Lavender is masculine in action and associated with Mercury, the element of air and the astrological sign Virgo.
It may be used as an asperging herb (to sprinkle water for purification purposes) and dried lavender can be burnt like incense over a charcoal disk.
It is also useful in spells to sharpen the mind, to encourage or strengthen pure love and to encourage fertility.
The scent of lavender is relaxing and uplifting all at once making it great aromatherapy for stressed out or depressed individuals. Try adding some lavender buds to your bath or making a pillow insert with lavender buds to help you relax and fall asleep. Lavender also soothes headaches.
* Not for internal consumption. Large amounts of lavender should not be consumed internally by pregnant women or nursing mothers.
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