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Herbs For Divination And Psychic Powers

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Find out herbs for divination and psychic powers! Hone your intuition and encourage psychic powers with these easy to use herbs for eclectic witches.

Divination is “the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers.”

Well-known forms of divination include astrology, palmistry, the tarot, scrying (gazing into a crystal ball, magick mirror, or some other reflective surface), runes, I Ching, and ogham.

With the possible exception of astrology, effective divination requires a certain degree of psychic ability or receptivity.

While there are some people who are able to access their natural psychic abilities easily, most of us had them squashed at some point in childhood, and must rediscover them as adults.

This is where herbs can help.

The herbs listed below either have properties that lend themselves to divination, increase the practitioners’ natural psychic abilities, or help them attain a state in which they are receptive to receiving information from supernatural sources.

Psychic herbs for divination can help you to use your crystal ball for scrying.
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How The Herbs Will Be Introduced

To avoid confusion, this is how I will describe the herbs to you:

The Plant’s Name

Most common name (Latin name)

Please note: It is important to know the Latin name of any herb you decide to try. For example, there are at least two plants referred to as “Bay”, but one is toxic.

Gender

Ancient and traditional magickal herbalists decided that certain plants had what they deemed either masculine or feminine energy. Since the information here is from such ancient and traditional sources, this classification has been included

Planetary Ruler

The planet or other heavenly body that traditionally represents some of the salient qualities of each plant

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Elemental Ruler

Whichever of the Four Elements (Earth, Water, Air, Fire) that traditionally represents other salient qualities of each plant

Deities

Any deities traditionally associated with each plant

Parts used

Whichever part of the herb is used for divinatory or psychic powers

Uses

How to use each herb for divination.

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Herbs For Divination And Psychic Powers

Acacia (Acacia Senegal)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elemental Ruler: Air
  • Deities: Astarte, Diana, Ishtar, Osiris, Ra
  • Part(s) used: Wood

To stimulate psychic powers, burn with sandalwood.

Althea (Althaea officinalis)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Elemental Ruler: Water
  • Part(s) used: Leaves and/or flowers

Also known as Marshmallow, the root of this plant has been used to create the confection of that name since ancient Egyptian times – although the marshmallows available in grocery stores nowadays are artificially flavored.

However, for the purposes of stimulating psychic powers, the plant’s leaves and/or flowers are burned as an incense or carried in a sachet.

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Bay (Laurus nobilis)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elemental Ruler: Fire
  • Deities: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Eros, Faunus
  • Part(s) used: Leaves

To stimulate clairvoyance, drink a bay leaf infusion.

For visions, burn bay leaves as an incense. To induce prophetic dreams, place bay leaves under the pillow before going to bed.

Bistort (Polygonum bistorta)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planetary Ruler: Saturn
  • Elementary Ruler: Earth
  • Part(s) used: Leaves

Burn with Frankincense during divination and to increase psychic powers.

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Borage (Borago officinalis)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
  • Elementary Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Leaves and/or flowers

To induce psychic powers, drink an infusion of borage leaves and/or flowers.

Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

This plant is poisonous when taken internally!*

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Mars
  • Elementary Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Flowers and/or leaves

Carry broom flowers and/or leaves to increase psychic powers.

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Buchu (Agathosma betulina; Barosma betulina)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planetary Ruler: Moon
  • Elementary Ruler: Water
  • Part(s) used: Flowers and/or leaves

To be able to foretell the future, drink an infusion of buchu.

For prophetic dreams, burn a small amount of buchu and frankincense in the bedroom right before going to bed.

Camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planetary Ruler: Moon
  • Elementary Ruler: Water
  • Part(s) used: Wood, from which crystalline camphor is extracted commercially

Burn as an incense during divination.

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Celery (Apium graveolens)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Mercury
  • Elementary Ruler: Fire
  • Part(s) used: Seeds

Burn celery seeds with orris root to increase psychic powers.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elementary Ruler: Fire
  • Deities: Aphrodite, Venus
  • Part(s) used: Bark

Burn as an incense to stimulate psychic powers.

