Lovers’ Moon Dream Bath
This bath is for two people who are very into one another. Enjoy it together to empower your love, bring good health and divine abundance.
You will need your lover, three drops of lavender oil, three chamomile tea bags and two glasses of your favorite wine (or sparkling cider).
After dark, with your love, fill the bathtub with warm water. Then add the drops of lavender while saying:
Fragrant beauty of the lavender flower deva
Please bless this bath with your divine energy.
Add the three bags of chamomile tea to the bath. As you and your beloved bathe, you can take moist tea bags and rub them on each other’s skin. Both chamomile and lavender are soothing and moisturizing to the skin.
As you sip your glasses of wine, toast the Goddess and God by saying:
Blessed be the Goddess
Blessed be the God
Please continue to bless our life
With your divine, love, health, and abundance.
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Today is the ‘Great American Smokeout,’ a day dedicated to helping smoker’s quit this nasty habit. From the world of holistic medicine, one age-old remedy to successfully stop smoking shares that a few cups of slippery elm bark tea a day can help quell the urge to light up. Oatstraw tea, marjoram tea and magnolia bark tea are also believed to submerge the urge.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
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Smell Good Tea Hair Rinse
Boil two cups of water on the stove, in a small pot. Add two of your favorite tea bags and turn burner to low, the lowest setting you can put it on, allowing tea to steep for at least a half hour. Remove tea bags and make sure that the water is still warm…but not hot! You don’t want to get burned. In the shower or over your sink, slowly pour the water right from the pot over your hair, massaging scalp as you do so. Allow the tea bags to dry and then tear the packets open, using the tea in your potpourri or in your compost!
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by Madisyn Taylor
Tea time with friends can be turned into ceremony simply by the intention in which you prepare your tea.
Coffee may be the power beverage that gets us revved up in the morning and fuels us when we’re burning the midnight oil, but tea is the drink we turn to when we want to relax and be refreshed at the same time. Black, green, white, herbal, hot, or ice cold, tea is more than a soothing beverage. It can be a ritual, a cultural experience, and even a spiritual practice.
The reverence for tea has inspired ceremony in many cultures. From the spirituality of Chanoyu, the Japanese way of preparing and serving tea, to the sharing of Maté in Latin America, tea rituals are for celebration, ceremony, and relationship bonding. In China, tea rituals are part of many wedding ceremonies with the bride and groom serving their elder relatives in a show of respect and gratitude. The Chinese art of drinking and serving tea has been a source of inspiration for poetry and song. The Russian custom of chaepitie has inspired a unique style of teapots, caddies, teacups, and cozies. The samovar, a special brewing device, has become the symbol of the Russian tea ceremony and an object of art in its own right. Iced tea, popular in the U.S., as well as other parts of the world, is a modern ritual bringing cool relief on a sweltering summer day.
You can turn your own tea time with a friend into a simple ceremony by preparing your tea with the intention of offering nourishment and good wishes to the other person. When you are seated together, rather than drinking your tea right away, look at one another and express your gratitude and appreciation for your friendship. When you pour the tea, again intend it as an offering. Drink your tea slowly, savoring its flavor and aroma. Let its warmth or its coolness soothe your body. When you are finished drinking your tea, thank your friend for taking part in this nourishing ritual with you. Whether savored in the presence of another or tasted alone, the custom of drinking tea provides a soothing pause in our hectic world. Drinking tea can be a daily ritual that brings inner calm and clarity to the body, mind, and soul.
Sunshine And Roses
If you can’t beat the heat, use it! Magickal Sunshine and Roses Tea is a great way to make thrifty use of positive and powerful solar energies. Fill a large glass jar with cool water and a bag or two of your favorite tea. Add a handful of fresh rose petals. Place the jar outside in direct light and let the sunshine brew the tea. Remove the roses and let the petals dry in the sun. Pour the tea over ice and drink to beat the heat and recharge, and use the dried rose petals in herbal sachets and potpourri to magickally energize and freshen your home.
Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days a Year
June 12th Rice Festival
Still a popular event, the Korean Rice Festival ensures an abundant rice harvest. The custom of washing one’s hair in a stream on this day is believed to dispel bad luck and ward off evil. The traditional meal for this festival is one of fresh fish, steamed rice, and greens.
If you drink tea, look into your cup. Floating tea leaves signify money coming your way. The tea leaves themselves, of course, can be read to foretell the future. Get a good book on the subject or simply look at the patterns the leaves make and let your psychic powers flow.
The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home