Cedargrass Oracle
Stay Out Powder

So, I came home from a weekend getaway to hear that some very strange things went down over the weekend. According to my lover, the garbage can had been knocked over twice, the heavy VCR and DVD player that was on the third shelf of our bookcase in the basement had been knocked onto the floor, and the next day, all the stuff on the bottom of the shelf had been knocked onto the floor. We’re not sure if our cats had done it, but they’re all mature cats and I just find it hard to believe a cat could move heavy equipment from the third shelf of a high bookcase.

When we first moved into this condo, we did have some very serious paranormal activity, such as hearing voices, seeing apparitions, objects being moved, glasses being broken, entities attacking me and my pets, things being flown off shelves at work in front of coworkers, and the old poltergeist who lived here doing crazy things, such as groping the pretty female house guests. He’d mumble, walk about, give me oppressive energy daggers, and even mess with my mom at night. I had a paranormal team come out and the evidence was startling: EVPs with my name being spoken, they got him to turn the flashlight on and off for a fw minutes straight, a suicide victim came through to the medium who crossed her over (come to find out, a woman in our condo community did commit suicide), and we realized there were hundreds of spirits coming through my condo basement as the EVPs recorded all of their voices.

The most recent activity has been my valuable gold sheen obsidian sphere being hidden behind some paint cans underneath the basement steps…. yes, how did it really get there? Now, if you’re like me and you try to reason belief and logic, you’ll try anything to debunk a paranormal phenomenon. Mostly, I do, but tonight… I was fairly shocked. Garbage cans? Probably the cats. Tons of heavy equipment being knocked onto the floor from a third shelf? Sketchy.

Either way, here’s a powder I whipped up tonight just to make sure. All you do is grind these things together and sprinkle the powder at the foundation of your home inside or outside. If you’re worried about your pets, sprinkle the powder in the wax on top of a candle or tea light and let it burn in every level of the home.

Necessities

  • Mortar and pestle,
  • Parchment and writing utensil,
  • Cauldron and lighter,
  • Smudge wand,
  • 1 tsp cactus soil,
  • 1 garlic husk,
  • 1 tsp sea salt,
  • 1 handful of lavender flowers,
  • Dried basil, rosemary, and cayenne,
  • 3 whole cloves, or cinnamon bark chips,
  • 3 cedar or pine leaves,
  • 3 sage leaves, or 1/2 tsp ground sage,
  • Pinch of selenite dust,
  • Your dead skin, hair, or blood,
  • Pinch of valerian root,
  • A belonging of the spirit, or part of the house,

Ground yourself out. I take three deep breaths, releasing the stress and negative energy of my day. Smudge and ground everything you’re working with. The room, yourself, the ingredients, the tools, and your familiars if they’re present. You may call any of your spirit guides, deities, and/or elementals, but this can also be a quick job.

Put all of the ingredients into the mortar and grind it into a fine powder. You may burn frankincense, chant mantras, declare affirmations and intentions, or pray while preparing and grinding.

For the last necessity of the ingredients list, I don’t have anything that the spirit owned, so I chose to use a fiber from the carpet to represent the house as an entity. I took scissors and slowly cut it into the powder.

Write out your intentions on the parchment paper, dot it with rosemary or cedarwood oils for good measure (especially on top of protective symbols), burn it in the cauldron, and throw the ashes in the mix.

Then, I took the powder and sprinkled it around the foundation in the basement, sprinkled some into the drains and toilets to cleanse the “insides” of the house, and also put some in tea lights to burn while I smudged the house down, saying in my magical kunérian language with emphasis on the bold words,

Sha até se Ani dima, Sha até se Ya dima, Poj, ölabétil’ani masan juSha até se wazish mö dima. {X9} Até no se, Até no se, Até no be.

May peace be with us, May peace be with you, But evil spirits are not welcome. May peace be with our house. So shall it be, So shall it be, So it is done.

CAUTION: This will smell heavenly. Be careful of joyasms and fainting.

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Sage:

Sage, scientifically named Salvia Officinalis is one of the oldest known herbs in history. It has had many uses before. It is more commonly used today in much more practical ways such as sharpening the senses, soothing a sore throat by gargling, aiding excessive menstrual bleeding or dry up milk after nursing. It is believed to strengthen memory and the nervous system. 

