Storm Magick

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I had dear friends and sisters inspire me to write about the tremendous power that comes from Storm Magicks, and how to embrace this craft. Worked on it for 3 days straight, trying to pick out all the knowledge I had learned over the years. Well I’m proud to say I finished. So for your enjoyment and magical knowledge, I give to you…

Storm Magick

Storm magick is both thrilling and terrifying power to harness. And I use harness lightly. Connecting to this form of power is exactly like working with the elements and weather magick. It is using the energies of the storm to manifest your will. It’s just like when using the elements to connect your power to the source of all magick.

However, storms are also on a different level. A witch can look at a storm as a form of a battery. The energy that creates a storm charges the air all around you, to the very ground you stand on. To the wind that blows, and to the rain that falls, are all empowered. A storm carries all the elements a witch holds dear. Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Even Spirit, for a storm empowers people as well.
So as a battery, a witch can learn to connect with the storm. They infuse his/her energy with it, and channel their magick to manifest their desire. All who have done it will say that it is certainly a rush of power coursing through the veins. Storm magick is so potent, that once familiar on how to wield its power, one doesn’t need any tools or ritual. Although I would recommend anti-lightening charms.
It is important to remember however, that storm magick is wild. Wild and neutral. It carries both positive and negative energies. It can both bless and destroy the land. Because of this, storm magick must be respected. Do not think that you can control the storm. Your merely working with it. If you ever do think you are master of the storm, watch your magick falter, ego has gotten in the way. And that can even turn against you.
One must approach the storm with an even temper, and a focused will before attempting to connect with its power. This is because a storm can absorb the energies you feed it, just like it feeds you. Believe me, once I hadn’t gotten over being very upset before connecting with a storm that was supposed to last for a day, it stormed for a week! Nasty one, it caused a power outage in my neighborhood. And trees were blown over.

Connecting To A Storm For The First Time
For a beginner who has never once connected to a storm, I feel it best that they meditate during one for their first try. They must meditate for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Inside, windows open so that they could listen to the rain, feel the wind, and connect to the thunder and lightning. Meditate with no thoughts other than the storm. Use your senses to feel the way it lives. Breathe in its power and release it. Do this for however long you feel it’s best. You will know when you are connected. There is no doubt, there is a surge of energy you can feel radiating through you. The energy feels different for some; it can be chills shivering up and down the body, warm heat filling the belly, or cool energy streaming up the spine. Feel how it effects you. Personally I get cool chills throughout the body with heat flowing through my core.

If meditation is not for you, there are many other methods to get into that meditative state. I know of others who do yoga, sacred dance, or like the native Americans do it, a drum circle gathering. However way helps you connect to the energies around you, go for it! All these meditation techniques can also be used for weather magick.

When you feel connected, test it. Call for a rise in wind, rain, thunder, or for a flash of lightning. Wait for 10 mins or less, if nothing happens, you need to continue to meditate and become familiar with the flow of energy coursing through you. If what you call forth happens, good for you! You are connected. Your flow of energy is in sync with the storm. But don’t get too excited or carried away, you can either lose focus, or make the storm worse!

Generally once you become familiar with how the energy feels and you can connect to it instantly, one can skip the meditation in the beginning. As one continues practicing storm magick, they can become so in tune with this craft, that they can even begin to sense when a storm is coming. You can feel the energy in the air, much like a sailor can smell the rain of one brewing.
Now that you have practiced connecting to the storm, the next step is harnessing this energy in order to manifest your intent. Because storm magick has both positive and negative energies, any spell can be cast. Often when beginning in storm magick, witches set up their altars to perform their spells. This should feel familiar, because you are casting a spell. The only difference, it is highly charged with the storm’s power. The tools and altars help the witch to remain focus on their intent. Which is essential in practicing with storm magick. The thought and desire must be clear, the clearer the picture the quicker it will manifest. The same can be said if your thoughts are jumbled. Overall, like the ole saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because the storm will cast it far into the winds. After a few storm spell practices, you may be able to do without the tools and altars. You’ll simply be able to connect to the storm, and project your spell through your energy.
All this is for thunderstorms, but of course there are many other kinds of weather storms. And each have their own special spells and rituals that can be done.

  • Regular Rain Storms are good for purification, love, healing, friendships, beauty, youth, releasing negative energies, thoughts and emotions.
  • Heavy Wind Storms are a good time for mental spells, studies, travel, breaking addictions and habits. Sending messages to others, both living and dead. And wishes.
  • Snow Storms are for purification, healing matters of the heart, transformational magick, change, protection, and renewal.
  • Fire Storms. This is when the searing heat of the Sun causes a blaze of fire to the land, and the winds sweep it across. It happens on a yearly basis here in California. Protection, courage, power, banishment, and commanding/oath spells are done during this time. Very dangerous though, one would need to be close to the flaming storm.
  • Storms during an Eclipse. These storms are rare, and because of such are extremely powerful. I have been told that these times of great power can be channeled to cure diseases, and banish unwanted energies, as well as successful exorcisms, if you believe in that.

