Teas as Magical Potions

Join Me in a Cup of (Magical) Tea?

Everyone knows that tea leaf reading is a magical act of divination but did you know that drinking teas themselves can be a great way to do magic? Yes, teas are really the magic potions we read about in fairy tales!

Tea leaves and certain herbs have been recognized for their magical, as well as medicinal, qualities throughout the ages and can be made into teas or tisanes (herbal infusions) to bring in improved conditions. 

The difference between your regular cuppa and a tea spell is in the intention. Putting thought, words and will into your tea can make it a magical potion that will transform your life!

Here are my steps to making a truly magical potion out of your tea

  • First, I put fresh spring water into a kettle or saucepan.
  • Next, while I'm waiting for the water to boil, I concentrate on the intention of my spell.

  • While I'm waiting for the water to boil (and focusing on my spell), I put my herbs in a tea pot or infuser.  

  • Next, I pour the boiling water into the teapot or the cup with the infuser. As I do, I ask the herbs to do their work and say these words with loving conviction. For example, with a mint tea I would say something like, "Mint, clear away my blocks to prosperity and protect my money."

  • I hold my hands in the steam over the cup or teapot and focus my intention on my spell. I then let the herbs steep for a magical number of minutes: 3, 5, 7, 9, 13 or 21

  • Finally, I pour the tea or tisane into my cup or pull the infuser out of my cup. As I let the infusion cool a little, I often talk to the herbs, having a little "conversation," telling the story of what the brew will do for me. For example, I might say something like, "Mint, when you work for me, you will help me to find the money to pay for my bills and have some extra money for fun. You will help open my flow of prosperity and bring good opportunities to me so that I can be more abundant. You'll protect what I have so that I don't lose money to broken equipment or unexpected expenses." I will let this monologue go on for several minutes, telling the herb all the ways that it will help me.

  • By the time I've finished the conversation, the tea/tisane will have cooled to the point that I can drink it. It has been imbued with all the words of intention, all the thoughts and all my will. This is truly a magic potion.  

  • At this point, the infusion is ready. I close my eyes and, sip by sip, I drink it all in and feel the power of the magic permeating my body.

There Are Many Magical Herbs That Can Be Made into Teas and Tisanes

While most people are familiar with mint tea or chamomile tea (and both of these are powerfully magical herbs) there are so many more herbs that can be made into magical potions!

Just a warning, some of them taste amazing and some of them... not so much. You can always add a sweetener (and honey itself has it's own magical qualities) but don't be afraid of drinking something a little bitter. After all, a truly magical potion might require you to have courage!

While these herbs are safe for most people, it's common sense that if you are pregnant or have a medical condition to consult with a medical practitioner and do your research before ingesting anything.

If you are looking for a place to purchase these herbs or would like some detailed information in how to use them magically, click on the name of the herb and it will take you directly to the specific herb on the parlourofwonders.com website.

Agrimony - for protection and spiritual cleansing

Alfalfa - to bring in greater prosperity

Angelica Root - For protection and to communicate with higher entities

Anise Seed - To open up psychic abillty and remove jinxes

Basil - for happiness and peace - also used by witches for flying

Bay Laurel - for victory in competitive situations

Bergamot (Earl Grey tea) - for empowerment and courage

Borage - for happiness and courage

Burdock Root - for uncrossing and protection

Cacao Bean - for happiness and joie de vivre

Calendula - for financial luck and court case success

Cardamom - to draw a new lover

Catnip - to draw a lover closer

Celery Seed - for psychic awareness and lust spells

Chamomile - for gambling luck and money drawing

Chrysanthemum - for spiritual protection

Cinnamon - to heat up luck in money or love

Clove  - for stopping gossip and creating friendships

Coriander - for faithful love

Cornflower - for peace and tranquility

Cubeb Berries - to attract a new love

Damiana - for sensuality and passion

Dandelion Root - For opening up intuition and psychic awareness

Dill Seed - for luck in love and successful court cases

Elderflower - for uncrossing, protection and healing

Eucalyptus - spiritual cleansing, healing and protection

Ginger - for fiery protection or heating up love or money luck

Hibiscus - for lust and passion

Hyssop - for spiritual purification and healing

Jasmine - for spiritual love and dream work

Job's Tears - for wishing, luck and healing

Juniper Berries - for new love and better sex

Lavender - for luck in love and tranquility

Lemongrass - to remove negativity and bring in good luck

Lemon Verbena - to clear negativity and create an aura of glamor

Licorice - for power and control over others

Life Everlasting - for contacting the spirit world and healing

Lovage Root - for luck in love and sex

Marjoram - for committed love and a peaceful home

Master of the Woods - for power, respect and mastery

Mint (Spearmint or Peppermint) - for spiritual purification and to protect prosperity

Mugwort - for psychic awareness and safe travel

Nutmeg - for prosperity and gambling luck

Patchouli - for prosperity, sensual love and spiritual cleansing

Periwinkle - for happy and harmonious love

Red Clover - for happily committed love

Rosemary - for peacefulness, beauty and feminine power

Rose Petals - for love, romance and passion

Sarsaparilla - for healing, prosperity and sexual love

Sassafras - for prosperity and abundance

Solomon's Seal Root - for wisdom and success

Spikenard - for committed love

Sunflower Petals - for fame and success

Wintergreen - for good money luck and improving sexual matters

Wormwood - for otherworldly contacts and protection when traveling

Yarrow - for courage and for a happy marriage

Yellow Dock - for wealth and a prosperous business

Advanced Tea and Tisane Spells

The beautiful thing about teas and tisanes are that they can be easily blended.

