Re: rosmary By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable May 30, 2010
Post # 3
From witchipedia: http://www.witchipedia.com/rosemary#toc4
Rosemary is male in nature and ruled by Leo, the element fire and the Sun (or Moon, depending who you ask)
It's sacred to Hebe, Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary.
Rosemary can be used in spells for fidelity and remembrance as well as to dispel jealousy.
Rosemary is useful for ritual baths, and for making sacred herbal water for ritual cleansing, blessing and purification.
Use rosemary in spells to enhance memory, including those spells for success in school. Also use for spells to retain youth and burn as incense when you are meditating or doing dream work to remember your past lives.
Place rosemary under your pillow to help you to remember your dreams and to keep away nightmares and other unwanted nighttime visitations.
Rosemary may be used in hand fasting ceremonies in a variety of ways.
Burn rosemary and juniper together to aid with healing, and to smudge a sickroom to drive out the negativity associated with disease.
Wear Rosemary oil on those occasions that you want to make a lasting impression.
Planet - Sun
Deities - Zeus, God of fatrherhood and protection, Hera, Goddess of purification and marriage
Magical uses - Banishes negativity and nightmares. Cleansing and purifying, Protection, Memory spells. Burnt to cleanse an area before casting a circle
Non-Magical uses - A rosemary and oil rub is said to slow down hair loss by boosting the circulation. It contains alot of iron and vitamin c so it is great for tea.
Re: rosmary By: Artemisia / Knowledgeable Dec 06, 2010
Post # 9
Here some cultural information .In case that you would you like to grow rosemary in pot or in your gatden best way to start it is to purchase already grown plant or to snap branch of already well stabileshed one .Do not try to start it from seeds ,they have low germinating rate and take ages to have adult plant even then .In case that you decide to use the snap method once you obtained the branch put it in half glass of water and then place it in kitchen or bathrom windowsill and it will grow roots .Keep in mind rosemary can become very huge bush which is pretty hardy once it has deep roots so you do not want to plant it next to your thyme or parsley since it will outgrow them for year or two .All what it needs is light (preferrably bright sunlight ) and water and it grows as weed .Once it has grown big you can make your own rosemary bundles and use them for smudging .It can be used for seasoning (goes well with potatoes and fish ) and can be used as tea .So in short one herb many uses .