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Wicca, A Gentle Nature Based Religion


I get many, many questions about Pagan/Wiccan Beliefs , so many I have a hard time keeping up. A lot of questions I am finding are sent to my spam box. If you haven’t received a response and it has been more than 2 weeks, please resend your questions. I want to encourage everyone that I can to continue to explore and educate themselves on Pagan Beliefs.

I found this article on info.com. The original article can be read here

WICCA

Learn about Wicca, a goddess-worshiping, nature-based religion.

According to the American Religious Identification Survey, 8,000 American respondents identified themselves as Wiccan in 1990. In 2001, that number increased to 134,000. While the leap points to the increasing popularity of Wicca as a religious or spiritual choice for Americans, Wiccans are still a tiny minority, often misunderstood and subject to unfair prejudices.

Misconceptions of Wicca

Because Wiccans generally refer to themselves as Witches, Pagans or Neopagans, they are commonly mistaken for devil or Satan worshippers. The misconception has a long history rooted in religious propaganda that began in the late Middle Ages, when the Catholic Church began hunting down and burning at the stake those they considered Satan worshippers.

This grossly prejudiced “burning” lasted three centuries, and among the victims were those considered “witches,” despite the fact that they had no association with Satanism. In fact, as a Judeo-Christian anti-God or anti-Christ figure, Satan had no place in Pagan or Wiccan traditions, religious or otherwise. But the link between witches and Satanism captured the popular imagination and continues to persist today.

What is Wicca?

Part of Paganism, a contemporary religious movement that is gaining popularity in North America, Wicca is a nature-centered religion recognized by the federal government. Like many other religions, including Christianity, Wicca uses symbols, observes religious days (often seasonally determined) and honors deities (often rooted in northern European Pagan traditions that sometimes predate Christianity).

Because Wiccans have been subject to violence and persecution stemming from ignorance and religious intolerance, Wicca has long been an underground religion practiced out of sight of the public eye. This secrecy, necessary for survival for many Wiccans, has unfortunately lent Wicca a shroud of mystery that has further perpetuated society’s misguided suspicions.

With the publication of the works of the English civil servant and Wiccan-convert, Gerard Gardner, Wicca began to take off in England in the 1950s. The religion, sometimes practiced individually in isolation, has continued to attract members in North America and Europe. In the United States, Ford Hood, Texas, has become one of the centers for the Wiccan religion.

Wiccan religious leaders are permitted to marry people, function as chaplains in federal facilities and rent public facilities for their religious activities, among other rights granted to religious groups.

Common Beliefs and Practices of Wicca

Because Wicca has multiple roots and influences, its exact genealogy and theology have been fraught with controversy and debate. Many scholars trace Wicca’s roots to northern European pagan traditions, while others point to influences ranging from the Masonic Order and astrology to Jungian psychology, feminism and quantum physics.

However, there are generally accepted principles shared by most Wiccans. For instance, many Wiccans consider themselves pantheists aharm none, do what you will.” They believe in the individual quest for a personal spiritual path that can coexist harmoniously with all humans and the natural world.

Other shared principles include:

  • Rejection of any doctrine, as well as traditional and dominant cultural and religious values
  • Focus on ecology and seasonal cycles of which humans are a part of
  • Rejection of patriarchy and male idols (including Satan) and an embracing of feminism and other all-life-affirming values
  • Belief in the interconnectedness of all life, deeds and beings
  • Rejection of the mind/body split and an embracing of a more holistic view of humans

Some shared practices and rituals include:

  • Consecration of space, usually emphasizing circles and spheres
  • Use of magic and other ritual practices like divination, chanting, dancing and meditation to celebrate natural cycles and promote healing
  • Use of the upright pentagram (as opposed to the upside down pentagram used by the Satanists), a sign rooted in the Babylonian symbol for protection, balance, the elements of the Earth, the human body and the hand

Controversy Among the Wiccans

While information and religious freedom has granted Wiccans legal legitimacy and the security to openly practice their faith, the confusion of Wicca with Satan worship has produced ongoing debate among Wiccans.

For instance, some Wiccans have challenged the general Wiccan identification with the word “Witch.” While many Wiccans worry that abandoning the term will erase Wicca’s painful and unjust past, others contend that using the term continues to bring unnecessary harm to the community. After all, while it is important to remember the history of religious intolerance and persecution (which can crop up any time, even today) the term “Witch” continues to carry negative connotations.

The urgent issue for Wiccans is the misconception that equates Wicca with Satanism. Wiccans are not Satan worshippers. Nor are they anti-Christian. And while Wiccans call themselves Witches, not all Witches are Wiccans.

Wicca has fought a long battle to gain even minimal mainstream acceptance. But until the general public becomes more educated and less afraid of this gentle religion, Wiccans will continue to be marginalized.

 

Days of the Week and Their Magickal Properties


Please use this ONLY as a guide. Do your magickal works as you see fit or however you are most comfortable……..

Sunday:  Power Magick, Health, Vitality, Money, Career

Monday:  Intuition, Dreams, Psychic Ability, Fertility

Tuesday:  Money, Enemies, Courage, Energy

Wednesday:  Divination, Communications, Knowledge, Wisdom

Thursday:  Happiness, Luck, Wealth, Victory, Health

Friday:  Love, Romance, Marriage, Friendship

Saturday:  Psychic Ability, Communications, New Beginnings, Protection, Bindings

Magickal Herbs


This is a very long list. The credit for this list goes to the Earth Witchery website…..http://www.earthwitchery.com/herbs.html.

Bright Blessings,

Bewitched,

XOXO

A

Acacia (Acacia Nilotica) Also called gum arabic.
Gender: Masculine, Planet: Sun, Element: Air, Deities: Osiris, Astarte, Diana, Ra

Protection, Psychic Powers. Burn with sandalwood to open psychic centers. Parts used: dried gum, leaves, wood

Aconite (Aconitum Napellus) Also called wolfsbane, monkshood, blue rocket *POISON* Don’t ingest.
Gender: Feminine, Planet: Saturn, Sign: Capricorn, Element: Water, Deities: Hecate, Medea

Protection, Invisibility. Use this herb with great caution to consecrate the athame or ritual knife. Make an infusion with the leaves or root to banish prior energy from magickal blades and to infuse it with protection. The root or leaves may be burned as incense for the same purpose. Gather the fresh flowers to make a tincture to refresh the power of the knives. Use an infusion as a magickal wash for ritual tools or sacred space. Brings protection and magickal watchfulness against negative energies in ritual. Wash a new cauldron in the infusion or burn aconite in its first fire. Used to invoke Hecate. Wrap the seed in a lizard skin and carry to become invisible at will. Used to poison arrow tips in early times. Also as protection from and a cure for werewolves.

African Violet (Saintpaulia ionantha)
Gender: Feminine, Planet: Venus, Element: Water

Spirituality, Protection. Promotes spirituality when grown in the home.

Agaric (Amanita muscaria) aka magic mushroom, redcap, death angel, death cap
Gender: Masculine, Planet: Mercury, Element: Air, Deity: Dionysus

Fertility. Place on the altar or in the bedroom to increase fertility.

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Also called Church steeples, cocklebur, stickwort, sticklewort
Gender: Masculine, Planet: Jupiter, Element: Air

Protection, Sleep. Agrimony is best known for its sleep-inducing qualities, therefore it is excellent in dream pillows, especially mixed with mugwort. Enhances magickal healing. A wash or oil increases effectiveness of all forms of ritual healing, psychic healing, or distance healing. Anoint hands with oil to cleanse auras. Creates a barrier against negative energies. Use if you feel to be under psychic attack. A counter-magick herb, it not only breaks hexes, but sends them back to the hexer.

Alfalfa (Medicavo Sativa)
Gender: Feminine, Planet: Venus, Element: Earth

Prosperity, Anti-hunger, Money. Brings in money and protects against financial misfortune. Harvest a small quantity at the full moon. Dry and burn in the cauldron. Place ashes in an magickal amulet.

Allspice (Pimenta officinalis or P. dioica)
Masculine, Mars, Fire

Money, Luck, Healing.

Almond (Prunus dulcis)
Masculine. Mercury. Air. Deities: Attis, Mercury, Thoth, Hermes

Money, Prosperity, Wisdom. Use oil, wash, or incense to anoint magickal wands or ritual candlesticks. (Almond wood makes excellent wands, especially for use in love magick). Excellent herbs for handfastings or other rituals of union. Also good for overcoming alcohol dependency. Almonds, leaves, and wood may be used in money magick. Placing almonds in your pocket will lead you to treasures.

Aloe (Aloe vera) aka burn plant, medicine plant
Feminine. Moon. Water.

Protection, Luck. Guards against evil influences and prevents household accidents. Plant aloe on the graves of loved ones to promote a peaceful existence until the deceased is reborn. Use for success in the world. Prevents feelings of loneliness.

Aloes, Wood (Aquilaria agallocha) aka Lignum aloes
Feminine. Venus. Water.

Love, Spirituality.

Althea (Althea officinalis) aka marshmallow, sweet weed, wymote
Feminine. Venus. Water.

Protection, Psychic Powers. Burn as incense or carry as a sachet for a good psychic power stimulator. A good “spirit puller.” It draws good spirits into workings and rituals when placed on the altar. An aphrodisiac — make an oil from seeds gathered under the full moon to use on the genitals. An amulet made of the leaf or root worn near the genitals will accomplish the same ends.
Alyssum — Protection, Moderating Anger
Amaranth — Healing, Protection, Invisibility
Anemone — Health, Protection, Healing
Angelica — Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
Apple — Love, Healing, Garden Magick, Immortality
Apricot — Love
Arabic Gum — Purify negativity and evil
Arbutus — Exorcism, Protection
Asafoetida — Exorcism, Purification, Protection
Ash — Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
Aspen — Eloquence, Anti-Theft
Aster — Love
Avens — Exorcism, Purification, Love
Avocado — Love, Beauty, Lust

B

Bachelor’s Buttons — Love
Balm, Lemon — Love, Success, Healing
Balm of Gilead — Love, Manifestations, Protection, Healing
Bamboo (Bambusa Vulgaris)
Masculine. Deity: Hina

Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes. Excellent for magick wands, representing all four elements. “Growing up from the earth through water, it passes through the sky as it reaches toward the fire of the Sun.” Crush the wood to a powder and burn for protection — or grow by the house for good fortune.

Banana — Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
Banyan — Luck
Barley — Love, Healing, Protection
Basil — Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
Bay — Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Bean — Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency, Love
Bedstraw — Love
Beech — Wishes
Beet — Love

Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) aka banewort, witches berry, sorcerer’s berry, deadly nightshade, death’s herb, devil’s cherries *Poison*
Feminine. Saturn. Water. Deities: Hecate, Bellona, Circe

Highly toxic. All parts of the plant are extremely poisonous. Encourages astral projection and produces visions, but belladonna is best avoided. A primary ingredient in flying ointments. Used in funeral rituals to aspurge the circle, helping the deceased to let go and move forward. Used to invoke Circe. Gather berries when they are ripe (around Samhain.) Store with onyx. Medicinally, it has been used as a sedative.

As every part of the plant is extremely poisonous, neither leaves, berries, nor root should be handled if there are any cuts or abrasions on the hands. The root is the most poisonous, the leaves and flowers less so, and the berries, except to children, least of all. It is said that an adult may eat two or three berries without injury, but dangerous symptoms appear if more are taken, and it is wiser not to attempt the experiment. Though so powerful in its action on the human body, the plant seems to affect some of the lower animals but little. Rabbits, sheep, goats and swine eat the leaves with impunity, and birds often eat the seeds without any apparent effect, but cats and dogs are very susceptible to the poison. — Grieve’s Modern Herbal

Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)
Masculine. Sun. Air. Deities: Venus, Aphrodite, Mut.

Purification, Prosperity. Provides focus. Enhances concentration. Useful in astral travel (protects spirit while travelling). Promotes generosity. Brings increased success to any magickal working or to attain magickal goals. Used as a base for incense. Make an incense of benzoin, cinnamon, and basil to attract customers to your place of business.

Bergamot, Orange — Money
Be-Still — Luck
Betony, Wood — Protection, Purification, Love
Birch — Protection, Exorcism, Purification
Bistort — Psychic Powers, Fertility
Bittersweet — Protection, Healing
Blackberry — Healing, Money, Protection
Bladderwrack — Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis or D. formosa)
Feminine. Venus. Water

Love. When grown, the plant brings love. If growing indoors, plant a penny in the soil to offset negative vibrations. (For some reason, this plant emits negativity when grown indoors — maybe because love needs freedom to grow?) Lore: crush the flower. If the juice is red, your love has a heart full of love for you. If it is white, he or she does not.

Bloodroot — Love, Protection, Purification
Bluebell — Luck, Truth
Blueberry — Protection
Blue Flag — Money
Bodhi — Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation
Boneset — Protection, Exorcism
Borage — Courage, Psychic Powers
Bracken — Healing, Rune Magick, Prophetic Dreams
Brazil Nut — Love
Briony — Image Magick, Money, Protection
Bromeliad — Protection, Money
Broom — Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
Buchu — Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
Buckthorn — Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
Buckwheat — Money, Protection
Burdock — Protection, Healing

C

Cabbage — Luck
Cactus — Protection, Chastity
Calamus — Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
Camellia — Riches
Camphor — Chastity, Health, Divination
Caraway — Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-Theft, Mental Powers
Cardamom — Lust, Love
Carnation — Protection, Strength, Healing
Carob — Protection, Health
Carrot — Fertility, Lust
Cascara Sagrada — Legal Matters, Money, Protection
Cashew — Money
Castor — Protection
Catnip — Cat Magick, Love, Beauty, Happiness
Cattail — Lust
Cedar — Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
Celandine — Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
Celery — Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
Centaury — Snake Removing
Chamomile — Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
Cherry — Love, Divination
Chestnut — Love
Chickweed — Fertility, Love
Chicory — Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, Frigidity
Chili Pepper — Fidelity, Hex Breaking, Love
China Berry — Luck

Chrysanthemum (Anacylus pyrethrum) aka mum
Masculine. Sun. Fire.

Protection. Promotes mental health. Use in rituals of death and dying.

Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) aka sweet wood
Masculine. Sun. Fire. Deities: Venus, Aphrodite

Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love. Empower with tourmaline. Enhancing skills of prophecy through channeling, working through an oracle, or through divination. When burned as an incense, it raises high spiritual vibrations. Aids in healing. Draws money. Stimulates psychic power and produces protective vibrations. Great in sachets and amulets.

Cinquefoil (Potentilla canadensis or P. reptans) aka crampweed, five finger blossom, five finger grass, goosegrass, silverweed, potentilla
Masculine. Jupiter. Fire.

The five points of the leaves represent love, money, health, power, and wisdom. If carried, all these will be granted. Good for love magick and to promote an abundant harvest. Contains the energy to manifest one’s ideas. An ingredient in mediaeval flying ointments.

Citron — Psychic Powers, Healing
Clove — Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
Clover — Protection, Love, Money, Fidelity, Exorcism, Success
Club Moss — Protection, Power
Coconut — Purification, Protection, Chastity
Cohosh, Black — Love, Courage, Protection, Potency
Coltsfoot — Love, Visions
Columbine — Love, Courage
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) aka boneset, bruisewort, knit back, knit bone, slippery root
Feminine. Saturn. Water.

Good for any magickal healing. Worn or carried, it ensures safety during travel. The root is used in money spells.

Copal (Bursera odorata)
Masculine. Sun. Fire.

Love, Purification. Added to love and purification incenses. A piece of copal can represent the heart in poppets.

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) aka Chinese parsley, cilantro
Masculine. Mars. Fire.

Love, Health, Healing. Used in love sachets and spells. Add the powdered seeds to warm wine to make a lust potion. Protects gardeners and all in their households. Gather at harvest and hang in the home for protection. The seeds promote peace between people who are unable to get along. Use it in drinks or crushed in incense. Helps one find romance and is an excellent herb to add to an elixir when the Great Rite is celebrated. Throw instead of rice at handfastings or add to the handfasting cake.

Corn — Protection, Luck, Divination
Cotton — Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magick
Cowslip — Healing, Youth, Treasure Finding
Crocus — Love, Visions
Cucumber — Chastity, Healing, Fertility
Cumin — Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism
Curry — Protection
Cyclamen — Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust
Cypress — Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection

D

Daffodil — Love, Fertility, Luck
Daisy — Lust, Luck
Damiana — Lust, Love, Visions
Dandelion — Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Deerstongue — Lust, Psychic Powers
Dill — Protection, Money, Lust, Luck
Dock — Healing, Fertility, Money

Dogbane (Apocynum adrosaemifolium)

Use the flowers in magickal love mixtures.

Dogwood (Pyiscidia erythrina)
Moon, Pluto. Pisces. Deity: Consus

Wishes, Protection. Keeps writings and meetings secret, therefore is an excellent herb for the Book of Shadows. An oil of the flowers is priceless in sealing letters and keeping unintended eyes from secret writings. Powdered flowers and dried bark may be used as incense. Place the sap of the dogwood onto a handkerchief on Midsummer Eve. This will grant any wish you have as long as you carry it faithfully. Dogwood leaves or wood can be placed in protective amulets.

Dragon’s Blood (Daemomorops Draco)
Masculine. Mars. Fire.

Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency. Used in homemade magickal inks. Burn the resin to entice errant lovers to return. A stick placed under the pillow will cure impotency. A powerful protectant when sprinkled around the house or burned as incense. A pinch added to to other incenses will increase their potency.

Dulse — Lust, Harmony
Dutchman’s Britches — Love

E

Ebony — Protection, Power
Echinacea — Strengthening Spells
Edelwiess — Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
Elder — Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Peace
Elecampane — Love, Protection, Psychic Powers
Elm — Love
Endive — Love, Lust
Eucalyptus — Healing, Protection
Eyebright — Mental Powers, Psychic Powers

F

Fennel — Protection, Healing, Purification
Fenugreek — Money
Fern — Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Health, Exorcism
Feverfew — Protection
Fig — Divination, Fertility, Love
Figwort — Health, Protection
Flax — Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing
Fleabane — Exorcism, Protection, Chastity

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) aka deadmen’s bells, dog’s finger, fairy thimbles, fox bells, witches bells, witches thimbles *POISON*
Feminine. Venus. Water.

Protection. Brings true magick to your garden by attracting faeries and plant devas. Assists in communion with the Underworld. Collect the juice of the herb under a favorable moon sign. Mark the very center of your circle with the juice and wait there to see the realm of faery.

Frankincense — Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality

G

Gardenia — Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
Garlic — Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
Gentian — Love, Power
Geranium — Fertility, Love, Health, Protection
Ginger — Love, Money, Success, Power
Ginseng — Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
Goats Rue — Healing, Health
Goldenrod — Money, Divination
Goldenseal — Healing, Money
Gorse — Protection, Money
Gotu Kola — Meditation
Gourd — Protection
Grain — Protection
Grape — Fertility, Garden Magick, Mental Powers, Money
Grass — Psychic Powers, Protection
Ground Ivy — Divination
Groundsel — Health, Healing

H

Hawthorn — Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magick, Happiness
Hazel — Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes

Heather (Calluna Vulgaris) aka heath
Feminine. Venus. Water. Deity: Isis, Osiris, Venus

Protection, Rain Making, Luck. Robert Graves said heather is “a suitable tree for the inititation of Scottish witches.” Brings one in touch with divinity and increases physical beauty. Wearing an amulet of the wood will bring a long physical life and put one in touch with the truly immortal soul. A valuable herb for those who pursue initiatory paths. Unfolds the inner self. Carried, it will guard against rape or other violent crimes or just to bring good luck. (White heather is best here.) When burned with fern will attract rain.

Heliotrope — Exorcism, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisibility

Hellebore, Black (Helleborus niger) aka Melampode
Feminine. Saturn. Water.
*Poison*

Protection. Provides an aura or mantle of invisibility. The safest use of this herb is to place pieces of the root or dried berries in an amulet or magick pouch. Used to bless farm animals and pets. Good for working with familiars — but please don’t breathe the fumes or ingest!

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) aka herb bennet, poison parsley, spotted hemlock, water parsley
Feminine. Saturn. Water. Deity: Hecate
*Poison*

Destroys sexual drive. Induces astral projection. Juice rubbed on magickal blades empower and purify them.Used in medievel flying ointments.

Hemp — Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation

Henbane (Hyosycamus niger) aka black nightshade, devil’s eye, henbells, poison tobacco, hogsbean
Feminine. Saturn. Water.
*Poison*

A love-bringing herb when worn. Traditionally used in ointments and brews. Induces delirium. Used with wisdom, it could be an excellent herb for consecrating ceremonial vessels. Attracts hares, therefore would be an excellent herb for those who raise rabbits.

Henna (Lawsonia inermis)
Jupiter.

Healing. Place on forehead to relieve headache. Attracts love if worn near the heart. Protects from illness and from evil eye. A body adornment originating in the Mediterranean. Modern witches use as a ritual adornment, especially for the Great Rite and other important ritual occasions. Henna mixed with olive oil, massaged on the penis at the rising and setting suns promotes virility.

Hibiscus — Lust, Love, Divination
Hickory — Legal Matters
High John the Conqueror — Money, Love, Success, Happiness

Holly (Ilex aquifolium or I. opaca)
Masculine. Mars. Fire. Deity: Holly King

Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magick. One of the best protective herbs. The wood of the holly is very well suited for the handle of the ritual knife as it both attracts and repels energies. It is powerful when defense is needed in circle while preserving the gentleness within it. Holly water is sprinkled on newborn babies to protect them. Carried by men, it promotes luck. (Ivy is the corresponding plant of luck for women). Decorate the house with it at Yule for good luck.

After midnight on a Friday, without making a sound, gather nine holly leaves, preferably from a non-spiny plant (one that has smooth leaves). Wrap these up in a white cloth using nine knots to tie the ends together. Place this beneath your pillow, and your dreams will come true. — Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs

Honesty — Money, Repelling Monsters

Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) aka goat’s leaf, woodbine
Masculine. Jupiter. Earth

Money, Psychic Powers, Protection. Ring green candles with honeysuckle flowers to attract money or place them in a vase in the house for the same purpose. Lightly crush flowers and rub on forehead to heighten psychic powers. The extracted oil is best for increasing spiritual sight. It enhances understanding of images and impressions collected in the astral. Connects one with the mysteries of the Cauldron of Cerridwen. In ritual, dried, powdered bark may be used as incense.

Hops — Healing, Sleep
Horehound — Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
Horse Chestnut — Money, Healing
Horseradish — Purification, Exorcism
Horsetail — Snake Charming, Fertility
Houseleek — Luck, Protection, Love
Huckleberry — Luck, Protection, Dream Magick, Hex Breaking
Hyacinth — Love, Protection, Happiness
Hydrangea — Hex Breaking
Hyssop — Purification, Protection

I

Indian Paint Brush — Love
Iris — Purification, Wisdom
Irish Moss — Money, Luck, Protection
Ivy — Protection, Healing

J

Jasmine — Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
Jobs Tears — Healing, Wishes, Luck
Joe Pye Weed — Love, Respect
Juniper — Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health

K

Kava-Kava — Visions, Protection, Luck
Knotweed — Binding, Health

L

Lady’s Mantle — Love
Lady’s Slipper — Protection
Larch — Protection, Anti-Theft
Larkspur — Health, Protection
Lavender — Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity (with rosemary), Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Leek — Love, Protection, Exorcism
Lemon — Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lemongrass — Repel Snakes, Lust, Psychic Powers
Lemon Verbena — Purification, Love
Lettuce — Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
Licorice — Love, Lust, Fidelity
Life Everlasting — Longevity, Health, Healing
Lilac — Exorcism, Protection
Lily — Protection, Breaking Love Spells
Lily of the Valley — Mental Powers, Happiness
Lime — Healing, Love, Protection
Linden — Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
Liverwort — Protection, Love
Loosestrife — Peace, Protection
Lotus — Protection, Lock-Opening
Lovage — Love
Love Seed — Friendship, Love
Lucky Hand — Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel

M

Mace — Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
Magnolia — Fidelity
Maidenhair — Beauty, Love
Male Fern — Luck, Love
Mallow — Love, Protection, Exorcism

Mandrake (Mandragora officinale or Atropa Mandragora) aka herb of Circe, witches mannikin, wild lemon, sorceror’s root *Poison*
Masculine. Mercury. Fire. Deities: Circe, Diana, Hecate, Hathor, Saturn

Protection, Love, Money, Fertility, Health. Few herbs are as steeped in magickal lore as mandrake. It is associated with the most intense practices of magick and especially well suited for love magick. It has great power as a visionary herb. It empower visions, providing the impetus to bring them into manifestation. It intensifies the magick of any situation. A whole mandrake root placed in the home will bring protection and prosperity. Carried, it will attract love. The human shape of the root makes it well suited for use as poppet. (Substitute ash roots, apples, root of the briony, or the American may apple if the cost is prohibitive). To activate a dried mandrake, place it on the altar undisturbed for three days. Then place it in warm water overnight. The root will then be activated and ready for any magickal purpose.

Maple — Love, Longevity, Money

Marigold (Calendula officinalis) aka calendula, drunkard, marybud, marygold
Masculine. Sun. Fire.

Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers. Aids visionary sight and helps find stolen property by producing a vision of the thief in the mind and the location of the stolen property. Dried petals may be used alone or mixed with dried incense to consecrate divination tools. Petals may be macerated in sunflower oil to make an oil of consecration. Adds a special, loving magick to rituals of death and dying. Carry marigold petals with a bay leaf to quiet gossip.

Marjoram — Protection, Love, Happiness, Health, Money
Mastic — Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
May Apple (Podophyllum peltaltum) aka American mandrake, duck’s foot, hog apple, racoon berry *Poison*
Masculine. Mercury. Fire.

Money. Generally used as a substitution for European (true) mandrake. Its uses are practically identical. The may apple is not related to the true mandrake.

Meadow Rue — Divination
Meadowsweet — Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Mesquite — Healing
Mimosa — Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
Mint — Money, Love, Lust, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection

Mistletoe (Viscum Album) Witches broom, Thunderbesom, Holy wood, Golden bough
Masculine. Sun. Air. Deities: Balder, Apollo, Freya, Frigga, Venus, Odin

Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism.

Moonwort — Money, Love
Moss — Luck, Money

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) aka Artemis herb, Artemisia, Felon herb, Muggons, Naughty Man, Sailor’s Tobacco, St. John’s Plant
Feminine. Venus. Earth. Deities: Artemis, Diana

Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection. Use a wash or the oil to consecrate or anoint crystal balls or any tool of divination. Produces visionary dreams and is a prime ingredient in dream pillows. Keeps one safe from dark forces. Protects children. Incense brings protection. Carried, it brings loved ones safely home from journeys. A tonic for the soul, it keeps us aware of our spiritual direction. Burn with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying sessions. A mugwort infusion sweetened with honey will enhance divination. Carried, it also increases lust and fertility.

Mulberry — Protection, Strength
Mullein — Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism
Mustard — Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
Myrrh — Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
Myrtle — Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money

N

Nettle — Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
Norfolk Island Pine — Protection, Anti-Hunger
Nuts — Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck

O

Oak — Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Oats — Money
Olive — Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
Onion — Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
Orange — Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Orchid — Love
Oregon Grape — Money, Prosperity

Orris (Iris florentina or Phizoma Iridis) aka Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root
Feminine. Venus. Water. Deities: Aphrodite, Isis, Osiris, Hera, Iris

Love, Protection, Divination. The root is used to find and hold love. The root powder is known as “Love Drawing Powder.” Protects from evil spirits. The roots and leaves hung in the house and added to the bath are good for personal protection. Make a pendulum with a small piece of the wood.