When you are just starting out making these magical potions, you may just want to focus on one herb for your brew, but as you get more experienced, you may want to blend herbs for combined intentions.

When you brew a blend of more than one herb, speak to each of the herbs that you are working with individually and ask them to do their special work.

You may choose any number of herbs to blend but, if you like, you might choose a magical number of herbs: 3, 5, 7 or 9

These are just a few examples of blends that work well together but let your intuition and creativity guide you.

Basil, Cacao Beans and Clove - for happy new friendships

Sarasaparilla, Hyssop and Eucalyptus - for profound spiritual healing

Spikenard, Yarrow and Rose Petals - for a romantic and committed love

Chamomile, Sassafras and Alfalfa - for powerful prosperity and good money luck

What Are Your Tea and Tisane Spells?

This list of herbs is by no means exhaustive and really only scratches the surface of the magic of using teas as magical potions.

If you have any comments about this post or if you have any special herbs or magical herb tea recipes that you would like to share, please post them below in the comments - I would love to hear them! 

Charging a Lucky Talisman with Incense

 

Incense is an incredible and often overlooked tool for making some really powerful magic - either as a support tool when doing other magic spells, or as the focus of the spell itself. One of the beautiful things that you can do with incense is use it to cleanse, charge or empower ritual tools and objects. For example, if you have a tarot deck, you can pass it through incense smoke to cleanse it or charge it, something that is especially useful because traditional cleansing with liquids would harm the cards.

One of my favorite things to do with incense is to consecrate, bless and charge lucky talismans. I do this all the time with jewelry and small objects that I can carry on me when I need that dose of luck.  Luck isn't just for gamblers either - being lucky means being in the right place at the right time and having opportunities open for us easily. So all of us could use a lucky talisman anytime - and here's a spell to make your own.

Making a Good Luck Talisman with Incense

Here's a simple spell for ritually creating a lucky talisman (or amping up the luck of an existing talisman)

What you will need:

- Cone Incense for Luck (I Got Mine Cone Incense or Easy Winners Incense are superb for this work)
- A small heat proof dish or incense holder
- Matches or lighter
- A talisman that you wish to charge (can be a lucky coin, rabbit's foot, gemstone, jewelry or anything that can be easily carried or worn)

Light the tip of the incense cone and place it on the heat-proof dish.  After several seconds, blow out the flame and let the fragrant smoke rise up from the incense cone.

Hold your talisman in both hands. Say a prayer or intention for how your would like to charge your talisman. For example say, "May this ring bring me luck in love" or "Spirit, bless this rabbit's foot so that I attract lucky opportunities"

Visualize the luck effect that you would like to see. As you do, wave the talisman through the smoke several times, being sure that the smoke touches all sides.

You talisman is now charged with your prayer or intention. Carry it with you anytime you would like to give yourself extra luck.

Let the incense burn completely and imbue your space with extra lucky energy. So simple and yet so effective!

If you are wanting to see how to work with incense, then you'll want to check out my video on to work with incense cones.

 

What Does It Mean When I See 11:11?

Spirit Guide Messages Through Repeating Numbers

One of the most common ways that our spirit guides reach out to us is through sending us numbers - digital clocks have really become such an amazing tool in this sense because they are all around us. if you are seeing repeating numbers on your digital clock like 11:11, 2:22, 5:55, 1:11 and so on, or you are seeing these repeating numbers elsewhere, such as on license plates, addresses and so on,  it means that your spirit guides are trying to connect with you.

I think of these as being something like spirits knocking at our door. The first thing I do when I notice one of these repeating numbers is reflect on what my focus was on at the time that I saw it - Was I daydreaming in a positive way about the future or was I worrying about something - was I having a good memory from the past or was I focused on just what was in front of me right now. Whatever I was thinking about, my guides have a message for me about that topic.

Now, since I have been working for a long time on building communication with my guides, they usually tell me right then and there what they need to tell me “Yes, you’re going to be ok” “Let it go” “Do it” or whatever. but if you’re just starting to get connected to your guides and you see a repeating number, take a moment to reflect on what was on your mind at that moment and then just try to “listen” to what they have to say about it - if you don’t “hear” anything right away - don’t fret - your guides may just be knocking on your door to let you know that they are supporting you in whatever it was that you were thinking about.

The number itself has significance - If you study some basic numerology, you will know what the numbers mean and you can then interpret that in light of what you were thinking about. For example, if you were thinking about someone that you were interested in and you saw 3:33 on the clock, 333 indicates that there are angels surrounding you and this person and that angels want to help you. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert in numerology though, below is a handy chart for understanding the messages behind different repeating numbers. Download it for future reference when you see these magical repeating numbers. ­ 

Magic for Meeting a New Love (or New Friends)

Magic for Meeting a New Love (or New Friends)

While all this rootwork and spellwork is quite powerful, if you don’t follow it up with putting yourself out into the flow of life for your perfect person to meet you, you are hiding your light under a bushel basket. Together the spellwork and the action will open up multiple opportunities for you and your true love to cross paths. Remember that when you are both intentional and out in the world to receive those intentions, you give the Universe more opportunities to bring you amazing synchronicities.

The following list below is a great resource for you to brainstorm activities that sound appealing to you but also open up opportunities to meet new people.