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.
Scorpio is the sign of intensity and intimacy, so it’s no wonder the herbs you’ll love best are famous for their use in stirring up passion. Drink ginseng tea (or offer some to your beloved) to induce a magnetic physical attraction. Wear patchouli to arouse lust and silently conjure the magic of the Beltane rituals. Present the object of your desire with a pomegranate, the fruit traditionally associated with seductive Pluto, your ruling planet.
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:
- 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