Refresh the Whole House With Lemon

Clean the drains. For this task, you’ll need lemons. To determine how many, just count the drains in your home—be sure to include the toilets and the dishwasher—and divide by two. Cut each lemon in half, squeeze the juice of one portion down each drain and flush well with hot water. This will take care of any nasties living in your pipes.

Bath For The General Blahs & Depression: The Uncrossing Bath

The Uncrossing Bath

If you’ve got more to worry about than a mild case of the blah’s, this is an excellent bath to use as it tends to increase focus and personal productivity.

Materials needed:

1   T. lavender flowers, dried

1   T. rose petals, dried

1   T. salt

1   bay leaf

Juice of 1 lemon

Place the dry ingredients in the filter cup of an automatic drip coffeemaker, add a full pot of water, and allow to brew. Mix in the lemon juice, and add the contents to a tub of warm water.

The Wicca Book of Days for July 26 – Fading Freckles

The Wicca Book of Days for July 26

Fading Freckles


If the summer sun has caused a crop of unwanted freckles to spring up on your face, you could try encouraging them to fade by taking the following advice, which was originally published in The Compleat Cook, an English handbook, in 1671: “To take away freckles or the Sun burning. Steep a piece of copper in the juice of Lemon till it be dissolved, and anoint the place with a feather morning and evening, washing it off with white wine.” Alternatively, regularly dab a freshly cut lemon slice on your freckles and then do not wash your face for at least 10 minutes.


Chargrill Chef

Not only is this Leonian day governed by the sun, but its element is fire and its polarity is masculine, all of which point to barbecuing! So take advantage of the relaxed summer vibe and warmth of the evening to hold an outdoor feast – just fire up the barbecue and get grilling!



To get rid of negative energy.
At the alter: A cup of salt, A fresh lemon, Athame
Light white candles and protection incense. Anoint brow, heart and throat with oil.
Put the lemon in the center of your alter and cut it into 4 slices (round).
“All spells against me congregate in this lemon, that’s your fate.
Sour spell to sour fruit, you must go there cause it’s your suit.
Bound to this lemon evermore. Each spell against me that’s your store.
All in this lemon, now I see, and as my will so mote it be!”
When you feel that the chant has captured the negative thought forms in the lemon,
begin to sprinkle the salt on the lemon. Chant:
“Uncrossed! Uncrossed!
This salt for me breaks up the attacking energy.
As lemon dries in salt and air,
I’m freed from harm and all despair.
Uncrossed and happy now, you see!
And as my will so mote it be!!!”
Use lots of salt and when you are finished, thank all the elements.
Leave the lemon near your alter where you can watch it.
If it dries out, your work is done. If it should mildew, repeat the ritual.