Making your own potion is a sure-fire way to manifest the type of prosperity that you’re seeking. Using a blend of readily available herbs and correspondences, it’s easy to cook up a powerful spell that will bring abundance your way.
“There goes yet another shingle,” I thought to myself during the last nor’easter. It was time to deal with the roof and other renovation plans that I have for the outside of my house. My plans often exceed my finances. Lucky for me that I’ve got witchcraft to help. When I decide that a magickal intervention is required, I sit down and come up with a spell plan. Then I go hunting for supplies in my kitchen. Spending the day witchin’ in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do. It’s part of that old time witchcraft I love so dearly.
Practicing Practical Magick
As a practitioner of practical magick, when I perceive the need to incorporate witchcraft into my problem solving strategies, I turn to what I have on hand. For me, this means keeping a well-stocked supply of herbs and other correspondences, like a variety of things for use in color magick. I’m also a relentless collector of found things, from animal carcasses to seaweed. Feeling lonely? Here, take this hunk of local amethyst I found.
I also grow things and harvest as much from the natural flora as I can. Since wild coastal roses are in the abundance here, I’ve got enough highly potent rose water on reserve that I may never run out. If I’ve thought up a spell, but am missing a specific type of correspondence even after the kitchen and workshop have been thoroughly searched, I’ll wander around my property until I find what I need. Or it finds me. Somehow, this works exceptionally well. Doing a binding spell? Take this birch bark, write on your incantation and then burn it.
With this approach, I set out to make a batch of prosperity potion.
Potion Cooking Basics
My spells typically consist of a written incantation and a bunch of herbs and carefully selected correspondences. I often cook a potion like they did in the good old days. If you’re new to cooking magick, I suggest that you get yourself a good size pot, a sharp knife, something to crush things with (like a mortar and pestle or a special hammer) and a magick spoon (like a wand, but way better). There are those that prefer not to use stainless steel for magickal cooking, but I’m not one of them. It is a good idea to have a separate set of these items that aren’t used for regular cooking. That way your kids don’t look up from their supper, saying “this tastes weird.” My sons are used to imbibing tonics that I make to ease everything from colds to worries. If they say it tastes weird, maybe I put frankincense in there by mistake.
My point is to be careful when doing magick in the kitchen, especially when using things that are toxic. Do your research. My all-time favorite magickal recipe book is that old-time witchcraft classic, The Master Book of Herbalism (which is actually still in print.)
I began with 2 cups naturally-sourced water in my pot. I always make extra to give away. This is particularly important when doing a prosperity spell because it creates the energy of already being prosperous. When I give it to someone, I provide the instructions on how to finish it using a personal representation (like hair) and objects directly connected to what they will manifest.
I brought the water to a boil, then turned it down to simmer. I added small amounts of the herbs and plants listed in below in the order given. Since this is an attraction spell, I stirred clockwise three times after putting in the herbs and while saying the incantation.
NOTE: I didn’t macerate the botanicals first because cooking does the same thing.
I cooked the potion for about 30 minutes then removed it from the heat and let cool for about an hour. After it had cooled, I separated the potion that would be given away into a separate pot. Then I added the correspondences listed below to the original brew:
I almost always use hair as a personal representation. When I am doing a working like this that involves our entire household, I add my sons’ hair, too. Blood is cool, but hair will generally do the trick.
I always add stones to my potions. This time, I used a nice piece of white quartz. I also included a gold tiger’s eye ring that was my father’s, providing a triple dose of energy – gold, ancestor and the previously mentioned tiger’s eye. I was manifesting prosperity for our household, so I included bits of the house. Since we need a new roof and deck, I used bits of these that I found in the yard. It’s been windy this winter! All ingredients were added while saying the appropriate incantation and stirring three times clockwise.
I let my custom potion and the give-away one cool completely. Then I poured it into glass bottles. I blessed the potion once more while I screwed on the lids. Over the top, I added wax drippings from my spell-crafting candle that I always burn.
“Seal the Deal”
The next step was to “seal the deal” with a cloth covering and tie a magickal cord around it. I used black (protection), red (abundance) and white (manifestation). Of course, they are the colors of witchcraft and Hekate, so that helps a lot. I always add charms to any magickal object that I make. In this case, I used keys to symbolize opening the door to prosperity. I said an incantation reinforcing this as I tied them on. The last thing to do was to attach the instruction cards on the ones that will be given away.
The Completed Potion
The potion completed, I placed it on the window in my kitchen. I prefer keeping these jars outside, but it’s been so windy that I put it here. The potion will continue to grow in strength over time. I let the potion do it’s thing while I get busy doing all I can to manifest my prosperity. When the need arises, I’ll open it so that the full power of the potion is released. The potion can also be used to anoint objects connected to prosperity.
May We All Live Long and Prosper
Sharing spells with others is a way for me to act prosperous and to perhaps inspire others to make their own magick. I hope we all live long and prosper! (I can see my son’s eye rolling now when I say I used this reference.) There is a limitless amount of abundance for us to all share. Just like magick.
When I share a spell, it’s because I know that it’s effective. So far, the funds for the roof replacement have arrived unexpectedly – magickally, even. I include all the instructions and ingredients that I used. I’m on a mission to show people that witchcraft can be accessible to anyone who is willing to believe and do the work required of it. Expensive ingredients or finished products (like potions) aren’t necessary (though they are super cool). Developing your own spells are a very potent form of magick, just like this potion.