All Souls Day

Samhain is here again! A new year taking us forward. What does that mean for us witches? Time to pull out the spells and offerings!

Getting the home ready with protection charms and decorations! Purifying our lives with cleansing vibrations! Creating glamour spells to spook the trick or treaters. And brewing delicious magickal concoctions of food and drinks!

(That last part being my favorite)

Speaking of which, let me share this year’s Samhain tea recipe that I’ve blended.

Samhain Tea

  • 2 bags of Oolong tea
  • 1 tbsp of Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp of dried Cranberries
  • 1 Cinnamon stick

Brew this in a pot of tea for several minutes. After steeping, stir the cinnamon stick several times, and add some delicious maple infused milk to the drink, till it’s good and creamy. Enjoy tonight as the trick or treaters come by! And believe in life and its fruitfulness.

Maple Milk

  • 1 cup of whole Milk
  • 4 tbsp of grade A Maple syrup

Gently warm the cup of milk in a small saucepan. Once it begins to steam, add the tablespoons of Maple syrup. Be sure not to boil it! Simmer it momentarily, as you stir in the syrup till it blends. Take it off the heat and pour it into a small creamer container. Enjoy with your tea!

Oh, how I look forward to this magickal blend later tonight. This tea is meant to engulf us with its courageous influence, as it brings love and joy to our hearts. Life and all its luxuriance. Its meant to sooth us, mend us, and open new paths.

SPELLS!

Now, let’s talk spells! Tonight the Moon is in its last quarter. That means it’s the perfect time to ward off negative energies. Protect the home. Release the past. And divination time!

Let’s see, we shall begin with tradition. Samhain is thinning the veil; the worlds between the living and the dead are face to face. They come to us with prayers, messages, or curses. And it is for this reason that we either welcome them, or ward them.

Here is a simple ghost blessing spell.

Ghost Blessing

Place offerings of milk and barley outside under the stars to ease the ghosts hunger and to prevent their mischief.

The maple infused milk is perfect for honoring the ancestors.

Apples can also be buried at crossroads as offerings for the Goddess, or spirits.

Ghost Home Barrier

Place three peeled cloves of garlic in a bowl, together with one handful of sea salt, and one handful of fresh rosemary leaves. Grind and mesh ingredients together. Sprinkle them to create a boundary line over which ghosts will not cross.

If you so happen to wish to choose this night of all nights to reveal to a ghost it’s current state of death, well, here is a spell for that.

Grouchy Ghost Spell

Burn three parts wormwood to one part vervain whem summoning the ghost who is suffering from a state of depression when they died. Or when they haven’t realized they are dead.

Speak softly and gentle. Offer honey to sweeten the news, or offer a plate of food for comfort. Speak as you understand, and try to offer advice and help them see the promise of the other side. It won’t be easy, but you would have to be open with them in order for them to believe you. Trust, it is rewarding when they do.

LAST THOUGHTS

Well may your Samhain be blessed, and the spirits at rest. May the trick or treaters be kind. And the food as good as wine. Have fun! Be merry!

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Psychics of October

Happy first of October!

As we step into a new month and steeping sweetly a new season, Autumn covers the veil with mystery and magick. Hence, during this time, we prepare our senses for new wonder and messages from the beyond. This is especially true for the psychics, mediums, fortune tellers, witches, craftwielders, etc. Most could say that the month of October inspires great energy, and tingles the senses. Taking into account the energy that is produced by the Draconids Meteor shower on October 8th, the great Blood Moon on October 24th, and the ever legendary Samhain night, on October 31st.

For such an inspiring month, let’s get started on stimulating our psychic senses and be prepared for what messages or signs our spirit guardians send to us. I give to you a tea recipe that I enjoy drinking on the first day of October. May it empower your own psychic powers, and center your third eye.

*fair warning. Be sure to be ready to open your psychic sensitivity after drinking this tea.