It can be brewed in a tea to help soothe your sore throat or even excessive sweating whether from fever or otherwise. 

The name Salvia comes from the Latin word Salveo, which means to heal or save. It’s well known magical property is that it is commonly used for protection by pushing out negative energy. It is masculine in nature and related with the element air and the planet Jupiter. Sage is also used for granting wishes. To make a wish, you first write said wish on a sage leaf then place it under your pillow for 3 nights. After the third night, bury the leaf and wait. 

Fun fact - Sage was once used in the middle ages to mask the smell and taste of rancid meat. 

So reblogging this. Other things to note about sage is that I feel it is more androgynous sometimes because it is so healing and beautiful to me, but that’s just what energy the plant gives me. Some days, sage is masculine and gives me courage and strength to remove all my negative bad habits.

If you are a witch, please keep this gold mine in your house, for it’s so medicinal and cleansing. He grows quickly and likes medium water. He loves being pruned and his leaves fall casually into the pot, which act as a water-resistant mulch also. Sometimes he will give omens in the pattern of the leaves that have fallen on the floor, so let him do his thing.

Yesterday, I pruned my indoor sage plant. This is what has happened in ONE day’s growth of pruning. Miraculous!! All of the cut woody vines have sprouted new pair leaflets. I love sage.

Dry Itchy Scalp Hair Soak
Beer,
Coconut oil,
Egg yolks,
Clary sage,
Peppermint,
Tea tree,
Eucalyptus globulus,
Shower cap.
Rub in hair good, rinse hands, put on shower cap, and soak in a hot tub of water with sea salt, essential oils, candles, tunes, and more. <3 I poured the excess mixture into my bath and it made my skin so silky smooth.

Dry Itchy Scalp Hair Soak

  • Beer,
  • Coconut oil,
  • Egg yolks,
  • Clary sage,
  • Peppermint,
  • Tea tree,
  • Eucalyptus globulus,
  • Shower cap.

Rub in hair good, rinse hands, put on shower cap, and soak in a hot tub of water with sea salt, essential oils, candles, tunes, and more. <3 I poured the excess mixture into my bath and it made my skin so silky smooth.

Wish Powder

Necessities

  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Sea salt
  • Sage (Salvia Officinalis)
  • Lavender buds (Lavandula Officinalis)
  • Cedar leaves (Cedrus)
  • "Seeds of Love" (African resin)
  • Strawberry leaves (Fragari x Ananasa)
  • Spearmint oil (Mentha Spicata)
  • Patchouli oil (Pogostemon cablin)

Grind it all up and enjoy! It will smell very, very, very delicious and pleasant. The “seeds of love” is unfortunately something I cannot explain much as it was a special resin that I bought from a local store who claimed it was an African herb composite that women would toss into the flames to make their bodies fertile for childbearing. This symbolism is powerful in manifestation. If you cannot find these, add in some amazing patchouli oil or leaves!

Wish Powder is used universally for all magical intentions in prayer, healing, gift receiving, giving, hoping, and manifestation. Sprinkle some over a threshold to allow good spirits in, burn some in a cauldron with cinnamon to get that job, carry some with you for good luck, or add it to a bath to enjoy profound healing. It’s all limitless.

Protection, a mojo bag

For all purposes, for all reasons. It will protect you from onslaught, retaliation, dark magic, negative forces, entities, and anything with the intention for the ruining of you or your life. This mojo bag requires blood as feeding, so please be safe, use sterile equipment, and sanitize yourself properly. You will be working with poisonous plants.

Requirements

  • White cloth, or a piece of an old white tee shirt,
  • Rosemary leaves, dried or fresh,
  • Cedar leaves, dried or fresh,
  • Sage, ground leaves,
  • Foxglove leaves, dried or fresh,
  • Valerian root, dried
  • Parchment paper,
  • Sea salt,
  • Black string,
  • Your own hair,
  • Optional witches bottle,
  • Cauldron, wooden bowl, pencil, wand, spoon, knife,
  • Smudge wand or sacred water,
  • Cedarwood essential oil,
  • Rosemary essential oil,
  • Pine essential oil,
  • Small Rosequartz and Hematite crystal.