P

Palm, Date — Fertility, Potency
Pansy — Love, Rain Magick, Love, Divination
Papaya — Love, Protection
Parsley — Love, Protection, Purification
Passion Flower — Peace, Sleep, Friendship
Patchouly — Money, Fertility, Lust
Pea — Money, Love
Peach — Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes
Pear — Lust, Love
Pecan — Money, Employment
Pennyroyal — Strength, Protection, Peace
Peony — Protection, Exorcism
Pepper — Protection, Exorcism
Peppermint — Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers

Periwinkle (Vinca minor) aka Sorcerer’s Violet, Blue Buttons *POISON*
Feminine, Venus, Water.

Patron herb of Wiccans. Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection. Best when gathered when the moon is one night old, nine nights old, 11 nights old, 13 nights old, or 30 nights old. The dried flowers may be added to any magickal mixture to enhance the working. Banishes negative energy. Makes one feel desirable. Add dried flowers or root to amulets to bring necessary changes to one’s life to attract a loving partner. Plant on graves of children. Helps grieving parents heal from their loss. Keeps memory of lost child alive without unhealthy attachments.

Persimmon — Healing, Lust
Pimento — Love
Pine — Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Pineapple — Luck, Money, Chastity
Pistachio — Breaking Love Spells
Plum — Healing
Poke — Courage, Hex Breaking
Pomegranate — Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
Poplar — Money, Flying
Poppy — Fertility, Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility
Potato — Image Magick, Healing
Prickly Ash — Love
Primrose — Protection, Love
Purslane — Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness

Q

Quince — Protection, Love, Happiness

R

Radish — Protection, Lust
Ragweed — Courage
Raspberry — Protection, Love
Rattlesnake Root — Protection, Money
Rhubarb — Protection, Fidelity
Rice — Protection, Fidelity
Roots — Protection, Power, Divination
Rose — Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
Rosemary — Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Rowan — Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Success
Rue — Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Rye — Love, Fertility

S

Saffron — Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers
Sage — Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
Sagebrush — Purification, Exorcism
St. John’s Wort — Health, Power, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination, Happiness
Sandalwood — Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
Sarsaparilla — Love, Money
Sassafras — Health, Money
Savory, Summer — Mental Powers
Skullcap — Love, Fidelity, Peace
Senna — Love
Sesame — Money, Lust
Shallot — Purification
Skunk Cabbage — Legal Matters
Slippery Elm — Halts Gossip
Snakeroot — Luck, Money
Snakeroot, Black — Love, Lust, Money
Snapdragon — Protection
Solomon’s Seal — Protection, Exorcism
Sorrel Wood — Healing, Health
Southern Wood — Love, Lust, Protection
Spanish Moss — Protection
Spearmint — Healing, Love, Mental Powers
Spiderwort — Love
Spikenard — Love
Star Anise — Psychic Powers, Luck
Strawberry — Love, Luck
Sugar Cane — Love, Lust
Sunflower — Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom
Sweetgrass — Calling Spirits
Sweetpea — Friendship, Chastity, Courage, Strength

T

Tansy — Health, Longevity
Tea — Riches, Courage, Strength
Thistle — Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing
Thistle, Holy — Purification, Hex Breaking
Thistle, Milk — Snake enraging
Thyme — Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage
Toadflax — Protection, Hex Breaking
Toadstool — Rain Making
Tobacco — Healing, Purification
Turmeric — Purification
Turnip — Protection, Ending Relationships

U

Uva Ursa — Psychic Workings

V

Valerian — Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
Vanilla — Love, Lust, Mental Powers
Venus Flytrap — Protection, Love

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)
Feminine. Venus. Earth. Deities: Cerridwen, Mars, Venus, Aradia, Jupiter, Thor, Juno

The Witches Herb. Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing. Empowers any magick, especially love spells. Enhances the dreaming process and is recommended for dream quests. Used to consecrate and empower any ritual tools. Protects from negative emotions and depression. Used in house and home blessings. Turns back negativity. In love spells: add to recipes to attract mates, find true love, achieve sexual fulfilment, work sexual magick, an for bringing extra bliss on the wedding night. The herb of poets, singers, and bards. Inspires artistry. Instills a love of learning. Best when gathered at Midsummer.

Vetch, Giant — Fidelity
Vetivert — Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
Violet — Protection, Love, Lust, Luck, Wishes, Peace, Healing

W

Walnut — Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
Wheat — Fertility, Money
Willow — Love, Divination, Protection, Healing
Wintergreen — Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
Witch Hazel — Protection, Chastity

Wolf’s Bane — see Aconite

Wood Rose — Luck
Woodruff — Victory, Protection, Money
Wormwood — Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits

X

Y

Yarrow — Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Yellow Evening Primrose — Hunting
Yerba Mate — Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yerba Santa — Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
Yucca — Transmutation, Protection, Purification

Z

 

This is a very long list. The credit for this list goes to the Earth Witchery website…..http://www.earthwitchery.com/herbs.html.

Bright Blessings,

Bewitched,

XOXO

A

Acacia (Acacia Nilotica) Also called gum arabic.
Gender: Masculine, Planet: Sun, Element: Air, Deities: Osiris, Astarte, Diana, Ra

Protection, Psychic Powers. Burn with sandalwood to open psychic centers. Parts used: dried gum, leaves, wood

Aconite (Aconitum Napellus) Also called wolfsbane, monkshood, blue rocket *POISON* Don’t ingest.
Gender: Feminine, Planet: Saturn, Sign: Capricorn, Element: Water, Deities: Hecate, Medea

Protection, Invisibility. Use this herb with great caution to consecrate the athame or ritual knife. Make an infusion with the leaves or root to banish prior energy from magickal blades and to infuse it with protection. The root or leaves may be burned as incense for the same purpose. Gather the fresh flowers to make a tincture to refresh the power of the knives. Use an infusion as a magickal wash for ritual tools or sacred space. Brings protection and magickal watchfulness against negative energies in ritual. Wash a new cauldron in the infusion or burn aconite in its first fire. Used to invoke Hecate. Wrap the seed in a lizard skin and carry to become invisible at will. Used to poison arrow tips in early times. Also as protection from and a cure for werewolves.

African Violet (Saintpaulia ionantha)
Gender: Feminine, Planet: Venus, Element: Water

Spirituality, Protection. Promotes spirituality when grown in the home.

Agaric (Amanita muscaria) aka magic mushroom, redcap, death angel, death cap
Gender: Masculine, Planet: Mercury, Element: Air, Deity: Dionysus

Fertility. Place on the altar or in the bedroom to increase fertility.

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Also called Church steeples, cocklebur, stickwort, sticklewort
Gender: Masculine, Planet: Jupiter, Element: Air

Protection, Sleep. Agrimony is best known for its sleep-inducing qualities, therefore it is excellent in dream pillows, especially mixed with mugwort. Enhances magickal healing. A wash or oil increases effectiveness of all forms of ritual healing, psychic healing, or distance healing. Anoint hands with oil to cleanse auras. Creates a barrier against negative energies. Use if you feel to be under psychic attack. A counter-magick herb, it not only breaks hexes, but sends them back to the hexer.

Alfalfa (Medicavo Sativa)
Gender: Feminine, Planet: Venus, Element: Earth

Prosperity, Anti-hunger, Money. Brings in money and protects against financial misfortune. Harvest a small quantity at the full moon. Dry and burn in the cauldron. Place ashes in an magickal amulet.

Allspice (Pimenta officinalis or P. dioica)
Masculine, Mars, Fire

Money, Luck, Healing.

Almond (Prunus dulcis)
Masculine. Mercury. Air. Deities: Attis, Mercury, Thoth, Hermes

Money, Prosperity, Wisdom. Use oil, wash, or incense to anoint magickal wands or ritual candlesticks. (Almond wood makes excellent wands, especially for use in love magick). Excellent herbs for handfastings or other rituals of union. Also good for overcoming alcohol dependency. Almonds, leaves, and wood may be used in money magick. Placing almonds in your pocket will lead you to treasures.

Aloe (Aloe vera) aka burn plant, medicine plant
Feminine. Moon. Water.

Protection, Luck. Guards against evil influences and prevents household accidents. Plant aloe on the graves of loved ones to promote a peaceful existence until the deceased is reborn. Use for success in the world. Prevents feelings of loneliness.

Aloes, Wood (Aquilaria agallocha) aka Lignum aloes
Feminine. Venus. Water.

Love, Spirituality.

Althea (Althea officinalis) aka marshmallow, sweet weed, wymote
Feminine. Venus. Water.

Protection, Psychic Powers. Burn as incense or carry as a sachet for a good psychic power stimulator. A good “spirit puller.” It draws good spirits into workings and rituals when placed on the altar. An aphrodisiac — make an oil from seeds gathered under the full moon to use on the genitals. An amulet made of the leaf or root worn near the genitals will accomplish the same ends.
Alyssum — Protection, Moderating Anger
Amaranth — Healing, Protection, Invisibility
Anemone — Health, Protection, Healing
Angelica — Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
Apple — Love, Healing, Garden Magick, Immortality
Apricot — Love
Arabic Gum — Purify negativity and evil
Arbutus — Exorcism, Protection
Asafoetida — Exorcism, Purification, Protection
Ash — Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
Aspen — Eloquence, Anti-Theft
Aster — Love
Avens — Exorcism, Purification, Love
Avocado — Love, Beauty, Lust

B

Bachelor’s Buttons — Love
Balm, Lemon — Love, Success, Healing
Balm of Gilead — Love, Manifestations, Protection, Healing
Bamboo (Bambusa Vulgaris)
Masculine. Deity: Hina

Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes. Excellent for magick wands, representing all four elements. “Growing up from the earth through water, it passes through the sky as it reaches toward the fire of the Sun.” Crush the wood to a powder and burn for protection — or grow by the house for good fortune.

