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Soraya's Witches Web Newsletter
2nd June 2019

Contents 2nd June 2019
A Word from Momma Witch, Bereavement.
Join me for a Spell - Magickal Associations
This weeks Recipe - Fairy Cakes for Cakes and Ale
Soraya's Rune Reading £10 offer
Lunar Chart for June 19
Your Horoscope by Soraya
The Morning Ritual
Special Offer Signed copies of...

A word from Momma Witch

Bereavement

The loss of a loved one can be hard to endure and often those who are bereaved cannot understand the feelings of sadness, anger, despair, loss, and emptiness, but there is a simple ceremony that anyone can do that helps the grieving process.
Buy up a small rosemary plant, some extra soil, and a pot one or two sizes larger than the pot your rosemary comes in. Sit quietly with pen and paper and pour your heart into a letter to your loved one. Say all the things that you wanted to say but didn't get the chance to. Feel the presence of your loved one around you as you write and share your news, your hopes, your dreams or your worries and disappointments.
When you have finished your letter, fold it over and over into a small square. Put some fresh soil in the larger pot and then place your folded letter on the soil - cover with more soil and then re-pot the new Rosemary on top filling it around the edges with soil as you need it.
Place a picture of your loved one on a shelf or window sill with the rosemary pot beside it. Light a small t-light candle in front of the picture from time to time and each time you glance at this you can say a little prayer and this will help to ease the ache in your heart.

Taylor Made Holistics

If you’d like more information on how to use essential oils safely at home, book a treatment or have a particular ailment you would like a blend for please drop Claire an email taylormadeholistics@gmail.com.
*Remember essential oils are highly concentrated & recommended dosage should never be exceeded. Always follow the safety information & never take internally. Treat as medicines and keep out of reach of children*.
Bergamot Oil - Citrus Bergamia - From the Rutaceae family

Named after the Italian city of Bergamo where the oil was first sold. It has been used in Italian folk medicine for many years, mainly for treating fever and intestinal worms.
It gives Earl Grey tea its flavour and blends well with Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Jasmine, Neroli, Chamomile, Juniper, Frankincense among others.
Properties: A relaxing, calming and uplifting oil, it has been known to be called "Nature's Prozac" due to its balancing, anti-depressant effect. It can also help boost the immune system and has analgesic antibacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
 Mental Health Benefits:
Bergamot aids anxiety, depression, stress-related conditions, seasonal affective disorder.
How to use:
Mix with a carrier oil such as grapeseed for massage (as a general rule use 1 ml of essential oil to 2
mls carrier oil based on a healthy adult.
Add 5-10 drops to a full bath and agitate well, the oil can be dissolved first in a teaspoon of bubble bath, carrier oil or
full fat milk.
Add to a diffuser or oil burner. Alternatively, add a few drops to a small bowl of water and place on a radiator or pop a few drops on a tissue.
Recipe: Combine a blend of 4 drops Bergamot, 3 drops Lavender, 1 drop Jasmine in a diffuser for an uplifting,
mood boosting aroma.
Physical Health Benefits:
Bergamot can ease skin conditions such as acne, cold sores, eczema, psoriasis, oily skin & wounds. Due to its immune boosting properties, it can help fight colds, flu & fever. It can also assist in digestive disorders such as flatulence & loss of appetite and urinary system disorders such as cystitis and thrush.
How to use:
Use in massage or a bath as per guidelines above for skin conditions, oil can also be added to a plain skin lotion for topical use.
For digestive disorders dilute in a carrier oil as per guidelines and massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction.
Use in the bath for urinary system disorders.
For colds & flu use in the bath, in a diffuser or you could use in a steam inhalation as follows:
Add around 5 drops of oil to a bowl of hot water (you could mix a little eucalyptus with the bergamot), cover the head and bowl with a towel and breathe deeply for a minute - then repeat. Always remember to close the eyes when using this method.
Spiritual Benefits
Use to anoint, balance and align the Solar Plexus & Heart Chakras.

