How do I take my coffee? Seriously. Very seriously.
I love it so much, my kitchen has a coffee theme. And I don’t know about you, but I think coffee IS magic, even without using it for Wiccan purposes. Every morning, I start my day with a steaming cup. How do I take my coffee? I brew caribou coffee in my trusty fire-engine red Keurig and add stevia, half and half, and put it in my stoneware mug.
After the first few sips, life just seems a little better. However, coffee has magical properties, and as a witch, you should take advantage of them.
Coffee Legends and Properties
According to an old Turkish proverb, “coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.” I agree with everything but the black part. I like my cream.
There are a lot of legends about coffee and its discovery, including some really jumpy goats that snacked on coffee beans. You can read more about the history of coffee and its legendary status here.
In magical terms, coffee is associated with warding off negativity, and promoting peace of mind and grounding. As I mentioned earlier, it’s also pretty damn delicious.
Let’s look into the symbolism of coffee. It’s expensive, even a luxury. Coffee houses charge a premium for our fancy cups of java. Since this is how I perceive it, I use coffee when I’m doing spells for wealth and abundance. For example, I filled two containers with coffee beans for my altar, along with a tea lights. You can also use little cups of the grounds for the same purpose.
Coffee is a ritual with me. I drink my first cup by myself. While it’s brewing, I focus on the smell. I usually sit near my altar, indulging in some quiet time.I focus on the day to come, and what I want to accomplish.
Why not make coffee part of your daily meditation or mindfulness routine? We often assume mindfulness involves a lot of time and effort. It can actually be something simple like enjoying a hot beverage and quieting your mind.
Coffee can be used for divination, scrying specifically. The black surface creates a mirror of sorts and you can peer into the inky depths and get a glimpse of the future. It takes a lot of practice to do this, but if you’d like to try, I have an entire post to help you out.
I haven’t tried this but apparently coffee grounds can be read, just like tea leaves. In order to read the coffee grounds you have to brew Turkish-style coffee where they will be distributed in your cup.
Represent an Element
I’ll use coffee beans or grounds to represent the element of earth when I’m casting a circle. After all, it’s an agricultural product, grown in the earth. I think it also has an earthy scent.
Since it also repels negative energy, I’ll drink a cup of it when I’m visualizing binding a bad influence in my life. I do these sorts of spells to ward off soul-sucker types who are always complaining, secretly thrilled when others fail, etc. You know the type. The grounds or beans could also be used in your ritual, but why would you pass up the opportunity to have an another cup?
How do you use coffee in your rituals and spells? Tell me in the comments.