

Here are some additional fire-based spells and rituals you might consider:

:handshake: … And more!

Feel free to spark your creativity with this challenge :grin::fire:

:warning: Safety Reminder!

All elements deserve to be handled with respect and care, but as a particularly unpredictable element, please be especially careful with fire.

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[Pic from Know Your Meme]

Always remember to practice Fire and Candle Safety when working with fire!


STEP 3 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!

Please share:

  • Your experience learning about or using the qualities of fire in your magickal practice

For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.

If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you! :bowing_woman:


:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

2021-02-09T06:00:00Z CET (Central European Time Zone)

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and the a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.

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A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.

For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:

Fire holds the power of both creation and destruction- will you use this element to kindle warm emotions or ignite the fiery might of a volcano?

Blessed be! :heart: :fire:

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Whoot! I know what I want to do, I just got to find the words and time to do it! This will be fun!

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Oh yay! I can’t wait to work on this one! I’m so happy we are continuing the elements.

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Looks like a perfect chance to spread my newfound wings of fire! :relaxed: :fire:

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Nice! I have some ideas already. Just have to wait for a few items to come from Amazon, lol

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FIRE CORRESPONDENCES

SPIRIT: Flame dancers, Phoenix, Salamander, Will o’ the wisps
GENDER: Masculine, Yang
CELEBRATIONS: Beltane, Imbolc, Litha
DIRECTION: South
SEASON: Summer (Northern Hemisphere)
DAY: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
HOUR: Noon
LIFE STAGE: Early Adult
CHAKRA: Solar Plexus
TOOLS: Athame, Candle, Censor, Sword
COLORS: Crimson, Gold, Orange, Red, White
PLANETS: Jupiter, Mars, Sun
ALCHEMY: Sulfur
CRYSTALS: Bloodstone, Carnelian, Fire Opal, Garnet, Tiger Eye
METAL" Aluminum, Brass, Gold, Iron, Mercury, Steel
ANIMALS: Fire breathing dragons, horses, lions
PLANTS PART: seed
TREE: Almond
ZODIAC SIGNS: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
TAROT: Swords, JUDGEMENT, Kings or another book suggested JUDGEMENT Swords and Wands
RUNES: Dagaz, Eihwaz. Fehu, Kaunaz, Nauthiz, Thurisaz or another book suggested- Dag, Ken, Rad, Sigel
NUMBERS: 1, 3, 9
OGHAM: Ur
PHRASE: 'To will"
FORCE: Electromagnetic
SENSE: Sight
VIRTUES: Chivalrous, confidence, courage, daring, energetic, enthusiastic, experienced, faithful, goal oriented, honesty, leader, passionate, psychic, rebel, self-assertive, strength, stubborn, virile.
VICES: Aggressive, anger, deceit, egotistical, fanaticism, greedy, jealous, possessive, resentful, ruthless, self-centered, stubborn, vengeful, vindictive
GODDESSES: Amaterasu, Bast, Brigit, Freya, Hel, Hertha, Hestia, Holle, Kali, Pele, Sekmet, Shakti, Vesta
GODS: Agni, Ares, Ea, Hephaestus, Horus, JHVH, Llyr, Mars, Ra, Set, Tzabaoth, Vulcan
ANGEL: Michael
APOSTLE: Mark - the lion

Fire set my fear ablaze
Bring light to all intentions
Will’s bright outcome to amaze
No doubt be mine to mention
Be the will in action prove
A force too great to reckon
From mind to reality move
From thought to realization beckon

So mote it be
Berta Morgan

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Kasie-Can’t wait to see your magical experience Kasie!

Berta - Thank you for all the correspondence for the element of fire :fire:
I love fire when ever I want to let something go naturally, I like to use my cauldron & burn essential oils or sage with Charcoal. I”ll burn :fire:inn the cauldron as soon as I get home to help let go of anything that burns in my soul! So soothing seeing the fire burn! You can call me a Piro!
Thank you for your chant! I’m thinking of using your correspondences to ignite something creative! Your so creative thanks so much Berta for all of your wonderful talent!

Travel Witch- Thanks so much for this lovely challenge!

Silver Bear- Thank you for all your knowledge with the elemental spray’s & oil’s! I am learning to have the elements into better myself! Definitely a healing process!
All your videos are very informative! Thank you for your blessings! I am on the road to a higher spiritual life that will help me in my physical life!
Jeannie
Blessed be

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I know you’re a fiery one, @Kasie- can’t wait to see you in your element! :grin:

Glad to hear that, @Krissie117! Looking forward to what lovely magick you’ll do :sparkles:

When I saw the picture of the lady with wings of fire I thought of you, @Krista_moon! :laughing: Yes- spread those flaming wings and let your fire magic take flight! :dove:

Sounds exciting, @Stephanie89! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have in mind :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Very helpful correspondences, @Berta! This is a really great list- thank you for putting it together :pray: And such a lovely chant, too- reading it fills me with energy! :star_struck:

You are very welcome, @Jeannie! Happy fire magick to you :fire:

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Ohhh a wonderful coincidence… I know just what to do for this one :blush:

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So some of you might know I’m waiting to get my Selene tattoo - but due to COVID and travel restrictions I haven’t been able to make it over to my friends to get it started :broken_heart:

However, I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo to represent how I feel like I’m in a new phase of my life and I’ve settled on a sun :sunny: as I feel like it symbolises rebirth, power, fire etc.

