Emptiness & Potential in a Cauldron
Good morning Apprentices and friends, family, and friends!
Today I’d like to discuss a very important tool for the brewing witch-the cauldron!
The cauldron is an active participant in spellwork, connecting yo to Witches through the ages each time you make use of it. With practice and patience, the cauldron can open new magickal doors for you in your Craft. '
First, if you don;t have one already, there’s no time like the present! You can snatch one up from various metaphysical supply stores online, or for Etsy. The size of your cauldron will depend on the magick you intend to make. Some Witches even use a cast iron pot as their cauldron! Note: very small cauldrons are excellent for those who may practice magick on the go, or for Broom Closet Witches.
Once you have the perfect cauldron for your Craft, be sure to cleanse it immediately. The best way to do this is to use your cauldron to make black salt.
To begin: Cleanse the cauldron by rinsing it in coll running water. Wipe it down with a mixture of olive oil and sea salt (inside and out), and then set it in the oven for 60-90 minutes at 450 degrees F.
To make the Black Salt, you will need:
2 parts sea salt
1 part scrapings from a cast iron skillet or pot OR
1 part fine ash from your fire pit OR
1 part finely ground black pepper OR
1 part dry, powdered black food coloring
I also like to add whole cloves to mine, but this is just a basic recipe to get you started!
~Burning incense at the altar
~Collecting Moon Water, Rain Water/ Snow (be careful not to allow the cauldron to rust)
~Cleansing by burying
~Manifestation: write what you wish to manifest on scraps of paper and keep these scraps of paper in your cauldron
~Candle Magick (line cauldron with foil for easy cleanup)
“Using a cauldron is a beautiful way to pay your respects to all the brave souls of the past who practiced witchcraft in the face of adversity. If you feel called to try this magical tool, go for it! Embrace your wild, witchy self!”- The Traveling Witch