Blessed thistle, also known as holy thistle or Cnicus benedictus, is a plant native to the Mediterranean region, but it is now found throughout the world. It is a member of the Asteraceae family, which includes daisies and sunflowers, and has been used for witchy purposes for centuries.
As a spiritual tool, Blessed Thistle is believed to have properties that can help promote clarity of mind and a deeper sense of connection to the divine. This herb has a long history of use in spiritual practices and is revered for its ability to enhance spiritual awareness and intuition.
Blessed Thistle is often used in rituals and ceremonies aimed at promoting spiritual growth and development, particularly those that involve cleansing and purification. Its bitter taste is thought to represent the purifying properties of the herb, which is believed to help remove negative energy and promote a more positive and harmonious spiritual environment.
Our Blessed Thistle comes in a sealable bag with a weight of 18 grams (0.63 oz), and was packaged with gloves. We recommend doing a skin test to make sure you are not allergic if you plan on using Blessed Thistle topically.
Ancient use of Blessed Thistle:
In the Middle Ages, it was considered a sacred herb and was often associated with the Virgin Mary. According to legend, the thorny leaves of the plant were said to represent the Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus during his crucifixion.
In ancient Greek mythology, it was believed that the goddess Artemis, who was associated with childbirth and fertility, had blessed the herb with special properties. The ancient Romans also believed that the herb had protective qualities and used it to ward off evil spirits.
In modern times, blessed thistle continues to be used in spiritual and ritual practices. It is often used in smudging ceremonies, where the smoke from burning the herb is used to cleanse and purify the energy in a space. It is also commonly used in spells and rituals aimed at promoting spiritual growth and development, and for protection against negative energies and entities.
How to use Blessed Thistle:
Blessed thistle is often used in smudging ceremonies to cleanse and purify the energy in a space. To perform a cleansing ritual with blessed thistle, burn the herb in a fireproof container, and use the smoke to cleanse yourself and your space. As you move through the space, visualize the smoke removing negative energy and purifying the environment.
Protect yourself with Blessed Thistle to ward off negative energies and entities. To perform a protection ritual with blessed thistle, create a protective amulet or talisman using the herb. You can also carry a piece of blessed thistle with you for added protection.
This inspiring herb can be used in meditation rituals to enhance spiritual awareness and intuition. To perform a meditation ritual with blessed thistle, brew a cup of blessed thistle tea and drink it before your meditation practice. As you meditate, focus on your breath and visualize the energy of the herb flowing through your body, promoting clarity and spiritual growth.
Blessed thistle is believed to have sacred properties and can be used to bless people, objects, and spaces. To perform a blessing ritual with blessed thistle, burn the herb in a fireproof container, and use the smoke to bless the person, object, or space you wish to bless. As you do so, visualize the energy of the herb imbuing the object or person with sacred energy.
Chakra: Third Eye
Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio
Deities: Artemis, Virgin Mary, Pan, Brigid, Osiris
How to use Blessed Thistle in a spell or ritual:
Here is a sample ritual spell using blessed thistle to honor the Greek goddess Artemis:
- Dried blessed thistle
- White candle
- Small bowl of salt
- A piece of paper and pen
- A safe space to perform the ritual
Begin by setting up your sacred space. Open a circle and call in guides or directions if that is part of your practice. Place the white candle in the center and surround it with dried blessed thistle. Place the bowl of salt and a piece of paper and pen nearby.
Light the candle and take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
Take the piece of paper and write down a message of gratitude and thanks to the goddess Artemis for her guidance and blessings in your life.
Hold the paper in your hands and say, "Artemis, I offer this message of thanks and gratitude to you. Thank you for your guidance and protection."
Sprinkle a pinch of salt onto the paper and fold it in half.
Hold the paper over the flame of the candle and let it burn, releasing your message to the goddess.
As the paper burns, take a pinch of the dried blessed thistle and sprinkle it over the flame. Say, "Artemis, I offer this blessed thistle as a symbol of my devotion and reverence to you."
Take a few moments to meditate or offer prayers to Artemis, asking for her continued guidance and protection.
When you are finished, extinguish the candle and safely dispose of any ashes or remnants. Close your circle and thank your guides and guardians.
This spell pairs nicely with our Artemis Goddess Kit, Open the Veil Oil, and Moonstone
Herbs can be used to make sachets, incense mixtures, bath teas and more! Make sure you do your research before using any herb to make sure they are safe for the purpose you intend. We are not responsible for what you do with your herbs once they are in your hands.
All our herbs are organic and have been cleansed energetically.
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