- Ruler: Venus
- Type: Herb
- Magickal Form: Fresh
Invoke mischief with the chive. It is a great herb to use when action is needed. It stimulates and prods, and although its effects may be uncomfortable, the end results are always positive. Chop and add to salads when you want to stir things up.
The Romani have used chives in fortune telling. Bunches of dried chives hung around a house were believed to ward off disease and evil.
Lore surrounding chives include the tale that they were given to Alexander the Great in Siberia and that they are a powerful aphrodisiac.
From: Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients