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A Witch's Garden: Borage


Borage (Borage officinalis)

Found in gardens for centuries borage is a hardy annual with blue star shaped flowers from early summer right through until autumn and green leaves with a stem that is covered in white hairs. Left to its own devices it will self seed quite happily. Increase your psychic abilities by drinking borage tea. Keep borage flowers on the table when you do any kind of divination to help the reading. Sprinkle borage around the house to bring in protection and use indoors to keep a peaceful household. Roman soldiers would eat borage and medieval knights had the flower embroidered on scarves to bring them courage in battle - carry borage with you for courage and insight. Use borage to bring about happiness (Pliny claimed that borage makes you happy) and to uplift your spirits. It also works very well in a nice glass of chilled Pimms… Borage Magical Properties: Psychic powers, courage, protection, happiness, peace Ruling planet – Jupiter Sign – Leo, Aquarius Element – Air Gender – Masculine

From: A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Plants & Herbs

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