ginger ground

this spell is for combatting dysphoria and feeling affirmed and confident in your gender identity! drink up!

basic ingredients

  • black tea leaves
  • ground ginger (confidence)
  • honey (confidence [and to sweeten])

for feminine identities

  • heather (feminine energy, self discovery)
  • blackberry (feminine energy)
  • cardamom pods (feminine energy, clears the mind)

for masculine identities

  • basil leaves (masculine energy, steadies the mind)
  • chrysanthemum petals (masculine energy)
  • cloves (masculine energy)

for non binary identities (if your identity is partially masculine or feminine, feel free to add any of the above ingredients)

  • citronella/lemongrass (self expression, creativity)
  • geranium (overcoming negative thoughts, happiness)
  • cinquefoil (self confidence)

start with the base of black tea leaves and ginger, then add the herbs of your choice to the base. mix together and let steep for about 4-5 minutes. as you let it steep, have it cool, and drink it, meditate on the following mantra: 

“I am who I am, my gender is my own, and no one can take that away from me. I am understanding myself better, and in the future people will do the same. Until then, I am basking in my own self-love.”

enjoy!

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread 🍂

Mabon is fast approaching so I thought now was a perfect time to bring out my Grandma’s famous pumpkin bread recipe! For me sabbats are all about connecting with family and sharing good food, so family recipes are a perfect fit. Better yet, the ingredients in this pumpkin bread have magical correspondences of protection, healing, and prosperity fitting for the transition from reaping season to the final harvest. I, for one, am using this as an opportunity to reset my intentions with the newly waxing moon as we launch full force into autumn.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread

Bake at 350 // 50 to 55 minutes // Makes 3 loaves

Beat 3 eggs

Add:

½ cup vegetable oil

2 cups canned pumpkin

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups sugar

Mix well…

Add:

3 cups all purpose flour (mix slowly!)

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp nutmeg

Optional:

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans OR sprinkle raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds on top a bit before it is done!

Pour evenly into 3 loaf pans that have been sprayed and floured. Bake as directed and test with a toothpick inserted near middle. Cool on racks and wrap in foil.


Magical Correspondences

Pumpkin – banishment, divination, healing, prosperity, and protection

Vanillahappiness, love, and lust

Cinnamon – success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, prosperity

Clovesprotection, love, prosperity, banishing, friendship

Ginger – sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, success, health, protection, new experiences and adventures

Nutmegprosperity, luck, protection, intellect, removing curses


And there we have it! Let me know if you make this and how it works out for you!

Happy Mabon!

xo – Lena

Family/Loved One(s) Protection Jar

What You’ll Need:

Herbs: (Amount of each herb is up to you, I used about a teaspoon of each except the powdered garlic, which I used a little more of compared to the other herbs)

Powdered Garlic

Ground Black Pepper

Dried Cloves

Crystallized or Ground Ginger

Optional: Cayenne Pepper to enhance each of the herbs power/ energy.

Stones/Crystals (Optional):

Hematite (1 or more, completely up to you)

Other Materials:

Blue or Black Candle.

Jar

Paper

Pen or pencil

Directions:

1. Place or pour all of your herbs and your stone(s) into the jar.

2. Write the names of those you wish to protect (include your name as well) onto pieces of paper (1 piece of paper for each person, so I’d recommend that each piece be small pieces of paper).

3. (For this step if you are interested, you can inscribe a protective sigil into the candle with a knife, but this is completely optional) Light your candle of choice and let the wax melt onto the inside of the jar’s lid. Make sure that you can still close the lid after melting it onto the inside of the lid.

4. Say this as many times as you wish:

“May those I love and myself be protected from all harm so that we may live safely”

5. Blow out the candle and and place the pieces of paper into the jar and close the jar.

After the spell is cast, keep the jar in a safe place. I haven’t touched the jar since I casted the spell, so I’m not sure what will happen if you were to open the jar. But I recommend that you don’t open the jar since the candle wax and the incantation basically sealed the spell, meaning that if you were to open it, the spell might break or stop working. So just try to keep it off the side out of harm’s way.

If you have more questions or anything to add feel free to send me an ask!

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HERB WITCH APOTHECARY

I’ve been spending the last week assembling my very first herb witch starter kit!

My friend gave me this fantastic cubbyhole box and as soon as I saw it I knew what I’d be using it for. 

This is my first attempt, so I don’t have everything I had my eye on yet, but it’s as complete as it’s going to be for the time being.

I have 54 herbs and resins in my kit, some that I purchased and others that I pilfered from my parents spice cabinet, or my own. 

- Blessed Thistle         - St. John’s Wort         -Vervain

- Mugwort                   - White Horehound     - Juniper Berries

- Lady’s Mantle           - Motherwort               - Damiana

- Red Clover               - Calendula Petals      - Gardenia Fruits

- Agrimony                  - Mullien Leaves         - Licorice Root

- Honeysuckle             - Nettle Leaf               - Dandelion Leaf

- Ground Ivy                - Buckwheat Herb      - Jamaican Dogwood

- Lavender                  - Chamomile               - Hibiscus

- Neem Powder          - Rose Petals              - Pink Himalayan Salt

- Jasmine Flowers      - Linseed                    - Fennel

- Black Salt                 - Paprika                     - Chilli Flakes

- Safflower                  - Cardamon                - Tumeric

-Cinnamon Sticks       - Thyme                      - Oregano

- Rosemary                - Parsley                     - Basil

- Mulukhiya                - Chives                      - Nutmeg

- Ground Cumin         - Ground Ginger         - Cayenne Pepper

-Ground Chia             - Dammar Resin         - Amber Resin

- Vatican Mix              - 4-Star Resin             - Frankincense 


You can probably tell which ones came from my kitchen and which ones I bought. I’m having a lot of fun reading up on elixirs, spells and teas you can make with these herbs as well as planning out my herb grimoire. If anyone has any tips for a baby herb witch send them my way please, I have so much to learn!  

Foodie Friday: Pumpkin Spice!

Image from thepioneerwoman.com

Ingredients:
-3 tbsp ground cinnamon
-2 tsp ground ginger
-2 tsp ground nutmeg
-1.5 tsp ground allspice
-1.5 tsp ground cloves

Combine all ingredients! Use in pumpkin pie; pumpkin breads, cookies, and pastries; pumpkin coffee drinks; et cetera!

Chef’s Note: When it comes to spices (especially aromatic ones such as these), it is always best to use whole spices if you can. Carefully toast them in a dry pan until the aroma is strengthened, allow them to cool, and then grind them. This will enhance the flavor and aroma of the spice, giving you the full impact that it has to offer. I personally prefer to use a mortar and pestle (a kitchen one, separate from the one I use for spellwork), which takes more time, but preserves more flavor than a motorized grinder.

Magical Ingredient!

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that this recipe is magical in and of itself. Just the flavor alone is something that I crave and savor all year long. Many times has my boyfriend teased me about being a “basic white girl,” at which point, I often agree. I am that person who loves pumpkin so much that I’m there the first day those lattes come out at Starbucks. But what so few realize is that this spice blend is incredibly simple to make at home (and often tastes better than packaged pumpkin pie spice).

However, while I could go on all day about the magical uses for this blend, it would get rather redundant given previous articles about cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. So instead, I’m going to look at nutmeg!

Sweet, warm, and aromatic, nutmeg has an interesting history that is linked very strongly to imperialism, spice trade, and European colonization. The spice with which we are most familiar today is the seed of the nutmeg tree (myristica fragrans), but in truth, the whole fruit is edible and used in culinary traditions. The fruit is harvested from the tree and used in Indonesian cuisine as manisan, while the seed is dried until it separates from its outer shell. A bright red membrane which surrounds the nutmeg kernel inside is harvested and dried, developing a yellow-red color. This membrane, called the aril, is then sold either ground or whole as another familiar spice: mace.

The seed itself is the nutmeg spice with which we are most familiar - the kernel isolated from the fruit and aril. Sold either whole or ground, it is used in cuisines throughout the world and has a history of being used in many European meat dishes, as well as in pastries and spice blends.

Initially nutmeg, like many other spices involved in the spice trade, was a “trade secret” regarding its location. It grew naturally on the Banda Islands, and was traded with mainland Asia. Eventually, the commodity reached the port of Basra, where it was traded with Muslim sailors. From there, it was spread to the rest of Europe where it was prized for both its flavor and as a protective ingredient against plague.

Like many spices, it was part of what drove the Age of Exploration. By the 16th century, its production origins were discovered by Portuguese explorers. Banda was conquered and its spices - nutmeg, mace, and cloves - were traded with the sailors until the Dutch East India Company claimed the island in 1621 (this was not a particularly pleasant scenario - the indigenous Bandanese were effectively wiped out by European settlers through warfare, starvation, exile, slave trade, or disease).

British control of other Bandanese islands were conceded to the Dutch in exchange for Manhattan and New Amsterdam in colonial America, giving full monopoly over to the Company through much of the 17th and 18th centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars, however, Britain regained temporary control of the islands, and used the opportunity to transplant nutmeg trees to other colonies, establishing new plantations for the trade.

((Fun fact: Many foods cooked in colonial America involved the use of nutmeg as a primary flavoring agent. Vanilla was significantly harder to produce and obtain, but nutmeg was easy to transport and lasted much longer, making it a popular spice in the Americas!))

Today, nutmeg continues to be produced primarily in Indonesia and Grenada, which control the majority of the production of nutmeg and mace in the world market. It’s used in cuisines throughout the world, a wonderful flavoring agent for both sweet and savory foods.

In terms of medicine, nutmeg has traditionally been used to encourage digestion and relieve bowel cramping. Under Elizabethan rule, it was used to help ward off the plague due to its pleasant and calming scent (it was widely believed at the time that odor could carry disease). In modern medicine, nutmeg’s health benefits beyond nutrition are virtually negligible, but has been discovered to cause hallucinations in large doses. This is inadvisable, however, as nutmeg can be toxic in doses of more than one teaspoon. (Do not despair for the recipe above - it’s extremely unlikely that anyone would consume a whole jar of pumpkin spice in one sitting!)

Magically speaking, nutmeg is often associated with wealth, luck, love, and divination. Carrying the whole seed as a charm can bring luck in games of chance (making it quite popular in gambling spells), and can ensure good luck while traveling.

The seed can be carried in a purple sachet or strung on a purple thread as a charm to help encourage favorable decisions in legal matters.

Ground nutmeg has been used for money, divination, and love spells in several traditions - the powder can be added to money drawing powders and sachets, sprinkled into a lover’s shoes to encourage love, or added to drinks which can be consumed prior to meditation and divination to enhance clairvoyance or to be shared with a lover to strengthen relationships.

The essential oil of nutmeg can also be used in money-drawing oils, or warmed to provide the scent of the spice in order to provide comfort, peaceful sleep, and clarity in divination.

In food, as always, the associations carry over. This spice is very versatile, being used in dishes ranging from savory yellow vegetables to meat dishes such as haggis or roast beef. Pair it up with other spices and herbs with similar purposes, and watch the magic come to life!

So when you’re mixing up that pumpkin spice and adding it to your pie this year, be mindful of the history and uses that nutmeg possesses. It is rich and vibrant, both positive and negative. Like all ingredients in food, it is a living ingredient even when dried and ground. It makes for a wonderful experience in working magic into your meals each day!

May all your meals be blessed! )O(

Cold Banishing Potion

This is my go to “Cold Banishing” potion - used in soups or marinades or dressings


*Garlic - 1 large clove garlic or 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder - to cleanse and banish the sickness
* Ginger - 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger grated - to speed up and power the magical working, for healing as well
* Vinegar - any on hand, I use Citrus Rice Wine Vinegar a lot - cleansing
* Sesame oil - to taste - for the “prosperity” of the spell, a little insurance so the spell works
* Salt or Soy Sauce - to taste - cleansing/protection from reinfection
* Hot spice of some sort - chili oil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, etc to cleanse and protect with the property of fire, to “burn out the sickness”

I use this combo regularly in my Cold Banishing Soup. I recently used it in a marinade for meat as well!

Use this as a sauce, flavoring or marinade for the rest of your meal. I like to add this to soup with lots of veggies, so that I get lots of vitamins as well to help fight off the sickness. Also, adding this to chicken broth includes the “healing chicken soup” vibe as well, that we use so much for colds and flus! Don’t forget your noodles and meat. A well balanced meal helps heal tremendously and gets you the nutrients you need to heal, as well!

