This deity, the Lord of
Chance, is one I feel
especially close to, so when someone asked me for a luck oil,
I thought immediately of his influence and how it might be transformed
into a scent both he and the user would find pleasing. That
was pretty easy. I based this strongly on lavender, a scent
very much associated with this deity, but I used lavender Seville,
which is not at all like the fresh and sometimes harsh lavender
we usually encounter. Instead, it is rich and almost fruity.
This fits well, I think, with the aspect of this god that is
connected to gambling--the good side of it, anyway. I deepened
that richness with the luscious scents of labdanum and tonka
bean. This oil is good for honoring Hermes but also helps the
user feel good, and when you feel good, you play with more assurance.
Should Hermes favor you, remember to show him honor by, for instance,
donating to travelers' aid societies or simply helping someone
on the road in his name. Good luck! If you are looking for an
oil specifically for honoring Hermes, check
this one out.
Hermes' Favor (Luck) Oil
1/4 oz. (2 drams/7.5 ml)
Witchcraft & Magic:
Games of Chance
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