Thank you again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Flower Power
After enjoying a delightful garden of magick last week it’s time to head inside, so to say, and hone a fundamental aspect of the Craft
The theme for this week’s challenge was suggested by the wonderful @Amethyst and is…
What magickal tools do you use in your Craft? And how do you put them to use?
From cauldrons to athames, magickal wands, besoms, and more- there is an emporium of tools available to help a witch in their practice.
For an introduction and overview of witchy tools, consider watching the Tools of Witchcraft Video (part of the Wicca Self-Initiation Course):
Remember that what works for one witch many not work for another, and there is nothing wrong with experimenting with magickal tools until you find what works best for you
This week is all about exploring magickal tools- but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
Art by Helen Mask: Witch’s Tool Kit
For this challenge, feel free to share about your favorite magickal tool(s) and how you like to use them in your Craft.
You might also be a bit daring and try out a magickal tool or two for the first time- there’s nothing to lose and only experience to gain
Not sure where to begin?
To help you get started, the following list has a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge!
Not all those who practice magick choose to wield a wand, but if it is something that calls to you, considering giving it a try! Wands can help to direct and channel energy, enhancing spellwork.
A Witch’s Broom
Perhaps one of the most signature tools of a witch, brooms (often called “besoms”) can be used in spellwork, cleansing rituals, and even as magickal protectors when placed around the house. Consider getting a besom or make one of your own!
Into the Cauldron
A cauldron can be anything from an impressive cast iron pot to a simple dish- this is where potions are mixed and herbal remedies are concocted!
→ If you don’t have a designated cauldron, consider consecrating one
→ You might take the time to give your trusty old cauldron a good cleanse
→ You could also put your cauldron to work with spellwork this week:
The athame is a sacred tool that plays a part in ritual work. Although it can be used in ways similar to a wand, there are unique differences between the two tools and many witches who enjoy ritualwork have one of each.
Feel free to be creative with this challenge and know that you are welcome to approach it in a way that works with your unique magickal practice!
Picture from Patheos: Magickal Tools: Cheaper Alternatives
Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience .
To participate in the challenge, please share:
- About your experience with magickal tools in your magickal practice this week
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new thread in the forums.
Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post so that I can easily find it- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( 2022-03-29T05:00:00Z )
(Note that the time zone is CET- you can use this time zone calculator to switch into your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
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. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
Art by Johanna Polle: Traditional Witchcraft Tools
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is 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
Picture from Pixabay
Cauldrons, besoms, and wands- many magickal tools.
So full of potential, they’re worth more than jewels!
Appreciate the treasures, but don’t you forget-
The true power is within, on that you can bet!