Category Archives: Herbology

Lavender: The Great Nard Controversy

It is common knowledge that lavender is an herb which promotes relaxation, emotional balance and serenity.  But things start to get heated when the question is asked as to whether lavender is the same thing as “spikenard” or “nard” that … Continue reading

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Calendula: Solstice Flowers on Steroids

G/P/E Masculine, Sun, Fire Even if you don’t have a particularly green thumb, you can grow calendula in your garden. They love lots of sun and produce prolific amounts of beautiful yellow and orange blossoms that can be used for … Continue reading

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Connecting With Herbs Ritual

Here is the ritual I promised I’d post from Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle which was all about herbs. CONNECTING WITH HERBS RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin (Ares incense on charcoal burner. Use a feather to spread the smoke in all … Continue reading

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Drying Yarrow: Urban Farmer Method

What practitioner of magic does not desire to live out in the country with plenty of land to plant magical herbs and a forest nearby where we can go wildcrafting?  Yet, I have the suspicion that many of us are … Continue reading

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Yarrow: Herbe de St. Joseph, Carpenter’s Weed

The use of yarrow as a healing herb and magical plant is well documented. It has been utilized by Pagans and Christians alike. The Latin name (Achillea millefolium) is derived from the Greek hero Achilles who, legend has it, carried … Continue reading

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Vervain: Herb of the Cross

Vervain has a long and beautiful history as a cleansing herb, among other uses. Ancient Egyptians dedicated vervain to the Goddess Isis and used it as a common ingredient in love potions. The Ancient Druids used it to cleans sacred … Continue reading

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Rue: Herb of Grace

Rue is a hearty perennial and powerful herb with an interesting history. Wiccans use it for protection, cleansing and especially prosperity. Rue candles are often used in rituals to ask for financial or other assistance. One of the traditional prayers … Continue reading

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