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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.

 

The Witches Pyramid


The witches Pyramid really worked to help me understand and get POWER out of my spells and other castings.

To Know, To Will, To Dare, and To Keep Silent. These make up the witches Pyramid.. Follow them with every spell casting and see how miraculous you’re results will be.

To Know
-corresponds to Air
-represents the witch’s reason/intellect/intuition/wisdom and other more mystical understandings…

This means know what you are doing, intellectually and practically. To have knowledge of spell work & magick, what may work best in your situation, what you are able to handle, are comfortable with, how to execute what you want. Know your spell. Research it, think of ALL possible outcomes. Know what element of spell it should be candle (fire), incense (air) and so forth. If you choose a candle spell, then know why you want to do a candle spell. If you choose a certain type of spell do it b/c you like it or b/c it speaks to you in a certain way. This is all about you and your energy don’t do what another is doing, do what is right for you.

Now that you have decided on the type of spell, learn about and know the steps/process. Always gather your tools in advance. Make each spell your own…For example…Let’s say you are feeling nervous and tense and want to do a relaxation spell on yourself. You find a the perfect spell for you BUT the spell calls for Lavender (lavender buds, lavender oil, lavender scented candle) but you relate pink to relaxation and roses make you feel calm..So tweak the spell to suit you. Instead of lavender use roses (rose oil or rose water, rose petals, rose scented candle). If you complete the spell using elements you don’t like. The spell will NOT work, b/c your energy will be focused on your dislike for lavender…

To Will
-corresponds to Fire
-represents the witch’s Will/Discipline/her skills in the arts of magic and life.

To Will – refers to magickal will. This means to be able to generate enough emotional and psychic energy to accomplish your purpose. I can’t stress enough that you must believe. Believe in your work, believe in your words, believe in your craft, believe in yourself and believe in your inner power. It’s not only your conscious mind that has to believe in the spell. Every fiber of your being must BELIEVE.

My spells still make me feel all giddy and nervous inside. I gather my tools and talk to the Goddesses and/or Gods I will be working with or if my spell does not involve a God or Goddess, I still talk to them while I prepare and thank them for previous spell works.

You should also respect the spell by turning off all distractions (t.v, radio put your cell phone on vibrate). I like to play Enya while I’m casting ( Enya-Only Time or Enya-Orinoco flow) or I like complete silence with no music. Remember this is your spell so do what is right for you. Your spell feeds off of your thoughts and energy, and if you don’t feed it well, it will not prosper.

To Dare
-corresponds to Water
-represents the witch’s Emotions/Heart since the word courage derives from a word that means “heart”

Until you act, the spell will be nothing more than a particularly vivid daydream. Yes, thoughts are real and can have an effect upon the world, but for an effective spell, you have to go through the motions. You don’t have to wait until you have your own private temple and the bestest altar and a perfect relationship with your Deities. You can make do with a few basics. Intent is the key here. Intent comes under Will and Dare. Are you making the best of your time, energy and resources? If you can’t afford actual granulated Frankincense, charcoal and a brazier, a stick of frankincense incense will do. If you don’t have your own permanent stone altar, a nice altar cloth spread over a convenient surface will suffice.

To Keep Silent
-corresponds with Earth

To Keep Silent– means to Shut Up About It!!! Don’t talk to anyone about it. Your positive energy is very important to a spell but someone elses negative energy can effect your spell also (even if they were not part of the ritual). Have you ever heard of a hater..Then you should understand why you should keep silent. There are even a rare few people who will go home and actively craft a counter-spell Witches have always been a secretive lot. In the old days of persecution, of course, there was a life-or-death need for secrecy. Today, Witches are more likely to be discreet about their spells and workings. There’s a practical reason for this: spells seem to work better when they’re not blabbed about. Indeed, some traditions believe that, after the spell is cast, it must not be spoken of nor thought about until the desired result has been achieved and verified. Many groups will not even discuss the particular working while in Circle, believing that this has a tendency to “pull back” the power and negate the working.

Not only that I just think it is bad etiquette to talk about such a sacred act.

I hope this helps

Brightest Blessings,

Bewitched

XOXO

Magickal Properties of Colors


This is only a guide. You should use whatever colors you feel comfortable with to infuse your magick……

Red: Love, Lust, Strength, Power, Passion, Enthusiasm, Courage, Energy

Blue: Healing, Meditation, Tranquility, Forgiveness, Peace, Sleep

Green: Healing, Money, Prosperity, Luck, Fertility, Beauty, Employment, Youth

Yellow: Clairvoyance, Learning, Communication, Divination, Psychic Powers, Mental Powers, Wisdom

Pink: Emotional Love, Friendship, Affection, Harmony, Friendship

Turquoise: Awareness, Meditation, Moon, Creativity

Sea Green: Emotional Healing, Calming

Rose: Self Love, Enhancing Relationships

Orange: Strength, Authority, Attraction, Joy, Legal Matters, Success

Purple: Spiritual Power, Exorcism, Psychic Awareness, Third Eye, Wisdom, Healing

Silver Blue: Deep Wisdom, Psychic Awareness

Gold: Sun, Financial Matters, Prosperity, Yang

Silver: Moon, Female Energy, Yin

Peach: Gentle Strength, Joy

Black: Absorption & Destruction of Negative Energy

White: Peace, Purity, Sincerity, Protection, Happiness, Spirituality, Halting Gossip, Strength, Ritual

Lavender: Intuition, Dignity, Spiritual Shield

Brown: Healing Animals, The Home

Find Your Witchy Name


Witch names are VERY important. Sometimes you learn your name through a
dream, divination or it can be passed along. This name selection
technique uses numerology. If the name chosen for you doesn’t “speak” to
you, thats o.k. just play around with the letters or use another
technique.

Check out this website to find other really cool ways of finding your special Witch name.
http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/choose-a-witch-name.htm

Great thought and your inner feelings will play the major roles while
choosing
your witch name. This can sometimes be confusing and frustrating.
But I have placed here a guideline to use while searching for that most
personal name in hopes that it will give more meaning and understanding
to the process. Your Birth Number and Name Number should be the same.

NUMEROLOGICALLY!!!

Sometimes numerology is forgotten in choosing a name. Below you will find a system of numerology that is most commonly used.

Numerological Formula for Names

1. How to find your Birth Number.

Add all the numbers of your birthdate.

Example: March 10, 1954 = 3+1+0+1+9+5+4 = 23

Bring down the final two digits (23) and add together.

Example: 2+3 = 5

5 is the Birth Number.

2. Now to find out if the name you have choosen is appropriate for you.

Alphabet and number equation.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Now by using the chart above
calulate the name you have choosen by adding the letters and final sum.

Example: name = DIANA, D = 4, I = 9, A = 1, N = 5,
A = 1

4 + 9 + 1 + 5 + 1 = 20

Bring down the sum and add:

2 + 0 = 2. 2 is the Name number.

Now your birth number is 5 so you will need to add a letter equivilate
to 3 (C, L, U) or you could add 2 letters, (one equivulate to 1 (A,J,S)
and one equivulate to 2 ( B, K, T).

Example: Dilana = 4 + 9 + 3 + 1 + 5 + 1 = 23, 2 + 3 = 5

Diakana = 4 + 9 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 5 + 1 = 23, 2 + 3 = 5

If you don’t like any of the names that the are created to equal 5,
try another name.

I hope this will help in your quest to find the name that is suitable
for you.

Pagan/Wiccan Etiquette


These are just general guidelines. Always remember to show respect to others even non-Wiccan/Pagans

* It’s a huge NO-NO  to identify anyone as participating in Wicca or as having Pagan beliefs. This can be extremely harmful and detrimental to the person who has been “outed”. It may seriously harm someone to share this information with even one person! Wiccans and Pagans  are still subject to persecution, ridicule,prejudice and harassment. In many cases this includes our own family.  A Witch may “come out of the broom closet” to only certain people. Never assume it to be your responsibility to share that information with others. Always be mindful of what you say. If you follow the Wiccan Rede (“An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”) remember that outing someone can be harmful and is never acceptable.

* Even if you accidentally tell others about someones beliefs, tell the Witch involved as soon as possible exactly what was said.She may want to do damage-control. This is not a time to become defensive, remember you were wrong and it’s common respect to give him/her fair warning before she is confronted and caught off guard.

* Don’t “evangelize” others. No wants wants to feel as if  they are being forced to convert their beliefs. You can tell people about your spiritual path of course.  But no religion benefits by being forced down other peoples throats. This is basic Wiccan etiquette, that all religions would be smart to follow.

*Never cast spells on other witches. Never use the power against some else who has the power. If someone has “the power” they are connected to the Divine. So another person connected would be damaging their own power by working against another also connected.  Performing magick against other Witches brings the repercussions back to the sender.

*If you know of a Witch who is casting spells  against another tell the other Witch immediately. Harm will never come to the Witch that a spell has been cast against but harm will come to the sender. It is best for you both to disconnect from that individual and try the “friendship” again later after the individual has had time to grow and mature.

*Remember some individuals get arrogant after learning about the “Craft” and use their powers to stroke their own egos. It is best to disconnect from these types.

*Using magick irresponsibly goes against the Rede

*Never use magick against another that is in the craft.

