Bayberry is associated with Earth, Jupiter. It is often used for house blessings, good fortune, wishes, luck, and money-drawing spells. Bayberry gained its reputation as a household helper in colonial times, and there is still a strong domestic flavor to Bayberry magick. While other money herbs may target the realm of business, Bayberry is all about bringing cash into the home coffers. It is most effective when harnessing money you are owed/expecting: Reaping an investment, expediting a raise or bonus, or encouraging the repayment of a loan. Bayberry is also a “shopper’s charm”—that is, it can help you bounce back from the pain of overspending. (Especially around the holidays, or when your spending is motivated by generosity.)
Bayberry oil and Bayberry-scented candles are the go-to tools for money-drawing magick. If you prefer to work with the dried root, it can be carried, scattered, burned in incense, or infused in baths and floor washes.
The root bark and berries are used to make medicine. Despite safety concerns, some people take bayberry for head colds, painful and swollen intestines (colitis), diarrhea, and nausea. In large amounts, bayberry is used to cause vomiting. Some people also use it to stimulate the circulatory system.