Star Anise is a favorite herb in Eastern cuisine! In fact, if you have ever had pho, Chinese sticky five spice ribs, or Thai tea, you may have tasted this sweet, spicy herb. While not commonly used in American or European cooking, we’re starting to see it more and more as hybrid and foreign restaurants begin to emerge in our neighborhoods.
Shaped like an 8-pointed star, star anise corresponds directly with energies of the micro- and macrocosm, stability and expansion, and connection to divine information. What does this mean in beginner Witch terms? It means that star anise is perfect for increasing psychic connection, divine healing and protection, and increased success in lucky endeavors.
Here’s our list of the magical properties of Star Anise!
Magical Properties of Star Anise | Star Anise Materia Magicka
Star Anise Latin Name
- Illicium verum
Folk Names for Star Anise
- Anise Estrella
- Chinese Anise
- Swamp Star
Gender of Star Anise
Elements that Rule Star Anise
Planets that Rule Star Anise
Signs that Rule Star Anise
Deities that Rule Star Anise
- Quan Yin
Chakras that work with Star Anise
- Third Eye
- Root Chakra
Star Anise’s Magickal Properties
- Calm: Use a blend of star anise incense or essential oil to help instill a sense of productive calm.
- Good Luck: Tuck star anise into a green pouch or orange pouch, visualize yourself being lucky, and carry it in your purse to bring good luck.
- Protection: Carry it in your bag or inside of a mojo bag or sachet to ward off the evil eye. Make a garland out of the full seed pods and hang along your door.
- Psychic Awareness: Simply sniff the aroma of star anise to help awaken your psychic senses. Use the seeds as a pendulum by stringing the largest one onto a black or purple string.
Star Anise’s Medicinal Properties
Star Anise has been seen as effective against:
- Appetite stimulant
- Digestion aid
- Gas relief
- Influenza symptoms
- Risk of cancer
Star Anise Warnings
- Do not feed food with star anise to infants; it is not safe for infant consumption.
- Double-check that your star anise is Chinese star anise; Japanese star anise is poisonous.
- There is not enough research around pregnancy; err on the side of safety an do not consume while pregnant or nursing.
What are some of your favorite ways to use Star Anise in your magickal working?
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