Basic Rules of Karma


BASIC RULES OF KARMA
Simply put, karma is the result of previous acts or deeds,
either in the past or in past lives. Many people for some
reason, think there is only ‘bad’ karma. But think about it,
if you owe karma to someone, then someone is in a
position to receive a karmic repayment. So there is both
positive and negative aspects of karma.
In all walks of life, karma is in affect for everyone. But in
magikal or spiritual rituals, it is doubly so. What you put
out into the universe will come back to you. If you put
out good thoughts, energies and intentions, then good
will be returned to you. By the same token, if you put out
negative thoughts, energies and actions, negative events and energies will
be returned to you.

Apple Banishing Spell


Well first of all an apple banishing spell is not to rid the Earth of all apples…So if you’re an apple hater sorry….

An apple banishing spell is an Earth spell. An Earth spell is the slowest of all spells which makes it very useful in many ways (especially from desires or addictions you need to wean off of slowly). For example an alcoholic should never rid himself of his addiction through a Fire or Candle spell. These spells offer quick results and could do more harm than good. Remember our goal is to harm no one-NOT EVEN YOURSELF!

In this particular spell the slow degradation of the apple empowers your words/spell.

Items needed:

A ripe apple

table salt, sea salt or Rock salt

a small shovel or spade

something sharp to write with ( small knife, nail, needle etc.)

Positive Intentions &  belief

It is suggested to do this spell on the edge of your property or in the park (the reason being is to have the bad habit or negativity as far away from you as possible, reassuring you that it won’t return)

What to do:

First gather your supplies listed above and take it to the spot where you wish to bury your apple. When you find a spot, dig a hole double the size of the apple (deeper than it is wide).

Hold the apple in your hands and focus ALL of your energy on what you wish to rid yourself of.  Visualize your life without the habit. Then take your sharp object and engrave it into the sides of the apple.  You should start feeling something inside you (it varies from person to person, it may be a tingle in your stomach, butterflies, or a  nervous feeling). That is the negativity leaving you and being absorbed into the apple, your spell is already working.

Next cover the bottom of the hole with your salt.  Salt is a natural cleanser/purifier so as the apple spoils and desinigrates beneath the earth the salt will purify your negative habits/addiction, banishing them. Place the apple in the hole and use your hands to cover the apple with the dirt you previously scooped out.

While covering the apple with your dirt, repeat this spell….

“Bad habits with no good intent

Lost in the hole where this apple went

I release the bearing you have over me

As this apple degrades I will be set free

So Mote It Be!!”

Repeat this until the apple is completely covered.

Then stand up and stomp 3 times on the  newly packed dirt. This represents stomping out your habit.

Then gather your materials and never look back at that spot.

If you have tried this spell PLEASE  leave comments or contact me to let me know your results. Remember as with all spells you must BELIEVE it will work, you must give Earth spells time to work and you must put forth some effort.

Blessed Be,

Bewitched

XOXO

Spells and Magickal Etiquette


This is only a guide and does not express the opinions of all Wiccans and Pagans. Use this list and add more to it if you desire.

* Remember the Wiccan Rede . . . “Do as you will, and harm none.”.

* Never do magick or a spell that seeks to control anyone else. That includes spells you think are for their own good. Never try to dominate another through magick. This rule makes loves spells controversial.

* Only cast a spell for another person if they have asked you to do so. Then ONLY do the exact spell that they have asked for…do not add to or take away from what they have specified.

* There are exceptions to every rule for example, animals, the sick and elderly, minors, physically disabled or other persons who are under your care. Always check carefully to make sure you’re magick is within the Divine will.

* Think all magick through thoroughly. Try NOT to do magick that affects a whole community (i.e. weather magick). Weather magick will change the natural pattern . . . You could be responsible for far-off droughts or floods. Which in turn affects farmers and their crops and livestock. Which directly affects their income.

* Be respectful to your magick. Always perform your spells in places where you can remain focused and uninterrupted.

* Clean up your magickal/sacred space before you begin. Use your besom and/or vaccum, dust, consecrate your tools, when wiping things down use salt water for purification, censor or walk the area with a incense stick or cone.

*Clean up your magickal/sacred space residue. Release the  elements and deities, thank them or show appreciation for their presence, erase signs and symbols, and open the circle before you leave.

*Try not to leave your circle during rituals and spell casting but if you must, ALWAYS cut a door/opening with your wand, athame or index finger of your power hand.

 

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

A Description of the Elements


**Information on this page taken from
“Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft” by Raven Grimassi.**


Earth is the element of form, binding, and manifestation. From an occult perspective the element of Earth is the lowest in vibratory rate of the four elements. Most modern Witchcraft/Wiccan Traditions consider Earth to be a feminine² element.

