Hello again my friends! Yep…it’s me…back again..2 days in a row. Hope your Saturn Day is going great! Mine is! It’s gorgeous out…Sunny, blue blue sky, and in the mid 40′s. I have spent the day Kitchin Witchin and thought I’d share with you one of the things I love to do to bring magick into my home.
I have several cauldrons for stove top cooking… potje pots! I just love them. One was a gift from my daughter Sara and recently I got a smaller one….Size 1 I believe if you look up the pots. Perfect for making simmering herbs and spices on the stovetop. I have done this for years…like 20 years! Some of you may have done it too. Mostly at Yule I would imagine. You know….you put water in a pot on the stove..set on low. Add apple cider, orange and lemon slices, cinnamon and clove etc…smells like Wassail or a clove-studded orange all over the house….Love it!! I had a simmering pot going when perspective home buyers came thru my home I was selling recently as well. I got a LOT of feedback on how great the house smelled!
In recent years I have taken it a step further….adding herbs and other spices..using their magickal properties to make a simmering pot of magick. Whether to calm the house, banish negativity, energize, protect. For abundance or prosperity or health. This morning I put together a pot just for calm, relaxation, peace and threw in some protection as well.
I started with water….and if you keep the pot going all day, you’ll have to add more along the way. In the bottom I place a couple of small crystals..a clear quartz and an amethyst. Now be careful with this…The heat can ruin crystals..I put in small pieces that it won’t bother me if they are no good anymore. Next..just for scent..I added slices of citrus fruits..orange, lemon, grapefruit lime..whatever you like. I had a lemon and a pink grapefruit in the house so thats what I used. Apples are great too..especially if you cut them sideways to show the pentacle in the center! Then I just added in spices and herbs that did what I wanted the simmer pot to do. I added in cinnamon sticks, cloves, lavender, chamomile and rosemary this morning. The combination smells divine and in the process it banishes negativity, calms and soothes, protects and brings a sense of Peace to the whole house. Say a few words over the pot, to manifest what you want it to do for you. Stir in a pentacle and you’re good to go!!
Try it sometime. If you want a reference….Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery by Kris Bradley…. has a lot of recipes for this very thing. I was thrilled when I got her book to see them. It’s such an easy way to bring magick into your home. As I said yesterday..my Craft is most magickal when it’s simple and easy.
Oh..here is the link for the potje pots! You can get them thru Amazon and other sites too.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Make it magickal!!
Blessings and Love, Autumn