DODDER

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DODDER (Cuscuta glomurata or C. europaea) P V D Folk Names: Beggarweed, Devil’s Guts, Fireweed, Hellweed, Lady’s Laces, Love Vine, Scaldweed, Strangle Tare, Witches’ Hair Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Love Divination, Knot Magic Magical Uses: Pluck the dodder, throw it over the shoulder back onto the host plant (dodder is a parasite), and then return to the …

DOCK

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DOCK (Rumex spp. crispus, R. obtusifolius) Ks Folk Name: Yellow Dock Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Healing, Fertility, Money lopedia of Magical Herbs Magical Uses: The seeds of the common dock are used in money spells, and money incenses. They are also made into an infusion, which is sprinkled about the place of business to attract customers. When …

DITTANY OF CRETE

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DITTANY OF CRETE (Dictamus origanoides, D. albus) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Manifestations, Astral Projection Magical Uses: Dittany, when burned, is an excellent base for manifestations of spirits; the wraiths appear in the smoke rising from the censer. Dittany is also mixed with equal parts of vanilla, benzoin and sandalwood to make an astral projection incense. Burn …

DILL

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DILL (Anethum graveolens) G Folk Names: Aneton, Dill Weed, Dilly, Garden Dill, Chebbit, Sowa, Keper, Hulwa, Buzzalchippet Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Powers: Protection, money, Lust, Love Magical Uses: The herb is protective when hung at the door and carried in protective sachets. Placed in the cradle it protects children. And if it is placed over the door, The …

DEVIL’S SHOESTRING

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DEVIL’S SHOESTRING (Viburnum alnifolium) G Powers: Protection, Gambling Luck, Power, Employment Magical Uses: This herb wards off evil when worn around the neck, and protects its bearer against accidental poisoning. Gamblers carry devil’s shoestring as a good luck charm. Cut the root into small pieces, place in a jar filled with whiskey and spirits of camphor. When you need power …

DEVIL’S BIT

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DEVIL’S BIT (Scabiosa succisa) Folk Name: Ofbit Gender: Masculine Powers: Exorcism, Love, Protection, Luck Magical Uses: When worn around the neck, devil’s bit drives away evil spirits, and offers protection to the wearer. Devil’s bit is also used to attract women and to bring luck.

DEERSTONGUE

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DEERSTONGUE (Liatris odoratissima; Frasera speciosa) X Folk Names: Vanilla Leaf, Wild Vanilla, Hound’s Tongue Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Worn or carried, it attracts men. Deerstongue is also sprinkled on the bed for this purpose. It aids the psychic powers if worn.

DATURA

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DATURA (Datura stramonium, D. metel, D. spp.) Poison Datura is extremely poisonous—do not eat! Sensitive skin may be irritated simply by touching the plant. Folk Names: Devil’s Apple, Ghost Flower, Jimsonweed, Love-Will, Mad Apple, Madherb, Manicon, Stinkweed, Sorcerer’s Herb, Thornapple, Toloache, Witches’ Thimble, Yerba del Diablo (Spanish: Herb of the Devil) Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Hex-Breaking, Sleep, …

DANDELION

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DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale) Leaf: G; Root: Bb Bi Gi Folk Names: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion’s Tooth, Piss-a-Bed, Priest’s Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Deity: Hecate Powers: Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits Magical Uses: To find out how long you will live, blow the seeds off the head of a dandelion. You will live …

DAMIANA

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DAMIANA (Turnera diffuse or T. aphrodisiaca) G Folk Name: Mexican Damiana Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust, Love, Visions Magical Uses: Damiana is used in lust infusions as well as lust spells. It is also burned to produce visions.

DAISY

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DAISY (Chrysanthemum leucanthemumAmerican Daisy; Bellis perenis-European Daisy) Poison Folk Names: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes, Field Daisy, Llygady Dydd (Welsh: Eye of the Day), Maudlinwort, Moon Daisy Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Freya, Artemis, Trior Powers: Lust, Love Magical Uses: It is said that whoever picks the first daisy of the season will be possessed of “a spirit of coquetry” …

DAFFODIL

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DAFFODIL (Narcissus spp.) Poison Folk Names: Asphodel, Daffy-Down-Dilly, Fleur de Coucou, Goose Leek, Lent Lily, Narcissus, Porillon Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Fertility, Luck Magical Uses: The flower is placed on the altar during love spells, or is carried for this purpose. Placed in the bedroom, the fresh flowers increase fertility. If a daffodil is plucked and …

