basil herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Basil

This week’s magical herb is basil. Basil is fragrant, bright, pungent and slightly peppery in flavor. Basil is one of the flavorings used in Chartreuse. Basil is also what makes up the ever-popular pesto. Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum Other Names: Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, St. Joseph’s Wort Gender: Masculine Element:

anise herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Anise

This week’s magical herb is anise. Anise has a taste similar to licorice, with sweet notes and is very fragrant. Jägermeister and Sambuca contain anise. Anise is also used in biscotti and many sausages. Latin Name: Illicium verum Other Names: Star Aniseed, Chinese Star Anise Gender: Masculine Element: Air Planet:

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The Best Candles for Spells and Rituals

Candle magic is one of my favorite kinds of magic. I love the simplicity and versatility of it, and candles are probably one of the easiest ritual materials to get hold of. Does the kind of candle you use make a difference though? Let’s talk about it. Personally, I have