Bergamot is a citrus fruit primarily grown in the Mediterranean region, popular for its refreshing aroma used in perfumes and flavoring in teas. Extracted from the rind of the fruit, bergamot essential oil is used in aromatherapy to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance mood. With its antiseptic, antibacterial, and digestive properties, it is also used in traditional medicine. The distinctive flavor of bergamot is what makes Earl Grey tea unique. But what about its use in witchcraft and spirituality?
Bergamot is associated with the fire element, making it a good addition to spells that call for fiery passion, creativity, purification and courage.
The planet Mercury is associated with bergamot, making it a useful tool in spells that focus on communication, mental clarity and creative endeavors. It could also be quite useful in matters of divination and meditation.
Bergamot is said to possess masculine — or yang — energy. Determination, strength, aggression and bravery are associated with bergamot. However, this source argues that bergamot is feminine (Yin) energy.
Bergamot is associated with the zodiac sign Virgo — a sign of practicality and logic.
Tarot cards associated with bergamot include The Magician, which is ruled by the planet Mercury.
The power of fragrance
Bergamot essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy for its uplifting and calming effects. It is known to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress, promote relaxation, and improve mood. The oil is also used to enhance meditation and spiritual practices, and to promote better sleep. The distinct aroma of bergamot is refreshing and citrusy, making it a popular choice in aromatherapy blends. While casting a spell for self-care and stress relief, the scent of bergamot adds to the atmosphere and gives you a boost. You can also burn bergamot incense while casting spells that focus on calming down restless or chaotic energies in your home.
Money, Money, Money!
Bergamot can be used in money and abundance spells, much like many herbs. An article in Catalyst Magazine claims that bergamot can be specifically used in spells that promote personal success in business and career. This source says that burning bergamot oil in your place of business can help attract customers.
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