Magickal Goody of the Day for June 21 is Litha Blessing Broom

Magickal Goody of the Day

Make Your Own Litha Blessing Broom

Litha is the time of the summer solstice, and it’s a season of great solar energy. A great project to put together is a blessing besom. Sweeping is, after all, one of the best ways of making a space sacred and clean. Make a blessing besom, and you can use it to physically cleanse your home, and then hang it up to keep positive energy flowing around you.

To make a blessing broom, or besom, you’ll need the following:

  • A broom — either make your own, or purchase one at a craft store
  • Ivy or vines
  • Flowers and herbs from your garden
  • Ribbons
  • Small bells

Wrap the ribbons and ivy around the handle of the broom. Don’t wrap them too tight, though, because you’ll want to be able to tuck sprigs of herbs and flowers into the ribbons. Once you’ve added all of these things, tie a few small bells onto the broom, so that it will jingle as you sweep. In many cultures, bells are used as noisemakers to frighten away evil spirits and negative energies.

If you like, you can consecrate your blessing besom as you would any other magical tool. Use it to sweep around your home, starting near a window or a door, and working in a deosil (clockwise) direction. As you do so, you may wish to chant something like this:

Sweeping, sweeping, ’round the room,
Blessings from this cleansing broom.
From floor to ceiling, and all between,
May this space be fresh and clean.
Sweeping good energy here to me,
As I will, so it shall be.

 

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Author: Patti WigingtonPaganism/Wicca Expert
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Magickal Goody of the Day for May 31 – A Psychic Simmering Pot

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Psychic Simmering Pot

If you wish to link your conscious mind with your psychic awareness, if you wish to use tarot cards or rune stones or other tools to glimpse possible future events, create this blend and simmer to stimulate your psychic mind.

3 tbsp of galangal

1 tbsp of star anise (or 2 whole)

1 tbsp of lemon grass

1 tbsp of thyme

1 tbsp of rose petal

A pinch of mace

A pinch of real saffron

Mix and charge the herbs in a small bowl. Visualize your psychic awareness as being under your control. Smell the fragrance rising from the herbs. Inhale the energies. Relax, chant the following words, and foretell:

Starlight swirls before my eyes
Twilight furls its wisdom wise
Moonlight curls within the skies
The time has come to prophesize.

(Genuine saffron is quite expensive. However, just a pinch is necessary here and it may be omitted.)

 

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Magickal Goody of the Day for May 17th – Bath Fizzies

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~Bath Fizzies~

Bath fizzies are infinitely easier to make, than the Internet recipes call for. Sure, you won’t have a fancy little ball that floats around the tub, with you and looks like a stomach antacid as it dissolves in the water. But, what you will have is a nice soak with somewhat fizzy, scented water.
Ingredients:
Baking Soda
Your favorite essential oil, herbs or vanilla food flavoring
Put as much baking soda as you think you would like, into a glass bowl (a cereal bowl will be just fine) Add herbs or oils/flavoring (as much as you like…just make sureto not make the baking soda soggy if you are adding liquids!) and stir until mixture is thoroughly mixed together.
Sprinkle/add to your bath and enjoy!
If you made a dry mixture and have extra left over, save it for your next bath! Put the mixture in a glass, cork topped bottle (yes, I refer to them a lot!) and save for your next bath.

 

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Magickal Goody of the Day for May 11 – Hand-dipped Candles

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Hand-Dipped Candles

Supplies:

2-4 pounds of Paraffin Wax (the kind used in canning) or beeswax (which is usually expensive).

Candle wick (available at most hobby and craft stores)

oils and herbs (for scent and magickal goals)

candle dye (also expensive) or crayons (for color)

wax paper

a wooden spoon

a double broiler

1. Begin by melting the wax in a double broiler. If you don’t have one, you can use a large pot filled half full of water and a large coffee tin with the wax in it, sitting inside the pot. Heat the water to boiling first and cut up your wax so it will melt quickly. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down and place the tin of wax inside of it. Keep the water hot enough to keep the wax melted but not so hot that the paraffin catches fire (which it has been known to do over high heat).

2. While the wax to melting, stir with a wooden spoon (never use metal) & make sure it all is completely melted.

3. Also, while the wax is melting, mix the herbs (if more than one) in a small bowl.

4. After the wax is completely melted and been checked, break the crayons up and put them into the wax. Keep stirring until all of the crayons have melted and the color is even and smooth, with no streaks. Keep in mind that the candle will be a shade or so lighter when dry. The more crayons – the deeper and richer the color, so experiment.

5. Next, add the herbs to the wax. Empower with your energy and magickal intention while mixing the wax. Stir with the wooden spoon until it is thoroughly mixed. Next add 10-20 drops of essential oil (please, no synthetics when making candles for magickal or ritual use) to the wax until it smells strongly of the fragrance intended. Now your wax is ready.

6. Start with a long piece of wick – twice the size of your desired candle length plus 3 inches (you will be making 2 candles at once). Bend the wick in the middle and hold it by the bend. Dip the wick into the wax and then lift back out. Getting started is the hardest because the wick will float on top of the wax until it has enough wax on it to weigh it down. Allow it to get completely cold between dippings when you first start.

7. After your candle has started to take shape you can speed up the process a little. I keep a pan of cool water nearby and dip the candles in the water after each dipping in the wax. While this speeds up the process a little, candle making is a slow process but very well worth the time and energy you put into it.

8. Keep dipping the candles and allowing them to cool & then dip again. When you have achieved the proper size, hang them to dry until the wax has set but the candles aren’t too hard. Then roll them on the wax paper to smooth out the shape. Once the candle shape is too your liking, dip 1 or 2 more times to make sure your candle is smooth. Trim off any excess wax to make a bottom with a sharp knife. Cut the wick and hang your candles to dry. You are done!