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Motivation Magic with Clematis

You just need a little push or shove,

perhaps some motivation from above.

Get up, get out, don’t procrastinate,

the time is now, don’t leave it too late.

Respond to the crack of the whip, don’t delay.

While the sun is shining, get out, make hay.


Get off your backside! This is no time to be a couch potato, don’t dither about wondering ‘what if’ or ‘should I’. Yes, you should! Life is a bit of a rollercoaster and we all have dips and peaks. Climbing back out of the bottom of one of those dips isn’t always easy and it can become all too easy wallowing down

there. However, life is big and beautiful and up here…come and get it. Do whatever it takes to prise you out of your armchair, step away from the chips-n-dips and the TV remote. Time wind your way upwards and outwards. Set yourself one goal to start with then add to it, little tasks and challenges at first that will build and help you climb towards an even bigger desire or wish. What do you really want to achieve? And how can you get there? Well it certainly won’t happen by wallowing under the covers all day…


Use clematis in magical workings to reach any goals or to help set the plans for new projects and schemes in action. It helps in all spell workings and incense blends to achieve your aspirations

and attain the desires that you want for yourself and others. Reach for the stars…and grasp them firmly.


Depending on the variety some of the common names found include ‘traveller’s joy’, ‘virgin’s bower’, ‘leather flower’, ‘vase vine’ and ‘old man’s beard’. The name is from ancient Greek and translates literally as ‘climbing or vine-like plant’. In Victorian flower language clematis represents art, mental beauty and


Planet – Mars

Moon Phase – New, Waxing, Full

Corresponding herbs:

Energy - Coltsfoot, Elm, Plantain

Focus - Cinnamon, Frankincense, Pansy, Pine

Stimulating – Sage

Strength - Bay, Black Pepper, Carnation, Daisy, Garlic, Horseradish, Horsetail, Lavender, Mugwort, Oak, Pennyroyal, Plantain, Saint John’s Wort, Sweetpea

Success - Beech, Bergamot (orange), Cinnamon, Clover, Cumin, Ginger, Holly, Lemon Balm, Lily of the Valley, Rowan, Sage, Solomon’s Seal

Power - Bay, Cinnamon, Dragon’s Blood, Echinacea, Ginger, Oak, Rowan


Motivation – saffron, turkey

Energy - Baking powder, cashew, chillies, coffee, curry, game, grapefruit, horseradish, lime, orange, paprika, potato, saffron, sesame

Focus - Cinnamon, turkey

Strength - Artichoke, bay, black pepper, broccoli, chestnut, garlic, mushroom, pine nut, pork, raspberry, sesame, spinach, sunflower seed, tea

Power - Baking powder, bay, beef, chillies, cinnamon, game, ginger, liver, lobster

Success - Bergamot, borage, cheese, chestnut, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, mustard, sage, strawberry

Crystals for Motivation

Aventurine (green), carnelian, garnet, howlite, jasper, pyrite, quartz, tiger’s eye, tourmaline


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Flower Magic Cards by Rachel Patterson

Information from A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Plants & Herbs and

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