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Sunshine Potion

I was inspired by a Bigelow tea called citrus chamomile. I looked at the back for the ingredients and saw I had most them, plus I could easily witch-ify this to make a sunshine potion! I found this is a wonderful tea to bring the happiness and sunshine into a warm and soothing beverage. Definitely improved my mood and helped me look forward to the rest of the day! 

So you will need:

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 teaspoons of dried chamomile
  • 2 teaspoons of lemongrass
  • a touch of honey (optional)

Heat about 16oz of water to 212F or 100C or until simmering if you can’t measure the temperature. This will make about two cups of tea or one if you have a huge Spiderman mug like I do. You may want to halve the ingredients though if you have a smaller mug and only want one cup of tea. While the water heats, squeeze all the juice from the lemon and add that, about a quarter or eighth of the rind of the lemon, and all the other ingredients. Steep them for at least 5 minutes. You can leave it steeping for up to 10 minutes though if you have more patience than me. This has a very lemony taste, like warm lemonade if you’ve ever tried that. If you don’t like the taste of lemons so much, I suggest using only half the juice.   

I Love to draw the astrology sign for the sun (a circle with a dot inside) with honey for extra happiness, warmth, and sunshine! You could instead make a sigil of your own for this purpose as well.

Sending lots of sunshine your way :) Cheers!

Lesson 17: Cosmic Witchcraft 101 - Part 2

By: Teacher Nova

Live class date and time: 2/01/2017 at 8pm CST

So, you’ve probably got an idea of which celestial bodies you would like to work with. Now what?

With the knowledge you’ve gained, I would take the time to make suggestions on how to physically incorporate the cosmos into your life - the first step may be to create an altar, or add decorations to your home or room with spacey items.

Cosmic Altar & Room Ideas

      • Using corresponding crystals to represent the elements, planets, or both if you wish

    • Using the zodiac in adjunct with the pentacle to represent either cosmic energies, earthly energies, or both

     • If you work with deities, a representation of your patron deity; if not, a representation of the planets and astrological signs you relate with  

    • Planetary talismans for protection

    • Star shaped candle/tealight holders

    • Star wax melter

    • Celestial altar cloth

    • Candle/incense/oil scents that correspond to different planets

    • Starry organza bags for sachets and storage

    • Glow stars or a spacey poster on the wall behind your space

    • Color-changing LED tealights or votive candles

    • Both an astronomical and an astrological calendar to keep up with important dates

    • Space notebook and washi tape for your physical grimoire

    • Nebula jar to represent positivity and the Cosmos

    • Black Hole jar to absorb negativity from your space

    • Star jar to promote the achievement of goals and wishes

    • A playlist of ambient music in the background

    • Uncle Milton’s “Moon in my Room,” or “Star Planetarium”

    • Supermoon

    • Earth

    • Mars

    • Solar System

    • Nebula bedding

    • Celestial Map Fleece Blanket

    • Zodiac Duvet Cover

    • Paper Star String Lights

    • Firefly String Lights

Tasks for the Cosmic Witch

     • Learn the various planetary correspondences for herbs, crystals, and other materials

   • Channel energy from various planets and other celestial bodies (asteroids, nebulae, stars, etc.) - we will cover this in lesson 3

    • Spend time outside when it’s dark

    • Camp out under the stars

    • Make planetary waters and oils

   • Meditate to ambient music - try to find a video on youtube that has some spacey scenery for added effect

    • Research constellations and other star lore

    • Complete your astrology birth chart if you haven’t already

    • Learn about the different zodiac signs and their correspondences

    • Research the lunar cycle and its correspondences

    • Research the science behind various astronomical phenomena

Practicing Discreetly

    • Take up an interest in astronomy, if you aren’t interested already - learn about the scientific aspects of the planets, stars, asteroids, comets, and other celestial bodies.

    • Decorate your room with objects that represent celestial bodies - zodiac blanket, glow stars, moon in my room, celestial globe, astrolabe, posters of the planets or nebulae

   • Wear jewelry or clothing with astrological or astronomical designs

   • Go stargazing - take note of the constellations in the sky

   • Use essential oils associated with the planets in your bath or shower

   • Make celestial bath salts or shower gels

   • Choose shower gels or shampoos that are made with ingredients that can be associated with the planets (I know Bath & Body Works does a great job of listing exactly what herbs and flowers they use for their products)

   • Privately dedicate your meal or beverage to a celestial body of your choice to give thanks for its aid and existence

   • Collect crystals that are associated with the planets or the cosmos

   • Make an altoid tin or shoebox altar

   • Incorporate planetary or astrological herbs into your cooking [Planetary] [Zodiac]

    • Enchant every day items with celestial energy, like chapstick, keys, makeup, your name badge for school/work, or any other item you find yourself using on a daily basis

    • Create a Nebula jar, Star jar, or Black Hole jar

    • Write your Book of Cosmos or grimoire in OneNote so that it will sync with all of your devices, including PC, phone, and tablet

    • Draw planetary symbols on yourself where they can’t be seen

    • If you can’t burn candles or incense without suspicion, invest in a wax melter - carve planetary symbols or constellations on the wax cube and let it melt

    • Visit your local planetarium to learn about the stars and constellations

    • Charge drinkable bottled water with moonlight

    • Make your own perfume using oils associated with the planets

Bonding with celestial bodies and utilizing celestial energy in magickal workings:

   • use planetary hours or lunar cycles based on intent

   • perform magick on days of the week that are associated with the corresponding planet

   • spend time outside under the stars

   • study astronomy and astrology

   • draw down energy from celestial bodies based on intent

            ○ I like to use the skymaps app on my smartphone to track down the celestial body in the sky for increased accuracy

   • astral travel to other planets

   • try spiral meditation to ground, center, and channel celestial energy

   • use planetary symbols to represent a planet in a spell

            ○ draw the symbol in a pen or marker of corresponding color

            ○ carve the symbol in a candle or wax cube of corresponding color or scent

            ○ create a crystal grid in the shape of the symbol

            ○ arrange herbs or flowers in the shape of the symbol

            ○ make a corresponding oil and draw the symbol on yourself or another medium

   • burn herbs or incense associated with a celestial body based on intent

   • use candles based on scent and color to correspond with your intent

   • use tarot or oracle cards that you associate with certain celestial bodies

   • create and use planetary or celestial oils to anoint objects

   • make crystal grids based on the current planetary alignment

   • make crystal elixirs using crystals associated with certain planets or other celestial bodies

   • wear a corresponding crystal on your person

   • wear a pendant made from corresponding herbs and spices on your person

   • paint your nails using corresponding colors

   • make an herbal sachet to use in the bath

   • use bath crayons to draw symbols and sigils in the bath/shower

   • drink tea made from corresponding herbs (that are safe to consume)

   • add herbs of corresponding intent to your food while cooking or baking

Homework: using the ideas from this lesson, try to add a little bit of cosmic flair into your life, and let me know what you come up with before our next lesson!

If you already incorporate cosmic magick in your daily life, list 3 ways that you do so.

Questions?

Next week’s lesson: Cosmic Witchcraft 101 - Celestial Grounding and Centering