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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
Planet: Jupiter, Moon
Sign: Sagittarius, Pisces, Cancer
Day: Monday, Thursday
Deities and Beings: Buddha, Jupiter, Zeus
Parts Used: Seed
Magical Uses: Altar powering (seed in each corner), consecration (plant), luck (carry), protection, psychic powers (burn)
If you’re interested in more magickal herbs, check out the full Magical Herb of the Week series.
Want to know even more about magical herbs? Check out The Herbal Magic Correspondences Guide for information on nearly 600 herbs and plants.