Aloe Vera Meaning, Healing, and Magical Uses
Welcome to the Masters’ Grimoire of Magical Herbs page for Aloe Vera. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this herb including Aloe Vera's magical uses, Aloe Vera physical healing, and emotional healing properties, plus its use in meditation, Aloe Vera lore and legends, and much more!
Introduction to Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. It has over 500 species and is widely distributed and considered an invasive species in many regions of the world. It is an evergreen perennial that originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. It is popularly cultivated for commercial products such as topical treatments.
This species is also attractive for decorative purposes and does well as an indoor potted plant.
Aloe Vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed plant that grows 60-100 centimeters tall. The leaves are thick and fleshy and green to grey-green with some varieties showing flecks of white on their upper and lower stem surfaces. The leaf is serrated and has small white teeth. The flowers are produced in summer on a spike up to 90 centimeters tall. Each flower is pendulous, with a yellow tubular corona.
The botanical name Aloe Vera is derived from Latin and also from Greek. Aloe means having an uncertain origin while vera means true. Common names use Aloe along with its region of distribution such as Chinese Aloe or Cape Aloe or Barbados Aloe.
Aloe possesses feminine energy and is originally native to South and East Africa. It is considered a feminine plant and is closely associated with water and the element of water and the moon. The word "Aloe" in Sanskrit means Goddess.
Notes from the Masters
"Aloe Vera juice can aid in regulating the digestive system. I started drinking it while pregnant as a safe way to ease stomach issues associated with my changing body. It also does wonders for the skin! Remember, always check ingredients or consult a doctor before trying new products!"
Aloe Vera Magical Uses and Purposes
Aloe Vera can be used in magic for the purposes of resolving conflict, working through disagreement, pacifying clashes, preventing combat, working through disputes, understanding opposition, working through differences, struggles in general, incompatibility with others, and compromise.
Aloe Vera is used for protection spells and healing.
Aloe has a long history in magic for warding off negative energies and providing protection. It is believed to be able to absorb negative energies from the environment. Many modern witches use Aloe to protect against the evil eye and it is often added to cleansing baths or in spell jars. Hanging Aloe Vera either dried or fresh in your home will protect your home from negativity.
Aloe Vera can be used to cleanse a space. It is known to act as an air purifier by removing harmful pollutants, absorbing carbon dioxide, and providing oxygen. This ability along with absorbing negative energies is a powerful tool for cleansing a sacred space. The removal of toxins and negativity will help the home feel lighter and rejuvenated and positive.
This plant is known to bring good luck wherever it goes. If the plant begins to wilt, it is a sign that it has absorbed too much negative energy. To make an amulet, tie a red ribbon onto a leaf of Aloe Vera to invoke love and a green one to attract luck and love. To protect your home, tie a red ribbon on the plant and place three coins in the soil in the shape of a pyramid.
When working with voodoo dolls or poppets, you can use Aloe gel to anoint them. You can then add herbs and oils to the gel that relate to the intended spell.
In Hispanic traditions, Aloe Vera is used in magic to “bitter” a spell. This is when magic is used for breakups, stopping gossip, bitterness or hex a situation, family harmony, employment, luck, and prosperity.
Pieces of Aloe can create pockets in which you trap a target's intentions. You can do this by writing your petition on a brown paper along with the first and last name of the person to create a direct link. Then, place the inside the pocket. You may also add other herbs, oils, powders, or other items for your spell. Once you have added all the ingredients, close or wrap it with a cord. Depending on the severity of the curse you can either freeze the pocket or let it dry in the sun and then bury it.
To bind someone to you, make a pocket containing a leaf of Aloe Vera and add items that will directly link the person you would like to attract. This is intended to make the person hopelessly devoted to your so be careful what you wish for. You must then bury the pocket under a rose plant.
Healing with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Physical Health Benefits
Aloe Vera is used in many consumer products, including beverages, lotion, cosmetics, and ointments. It is usually in the form of a gel for minor burns and sunburns. There is very little clinical evidence that proves the effectiveness or safety of Aloe extract as a cosmetic or topical drug.
Two substances from Aloe Vera are used for healing. The gel, which is clear, and the latex, which is yellow. They are both used to manufacture commercial products. The gel is usually used to make topical medications to treat skin conditions like burns, sunburns, wounds, frostbite, rashes, psoriasis, cold sores, and dry skin. The latex is used individually to manufacture products with other ingredients to be ingested for constipation relief. It can also be obtained in a dried form called resin or as an "aloe-dried juice."
People with allergies can use Aloe to treat contact dermatitis with mild redness and itching. It can also be used for difficulty in breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat.
Aloe gel is also used in yogurts, beverages, and some desserts but at high or prolonged doses, ingesting the latex or whole leaf extras can be toxic. Use only small amounts of aloe to be safe.
Spiritual Healing with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera symbolizes spirituality, good luck, and protection as well as cleansing. It is believed to protect a person from physical accidents and is used to heal minor injuries if they do happen. Drinking Aloe Vera juice is believed to block the influences of evil spirits from harming your body and physical health.
Aloe is a popular herb used by bush doctors and spiritual healers around the world to recalibrate the body’s frequency. The mineral contained in Aloe called organic germanium is what is believed to reinforce the body’s DNA signals and help bring it back into alignment. Drinking Aloe Vera juice is believed to increase your energy and boost your metabolism.
Emotional Healing with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a wonderful plant to have in your home when you are going through a hard time or through a stressful transition, such as changing a job or moving to a new house. Its intense purifying energy will help calm your mood and instill a sense of peace in your surroundings as well as within.
