If you’re interested in healing magic or a practitioner of a modern magical tradition, having magical herbs in your witchcraft supplies can be beneficial. Herbs have been used for centuries, both medicinally and ritually. Because the power of these herbs is extremely strong, many pagans and witches use these plants as part of their regular magic and ritual practice.
Every herb has its own characteristics and magickal properties, and these features make them different from other plants. These magical herbs are some of nature’s most incredible gifts and working with them is one of the rewarding ways to practice magic. These plants have powerful properties that can enhance and magnify the effect of your magic spells. Whether it’s for protection, purification, healing, strength, health, beauty, money or success, there is always an herb associated with your purposes.
The biggest reason behind the usage of different herbs in witchcraft, spell casting, deviations, natural cosmetics, and magical rituals is that because they have positive energies with them. By getting to know each herb and the energies these plants emit from within them, you can learn how to work influential magic for yourself and others. Learning about these energies in herbs and how to use them may take years.
If you’re not sure which herbs are the best to do magical working, keep reading while we’re sharing 10 must-have herbs for the witch’s herb cabinet. These herbs have their own characteristics and are excellent in deviations, spells and healing work. They are revealed to the witch through study, meditation, and practice.
Sage is a well-known plant with a sweet and savory aroma. It is one of the most common yet powerful magical herbs that have been used for cleansing, disinfection, protection and banishing for years. This powerful plant was used medicinally in various countries like Egypt, Rome, and Greece. The ancients used to burn dried spring of sage in temples and during religious rituals. In magic, it’s believed that carrying sage in the wallet can attract money and wealth.
There are different kinds of sage such as white sage, blue sage, and clary sage. These should never be burned used in smudge sticks, but they can still be used in many great spells and rituals.
This is an amazing plant that you must have in your witch’s herb cabinet. It smells wonderful and has a strong antiseptic quality. The beauty of lavender is that you can use it for a variety of things, from using it in the magic candle to stuffing it in dream pillows to even bathing in it.
People have been using lavender for purification and healing for centuries. It is such a magical and enchanting plant that smells heavenly and is thrown onto the Midsummer fires by witches as a sacrifice to the ancient gods. Not only lavender is a vastly valued herb for aromatherapy, massage oils, and bath products, but it can also be used for deviations and spells.
Aloe Vera actually been around for ages and is most commonly used as a topical medication. It’s been used to treat various skin and health conditions for thousands of years such as sunburns, dry skin and to fix cellulite or "stretched" skin from pregnancy or weight-loss.
In addition to being a famous house plant, Aloe Vera is a magical herb too. This is also used by many people or magic practitioners to keep evil influence out of the home and wards off accidents.
Also known as manzanilla, chamomile is a popular herb used in several magical rituals and spell workings. Chamomile’s use has been documented as far back as the ancient Kemet. Due to its healing and relaxing properties, it has long been enjoyed as a tea. You can also use it in prosperity spells to bring in more wealth and prosperity.
This magical plant is often cultivated in kitchen gardens and is known as an herb for helping the brain & cleansing and purification of negative energies. Well known to ancient practitioners, this aromatic evergreen herb with needle-like leaves has been used by witches, Ancient Greeks, Christians and more. For magical use and in romantic spells, people burn Rosemarie to rid negative energies, removal; of unwanted scenes, protection, blessing and more.
Mint is a popular herb used in several foods and beverages. There are numerous health benefits of mint leaves which include weight loss, relief from nausea, headache, the flow, and indigestion. In Ancient Egypt, the mint was used to treat and heal a variety of diseases such as menstrual pains, intestinal upset, bad breath and morning sickness, as well as many disorders. There are different kinds of garden mints that you can grow in a garden or on the kitchen windowsill. Besides its number of health benefits, it’s also used in many great spells and rituals.
Because of its captivating look and sweet fragrance, rose is also called “The Queen of All Flowers”. It induces a sense of miracle, secret, and fascination as it expresses excellence in it. If we talk about the use of rose petals in magical energies, it’s a must-have in every witch’s magical herb collection. Rose petals are believed to be a symbol of love, romance, good luck, and sexual attraction but they are also associated with deviations, spells, and healing. It has been a sacred symbol in many cultures, and a magical herb in several spells and rituals.
Also known as Anise Estrella, Star Anise is a favorite mystical herb of witches. It is one of the most visually appealing spices in the world that not only enhance the aroma of your food but plays an important role in various spells and rituals. From using it during dark moon divination to burning it as natural incense to throwing it in the hearth fire, there are a plethora of ways people use star anise in witchcraft.
Last but not least; Jasmine is one of the most powerful flowers used in spell work and magic. This sweet-scented flower is famous for its subtle white petals. In the witches’ arsenal, it is used as a dried blossom and as scented oil. If you’re a practitioner of magical tradition, you can use Jasmine in many ways in your rituals and spells.
So, these are some of the many magical herbs that you can use in spells, in deviations, to dress your candles, and for protection, healing and prosperity. We hope this article clears up some confusion and would help you to find the best magical herbs for your witchcraft practice. Don’t fear and go and buy them today. But first, take your time to understand these herbs and about their unique properties. Go forth, gather a good knowledge about your herbs and may your life be magickal.
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As the lockdown eases around the world, and we are slowly allowed to get outside more, it has been precious to see the sunshine making an appearance this month. Litha 2020 is promising to be a little more flexible than Beltane, and, while we can’t necessarily do all the things we might like to do to celebrate this Sabbat, we do have the freedom to breathe in the air of Mother Nature and observe the growth and abundance that the Earth provides in the Summer.
There is some difference in precisely when Litha is celebrated, according to different traditions. Astrologically, Litha occurs at the time when the sun is at its highest point, which, in 2020, occurs on the 24th June. However, Litha is traditionally celebrated in many traditions at the midpoint of the Summer (Midsummer), which occurs on June 20th or 21st. As with all things spiritual, there are no hard and fast rules about how you conduct your own practice, so go with what feels right for you.
We are currently in a very unusual time in our society with the COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty and lack of control can cause anxiety. Now is a perfect time to cast a protection spell to shield yourself against negativity. Protection spells can be cast for yourself, someone else, a pet or even a physical structure like your home or office.
The pandemic began a few months back and our world is continuing to adjust our daily living. Wicca has become more popular recently with healing and protections spells requests increasing daily. When a client requests a spell-like this, we need to differentiate between the two.
Healing spells are used for someone that is sick either physically or emotionally. Healing spells can be done with someone that has an upcoming surgery, disease or to improve mental health such as depression. During COVID, we would use a healing spell if an individual has the virus. You can cast a spell on yourself or someone else to heal. When doing a healing spell for someone else, if they are not close to you, you can use a photo or article of theirs to cast the spell.
What’s not to love about the summer? The days are getting longer, little lambs frolic in the fields, the summertime blooms are taking over pastures and cities alike. Well, for witchy folk, pagans, Wiccans and those following Gaelic/Celtic traditions, there’s another, even better aspect of the celebration of the commencement of the Summer season – the fire festival of Beltane.
Much of the traditional pastimes associated with Beltane come from the pastoral traditions of the Gaelic herdsmen and farmers, who marked the beginning of the warmer months by casting protection over their animals and crops. For spiritual folk, we still celebrate Beltane with protection, growth and prosperity in mind. As well as that, however, there is a definite, shall we say, romantic element to this Sabbat. Mythically, this is the time when the God has reached sexual maturity, and can now court the Goddess.