How to Use Cinnamon for Protection
Common Cinnamon Sticks Provide Magical Warmth and Protection
Herbs, spices, crystals, and now cinnamon can protect me and my home? Yes, the common spice used in many a baked dish or tea for that cozy warm smelling aroma is also good for your general protection. You might say, "Well just what kind of protection can cinnamon give me?" and, "How am I supposed to use this magical spice to defend my personal space?"
For those answers and more we will have to look back hundreds maybe even a thousand years because our great ancestors have used spices and common herbs found in our gardens for just about everything that we would normally go to the corner drug store for some relief or magical remedy. As a matter of fact, cinnamon has shown just now in recent research to contain properties that can kill bacteria and other micro-organisms that are dangerous to our health.
This would give credit to our ancestors who used this in all forms for protection and that they knew great wisdom without our modern technology. To think that in the present day, we are still trying to discover what our great ancestors for thousands of years have already known just by experimenting and passing down their findings by word of mouth or tradition. It's a shame we have to wait for science to catch up and prove it to us.
Sensing Its Protective Power
Many have used cinnamon for its smell to flavor the aroma of our homes. Many have expressed that it makes them feel warm, safe, and protected. A familiar feeling caused by the aroma or a yearning for home. It's even in the advertising, especially when looking for the right scented candle. The warmer cozy smells seemed to all be in one section with slogans and labels expressing warm fuzzy feelings. I know I associate those warm feelings right along with being safe and snug in my own home or maybe a memory of granny's house.
If you think about it, we sense the energies of lots of things without really giving them much thought. If there were no labels or books to teach us or to suggest such feelings we would probably come up with some of our own or fall back on our sense of smell, sight, and touch to tell us what is good and what is bad for us. Lemon, for example, has the smell of fresh and has always been known for its cleaning ability. We use it to clean and freshen or even whiten. Why not cinnamon to feel protected and warm.
Now you might be saying, "So is it really going to protect me, or is this just the feeling we get from that warm cozy aroma?" Yes, now we are asking the big questions. Is there any more science to this or do we have to rely on our intuition and just hope for the best?
For those answers, we'll have to look deeper. Astrology and traditions too far back to have been recorded have the answers. So for some answers, yes, we must rely on our intuitions but others like the astrological properties there are some answers there.
Science Astrology and Magickal Correspondences
The fire element is known for many things; consumes and destroys; speed, purification, protection
Herbs belonging to the rule of this planet are said to be beneficial to the heart and circulation
Leo is a fixed sign belonging to the element fire and is ruled by the Sun.
Botanical Name: Cinnamon Zaylancium
Common Name: Cinnamon
Origin: Sri Lanka
History: Cinnamon and Cassia were imported into Egypt from China and Southeast Asia by 2000 B.C.E.
Cinnamon Nutritional Information:
Cinnamon bark is an herb and herbal tea that helps nourish the kidneys and can increase sexual energy and enhance fertility.
Magickal History and Correspondences and uses:
Cinnamon Incense - corresponds with Wednesday and is good to burn on Wednesdays and is appropriate for burning in love spells
Gender: Male or Masculine
Magickal Uses: Protection, success, wealth, strength, aphrodisiac
Use in Essential Oils: As a pure essential oil, it is common to dilute with a carrier oil to make a usable oil from cinnamon as it is very expensive and can cause irritation if not diluted.
Using It for Protection
Cinnamon has a high vibration and can be used to increase our own vibration. It can be used in this way to reach our higher selves, a higher state of spirituality. While the cinnamon spice is related to the fire element, some believe the tree itself is ruled by the moon. The moon, with her loving Lunar energy, stimulates our higher selves and thinking. Cinnamon, being ruled by fire and the moon elements can provide protection as well as assist us in increasing our psychic or clairvoyant energies.
Tie nine cinnamon sticks together and hang them above your doors to protect your home from unwanted people and energy. As always, intention is key here. With every step you take in tying the cinnamon to placing it decoratively or not above your doors imagine what it is you want. We communicate with our energy and not so much with our verbal or mental intellect. This must come from a deep desire in your heart to will this into being. Remember that the cinnamon is a constant reminder of this desire for protection, for wealth, for strength or whatever it is that you desire the cinnamon to help you with.
