Vanilla

Vanilla spp

Vanilla is a bean pod grown from an orchid. It originated in Mexico but is now grown all over the tropical world. Vanilla is associated with the element air and the planet Venus. It is a warm, comforting herb and the scent can even be intoxicating in high concentrations. Vanilla is useful in any magic related to love and beauty as well as any effort to bring comforting energy into a space. It's also useful for sweetening sour dispositions and soothing ire as well as increasing trust and bringing clarity to a situation.

In common language the term vanilla refers to boring and blande, but it also refers to those ways of doing things that are tried and true and with which we are most comfortable. The fragrance and flavor of vanilla stirs up images of grandma's kitchen, safe, comforting, soothing. There are no surprises here. No Chunky Monkey. Just trust and familiar goodness.

Vanilla smoothes and brightens the flavor of anything you add to it. It makes chocolate creamier, it makes chili peppers brighter and makes their heat less painful.

Correspondences
Element(s): Air -
Planet(s): Venus -
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Gender: Feminine
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comfort, love, beauty, mood, soothing, calming, clarity, trust, sweeten disposition

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