GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES (Full Moon Spells)

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We are back again for another GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES. FULL MOON edition!

During this magical time, the Full Moon is vibrant with energy, so it is an ideal time for any and all hearth magick to be done. For all things considered, one does not need to wait only for the night of the Full Moon. Magick can be done during the whole week. So don’t sell your magick short.

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


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To Enchant Your Words During Spellwork

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


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.


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.”


Dragon’s Blood Bath

This mix is to empower and cleanse the magical spirit within you. 
Ground equal amounts of:

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.


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.


 

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

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.


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. 

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.


May this Full Moon be delightfully enriching for you all out there. Be sure to embrace the power that flows through you. Be filled with wisdom and love.

Blessed Be.

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GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES (FULL MOON SPELLS)

Dedicating An Animal Spirit

Hello and Welcome!

I’ve recently discovered a ritual that is both beautiful and magickal. If you are one that finds your pet to be special and powerful, then this is the spell for you. If you are also one who finds great purpose in worshiping deities, then this is the ritual for you.

This ritual is dedicating an animal to a specific Spirit. This will create a profound triangular relationship between human, spirit and animal. This ritual derives from indigenous Siberia, but with a twist.


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THE SPELL

  1. Choose a specific animal to be dedicated to a specific deity. ( I will include a list of animals and the deities that are associated with them.)
  2. Purify the animal with juniper incense.
  3. Sprinkle it with wine.
  4. Decorate the animal with ribbons in colors associated with the specific Spirit.
  5. Offer the animal an infusion of 1 teaspoon of honey to 1-2 cups of water.
  6. The animal is returned home or to its flock. It is now never ridden, eaten, or worked. It is treated special and allowed to enjoy its life as a gesture of sacrificial devotion. This treatment may extend over the animal’s entire natural life or for a specific period of time. This must be specified during the initiation.

ANIMALS AND THEIR DEITIES

CATS:

Artemis. Bastet. Freya. Hecate. Lilith.

BIG CATS:

Dionysus. Durga. Hathor. Kybele. Sekhmet.

DOGS:

Artemis. Hecate. Ogun. Saint Roch.

HORSES:

Anat. Demeter. Epona. Poseidon. Rhiannon. Rla-mgrin (Hayagriva)

TOADS:

Agwe. Heket.

SNAKES:

Athena. Ezilli Freda Dahomey. Lilith. Mami Waters. Simbi. Lady Asherah.

COWS:

Brigid. Hathor. Hermes. Isis. Lakshmi. Maeve. Shiva.

FISH:

Atargatis. La Baleine. La Sirene. Yemaya.

PIGS:

Demeter. Seth.

DEITIES THAT PROTECT ALL ANIMALS:

Aphrodite. Artemis. Baba Yaga. Faunus. Hathor. Lilith. Saint Anthony.

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Great Blessings!

Dedicate An Animal Spirit!

Ultima Purgatio Ritus

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This ultimate purification ritual is a seven day-long devoted process. It is to heal and nurture the mind, body, and spirit. One must be prepared to dive deep and confront what needs to be healed and let go. Each purifying day will feel fulfilled and renewed, but keep going to the very end. Each day is significant for our soul, or chakras, what have you.


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When you have the week ready, begin the night before with this special tea right before bed.

Purification Tea

1 tbsp Black Tea
1 tsp Chamomile
2 tsp Fennel
2 tsp Hyssop
1 tsp Valerian

*Always be aware of your body and health, and only drink this tea if you are of good health. Please consult with your doctor otherwise.*

Make each day your own, but still follow along the same lines.

Day 1

Find a place of the Earth. Whether that be a park, a forest, or even the backyard. Anoint your pulse points with oil of Sandalwood and Patchouli, blended in jojoba oil. Lay out on the ground, barefoot, and hands faced down. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Find the center of your energy and match to that of the Earth. When you feel the connection, start to meditate on all that you fear. If you’ve experienced abandonment, neglect, major illnesses or surgeries, physical abuse, or inherited traumas, this is the time to meditate on these fears. Understand this and be honest with yourself; in no way allow these fears to torment you. Don’t hang onto them. Pour the negative energy out from you, into the ground beneath it. Visualize the fears being buried. Do this for however long you like, till you no longer feel the heavy weight. And notice a significant lightness, or renewed energy. Rise.