CYPRESS

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CYPRESS (Cupressus sempervirens) P Folk Name: Tree of Death Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth Deities: Mithras, Pluto, Aphrodite, Ashtoreth, Artemis, Apollo, Cupid, Jupiter, Hekat, Hebe, Zoroaster Powers: Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection Ritual Uses: The ancient Minoans worshipped the cypress as a divine symbol, and spread the cult to Cyprus from Crete. Cypress wood was used to make coffins in …

CYCLAMEN

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CYCLAMEN (Cyclamen 5pp.)Probably X in high doses Folk Names: Groundbread, Pain-dePorceau (French: Sow Bread), Sow-Bread, Swine Bread Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Hecate Powers: Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust Magical Uses: Cyclamen, when grown in the bedroom, protects the sleeper, and where grown, it is said that no noxious spells can have effect. Cyclamen is also used to promote …

CURRY

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CURRY (Murraya koenigii) Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Power: Protection Magical Uses: Burn curry (a specific plant, not the mixture of spices used in cooking) at nightfall to keep evil influences away.       [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed=”http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28curry+plant%2Ccurry+leaves%2Cpagan+herbs%29&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337904979&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&feedType=rss&lgeo=1″ items=”200″]

CUMIN

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CUMIN (Cumimum cyminum) G Folk Names: Cumino, Cumino Aigro, Sanoot, Kimoon Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism, AntiTheft Magical Uses: In Germany and Italy, cumin is put into bread to keep wood spirits from stealing it. Cumin seed also possesses the “gift of retention”; i.e., it will prevent the theft of any object which retains it. …

CUCUMBER

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CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus) G Folk Names: Cowcucumber, Agurk, Haswey, Kheyar, Lekiti, Gurka Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Chastity, Healing, Fertility Magical Uses: The fruit of the cucumber, when eaten, hinders lust. The peel bound onto the forehead relieves headache pain, while the seeds are eaten to promote fertility.

CUCKOO-FLOWER

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CUCKOO-FLOWER (Orchis morior or O. spp.) Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Fertility, Love Magical Uses: The fresh tubers of the cuckooflower are used in love spells, and are worn to promote conception. If a large tuber is used for the latter purpose, the child will be male; if small, female.

CUBEB

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CUBEB (Piper cubeba) Unripe fruit: Ne Folk Names: Tailed Pepper Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Power: Love Magical Uses: The berries are used in love sachets and spells.   [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed=”http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28plant+Magick%2Ccubeb+pepper%29&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337904979&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&feedType=rss&lgeo=1″ items=”200″]

CROCUS

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CROCUS (Crocus vemus) X Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Visions Magical Uses: The plant, when grown, attracts love. Burn crocus along with alum in a censer, and you may see the vision of a thief who has robbed you. This was done in ancient Egypt.

COWSLIP

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COWSLIP (Primula veris) G Folk Names: Arthritica, Artetyke, Buckles, Cuy, Drelip, Fairy Cup, Frauenschlussel (German), Herb Peter, Key Flower, Key of Heaven, Lady’s Key, Lippe, Our Lady’s Keys, Paigle, Paralysio, Password, Peggie, Plumrocks Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Freya Powers: Healing, Youth, Treasure-Finding Magical Uses: A bit of cowslip placed beneath the front porch will discourage visitors, if …

COTTON

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COTTON (Gossypium barbadense) Root bark: P Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Earth Powers: Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magic Magical Uses: If a piece of cotton is placed in the sugar bowl, good luck will follow, as it will if cotton is thrown over the right shoulder at dawn. In this latter case, the good luck will come before the …

CORN

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CORN (Zea Mays) Seed, silk: G Folk Names: Giver of life, Maize, Sacred Mother, Seed of Seeds Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Protection, Luck, Divination Ritual Uses: The Corn Mother, or Goddess, is a deity of plenty and of fertility, long worshipped throughout the East and North America. The Zunis utilize different colors of corn in their religious …

CORIANDER

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CORIANDER (Coriandrum sativum) G Folk Names: Chinese Parsley, Cilantro, Cilentro, Culantro, Uan-Suy, Stinkdillsamen, Hu-Sui Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Health, Healing Magical Uses: Coriander has long been used in love sachets and spells. Add the powdered seeds to warm wine to make an effective lust potion. The seeds are used for healing, especially easing headaches, and are …

