Some more Herbal Correspondences
Casting Instructions for ‘Herbal Correspondences’
Herb applies to a broad range of plants, such as: grasses, trees, shrubs, weeds, roots, barks, and the blossoms of any plant used for healing, magical spells and rituals, witchcraft, Wicca, or other functions. Resins are concentrated, partially dried derivatives of the liquid or sap of plants and trees and are commonly utilised in the identical manner as herbs. Animal products such as musk and ambergris are used similarly to resins and herbs, but primarily for their scents.
Herbs and their by-products have been used for centuries by humans and other animals for healing. Even lower life forms are knowledgeable about the advantages obtained through the ingestion or application of certain plants. Likewise with the magical elements of herbs, only this usage is limited to humans. For thousands of years humans have used herbs and herbal concoctions for with the intent of altering their world.
Herbs have many potential uses:
-Charms and Sachets
The correspondences listed here include each herb’s botanical name, common name, ruling planet, dominant element, any related deity, and its magical properties. This list is no way fully comprehensive. It is offered only as a basis for further research and as a CURIO for private entertainment purposes ONLY.
The first two lists are “quick and dirty” references. The table is a more comprehensive collection of the many herbs and their correspondences.
SUN: peony, sunflower, saffron, cinnamon, laurel
MOON: hyssop, rosemary, moonflower, moonwort, garlic
MARS: garlic, tobacco, wolfsbane
MERCURY: fennel/finoccchio, mint, parsley
JUPITER: basil, mint, henbane
VENUS: lavender, vervain, coriander, laurel
SATURN: rue, cummin, hemlock, mandrake
Angelica: Protects from evil.
Ash (wood): Invincibility.
Balm Melissa: All recovery. It is reputed to repel illness.
Betony: Protection against evil spirits.
Borage (flowers): Gives courage.
Bracken: Fern seeds gathered at midsummer are gold and were user to make the wearer invisible and also attract gold.
Briar Rose: Protects from bites of dogs or snakes.
Clover (flowers and leaves): Brings good luck and assists with clairvoyance.
Daisy: Innocence and love.
Eglantine (sweet briar): Pleasure.
Elder (use just twigs, do not cut tree): Revered from the Ancients; Elder brings wisdom, joy and delight.
Elm: Childbirth (it is connected with Embla, the first woman in Norse mythology).
Fennel: A sacred herb held in great respect by the Ancients. Wards off evil spirits, bestows strength, courage, and prolongs life.
Harebell: The flower of witches, who used its own juice as part of their flying ointment. It is connected with viewing fairies, goblins and earth spirits. It was also considered to bring bad fortune.
Hawthorn: Marriage and fertility (not a very attractive odor).
Hay: Pregnancy and fertility.
Hazel (use wood): Sacred in Celtic mythology for fertility and immortality. Wards off rheumatism. This is one of the most popular woods for making sorcerer’s wands and dowsing rods.
Honeysuckle: Fidelity and affection. Those who use it will dream of their own true love.
House Leek (chicks and hens): Keeps evil away and the wearer will never be struck by lightning.
Hyssop (hyacinth): Purifying, cleansing.
Lady’s Mantle: For women’s problems. Use the pearl of dew that collects on the leaves at sunrise. Causes change in your life, brings fortune. Aids spirituality.
Lavender: relaxing and stress relieving.
Lilac: Luck, love.
Lily of the Valley: Counters spells, attracts fairies.
Marjoram: Peace, happiness, joy.
May blossoms: The foundation of the old wild magick. May flowers bring both adventure and chaos into your life.
Mint: Sharpens the mind.
Mistletoe: Energy, fertility, immortality.
Mullein: Asthma, protection against evil.
Nettle: One of the nine sacred herbs of the Anglo Saxons. Protection against evil and demons spells.
Oak : A plant that is sacred. Strength, security by the gods, long life.
Onion: Protection against lung illnesses, colds, flu, and the plague, fends off evil spirits.
Peony wood: A charm against evil.
Poppy: A charm to assist those bewitched into love.
Primrose: Employed by the Ancients to see fairies.
Rosemary: Great memory, friendship, fidelity.
Rue: Luck and protection against the evil eye, freedom.
Sage: Longevity, prosperity (do not cut this plant with alloy).
Snowdrop: Used to quicken the passing of sorrow.
Sow Thistle: Increases strength and stamina, repels witches, invisibility from enemies.
St Johns Wort: Considered the most potent of herbs for driving away evil spirits and spells.
Sweet pea: Good fortune.
Thyme: nightmares and Relives giddiness.
Violet: Love, humility, honesty, virtue.
Walnut: Robs a wicked soul of mobility, repels insects. It’s Jupiter’s tree and brings the Gods’ blessings.
Wheat: Gaia’s blessings, as it contains the spirit of the earth and harvest. Used for growth and fertility.
Willow: To facilitate the loss of a love and sorrow.
Yew: A sacred tree. Protection against evil. Don’t cut the tree, collect only from the floor.
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This article was contributed by ShadoWalker
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