Slippery Elm

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.

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  • 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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Here we have a tried and true invisibility powder for when you don’t want to be seen. For best results, this powder should be created at night during the Dark Moon.

In a mortar and pestle, grind together:

  • 1 part Fern leaf, dried
  • 1 part Poppy seeds

Add:

  • 2 parts Slippery Elm powder
  • 1 part Myrrh
  • 1 part Marjoram, dried
  • 3 parts Dillweed, fresh if possible

Grind all together, mixing well. Add 9 drops almond tincture (almond cooking extract is great.) with enough spring water to make everything barely moist, and mix in well.

Place in a ceramic bowl, spreading as thinly as possible, and dry the mixture over low heat, stirring it occasionally, until it seems lightly browned. Pour back into mortar, and grind again, enchanting:

Things Seen, and Things Not Seen:
Let me walk here in between.

When finely powdered, store in a clear glass container. It will keep its power for years. Sprinkle, just a little bit, on yourself, objects, or in a place to be made invisible.

Spell by: Mara Ravensong Bluewater
Found at: The Gay Mage

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