List of (B) Herbs and Their Magickal Use In Incense


Element is Water and Fire. Inspiration, knowledge, new love, mend broken heart, protection, strength. Planet is Junipter and Venus

Good luck and wealth.

Basil:Protective, good for love spells and promotes wealth if you carry it in your purse or wallet. Use it for healing relationships and to find out if a partner is genuine

BAY  Element is Fire. Wisdom, protection, clairvoyance, purification. Planet is Jupiter and the Sun

BAYBERRY Element is Earth. Money, good luck, peace, harmony, well-being. Planet is Jupiter

BEECH Wishes, divination, happiness.

BELLADONNA Belladonna(Deadly Nightshade):This herb is little used in modern witchcraft, because of its high toxicity. In days gone by, it was used to encourage Astral Projection, and to produce visions, and was probably an ingredient in the legendary flying ointments used by witches in long ago times.(Warning!!! Poison!)

Benzoin:energy, astral projection and purification

BERGAMOT Element is Air. Hex-breaking, Money. Planet is Mercury

Betony: Use in purification incenses. Can be used in herb pillows to help prevent nightmares

BIRCH Protection, exorcism, purification.

Birch Bark: Highly protective. Boil some of the bark in water, then add this water to the bath, to cocoon yourself in protective energy. Can be burned on charcoal to remove negetive energies from the home or place of business. Hang some over the front door to protect the home.

Bistort:Can be carried for purification and protection. Used in magickal formulas, or sprinkled in the purse or wallet, to promote prosperity. Dwellings can be cleared of ghosts by burning the root as an incense or making an infusion and sprinkling about the house.

BLACKBERRY  Healing, money, protection.

Black Sampson(Echinacea):Used in spells and incenses, for gay men to attract a partner. Carry wrapped in red cloth.

Bladderwrack: To attract customers, and bring good vibrations to your business, make a tea of the herb, and wash shelves, doors and floors with it. Also used to summon the spirits of wind or sea.

BLEEDING HEART  Love, attraction, fidelity.

Blessed Thistle:Energizing and protective-wards off thieves. Place in a bowl in the home or work space. Particularly good in sick rooms

BLOODROOT      Love and luck. Bloodroot:Burn on charcoal, or add an infusion of the herb to bath water to counter hexes and negetive spells. Can be carried in black cloth for protection. Can be carried in red cloth for love

Luck, truth, friendship.

Courage, phychic abilities. Borage:Its basic powers are to give strength and courage. Carry in yellow cloth whenever extra strength is needed.
Borage: Traditionally used in drinks to lift the spirits. Usefull during stressfull times, it brings courage and ‘good heart’ and is very good for fevers and infections. Starflower oil (an alternitive to Evening Primrose oil) comes from borage.


Used in exorcism rituals. Burn a small amount on charcoal with all windows and doors open, sprinkle over candles and add to bath water. Do not eat!!

BROOM   Purification, divination, prophetic dreams.

Buckeyes(Horse Chestnut):A famous magickal herb used in the magick of drawing money, and making money. Carry in green cloth with 2 gold colored coins. Add powdered nut to any money incense or potions. Can also be carried in the pocket to attract success.

BURDOCK   Element is Earth and Water. Protection, healing, Earth magick. Planet is Venus

Burdock Root:Basic powers of purification and protection. Cast in the home, or ritual space to ward off negativity. Add to all protection sachets.

List of (C) Herbs And Their Uses In Incenses

Calamus Root: Can be used to bind, or strengthen spells. Also has a good reputation for overturning malicious spells or energies. Often used in spells and potions to attract a lover.

Calendula Flowers(Marigold): Basic powers of love and clairvoyance. Can be added to love sachets. Place flowers under the pillow at night to promote clairvoyant dreams.

CAMELLIA Love, healing, protection, riches.

CAMPHOR  Element is Water. Awakens past life memories, stimulates psychic awareness, health, divination. Planet is Moon and Saturn

Cardamon  Used in love or lust spells. Add to love sachets or incense. Add ground seeds to warm wine or mead for a quick lust potion.

Cassia Bark:  Prosperity and love. Can be added to formulas for extra strength. Carry in green cloth to attract money.

CAPER Potency, love, luck, trust.

Cardamon: potency for love

CARNATION Protection, love, strength, healing.

