“Don’t talk like one of them. You’re not. Even if you’d like to be. To them, you’re just a freak like me. They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out like a leper.”
THE DARK KNIGHT | 2008 dir. Christopher Nolan
Basic herbs and their symbolism
Clove -Exorcism, love, money, and protection
Lavender - Magickal uses include love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Promotes healing from depression. Great in sleep pillows and bath spells.
chamomile -Love, healing, and reducing stress, success, hex breaking.
Basil - Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness. Drives off hostile spirits. Associated with Candlemas.
Bay leaves - Protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Write wishes on fresh leaves and then burn the leaves to make the wishes come true.
Mint - Promotes energy, communication and vitality. Draws customers to a business. Use dried leaves to stuff a green poppet for healing. Can also draw good spirits when used during a ritual.
Cinnamon - Spirituality, success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, and prosperity.
Aloe - Protection, love and luck. Place on the grave of a loved one to promote peaceful energy. Thought to relieve loneliness and assist with success.
Rose - Magical uses include divine love, close friendships, domestic peace/happiness, and lasting relationships.
Rosemary - Health, love, protection, purification. Can be used as a substitute for many herbs. Associated with Fey.
Sage - Used for self purification and dealing with grief and loss. Carried to improve mental ability and bring wisdom. Used in healing sachets & incense. Promotes spiritual, mental, emotional & physical health and longevity. Removes negative energy.
Witch Hazel -Magickal uses include chastity and protection. Carry to ease grief over a lost love. Use in a sachet to reduce passions. Use in love spells and spells to ward off evil.
Vanilla Bean - Magickal uses include love, lust, passion, and restoring lost energy. Carried to increase energy & strengthen mental abilities.
Vinegar - Banishing, binding, averting evil.
Tangerine - Promotes energy, strength, and vitality. Awakens joy and dissolves negativity.
Sunflower - Energy, protection, power, wisdom, and wishes.
Thistle - Healing, protection. Use in sachet or amulet to aid in speedy recovery from surgery or illness. Hang in the home to ward off thieves and unwanted visitors.
Thyme - Attracts loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others. Wear a sprig to ward off unbearable grief or provide strength and courage when needed. Burn or hang in the home for banishing, purification, and to attract good health for all occupants.
Most of these herbs can be found around the kitchen making them easy herbs for beginner witches’.
These ingredients can be used in spells rituals, spell jars and satchels.
[From Daniel Sloss’ show on Netflix
Transcript: We have romanticized the idea of romance, and it is cancerous. And when you raise children in that world, where everything points towards love and everything's perfect on the outside, when we become an adult for the first time in our late teens and our early 20s, we're so terrified. We're so trying to be an adult that some of us will take the wrong person, the wrong jigsaw piece and just fucking jam them into our jigsaws anyway, denying that they clearly don't fit. I'm gonna force this fucking person into our lives because we'd much rather have something thant nothing. People are more in love with the idea of love than the person they are with. 55% of marraiges end in divorce. 90. Nine Zero. Percent of relationships that started before they are 30 end. If those were the stats for surgery, none of us would fucking risk it. But because it's love and we're stupid, we just lie on the operating table like, "Maybe this time I don't die inside." There's nothing wrong with being alone. There's nothing wrong with taking time to work out who you are because how can you offer who you are if you don't know who you are? There's nothing wrong with being selfish for a bit, because you've got the rest of your life to be selfless. If you only love yourself at 20%, that means somebody can come along and love you 30%. You're like, "Wow, that's so much." It's literally less than half. Whereas if you love yourself 100%, a person that falls in love with you has to go above and beyond the call of duty to make you feel special. End transcript]