Sage plant

Sage: Herbs and Incense

In this post, we explore the herb, Sage. Information about sage will be discussed, followed by correspondences and magickal uses. The post will finish with a free correspondence sheet to download for your magickal record keeping. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.

What is Sage?

Sage (Salvia Officinalis) comes in over 900 species worldwide. It can also be known as common sage, garden sage, or kitchen sage. There are other varieties of sage too such as white sage (Salvia Apiana) and Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea).

It was used in Egyptian, Roman and Greek medicine and spiritualism. So there has been an extremely long history of our understanding of the cleansing and healing properties of sage.

Sage is available as a fresh herb, dried, as incense and as an oil. It is also something that is easily grown at home in pots or in your garden. Sage is also a well known cooking herb so of course is safe to consume. 

It is worth noting that many people think of white sage when smoke cleansing but in fact, all varieties of sage are equally as good. White sage has been unethically over-harvested,  so it is better to use other varieties if you can. Also, the term smudging is now not used as it is deemed culturally inappropriate. 

Sage properties

  • High in Vitamin K and Iron
  • May help ease menopausal symptoms
  • Anti-inflammatory/Antioxidants 
  • Can help with mental clarity

Sage smoke cleansing bundle

Magickal uses

The planetary correspondence of sage is Jupiter and it is linked to both the air and earth elements. Sage corresponds to the crown, sacral and third eye chakras and the star sign Gemini. In the Pagan Wheel of the Year, Sage corresponds to both Mabon and Samhain

Practical ways to use Sage in Magick

  • Smoke cleanse with sage bundles to get rid of negative energy and bad vibes. 
  • Use in spell bags and bottles for protection, healing and prosperity magick. 
  • Keep a sage leaf in your wallet to attract money
  • Cleanse and purify your altar, tools and crystals with sage incense smoke. 
  • Drink sage tea for mental clarity.

Free correspondence sheet

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Are you a fan of sage? Do you have other uses that I have not included here? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below or by connecting on social media. 

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