(If it helps to talk, speak all that you fear to the Earth.)


Day 2

Brew a cup of Jasmine tea. Then either prepare a bath, or go to the beach, lake, pond. Placing your feet into the water, drink the Jasmine tea, and then fill the cup with the water at your feet. Gaze deep into the cup of water. And feel its pull. Once you feel entranced, pour the cup of water over you. Feel yourself becoming one with the energies of water. Then submerge your whole body. As you soak, begin to meditate on all the guilt brewing in your belly. This is the time to release any guilt due to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Neglect. Alcohol or drug addictions, etc. Again, don’t let this stick on your insides. Let it stir in a whirlpool of energy. When you’ve finished swirling the guilt through you, pour it into the water. Feel the water’s cleansing energy flow and replace the negative. When you have absorbed enough, feel the tingling cool rush of power in you, step out of the bath, beach, pond, or lake. Air dry.


Day 3

Write down all that you are ashamed of, be honest with yourself. The burning burdens that way you down. Focus on what you wish released. Then either build a pyre, or a fire pit, or in a fire place. Create a fire. Sit and stare into the light. Feel its warmth, smell its burning flame. Be a part of the fire. Get lost in its essence. When ready, toss the page into the fire, not losing your concentration. And as the paper is burning, speak out loud all that was written. Watch it burn into nothing, and yet be purified. If you feel capable, and remaining safe without causing yourself harm, be brave and place your hand near the flame. Absorb the fire’s strength and courage. Allow it to renew you, to embolden your spirit. Either stay to watch the fire burn out on its own, or carry on as it’s burning, but always remember that the courage of Fire will never die.


Day 4

One would hope that it is a breezy/semi windy day for this. However, if it so happens to be windy on another day then do this, rather than another. But if there is absolutely no wind on any of these days, then you can create your own, by using a fan. Or you can take yourself to higher ground, where there certain to be wind. Have blended Sandalwood and Rose. Burn the incense and call to the wind. When the wind blows, feel its smooth and uplifting caress. Feel it course through you. Placing your hands over the incense, speak or meditate on all that you grieve for. What weighs down on your heart. When ready, and if the wind picks up, lift your hands and touch your heart. Begin to pull your hands away from your heart slowly. Visualize all your grief being removed from you, and drifting off into the wind. When you feel relieved of this, focus back onto the air. Breathe in each breeze that caresses you. Let it fill in the hole that was left behind. When you feel light and tingly, rise up, and turn to go. Releasing one final breathe.


*The following three days will be focused on purifying the inner soul. It will be challenging, because it is meant to tap into the inner psyche. Be brave, but above all, be honest with yourself.*


Day 5
Find a comfortable area that permits no light. It can be a simple dark room. But it must be one that you feel absolutely safe and secure in. Prepare a spot where you will be either laying or sitting at. Gather moonstones, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, or turquoise stones, and lay them out in a large circle around you. Have meditation/calming music playing in the background. Get comfortable in the darken room, and relax. In the beginning, focus on nothing but the dark. Do not think of anything else. Adrift with the sounds of the music. Free your mind, until it feels balanced. When ready, begin to ponder all the lies that have plagued you. That others have told you, what you have told yourself. Face them. Confront them. But don’t be angered, or upset by them. Approach these lies with the truth. Your truth. And accept this, recognize and secure this truth. Believe in it, and let it soak into your being. When you are done, rise, and walk back into the light, with your new found truth.


Day 6

On a sunny day, go outside. Bring with you two crystals of either amethyst, or fluorite. As well as oil of rosemary, or lavender. For those with sensitive skin, be sure to wear SPF protection. Find a favorite spot, preferably at a place where you have been before. Sit comfortably, and relax. When ready, anoint your forehead with oil. Place the two crystals on both palms facing up. Begin to meditate, clearing your mind. Explore all that you feel is a illusion in your life. All that you thought was real, but had not been, or that continues to be. This is the hardest challenge because how does one see an illusion when they are blinded to it? You must open your third eye to see. To face the reality that is in front of you, and the delusion that others place on you, or what you place on yourself. This may take time. If you feel your mind begin to wonder, return it back by repeating “ham-ksham”, and refocusing on the question, what is an illusion in your life? Most do not wish to face this, but once it is understood, the soul is nearly purified. Once this is done, and the challenges faced, raise your face to the Sun and let the light shine into your soul. The light of certainty.


