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Marjoram

Marjoram (Origanum majorana or O. Vulgare ) is also known as Joy of the Mountain, Knotted Marjoram, Marjorlaine, Mountain Mint, Pot Marjoram, Sweet Marjoram and Wintersweet.   It is indigenous to the Mediterranean and can also be found in the United States.   It is considered a cold-sensitive perennial herb.  Marjoram is sometimes mistaken for Oregano.

The Greek and Romans considered this herb as a source of happiness.  Today, people who are depressed use it to lift their spirits and bring happiness.   Marjoram can be burned to help with life changes.
Marjoram is used in love spells and to bring love to you.  It is also placed in food to strengthen love.  It is thought when a person anoints themselves or places Marjoram under their pillow, he or she will dream of a future spouse.   This herb was sacred to the Goddess Venus and is still used as an offering to her in rituals today.  Marjoram was also woven into wedding bouquets or wreaths to wear as crowns or placed on top of a wedding cake to provide love and happiness to those getting married.

For protection purposes, it can be carried in a satchel on a person.  It also can be placed around the house, a bit in every room, for protection but it must be replaced every month to continue the potency.  Also, it can be grown in a garden for its shielding powers against evil.

Marjoram is also used as a funeral herb.  It is placed on the graves on loved ones and as it grows and flourishes, it is thought to bring spiritual bliss to the departed.

To protect against colds, Marjoram is combined with Violet and can be worn to ward off sickness.   When used in a tea, it can promote love, happiness, health, well-being, sleep and wishes.

Remember, this is not a substitution for medical advice so always check with a medical professional to make sure working with herbs or oils are safe for you.

Keywords for Marjoram:

Magickal Uses/Spells: Love, Happiness, Protection, Health, Money, Peace, Psychic enhancement
Deities: Venus, Aphrodite, Thor and Jupiter
Planet: Mercury
Sign: Aries
Gender: Masculine
Element: Air
Tarot Correspondence: The Magician