Daily glamours for the bustling witch
For something that is in such high demand and so easily given, you would think we could spare a little for ourselves. As an Aphrodite honoree, I can appreciate all the thrill, excitement, and passion that love has to offer. But I also understand that the purest affection is our own – if we just make it so.
I perform love magic, not on romantic partners but on myself. Glamours help me embody who I have always been. The confidence, the strength, the allure is all there, as it is in everyone. I am just bringing it forth and opening my eyes to what I refuse to see.
So, where do you start? Do you have daily criticisms? Perceived shortcomings? Hopes?
Write them down and be kind. If your friend was pouring out their deepest insecurities, how would you respond? Be supportive, inspiring, but more importantly, honest.
As someone who is well-versed with their own insecurities, I do not ask this lightly. If I am having a particularly rough day with self-love, I usually meditate or do some sort of other mental clearing activity, like stretching or exercise, as to go in with a clear headspace.
Next, remember, if you know what you need then clearly ask for it. Speak with confidence because you are worthy of this love, worthy of seeing it within you, and worthy of sharing it with the world.
Personally, I believe my most powerful glamours are the rituals I have incorporated into my routine – in the items I have enchanted, in the foods I eat, and in the remedies I carry.
While small, these daily rituals instill confidence and strengthen my power in small ways. Plus, why not reinforce some Goddess energy before work?
Kitchen magic is a simple way of incorporating glamours into food, as it can feel so natural yet meaningful. As I try new recipes or easily mix them into my beverages, I feel clever, creative, and capable.
Ingesting them should also be a mindful act. As hints of sweet lemon and spicy cinnamon tingle your tongue, imagine them soaking into your soul. Continue to envision yourself with these attributes and let this energy carry you throughout the day.
If you are looking for more insight into kitchen glamours, YouTuber and creator, Jessica from BehatiLife eloquently explains some excellent Gourmet Goddess practices, as featured in “8 EASY (BUT POWERFUL) GLAMOUR RITUALS || HERBS, FOODS, & MAGICK.” I must admit, she helped me step up my game with these suggestions. Watch the video below!
Another powerful yet everyday glamour that I have incorporated into my routine is enchanted items – specifically, my perfume.
Some witches wait for the full or new moon to work with their items, but when I run out of a fragrance, I usually enchant another within a few days.
Finally, anoint the top of the item as you did the bottom.
To reinforce your intentions and remedy even further, repeat this process three times.
Finally, another item I use in my daily glamour routine is a mojo bag. When enchanting a new mojo bag, I usually perform the ritual during an upcoming New or Full moon, depending on if the item is helping me to release or bring upon change.
Be your own Goddess:
Turn on the TV, what example of a woman is it asking you to be? I am asking you to be yourself. Do not get carried away with characteristics that just are not in your repertoire. Ask to see your own beauty, power, and Goddess energy.
I spent too long feeling like a visitor in my own body. Now, for the first time in a while, I feel comfortable in this skin. I just hope these tools can help you too.
Both Gourmet Goddess and Cheeky Enchantment were influenced by the amazing glamour suggestions from the beautiful and talented YouTuber, Jessica from BehatiLife, which were featured in “8 EASY (BUT POWERFUL) GLAMOUR RITUALS || HERBS, FOODS, & MAGICK.”
If you are interested in glamours magic, this video provides a great place to start, as she also suggests other rituals that I highly recommend as well.
Author: MermyWitch of Silfren Circle
I drifted atop the blackened brine. Billowing swells rocked me listlessly as I looked to the pale sky, taking in the salty tide.
I drew a breath and plunged to the lustrous sea. Aventurine waters glistened as sunbeams drenched the depths.
Skimming the shell strewn seabed, I came across a heavy strombus, whose glossy husk spiraled, unbosoming its rosy core.
I carried the strombus ashore, greeted by the ethereal, cerulean sky and tangerine coast.
There she stood – her still, ornate silhouette.
I placed the shell at her feet then awoke in my bed, confused and amiss.
I wanted to return. Her pull, still so fervent and I was drawn to the ocean.
The stormy shore sent blistering winds. As shards of sand whipped my face, I resisted them.
With the water finally in my sights, I looked down and a strombus laid before me, cracked and roughened. I picked up the shell and I knew she awaited me once more.
Amphitrite, by Melissa Nunez - MermyWitch of Silfren Circle
Today I went to a baptism. Sat in a full Catholic mass, as I've done many times before, but in a church that was new to me. Returning to my Catholic roots brings on many muddy emotions. One that always astonishes me is a vague familiarity.
In the middles of the mass, the boastful priest took one of the testaments and brought the story to life. A story of death and reckoning, making it about love. Saying that this was a time to prepare for the ending of life as we knew it and to love each other without limits. That, if their world were to end tomorrow, let it be with one less regret.
Yes, we should love without limits. Love our families, each other, and our faiths. But we too must love death, as witches, we rely on it.
The air is frigid and dry, trees have become barren, as leaves coat the ground, shriveled and brown from exposure, soaked in the glistening snow that blankets the earth.
In life, we too go through these cycles. Our trees, desolate. Snow falls from our skies. Our days turn cold and gray. But for what? What can be forged from struggle and suffering?
While the winter solstice does not begin until Dec. 21, like the earth we should embrace death. Shedding all that no longer serves us, so we can once again embrace new growth.
As the frigid air kisses your skin, embrace its lips and ask where you go from here:
What lessons have you learned? What have you earned? What has left you spurned? What is better left burned?
What a more perfect time to ask these questions than under the full Beaver Moon, Nov. 23., to focus on clarity and illumination.
Perhaps, think ahead, to the new moon, Dec. 7. What weeds should be pulled from your garden? What seeds will you plant? Will expand your crop or is it time for a new harvest?
As a planner, these questions keep buzzing in my busy brain. But I am ready to release my burdens, humbled at my accomplishment thus far, and ready to take on another year.
Author: MermyWitch of Silfren Circle
My name is Melissa and online I go by the MermyWitch. I am a writer, creator, and practicing pagan witch who is drawn to water, nature, and divination. When I’m not meditating in the study, I can be found researching and recording creepy stories for my YouTube, CandidlyCryptic.