Herb Magic

Busy Besom

February 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

Practical Magic- Here and There Replace all dried herbs, sachets, stubby candles, amulets, poppets, bundles, and sleep pillows once a year. I like to replace and freshen everything the day before the Summer Solstice. For power wanes each time the objects are handled or used in spells and rituals. Make new sachets for [ ...click to read more ]

Holiday Stress Busters

November 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Feeling topsy-turvy? It could be early holiday stress. You may think it’s not important, but it is. Stress can be sneaky and seemingly everywhere. While we can’t avoid it, we should try and handle it while it’s small. If you realize that stress has gotten the better of you, pause and take a break. [ ...click to read more ]

Prosperity Oil

November 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

This is a magick oil, an oil you can make from simple ingredients you have on hand. Make this oil on the night of the first full moon. Before you begin to assemble the ingredients, wash your hands in a basin or sink full of warm water and sea salt. Salt removes negative vibes from your hands and your surroundings. [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 17

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

November’s Full Moon is called the Beaver Moon because now is the time to set beaver traps before the waters freeze over. If you want romance to heat up with a potential love interest, give him or her a cup of hot ginger tea. Its warming action on lower circulation makes for a cozy evening. The Aztec ruler [ ...click to read more ]

Rain Dance

September 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

You’ll need a blue candle for this dance, and it helps if you wear something green or  have a bouquet of fresh herbs with you. Go outside during the first full moon. Center yourself, let the cares of the day drift away. Breathe in slowly and exhale. Light the candle and raise it up high towards the sky. The [ ...click to read more ]

Herb Garden Blessing

June 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now is the half dark of the year passing Now do the days grow light, and the Earth grows warm I summon the spirit of these seeds Which have slept in darkness Awaken, stir and swell As you are planted in the Earth To grow and bring forth new fruit I tap each seed packet three times Once for luck, twice for growth, [ ...click to read more ]

To Make an Amulet

January 4, 2013 // 4 Comments

An amulet is a magical tool that helps to bring about changes in your life. We have a new year ahead of us, one that can and should be filled with knowledge and adventure. And love as well. To make an amulet, begin with a piece of cloth or leather, about 8 inches in diameter. If you’re the rustic type, a section [ ...click to read more ]