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.
Organic whole star anise
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Couple anise stars, crushed
Steep herb in vodka for 2 weeks. Filter, add syrup, and put a whole star anise in the bottle for decoration. By the way, all non-distilled liqueurs follow this basic recipe.
Thin -- 3 parts water to
1 part sugar
Combine sugar and water and cook over low heat until clear, then boil for a couple minutes. That's it!