It's no secret at this point that I'm one of those pagan folk. I've been publicly out of the broom closet for a few years now, I can proudly say, but it's still pretty rare when I talk about my craft.
I've talked a little bit about Samhain on my channel, a little about green magic and chaos magic, but I haven't really talked too much about my love and affinity for hearth magic. It's been a goal of mine to attempt to incorporate more of it in my daily life, but I must confess, the struggle is real when a schedule is bustling and you've no time to cook, let alone cook with an intent beyond, "I am starving!"
But one silver-lining to this quarantine is that time is something I finally am abundant in. I'm stuck inside and I'm trying to feel cozy rather than cornered. We were blessed with the rain today in Los Angles, and with the sound of rain coming through the open window and the crackling sound of a fire on the tv, I was reading a book, content and reaching peak hygge.
This was on my mind when I started boiling water for hot chocolate to cuddle up with and I decided to focus my feeling and intent towards that cocktail and be a bit more mindful when making my dessert drink, and it's so simple, it seemed like a great start for a series like this. Thus, I give you: The Witch's Brew recipe for a Peppermint Patty.
Ingredients & Correspondences:
Hot Chocolate Mix
Chocolate Syrup (Optional)
White Chocolate: (Water, Heart) Friendship, Self-Love
Milk Chocolate: (Water, Earth, Heart) Friendship, Self-Love, Nurturing, Love, Balance, Raises Emotional Energy
Dark Chocolate: (Earth, Fire, Heart, Sacral) Love, Romance, Grounding, Prosperity
Cacao Nibs: (Fire, Sacral, Root) Grounding, Prosperity, Ancestors
Medicinal Note: (The higher the cacao, the more these effects apply)
Antioxidant & anti-inflammatory
May reduce chances of a stroke
May Help Fight Depression Symptoms and Improve Mood
Strengthens Immune system
Peppermint Schnapps (1 oz)
Peppermint Leaves: Healing/Purification, Attract Money & Love, Positive Change
Treatment of Headaches & Minor Nausea
Corn (Grain): Protection/Purification
Yeast (Fermentation): Grounding, Purification
Egg Whites (Eggs): Cleansing, Healing, Hex Breaking & Ostara correspondences
Milk/Cream of Choice
Cow's Milk: Nurturing, Prosperity, Protection
Goat's Milk: Power, Success
Soy Milk: Job Success, Protection, Psychic Awareness
Coconut Milk: Protection, Spiritual Cleansing, Confidence, Strength
Almond Milk: Mental Clarity, Beauty, Fertility, Luck, Prosperity, Love
Cashew Milk: Prosperity, Love, Communication
Oat Milk: Money, Success
Whipped Cream (Optional)
(I like to speak correspondences aloud because it helps me focus, but that may not be the case for you, as with all practices in the craft, find what feels right for you)
Pour Hot Chocolate Mix in your favorite mug, focusing on the aspect you want to bring into your life and mindset (eg. Milk Chocolate, Self Love).
Add Peppermint Schnapps (1oz or to taste), visualizing the changes and steps you need in yourself and around you to bring this about (eg. healing, positive change).
Add Milk of Choice, adding this aspect/aspects to your visualization (eg. Almond Milk, Mental Clarity).
Top with Whipped Cream to seal your intent with prosperity, Marshmallows with the thought that this change shall be made with no harm to others (healing) & Chocolate Syrup drizzle (Dark Chocolate, Grounding).
For something small and simple like this, since I do like to speak things aloud, I might form a simple spell like this:
Help me find contentment and love within myself,
and not be blinded by the lies my depression and anxiety tell me.
By healing this wound within myself I bring about positive change,
not only to myself but to those around me.
Grant me mental clarity in those moments of weakness that I may persevere.
With this strength I prosper, I heal, and I am free
If it harm none, so mote it be