Firstly, this is the Waxing Moon as seen from my garden this evening.... How stunning is that?!
OK, so this is a picture of what your Dandelion Root should look like, now that you have cooked and ground it.
Now, as promised, there are several things that you can do with your root. Firstly, Dandelion makes a great caffeine free coffee substitute, so it can just be enjoyed as you would coffee, however, the reason that we went through all of the trouble of harvesting it was so that we can harness its magical properties.
As I have mentioned many times, Dandelion is perfect for Divination. So drink some of this down as part of your Samhain ritual? Also, another of Dandelion's properties, is that it will call and speak to the spirit world. As I have said before, this is perfect at Samhain, when the veil between our worlds is at its thinnest.
All that you need to do is boil and simmer some water in your cauldron or saucepan. Then, take a pinch of the Dandelion (can be Root or Leaf!) and drop it into the water. Now, ask the spirits questions, and observe the shapes in the steam! Dandelion can also be substituted for Thistle in this ritual too - Be sure to check back for a Thistle post!
Over the last few days I have also been making Samhain Spirit Talisman's and I'll show you how!!
YOU WILL NEED:
- 4 pieces of wood - I used Bamboo skewers!
- String (colour of your choice)
- 2 Holly Leaves
- Book of Shadows
Take your sticks and lay them in the shape of a star, like this: