9 Herbs to Enhance Intuition

9 Herbs to Enhance Intuition

From ancient times herbs represented a powerful tool in the realms of spirituality and mysticism. Many are intuitively attracted to working with herbs and plants because we are deeply connected with nature. Working with plant allies is a practice anchored in our tradition and heritage from our ancestors. Perhaps you are already attracted to working with plants because this is a way of honoring and remembering the sacred feminine, so very present within you.

When working with Spirit, I often commune with and through plant allies. Plants can be used in many ways to increase your intuition, but be sure to check with your own primary caregiver before consuming anything.

Below, is a list of herbs and their unique association with intuition, which you can use for your spiritual practice or just wish to connect more deeply with your divine feminine essence and Mother Earth’s energy.

Please be sure to always source organic, or wild-crafted plants, as well as be respectful when harvesting your own (never taking too much). Give gratitude to the plants for their offering and really listen to what they are here to teach you.

1. Mugwort: A Portal to Psychic Realms

Mugwort, or Artemisia vulgaris, serves as a conduit for divination and dreamwork. Believed to amplify psychic abilities, this herb can be an ally in your spiritual practice, whether burned as incense or carried in herbal sachets. Its presence whispers of ancient rites and unseen worlds waiting to be explored.

2. Lavender: Serenity and Insight

Lavender, with its soothing aroma, is a balm for the restless mind. It promotes a state of balance and relaxation, essential for opening the doors to intuition. Inhale its calming scent and allow your mind to receive the subtle messages often lost in the chaos of daily life.

3. Bay Laurel: The Leaf of Wisdom

Bay Laurel, or Laurus nobilis, carries with it a legacy of divination and insight. When its leaves are burned or woven into rituals, they are said to enhance the intuitive process, guiding us toward wisdom that lies beyond the reach of ordinary perception.

4. Rosemary: Clarity and Memory

Rosemary, the herb of remembrance, sharpens the mind and focuses the spirit. Its use in enhancing mental clarity makes it a valuable ally in awakening intuition. Whether used in incense or infused oils, rosemary bridges the gap between the conscious and the subconscious.

5. Blue Lotus: Echoes of Ancient Egypt

The Blue Lotus, sacred in ancient Egyptian rituals, is a testament to the enduring power of intuition. Consumed as a tea or used in herbal blends, it offers a glimpse into spiritual insights and intuitive depths.

6. Juniper: Protection and Psychic Awareness

Juniper, a guardian in many traditions, is revered for its purifying and protective properties. Its association with psychic awareness makes it a powerful component in rituals aimed at enhancing intuition.

7. Frankincense: Elevating the Spirit

Frankincense, used for centuries in sacred ceremonies, is a key to higher consciousness. Its ability to elevate the spirit aids in developing intuition, connecting us to realms beyond the ordinary.

8. Sandalwood: Deepening Spiritual Awareness

Sandalwood, associated with spiritual awakening, is often used in meditation to enhance intuition. Its use as an incense or essential oil can aid in deepening your connection to the spiritual aspects of life.

9. Sage: Purification for Intuitive Clarity

Sage, especially white sage, is renowned for its purifying properties. Using sage in cleansing rituals helps create a space conducive to intuitive work, clearing away the clutter that obscures spiritual insight. Please be sure to source responsibly as Sage has become a plant that has been over-harvested.

Working with Your Intuition

The journey into the world of herbs is deeply personal and varied. The best advice is to listen to your body and intuition and choose the plant allies that speak to you. You mustn’t force this process, and to journey with respect.

While some find solace in a single herb, others may discover their path through a symphony of scents and energies. Experimentation and mindfulness are key, as each soul resonates differently with these plant allies.

Should you wish to learn more about working with plant allies and deepen your sacred practice, I invite you to explore The Sacred Spiral Priestess Journey. This year-long program is inspired by the Wheel of The Year, directions, and elements, and spirals through the sacred feminine aspect of each season and the Goddess archetype connected to it. If this sparks your interest, you can join the waitlist for our next opening.

P.S. If you have any questions about the Spiral, reach out to me at thefemcode@thisiskatemurphy.com, or leave me a DM on Instagram.


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