Sun Incense 1

3 parts frankincense resin
2 parts myrrh resin
1 part wood aloe
/2 part Balm of Gilead 1
/2 part bay 1
/2 part carnation
Few drops of ambergris oil
Few drops of musk oil
Few drops of olive oil
Burn this incense to draw on the influences of the Sun
and for spells involving promotions, friendships,
healing, energy and magical power.

Incense and The Elements

Tradition dictates that you honour the four
‘directions’ and their appropriate Elements.
The following four incenses are suitable for
honouring the four directions or cardinal points
before moving onto the ritual proper. You can
then use any of the other incenses for their
appropriate purpose.

Incense and The Lunar Cycle

Incense and perfumes can be utilized during
the phases of the Moon to put you in touch with
lunar energy.
Sandalwood is particularly appropriate for the
first quarter when the Moon’s waxing enhances
Jasmine has the full-blown energies of the Full
Lemon, which is more ethereal, is symbolic of the lessening of the Moon’s influence as it
wanes in the last quarter.
Camphor signifies the similarly cold New

Incesnse and the Seasons

The following fragrances, either as plants or –
where appropriate – essential oils, can be used
to welcome each new season in your personal
Spring: All sweet scents, particularly
daffodil, jasmine and rose.
Summer: All spicy scents, particularly
carnation, clove and ginger.
Autumn: All earthly scents, particularly
oak moss, patchouli and
Winter: All resinous and woody scents,
particularly frankincense, pine
and rosemary.

Incense and Days of the Week

The incenses and oils below may be used alone
or combined for your daily rituals for
maximum effect. They have been
recommended according to the planetary ruler
of the days of the week.

Day of the Week Planetary Influence Aroma
Monday Moon Jasmine, lemon, sandalwood, Stephanotis
Tuesday Mars Basil, coriander, ginger, nasturtium
Wednesday Mercury Benzoin, cary sage, eucalyptus, lavender
Thursday Jupiter Clove, lemon balm, melissa, oakmoss, star anise
Friday Venus Cardamon, palma rosa, rose, yarrow
Saturday Saturn Cypress, mimosa, myrrh, patchouli
Sunday Sun Cedar, frankincense, neroli, rosemary

Incense and Celestial Influences

This section is probably for those of you who
have chosen to travel a little further on your
voyage of discovery. The incenses again are
used to make a link or to enhance a specific
purpose. It will depend on your own personal
belief whether, for instance, you wish to use a
specific incense to link with planetary energy or
to use a specific incense at the times of the
various Sabbats and Moon phases. Planetary
influences and correspondences are explained
more fully in the Spells Preparation section.
Accepted use has meant that certain woods
and herbs are associated with days of the week,
seasons of the year and lunar cycles. What
follows is an easy-to-consult listing to enable
you to get the best out of your rituals. There is
nothing to stop you from mixing and matching
as you so wish. You may find certain aromas
more pleasurable than others.