Midsummer Herbal Lore
by Sarolta G.DeFaltay
Cedar: Consecration, longevity (Fire)
Chamomile: Determination, loyalty; use in ritual bath, cup, or incense.(Fire)
Chickweed: Love herb, worn or imbibed to attract or enhance love
Elder: (Flowers) Clairvoyance, magic, divination. To contact devas
and faeries, use in ritual cup. (Venus, Air)
Fennel: Confidence, courage, fertility. Use in cooking to protect
all who imbibe.
Frankincense: All purpose solar incense, for consecration,
spirituality and success.
Heather: Brings one in touch with inner beauty and divinity; dip a
sprig in consecrated water and sprinkle around temple space to purify.
Holly: Represents the Waning half of the year, which begins at
Larkspur: (Delphinium) Flowers on altar symbolize generous,
Lavender: Love, harmony, domestic tranquility, and mental clarity.
Meadowsweet: Good luck, domestic tranquility, harmony. (Jupiter,
Mugwort: Magic, longevity, clairvoyance, psychic empowerment.
Oak: Represents the Waxing half of the year, which ends at Midsummer.
Rose: Love, compassion, beauty; an aphrodisiac attributed to Venus.
St. John’s Wort: Courage, confidence, magic, success (Sun, Fire)
Vervain: love, magic, aphrodisiac, consecration (Earth, Venus)
These herbs can be utilized in ritual by making an incense, or
anointing candles with essential oil. They can be sewn into a charm
bag and consecrated (dedicated to a single purpose), and worn or carried when needed.
From: GrannyMoonâ€™s Morning Feast Archives