Category Archives: San Diego, CA

Mint – Alchemy

Mint

Mentha X suavis

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA (house plant)

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: N/A

Leaves: Mint is recommended for areas that include abundance, health, spiritual energy, enthusiasm, and clearing energy (less foggyness and mental clarity). The leaves can be crushed or can be used whole. Candle manifesting is good as well as other rituals (I see a spread here with twigs and other manifesting tools on a rock).

One method involved taking a single mint leaf, washing it off, visualizing your desires with it in your hand, putting a single drop of water on it, then with the mint leaf above your head you tip the leaf so the water drops down into your mouth. End with please and thank you, amen.

The second ritual involved taking several leaves (washed and dried so can be lit), state your intention in your mind or out loud, with a visualization if possible, and roll them up. With them in your hand, light them, take them to your mouth. Blow through the tube and allow the rolled leaves to smoke. Do not inhale. Blow at least 3 times but more is OK, just not less than 3. Once it starts to burn put it down on a ceramic or fire safe dish to smoke. Recommended to do outside in a fire safe place. Allow the smoke and ash to blow away with the wind. Say please and thank you, amen as it smokes and blows away.

Guides indicate there are many ways to incorporate the leaves into rituals, you are not restricted to these few. Go with your intuition and clairvoyance.

Candle manifesting will be reviewed below.

Fruit/Nut/Cone: N/A

Flower: The flower of the mint plant can be used for manifesting and rituals. One method was to roll it on a surface to loosen the flower parts and then bring it to your mouth and blow for the flower to release the flower parts into the air. Different from many rituals on here, you would wait until after you’ve blown on the flower and its parts are airborne before visualizing. After you are done with visualizing end with please and thank you.

Another method with the flower is to add a mint flower, just one, to a wine barrel with wine in it to bless the wine. Before you drop it in hold it in your hand, visualize and state your desire for anyone who drinks the wine, and end with please and thank you. Drop the flower in and cork your wine barrel. I think very few of us will be able to take advantage of this one unless you own a vineyard, but very interesting to see indeed. Apparently not the same if done with a bottle, I was specifically shown a barrel.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: air spirits (sylphs), romantic nymphs, elves, sprites, mushroom spirits 🍄, some gnomes

Candle manifesting: Both the leaves and the flowers can be used in your candle manifesting. The areas discussed in the leaves topic are recommended areas.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: May be used for manifesting rituals of many kinds, as well as some healing poultices for breathing, sinuses, and spiritual energy cleansing for mental clarity*
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Yes, has some healing properties spiritually*
  • Tea: Can be used in teas but guides say no metaphysical effects, I concur, I haven’t noticed any either
  • Salve: Yes may be used for physical and metaphysical healing*

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Canary Island Pine – Alchemy

Canary Island Pine

Pinus carariensis C. Sim.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: It is not recommended to take bark from the tree and use for ritual purposes.

Leaves: Needles can be used in candle manifesting. Guides show me to break the needles in half, sprinkle over the flame or put in the wax of a candle. They show me someone praying over the candle with the needles asking for what they wish. Some areas of interest that the needles may give your ritual a boost in are abundance, love, money, food, harvest, and other areas as well. Not really used too much for health.

Can be used in a dish during other rituals, but in this case I see them intact. They tell me not as effective with this method.

You do not need to wait for the needles to drop to the ground to use them.

Fruit/Nut/Cone: Cone can be used for rituals, I see someone holding the cone with both hands, raising above their head and then crashing it on the rocks by using a swinging down motion and releasing it before it hits the rock. Pray and ask for what you desire. You may do this with cones that have already fallen to the ground, letting the tree keep its cone until it is ready to release them. Not recommended to pluck the cones from the tree.

Flower: Not recommended, instead guides say let the tree finish its reproduction cycle.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Grounding elementals, elves, dwarves, butterflies (as a spirit animal/insect), caterpillar (denotes change and strength), some mushroom spirits.

Candle manifesting: Yes see leaves/needles above. The scales of the cone can be used as well for similar reason as the needles. They show me someone breaking off small parts of the cone and dropping them into the side of the lit candle or putting them in the wax. Never the bark. The bark is sacred.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)
  • Tea: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)
  • Salve: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)

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California Sycamore – Alchemy

California Sycamore

Platanus racemosa Nutt.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Crushed by rubbing between your two hands. Look up to Father sky and ask for what you desire or want to manifest. Blow the bark from your palms into the air. Say Amen or Thank you. Can be used for abundance in crops and food, health and healing, particularly guides show me someone inhaling and bringing a lot of air into their throat, to heal the throat chakra and the throat, blessings to others.

