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

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. 

New Year’s Incense & Tea

So when I had done my New Year’s ritual I had incorporated my own blend of incense and tea. I figured it would be helpful to share my recipe blend.

New Year’s Incense

  • Frankincense
  • Jasmine Petals
  • Cinquefoil
  • Bay Leaves

I used a tsp. of each and then gave it a good grind. I decided on these herbs because bay and frankincense represent the winter season; whereas jasmine and cinquefoil are dedicated to the spring. I saw these as a symbol of the Crone and Maiden transforming/blending together. Also to include that frankincense and bay are to purify, cleanse, and protect the spirit. Jasmine and cinquefoil are for love, luck, health, and to banish negative forces. For me, it is the perfect new year’s incense.

New Year’s Tea Blend

  • Raspberry Leaves
  • Orange Peel
  • Rose Hips
  • Chicory Root

Again I used a tsp. of each. This blend is so helpful in the beginning of the year because of its magical properties. Combined together this tea summons health, luck, love, protection, wisdom, and unblocking ones path.

These blends have worked for me for years. And every new year seems to blossom and grow. After blending, be sure to bless these herbs.

It depends on the witch, but I love to bless and chant in Latin. My blessing chant was:

Benedicat Herbam Anni

Well I hope this post is helpful to any who are interested.

Blessed be fellow witches. And once again, happy new year!

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New Year Ritual

On the night of New Year’s Day, was the time the ritual began.

To explain, I begun this blog to record my rituals and craft. If it be of use for anyone seeking their way, I am honored if this peek into my life may help.

As the new wheel turns the first day of the year marks a time to cleanse ones heart, mind, and spirit. It is to prepare and to meditate on days of the past, and towards the days of the future. But of what is most important on this day is to acknowledge the present, and to discover the transformation within. The ritual is based on this belief. It is based around the teachings of the Crone Goddess. The Crone descends into winter’s slumber. And as she sleeps, her Spring-filled dreams awaken hope within. Hope of a blooming year. The Goddess transforms into the young Maiden. As she sleeps, she meditates on what is within, and all around her. She acknowledges the known, what is to be, and what is.

Grow from your experiences, face your challenges, and prepare for any changes you seek (or not). The Crone speaks to stand your ground, but to ever be hopeful of the future.

I know of fellow sister witches that love to do this ritual at the beach. They love to cleanse in the salty waters at midnight, then cast their circle in the morning rise. It is an exhilarating experience, and I highly recommend it! Alas, however, I could not make it to the beach this year. So I had to make different plans.

I dedicated my hearth to be the center of my ritual. I casted New Year Incense onto charcoal. Incense that was dedicated to the Crone and Maiden forms. A circle was created to call forth the Guardians of the four corners, and of course, the Goddess. I set out candles to represent my spirit guides. Placed two candles (one black and one white; to represent the crone transforming into the maiden/ an end to a new beginning) at the center. Lastly, I included my small teapot; a perfect little shot of tea that works for spells and rituals! I steeped herbs for cleansing and unblocking paths.

The ritual was beautiful, both uplifting, and spiritual. I felt honored with the energies around me. I chanted a prayer in honor of the Goddess, then requested good blessings. Left an offering of seeds, a symbol of transformation, and when the time is right, I will plant them for the Spring.

I have considered and decided to post my New Year’s incense and tea blend, in case any are interested of what it was consisted of.

Blessed be, fellow witches. And happy New Year!newyearritual

Welcome & Blessings!

Hello, and welcome to my first ever blog! My name is Azna.

I’ll be honest, I’m anxious and yet also excited to start this blog. I have been considering starting this for a year now, and after much consideration, and the persuasion from my sister witches; I have begun.

Like all witches; we center our focus on our own individual craft. My craft is grounded around nature, kitchen magick, and Triple Goddess worship. I especially love to incorporate tea in my spells and rituals. Quite honestly, I love tea so much and blend them for my spells, my sister witches have nicknamed me The Tea Witch.

The midnight hour is upon us, and I’m prepared to start my New Year ritual. It is the time the great Goddess rests and transforms into the young maiden; sleeping until Spring. Winter is here, and the time for rest is now. Meditate and reflect on what is most important. Plan and prepare for the Spring.

Thank you all for your interest, and I hope to continue this blog with peace and positive energies.

My next writings will consist of my New Year’s ritual.

Blessed Be )0(