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Star Anise

Star Anise, or Illicium verum, is a beautiful plant that originates from the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. It belongs to the Apiaceae family, which also includes other beloved plants such as carrots, celery, and parsley.

While star anise is often known for its use in alcoholic beverages like absinthe, ouzo, and sambuca, it's also been treasured for its spiritual and medicinal properties throughout history. Today, anise seed can still be used in various forms, including herbal remedies, aromatherapy, and spiritual practices. By incorporating anise into your spiritual practice, you can experience its unique and potent energy and harness its power to support your spiritual growth.

Our Star Anise comes in a sealable bag with a weight of 6.5 grams (0.23 oz) and was packaged with gloves. We recommend doing a skin test to make sure you are not allergic if you plan on using Star Anise topically.

How to Use Star Anise:

Star anise, also known as Illicium verum, has a long history of use in witchcraft and spiritual practices. This beautiful and aromatic spice originates from China and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and cuisine for centuries. In the world of witchcraft, star anise has been revered for its potent spiritual properties and is often used in spells, rituals, and potions.

One of the most significant uses of star anise in ancient witchcraft was for divination and psychic awareness. The star shape of the anise seed is believed to represent the power of the stars and the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds. When used in divination rituals, star anise is said to enhance intuition, increase psychic awareness, and facilitate communication with spirit guides.

Star anise is also used in protection and purification rituals. Burning the spice as incense or carrying it with you is believed to ward off negative energy, evil spirits, and curses. Some witches also use star anise in love spells, as it is said to attract positive energy and promote harmony and affection in relationships.

Latin Name: Illicium verum

Deities: Hecate, Aphrodite

Element: Air

Planet: Jupiter, Mars, Mercury 

Chakra: Solar Plexus 

Zodiac: Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Pisces, Sagittarius

How to Use Star Anise in a Spell or Ritual:

Star Anise Craft for Protection


  • 5-7 whole star anise
  • Thin ribbon or string
  • Scissors


Take the star anise and carefully thread them onto the ribbon or string, leaving enough ribbon on either end to tie a knot.

Once you have threaded all of the star anise, tie a knot at each end of the ribbon to secure them in place.

Hold the string of star anise in your hands and focus your intention on protection and warding off negative energy or spirits.

Hang the string of star anise in a place where you feel it will be most effective for protection, such as above your front door or in your bedroom.

Whenever you feel the need for extra protection or a boost of positive energy, hold the string of star anise in your hands and repeat a protection mantra or affirmation. You can also burn the star anise as incense to further enhance its protective properties.

This craft is simple yet effective, and can be customized to fit your unique preferences and style. By utilizing the protective properties of star anise, you'll create a powerful tool that will support your spiritual journey and help you feel more secure and grounded.

We believe that incorporating simple yet meaningful rituals into your daily life can have a profound impact on your overall well-being. That's why we love sharing crafts like this one, which not only serve a practical purpose but also have deep spiritual significance.

We invite you to try this craft for yourself and experience the protective energy of star anise. Our team is always here to support you on your journey, and we look forward to hearing about your experiences with this powerful tool.

If you like this content and you want more recipes, information, rituals, and ideas, gain access to the Mystic Grimoire! 

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Star Anise
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