Basil is a herb that is easy to grow in a little pot in the kitchen, which is then transferred outside during the warmer months. It’s aromatic green leaves symbolise money and financial success, and are easily incorporated in kitchen magic as well as in spells. If you do not like the taste of ordinary basil, do not worry – try one of the varieties on offer such as Thai basil, or leaves that have lemon, spicy cinnamon or even chocolate scents.
Useful spells for Basil
To attract money into your home after the Christmas festivities, try this;
Place five Basil leaves and five copper coins under your front door mat. As you place down each coin and leaf, say ‘money come to me-just as much as I need. Greedy I am not, I don’t need a lot.’
How about attracting more income?
Prepare a dish with lots of basil (spaghetti with pesto is especially good, as the yellow pasta symbolises energy and inspiration), and eat it on a Thursday before discussing possible options with your family or asking for a raise at work.
Do you spend too much money whilst on a shopping spree?
Place a green piece of string in your wallet with basil oil rubbed into it, position it so that every time you open your wallet to pay for things you see it. It will soon curb your bad habits.
Did you know that basil was traditionally grown on St Basils feast day on 2nd January. Greek people believe that on this date bread containing a coin should be baked and given to family.