Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Consecrating Magickal Herbs

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Consecrating Magickal Herbs

Merry Meet :)))) When we use objects in our rituals and spells we typically consecrate them to purify their energy and charge them with our intent. When we are working with herbs, we will often use them for magickal purposes as well. Therefore it would make sense to be careful in our handling of them and consecrate them before use. Even something as simple as herbs in tea, when the herbs have been handled properly can help to increase the magickal energy on your cup of tea.

One of the many ways we can increase the magickal energy on our herbs is to consecrate them. If you grow your own herbs, you can consecrate the tools that you use to harvest them with. Keep them stored in a special place so they will be ready for you to use. You can also consecrate the jars you store them in if you are storing them at home. As you harvest the herbs be sure to thank the Goddess for the herbs you are harvesting. If you do not grow your own herbs, you can apply a similar method. Consecrate the herbs before using them. So for instance if you bought a bag of sage from the market, you can consecrate the sage itself, and if you are going to store it, the container you will store it in.

Let's go through a basic consecration in case you may not be familiar. When we consecrate an item we are cleansing it and blessing it with the four elements. This infuses it with magickal energy and helps it be ready for our use. You may use any consecration you wish, here is a simple one for you to use. :

Gather the following:

A small bowl of sea salt to represent the Earth.
A white sage smudge stick or incense stick to represent Air.
A white candle to represent Fire.
A small bowl of purified water to represent Water.

Light the candle and the incense as you begin your consecration.

Face North and sprinkle salt over the tool/herb you are consecrating and say the following:

"Powers of the North,
Guardians of the Earth,
I consecrate this (tool or herb consecrating)
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Face East and pass the object through the smoke of the sage and say the following:

"Powers of the East,
Guardians of the Air,
I consecrate this (tool or herb consecrating)
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Face South and pass the object above the flame of the candle and say the following:

"Powers of the South,
Guardians of Fire,
I consecrate this wand of willow
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Face West, dip your fingers in the water and flick a few drops onto the tool or herb you are consecrating. Say the following:

"Powers of the West,
Guardians of Water,
I consecrate this (tool or herb)
and charge it with your energies.
I purify it this night, and make this tool sacred."

Hold the tool or herb to the sky and say the following:

"I charge this wand in the name of Old Ones,
the Ancients, the Sun and the Moon and the Stars.
By the powers of the Earth, of Air, of Fire and of Water
I banish the energies of any previous owners,
and make it new and fresh.
I consecrate this (tool, herb)
and it is mine."

Some just pass the object over the salt and water. I was taught to do it this way. You can do it either way and it's perfectly acceptable.

Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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