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Sabbat Herbs for the 8 Pagan Holidays

The following herbal correspondences are arranged so that you can choose the proper plant materials for use as incense, oils or fresh flowers and herbs in your Sabbat ritual workings. This list is by no means all inclusive. Many other herbs are associated with the sabbats, but this will at least give a general idea of what plants are traditionally used for the 8 Pagan Holidays.

Yule: December 21 or 22

Apple, Ash, Bay, Cedar, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Holly, Ivy, Juniper, Lemons, Mistletoe, Nutmeg, Oak, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Thistle and Yew.

Imbolc: February 2

Angelica, Basil, Bay, Benzoin, Blackberry, Cinnamon, Coltsfoot, Frankincense, Mace, Myrrh, Rosemary, Rowan, Snowdrop, Tansy and Violet.

Ostara: March 21 or 22

Broom, Cinquefoil, Daffodil, Dogwood, Gorse, Iris, Jasmine, Lavender, Narcissus, Olive, Peony, Rose, Sage, Strawberry, Tansy, Violet and Woodruff.

Beltane: May 2

Almond, Angelica, Apple, Ash, Calendula, Cinquefoil, Clover, Frankincense, Hawthorn, Honeysuckle, Ivy, Lilac, Rose, Rowan, St. John's Wort, Woodruff.

Litha: June 21 or 22

Basil, Carnation, Chamomile, Cinquefoil, Daisy, Dogwood, Elder, Fennel, Fern, Frankincense, Ivy, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Lily, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Oak, Pine, Rose, St. John's Wort, Vervain, Wild Thyme, Wood Betony and Yarrow.

Lughnassadh: August 2

Acacia, Blackberry, Calendula, Crab Apple, Frankincense, Grapes, Heather, Mistletoe, Oak, Pear, Rose, Sandalwood, Sloe.

Mabon: September 21

Acorn, Aspen, Balm of Gilead, Benzoin, Calendula, Cypress, Fern, Hazel, Mugwort, Myrrh, Oak, Orris, Passionflower, Pine, Rose, Sage, Thistle.

Samhain: October 31 or November 1

Apple, Broom, Chrysanthemum, Dittany of Crete, Fern, Hazel, Mandrake, Mint, Mullein, Deadly Nightshade, Woody Nightshade, Nutmeg, Oak, Pear, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Sage, Thistle, Wormwood.

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