The Magic of Seeds



Wandering about my garden this week I noticed a huge array of seed heads, all of which are perfect for working magic with.


The offspring of plants and trees and each one has the potential for new beginnings.


If you are out and about and you find seeds on the ground, do collect one or two but leave some for Mother Nature to do her thing. However, if there are plenty then they can be really useful in spell work.


For me any type of seed represents new beginnings of all kinds, so they can be used in all sorts of spell working for new projects, new romance, new ideas, new outlooks…you get the idea.


From my garden at the moment:


Sunflower

(Helianthus annuus)


Aztec priestesses would wear sunflowers and they would be placed in Aztec temples.

Obviously this flower carries with it a huge punch of masculine sun energy (the name is a bit of a giveaway).

If you need to know the truth about a situation sleep with a sunflower under your bed (presumably just the flower head otherwise it wouldn’t fit…) this would work with sunflower seeds too.

Bring sunflower into your home to promote integrity.

Growing sunflowers in your garden will bring you good luck and protection.

Eat sunflower seeds for fertility and add them to fertility workings (they also taste quite yummy).

Also use sunflower seeds in workings to make wishes come true.

Sunflower is an incredibly happy, bouncy, cheerful kind of a flower so I find it works well in happiness spells (the seeds or the petals). You can also add a handful of sunflower petals to your bathwater to make you feel happy and content.

I’ve also seen ‘secret hideaways’ created by planting sunflowers in a circle in your garden, once they grow to a decent height you can sit inside, it would make a lovely ritual circle.


Sunflower Magical Properties:

Wishes, fertility, truth, integrity, luck, protection, loyalty, happiness

Ruling planet – Sun

Sign – Leo

Element – Fire

Gender – Masculine


Rosehips

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose bush but then that isn’t a big surprise is it? If the rose blossoms are left on the plant and allowed to drop their petals, they will form a seed pod that is known as the rose hip.

As children, we would pick rosehips and split them open to get the fibrous hairs from inside because it made excellent itching powder…however it does have other more magical uses.

The rose is associated with the planet Venus and the element of water, so it makes sense that they can be used in any love, friendship or peace workings.

Add rosehips to pot pourri to bring peace and calm to your house. Drop rosehips into a ritual bath or add to medicine pouches and charm bags. You can also pop them in incense blends.

With the element of water present rosehips can be used in cleansing rituals or baths and can be added to witches’ bottles or medicine pouches to bring healing.

If you feel the need to draw love into your life you can work a rosehip love spell. String rose hips with a needle and thread to create a necklace. Charge the necklace with your intent to send energy out into the universe to draw a perfect mate to yourself, don’t be specific as the universe usually knows what is best for you, often better than you do yourself. Wear or carry your necklace with you when you go out.

Rose hip tea with a drop of honey can be shared with your beloved one to inspire the beginnings of a romantic evening…oooh la la…

Place rosehips around your home to bring harmony and peace especially if there have been recent arguments, it will clear the air. Tuck them into drawers and cupboards or on window sills and the top of door frames.


Echinacea

This plant lends itself very well to any kind of Crone magic.

Medicinally it is used to boost the immune system so it works well in healing spells.

Add a sprinkle of Echinacea to other workings to increase their power.

Keep some dried petals in your purse or wallet to attract abundance.


Echinacea Magical Properties:

Crone magic, power, healing, abundance

Ruling planet – Venus, Mars

Element – Earth

Gender – Feminine


Yarrow

(Achillea millefolium)


Achilles used yarrow as a field dressing for the wounds of his soldiers during the Trojan war, he obviously didn’t have enough left to use on his heel…

The herb was often referred to as the Devil’s plaything and indeed during the 17th Century a woman was tried as a witch for using yarrow in her spells, but let’s not get into the ‘there is no devil in witchcraft’ thing!

Yarrow was used by the Druids for weather prediction and young ladies would use it to show a vision of who their true love might be. Dried yarrow heads were originally used in the divination method of I-Ching.

Carry yarrow with you to allay fears and bring you personal courage.

Keep yarrow under your pillow to enhance prophetic dreams.

Drink yarrow tea or burn as incense to increase your psychic powers.

Bring yarrow into your home or burn as an incense blend to invite love, happiness and peace.

Scatter yarrow around your property or wear in an amulet to keep you protected.


Yarrow Magical Properties:

Psychic powers, love, courage, exorcism, dreams, peace, happiness, divination, protection.

Ruling planet – Venus

Element – Water

Gender – Feminine


Clematis

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.


Fuchsia

Folklore states that Fuchsias must not be taken into the house or it will bring bad luck. In the world of flower essences, it brings the magic of releasing emotions, especially those that we might have buried, particularly grief. It will help in workings to allow the truth to surface, in shadow work and to release and cleanse the throat chakra. The flowers also symbolise love, but I like to use them in workings for self-love rather than the passionate sort.


Grass

(Graminoids)

Yep grass…the green stuff you have in your lawn, on roadsides, in the park…well pretty much everywhere really – I know it might seem common and boring but it still has magical properties.

If you have the patience you can ‘weave’ a ball of grass and hang it up in your home to provide protection you can also plait the longer stems to make witches ladders.

Use long blades of grass for knot magic.

Use grass in incense blends to increase your psychic powers and bring abundance your way.


Grass Magical Properties:

Protection, psychic powers, knot magic, abundance

Element - Earth


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