SAFETY CAUTION - Bergamot is phototoxic due to the high levels of Furocoumarins it contains. If applied to the skin exposure to sun must be avoided. You can purchase Furocoumarin free oil which is non-phototoxic.
*Remember essential oils are highly concentrated & recommended dosage should never be exceeded. Always follow safety information and never take internally. Treat as medicines and keep out of reach of children*
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Mel's Weekly Challenge

I was delighted that Soraya started the newsletter up again, and it came exactly at the right time for me – given that I had just lost my job and had allowed myself for a wee while to host a pity party with three guests – me, myself and I !!
I had been doing some soul searching and decided that I would leave it up to the Goddess.
I had been pushing gently at a few doors to see which ones would open and if so, how far. But I decided I wasn’t going to put any pressure on myself – and to quote a recently passed celebrity – “What will be, will be!”
So one of these doors was a chance advert I saw on a social media page asking for volunteers to train for CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau). It was an online form and took approximately 8 minutes to complete.
Within ten minutes of pressing ‘Submit’ I had an email asking me to go for an interview which happened last Friday. I was offered a volunteer position on the spot and am just waiting for a training start date! So thank you, Goddess!
It made me think, I HAD been down in the dumps and my anxiety was getting the best of me. I won’t lie and say that it doesn’t come and go (that’s what having a mental health issue does – and I believe it’s vitally important to be open and talk about it), but I decided that I could either unpack and live there, or I could actively look for the next road sign along my journey


I gently pushed a few doors. One was off the latch but didn’t open fully, so I felt that it wasn’t the right time, another was the same, but this one swung wide open and invited me inside.
So my challenge this week is – Think about where you want to go in your life, that is – IF you want to go somewhere different from where you already are. And if that is the case, just start to gently push on a few doors, leave it with the Goddess and see which door swings open for you! Sometimes it’s scary – for me to instigate the ending of my 35 year job was absolutely terrifying, and still is – and some things are still not clear, but I am resting in the arms of the Goddess and trusting the Universe that the old Scots saying is true ... “whits for ye'll nae go by ye!”  With love, light and blessings, Mel


 
JOIN ME FOR A SPELL
The Power is in Your Hands

Colour Associations for Spell Casting

Regardless of what spell or ritual you are performing, colours add strength to your work whether you use the appropriate colours for your altar cloth, or for candles or cords. The following colours will be helpful, but remember to follow your instincts and use what feels right for you.
Numbers: Numbers can be written on paper or inscribed onto candles or used in the quantities of your accessories, for example, you could use a certain quantity of coins or crystals.
Black- Endings repelling and deflating the ego
Blue- Healing, peace, and spirituality
Pink-Love, friendship and romance
Red- Life, vitality, health, power and passion,

Green- Growth, creativity, and wealth
Orange- Optimism, and joy
Yellow- Inspiration, and clarity,
Purple- Protection, assertion, and confidence
White- Spirituality, and illumination


Numerical Associations for Spell Casting
1 adds power, leadership, beginnings, first.
2 adds mystery, secrets, education, law, medicine
3 adds friendship, celebration, gatherings, contracts, fertility, motherhood.
4 adds stability, security, property, maturity, fatherhood
5 adds construction, engineering, answers, knowledge, uniforms
6 adds lovers, choices, kindness, passion 
7 adds control, decisive, spiritual, media,
8 adds strength, power, persistence, focus
9 adds achievement, accomplishment, insight, clarity.

This Weeks Recipe
Fairy Cakes for Cakes and Ale

I use this mix every time I want to bake a cake and I ring the changes by adding different ingredients. It’s easy to make, simply use equal quantities of the main ingredients and vary your recipe by adding cherries, coconut or use butter icing instead of plain icing. 
Ingredients
4 ounces of self raising flour
4 ounces of butter
Half a teaspoon of baking powder
4 ounces of sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of water
Method
Grate the butter into a baking bowl (if you do this it will blend much easier. Add the sugar and beat until the mix is smooth creamy and has lightened in colour. Beat the eggs and gently fold them into the mix. Add the baking powder to the flour and stir it through then add a tablespoon of this to the batter and fold it in carefully. Continue adding flour a spoonful at a time until all the flour has been blended into the mix. Fold in the tablespoon of water. This is your basic mix which can be spooned into paper cup cases for fairy cakes or in larger amounts for muffins or into sponge cake tins.
Fairy Cakes for sharing at Cakes and Ale
This is simply a way that witches share food with each other after a ceremony or celebration. Before you begin, find a simple picture on the internet in the shape of a witch on a broomstick. Print it out and then cut around the outline. Obviously, your witch template has to be a little smaller than your fairy cake. When your cakes are cooled, lay the witch template on the top of the fairy cake and then dust the cake with icing sugar covering the template too. Carefully lift the template away, and hey presto the shape of the witch will be clear to see. You can make several templates of the witch or you can use stars, crescent moons, broomstick or Cauldrons.
Bake fairy cakes for ten minutes at approximately 180 degrees but bake for longer if you are using a sponge tin.