COPAL

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COPAL (Bursera odorata, B. fugaroides) B. fugaroides: G Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Love, Purification Magical Uses: Copal is added to love and purification incenses, especially in Mexico. A piece of copal can represent the heart in poppets. There are over 300 copals available around the world and perhaps a handful are commonly available in the United States. …

COMFREY

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COMFREY (Symphytum officinale) X Folk Names: Assear, Black Wort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consohda, Consound, Gum Plant, Healing Herb, Knit Back, Knit Bone, Miracle Herb, Slippery Root, Wallwort, Yalluc, Gavez, Smeerwartel, Karakaffes, Ztworkost Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Safety during Travel, Money Magical Uses: Worn or carried, comfrey protects and ensures safety during travel. Also, tuck some into your suitcases …

COLUMBINE

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COLUMBINE (Aquilegia canadensis, A. vulgaris) Seed: Poison Folk Name: Lion’s Herb Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Courage, Love Magical Uses: Rub your hands on the herb to induce courage and daring, or carry it with you. The seeds are used as a love perfume; when pulverized, they are rubbed onto the hands and body to attract love. Both …

COLTSFOOT

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COLTSFOOT (Tussilago jar far a) P N X Folk Names: Ass’s Foot, British Tobacco, Bull’s Foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Pas d’ane (French), Sponnc (Irish), Foal’s Foot Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Visions Magical Uses: Add to love sachets and use in spells of peace and tranquility. The leaves, when smoked, can cause visions.

COHOSH, BLACK

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COHOSH, BLACK (Cimicifuga racemosa) P N Folk Names: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Rattle Root, Squaw Root, Actaea, Cimicifuga Gender: Masculine Powers: Love, Courage, Protection, Potency Magical Uses: Use black cohosh in love sachets and add an infusion to the bath to help in cases of impotency. The herb, carried, helps to strengthen courage in the meek. An infusion of the …

COCONUT

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COCONUT (Cocos nucifera) Folk Names: Niyog, Ranedj Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Purification, Protection, Chastity Magical Uses: Coconut has long been used in chastity spells, as well as in protection rituals. A coconut can be halved, drained of its juice, filled with appropriate protective herbs and sealed shut, then buried to protect your property. Hang a whole coconut …

CLUB MOSS

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CLUB MOSS (Lycopodium clavatum) X Folk Names: Foxtail, Lycopod, Selago, Vegetable Sulfur, Wolf Claw, Moririr-Wa Mafika Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Protection, Power Magical Uses: The herb, when gathered correctly, gives protection, power and blessings from the Gods. Take a purification bath in a running stream, offer bread and wine to the plant, then uproot it with the …

CLOVER

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CLOVER (Trifolium spp.) G Folk Names: Honey, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Three-Leaved Grass, Trefoil, Trifoil Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Deity: Rowen Powers: Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Exorcism, Success Magical Uses: TWO LEAVED: If you find a two-leaved clover, you shall soon also find a lover. THREE-LEAVED: Trefoil, or the three-leaved clover, is worn as a protective amulet. The Herbs FOUR-LEAVED: …

CLOVE

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CLOVE (Eugenia carophyllus, Syzygium aromaticum or Caryophyllus aromaticus) G Folk Names: Mykhet, Carenfil Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money Magical Uses: Burned as an incense, cloves attract riches, drive away hostile and negative forces, produce spiritual vibrations, and purify the area. Cloves are burned as an incense to stop others from gossiping about you. Worn …

CLOTH-OF-GOLD

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CLOTH-OF-GOLD (Crocus angustifolia) X Powers: Understanding Animal Languages Magical Uses: The cloth-of-gold gives the power to understand the language of birds and beasts. You must be barefooted with washed feet when gathering it, and clad in white. Offer a sacrifice of bread and wine, and pluck it tenderly. Wear the plant for these powers.

CLEAVERS

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CLEAVERS (Galium aparine) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Fire Powers: Relationships, Commitment, Protection, Tenacity Magical Uses: Cleavers cling, or cleave, to fabrics. This can be used in binding spells.

CITRON

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CITRON (Citnus medica) G Folk Names: Sukake, Forbidden Fruit, Rough Lemon Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Psychic Powers, Healing Magical Uses: If eaten, the citron increases psychic powers. It is also used in healing spells and incenses.

