Hair Magick

Welcome!

One wouldn’t think hair being anything but an accessory. However, hair has been used in countless centuries as special ingredients for spells. To personalize them, empower them, heal, hex, or command. In fact, witches often grow their hair long, because power stores within each and every strand. It is because of this, they often refuse to have a haircut. And even if they do get one, the hair is saved for future spells. 

A Witch’s Hair is so personal and powerful, that it is either a gift to have it, or a curse to hold on to. It is rare to have a witch willing to give you their hair. Often it is laced with suspicion, because of olden times. It was said that a witch could be commanded if one was to possess their hair and knew how to use it. Even the witch’s familiar’s hair could be used!
In these times, hair has been forgotten that it is one of the most powerful witch’s tools. Every color of hair is significant, to even the texture of hair. Here are a few ways that hair could be incorporated into spells. 

Boiling: To fetch the owner of the hair. Whether they be alive or dead. 
Braided: To control or bind power. Or to sacrifice, and/or to make a vow. 
Burning: To end an old life and start anew. Pain or death to the owner of the hair. 
Combing: To awaken magick and be used in manifesting spells. Can also summon weather/storms if called upon. 
Cut: Rejection of the world. Desires. Ambitions. To put an end to a goal. 
Disheveled: To leave raw power coursing through, unblocked. Uncontrolled. 
Loose: To keep an easy flow of regenerative energy and creativity. 
Dark Hair: Possesses seductive and sorcery-like power. 
Fair Hair: Possesses healing and positive power for helping others. 
Red Hair: Possesses unique and unpredictable power.
White/Grey Hair: Possesses wisdom and crone power.
Straight Hair: Money/Success, Healing, Purification Spells.
Wavy Hair: Luck, Lust/Love, Psychic Spells. 
Curly Hair: Protection, Hex-Breaking, Change Spells. 
Kinky Curly Hair: Vitality, Courage, Power Spells.

Long Hair: Long term spell. To happen in a specific time.

Short Hair: Short term spell. To quicken a spell. 

Enjoy!

Blessed Be 

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Waxing Moon Spells

Greetings!

Tonight marks the first quarter moon, and with it almost endless possible spells that can be done at this time. From psychic work, attraction spells, personal growth, luck, new opportunities, to love! The Moon in its waxing first quarter is filled with positive power. It is a matter of connecting your own energy with the moon’s energy. 

Here are a few spells that can be done on this night. 

                    Astral Travel Spell

Write the following onto parchment, preferably using Raven’s feather ink:

R  O  L  O  R

O  B  U  F  O

L  U  A  U  L

O  F  U  B  O

R  O  L  O  R

Pin this paper to your chest. Close your eyes, relax, and see whether you fly. 

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               Business Success Spell

Blend together:

  • Oil of Bay or dry bay leaves
  • Oil of Frankincense or resin
  • Oil of Sandalwood or powder
  • Oil of Vetiver or root

Add in either sunflower, olive, or jojoba oil.

Use this oil on charms, baths, perfumes, lotions, candles, stones, store register, money, floor washes, etc. 

Success in all things business, career, advancements, promotions, financial benefits. As well as finding jobs, landing them, and retaining a job. 

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                        Binding Spell

Gather an object that represents what needs binding. Whether that be a picture, a piece of clothing, a flammable object of addiction, etc. 

With a knotweed, wrap around the object, focusing all your wish bound. 

When done, burn. 

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There are much more spells that could be done, and many more I will post on each phase of the moon. 

For now, may it be a good moon and lovely weekend!

Blessed Be ~*~

New Moon Spells

Merry meet and welcome!

With the recent New Moon in Pisces, many have asked what sort of spells are the best ones to do during this time. Here is a list of the best type of spells to do during a new moon. 

  • Defense Spells – This can be for any which way you feel attacked. Either physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Bindings are typically the best line of defense. But also enchanted powders can be used for building barriers of protection. 
  • Return to Sender Spells – These spells go hand in hand with defense spells. However it takes it one step forward. Not only do these spells protect you from any malicious energy, spells, or entities, but they also can send that very same energy back to the sender. 
  • Spirit Magick – Whether it be astral projection, spirit communication, or spiritual meditation, this is the time to practice and get deep. 
  • Ward Evil Spells – Just like defense spells but specifically against paranormal activity, with a kick. Ghosts. Poltergeist. And Demonic entities. 

    Here are a few simple yet strong spells that fall under a few of these categories. 
                          Hearth Fire Spell 

    Combine and ground together:

    • Angelica 
    • Bay leaves
    • Juniper
    • Mugwort
    • Wisteria 

    Burn herbs in the hearth to call upon powers of protection and warmth.
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                  Shadows of the Past Spell

    These herbs are specifically used to recall past life memories. 

    • Bay leaves
    • Honeysuckle Blossoms
    • Lilac Blossoms
    • Juniper

    Burn the powdered ingredients on lit charcoal before bedtime.
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                    Return to Sender Spell

     Use if it is felt or known that gossip, negativity, a hex, or otherwise is being thrown against you. 

    Gather powdered Clove and burn over charcoal. Smudge the incense all around you, and walk it out your front door. 
    If it is known who the sender is, return it back to them by placing a piece of paper with their name under the charcoal patty. And burn the clove. As it burns, say their name three times. Start as whisper, then louder, and lastly as a shout. 

    Leave the charcoal to burn the rest of the way outside your front porch. Don’t think of it till the next day.

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    Enjoy the spells and be sure to have a safe and magical New Moon. 

    Blessed Be!

    New Moon Sunset. Glorious evening!

    Snow Moon 2017

    A great moon is upon tonight. The Moon in Leo will be having a lunar eclipse AND New Year’s comet passing it’s way through. An extraordinary night for magical delight! The Earth is vibrant with expectation.
    The moon in Leo is a time to truly meet with your divine inner being. To face and understand your full potential in magick. You must face the fears that are holding you back, and break their chains. All the forces of the sky are with you on this, and it must be embraced. 

    This Snow Moon is a time to focus on yourself, both mind and heart. Meditation and cleansing spells are ideal for this. Use this moon to smooth out unresolved issues, seeking closure, healing, creative inspiration, and honoring our wisdom. Send out love to all who need it, but most importantly, call for self love. 

    Use the comet’s energy to  release any toxic ideas, habits, and suppressed emotions. 

    During your Full Moon Ritual tonight, consider drinking or chewing on some Galangal Root. This will enchant your words, and empower your spells. And instill courage and strength. 

    Below, are few simple Full Moon Spells that you could do. 

          To Manifest Good Energy To You
    Take a walk in the woods, beach, or just relax in your balcony/backyard. Bring a stick, seven leaves from an ash or oak tree, several stones, and a white or green candle.  
    With the stick, draw a circle on the ground and mark the directions with your leaves. Keeping three to hold. Place the stones at the center of the circle. Light the candle, and concentrate upon your connection to the Earth and how you honor that connection, and will honor it in your life. 

    Then beginning towards to the East. Raise your stick and candle and say:

    “Good luck rises for me in the East”

    To the South:
    “My love rises in the South”
    To the West:
    “My wishes rise in the West”
    To the North:
    “From the North, my dreams will come true”
    Step out (preferably with your right foot first) from the circle, towards the North direction. Keep the leaves there for the night as an offering. Keep the three you held throughout the spell. Gather the stones before sunrise, or after a couple of hours of moonlight. And allow the candle to burn down.

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                      Meditation Blessing 

    Sit comfortably in front of your altar. Meditate and begin to think of all the blessings you have in your life. Breathe steadily. Deeply inhale and exhale for 20 minutes. Then when you are ready chant:
    “Great Goddess, giver of all the fruits of this Earth. Of all the bounty, beauty, and well-being. Bless all who give and receive these gifts. I am made of sacred Earth, Purest water, Sacred fire, And wildest wind. Blessings upon me. Blessings upon thee, Mother Earth. And Sister Sky. 

    So mote it be.”

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                      Dragon’s Blood Bath 
    This mix is to empower and cleanse the magical spirit within you. 
    Ground equal amounts of:

    • Dragon’s Blood
    • Frankincense
    • Sea salt

    Add the powder to a nice hot bath. Once submerged, open your senses and spirit in meditation. Envision a golden gate opening within you, and allow the energy of the bath to enter you.

    May this Full Moon be delightfully enriching for you souls out there. Be sure to embrace the power that flows through you, especially tonight. And watch the magick happen. 

    Blessed Be

    Azna Moon, The Tea Witch

    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.

    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