Natural Magick Guide: Communication

apatite
apatite

Apatite

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: masculine

Magickal Form: raw, polished, cut

A stimulating stone that increases all aspects of communication: concentration, understanding and speech. It is also an excellent choice for business-related communications, so carry one with you at your next job interview!

Because it has a large concentration of phosphate, which is used to make up teeth, apatite is said to be used if you want to increase your communication or understanding with animals.

arabic gum
arabic gum

Arabic Gum

Ruler: Mercury

energy: both, feminine and masculine

Magickal form:gum and powder

To raise spiritual consciousness, add the powder to loose incense, or the gum resin as a fixative. Arabic gum opens both psychic and communication channels in yourself and those you interact with to create greater understanding.


Azurite

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: masculine

Magickal Form: raw, polished, cut

This is another stimulating gemstone for promoting conversation, and to allow listeners to more positively receive what ever it is that you want them to hear. It is also a gemstone that promotes honesty.


beans
beans

Beans

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: masculine

Type: raw, cooked

Frequently used to appease the spirits of the dead, these little seedlings of potential are representative of just that: potential. Though very often in the magickal world, because of the energy being considered coming from that of the messenger god, Mercury, communication-based energy. They're the perfect ingredient for spells to clear up issues of miscommunication, or to be sure your social skills don't find yourself into trouble.

Different types of beans will, of course, have their own more specialized uses. But, as with all magick, your intention will trump all, so use whatever you have on hand will work just as well!

beech
beech

Beech

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: masculine

Magickal form: branch, bark, leaf, powder

For a more communication-based benefit, use the branches as wands to help guide and direct your words. Beech wands have been used to open portals of communication with the gods, and to draw divine energy from them.

Though the specific type of communication associated with beech is divine communication, its power over daily means of communication should not be ignored, either. Use it to aid in the processing part of the communication exchange, to increase understanding, rather than the actual act of communication.

Blue Lace Agate

Ruler: Aphrodite

Energy: feminine

magickal form: raw, polished

To soothe communication worries, such as public speaking or in preparation for some other tense speaking event, carry a blue lace agate with you. It promotes clear speech as well, to mitigate stutters and stumbling over your words.

celery
celery

Celery

Ruler: Mars, Mercury

Energy: masculine

magickal form: oil, seed, raw, cooked

Celery is a plant with a variety of magickal uses. For the strongest communication-based magick and results, use the oil form in your magick rituals. To increase your true sight or lie detection, dab it on your third eye. For successful body language communication, dab it on your wrists.

To promote good communication in a relationship, new or old, eat celery together or use celery seed as a seasoning in a dish.

chestnuts
chestnuts

Chestnut

Ruler: Venus

Energy: Feminine

Magickal form: raw, roasted

A more subtle communication ingredient, chestnuts promote communication versus directing or influencing it. By cracking the shells, you break barriers of shyness or of things that would prevent an individual for communicating.

Since the ruler of the chestnut is Venus, if you're having love or relationship-based communication problems, this is the ingredient to incorporate to your ritual.

chickweed
chickweed

Chickweed

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: feminine

Magickal form: plant/herb

This is a herb of more specific purpose, to increase your communication skills with birds. Its most effective uses include consumption or adding them to your ritual bath.

If communicating with birds is not on your to-do list, the other main communication-based use with chickweed is travel opportunities. If you wish to use your social network to increase your abroad experience and opportunities, this is the herb you want to use.

elecampane
elecampane

Elecampane

Ruler: Venus

Energy: masculine

Magickal Form: leaves, flower

Another herb for love-based communication. Elecampane strengthens the aura and overall positive energy between kindred souls.

Possibly conversely, elecampane is the best herb to use with a friend-with-benefits or someone you have no romantic love with, but share a physical relationship with. Because of its magickal properties, elecampane keeps things lighthearted and fun.

marshmallow
marshmallow

Marshmallow

Ruler: Mercury, Apollo

Energy: masculine

magickal forms; root, herb, confection

One of the lesser-used magickal communication ingredients.The most effective use is to powder the dry root and sprinkle over a creative altar or to use that form in your communication rituals. The direction used with the marshmallow is healing, so it is ideal for clearing up arguments caused by miscommunication.

mastic
mastic

Mastic

Ruler: Mercury, Asclepios

Energy: masculine

Magickal Form: gum resin, oil.

Mostly used to bridge the gap between communication and creativity. Rub the oil into candles to use in creativity rituals and summon inspiration. Burn the resin for a similar result, or while you work chew a small piece of the gum to keep the words and muse flowing.

Mastic also is used as an offering to Asclepios for healing, and along with its inspirational properties, if you find yourself putting your foot in your mouth, chewing the gum can help soothe your speech.

moldavite
moldavite

Moldavite

Ruler: The One, the Universe

Energy: Both

magickal form: chunks

Here's an interesting mineral. It was formed on earth after being delivered in a meteorite. This mineral has the specialized use of communication with aliens or extraterrestrial beings.

Orange

Ruler: Communications-based deities

Energy: neutral

Magickal form: color, any

Orange is associated with spiritual communication, among other fire characteristics. To maximize your spell or communications altar, use orange decorations or tools whenever possible.

Pansy

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: feminine

magickal form: flowers

If there was a magickal ingredient best used to send messages over long distances, it would be the pansy. Especially useful for long distance love, the pansy is used in rituals and spells to put you in the mind of someone far away.

sodalite
sodalite

Sodalite

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: masculine

magickal form: raw, polished

This stone of truth deterrs lies and the desire to lie. Wear or have the stone when you are around people who constantly argue to calm the energies and strengthen positive communication.

sand
sand

Sand

Deity: ocean deities

Energy: feminine

magickal form: mineral

Sand is a beautiful metaphor for people. Each grain, like each individual, is unique. Use this powerful symbolism in your spellwork for promoting causes that you believe in, or to cause social changes.

Bring sand into your home to welcome other like-minded individuals and to expand your social circle.

turmeric
turmeric

Turmeric

Ruler: Mercury

Energy: masculine

magickal form: powder, spice, oil

Instead of most of the herbs here, which promote open communication in a variety of ways, turmeric is the herb to use to protect and guard your communications with privacy.

Use the oil on your phones to keep your conversations private. Carry the powder on you to prevent gossip and eavesdropping or use the spice in a dish if you're meeting someone in secret, or discussing private matters.

yarrow
yarrow

Yarrow

Ruler: Venus, Kwan-Yin

Energy: feminine

magickal form: twigs, leaves

This herb is for spiritual communication and not so much physical. Add it to teas to increase your clairvoyant abilities and divination powers, including easier dream recollection. The same way, washing your divination tools with it will increase their powers as well.


Yellow

Ruler: Communications-based deities

Energy: neutral

magickal form: color

Unlike orange, yellow is the choice of color to use for human interaction based communication. Using yellow candles, tools and other paraphernalia in your spells and rituals will increase the power and raise the positive communication energies.

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Telma 23 months ago

Happy New Year to you, Wendy! While I am not the least bit sorry to see the end of 2010 (it was a very difficult year for nelary everyone I know) I can be thankful that it brought you into my life. We couldn't be more different on the surface (evil, Republican, born-again Christian that I am .LOL), but we've found common ground and I hope you've enjoyed learning how and where our beliefs cross as much as I have.Today, for example, I find I feel very similar in my prayers to what you described in performing magickal works. I know what I want the answer to my prayers to be, but I also know that I can't see the whole picture as God does so, what I want may be far from what's best. I may ask for it anyway, but I always ask also that God would answer His way. Sometimes the answer is what I wanted, but many times it isn't .but it's so much greater than anything I imagined.I think the word I would choose for this year is change. Change of heart, change of lifestyle/health, change in relationships, change of attitude.All good things to you in 2011.Stacy Lynn recently posted..

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