Psychic Eye Tea

  • 1 tsp Mugwort
  • 1 tsp Lemon Balm
  • 1 tsp Peppermint
  • 1 tsp Yarrow
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves

Brew tea with boiled water, and let steep for 6 – 12 minutes. Add honey. Or milk. Or both. As you stir the tea clockwise, focus your gaze to the very bottom of the cup, to where it is darkest. Dive your focus to that center, as the liquid spins. Clear all thoughts. Then chant to yourself:

My eyes are open, the mind is clear.

I see the truth, with no fear.

My senses are open, the channel is clear.

I will receive, what no one else will hear.

Then sip the tea. Take your time. Enjoy it, relax into it. As though you are going into a trance meditation. Indeed, feel around with your senses. Touch your third eye, both physically and mentally. Note to yourself if you feel any sensitivity, pulsing vibration, or weightlessness. If you do feel any of these signs, then you are on the right track, and get ready.

You may repeat this brew once a week throughout the month. However, keep in mind to not proceed if you begin to feel too sensitive. Also, please be considerate, and do not drink this tea if you are pregnant or nursing, or not in top physical health. Thank you.

Well, enjoy! And have fun with your new found psychic awareness. Help others with your gift, but above all, grow yourself and be proud for who you are.

Friendship Tea

Hello! And welcome!

Since the holiday season is approaching, and festive parties are surely to be attended, it would be only right to bring or make a delicious blend of magickal tea!

I have here a wonderful brew that I love to create when I know I will be meeting new and hopeful friends. This is a magickal tea recipe that will draw people close and open the doors to new friendship. 

When you meet with new and/or old friends, warm up the scones and gather for some tea!

Friendship Tea

  • Tsp of Hibiscus
  • Tsp of Jasmine
  • Lemon zest

And honey

On special occasions, I love to add a beautiful orchid.

As the tea is brewing, I chant over the pot:

Brew of flowery delight, bring together friendships might. 


A delicious scone recipe to compliment this tea, would be a sweet fruit scone. 

Sugar Raspberry Scone

  • 2 1/2 cups All purpose Flower, plus more for work surface
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp of Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Course Salt
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, 6 ounces

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet. Then little by little, add wet to dry. Knead the dough thrice. Pull apart dough to create a scone shape. Place onto parchment paper on a baking pan, add raspberries and sugar on surface. Place in 400 degrees oven, for 15-18 mins. 


Enjoy! Blessed be. 

Happy Samhain & Tea!

Great Samhain Blessings! 
Today, in our modern calendar, marks Halloween! Also called Samhain. Pronounced Sow-wen, or Sow-ween, is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, or the “darker half” of the year. Amongst witches, it is considered the new spiritual year. Being because, on this holy day, the spirits of the otherworld are allowed to visit the living and sow their old seeds. And with that our living souls are given new goals, dreams, and lessons to be taken in. 

Because our dear departed return to us on this holy night, it is tradition to pay them honor. We give them offerings of sliced apples, blessed tea, milk,  or barley. We light candles and place them on our window sills to light the way. We carve frightening pumpkins  to scare off the mischief of troublesome spirits. And renew the barriers around our homes to prepare for winter. 

Tonight’s Samhain falls on the waxing crescent, in Scorpio. Because as such, it is the ideal time for spiritual communication, balance, astral travel, blessing, prophetic dreams, seeking of enlightenment, calling guardian spirits, wisdom, power, and inspiration. In ritual, I will prepare and burn:

  • Sage
  • Patchouli
  • Mullein

The tea I have prepared for tonight’s ritual and offering is a delicious blend. 

  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Chickweed
  • Skullcap
  • Slice of Lemon

Enjoy your Samhain in peace and in love. Cherish the loved ones you have, and honor the ones who have passed. In perfect love, and in perfect trust. 

Blessed be. 

Blood Moon Magick Elixir

​Hail & Welcome!

Last night, with a dear sister, we tapped into the Great Moon’s powerful magick. We focused on using the healing energies of Water. So naturally, with our Cauldron, we created a powerful Moon Elixir to restore inner balance between our mind, heart, and spirit. 

