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Have a Magical Holiday: Kitchen Witchery for Thanksgiving
Kitchen Witch for a Day
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Sure, it’s not a religious holiday; but everyone brings a little bit of their religion (if they have one) into their celebrations. Most people will thank their Gods (whomever they may worship), have a special prayer or food blessing for the special dinner.
If Witchcraft is part of your religious practices, you can do some “kitchen Witchin’” this Thanksgiving season. Prepare your holiday dinner using the same principles of magic that you apply the rest of the year.
If you don’t know how to charge an item for spells, you can learn here.
The Magic of Food Magic
Spice it Up with Witchcraft
Charge Your Foods
All natural ingredients have their own properties, and most likely for Thanksgiving you’re going to be sprinkling around a lot of herbs and spices. Think about charging your herbs with a certain intent before you sprinkle it on your food, or perhaps sprinkling a handful of salt or herbs around the home while you cook to bring about a desired atmosphere that day.
Some traditional Thanksgiving herbs you might use are:
Cinnamon: for financial success; aids in healing if any of your loved ones suffer from illness
Nutmeg: to bring luck or prosperity.
Olives or olive oil: to bring peace and harmony (great for those families who love to bicker on holidays)
Parsley: eat to promote fertility (if you have any couples trying to conceive, present them with some herbal parsley butter at the dinner table).
Rosemary: promotes love and lust (having an intimate dinner for two? Here’s your seasoning).
Sage: eating it promotes longevity and wisdom.
Thyme: brings courage and increases energy.
Likewise, a lot of Thanksgiving foods have specific properties that you can charge them with as you cook:
Apples: love and happiness.
Celery: bring out lusty feelings.
Cranberries: bring protection and banish negativity.
Pumpkin: for protection.
Sweet potatoes: enhances your ability to give and receive love.
Bubble, Bubble, it's No Trouble
Make your Punch a Potion
As your guests enter, enchant them with a little magic to set them at ease, to promote harmony and peace among the entire group. Mull some wine by simmering it with ½ cup of honey and a handful of cloves—be sure to charge the honey to promote sweet words and deeds, and the cloves to banish negative feelings and anger.
If you prefer a soft drink, use soft apple cider, cran-apple juice or orange juice. Mix juice with a sparkling water, and add a dash of lemon to bring good will and cheer. Crush some fresh mint leaves to heal hurt feelings, and stir them into the mix as well.
Remember when you stir any potion/concoction, stir clockwise for promoting good things. You would stir counter-clockwise only if you are trying to do some serious banishing, warding or to really destroy something (such as if you’re trying to help destroy someone’s disease).
A Little Thanksgiving Magic for You...
Thanksgiving Candle Magic
Set the Table With Candle Magic
Did you know that you can charge a candle with specific energies well ahead of time? When you are ready, light the candles to release that energy. One way to promote a positive atmosphere at the dinner table is to charge you candles there.
First, choose the appropriate color and this will give a little bit of help toward your goal:
Red: if you and your lover are having Thanksgiving alone
Pink: promote all-around harmony and affectionate feelings for each other
Orange: if your family gets boring or too mellow around the holidays, it should perk them up
Yellow: if your family has been sad or depressed from a tough year
Green: like pink, promotes all-around lovey-doveyness
Light blue: to calm anxieties, and ease bruised feelings
Brown: to promote family unity, solidarity, and remind everyone of their bonds.
Ahead of time, take your candles and go into a meditative state. Pour essential oil of the appropriate energy (look at the herbs above for a hint) into your hands and charge it. Lean the end of the candle against your chest. Rub the oil on the candle, wick to bottom, hand over hand going towards you. Pick up momentum and envision all the feelings you were meditating on pouring into the candle. Do this until you feel the candle is pulsating with energy.
Put them in decorative holders on your Thanksgiving dinner table, or light them anywhere around the home on that day where your guests are gathering.
Looking for more ideas? Try Kitchen Witchin’: Wishbone Magic for Thanksgiving!
Are there any other ways you’ve thought of bringing a little magic into your Thanksgiving holiday? I’d love to hear about it—please share with us in the comments.