Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ruda (Rue)

Hola Espiritistas, Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm. Texas has some freaky weather, we are still warm here. One night it can be freezing and the next day it’s in the 80’s....hmmmmm. Today I am starting some rue seeds indoors so it will be large enough to transplant in the spring. I had a nice one already but the unpredictable weather here caught me off guard and it died.

This is great plant for spiritual cleansings. You can take several small twigs and tie them together to make a hand size herbal broom. The broom is then used to sweep the body in a downwards direction to remove spiritual clutter. I just love this plant! The botanical name is Ruta Graveolens.

Other uses for rue in spiritual work are....
breaking witchcraft, clearing spiritual illness, cleansing, purification, exorcism, business success and to attract customers, money spells, healing, love spells, removing obstacles from one’s path, protection from witchcraft, protection from envy, protection from negative energies, protection from evil spirits, protection from enemies, and protection from night attacks.

Ruda works well with rosemary or basil and the three together create some very powerful results.

Element: Fire
Planet: Mars
Gender: Male
Catholic Saints: St. Ignatius of Loyola
Folk Saints: Maximon, Juan Soldado
Orishas/Loas: Elegba, Chango
Other Deities: Thoth, Hecate

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