The Victorians had their secret language of flowers, but flowers have a magic language as well. And since it’s spring, and flowers are bursting into bloom wherever I look, I couldn’t resist adding bunches to my blog. Because sometimes, I just want things to look pretty.
The rose corresponds to water and the planet Venus, and is sacred to Isis, Aphrodite, Eros, Demeter, and Cupid. Little wonder it’s frequently used in love spells.
The iris also corresponds to water and Venus, and is sacred to the goddesses Iris and Juno. Since Roman times, it’s been used for purification spells. Just place fresh irises in the space to be cleansed to give your cleansing ritual a boost.
Sweet-scented jasmine not only can help you sleep, it can increase your psychic powers while dreaming. It corresponds to the Moon and the water element, and is sacred to Vishnu. Keep some flowering jasmine by your bedside at night.
Gardenias are associated with the Moon and the water element. Place fresh blossoms on altars to aid in love spells and healing rituals, or scatter dried blossoms around a room to induce a peaceful atmosphere.
And my personal favorite, lavender, which is associated with the planet Mercury and the element of air. Not only does its scent aid with sleep, but it’s also used in healing spells, carried to make it easier to see spirits and as a ward against evil, and can be added to baths for ritual purification and love spells.
About the Author
Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy novels, the Sensibility Grey series of steampunk suspense, and The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, a cozy mystery. She loves to mash-up genres, mixing urban fantasy with mystery, steampunk with suspense, and even adding the occasional dash of poetry.