Happy Cooking!

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I made the most vibrant sunshine-coloured smoothie bowl to start my week🌞 melty carrot cake nicecream (with @the_goodguru vanilla blend goodness), topped with crunchy homemade granola, strawberries + nectarine👅👌🏼👌🏼 RECIPE:
Add 2 frozen bananas, 1 large cooked carrot, 1 tbsp @the_goodguru vanilla vegan protein, ½ tsp each cinnamon + ground ginger and a splash of almond milk to your blender. Blend until silky smooth, spoon into a bowl and top with all of your favourite things😌✨

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So I’ve been eating pretty indulgently in the past couple of days. I blame it on the exam season, which always has me reaching for something decadent or greasy for some reason! After a pizza and dessert-filled day yesterday, I decided to up the nutrition today with this nourishing meal of rice, baked Thai-style peanut tofu and veggies, all on a bed of fresh spinach. It’s all about balance! Indulging here and there is great for mental health- and in my opinion, that’s equally as important as eating physically nutritious food like this.

To make the rice bowl:
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a bowl, mix 1.5 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp soy sauce, the juice of 1/3 lemon, and a pinch of smoked paprika and ground ginger. Add water slowly to thin it out, mixing it well, until it reaches a thick sauce consistency. Add small cubed tofu pieces (I used a 390g pack for 3 servings). Coat the tofu well in the marinade, then add to a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Place in the oven for 30-40 mins or until the tofu is nice and toasted, flipping it over halfway through to ensure even cooking.

In the meantime, start cooking your rice, either in a rice cooker or on the stovetop. Then sauté some veggies of choice (I used broccoli and chestnut mushrooms) with a dash of soy sauce. You could also steam them if you’d prefer.

Once everything is done, lay down fresh spinach in your bowl, and top with your individual components! I meal prepped this, so I made 3 dinners from this one session in the kitchen. Definitely a more time-efficient method for me, especially this exam season!

Here’s another lazy vegan girl meal (great for lazy vegan guys too, btw).

Let’s define ‘lazy vegan gal’ shall we? So she’s a gal who’s vegan (obvs.) and suuuper hungry but doesn’t want to spend more than 20 min (max) in the kitchen and really cares about good flavor. So, there you go. Pretty simple. However, a lazy vegan gal must be prepared so she can’t be tooooo lazy. If she has a stocked pantry, she can make almost anything in a snap. Keep in mind that there are variations of this vegan gal. She can definitely be super duper lazy and eat hummus sandwiches everyday. And hey, that’s cool. But this vegan gal wants a wee bit more. Sometimes…

If you think of any dishes that you’d like to be fit for a lazy gal, let me know. I’m always open to suggestion.

Lazy Vegan Gal Chana Masala

1 cup diced tomatoes (canned, in juice)
1 14.5 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. ground turmeric
¼ tsp. garam masala
¼ tsp. cayenne
Brown rice for serving
Lemon wedges and chopped cilantro for garnish

Heat a medium sized pot over medium heat and add tomatoes. Cook for about 1 minute then add garlic and spices and cook for 3 minutes. Next, add the chickpeas and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with brown rice.

Hello, cuties! A new jar, a much needed jar today!

We’ve got a prosperity jar on our hands, because who doesn’t need some help in that area! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t! We’ve got a pretty simple list of ingredients today, so it isn’t going to be difficult to make. Let’s get into it!

  • allspice - for money
  • chamomile - attracts money
  • mint - also attracts money
  • bay leaf - for good fortune and success 
  • ginger - for success, power and money. 

* I used dried ginger but you can also use ground ginger! 

As always, focusing each intent for each ingredient, think about bills you need to pay, goals you want to reach, etc. If you are making this with a specific amount of money in mind, I would write the amount (or goal in general even!) on the bay leaf before putting it inside!) After everything is in the jar, you can cork it and focus the intent into the whole jar, believe it, speak it, declare it as a truth! There is so much power in your words and in your belief, don’t forget that! You can say something like this while doing so –

“While I carry this jar around,
Solutions and money will surely be found.”

After you are finished, you can seal up your bottle with wax, I like to use colors that correspond with my intent for each bottle. I have a tutorial for to seal bottles up like this here.

Feel free to tag me in your recreations! I love to see them!

You can also find my other bottles here.

I hope this was helpful! I’m open for questions if you have any!

xoxo.

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The First Celebrity Chef and the First Cookbook

Today our media is filled with the exploits of celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Anthony Bourdain,  Emeril Lagasse, Rachael Ray, and many, many more.  The history of celebrity chefs goes way back in history, even thousands of years to the world of Ancient Rome.  One of the first celebrity chefs was a man named Marcus Gavius Apicius, a gourmet who seemed to be a popular man in the Roman world.

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A lover of food and luxury, Apicius was certainly in good company as many of his friends and acquaintances were the richest and most powerful people in the Roman Empire, including famous Romans such as Sejanus, Drusus, Seneca, Maecenus (adviser to emperor Augustus),  Junius Blaesus and Lucius Antistius Vetus (Roman Consuls), and of course the Emperor Tiberius.  

In the first century AD Apicius made another contribution to culinary history, one of the first cookbooks ever published. Called De re coquinaria (on the subject of cooking,) it was written in the early 1st century AD and features 10 chapters on housekeeping, ground meats, vegetables, ingredients, soups, poultry, pastries and baking, red meat, and seafood.  While Apicius was not the direct author of the book, the cooking styles and recipes contained within are attributed to him.  Interestingly De re coquinaria  was not written in Classical Latin but in Vulgar Latin (commoners speech), demonstrating that it was to be used as a common kitchen tool.  Despite this, De re coquinaria clearly was a manuscript of gourmet foods consumed by the wealthy, as it uses rare ingredients such as goose liver, flamingo tongue, and dormice (edible mouse).  Over time several translations and editions were printed.  Today modern English translations of De re coquinaria can be easily found on Amazon and other book sites. 

A Recipe by Apicius: Pullus Fusilus (Stuffed Chicken)

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Ingredients

1        fresh chicken (approx. 1-1.5kg)

300g     minced meat (half beef, half pork)

100g     oats

2        eggs

250ml    white wine

1 tblsp  oil

1 tblsp  Lovage (can substitute with celery leaves)

¼ tsp  ground ginger

¼ tsp  ground pepper

1 tsp    green peppercorns

50g      pine nuts

Liquamen (white wine and salt) or salt to taste

Instructions

Ground pepper, lovage, ginger, minced meat and cooked oats. Add eggs and mix until you have a smooth mass. Season with Liquamen, add  oil , whole peppercorns and pine nuts. Fill this dough into the chicken. Cook approximately 1 hour at 220 deg C in the oven.

Money Spell

This is the first spell I cast after claiming the title Witch. It’s rough and no longer is how I do my spells, but it was fun and proved profitable. It was performed on a full moon and I saw results the following afternoon in the form of a $150 gift.

Ingredients:

Stones
- Bloodstone (grounding + attract wealth)
- Carnelian (Courage + wealth)
- Fluorite (Abundance)
- Tigers Eye (protection + grounding)
Herbs
- Leaves From Jade Plant “Money Tree”
- Mint from the woods (prosperity)
- Thyme (attract money)
- Ground Ginger Root (protect from evil, attract money)
- Cloves (luck)
- Cinnamon (prosperity and wealth)
Other
- Green Sachet with Golden Thread
- Silver Coins - 2 ¢50 coins (one to represent me, and one for my husband)
- White, Red, and Green Candle(s)

Prior to the Spell:

Cleanse the coins of any sort of negative energy that has been left on them from others with black salt.
Place your herbs and stones all together. Allow all of the energies from these items to feed off of each other.

Casting:

Meditate and ground self with Tigers Eye and/or clear quartz. I used the tree visualization in honor of the symbolism of a money tree. It makes sense to me. The branches grow leaves, symbolic of health, growth, and wealth. Flowers that bloom from you, the tree, represent prosperity.
Once properly grounded and centered, focus intent on your collection of elements for the spell and place your intent on the whole thing. My intent was for money, prosperity, and success. Once the energy of your intent is to your liking, put all of the items into the green sachet and go under the light of a Full Moon.

