Take a glazed pan half full of olive oil. Put in sweet mint leaves bruised. Place pan in hot water bath. Stir occasionally. After four or five hours pour into linen bag and squeeze grease through into pot again and fill with fresh leaves. Repeat until grease is strongly scented.
Do same with marjoram, thyme and pounded dried patchouli leaves, if you have them (for they be best of all). When strongly scented, mix all the oils together and keep in a well-stoppered jar.
Anoint behind ears, throat, breasts and womb. In rites where Blessed be … may be said, anoint knees and feet, as also for rites connected with journeys or war.
- 1 pinch Rosemary
- 2 pinches Thyme
- 2 tsp. Black Tea
- 1 pinch Coriander
- 3 fresh Mint leaves (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
- 5 fresh Rosebud petals (or 1 tsp. dried)
- 5 fresh Lemon tree leaves (or 1 tsp. dried Lemon peel)
- 3 pinches Nutmeg 3 pieces Orange peel
Place all ingredients into teapot. Boil 3 cups of water, then add to the teapot.
Strain; sweeten with honey, if desired. Serve hot.
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.
Capricorn has always been described as a very “focused” sign, intent on self-sufficiency and material success. The influence of your planet, Saturn, gives you the ambition and self-discipline to attain those goals, and to ensure success and prosperity in business matters, too. Each of the herbs mentioned above are known for their ability to attract that success, and most can be mixed together in a tea.
To make another person fall in love with you, brew this tea on a Friday during a waxing moon.
- 1 pinch of rosemary
- 2 teaspoons of black ordinary breakfast tea
- 3 pinches thyme
- 3 pinches nutmeg
- 3 fresh mint leaves
- 6 fresh rose petals
- 6 lemon leaves
- 3 cups pure spring water
- Sugar to taste
- Honey for sweetness
Place all ingredients in an earthenware or copper tea kettle. Boil three cups of pure spring water and add to the kettle. Sweeten with sugar and honey.
While the tea is steeping, recite this magical rhyme:
By the light of the moon I brew this tea
to make (lover’s name) desire me.
Drink some of the tea and say:
Goddess of Love hear now my plea
let (lover’s name) desire me!
On the following Friday, brew another pot of the love potion tea and give some to the person you want to love you. He or she will soon begin to fall in love with you.
- 1/2 cup yarrow flowers
- 1/2 cup elder flowers
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1/2 cup rose petals
Place in a cheesecloth or nylon bundle and let seep in the bath for a few minutes and enjoy. The bundle can be used to gently scrub the body as well.
Note: You can also prepare a hot infusion of chamomile, yarrow flowers , elder flowers and mint leaves to drink while in the bath.