Planets and their associations
Energies: self-confidence, success, vitality, courage, authority, dignity, fame, self-knowledge
Colors: gold, orange, yellow
Star Sign: Leo
Stones/materials: diamond, citrine, yellow jasper, topaz
Deities: Ra, Apollo, Helios, Lugh, Isis, Diana, Brigit
Herbs: angelica, ash, bay, calendula, chamomile, celandine, eyebright, frankincense, juniper, mistletoe, rosemary, saffron, safflower, Saint-John’s-wort, sunflower, tormentilla, walnuts
Seal of the Sun
Energies: psychic knowledge, dreamworking, childbirth, fertility, past life recall, imagination, the subconscious mind
Colors: lilac, silver
Stones/materials: pearl, abalone, moonstone, selenite
Deities: Selene, Nuit, Luna, Artemis, Sin, Inannur, and Khonsu
Herbs: almond, anise seed, cabbage, camphor, cucumber, fennel, iris, jasmin, lettuce, lily, lotus, moonwort, mugwort, pumpkin, violet, watercress, white sandalwood
Seal of the Moon
Energies: victory, aggression, achievement, energy, action, assertiveness, strength, sexual desire
Signs: Aries, scorpio
Metal: iron and red brass
Stones/materials: garnet, ruby, carnelian, bloodstone
Deities: Ares, Hercules, Tiw, Minerva, Maeve, Pallas Athena
Herbs: aloeswood, asafoetida, basil, broom tops, briony, cactus, cayenne, cumin, dragon’s blood resin, galangal, garlic, gentian, ginger, hawthorn, horseradish, honeysuckle, mustard, nettle, peppercorn, red sandalwood, rue, safflower, sanicle, tobacco, wormwood
Seal of Mars
Martian energy is intense, and most of the time Mars’s herbs and oils are used in conjunction with the energies of other Planets to intensify their effects, rather than in a “simple”—a formula that uses only one Planet’s herbs. Here are some examples of how a touch of a Mars herb can act with and upon other Planetary energies to enhance their effectiveness:
Sun with Mars
Sun is confidence, personal power, health, and self-expression. Add a little Mars and increase your control over your life, enhance your ability to express your interests and goals with even greater success, or enable yourself to stroll through life with energy, health, and personal charisma.
Moon with Mars
Lunar energies keep you in touch with your emotions, your psyche, and your subconscious. Add some Mars to quicken the development of your psychic abilities, motivate yourself to transform bad habits into good ones, or add vitality to your system if you are working on fertility issues.
Mercury with Mars
Eloquence, intelligence, and business endeavors are some of the energies of Mercury. Combining Mercurial herbs and oils with an herb or oil belonging to the dominion of Mars will help you to be more persuasive, have an even quicker mind, and be charmingly assertive enough to get the job you deserve.
Jupiter with Mars
Expansion, honor, authority, and growth all belong to Jupiter. Add a Mars energy to grow and expand faster in an area of your ambition, garner recognition of your accomplishments, intensify your authority in any area of your life, or expand your understanding of the best ways to accomplish your goals.
Venus with Mars
Romance, beauty and the arts—what’s not to love? Combining Venusian energy with a touch of Mars will add passion to the romance, help you to express yourself confidently as an artist, and make people look twice when you pass.
Saturn with Mars
Protection, understanding of karma, endurance, self-discipline, and control are the areas where
Saturnian herbs are used. Add strength and energy with a Saturn-Mars combination to protect your home if you live in a particularly dangerous area, to work through karmic debt, to vitalize yourself in a situation which requires hard work and endurance, or to accomplish a difficult task requiring much self-control.
Neptune with Mars
Neptune is the Planet of out-of-body experiences, creative genius, and the mystical. Bringing a little Martian energy into the equation will help you to harness and express the creativity residing in your subconscious, master astral projection more quickly, and experience more intensely any meditation, trancework, or altered state.
Uranus with Mars
Intellectual genius, innovative thought, and transformation of thought patterns fall under the dominion of Uranus. Mars will increase the workings of your mind to higher levels, bring action to your original thoughts, and hasten your ability to change the way your brain works, taking you out of any thought doldrums.
Pluto with Mars
Karma, unconscious behavior patterns, letting go, facing fear, and your Shadow Self are all Plutonian in nature. Partnering Pluto’s herbs and oils with an herb or oil of Mars will help you open those scary “memory boxes” in the back of your mind that make you so uncomfortable, break through barriers when you are working in psychotherapy, recognize karmic debt, and enable you to actively work to release it. This is not a fun combination, be warned. It is very intense, and if you choose to work with this combination, expect dramatic changes that will rock your life.
Energies: communication, divination, business success, intellectualization, learning
Sign: Virgo, Gemini
Stones/materials: quartz, opal, Herkimer diamond, yellow calcite, optical calcite, yellow jasper
Deities: Janus, Hermes, Thoth, Ogma, Maat, Shesat, Calliope
Herbs: bergamot, caraway, cinnamon, dill, ephedra, gum arabic, gum mastic, horehound, lavender, licorice, marjoram, mouse-ear, mullein, papyrus, peppermint, star anise, savory, thyme, woodruff
Seal of Mercury
Energies: expansion, career, ambition, luck, material success, spiritual growth, humor
Sign: Pisces, sagittarius
Stones/materials: sapphire, turquoise, blue topaz, lapis lazuli
Deities: Zeus, Llyr, Thor, Hera, Gaea, Rhiannon
Herbs: agrimony, borage, carnation, cedar, cinquefoil, dandelion, figs, fir, hyssop, linden, magnolia, maple, meadowsweet, oak, oak moss, pine, poplar, saffron, sage, sassafras, sumac, rosin, wood beton
Seal of Jupiter
Energies: love, friendship, artistry, attraction, music, pleasure, sensual delights, beauty, balance, compassion
Sign: Taurus, Libra
Stones/materials: emerald, malachite, apatite, green fluorite
Deities: Aphrodite, Aradia, Persephone, Eros, Cupid, Faunus
Herbs: catnip, cherry, coltsfoot, damiana, feverfew, lemon verbena, lilac, maidenhair, mandrake, myrtle, orchid, passionflower, peach, periwinkle, plumeria, rhubarb, raspberry, rose, spikenard, tansy, tonka bean, vanilla, vervain, violet
Seal of Venus
Energies: form, stability, karma, discipline, occult knowledge, protection, patience, endurance
Stones/materials: jet, onyx, hematite, smoky quartz
Deities: Kronos, Dionysus, Anubis, the Cailleach, Danu, Ceres
Herbs: asafoetida, balm of Gilead, bistort, boneset, comfrey, cypress, dill, fumitory, garlic, hawthorn, hemlock, hyssop, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, Solomon’s seal, Saint-John’s-wort, valerian, vetivert, wolfsbane, yew
Seal of Saturn
The rest of the planets do not have seals because they are not the seven classical planets used in witchcraft. So many people many not agree with the rest of this lecture, but here is the rest and what the majority of people use.
Energies: illusion and imagination; useful in hypnosis, trance, dreamwork
Stone/material: seashell, amber, labradorite, cat’s-eye, lemurian crystal
Deities: Poseidon, Apa, Dylan, Tiamat, Ceridwen, Nimue
Herbs: cannabis, datura, lobelia, lotus, orange blossom (also known as neroli), peach, poppy, skullcap, wild lettuce, willow, wisteria
Energies: enlightenment, objectivity, technology, genius, eccentricity, breaking free from old patterns and electrical impulses of the brain
Color: electric blue
Metal: white gold
Stones/materials: quartz, rutilated quartz, kunzite, amazonite
Deities: Merlin, Shu, Ur-annu, Prometheus, Urania, Varuna
Herbs: allspice, betel nut, chicory, clove, coffee, elemi, guarana, mahuang
Energies: death, alchemical transformation, regeneration, decay, the deep unconscious, catharsis
Color: smoky black
Number: 13 or 33 to some
Stones/materials: ash, lava stone, obsidian, black opal, apache tear, black tourmaline, bismuth
Deities: Arawn, Pwyll, Osiris, Demeter, Rhea, Astarte
Herbs: barley, black cohosh, corn, damiana, fly agaric, galangal root, mushrooms, myrrh, oats, patchouli, pomegranate, psilocybin, rye, saw palmetto, wheat, wormwood, yohimbe
*Disclaimer: I do not suggest the use of herbs for medical purposes and I suggest you research each of them throughly before use.