All About Imbolc!

​Get ready for Imbolc! 

Traditionally, Imbolc can be celebrated either on the 1st of February, or on the 2nd. Some celebrate during both days; from sunset to sunset. Imbolc is one of the fire festivals, and is typically celebrated with candlelight. Lots and lots of candlelight! Ceremonies are created outside, in the cold winter chill, to usher in the Sun’s warmth into the soil of Earth. Homes are prepared for the coming of Spring. By means of spring cleaning, and cleansings.  Seeds are blessed. Either for the garden, or for growth spells. Purification rites, and cleansing baths are drawn. Kitchen magick is ablaze to enchant the heart and thaw the mind. By whatever which way to awaken the spirit, is perfect to do during these days! 

If a festival shall ever arise, be sure to have proper refreshments! Such as this delicious spiced wine recipe!

                Spiced Wine for Imbolc

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups pineapple juice; organic if possible
  • 1 cup orange juice; freshly squeezed is best
  • 1/4 cup (or to taste) raw, local honey
  • 9 whole cloves 
  • 3 cinnamon sticks 
  • Pinch of sea salt  

Add all ingredients to a crock pot and heat on high for 2 hours, stirring once or twice.
Turn crock pot to low, remove lid, and wait for juice mixture to come to below 180 degrees.

Add a bottle of red wine, and allow to warm up.

Either drink warm, chilled, or room temp; all are good. Although, I happened to like it chilled. 
If one plans to do a ceremony to honor the holiday, here is an incense and oil recipe.

                        Imbolc Incense

Measure by how much you want. 

  • 6 Parts Frankincense
  • 4 Parts Dragon’s Blood
  • 2 Parts Red Sandalwood
  • 1 Part Cinnamon

                             Imbolc Oil

  • 8 drops Frankincense
  • 6 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Base Oil

Now, if there are baking lovers out there, and wish to push the love of pie making into your craft and holiday, here is a deliciously simple blackberry pie recipe! And if you wish, can even dedicate it to the Goddess Brighid, who is a popular Goddess for this holiday. 

              Brighid’s Blackberry Pie

  • 1 (15 ounce) package pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 4 cups of fresh blackberries
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/5 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a 9 inch deep dish pie pan with one of the crusts. If you wish to dedicate this pie to the holiday, carve a symbol on the bottom of the pie crust with a tooth pick. 

In a bowl, mix the sugar, flour, and salt together. Sprinkle over blackberries in a larger bowl, and toss to coat. Pour into the pie crust. Dot with butter. Place the other pie crust over and secure the ridges. Slice a design over the top of the pie crust to vent steam. 

Place in the oven for 1 hour, or until crust begin to brown. Let cool to room temperature before serving to allow the filing to set. 

Blessed Be, and have a beautiful Imbolc days.

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Mental Focus Tea

Welcome!

We all have those days. Sluggish. Uninspired. Unmotivated. Those days can really drag along. But when those days find me, I always turn to my mental focus tea. This tea is so refreshing, either hot or cold.

  • Tsp of Rosemary
  • Tsp of Mint
  • 1/4 tsp of Lemon Verbena OR a slice of Lemon
  • Pinch of Yellow Mustard Seed

Boil a cup of water, and when finished, pour over herbs and allow to steep for 5 minutes. As the tea brews, chant over the cup:

“By fire and air, my mind be swift. No longer will my focus stay in a twist.”

Enjoy the invigorating flavor of refreshing zest with this tea. As well as mental clarity and energy renewal.

A wonderful iced tea version of my tea that is even better!

  • 8 cups of cold water
  • 8 large lemons, washed and cut in half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Pinch of mustard seed

Boil the 8 cups of water, and when ready, pour over all ingredients. Stir, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain and then store in the fridge. Pour over ice, and enjoy!

First New Moon 2017

Merry meet,

This new moon is a glorious awakening. Of mind, and of new sight. The moon is in Aquarius’s chamber this night. A night for reflection, and creating a new innovative path for the future. Keep in mind, for this, one should consider casting spells to bless one’s choices and protect their path. 

A few simple spells to do under this new moon night. 

                  ~ New Moon Spells ~

Burn a sprig of Rosemary. As it burns, meditate within and chant:

“I honor myself during this new moon hour. The choices I make will be blessed with power.”

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Create a hydrosol with Yellow or White Roses, and  Violets. Let it sit out under the New Moon sky. 
Use as a mist spray that day forward, for luck and to manifest your goals.

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With a green candle, sprinkle Nutmeg powder over it’s flame, and chant:

“New Moon fire, cast my desire. The road before me shall be blessed.”

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Gather a handful of Grains of Paradise. Find a special spot either outside your home, or open area, on the night of the New Moon. Or when you take a first step outside your home the day after a New Moon. Toss the Grains to each of the four directions, and make a wish.
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Cast a circle of Bay Leaves, around a black candle. Light the candle and chant:

“Circle of protection, I cast onto me. The barrier is forged. No harm by earth, sky, or sea.”

Take care on this new moon night! Many blessings to you all.
Blessed Be ~*~

Abra-Melin Oil Recipe

Merry meet and welcome! 

I’ve always enjoyed collecting recipes through my studies, and have came across so many humbling spells and recipes that I finally feel wise enough to share them. Most have been tested and proven. One very important recipe that I’ve found works wonders, is Abra-Melin’s Oil. 

This recipe derives from biblical records in the formulas used in Jerusalem Temple. In my research, it was long ago recorded in a prominent grimoire allegedly written by Abraham Ben Simeon in 1458. He was taught this recipe by his teacher, named Abra-Melin, a Jewish magician from Egypt. 


It is used for high ceremonial rituals. And most importantly, it is used to conjure and pacify spirits. 

Abra-Melin’s Oil

  • Essential oil of Cinnamon bark or leaf
  • Essential oil of Galangal
  • Essential oil of Myrrh

My recipe of the oil

  • 15 drops of Cinnamon bark or leaf
  • 10 drops of Galangal
  • 5 drops  of  Myrrh

Like most magical recipes, it is important to get the recipe just right. I was taught that this is judged by the practitioner who is creating the mix. If what you’re creating feels and smells right to you, then the recipe is flowing with your energy. The measurements of my recipe is perfect for me, because it matches the flow of my magick, but it may be different to yours. So experiment, practice, take your time with this. You’ll want it to be perfect. 

Believe me… It’s worth it. 
Blessed Be ~*~

First Full Moon 2017

Hello and blessings!

Today marks the first full moon of the new year! Happy times! And especially magical times. The moom is in Cancer, which strongly pulls at our greatest heart’s desires. Anything that concerns matters of the heart, relationships, friendships, personal healings, should be done on this full moon night. 

I only saw this night for blessings and honor for others. I set outside my circle, and all that I needed for the ritual. It was so fortunate that the rain passed through without reaching my neighborhood. I was praying for that. From this, the sky was clear, with only the moon shining bright over me. 

I casted the circle, and summoned the four guardians of the watchtowers. Then I called upon Diana, the Great Moon. Which was revitalizing and empowering! I created a simple full moon incense to burn during ritual. The incense consisted of two resins that many will already know of, for it is popular. 

  • Sandalwood 
  • Myrrh

These two resins combined create a sacred space and protects it from unwanted energies. They are also resins of the moon, so I burned them in offering to the Great Moon. 

I also had decided to charge some moon tea. Since the moon is in a water element, I found it fitting. The tea was:

  • Green tea
  • Jasmine
  • And a pinch of Mugwort

During ritual, I swirled the bottle clockwise, three times, and shine the full moon light through the glass. Then chanted what I wished for it to magically be blessed with. And then left it under the moonlight all night until the raining morning. Jasmine is associated with the moon and horoscope sign of Cancer. Whereas Mugwort is related to the divinity of Diana of the Great Moon. The green tea ties them together by bringing balance and wisdom. 

After all was said and done, and blessings were casted, I closed the circle. But not before taking a moment to pay honor to the Earth, and the spirits within. This was a wonderful, and fulfilling ritual. A perfect first moon to start for the rest of the year. 

Many blessings to you all! And I hope your full moon rituals went beautifully!

Blessed Be!

Angel’s Water Recipe

Greetings and Merry Meet!

Angel Water, or otherwise known as Aphrodite Water, has been a traditional recipe passed down in my family. However, my grandmother called it el agua de Angel. After many years and research, and much to my surprise, I came across it in different writings but all the same recipe. It was a thrilling find. 
El agua de Angel was a face toner and bath water in my family, but through my research I learned that it is often used in beauty spells and aphrodisiacs. Made a lot of sense when I found that out. Lol. Many of my aunts found good husbands. 

Other than to inspire love, it can also be used to cleanse the love between a couple. As well as cleansing for self-love. 

My grandmother used to create the recipe using floral water and an infusion of the leaves and roots. Blending them together just right to create the tonic. It is a longer process, but the smell was enchanting and fresh. 

The recipe consists of mostly Myrtle. A small tree, often with white, pink to purple flowers. My grandmother used the flowers, leaves, and stems. It is this tree that invoked the magical properties of love and beauty. In my studies, this is also a sacred tree to Aphrodite. Depending on how much your making, make certain that the recipe has a little more than half of Myrtle in it. 

~El agua de Angel Recipe~ 

(using floral water & infusions)
Myrtle flowers, leaves, and stems

Orange Blossoms

Roses

Lavender

Trefoil flowers

Angelica Root

There is no definite measurement. This is because the maker of this tonic has to judge it by smell. The way I see it, your heart will know when the fusion is perfect. 

~Angel Water recipe~

(Using essential oils)
21 drops of Myrtle

15 drops of Neroli

9 drops of   Rose

Again this is not a definite measurement. You will need to call it by heart. 

So have fun with this. And enjoy!

New Year 2017!

Hello and welcome! Happy New Year!

Another year, but also a first anniversary! 1 year ago I had the blessed opportunity in creating this blog, and I will never forget the wondrous time and events that this path has brought. I shall always appreciate this year and the people that filled it with light. To the little miracles that had happened. And to the new coven of witches I had bonded with. Blessings, all of it!

Once more the wheel turns, and a new year is ushered in and embraced. Once more, the Great goddess was welcomed and witnessed. All around my town, the grounds are vibrant with energy and life. Though cold as winter is, the Goddess is still evident within the earth, the soil portraying her fertility. What a blessing to witness. 

The same ritual from a year ago was done to pay respect to the Goddess. From this ritual, an understanding was made to what this year shall be filled with. This year will bring new changes, and appreciation. Every month, new ways to better humble life will be discussed. Spells and rituals. Seasons. And of course, tea! So much to look forward to!

Every magical moment, loved and cherished. Recorded, like a book of shadows. 

New Year blessings to you all! I cannot wait go to see what this year will bring!

Blessed be