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
  • Elementary Ruler: Air
  • Deity: Hecate
  • Part(s) used: Seeds, seed head, root

To learn how long you’ll live, blow the seeds off the head of a dandelion; the number of seeds left on the seed head equals the number of years you have remaining.

If you want to know what time it is, blow on a dandelion seed head three times; the number of seeds left equals the time.

Dried, roasted, and ground dandelion root can be made into an infusion that will promote psychic powers when drunk.

Elecampane (Inula Helenium)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Mercury
  • Elementary Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Leaves

Smolder on charcoal to sharpen psychic powers, especially while scrying.

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Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elementary Ruler: Fire
  • Deities: Baal, Ra
  • Part(s) used: Resin

Burn frankincense to induce visions.

Goldenrod (Solidago odora)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planetary Ruler: Venus
  • Elementary Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Above ground portion

If you wish to see a future lover, wear a piece of goldenrod; that person will appear the following day.

If you’ve lost something, hold a sprig of goldenrod in your hand; the flower will nod in the direction of the lost item.

The same method applies to finding buried treasure.

The sudden appearance of a goldenrod plant near the door of a house is a harbinger of good fortune for whoever lives there.

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Ground Ivy (Nepeta glechoma)

  • Part(s) used: Above ground portions

If you suspect that someone is working negative magick against you, arrange ground ivy around the base of a yellow candle, and burn the candle on a Tuesday.

The identity of the culprit will become clear.

Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
  • Elemental Ruler: Earth
  • Part(s) used: Flowers

Rub lightly crushed honeysuckle flowers on your forehead to heighten psychic powers.

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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Mercury
  • Elemental Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Above ground portions

Drinking an infusion of lemongrass will help develop psychic powers.

Mace (Myristica fragrans)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Mercury
  • Elemental Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Outer covering of Nutmeg

Burn mace to increase psychic powers.

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Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elemental Ruler: Fire
  • Part(s) used: Flowers

Scattering marigold flowers under your bed will give you prophetic dreams; this method is particularly good for learning the identity of anyone who has robbed you.

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Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elemental Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Resin

Burn as an incense to boost psychic powers.

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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planetary Ruler: Venus
  • Elemental Ruler: Earth
  • Deities: Artemis, Diana
  • Part(s) used: Leaves

For prophetic dreams, sleep on a pillow stuffed with mugwort leaves.

An infusion of mugwort leaves is used to wash crystal balls, magick mirrors, and other scrying tools.

The same infusion (maybe sweetened with a bit of honey) is a great way to boost psychic powers before any kind of divination.

Mugwort leaves are also placed under a crystal ball or around its base to give a boost to the proceedings.

Mugwort combined with sandalwood or wormwood is burned during scrying rituals to enhance psychic abilities.

Orris (Iris florentina)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planetary Ruler: Venus
  • Elemental Ruler: Water
  • Deities: Aphrodite, Hera, Iris, Isis, Osiris
  • Part(s) used: Root

A whole orris root makes a great pendulum

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Rose (Rosa spp.)

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planetary Ruler: Venus
  • Elementary Ruler: Water
  • Deities: Adonis, Aurora, Cupid, Demeter, Eros, Harpocrates, Hathor, Hulda, Isis
  • Part(s) used: Flowers

For prophetic dreams, drink an infusion of rosebuds before bed.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elemental Ruler: Fire
  • Part(s) used: Above ground portions

While thinking of a question or some sort of knowledge you seek, burn rosemary on charcoal, smell the smoke, and you will receive what you need.

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Rowan (Sorbus acuparia)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elemental Ruler: Fire
  • Deity: Thor
  • Part(s) used: Above ground portions

Increase your psychic powers by carrying rowan wood. Rowan branches make excellent dowsing rods.

The leaves and berries can be added to divination incenses, as well as incenses designed to increase psychic powers.

Saffron (Crocus sativus)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Elemental Ruler: Fire
  • Deities: Ashtoreth, Eos
  • Part(s) used: Threads

To foresee the future, drink an infusion of saffron.

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Star Anise (Illicum verum)

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
  • Elementary Ruler: Air
  • Part(s) used: Seeds

Star Anise seeds are strung like beads and worn to increase psychic powers; they’re also burned as incense for the same purpose.

The seeds also make great pendulums.

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