Banana — Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
Banyan — Luck
Barley — Love, Healing, Protection
Basil — Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
Bay — Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Bean — Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency, Love
Bedstraw — Love
Beech — Wishes
Beet — Love

Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) aka banewort, witches berry, sorcerer’s berry, deadly nightshade, death’s herb, devil’s cherries *Poison*
Feminine. Saturn. Water. Deities: Hecate, Bellona, Circe

Highly toxic. All parts of the plant are extremely poisonous. Encourages astral projection and produces visions, but belladonna is best avoided. A primary ingredient in flying ointments. Used in funeral rituals to aspurge the circle, helping the deceased to let go and move forward. Used to invoke Circe. Gather berries when they are ripe (around Samhain.) Store with onyx. Medicinally, it has been used as a sedative.

As every part of the plant is extremely poisonous, neither leaves, berries, nor root should be handled if there are any cuts or abrasions on the hands. The root is the most poisonous, the leaves and flowers less so, and the berries, except to children, least of all. It is said that an adult may eat two or three berries without injury, but dangerous symptoms appear if more are taken, and it is wiser not to attempt the experiment. Though so powerful in its action on the human body, the plant seems to affect some of the lower animals but little. Rabbits, sheep, goats and swine eat the leaves with impunity, and birds often eat the seeds without any apparent effect, but cats and dogs are very susceptible to the poison. — Grieve’s Modern Herbal

Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)
Masculine. Sun. Air. Deities: Venus, Aphrodite, Mut.

Purification, Prosperity. Provides focus. Enhances concentration. Useful in astral travel (protects spirit while travelling). Promotes generosity. Brings increased success to any magickal working or to attain magickal goals. Used as a base for incense. Make an incense of benzoin, cinnamon, and basil to attract customers to your place of business.

Bergamot, Orange — Money
Be-Still — Luck
Betony, Wood — Protection, Purification, Love
Birch — Protection, Exorcism, Purification
Bistort — Psychic Powers, Fertility
Bittersweet — Protection, Healing
Blackberry — Healing, Money, Protection
Bladderwrack — Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis or D. formosa)
Feminine. Venus. Water

Love. When grown, the plant brings love. If growing indoors, plant a penny in the soil to offset negative vibrations. (For some reason, this plant emits negativity when grown indoors — maybe because love needs freedom to grow?) Lore: crush the flower. If the juice is red, your love has a heart full of love for you. If it is white, he or she does not.

Bloodroot — Love, Protection, Purification
Bluebell — Luck, Truth
Blueberry — Protection
Blue Flag — Money
Bodhi — Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation
Boneset — Protection, Exorcism
Borage — Courage, Psychic Powers
Bracken — Healing, Rune Magick, Prophetic Dreams
Brazil Nut — Love
Briony — Image Magick, Money, Protection
Bromeliad — Protection, Money
Broom — Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
Buchu — Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
Buckthorn — Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
Buckwheat — Money, Protection
Burdock — Protection, Healing

C

Cabbage — Luck
Cactus — Protection, Chastity
Calamus — Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
Camellia — Riches
Camphor — Chastity, Health, Divination
Caraway — Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-Theft, Mental Powers
Cardamom — Lust, Love
Carnation — Protection, Strength, Healing
Carob — Protection, Health
Carrot — Fertility, Lust
Cascara Sagrada — Legal Matters, Money, Protection
Cashew — Money
Castor — Protection
Catnip — Cat Magick, Love, Beauty, Happiness
Cattail — Lust
Cedar — Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
Celandine — Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
Celery — Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
Centaury — Snake Removing
Chamomile — Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
Cherry — Love, Divination
Chestnut — Love
Chickweed — Fertility, Love
Chicory — Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, Frigidity
Chili Pepper — Fidelity, Hex Breaking, Love
China Berry — Luck

Chrysanthemum (Anacylus pyrethrum) aka mum
Masculine. Sun. Fire.

Protection. Promotes mental health. Use in rituals of death and dying.

Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) aka sweet wood
Masculine. Sun. Fire. Deities: Venus, Aphrodite

Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love. Empower with tourmaline. Enhancing skills of prophecy through channeling, working through an oracle, or through divination. When burned as an incense, it raises high spiritual vibrations. Aids in healing. Draws money. Stimulates psychic power and produces protective vibrations. Great in sachets and amulets.

Cinquefoil (Potentilla canadensis or P. reptans) aka crampweed, five finger blossom, five finger grass, goosegrass, silverweed, potentilla
Masculine. Jupiter. Fire.

The five points of the leaves represent love, money, health, power, and wisdom. If carried, all these will be granted. Good for love magick and to promote an abundant harvest. Contains the energy to manifest one’s ideas. An ingredient in mediaeval flying ointments.

Citron — Psychic Powers, Healing
Clove — Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
Clover — Protection, Love, Money, Fidelity, Exorcism, Success
Club Moss — Protection, Power
Coconut — Purification, Protection, Chastity
Cohosh, Black — Love, Courage, Protection, Potency
Coltsfoot — Love, Visions
Columbine — Love, Courage
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) aka boneset, bruisewort, knit back, knit bone, slippery root
Feminine. Saturn. Water.

Good for any magickal healing. Worn or carried, it ensures safety during travel. The root is used in money spells.

Copal (Bursera odorata)
Masculine. Sun. Fire.

Love, Purification. Added to love and purification incenses. A piece of copal can represent the heart in poppets.

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) aka Chinese parsley, cilantro
Masculine. Mars. Fire.

Love, Health, Healing. Used in love sachets and spells. Add the powdered seeds to warm wine to make a lust potion. Protects gardeners and all in their households. Gather at harvest and hang in the home for protection. The seeds promote peace between people who are unable to get along. Use it in drinks or crushed in incense. Helps one find romance and is an excellent herb to add to an elixir when the Great Rite is celebrated. Throw instead of rice at handfastings or add to the handfasting cake.

Corn — Protection, Luck, Divination
Cotton — Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magick
Cowslip — Healing, Youth, Treasure Finding
Crocus — Love, Visions
Cucumber — Chastity, Healing, Fertility
Cumin — Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism
Curry — Protection
Cyclamen — Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust
Cypress — Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection

D

Daffodil — Love, Fertility, Luck
Daisy — Lust, Luck
Damiana — Lust, Love, Visions
Dandelion — Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Deerstongue — Lust, Psychic Powers
Dill — Protection, Money, Lust, Luck
Dock — Healing, Fertility, Money

Dogbane (Apocynum adrosaemifolium)

Use the flowers in magickal love mixtures.

Dogwood (Pyiscidia erythrina)
Moon, Pluto. Pisces. Deity: Consus

Wishes, Protection. Keeps writings and meetings secret, therefore is an excellent herb for the Book of Shadows. An oil of the flowers is priceless in sealing letters and keeping unintended eyes from secret writings. Powdered flowers and dried bark may be used as incense. Place the sap of the dogwood onto a handkerchief on Midsummer Eve. This will grant any wish you have as long as you carry it faithfully. Dogwood leaves or wood can be placed in protective amulets.

Dragon’s Blood (Daemomorops Draco)
Masculine. Mars. Fire.

Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency. Used in homemade magickal inks. Burn the resin to entice errant lovers to return. A stick placed under the pillow will cure impotency. A powerful protectant when sprinkled around the house or burned as incense. A pinch added to to other incenses will increase their potency.

Dulse — Lust, Harmony
Dutchman’s Britches — Love

E

Ebony — Protection, Power
Echinacea — Strengthening Spells
Edelwiess — Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
Elder — Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Peace
Elecampane — Love, Protection, Psychic Powers
Elm — Love
Endive — Love, Lust
Eucalyptus — Healing, Protection
Eyebright — Mental Powers, Psychic Powers

F

Fennel — Protection, Healing, Purification
Fenugreek — Money
Fern — Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Health, Exorcism
Feverfew — Protection
Fig — Divination, Fertility, Love
Figwort — Health, Protection
Flax — Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing
Fleabane — Exorcism, Protection, Chastity

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) aka deadmen’s bells, dog’s finger, fairy thimbles, fox bells, witches bells, witches thimbles *POISON*
Feminine. Venus. Water.

Protection. Brings true magick to your garden by attracting faeries and plant devas. Assists in communion with the Underworld. Collect the juice of the herb under a favorable moon sign. Mark the very center of your circle with the juice and wait there to see the realm of faery.

Frankincense — Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality

G

Gardenia — Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
Garlic — Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
Gentian — Love, Power
Geranium — Fertility, Love, Health, Protection
Ginger — Love, Money, Success, Power
Ginseng — Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
Goats Rue — Healing, Health
Goldenrod — Money, Divination
Goldenseal — Healing, Money
Gorse — Protection, Money
Gotu Kola — Meditation
Gourd — Protection
Grain — Protection
Grape — Fertility, Garden Magick, Mental Powers, Money
Grass — Psychic Powers, Protection
Ground Ivy — Divination
Groundsel — Health, Healing

H

Hawthorn — Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magick, Happiness
Hazel — Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes

Heather (Calluna Vulgaris) aka heath
Feminine. Venus. Water. Deity: Isis, Osiris, Venus

Protection, Rain Making, Luck. Robert Graves said heather is “a suitable tree for the inititation of Scottish witches.” Brings one in touch with divinity and increases physical beauty. Wearing an amulet of the wood will bring a long physical life and put one in touch with the truly immortal soul. A valuable herb for those who pursue initiatory paths. Unfolds the inner self. Carried, it will guard against rape or other violent crimes or just to bring good luck. (White heather is best here.) When burned with fern will attract rain.

