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In the Witch’s Tradition, Summer is the season of Fire. The element of Fire is an active element and one that is related to energy, passion, strength, lust, transformation. It is the flame that is burning deep within us all that ignites our most intense emotional and physical desires. As temperatures rise and clothing subsequently ebbs, what better time to get into the primal spirit of Fire and all of its tantalizing gifts?
The archetype of the serpent has long been associated with Fire and sexual energy. In yogic philosophy, Kundalini (or shakti) energy takes the form of a coiled snake and lives in our Root Chakras at the base of our spines. When awakened, this Kundalini energy, this “serpent fire,” can enhance our sexual experiences by boosting confidence, unlocking inhibitions, and generating a state of pure bliss.
Serpentine stones are an excellent ally for Fire work due to their transformational healing power. These green stones naturally awaken Kundalini by assisting in the release of blocked energy and facilitating an easeful transition. You can purchase Kundalini at any metaphysical shop, online via Etsy or eBay, or through a rock dealer at various outdoor markets throughout the Summer.
In order to assist you in achieving your highest carnal vibrations during the steamiest season of all, I’ve compiled a few exercises and recipes that harness the power of Serpentine as well as some tried-and-true aphrodisiacs and visualization techniques. This way to your sexual awakenings, kittens….
Serpent Fire Philtre
You will need…
1/2 oz glass vial with lid
A few small Serpentine stones (1-2mm each)
Essential oils of Ylang-Ylang, Clove, and Star Anise
Small amount of dried rose petals
A carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond, sunflower)
Drop your Serpentine stones into your glass vial. Add enough rose petals to almost fill your vial.
Place 15 drops of Ylang-Ylang oil, 8 drops of Clove oil, and 10 drops of Star Anise oil into the vial. Add your carrier oil of choice until the vial is full.
Blow a personal intention related to sex (i.e. the confidence to try a new position, raising your level of desire, etc.) into the bottle and then screw on the lid. [Side note: NEVER make an intention on someone else’s behalf or without their knowledge/permission. This is NOT a love spell, this is a personal intention to raise your OWN sexual energy.]
Give the bottle a good shake and then place in a dark bedside drawer or cabinet, or beneath your pillow, to charge for a full 48 hours before opening.
Rub on the base of your spine and abdomen (DO NOT place on genitals) as well as your breasts and over your heart every night until bottle is empty or until your sexual intentions have been fulfilled (in which case gift the remainder of the bottle to the earth by pouring the oil and petals into the dirt, rinsing and saving the stones as a reminder of your newfound sexual energy, and recycling the vial responsibly).
Enjoy your sexual empowerment!
Serpentine Flame Exercise
You will need…
Serpentine Stone (palm-sized is great)
A dark, quiet place where you will not be disturbed
Your favorite mood music (key phrases: “Quiet Storm,” “Bump-n-Grind,” “Knockin’ Boots”)
Turn your music on. This exercise is best performed fully nude or in a sexy bit of lingerie. It may help you to dance around for a few minutes to a favorite track. Feel your body – run your hands down your curves, lovingly caress yourself, offer gratitude for your banging body. Dance an intention of sexual arousal and energy into your body and spirit.
Light your candle.
Lay down on your back and place your Serpentine stone on your Root Chakra, which is located at your pelvic floor. Get comfy.
Use your breath to get relaxed. Taking full, deep breaths, you can do this by imagining that every in-breath is white light while every out breath is black or gray light. When both light streams are clear and white, you are ready for Step 5.
Visualize a red flame. See the flame starting at your Root Chakra and slowly radiating out into every limb, every nook and cranny of your body, head-to-toe.
Once you can see your entire body filled with a red flame, begin to visualize a serpent coiling itself around the base of the flame at your Root Chakra. With every coiling movement, you can feel yourself becoming more sexually aroused.
Let these vibrations radiate throughout your body, starting at your Root Chakra and slowly moving everywhere else, just like the red flame. This may take some time, so be patient. Feel the tingle on your erotic zones – your nipples, your genitals, your lips, and toes. Continue until your entire body is tingling with sexual energy.
Repeat in your mind the following mantra: “I am sexual energy. I am desire.” Continue until you have reached climax or feel a complete sense of sexual embodiment, that you have left your human form behind and become sexual energy personified.
Take a few moments to reorient yourself to reality and your surroundings. When you are ready, get up. At this time, it might be nice to enjoy a celebratory piece of chocolate or glass of wine, and bask in the glow of the beautiful sexual creature that you are.
Fiery Aphrodite Edible Body Paint
You will need…
A microwave-safe glass bowl
8 ounces coconut oil
8 ounces raw cacao powder
4 ounces raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered chile pepper to taste
Dried rose petals
Fingers or clean paintbrushes
Plastic tarp or dropcloth
A willing partner (or two, three….)
Start by melting the coconut oil. Place oil in your glass bowl and microwave on 50% for 30-second intervals until melted.
Add your raw cacao powder, chile pepper, raw honey, vanilla extract, and rose petals to the melted coconut oil. Stir well.
Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or until mixture becomes a gel-like consistency. While waiting: lay down your plastic sheeting, light some candles, get some mood music on.
When the mixture has cooled enough, remove clothing, invite your partner(s) into the room, and get to body painting with your fingers or paintbrushes!
Have a messy, sexy, deliciously naughty time.