Herbal Magick for the Green Witch
Are you a lover of all things witchy and spiritual? Do you find yourself drawn to the power of earth and its natural remedies? Then perhaps you will find solace in the art of herbal magick and you may be a Green Witch! All that means is that you is that Herbal magick is an age-old practice rooted in connecting with the spirit of the Herb. It involves using the energy, the spirit of plants to influence our reality and manifest our desires. I love this practice because when done correctly, it's all based on your intuition and connecting to that sweet aroma of the herb.
Today, we will explore the world of herbal magick, how to connect to the spirit of the herb, and cast a spell to bring abundance or herbs for manifestation into your life, whatever it is you wish to manifest. So, grab your favorite herbal tea, light some candles, and let’s dive into the magickal world of herbs.
4 Steps for Green Witchcraft and Connecting to Herbal Magick
Step 1: Choose Your Herb
The first step in connecting to the spirit of the herb is.... to choose the right one. You may have a specific intention in mind or seek guidance from your intuition when selecting a herb. Here's the thing though, it's not that important to research the properties and associations of each herb before proceeding. The thing with witchcraft being a nature-based practice is that nature does what it wants to do, and it just flows. When you're selecting an herb, smell it and allow your senses to tell you what that herb is useful for. Not what a book or online publication has to say.
But, for you nerdy, overachieving witches out there (myself included), here's a couple different herbs to get you on the right track. For instance, lavender is associated with calming and healing energy, ideal for relaxation and soothing anxiety. Dandelion leaves can be boiled and made into a tea to aid in digestion and the actual dandelion is often used for transformational magick.
Step 2: Meditate on the Herb
Now that you have your herb, it’s time to establish a connection with it. Take a few deep breaths and hold the herb in your hands, feel its texture. Is it soft, is it prickly, is it fragile?
Envision yourself merging with the energy of the plant. You might see colors, feel sensations, or hear messages. Trust your intuition and allow the herb to reveal its spirit to you. You may also place the herb on your forehead or heart chakra to deepen the connection. This step creates a bond that allows the energy of the herb to flow through you. This may sound quite "woo woo", but remember, there was a time before internet my friends, and this is how our ancestors connected with the herbs before all this knowledge was so easily accessible.
Step 3: Use the Herb in Magickal Practice
Once you have connected with the spirit of the herb, you can use it in a variety of ways. You can make tea, burn as incense, use in essential oils, or make a sachet to carry with you. Each method can be incorporated into your spellwork or ritual. For example, you may brew a lemon balm tea before a meditation to enhance focus. Alternatively, you could use lavender oil to anoint candles before a love spell. The possibilities are endless and depend on your intentions. Would you like some recipes?
Step 4: Herbs in Spellwork
With your newly established connection with the herb, you can now incorporate it into a spell to manifest your desires. For example, you may choose to cast a spell to attract abundance into your life. Begin by lighting a green candle and placing it in a fire-safe container (safety first witches!). Next, grind cinnamon, clove, and bay leaves together in either a spice blender, or if possible even a mortar and pestle. Add the herb mixture to a small bowl and sprinkle it around the candle.
Meditate on your intention of abundance as you watch the flame. You may also chant a simple affirmation such as “I am abundant in all areas of my life”, it's simple and it works! When you feel the energy has peaked, snuff out the candle and carry the herb mixture with you to continue to emit the energy of abundance.
Connecting to the spirit of the herb through herbal magick can be a transformative and empowering experience. It allows us to better understand nature’s powerful abilities and manifests our desires in a sustainable way. Remember to choose your herbs mindfully, meditate to connect with their spirit, and use them purposefully in your magickal practice. As you grow your connection with herbs, the magickal possibilities only expand. Embrace the energies of the plants and let the magick unfold.
For a more practical example of how you can connect and use herbs in your magickal practice, check out my YouTube video Creating an Abundance Spell Jar over on The Season of Anya.