Cloves

Materials Needed:

  • Dragon’s Blood resin (powdered if possible)
  • Colorlesss alcohol (such as vodka)
  • Tightly sealable jar
  • one cinnamon stick (chipped) or 15 cloves or one vanilla bean (chipped) or 9 coffee beans (crushed).

Pour the resin and spices into the jar. Pour in just enough alcohol to cover the resin/spices mixture plus 10% more. Seal the jar. The resin will leach it’s color into the alcohol, faster if it is a powder than if it is resin chunks. The spices will leach their scent into the ink at the same time.

When you think it is dark enough, dip a sterile toothpick into the liquid, and test on the paper you intend to use it with. Let dry: is it indeed dark enough, or does it need more steeping? Continue steeping and testing.

When it is done, strain to remove the resin and spices. Return the liquid to the bottle, use for writing. Be advised that this is not a sun-fast ink, so it should not be used for things that will spend a great deal of time in the direct sunlight.

By: Susan Profit

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Fill a small pot with a handful of rosemary leaves, thirteen anise seeds, two cloves, three rose geranium leaves, a tablespoon of honey, and some grapefruit juice.

Place the pot over a fire and bring the brew to a boil. Strain the mixture through a sieve. Add some of the liquid to a glass of wine or fruit juice, and then serve it to the man or woman from whom you desire love, or use it as an offering.

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Herbs can be mixed and combined to produce a “recipe” that’s just right for each of us. Since the Sun sign you were born under has such an amazing influence on your health and well-being, using the herbs that correspond with that sign alone can be a tremendous help in times of stress or illness. Here’s a short list of herbs that seem to be tailor-made due to their associations with both the planetary ruler and the positive qualities of this sign.

027791-glossy-space-icon-culture-astrology-sagittariusSagittarius – Jupiter

  • Anise,
  • Clove,
  • Fig,
  • Hyssop,
  • Mugwort,
  • Myrtle,
  • Nutmeg,
  • Rosemary,
  • Sage.

There’s no sign that hangs on to youth with more fervency and determination than Sagittarius. To keep that youthful appearance and disposition going as you travel the world in search of yet another experience, drink a tea made of Anise, Rosemary, and Vervain. To aid in making your dreams more prophetic than they already are, use Mugwort. Burn clove incense to attract the wealth you’ll need to pay for your travels.

Herbs can be mixed and combined to produce a “recipe” that’s just right for each of us. Since the Sun sign you were born under has such an amazing influence on your health and well-being, using the herbs that correspond with that sign alone can be a tremendous help in times of stress or illness. Here’s a short list of herbs that seem to be tailor-made due to their associations with both the planetary ruler and the positive qualities of this sign.

027787-glossy-space-icon-culture-astrology-geminiGemini – Mercury

  • Clover,
  • Eyebright,
  • Fennel,
  • Lemon Grass,
  • Lemon Verbena,
  • Marjoram,
  • Parsley.

The quick-witted, fleet-footed mercurial energy of Gemini just loves variety – in fact, the expression “variety is the spice of life” was written with you in mind. Each of these herbs provide a different type of taste, and most can be combined in a light, aromatic tea you can sip on the run. These herbs are great for spells of communication and mental pursuits. Use clove or slippery elm to protect against gossip and to keep your thoughts and actions grounded.

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  • 6 drops of Patchouli oil
  • 6 drops of Sandalwood oil
  • 6 drops of Rose oil
  • 6 drops of Clove oil
  • 6 drops of Nutmeg oil
  • 6 drops of Olive oil

Wear as a perfume whenever you’ll be in the presence of the person you’re trying to attract. Be careful, this stuff is really potent. And don’t be surprised if you find others eyeing you as well. This is very effective for getting a man’s attention, substitute amber oil for the rose oil in order to attract a woman.

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This botanical powder makes no promises about bringing good fortune but allegedly counteracts bad luck and protects from its effects. Nine, seven, and five are numbers of protection – incorporate these numbers into the quantities of botanicals used.

Blend the following ingredients, grinding them together:

  • Nine dried bay leaves crumbled
  • Frankincense
  • Juniper berries
  • Cloves
  • Dried dill
  • Dried fennel
  • Dried tarragon

Make substantial quantities. Carry some with you in a mojo bag, while keeping more within the home as fragrant, protective potpourri.

Found in: Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

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  • 3 cups fresh Juniper Sprigs -with berries
  • 2 cups red Rosebuds
  • 1 cups Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon chips
  • 2 tablespoons Cloves
  • 10 drops Rose Oil
  • 3 drops Pine Oil
  • 6 drops Cinnamon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Orrisroot chips
  • 5 whole dried Rose Blossoms
  • 3 three-inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 20 assorted Pinecones, painted gold (the gold paint is optional)

Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.

~Author Unknown

sagittarius_astrology_illustration_zodiac_signAdd the following ingredients to 1/8 cup of jojoba oil. As you mix the oils, inhale the aroma and visualize the intended purpose for the blend.  For best results, use therapeutic grade organic oils instead of synthetics.

  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Oakmoss Bouquet
  • 1 drop Clove

You can wear Sagittarius oil when  the moon is in Sagittarius, and also when the Sun is in Sagittarius. If you are a Sagittarius, wear the blend to increase your personal power.

Note: This post was written by Shirley Twofeathers for Gypsy Magic, and was moved to its new home here at The Magickal Apothecary. You may repost and share it only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

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You’ve carved all those great pumpkins!  Don’t throw away the seeds. They are great for attracting prosperity — you can use them in oils, around candles or in conjuring bags. Here’s how:

Gather the following ingredients to “dress” the seeds for baking or drying:

  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • if you know FOR SURE no one will eat the seeds by mistake — add cinquefoil

Next, coat seeds with the above listed formula.  Time to dry them!  There are two easy ways — in your oven or using a food dehydrator. Oven – bake at 150 degrees for 3 to 4 hours, turn them every 30 minutes to avoid scorching. Or you can use a food dehydrator at 115 degrees for 2 hours.

Once your dressed seeds are thoroughly dry, you are ready to make lots of great magickal projects!

By Silver Ravenwolf

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