Take your sachet, and your candle(s). Light your candle(s) and recite a prayer that brings forth your intention. This was my prayer:
      Mother Moon
      I ask for you
      To aide me and my spouse.
      Money is tight, love is full
      but we must pay for our house.
      Our hearts are full
      Pockets empty, and we wish for your guidance.
      Provide prosperity and help with wealth
      is what we ask from thee.
      Thank you, Moon, for hearing our prayer.
      Good night, and blessed be.

I let the wax from the candle(s) pour onto my BOS and around the sachet. When I went back in my home, I noticed the ginger root coming out of the sachet. I sprinkled it in our doorways, on our work shoes, and around our home.

REMINDER: Just because it worked for me doesn’t mean you’ll see the same results. Every spell is different, as is every caster.

I’m loving these autumn colours in this bowl. 😍 I tried something new with my oatmeal this morning. I added ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger as it cooked, in addition to the usual cinnamon and half banana, and WOW it was so good!
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I love all things ginger because it’s warm and a little spicy. Have you ever tried fresh-squeezed ginger juice? It will clear your sinuses for sure. 😅
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Now I just need to get some nutmeg, allspice, and cloves so I can make some pumpkin pie spice oatmeal. 😜
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Do you like these autumn/winter spices? What’s your favourite way to use them?

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Spicy Chicken & Sweet Potato Bowl

protein packed and freaking delicious. 

Ingredients 

2 lbs chicken breast, cut into chunks 

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 

Seasoning blend: granulated onion, granulated garlic, ground ginger, Hawaiian lava salt, Mexican oregano, cumin, sweet paprika, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and chili powder. 

Bowl ingredients of your choice. I used purple cabbage, sweet peppers, Roma tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, lime, and Whole30 compliant taco sauce or salsa of your choice. 

Safflower or coconut oil for cooking. 

Directions 

Par-cook your potatoes for about 5 minutes in the microwave until they are fork tender. When ready, crisp in a pan with a small amount of oil. Use some of your seasoning blend to season the potatoes. 

Heat oil over medium heat. Once hot enough, cook chicken chunks and season liberally.  As a matter of preference, you can cook the chicken in the sauce or just add it at the end. 

Once potatoes and chicken are both done, assemble bowl however you’d like.

Enjoy! 

Headphones: Min Yoongi x Hogwarts AU

JEON JUNGKOOK

KIM TAEHYUNG |1|  |2|

MIN YOONGI

PARK JIMIN

KIM NAMJOON


Headphones: Min Yoongi x Hogwarts AU

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader
Rating: T
Genre: Fluff
Words: 8547

Of course, our Min Yoongi will be a Slytherin~!!

-Admin Taettybear




Yoongi released a large yawn, walking down the hallways of his school. Although crowded with students rushing to their next class, people opened up space for the Slytherin to walk as he glared at anyone who entered his path.

Yoongi knew he was releasing an aura of danger. But who can he blame? He was grumpy, the lack of sleep making him extremely moody.

Last night, he was asked to join a group of Auror to help them raid an abandoned warehouse where a group of Death Eaters was spotted. It was a successful mission, but that didn’t mean that Yoongi was happy about it. He was exhausted and he was tempted to return to his dorm and just crawl into his bed, ditching classes for that day.

“Um, excuse me, Yoongi-ssi…”

Hearing his name being called, the platinum blond haired man stopped, facing a small female who timidly stood behind him.  

“I-uh… You dropped your headphones…”

Yoongi stared at the white headphones in your hand, looking slightly surprised that you knew what the muggle items were called. They were gifted to him by Jimin and he carried it around with him everywhere so he could listen the rap Hoseok has downloaded for him.

As Yoongi stared at you, you became nervous, shrinking under his sharp eyes.

“Thanks,” Yoongi quickly muttered as he took them out of your hand. You nodded, avoiding looking into his eyes as you scurried off, catching up to your fellow Ravenclaw housemates who patiently waited for you down the hall.

For a moment, Yoongi looked down at his headphones in his hand, a question arising in his mind.

‘She knew my name. And how did she know these belonged to me…? Is she a classmate….?’



~*~



“Do all of you truly not know the answer?” Professor Snape’s voice was filled with venom as he faced his group of students, “You all were taught the Calming Draught in the fifth year at Hogwarts.”

As the man hissed, no one spoke up, fearing the wrath they may face.

Yoongi yawned, not intimidated by the Professor that stood in front of the class. Even when he became the prime target of his Professor’s glare, Yoongi didn’t change an expression. He just wanted to sleep, just like usual.

