5 Essential Tools For Every Traveling Witch
What should a witch have in their “tool box?” How much of the stuff you see in all the books do you actually need when you’re on the go? These are 5 magickal tools you should never forget!
By far one of the most used tools by any tradition, candles (and by extension a book of matches or a lighter) are a must-have for a witch. If you’re short on space or money, then a package of tealights will do you well – they are generally white by nature.
They can be made to represent other colors by wrapping colored tape around the metal casing. They are easy to light and put out, take up very little space, and can be thrown away easily when they are spent.
A sizable black square of fabric is incredibly useful – it can act as a veil for the high priestess, or as a generic covering for the altar, or the bundling you use to wrap up the cakes and wine. You can use it to bind a loose broom, or to sweep up ashes, or any amount of other things. Don’t leave home without one – just make sure not to forget to wash it!
From calling the quarters to removing curses, an athame is indispensable. It need not have a real edge to it for it to be effective, but if it does, then you have a tool which is both magickal and practical. Some people call for their athames to remain pristine and unused for anything. other than for rituals
But I personally use my athame in many magickal contexts and workings, and more than once it has come in handy outside of even magick work. Just make sure that if you have it with you, it’s legal to carry a blade its size.
So you need to mark borders of a circle and want something that’s not so messy as ash and keeps shape better than sand? Chalk is perfect. You can use it also to mark your tools with temporary sigils, denote roles in a ritual.
You can create foci on your previously-mentioned black cloth no matter where you are. Chalk is versatile and tiny, and takes up the space of a broken pencil. Put one in your kit!
Aside from being there for if you are thirsty or need to clean a wound, water is one of the primary things needed on an altar, and out in a field at night, there’s very little chance that you’ll have access to a running faucet.
That’s where a plain bottle of clean water comes in the most handy – ritual doesn’t always take place in a modern house with plumbing and electricity. This should go without saying, but bring some water. You’ll definitely want it sooner or later.