Saturday, May 27, 2017

Rosemary is a Miraculous Healing Herb

Rosemary for Remembrance

Rosemary is another of the herbs who thrive best in warm Mediterranean climes but can weather the cold. Tough to grow from seed, cuttings are an easier way to start your row of rosemary plants in your garden. Pots of this bushy plant can enjoy spring and summer and come in from the cold to a sheltered porch or by a sunny window. As a bonus, it requires little water. Rosemary is fantastic as a seasoning for potatoes, roast chicken and makes any Sunday supper taste better and brighter. You can pinch off the aromatic needles to dress plates, or sprinkle into soups and stews. Beyond all of what it can do to enhance your cookery, this is primary plant for rejuvenation and is prized for how it restores after lingering illness; elixirs and essential oils made from rosemary stimulate, energize as they comfort. In Greco Roman times, rosemary was believed to help the memory.  An excellent kitchen witchery practice is to take dried or fresh rosemary and add it to a steam for an easy infusion where it aids breathing, muscle aches and anxiety. You can accomplish the same by adding rosemary to a hot bath. Lie back and relax, remembering happy times in your life and those that lie right ahead of you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Daisy and Echinacea- Healing the Heart and Body

This faithful flower’s name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon daeges eage, “day’s eye” since it closes in the evening.  The daisy has been used in one of the oldest of love charms.  To know if your true love is returned, take a daisy and intone “He love me, he loves me not” until the last petal is plucked and the answer will be reveals.  This flower is not just a boon for romance, however, it also useful in herbal medicine for aches, bruises, wounds, inflammation and soothing eye baths. As a flower remedy, it is quite good to help with exhaustion and is a highly regarded remedy in homeopathy. Echinacea is a member of the daisy family that has become wildly popular as a healer for colds and as a powerful immune booster, increasing your t-cell count and fighting off illnesses both minor and major. Echinacea is an herb of abundance, attracting more prosperity but it can be used in magic workings to amplify the power.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Angelica - Heavenly Guardian Flower

Angelica, said to first bloom on Archangel Michael’s name day, is part of the carrot family and is a tall, hollow-stemmed plant with umbrella-shaped clusters of pale white flowers, tinged with green. Candying the stalks in sugar was an old-fashioned favorite, it was also traditionally used to cure colds and relieve coughs. Nowadays, seeds are used to make chartreuse, a digestive and uniquely tasty liqueur. This guardian flower is a protector, as one might expect for a plant associated with archangels and is used to reverse curses, break hexes and fend off negative energies. Drying and curing the root is a traditional talisman and can be carried in your pocket or in an amulet to bring long life. Many a wise woman has used angelica leaves in baths and spellwork to rid a household of dark spirits. If the bad energy is intense, burn the angelica leaves with frankincense to exorcise them from your space. While you are protecting yourself and your home from negativity during this angelica smudging session, you will also experience heightened psychism. Pay close attention to your dreams after this; important messages will come through.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Medieval Magic

Coltsfoot- Dispeller of Coughs

Coltsfoot, also called Butterbur is so named for the leaf’s resemblance to a horse’s hoof. Viewed as a weed except for those who know, this spiky flowering plant grows wild along creeks, wetlands or loamy fields. Tussilago, the Latinate botanical name means cough dispeller and this is a powerful aid to those with asthma, bronchia conditions and is very good medicine for colds and flu. In folklore, young maidens would use the leaves in a simple spell to see their future husband off in the distance galloping toward her. Truly knowledgeable hedge witches have a herd of coltsfoot in the shadiest, dampest part of their property.

Kitchen Witch Wisdom Quick Tip -Edible Flowers

Organic pesticide-free posies are tasty additions to salads, for cake d├ęcor and even savories such as fried squash blossom. Florals add a stunning beauty to any dish. Grab your basket and add bouquet to your culinary creations: impatient, marigold, gladiola, daylily, cornflower, daisy, carnation, and viola. My favorites are peppery, fresh-flavored nasturtiums which are so easy to grow and the yellow, red and orange-bright blooms are the color of happiness. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Easy Basil Money Magic

Harvest several leaves from your basil plants and place them inside a clear bowl on your kitchen altar overnight. In the morning, remove the leaves and let them dry in your kitchen window. Touch the water to your fingertips and touch your purse, wallet and anywhere you keep money. If you handle money at your workplace, bottle some of the basil water in a tiny jar and do the same. Once the soaked leaves have dried, place one in your wallet, purse and pockets to attract money to you and yours. It also repels thieves and loss of wealth. You can also put some basil leaves in your desk at home or work to enhance prosperity for your employer or before asking for a raise. Basil is truly a kitchen witch’s boon.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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The Magic of Crystals and Gems: Unlocking the Supernatural Power of Stones by [Greenleaf, Cerridwen]

text&ie=UTF8&qid=1493689836&sr=1-1&keywords=the+magic+of+crystals+and+gemsnow that wearing an amulet of green jade on an interview will help get the job? Have you heard that an amethyst ring can help break bad habits and even encourage sobriety? Anyone looking for love can place two pink quartz crystals in the bedroom; you’ll not be alone for long! These are just a few of the hundreds of secrets shared here in this definitive guide to the enchanted world of crystals. Semi-precious stones and gems have long been known for their magic as well as their beauty. In this book of charms, readers learn everything there is to know about the powers of crystals from birthstone magic to gem divination to jewelry spells. This is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening book that will appeal to everyone who's ever worn a birthstone, kissed the ring of a lover for luck, or bought a crystal for good energy. 

The Magic of Crystals and Gems is a treasure chest filled with the ancient wisdom of crystals. It is also a handy-how-to is filled with little-known lore along with the myth, meanings and specific magical qualities of hundreds of crystals, both common and very rare including many meteorites. Author Cerridwen Greenleaf shares secrets to how and why crystal balls work, scrying with obsidian, crystal astrology, divination, healing, psychism and connections between the stars in the sky and gems of the earth. This one-of-a-kind work on the power of crystals will help readers understand which ones are right for them and how to unlock the mystery of sacred stones. It belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in the magical gifts of Mother Nature.

Dream Thyme

I gather and dry thyme it to use in sachets so the divine fragrance freshens linens and laundry. A little bag of this dried thyme tucked in your pillowcase makes for sweeter sleep. As if all that is not enough, it also repels bugs and pests but attracts honeybees!