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Herbal Magic: Using Plants to Honor the Goddess Hera

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As a witch, using herbs to honor the goddess Hera can be a powerful and meaningful way to connect with her divine energy. Hera is known as the queen of the gods, and she is the wife of Zeus, the king of the gods. She is associated with marriage, childbirth, and women, and is considered to be a guardian of the home and hearth.

To honor Hera with herbs, it is important to understand her metaphysical properties and how they can be used in spells and rituals. For example, rose is a popular herb associated with Hera, as it symbolizes love, fidelity, and happiness. This herb can be offered as a gift or decoration in Hera’s temple, or it can be used in spells for love, fidelity, and happiness. In addition to its metaphysical properties, rose also has medicinal uses such as skin care and relaxation.

Another herb that is commonly associated with Hera is lavender, which is known for its purifying and protective properties. This herb can be burned as incense during Hera worship, or it can be used in spells for purification and protection. In addition to its metaphysical properties, lavender also has medicinal uses such as aiding with sleep and relaxation.

Using herbs in the worship of Hera can also include incorporating their planetary correspondences into your practice. For example, jasmine is associated with the planet Venus, which is associated with love, beauty, and harmony. This herb can be offered as a gift or decoration in Hera’s temple, or it can be used in spells for love and sensuality.

It is also important to be aware of any potential dangers or precautions when using herbs in your practice. Some herbs, such as lily and cannabis, can be toxic if ingested, so it is important to do your research and use caution when working with these plants. Additionally, some herbs, such as rose and jasmine, can cause allergic reactions in some people, so it is important to test a small amount before using them in spells or rituals.

Overall, using herbs in the worship of Hera can be a powerful and meaningful way to connect with her divine energy and draw on her energies for marriage, protection, and happiness.

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Herbs For Hera

HerbMetaphysical PropertiesHow to Use in Hera WorshipHow to Use in Magic SpellsMedicinal UsesPlanetary CorrespondencesAdditional Info
RoseLove, fidelity, and happinessOffer as a gift or decoration in Hera’s templeUse in spells for love, fidelity, and happinessSkin care, relaxation, and mood enhancementVenusCan cause allergic reactions in some people
LavenderPurification, protection, and happinessBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for purification, protection, and happinessAids with sleep, relaxation, and mood enhancementMercuryNone
JasmineLove, sensuality, and happinessOffer as a gift or decoration in Hera’s templeUse in spells for love, sensuality, and happinessSkin care, relaxation, and mood enhancementMoonCan cause allergic reactions in some people
MarigoldFertility, happiness, and protectionOffer as a gift or decoration in Hera’s templeUse in spells for fertility, happiness, and protectionWound healing, inflammation, and skin healthSunNone
ChamomileRelaxation, peace, and happinessDrink as a tea during Hera worshipUse in spells for relaxation, peace, and happinessAids with sleep, relaxation, and digestive healthMoonNone
GardeniaLove, peace, and spiritual growthOffer as a gift or decoration in Hera’s templeUse in spells for love, peace, and spiritual growthSkin care and mood enhancementVenusCan cause allergic reactions in some people
LilyFertility, purity, and innocenceOffer as a gift or decoration in Hera’s templeUse in spells for fertility, purity, and innocenceNoneMoonCan be toxic if ingested
PatchouliLove, prosperity, and protectionBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for love, prosperity, and protectionSkin care and mood enhancementSaturnNone
Cannabis (Asterion)Intuition, creativity, and relaxationOffer as an offering to Hera in her templeUse in spells for intuition, creativity, and relaxationPain relief, relaxation, and appetite stimulationNeptuneCan be illegal in some areas
MugwortProtection, psychic abilities, and fertilityBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for protection, psychic abilities, and fertilityAids with sleep, digestion, and menstrual crampsVenusCan cause allergic reactions in some people
SageWisdom, purification, and protectionBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for wisdom, purification, and protectionAids with digestion and mood enhancementJupiterCan cause allergic reactions in some people
RosemaryLove, protection, and purificationBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for love, protection, and purificationAids with memory, digestion, and pain reliefSunCan cause allergic reactions in some people
ThymeProtection, courage, and purificationBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for protection, courage, and purificationAids with respiratory health and mood enhancementMarsCan cause allergic reactions in some people
BasilLove, protection, and prosperityOffer as a gift or decoration in Hera’s templeUse in spells for love, protection, and prosperityAids with digestion and mood enhancementMarsCan cause allergic reactions in some people
PeppermintHealing, vitality, and clarityDrink as a tea during Hera worshipUse in spells for healing, vitality, and clarityAids with digestion, headaches, and respiratory healthVenusCan cause allergic reactions in some people
MyrrhProtection, purification, and spiritual growthBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for protection, purification, and spiritual growthAids with digestion and oral healthSunCan cause allergic reactions in some people
FrankincenseProtection, spiritual growth, and purificationBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for protection, spiritual growth, and purificationAids with respiratory health and mood enhancementSunCan cause allergic reactions in some people
CalendulaProtection, purification, and healingOffer as a gift or decoration in Hera’s templeUse in spells for protection, purification, and healingAids with wound healing and inflammationSunNone
CedarProtection, purification, and strengthBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for protection, purification, and strengthAids with respiratory health and relaxationSunNone
PineProtection, purification, and strengthBurn as incense during Hera worshipUse in spells for protection, purification, and strengthAids with respiratory health and relaxationSunNone
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Ways To Use These Herbs

