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Vanilla Magick

Crystal Aneira of the herbal blog Herbal Riot isn't just an herbalist -- she's been practicing witchcraft since the age of 4, and regularly advises readers how to invoke the magick that lies in various plants.

This week's subject was vanilla, whose magic includes personal empowerment, good fortune, and mental stimulation.

Planetary Association: Venus

Gender: Feminine

Element: Water

Magickal Uses:   Calming, Consoling, soothing, vitalizes energy, promotes a happy and healthy environment, attracts good fortune, enhances mental stimulation, used in spells to enhance physical energy.

A vanilla bean can also be carried to increase energy & strengthen mental abilities.  A vanilla bean placed in a bowl of sugar will infuse it with loving vibrations; the sugar can be used to sweeten love infusions.  The bean is used in a love charms, the oil is worn as an aphrodisiac.  In love, it acts on a more physical level - lowering the guard, lulling the senses and subtly seducing. Vanilla incense is burned for love, lust, healing, luck and mental powers.


Read on at Herbal Riot to learn about spells for personal empowerment and abundance.