Rosemary: Witch Magic, Witch Spells & Herbs
Rosemary in Witch Spells
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Rosemary is a powerful guardian and a protector of women and is
frequently used in witch magic as a protection for girls or women. This
wonderful herb is widely used to bring good dreams, keep marriage
faithful and the home peaceful, and for brewing up cleansing and
beautifying baths. Rosemary is also known as Compass Weed, Dew of the
Sea, Elf Leaf, Guardrobe, Incensier, Polar Plant, and Sea Dew.
Rosemary is considered masculine, and is associated with the Sun and the
element of Fire.
Ancient practitioners have long used Rosemary for strengthening memory and
focusing thoughts. Rosemary is a symbol of love and it has been utilized for
hundreds of years to insure the fidelity of lovers and is presented as gifts to
While delivering a sermon in 1607, the Minister Roger Hacket said,
"Speaking of the powers of rosemary, it overtoppeth all the flowers in the
garden, boasting man's rule. It helpeth the brain, strengtheneth the memorie,
and is very medicinable for the head. Another property of the rosemary is, it
affects the heart."
Often found growing in kitchen gardens, Rosemary was believed to represent
the dominance of the lady of the house. It was believed in many cultures to
protect families from evil spirits and witches with evil intentions and used by
goof witch magic to protect women. Catholic priests commonly used Rosemary as
incense in religious ceremonies. When someone died of a disease, it was
commonly burned in English homes and placed in the coffins of the dead to
prevent sickness from also infecting the living.
Uses of Rosemary:
You can remove negative energy from the home by burning Rosemary in a censor
or metal stone incense container. It is believed to ward off evil spirits and to
keep burglars and others with evil intentions from gaining entrance to your
home to harm your family. Mixed with Juniper berries, Rosemary can be burned
in a sickroom to promote healing and recovery and to drive out any negativity
held within the room.
For centuries, Rosemary has been burned as incense to remove jealousy or
infidelity. Placing a small amount of Rosemary in your bath water is believed to
enhance memory and clarity of thought. A sprinkle of Rosemary placed between
the pages of the book one is studying, is believed to enhance your memory when
you take the test at school. And Rosemary is believed to remove nightmares if a
few twigs are placed under the pillow.
Interestingly, a few scientific studies have shown that rosemary actually
stimulates the areas of the brain concerned with memory.
History of Its Use:
In England, if Rosemary was able to grow in your garden, it meant the woman of
the house was the dominant partner in the household.
"Where Rosemary flourishes, the Woman rules" was a common saying.
In France, Rosemary was commonly burned as incense, along with juniper
berries in hospitals to purify the air.
Throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, it was also hung in a small cloth bag
around ones neck to ward off the plague. Mothers hung twigs of Rosemary above
the cradles of their beloved infant to attract positive energies and to prevent
fairies from carrying away the child.
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