Month for Loki: Second
You might be wondering: Why offer Loki coffee as opposed to something else?
The answer is simple – I believe that the Gods appreciate anything offered to Them in the spirit of joy.
And since I enjoy a good cup of coffee every morning, Loki enjoys a cup of coffee right along with me.
Though I will admit that Loki’s cup of coffee is a little bit different than mine, for various reasons, of which I will explain below.
There is much magic to be found in everyday activities as well as there are magickal properties associated with many common foods, drinks and spices that you may already have in your kitchen, such as
COFFEE: Many folks drink (and appreciate!) coffee for its caffeine kick, but did you know that coffee is a substance that can also be used in summoning and attraction magick? An offering of coffee can be given to spirits and Deities to summon/attract Their attention and encourage spiritual interaction.
As well, MILK (and its associate, CREAM) is one of the best ingredients for spells used to summon nurturing energy into a working, and its addition to an offering attracts prosperity, healing and protection. In some cultures, such as in India and the Middle East, milk is offered to Deity if one seeks to invite Divine consciousness into one’s life.
As one might suspect, adding SUGAR to an offering can be used to ‘sweeten up’ any magickal effects, and adds to the attraction factor. (CINNAMON can be added to bring quick luck and sharpen communication between the giver and the receiver, especially if requests are being made.)
VANILLA can be added to further ‘sweeten’ and inspire/signify love and romantic feelings. As well, vanilla can be used to engender feelings of security and foster honesty between two parties (which again, is super helpful if I have a question or a request to make!)
And finally, WHISKEY has magickal properties as well, and I add a bit of it to most of my daily coffee offerings to Loki as whiskey is an offering that the Anglo-Saxons believed drew people together in friendship and eased communication between beloved friends.
After adding some (and sometimes all) of the above ingredients to the cup, I stir it all up clockwise, while saying His name over the cup: Loki, this is for You…
(Next, if necessary, I’ll ask a question, or make a request.)
And then, as with any ritual, I end this offering ritual with my thanks and gratitude as I place it on His altar
So there you have it, my daily offering to Loki is a cup of coffee full of magickal intent!