With October upon us, here are some funky fun facts about the spooky history behind other uses for herbs! Did you all know that herbs were used decades ago from witches to not only cure and heal aliments, but to preform rituals & clear negative energies from their spaces! Grab your tea, and get your reading pants on! Banishment Magick 🔮 What is Banishment? Banishing is the act of forcefully removing something, or putting an end to something. Banishing generally involves three different parts: the actual banishment, cleansing to clear out any lingering negativity, and protection from further negative energy. Banishing and cleansing can sometimes be done in one swift motionThings you might want to banish: • Negative spirits or entities • Negative energy • Bad habits Negative influences in your life Methods of Banishment: • Performing the LBRP (Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram) • Sprinkling black salt or another kind of banishing powder around your home or property • Anointing doors and windows with blessed or charged water • Burning incense in your home • Creating a spray and spritzing it around your home • Drawing symbols on your doors and windows with blessed/charged water or oils • Physically cleaning your space to remove dust, grime, and negativity  • Playing loud music – metal would be a good choice • Making other loud noises (slamming doors, banging pots and pans together, etc.) • Crafting a poppet or representation of said negative influence and burning it • Binding the negative influence to an object and disposing of it Herbs for Banishment: Basil, Betel Nut, Black Pepper, Black Salt, Cactus, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Chili Powder, Cloves, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Juniper, Morning Glory, Mullein, Mugwort, Oleander, Onion, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sea Salt, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wood Betony, Yarrow Flower Crystals for Banishment: Ajoite, Ametrine, Chrysocolla, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Emerald, Epidote, Fire Opal, Garnet, Halite, Hematite, Hemimorphite, Howlite, Jet, Obsidian, Onyx, Smoky Quartz, Sugilite Planets associated with Banishment: Moon, Sun, Mars, Saturn, Pluto Celestial Bodies associated with Banishment: Black Holes, Supernovae Lunar Phases associated with Banishment: Third Quarter Moon, Waning Crescent, Dark Moon, Full Moon