Clove is a plant and an herb.
- botanical information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- Goddesses and deities
- cautions and contraindications
Botanical name: Syzygium aromaticum or Caryophyllus aromaticus or Eugenia carophyllus
Common name: clove
History: Cloves were found in a domesic kitchen from upper Mesopotamia (in what is now Syria) from 1,700 B.C.E. At the time cloves were grown only on a few islands in what is now Indonesia.
Astrological planet: Jupiter
magickal correspondences and uses:
Western element: fire
Magickal uses: kinship, love, prosperity, and protection
Jupiter spells: Clove (as an herb or an essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Jupiter matters (growth, legal matters, luck, meditation, money, prosperity, settling legal matters, and spirituality). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Jupiter for a list of herbal substitutes for clove.
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
Ritual uses: Use as an offering to any Malaysian deity.
deities associated with clove:
- any Malaysian deity
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Clove is believed to be safe.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
See also: herbs