The Lyrid Meteor Shower

Great Wild Spirits! And my Star Witches!

Keep a look out for the Lyrid Meteor Shower! A great time for magick, divination, and power!

Magick especially to consider:

  • Trance work
  • Divination
  • Astral Travel
  • Underworld Connections
  • Spirit Communion
  • Love Magick
  • Inspirational Magick
  • Power

The Lyrid meteor shower offers 10 to 20 meteors per hour at its peak on a moonless night. The peak numbers are expected to fall on the morning of April 21 or 22. In 2017, the light of the waning crescent moon won’t too greatly interfere with this year’s Lyrid shower. In rare instances, Lyrid meteors can bombard the sky with up to nearly 100 meteors per hour. No Lyrid meteor storm is expected this year… but you never know.

The Lyrid meteor shower has the distinction of being among the oldest of known meteor showers. Records of this shower go back for some 2,700 years.

The Lyrid Meteor Shower shoots out from the Lyra Constellation. Lyra constellation lies in the northern sky. It represents the lyre, a musical instrument with strings used in antiquity and later times.

The constellation is associated with the myth of the Greek musician and poet Orpheus. It was first catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century.

Lyra contains Vega, the fifth brightest star in the sky and second brightest star in the northern hemisphere, and the famous variable star RR Lyrae. It is also home to several notable deep sky objects, including the globular cluster Messier 56, the planetary nebula Messier 57 (the Ring Nebula), the merging triplet of galaxies NGC 6745, and the open cluster NGC 6791.

The Summer Triangle is formed by the brightest stars in each of the constellations of Lyra, Cygnus and Aquila. 
The beautiful Ring Nebula can be found within the Lyra constellation, between the stars of Sulafet and Sheliak.

Different cultures interpreted Lyra differently. In Wales, the constellation is known as King Arthur’s Harp or King David’s Harp. The Persian poet Hafiz referred to it as the Lyre of Zurah. Vega is Lyra’s most notable star, so it’s not surprising that this constellation is also associated with eagles and vultures. The Incas called this constellation Urcuchillay, who is a multicolored llama deity who watched over animals. For Christians, this constellation has been called Praesepe Salvatoris, or the Manger of the Infant Savior.
Here is a great tarot spread for this meteor shower. 

Enjoy and many blessings!

Another Moon Turn

Welcome and blessings!
Tonight makes the first quarter moon in Cancer. That means new spells to write!

Here are a three spells, each with their own magical purpose. 

                    Blessing Meditation 

Sit in a comfortable position in front of the altar, outdoors, or anywhere you feel safe and sacred. Meditate. Think about your blessings as you breathe steadily and deeply. Inhale, exhale, for about 20 minutes or so. Take your time. Your connecting with the energies around you, The spirits, and the Goddess. 
When ready, chant:
I am made of sacred Earth, purest Water, holy Fire, and wildest Wind.

Great Goddess, giver of all the fruits of this Earth. 

Of all bounty, beauty, and well-being. 

Bless all who give and receive these gifts. 

Blessings upon thee.

Blessings upon me. 

So mote it be.

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                 Moon’s Desires Ritual 

Once the day begins to set, and the first quarter moon rises. Don a white shirt or dress. Bring a moonstone and take a walk outside. Gather wildflowers, dandelions, grasses, and sit somewhere where you can watch the moon rise. Weave a wreath crown as you absorb the coming of night. 

Once finished, burn frankincense, or nag chamba. Light 4 white candles and place the crown upon the head. 

Hold the moonstone in the left hand and begin to concentrate on a desired outcome. Whether that be for creative fulfillment, happiness, releasing anger, etc. 

Arms outstretched, eyes on the moon. Sing or chant when your power has build:
Luna, in your seventh heaven,

I invoke you now. 

Brighter than any star, you are. 

I will sing your magic song,

If you but shine my desire. 

I will walk your sacred path,

If you but make it so. 

Be here now!

