star anise tea

Magickal uses of Anise, a summary.

Element: Air

Magickal correspondences: divination, luck, protection, warding off nightmares, psychic development, purification, youth, promotes prophetic dreams and meditation.

If you put anise cuttings near your bed, they will ward off nightmares, and if hung from a bedpost, it is said to restore lost youth. Star Anise  is also known to promote prophetic dreams when burned before bed.

Anise seed can be placed in a sachet with bay leaves for a purifying bath, or dried and burnt for protection and/or mediation rituals. You can also make your own tea from star anise, and drinking one cup of this tea a day will aid psychic development.

Anise seed is also said to ward of the evil eye.

anonymous asked:

Wait what do the UT and UL boys smell like?



Mainly Febreeze, musk from probably needing to shower, ketchup and old deodorant.


Marinara sauce, Bone cologne and for some reason, the crisp, fresh smell of a new building. 


One of those very sweet scents from Victoria Secret, freshly laundered clothes and lotion.


Spice based scents like star anise, warm sheets and tea.

Magical workings to induce prophetic dreams

Charm Bag containing:

  • Clear quartz
  • Any purple crystals you have (examples: purple fluorite, sugilite, amethyst, etc.)

  • Rosemary

  • Poppy seeds

  • St. John’s Wort

  • Marigold

I recommend you spend time with each of these, either separately or altogether, and really focus your intention on bringing out all of the psychically boosting energies residing in them. In my practice, I am a firm believer that just tossing things together has been less likely to succeed for me, while channeling energy into them with purpose has made me more likely to succeed. Use your best judgment. Charge up your charm bag as a whole really well, too, once it’s all together, before you seal it for an added bonus! 

Before bedtime, when you are getting all cozied up for the night:

Make yourself a bath that contains some purple stones (double check to make sure you don’t have any water soluble or toxic stones, first) and any other herbal correspondences you have that aren’t staining to the skin. Stir it in a clockwise motion, invoking psychic energies in order to induce prophetic dreams.  Soak in it, clearly imagining what you are intending to do.

Alternatively, you could make yourself some star anise tea, or cinnamon tea with a teeny bit of anise extract, and stir it clockwise (the same way I spoke on with the bath). Drink it up, and prepare yourself for bed.

Once you’re ready to hit the pillow, stick your charm bag inside of it and enjoy your astral travels :D

I recommend you keep a journal by your bed to record anything you dream of that night, for easy remembering in the morning, as well as quick reference for interpretive use. It is hard to want to write something when you are half asleep or wanting to go back to sleep, but it is also super easy to forget things we dream of when we don’t record them. I also recommend to take extra protective measures, just to ensure nothing muddies your results. Sweet dreams~ 

Honestly one of my goals™ is to hang out with @shes-a-voodoo-child@bibliothekara eating delicious food and talking fandom stuff. Also I want to hang out with @armyofthedaegiloth again because Best Friend Is Rad and I want to hang out with @blackeyedgirl-writes again and @notabuddhist again and hang out with @star-anise and have tea and hang out with @wheresonichedgehogwnt and @pearlsthatwereeyes and also probably do a twitter friends meet up and like…it’s just lovely to have friends who love me and like me and I needed to say that. 

                                      ABOUT THE MUSE.

General Appearance.  -  Fill out.
Name: Sayori Tanaka
Date of Birth: February 25th
Zodiac: Pisces
Gender: Cisgender Female
Eye color: Sky Blue
Hair color: Apricot
Height: 5'2" / 157cm
Scars: A small scratch on her calf from when she was a kid
Burns: A couple small burns when she tried cooking once
Over weight: No
Under weight: No

Color: Grayscales and shades of black
Hair color: No real preference
Eye color: No real preference
Song: x
Movie: ???
T.V Show: ???
Food: Junk food primarily; cookies and cakes
Drink: Tea (star anise and cinnamon)
Video Game: Doki Doki Literature Club of course!
Place: Her bedroom
Animal: Binturong
Ice cream flavor: Cotton Candy

Have you…
Had sex: No
Had sex in public: No
Gotten pregnant: No
Kissed a boy: Yes
Kissed a girl: No
Gotten tattoos: No
Gotten piercings: Yes; both her ears when she was a kid
Smoke or drank: Drank, never smoked
Had a broken heart: Yes
Been in love: Yes
Needed surgery: No
Stayed up for more than 24 hours: Yes

Are you…
A virgin: Yes
A cuddler: Yes
A kisser: No
Scared easily: Yes  
Jealous easily: Yes
Trustworthy: Sure!
Dominate: Dependent
Submissive: Dependent
In love: No
Single: Yes
Taken: No
Considered mean: Hopefully not!

Random questions.
Have you harmed yourself: No
Thought of suicide: Yes
Attempted suicide: Yes
Killed someone: No
Wanted to kill someone: Yes
Who did you kiss last: [Player]
Last text: [Player]: you’re worth so much more than you know.
Drove a car: No
Have/had a job: No
Favourite soda/pop: Orange soda
Do drugs: No




Marrakech, Morocco: part three.

la place Jemaa el-Fnaa. la nuit.

Jemaa el-Fnaa is the main square in Marrakech that is as animated at night as it is in the day. It’s packed with dried fruit and nut and fresh orange juice booths. You can see the steam rising off the food vendors stalls serving up lamb and chicken kabobs, tajines and lentils, who beckon you (almost to the point of harassment) to come to their stall. Men pushing carts of different almond pastries circle the square. Belly dancers, musicians and story tellers are scattered about.

We made a nightly stop at this man’s cart, serving up the most delicious and flavorful ginger+cinnamon+nutmeg+cardamon+star anise tea I have ever tasted. It was served with a really dense and soft Moroccan spice cake, which he would spoon off the large mound into little plates for us. This might be one of the things I’m going to miss the most. Good thing I bought a big bag of their spice mix to take back to Paris with me!