Creatures known as Gnomes, a dwarf-like race, symbolize the active magickal principle of the elemental Earth. In a metaphysical sense, the color of Earth is yellow, symbolizing its vitality, activated by the sun, and it is associated with the Northern quarter. Some Wiccan Traditions associate Earth with other directional quarters and other colors. As a magickal agent the element of Earth is symbolized by the ritual tool known as a pentacle. In astrology the zodiac signs Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus are associated with the element of Earth.

Air is commonly associated with mental activity and is considered masculine¹ in nature.

In modern Wicca/Witchcraft the magickal agent of the element of Air is symbolized by a ritual tool. Some traditions assign the wand to Air because it was once a branch moving in the wind. Other traditions assign the element of Air to the ritual blade because of the sound a blade can make when slicing the air.

Creatures known as Sylphs, a fairy-like race, symbolize the active magickal principle of elemental air. In a metaphysical sense, the color of Air is blue and it is associated with the Eastern quarter. Some Wiccan Traditions associate Air with other directional quarters and other colors. In astrology, the zodiac signs Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini are associated with the element of Air.

In old occult lore it was believed that spirits and ghosts had the power to wrap themselves inside the wind, giving them the ability to become invisible. From this lore, we find other associations such as the presence of a ghost indicated by areas of cold air.Howling winds were believed to carry spirits of the night. Because of the association of air, sudden gusts of wind were attributed to spirits and poltergeists.

Fire is sometimes known as the living element. It is perhaps the most ancient symbol of divinity. Fire is a living principle of duality, providing light and heat to aid humankind, while at the same time being a force of death and destruction. The eternal flame is a common theme in ancient Mystery Cults and typically represents the eternal presence of Divinity. Among the ancient Greeks, Hestia symbolized the divine living flame, as did Vesta among the Romans.

The ancients believed that fire could lie hidden in a piece of wood. By rubbing two pieces together the fire could often be coaxed from the wood. Once fire was produced the ancients often transported the flame on the end of a giant fennel stick, a custom that later associated fennel with the forces of light. The connection of fire as the living spirit latent in wood drew worshippers to establish and maintain sanctuaries for their deities within the forests, long after the creation of towns and cities. According to ancient legend, statues of deities were encased in a bundle of branches and transported to a new location when another sacred grove was to be established. In this manner the “fire” of the deities’ spirit was conveyed from grove to grove.

In modern Wicca, Fire is one of the four creative elements. It is traditionally linked to the color red, although this does differ among the various traditions. As a magickal agent the element of fire is symbolized by a ritual tool. Some traditions assign elemental Fire to the ritual blade because the blade was forged in Fire. Other traditions assign it to the wand because of the use of wood as a torch. In astrology the zodiac sign Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are associated with Fire.

Water is an element associated with the west quarter. It is a symbol of regeneration, renovation, and dissolution. In occultism beings known as Undines are creatures of this element. Traditionally, the element of Water is associated with the color green – in many modern Wiccan/Witchcraft Traditions the color is blue.

In modern Wicca, Water is symbolized by the ritual tool known as the chalice. The chalice contains either water or wine that is used for ritual or magickal purposes. In astrology the zodiac signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio are associated with the element of Water.

Akasha meaning pure spirit, is the fifth element.It is the subtle spiritual essence that pervades all space. It is not ether itself, but is an ether-like substance of a spiritual rather than material nature. Essentially, Akasha is to ether what spirit is to physical matter. In ancient writings, such as the Puranas, Akasha is said to operate through sound or vibration. Thus it is identified with the element of Air, and in a spiritual sense with the “breath of god” concept in ancient Hebraic texts. Where we read in the book of Genesis that the “spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” we can see Akasha in action through motion. In occultism, Akasha is considered to be an indispensable element of each magickal act.

To move energy in a ritual, spell, or work of magick is to evoke Akasha. Akasha is an element of the kundalini force as well, lying latent at the base of all magickal operations. The power of Akasha, as it relates to kundalini, is an “occult electricity.” This energy rises with our emotions and desires, and is the basis for fertility of mind, body, and spirit. It is the energy of motivation, passion, and determination.

On a larger scale, Akasha is one of the Tattvic Tides³ of occult philosophy, an energy form that is most active at sunrise. As one of the Tattvic Tides, Akasha emanates the power of spirit to harmonize the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. The ancient myths of Western civiliztion tell of a time when the chaos was brought into harmony by the intervention of spirit. This is the symbolism of the pentagram, the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water controlled by spirit. In ancient Roman mythology the four elemental winds were the gods Borus, Eurus, Notus, and Zephyrus. Above them was a higher god, Aeoulus, who kept watch over them.