CINQUEFOIL

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CINQUEFOIL (Potentilla canadensis, P. erecta [G] or P. reptans) Folk Names: Crampweed, Five Finger Blossom, Five Finger Grass, Five Fingers, Goosegrass, Goose Tansy Moor Grass, Pentaphyllon, Silver Cinquefoil, Silverweed, Sunkfield, Synkefoyle Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep Magical Uses: The five points of the leaves represent love, money, health, power and wisdom, and so …

CINNAMON

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CINNAMON (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, C. verum) +F: P Lt Folk Names: Sweet Wood, Ceylon cinnamon Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deities: Venus, Aphrodite Powers: Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love Ritual Uses: Cinnamon oil was used as part of a holy anointing oil by the ancient Hebrews. The leaves of the cinnamon tree were woven into wreaths …

CINCHONA

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CINCHONA (Cinchona ledgeriana or C. succirubra) Powers: Luck, Protection Magical Uses: Carried, a piece of the bark gives luck as well as protection from bodily harm and evil.

CHRYSANTHEMUM

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CHRYSANTHEMUM (Chrysanthemum sinense, C. spp.) Poison Folk Name: Mum Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Power: Protection Magical Uses: Drink an infusion of chrysanthemums to be cured of drunkenness. Wearing the flowers protects against the wrath of the Gods, and when grown in the garden chrysanthemums protect it from evil spirits.

CHINA BERRY

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CHINA BERRY (Melia azederach) Poison Folk Names: Chinatree, Ku Lian Pi Powers: Luck Magical Uses: The seeds are used as goodluck charms, and are also carried to bring a change into your life.

CHILI PEPPER

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CHILI PEPPER (Capsicum spp.) G Folk Name: Red Pepper Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Fidelity, Hex-Breaking, Love Magical Uses: If you feel your mate is looking for greener pastures, buy two large dried chili peppers. Cross them and tie together with a red or pink ribbon. Place this beneath your pillow and this should help keep fidelity in …

CHICORY

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CHICORY (Cichorium intybus) G Folk Names: Succory, Wild Cherry, Wild Succory Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, Frugality Magical Uses: Chicory is used to remove all obstacles that might crop up in your life. It is carried for this purpose. At one time it was thought to make its possessor invisible, and to open locked …

CHICKWEED

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CHICKWEED (Stellaria media) G: Harvest from fertilizerfree environments. Folk Names: Adder’s Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stellaire (French), Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Winterweed, Qoqobala Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Fidelity, Love Magical Uses: Carry or use in spells designed to attract a love or to maintain a relationship.

CHESTNUT

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CHESTNUT (Castanea sativa, C. dentata, C. spp.) G Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Love Magical Uses: Use chestnuts in love spells, or feed to a loved one.

CHERRY

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CHERRY (Prunus avium) Seed and wilted leaf: X Folk Names: Sweet Cherry, Mazzard Cherry Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Divination Magical Uses: The cherry has long been used to stimulate or attract love. A beautiful Japanese spell to find love is simple: tie a single strand of your hair to a blossoming cherry tree. More complex is …

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN

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CHAMOMILE, ROMAN (Chameamelum nobile, Anthemis nobilis) P Folk Names: Camomyle, Chamaimelon, Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German), Manzanilla (Spanish), Maythen, Whig Plant Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Water Powers: Money, Sleep, Love, Purification Magical Uses: Chamomile is used to attract money, and a handwash of the infusion is sometimes used by gamblers to ensure winnings. It is used in sleep and meditation …

CHAMOMILE, GERMAN

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CHAMOMILE, GERMAN (Matricaria recutita) Folk Names: Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German) Chamaimelon, Camomyle Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Water Magical Uses: German Chamomile is used in calming and sleep incenses and brews. It is also used to attract money. The sunny nature of German Chamomile has been used to combat curses and spells.

CENTAURY

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CENTAURY (Erythraea centaurium, Centaurium spp. erythraea) G Folk Names: Christ’s Ladder, Feverwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Snake-Removing Magical Uses: The smoke from burning or fuming centaury drives off snakes.

