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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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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