Astrological Sign: Aries
Size: 1 ounce
Powers of Blessed Thistle
Use Blessed Thistle for purification, hex-breaking and it also makes a most excellent offering for any altar. In Hoodoo practices Blessed Thistle, or Holy Thistle is a protective herb. Harbinger of the powers of Mars, this herb wards off illness, protects from thieves, dispels curses and banishes problematic spirits.
Its forceful nature gives it a reputation for banishing sadness and laziness. Spread about a place in a powder or just a handful of the raw herb, it warns away troublesome people and ghosts. Combine the herbs Blessed Thistle, Yerba Santa and Copal resin to a plain, white bowl to attract positive and protective Spirits.
There are many well known medicinal uses for this herb, too. Carduus benedictus is even sometimes used as a homeopathic aid to help treat HIV infection.
You might also have a small bowl of either Florida Water or Holy Water. Also include a separate glass, one that contains pure, clean drinking water and change it every day.
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Use organic ingredients in your conjure operations and it makes your work pure, closer to the source. Next best thing to harvesting these herbs or going out to dig roots yourself. Going organic puts you deeper in tune with Earth and… no hazardous pesticides or toxic fertilizers to deal with.
The herbs, roots and other, materia magica here are organic and many are wild-harvested. They’re great for your spell work and additionally, they’re purer, pulled straight from Mother Earth. Many of them are ideal to use in homeopathic medicines and the spices are great for general cooking! Please read the descriptions carefully and do outside research.
Consult your physician before you ingest any new herbs and test them out by using just a small amount. Some people have allergies and since even 100% organic substances may aggravate, consult your physician first. Something can be completely harmless for one person but it might cause someone else problems. Everyone has a different system and some people may just need to use caution when trying something new.