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Tips For Working With Storm Magick

  • Keep it simple. After years of practicing with the weather, I found there’s really no need for big fancy rituals. All you truly need is you, and the willingness to open your soul.
  • Only work with this sort of magick if you feel calm and fluid. Put simply, if there is blockage in your energy, wait for the next storm to pass.
  • If you wish to work with tools, its very handy to have a drawstring baggie that is already packed with candles, oils, and/or incense. Click on the terms for recommended tools that I personally use during Storm spell work.
  • Keep a fresh cup of tea near. Peppermint or chamomile, or if you’ll like, blended! Sometimes the first time connecting to such powerful energies can leave you feeling empowered, but it may also cause reverse reactions. Like nausea, dizziness, and/or drained. Click on the terms to see my favorite go-to cups of tea!
  • Some storms blow over quick, so be prepared to work fast, and spur of the moment.
  • Work indoors, if you can. Some may think this odd since your working with a storm, but lightning strikes are no joke. Lightning kills more people in a year, than a tornado does. And since we are conducting energy between ourselves and the storm, there is the risky chance that you can attract one to you, or near. Another good reason to create anti-lightning charms. Or for the serious weather witch, a lightning rod. These help a lot! I’ll never forget the time I was using a lightning storm for banishment and enlightenment, and there were strikes left and right of me. Since I was staying in a hotel, many of the surrounding hotels had lightning rods. Phew for that…
  • Remember that you and the storm are One. The energy between you two must flow fluidly. The fastest way to connect to its power, is to simply surrender to it.
  • Growing mugwort, marjoram, or Saint John’s Wort, protects the home from storms and lightning. Carrying or hanging acorns also serves as a protection charm from lightning. Click on the terms to see where I buy my seeds.
  • Fern is a great addition to storm offering incense. If you wish for a rain storm, add heather. To find the dried herbs, click on the terms.
  • Any water collected while you are connected to the storm is especially potent for you and your craft.
  • Any tools left out in the storm is going to be charged, especially stones and crystals.
  • Fulgurite is a powerful glass stone that was created by lightning itself! When lightning strikes sandy soil or sand, this stone is born! It is vibrant with power and has been used in storm magicks as a tool for manifesting your desires. It also helps empower the chakras, assists shaman work, healing, psychic workings, and paired with other stones or blends to charge them.
  • Click on the image below to see this amazing Fulgurite necklace that would make a magnificent talisman!

The list can go on and on, because that is how widespread storm magick can be. Go out there and try it and see what new knowledge you will discover and learn, and pass on!

Great Stormy Blessings, everyone!

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Storm Magick Is Brewing

Scorpio Spells

Great Full Moon Blessings!

And welcome!

Tonight is the great Scorpion Moon. An enchanting night filled with mystery and magick. One may feel a lot more susceptible to emotional imbalances and energy draining. This is because the great full moon in Scorpios chamber influences you to ooze your energy and power. On the other hand, this aligning can also make you feel the opposite. You could be feeling extra powerful, and filled with self reflection and love. 

Here are the types of spells and magick to consider doing on this full moon.

  • Rebirth
  • Transformation
  • Credit and Mortgages
  • Recovering lost things or relationships. 
  • Sex magicks, elixirs and rituals related to emotions and relationships. 
  • Couples magick
  • Self hypnosis sessions, or self love work. 
  • Divination sessions to uncover secrets. 

Here are also a few personal spells to delight in. 

Here are a few other ideas for spells to do this Full Moon. Two water based spells to pay homage to the water element of Scorpio.


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SELF CONFIDENCE BATH

The following magical bath enhances self-confidence and personal magnetism, and increases chances of success. Take the bath either just prior to an important event, an interview or the like, the night before. Remember to allow yourself to air dry and leave the herbs in the infusion for upmost power if at all possible.

  1. Place allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, cloves, whole nutmeg, and pieces of Sandalwood in a bowl.
  2. Cover with boiling water and let the herbs steep for awhile, at least an hour or longer.
  3. Afterwards, draw a bath for yourself.
  4. Stand in the tub and toss the now lukewarm infusion over your body.
  5. Soak and steep yourself in the bath.

And good luck! For it’s going to be powerful!

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FRIENDSHIP RENEWAL POWDER

This powder is intended to soften an angry friend’s heart or an ex-lover. It helps prevent them from becoming an enemy. Grind and powder the following ingredients together:

Sprinkle the powder on your friend’s shoulder, if possible. If not, then close to their surroundings. If this is even not possible, one can use a human figure candle and surround the base with this powder as the candle is lit. 

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CLEANSING AND ENERGY BATH

This Botanical bath is to cleanse the aura, as well as balance yin and yang Energies.

  1. Add a cup of pure sea salt to a dish.
  2. Add two drops, each of essential oils of Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, and Vetiver.
  3. With your fingers, blend this into the salt.
  4. Add this to a tub of running water.
  5. When the bath has filled, and the temperature is correct, adjust the fragrance. If you like, add a few more drops of any of the essential oils directly to the water. 

Stir well. I like to use a wooden spoon to make sure the water is well-blended.

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Happy Full Moon Blessings to you all! 

Blessed Be ~*~

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SCORPIOS CAN DO MAGICK TOO!

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.


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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:

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.


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. 

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


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. 


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

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May Day Magick!

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! This happens between April 21st – April 22nd.

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.

Enjoy and many blessings!

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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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HAIR MAGICK IS A THING!

Imbolc Recipes

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 cleansing.  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 pure 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.

Crush ingredients in a mortar and pestle. And burn over charcoal.


Imbolc 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.

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Delicious Imbolc Recipes!

Mental Focus Tea

Welcome!

We all have those days. Sluggish. Uninspired. Unmotivated. Those days can really drag along. But when those days find me, I always turn to my mental focus tea. This tea is so refreshing, either hot or cold.


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Mental Focus Tea

Boil a cup of water, and when finished, pour over herbs and allow to steep for 5 minutes. As the tea brews, chant over the cup:

“By fire and air, my mind be swift. No longer will my focus stay in a twist.”

Enjoy the invigorating flavor of refreshing zest with this tea. As well as mental clarity and energy renewal.

A wonderful iced tea version of my tea that is even better!

  • 8 cups of cold water
  • 8 large lemons, washed and cut in half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Pinch of mustard seed

Boil the 8 cups of water, and when ready, pour over all ingredients. Stir, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain and then store in the fridge. Pour over ice, and enjoy!

*Please be aware of your health. Always consult a doctor if you are taking medication. Do not drink if pregnant or nursing. Thank you.*

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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. 


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Abra-Melin’s Oil

My recipe of the oil

  • 15 drops of Cinnamon
  • 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 ~*~

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The Sacred Abra-Melin’s Oil Recipe

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. 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.


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El agua de Angel Recipe

(using floral water & infusions)

Fresh Myrtle flowers, leaves, and stems

Fresh Orange Blossoms

Fresh Roses

Fresh Lavender

Fresh 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’s Water recipe

(Using essential oils)

21 drops of Myrtle

15 drops of Neroli

9 drops of  Rose

1 ounce of Base Oil

Again this is not a definite measurement. You will need to call it by heart.

Use this for:

  • Beauty Spells
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Love Spells
  • Self-Love Spells
  • Mending A Couple’s Love

So have fun with this. And enjoy!

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Winter Solstice Tea

Happy Solstice!

For the winter solstice, I created a tea with herbs that are in tune with the season. My winter solstice tea is simple and soothing. Perfect for the evening and with sugar cookies!


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Winter Solstice Tea

1 tsp Chamomile

1 tsp Sage or few sprigs

1 Vanilla bean (I ground it)

And honey for flavor

Instructions:

Steep the ingredients in one cup of boiled water for 5-6 minutes. Strain and add honey and/or milk if you wish.



Sugar Cookie Recipe

  1. 2 1/4 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 1/2 cups sugar (plus more for rolling the dough in)
  6. 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature and cubed
  7. 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and warm
  8. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  9. 1 egg
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  11. 1 Tablespoon whole milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you don’t have parchment paper, lightly oil the baking sheet.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.. Set aside.
  3. Place the sugar in a medium bowl. Place the cream cheese on top and pour the melted, warm butter over the top. Whisk to combine. There may be a few lumps of cream cheese that remain but they’ll be incorporated when other ingredients are mixed in.
  4. Whisk the oil in until well incorporated.. Stir in the egg, vanilla, and milk.
  5. Add the flour mixture and fold it in until a smooth dough forms.
  6. Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into 24 balls. Roll each ball into the extra sugar. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Using the bottom of a flat drinking glass, slightly flatten each cookie until they are 2 inches in diameter.
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes, turning the pan halfway through baking. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

*Please always be aware of your body and health. Consult with your doctor about mixing tea with medication. Do not drink if you are pregnant or nursing.*

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Winter Tea & Cookies? Yes Please!