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Soraya's Witches Web Newsletter
15th September 2019

Contents 15th September 2019
A Word form Momma Witch 

This week's Crystals - Chyrsocolla and Citrine
Moonwolf
Taylor Made Holistics - Essential Oils -Lemongrass 
This week’s Recipe – Spinach & Feta Muffins from Jan
Sandra’s Smiles - Marriage
Lunar Chart for September 19
This month's Star Sign Virgo
Your Morning Ritual


A Word from Momma Witch

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This Week's Crystals 
Chyrsocolla
Chyrsocolla: (Mixture of green and turquoise) Promotes great inner strength and harmony by helping eliminate negativity from within. It purifies our home or work environments. It can be especially healing to those with blood disorders.
Chakra: Heart and throat
Citrine
Citrine is 'The Merchants Stone' said to bring prosperity to the bearer. A crystal of generosity and creative power. It is considered to benefit healing to the digestive system, the emotions and strengthening to the body.
Chakra: Solar Plexus and Sacral 



MOONWOLF
On Holiday 

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*.

 

Lemongrass – Cymbopogon citratus

from the Poaceae family

Buy your essential oils direct from Soraya here 
http://www.soraya.co.uk/EssentialOils.htm

Lemongrass
Also known as fevergrass, it has been used in India for centuries to treat fever. It was also traditionally used to cure skin complaints and kill germs. Research carried out in India shows that it can act as a sedative on the central nervous system.
Properties:
Lemongrass is an energising, uplifting, soothing and healing oil. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, insecticidal and deodorising properties and it blends well with Ginger, citrus oils, Basil, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Lavender and Tea Tree.
Mental Health/Nervous System Benefits:
Useful for headaches, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions. It refreshes the mind and stimulates awareness helping with mental fatigue and loss of concentration. Lemongrass is great for boosting the immune system and helping reduce fevers and infection.
Physical Health Benefits:
It can ease muscular pain and help to tone muscles and make them more supple. Lemongrass can be used to ease the symptoms of colitis, indigestion and gastroenteritis.
In skincare, it can help to treat acne, athletes foot, excessive perspiration and open pores. If using on the skin always dilute well, a patch test is advisable. Lemongrass can cause irritation in some individuals.
Spiritual Benefits:
Use to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra.
How to use:
Massage
- 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.
Bath - 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.
Vaporisation - 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.
Compress – 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.
SPECIAL CAUTION 
Use in lower concentrations as may cause irritation in people with sensitive skin.

**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**
Spiritual Benefits:
Use for grounding, protection and calming an overactive root chakra. Anoint and balance the heart chakra.
Spinach and Feta Muffins from Jan
I came across this recipe whilst experimenting with vegetarian cooking as it seems our 17-month-old son doesn’t particularly like eating meat.  These are good on their own as a snack, as part of a meal or an alternative to sandwiches in a packed lunch. They can also be frozen and defrosted overnight. I hope you enjoy, blessed be x
Ingredients 
375g self-raising flour
250g Spinach, shredded
150g feta, crumbled
110g sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
100g cheddar cheese
330ml Milk
90g butter, melted
1 egg
1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of finely grated parmesan. 

Step 1
Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly grease muffin tray, the mixture will do 12 x 80ml muffin tray. 
Step 2
Sift flour into a bowl. Add shredded spinach, feta, chives, tomatoes and parmesan, and stir to combine. In a separate bowl use a fork to whisk together milk, butter and egg until well combined. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and use a metal spoon to stir until just combined (do not over mix).
Step 3
Spoon mixture into prepared tray. Sprinkle with grated cheddar and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn out onto wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Prep time 15 mins, cooking time 20 mins. 


 

Sandras Smiles.

Marriage
YOUR LUNAR CHART FOR September 2019 G.M.T
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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Virgo the Sixth Sign of the Zodiac: 23rd August - 22nd September

Virgo is a mutable earth sign. Your ruling planet is Mercury
Best colours are grey, yellow, and green. Fortunate gemstones are Diamond, Jasper and Sardonyx.
Best day of the week is Wednesday. Best numbers are eight and four
Most fortunate location to live or work in is large towns or small cities
Best occupations are in the sciences, statistics, medicine, finance, publishing, or property and anything to do with the land.
You are most compatible signs are Taurus; Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo and Pisces. 
Least compatible are Aries, Gemini, Libra, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
You are diplomatic and capable of examining all the facts and seeing both sides of any situation. You do not like being restricted and need the freedom to function to your fullest potential.
Your sign governs the digestive organs
In affairs of the heart, you tend to be afraid to show your true feelings and do not handle rejection well
Your earning capacity will have many opportunities to improve but you have to be willing and able to take advantage of them. You are in control of your own destiny. 
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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