For the Beginner Witch: Specific Intentions

Animals – marjoram, oregano, peppermint, savory, spearmint, tarragon, wintergreen

 

Beauty – celery seed, lovage
Binding – ginger, mustard seed, pepper, poppyseed
Blessings – dill, lavender, rosemary
Business – sage

 

Calming – tarragon
Chastity – lavender
Clairvoyance – anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, garlic, lavender, mace, nutmeg, onion, parsley, poppyseed, saffron, sage, star anise, thyme
Cleansing – anise, cloves, lavender, lovage, marjoram, onion, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme
Commanding – basil, fennel, garlic, mustard seed, pepper, saffron, tarragon, turmeric
Communication – cinnamon
Compassion – thyme
Confidence – dill, fennel, garlic, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric
Consecration – anise, basil, bay, caraway, cinnamon, fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, parsley, peppermint, poppyseed, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint, star anise, thyme
Contacting Other Planes – anise, onion, parsley, star anise, thyme, wintergreen
Courage – basil, fennel, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric

 

Death Rituals (Rites for the Dead) – basil, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, thyme
Determination – dill
Divination – anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, fennel, garlic, lavender, nutmeg, onion, parsley, peppermint, saffron, sage, star anise, thyme
Dragons – basil, tarragon
Dreams – bay, dill, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, poppyseed, rosemary, spearmint, thyme

Elements
Air—anise, caraway, cinnamon, fennel, lavender, mace, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, savory, spearmint, star anise, thyme
Fire—basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, mustard seed, nutmeg, onion, pepper, rosemary, tarragon, turmeric, vanilla
Water—lovage, poppyseed, rosemary, star anise

Earth—celery seed, dill, lovage, parsley, sage, wintergreen
Elves – rosemary
Endings – bay, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint
Energy – cinnamon, fennel, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, sage, vanilla
Envy, stopping – pepper
Exorcism – basil, bay, cloves, garlic, mustard seed, onion, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, spearmint, star anise, thyme, turmeric

Faeries – thyme
Fertility – anise, basil, caraway, celery seed, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, mace, mustard seed, nutmeg, parsley, poppyseed, star anise
Fidelity – caraway, rosemary
Friendship – cloves

Gain – anise, caraway, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, mace, mustard seed, nutmeg, star anise
Gentleness – lavender
Good Luck – anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, lavender, mace, mustard seed, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, star anise, wintergreen
Gossip, Stopping – cloves, garlic
Grieving – basil, lavender, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, thyme

Happiness – anise, basil, cinnamon, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, thyme
Harmony – basil, bay, cinnamon, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage
Hatred – basil
Health/Healing – bay, cinnamon, coriander/cilantro, garlic, ginger, lavender, mustard seed, onion, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint, thyme
Honesty – basil, caraway, rosemary

Initiation – basil
Inspiration – basil, bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage
Invocation – basil, parsley, rosemary, star anise

Justice -bay, star anise

Keeping Secrets  -caraway, coriander/cilantro, dill, lavender, sage, tarragon
Knowledge – bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage

Longevity – fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage
Love – anise, basil, bay, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, ginger, lavender, lovage, mace, marjoram, mustard seed, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, star anise, tarragon, thyme, vanilla
Lunar Rites – onion, rosemary, vanilla

Magic – bay, garlic, lavender, onion, saffron, thyme, turmeric
Meditation – cinnamon, fennel, lavender, nutmeg, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme
Memory – bay, caraway, cloves, lavender, rosemary
Money – anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, dill, garlic, lavender, lovage, marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, sage, spearmint, star anise, thyme, wintergreen

Nightmares, Preventing – anise, garlic, rosemary, star anise, thyme

Opposition, Overcoming – bay, garlic

Passion – anise, basil, bay, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, garlic, ginger, lavender, lovage, mustard seed, nutmeg, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, star anise, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla
Peace – basil, bay, cinnamon, coriander/cilantro, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage, tarragon
Peace of Mind – caraway, cloves, lavender, rosemary

Planets
Sun—bay, cinnamon, cloves, lovage, rosemary, saffron
Moon—poppyseed
Mercury—anise, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, dill, fennel, lavender, mace, marjoram, sage, star anise, wintergreen
Venus—lovage, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, savory, spearmint, thyme
Mars—basil, cinnamon, coriander, garlic, ginger, mustard seed, onion, pepper, tarragon, turmeric
Jupiter—anise, cloves, nutmeg, sage, star anise, vanilla
Saturn—celery seed, parsley

Prosperity – basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, poppyseed, sage, spearmint
Protection – anise, basil, bay, caraway, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, mace, marjoram, mustard seed, nutmeg, onion, oregano, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, star anise, tarragon, thyme
Psychic Development – anise, basil, bay, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint, star anise, thyme
Psychic Protection – anise, basil, bay, cloves, dill, fennel, ginger, lavender, lovage, marjoram, rosemary, sage, star anise
Purification – anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, onion, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme

Release – bay, cloves, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, thyme
Renewal – peppermint, spearmint, thyme
Rest – dill, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint
Retention – caraway, dill, lavender, sage, tarragon
Ritual (general) –  lavender

Satyrs – savory
Sea/Water Rituals – rosemary
Sensuality – caraway, ginger, mustard seed, pepper, savory, tarragon, turmeric
Sleep – dill, lavender, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint
Speed – parsley
Spell-Breaking – basil, bay, cloves, garlic, mustard seed, onion, pepper, saffron, turmeric
Spirit Offering – peppermint, spearmint
Spirituality – cinnamon
Spiritual Places – star anise
Stability – lavender
Strength – basil, bay, fennel, garlic, mustard seed, rosemary, tarragon, turmeric
Success – basil, bay, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mustard seed, peppermint, spearmint
Summer Rituals (Spring Equinox through Fall Equinox) – fennel, lavender, thyme

Theft, Preventing – basil, caraway, dill, rosemary, tarragon
Tranquility – basil, bay, cinnamon, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage
Transformation – bay, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint

Virility – fennel, lavender, mustard seed, savory, tarragon

Weather – garlic (fair), saffron (raise wind) (Note: since you don’t get any rain-making herbs, one of the very few shortcomings of the kitchen herbal, I will tell you that another folk method of bringing rain is to dip a broom into water and shake it out in the air. Or, you can go the modern route and wash your car.)
Weddings – anise, caraway, coriander/cilantro, lavender, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage
Winter Rituals (Fall Equinox through Spring Equinox) – basil, bay, rosemary, sage
Wisdom – bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage
Wishes – bay, thyme

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