Watching the Sky

So this blog will be posting pagan, witchy/magic and other things.

You can refer to me a witch but I prefer magician...

flowersandstems asked: So, how do you go about practicing dovahzul? I know I only started learning yesterday, but I really want to get as fluent as possible x)

satdeshret:

flowersandstems:

satdeshret:

So I’m good at retaining things I’ve read and written, so I read through the two lessons on thuum.org several times and I actually wrote the entirety of lesson 1 down. I’ve not really written a lot of lesson 2 down (since it’s mostly about reading and writing in the Dovahzul alphabet) but I am going to finish up writing down the “conversation & common phrases” section. BUT first thing I did was go through lesson one to get the basic grammar down. Currently, to help build vocabulary I am working through the memrise course.

That’s gonna take me a while because, well, building a vocabulary in another language does take a while. Currently? I can’t hold a conversation in person. I can hold a conversation over text because I have a basic understanding of the grammar and I can look up what the words mean and stuff. But I really don’t have the vocabulary to actually hold a verbal conversation. As I start to learn and memorize some of the words? Hell yeah I’ll be able to. But right now I’m nowhere near fluent.

Some stuff I’m doing to practice… The TES wiki page for word walls has it set up where you can hide the translations and transliterations of the walls (by scrolling the page up or down so that it’s hidden). I’m using that to 1. get better at reading the dovahzul alphabet and 2. after I transliterate it into the alphabet that English uses, I go about translating the words. I’m noticing that I’m starting to recognize a lot of words by doing this. “hey I remember reading dinok in another wall, now what did that mean again? I think it meant death, but Imma check that” It’s great because it gives me a chance to check my translations against the “official” translation.

Something else I decided to start doing? Writing a journal at night about my day. In Dovahzul. Right now it takes forever. Eventually I’ll actually have enough of a vocabulary to be able to quickly write in it. Eventually I’ll get to writing it in the dovahzul alphabet, but for now I don’t.

By the way, feel free to flood my inbox with Dovahzul (or @mention me in posts full of it). The more I have to go look shit up, the more likely I’ll be able to remember that shit I looked up later. Having someone to practice what you’ve got so far with is super helpful.

I hope that helps!

fi

Oh, I see. This is what I was planning on doing. I was just wondering if you may have had anything different from what I’ve used to learn languages in the past and if it may have been more useful (I’m basically doing what I did when I learned Japanese).

Nahhh I don’t think I’m doing anything different (unless you’ve never used memrise before in which case yes I am doing that different from you. But this is my first time using memrise)

Nope you’re doing the same, I’ve used memrise before (it’s pretty helpful)

satdeshret:

flowersandstems, tinvaak voth zey. Vir shurt hir dojtaas? Hir los gluuskei. Dovahzul los med English.

Los lot! Vahzen, mindoktaas Japanese lost hiif zey ahk; dahik vodahmaan do rotte (<—- suppose to mean word omitting). Lorot zu’u los krii Dovahzul to. :/

(I hope this made sense x))

flowersandstems asked: So, how do you go about practicing dovahzul? I know I only started learning yesterday, but I really want to get as fluent as possible x)

satdeshret:

So I’m good at retaining things I’ve read and written, so I read through the two lessons on thuum.org several times and I actually wrote the entirety of lesson 1 down. I’ve not really written a lot of lesson 2 down (since it’s mostly about reading and writing in the Dovahzul alphabet) but I am going to finish up writing down the “conversation & common phrases” section. BUT first thing I did was go through lesson one to get the basic grammar down. Currently, to help build vocabulary I am working through the memrise course.

That’s gonna take me a while because, well, building a vocabulary in another language does take a while. Currently? I can’t hold a conversation in person. I can hold a conversation over text because I have a basic understanding of the grammar and I can look up what the words mean and stuff. But I really don’t have the vocabulary to actually hold a verbal conversation. As I start to learn and memorize some of the words? Hell yeah I’ll be able to. But right now I’m nowhere near fluent.

Some stuff I’m doing to practice… The TES wiki page for word walls has it set up where you can hide the translations and transliterations of the walls (by scrolling the page up or down so that it’s hidden). I’m using that to 1. get better at reading the dovahzul alphabet and 2. after I transliterate it into the alphabet that English uses, I go about translating the words. I’m noticing that I’m starting to recognize a lot of words by doing this. “hey I remember reading dinok in another wall, now what did that mean again? I think it meant death, but Imma check that” It’s great because it gives me a chance to check my translations against the “official” translation.

Something else I decided to start doing? Writing a journal at night about my day. In Dovahzul. Right now it takes forever. Eventually I’ll actually have enough of a vocabulary to be able to quickly write in it. Eventually I’ll get to writing it in the dovahzul alphabet, but for now I don’t.

By the way, feel free to flood my inbox with Dovahzul (or @mention me in posts full of it). The more I have to go look shit up, the more likely I’ll be able to remember that shit I looked up later. Having someone to practice what you’ve got so far with is super helpful.

I hope that helps!

fi

Oh, I see. This is what I was planning on doing. I was just wondering if you may have had anything different from what I’ve used to learn languages in the past and if it may have been more useful (I’m basically doing what I did when I learned Japanese).

glitched0ut:

okay but domestic witches:

  • stitching sigils and runes into the insides of your clothing (or that of your children to protect them) 
  • making your own laundry detergent and lacing it with good luck and preservation spells
  • putting protective charms on your child’s backpack or in your spouse’s bag before they go to work
  • planting flowers and herbs for joy and relaxation
  • making small dolls with herbs inside for comfort and placing them on your children’s bed
  • putting special herbs into the sauce for good health
  • DOMESTIC WITCHCRAFT

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upthewitchypunx:

I unapologetically love witchy aesthetics. I love dressing in dark mori like some sort of hippe/goth hybrid that crawled out of a forest. I love spaces filled with herbs, candles, oils, trinket boxes, rocks and lots and lots of jars filled with things. So many jars. jars for miles.

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uponsorrowfuleyes:

Financial Help - purchase here
Alright folks. So a couple trips to the doctor, and I have been diagnosed with a skin infection. This currently means that I cannot go to work, or anywhere but home.
I’ve missed 3 shifts at this point, and needing to feed my critters, pay bills, and keep the shop running, all while preparing to go back to school, I need help.
Most of the items in my shop are already on sale and I will keep the birthday sale running until those items are gone. 
That being said, there will be a shipping delay on these items, which I will keep everyone posted on. If you have questions, feel free to ask :)
If you cannot purchase, please do me a favour and pass this along?
Thank you so much guys!

uponsorrowfuleyes:

Financial Help - purchase here

Alright folks. So a couple trips to the doctor, and I have been diagnosed with a skin infection. This currently means that I cannot go to work, or anywhere but home.

I’ve missed 3 shifts at this point, and needing to feed my critters, pay bills, and keep the shop running, all while preparing to go back to school, I need help.

Most of the items in my shop are already on sale and I will keep the birthday sale running until those items are gone. 

That being said, there will be a shipping delay on these items, which I will keep everyone posted on. If you have questions, feel free to ask :)

If you cannot purchase, please do me a favour and pass this along?

Thank you so much guys!

(via uponsorrowfuleyes)

Autumn Stone Healing Spell

witchcraftings:

Purpose: In autumn and winter, it’s difficult to work with fresh herbs and flowers. Using stones and roots may be easier. This stone is to be used to heal during the harvest season. It can be “recharged” as often as needed.

Materials: 1 smooth, white stone; 1 light blue candle.

Before you do the spell: The original author of the spell says one must go out and find the stone themselves. If you don’t find a stone, I personally don’t believe you’re meant to do the spell. But it’s up to you! You can go out and buy a stone if you wish, but the healing powers are meant to be drawn from the earth, and so buying one out be counter-productive.

This spell should be done…: At the beginning of autumn, before the harvest begins. On a full moon. On a Sunday. As with all spells, these are just suggestions and not requirements.

Instructions:

Wash the stone in cold water. Pat dry.

Cast circle and call quarters if desired.

Sit in a comfortable area. Light a pale blue candle (make sure it won’t topple over while you meditate). Hold the stone. Ground and centre. Go into a meditation. Completely relax your body and mind. Visualize a pale blue light streaming through your Third Eye, all through your body, and into the stone.

When you feel the stone is energized enough (I usually feel the stone get heavier or “fuller”), chant the following as many times as you see fit:

"Forged in earth, smooth white stone
Filled with power to heal and mend.
Ancient magic to flesh and bone
Healing force you now lend.”

Extinguish candle, or let the candle burn out. Ground and centre if needed. Release quarters and close circle if desired. Carry the stone with you.

Spell written by: Michael Furie
Spell from: Llewellyn’s 2014 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac
Do not remove credit.

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