Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Years Ritual

by Sable Aradia

You will need:
  • A candle
  • A cookie, piece of cake, cracker, piece of fruit, or whatever small food item you prefer (seasonal fruitcake or baking is especially appropriate)
  • A horn, bell, chime, drum, or other loud noisemaker (or just your voice even)
  • A drinking container filled with your choice of beverage (alcohol is traditional, but feel free to substitute sparkling fruit juice or whatever celebratory drink you prefer)
  • A besom or household broom
Light the candle at about a quarter to midnight on December 31.  Make the space sacred in whatever way you prefer.

Imbue the chosen food item with the energy of the past year, using the candle as a focus.  Consider what you learned, what you gained, and what you have to be thankful for.  Eat the food with the intention of accepting the gifts given in an “attitude of gratitude.”  Consciously thank the Old Year for its gifts and lessons.  If you like, you may also thank your household gods and spirits for protecting you through the year and make offering to them at this time.
Fill the drinking container with your chosen drink and set it by the candle.
Observe the countdown to midnight in whatever manner you prefer.  Listen to the radio, gather around your clock to count down the seconds, or turn on your TV and watch the descent of the ball in Times Square.

At the stroke of midnight, bellow “Happy New Year!” and make noise!  (I like to go to my door and blow a horn three times at the threshold.  For me this invites the Wild Hunt to chase ill-meaning energies and spirits away.)  Maybe sing “Auld Lang Syne” if you don’t have noisemakers (or just want to).  Traditionally, all the noise scares away evil spirits.

Take the broom and sweep negative energy out of the house, ending with your most-used entranceway.  Shut the door firmly on it and lay the broom across the doorframe.  This symbolically seals the threshold against the return of what you’ve banished.  (I also view it as an omen; the first person who crosses the threshold and steps over the broom will have a powerful effect on the household in the next year.  I usually leave it until it has been crossed by both someone from the household and a guest.)  If you don’t want to leave it for a long time because it’s in the way, at least try to leave the broom for the night before you remove it.
Imbue the drink with the energy of promises and hope for the New Year and make a celebratory toast, drinking deeply of the liquid.  This would be a good time to make oaths, New Year’s resolutions, or engage in the Norse “brag and boast” custom. Drink all of the liquid (and make sure to offer some to the household spirits also, if that is part of your custom.)

Thank the gods you follow and extinguish the candle; or leave it burn for the rest of the night until it goes out, symbolizing the light of hope in darkness (to do that, you can often put it in a kitchen sink if you’re worried about possible accidents; even if it spills over, sinks are usually fireproof.)
That’s it!  Happy New Year to you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Peppermint lip balm DIY

Sunday, December 20, 2015


WITCH TIP When making pies you can inscribe sigils and symbols into the crust to add magic to the finished product.

Monday, December 14, 2015


Rosemary: burn rosemary to rid your home of negative energy, or as an incense while you meditate. 

Hang bundles on your front door to keep harmful or negative people from entering. 

Stuff a healing poppet with dried rosemary to take advantage of its medicinal properties, or mix it with juniper berries and burn in a sickroom to promote healthy recovery. 

In spell work, substitute rosemary for other herbs such as frankincense, if needed.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

You might be a Redneck Pagan

You might be a Redneck Pagan.......

if your cakes-n-ale are cornbread and moonshine.

if  your voodoo doll is made of WalMart bags.

 if "All Hail" is often misinterpreted as "awww hell"

if you gall stones for runes

 if instead of colored candles you use colored Yule lights.

if skinny dipping in the crik is part of your ritual bathing.

if your ritual robe is made out of mossy oak camo.

 if your ritual knife is also a skinning knife

if your chalice is a red solo cup

 if your ritual chalice is a mason jar that once had pickles in it.

if your cauldron is also a wash tub...

 if your cauldron is the old rusty top-load washing machine in the front yard

if you reenact the wild hunt, and actually hunt

if you call the quarters as "North, East, South and Over Yonder."


Altar blessing

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Orange Scones

Orange Scones

For the scones:
½ cups orange juice, freshly squeezed
 ¼ cup buttermilk
1 whole large egg
2 T. orange zest
3 cups flour
⅔ cups sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoons salt
2 sticks butter

Preheat oven to 350° F.
To make the scones, combine the orange juice, buttermilk, egg, and orange zest.  Set aside.
Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Bake for 20-25 min.... 400 degrees

For the glaze:
3-½ cups powdered sugar
⅔ cups orange juice
1 Tablespoon orange zest
¼ teaspoons salt
To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and salt until smooth.  Adjust sugar/liquid to reach desired consistency.

Sweep away your troubles

Saturday, November 07, 2015


 No matter what it's called, it's a totally tasty treat!!!!!  I grew up eating this, and now I grow it in my own garden.... but, people with lawns just think of this as a weed!
Common sorrel has been cultivated for centuries. The leaves may be pureed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavor that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries. The plant's sharp taste is due to oxalic acid, which is mildly toxic.
In northern Nigeria, sorrel is known as yakuwa or sure (pronounced suuray) in Hausa or karassu in Kanuri. It is also used in stews usually in addition to spinach. In some Hausa communities, it is steamed and made into salad using kuli-kuli (traditional roasted peanut cakes with oil extracted), salt, pepper, onion and tomatoes. The recipe varies according to different levels of household income. A drink called zobo (sorrel squash) is made from a decoction of the plant calyx.
In Romania, wild or garden sorrel, known as măcriş or ştevie, is used to make sour soups, stewed with spinach, added fresh to lettuce and spinach in salads or over open sandwiches.
In Russia and Ukraine it is called shchavel (щавель) and is used to make soup called green borscht. It is used as a soup ingredient in other countries, too (e.g. Lithuania, where it is known as rūgštynė).
In Hungary the plant and its leaves are known as sóska (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʃoːʃkɒ]). It is called kuzukulağı ('lamb's ear') in Turkish. In Polish it is called szczaw.
In Croatia and Bulgaria is used for soups or with mashed potatoes, or as part of a traditional dish containing eel and other green herbs.
In rural Greece it is used with spinach, leeks, and chard in spanakopita.
In the Flemish part of Belgium it is called zurkel and preserved pureed sorrel is mixed with mashed potatoes and eaten with sausages, meatballs or fried bacon, as a traditional winter dish.
In Vietnam it is called Rau Chua and is used to added fresh to lettuce and in salads for Bánh Xēo.
In Portugal, it is called azeda or azeda-brava , "sour", "fierce sour", and is usually eaten raw in salads or used to make soups. This is identical to its use in Brazil, under the name of azedinha , "small/lovely tart").
In India, the leaves are called chukkakura in Telugu, and are used in making delicious recipes. Chukkakura pappu soup made with yellow lentils is also called toor dal in India.
In Albania it is called lëpjeta, the leaves are simmered and served cold marinated in olive oil, it is used in soups, and even as an ingredient for filling byrek pies (byrek me lakra).
This name can be confused with the hibiscus calyces or hibiscus tea.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Health Protection Spell

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quick and easy spooky Rum balls

This is super easy.... using your recipe for Rum Balls. You can buy these Ice Cube trays at most store for the holiday... they also have Christmas tree's and such if you want to do them for different holidays! Quick, easy, and you can even get the kids to press each cookie into the molds.


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar,  and cocoa Blend in corn syrup and rum.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls, and roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop the flavor.
  3. Take each ball and lightly press into the mold... 
  4. then for Skulls, shift with powdered sugar
  5. The pumpkins can be dusted in orange sugar

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lemon Grass

Burn or carry, a bag of lemon grass when you are looking to remove obstacles in your life!

lemon grass is said to bring luck and ward off evil!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015


I'm going to tell you guys a little secret of mine.  I figure who better to share it with then my witchy friends.

People are always complementing me on my skin... then they find out I'm over 60 and freak out!!!
I'm not saying I look 20, but I sure can pass for under 40... and this is my secret.

Get a bottle that closes... don't matter what shape or anything... but make sure it's GLASS! 

In the bottle I add equal portions of WHITE VINEGAR, AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (you have to add both)  and then top it off with a HUGE DOLLOP OF HONEY.... shake it up, and it's ready. (do not refrigerate, keep it on your bathroom counter)

Every night after you wash and dry your face (no soap unless you have makeup on, otherwise just use hot water)  You take a cotton pad and soak it in the solution.  And dab it all over you face... especially where there are wrinkles (light or deep ones, it doesn't matter... and any discoloration spots on your face too)

Now comes the NOT SO FUN PART!  It's going to BURN! 

First off, if you apply it around your eyes.. make sure you have a fan of some sort to keep fanning your face... or the VINEGAR vapors with make your eyes water!!!

Then sit there.... go on your computer or watch TV and see how long you can last with that shit burning your face...

I've made it to 10 minutes, but that's after months of doing it!!!

Then run and wash that stuff off!!

This is NOT a fast fix!  It'll take months to have the same effect as a Doctors Acid Peel... but much gentler.

It also fix's your skins PH... if your oily or dry or a mix... GONE!  Just normal skin is left... no more shinny nose's!!

Another thing I suggest is to take one face towel, wash it a few times, and DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER!!! 

Keep the towel as rough as you can get it, and use it to rub down your face after you wash the vinegar off!!  This will get rid of the dead cells and allow fresh ones to grow!

 (don't hear those cretins who tell you to dab your face dry.. the rougher the better... gets rid of all those old dry cells!)

sound horrible, doesn't it???  But, try it for a month... and see what happens... You will never regret it!!!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Black pepper

Black pepper is used in spells and charms that banish negativity and provide protection.

You can burn black pepper to rid your home of negative energies prior to using sage (smudging).

Carry black pepper corns with you as a charm to ward off petty jealousy against you and it will help to free your mind of jealousy.

Pepper is also used to promote courage. Mixed with salt and scattered around your property, it will clear and protect your home from negative energy.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


(Use topically with carrier oil. This does not replace medical advice.)

Frankincense has many wonderful attributes such as being anti-bacterial and good for pain relief. It can be used to relieve stress, to help cuts and scrapes heal quicker and reduce scars. It is often said "when in doubt use Frankincense."
Eucalyptus oil has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that make it good to use for colds and fevers. It is also an anti-pyretic and can be used to help relieve nausea and vomiting.

Peppermint is used as a stimulant to wake the body and clear the mind. It can be very good for nausea. It can be used for congestion and to relieve fevers. Careful using peppermint on children under 6, make sure is very diluted.

Lavender has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties. It can boost your bodies' natural immunity. Above all it is prized for its wonderful smell and its calming scent that can help you relax and sleep better

Lemon has a wonderful smell that can help to balance emotions. Used in small doses it can energize, and in larger doses as a calming agent. It is also easy to use to make your own cleaning recipes and do away with harsh (and expensive) household cleaners.

Tea tree or Melaleuca oil has many useful antibacterial and antifungal properties. It can be used to help heal cuts, scrapes, bites, acne, dandruff, athelete's foot and a host of other issues. It can also be used to make your own household cleaners.

Chamomile can be used as an alternative or alongside lavender for its calming traits. It can be used in baths or topically to help one sleep or relax. It can be used topically to eliminate gas or bloating. Roman Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties



Tuesday, July 07, 2015


When you have good manners, and people don't care or use them themselves... I get pissed!!

When someone calls me... the first thing I say is "Hi, what up?"  and then I sit there for like an hour as they tell me EVERYTHING they are up to... including family members that I don't give a fuck about!!  I asked, and I expect this.

But, after they are finished.... NOTHING... they don't ask me how I've been, or "What's up" NOT ONE FREAKING TIME!

Also, when someone is sick.... I'll call them after a few days.... just to find out how they are doing, if they need anything, check on them....I'll even ask a few weeks or months later how they are doing.... especially if it's an injury. when I'M SICK... NOT ONE FREAKING CALL.... EVER!

I recently found out I have Polycystic kidney disease... and I'm wasn't doing great.... I told my sister and friends about it..... and NOTHING!  I haven't heard one word from them asking how I am!!!  They call me to tell me EVERY FREAKING THING THEY DO.... but not ONE question about me, or how I'm doing... NOT ONE!

I also will call someone after they have a party or big shindig... to find out how it went.  Did they have fun?  How was the food?  And yet..... when I'm going to a party... I won't hear a word from anyone.

Honestly.... I don't know if it's just I have better manners.... or that my family and friends just don't give a flying fuck about me..... I'm pretty sure it's the last one!!!

I'm thinking it might be time to cut all ties with those fair weather friends and family.  maybe there are people out there who care... and want to know how I am?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Double-sided mounting tape and a pebble! Awesome!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pine tea

How do you tell the difference between a pine, a fir, cedar, juniper or spruce they all have needles? Easy. Pine needles are the only needles that come bundled. They bundle up with  2-5 needles in a bundle. The White pine has 5 needles.

Pine needles are rich in Vitamin C and also bring relief to conditions such as heart disease, varicose veins, fatigue, kidney aliments, sclerosis. Pine needle tea also gives you better eyesight. Pine needle tea has  five times the amount of vitamin C found in one lemon. The white pine is the best for pine needle tea. It has 5 needles. They are all good  so any pine tree will do.
The smaller needles tend to be sweeter but its not that much of a difference.
Pine needle tea brings you clarity and mental clearness when you drink it.
The tea has many benefits; cleans the veins, increases your strength and vitality and helps in reversing or slowing the aging process. Pine needle tea was used by Taoist priests to promote longevity

Put a handful of needles in a pot of boiling water and boil for about 5 minutes. it’s the oil in the needles that has all the benefits and boiling removes the oil.  Then let it steep. Drink it hot. You can sweeten with honey. You should feel an almost immediate effect.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

cement garden shapes

I had to put this here, because it's a fantastic idea!  I wanted to link this to the blog it was on.... but it's all in French!

Use foam to soak up concrete mix in whatever shape you want and let it harden into what you just cut out! Maybe pavers for the garden? Could paint or decorate too...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lavender infused body oil

 add a half cup of coconut oil into a glass jar with one or two tablespoons of dried lavender

Place a mason jar lid in the bottom of a small saucepan and carefully set the jar of oil and herbs on top of the lid. 

Add water to the pan until it is about half full.  Bring the water to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low.  Allow the jar of oil to sit in the simmering water for 1-2 hours so the lavender can infuse into the oil.

After the oil has infused, remove the jar from the pan of water.  You can strain the lavender out of the oil with a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.  Or just leave it in for a rustic look.

This oil can be used directly on dry skin or as a base for other homemade beauty products.

If you keep the infused oil in a cool, dark place it has a shelf life of about a year.  Coconut oil melts at 72 degrees, so if you bring it into a steamy shower it will turn to a liquid form.  The oil will harden again when returned to a lower temp.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Beach Bum Re-use!

Being a total beach bum, and spending most of my time at the beach... over the years I've tried to look like this picture!  Hence, my collection of Beach Wraps!  But, unfortunately, if you have Tits... these don't work well.... but they were so pretty, I couldn't get rid of them!!

Over the years I've used and reused them in a ton of ways... from Alter covers to window coverings!

This pretty blue one is in my bathroom... keeps the summer sun from broiling me when sitting on the potty!

This one is in the bedroom window.... it used to block out the moon!!!  Seems my bedroom window is the perfect frame for a full moon, making sleep almost impossible... but this keeps it's glow down, but doesn't block the light.

End table coverings!  I've done this on a lot of end tables!!!

Now, will I stop buying these.... nope, they are cheap and pretty, just because my tits are too big to tie them around, doesn't mean I can find use's for them!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Essential Oils

1. Essential oils are very strong and shouldn’t be used directly. Always combine them with carrier oil (olive oil, coconut oil, strawberry oil) and use. A 30:100 is a safe ratio. For 100 ml of regular oil, 30 ml of essential oil is perfect.

2. Essential oils vaporize easily. So keep the lid closed.

3. Always store the essential oils in a cool, dark place away from sunlight.

4. Essential oils are known to burn sensitive skin. So if you have particularly sensitive skin, stay away from these in regular dosage.

5. As they do not contain any fatty acids, these essential oils are not greasy.

Essential Oils 1
7. Tea tree oil is also an essential oil. It is mainly used for the treatment of acne and blemishes. Make sure you dilute it with your regular moisturizer for application.

8. Essential oils are therapeutic in nature. They can be used as tranquilizers.

9. Another wonderful usage of these oils is in soaps and lotions. Use them in your moisturizer/body cream that has almost no fragrance, and add in tiny drops of essential oil to it, mix well and apply. This will ensure you a great smelling body all day.

10. Neem oil is used in the treatment of dandruff and boils on the scalp.

11. Sandalwood oil is extensively used in soap industry. Diluted sandalwood oil is known to fade acne blemishes and also treat skin on regular usage.

12. A great way to incorporate essential oils in your home is to add few drops in your humidifier or vaporizer. Alternatively, you can dampen some cotton balls with essential oils and place them near vents and fans. This ensures that your house smells great as you do.

