Blackberry

Discover the magic of food by utilizing the energy contained within. The preparation of food, with a particular intention in mind, is old magic. Look at food as sacred, let the act of preparing, cooking and eating food be a sacred act. Your kitchen can be a place of powerful magic, work slowly and deliberately to hone your craft.

With that in mind, here’s a recipe for Blackberry Prosperity Pie

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries,
  • ½ cup white sugar,
  • ready made dessert pastry – one to line pie dish one to cover fruit,
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ¼ cup white sugar.

Line a 9 inch pie dish.

Mix 3 ½ cups berries with sugar and flour, spoon mixture into uncooked pastry shell. Spread the remaining ½ cup berries on top of the sweetened berries, and cover with the top pastry. Seal and pinch the edges. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with ¼ cup sugar.

Bake at 220 C for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 190 C and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. When ready, remove from the oven and serve with fresh whipped cream.

Found at: Witches Lore

Combine the following:

  • 2 parts Frankincense
  • 1 part Heather
  • 1 part Apple blossoms
  • 1 pinch Blackberry leaves
  • a few drops Ambergris oil

Burn Lughnasadh Incense during Wiccan rituals on August 1st or 2nd, or at that time to attune with the coming harvest.

From: Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

Herbs can be mixed and combined to produce a “recipe” that’s just right for each of us. Since the Sun sign you were born under has such an amazing influence on your health and well-being, using the herbs that correspond with that sign alone can be a tremendous help in times of stress or illness. Here’s a short list of herbs that seem to be tailor-made due to their associations with both the planetary ruler and the positive qualities of this sign.

027793-glossy-space-icon-culture-astrology-taurusTaurus – Venus

  • Apple,
  • Apricot,
  • Blackberry,
  • Cherry,
  • Heather,
  • Hibiscus,
  • Raspberry,
  • Rose.

Taurus is the sign that’s fondest of the pleasures that life inside these bodies can provide. Whether it’s a blazing sunset, a symphony by Mozart, or a delicious meal, you folks are experts at enjoying the physical delights of the senses. It’s no surprise that the herbs you’ll enjoy most are the sweet ones, since your planet, Venus, is the purveyor of sweetness. Use each of them to satisfy that sweet tooth. These are especially good for love and/or luxury spells.

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