CELERY

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CELERY (Apium graveolens) P R Folk Names: Aipo, Karafs, Elma Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Powers: Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Chew the seeds to aid in concentration, or use in spell pillows to induce sleep. Burned with orris root, celery seeds increase psychic powers. The stalk, along with the seeds, induces lust when eaten. Witches supposedly …

CELANDINE

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CELANDINE (Chelidonium majus) Poison Folk Names: Celydoyne, Chelidoninum, Devil’s Milk, Garden Celandine, Greater Celandine, Kenning Wort, Swallow Herb, Swallow-Wort, Tetterwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters Magical Uses: Celandine aids in escaping unwarranted imprisonment and entrapments of every kind. Wear next to the skin and replace every three days for this purpose. Celandine also …

CEDAR

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CEDAR (Cedrus libani or C. spp.) Leaf, berry: P Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Healing, Purification, Money, Protection Magical Uses: The smoke of the cedar is purifying, and also cures the predeliction to having bad dreams. Twigs of the cedar are burned and smouldered, or made into incense. To heal head colds, they are placed upon the hot …

CAT TAIL

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CAT TAIL (Typha capensis, T. spp.) G Folk Names: Tabua, Ibhuma, Balangot Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust Magical Uses: If a woman doesn’t enjoy sex, but wishes to, she should carry some cat tail with her at all times.

CATNIP

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CATNIP (Nepeta cataria) P Folk Names: Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat’s Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Bast Powers: Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness Magical Uses: Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of you. It is also intoxicating to the cat. Catnip is used in love sachets, usually …

CASTOR

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CASTOR (Ricinus communes) Poison Seed oil: P I Ab Lt (+8-10 days) Folk Names: Palma Christi, Palms Christi Root, Mamona, Makula Kula, Mbono, Mdogo, Racznick Power: Protection Magical Uses: Castor beans are good protection against the evil eye, as well as all negativity They absorb evil.

CASHEW

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CASHEW (Anacardium occidentale) Nut: G Folk Names: Mbiba, Kasui, Mkanju Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Power: Money Magical Uses: Cashews are used in prosperity and money spells.

CASCARA SAGRADA

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CASCARA SAGRADA (Rhamnus purshiana) P N Lt I Ab Ii Ch-12 Folk Name: Sacred Bark, Bitter Bark, Ecorce Sacree, Yellow Bark, Cittim Bark Powers: Legal Matters, Money, Protection Magical Uses: Sprinkle an infusion of cascara sagrada around your home before going to any court proceeding. It will help you win your case. Cascara sagrada is also used in money spells, …

CARROT

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CARROT (Daucus carota) The seed: P Folk Names: Bird’s Nest, Philtron, Gizri, Queen Ann’s Lace Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Fertility, Lust Magical Uses: The seeds, eaten, help women become pregnant. Carrots are eaten to promote lust and to cure impotence.

CAROB

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CAROB (Jacaranda procera, Prosopis dulcis, Ceratonia siliqua) Fruit: G Folk Names: Caaroba, Caroba, Carobinha, Chocolate Powers: Protection, Health Magical Uses: Carry or wear to maintain good health, and to guard against evil.     [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed=”http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=carob&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337904979&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&feedType=rss&lgeo=1″ items=”2000″]    

CARNATION

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CARNATION (Dianthus carophyllus) Sk Dg Folk Names: Gillies, Gilliflower, Jove’s Flower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-InWine Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deity: Jupiter Powers: Protection, Strength, Healing Magical Uses: Worn during Elizabethan times to prevent coming to an untimely death on the scaffold, carnations can be used in all-purpose protective spells. Carnations are placed in convalescent rooms to give the …

CARDAMON

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CARDAMON (Elettaria cardamomum) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Erzulie Power: Lust, Love Magical Uses: The ground seeds are added to warmed wine for a quick lust potion. They are also baked into apple pies for a wonderful amatory pastry, and are added to love sachets and incenses.

CARAWAY

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CARAWAY (Carum carvi) G Folk Names: Kummel, Alcaravea Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers Magical Uses: The caraway serves as protection against Lilith, as well as all manner of evil spirits, entities and plain old negativity. It is often carried for this purpose. Any object which holds some caraway seeds is theft-proof. The …

CAPER

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CAPER (Capparis spinosa) Folk Names: Fakouha, Lasafa, Shafallah Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Potency, Lust, Love Magical Uses: A man who suffers from impotency has but to eat some capers and he will be cured. The caper is also used in love and lust formulae.

