Size: 1 ounce
Some Folk Names: Beggar’s Buttons, Clotbur, Hardock, Burrseed, Cockleburr, Happy Major.
Uses for Burdock Root
Protection, healing and uncrossing are all part of Burdock Root’s powers. Use it as an ingredient in your protection works and it prevents less scrupulous workers from putting roots on you… meaning curses.
Burdock is often spread around the home to ward off negative energies. Said to boost the male sex drive, root doctors use it to restore a man’s nature, meaning bring back his sexual vitality.
Brew Burdock Root into a tea and drink or cleanse one’s home or to bathe in it for spiritual purposes.
Note: several sources point to this plant Spirit as an alignment with Venus.
perhaps there’s crossover between Planets but it boils down to where it produces useful results.
Some substances have healthy doses of more than one. Try using Burdock Root in Venus works and note the results. Then, try it in Saturn works and note the results.
Both Greer and Cunningham list it as Venus but the spells they cite are all works of protection, which is more Saturn territory.
Yronwode skips Planetary correspondence but lists spells for Burdock Root which are protective and cleansing.
One spell is to “restore a man’s nature”, which means to cure impotency. That might be seen as Venus, however… if the impotency results from a curse, then, no. Because it‘s Saturn, squashing the curse, to restore his nature.
Plus, the folk names for Burdock are more saturnine than venusian. Only one name sounds Venus-y to me… which is, Happy Major.
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