Wednesday, November 4, 2015
A Witchy Craft to Make for the Holiday Season
Whew! The hustle and bustle of the Halloween/Samhain season is past, and a busy season it was. Now we can settle down and make some home made gifts and goodies for friends and family that have a witchy flair.
Unlike the concept that we do not do spells for other people, there is nothing wrong with making magickally charged items for others to use. They are still the ones using the item for the magickal purpose, you just put it together for them, and this is perfectly acceptable.
One fun, aromatic item to make is money pentacles. The picture above is of a sugar cookie with a pentacle stamp on it, which is very much what the money pentacles look like, except they are a darker brown.
Once they are made and dried, carry one in your change purse, put it in a small zip lock baggie and carry in pocket, put it in your cash register if you have a business, or anywhere your financial energies congregate. Maybe in a desk drawer where your bank book and financial papers are kept.
Mix together a quarter of a cup of the following dry spices: Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger and Nutmeg. In a separate bowl mix a quarter of a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of gum arabic. Let the gum arabic soften in the water and dissolve into it. Keep stirring it until it starts to thicken. Then mix it into the dry spices and mix into a dough. If it crumbles and is too dry, add a few drops of water at a time until it is a dough that holds together.
Take a teaspoon and scoop a teaspoon full of the spicy dough and with your hands roll it into a small ball. Then take a pentacle cookie stamp (available at your local witch shop) and stamp the pentacle into the ball, flattening it slightly. You can sprinkle green fairy dust on it while it is wet. After you have made a bunch of these money pentacles, place them on a dry paper towel and let them dry in a cool, well ventilated area. There is no need to bake these or refrigerate or anything else. They will air dry in a couple of days. Important note!! You CANNOT eat these!!
Let's discuss the pentacle, especially after the Halloween season with all sorts of horror movies depicting this symbol in all sorts of horrible ways. Look at the star of the pentacle or the pentagram shape within the circle. As Wiccans and Pagans we see the apex, or top most point of the star to represent Spirit, the Holy, the Divine. The four lower points of the pentagram stand for the physical world i.e. Earth, Air, Fire and Water. We present the symbol with the point up, an upright pentagram, and as such we are saying we put the spiritual above the physical in all things. Or at least we try our very best to do so.
In addition to that description, the pentacle (which is simply the pentagram within a circle) is also a symbol of protection, especially for women and for all who wear it. It also stands for abundance and material wealth and physical health. All in all, a versatile, multi-purpose, nifty little symbol to have around.
We will be visiting additional witchy crafts over the next few weeks to learn how to make, in the manner of the witch, some magickal holiday gifts to be able to gift to others or to keep for yourself.
To purchase the above ingredients, you can find the spices at your local food store, as at Enchantments we do not carry herbs and spices you can get simply and cheaper at a food store. The gum arabic, which is not so easy to come by, we do carry as well as the pentacle cookie stamps.
The cookie stamp can also be used with sealing wax for letters and holiday envelopes, as well as for making anything you wish to impress a pentacle upon. So, until next time, Happy Witch Crafting!
Peace and Happiness
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