Anise Star can also be heard commonly referred to as star aniseed, badian, chinse star anise, and badiana. Potent aid in soothing and curing long-lingering colds , as well for its use in soothing flatulence, helping with digestion, and aiding with illness associated with the urinary track, such as kidney stones. This Moon herb is carried whole for luck, and it is burned for clairvoyance and to increase psychic awareness.
Some people make a necklace out of these stars. In Hoodoo, star anise is put under the pillow in order to dream of someone far away, and it is added to mojo bags. Others say that star anise keeps away nightmares. This herb is great for New Moon work, since it is dark. It's so aromatic that just a small handful ground up is enough to strongly scent a jar of oil, and it makes an incense all on its own.
Anise* Planet: Mercury/Jupiter Element: Air Main magickal uses: Contacting other planes, divination, love, passion, preventing nightmares, protection, psychic development, psychic protection, purification Other magickal uses: Clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, fertility, gain, good luck, happiness, money, weddings Lore: Paul Beyerl attributes anise to Mercury and Apollo, and suggests that it be partnered with amber stones for best effect. . This is a (2)oz packet of Anise Star.