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CONTRIBUTIONS and FEEDBACK

Feedback
Thank you to everyone who commented on the facebook group - here is another from my old friend (as in known for some time rather than age lol)

Hi Mrs!
Lovely to have the newsletter back. Thank you. Trust this finds you well.  
As a Pisces (who turned 60 this year!!!!) I look forward to the woohoo in your horoscope. Please pass my regards to Mel. I know how traumatic losing your job is but she is spot on with her message. New pastures etc. All the very best, Corinne 

Bless
you  Corinne and thank you for the feedback S )O(
Contributions
Please, if you would like to contribute to the newsletter all you have to do is send your contribution to info@soraya.co.uk
You can contribute as often as you like but I hate putting anyone including our Mel and Sandra under pressure.
Ideally
let me have your input by no later than Wednesdays. If it isn't time sensitive, I may hold it over for a week or two. All your input is welcome. Love and Blessings as always Soraya )O(

So this came in from Sandra the other day with this message
"We were at the dump today. Thought you might get a laugh at this"  
 This is the conversation we had
Soraya: The "watch for bears?" Or the "no steel??? " I don't understand that but I'm only 5'2 so stuff goes over my head but I'll let Martin see it 😂😂😂. 

Soraya: Martin thinks no steel in the trash in case it hurts the bears???

Sandra And Tommy: We never waited long enough to find out.
They are all coming out of hibernation and are hungry 😂
PS Im still confused
  😂😂😂😂
Your Horoscope 2nd June 2019

Aries

Quick, where’s the Bucket? Stay under it until after the 3rd Aries while the Moon and Mercury jostle in your chart. Quite frankly, the less you have to do with others at this time, especially family and relatives, the better and postpone and journeys too.

Taurus

In with the new and out with the old for you Taurus. Between the 6th and the 9th are likely to be the best times for relationships and any new undertakings. During this period you will be able to see clearly and act intuitively helping you to make the most of opportunities.

Gemini

A slow start to the week Gemini can come to a dramatic end if the Moon squaring up to Venus has its way and this is not good for relationships. You can expect disappointments or to have disagreements and friendships are likely to go wrong under this influence so be careful.

Cancer

The Moon is in a favourable position with Mercury for the first part of this week Cancer and you may find that this awakens an interest in generally improving your knowledge. The Mercury aspect is associated with the written word so a visit to the library or Amazon may be likely.

Leo

A week full of good fortune is forecast for you Leo although there may be some changes to your normal routine, this wont pose any problems for you. You will be recognised or complimented for your skills.

Virgo

Make the most of the first couple of days this week because things could take a downward spiral after the fourth when the Sun squares up to Saturn. For what it’s worth you may find that you learn a valuable lesson.

Libra

Expect radical changes which are likely to last until the 1st of June, some of them you will instigate yourself and believe me you will be in control of the ones that you don’t instigate because you are LIBRA and Libra can.

Scorpio

A nice steady favourable influence coming in Scorpio so do your best to avoid spoiling it by knee jerk reactions and be mindful that the sting in your tail is painful, though not often used. Old folks will be significant towards the end of the week.

Sagittarius

Thankfully Venus and Jupiter in your chart until June 22 will soften the effects of the Moon and  Mercury which will make you sarcastic and argumentative. Although you love to travel, it should be avoided at this time.

Capricorn

A nice period approaches you (Me, Claire, and Natalie) and although it is not very strong it can make conditions ripe for some personal benefits or beneficial changes. This influence tends to stimulate better prospects for the immediate future too.

Aquarius

If Romance was on your mind this week, FORGET IT. Share the bucket while Venus opposes Uranus (very sorry but it's likely to be there until June 19) be careful in all your relationships especially for women.
 

Pisces

A difficult start to the week for financial matters Pisces but it will only last for three days, so bear that in mind when you go to click the “Buy it Now” button or open your purse or wallet. Later, conditions will be more favourable and you may make important changes.
I'm leaving the morning Ritual here for new members and as a reminder that if you remember the Goddess in your life She will remember you.
The Morning Ritual
Stand in front of a window and take a deep purifying in breath and visualise that you are breathing in sparkling light energy. Raise your hands high above your head and then clasp your hands together in the prayer position. Draw your hands down in front of your face, still clasped, down past your heart and then separate your hands and spread them as far apart as you can to each side. Visualise all your chakra points being activated and say the following prayer as you do so.
 
You who are the source of all power and good
Please show me what I need to know when I need to know it
Help me to listen with understanding and speak with wisdom
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
And the wisdom to change the things  I can change.
Please show me what I need to know so that I may understand.
The world is an abundant place and
I am grateful for those gifts I have already been given
And I am open and ready to receive
those gifts that are waiting to come to me
 
Visualise a purple cloak of protection being placed on your shoulders and draw your hands across your chest as though you are drawing the cloak over you.
You are now ready to begin your day and you can use this ritual at any time especially if you feel insecure anxious or worried.
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