St John’s Wort is your friend 😊
Tamson and her mother before her were strong believers in the sacred healing properties of St John’s Wort.
It is widely recognised as a natural alternative to anti-depressants and many take St John’s Wort in the form of tea, tincture or tablets to achieve a more harmonious emotional state.
St John’s Wort also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Before attempting any spell work, you are strongly advised to read my Disclaimer.
St John’s Wort
Also known as Hypericum. You can buy the plants online or at your local garden centre. If you are short on funds, consider asking friends with gardens if you could take a cutting or borrow a branch.
Personally, I am lucky enough to have a large St John’s Wort growing in my garden. The plant is easy to identify with its large golden yellow flowers against lush green foliage. It flowers in June so this spell could be cast around the time of the solstice for extra power.
For more about St John’s Wort including contraindications, please check out my Nature’s Own Pharmacy section.
For This Spell You Will Need:
A bunch of St John’s Wort
An Orange Candle
An ash tray or small cauldron
A wish in mind
Cleanse the candle with cooled boiled water before you start.
Light the candle and place the St John’s Wort beside it. Stare into the flame. Allow yourself to become mesmerised by the flickering light. I like to think of my cornish sisters in spirit, sitting by the fire pit, guarding it against the elements and telling the tale.
Now make your wish. State your intention clearly and it never hurts to be polite.
Next you need to hang the St John’s Wort over one of the entrances to your home.
You should leave the candle to burn down by itself. Most people don’t have the time to sit and watch it, so always make sure it is safe (hence the cauldron). Nobody needs to burn their own house to the ground!
Tamson used to stick the flowers above the door frame using the candle wax, but this isn’t always possible in rented accommodation and the spell works just as well without.
The burning candle will ward off negative energy and evil spirits, whilst working on your wish.
Let me know how you get on in the comments below!