CATNIP:  Used in: Cat Magik, Animals, Dreams, Luck, Healing

Cedarwood: Burned as an incense to consecrate wands, for baby blessings, and wiccanings. Also burned to invoke Odin. Can be carried in the wallet or purse to attract money. Also good in moth repellent sachets

Celery Seed Burn with Orris Root to increase psychic powers, or with a drop of Basil oil to increase psychic powers.

Chamomile: As an incense Chamomile creates a peaceful atmosphere and helps with centering. Sprinkle it around the house for protection, health and wealth. Good for purifing, it can be burnt to break bad habits and drive out negative thoughts. The tea helps digestion, nervousness and sleep, when cooled use as a rinse for fair hair. Chamomile in hot water used as a facial steam helps acne and greasy skin

Chamomile Flowers:  Used to promote restful states of sleep. Can be used in sleep pillows, with Hops and Lavender. Can also be used in perosperity charms and incense

Chaparell: Highly protective. Can be used in spells and charms, or scattered around the home, or ritual space, for protection.

CHERRY Love, direction, magickal potency, money, lust.

Cinnamon: Good for spells for love, success, psychic ability, healing and cleansing. Use in charms for prosperity, cinnamon oil makes a good oil for anointin

Cinnamon Bark: Burn to raise high spiritual vibrations, and to aid clairvoyance. Also used for prosperity

CLOVER Money, protection, potency, love.

COLTSFOOT Love and visions.

Comfrey: Used for travel and spells for wealth and healing. Comfrey honours the Godess’ Crone state. Don’t eat or drink comfrey as some parts may be toxic and especially dangerous to the liver.

Coriander: Protects the home and is used to promote peace. Good for love spells and to encourages long life.For personal worth and esteem

Cowslip: Brings luck in love, and helps induce contact in dreams with loved ones who have passed away

Cumin: exorcism and protection

CYPRESS Longevity, healing, protection, comfort.


List of (A) Herbs And Their Uses In Incenses

ALFALFA Element is Earth Abundance and fertility. Deities Green Goddess, Demeter, Ogun, Venus Planet is Jupiter and Venus

Alum: (Destroys Negativity) Alum can be placed in a dish, in a room infested with negative energies, as it absorbs the watery energy they live in. Can also be used in magickal inks. Not to be eaten.

Alum Root Herb: (Protection, Sleep) Profoundly protective. Can be carried in red cloth, added to bath water, or made into an infusion and sprinkled about the home or ritual space. Strew herb beneath the bed for protection while sleeping.

Amber Resin Element is Earth. Stability, self-confidence, protection, peace. Planet is Junipter and moon

Anise: Used in: Divination, Fertility, luck, Happiniess, Love, Meditation, Prosperity, Protection

Asafoetida (Devils Dung): (Protection,                                    Exorcism, Purification) An appropriately named, legendary magickal herb. Asafoetida is one of most potent ingredients to destroy negativity. It is said to destroy psychic attacks, curses, hexes, jinxes, and nasty spirits cannot stand the stuff.(Neither can most it is usally a last resort!)

Angelica: Protects, the dried leaves are burnt during exorcisms. Angelica root can be carried as an amulet.

Apple: Great for making wands, used in love spells and for charms to bring good luck.

ASH (es) Protection, prosperity, fertility, loyalty and fidelity.

ASPEN (esp) Clairvoyance and healing.

