Arconitum Napellus

Common names: Wolfsbane, and Monkshood.

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Saturn

Sign: Capricorn

Element: Water

Deities: Hecate, Medea

All parts of the plant are poisonous, but the roots are especially potent and have been used as a deadly dip for arrows, Spears and animal traps. An old antidote to the poison was to take a brandy mixed with quantities of flies that had fed upon the plant. It is in minute quantities to homeopathic preparations as a sedative and painkiller.

Used to aid in Protection, Invisibility. Use this herb with great caution to consecrate the athame or ritual knife. Make an infusion with the leaves or root to banish prior energy from magickal blades and to infuse it with protection. The root or leaves may be burned as incense for the same purpose. Gather the fresh flowers to make a tincture to refresh the power of the knives. Use an infusion as a magickal wash for ritual tools or sacred space. Brings protection and magickal watchfulness against negative energies in ritual. Wash a new cauldron in the infusion or burn aconite in its first fire. Used to invoke Hecate. Wrap the seed in a lizard skin and carry to become invisible at will. Also as protection from and a cure for werewolves.

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