New Moon Psychic Bath

Originally posted on Witches Of The Craft:

New Moon Psychic Bath

This relaxing bath will help bring out your natural psychic abilities, and connect with the energies of the moon. Try to perform this spell during the phase of the new moon if you can.

You will need the following items for this spell:
  • • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • • 1/4 cup vervain
  • • 1/4 cup jasmine flowers
  • • 7 drops cypress oil

In a bowl, mix together everything but the oil. Pour it into a tub full of hot bathwater, then add the drops of oil to the bath too. You can split the mixture in half for 2 baths if you want, just keep the oil separate.

Get in the tub, and just soak. Careful getting in though, the sea salt will be a bit rough under foot. Let your thoughts float and open up your mind to new…

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Herbal Pharmacy – 7

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Originally posted on Mystical Magical Herbs:

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Photo of Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d’arco).

Sage ~ Salvia officinalis  [ Hot flashes ]

Traditionally used to reduce hot flashes. Sage is not only a popular culinary herb, but also widely used as a remedy for hot flashes. The plant is rich in tannins, giving it astringent properties and supporting its use to reduce excessive bodily functions. In addition to hot flashes/flushes, these drying properties may benefit other menopausal symptoms such as night sweats and heavy periods. Scientific studies have shown that several compounds in sage possess estrogenic effects, which may further explain its use in menopause. Infuse 1/2 tablespoon of fresh or dried sage in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep three minutes, strain out the herb and drink while hot. It is safe to drink one or two cups twice weekly, especially the week before your period. May also relieve PMS symptoms.

German Chamomile ~ Matricaria recutita […

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Samhain Southern Hemisphere – Beltane Northern Hemisphere

In the Southern Hemisphere I wish you a blessed Samhain, as the weather turns cold it is time to light the fires and snuggle up, be warm and honour the season as it changes. Blessed Be!

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The Pagan year begins (and ends) with Samhain. It is a time of reflection, of looking back over the last year. This is the time when the boundary is thinnest between the worlds of living and dead; the powers of divination, the Sight, and supernatural communication are strengthened on Samhain night, and it is considered a powerful but dangerous time to communicate with lost loved ones. Pagans celebrate Samhain as an acknowledgment that without death, there can be no rebirth. At Samhain, the darkness increases and the Goddess reigns in her powerful aspect of the Crone. The God passes into the underworld to become reborn of the Goddess again at Yule. It is a time to honour those who have gone before us.

Blessed Be!

Beltane – Northern Hemisphere

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And to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, rejoice as the sun begins to shine and the flowers begin to bloom.  Let your hearts burst with joy as the light shines down upon you.  Blessed Be!

Beltane is the cross-quarter holiday between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. It is the time when the abundance of flowers and greens is a welcome relief from winter’s drabness; it was traditionally a day for leaping the Beltane fires, which were lit to honor the Sun God, and for celebrating fertility.

Beltane celebrates the blessing between Mother Earth and Father Sky and honors all life.

Both are times when the “veil” between the worlds is thought to be thinnest, and therefore magik can happen, such as visits from faeries or similar other-worldly occurrences.

This is a good time for invoking our spirit guides to help us.

A blessed Beltane to you!

A Money Charm

Originally posted on The Wytches Blog:

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What you will need.

  1. A Square of green cloth
  2. All Spice, Borage, Lavender and Safforn
  3. Some suitable crystals or salt rock (such as Emerald, Adventurine)
  4. Three Silver Coins
  5. Gold and Silver colored thread.

Method Gather up the three silver coins and breathe on them 4 times chanting ” To the Spirts of Air I say bring some money my way.” Put the ingredients on the cloth and tie the cloth into a bag, using 8 knots in the thread.

Hide the bag in a safe, cool, dark place away from prying eyes for 8 days. After the 8 days money should be coming in.

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Your “Sweet Smelling” Home

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Originally posted on Mystical Magical Herbs:

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My colleagues at work were talking about air fresheners. I wondered to myself, “What synthetic chemicals do they put in those things?” Searching the internet brought up a lot of negative information about commercial air “fresheners”.

I would agree that few things are more pleasant than coming home and walking into a beautifully scented home. However, it seems that most commercial air-fresheners, including the plug-ins, are derived from hazardous chemicals. 95% of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from toxic petrochemicals. Of the 3,000 plus chemicals used in commercial air-fresheners, almost all are linked to birth defects, abnormal hormonal levels, allergic reactions and asthma attacks.

Blending your own sprays from essential oils not only scents the home with a wonderful fragrance, those made with botanical oils also contain germ and bacteria fighting power as well.

Most of the blends listed in the recipes below contain mild antibacterial and antiviral…

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Superb Herbs

Originally posted on Mystical Magical Herbs:

Garden centers and nurseries are full of bedding plants this month. More than ever, herbs are extremely popular. With such an array to choose from it’s a hard decision. I’m often asked to recommend the “best herbs.” As far as herbs are concerned – all of them in my opinion. Here are ten herbs that I would consider superb herbs in the home garden. All are fairly easy to grow, all can be grown in containers, large planters, tucked in the flower beds, just about anywhere as long as they receive 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight.

Summer savory: Annual, [ Satureja hortensis]. Full sun, grows to a height of 18 inches. Space in garden, 12 inches apart. Soil: loves moist and loamy soil, rich in organic matter. Culinary, used in cooking, herb vinegars and marinades. Tall and wispy stems produce tiny lavender flowers in late August. Called the “bean herb” by cooks…

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From the Herb Basket – 22

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Milk thistle tea can help prevent post nasal drip. Sipping a cup or two daily reduces post nasal drip, runny nose and other pollen-triggered miseries. Milk thistle’s active ingredient [ silymarin] encourages the liver to flush out symptom-lingering immune proteins. Check your local health store for Alvita Milk Thistle tea bags, or go to Alvita.com

Stress and trouble sleeping seem to go together these days. Check out Badger Night- Night Balm [ $10 for 2 ounces at drugstore.com] This sweetly scented ointment contains chamomile, lavender, sandalwood and spearmint. One or two whiffs from the tube and a refreshing sleep usually follows.

The word basil comes from the Greek, meaning “King.”

Hyssop has been used since ancient times to purify temples and sacred places. Hyssop is packed with antimicrobial oil that kills germs, prevents infections and heals minor wounds. To help cure a cold or sore throat, sip 2 to 3…

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