Heliotrope — Exorcism, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisibility

Hellebore, Black (Helleborus niger) aka Melampode
Feminine. Saturn. Water.
*Poison*

Protection. Provides an aura or mantle of invisibility. The safest use of this herb is to place pieces of the root or dried berries in an amulet or magick pouch. Used to bless farm animals and pets. Good for working with familiars — but please don’t breathe the fumes or ingest!

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) aka herb bennet, poison parsley, spotted hemlock, water parsley
Feminine. Saturn. Water. Deity: Hecate
*Poison*

Destroys sexual drive. Induces astral projection. Juice rubbed on magickal blades empower and purify them.Used in medievel flying ointments.

Hemp — Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation

Henbane (Hyosycamus niger) aka black nightshade, devil’s eye, henbells, poison tobacco, hogsbean
Feminine. Saturn. Water.
*Poison*

A love-bringing herb when worn. Traditionally used in ointments and brews. Induces delirium. Used with wisdom, it could be an excellent herb for consecrating ceremonial vessels. Attracts hares, therefore would be an excellent herb for those who raise rabbits.

Henna (Lawsonia inermis)
Jupiter.

Healing. Place on forehead to relieve headache. Attracts love if worn near the heart. Protects from illness and from evil eye. A body adornment originating in the Mediterranean. Modern witches use as a ritual adornment, especially for the Great Rite and other important ritual occasions. Henna mixed with olive oil, massaged on the penis at the rising and setting suns promotes virility.

Hibiscus — Lust, Love, Divination
Hickory — Legal Matters
High John the Conqueror — Money, Love, Success, Happiness

Holly (Ilex aquifolium or I. opaca)
Masculine. Mars. Fire. Deity: Holly King

Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magick. One of the best protective herbs. The wood of the holly is very well suited for the handle of the ritual knife as it both attracts and repels energies. It is powerful when defense is needed in circle while preserving the gentleness within it. Holly water is sprinkled on newborn babies to protect them. Carried by men, it promotes luck. (Ivy is the corresponding plant of luck for women). Decorate the house with it at Yule for good luck.

After midnight on a Friday, without making a sound, gather nine holly leaves, preferably from a non-spiny plant (one that has smooth leaves). Wrap these up in a white cloth using nine knots to tie the ends together. Place this beneath your pillow, and your dreams will come true. — Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs

Honesty — Money, Repelling Monsters

Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) aka goat’s leaf, woodbine
Masculine. Jupiter. Earth

Money, Psychic Powers, Protection. Ring green candles with honeysuckle flowers to attract money or place them in a vase in the house for the same purpose. Lightly crush flowers and rub on forehead to heighten psychic powers. The extracted oil is best for increasing spiritual sight. It enhances understanding of images and impressions collected in the astral. Connects one with the mysteries of the Cauldron of Cerridwen. In ritual, dried, powdered bark may be used as incense.

Hops — Healing, Sleep
Horehound — Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
Horse Chestnut — Money, Healing
Horseradish — Purification, Exorcism
Horsetail — Snake Charming, Fertility
Houseleek — Luck, Protection, Love
Huckleberry — Luck, Protection, Dream Magick, Hex Breaking
Hyacinth — Love, Protection, Happiness
Hydrangea — Hex Breaking
Hyssop — Purification, Protection

I

Indian Paint Brush — Love
Iris — Purification, Wisdom
Irish Moss — Money, Luck, Protection
Ivy — Protection, Healing

J

Jasmine — Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
Jobs Tears — Healing, Wishes, Luck
Joe Pye Weed — Love, Respect
Juniper — Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health

K

Kava-Kava — Visions, Protection, Luck
Knotweed — Binding, Health

L

Lady’s Mantle — Love
Lady’s Slipper — Protection
Larch — Protection, Anti-Theft
Larkspur — Health, Protection
Lavender — Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity (with rosemary), Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Leek — Love, Protection, Exorcism
Lemon — Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lemongrass — Repel Snakes, Lust, Psychic Powers
Lemon Verbena — Purification, Love
Lettuce — Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
Licorice — Love, Lust, Fidelity
Life Everlasting — Longevity, Health, Healing
Lilac — Exorcism, Protection
Lily — Protection, Breaking Love Spells
Lily of the Valley — Mental Powers, Happiness
Lime — Healing, Love, Protection
Linden — Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
Liverwort — Protection, Love
Loosestrife — Peace, Protection
Lotus — Protection, Lock-Opening
Lovage — Love
Love Seed — Friendship, Love
Lucky Hand — Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel

M

Mace — Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
Magnolia — Fidelity
Maidenhair — Beauty, Love
Male Fern — Luck, Love
Mallow — Love, Protection, Exorcism

Mandrake (Mandragora officinale or Atropa Mandragora) aka herb of Circe, witches mannikin, wild lemon, sorceror’s root *Poison*
Masculine. Mercury. Fire. Deities: Circe, Diana, Hecate, Hathor, Saturn

Protection, Love, Money, Fertility, Health. Few herbs are as steeped in magickal lore as mandrake. It is associated with the most intense practices of magick and especially well suited for love magick. It has great power as a visionary herb. It empower visions, providing the impetus to bring them into manifestation. It intensifies the magick of any situation. A whole mandrake root placed in the home will bring protection and prosperity. Carried, it will attract love. The human shape of the root makes it well suited for use as poppet. (Substitute ash roots, apples, root of the briony, or the American may apple if the cost is prohibitive). To activate a dried mandrake, place it on the altar undisturbed for three days. Then place it in warm water overnight. The root will then be activated and ready for any magickal purpose.

Maple — Love, Longevity, Money

Marigold (Calendula officinalis) aka calendula, drunkard, marybud, marygold
Masculine. Sun. Fire.

Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers. Aids visionary sight and helps find stolen property by producing a vision of the thief in the mind and the location of the stolen property. Dried petals may be used alone or mixed with dried incense to consecrate divination tools. Petals may be macerated in sunflower oil to make an oil of consecration. Adds a special, loving magick to rituals of death and dying. Carry marigold petals with a bay leaf to quiet gossip.

Marjoram — Protection, Love, Happiness, Health, Money
Mastic — Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
May Apple (Podophyllum peltaltum) aka American mandrake, duck’s foot, hog apple, racoon berry *Poison*
Masculine. Mercury. Fire.

Money. Generally used as a substitution for European (true) mandrake. Its uses are practically identical. The may apple is not related to the true mandrake.

Meadow Rue — Divination
Meadowsweet — Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Mesquite — Healing
Mimosa — Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
Mint — Money, Love, Lust, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection

Mistletoe (Viscum Album) Witches broom, Thunderbesom, Holy wood, Golden bough
Masculine. Sun. Air. Deities: Balder, Apollo, Freya, Frigga, Venus, Odin

Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism.

Moonwort — Money, Love
Moss — Luck, Money

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) aka Artemis herb, Artemisia, Felon herb, Muggons, Naughty Man, Sailor’s Tobacco, St. John’s Plant
Feminine. Venus. Earth. Deities: Artemis, Diana

Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection. Use a wash or the oil to consecrate or anoint crystal balls or any tool of divination. Produces visionary dreams and is a prime ingredient in dream pillows. Keeps one safe from dark forces. Protects children. Incense brings protection. Carried, it brings loved ones safely home from journeys. A tonic for the soul, it keeps us aware of our spiritual direction. Burn with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying sessions. A mugwort infusion sweetened with honey will enhance divination. Carried, it also increases lust and fertility.

Mulberry — Protection, Strength
Mullein — Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism
Mustard — Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
Myrrh — Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
Myrtle — Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money

N

Nettle — Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
Norfolk Island Pine — Protection, Anti-Hunger
Nuts — Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck

O

Oak — Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Oats — Money
Olive — Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
Onion — Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
Orange — Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Orchid — Love
Oregon Grape — Money, Prosperity

Orris (Iris florentina or Phizoma Iridis) aka Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root
Feminine. Venus. Water. Deities: Aphrodite, Isis, Osiris, Hera, Iris

Love, Protection, Divination. The root is used to find and hold love. The root powder is known as “Love Drawing Powder.” Protects from evil spirits. The roots and leaves hung in the house and added to the bath are good for personal protection. Make a pendulum with a small piece of the wood.

P

Palm, Date — Fertility, Potency
Pansy — Love, Rain Magick, Love, Divination
Papaya — Love, Protection
Parsley — Love, Protection, Purification
Passion Flower — Peace, Sleep, Friendship
Patchouly — Money, Fertility, Lust
Pea — Money, Love
Peach — Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes
Pear — Lust, Love
Pecan — Money, Employment
Pennyroyal — Strength, Protection, Peace
Peony — Protection, Exorcism
Pepper — Protection, Exorcism
Peppermint — Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers

Periwinkle (Vinca minor) aka Sorcerer’s Violet, Blue Buttons *POISON*
Feminine, Venus, Water.

Patron herb of Wiccans. Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection. Best when gathered when the moon is one night old, nine nights old, 11 nights old, 13 nights old, or 30 nights old. The dried flowers may be added to any magickal mixture to enhance the working. Banishes negative energy. Makes one feel desirable. Add dried flowers or root to amulets to bring necessary changes to one’s life to attract a loving partner. Plant on graves of children. Helps grieving parents heal from their loss. Keeps memory of lost child alive without unhealthy attachments.

