The fifteenth rune of the Elder Futhark. Algiz speaks of that which has the ability to harm, but doesn’t inflict harm unless it is harmed first. It is linked with dangerous plants as well as sacred deer and the Valkyrie swans. It is the rune of protection. It may ask us to get ready; to listen and gain awareness for a better sense of where we stand and how to act as a result. It asks us for bravery in the face of fear and faith in whatever higher power guides us—be that divine or intuitive. Algiz reminds us that we are on the right path, but that the act of being present on the path is different than just seeing it.
Comfrey is known as the consummate travel protection herb, certainly for physical travel from self to vehicle to luggage abroad (and has been known to protect against theft while traveling)—but when paired with proper complements, like amethyst, it can also protect in the astral. Comfrey with malachite is especially helpful for travelers. Some sources also say that comfrey can be used in smoke cleansing and can also facilitate healing energies and encourage fidelity in parted lovers.
Star anise is not only the anise seed, but the seed pod star as well; it’s a warm spice that tastes of faintly of licorice, often found in mulling and baking. Star anise can be used for repelling ill energies and intentions so it is great for warding; it also has been said to connect with the other wise, aiding with divination as well as nightmare prevention. Some have also found it good for sexual working around lust and fertility.
It’s called “the extreme gem” the Gemological Institute of America. Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes! Peridot is a great healer: it aids in resolving matters of the heart, helps boost confidence, releases negativity and unhelpful patterns, and empowers growth. Linked with solar energies, it’s a stone of abundance, forgiveness, wealth, and happiness.
Basil is a familiar herb and is incredibly versatile both for cooking and manifestation! Basil is associated with many beneficial things. Your kitchen basil can be used for happiness, peace, prosperity, protection, stability, and love.
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.