|Color of the day: Gold
Incense of the day: Eucalyptus
It's only normal to look at the coming Yule season with a sense of dread and an intense desire for aspirin. The holidays consistently poll as the most stressful time of year. Rather than letting family squabbles and work rushes make you crazy, take the bite out of stress with this small spell. Boil yourself some jasmine tea; you can buy a box at local grocery stores, or better yet at privately owned Asian grocery stores. Allow it to steep until the tea glows with a rich honey-gold. Inhale the jasmine-scented steam, and allow the scent to fill you while you concentrate on breathing the jasmine into the areas of your body that carry the most tension. Once you feel your body releasing that tension, drink the tea, savoring each sip. Then go out and face the crazy situation at hand, carrying the calm of the jasmine tea with you.