Spiritual and Magical Uses of Patchouli
The patchouli plant is well known for its magical attributes and has long been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Its exotic scent brings to mind far-off, magical places, and it's often used in ritual workings and in incense and potpourri blends.
A member of the mint family, the most commonly used portions of the plant are the dried leaves and the essential oils. Some rootworkers use the stems as well. When grown, the patchouli bush will reach about three feet tall. It is covered in pretty purplish-white flowers. Patchouli oil is very strong, and has a deep, musky scent. It is associated with the element of earth and magic users consider it a female plant.
Associated with love, wealth and passion, patchouli can be used in a variety of magical workings. Patchouli smells like the soil and earth, and is associated with money and prosperity rituals and spells. The oil can be sprinkled onto money, added to purses and wallets, and placed around the base of green candles. Patchouli is also used in fertility spells and rituals. It is commonly added to love sachets and baths. It is also used to attract people and to promote lust.
Money and Prosperity
Patchouli is most commonly used in money spells. Legend states that Saturn, the god of hard-work, rewards, and limitations, governs patchouli. To honor him, money spells should be performed on Saturday, the day of Saturn.
To cast a money-drawing spell, spread a green handkerchiefon your altar. Anoint a green candleand a white candlewith patchouli oil. Sprinkle some of the patchouli oil onto the soil of a potted plant and then press a coin halfway into the soil.
Light the candles and repeat the following words:
Money, money come to me
In abundance three times three
May I be enriched in the best of ways
Harming none on its way
This I accept, so mote it be
Bring me money three times three!
Repeat this for nine days. Each day move the white candle one inch closer to the green candle. Allow the candles to burn for one hour before extinguishing and during this time, visualize money coming into your life. When the candles touch on the ninth day, your spell is finished. When extra money is gained, remove the coin from the soil and spend it. To maintain the spells potency, insert a new coin whenever the old one is spent.
Draw a dollar sign with patchouli oil on a small piece of parchment paper and carry it with you to attract money your way. As you draw the money, visualize your wallet as getting fuller and fuller to the point that you cannot close it. Keep this vision with you and imagine what it would feel like to have a wallet overflowing with money.
Love and Lust
Patchouli is a well known aphrodisiac and is often incorporated into lust and love spells. To attract one you desire to you, wear patchouli oil. If you don't wish to wear the oil on your skin, then use the root instead. Place some patchouli root in a mojo bag, and carry it in your pocket or wear around your neck.
If your goal is to draw the one you love back to you, wash your floors with Patchouli Floor Wash. It is believed the pleasant odor of patchouli summons the spirit of love.
Light a Patchouli incense stick and walk through your home, spreading the powerful fragrance from room to room. Patchouli incense is a soothing presence in any room in which it is burned. As you move through your house, imagine your lover walking through the door. Repeat the following words:
Magic herbs burn in fire,
Bring to me my heart's desire.
In fertility spells, patchouli is often added to bathwater during a ritual bath. Ritual bathing involves using special herbs to absorb essences that are conducive to achieving your desired goal - in this case, love and conception. Spiritual baths have the multi-faceted effects of relaxation of the body and awakening of the inner-self.
To perform a fertility bath, place a pink female image candle, a green male image candle and a patchouli 7 day scented candle near the tub. Fill your tub with water and add a bottle of Patchouli Bath and Floor Wash to the water. Add three drops of lemon oil, three drops of orange oil and three drops of lime oil. Light the candles and stand naked in the tub.
Use a bucket to scoop up some of the water and pour it over your head. Once you are fully covered with the patchouli water, soak in the tub while concentrating on your desire. As you enter a state of deep meditation, envision holding your newborn baby in your arms. Let the flame of the candle mesmerize you and send you into a state of deep relaxation. Stay in the tub for fifteen minutes, or until the water gets cool. After your bath, do not dry yourself with a towel. Allow yourself to air dry. Once you are dry, massage patchouli lotion onto your skin to moisturize your body.
Patchouli is known for being an excellent aid in your spells and rituals where you are seeking to attain spiritual growth and mastery for yourself, or another. It is quite potent when applied as a representative of the element of Earth, drawing those properties and powers into your ritual magic. This versatile plant evokes emotions of nostalgia, passion and relaxation in those who use it.