May Day Magick

Happy Beltane, one and all!

And a very magical May day as well. 

Did you find yourselves out at dawn, rolling in the morning dew for a youth spell? Did you collect the blooming buds of flowers to weave beauty and charm into your life? Or alight the great Beltane fires and jumped over them to bring fortune for the rest of the year!

Beltane is one among the fire festivals of the seasons. The coming of two seasons, joining together for electric Spring and Summer passion. It’s after this holiday, that many could say notice a magical air within the weather. A cool and heated embrace.

Many witches love to cast their magicks during this time. The energies are charged. Wiccans associate this with the aftermath of the God and Goddess lovemaking. When magick is blessed by their joined power. Nevertheless, magick is especially potent; fertile, and is easily accessible at this time. 

Here are spells that are best done on Beltane, or anytime of this month. 

                    Hearth Flame Spell

Turn off all the lights of the home just before sunset. 

Outside, create a bonfire. Traditionally, 9 woods were casted into the fire to create a universal blessing. These woods are:

  • Birch
  • Rowan
  • Ash
  • Willow
  • Hawthorn
  • Alder 
  • Oak
  • Holly
  • Hazel

As the fire is ablaze, light a white candle and bring it into the home to rekindle the hearth fire. 

One can say a prayer or chant:

                     temporum beneficia
Season’s blessings. 

Allow the white candle to burn down for the rest of the night. And the spell is done.

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                Flame and Smoke Spell

For the coming summer, one has to cleanse and prepare. The summer season is time of change and activity, so this purification will help get you ready for the challenges to come. 

Gather 2 candles. Color code it to fit with the sort of cleansing you wish. 

  • White is universal cleanse
  • Yellow is mental cleanse
  • Blue is emotional cleanse
  • Green is body cleanse
  • Purple is spirit cleanse

Gather 2 incense. Again try to best fit with your cleanse. 

  • Frankincense is universal
  • Copal is mental
  • Myrrh is emotions
  • Sandalwood is body
  • Dragon’s Blood is spirit

Sit in between these candles and incense and allow it to purify all that is within. Meditate. The spell is done. 

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                    The Sun’s Blessing

The sun is fully awake at this time, and grows stronger as summer nears. Sing to the Sun at noon time, to call down his blessings for the coming summer. It doesn’t matter which song to sing, just as long as it comes from the heart. 

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                             May Rain

Any rain that falls during this month is especially potent with magical properties. Collect the rainwater in order to contribute to most any spells. From healing, to cleanses, to prosperity, and luck. To love, to happiness, to mental powers, and psychic. Rainwater can even be distilled in order to add to magical dishes and teas!

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This is but a few, and yet so much more can be done during this time of May. Be inspired, and feel the magick all around!

Blessed Be

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!

Day of Mooncakes

Merry meet! And welcome!

Today we will be celebrating the Moon Goddess in all her glory and splendor. The Full Moon is tomorrow and with it offerings of delicious mooncakes! 

Often the day of mooncakes is on April 8th, however it can be done on or near the Full Moon, so that the offerings are fresh. 

I love to make crescent shaped cookies. They are filled with flavor! Almonds, spice, and sugary delight. Packed with magical intentions. 

                Crescent Moon Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen

You will need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom, ground
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup + 2 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almonds, very finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350F

Whisk together the first 4 ingredients. 

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

Add vanilla extract and stir to combine. 

Add the flour mixture and mix, just until combined. 

Add almonds and still until thoroughly incorporated. 

Using 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie, shake into crescents and place on being sheets, 2 inches apart. 

Bake, in batches, until lightly golden. This will take about 15 minutes. 

Let cool for 5-10 minutes. 

Place the remaining 2 cups of confectioners sugar in a wide, shallow bowl. 

When the crescents are cool enough to handle but still warm, roll in confectioners sugar, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Once cool, roll in confectioners sugar again.

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This recipe is filled with magical intentions. 

Love: To instill love in the heart.

Lust: To instill the passion in the spirit. 

Mental Powers, Wisdom: Will restore lost energy and improve the mind. 

Money,  Prosperity, Success: To any who eats these enchanting cookies.  

Healing: To heal the heart, body, and mind. 

Psychic Power: To enhance the psychic senses. 

Protection: To protect all who eat these delicious cookies. 

Spirituality: When made with love, will send out spiritual vibrations to any who eats these marvelous cookies. 
Enjoy!

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 

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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.