Windows - Laying cinnamon sticks along window sills will protect the unwanted energy in the same way.
Carry on you - Whether you put cinnamon sticks or fresh powdered cinnamon in your purse or a pouch to carry with you, it works in the same way and acts as a protection charm. Again another constant reminder of this desire for protection.
Cinnamon incense is one of the most common and probably the most used form of cinnamon for protection. Burning the incense works in a similar way as using it as a charm except you are converting it by burning it. Consuming the incense by the element of fire. Some say using fire to burn incense is like sending a smoke signal to God, your angels, or your guides for immediate attention to your great need. In this case, a great need for protection, wealth, or even strength. Remember, we don't always communicate with our words, and using Cinnamon incense is like using symbolism to convey a message to spirit. Sending a powerful energy signal for help. A petition to have your request granted. Just know that God, our angels, and guides are always here to help and know without a doubt that your petition is heard. Blessed be.
Other Herbs And Plants for Protection
How to Use
How It Works
Grow fennel in your yard, makes a beautiful plant for flower beds
Becomes a natural shield to protect you and your home
Plant holly bushes near your home, carry a small piece with you for good luck, for bad dreams wrap in cloth and put under your pillow
Protects your home from lightening strikes and evil of all types; hanging a small branch outside your home is also acceptable; considered a lucky plant
Use on skin and keep a growing plant in your home
Naturally protects against illness; protects the largest organ of the body, the skin
Keep in a sachet inside your home for protection; Soak leaves for three days in water then strain and use the water to sprinkle around your home for protection
Used similar to cinnamon for general protection in your home
Burn as an incense or in your fireplace or bonfire outside to send negative energies away; Used to keep the evil/negative away in medieval times and also used to invite love to your door by hanging it on the door or placing in a pouch for someone who is ill
Banishes negative energy/evil; invites love and chases sickness away
Hang garlic in the kitchen or around the house or keeping on you as a protective amulet
Banishes negative energy/evil of all types
Traditionally hung on porches or doorways
Used for general protection
Sleep aid against bad dreams
As an essential oil used to spray linens or pillow or as a room spray to aid sleep and bad dreams
Used as a floor wash or in sachets
For general protection
St. Johns Wort
Used in many ways even as a supplement
For general protection
Plant around house
Keeps away unwanted guest
Cinnamon is more well known today for health. I hope you were able to take away a lot of knowledge about its other protective qualities. The video above explains many health benefits that cinnamon has to offer. It is a wonder spice in my opinion because of so many of its great attributes. I know you will enjoy using and crafting it into your everyday life. Please share your experiences and thoughts below or share one of your favorite herbs or spices.
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Questions & Answers
May I wrap my money with a cinnamon stick for luck?
Belief is all that is required. Use whatever tool you can to achieve that belief. If cinnamon feels appropriate and you believe that wrapping it up with cinnamon will help you achieve that state of belief then you are correct. Ask yourself when you smell the aroma of cinnamon, what feelings or ideas arise. Does this spice smell rich and lucky to you?Helpful 57
How can I do a love spell at home using cinnamon powder to get a man to call me asap?
Maybe you should try calling him instead. I don't believe in doing anything that will influence another person's will. What you could do is write a letter to his higher self, pleading your case for why you would like to receive a call from him. If it is in his best interest he will call. No cinnamon needed for that.Helpful 53
In protection for the home, why use nine cinnamon sticks and not say, 3 or 5?
The number 9 was chosen for its meaning and attributes as everything is important when adding intention to work for a purpose.Helpful 9
How do long do you keep your Cinnamon hung out? Do you keep them until it loses its scent?
When using cinnamon in decor and crafts you can keep them as long as you like. You can give them a boost with cinnamon oil or make your own cinnamon spray with cinnamon oil or buy some. If you can change them out for fresh ones. I prefer to always keep things fresh so it's a constant change for me.Helpful 19
What happens when a lucky cinnamon stick is thrown away?
The cinnamon stick is now just a cinnamon stick in the trash. Cinnamon has its properties but you have to use them.Helpful 18
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