Elements: Air + Fire
Goddesses: Venus, Hecate, and Minthe
Gods: Hermes, Hades, Mercury
From chewing gum and toothpaste to garnished cocktails and dinner plates, mint is used everywhere these days!
For medicinal purposes, it has been known to relieve headaches, soothe the nervous system, and ease upset tummies. While it is an energizing herb, it also has the power to calm tension and anxiety.
It’s the ooh-aah freshness it leaves in your mouth, bursting with flavor and fragrance and awakening all of the senses.
It’s no wonder this herb is a witch’s favorite.
Beyond its every day and culinary uses, mint is featured heavily in spellwork due to its magickal properties.
It is thought to raise good vibrations and dispel negative energy, which makes it a powerful protection herb. You can also use it to cleanse and purify bad vibes by rubbing the leaves directly into the ground, walls, or furniture in your environment.
Associated with love and the Goddess Venus, mint is often used as an aphrodisiac to boost desire and sexual attraction. Taking a bath with fresh mint leaves will attract love and prosperity, helping you tap into overflowing, abundant energy.
It is a pervasive herb that can take over your whole garden, springing up in abundance and demanding attention. It requires you to prune it back, begging you to make use of its many offerings and blessings.
Here’s what you can do with it if you have an overflow in your garden or if you want to start working with this aromatic and attractive herb.
Cut the mint sprigs from the top of the plant down, just above the next set of leaves. As you do, thank the plants for offering their medicine and gifts like a good Garden Witch. You’ll need about 15 leaves total to make 2 servings of flavorful tea.
As you make this herbal treat, hold your intention in your mind’s eye. What abundance are you calling into your life? Is it love, money, heightened visions? Get clear and infuse your tea with this intention as you complete each step:
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Take the pot off the heat and add your mint leaves.
- Allow them to steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Add 2 tablespoons of honey or your favorite sweetener (Stevia works well here).
- Serve hot or cold and enjoy! Trust that the mint is working its magic with each sip.
Prosperity + Abundance Spell Jar
Before you even begin gathering items for your spell jar, define your intention. For example, your intention could be: I will always remember the abundance and prosperity that exists all around me.
Now you can charge each item you’re using with your intention. But make sure to cleanse them first! Especially if you’re using coins or money that’s been in a lot of different hands.
For this spell jar, you’ll need:
- A jar and lid (old jam jars and Mason jars work great!)
- Mint for Prosperity
- Basil for Luck
- Cinnamon for Success
- Coins to call in Money
- Pyrite for Abundance
- Aventurine (or any other green stones) for New Opportunities
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these items. You can mix and match to create your own special spell jar. Just make sure to have mint as the star ingredient and build from there. The thing that matters most is your intention.
After you’ve cleansed and charged all of your items, place them inside your jar. Speak aloud the magic each item adds. When complete, seal the jar and shake it to activate the energy.
From there, you can place your jar on your altar, meditate with it, bury it in your backyard, place it in a drawer, or bring it to a place of significance. However, you choose to work with it is perfect. You can set it and forget it and allow it to work its magic or keep it somewhere visible as an ever-present reminder of the abundance all around you.
For more mint magic, check out the video below and stay tuned for our course on Herbal Witchcraft: