Soraya's Witches Web Newsletter
11th August 2019

Contents 11th August 2019
A Word form Momma Witch – Crystals

Taylor Made Holistics - Essential Oils - Bergamot
This week’s Recipe – Haddock Mornay Pancakes
Sandra’s Smiles - Who left the gate open? 
Join me for a Spell - A new Job
Lunar Chart for Aug 19
Your Horoscope by Soraya
This month's Star Sign Leo July 23- Aug 22
Readers Offer - Psychic Postbag
Your Morning Ritual

A word from Momma Witch - Crystals

Crystals, I love them, and apart from their beauty, there are crystals suitable for every occasion and every situation.  - There are tumble stones, points, pillars, pyramids, globes, eggs, and chapels to name just a few types and there are even masculine and feminine crystals. 
Where do you start? Some of you who already collect crystals would be drawn to your first purchase by, the shape size or colour or for some unexplainable pull.
Many years ago my daughter Claire bought me my first and favourite crystal a cluster of Apophyllite and Stilbite.  That wasn't a good time in my life; we were at a 'New Age Fayre'  and as we were browsing a crystal stand she picked up this beautiful crystal and bought it for me. Why that one in particular, well at that time did we even question that, but this is what these to crystals are recommended for...  
Apophyllite aids spiritual healing on a deep soul level. It helps to ease depression, anxiety, and stress-related issues.
Stilbite resonates with the vibration of Universal Love, opening the heart chakra and overcoming fear and loss. It has a calming influence and brings inner peace. I have collected and studied Crystals since then. I would love to know how you came across your first crystal.
Cleansing your Crystals
The first thing to do with any new crystal is, cleanse it of any negative energies, and programme it for your purpose. 
To cleanse by Earth
Place the crystal on top of the soil of a house plant.  Visualise negative energy being absorbed by the soil.   
To cleanse by Air
Light a smudge stick or incense stick and pass the smoke over the crystal as you visualise any negative energy being dispersed by the smoke
To cleanse by Fire
Set up your altar and light your altar candle. Pass the flame around and over the crystal and visualise negative energy being dispersed by the flame.
To cleanse by Water in a stream
There are several methods for cleansing a crystal by water and my particular favourite is at a stream or burn where the water tumbles over rocks. Of course, that's not easy to find, but if you do, place your tumble stones in a bag and hold the bag in the water and this will carry away any undesired energies. When you are done lay the crystals on the ground and let the sun dry them.
To cleanse by Water at home.
Place your crystals in a bowl and let the cold water run over them for several minutes then pat dry and leave them on a window sill to catch the light.
To cleanse by Cider Vinegar and Rock Salt.

Fill a bowl with warm (not hot) water and add a tablespoonful of rock salt and the same of cider vinegar - swish it about till the salt has dissolved and place your crystals in the bowl for about ten or twenty minutes then rinse with clean water. 
To cleanse by the Light of the Moon
Place your crystals on a window ledge or somewhere safe during the dark moon and leave them there for a full cycle of the moon then use as normal. 
 Next week will be about programming your crystals...

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
*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*.

 Rosmarinus Officinalis – Labiatae family

Buy your 100% Pure Essential Oils from Soraya's Witches Web click here
Rosemary has been valued as a sacred plant in many civilisations and was one of the first plants to be used for food, medicine and magic. In Ancient Greece, sprigs were burnt at shrines and fumigations were used in the Middle Ages to drive away evil spirits and protect against plague & infectious illnesses.
It blends well with Lavender, Thyme, Pine, Basil, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Petitgrain, Cinnamon, and other spice oils.
Rosemary is used for a wide variety of complaints. Its fresh, green, woody scent is stimulating, antiseptic, astringent, invigorating and cleansing amongst its many properties.
Mental Health/Nervous System Benefits
It works well for headaches, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion & debility. It clears the mind of confusion and promotes mental clarity. Use in massage, baths, vaporisation or compress as per guidelines below. 
Physical Health Benefits
Rosemary is useful in skincare to treat acne, dermatitis & varicose veins. It is also a good insect repellant (use in massage, skin lotion or bath). It stimulates the scalp promoting hair growth & problems such as dandruff & greasy hair. For use in hair care, you can add to a plain shampoo base which you can readily buy online or
see my previous feature on Cedarwood for a hair treatment recipe. 
Rosemary can be used to relieve the symptoms of colds & flu, muscular pain, rheumatism, gout, fluid retention & poor circulation. It has an affinity with the digestive system relieving indigestion, colitis, constipation & flatulence. It is also a tonic to the liver & gall bladder and provides relief from menstrual cramps.
Spiritual Benefits
Use for cleansing, purification and for anointing and balancing the Heart Chakra.
How to use:

Mix with a carrier oil such as grapeseed for massage (as a general rule use 1 drop 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 and inhale.
Steam Inhalation
Add around 5 drops of oil to a bowl of hot water, 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.
Skin Lotion
For skin issues oil can be added to a plain skin lotion for topical use. Or to a more nourishing oil such as Jojoba or Apricot Kernel oil. Follow the same dilution guidelines as massage.
Put 4 drops of oil into a bowl of hot or very cold water, take a flannel/facecloth and soak up the oil floating on the surface without fully immersing the cloth. Wring out the excess water and apply to the affected area.
Do not use during pregnancy. Dilute well. Do not use if you suffer from High Blood Pressure or Epilepsy.
 **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. Some essential oils are not suitable for certain medical conditions – always seek advice if unsure**

This Weeks Recipe - Haddock Mornay Pancakes

Haddock Mornay Pancakes
I love Haddock smoked or unsmoked, out of the chippy, or home-cooked in a variety of ways, and this is one of my favourites. Years ago after a night out clubbing, my friends and I used to go to a late-night cafe franchise on Union Street in Glasgow. I think it was called the Pancake Place and my favourite treat was Haddock Mornay Pancakes. I hope you love them as much as I do. 
1 Pancake/crumpet per person
1 piece of smoked haddock per person
For the sauce
2 ounces of cheeses
1 tablespoon of plain flour
2 ounces of butter
Milk to blend
Make the Pancake/crumpets first about the size of a dinner plate and set them to one side covered with a clean tea towel
4 ounces of self raising flour
1 ounces of sugar
1 half teaspoon of baking powder
A spoonful of golden syrup
1 egg
A cup of milk to mix 
A knob of butter (some for the pan, some melted to add to the mix..
Mix the ingredients together to form a thin batter then add to a hot buttered pan a ladleful at a time. Wait till bubbles form then flip your pancake over till the second side is cooked. Cover cooked pancakes with a clean tea towel till the fish is ready to be plated.

Wash your fish in cold water, pat dry and remove any bones.
Place a small knob of butter and a half cup of milk into a frying pan and lay the fish on top of it and cook for about 5 minutes until the fish is tender and begins to break up.   tender. 

Remove the fish from the cooking liquid and set it to one side, but keep the liquid to use as a base for your cheese sauce.
Blend a tablespoon of flour with the liquid and as it begins to thicken add the cheese and more milk if required. Add the fish to the sauce and then lay the pancake on a plate and spoon the mixture onto one half of the pancake before fold over the other half. Sprinkle with grated carrot 

Sandras Smiles

Who left the gate open?

The Power is in Your Hands

A Spell to help you to find a new Job

No matter what spell you are doing you have to play an active part you can't just do the spell and sit back waiting for results and the same applies when you are job hunting. It's not enough to just do the spell - you have to be looking for a job too. You have to be doing everything that you can do to look for a job. If you do not put in any effort neither will the Lord or Lady.  
Prepare your altar with items that will help to boost your spell. Remember it's your intensity and desire that will empower your spell more than any accompanying accessories, but then, I'm a belt and braces sort of witch and I like the effort of thinking about the appropriate items to use and then setting them all up. That's my method, but dont worry if it's not yours - do your thing and trust your instincts. One word of caution though neer ask for anything in particular - for example, if you ask for a specific job you might get it and hate it and have to start from scratch again - Always ask for what you need rather than what you want. )O( 
Here are some suggestions;
Place your CV on the altar along with some Rune and Tarot Cards. If you only have Runestones, use them.
In the picture, you will see The Runes to the left and they are:-
Wunjo for joy and success
Sigel for victory
Fehu for wealth
On the right are the Tarot Cards
The Magician for new beginnings
King Wands depicting job offers and business opportunities and 
The High Priest for keys promotion and advancement (the keys on this card are the symbol of new doors opening)  
cast your circle (if you need help with this just message me)
When all is ready burn some incense or grains (if you need specific grains to click here) or message me.
Recite the verse below and picture yourself receiving a message telling you that you have been the successful applicant.
When you are finished, give thanks and close your circle.   )O(  
A change I need I ask of thee
A new career I seek for me
Something better something satisfying
Listen cant you hear me crying 
Your help I call on your help indeed 
Assist me in this time of need 
Blessed are the Ladies Three
Maiden Mother and crone are thee
This is my wish this is my plea 
And it harm none so mote it be.
This is one thing that I just can't do without. The Moon helps me to make choices and decisions and know when the best time is for any craft work. It's not just craft work though. Knowing the favourable or unfavourable positions of the Moon can help with everyday matters too - I even have an app on my phone called ILuna - if you like to have the benefit of knowing the position of the Moon at any given time then download it or follow this link and calculate the Moon chart for wherever you are in the world.  


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Your Weekly Horoscope from Soraya
11-17  August 2019

Your Horoscope by Soraya


Don’t expect much to change until the 13th when Venus and Pluto influence you by making you feel emotionally intense. Strong sympathetic bonds could develop at this time which may lead to romance


Mercury pops into your chart this week and although it's not a very powerful influence it will stimulate the need to open a book or learn something new. Additional responsibilities can be expected around this time.


A dominant Pluto in the first few days of this week will see a period of change in your home life and social environment. You are likely to be eager to get on with things and woe betides anyone or anything that holds you back.


Picture the scene, two passing acquaintance, the Sun and Moon, catching sight of each other and each determined to outdo the other. Fists up and angry gestures will complete the picture. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


A combination of Saturn and Neptune in your chart could stimulate worry and anxiety and while that happens it could upset your system and disturb your mindset. Avoid making changes and avoid making sarcastic comments too.


It will be the end of the week before anything changes for you Virgo however when it does it will be the arrival of Jupiter and this will be a very fortunate occurrence making you more able to respond to your needs and promising success.


The Moon and Venus are making subtle hints to each other and this harmony will improve many aspects of your life. Your thinking will be clearer and you will enjoy the company of others. Don’t be afraid to express your feelings.


Over the coming week, you will be blessed by the appearance of Uranus and Jupiter. These planets in your chart will ensure that changes can be successfully made and you will gain socially and financially.


This should be an entirely peaceful and harmonious period for you Sagittarius. Influences such as these generally bring opportunities for improving your surroundings and environment. This will be a good time for all affairs of the heart too.


I'm so happy to be born under the sign of Capricorn this week as Venus and Fortunae are strong in this sign indicating that pleasure is promised and there's more… during this period we are likely to attract the right people and things necessary for happiness.


Keep your head down Aquarius as you are not out of the woods yet. Be very careful of new relationships or arrangements made under this influence and do not allow yourself to become beguiled by others as the current influence makes you easily impressed.


Good fortune continues for you this week Pisces and you can expect to gain through either merit or persistence. There could be additional responsibilities and possibly advancement to your current situation.

Leo the Fifth Sign of the Zodiac: 23rd July - 23rd August

Leo is a fixed, fire sign.
Your ruling planet is the Sun
Best colours are yellow, gold and orange
Fortunate gemstones are Ruby, Emerald and Black Onyx.
Best day of the week is Sunday
Best numbers are five and nine
Most fortunate location to live or work in is anywhere with lots of space
Best occupations are politics, insurance, public services
Most compatible signs are Aries, Gemini, Libra, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius
Least compatible are Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo and Pisces.
You are courteous and considerate but can also be forceful and commanding.
Your sign governs the heart and bestows you with a generosity second to none.
You have amazing recuperative abilities
In affairs of the heart, you can be intense and let your heart rule your head.
Your earning capacity can be improved by being more conservative
You prefer to be at home with friends rather than socialising in the bright lights.

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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