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plant magic: sigil charging

Hang paper sigils from houseplants or yard plants in order to charge them. Ask the plant to charge, tend, and promote your sigil. Remove when you are done. Choose which house plant to hang your sigil from based on common associations:

divination: dandelion, orange, pomegranate
exorcism: basil, clover, garlic, juniper, lilac, mint, onion, rosemary, rue, yarrow
friendship: lemon, sweet pea
happiness: catnip, lavender, marjoram, morning glory
healing: apple, bay leaf, blackberry, carnation, eucalyptus, fennel, garlic, hemp, ivy, lime, mint, nettle, oak, onion, peppermint, pine, potato, rose, rosemary, rue, spearmint, thyme, violet
hexes, to break: chili pepper, hyssop, rue, thistle, yarrow
love: apple, apricot, basil, catnip, chamomile, cherry, chili pepper, clover, daffodil, daisy, dill, elm, geranium, hemp, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, lime, maple, orange, orchid, pea, peppermint, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, rose, rosemary, rue, spearmint, thyme, tulip, violet, yarrow
luck: bamboo, cabbage, daffodil, oak, orange, rose, violet
money, prosperity: almond, basil, blackberry, chamomile, clover, dill, fern, grape, jasmine, maple, mint, moss, oak, oats, onion, orange, pea, pine, rice, tea
peace: lavender, morning glory, olive, violet
protection: aloe, anise, bamboo, basil, bay, bean, birch, blackberry, blueberry, cactus, carnation, cedar, clover, cypress, dill, elder, eucalyptus, fern, garlic, gourd, hyssop, ivy, juniper, lavender, leek, lettuce, lilac, lime, mint, oak, olive, onion, parsley, pepper, pine, plum, rose, rosemary, sage, tulip, violet
psychic powers: bay leaf, grass, lemongrass, peppermint, rose, thyme, yarrow
sleep: chamomile, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, thyme
wishes: bamboo, dandelion, pomegranate, sage, violet, walnut

Lyrids Meteor Shower Magick 🌠

The Lyrids is a meteor shower that takes place from April 16th to April 26th of this year, with its peak being around April 22nd. The Lyrids meteor shower is named for the constellation Lyra, with it’s radiant point originating from the constellation’s brightest star, Alpha Lyrae, otherwise known as Vega. 

Magickal workings that would be appropriate to perform during the Lyrids meteor shower include those having to do with:

  • The underworld
  • Enchantment 
  • Immortality of the soul
  • Music 
  • Love

It is said that the first lyre ever made was given to Orpheus by Hermes as a bargain. The music produced by this lyre was so great that even inanimate objects could be charmed by it. 

“At one point, Orpheus married Eurydice, a nymph. While fleeing from an attack by Aristaeus, she stepped on a snake that bit her, killing her. To reclaim her, Orpheus entered the Underworld, where the music from his lyre charmed Hades. Hades relented and let Orpheus bring Eurydice back, on the condition that he never once look back until outside. Unfortunately, near the very end, Orpheus faltered and looked back, causing Eurydice to be left in the Underworld forever. Orpheus spent the rest of his life strumming his lyre while wandering aimlessly through the land, rejecting all marriage offers from women.”

Associated Herbs/Resins:

  • Spirit work - Aconite (Wolfsbane, Monkshood), Apple, Bay Laurel, Birch, Cedar, Copal, Cypress, Elder, Lavender, Mandrake, Marigold, Mugwort, Mullein, Pomegranate, Thyme, Tobacco, Willow, Wormwood, Yew
  • Enchanting - *The herb will depend on the type of enchantment you are performing*
  • Creativity - Dragon’s Blood, Fig, Lavender, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Orange, Pomegranate, Rosemary, Tangerine, Valerian, Wild Cherry Bark, Willow, Yellow Pepper
  • Love - Acacia, Allspice (Pimento), Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Bachelor’s Buttons, Balm of Gilead, Barley, Basil, Beans, Beetroot, Bloodroot, Cabbage, Cardamom, Celery, Cherry, Chestnut, Chickweed, Chili Peppers, Corn, Daffodil, Dates, Dogbane, Dragon’s Blood, Elm, Fig, Gardenia, Geranium, Ginseng, Grapes, Henbane, Hibiscus, High John, Honeydew, Hyacinth, Indian Paintbrush, Job’s Tears, Juniper, Kiwi, Lady’s Mantle, Lavender, Leek, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Lettuce, Lime, Liverwort, Lobelia, Lovage, Maidenhair, Mandrake, Mango, Maple, Marjoram, Marshmallow, Meadowsweet, Mint, Mistletoe, Moonwort, Mullein, Mushrooms, Myrrh, Myrtle, Nectarine, Nuts, Orange, Orchid, Orris Root, Pansy, Papaya, Parsley, Pea, Peach, Pear, Peppermint, Periwinkle, Plum, Quassia, Quince, Radish, Raspberry, Rose, Rosemary, Rue, Rye, Saffron, Southern Wood, Spearmint, Spiderwort, St. John’s Wort, Strawberry, Sugarcane, Tangerine, Thyme, Tomato, Turnip, Vanilla, Vetiver, Willow, Witches Grass (Dog Grass), Wood Betony, Wormwood (Absinthe), Yams, Yarrow, Yerba Mate

Associated Crystals:

  • Spirit work - Amethyst, Angelite, Apophyllite, Aqua Aura Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Quartz, Carnelian, Celestite, Charoite, Clear Quartz, Cuprite, Diamond, Fluorite, Iolite, Labradorite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Natrolite, Pearl, Ruby, Selenite, Sugilite, Sunstone, Tanzan Aura Quartz, Tanzanite, Tsavorite, Turquoise, Violet Flame Opal
  • Enchanting - *The crystal will depend on the type of enchantment you are performing*
  • Creativity - Alexandrite, Amazonite, Apatite, Aventurine, Carnelian, Citrine, Coral, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Howlite, Opal, Rainforest Jasper, Sardonyx, Topaz, Ulexite
  • Love - Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Danburite, Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Marble, Morganite, Peridot, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Seraphinite, Serpentine, Smithsonite, Sugilite, Topaz

Associated Colors:

  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Black
  • Grey
  • White

Magickal Ideas:

  • Write and play music as an offering to Orpheus and Lyra
  • Engage in other creative activities 
  • Enchant various objects
  • Carve the constellation into a wax cube or candle and let it melt
  • Burn corresponding incense
  • Give a physical representation of music (i.e. sheet music) as an offering
  • Perform spirit work
  • Give offerings to ancestors or anyone close to you that has passed on
  • Harness energy from the meteor shower itself
  • Use this energy to charge and enchant items
  • Summon the spirit of Orpheus and Lyra to aid in your spellwork for the duration of the meteor shower
Herbs/Food/Plants by Purpose

Banishing: Basil, Betel Nut, Black Pepper, Black Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Cactus, Cloves, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Juniper, Morning Glory, Mullein, Mugwort, Oleander, Onion, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sea Salt, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wood Betony, Yarrow Flower

Beauty: Avocado, Beet, Catnip, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Flax, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Henna, Lady’s Mantle, Lemon, Lilac, Lucky Hand (Orchid Root), Magnolia, Maidenhair, Myrtle, Orange, Orange Blossom (Neroli), Orchid, Pea, Prune, Rose, Sunflower, Violet, Yerba Santa

Binding: Agrimony, Calamus, Crowfoot, Hydrangea, Ivy, Knotweed, Morning Glory, Skullcap, Snapdragon, Solomon’s Seal, Spiderwort, Vinegar, Witch Hazel

Cleansing/Purification: Angelica, Anise Seeds, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cedar, Coconut, Dragon’s Blood, Fennel, Fern, Frankincense, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Guava, Honey, Horehound, Horseradish, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Lime, Marjoram, Melon, Mesquite, Parsley, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Sea Salt, Solomon’s Seal Root, Tangerine, Thyme, Turmeric, Vinegar, Yucca

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Herbs for Love

Here’s a list of herbs used traditionally for love spells, etc…

Adam and Eve Root
Aloe Wood

Altamisa
Apple

Aster

Avens

Bachelor’s Button / Corn Flower

Lemon Balm

Balm of Gilead

Barley

Basil

Bedstraw

Betony Wood

Birch

Blood Root

Cardamon - Lust

Catnip

Chamomile

Cherry

Chickweed

Chili pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Cinnamon

Clove

Clover

Black Cohosh

Columbine

White Copal Resin

Coriander

Damiana Leaf - Lust

Devil’s Bit

Dodder

Dogbane

Dragon’s Blood Resin

Dulce

Dutchman’s Breeches

Elecampane

Elm

Endive - Lust

Fig

Gardenia

Gantian

Geranium

Ginger Root

Ginseng - Lust

Hibiscus

High John the Conqueror

Hyacinth

Indian Paintbrush

Jasmine Blossoms

Joe-Pye Weed

Juniper Berries

Lady’s Mantle

Lavender

Lemon

Lemon Verbena

Lily

Lime

Linden

Lovage

Love Seed

Maidenhair

Mallow

Mandrake - Caution when using

Maple

Marjoram

Meadow Sweet

Mimosa

Mistletoe

Moonwort

Mullein - Caution when using

Myrtle

Sumble Root

Orange

Orchid

Orris Root

Pansy

Parsley

Patchouli Leaf - Caution when using

Pea

Peach

Pear

Peppermint

Periwinkle

Plumeria

Poppy Seed - Caution when using

Prickly Ash

Primrose

Purslane

Raspberry

Rose petals Pink - emotional love

Rose Petals Red - sexual love

Rosemary

Rue - Caution when using

Rye

St. John’s Wort

Scullcap

Senna

Black Snakeroot

Spearmint

Spiderwort

Spikenard

Strawberry Leaf

Tamarind

Thyme

Valerian

Vanilla Bean

Vervain

Vetivert

Violet Leaf

White Willow Bark

Wild Lettuce - Love Divination

Witch Grass - Lust

Wormwood - Caution when using

Yarrow Flowers

Yerba Mate

* Use with caution means it is used in Dark Arts also