Happily, another one of my (local) tattooist friends has a slot available on Tuesday evening so my Sun tattoo is booked in for then :slight_smile: I’ll post a pic after. :fire:

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I use Fire, and Candle Magick all the time. It is my Go to method of Spell Work. Fire Magick is for Quick results.
I often use a petition with the Fire Magick. I write the petition to the Gods and the Elements, fold it three times with a Bay Leaf tucked in it, say the chant and light it on my working candle or throw it into the bonfire. When indoors I drop the burning petition into a ceramic brazier.
I used this method to Quit smoking eleven years ago. The chant went like this; “By the mighty God, in this flame my desire I see, take this scourge of Tobacco from me, by the Gracious Goddess in this flame my desire I see take this scourge of Tobacco from me, by the Element of Air in this flame my desire I see take this scourge of Tobacco from me, by the Element of Fire in this flame my desire I see take this scourge of Tobacco from me, by the Element of Water in this flame my desire I see take this scourge of Tobacco from me, by the Element of Earth in this flame my desire I see take this scourge of Tobacco from me. By the God and Goddess and the Elements, I am a non-smoker from this time forth. As I will so shall it be with harm to none, So Mote it BE!” Then I lit the petition on a black candle during a waning crescent moon. From that time since the very odor of a cigarette disgusts me.
I keep a jug of water under my altar in case Fire Element gets out of hand.

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I use fire magick all the time! Bay leaf burning, burning herbs to smoke cleanse, and my all time favorite is using it as a mental exorcism.

Basically you free write and get out all the ‘yuk’ from inside you - and then burn it! Release that stuff! YAY fire. lol

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Thank you, SilverBear!

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Last December when I came out of the broom :broom: closet to my siblings and they were really nice about it I decided to throw an impromptu fire magick ritual at them they could participate in too. It was the first time I had done any kind of a group ritual, so it felt pretty special to be actually hosting one! Dressed for the occasion too, I was radiating power and self confidence that surprised me too.

We were sitting at my kitchen table, no electric lights, just candles :candle: I took my cauldron (a cooking pot, you use what’s available) and lifted it ceremoniously to become the centerpiece of the table. I explained them how the ritual works and asked for their consent once more. Once I got it I gave them and myself a pen and a piece of paper. We each wrote one thing on the paper we wanted to banish from our lives, and folded it in two and once more in two to keep it private. Openness and transparency are generally nice, but some things you want to keep secret especially if you want to burn and not communicate them! :grin:

After we all had cast our ballots I poured some clear liquid on top of them from an amber glass bottle. The liquid was denatured ethanol, but they didn’t need to know that, it was just some mystery potion brewed for this purpose. I lit a match and tossed it in, making sure none of us who wanted to keep their eyebrows were leaning too close, and we were greeted with a satisfying ball of fire :fire: The effect was diminished a little as I hadn’t thought about my choice of paper and had to keep igniting them, but my guests picked it up nicely by mentioning that the things might not be that easy to banish after all! :grin: Which may have been the case, who knows? I made a mental note to look into it, either get some thin and more flammable paper, or look into finding bay leaves somewhere.

When all we had in the cauldron was fine ash, it was time to give it a final release by scattering it into the wind. Cast it into the darkness literally as it was the end of December. That also meant it wasn’t warm at all, and you wouldn’t go out without a good reason. In a solemn silence I led them to the balcony, and released our worries into the wind. The atmosphere lightened instantly, the mass of negative energy finally leaving us for good. I was happy about the experience I could give them, and their openness to receive it.

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@Stephanie89 You always so full of valuable information. Thank you for sharing!

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Moon Witch<
Thats a great idea to get a tattoo about how you feel! Express yourself! I would like to get a sun tat and moon. I always wanted the sun moon but there are so many to pick from! I also have a friend that does tattoos and my cousin does tats! Some day I will!
Have fun girl we only live once!! I hope it turns out really good!
Jeannie

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I found that folding a petition too tightly makes it difficult to keep them lit. When I light them on a candle I place them in the Brazier burning end down so it can consume the paper better.

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Thanks @Jeannie1 :slightly_smiling_face: I have a few small tattoos, all mean something to me- pentagram star on the back of my neck, air water and earth symbols, treble clef and stars on my foot.

Can’t wait to get my Selene one too!

That’s cool your cousin does tattoos!

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That makes sense now that I think of it, there’s no room for air in between so it would be like burning paper that’s 2 or 4 times as thick! And holding it over the flame exposes the other side to air and fire too. Thank you for your advice @john4!

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That is perfect timing, @mrs- wishing you the best of luck as you get your new tattoo! It has some truly wonderful symbolize. Can’t wait to see it! :sun_with_face: :two_hearts:

Congrats to you on quitting smoking, @john4- you have some truly powerful and amazing magickal willpower! :fire::pray: Thank you for sharing the chant you used and the ritual. May it help others who are on a similar journey to quit their addictions :blush:

Hooray- bad things, burn away! :grin: I love that mental exorcism @Silverbear- thank you for sharing! :raised_hands:

Oh my goodness that is so sweet of your siblings, @Krista_moon :pleading_face: :two_hearts: They not only accepted you with open arms, they did a whole ritual to bring you all together- I am in awe! You are blessed with so much love and light around you :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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