Juniper berries in Northern California. May 2020
Herbalism

The Magical Properties Of Juniper: Herbal Correspondences

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The herbal correspondences and magical properties of juniper make this plant super useful in witchcraft and paganism. 

The magical properties of juniper include cleansing, funerary rites, protection rituals, and removing evil spirits.

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The Magical Properties Of Juniper

Juniper has strong cleansing properties in magic. Traditionally, it was used in burial rites, in protective rituals, and to eliminate evil spirits.

Juniper needles cleanse the energy in the home. To do this, the house is fumigated with smoke from burning juniper needles. 

Smoke cleansing with juniper needles is carried out around the entire perimeter of the house from the front door clockwise, paying particular attention to the corners and dark corners.

Juniper is widely used to remove negative energies and unwanted love spells.

An infusion of juniper is used to cleanse objects that may have negative energy attached to them. 

For example, if you inherited a piece of jewelry from a person who does not really love you, it can be cleansed with juniper water. 

To do this, the object is dipped in an infusion of juniper needles and left in transparent glass on the windowsill overnight so that moonlight falls on the glass.

To protect the house from people with impure thoughts and from evil spirits, juniper twigs are hung on the front door. 

If you wish to have this protective plant in your garden, a witch should plant a juniper bush directly in front of the entrance to the house from the north. 

A properly planted juniper, with magic, care, and love, can protect the home from thieves and bad vibes.

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Juniper To Attract Good Luck & Health

Juniper not only banishes bad energies, but also to attracts good luck and protects against diseases. 

In ancient times, the juniper was hung not only in the dwelling itself, but also in the barns where the animals were kept. It was believed that the cattle would be protected from disease, the evil eye curse and from theft.

There is also an opinion that magic wands and staves can be made of juniper. Juniper wands enhance the psychic abilities of the owner as well as protect him from curses and evil spirits. 

This plant also is known to drive away snakes, which is useful for anyone that works in the wild.

To attract good luck, love and admirers into their lives, gain attractiveness and enhance masculine strength, beads, belts and bracelets made of juniper berries can be worn.

Juniper is an evergreen plant and its lifespan can reach up to 600 years. Therefore, it is sometimes used in rituals that prolong youth and give longevity.

In order to protect yourself from accidents on the road, hang a small bunch of seven juniper twigs tied with a red thread with seven knots near the driver’s seat on the windshield (center mirror).

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More Magical Properties Of Juniper

Medical herbal constituentsVolatile oil (pinene, camphor, cineole, limonene, thujone, borneol, terpinen), condensed tannins, diterpenes, resin, flavonoids (amentoflavone, quercitin, apigenin), glucuronic acid
Herbal actionsAntiseptic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, stimulating diuretic, emmenagogue, digestive tonic, anti-rheumatic, abortifacient
GenderMale
PlanetSun
UsesCan be used as an incense or a charm / talisman.
Carrying a sprig of juniper will protect you from accidents.
Attracts good energy to you.
Juniper was one of the earliest incenses used by Mediterranean witches. It was made with the leaves and dried berries of juniper.
The Druids used juniper with thyme in incenses for visions.
Wear the berries on a string to attract lovers.
Carry the berries to increase male fertility.
Juniper oil will draw money and prosperity to you.
Grow juniper around your home, especially near doors, to protect from thieves.
Carried or burned, juniper will increase psychic powers and break hexes and curses.

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