There are many ways to use herbs to honor Hera in your practice as a witch. One of the most common ways to use herbs for Hera is to give them as offerings on her altar. This can be done by placing the herbs on a small plate or in a bowl, and then placing them on her altar as a gesture of respect and reverence. Alternatively, you could also leave a bouquet of flowers on her altar as an offering, with herbs such as rose, lavender, and jasmine being particularly suitable choices.

Herbs can also be used as decoration in Hera’s temple or altar space. For example, you could use a variety of herbs to create a beautiful and fragrant garland or wreath to hang on her altar or in her temple. This can be a powerful way to connect with Hera’s energy and draw on her powers of love, fertility, and protection.

Another way to use herbs for Hera is to incorporate them into teas and potions. For example, you could brew a cup of tea using herbs such as chamomile, lavender, or peppermint, and then offer it to Hera as a way of honoring her and connecting with her divine energy. Alternatively, you could create a potion using herbs such as jasmine, rose, or mugwort, and use it in spells for love, fertility, or protection.

Herbs can also be used in spells and rituals to honor Hera and draw on her energies. For example, you could use rosemary in a spell for protection, or burn sage as incense during a ritual to purify and cleanse your space. Additionally, you could use herbs such as patchouli or cedar in spells for prosperity and abundance, or use thyme in a ritual to honor Hera’s aspect as a guardian of the home and hearth.

Finally, herbs can also be used as incense to honor Hera and create a sacred space for your practice. For example, you could burn frankincense, myrrh, or pine as incense during a ritual to honor Hera, or use these herbs in spells for purification and protection. Incense can be a powerful way to connect with Hera’s divine energy and draw on her powers for love, fertility, and happiness.

How I Honor Hera With Herbs

As a pagan, I honor Hera in many different ways in my practice. One of the ways I honor her is by keeping a small altar dedicated to her in my home. On this altar, I keep an image of Hera, as well as offerings of herbs and flowers. I also keep a journal on my altar where I can write down my thoughts and prayers to Hera, as well as keep track of any messages or guidance I receive from her.

I also honor Hera by incorporating her energies and symbols into my daily life. For example, I often wear a pendant or other piece of jewelry that is associated with Hera, such as a rose or a crescent moon. I also keep a small jar of herbs on my altar that are associated with Hera, such as lavender or jasmine, and I will often burn these herbs as incense or use them in spells and rituals.

When I am in need of help with my relationships, I often turn to Hera for guidance and support. I will meditate on her energy and ask for her help in creating harmony, balance, and love in my relationships. I will also use herbs and other tools associated with Hera, such as rose or jasmine, in spells and rituals to help manifest these qualities in my life.

Overall, working with Hera as a pagan is a powerful and meaningful way to connect with her divine energy and draw on her powers for love, fertility, and happiness. Through my devotion and dedication to her, I am able to tap into her wisdom and guidance, and I am able to bring her energy into my daily life and my relationships.

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Timing For Leaving Offerings To Hera

The timing of worshipping Hera can vary depending on the individual and their personal practice. However, there are some general guidelines that can be followed when it comes to the best times to worship Hera.

In general, Hera is most commonly associated with the day of the week known as Thursday. This day is named after the Norse god Thor, who is also associated with marriage and fertility, making it a fitting day to honor Hera. Additionally, Thursday is also associated with the planet Jupiter, which is known for its association with growth, expansion, and abundance, all qualities that are associated with Hera.

As for the best time of day to worship Hera, many pagans and witches find that the evening hours are most conducive to connecting with her energy. This can be a time when the busyness of the day has subsided, and you can focus your energy and attention on honoring Hera and connecting with her divine wisdom.

When it comes to whether or not you should worship Hera when you worship Zeus, this is ultimately a personal decision. Some pagans and witches may choose to worship Hera and Zeus together, as they are often seen as a united divine couple. Others may choose to worship Hera on her own, focusing specifically on her energies and powers. Ultimately, the most important thing is to find a practice that feels authentic and meaningful to you, and that allows you to connect with Hera in a way that feels right for you.

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