Persimmon — Healing, Lust
Pimento — Love
Pine — Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Pineapple — Luck, Money, Chastity
Pistachio — Breaking Love Spells
Plum — Healing
Poke — Courage, Hex Breaking
Pomegranate — Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
Poplar — Money, Flying
Poppy — Fertility, Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility
Potato — Image Magick, Healing
Prickly Ash — Love
Primrose — Protection, Love
Purslane — Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness

Q

Quince — Protection, Love, Happiness

R

Radish — Protection, Lust
Ragweed — Courage
Raspberry — Protection, Love
Rattlesnake Root — Protection, Money
Rhubarb — Protection, Fidelity
Rice — Protection, Fidelity
Roots — Protection, Power, Divination
Rose — Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
Rosemary — Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Rowan — Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Success
Rue — Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Rye — Love, Fertility

S

Saffron — Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers
Sage — Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
Sagebrush — Purification, Exorcism
St. John’s Wort — Health, Power, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination, Happiness
Sandalwood — Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
Sarsaparilla — Love, Money
Sassafras — Health, Money
Savory, Summer — Mental Powers
Skullcap — Love, Fidelity, Peace
Senna — Love
Sesame — Money, Lust
Shallot — Purification
Skunk Cabbage — Legal Matters
Slippery Elm — Halts Gossip
Snakeroot — Luck, Money
Snakeroot, Black — Love, Lust, Money
Snapdragon — Protection
Solomon’s Seal — Protection, Exorcism
Sorrel Wood — Healing, Health
Southern Wood — Love, Lust, Protection
Spanish Moss — Protection
Spearmint — Healing, Love, Mental Powers
Spiderwort — Love
Spikenard — Love
Star Anise — Psychic Powers, Luck
Strawberry — Love, Luck
Sugar Cane — Love, Lust
Sunflower — Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom
Sweetgrass — Calling Spirits
Sweetpea — Friendship, Chastity, Courage, Strength

T

Tansy — Health, Longevity
Tea — Riches, Courage, Strength
Thistle — Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing
Thistle, Holy — Purification, Hex Breaking
Thistle, Milk — Snake enraging
Thyme — Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage
Toadflax — Protection, Hex Breaking
Toadstool — Rain Making
Tobacco — Healing, Purification
Turmeric — Purification
Turnip — Protection, Ending Relationships

U

Uva Ursa — Psychic Workings

V

Valerian — Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
Vanilla — Love, Lust, Mental Powers
Venus Flytrap — Protection, Love

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)
Feminine. Venus. Earth. Deities: Cerridwen, Mars, Venus, Aradia, Jupiter, Thor, Juno

The Witches Herb. Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing. Empowers any magick, especially love spells. Enhances the dreaming process and is recommended for dream quests. Used to consecrate and empower any ritual tools. Protects from negative emotions and depression. Used in house and home blessings. Turns back negativity. In love spells: add to recipes to attract mates, find true love, achieve sexual fulfilment, work sexual magick, an for bringing extra bliss on the wedding night. The herb of poets, singers, and bards. Inspires artistry. Instills a love of learning. Best when gathered at Midsummer.

Vetch, Giant — Fidelity
Vetivert — Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
Violet — Protection, Love, Lust, Luck, Wishes, Peace, Healing

W

Walnut — Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
Wheat — Fertility, Money
Willow — Love, Divination, Protection, Healing
Wintergreen — Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
Witch Hazel — Protection, Chastity

Wolf’s Bane — see Aconite

Wood Rose — Luck
Woodruff — Victory, Protection, Money
Wormwood — Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits

X

Y

Yarrow — Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Yellow Evening Primrose — Hunting
Yerba Mate — Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yerba Santa — Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
Yucca — Transmutation, Protection, Purification

How To Make A Homemade Tincture


Here are easy instructions on how to make herbal or flower Tinctures. These are just a few quick guidelines to get you started. Once you are accustomed to the technique add more or less of your chosen ingredients.
Whether dried or fresh herbs and flowers are used is completely up to the practitioner. I use both and get great results every time.

What You Will Need to Make a Natural Herbal  Tincture

*Herbs or Flowers
*Vodka, distilled water or vinegar
*Mason Jar or any type of glass jar (even a jelly jar)
Always use glass NEVER plastic, plastic absorbs the fragrances

There are several items that you will need to make your own tinctures. First you need either dried or fresh herbs. Vodka at least 80 proof to cover the herbs (make a non-alcoholic tincture using distilled water, or vinegar. a vinegar tincture will have to be refrigerated). Mason jars with lids. Lastly, labels for the jars.

You will need 7-10 ounces of herbs for every quart of vodka, brandy or rum. I don’t measure, I just place enough herbs/flowers or both into a glass jar and pour just enough Vodka to cover it.

Put the lid tightly on the jar, place in a dark place area (such as back of a cabinet or closet) and shake 1-2 times a day for at least two weeks. When you are ready to use your plant based mixture, give it one final good shake and strain. I use panty hose to strain.

Alcohol based tinctures can last up to 5 years when prepared properly. I make my tinctures to prepare botanical perfume so I don’t worry about expiration.

If you reside with someone struggling with addiction. Please make a non-alcoholic tincture.

Herbs and their Magickal and Healing Properties A-G


The credit for this list goes to  Skyla Anne, from Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Her list stops at Ginseng.

Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet Again!

Bewitched,

XOXO

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Cottage or Kitchen Witches have known for generations that plants hold the power of magick. The key to harnessing that power is to understand their magicak properties. That is what we are going to explore for the nex few days. Since the list is so long we are going to take in a few parts.

Today we are going to talk about Herbs A through G. Please keep in mind that this list is far from complete. But these are the most commonly available and most widely used herbs.

Key: G = Gender P = Planet E = Element
ALOE
G/P/E: Feminine, Moon, Water.
Magical attributes: Beauty, protection, success, peace.Uses: Aloe has always been known for its healing qualities. For treating wounds and maintaining healthy skin. It may be applied right from the plant or in gel form for burns, sunburns, and can relieve poison ivy rash and helps to combat a variety of bacteria that commonly cause infections in skin wounds. It is also an excellent additive for soaps and creams as a conditioner.After using gel from a leaf the opened the leaf will seal itself so you can store it in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for future uses.

ANGELICA
G/P/E: Masculine, Venus, Fire.Magical attributes: Protection, Exorcism.Uses: Grow in the garden as a protection. Carry the root with you as an amulet. Burn the dried leaves in exorcism rituals.

ANISE
G/P/E: Masculine, Jupiter or Moon, Air.Magical attributes: Protection, purification, awareness, joy.Uses: For treating coughs, bronchitis and a stuffy nose, it loosens bronchial congestion, making it easier to cough it up and expel it. A good breath freshener in the morning, and if kept by the bed it will prevent bad dreams. Also a digestive aid and can relieve an upset stomach and flatulence when taken as a tea, and a treatment for colic. Also suggested that anise may be beneficial to women because certain chemicals in the plant are chemical cousins to the female hormone estrogen. Though it is mild, anise may help to relieve the discomfort of menopause. In traditional folk medicine it has been used to promote milk production in nursing mothers. It’s recommended dosage would be 1 teaspoonful of seeds for every cup of boiling water, steep 10-20 minutes and strain, drink 3 cups a day for maximum effect. A good general cleansing bath is made with a handful of anise seeds and a few bay leaves. A pillow of anise keeps away nightmares. Also a good sedative.

APPLE
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.Magical attributes: Love spells, good luck.

ASH
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Water. Magical attributes: A tree with protective qualities, it is used to make brooms for purification and wands for healing. The leaves placed beneath a pillow induce psychic dreams. The leaves bring luck and good fortune when carried in a pocket of bag worn around the neck.

BALM of GILEAD
G/P/E: Feminine, Saturn.Magical attributes: The buds are carried to ease a broken heart and can be added to love and protection charms and spells.

BASIL
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, FireMagical attributes: Protection, love, wealth (if carried in your wallet), healing relationships, ensuring faithfulness in a mate, courage, fertility, exorcism.Uses: It is good as a tea for calming the nerves, settling the stomach, and easing cramps and good for the bladder. In tincture form, also makes a good hair rinse for brunettes. An ingredient of the Purification bath sachet. Add to love sachets and incenses.

BAY LAUREL
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, FireMagical attributes: wisdom, protection, psychic powers, banishes negative energy.Uses: DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY-use as a poultice on chest for bronchitis and chest colds.

BAY LEAVES
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.Magical attributes: Psychic visions and dreams, repels negativity and evil.

BENZOIN
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Air.Magical attributes: Used widely in purification incenses. Tincture of benzoin preserves oils and preparations.

BETONY
G/P/E: Masculine, Jupiter, Fire. Magical attributes: Add to incenses of protection and purification. Sleep on a pillow stuffed with betony to prevent nightmares.

CARAWAY
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, AirMagical attributes: Protection, PassionUses: Add to love sachets and charms to attract a lover in the more physical aspect. Also a mild stimulant for digestion.

CARNATION
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire. Magical attributes: Worn by witches for protection during the “Burning Times”, adds energy and power when used during a ritual as an incense.

CATNIP
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.Magical attributes: Cat magic, familiars, joy, friendship, love.Uses: Its flowers and leaves have often been used to treat colds and insomnia. It lowers fevers, dries up post nasal drip, gets rid of bad headaches and relieves sore aching bones due to colds and flus, when taken in tea form, 2-3 times daily. As an incense it may be used to consecrate magical tools.