CAMPHOR

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(Cinnamomum catnphora) X: Do not use in the faces of small children. Folk Names: Kafoor, Camphire, Chang Nao Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Chastity, Health, Divination Magical Uses: Sniff to lessen sexual desire. Also place beside the bed for this purpose. A bag of camphor (or the bark of a camphor tree) hung around the neck, prevents the …

CAMELLIA

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CAMELLIA (Camellia japonica) Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Riches Magical Uses: The camellia brings riches and luxury, and so is used in spells of this kind. Place the fresh blossoms in vessels of water on the altar during money and prosperity rituals.

CALAMUS

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CALAMUS (Acorus calamus) Poison: Several plants are sold under the name of Calamus and two of those are very dangerous to take internally, so we must recommend not using calamus internally. Folk Names: Gladdon, Myrtle Flag, Myrtle Grass, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush, Sweet Sedge, Lubigan Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: …

CACTUS

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CACTUS Few are poisonous, ingest only those used for food. Powers: Protection, Chastity Magical Uses: Cacti of all kinds are protective, owing to their spines. Grown indoors, they protect against unwanted intrusions and burglaries, and also absorb negativity. Outside, one cactus should be placed facing each direction, next to the house, to further protect it. Cactus spines are sometimes used …

CABBAGE

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CABBAGE (Brassica oleracea) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Luck Magical Uses: Cabbage should be planted in the garden the first thing after a couple has been married, if they wish to have good luck in their marriage and garden.

BURDOCK

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BURDOCK (Arctium lappa) G Folk Names: Bardana, Beggar’s Buttons, Burrseed, Clotbur, Cockleburr, Great Burdock, Happy Major, Hardock, Hurrburr, Personata Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Protection, Healing Magical Uses: Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incenses and use in such spells. Gather burdock roots in the waning Moon, dry and then cut them into …

BUCKWHEAT

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BUCKWHEAT (Fagopyrum spp.) A Folk Names: Beechwheat, Brank, French Wheat, Saracen Corn Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Money, Protection Magical Uses: Grind the seeds (make flour) and sprinkle around your house in a circle to keep evil from it. Or, use to form magic circles on the floor around you while performing magic. Add a few grains of …

BUCKTHORN

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BUCKTHORN (Rhamnus catharticus, R.frangula, R.spp.) PNL t I AbIiCh-12 R. frangula bark must be aged two years prior to internal use. Folk Name: Hart’s Thorn Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters Magical Uses: Branches of the buckthorn, placed near doors and windows, drive away all enchantments and sorceries, according to Dioscorides. A charming legend …

BUCHU

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BUCHU (Barosma betulinay Agathosma betulina) P K Folk Names: Bookoo, Bucoo, Buku, Oval Buchu, Short Buchu, Sab, Pinkaou Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams Magical Uses: An infusion of buchu, when drunk, enables one to foretell the future. Frankincense mixed with buchu is burned directly before retiring to produce prophetic dreams. Only a small amount …

BROOM

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BROOM (Cytisus scoparius) Poison Folk Names: Banal, Basam, Besom, Bisom, Bizzon, Breeam, Broom Tops, Brum, Genista Green Broom, Irish Broom, Irish Tops, Link, Scotch Broom, Hog Weed Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Air Powers: Purification, Protection, Wind, Spells, Divination Magical Uses: Broom is used in purification and protection spells, and is hung in the home to keep evil out. Also, …

BROMELIAD

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BROMELIAD (Crypanthus spp.) Folk Names: Chameleon Star, Earth Star Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Power: Protection, Money Magical Uses: Grow a bromeliad in the home for money and luxuries. The plants are also protective, and so are a good choice of house plants.

BRIONY

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BRIONY (Bryony spp. dioica) Poison Folk Names: Gout Root, Ladies’ Seal, Mad Root, Snake Grape, Tamus, Tetterberry, Wild Hops, Wild Vine, Wood Vine, English Mandrake Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Image Magic, Money, Protection Magical Uses: The briony root is often used as a substitute for the rare mandrake root in various image magic operations. Money placed near …

BRAZIL NUT

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BRAZIL NUT (Bertholletia excellsa) Eat only the processed nut Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury The Herbs 65 Element: Air Powers: Love Magical Uses: Brings good luck in love affairs if carried as a talisman.

BRACKEN

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BRACKEN (Pteridium aquilinum) X Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Healing, Rain Magic, Prophetic Dreams Magical Uses: If you burn bracken outside, rain will fall. Bracken is also used for protection, healing and fertility. If the root is placed beneath the pillow it causes solutions of problems to appear in dreams.

BORAGE

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BORAGE (Borago officinalis) Herb: X; Seed oil: G Folk Names: Bugloss, Burrage, Herb of Gladness, Star Flower, Borak, Lisan selvi, Lesan-El-Tour Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Courage, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Carry the fresh blossoms to strengthen your courage, or place one in your buttonhole for protection when walking outdoors. A tea of borage induces psychic powers.

BONESET

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  BONESET (Eupatorium perfoliatum) X Folk Names: Agueweed, Crosswort, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Teasel, Thoroughwort, Wood Boneset Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Protection, Exorcism Magical Uses: The plant wards off evil spirits. Make an infusion and sprinkle about the house to drive away evil.  

BODHI

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BODHI (Ficus religiosa) Folk Names: Bo-Tree, Peepul Tree, Pipul, Sacred Tree Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Deities: Buddha, Vishnu The Herbs Powers: Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation Ritual Uses: The plant is sacred to Vishnu who, like Buddha, was said to have been born beneath it. In the East, sacred fires are fed with its wood. Since Buddha also sat …

BLUE FLAG

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BLUE FLAG (Iris versicolor) Poison P V Folk Names: Flag Lily, Fleur-de-Lys, Iris, Liver Lily, Poison Lily, Poison Flag, Snake Lily, Water Flag, Water Iris Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Money Magical Uses: Carry the root for financial gain. The root is also placed in cash registers to increase business.

BLUEBERRY

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BLUEBERRY (Vaccinum frondosum, V. angustifolium, V. corymbosum, V. pallidum) Leaf: G Folk Names: Bilberry Power: Protection Magical Uses: Place some blueberries beneath the doormat to keep undesirables away from your property, or from entering your home. This protects against evil as well. Make blueberry pies or tarts and eat when under psychic attack; this gets the protection inside you and …

BLUEBELL

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BLUEBELL (Campanula rotundifolia) Folk Names: Harebell Powers: Luck, Truth Magical Uses: If you can turn a bluebell inside out without tearing or damaging it, you will eventually have the one you love. The next time you see a bluebell, pick it and repeat the following words: Bluebell, bluebell, bring me some luck before tomorrow night. Slip it into your shoe …

BLOODROOT

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BLOODROOT (Sanguinaria canadensis) Poison P V Folk Names: King Root, Red Root, Tetterwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Protection, Purification Magical Uses: The root is carried or worn to draw love. It is also carried to avert evil spells and negativity. Place near doorways and windowsills so the home will be protected. The darkest red roots are …

BLEEDING HEART

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  BLEEDING HEART Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love Gender: Feminine Magical Uses: Crush the flower. If the juice is red, your love has a heart full of love for you. But if it is white, he or she doesn’t love you. When grown, the plant brings love. The bleeding heart, when grown indoors, has the reputation of producing negative …

BLADDERWRACK

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BLADDERWRACK (Fucus vesiculosus; various other plants) P N H Folk Names: Bladder Fucus, Cutweed, Kelp, Sea Spirit, Seawrack, Seetang, Meeriche, Sea Oak, Black Tang Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Seaweeds generally give protection to those at sea, or those who are flying over it. Therefore, intercontinental travellers should …

BLACKBERRY

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BLACKBERRY (Rubus villosus) G Folk Names: Bly, Bramble, Bramble-Kite, Bumble-Kite, Cloudberry, Dewberry, Goutberry, High Blackberry, Thimbleberry Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Brigit Powers: Healing, Money, Protection Ritual Uses: Blackberry was considered to be sacred to some of the old Pagan deities of Europe, and was used in worship. To the present day, blackberry pies are baked on Lughnasadh …

BITTERSWEET

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BITTERSWEET (Celastrus scandens-American Bittersweet; Solanum dulcamara-European Bittersweet) American Bittersweet: Poison Folk Names: For American Bittersweet: Wax Work, False Bittersweet. For European Bittersweet: Violet Bloom, Felonwort, Woody Nightshade, Scarlet Berry, Dulcamara, Bitter Nightshade Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Protection, Healing Magical Uses: Some bittersweet placed beneath the pillow will help you in forgetting a past love. The bittersweet is …

