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Fresh sage question


hi all,

Here at school, I"m part of the Garden Society, and we maintain a small garden at the back of the property. For our efforts (we plant organically and are weeding every week! *sigh*), we get to eat the bounty we've grown.

Anyway, we have an overabundance of sage and I took some back with me to my room. I dried them out a bit and then put a leaf or two into each of the decks I'd brought with me, and my Dreamstones.

I know that sage is a powerful protective herb, but we usually only use it in its dried form (like in smudge sticks). Does it matter that it's relatively fresh? Will that diminish any of its magickal properties?

Thx!

T.
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If anything, I would have thought that being fresh would be the optimum time to use it. Certainly you can't really smudge with fresh sage!!! but its much more potent in cooking when its fresh so I imagine its the same with its metaphysical properties too.
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Originally Posted by Milfoil
If anything, I would have thought that being fresh would be the optimum time to use it. Certainly you can't really smudge with fresh sage!!! but its much more potent in cooking when its fresh so I imagine its the same with its metaphysical properties too.
i agree with what milfoil is saying and in my mind would be more potent if fresh.

The only reason why sage is dried is because that you need smoke in the smudging to get rid of stagnet energies.

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The only thing I would be careful about is that in a semi-dry state the leaves are not in direct contact with the deck...it could leave an oily mark on a card,
or a green stain.
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Also, I've had semi-dry herbs mold, and liquefy under similar circumstances, so be sure that they get plenty of air flow, so they can dry naturally. Moisture trapped anywhere near your cards can be very yucky.
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