Aloe Vera for Chakra Healing
Aloe Vera is used for clearing blockages from and balancing the Heart Chakra.
The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world. It controls what we embrace and what we resist. The Heart Chakra gives us the balancing ability to keep neither too aloof nor too involved in the world around us. It balances our inner being – our "self" with our environment. Shop for Heart Chakra Balancing Items +
Color Energy of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is associated with the green color ray.
The green color ray is one of growth, beginnings, life, and renewal. It is connected with good fortune, wealth, profit, safety, and survival. Spring brings lush life to barren fields, leaves on plants and trees emerge in thousands shades of green.
Angels Associated with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is associated with three angels: WIth-Haiah, Ieiazel, and Poiel.
Nith-Haiah is the protector and ruler of the dates December 17-21; Sagittarius.
Ieiazel Protector and Ruler of the dates October 9-13; Libra.
Poiel Protector and Ruler of the dates December 27-31; Capricorn
Aloe Vera and the Goddess
Aloe is associated with the Goddess Ix Chel - A Mayan fertility goddess, Ix Chel, nourished the crops by pouring water on the earth. She is also the Maya Moon Goddess who was married to the Maya sun goddess Kinich Ahau. She offers courage and solace, particularly to abused women.
Aloe Vera Birth Herb
Aloe Vera is the birth herb for those born on February 3, March 30, and April 22
If you were born on one of these dates, you might find that you have a particular attraction to Aloe Vera. You may feel drawn to it. Those with the birth herb of Aloe Very will likely find it more powerful and intuitive to work with.
Aloe Vera I Ching Hexagram
Aloe Vera is associated with the 6th I Ching Hexagram. This hexagram is about resolving conflict.
This hexagram tells us that the fact that the sky and sea are permanently divided reminds the empowered person that conflict is inevitable.
Keywords: conflict, disagreement, clashes, combat, disputes, opposition, differences, struggles, incompatibility, compromise.
It encourages: Standing up for what you feel is right; developing common ground; pursuing the trust of others; objectively evaluating your own position; understanding your own motives; keeping a cool head; calling arbitration; defining how the situation began.
It discourages: fighting for a cause you don’t believe in; moving forward when you know you’re in the wrong; believing that might makes right; favoring aggression over agreement; treating the ideas and values of others with disrespect.
Aloe Vera Astrological Sign
Aloe Vera is associated with the astrological sign Pisces. This is due to its well-known healing properties. In Moon Astrology it is associated with the 2nd Mansion of the Moon, the Mansion of the Hearth. From these associations, we know that Aloe Vera is a strong herb for healing family difficulties and arguments.
Uses of Aloe Vera in Feng Shui
Aloe Vera. brings Metal Energy to Feng Shui practices.
Metal energy is the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization – of ideas, concepts, and groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives. We have to be sharp, unyielding, and hard at times to find our way without being a victim of others. The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings.
Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area.
Uses of Aloe Vera in Talismans and Amulets
Aloe Vera is beneficial for talismans and amulets to be used for the following purposes:
Dealing with abandonment, belonging, comfort, communication, companionship, compatibility, overcoming conflict, contentment, dealing with detachment, emotional calm, emotional strength, emotional support, engagement, enhancing listening skills, family, fire energy, getting a group to work together well, health, home, dealing with homesickness, hospitality, listening, material comfort, mothering, Paris, reconciliation, recreation, redemption, relaxation, renewal, rest, establishing roots, safe place, security, sense of belonging, dealing with separation, sharing, spouse, understanding, unity, warmth, community, dedication, nurturing, diversity, domestic bliss, empathy, family life, forgiveness, friendship, manners, marriage, abundance, enjoyment, merriment, having a better life, and harmony.
Using Aloe Vera in Divination
For divination purposes, place an Aloe Vera plant on your altar to absorb any evil, dark, or negative energy. This will be beneficial so that you will be able to focus with clarity without the threat of negative influences attacking. You should always keep Aloe Vera in your magical spaces.
Remember to check your Aloe daily, any sign of withering can indicate that the plant has absorbed too much negativity and requires attention and/or needs to be replaced.
Meditation with Aloe Vera
It is beneficial to have an Aloe Vera plant near you when you meditate. It can help bring balance to your emotions and allow you to fully engage in the practice.
The roots of the Aloe Vera plant are deep, thick, and strong. They can help you strengthen your own connections to balance and strength while meditating.
Lore and Legends of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been considered a sacred plant for thousands of years. Its wide range of healing powers, both physical and spiritual is revered by many civilizations.
Early recordings of Aloe Vera being used can be found in pictograms dating back to 2,000 BC. These pictograms portray kings being nurtured by the Aloe Plant. It has been used in many cultures around the world for healing, protection, and cleansing.
Aloe was associated with immortality for its ability to regenerate and heal itself as well as its ability to heal the skin, making it appear younger and ‘eternally’ youthful. In Egypt, it was considered a vital ingredient for the herbal embalming blend. It would preserve the elasticity in the skin of mummified bodies.
In some traditions, Aloe was planted on graves to appease the dead. It was said the plant would soothe spirits when they became restless or uneasy. It was also a symbol of protection and prosperity.
by Theresa Peters
Theresa Peters is an (almost) life-long Alaskan. She is a writer and artist for the Crystal Inner Circle and has been studying crystals and their metaphysical and magical properties since she was a teen. Living in Alaska she has grown to appreciate the magical qualities of nature and the way the effect it has on all living things.
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