Category: tea

Crystal Herbalism –  Discovering Tara When…

Crystal Herbalism – 

Discovering Tara

When you find your god you find yourself.

I remember never feeling a part of a “religion” because the way I saw spirituality wasn’t being reflected back to me. When I discovered Tara in the crystal shop I used to work, everything came into clarity.

Her Beginning

Before Tara became a Buddha, she was a princess names Wisdom Moon, who devoted her time to a deep meditation practice. When she was close to reaching enlightenment the monks told her that she must come back as a man in order to reach Buddhahood. She told them, “Those who wish to attain supreme enlightenment in a man’s body are many, but those who wish to serve the aims of beings in a woman’s body are few indeed; therefore may I, until this world is emptied out, work for the benefit of sentient beings in a woman’s body.” It is with her vow that she became Tara the Liberator, the first Buddhist feminist.

Her Symbolism

Tara is made of light, her name meaning star. She sits on a blossoming lotus, radiating compassion. She is a protector, the mother of all Buddhas, a manifestation of wisdom and swift action.

Her posture is relaxed, open, and loving. Her right foot is outstretched showing her readiness to take action while her left foot is tucked in, indicating that she has full control over her inner energies. One foot in the world and one foot in meditation.

Tara holds close to herself a blue lotus, representing the three realms: past, present, and future. On her body is OM at her crown chakra, AH at her throat, and HUM at her heart chakra.

Devotion To Her

  • Mantra: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
  • Crystals: blue tara quartz, celestite rose quartz, green fluorite, labradorite
  • Plant: lotus
  • Moon Phase: crescent moon

Tara Goddess Tea:

Release. Rest. Nourish. Send devotion inward with this Tara Goddess Tea. You are the universe, a vibrant light within the galaxy of stars. You are the earth. An elemental spirit. Like the waters, you ebb and flow with the tides of life. Reflecting and deepening with each breathing wave. Pair this earth and air energy tea with a moss agate crystal, this brew sends love to your wild soul.

  • 1 tsp Green Tea
  • ½ tsp Lemongrass
  • ½ tsp Peppermint
  • ½ tsp Local Honey

Crystal Herbalism –  Discovering Tara When…

Crystal Herbalism – 

Discovering Tara

When you find your god you find yourself.

I remember never feeling a part of a “religion” because the way I saw spirituality wasn’t being reflected back to me. When I discovered Tara in the crystal shop I used to work, everything came into clarity.

Her Beginning

Before Tara became a Buddha, she was a princess names Wisdom Moon, who devoted her time to a deep meditation practice. When she was close to reaching enlightenment the monks told her that she must come back as a man in order to reach Buddhahood. She told them, “Those who wish to attain supreme enlightenment in a man’s body are many, but those who wish to serve the aims of beings in a woman’s body are few indeed; therefore may I, until this world is emptied out, work for the benefit of sentient beings in a woman’s body.” It is with her vow that she became Tara the Liberator, the first Buddhist feminist.

Her Symbolism

Tara is made of light, her name meaning star. She sits on a blossoming lotus, radiating compassion. She is a protector, the mother of all Buddhas, a manifestation of wisdom and swift action.

Her posture is relaxed, open, and loving. Her right foot is outstretched showing her readiness to take action while her left foot is tucked in, indicating that she has full control over her inner energies. One foot in the world and one foot in meditation.

Tara holds close to herself a blue lotus, representing the three realms: past, present, and future. On her body is OM at her crown chakra, AH at her throat, and HUM at her heart chakra.

Devotion To Her

  • Mantra: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
  • Crystals: blue tara quartz, celestite rose quartz, green fluorite, labradorite
  • Plant: lotus
  • Moon Phase: crescent moon

Tara Goddess Tea:

Release. Rest. Nourish. Send devotion inward with this Tara Goddess Tea. You are the universe, a vibrant light within the galaxy of stars. You are the earth. An elemental spirit. Like the waters, you ebb and flow with the tides of life. Reflecting and deepening with each breathing wave. Pair this earth and air energy tea with a moss agate crystal, this brew sends love to your wild soul.

  • 1 tsp Green Tea
  • ½ tsp Lemongrass
  • ½ tsp Peppermint
  • ½ tsp Local Honey

After drinking it a second time, I am convince…

After drinking it a second time, I am convinced that Green Elder Chai is my favorite tea ever! It is filled with a spicy, lightly sweet, flavor that is perfect for this cold day.

Crystal Herbalism – My Evening Rituals

Crystal Herbalism – My Evening Rituals

Crystal Herbalism – My Evening Rituals

Crystal Herbalism – My Evening Rituals

Crystal Herbalism – My Morning Rituals. 

Crystal Herbalism – My Morning Rituals. 

What are yours? 

Crystal Herbalism – My Morning Rituals. 

Crystal Herbalism – My Morning Rituals. 

What are yours? 

At Last, It Is Complete!!

The kyusu tea pot (bottom left) my best friend ordered for my birthday last month finally arrived! It’s made of celadon and was shipped all the way from Japan! My family got me the tetsubin kettle and sasa tea cup (top), and while I was rummaging through the cabinet, I found that cute little mug (bottom right) to really tie it all together! 

Also, I laid them out on my tarot cloth, since the green goes so perfectly with them. Once I feel a bit better, I’m going to make tons and tons of tea! I think the first one I’ll make will be some mint tea, then I’ll try my hand at blending some of my magical herbs together for a tea to help me with a healing magic spell or a divination. Stay tuned!

Crystal Herbalism – All Hallows Eve

Crystal Herbalism – All Hallows Eve

Halloween is a time where the veil between the spirit world and ours is at its thinnest. Halloween allows us to connect with those who have pasted one and the magical energies that surrounds us during the hollows eve moon.

The black cat is a symbol of protection and good luck, on Halloween if you spot one make a wish. Connect with the energies of the back cat to enhance your magic, strengthen intuition, and provide psychic awareness. Black cats are messengers from the underworld, they provide ancient knowledge of the spirit realm. They are the symbol of magic within witchcraft and are cherished in many cultures.

Black Cat Tea

  • 1 tsp Jasmine
  • ½ tsp Spearmint
  • ½ tsp Marigold
  • ½ tsp Licorice Root

This tea will provide the energy of the black cat and lucid dreaming. Keep a tigers eye or smokey quartz close to you on Halloween, to protect you from negativity and unwanted entities. For extra protection sprinkle chamomile around your home or put in a bag to hang on door to ward off hexes and evil spirits.

A Faerie Witch is someone who practices magic …

A Faerie Witch is someone who practices magic that closely
connects with the Fae. With a deep embodiment of nature and vibrant divinity, faerie
witchcraft is soulfully rooted in Celtic lore. It blends elemental spells, lunar guidance, and crystal work
to create a spiritual path that leads to the highlands of the Fae. 

  • 1 tsp green tea
  • ½ tsp lemongrass
  • ½ tsp rose petal
  • ½ tsp licorice root or local honey