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Confidence Potion

My life has come to a time of change, some of it unplanned.  So I decided to make myself a Confidence Potion to strengthen my outlook and help make my transitions smoother. 

Today is Sunday; the Moon is waxing.  It’s a perfect time to do this work.  I gathered my ingredients: rain water, Galangal, my main herb, for confidence and expansion, Jasmine flowers for love in the form of self-esteem, and a pinch of Oak bark for strength.  For gemstone energy I used a yellow topaz, ruled by the Sun.


In a small enameled saucepan I heated about two ounces of water and added the herbs. 


I let them simmer for about a minute, then set the pan aside to cool.  I added the topaz and left the mix to soak for an hour, occasionally stirring it deosil and concentrating on the qualities I wanted it to embody.  Then I strained the liquid through cheesecloth dampened with a bit of the rain water. 


I use a lovely little Turkish coffee pitcher for this.  Its long, narrow spout is perfect for pouring potions.


A Patrón Sample bottle is perfect to hold my new concoction.  I transferred the liquid to the waiting bottle.



I then added about an ounce of vodka, corked the bottle, and shook it gently.  It will sit overnight to mellow, then it’s ready to be blessed.

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Lady Eva Michenet has been a practicing Witch for more than thirty years. She has authored articles for various publications including SageWoman's newsletter, the eZine Rending the Veil, two Pagan Writers Community Sabbat anthologies, and Witches' Voice.


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