Smudge everything and the space you are using or bless all with sacred/holy water.

In your wooden bowl, spoon in foxglove leaves (will stop the heart if ingested, keep track of all quantities). Drop in valerian root, some of your hair, and cover completely the ground sage over everything in the bowl.

Foxglove to protect me from all dark workings, entities, and forces that are placed before my path or try to afflict me. Should these entities come for the ruin of my path, they will be deflected by the sting of its mercilessness.

Valerian Root to ward off with its stench all darkness that seeks for the ruin of my path, my health, my life, and all things dear to me.

My hair to declare as the being who will be protected.

With your wand, weave these sigils, but you may weave your own for your own purposes. Weave the symbols from North, East, South, and West in a quad-seal formation of Neptune (trident; astrology symbol), Thor (thurisaz), Mother Earth (pentacle), and ChoKuRei (reiki seal for power/protection). In the center put the Ankh, as you will be bringing the mojo bag to life.

Many teach that one should not mix pantheons and symbols together, but I practice theosophy in that I believe in the inter-connected-ness of all consciousness and the experiences, symbols, cultures, faiths, and beliefs of all.

After this, with your wand, imagine a beam of white light coming from the bowl into the sky and then pure white light energy coming down unto it. Imagine a merkaba coming down from the sky, through your ceiling (if indoors), and place it into the bowl’s ingredient. Give this bowl life and put in your intentions for protection. Speak life into it,

I make this a vessel of my protection. Neptune, Thor, Mother Earth, ChoKuRei, and Ankh,

Protect me. Protect me. Protect me.

Now that this is prepared, set it aside and place down your cloth, 6x6” should be good. On the square cloth (square for stability), drop down your essential oils,

Rosemary to repel. Pine to cloak me. Cedarwood to banish.

On the corners of the cloth, with a black/gray sharpie, draw the protective symbols and the ankh in the center. Place down a layer of ground sage and then a layer of sea salt.

Get your cauldron out, use your wand to dispel any previous energy from it if it hasn’t been smudged, and lay down a layer of ground sage. On a piece of parchment paper, write out your intentions, I’ll give a few examples,

1. Protect me from _____. Disallow any of their workings, good and/or bad to affect me. Take what they send to me and send it back to them. May anything directed at me from _____ search for all eternity so long as it exists, for it cannot get me.

2. I am working tonight in a bad area. Provide protection from the dark forces at hand and any unluckiness, violence, or misfortune. Protect me tonight while I am walking to and from work from my car.

3. Protect my mother who is ill. Disallow any negative energies to further decline her health. Take her sickness and place it deep into the earth to be cleansed. Shall she be well soon.

Take this parchment paper and burn it in the cauldron. Once the ashes have cooled, placed them along with the other contents of the cloth and dump the contents of the bowl onto the cloth also.

Ask upon the protection of your witches bottle, if you have decided to use one that you have made. This energy should be directed using your hand and making a connection from your heart to the bottle to the mojo bag.

Take now your knife and make a small cut on your pinky for blood, this will heal in a week. Dab your blood carefully as not to touch any of the contents on the back side of the cloth, or you may drop it midair on top of it all. You might also like to try making your mouth very dry by sucking on and swallowing your saliva and abrasively flossing a tooth. Collect the blood that appears on a q-tip or swab and dab it on the mojo bag.

Place in your crystals, speak,

Rosequartz to act out of purest intention and love.

Hematite to assist and ensure darkness has been grounded from me.

String the bag up and place it in your cauldron to allow for time to awaken and come to life. This could take an entire night. You may bury it by a pine tree that you have made a pact with to protect you until it is dug up, or you may keep it on your altar and feed it monthly with oils, or you may keep it with your witches bottle and have the bottle feed the mojo bag on its own.

Remember, these bags are extensions of your spirit and must be fed. There are many ways to feed them, oils, bodily fluids, perfumes, alcohol, and herbs.

Happy protection-mojo-bag-making and stay in the light, always! :)

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Evocation circle tip

When invoking an energy circle, especially with a deity, you can evoke that circle by lighting sage, and/or other daily or deity correspondence herbs, in your cauldron and imagining the circle as seen as a ring of light on the circumference of the cauldron.

As the sage burns, imagine the circle fading progressively as a whole into nothingness as you speak this incantation. On the second repetition, place the lid on the cauldron as a symbol of the smoke’s termination being that of the circle’s.

I evoke thee circle,

I evoke thee circle,

I evoke thee circle.

On the last repetition, the circle of light around the circumference of your cauldron, even through the lid, is completely faded and grounded. The circle is uncast, and you can now clean up or proceed with other preparations.

Homemade Tea Blends

Here is a list of all of the brews, combinations, and blends that I have come up with personally that I enjoy. Most of these herbs I grow myself, so don’t mind the portions I use. If you’re not partial to herbal teas, I ask you to please try and acclimate yourself. Their health benefits are impossible to ignore and their flavors when mixed with natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup, agave nectar, or pure local flower honey are much better than any drink out there. Tea drinking, though maybe cliche, is definitely canonical of the pagan lifestyle.

Even cold-steeping tea is excellent! Remember, when making tea, try to use purified water. Spring water is most always tap water in disguise. Keep fluoride, arsenic, lead, mercury, and chlorine out of your teas.

Reminder: As with any herbal supplement or tea used for consumption, please do research if you are unsure of ingredients. I am no health official so be a smart forager. These are my own personal teas that I love for recreational pleasure and remedial relief.

Sweet friendship tea

  • Water (8-24 ounces)
  • Fresh or dried rose petals (4)
  • Dried lawn grass, or lemongrass (3-5 strands/leaves)
  • Geranium flowers (8)

Lavender Mint

  • Water (8-24 ounces)
  • Fresh orange mint leaf (1)
  • Dried lavender flowers buds (7)
    OR
  • Fresh lavender flowers and/or leaves (3)
  • Green tea bag (1)

Sleepy Time
This tea causes drowsiness and may impair people.
Consult a trusted doctor/naturopath first before consumption

  • Water (8-12 ounces)
  • Dried valerian root (a pinch)
  • Dried ginger root (graded at discretion)
  • Mint (3-4 leaves for taste)
  • Fresh lemon juice (2 tsp)
  • Teaspoon of honey (optional)

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Rosemary-Sage, a homemade ‘cleanser’

Got an old room that needs cleaning, moving out from a home or an apartment, looking to do some etheric dusting after poor company left their baggage in your home, need an idea for Spring cleaning and Fall cleaning for next year, looking to part with emotional ties to objects and spaces? Here’s a great idea modified from a good friend of mine.

Sage (smudging), Rosemary (warding off evil), Cedar (purification), and Pine (protection) are four of my favorites for healing, protection, energetic banishment, exorcism of negative energy (not to be confused with the exorcism of demons or negative entities, typically poisonous plants are used for this), feng shui, purification, absolving emotional residue, and cleansing. I love them as dearly as any earth-dweller would, so I thought I’d share this homemade cleanser, not cleaner, because those commercial products are polluting our homes and spirits.

The bad thing about most cleaners is that they’re horrible for the environment, you, pets, and others. Borax is so much better, heck, you could just use sea salt, lemon juice, and some essential oils to make a true green cleaner, but borax is such a useful compound. You can use it to make dish detergent, laundry detergent, and of course, cleaning soaps. And like anything designated as a cleaner, green or not, never ingest it or allow it to come inside the body.

The second bad thing about cleaners is that they often only kick around energy, rather cleanse/absolve it completely and get rid of it, and almost everybody forgets about those walls and the ceiling, which a clean ceiling is vital to receiving that which comes from above, and of course, clean floors for that which comes from below. The walls and majorly the low and high corners of any room collects the most negativity. It’s so important to always run sage or frankincense in the corners of rooms once a month.

Ceilings and walls are often never dirty-dirty to the naked eye, but to the trained eye, they collect much dust over the years, and to the trained psychic, they collect energy too, lots of it, and so do the things in those rooms. As we know, dust, dirt, and filth accumulate and procure an environment for bacteria and mites and other microscopic pests that cause us sickness and dis-ease, especially carpets. It’s always important to vacuum carpets once a week, at least once a month for those who aren’t able to clean frequently. I get it, right now, you’re probably listing several very understanding excuses for the reasons behind a lack of cleaning, but that’s ok.

So long as you’re smudging at least once a week or once a month, and it can be so beneficial in even just walking around each room with frankincense and doing the whole home in 5 minutes. Anything helps, and as a witch, it is our responsibility to have an energetically clean home, and a physically clean home. Our rooms, our home, it is our sanctuary, and like a temple, we must respect it.

So instead of abusing that temple with polluting commercialized cleaners that just aren’t toxic-free, make your own, and enjoy the killing of two birds with one stone of cleansing and cleaning at the same time.

The quality of our environments both personally and impersonally directly correlates to the quality of our mood, spirit, stamina, longevity, and health. So smudge, cleanse, clean, ground, relax, and find peace; this is vital especially given the toxic world that we live in today.

Rosemary and Sage Scrub, heavily modified from Nicole Bedy’s original tea scrub for walls.

  1. Varied amount of fresh or dried rosemary, sage, and/or cedar/pine,
  2. Water, 2-3 cups distilled or purified,
  3. Borax, 3-4 tablespoons,
  4. Sea salt, 2-3 tablespoons,
  5. Lemon juice or oil, whole lemon or 5-10 drops oil,
  6. Container, plastic spray bottle or jar for storage,
  7. Sharpie or label for ingredients as warning for safety,

Boil water on the stove, steep the sage and rosemary leaves, allow to naturally cool. While it steeps, sing this chant here and there to encourage the little beauties to bring out their peaceful and cleansing energies.

Blessed this, O Sage and Mary,

Olden space, anew by what I carry,

Energy absolved by friends so merry,

Walls and floors to welcome Fairies,

Thanks to Rose and Meadow Clary.

Pour the tea into a container and mix in the borax, lemon juice, and sea salt. Blow into the mixture the breath of life, asking this mixture with your spirit to serve your purpose. Give a soft prayer if you may. When in need, pour into a bowl with rags to scrub, or use as a spray if you have a spray bottle.

Happy dusting, cleansing, scrubbing, and absolving that old stagnant energy!

Sage is a miracle of its own birthright. It is a blessing of nature that we are allowed to use it for our healing and our cleansing. We must give thanks that for all the times we have used sage, we have a living friend in our home. The health and growth of the living home sage is an indicator and reflection of our own health and growth.
When sage is breaking or browning, do we have stress which goes rampant and without remedy? When sage is dying back or retreating in color, are we going inward and find that health problems are arising due to a lack of outward positive expression? When sage is small and growth is stunted, are we not getting proper nutrition, lack of sleep, health ignorance, and spiraling finances?
We must as spiritual people be able to read the symptoms of our plants as reflective of the type of chi that we offer to them. Remember, that house chi is dependent on us, the caretakers of our homes and our lives. When we are achy, tired, and lacking, so are our plants, and thus, their energies cannot be exchanged into our lives.
When we are healthy and our plants are healthy, they can add beneficial enhancements to our lives, our health, our families, and most importantly, our careers.

Sage is a miracle of its own birthright. It is a blessing of nature that we are allowed to use it for our healing and our cleansing. We must give thanks that for all the times we have used sage, we have a living friend in our home. The health and growth of the living home sage is an indicator and reflection of our own health and growth.

When sage is breaking or browning, do we have stress which goes rampant and without remedy? When sage is dying back or retreating in color, are we going inward and find that health problems are arising due to a lack of outward positive expression? When sage is small and growth is stunted, are we not getting proper nutrition, lack of sleep, health ignorance, and spiraling finances?

We must as spiritual people be able to read the symptoms of our plants as reflective of the type of chi that we offer to them. Remember, that house chi is dependent on us, the caretakers of our homes and our lives. When we are achy, tired, and lacking, so are our plants, and thus, their energies cannot be exchanged into our lives.

When we are healthy and our plants are healthy, they can add beneficial enhancements to our lives, our health, our families, and most importantly, our careers.