Herb magic is “the most ancient and yet the most practical form of magic, for its tools grow all around us” according to Scott Cunningham, author of the Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs.
If you’ve ever spent time in nature, I’m sure you understand the therapeutic effect that plants can have on the body and mind. You feel their energy, breathe their scent, and a visceral reaction takes place.
Every plant and herb variety has its own vibration and purpose, each one as unique as the plants themselves. No matter which energy you’d like to harness – be it calming or energizing, luck or courage – it’s likely there’s an herb that can help.
However, in modern society, it’s rare to have access to the wilds of nature on a day-to-day basis. To connect with the magical properties of these plants without the need for foraging in the woods, you can use an emblem of the plant. A symbol, when used purposefully, can be just as powerful as the object itself.
I created the Botanical jewelry collection to make it easy to carry these powerful plant energies with you in everyday life. They’re a constant reminder of the purpose and intention that you wish to achieve, and also serve as carriers for essential oils, boosting the plant power with added aromatherapy.
Read on to discover the series of plants I’ve embodied in these necklaces and the magic behind each one.
Keep in mind that, while the magical and medicinal uses of a plant are often numerous and varied, I have chosen a singular focus for each one. The most important part of any magic is intention – where the mind goes, energy follows.
(Betula pendula, Betula pubescens, Betula lenta, Betula alba)
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Purification
Focus: Healing & Renewal
The Birch tree is a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and diligence. After a wildfire has devastated the forest, the birch tree is the first to re-emerge as a white glimmer of hope among the ashes. Their ethereal bark is used to heal wounds and ease burns.
Wear this token as a reminder that hope overcomes all adversities. Today is a time of growth and new beginnings. Ground your roots deeply and you will flourish.
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Powers: Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health
Focus: Protection & Positivity
Juniper represents protection, purification, and fire. Juniper boughs are burned to purify spaces and protect from disease – both of the body and the mind. The spicy aroma of juniper berries clears away negative thoughts and erases anxiety.
Wear this token to release limiting beliefs and light your inner flame. Even in the darkest days of winter, Juniper is green and bright. Your resilience knows no bounds.
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Powers: Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Focus: Memory & Clarity
Rosemary stands for memory, clarity and consciousness. In early Greece, students placed rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams. Its aromatic fragrance improves retention and recall of facts.
Wear this token as support during periods of learning and study. Clarity of mind brings new levels of knowledge and consciousness. You are capable of infinite expansion.
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Powers: Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love. Purification, Courage
Focus: Calm & Serenity
Thyme embodies stillness, calm and tranquility. It is used to induce a relaxing night’s sleep, warding off nightmares as you slumber. The scent of burning thyme creates a state of active tranquility – lifting the spirits while calming the mind.
Wear this token to maintain a sense of calm during hectic times. Serenity comes not by avoiding adversities, but by learning how to weather the storms. With acceptance, you will find peace.