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I had a pillowcase left over from my Ouija duvet set after making my jumpsuit so I decided to put it to good use and make a bag.
Of course I had to make them a little tag too.
I am, by trade, a historic blade smith. I am also a trans woman, but not entirely out for fear of losing business. I've, very much lately, been breaking down over the conflict this presents. At a support meeting a friend suggested selling knives at faires and/or online as athame, in an bid to branch out occupationally and personally. I like the idea and have been entertaining the possibilities. It would be very affirming and uplifting to be accepted as an artesian and my true self as one, for once. I do make nice stuff too. This is not a disrespectful attempt to take advantage of anyone. So, two questions, if I may?
- Is this a terrible Idea? Will I be throwing good money/effort after bad?
- I work in carbon steels which need to be kept clean and dry. Should athame be stainless.
Thank you all in advance for any helpful insights.
Note: I'm using "marketplace" flair just to be safe. While I'm not actually selling anything, yet, just looking for advice, marketing is, sort fo, the crux of the concern.
Not a joke.
My wife and I found an absolutely beautiful home from 1930. Well maintained, all original hardwood, fireplace, doors and hardware, light sconces, everything. This is an amazing 5 bedroom 3 story house in amazing condition that was listed dirt cheap. We talked to the realtor who said the house was owned by an older woman that is a retired doctor and has been living there alone for the past 20 years since her husband passed and she was super picky about who she sold to. The realtor said they had received a bunch of offers but everyone wanted to change the house, gut it, remodel different things, and the owner wants someone to have it that appreciates it and wants to keep it as original as possible.
We put in an offer and it got accepted. When I say dirt cheap I mean I'm on disability and can afford this house for what the seller accepted. Today was the home inspection that shows all the wiring and plumbing has been updated and there are no major issues. Furnace might need to be replaced soon but everything else is just cosmetic.
During the home inspection I had the opportunity to talk to the seller and she was a little "weird". She really wanted my wife and I to stay as long as possible which I have chalked up to her being a lonely old woman who was sad about moving out of her house.
When she caught me looking at an antique mirror on the wall above the fireplace she told me it was original to the house. put on the wall in 1930 and has only be removed for cleanings and to repaint. She then asked if I thought it was beautiful. Once again, a little weird. It's normal to say something is beautiful, not really normal to ask "do you find this beautiful?" I said yes and she told me she was leaving it with us then. She seemed so outwardly relieved that my wife was giving me side eye. Then the seller told me not to have it off the wall for very long, just take it down to clean and put it right back up.
So now I'm convinced the house is haunted. And I guess my wife, who is the spiritual one out of us two, is going to have to do some cleansings before we move in.
Crafty Witches I wanted to ask from my witchy community- help me decide where I should invest next for my crystal craft:
Meanwhile, colonizers worshipped their weapons of destruction and called themselves “civilized”
I understand that this is a very friendly place and have seen nothing but commeradery and positivity. Honestly this is so friendly toward women, by birth or not and non binary individuals too.
My question is what about male witches or practitioners of magic?
ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF GATEWAY PROCESS - CIA https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00788R001700210016-5.pdf
After a lengthy abusive relationship I have escaped, only to find myself homeless and broke. I have seen a small studio apartment that is perfect for my situation (didn't think I would be in this place at 50 years old but here we are). Anyway, I really could do with the landlord accepting me as a tenant. I am quite, clean and more concerned with my plants than anything else. Lol. Please send your good vibes and positivity. Big love. Xx
Edit to say thank you.
I have been struggling so much with absolutely everything lately and the outpouring of love and light from all of you is overwhelming in the best possible way. I am still waiting for news about the place, but for now I feel cautiously optimistic about it all. While I was viewing the place it was being painted by a fellow witchy woman and she said she was friends with the landlord and would text him to tell him to pick me. As there were 25 of us booked for a look (there are so many of us, not enough housing). Lol. Between her and all of you stunning people no way he can resist.
I will update as soon as I hear anything. Love you all. Xxx
I won’t get into the full story because I could write a novel. I’m leaving an abusive marriage without much family support to fall back on. I made the terrible decision to leave the career track I’d been building. I wish I was in my 20s. It feels bleak but I think I can start a new journey.
Idk what this is actually if its even wiccan or something else. Or why this is the headline rather than a psa about littering. Or how i’m still getting posts from fox after blocking them.
Anyways, i thought this could give some chaos gremlins on here a chuckle
Blessings hey the girls (gender neutral) and i are gonna go revel in our femininity later if u wanna come
i think a couple ppl are bringing snacks, pls don’t forget to bring ur water bottle
edit: i love you all so so much
I'm writing a witchy story based in medieval fantasy, but my playlist is more dry than a married woman in Sunday church ☠️ any recommendations? I love prog rock, post hardcore, metal (of any kind), alternative, indie, you name it. I'm really willing to give anything a listen, I just need new inspo! As a treat in return, I recommend Circa Survive and Hail the Sun 👌
Trigger warning⚠️ (SA, SH, Depression) I'm not sure if that's the right spot but I have nobody to talk to and I feel like journaling my thoughts isn't doing enough. I've been sexually abused for three years until last year and this year in July I was sexually assaulted once again. I don't know what triggered me but lately especially the last incident is unbearable. I'm constantly in a panick mode and terrified I might be pregnant somehow although I've been checked. It's like living in a nightmare.
I've been struggling mentally and physically a lot. This year just was hard. I've been severely depressed for years and this year I got a diagnosis with chronic illness. I have no therapy available and it's hard dealing with my health, I feel like I just want to give up. Recently I've spent weeks at home because of being sick and it made everything worse. I have a lot of time to overthink and therefore my mental illness got me in a chokehold. I stopped doing the bare minimum.
Trigger warning⚠️ I fell back into self harm and I can't stop. I tried to calm myself with a full moon ritual and health spells but I feel like my whole intention is off and I can't put good energy into my spells.
I'm really hopeless at this point and I feel like I won't make it from this year.
I'm very thankful for any advice or ideas for spells and rituals.
Is anyone else having an organizationally difficult seasonal transition? I'm usually more on top of it, but everything is messy and muddled right now. It there something happening astrologically that I can blame it on or am I the only one who's energy and worktable is this much of a disaster at the moment?
This is Nucky Thompson everyone! My Halloween Scare 🎃 4 years ago he took off for a few days (scaring me to death) and this year he swallowed a sewing needle and needed emergency surgery (scaring me to death) both on Halloween! What spooky familiar stories do you have??