In preparation for our favorite night of revelry, trickery, and costumes, we concocted 3 probiotic potions—witches’ brews—inspired by the Triple Goddess. The feminine counterpart to the Horned God, the Triple Goddess embodies The Maiden, The Mother, and The Crone. The three forms are also tied to the phases of the moon: waxing, full, and waning.
1. Steep the tea in about 1 cup of water for 4-7 minutes. The stronger, the better as the Elixir and ice will water it down.
2. Pour the tea over ice and then add the Hibiscus Elixir.
Symbolized by the waxing moon, The Maiden form represents enchantment, purity, and new beginnings. The energy of the waxing moon is soft, fluid – a time to nurture your ideas and tend to wellbeing. Thus, The Maiden brew is the only virgin cocktail on the list.
Traditionally, hibiscus has been used in sacred spells for love, dreams, and divination, while blueberry has been known to bring forth protection and a state of calm. These fruity and floral tones blend perfectly with the tartness of lemon, which symbolizes cleansing and spiritual awakening.
The Mother is symbolized by the full moon, which is often used as a time to illuminate inner desires and connect with intuition. The Mother form represents stability, abundance, and creativity. Tangerine is often found in healing spells to promote illumination, protection, and prosperity. Mint is an herb that instills peace and provides clarity to the unknown and opens your mind to possibilities.
Symbolized by the waning moon, The Crone form is a beacon of wisdom, compassion, and enlightenment. The waning moon is considered a time to rest, to reflect, and to banish energy that no longer suits you. Elderberry induces vivid dreams and wards off negativity. Elderberry is sacred to many mythical goddesses including Venus and the Elder Mother, an ancient Celtic spirit. Basil is an herb used in English folk magick to provide protection to travelers. This brew grounds your energy while bringing gratitude inward.