Leaves: Same method, they may not crush as easily if fresh, but roll between your hands, say your intention, looking up to Father sky and blow the leaf (or leaves) out of your hand. Can be used as a poultice for healing. *

Fruit/Nut: Not used for anything, guides give me the idea that the spines on the seed would be inauspicious so not recommended.

Flower: Not recommended as I see if used in candle rituals the magic will defuse or snuff out.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Healing elementals, some water elementals (undines and some mermaids) mostly, some mushroom spirits, fairies, some gnomes, elephant spirit guides and healers, I see here these elephant guides may help with the removal of obstacles or to keep things moving

Candle manifesting: Using the flower was not recommended as I saw the energy snuff out, using pieces of bark for manifesting has an effect but admittedly a weak one, don’t use the leaves

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: The leaves were suggested here to be used in a poultice for healing. When I googled I saw that it may be good for cold, cough, dysentery and as a pain killer.*
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Not recommended
  • Tea: Not recommended
  • Salve: Same as the poultice except they show me bark can be used as well in the salve.*

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African Fern Pine – Alchemy

African Fern Pine

Afrocarpus gracilior Pilg.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Not recommended for use

Leaves: Not recommended for use

Fruit/Nut: Speak your intentions into the seed, crush the seed in the palm of your hand, watch and visualize the magic or energy in the seed, blow on the seed until it flies out of the palm of your hand. Bring your hands together in prayer, you know it is done. Any desire is indicated here such as love, relationships, healing, career, finances, etc.

Flower: Not recommended for use

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Many. Fairies, gnomes, water elementals, air elementals (sylphs). I saw a spider pop up here as well which may represent many things.

Candle manifesting: Seed crushed up, sprinkles over candle when it is lit. Use whatever candle ritual as you usually would, the seed being additional energetic power.

Note: Guides also said it would be best not to hurt the tree by plucking things from it. If a seed falls, ask the tree if it is ok to take its bounty, if granted then you may take for energetic purposes.

Additional Note: This is one of my favorite trees to help me ground. When I scanned around the different trees in San Diego, this one was one of the best for grounding, just by looking at it, without needing to touch the trunk.

Healing abilities:*

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Black Poui – Alchemy

Black Poui

Jacaranda mimnosifolia D.Don

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Powder the bark first, pray over it once, put in your palm, visualize or say your desire, feel it in your heart, blow on it to spread in the air, ask God or the elders of the tree to help you with your desire/wish, say please and thank you.

A second ritual was shown, guides showed me a person raising their hands high in the air at night time during a Full moon, cupping water in their hands with a small piece of bark and a flower from the tree, bending down and releasing it into a stream to drift down the stream (has to be a moving and natural stream during a full moon). This ritual can be used for manifesting and giving thanks to anyone (crossed over, spirits, guides, nature, God, etc).

Leaves: Can be used, but not recommended as spirit says it can lead to mixed results.

Fruit/Nut: The pod shown in the picture sis not recommended for use, while it does have some positive alchemical, metaphysical properties guides again indicate it may lead to mixed results if not used by someone that knows what they are doing with rituals, alchemy.

Flower: Crush up a flower until it is slightly crushed but mostly whole, touch the flower to your tongue lightly, *not to ingest or swallow anything*, look up, close your eyes and ask for what you want, such as love, relationships, and health. End with Please and Thank you, Amen.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Gnomes, sprites like the blooms a lot, some fairies, wood nymphs. Gnomes mostly.

Candle manifesting: They don’t recommend any, although I saw bark from the trunk flash up they didn’t recommend it.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: *Can be made with the leaves, put on the skin in a poultice bag or thin cloth, they indicate physical healing here however per usual consult with a physician before using any natural ingredients for physical healing purposes. Poultice can be used for manifesting and other metaphysical purposes as well.
  • Powder: Powder of the bark was mentioned above. Do not ingest.
  • Tincture: Not recommended
  • Tea: Not recommended
  • Salve: Not recommended

*Disclaimer: The contents of this blog is for metaphysical, educational and entertainment purposes only. Before using or ingesting ANY herb or plant for health reasons please consult a physician for advice.

**Logo Photo credits: From left to right – Andrea Knightpngall.compngimg.comThe Daily Dragonpngimg.com, pictures from outside websites are all creative commons

*** Plant photos provided by Andrea Knight, www.mediumandreaknight.com. Copyright, All Rights Reserved, 2021, link back to this page if used and give reference to author/artist Andrea Knight.