Magickal Substitutes for Herbs

Magickal Substitutes for Herbs

Acacia – Gum Arabic
Acacia Gum – Gum Arabic
Aconite – Tobacco
Arabic, Gum – Frankincense, Gum Mastic
Ammoniac Gum – Asafetida
Asafetida – Tobacco, Velerian
Balm of Gilead – Rose Buds, Gum Mastic
Belladonna – Tobacco
Benzoin – Gum Arabic, Gum Mastic
Camphor Oil – Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender Oil
Carnation – Rose Petals
Cassia – Cinnamon
Castor Beans – Four Drops of Castor Oil
Cedar – Sandalwood
Cinquefoil – Clover, Trefoil
Citron – One part Orange and One part Lemon Peel
Clove – Mace, Nutmeg
Clover – Cinquefoil
Copal – Frankincense, Cedar
Cowbane – Tobacco
Cypress – Juniper, Pine Needles
Deers Tongue – Tonka bean, Woodruff, Vanilla
Dittany of Crete – Gum Mastic
Dragons Blood – 1 part Frankincense and 1 part Red Sandalwood
Eucalyptus Oil – Camphor Oil, Lavender Oil
Frankincense – Copal, Pine Resin
Galangal – Ginger Root
Grains of Paradise – Black Pepper
Gum Ammoniac – Asafetida
Gum Bedllium – Copal, Pine Resin, Dragon’s Blood
Hellebore – Tobacco, Nettle
Hemlock – Tobacco
Hemp – Nutmeg, Damiana, Star Anise, Bay
Henbane – Tobacco
Hyssop – Lavender
Ivy – Cinquefoil
Jasmine – Rose
Juniper – Pine
Lavender – Rose
Lemon Grass – Lemon Peel
Lemon Verbena – Lemon Grass, Lemon Peel
Mace – Nutmeg
Mandrake – Tobacco
Mastic Gum – Gum Arabic, Frankincense
Mint – Sage
Mistletoe – Mint, Sage
Mugwort – Wormwood
Neroli Oil – Orange Oil
Nightshade – Tobacco
Nutmeg – Mace, Cinnamon
Oakmoss – Patchouli
Orange- Tangerine Peel
Orange Flower – Orange Peel
Patchouli – Oak Moss
Peppermint – Spearmint
Pepperwort – Rue, Grains of Paradise, Black Pepper
Pine – Juniper
Pine Resin – Frankincense, Copal
Red Sandalwood – Sandalwood and Dragons Blood
Rose – Yarrow
Rose Geranium – Rose
Rue – Rosemary, w/pinch of Black Pepper
Saffron – Orange Peel
Sandalwood – Cedar
Sarsaparilla – Sassafras
Sassafras – Sarsaparilla
Spearmint – Peppermint
Sulfur – Tobacco; Club Moss, Asafetida
Thyme – Rosemary
Tobacco – Bay
Tonka Bean – Dear Tongue, Woodruff, Vanilla Bean
Trefoil – Cinquefoil
Valerian – Asafetida
Vanilla – Woodruff, Deer Tongue, Tonka Bean
Vetivert – Calamus
Wolfsbane – Tobacco
Wood Aloe – Sandalwood w/Ambergris Oil
Woodruff – Deer Tongue, Vanilla
Wormwood – Mugwort
Yarrow – Rose
Yew – Tobacco

A Little Humor for Your Day – ‘You Might Be A Redneck If…..’

You might be a redneck if…

You don’t think Jeff’s Foxworthy’s jokes are funny.

Every time you see a roadsign that says “DIP” you reach in your back pocket.

You’ve ever had Thanksgiving dinner on a Ping-Pong table.

You have to throw down a rope ladder to get out of your truck.

You have to hit the dashboard in your truck to get the lights and radio to work.

The tires on your pick-up are taller than your children.

The duct tape on your car seat sticks to your butt when you get out.

You think “dual airbags” refers to your wife and mother-in-law.

Shopping for dinner involves an orange vest.

Your school dress code contains the line “Shoes Optional”.

Feng Shui News for Jan. 7th – ‘Old Rock Day’

Today we pay homage to ‘Old Rock Day’ by sharing the ‘rock’ most associated with January — the garnet. When worn or carried, this special gemstone is said to attract fortune and luck. Long considered a regenerative and healing stone, the garnet is also believed to bring strength and stamina. Wearing it can clear your mind while triggering clarity and compassion. A true jewel, the garnet is a stabilizing old stone that is strong and sincere. Let’s celebrate this rock today — because that’s how we roll.

By Ellen Whitehurst for

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Jan.7th is The Eastern Dragon

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Eastern Dragon

The Eastern Dragon derives its symbolism from eons of rich, Asian culture. The Eastern Dragon is a revered creature who brings good fortune and power to those under its influence. It influences situations by supplying courage, nobility and perseverance. The Eastern Dragon is the most Yang of creatures in Chinese mythology, and represents the male character at its strongest and best.

