🌦 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Weather Witchery

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Green & Herbal Magick :herb:

After exploring the world of green magick last week, we’re out of the woods and heading towards clear skies- or stormy skies, depending on the wants of a weather witch! :wink: :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain:

The theme for this week’s challenge was suggested by the wonderful @Francessca and is…

Weather Witch Magick Storm Challenge

:sun_behind_rain_cloud: :zap: Weather Witchery :umbrella: :wind_face:

Sun, wind, rain, snow, storms, clear skies-
the world of weather witchery changes by the day!

Calling all of the Ceraunophiliacs :zap:, Pluviophiles :umbrella:, and storm lovers in the forum- if you’ve ever been intrigued or drawn to the weather, this challenge is for you! :raised_hands:

Weather magic (sometimes called “weather shamanism”) is an area of the Craft that involves working with the weather. This may involve drawing on current weather conditions to enhance spellwork, working with deities of the weather and skies, attempting to control or change the weather, and more.

In many magical traditions, weather magic is a popular focus of workings. The term “weather magic” can be used to mean anything from divination and forecasting to actual control of the weather itself. When you consider that many of today’s folk magic customs are rooted in our agricultural past, it makes sense that an ability to foretell or change weather patterns might be considered a valuable skill. After all, if your family’s livelihood and life depended on the success of your crops, weather magic would be a handy thing to know.

From Learn Religions: Weather Magick and Folklore

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This week’s theme challenges you to explore Weather Magick - but as always, how you do so is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…

CHALLENGE TIME!

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STEP 1 : Weather Work :sun_behind_rain_cloud:

This challenge is all about exploring weather witchery- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

Still not sure where to begin?

To help you get started, the following list has a few suggestions in which a witch might approach this challenge.

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:open_book: Learn More About Weather Magick

When sharing inspiration for this challenge, @Francessca kindly offered some helpful resources that may assist those hoping to learn more about this exciting area of the Craft. Feel free to check them out!

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:zap: Weather and the Divine

From weather deities, gods of the skies, nature spirits, and more- there are many higher powers and entities a witch could work with when it comes to weather magick. While you are welcome to explore and discover your own, here are a few that may spark (:zap:) some inspiration! :wink:

Zeus - “Father in the Sky” and God of thunder, lightning, and weather
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The Elemental Spirits - deities of the elements and nature
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Gaia - Goddess of the Earth
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For additional deities, you can check out this list:

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:droplet: Weather Water

While Moon Water is a staple for many witches, did you know there are many other magickal waters you can craft? Storm water, rain water, snow water, etc are all magickal waters that can be collected and used in spellwork! :sparkles:

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:magic_wand: Weather Spells

This week, consider working spells that tie into the weather- you might draw on the energy of a storm :cloud_with_lightning: , allow the rain to wash away your worries :cloud_with_rain:, or perhaps even try to control the weather (keeping whatever witchy code of ethics you follow in mind!)

If you can’t find a weather spell you like, consider adapting a spell or Writing Your Own Spell :scroll:

Here are some additional ways you might use weather magick in spellwork this week:

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:raised_hands: …And More!

The suggestions above are just that- simple suggestions! If you feel called to explore Weather Magick in another way, please feel free to run with the wind this week :wind_face: :blush:

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the theme! :star2:


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STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and 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! :blush:

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.

For your entry to be counted towards the challenge, please share:

  1. How you explored Weather Magick this week

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here for instructions on where to post your entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new thread in the forum (doing so keeps your entry separate and is a good option if you have a lot to share)

Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:


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Deadline :spiral_calendar:

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

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( Time Converter: 2022-12-13T06:00:00Z)

(Note that the time zone is CET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)


Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and 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. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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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 honors and 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 your friendly Moderator Team .

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: 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 :hugs:


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A weather witch glows as bright as the sun
Like the rain and the wind, they answer to none
One with nature, they don’t bend nor conform-
So don’t mess with a weather witch,
or you’ll be faced with a storm!

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Blessed be! :sun_behind_rain_cloud: :sparkles:

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Weekly Witchy Challenge - Weather Witchery ENTRY

How exciting this Challenge is going to be. I love storms. I never thought about weather and the craft together. I would plan my evening around a storm coming up off the lake. I would sit in my family room with a glass of wine, and I felt at peace. I would make sure dinner was done and dishes put away. I think that is the direction I am going to start with is finding out how/what to do a spell during a storm.

Thank you, Francessca, for inspiring this Challenge. Blessed Be,
Medea

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Weather can have a huge affect on one’s mood. Unless there’s been a drought, people tend to prefer sunny and clear days over cloud and rainy days.
That gave me the idea to write a spell to lift one’s mood when it’s a cloudy, dreary day.

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Fun!!

Challenge Entry

I do a little chant when we are getting too much rain here in Houston. We flood easily so when I heavy storm blows through, it is always a concern.

Gods of Power, Godse of Might
I bid you now to stop this plight.
Stop the rain, we need no more.
Let it fall, nevermore.

I don’t know if it wishful thinking but it seems to lighten the rain and sometimes make it stop. I want to change the last line to make it where I send the rain somewhere it is needed more, but I can’t think of a way to word it that rhymes.

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Omg at the celestial events tonight and its raining here

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It’s the same kind of weather here in upstate New York and I can’t see the moon I’m trying to do a moon spell and meditate does it make a difference?

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It’s been dreary & rainy :cloud_with_rain: … everything so far from gray & light winds :wind_face: to downpours & just about every other type of rain you could have minus thunder & lightning… which is the most disappointing part of this :rofl:

At least give me some thunder & lightning :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain: if I am going to be sore & uncomfortable from the cool dampness anyways.

:thinking: actually I mean low to mid-50s… so it more depended on the wind & rain as to how cool it felt throughout the day. Anyway… sorry for the tangent…

I have a couple of ideas, I do collect stormwater for one of the deities I work with that I use in rituals & I also like to go to the beaches during storms to watch the power of the wind :wind_chime: on the ocean :ocean: with the waves crashing :star_struck: & in general I am personally more blah on dreary days & the winter days… so got some things milling around the old noodle :ramen: about how to approach this one :joy:

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I’m also doing a spell with the moon tonight in rainy NY. I’ve always read that clouds don’t make a difference

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Oh my Gods :laughing: my first thought was I wonder if I could make it snow in Florida… :thinking: I don’t think I’m going to try and have a white Christmas but I might play around with some different weather chants. I know there are a few common folklore stories about whistling in the wind and pouring out water for rain…

Maybe I’ll gather a collection of Irish folklore from Duchas!

I don’t quite know what I’m going to do yet but weather magic is interesting!

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Thank you sooooooooo much @TheTravelWitch_Bry I’m over the moon about this challenge, I feel humbled and grateful that this is the challenge for this week :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:.

Can’t wait to see what everyone does / read all the post above. Lol wanted to make sure that I said thank you first before I dove in.

Wishing everyone a lovely evening.
Only the Best,
Francessca

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Hi at @Amaris_Bane,

I like your chant, and find it clever :blush:. To make your chant rhyme, maybe you could change the last line to “Somewhere that needs it more…”

Only the Best,
Francessca

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Challenge Entry - Weather Witchery

From the link provided “Weather witching: Harnessing the power of weather magic” the section on “Harnessing Energy” using cord magic, tying knots. From its directions and for this challenge going to do this I cut a couple of pieces of jute, storing it in this mason jar, and just waiting for a nice storm to come my way. There is no storm forecast for the challenge week in my area, but at least for this challenge have the items ready and a plan.

Also, with the storm, going to use the same mason jar and gather some of its waters, some storm water, mentioned in the Challenge.

What to use it for? To amply spell work, to create a barrier to entry. Being the weather is tied with Jupiter, also may use the storm energy on spells and such for areas attributed to Jupiter.

