Lavender Flowers (Lavendula officinale or L. vera)
Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Corresponding Zodiac: Gemini
Hoodoo: To promote passion, romance, harmony, friendship, and cooperation with a lover.
Lavender has long been used in love spells and sachets.
Clothing rubbed with lavender (or lavender placed in clothing drawers) attracts love.
Write love notes on a piece of paper rubbed with lavender.
Attracts men. Lavender water or essential oil was once worn by prostitutes several centuries ago to both advertise their profession as well as to attract (through magic) customers.
Protects against cruel treatment at the hands of a spouse if worn.
Burned or smouldered to induce sleep and rest.
Scattered about the home to maintain its peacefulness.
The plant is so powerful that , if when depressed, one gazes upon the plant all sorrow will depart and joyous feelings will settle upon the observer.
Conducive to long life and should be smelled as often as possible if this is a concern.
Used in healing mixtures, carried to see ghosts, amd worn to protect against the evil eye.
Added to purification baths.
Despite lavender's love association, the Renaissance believed, together with rosemary, if worn, it would preserve a woman's chastity.
Place lavender under your pillow while thinking of a wish. Do this just prior to retiring for the night. In the morning, if you have dreamt of anything relating to your wish, it will come true. However, if you did not dream, or they were not connected with your wish, it will not manifest.
Other Names: Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus, Spike
Powers: Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace