Incenses play a major role in our life. These help to cleanse our atmosphere. Incenses are also known for removing negative energy and attracting positive energy.
The affect of incenses for spiritual, physical and emotional elevation is well documented fact now. Places of worship always use different types of aromas.
These incenses release a pleasant smoke. It is said that the direction of the smoke is upwards therefore the prayers offered with this smoke will take our prayers to the highest realm so that our prayers are fulfilled.
It is must to burn different incenses while making talismans and amulets. Talisman and amulet play a greater role in our life to achieve our goals without any hurdles. We give here different incenses used in different traditions. We have already mentioned the selection of ink, paper cloth and metal . Nothing can be made without proper tools. You can select whichever is easy for you. The aromatic smoke while making talismans and amulets attracts the positive forces or energies related to planet and the entities. These put a magical power in talismans and amulets to achieve their target.
In vedic astrology we find following incenses of planets:
Sun: Sage, Camphor.
Moon: Jasmine, Sandalwood.
Mars: Musk, Camphor.
Mercury: Sandalwood, Basil.
Jupiter: Lotus, Frankincense.
Venus: Nag Champa, Plumeria.
Saturn: Cedar, Myrrh.
Rahu: Sandalwood, Myrrh.
Ketu: Sage, Camphor.
In western traditions we find these incenses of planets:
SUN: Saffron, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Acacia, Calendula, Bay, Orange.
Moon: Jasmine, Sandalwood, Poppy, Myrtle, Night Blooming Cereus, Opium.
Mars: Pine, , Coriander , Cypress, Cumin, Benzoin, Tobacco, Ginger, pepper.
Mercury: Sandalwood, Lavender, Mace, Bergamot, Mint, Sage, Sweet Pea.
Jupiter: Saffron, Cedar, Lemon, Nutmeg, Honeysuckle.
Venus: Jasmine, Rose, Chamomile, Myrtle, Cardamom, Lilac, Magnolia, Musk.
Saturn: Musk, Patchouli, Sage, Myrrh, Civet.
We can use one incense or can mix few or all. While mixing take more quantity of the incenses which is related to your talisman. For example in talisman for love we will take higher quality of Jasmine and Rose of Venus and lesser quantity of other incenses.
A list of incenses as per Arabic and Islamic traditions is following:
Sun: Oodh, Sandal red, saffron, turmeric, musk.
Moon: Loban, kafor, sandaleen, oodh.
Mars: Red chilli, cinnamon, opium, ral, rai.
Mercury: Jasmine root, mustalgi, red sandal, almond peel.
Jupiter: Amber, red sandal, oodh, hub ul ghar.
Venus: Musk, shangraf, white sandal, amber, kafor.
Saturn: Black seeds, black pepper, Raal.