13. Some essential oils are ingestible too namely lemon and grapefruit. Consumed in minute quantities, these oils will fill you with energy and help you achieve clear skin. A drop of these in your respective juices/smoothies is enough for consumption.

14. The most used essential oils for perfumes – jasmine oil and lavender oil. Orange oil is preferred for homes while lemons and neem are for insect repelling qualities.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

June's full moons

Coloring book for adults!!!

Summer Solstice

Thursday, May 28, 2015

How to make Magic Powders

You will need:

Dried Herbs
Essential Oils
Glitter or Colored Sand
Mortar and Pestle
Mason Jar
Small bottle with cork or container with lid

Magic Powders are dried herbs which have been ground up super- fine. They are sprinkled to release their power.  

In a mortar and pestle grind together the dried herbs.  Be sure to keep your magic goal firmly in your mind. If you skip this step the magic powder will not be programmed and the magic will be lost.

Pour the herbs in a mason jar with lid, and then add a drop of two of essential oil. You may or may not decide to add essential oils to the recipe, but if you do, only use a drop or two, else you will make your powder sticky.  

If you wish, you may also add extra–fine glitter or colored sand to the mixture.   Put the lid on the Mason jar and shake vigorously. Again, be sure to concentrate on the magical purpose of your powder.

Here are some examples:

 Wishing Powder
 Herbs – Sage, Sandalwood, Vanilla Bean, Dandelion Whirly Seeds
Hold the powder in your hands, feel its energies and visualize your wish with perfect clarity. Summon the power within you and send it into the powder. When it is alive with energy, fling it as far from you as you can.  As the powder touches the Earth, it releases its energy and guides your wish into manifestation.

Health Powder
Herbs - Chamomile, Fever few, Foxglove, Verlaine
Essential Oil - Rose Geranium
Sprinkle on or around a bed or room where a person is in need of good health.

Luck Powder
Herbs - Irish Moss, Nettle, Star Anise, Clover
Essential Oil - Vanilla
Use to bring positive changes into your life

Healers Salve

Healer’s Salve: The Recipe

*Use organic ingredients whenever possible
  • 1 1/4 cup (10 fl. oz.) organic olive oil
  • 1/2-2/3 cup dried herbs (approx. 1 tablespoon each dried calendula flowers, dried plantain, dried St. John’s wort, dried golden-seal root, dried olive leaf, dried comfrey root + leaves, pine resin)
  • 2-4 tablespoons (1-2 oz.) beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1. Measure ingredients.

    2. Prepare the oil infusion. You can do this one of three ways:
  • Cold Infusion. In a glass mason jar, cover the dried herbs with 1 ¼ cup of oil. Stir to combine, and allow oil and herb mixture to steep for 4-6 weeks.
  • Hot Oil Extract. In a glass mason jar, cover the herbs with 1 ¼ cup of oil. Stir to combine. Place the glass jar in a pot on the stove, or in a crock pot, filled with a few inches of water on lowest setting (Be sure to put a towel on the bottom of the pot.). Infuse the oil and herbs for 4-8 hours, a day, or up to 3 days. Note: Watch the pot and add water as it evaporates.
  • Super Quick Extract. Place the herbs and the oil in a double boiler and bring to a low simmer. Slowly heat for 30 to 60 minutes, checking frequently to be sure the oil is not overheating.”
3. Strain the oil and herb infusion through a cheesecloth — squeezing to extract as much oil as possible. Be sure you collect at least 1 cup of herb infused oil.

4. In a saucepan, over low heat, melt 1-2 ounces (depending on how hard you’d like your salve) of beeswax into the herbal oil. I suggest starting with the lesser amount of wax — adding more if needed. Note: To check if the mixture is the right consistency, because the salve hardens as it cools, place a “tablespoon of the mixture in the freezer for just a minute or two. If it’s soft, add more beeswax; if too hard, add more oil.”
5. When the consistency is to your liking, remove saucepan from heat.
6. Allow salve to cool on the counter.
7. Using a wire whisk, whisk until salve is cooled to approximately 100 degrees fahrenheit. Add raw honey, vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Whisk until well combined, creamy, and smooth.
8. Pour ointment into storage containers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vodka Gummie Bears

This takes a bit more than a week to complete, but the end result is certainly worth it!

You will need: 1 1/2 cups of vodka (can use more or less if desired)
- 1 tub of gummi bear candies, plastic with lid (about 1kg. Tub found at Wal-mart)
- 1 can of frozen juice concentrate, any flavor desired (I used fruit punch.)

You can keep the juice frozen for now, as you will not need it for a few days.

- First step is to open the lid of your gummi bears and pour in the vodka. The amount and brand is at your discretion, though I have found 1.5 cups of Smirnoff vodka to be the best. I have tried this with raspberry vodka as well, with pleasurable results. Basically, pour the vodka into the packed bears until the alcohol barely peeks over the top.

- Give your newly introduced gummi-bears and vodka a stir, and replace the lid. Place the whole tub into the fridge.

- Let this sit for five days, stirring a couple of times each day.

After five days, much of your vodka will have been soaked into the bears and they may have gone through a significant growth spurt, (they get bigger). Now is the time for the juice to be added.

The purpose of the juice is to mask the strong vodka taste that exists in these candies.

- Place a thawed can of frozen juice into a mixing container, and add only HALF of the required water.
- Pour one cup of partially diluted juice into the tub of bears, stirring very well.
- Replace the lid and place back in the refrigerator.

Let the bears sit in their juice and whatever vodka is left, for FOUR more days. This is essential because otherwise they will have a hard middle or will taste too much like vodka. Resist the urge to taste test!

Stir twice a day to prevent sticking.

Your gummi bears are finally finished!
If there is a lot of excess juice/vodka resting in the bottom, you may drain it or leave it in to be further absorbed by the bears as they rest.

Remember to return to the fridge if they are not all eaten -- which rarely happens!
Eat these carefully as they can be pretty potent

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Planting without drainage

I like to plant things in planters that aren't planters.  I wanted to see if they could survive without drainage.... and they DO!

You have to water a little less, make sure you don't drown them... but they do just fine without drainage holes, or even gravel at the bottom!  And I get to use all my pretty dish's that are never used!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kitchen Witch

1. Spray a bit of perfume, drops of essential oils, or room spray on light bulbs to make a room smell fresh and add a magickal aura according to the scent you’ve chosen.  Make sure you do this while the light is off otherwise the light bulb will likely explode.

2. Keeping an acorn at your window will keep lightning from striking.

3. Keep a Kitchen Witch (Cottage Witch) doll in your kitchen to bring good luck and to keep away any ill meaning spirits.

4. Spilling water on your tablecloth means a storm is coming.  The same is true of a coffee pot that keeps boiling over.

5.Burn a candle on your stove to symbolize the hearth fire of the past.  This honors your patron kitchen Goddess and fills your home with love.  Candles have a longer burning life if you place them in the freezer for a few hours before lighting them.

6. To keep an unwanted visitor from returning sweep whatever room or rooms they were in as soon as they leave your home.

7. Never sweep your kitchen after the sun goes down.

8. Two yolks in an egg foretell a marriage.

9. Cakes should be baked while the sun is rising.

10. Never turn a loaf of bread upside down after it has been cut.

11. It’s good luck to receive a loaf of bread as a house-warming present.

12. To throw away bread is to throw away any potential luck and prosperity that would come to your home, instead make breadcrumbs or feed it to the birds.

13. If a ring of rice forms around the edge of a pot it means money is coming.

14. Wine leftover from ritual…freeze it in ice cube trays then add a cube or two to gravies, sauces, and casseroles as needed.

15. To make your food taste better keep a quartz crystal on or near your stove.

16. When given a plant as a gift you should not say thank you or the plant will die.

17. Those looking for love should place a pot of basil on their windowsill.

18. Rosemary can be placed under pillows to ward of evil spirits.

19. In ancient times it was believed that in gardens “where rosemary flourished, the woman ruled.”

20. Lavender can be placed under the mattress to bring passion to the marital bed or hung on a bedpost for protection.

21. Growing ivy in your home guards against disaster.

22. Grow a spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) in a space you want to purify.


Thursday, May 07, 2015

Reading tea leaves

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Chocolate spell for money

This spell will attract a steady stream of money into your life.

You will need a green candle, dark chocolate pieces (must be dark chocolate for wealth spells, milk chocolate is for nurturing and friendship), a clove, milk, a cauldron (or pot) and a wooden spoon.

Place the candle near your stove and light it.

