Monday, September 22, 2008


NettlesUrtica dioicaPlanet: MarsElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: Leaves, but do not touch the fresh plant.Uses: Protective. Used to turn back a spell on the one who cast it by carrying it in a sachet. Sprinkle the dried herb in the home to drive off evil and negativity. The fresh herb causes a rather uncomfortable rash. Carried to protect. Strengthens the will, aids the ability to handle emergencies. According to tradition, nettles are added to the wash into which the heated blade of a new athame is plunged during it's consecration. They have the ability to dispel darkness and fear and are often combined with yarrow for this purpose and carried.
Nightshade, Deadly - See Belladonna
Nightshade, Bittersweet - See Bittersweet
NutmegMyristica fragransPlanet: JupiterElement: FireDescription: TreePart Used: SeedUses: Nutmegs are carried as good luck charms. Burn for prosperity, luck, psychic awareness, fortune, clairvoyance, divination, justice, and meditation. Sprinkled on green candles for prosperity. Included in money magic and sachets. Used to season food to increase psychic powers or as an incense while scrying. Intensifies dreams and may be used to achieve prophetic dreams as an incense before bed.
OakQuercus sp.Planet: SunElement: FireDescription: TreePart Used: Leaves, acorns, wood, gallsUses: Druids do not celebrate unless in the presence of an oak, yew, ash, or other sacred tree. Oak symbolized abundance, fertility, longevity, protection, and the ability to withstand the lightening blasts of spiritual awareness while remaining firmly rooted in the material. All parts of the tree are powerful protective charms, which bring healing. Oak Galls, known as Serpent's Eggs, were used in magical charms. Acorns bring fertility and abundance. Carry one for luck. Acorns gathered at night hold the most fertility powers. Two twigs bound together with red yarn in the form of an "X" and hung in the home are a wonderful protective charm. Oak is sacred to Zeus, Rhea, Jupiter, Odin, and Bloddeuwedd, Dianus, Herne, Pan, Janus, Cybele, Hecate, Erato, Thor, Brighid and the Dagda as well as a number of thunder gods from other pantheons including: Slavic- Perun, Lithuanian- Perkunas, Egyptian- Shu, and the Baltic-Rueivit. The oak was considered to be a sacred tree by many cultures including the Germanic Tribes, the Slavs, the Balkans, Lithuanians, Latvians and Druids. The wood is burned as the Yule log, and is an important part of the Midsummers fire as well.Oak MossPseudevernia prunastriPlanet: MoonElement: WaterDescription: LichenPart Used: HerbUses: Use to attract money. Used as a fixative in perfumery and for it's violet scent.OatsAvena sativaPlanet: VenusElement: EarthDescription: GrassPart Used: SeedsUses: Prosperity and money spells of all kinds. OliveOlea europaeaPlanet: SunElement: FireDescription: TreePart Used: Wood, leaves, fruit, oil pressed from fruitUses: Hung over a houses doors, branches of olive guard against negativity and ills of all sorts. Eaten to ensure fertility and potency, and induce lust. The leaves scattered or placed in a room bring a peaceful vibration. The oil is used to anoint persons or things when a solar influence is desired. It may also be used to dress ritual candles. The oil is used to ritually bless and consecrate incense burners. Long associated with peace, hence the term "extend the olive branch of peace".OnionAllium cepaPlanet: MarsElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: BulbUses: A small onion stuck full of black headed pins and placed in a window guards against evil and negativity. Halved or quartered and placed in each room of a home will absorb negativity. Placed beneath the pillow an onion will encourage prophetic dreams. OrangeCitrus sinesis and C. aurantiumPlanet: SunElement: FireDescription: TreePart Used: Fruit, peel, flowers, flower water, oilUses: The dried peel is added to love sachets. The flowers are used in marriage sachets. Orange juice may be substituted for wine in ritual. Orange flower water, available where bar supplies are sold, is used in love and lust potions and baths. The flowers are added to the bath to make you more attractive. Orange peel is used in prosperity powders, sachets, and incense. The orange is a symbol of luck in China. Orange oil pressed from the peel is used in protection spells and oils. Oregano, same as MarjoramOrrisIris florentinaPlanet: VenusElement: WaterDescription: HerbPart Used: RootUses: To find and hold onto love the root is carried. The roots and leaves are hung in the home or used in the bath for protection. The powder is used in sachets, and sprinkled for love and is called Love Drawing Powder in Hoodoo.

No comments:

Post a Comment