BISTORT

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BISTORT (Polygonum bistorta) Folk names: Dragonwort, Easter Giant, English Serpentary, Osterick, Passions, Patience Dock, Red Legs, Snakeweed, Sweet Dock Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth Powers: Psychic Powers, Fertility Magical Uses: Carry bistort if you wish to conceive. Burn with frankincense to improve psychic powers, or when using divination. The infusion sprinkled about a place will drive out poltergeists. Bistort …

BIRCH

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BIRCH (Betula pendula, B.pubescens, B. lenta, B. alba) G Folk Names: Beithe, Bereza, Berke, Beth, Bouleau, Lady of the Woods Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Thor Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Purification Magical Uses: Birch twigs have been used to exorcise spirits by gently striking possessed people or animals, since the birch is a purificatory or cleansing herb. The tree …

BETONY, WOOD

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BETONY, WOOD (Stachys betonica, Stachys officinalis, Betonica officinalis) G Folk Names: Bishopwort, Lousewort, Purple Betony Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Purification, Love Magical Uses: Betony has long been celebrated as a protective and purificatory herb. The pseudo-Apuleius said that the plant protected the wearer’s soul as well as the body, and that when placed beneath the pillow …

BE-STILL

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BE-STILL (Thevetia peruviana, T. nereifolia) Poison Folk Names: Trumpet Flower, Yellow Oleander, Flor Del Peru, Lucky Nut Powers: Luck Magical Uses: In Sri Lanka, the seeds are known as “lucky beans” and are worn as talismans or charms to attract luck.

BERGAMOT, WILD

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BERGAMOT, WILD (Monarda fistulosa) P Folk Names: Horsemint, Bee Balm, Monarda Gender: Feminine Element: Air Power: Clarity Magical Uses: Wild Bergamot can be used to bring clarity and good working order to the surface of any situation.

BERGAMOT, ORANGE

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BERGAMOT, ORANGE (Mentha citrata) Folk Names: Bergamot, Orange Mint Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Money Magical Uses: The leaves of the orange bergamot are slipped into wallets and purses to attract money. Fresh leaves are also rubbed onto money before spending it to ensure its return. Also used in “success” rituals and spells.

BENZOIN

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BENZOIN (Styrax benzoin) Folk Names: Ben, Benjamen, Gum Benzoin, Siam Benzoin, Siamese Benzoin Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Purification, Prosperity Magical Uses: Burn benzoin to purify, and add to purification incenses. A fine “clearing” herb. Make an incense of benzoin, cinnamon and basil, and burn to attract customers to your place of business. Often used as a base …

BELLADONNA

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BELLADONNA (Atropa belladonna) Poison Folk Names: Banewort, Black Cherry, Deadly Nightshade, Death’s Herb, Devil’s Cherries, Divale, Dwale, Dwaleberry, Dwayberry, Fair Lady, Great Morel, Naughty Man’s Cherries, Sorcerer’s Berry, Witch’s Berry Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Deities: Hecate, Bellona, Circe Ritual Uses: The priests of Bellona, according to ancient tradition, drank an infusion of belladonna prior to worshipping Her and …

BEET

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BEET (Beta vulgaris) Large amounts of the leaf: X Folk Names: Mangel, Mangold Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth Power: Love Magical Uses: If a man and woman eat of the same beet, they will fall in love. Beet juice is used as an ink in love magic, and is also a blood substitute.

BEECH

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BEECH (Fagus sylvatica) Large amounts of the nut: X Folk Names: Bok, Boke, Buche, Buk, Buke, Faggio, Fagos, Faya, Haya, Hetre Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Powers: Wishes Magical Uses: Take a stick of beech, scratch or carve your wishes onto it, bury it in the ground and leave it there. Your wish will come true if it is to be. …

BEDSTRAW, FRAGRANT

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BEDSTRAW, FRAGRANT (Galium verum, G. triflorum) Folk Names: Cleavers, Madder’s Cousin Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Power: Love Magical Uses: Fragrant bedstraw is worn or carried to attract love.

BEAN

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BEAN (Phaseolus spp.) Beans not used for food may be poisonous. Folk Name: Poor Man’s Meat Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Deities: Demeter, Cardea Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency Love Ritual Uses: Some beans’ flowers are white, and hence sacred to the Goddesses of old Europe. Beans are always sacred to harvest goddesses. According to tradition only …