It was absolutely magical to watch the cauldron bubble and steam! It felt so traditional. In ways, we felt the ancient power course through us as we honored all the elements under the Great Moon. Water, Fire, Earth, Air, and Spirit! We were One!

So I give to you, the brew we created. 

                               Moon Elixir

  • Tsp Mugwort
  • Tsp Jasmine
  • Tsp Spearmint
  • A Teapot’s worth of water

As the elixir is brewing, chant and empower the spell:

                        Mind, Body, Spirit

Drink during the enchanting hour of Midnight. Preferably under the moonlight of the Full Moon. And you shall immediately feel clearer, centered, and focused. 

Blessed be ~*~

Dragon & Tea Leaf Reading

Welcome and blessings!

I recently enjoyed a delicious cup of tea and had such fun with it, I had to share. It was a Darjeeling Black Tea, and had subtle sweet notes mixed with a dark smoky flavor. The tea was purchased from a wonderful metaphysical supply store called, Dragonmarsh. They are located in Riverside, California. They had multiple teas, and I just couldn’t help myself. I had to try one. 

The one I chose is called The Dragon Moon Tea. The name called to me, as well as it being a black tea (which I had run out of).

Tasting it last night confirmed to me that it would be a perfect black tea to use with other herbs to blend. Specifically to use for my own special blend called Soothing the Dragon (recipe coming soon). But as I drank, I realised that the tea leaves were also perfectly wide and bunched up enough to use for tea leaf readings. 
And so, I picked up my favorite divination cup and brewed. 

For some who have never read tea leaves before, it is actually quite simple. All there is to it, is to go with your first instincts, and imagination. Don’t sit there for a long period of time waiting to see a symbol pop up! Usually they appear immediately upon flipping the cup back up. 
Now to begin, after brewing the tea, sit and quietly enjoy the cup. All the while, trying not to drink any of the small floating tea leaves (happens a lot!). If you wish to know specifics, then focus on your question as you drink. However, if you want to just enjoy and see what messages may come, then relax and read a good book. Sip the tea until only about one tablespoon of water is left. 

Either over a saucer or sink, swirl and quickly pour the remains out. Flip the cup over and then freely glance around the cup. Usually the first symbols you see are the messages meant for you to know. 

Do you see any symbols? 

The first sign I noticed was the shape above the rest (between the crescent moon and pluto). To me, it looked like an angel sitting on a cloud. Upon seeing it, I felt a warm glow in my heart, and that is how I knew it was true. With that confirmed, I continued to look further to the bottom shape. And immediately I felt it looked like a nest. 

With these two symbols in mind, I concluded the message. Angels were watching over me and my home. Though this gave me comfort, I was not surpised. The past week I’ve been receiving signs of this happening. Which just showed me how all the elements around us are always giving us messages to know that we are not alone. That we are always looked after. So pay attention, most of the guiding spirits around us are always sending the same message, just in different ways.  

Tea leaf readings are best to do with teas that are large and bunched together. Typically oolong teas are used, but black teas also work great! Others have also blended specific teas to use during these readings, both to stimulate the psychic senses AND be large enough to spread out across the cup to show symbols. I like to keep to oolong and black teas however. I believe that’s enough, and tea inspires wisdom anyways. 

So, get to your tea, favorite cup, and have fun receiving the messages from the guiding spirits! Good luck!

& Blessed be…

The Dark Moon Tea (Sept 30, 2016)

Sisters and brothers, tonight is the new moon in Libra!  A powerful night for it is a rare Dark Moon. A wise night to preprare oneself for new changes, possibilities, and inspirations! So I have something here for you, my favorite time of the day.

Tea Time!

                         Air Tea Spell

This tea spell can be done any time when the moon is new, and preferably when it is in an air sign (Aquarius, Gemini, or Libra). It is to bring brilliant insight, a sense of great peace, and clarity. After casting the spell, be extra aware of your intuition, for it shall not fail to guide you. I will especially enjoy doing this before some divination work! Something to consider!

Steep the following herbs in boiling water, and if possible, in a yellow tea pot. 

  • 1 tablespoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • 4 died Clover Blossoms
  • Pinch of dried Lavender

After 5 minutes, sweeten with honey and either drink the mild tea OR mark the four directions and pour the tea on the ground outside, towards the East wind. 
However you choose, you shall still pray:

Winged Mercury, God of Air. I entreat you to bring me sight and true awareness. Like the Wind, speed my way, and make everything New. 

Blessed be, everyone. And Dark Moon Blessings!

Autumn Equinox

The Autumn equinox is the day Fall meets with the end of summer. The day becomes equal balance, and along with it, a thin veil that allows magick to soar. It is a time to shed what no longer serves, as one prepares for the cooling seasons, and calls upon the equinox to instill inner balance. Obviously, this time of the year is for spells that bring equilibrium, cancel out bad habits, cleansings, and new beginnings.
Not only is this a perfect time for spell work, but as well as welcoming the new season. As witches, our desirous duties are to usher in every annual equinox. We call it forth to be embraced within our hearts and into our communities. Honor and respect is given to the land. And rituals of magical bonds are formed with the Goddess. 

My Autumn equinox was as magical as ever. Truly enchanting with its own symbolism at every turn. The day of the new season, rain had approached, and broke out in perfect showers. As the Sun slowly left the sky, the clouds dispersed, and a rainbow caressed the horizon. A balancing aura filled our hearts that day, and Fall was now a part of us. 

Rain water was collected, and with it I used to bless the incense I created specifically for my Autumn ritual. 

                      Autumn Incense

  • Sage
  • Myrrh
  • Marigold

Grind to a fine powder, add a few rain drops and chant:

                 Autumnus bona, ego talem.


The incense was burned the morning of the equinox. All the while, chanting and calling praises to the Great Goddess. My ritual was simple yet powerful. The windows to my home were open and great gusts of the Goddess’s breath met mine as I called on Her and I continued to usher in the season. A video of my ritual can be seen on Facebook.

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Bright Autumn blessings to you all, and may this great season fill you with balance and harmony. Stay warm!

First Harvest Tea

Happy Day, brothers and sisters!

Today marks the first harvest as some would also associate this day as Lammas. This is a time of special blessings to family and friends when all come together to share a feast of breads and meal. Before such a gathering, the crops are harvested, and blessed with the energies of man and nature. These blessings are to summon good fortune for the coming Autumn Season. 

Today, my husband and I have prepared a meal for two. We will light a blessing candle and share this feast in love and in balance. Last night, I created a dessert to fit the occasion. A delicous banana pudding. And to partake alongside such a scrumptious treat, I made a brew of tea to fill our minds and soul with creative wisdom. 

Tis a perfect brew to share with friends and loved ones with some delicious breads and treats.

Creative Wisdom Tea

  • 1/4 cup of pitted Cherries (frozen, fresh, or canned)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Sage (or 1 tablespoon of fresh)
  • 1 black tea bag. 
  • slice of lemon 
  • add honey to your liking

*Recipe is per 1 cup. 
*It is also delicious over ice, but if one wishes to make it this way, the recipe must be doubled. 

Bring the cherries to a boil in a sauce pan, then simmer and steep for about 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, strain the fruit through a sieve, pressing the cherries. Discard the cherries, or do what I love to do and puree them for morning shakes (waste not). Return strained mixture to saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Add sage and tea and allow it to steep away from the heat for 5-10 minutes (the longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor). Strain the sage and tea, and add honey to sweeten and magically blend the brew together. Add a slice of lemon and enjoy!
Every time I brew a tea, I always say a prayer to bless it for the occasion. In this case, the chant was:

In this pot I enchant and brew,
A spell that is pure and true.
I conjure wisdom and creativity,
In this tea that honors the divinity.
As we drink, the magick shall spread.
Creativity and wisdom shall be our friend. 

So, brothers and sisters, have a beautiful first harvest and Lammas! Blessings to one and all!

The Tea Witch