I have been gathering sage from my garden this week. Cutting and binding some, drying and then crushing the rest. It’s been a busy week for me as I get things harvested and stored.
Most Pagans/Wiccans/Witches are familiar with sage as the main herb you use for smudging. It is a rather common in the pagan community to envision sage bound in a wand for such a practice.
But did you know that not all Sage is created equal? It’s true. There are two common types of sage used when making wands, desert and white. The thing many people don’t know is they used for different types of clearings.
White Sage: can be used to lift/clear energy through out a space or around a person. Some people use it as an aura cleanser.
Desert Sage: can be used to help open new doors or opportunities in your life when you feel a bit at a stand still or stuck in a rut. It is good for grounding and is said to carry with it more of a “playful” energy.
Share with us your experiences when smudging with either of the sages.
~*Kitchen Witch Wicki*~
*Some of this information as found in Magickal Housekeeping by Tess Whitehurst*
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