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Magical Properties of Sweet Basil | Basil Materia Magicka

Basil is one of our favorite magical plants, and we’re not just saying that because Aurora is an Italian American Witch! These plants provide an amazing wealth of prosperity energy, making it a fantastic ingredient for incredible money spells. When it comes to using this delicious herb in your Pagan or Wiccan practice, dried and fresh basil work very well, so don’t worry too much about which you have in your magical pantry!

As with all of our magickal property pages and ingredients, the energies of this green plant can be used by any belief system; its energies exist regardless of what path you follow! So, let’s start empowering your life, starting with this delicious, magical plant!

Here’s our list of the magickal correspondences of Sweet Basil!

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Magickal Properties of Sweet Basil | Sweet Basil Materia Magicka

Latin Name

  • Ocimum basilicum

Folk Names

  • Albahaca
  • St. Joseph’s Wort
  • American Dittany


  • Masculine

Elements that Rule Basil

  • Fire

Planets that Rule Basil

  • Mars

Signs that Rule Basil

  • Scorpio

Deities that Rule Basil

  • Ares
  • Krishna
  • Mars
  • Vishnu

Chakras that work with Basil

  • Heart
  • Solar Plexus

Basil’s Magickal Properties

  • Astral Projection: Drink the juice to aid in psychic travel.
  • Business Protection: Use a fresh branch to sprinkle moon water around your businesses to keep thieves away.
  • Happiness: Use the essential oil in aromatherapy to dispel or banish sadness or depression.
  • Love Spells: Cook with or give this plant to someone you like in order to invite the concept of love into your relationship. You can also wear a perfume made from the essential oil to invite love into your life.
  • Marriage Charm: Give this plant to a newlywed couple to ensure their marriage stays sweet and prosperous.
  • Money Spells: Tuck a leaf from the plant into your wallet to call money into your life. 
  • Peace: Use this plant in make up spells after a fight with friends or family.
  • Protection: Hang the plant or anoint yourself or an amulet with this essential oil to ward off harmful spells. You can also make a protection bottle using dried basil leaves or grow the plant at the four corners of your property.
  • Purification: Cleanse with the plant or keep the potted plant around your home to keep good energy circulating in your home. You can also add the tea to your bath to create a purification bath.
  • Safe Travel: Hang the leaves from your windshield or anoint yourself, an amulet, or your car to keep yourself safe during travel.

Basil’s Medicinal Properties

Basil has been seen as effective against:

  • Anxiety: Use as aromatherapy to calm the nerves.
  • Fungus
  • Gas: Make a tea and drink it after meals.


  • Do not handle or consume more than food amounts of this herb if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are a child.
  • Extracts and essential oils from this herb may lower blood pressure and slow blood clotting. Do not take medicinal amounts of this herb if you are going into surgery.

What are some of your favorite ways to use this herb in your magickal working? 

Let us know in the comments below!

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About The Author

Aurora Moone is a beautiful, kind-spirited, loving, motivating, and exciting Witch of 21 years. Having traveled all over the United States, Aurora has close friends of every religious background and spiritual path.

She believes, whole-heartedly, in the power of coexistence through love, respect, and growth. She feels that we have responsibilities that involve everyone, no matter what path they walk.

“No matter what group you commit to, no matter what spirituality you align with, no matter what religion you follow, no matter what political party you fall under, and no matter what your gender or race is, we are all citizens of Earth, and we all have a responsibility.” – Aurora Moone

During her time in Hattiesburg, MS, Aurora founded Coexist at Southern Miss and Southern Miss Spell Casters. She specializes in mindfulness, Usui Reiki, Ascension Reiki, Wicca, meditation, extra-sensory perception, instant magic, and tarot analysis and reading. She is a 4th rank Temple Tradition Priestess.

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