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Basil: Soak a heaping teaspoonful in a pint of water. This water is then sprinkled in a place of business to attract money and success. If you have a job interview coming up, you can sprinkle this outside of the building where you hope to be employed (careful though if someone sees you it won’t help your job prospects very much!).
Basil is a sacred herb, especially in India, where it figures in the worship of the god Vishnu. Soak it in water for three days and sprinkle the water at your doorstep to bring money and success, drive away evil, and have a happy family. To Increase love in the home, use it in cooking or keep some in an open bowl in the kitchen and replace it each week. Mixed in a bath with love herbs (such as red clover, rose buds, catnip, gentian, damania, lavender, cubebs, and juniper berries ), it increases affection in the family. Basil also protects from evil. Mix with rosemary and rue for a cleansing and protective bath. Dried basil is sprinkled on the kitchen floor and swept out the door because. . .
“Evil can’t stay where basil has been.”
Oil of basil helps fight colds, coughs, cramps, fever, anxiety, and much more.
Essential lotions & oils. Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Storage: Eat fresh basil within two days of purchase. You can dry basil.
Magical uses: courage, fertility, healing relationships, love, protection, purification, wealth (if carried in your wallet) Used for house blessings. Used in beverages and spells related to initiation. Carry in your wallet to bring wealth.
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensive to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magic. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light.
Astrological association is Mars.
Mars spells: Basil (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magic spells and formulas related to Mars matters (aggression, courage, defensive magic, exorcism, healing after surgery, hex-breaking, lust, physical strength, politics, protection, sexual energy, sexual potency, and strength). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses.
Primarily used in spells for love or money, but can also be used for protection. Best to carry fresh leaves in a sachet (red bag for love, green for money). Add to money incense, put a pinch of basil in four corners of you home at the start of each season to bring prosperity your way. It is said that if you grow basil in your garden, yell and scream at it, to make a strong plant.
Ruling Element: Fire. healing relationships, courage, fertility, exorcism.
From: Teen Witch
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