Put the milk, dark chocolate pieces, and the clove into the pot and heat it on a low heat.

Stir it gently, look into the pot and chant as you stir:

“Money stream continuously into my life, from all sources, and all thrives. Wealth accumulate, my fortune create. This is my will so shall it be. Harm to none, nor return on me.”

While you are doing this visualize a steady stream of money flowing to you. When the chocolate has all melted, pour the liquid into a green, brown, gold or white cup and then sit back, relax and enjoy drinking your hot chocolate!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Youthful Water

Put a fresh glass of water on your nightstand at night
Hold your hands over it and say:

Youth and vibrant health
into this water flow.
I command it!!
As the Goddess commanded thee,
bring your youth to me!

As soon as you wake up in the morning, without getting out of bed, drink every drop of the water

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Cleanse


.Here are 8 home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing!
As a rule, you should try to avoid as much as possible industrial food and beverages

1) The classical : lemon/cucumber:
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

2) The granite : Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3) The digestive : Fennel/citrus
First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

4) The antiOX : Blackberry/Sage
Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

5) WATERmelon : watermelon/Rosemary
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

6) The exotic : Pineapple/Mint
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

7) The traditional : Apple/cinnamon
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea
In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nail polish Therapy

I don't do my finger nails, because I'm a gardener, and it would be a waste of time and money.... but I do ALWAYS have my toes polished!  Even in the winter when no one can see them!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Black Salt

In some hoodoo and folk magic traditions, black salt is used as a protective element.

It can be blended up and sprinkled around your property to keep your home safe from intruders or troublemakers. It is traditionally used to drive away evil, and can even be sprinkled in the footprints of someone who is bothering you, to make them go away.

Here's a basic recipe for black salt:
  • 2 parts sea salt
  • 1 part scrapings from a cast iron skillet or pot OR
  • 1 part fine ash from your fire pit OR
  • 1 part finely ground black pepper
Depending on the density of your coloring ingredient, you may need to adjust the portions a little, but that's the basic method of making it.

If you have a well-seasoned cast iron pot or cauldron, you should be able to get a good amount of black scrapings out of the bottom of it -- if it seems too oily, use the ash or pepper instead.

 Also recommended using black chalk dust, black powdered food dye, or lamplight.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Black Pepper



Black pepper is used in spells and charms that banish negativity and provide protection.
You can burn black pepper to rid your home of negative energies prior to using sage (smudging).
Carry black pepper corns with you as a charm to ward off petty jealousy against you and it will help to free your mind of jealousy.
Pepper is also used to promote courage. Mixed with salt and scattered around your property, it will clear and protect your home from negative energy.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Herbs according to your birth sign!!!

Herbs can be mixed and combined to produce a "recipe" that's just right for each of us. Since the Sun sign you were born under has such an amazing influence on your health and well-being, using the herbs that correspond with that sign alone can be a tremendous help in times of stress or illness. Here's a short list of herbs that seem to be tailor-made for each of the signs, due to their associations with both the planetary ruler and the positive qualities of that sign.

Aries - Mars Allspice, basil, cayenne, garlic, ginger, mustard, onion, pepper. It's no secret that Aries is the astrological equivalent of a bullet. It's a red-hot burst of energy that's capable of overcoming any obstacle by charging straight for it. The ruler of Aries is Mars, the "red" planet, the ancient god of war who was known for his equally fiery temperament. No wonder, then, the herbs that correspond with your sign are also a bit "hot" to the taste. Use them in cooking to raise your endorphins, the substance Mars loves best.

Taurus - Venus Apple, apricot, blackberry, cherry, heather, hibiscus, raspberry, rose. Taurus is the sign that's fondest of the pleasures that life inside these bodies can provide. Whether it's a blazing sunset, a symphony by Mozart, or a delicious meal, you folks are experts at enjoying the physical delights of the senses. It's no surprise that the herbs you'll enjoy most are the sweet ones, since your planet, Venus, is the provider of sweetness. Use each of them to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Gemini - Mercury Clover, eyebright, fennel, lemongrass, lemon verbena, marjoram, parsley. Your quick-witted, fleet-footed energy just loves variety - in fact, the __expression "variety is the spice of life" was written with you in mind. Each of these herbs provide a different type of taste, and most can be combined in a light, aromatic tea you can sip on the run. Use clove or slippery elm to protect against gossip and to keep your thoughts and actions grounded.

