Magical Plants: Pansy
A perennial plant but often grown as annuals the pansy is a beautifully happy bright and colourful flower coming in all sorts of colours.
Place pansies on your altar to help you focus and find your direction.
Use pansies in all love magical workings, they can help strengthen and deepen love and also attract new love to you.
Use in rain magic spells. Folklore says that picking a pansy on a sunny day will cause it to rain…but I’ve also seen the suggestion that picking a pansy at dawn then sprinkling water on it which will bring rain.
Pansy represents rebirth so can be used in workings for that intent.
And you can eat them…which is always a bonus.
Pansy Petal Tea
Tablespoon of rose petals
Teaspoon of pansy petals
One dandelion flower head
Pop the flowers into a tea pot and pour on half a pint of boiling water, steep for 5- 7 minutes then strain and drink. Or you can add the mixture to your floor wash.
Pansy Magical Properties:
Love, rain magic, focus, rebirth
Ruling planet – Saturn, Venus
Element – Water
Gender – Feminine
Taken from A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Plants & Herbs by Rachel Patterson