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You paint a very beautiful and relaxing picture here, Medea- this sounds like such a blissful moment of peace :relaxed: :wine_glass: :cloud_with_rain:

Wishing you all the best with your storm magick this week! :heart:

This sounds perfect- what a great idea, Kasandra! :sun_with_face:

I absolutely love your chant, Amaris :heart: You choose beautiful words, and I have to say that ending with “nevermore” is a power move- that’s such a great way to conclude a chant! :clap::grinning:

Sounds like prime time to get some Full Moon Rain Water! :star_struck: :jar: :sparkles:

Other witches may disagree on this, but I would say nope- doesn’t make a difference! The moon is up there in the sky whether we can see it or not. I always think that the moon energy is in the air at night and that is what is charging the water :full_moon_with_face: :jar:

The ocean during a storm is really a force to be reckoned with- the waves are beautiful, but also pretty scary! My father likes to go down and see the beach during a storm. I’m usually get too nervous to go anywhere near the wild water :sweat_smile: :ocean:

Always fun to walk the beach after a storm, though- that’s when the best treasures arrive! :joy::+1: :sparkles:

I agree! :blush:

I’d be impressed with summoning snow anywhere, but it would truly be a feat of legend to bring snow to Florida! :snowflake: When was the last time you got snow down there? :thinking: I imagine it’s a pretty rare event lol!

I would be super interested in the folklore stories about weather magic- that sounds amazing, Megan! :heart_eyes:

And I am so very grateful that you reached out with such a fun idea for a challenge! :hugs::heart: Weather magic is a great theme, Francessca- thank you again for sharing it! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Ohhhh knot magick is so exciting- I love how you are using it with the storm! I hope a nice and exciting storm comes your way for you to draw on soon :pray::blush::cloud_with_rain:

Thank you for sharing about your storm knot magick and the storm water- so many great ways to use it! Good luck and blessed be, Eliza :two_hearts:

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What an excellent idea!

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Thank you so much I went ahead and did it anyways. Whenever I have a quick question instead of going through Google and researching if I’m in the middle of something I go straight to spells 8 that’s where I get my best and fastest answers.
Blessed Be,
Medea

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I know you said you went ahead with your meditation but wanted to add my 2¢. If you think about sunlight, you can still get a sunburn on a cloudy day. The same is true with moonlight; it can still travel through the clouds.

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I have always been drawn to watching them & I’m far enough away that I can watch without having the waves :ocean: come up over the seawalls to where I am, well, depends on if I am driving :oncoming_automobile: too… sometimes they come up & over those barriers & you have no warning… around that time I just keep moving toward home because the last thing I want is to be waterlogged in the middle of a storm & need to be pulled out of a puddle :laughing: We do have a couple of yacht :sailboat: clubs that are in good spots to watch it though near me.

During the day I can go to the beach in our neighborhood, where it doesn’t get too crazy because it’s more of an inlet with a smaller island across from it that you could walk (during low tide) to or swim to (during rising or high tide)

Although today it’s pretty nice & very sunny! I was sad about the rain last night because I couldn’t put anything out under the moon… but I did get to see it this morning when I woke up! So tonight I’m hoping the weather stays non-raining & I get a few things out there for a bit :hugs:

So these are the pictures this morning of last night’s moon once the clouds cleared & there was no more rain:

I love :heart: this new feature on my phone since the update in October… I get some amazing shots of the moon & sky now :star_struck:

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Those are really awesome moon :full_moon: pictures! Mine moon pics usually look like a dot :eight_pointed_black_star: in the dark sky!

I need a new phone oh so bad. I think that is going to be our main Yule gift this year, New :iphone: PHONES! Yippie :smiley:
Spells8 :infinite_roots: will be the first app I add :wink: of course

OK I probably should add something about the challenge I’m doing too :wink: Mine has SNOW!!! :snowflake:

:butterfly:

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Good point. This is why I love feedback so much.

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Wow beautiful pictures. So Sharp and clear, I think I see an :alien:

Blessed Be :revolving_hearts:

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