My magickal cup of Coffee and so much more…
The aroma of freshly ground beans is to die for, and the smell of fresh coffee wakes me in a morning, my 1st cup of freshly brewed coffee setting me up for the day. I love my coffee, not the instant variety (wouldn’t touch it if you paid me), but fresh roasted beans from all over the world. I like to buy beans from small plantations to help their local economy and small farmers, not multi-nationals, and grind them at home as I go. Whilst inhaling a new bag of gorgeous smelling beans, I started to wonder what else these wonderful little gems of pleasure could be used for?
I have yet to see coffee naturally on the plant, and was gutted to find that when I was on honeymoon in Hawaii last September, I was staying not far from a coffee museum and plantations containing one of the best coffees in the world and was due to be harvested– Kona beans. I did drink it but didn’t put together that it was actually grown there on Big Island! DOH – a missed opportunity!! However, I bought some home and it just wasn’t the same with Scottish water even though it ours is very good water…it just shows it’s all a matter of climate!!
- Thinking of coffee and its ability to get me moving in a morning, coffee beans must do the same, and it stands to reason (magickally) that beans can help get our finances moving too. Fill a shot glass with freshly roasted coffee beans, infuse with abundant vibrations and place in your money corner or, if you have Ganesh or Buddha to attract abundance on your altar, place another glass as an offering to your deity of choice and ask them to help. This stems from African-Cuban voodoo, where they offer their local beans to their deities and ancestors (and no, ground or instant coffee won’t work)!
- Coffee has also been used in voodoo to cleanse a person of ‘bad juju’…add squeeze of lemon, handful salt & 2 cups strong coffee to a jug. Run a nice hot bath, perhaps warmer than usual, add the coffee mix and soak for 15-20 minutes. Let the water go, staying in the bath whilst it drains. Repeat every night for a week.
- In the shop, we use our tin to inhale the aroma of fresh beans for clearing our nose when we have lost it after smelling different oils and also if we need a wake-up boost, so another thing you can do is to actually have a nice, fancy glass jar of coffee beans sat on your desk, and when tired or feel overworked and under stress, open the jar and inhale the aroma of beans for a few minutes to get your brain moving again.
- After consuming all that lovely fresh coffee, so as not to waste those used coffee, I collect the grinds in a tub and add to my flower beds in the garden to help feed the plants. In my head, this surely must be an ecological fertiliser, as they were just going into the recycling anyway. It must also make for really motivated worms too!! We return pearls to the sea for sympathetic magic to bring abundance to us, so returning coffee grinds to the Earth surely works on the same basis and the Earth will help enrich our lives as we help enrich her soil!
- Another use of the used coffee grinds is as a natural exfoliator…better than these Nano-plastic ones now plaguing our oceans. Half-fill a small pretty jar with some used coffee grinds and stir in a little natural oil like sunflower, olive or apricot kernel to make your own exfoliator. Use as you would normally as a facial scrub, rinse and moisturise, and store in the fridge or a cool dark cupboard. Make fresh every week.
- In Turkey, extra strong coffee is served in little glasses, and I discovered on my belly dance holiday some years ago, men conduct the readings called tasseography, at the table. It is done exactly the same as for teacup readings but with the coffee grinds at the bottom of the little glasses!
Maybe now you will view your morning coffee with new eyes and your beans and grinds a little different!
Your cup of magickal coffee in a morning
It is a well-known fact that 3-4 cups good ground coffee is healthy. My view is everything in moderation and a little of what you fancy does you good, so here’s how to turn your coffee into a magickal brew for the day …
You will need alongside your favourite ground coffee and a clean index finger:
3 pinches ground cinnamon, 3 pinches ground ginger and a pinch nutmeg…and here’s what to do…
- To your measured ground coffee, add the cinnamon and say “Cinnamon is for energy, money and love.”
- Add the ginger and say “Ginger is for success when push comes to shove.”
- Now the nutmeg and say “Nutmeg is for luck, good fortune, and wealth.”
- Kiss your index finger, stir your ground coffee with the finger like a love-infusing magick wand x3 and say “A kiss keeps you happy and glowing with health.”
- Now with a coffee filter sparkling with loving vibrations, brew your coffee in the usual way
Now when serving up your coffee to you and yours, sugar adds sweetness to the day (I am plenty sweet enough) and a dash milk helps smooth the way (I use goat’s milk…anything in the way gets magickally booted out haha).