Thyme was sacred to the ancient Greeks and those who wore thyme were said to be attractive, poised, and stylish. Thyme is great for encouragement through difficult times, for courage and for heartening. Ancient soldiers also used it in baths to increase bravery and strength. It can dispel melancholy, hopelessness, and the mood of tragedy. It’s associated with bringing abundance and prosperity into being. Thyme is excellent in ritual baths and fumigation for early spring festivals when we seek to leave the old behind and begin anew.
Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love; it purifies and opens our hearts to deep emotional healing, tenderness and compassion, and inner peace. It’s the stone of love and lovers, connecting us to one another as both friends and beloveds, creating or restoring harmony and trust. It also is the stone of self-love, reminding us to extend that universal love and understanding and acceptance to ourselves as well.
Rosemary can be burned like juniper and safe for smoke cleansing. It has been used for centuries as a memory aid, said to help with recollection and remembrance. Because of this, it has found wide use when studying, when trying to do dreamwork, when trying to recall past lives, and more. As it is tied with remembrance, rosemary has also been used to make oneself memorable for first impressions as well as encouraging loyalty and fidelity.
Sage is a popular herb and familiar to almost everyone! Sage is known for its cleansing abilities, but some sage is endangered. Your kitchen sage can be used for the same thing and has many properties, including focus, wisdom, cognition, protection, and grief support.
This popular stone was once so rare it was called a Cardinal Gem, along with sapphire, ruby, diamond, and emerald. It has been prized since antiquity. Some associations are sobriety, intuition, insight, purification, emotional balance, meditation, mental healing, clarity, and fortitude.