Promotes: Protection, Love, Focus, Remembrance
Rosemary for remembrance. The immediate association is Hamlet’s Ophelia, but if we want to parse the Bard we could be here all year. She drowns. Wear the rosemary to remember simple truths, facts, dates, and names that seem to have slipped away. With its name meaning “dew of the sea,” rosemary also personifies Venus, the Goddess of Love, who (opposite Ophelia) rose from the water. Rosemary was tied into brides’ hair and carried in bouquets to symbolize faithfulness and love. Be singularly focused and fall in love all over again with a woodsy whiff of the rosemary talisman.