The task was to create a spell using Aloe Vera - a common plant but not one with an abundance of references in terms of spell work.
As with many things in Wicca, I was inspired by my natural environment and the things happening around me. I had been recently gifted with an Aloe Vera cutting but I fear I wasn't doing very well with my charge and needed to give it a bit of a healing boost. As Aloe Vera is a plant with amazing healing qualities, I decided to write a spell to create a healing poppet to give health to a plant...
This spell can be used to help when a plant is starting to wane, is looking slightly unhealthy or when replanting to help the plant to stabilise and thrive. You will need a healthy Aloe Vera plant from which to take a small cutting and some natural / bio-degradable material, which can be anything from a swatch of cotton to a paper towel, from which to make a small poppet.
Sit before the healthy Aloe Vera plant and ground and centre.
Focus on your intention to bring health to the plant you will be working the spell on. Picture the plant as it is now and ask the healthy Aloe Vera plant for help with your intentions by saying:
With health and life to share
Pass your abundance here through me
As my intentions I declare
Take a small cutting from the healthy Aloe Vera plant using your boline.
Fashion a small poppet using the natural / bio-degradable material placing the cutting of Aloe Vera inside the chest area as you make it. It doesn’t really matter how you make the poppet or what it looks like but it will need to be of an appropriate size to place in the pot or on the ground very close to the plant you will be working with. As you make the poppet, chant the following:
This gift of health she will impart
Under the new moon or at dawn during the new moon phase, kneel before the plant that you will
be giving the healing poppet to and say:
This gift I bring to you
Her healing love will shine on thee
And your health she will renew
Place the poppet as close to the base of the plant as possible and say:
The poppet should be left in the plant until it breaks down naturally and can be turned into the soil in due course.