CAMOMILE
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun or Venus, Water.Magical attributes: Good as a meditation incense, for centering, peace, sprinkle in your home for protection, healing, money.Uses: Is an excellent herb both internally and externally for calming. Great for digestion, fevers, burns, rs, anti-inflammatory for wounds, and sedative for nervous disorders. And releaves stomachaches and diarrhea in infants and small children (always using in diluted form). In tea form, made of 2 teaspoons of the herb steeped for 5 minutes in a cup of boiling water is a gentle sleep inducer. Chamomile also makes an excellent insect repellent, simply splash some tea on face arms and feet. It is also a good hair rinse for blondes. Plant camomile in your garden to be the guardian of the land, and you will have certain success.

CARAWAY
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Air. Magical attributes:Used in love charms to attract a lover. Uses: Culinary herb.

CELANDINE
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire. Magical attributes:Helps the wearer escape unfair imprisonment and entrapment, cures depression.

CINQUEFOIL
G/P/E: Masculine, Jupiter, Earth. Magical attributes:Hang around the doors and windows for protection from evil. Use in spells and charms for prosperity, purification and protection.

CINNAMON
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.Magical attributes: Spiritual quests, augmenting power, love, success, psychic work, healing, cleansing. Used in incenses for healing, clairvoyance, high spiritual vibrations. Reputed to be a male aphrodisiac. Use in prosperity charms.Uses: It is recommended as a skin astringent and digestive aid in tea form. Ground, or taken with milk, good balance after a heavy meal or dessert. Also used for diarrhea, dysentery or general indigestion. It is an excellent aromatic and makes a good anointing oil for any magical working.

CLOVER
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Air. Magical attributes: Associated with the Triple Goddess. Use in rituals for beauty, youth, healing injuries, curing madness. A Four-leaved clover enables one to see fairies, and as a general good-luck charm.

CLOVE
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire. Magical attributes: Wear in an amulet or charm to dispel negativity and bind those who speak ill of you. Cloves strung on a red thread can be worn as a protective charm. Money matters, visions, cleansing and purification.Uses: It has a mild antiseptic quality for toothaches (chew), or in tea form it is an expectorant for colds, also good foe nausea or vomiting. It is an antibacterial,antiseptic, and analgesic, which means it helps prevent disease and infection.

COMFREY
G/P/E: Feminine, Saturn, Water.Magical attributes: Safe travel spells, money, healing, honoring the Crone aspect of the Goddess.Uses: Has been known to slow bleeding, aid colds, ease burns. As a poultice or a tea, comfrey may be applied to bites, sores, rashes, broken bones, and cuts. Also a good ingredient for lotions to soothe sunburn.

CORIANDER
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire.Magical attributes: Protection of home and serenity, peace , good in ritual drinks, incenses for longevity and love spells.Uses: If added to wine, it makes a good love potion for 2 consenting parties. To use in this fashion, grind 7 grains of coriander and mix into a wine and drink. Also used in love sachets and charms.

COWSLIP
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water. Magical uses: Luck in love, a woman who washes her face with milk infused with cowslip will draw her beloved closer to her. Induces contact with departed loved ones during dreams.

CYPRESS
G/P/E: Masculine, Saturn, Earth. Magical uses:Connected to death in all of its aspects. The smoke of Cypress can be used to consecrate ritual objects.

DAISY
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, WaterMagical uses:Decorate the house with daisies at Midsummer’s Eve to bring happiness to the home and to obtain the blessings of faeries. Daisies are also worn at Midsummer for luck and blessings. In the old times, young maidens would weave and wear daisy chains in their hair to attract their beloved.

DANDELION
G/P/E: Masculine, Jupiter, Air.Magical attributes: Divination, welcoming, messages.Uses: The ground root can act as a coffee substitute, and the flowers make a lovely wine. A superb cleansing tonic, and the milky juice is a diuretic, a tonic and a relief for common stomach problems. Use a handful of flower tops to 1 pint of boiling water, steep 10 minutes and strain. Drink this several times a day. Use the milky latex from the stem , rub on a wart several times daily and soon its gone. Also good for night blindness.

DILL
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Fire. Magical attributes:Useful in love charms. May also be hung in childrens rooms to protect them from evil spirits and protect against bad dreams.Uses: A culinary herb.

DRAGONS BLOOD
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire. Magical uses:Widely used in love, protection and purification spells. Keep a piece under the bed to cure impotency. Carried for good luck. May be dissolved in the bath for strong purification.

ELECAMPANE
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Earth. Magical uses:Useful in raising spirits and to aid in meditation.

ELDER
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Air. Magical uses:Branches are widely used for wands. One must always be cautious to ask permission from the Elder Dryad before cutting or harvesting Elder limbs or leaves and berries to avoid very bad luck. It is also considered very bad luck to burn Elder wood. The leaves hung around the doors and windows will ward off evil.

EUCALYPTUS
G/P/E: Feminine, Moon, Air. Magical uses:Used in healing rituals, charms and amulets. Place the leaves around a blue candle and burn for healing energies. Green pods worn around the neck eases the discomfort of colds, sore throats and congestion.

EYEBRIGHT
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Air. Magical uses:Anoint eyelids with the infusion daily to induce clairvoyant visions and psychic dreams.

FENNEL
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Fire.Magical attributes: Purification, protection, healing, money.Uses: Sometimes employed as an appetite suppressant and digestive aid. Used in tea form to expel mucus. Chew the seeds slowly for really bad breath, or use the fluid extract to rub on gums.

FERN
G/P/E: Feminine, Saturn, Earth. Magical uses:The Fern is an extremely powerful protective plant. Grow them in and around the house for protection from evil and negativity.

FRANKINCENSE
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire. Magical uses:A very powerful aid to meditation. Use to purify ritual spaces and invoke a spiritual frame of mind.

GARDENIA
G/P/E: Feminine, Moon, Water. Magical uses: Used to attract true love.

GARLIC
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire.Magical uses: A very protective herb, healing, good weather, courage, exorcism. Lowers tension, ease colds, and improve circulation. Garlic vinegar can be used to disinfect wounds and soothe rheumatic pain and any common pain (made from one liter of vinegar and ten cloves of crushed garlic steeped for at least 10 days). Shrinks warts, relieves pain from teeth and earaches. Good for high and low blood pressure and removing parasites and infections. To ease the pain of aching joints, a toothache or an earache, place a crushed raw bulb of garlic on a piece of gauze and place over the area of pain. For joints, try using garlic paste.
Uses: A culinary herb.

GINGER
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire.Magical attributes: Power, success, love, money matters.Uses: Acts as an aid to ingestion or colds (tea form). Also in tea form, good for cramps, to stimulate the digestive organs, migraines and nausea, external stiffness. Can be added to the bath as a way to ease pain and increase circulation, but only use a few sprinkles, not to much, like cayenne, ginger quickly brings the blood to the surface of the skin. For pain you can also soak cloths in ginger tea and apply them directly to the painful areas. Add in cooking to detoxify meat, especially chicken. A good healing tea is made from a pinch of peppermint, a pinch of ginger and either a pinch of clove powder or 2 bruised cloves, add 1 cup of hot water and steep.

GINSENG
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.Magical attributes: Love, wishes, beauty, desire.Uses: Stimulant, tonic, and agent for prolonged life. Also a mild pain killer, and improves blood circulation. Reported to successfully treat asthma, bronchitis, cancer, flatulence, diabetes, weakness, fever, coughs and heartburn, and a mild stimulant. In tea form it helps to relieve stress and moderate heart disease.

The Different Gods & Goddesses Part 8


African Gods & Goddesses
Amun – King of the Gods
Ani-lbo – Goddess of Birth, Death, Happiness and Love
Anubis – God of the Dead
Atum – First God, God of Perfection
Bastet – Goddess of Protection
Bes – Goddess of Childbirth and Family; Protection for Children, Pregnant Women and Families
Geb – God of the Earth
Hathor – Goddess of Love and Joy
Horus – God of the Sky, Ruler of Egypt
Isis – Goddess of Protection and Magic
Leza – Creator who is Compassionate and Merciful (Rhodesia)
Ma’at – Goddess of Truth, Justice and Harmony
Nephthys – Goddess of the Dead
Ngai – High God, Creator and Giver of All Things (East Africa)
Nun – God of Water and Chaos
Nut – Goddess of the Sky who Covers the Earth
Nzambi – Unapproachable God, Sovereign Master
Obatala – Goddess of Earth and People, Creator
Osiris – God of the Dead, Ruler of the Underworld
Ra – Sun God
Raluvhimba – God of the Heavens, Creator
Seshat – Goddess of Writing and Measurement
Seth – God of Chaos
Thoth – God of Writing and Knowledge
Wadjet – Cobra Goddess, Protector of the King

The Diffeent Gods & Goddesses Part 5


Norse Gods & Goddesses
Freya – Goddess of Love, Beauty, War, Magic and Wisdom
Freyr – God of Fertility and Success
Frigga – Goddess Mother of All, Protector of Children
Hel – Goddess of the Dead and the Afterlife
Loki – God of Fire, Trickster God
Odin – God of all Men, Father of all Gods
Skadi – Goddess of Winter and Hunting
Thor – God of Sky and Thunder
Tyr – God of War and Law