Astrological Forces

Total overkill, but one rainy afternoon about 10 years ago I cross-referenced all of the most commonly used hoodoo roots & herbs with their supposed astrological and elemental associations, as well as their genders – 95% of this info is from the Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook By Karen Harrison.

Ingredient Type Gender Planet Element
Acacia Herbs Male Sun Air
Althaea Herbs Female Water
Angelica Herbs Male Sun
Anise Seed Male Jupiter Air
Bay Herbs Male Sun Fire
Black Snake Root Roots Male Mars Fire
Buckeye Nut Seeds Male Jupiter Fire
Calamus Root Roots Female Moon Water
Cubeb Berries Seeds Male Mars Fire
Dandelion Root Roots Male Jupiter Air
Devils Shoestring Root Roots Female Mercury/Venus Earth/Fire
Dragons Blood Resins Male Mars Fire
Five Finger Grass Herbs Male Jupiter Fire
Frankincense Resins Male Sun Fire
Ginger Roots Male Mars Fire
Grains of Paradise Seeds Male Mars Fire
Gravel Root Roots Male Jupiter Air
Irish Moss Herbs ? Moon Water
John the Conqueror Root Roots Male Mars Fire
Licorice Root Roots Female Venus Water
Little John to Chew Root Roots Male Mars Fire
Lovage Root Roots Male Sun Fire
Lucky Hand Root Roots Female Venus Water
Master Root Roots Male Mars Fire
Mugwort Herbs Female Venus Earth
Myrrh Resins Female Moon Water
Peony Root Roots Male Sun Fire
Sampson Snake Root Roots Male Jupiter/Mars Earth/Fire
Solomon Seal Root Roots Female Saturn Water
Southern John Root Roots Female Venus/Saturn Water
Yarrow Herbs Female Venus Water

 

Dr. Octopus

About Dr. Octopus

A 20-year practitioner of hoodoo, renowned spiritual worker Dr. Octopus is a Gnostic bishop, Kimbisero, expert on Thai necromantic amulets (so-called "barang") and licensed clinical Hypnotist. He likes rainy days and black coffee.

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