* Reference materials used: "Magical Aromatherapy", "Earth Magic", and more.
Anointing Oil: Singular oil or blend utilized in sacred ritual to dress candles or other ritual trappings, or the body of the practitioner.
Aromatherapy: The therapeutic use of scent through essential oils (oils derived from organic plants/ herbs/flowers) to aid in healing body, mind and spirit.
Candle Magick: Utilizing candles as representing units of influence to accomplish a given exercise of will or intent.
Carrier Oils: Oils of low or no scent used to dilute more pungently aromatic oils or blends.
Chakras: Spiritual/energy centers in the body as practiced in Tantra and other Eastern philosophies.
Deosil: In Scottish folklore, Sunwise or Sunward was considered the “prosperous course”, turning from east to west in the direction of the sun. In Witchcraft, this is the ritual act of moving around circle in a "clock-wise" direction.
Elemental Association: Each essential aroma may be recognized as being under the influence of the four cardinal energies of the universe - Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
Essential Oil: The aromatic oil that exists naturally and can be extracted from various plants and flowers.
Homeopathy: A system of treatment utilizing minute doses of substances that would, in a healthy subject, create the symptoms of the ailment being treated.
Incense: A mixture of herbs, plants, and/or essential oils in a flower or wood base that, when burned, is aromatic. Incense has been used for centuries in religious and magickal rites.
Karma: The word "karma" originates from Hinduism and Buddhism. An action seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation.
Medicine Pouch/Mojo bag: a small draw-string bag filled with sacred stones, crystals and/or herbs and spells. Typically worn around the neck or carried somewhere on the person. Medicine/Mojo bags have been made for "Luck", "Healing", "Fertility" and for various metaphysical reasons. Many times (depending on what culture) given as a gift and is considered very sacred.
Magick: The use of natural energies within ourselves and the world around us to effect a physical change in a condition or life situation. Spelled with a "k" to differentiate it from stage magic.
New Age: A term used for the revival, revitalization and augmentation of the old arts and sciences tied with natural healing, magick and self-awareness.
Universal Law: This is a broad term for the operative laws governing karma, energy following thought, energy input/output, what goes around comes around, what you sow so shall you reap, the law of attraction, and so forth. In a nutshell, whatever you put "out there" will come back to you multiplied in accordance with the attitude you put it out there with.
Wiccan Rede: "Do what you will except harm ye none." Whatever you put "out there" comes back to you three-fold.
Widdershins: In Witchcraft, this is the ritual act of moving around circle in a "counter clock-wise" direction. It is used to open a ritual circle when a ritual has been completed. Some believe the sole use of the direction "widdershins" produces negative magick or energy.
White: Protection, Peace, Purity, Truth
Green: Healing, Money, Prosperity, Luck, Fertility
Brown: Physical objects, Healing for animals, Houses and Homes
Pink: Emotional love, Friendships
Red: Sexual love, Passion, Energy, Enthusiasm, Courage
Yellow: Illumination, Clairvoyance, Divination, Studying, Learning, The Mind
Purple: Power, Healing Deadly Diseases
Blue: Healing, Meditation, Tranquility
Orange: Strength, Authority, Attraction, Luck
Black: Absorption of Negativity, Destruction of Negativity
Herbs - Please note, some herbs are highly toxic and should NOT be ingested. The herbs listed here are for use as incense, spellwork or Medicine/Mojo bags. If you are allergic to ANY of these herbs, DO NOT use! Those listed with an asterisk (*) are poisonous if ingested.
Business: Benzoin, Cinnamon
Divination: Anise Bay Laurel, Bistort, Chicory, Cinnamon, Eyebright, Gum Mastic, Juniper, Marigold, Mugwort, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Thyme, Wormwood, Yarrow..
Fertility: Cucumber, Myrtle, Oak, Pine, Pomegranate, Poppy, Rose, Sunflower, Walnut
Healing: Amaranth, Anemone, Apple, Ash, Balm of Gilead, Carnation, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Myrrh, Onion, Peppermint, Red Geranium, Rose, rosemary, Rue, Sage, Spearmint, Thistle, Violet..
Love: Apple, Aster, Caraway, Coriander, Cumin, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram..
Mental Powers: Clove, Hazel, Honeysuckle, Periwinkle, Rosemary, Rue..
Money: Almond, Basil, Bergamot, Bryony, Chamomile, Cloves, Honeysuckle, Hyssop, Mint, Patchouli, Pine, Sage, Wheat..
Peace: Basil, Cumin, Frankincense, Rose, Valerian
Protection: Angelica, Ash, Bay, Cyclamen, Dill, Fennel, Fern, Hyssop, Mistletoe*, Mullein, Rose Geranium, St. John's Wort, Tarragon..
Purification: Anise, Basil, Bay Laurel, Dragon's Blood (an incense or resin), Elder, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Lovage, Myrrh, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Rue, Saffron, Sandalwood, Solomon's Seal
Astrology & The Elements
Earth: Includes the signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Earth exerts influence on material possessions, money, business, deep strength, reason, justice, understanding and stability.
Air: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air influences travel, communication, movement, learning, writing, faith, intuition and knowledge.
Fire: Aires, Leo and Sagittarius. Fire is the realm of passion, determination, aggression, war, conflict, hope and courage.
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. Water represents love, emotion, charity, beauty, spirituality, psychic development, compassion.