Final Day

This is it. The full completion of your purification. The end of your pilgrimage towards spiritual well-being, and self love. Go to a place that incorporates all the elements from the past week. Such as a park near water, with candles of white or purple, and incense of Jasmine and Frankincense. Where one could feel the breeze, hear the birds or music, see the light of the Sun, and sit in the shade under a tree. Or in your own home, with all these elements gathered around you. Begin your meditation. Clear thought, relax. Focus on all the elements around you. When ready, start to reflect on all that you had worked on, the strength and grips that you let go. Feel accomplished. Begin to speak words of love to yourself. Compliment yourself. Express how much you love yourself. How much you mean to this world. What you deserve, and have conquered. Don’t sell yourself short, don’t hold back. Give it your all. Then, relax once more. No thought. Only sense. Reach out and connect to all of your senses. To the energies all around you. Lay back. Rest. And if you fall asleep, let it be so. Be free. Awaken anew.

Blessed Be ~*~

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THE ULTIMATE PURIFICATION RITUAL

Storm Magick

Welcome!

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!

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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There’s Magick In The Stars

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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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!

Healing Apple Tea

Welcome!

Whenever the winter season is nearly among us, we must prepare our minds, bodies, and souls. To keep them healthy and positive. Once the winter season is here, dark days will surely feel longer, as well as that winter chill. The possible cold and flu is at its strongest. 

With that being written, I have a wonderful tea recipe that has helped me for years. I give you, my healing tea.


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Healing Tea

Brew the saffron and cinnamon in half cup of hot water. Add in the honey. Then lastly stir in the apple cider when the brew has cooled ever so slightly. As the cup is brewing I chant:

Saffron heals the mind. Apple heals the heart. Cinnamon to strengthen. Honey to guard.

This magical recipe should grant you health, as well as beneficial immune boosting properties!


What is a little tea without the sweets?! I love to pair this tea with delicious homemade chocolate cookies! There’s something about the apple flavor that compliments the chocolate.

Chocolate Cookies Recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until almost melted; do not overheat. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.

  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy! And be sure to add a little of your own magick to these delicious cookies!

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First Harvest Tea

WELCOME!

Today marks the first harvest as some would also associate this day as Lammas. This is a time of special blessings to family and friends when all come together to share a feast of breads and meal. Before such a gathering, the crops are harvested, and blessed with the energies of man and nature. These blessings are to summon good fortune for the coming Autumn Season.

Today, my husband and I have prepared a meal for two. We will light a blessing candle and share this feast in love and in balance. Last night, I created a dessert to fit the occasion. A delicious banana pudding. And to partake alongside such a scrumptious treat, I made a brew of tea to fill our minds and soul with creative wisdom.

Tis a perfect brew to share with friends and loved ones with some delicious breads and treats.


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Creative Wisdom Tea

  • 1/4 cup of pitted Cherries (frozen, fresh, or canned)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Sage (or 1 tablespoon of fresh)
  • 1 Black Tea bag.
  • slice of Lemon
  • add honey to your liking

*Recipe is per 1 cup.
*It is also delicious over ice, but if one wishes to make it this way, the recipe must be doubled.

Bring the cherries to a boil in a sauce pan, then simmer and steep for about 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, strain the fruit through a sieve, pressing the cherries. Discard the cherries, or do what I love to do and puree them for morning shakes (waste not). Return strained mixture to saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Add sage and tea and allow it to steep away from the heat for 5-10 minutes (the longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor). Strain the sage and tea, and add honey to sweeten and magically blend the brew together. Add a slice of lemon and enjoy!


Every time I brew a tea, I always say a prayer to bless it for the occasion. In this case, the chant was:

In this pot I enchant and brew,
A spell that is pure and true.
I conjure wisdom and creativity,
In this tea that honors the divinity.
As we drink, the magick shall spread.
Creativity and wisdom shall be our friend. 

So, brothers and sisters, have a beautiful first harvest and Lammas! Blessings to one and all!

*Please always be aware of your health and body. Always consult with a doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Do not drink if pregnant or nursing. Thank you!*

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FIRST HARVEST TEA RECIPE!