Muscadine Garden Magick

 Grapes have long been associated with garden magick and are often used in ritual to honor the harvest. Grapes also symbolize vitality and encourage abundance and prosperity. Tonight, I'll show you a little garden magick with grapes to revitalize you AND your plants! We'll make both a plant tea and a potion.

    What are plant teas?

Plant Teas are literally....plant medicine! Herbal, floral, mineral, and other plant teas use plant material to transport one active principle over to another plant. Fresh is always better, but you can used dried material as well. 

  What are potions?

Potions are enchanted infusions that are often taken via drinking or used in some topical fashion. Potions have a base liquid (in this case tonight, it will be Coconut Water), and any non-edible elements added for power are removed before drinking. It's important to be sure that non-edibles do not seep toxins into the potion. 

  Here's What You Need:

 

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Milk Thistle: Strength and protection, healing, depression. Gingko: Associated with the Moon, high magickal energy. Echinacea: Offering to spirits, increases effectiveness. Iron: Power and strength.

Milk Thistle: Strength and protection, healing, depression. Gingko: Associated with the Moon, high magickal energy. Echinacea: Offering to spirits, increases effectiveness. Iron: Power and strength.

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Wipe your bottle down with the Florida Water to cleanse before you begin, and be sure it's dried properly before moving forward. 

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Add your grapes and berries to either your mortar or small blender-I used a mortar to infuse my own energy into my ingredients. Add a few dashes of ginger and cinnamon, and then add your base liquid. Blend well. Here you can also add some of the minerals you perhaps take often-I typically use potions like this in dropper bottles, adding several drops to a fruit infusion or morning smoothie to start my day. Just keep in mind proper dosage, and know that minerals may add a strong bitter taste (this is why you may wish to use a sweetener/flavor addition of some sort). 

 

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The whole time you're grinding/blending, etc. you want to be sure you're connecting with your individual ingredients and visualizing the benefits you hope to receive from them. When you've infused them all, see it all coming together to give you that magickal enhancement you're desiring! If you are planning to use a sweetener, you may wish to pour a bit of this concoction in a separate bowl beforehand!

Your potion is complete! Bottle it up and set it aside. 

 

As the gardener, you've just magickally equipped yourself to bring forth abundance in your garden!

As the gardener, you've just magickally equipped yourself to bring forth abundance in your garden!

Now we move on to our plant tea. Make sure you know your soil and your plants' needs! I added crushed eggshells to my concoction, dried pine needles, and a bit of compost. Take your plant tea out to the garden and say a blessing over your plants as you feed them this magickal infusion! 

         Modify to suit your needs

All magick is a personal experience. You should always feel free to modify spellwork etc. to suit your needs.

One alternative to the above is to use peeled white grapes. This will produce a lovely and sweet potion. 

 

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Need to know more about plant teas, soil, and other ways to care for your garden? Head over to my Floral Witch section!

Until next time, happy potioneering! 

   -The Dopemystic Wytch