Last week I went to a butterfly conservatory. It was magical. I’ve been to many in my life and each time I visit, I encounter such memorable friends. Butterflies are beacons of transformation, love and manifestation. I sat in the conservatory surrounded by watercolors of wings and song birds. Sunlight, my partner and the fluidity of a waterfall. I was happy. I was at peace. I was free.
Close your eyes. Breathe in deep.
You are free.
In this moment you have nothing holding you down.
Imagine yourself in a garden.
Under golden light and embraced by pastel pedals.
You have wings. Big, Soft, Beautiful wings.
The breeze softly beckons you.
Your wings embrace the wind and you begin to rise.
(Mentha spp.) For specific cautions,
look up specific mint.
Folk Name: Garden Mint. Gender: Masculine. Planet: Mercury. Element: Air. Deities: Pluto, Hecate. Powers: Money, Lust, Healing, Travel, Exorcism, Protection.
Magical Uses: Mint has long been used in
healing potions and mixtures, and the
fresh leaves rubbed against the head are
said to relieve headaches. Mint worn at
the wrist assures that you will not be ill.
Stomach problems can be alleviated by
stuffing a green poppet with mint and
anointing it with healing oils. Mint is also used in travel spells and to
provoke lust. Its bright green leaves and
crisp scent led to its use in money and
prosperity spells; the easiest of which is to
place a few leaves in the wallet or purse, or
to rub where your money is kept. To rid a place of evil, sprinkle salt water
with a sprinkler made of fresh sprigs of
mint, marjoram and rosemary. Fresh mint
laid on the altar will call good spirits to be
present and aid you in magic. Mint is also
kept in the home for protection.
“Mint” is a general term for any of the
(from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham)