Enchanted creatures everywhere are well versed in the magic of the moon. From cloaked mystery of shadow to awe-inspiring majestic fullness, her sway holds us. We look to her for hidden truths, to guide our dreamtime, and to pinch at our intuition when we are ignoring it. And yet, the Silver Lady, for all her illumination, does not give life. For that, we need the sun.

Solar rays hold the feel-good vibrations of growth, energy, and vitality, all of which are essential to the creative path we choose. Alongside the intensity of lunar workings that are so intrinsic to strong magic, the sun is equally invaluable in its role as a creator. A powerful witch knows how to balance celestial energies, tapping into the fire magic of strength, momentum, and manifestation as well as the beauty witchcraft of pure solar radiance.

Here, my Beautiful Ones, are two sun-kissed potions that you will fall head over high heels in love with. The first is a velvety, sensual oil for both protecting your precious skin from damaging UV rays and soothing it, should your post-solar worship come with a few souvenirs. Deeply moisturizing, anti-aging, and nutritive, each precious ingredient adds a good dash of broad-spectrum sunscreen to cloak your skin in protective plant power—though the rules of reapplication, hats, and umbrellas still apply. The second is a queen among cocktails: a hydrating, restorative, and nutritive potion all dolled up as a creamy, delicious confection that keeps you full and happy without a trace of bloat.

Art Nouveau, Enchanted Living Magazine, Alphonse Mucha, Prague, Czech


Solar Sorcery
Face and Body Oil

Makes approximately 3 oz. 2 oz. avocado oil
1 teaspoon raspberry seed oil
1 teaspoon pomegranate seed oil
1 teaspoon aloe vera extract
½ teaspoon vitamin E
30 drops carrot-seed essential oil
3 rough-hewn rubies

On the new moon, pour the avocado oil into a 3 oz. colored glass bottle. Carefully add in each ingredient, one at a time, focusing your vision and intention upon having a beautiful, nourished face and body that is well protected. See and feel good fortune, love, sensuality, and creativity coming in through your skin. Give it a good clockwise swirl to mingle, drop in the three rubies, cap tightly, and place outdoors or in a window to absorb the vibrations of the moon and the breaking daylight. (If you can allow it to grow in strength until the full moon before using, even better.) To use, massage into your body, and press lightly onto your face while holding the same intention you conjured it with.

Avocado The fleshy fruit of Venus draws beauty and love straight to you, enriching your skin and deeply moisturizing with immense nutrition and emollient fats.

Raspberry Another Venusian treasure, raspberry-seed oil contains potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties while repairing skin damage and preventing moisture loss.

Pomegranate Fiery, fertile poms also brim with age-defying antioxidants, bringing forth luck, creativity, and abundance.

Aloe Vera Extract Cooling, soothing aloe calms irritated skin, keeps pores clear, and heals damage. Lunar and entirely feminine, it carries strong protection magic and good luck.

Vitamin E One of the most effective maintenance and prevention oils also repairs damaged skin, including wrinkles.

Carrot-Seed Oil Protective and healing, carrot seed feeds and firms skin while bearing the sexy fire magic of Mars.

Rubies These beautiful solar  stones increase blood flow to the skin, strengthening and nourishing while imparting a bright luster.

*Beauty Witch Secret* Vitamin E is an incredible spot treatment for scarring, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. Just dab on a teeny bit though, as it is very thick and a bit sticky. Allow it to absorb fully before applying another layer of beauty oil, moisturizer, or makeup.


Taste the Sun Beauty Cocktail
Per serving

1½ cups pineapple, cubed
1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk
½ cup coconut water
1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera
1 teaspoon coconut nectar, or to taste

First, filet the aloe leaf by cutting a 1-inch piece off, carefully slicing both edges off each side of the leaf, then slicing the top layer of skin away. You will find the fleshy gel part exposed and ready to be lifted away with the knife. The rest of the leaf will keep for future use. Then combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and pulse until very smooth. Adjust the sweetening, substituting stevia if you prefer, and raise your glass to the sun!

Pineapple Fire-powered pineapple detoxifies, boots immunity with serious vitamin C, hydrates, supports strong bones, and eases digestion. They carry the magic of healing, love, and protection.

Chamomile Sweet, solar-ruled chamomile has powers of abundance and love, promoting peaceful feelings of relaxation.

Cashew Ruled by the sun, cashews provide calcium, protein, beautifying minerals, and money magic.

Coconut Lunar coconut water is immensely hydrating, replenishing electrolytes while adding the magic of heightened spirituality.

Aloe Vera Internally, aloe soothes digestion and hydrates.

*Beauty Witch Secret* The gel that remains on the sliced aloe leaf can be rubbed directly on your skin for a spa ritual right in your kitchen, or saved in the refrigerator for a few hours. Aloe will draw bacteria away from itself, so when you use the remaining leaf, just slice away the brownish part, and you’ve got a gorgeous, healthy treatment infused with plant magic.

 

Art Nouveau, Enchanted Living Magazine, Alphonse Mucha, Prague, Czech

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