(Thymus vulgaris) Also known as Common Thyme, Mother of Thyme, and Garden Thyme. A Druid sacred herb.
Main magickal uses: clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, courage, divination, dreams, exorcism, faeries, happiness, healing, love, money, prevents nightmares, protection, psychic development, purification
Other magickal uses: compassion, confidence, contacting other planes, grieving, magic, meditation, Midsummer, passion, release, renewal, rituals for the dead, Summer rituals...
Wishing Lore - Thyme has strong ties to faery lore
Thyme is a favorite with the spirits, it encourages positive vibrations and actions. Used for protection (especially from the negative energy of others), for courage and for cleansing.
The Greeks burned thyme in their temples to purify them as we do today to purify an area. A place where wild thyme grows will be a particularly powerful energy center on earth.
Add it to the magickal-cleansing bath of springtime, along with marjoram, to remove all sorrows and ills of winter.
To ensure a restful night's sleep free from nightmares, sleep with it beneath your pillow.
When attending a funeral, wear a sprig of thyme to repel the negativity of the mourners. It is worn or added to the ritual cup to aid in communicating with the deceased. (It also helps one see Otherworldly entities.)
When worn it will help psychic powers develop, and if worn be a woman in her hair, it will make her irresistible.
Thyme can be a valuable incense to protect against dangerous creatures, insects and reptiles. Thyme may be used to call upon faerie folk.
Thyme carries with it the magick of light and is an excellent choice for those who take themselves too seriously.
Practitioners can work with Thyme to increase their courage, giving them the power to meet that which confronts them.
It can also be used to keep a light heart when working hard to achieve one's goals.