Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis)
Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
Corresponding Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces
Hoodoo: For wisdom, discernment, and decision-making; keeps off the Evil Eye; reverses magic spells.
Utilized to ensure long life, sometimes even immortality. This is done by eating some of the plant every day, or at least in May, for:
"He who would live for aye, Must eat sage in May."
Carried to promote wisdom.
Leaves are used in countless money and healing spells.
Used to guard yourself against contracting the dreaded evil eye, wear a small horn filled with Sage.
Gardening tips (Curious ones, at least)
It is bad luck to plant sage in your own garden, a stranger should be found to do the work.
A full bed of sage brings ill luck, so ensure some other plant shares the plot.
Toads love sage.
If you desire to make a wish come true, write it on a sage leaf and hide it beneath your pillow. For three (3) nights, sleep upon it. If once you dream of what you desire, your wish will be materialized; if not, bury the sage in the ground so that you do not come to harm.
Other Names: Garden Sage, Red Sage, Sawge
Powers: Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes