Artwork: Olive Herbal Grimoire Page
Herb: Olive Leaf
Incense: Five-Pointed Star
Mini Spell Candle: Victory
Ritual Body Oil: Athena
Other Items: Athena’s Wisdom Altar Plaque, Spirit Owl Pewter Pendant
Wisdom of Athena, The Witches Roots box for May 2019, really strikes a chord with me. Olives and olive products are a favorite for many reasons, so I am pleased May’s compilation includes this fruit. Perhaps it is no coincidence that I love olive because I am also in tune with Mercury, garnet, iolite, moss agate, and owls.
Adoration of olive aside, I am absolutely enamored with the Olive Herbal Grimoire Page. The relevant colors manifested for this artwork are stunning – shades of blue, green, and purple on an earthy background.
Lapis is featured this month and my stone has opulent bands of gold ringing the entirety, with a wispy central band of creamy white. To my eye the pattern is reminiscent of Jupiter’s banding.
The included pouch of olive leaf is a generous size, as with all herbs in The Witches Roots. There is a nice variation in size and breakage, with a few whole pieces amongst the leaves. Side note: Olive leaf tea is delicious, though not everyone enjoys the nuances. A quick Google search will return a myriad of tea recipes.
Scented with apple, Five-Pointed Star (not pictured) might be the first stick incense I am tempted to burn. It has an alluring aroma – simple, clean, and not overpowering. Funny enough, it somewhat reminds me of the Strawberry Shortcake dolls from the 1980’s.
Matching the Lapis stone perfectly, the mini spell candle, Victory, is vibrant blue and unadorned. I enjoy receiving plain spell candles on occasion and I appreciate these high-quality creations, regardless of embellishment.
Athena is the oil for May and has been infused with almond, basil, and green tea oils. Bay leaves, olive leaves, a Lemurian quartz, and Victory magickal oil from the Witches Moon’s personal cabinet of witchery have also been included. Athena’s aroma profile is herbal and slightly sweet with a subtle earthy undertone.
A Spirit Owl pewter pendant is the adornment for The Witches Roots May 2019. The necklace is well-made, includes an adjustable cord, and has an inscription on the back that reads “Spirit is close. Trust guidance and visions”. Owl is my spirit animal so receiving this pendant is very meaningful for me.
The final item in the box is the Athena’s Wisdom altar plaque. This unique piece of altar art showcases Athena on one side, with an owl on the reverse side. I will have a hard time deciding which to display!
The Witches Roots is a monthly subscription containing high-quality items centered around natural herbal witchcraft. The current US price is $29 a month, including shipping.
Disclosure: I am not sponsored by The Witches Roots. All opinions are my own.
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