Magic and Witchcraft: Uses for Lavender


Witchcraft has always been a part of the healing arts. Herbs occupy a primary place in Wicca magic.

There are many reasons for using herbs in magic. Herbs, like humans, have gender and are ruled by a planet, an element, and usually are sacred to a certain deity. Another reason to use herbs in magic is the diversity in their uses. One can burn them as incense and make special incense blends. They can be used as essential oils in cleansing baths and anointing oils.

Lavender is a superior magic herb from the cupboard of the green witch. It belongs to (Lavandula species) and is also known as Elf Leaf. There are around twenty-eight species of these aromatic, evergreen, shrubby perennials. They all have linear leaves and spikes of fragrant, usually purple or blue, two-lipped flowers.

Early Egyptians used lavender extensively. They wrapped their dead in lavender-dipped shrouds. The Ancient Greeks used lavender to fight insomnia, insanity and aching backs whereas the Romans used lavender in public baths. Maybe it got its name from the Latin term Lavare: meaning to wash.
Lavender’s powers

Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace, Creative Work, Money and Business, Anointing, Harmony, Clairvoyance, divination, gentleness, and tranquility to life.

Magical Uses

Lavender is supposed to be an ingredient of love spells; it is believed that the scent of lavender attracts men. Several centuries ago, prostitutes, to advertise their profession as well as to attract men through magic, wore lavender water and its essential oil. The herb has been associated with Hecate and Saturn despite its mercurial nature.

Rub fragrant lavender flowers on the clothes, or, keep them in the closet to attract love. Love notes rubbed with lavender fragrance bring great positive results.Wearing lavender also protects against cruel treatment at the hands of a spouse. It can bring a sense of stability and Tranquility.

Lavender flowers strewn into bonfires act as an offering to the Gods and Goddesses. Lavender in the home brings peace, joy and healing. It is used effectively to balance yin and yang energies. The flowers burned to induce sleep and rest. They can be scattered about the home to maintain the peace.

Lavender is mostly used in healing mixtures. It is worn as a protection against the evil eye. Carrying lavender brings strength and courage. Lavender is also used as a charm for protection.

Lavender the healer

Lavenders meridians are Heart, Pericardium, Liver, Lung, and Large Intestine.

Lavender is recommended as the most useful and versatile essence for therapeutic purposes. The odor of lavender is conducive to long life and for a greater acceptance and understanding of old age. If one gazes upon the plant all sorrow departs and a joyous calmness settles getting rid of the depression and hurt. It is a known essential bath oil and used in bath spells. That is the power of Lavender. The essential lavender oil heightens sexual desire in men. Lavender calms headaches caused by stress and fatigue.

Lavender attracts energy of a high vibration and is useful in mediation for seeking higher awareness. It energizes and harmonizes the root, heart, and crown chakras.

Try Some Herb Magic

A Wish Divination:

Think of a wish and place lavender flowers under your pillow. Do this just prior to your sleeping time in the night. By morning, if you dream of anything relating to your wish, it will come true. However, if you do not dream, or if they are not connected with your wish, it will not manifest.

Grow Lavender in your garden for good luck and use it to enhance your psychic abilities and for peace of mind. Use a sachet of dried lavender flowers under your pillow or as an essential oil in your bathtub to experience the magic of this aromatic herb. Burn it to ward of evil from your life.

Paint your dreams in the shades of lavender just as I do.

Feel the magic and power of lavender, the magic herb.


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