Disclaimer: No herb should be used for medicinal use until you have checked with your health care professional to ask if it is safe for you to use it for any reason. WitchesofTheCraft.com, any staff member of WitchesofTheCraft.com, and Lady Carla Beltane are not responsible for any type of a negative reaction when using this herb for any reason.
The content provided on this website is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health. WitchesofTheCraft.com, any staff member of WitchesofTheCraft.com, Lady Rhiannon, and Lady Carla Beltane are not responsible for any type of a negative reaction when using this herb for any reason.
Working with herbs in magick can have a powerful effect. They can enhance the magick, enhance the energies and enhance the direction. Understanding what herbs to work with and which to avoid is key in making sure your magick does not go awry in the Universe.
Plants can lend healing to a spell, can renew life in the energy you are summoning and can have powerful and beneficial effects to those it touches on its journey through the cosmos and back.
Goddess Herbs include:
Aloe, Apple, Catnip, Comfrey, Daisy, Elder, Eucalyptus, Fern, Henbane, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Lilac, Mugwort, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Periwinkle, Poppy, Rose, Thyme, Valerian, Vervain, Violet, and Willow. (Not a full list)
God Herbs include:
Angelica, Anise, Ash, Basil, Bay Leaves, Caraway, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clover, Clove, Cypress, Dragons Blood, Eyebright, Fennel, Frankincense, Ginger, Ginseng, Hawthorne, Hazel, Mandrake, Mint, Oak, Parsley, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Witch Hazel, and Wormwood. (Not a full list)
Some Magickal workings and spells can be enhanced, as I said before, with the use of herbs. We use herbs such as Jasmine to represent Prosperity and we use herbs like Pine to help with healing and cleansing as well as attunement to nature. Understanding the herb and the uses is essential.
When working a spell for Protection or Purification, Anise is the herb to use. Anise has a Masculine quality, the planets that align with this herb are Juptier or the Moon and the Element its associated with is Air. There are also healing qualities to this particular herb. If used in a bath, it serves as a cleansing. Having a satchet of Anise seeds next to your bed will also help to keep nightmares at bay.
If you have a familiar that is feline, then Catnip is the herb for you. Catnip has a Female quality, the planet that aligns with this herb is Venus, and its element is Water. Using catnip to perform Cat Magick, to either choose your familiar, or to get closer to them will help to enhance and boost that magick. This herb is also associated with joy and friendship and of course, love.
Mugwort is a very powerful herb. It is used for clairvoyance, enhancing psychic dreams and astral projection. Mugwort has a Feminine quality, the planet is Venus and the element is Air. But be very careful with working with this herb. If you are looking for a Soul Journey, ensure you have a partner that remains grounded to pull you back from the Astral Plane. Taking the leaves and rubbing them directly on your Crystal Ball will help to enchance or strengthen your divinatory work.
Rosemary is another powerful herb. They say (and no, I don’t know who “they” are) if you plant Rosemary by your Garden Gate, you will always have healthy plants. Rosemary has a Masculine quality and the planet that is aligned with this powerful herb is the Sun itself. The element, of course, is Fire! Rosemary also has healing qualities. Improving memory, helping sleep, enhancing power and helping to heal and protect.
High John the Conqueror Root is another herb that has a Masculine quality. Its planet is Saturn and the element, Earth. This herb, if used in Magick, can help to enhance the strength and power. Used as an annointing oil for candles and charms to enhance the strength of the power being directed into them.
Remember, when using herbs, you have to understand what the herb can do, as well as understand the direction/element that the herb attunes to. You would insult the magick if you used Rosemary and asked the element of Water to enhance the power, as this is Fire herb. Understanding comes with research and practice. For a more expanisive list, please reach out to Lady Beltane or to Lady Rhiannon.
Blessed Be Brothers & Sisters!