Cancer - Moon Aloe, lemon balm, chamomile, mimosa, lavender, lilac. Nurturing is your business, Cancer, and you distribute your soothing touch to one and all. There's nothing you like better than a home that smells good, too, whether it's because there's something wonderful simmering on the stove, a vase of fresh flowers on the dining room table, or a warm, fragrant bubble bath waiting for you upstairs. Each of the herbs listed above are known for their ability to calm, heal, or bring a wonderful aroma to the environment. Use aloe to soothe burns and scrapes and chamomile for a wonderful bedtime tea.

Leo - Sun Chicory, cinnamon, goldenseal, rosemary, St. John's Wort, sandalwood. Your planet is the Sun, Leo, the source of life and warmth that keeps us all alive and provides us with the energy we need to keep pursuing our life's quest. It makes perfect sense, then, that the bright, cheerful sunflower would be the perfect representation of your equally bright nd happy sign. Herbs like goldenseal and St. John's Wort are tailor-made for you, too, since their ability to keep the body resistant to illness and depression are well known. Mix a bit of chicory with your morning coffee to help remove any obstacles that come up.

Virgo - Mercury Caraway, dill, eyebright, horehound, lily of the valley, marjoram, savory. Your quick-thinking meticulous sign likes nothing better than a mental challenge, Virgo, whether it's organizing a pile of papers at the office, solving a puzzle, or learning a new skill. The herbs listed above are all well known for their subtle abilities to strengthen the mind, and many can be mixed together in teas to give you a boost you often need at the end of a long day. The lily of the valley seems perfect for you, too, with its subtle, "clean" scent and delicate flowers.

Libra - Venus Catnip, passion flower, persimmon, rose, sugar cane, violet. There's no sign as fond of pleasing others as yours, Libra, whether it's by saying just the right thing to bring warring factions together, or by using your polite charm to draw the object of your desires closer. Of course, catnip is famous for its effects on our feline friends, but its also traditionally used in conjunction with rose petals to bring loving relationships that last forever. Since you're ruled by Venus, you're capable of being every bit as sweet as the sugar cane - but if you need a bit of help to attract a beloved, use this potent plant (sugar cane) that's long been used to conjure love - sweetly.

Scorpio - Pluto/Mars Ginseng, dill, patchouli, pomegranate, saffron, vanilla. As fond as you are of intensity and intimacy, Scorpio, it's no wonder the herbs you'll love best are famous for their use in stirring up passion. Drink ginseng tea (or offer some to your beloved) to induce a agnetic physical attraction. Wear patchouli to arouse lust and silently conjure the magic of the Beltane rituals. Present the object of your desire with a pomegranate, the fruit raditionally associated with seductive Pluto, your ruling planet.

Sagittarius - Jupiter Anise, clove, fig, hyssop, mugwort, myrtle, nutmeg, rosemary, sage. There's no sign that hangs on to youth with more fervency and determination than yours Sagittarius. To keep that youthful appearance and disposition going as you travel the world in search of yet another experience, drink a tea made of anise, rosemary, and Vervain. To aid in making your dreams more prophetic than they already are, use mugwort. Burn clove incense to attract the wealth you'll need to pay for your travels.

Capricorn - Saturn Comfrey, horsetail, mint, poppy, sassafras, woodruff. You've always been described as a very "focused" sign, Capricorn, intent on self-sufficiency and material success. The influence of your planet, Saturn, gives you the ambition and self-discipline to attain those goals, and to ensure success and prosperity in business matters, too. Each of the herbs mentioned above are known for their ability to attract that success, and most can be mixed together in a tea.

Aquarius - Uranus/Saturn Anise, bittersweet, citron, dandelion, lemon verbena, rosemary, sage. Your sign is a cerebral one, Aquarius, and your ability to turn "odd" or eccentric ideas into strokes of genius is well known. Since communication (and mass communication in particular) is your specialty, the herbs above are all associated with the air principle, which rules the intellectual side of life. To increase your already powerful intuition, use citron, clover, or rosemary. Above all else, listen to that intuition. It will seldom prove to be wrong.

oops!  yes, only I would forget my own birth sign!!!
Pisces tend to self-medicate, and have found success with calming herbs like wild lettuce, sea-weed and clematis, which counter-act their spacey nature. Oat flower essence also helps them focus.