The Magic of Rosemary
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
"Dew of the Sea"
Also known as: Compass Weed, Elf Leaf, Guardrobe, Incensier, Polar Plant, Anthos, Biberiye, Mannen-Ro, Romarin, Romero, Romero Comun
Properties: Sun, Masculine, Fire, Leo
Powers: Protection, Love, Lust, Sleep, Youth, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing
According to myth, Rosemary draped the Greek goddess Aphrodite when she birthed from the sea.
Rosemary is considered a guardian and a protector of woman
Magic & Divinations
Remove a Curse
You’ll need to set this breaking spell out on a table or altar space that won’t be disturbed for the duration of the spell.
5 white candles - Rosemary (oil or herbs) - Salt (fine, not coarse)
On your table, sprinkle a fine line of salt to draw a pentacle. It doesn’t have to be perfect but try to get it somewhat symmetrical. At each point of the star, add a few drops of rosemary oil or a sprinkle of dry rosemary (yes, right on the table top). Then set 1 white candle at each point.
Light each candle, starting with the one at the top. After each one, say the words:
‘By the dark and the light
Your spell ends tonight.’
Let the candles burn for one hour, then snuff them out. Do the same thing the next time, except let them burn all the way out.
Leave the candle stubs in place for another 5 days, so the entire spell is in place for a week. After that, any negative magick against you will be gone.
When the moon is waxing and almost full, prior to bed take a warm bath mixed with a few drops of the following mixture:
oil of lavender
oil of rosemary
oil of peppermint
oil of thyme
powdered poppy seeds
In the bedroom burn an incense of:
pulverized cucumber seeds
powdered white Sandalwood
Before lying down to sleep, write your question on a parchment paper with your pen and ink of Art. Place the paper and a small sachet of wormwood herb under your pillow. Dream through the night and in the morning you will have an answer to your question. (Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson, page 86)
My favorite use for Rosemary is in Reversing Oil and for reversing spells.
Improvise! Adapt! Overcome!
I love rosemary! It's one of my favorite witchy herbs to use. I fire up my oil diffisuer with a few drops of rosemary every time I clean, because of it's purification properties and I swear my place feels just lighter and brighter after I do.
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