As a daily card, The Eastern Dragon foretells a period of abundant prosperity. This is a time when your goals can not only be attained but surpassed. If you use your energy wisely, your courage with discretion, and refuse to give up your ambitions will be satisfied.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, Jan. 7th

Although intense emotional stress appears to follow us around today, we can probably avoid the most annoying problems by talking about our feelings. The mood changes are extreme as the impetuous Aries Moon runs into one difficult aspect after another, encouraging us to react before we even have a plan. However, messenger Mercury aligns with loving Venus to sweeten our words. Denial isn’t a viable strategy, but a little self-restraint is wise.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might tell someone you trust that you want to take things to the next level, but it’s not easy to reveal what’s in your heart. It grows more challenging to remain open as circumstances shift. The Moon’s visit to courageous Aries pumps up your enthusiasm, but you must push past your own resistance if you want to make real change. Don’t pretend that everything is fine if you’re fearful of emotional conflict. Admit your vulnerability and step into the unknown because that’s where the magic is hiding.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

There is no sensible reason to avoid a passionate person who plays an important role in your day. Even if your first impulse is to retreat, running away from an apparently unsolvable difference of opinions won’t fix anything today. Although you typically enjoy simple pleasures, you now have an opportunity to deepen a relationship that can broaden your perspective and teach you something you need to know. Your unrelenting persistence helps to turn a tricky situation into a positive experience.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your current restlessness is not about being bored; it’s about wanting to escape from an uncomfortable emotional drama that appears to have hijacked your day. However, denying the truth only increases your anxiety now as you realize that your feelings don’t disappear just because you choose to sidestep the issue. Although resolution won’t likely be immediate, today’s stress passes faster if you share what’s on your mind.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your need to express your creativity runs up against the judgment of others today. Nevertheless, it’s wiser to take a risk now and do what feels right instead of trying not to rock the boat. Although a bit of caution could grease your path with good intentions, don’t sell yourself short. If you give in to fear, you might not get to do what matters most. Claim your power and act with confidence.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your coworkers may think they know you, but your no-nonsense attitude might be hiding the depth of your feelings today. It’s not that you’re trying to mislead anyone; it’s just that you don’t think it’s wise to reveal anything that increases your vulnerability now. Remember, you are not obliged to say more than is comfortable; it’s yours to decide how much of your inner process you wish to share.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A loved one may come forward today to demonstrate his or her appreciation for your loyalty, but you won’t gain any points by strategizing on how to achieve a desired outcome. Your shortest path to increased intimacy is trusting someone enough now that you can act spontaneously and let your feelings flow. Instead of analyzing every option and considering all the possible reactions, simply follow your heart.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Other people are filled with surprises today and someone’s unexpected actions could stimulate a shift in your thinking. A change of perspective enables you to see the current events in a whole new light, inspiring you to come up with original ideas. However, it may not be such a wise move to express every opinion you have now. Be smart and think twice before saying something that you wish you could take back. Your natural mental flexibility serves you well.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s tempting to become so obsessed with wanting change that you forget about the good things present in your life. The pioneering Aries Moon moves through your 6th House of Work today, encouraging you to add something new to your daily routine. However, instead of suddenly turning your life upside down to free yourself from a rut, consider putting your current drive toward improving what you already have on your plate.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you may be overloaded with responsibilities today, you are more than willing to set them aside in the name of fun or creativity. However, your reputation could suffer if you don’t follow through on your promises. Fortunately, meeting your obligations doesn’t mean shutting off your colorful inner world. If you’re clever, you can keep up outward appearances while still fantasizing about your next big adventure.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You can amaze others with your uncanny ability to stay on task today, even if your job isn’t living up to your own ambitious expectations. However, your determination doesn’t come from your attitude about current activities; it’s more likely based on your long-term goals. As long as you hold onto your dreams, you’ll be able to put up with nearly anything now; visualizing your current course will ultimately lead to success.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It’s easy to give the impression that all is well today because you are so busy that others only catch fleeting glimpses of you flitting from one event to another. However, if you stand still long enough your mask of satisfaction could quickly turn transparent, revealing a deeper malaise. Your inner peace isn’t dependent on the happy face that you wear for everyone’s benefit. You’ll feel better in the long run when you stop hiding your true feelings from those you love. Let them show you they love you back.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your self-confidence might run into a wall today if someone openly questions your actions or misinterprets your motives. Thankfully, the Moon’s return to your 2nd House of Resources increases your belief that you have something special to offer and ultimately boosts your self-esteem. Instead of allowing yourself to get discouraged by self-doubt, put valid criticism to use by applying it constructively in your life. No matter what, there’s always room for improvement.

