Astrological Forces

Planetary & Elemental Correspondences of Herbs & Roots used in Hoodoo

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.

IngredientTypeGenderPlanetElement
AcaciaHerbsMaleSunAir
AlthaeaHerbsFemaleWater
AngelicaHerbsMaleSun
AniseSeedMaleJupiterAir
BayHerbsMaleSunFire
Black Snake RootRootsMaleMarsFire
Buckeye NutSeedsMaleJupiterFire
Calamus RootRootsFemaleMoonWater
Cubeb BerriesSeedsMaleMarsFire
Dandelion RootRootsMaleJupiterAir
Devils Shoestring RootRootsFemaleMercury/VenusEarth/Fire
Dragons BloodResinsMaleMarsFire
Five Finger GrassHerbsMaleJupiterFire
FrankincenseResinsMaleSunFire
GingerRootsMaleMarsFire
Grains of ParadiseSeedsMaleMarsFire
Gravel RootRootsMaleJupiterAir
Irish MossHerbs?MoonWater
John the Conqueror RootRootsMaleMarsFire
Licorice RootRootsFemaleVenusWater
Little John to Chew RootRootsMaleMarsFire
Lovage RootRootsMaleSunFire
Lucky Hand RootRootsFemaleVenusWater
Master RootRootsMaleMarsFire
MugwortHerbsFemaleVenusEarth
MyrrhResinsFemaleMoonWater
Peony RootRootsMaleSunFire
Sampson Snake RootRootsMaleJupiter/MarsEarth/Fire
Solomon Seal RootRootsFemaleSaturnWater
Southern John RootRootsFemaleVenus/SaturnWater
YarrowHerbsFemaleVenusWater

 

Dr. Octopus

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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