Tag Archive for: spell candles

WTF is Scrying?

Scrying is the practice of staring into a reflective surface – a mirror, stone, even water – to catch glimpses of the future. It’s a divination technique that has been used throughout the ages. 

Historical examples:

  • Nostradamus practiced scrying by staring into a bowl of water which reflected light to see the future while he was entranced.  
  • Scrying is referenced in the Hebrew Bible (Book of Genesis, Ch. 44).  
  • In ancient texts of Persia, scrying is referenced as used by the ancient mythological kings for observing all of the layers of the universe.
  • And in the late 1820s, the Latter Day Saint movement was founded based, in part, on what was said to be information obtained miraculously from the reflections of seer stones which helped the founder receive revelations to translate the Book of Mormon. 
  • Scrying is written into folklore throughout history. For example the children’s game “Bloody Mary” is based on the scrying technique.

How to Scry

Gather your tools

  1. You will need a reflective object, such as a mirror, seer stone or crystal ball. This will actually allow you to catch a glimpse of things to come if you continue on your current path.
  2. Set a candle behind you. This should be the only light in an otherwise dark room.
  3. Cover the table you are going to use with a black cloth or piece of fabric.
  4. Place the object you chose to use for scrying on top of the table.

Set the tone

Start by warming up and getting into your meditative space. Relax, chant, meditate or practice mindfulness to remove unwanted thoughts.


When you are ready, open your eyes and look into the surface of your scrying tool. Your focus should shift past the surface to a point somewhere approximately five or six inches beyond. This may or may not work for you, but it is the best way to shift your focus for scrying. 

Have you ever looked at those pictures that are completely composed of colored dots or splotches and had to look past the surface to see the three-dimensional image in the picture? This is the same principle.

Try to keep your mind blank, open it to whatever may be shown to you, unless you are scrying for the answer to a specific question. 

Your eyes will want to blink. That is all right. Let them blink and regain your shift in focus. When you are first beginning, try to keep your scrying time to no more than ten or twenty minutes. If you are not successful, put it away and try again another time.

Images may come to you in any number of forms. At first, you may only get a cloud or mist. This may eventually part to allow images to come through, or it may just move in one direction or another in answer to yes or no questions.

If you do see images, they may be simple symbols left open for interpretation. These symbols are personal and are not the symbols you may find written in a book. For instance, a dog may generally symbolize loyalty or protection, but if you are fearful of dogs, it would mean something entirely different to you.

Some people also see moving pictures as though they are watching a movie. But that’s not common, especially when you are first beginning.

Scrying is a learned skill, much like mediation, and comes with practice. Don’t give up if it does not work on the first attempt. 

Scrying products and ritual supplies like candles, crystals and smudge can be found at our Witchy Women Shoppe to help you on your journey.

Have you tried scrying?  Drop us a note and tell us about your experience. We’d love to hear from you.  

Witchy Women Magic Shoppe is a woman-owned, ethical, sustainable and philanthropic metaphysical supply shoppe. Our mission is to support healing, growth and restoration of people and the planet.

All our handmade products are infused with frequency 528Hz – the frequency of miracles and love – thought to resonate at the core of everything. It connects the heart and spirit with Divine Harmony.

This sound has been used since ancient civilizations to manifest miracles, bring blessings, and harness a healing property. It is now available to you in every candle, oil, potion, herbal blend, spray, soap or salt.

“Is this the real life?”

Freddy Mercury is king.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, we can’t be friends. (Bohemian Rhapsody. Duh.)

This is the sort of email I’ve dreamed about writing. Hence the subject line…

Global healing is a large piece of our mission at Witchy Women. We are grateful to do our part to restore and protect Earth.

With that in mind, a new candle line and smudge kit is out NOW, handcrafted by us to directly benefit The White Feather Foundation, a charity established by Julian Lennon to conserve life and preserve the planet.

These products are completely organic, non-GMO, with ethically harvested ingredients, and are hand-poured in small batches. The same exceptional quality you’ve come to expect from us.

You can choose from five candle varieties in four different sizes. (We aim to please.) The candle line includes Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Dream — the five elements of life.

You will not find them anywhere else. Period.

Plus we put together a ceremonial smudge kit that includes sage, selenite, an Abalone shell with a wooden stand, and an ethically harvested feather to spread the smoke. Everything you need to cleanse, purify and heal.

Here’s the best part: 30% of every sale benefits conservation and environmental projects for The White Feather Foundation.

The TWFF logo is featured on the labels of all candles, which are infused with 100% therapeutic essential oils, organic herbs and ethically-harvested crystals.

Like all our candles, they also include cotton wicks and organic, clean-burning soy wax. The feathers for the smudge kits and the candles (yes, each candle has a white feather, too) come from my own flock of organic and free-range ducks and geese, who happily molt them all over my New Hampshire farm.

To view the full line of candles and the smudge kit, and to order, click here.

If you are a witch, you already know you are a steward of the land. Witches commune with nature. We know the elements are the roots by which all things come into being. And therefore, we know how important it is to protect our planet. Witchy Women is exceedingly proud to be part of a global solution.

If you are not a witch, know this: You are made up of the four elements. You are a living, breathing, walking, talking slice of consciousness – a piece of Earth, Herself – with the simultaneous ability to support a healthier Earth.

I cannot wait to see how THIS community chooses to co-create a better Earth by supporting TWFF and all its endeavors. I already know you will LOVE the new products.

Let’s show them how much we care about people and the planet, and get some amazing new candles and smudge kits, too.

Here’s that link again.