Herb of the Day for April 20th – Cardamom

Herb of the Day


Cardamom

(Elettaria cardamomum)

Medicinal Uses: Used as a digestive aid, eases gluten intolerance (celiac disease). Sprinkle powder on cereal.

Used for indigestion, nausea, complaints of the lung and bedwetting.

Magickal uses: Cardamom is a feminine herb ruled by the planet Venus. Its associated element is Water. And it is used in love spells. For love bake them into an apple pie, add to sachets and incenses.

Properties: anti-diarrheal, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, settles digestive, helps with flatulence, stimulate saliva, tonic

Growth: Cardamom, popularly, known as Queen of Spices is native to the evergreen rainy forests of Western Ghats in South India. Cardamom is a herbaceous perennial having underground rhizomes. The aerial pseudostem is made of leaf sheaths. Inflorescence is a long panicle with racemes clusters arising from the underground stem, but comes up above the soil. Flowers are bisexual, fragrant, fruit is a trilocular capsule. Flower initiation takes place in March-April and from initiation to full bloom, it takes nearly 30 days and from bloom to maturity, it takes about 5 to 6 months.

Antacid: Here is a delicious recipe to combat heartburn, cramps and other irritations due to acidity: toast and butter a slice of raisin bread; sprinkle with 1 tsp. ground cardamom chew very thoroughly before swallowing.

Aperitif:  Make an infusion by infusing the following for 10 minutes in 2 cups  of boiling water:
1 tsp.basil

the seeds from one cardamom pod

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. brown sugar

drink one small liqueur glassful two hours before the meal

Source:
Author: Crick
Website: The Whispering Woods

The Witches Magick for Dec. 12th – Employment Charm

Employment Charm

A Charm to Secure Employment

The following ingredients are needed:

Take a green handkerchief or a piece of green cloth roughly same size,
Next lay it flat with one of the corners facing you.
Place upon it 3 cardamom seeds
1 Bay leaf
1 Cinnamon stick

These herbs surround you in self-confidence and attract energy. Cardamom sweetens your personality and brings out your natural eloquence. Bay leaves are symbols of success and triumph. Cinnamon will draw the magic quick. ie the corners together with a length of green ribbon, so that you have a little bundle of herbs.

Before each interview, hold this bundle and visualize yourself walking into the interview room, radiating confidence imagine yourself being in a position to pick and chose jobs at will. Carry this to your job interviews. And accept that any rejection is a sign from the universe that the job was not right for you

A SPELL FOR PEACEFUL SLEEP

A SPELL FOR PEACEFUL SLEEP

These are hung by your bed to encourage a restful sleep and sweet dreams.
10 Cardamon pods 1 tsp. Salt 15 cloves
1/2oz peppermint 1/2 oz rosemary dried peel of 1 lemon
Light a white and pink candle, place them on your work area (kitchen table, counter top).
Crush the cloves, cardamon and salt to a fine powder. Blend with the herbs and put in bags.
As you are making the bags concentrate on peaceful memories and beautiful thoughts.
When you hang the bags by your bed say out loud:
Sleep be with me Peaceful sleep Restful sleep
Let my mind be eased Let my body be calmed
Wings of darkness Let the sight of night and dream
be clear, be quiet Let my troubles drift away and let me dream

Happy, Happy, Happy Friday, Yahoo! Yippee! TGIF!

Days Of The Week Comments
Did I sort of go over the top about it being Friday, lol! It just seems like it has been an extremely long week. But then the weekend will come and go, like a flash in the pan. Can’t win for losing, lol! 
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Now On With The Magick……

  

Correspondences for Friday

  Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel 
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade 
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, YarrowFriday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.  

Spellcrafting for Friday  

SALTED FIRE LOVE SPELL

Sit in front of a fire, go into alpha, and hold some kosher salt in your left hand.
Allow your feelings for the one you love to go into the salt.
Just as the salt is sprinkled on food to flavor it, visualize your love flavoring the salt.
Then toss it into the flames and say:
“It is not this fire I wish to salt,
but the heart of the man/woman I love.
If it is good for the both of us,
may both our hearts burn
with true love for each other.
So mote it be.”

 

INCENSE TO DRAW LOVE TO YOU

Need: 3 parts rosemary, 2 parts yarrow, 1 part orris root, incense burner
Combine the ingredients into the incense burner – makes a great addition when
casting a love spell or taking a love bath!

  
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