5 magickal uses of cloves

It’s fall and winter is fast approaching. The scent of cloves will be all over the place, from retail stores, to holiday-scented candles, to baking spices.

What’s not to love about the way cloves smell? They (usually) make us feel happy, perhaps nostalgic, and even inspired. And there’s a reason for that. Cloves (Sygizium aromaticum) have long been used in kitchen witchery, hedge witchery, and folk magick because of their powerful properties.

Cloves are aligned with the element Fire, associated with Jupiter and masculine energy.

Cloves Attract Wealth and Financial Success

Perhaps one of their best-known magickal attributes is their association with money-drawing and wealth. And, after the year we’ve had in 2020, who couldn’t use a little (or a lot) extra money help?

A great way to attract money or wealth is to use cloves in kitchen spell. You can boil them all day on your stovetop with some fruit (oranges and apples work well), perhaps some mint leaves for additional wealth-boosting power, and some positive affirmations such as ‘I attract wealth and beneficial financial opportunities’ as you stir the pot throughout the day.

The scent of the cloves cooking with those other plants will permeate your house and raise the vibrations, welcoming in opportunities and drawing to you the wealth you ask for.

You can also add them to a floor wash, either as several drops of essential oil, or use the leftover boiled water from your stovetop pot and put it in a spray bottle. Spritz your floors, particularly those around the entrance to your home and mop lightly. If you have carpet, you can also spray the door frame and threshold.

Cloves Bring Mental Clarity

Tough decisions to make or feeling like you aren’t focused? Cloves can be used to clear your mind and focus better on what is important. You can also use them to help you sort out information to make better decisions.

Rub a drop or two of clove essential oil on your temples (you may want to dilute in a few drops of carrier oil) as you take a moment to clear your head and ask important questions.

You can also keep a few cloves in a charm bag or just in your pocket or purse as you go about your day to keep your thinking clear and unobstructed.

Cloves Ward Off Evil Spirits

Cloves are a purifying plant, which can remove spirits with ill intent from a space, so they are often used in banishing or purification incense or rituals for that reason. They can also be placed in charm bags to place above doorways or windows, or ground and sprinkled on your thresholds to ward off those who would do you harm.

As a purifier, you can add clove essential oil to a spray bottle of spring water and spritz in the corners of rooms, on mirrors, or other areas where energy stagnates or seems to get heavy. Cloves will uplift the energy those spaces and welcome in positive energy.

Cloves Attract Love

They are said to be an aphrodisiac and can be added to food you cook for someone you wish to fall in love with you, or can be used in love or sexuality spells to enhance passion and romance.

The scent of cloves alone may be enough to stimulate some individuals’ senses and promote feelings of love or sensuality, as the spicy nature of the plant naturally promotes passion.

Cloves Are Protective

Because they are shaped like nails, they have been associated with protection by several cultures. Nails are commonly used in protection spells or workings, partly for their iron content, but also because of their ability to bind one thing to another.

The principle of sympathetic magick applies to the protection abilities of cloves, as they are not made of iron, which is the principle reason nails are considered protective, yet they resemble and represent iron nails in nature, therefore can be used as symbols of such in magick.

Carry cloves with you if you need some extra psychic protection, place them above thresholds to protect spaces, or grind them and add them to dressings for candles or other items used in protection spells, especially those for protection from illness or bad health.

So, maybe this fall and winter, as you get lost in all the favorite scents of the season, try to pick out the cloves in all the candles, incenses, body sprays, and potpourri.

a prosperity tea spell

i posted yesterday about what tea magick is. go check out that brief post if you’re unfamiliar. and then i mentioned that i would have some more specific info on a tea spell for specifically prosperity.

in this prosperity spell, and most of my spells involving money, actually, i love to use basil. basil is known as the ‘money-maker’ herb, and for good reason. many cultures have used it from ancient times as a bringer of wealth, financial success, and prosperity, and it doesn’t hurt that its broad, green leaves look like money đŸ˜‰

both mint and chamomile also have magickal properties that relate to money, finances, and wealth, and are super useful in spells concerning financial matters, for that reason.

cloves have long been associated with wealth in ancient as well as modern cultures, and witches have used these to bring about positive financial outcomes for as long as we’ve been writing things down or passing them on to new generations via stories and spoken word.

so here it my own personal tea spell for money matters, as promised!

what you will need:

  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp mint (spearmint works best, i find)
  • 1/2 tsp chamomile
  • 2 clove buds
  • 8-10 oz hot/boiling water
  • a spoon
  • *optional: lemon or honey

what you will do:

  1. first, make sure you read the post about tea magick so that you understand the importance of visualization here. the actual tea will steep for 6-10 minutes, and during that time is the perfect opportunity to meditate or otherwise visualize your very specific intended outcome.
  2. boil the water. while you are waiting for it to boil, put the herbs and cloves in a tea ball, tea bag, or whatever else you prefer to use to hold your loose leaf tea. (hint: if you wanna be extra fresh, get an electric kettle like the one i have; this has changed my life).
  3. pour the water over the herbs and add your lemon or honey. let steep for at least 6 minutes, but up to 12.
  4. during that time, sit with your hands around the cup (if its not too hot); you can also wrap a thin towel around it in order to hold it. feel the warmth spreading to your hands, up your arms, and into you.
  5. as you do this, close your eyes and begin to picture your exact outcome. this particular recipe is for a money or prosperity tea, so you will want to call forth a specific sum of money, or a specific windfall, perhaps in the form of a pay raise of a certain amount, for instance. this visualization needs to be strong and vivid for you. you need to picture it as if it has already happened.
  6. once you have done so and the tea has steeped, grab your spoon and stir 9 times clockwise, each full circle stir repeating (louder each stir around, until you complete the 9th circle):

power of basil, power of mint, power of chamomile, cloves that went

into my tea, bring the money desired by me

7. once you have repeated this 9 times, take a few sips and state out loud the sum of money (or other specific financial outcome).

8. finish the tea completely. you can dispose of the tea constituents, or keep them and bury them, depending on what you prefer (again, go read the article on tea magick and decide for yourself what you prefer to do with the remains of the spell).

that’s it. you may want to repeat the spell a few more times, if you’re new to this, or if you’re asking for a particularly large sum of money (but be realistic about what you’re asking for, okay?).

if you want to buy some of this delicious prosperity tea already made for you by an experienced witch, charged under the full moon, and endowed with the intention of wealth, i’ve got some for sale in the shop now!

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