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Fruit and Vegetable Associations In Witchcraft

Apples

Associations: Samhain, the deceased, immortality, love

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Uses: Heals love-related matters and brings prosperity.

Apricots

Associations: Love, relaxation

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Uses: Love rituals, soothing anxiety and tension

Avocados

Associations: Beauty, love, lust

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Uses: Beauty glamours and spells, increases lustful feelings

Bananas

Associations: Fertility, potency, prosperity

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Uses: Fertility spells, spells relating to marriage, money spells, employment spells.

Beans

Associations: Protection, reconciliations, and potency

Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Uses: Charms/spells to banish negativity and unwanted spirits, natural wort cure

Beats

Associations: Love

Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth

Uses: Spells pertaining to love, beet juice can be used as a substitute for blood.

Blackberries

Associations: Healing, love, protection, death, prosperity

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Uses: Offerings to certain Gods and Goddesses, protection of the home, wealth spells, healing burns

Blueberries

Associations: Protection, psychic strength

Uses: Ward against psychic attacks, protection of the home

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Aloe

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Spiritual Attributes: Protection, Luck, Beauty, Peace. Guards against evil influences and prevents household accidents. Used for success in the world. Prevents feelings of loneliness.

Medical Uses: Helpful in the treatment of wound healing, burn healing, and mild skin infections. The juice of the plant can be used to relieve digestive issues such as heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. It is an excellent additive for soaps and creams as a conditioner.

Mineral Mondays: Moonstone

Other names: Hecatolit, Chandrakanta, Feldspath Nacré

History:

Moonstone is a type of Feldspar that has excellent light diffracting qualities. The ancient Romans considered moonstone to be solidified moonlight. Deposits of moonstone are found in Armenia, Australia, the Austrian Alps, Mexico, Madagascar, Myanmar, Norway, Poland, India, Sri Lanka, and the United States. 

It is currently the state gem for Florida to commemorate the Moon landings, though it does not naturally occur there. 

Associations: 

Astrological Sign: Cancer
Chakra: brow
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Gods/Goddesses: Most Lunar Deities, Diana, Selene, Artemis, Isis, Chandra

Uses:

Body: It cleanses the lymphatic system and strengthens the immune system and helps fight signs of aging giving the wearer a youthful glow.

Mind: Moonstone cleanses and strengthens the aura helping the wearer feel more energetic and positive. It is also said to help stabilize emotions, prevent mood swings and hormonal imbalances as well as relieve PMS symptoms.

Magick: Moonstone can be worn to attract true love and arouse passion. Wearing moonstone can help protect sensitive emotions. It can also be worn to enhance divination and encourage prophetic dreams and pleasant dreams and to prevent nightmares. It is an excellent focal point for meditation and can also be used for scrying. It represents the yin, so it attracts peaceful energy and brings about a calm, balanced state. Typically, Moonstone is protective of travelers, particularly at night and/or by sea and is considered generally lucky.

Tips for Use:

If you give your lover a moonstone necklace under the light of the full moon, there will always be passion between you. It is also useful to help settle disagreements between lovers and return the relationship to a peaceful status.

Sewn into garments, moonstone is said to enhance fertility.

Care:

Moonstone is relatively soft stone, 6 on the Mohs scale, so it should be handled with care as it can be easily scratched or crushed.  It can be cleaned with plain water and a soft cloth. If it gets scratched, take it to a jeweler to have it polished out. Charge your moonstone in the light of of the waxing moon and keep it out of direct sunlight.

*CAUTION*

Feldspars like moonstone contain aluminum which should not be ingested. However, tumbled moonstone is safe to wear as jewelry and hold in the hand, even for long periods. It should not be crushed and added to elixers. Always wear a mask and take care not to inhale the dust when grinding and engraving moonstone.

Demon Notes: Leraje

Rank: Marquis
Color: Violet
Incense: Jasime
Metal: Silver
Planet: Moon
Element: Fire
Enn: Caymen vefa Leraje
Date: August 2-11 (day) 10-20 degrees Leo
Tarot: Six of Wands
Original purpose: He causes battles and strife and can cause wounds to putrify. 


 Daemonolatry Goetia (S Connolly)
Aside from general execration magicks, (baneful magick; cursing, hexing etc etc), you can seek the wisdom of Leraje during conflicts in order to resolve them.  Leraje also gives good counsel to those seeking help in relationships with different people.  


Crowley’s Goetia
The Fourteenth Spirit is called Leraje (or Leraikha or Leraie).  He is a Marquis great in power. He appears, when the sun is in Sagittarius, in the likeness of an archer clad in green, carrying a bow and quiver. He causes great battles and contests; and makes wounds to putrefy that are made with arrows by archers. He governs 30 Legions of Spirits.


Luciferian Goetia (Michael Ford)
Leraikha is a marquis whom governs 30 Legions of spirits, whom is a familiar of arms, weapons and marksmanship. He appears as a green clad archer, while sometimes in some older military uniform which appears to be of the civil war area. In an initiatory sense, Lerajae is very useful in directing ones desired goals and making them reality. For instance, one would summon Lerajae when one wants to obtain a specific goal i.e. job, trip, item, etc. The archer as he is known is useful in the sense of ‘hitting the mark’


As Always
-Robin

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Coconut (Cocus nucifera)

Folk Names: Niyog, Ranedj

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Powers: Purification, Protection, Chastity

Magical Uses: Coconut has long been used in chastity spells, as well as in protection rituals. A coconut can be halved, drained of its juice, filled with appropriate protective herbs and sealed shut, then buried to protect your property

Hang a whole coconut in the home for protection.


*From Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs*

Gardenia

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Spiritual Attributes: Promoting peace/repelling strife, protection from outside influences. Carry or wear to attract love or friendship. Burn with other healing herbs to bring peace and comfort to one who is ailing. Use dried flowers in healing incenses and mixtures. Scatter around a room to bring peaceful vibrations.

Medical Uses: People take gardenia by mouth for anxiety, agitation, bladder infection, bleeding, cancer, constipation, depression, diabetes, fever, gallbladder disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, the flu, trouble sleeping, liver disorders, menopausal symptoms, pain, swelling of the pancreas, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used as an antioxidant, to reduce swelling, and to improve the immune system. Gardenia is applied to the skin for bleeding, wound healing, sprains, and muscle soreness.

The Signs: Aesthetics

ARIES: The Ram

Dates: March 21 - April 19
Ruler Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Quality: Cardinal


TAURUS: The Bull

Dates: April 20 to May 20
Ruler Planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Quality: Fixed


GEMINI: The Twins

Dates: May 21 to June 21
Ruler Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Quality: Mutable


CANCER: The Crab

Dates: June 22 to July 22
Ruler Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal



LEO: The Lion

Dates: July 23 to Aug 22
Ruler Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Quality: Fixed


VIRGO: The Virgin

Dates: Aug 23 to Sept 22
Ruler Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Quality: mutable


LIBRA: The Scales

Dates: Sept 23 to Oct 22
Ruler Planet: Venus
Element: Air
Quality: cardinal


Scorpio: The Scorpion

Dates: Oct 23 to Nov 22
Ruler Planet: Pluto
Element: Water
Quality: fixed


SAGITTARIUS: The Archer

Dates: Nov 23 to Dec 21
Ruler Planet: Jupiter
Element: Fire
Quality: mutable


CAPRICORN: The Seagoat

Dates: Dec 22 to Jan 20
Ruler Planet: Saturn
Element: Earth
Quality: cardinal


AQUARIUS: The Water-Carrier

Dates: Jan 21 to Feb 19
Ruler Planet: Uranus
Element: Air
Quality: fixed


PISCES: The Fish

Dates:  Feb 20 to March 20
Ruler Planet: Neptune
Element: Water
Quality: mutable

Demons Notes: Amon

Rank: Marquis
Color: Violet
Incense: Jasmine
Metal: Silver
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Enn: Avage Secore Amon ninan
Date: May 21-31 (day) (1-10 Gemini)
Tarot: eight of swords
Original purpose: Predicts the future, knows the past.  He can be invoked to cause or reconcile feuds between friends.  


Daemonolatry Goetia (S Connolly)
Some see Amon as a Fire Daemon to be worshiped at the summer solstice.  Amon can help bring emotions to a head so that they can be released as usable energy.  Amon can help with finding friends.  


Crowley’s Goetia
The Seventh  Spirit  is Amon.  He is a Marquis  great  in  power, and most stern. He appears like a wolf with a serpent’s tail. Out of his  mouth vomits flames  of  fire;  but  at  the command of the Magician he puts on the shape of a man with dog’s teeth beset in a head like  a raven;  or simply  like  a man  with  a raven’s head.  He tells all things past and to come. He procures feuds and reconciles controversies between friends. He governs 40 Legions of Spirits.


Luciferian Goetia (Michael Ford)
Amon, the devourer, a werewolf – demon whom is a significant initiatory force wither invoked or evoked. It is suggest that the sorcerer shape shifts in meditation and dream with Amon, become this shadow form and think deeply about the attributes of such a spirit. In the black mirror Amon is darkness incarnate, vomiting flames. In the shape of a human the head is a raven with a wolf’s teeth. Amon is also a divinatory spirit whom aligns the conscious mind with the subconscious i.e. True Will. 40 Legions of spirits can be summoned and used to defend and encircle the magician


As Always
-Robin

Magickal Uses for Jasmine

Planetary Association:  Moon
Element:  Water
Gender:  Feminine
Deity Association:  Diana, Vishnu

History and Folklore:  
Jasmine flowers exude an exotic, sensuous scent that has long been one of the most sought after fragrances among perfumers around the world. Thus, most flowers are collected for essential oil production, but in Asia the fresh and dried flowers are also commonly available and play a great role as religious offerings. in India, the flowers of J. sambac are regarded as sacred, symbolizing innocence and purity of mind. Jasmine flower garlands adorn the temples and holy effigies or are offered to the Gods. At religious festivals the Gods themselves are thought to be present within the flowers. Jasmine flowers are never amiss at wedding ceremonies and women like to entwine a string of flowers with their hair, thus engulfing themselves with this beautiful, most sensual of natural perfumes. The fragrant Jasmine tea is particularly popular in China.

Magickal Uses:  Uses include snakebite and divination; good for charging quartz crystals. Use in sachets and spells to draw spiritual love and attract a soul mate. Carry or burn the flowers to draw wealth and money.  Helps to promote new, innovative ideas.  Symbolic of the moon and of the mysteries of the night. Jasmine essential oil is useful for sexuality, DON’T use synthetics!  They will attract a spiritual (as opposed to a physical)love.

A drop of the essential oil in almond oil, massaged into the skin, is said to overcome frigidity. The flowers will also draw wealth and money if carried, burned or worn. Jasmine will also cause prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom, and the flowers are smelled to induce sleep. To dream of jasmine is an omen of good fortune, good news for lovers, and the prophecy of an early marriage.
Known for its ability to promote mental creativity, Jasmine helps promote new ideas.

It is also used at Eostra celebrations.

It may be included in a ritual drink, used as incense or the flowers may be worn by the high priestess.

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Moonstone 

Energy: Receptive

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Deities: Diana, Selene, Isis, all lunar goddesses

Associated metal: Silver

Powers: Love, divination, psychism, sleep, gardening, protection, youth, dieting

Magical/ritual lore: The moonstone, a blue, white, or pink opalescent feldspar, it intimately connected with the Moon in magical lore. So much so, in fact, that many use it in accordance with the lunar phases. Some say it is more magically potent during the Waxing Moon and less so during the Waning Moon. Other, however, use this stone during the Moon’s apparent lessening for divinatory rituals.

Moonstone has long been dedicated to Moon Goddesses. Wiccan ritual jewelry if often fashioned of silver and moonstones. A lunar wand can be constructed of silver tubing topped with a large moonstone. It is used for magical ritual.

This stone is a receptive and love-drawing. Wear or carry a moonstone to bring a love into your life. On the night of the Full Moon and by its light, ring a pink candle with moonstone cabochons. Light the candle and visualize yourself in a loving relationship.

The moonstone is also prized for its ability to workout problems between lovers, especially those who have bitterly fought. Hold a moonstone, empower it with loving vibrations, and give it to your troubled mate. Best of all, share this ritual with him or her by exchanging stones.

Because of its associations with the Moon, the bringer of sleep, the stone is often placed beneath the pillow, or moonstone beads are worn to bed in order to ensure restful sleep.

Like malachite and jade, the moonstone is associated with gardening. Wear during planting, or watering, or bury a small moonstone while visualizing your garden bursting with fertility. To entice a tree into abundant fruiting, tie or attach a moonstone to one of the tree’s limbs.

The moonstone is also gently protective. Because the Moon seems to travel through the zodiac, its stone is a traveler’s protective charm. Carry or wear when away from home, especially during travel in or over the water. This is a perfect gift for vacational or vocational sailors and friends leaving on cruises. Empower the stone with protective energies before presenting it. Moonstone rings can be worn while swimming for protection in the water.

An old ritual to determine future events can be performed at least three days after the Full Moon. Hold a moonstone in your hands while visualizing a possible future course of action, such as selling a house or accepting a new job.

Then, place the moonstone beneath your tongue and continue visualizing. After a few moments, remove the stone and end your conscious effort to retain the image. If it remains or if your thoughts continue to revolve around the possible act, it is a favorable one. If your mind turns to other matters, it’s better to take a different route.

If in doubt perform this rite once again.

Moonstone beads or pendants are worn during divinatory acts and produce psychism in general. Psychics keep moonstones with their tarot cards or rune stones to heighten their ability to use such tools. A quartz crystal sphere is also encircled with a moonstone prior to scrying.

This stone is worn or used in rituals designed to renew or maintain a youthful appearance and attitude (which can be more convincing than outward looks).

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic)

(Photo source: ww.exquisitecrystals.com/moonstone-rainbow-natural-stones-115-nm)

Jasmine

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Spiritual Attributes: Love, money, prophetic dreams. A powerful love oil, used to bind someone to you. A drop of the essential oil in almond oil, massaged into the skin, is said to overcome frigidity. Used in love sachets and charms. Uses include snakebite and divination; good for charging quartz crystals. Helps to promote new, innovative ideas.

Medical Uses: Jasmine has been used for liver disease, liver pain due to cirrhosis, and abdominal pain due to severe diarrhea. It is also used to cause relaxation as a sedative, to heighten sexual desire, and in cancer treatment. Some early research suggests that inhaling fragrance from a small amount of jasmine absolute ether improves mental alertness.

Demon Notes: Gamigin/Samigina

Rank: Marquis
Color: Violet
Incense: Jasmine
Metal: Silver
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Enn: Esta ta et tasa Gamigin
Date: April 21-30 (day) 1-10 degrees Taurus
Tarot: Five of disks
Original purpose: Liberal Sciences and Speaking to dead “sinners”


Daemonolatry Goetia (S Connolly)
Also Samigina.  Necromancy (to speak with any spirits of the dead).  Invoke Gamigin to help in creative endeavors.  An artist’s Daemonic force.  Seek Gamigin for inspiration.  


Crowley’s Goetia
The Fourth Spirit is Samigina, or Gamigin, a Great Marquis.  He appears in the form of a little horse or ass, and then charges into human shape at the request of the Magician.  He speaks with a hoarse voice.  He teaches all liberal sciences, and gives account of dead souls that died in sin.  He governs 30 Legions of Inferiors.


Luciferian Goetia (Michael Ford)
Samigina or Gamigm is a spirit of external necromancy. He allows communication with the shades of the dead, specifically on dreaming levels. One may also witness ‘faces’ in a black mirror while communicating with him. It may be recommended that the magician utilizes EVP to record Samigina or other shades in the place of invocation/evocation as well as within a graveyard. Goetic rites may be performed but with less ‘tools’, it then will rely on the sorcerers’ ability to go forth into trance to summon such latent forces.


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-Robin

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Magical Properties: Potatoes

A lot of mention has gone to various herbs both common and not but very little attention has been paid to the common potato.

Medical Uses:  Surprisingly, potatoes actually have several medical uses. Potatoes are very alkalizing and their raw juice can be taken internally to soothe peptic ulcers and excessive acidity; However, dosage should be limited to the juice of just one good sized potato per day. Potatoes can also be mashed raw and used as a poultice to soothe burns or they can be applied hot and cooked to soothe joint pain.

The juices from the potatoes also have a natural antiseptic quality and when applied to bruises and infections they draw out the puss and reduce inflammation.

Magical Uses: Found in many witches kitchens it is a great addition to any spell for Protection, Image Magic, Money, Luck, and Healing. It is also an amazing vegetable to use for grounding oneself.

Potatoes are also traditionally used in magic to make poppets.

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Earth

God Association: AXOMAMMA

Zodiac Association: Unknown

Magical Recipes including potatoes:

To ground oneself after meditation or casting a spell eat a freshly baked and charged potato; to maximize its effectiveness season the potato with onions, chives, rosemary, parsley, or dill. The potato helps to amplify stored energy within a witch so its a good meal before you plan to cast a spell.

To Ward ones home from witchcraft bury a potato in all four corners of the home with a sigil carved into it or a personal chant. These potatoes will create a barrier to ward off any incoming illness or curse.

Lastly, carve a symbol or the name of a friend or family into a potato to draw out an illness or curse into the potato itself then bury it. The illness or curse will decay with the potato as its new host.

Poppy

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Spiritual Attributes: Fertility, prosperity, abundance, pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, invisibility. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of both sleep and death, and are used as offerings to the dead. Eat poppy seeds as a fertility charm, just don’t take a urine test at work for a few days afterward. Carry the seeds or dried seed-pod as a prosperity charm. Sleep on a pillow stuffed with poppy seeds to bring relief from insomnia.

Medical Uses: The opium poppy is so widely used, for both drugs and food, that its worldwide production is monitored by international agencies. It yields opium and opiates, poppy seed for use in cooking and baking, poppy seed oil for both culinary and other uses, and is also cultivated as an ornamental plant.

❀Jasmine❀

Folk Names: Jessamin, Moonlight on the Grove, Anbar, Yasmin

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

…Origins…

The word Jasmine is derived from the Arabic word ‘yasmin,’ which translates to ‘fragrant flower’ Many botanists believe Persia, now Iran, is where jasmine originated & there are up to 200 hundred recorded species of Jasmine today.

 …Magickal Uses…

Love: The fragrant white flowers & it’s oils are added to love Sachets, Spells, & other such charms. Said to attract love of a spiritual manner, allowing for one to find a soul mate. As many species of Jasmine grow as vines, they can also be used in Love Sachets & spells to bind the intentions of your magick. Sea witches will offer jasmine flowers to the sea in order to bring their love safe back home from travelling or to send romantic mental messages to their hearts desire.

Prosperity: Jasmine is known as the flower of attraction, & is commonly used in spells when we wish to attract something to us, love, happiness, wealth, etc. When the flowers are burned or carried/worn on one’s person, they are said to attract wealth, money, & other such fortunes we may desire. 

Lunar Magick: Jasmine is ruled by the Moon & is closely linked to Lunar deities & feminine energies. It is excellent for use in Moon rituals & spells, including Divination rituals on the Full Moon. 

Dreaming: Jasmine is also said to induce prophetic dreams if left to burn as an incense in the room of the sleeper. Flowers of the plant are used in combination with other ingredients to make dream pillows, as it’s sweet scent is said to induce a deep, & restful sleep.  

Misc: Jasmine flowers are great for cleansing Clear Quartz Crystals. Keep the stones near a live Jasmine pant or sprinkle the flowers over the Crystals. Combinations of the two can also be used in Magickal Sachets to promote original & creative ideas. 

…Medicinal Uses…

Jasmine teas may be drunk, or the oils burned, to induce a calm state, & to help relieve stress & anxieties. The oil is also used as an antiseptic to treat infections, & Jasmine teas are used as a tincture to treat wounds, sores & cuts. Traditional Chinese medicine uses Jasmine as a remedy tea, consumed internally to reduce inflammation, including fevers & urinary inflammation infections. 

…Growing/caring for Jasmine…

There are many species of Jasmine (not all are fragrant) but most will survive well in a warm, but sheltered location that receives good sun. (By sheltered i’m referring to wind coverage) with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. As mentioned above, many species grow as vines & will need something to climb on when planted. Water when soil becomes visibly dry, Jasmine will need more frequent watering in the hotter months.