“T-The Calming Draught has the property to calm one down… The ingredient needed are five cups of sugar water, a dash of scurvy-grass, three leaves of mint, a spring of peppermint, ¼ pounds of ground ginger powder, ⅓ cup of moonstone and three drops of belladonna…..” a small voice spoke up.

The entire class, including Yoongi, snapped their attention to the person who sat quietly at the corner of the room, looking extremely small in their chair. Yoongi’s eyes lit up in recognition, realizing that it was you, the same girl who returned his headphones the other day.

“Correct, Y/L/N, what color should the Potion be after it is cooled and settled? And how long can the potion be stored?”

You gulped at Professor Snape’s sudden question and the class’s attention.

“T-The Potion s-should be an amber color…. If it’s n-not, the desired result will n-not be seen….” You started to stutter, “It has to be stored i-in room temperature and c-could be kept up to six months….”

Snape’s frowned, “If you had known the answer, you should have spoken up, Y/L/N.” At the professor’s word, you ducked your head, using your hair as a curtain to hide your red cheeks.

You were feeling extremely embarrassed, regretting that you had spoken up. At first, you weren’t going to like usual. But you started to fear Professor Snape’s anger and spoken the knowledge you knew.

“10 points to Ravenclaw.”

Your head snapped up in surprise, your eyes widened in shock as you looked at your Professor who went back to the lesson. You blushed as your friends who sat near patted your shoulder in congratulation, giving you a thumbs up.

Yoongi blinked one before placing his head back down.

‘Y/L/N….’


~*~


“Oh, we have a hundred!!” Professor Flitwick exclaimed as he passed the test out, “Miss Y/L/N! Excellent job!”

Yoongi eyed you curiously as the small Professor gave back your test with a perfect score. He could only see the back of your head but he knew you had the soft, proud smile on your face as you looked at your paper.

It took a couple of more days since his first encounter with you to make Yoongi realize that you had literally every class with him. He had just never noticed you because you were so quiet, always sitting at the corner of the room, diligently taking down notes on what the professor said in class.

However, it didn’t take him long to realize that you were one of the best students in his grade, excelling in almost every class.

You had the well-known characteristic of Ravenclaw, intelligence but he wasn’t sure if you were witty like many of your housemates. Many Ravenclaws were prideful of their intelligence, but he could tell that wasn’t the case for you.

Actually, you didn’t seem prideful of your knowledge at all. You were a timid creature that never spoke up in class unless the professor directly addressed you. Even then, your voice was only above a whisper, barely being heard by the students in the class.

Yoongi had even seen you once let out a loud squeak and fall out of your chair when a Gryffindor has accidentally yelled a couple of feet way from you. You were almost like a little mouse, getting scared so easily.

“Y/L/N? Oh, you must be talking about Y/N-Noona!” Namjoon’s eyes lit up as Yoongi asked about you.

“You know her?” Yoongi questioned, eyeing the younger male who sat beside him during dinner.

“Of course, I should be calling her Sunbaenim with the amount she helps me. When there’s something I don’t understand or when there’s a time when I need help on an assignment, she’s the only person not including the professors that I can trust with proper information. She’s a genius, you know,” the glassed Ravenclaw spoke as he stuffed food into his mouth.

Yoongi motioned for Namjoon to continue.

“She spends more time in the library than me. She probably has read every book in there already and I’m certain she memorized everything she reads.”

Hearing Namjoon compliment you definitely surprised Yoongi. In his mind, Namjoon was a genius, one of the most intelligent man he’s met. So to hear him acknowledge you meant you were truly amazing.


~*~


You sat outside with your reading book in your lap, gazing at the thestrals that flew overhead, pulling the carriage that carried the students and their items to the Hogsmeade Station.

“So, you can see them as well.”

You flinched in shock as you heard the voice from behind you. You gulped, looking at the blond Slytherin known as Min Yoongi with your eyes widened.

“O-Oh… Yes… I guess you can see them as well…” You trailed off, closing the book you were reading. You became even more surprised than what you already were as the man took a seat beside you, one of his headphones plugged into his ear.

The same exact headphones you had once picked up and returned to him.

“For how long?” Yoongi’s question made you stiffen, “I’ve seen them for the past twelve years.”

The man’s words made your mouth drop open in shock. But you quickly shut it close, realizing that you needed to share your own answer because he told you first.

“Nine years… Since my fourth year at Hogwarts….”

At your surprising answer, Yoongi lowered the sound of his music, looking at your small form that sat beside him.

At that moment, the two of you thought similar things.

‘He/She is rather interesting….’

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TwitchyWitchyOne’s Aggressive Home Protection Spell Bottle

I used every item I had on hand for this spell bottle, because we’re going through a mildly nasty separation from our roommate. I went for equal parts aesthetic and function (because I want it to be on display in my living room), so I’m going to include the order in which I added ingredients, but it’s not really necessary. Feel free to use as is, modify for what you have on hand, or for your personal preferences.

Tools:
A bottle/jar/container with a cork/lid.
A brown candle.

Ingredients (remember you can use whatever you have or prefer instead):
Black Beans (dry): protection, defense, strength.
Red Beans (dry): health, energy, compassion.
Chilli Powder: repelling negative energy.
Cinnamon (ground and stick): protection, strength, prosperity.
Cloves: banishing, protection.
Cumin: protection.
Garlic (ground and whole): protection, guard against negative energy.
Nutmeg: protection, prosperity.
Rosemary (ground and whole): good health.
Black Pepper: protection against evil.
Salt: protection.
Ginger (ground and whole): strengthens the other ingredients.
Charged/Infused Water (feel free to charge however you want or infuse with any herbs or crystals you feel would be helpful. I spit into the water for a mild taglock and spoke to it about what it’s purpose was.)

Spell:
While adding each ingredient, focus on the property you need from it. Say “I/We are ___” inserting the property you are focused on. When something had a property other than protection, I used it. Protection is the point of the bottle as a whole, so you don’t need to say it with every protection herb you add. You know?

The order in which I added ingredients:
1. Black Beans (“We are strong.”)
2. Salt (“We are safe.”)
3. Cloves (“We banish negative energy.”)
4. Cumin (“We are safe.”)
5. Chilli Powder (“We repel negative energy.”)
6. Nutmeg (“We are prosperous.”)
7. Ground Garlic (“We guard against negative energy.”)
8. Ground Cinnamon (“We are prosperous.”)
9. Black Pepper (“We protect against evil.”)
10. Ground Rosemary (“We are healthy.”)
11. Ground Ginger (“We strengthen.”)
12. Red Beans (“We are compassionate.”)
13. Whole Garlic (“We guard against negative energy.”)
14. Whole Ginger (“We strengthen.”)
15. Whole Cinnamon (“We are prosperous.”)
16. Whole Rosemary (“We are healthy.”)
17. Charged/Infused Water (whatever you charged or infused it with.)

Close the bottle/jar. Heat the bottom of a candle to make it stick to the cork/lid of your bottle/jar. Light the candle. Think (or say) “Our home is safe. Our home is whole. Our home is blessed.” Let the candle burn out to seal the bottle/jar.

If you want to, at this point you can add any sigils, symbols, ribbons, anything else that will have meaning and also be nice to look at.

EDIT: 1. Please don’t leave a burning candle unattended, and be extra careful if it’s burning on a cork! Make sure to put it out before it can catch on fire! 2. I didn’t think about it when I made it, but happened to put exactly the right amount of water in. If you’re using dry beans, they will expand in the water! Make sure there is plenty of room for them to expand so it doesn’t overflow!
Cursing/Binding oil recipe

Cursing/Binding oil recipe:

This oil is a very powerful mixture that can be used in both binding or curse magick.

I prefer to make my own oils when it is possible as I do not always know what is in bought ones.

What you will need to make this:

½ cup of oil (vegetable, olive, canola, mineral, etc)

Black pepper (ground up)

Ginger (ground or finely sliced)

Thorns(could be from a tree, rose, flower etc

Cactus thorns (can substitute for the thorns as well)

Place all on a low heat and mix until oil is ready. When finished place in containers and use as desired be it by itself, in spells, with charms, curse jars, bindings, etc.

Other herbs you can use in cursing/binding oil oil (for variation):

Mustard seed, poppy seed, nightshade, hemlock, cacti, etc.