Repeat as much as you feel is right. Then meditate awhile for any visions that may arise. Or use tarot cards to find the response to your desires.
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My own special blend

                     Silver Tongued Tea 

  • Favorite Oolong Tea
  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek seeds (lightly crushed)

And/Or

  • 1/8 tsp Slippery Elm Bark (shredded)

Drink just before speaking with anyone important, or in front of others. When drinking, focus your energy on your throat chakra and on your words, and subject. Or think of the person you wish to enchant your words to.
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Enjoy and Cast Safely!

Blessed Be

Full Moon in Virgo

Hello to all!
March’s Sap Moon is a time to herald the death of winter and embrace the rebirth of nature. The Earth feels alive again, at least here in California. The birds and animals know that Spring is around the corner. Neither is the cold bite of winter winds or nights, but rather a refreshing breeze and warming Sun. The land is vibrant with energy. 

The Moon in Virgo, the virgin maiden, is a time to celebrate the wild freedom that is within all of us. To once again feel that innocent joy and run with it. Virgo reminds us that we need to know who we are and what passions we seek. To perfect our craft and get creating! 

March’s moon and Virgo’s chamber hovering over us, is a powerhouse to get magick done. Any spells for luck, wealth, finances, healing, manifesting are ripe to do on this night. 

Here are a few simple but potent spells. 

                        Money Spray

Patchouli (herb or oil)

Brew the herb as a tea and let it sit for 10 minutes. As it steeps, chant over it:

Pat my pockets, Chou my money, but Li shall always return back to me. 

Strain the tea, and mix with half of Spring water. Or add 7, 10, or 11 drops of patchouli oil to a full bottle of Spring water. And place it in a spray bottle. Lay out all your money, credit/debit cards, taxes, etc and give it a good spritz. Not too much, wouldn’t want to soak your money! And repeat the chant from above. 

Anything you spend, shall return back to you. 

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                     Blue Moon Balm

Blend this oil during the full moon. Combine the following oils with either 4 ounces of unscented body lotion, or 2 ounces of olive oil, or sweet almond oil. 

  • 2 drops Chamomile oil
  • 2 drops Myrrh oil
  • 8 drops Rosemary oil
  • 8 drops Geranium oil

Shake the oils together and place in a corked jar. Sit quietly in a room lit only by 1 blue candle and rub the balm gently into your skin after a bath. 

Say aloud:

Work thy spell to heal and nurse. Blessed balm, banish my pain. Harm to none, and health to all. 

Use this balm if ever a dreary day arises, or if a dark mood is present. It heals both body and mind. 

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                     San Cipriano Oil

This oil is universal. It is said that when blended true to your Spirit, it can create miracles. But it must be blended with pure intentions and not for selfish needs. 

  • Cinnamon powder
  • Low John the conqueror
  • Orris root
  • Myrrh oil
  • Cedarwood oil
  • Cypress oil

Grind the herbs to a very fine powder and blend. Cover them with olive, sunflower, and/or jojoba oil. Add the oils as the last step. 

As it is being created, one must be a state of meditation. Your soul shall lead you in creating this miracle blend. 

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Enjoy and be blessed!

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 

©2017 The Tea Witch. All rights reserved

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

    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!

    Ushering in the Winter Season

    Merry meet! 

    The winter season is here and a part of us now. However, before such time, we must help the Great Mother by ushering the season onto the land. 

    We welcome this season, by embracing the Sun’s hopeful rays, and projecting these rays into the cold winter weather. All the while, accepting the dark chill, and creating balance within and around ourselves. 

    Facing this seasonal balance, I then do morning prayers. It begins with my own winter incense blend. 

    Winter Incense

    Equal parts of:

    • Bay (or Bayberry)
    • Frankincense
    • Rosemary

      Then, I prepare a winter altar. As I light the winter candles, I burn the incense. Calling to the Goddess, I chant:

      We give honor and thanks to the Sun for it’s sustenance, warmth, and light

      *Ad Aurora*

      And as our blessed mother earth is rebirth in the spring
      So time is rebirth in the morning.

      *Ad Aurora*

      *Blessed be the Goddess*
      I open all windows, and let the winter season hear my call. We as one create a balance, and so comes the new year. 

      Blessed be. And happy holidays.