Your Weekend Love Horoscopes for Jan. 10 – 12

Weekend Love Horoscopes

January 10-12: Enduring Bonds

Maria DeSimone   Maria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology


The Moon passing through stable Taurus on Friday, followed by an early morning sextile between Venus and Saturn, will create an atmosphere of realism and security in matters of the heart.

If you’re in a relationship then you’ll hold on tight to your lover, appreciating him or her for warming your body and soul. If single, it’ll be a good time to carefully consider what you want and deserve in love. After Saturday when the Moon glides into Gemini, you’ll be able to intellectualize your emotions easily.

Cerebral thinking certainly takes over by late Saturday afternoon when Mercury enters innovative Aquarius. Since Aquarius rules technology and the Internet, you might maximize the Gemini Moon and Mercury in Aquarius energy by setting up a profile on an Internet dating website or by initiating a conversation with someone you’re attracted to via a social media account. You have nothing to lose!

Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 7th

Like yesterday, revolutionary and eccentric Uranus is a key planetary player — this time early and during the monthly Moon-Uranus conjunction (3:21AM). Focus attention on high-tech subjects, and keep track of advances in science and medicine. Keep your distance from temperamental individuals during a Moon-Mars polarity (1:55PM).  Shortly after this Moon-Mars opposition, good vibrations are on the rise in literary and artistic endeavors as Mercury unites with Venus at 24 degrees of Capricorn (2:03PM). Mercury and Venus in this kind of rapport are always adding a plus-factor to human affairs, but one drawback may be that Venus is in retrograde motion until January 31.  The First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (energizing 18 degrees of Capricorn and Aries) clocks in at 7:40PM. Cut through apparent obstacles in your path, and manage your business affairs with finesse. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Current Moon Phase for Jan. 7 – First Quarter Moon

First Quarter Moon

(waxing/45% of Full)

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it’s appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your “sixth sense” as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Deity of the Day – Holda

Deity of the Day – Holda

Also known as Fraw Holt, Holda became virtually synonymous with Abonde, Diana, and Perchta. Originally, Holda had been a Germanic goddess of vegetation and fertility, much like Perchta. Holda was also the goddess of spinning and weaving.

She, like her other manifestations, was the leader of the “Furious Horde” or “Wild Hunt” (Wütischend Heer, Wilde Jagd, Mesnie Sauvage)–“namely of the ranks of those who had died prematurely and passed through village streets at night, unrelenting and terrible, while the inhabitants barricaded their doors for protection.”

Holda had two forms, that of a beautiful girl dressed all in white, and that of a hideous crone with fangs, a hooked nose, and long, tangled grey hair. In the latter form, she looked just like the stereotypical image of a witch or the evil stepmother of fairy tales. As the White Lady, she was a fertility goddess who granted prosperity to home, family, and field. As the Hag, she offered those who ignored or insulted her death, illness, and misfortune. In this form, she was responsible for fog and snow.

Witches Spell of the Day – A Spell for Prosperity

Witches Spell of the Day – A Spell for Prosperity

This spell works best when performed during a waxing or full moon, but if you’re in a pinch, it can be cast any time. For this spell, carry a piece of aquamarine in your pocket, and bring basil incense and your wand or athame to the shore. This is a good time to use your shell incense burner and your driftwood wand. While facing the sea, cast your circle or draw a pentacle in front of you with your wand. Light the incense and call upon the spirits of the sea to bring you prosperity. If you have a specific sea deity that you honor, address them with your desires. Otherwise, speak your affirmations to the water:

As there are grains of sand in the seaSo shall be my health and prosperity

If you need a specific sum of money, use your wand or athame to write it in the sand close to the water so the waves will carry your wish out to sea. Take time to meditate; the waters may provide an answer to your money problems immediately. When the incense has burned out, extinguish the charcoal or flames with sand, then be sure to clean up after yourself before you leave. Thank the spirits of the sea may come to you with the answers to your money problems. When your situation has been improved or resolved, return to the same spot where the spell was cast, and offer the aquamarine to the sea, thanking it once again for its help.