As important as knowing how to use magical instruments and manipulating energies is knowing and knowing how to use the herbs
They are used in almost all our practice whether for natural cures, or in the preparation of potions, amulets and filters for the most diverse purposes.
It is important to have a basic knowledge about them and to know what it is for, how to correctly handle them (barks, flowers, roots and leaves). To stop such knowledge means to have the power in the hands to solve, or at least to soften, problems of a physical, spiritual, emotional, etc.
Besides the basic knowledge (indication and preparation) is good tone, the witch / wizard bother to combine the herb with the planet that rules it.
On the combination of herbs + planets, Laurie Cabot, in The Power of the Witch, wrote: "Ancient wisdom has always seen correlations between astrology and herbs, manifesting planetary influence as color and light that intertwines with the aura of the plant ...) "And, that's right. Plants - like every living thing - have an aura. And she continues: "We say that the herb is" ruled "by a certain planet because the light that is reflected and refracted from the planet is contained in that herb.
As an example, Laurie Cabot cites the burdock root: This under the influence of saturn can be used for discipline; If in Uranus it can be used to impart something to someone; Under the influence of Venus this root can be used for sexual love, friendship, money and so on.
Wicca is a magic and initiatory chain created by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s, from multiple influences.
Born and developed in England, it is one of the best-known pagan traditions of today, arousing a continuous interest and curiosity. It remains extremely alive in the British Isles, where Damian West practices and promotes his teachings.