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Flowers of April by Rachel Patterson

From A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Plants & Herbs

Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Bellis perennis)

Daisies make me think of summer, a big field of them and that makes me happy. Daisy is a perennial with green leaves and pretty white flowers that close up at night time.

“He loves me, he loves me not…” is an old folk rhyme that involves pulling off each of the petals one at a time chanting to find out whether he or she does indeed love you. This process can also bring you luck in love… not so much luck for the daisy though.

Hang them in children’s bedrooms in a pouch (safely out of the way of tiny hands) to bring protection.

Have daisies in the house to make sure your home is filled with happiness, peace and joy.

Put dried daisy flowers under your pillow to bring about interesting dreams.

Use daisy flowers in love and lust pouches and spell work.

Because the daisy flower opens in the day light and loves to show its face to the sun it is full of solar energy, which can be harnessed and used in strength and courage spell work.

Daisy Magical Properties:

Love, lust, protection, happiness, dreams, strength, courage.

Ruling Planet: Venus

Sign: Cancer, Taurus

Element: Water

Gender: Feminine

Sweetpea (Lathyrus odoratus)

Climbing annuals (although there is a perennial variety too), these plants like the sunshine and give off the most amazing scent. Although they are of the pea family please note that they are poisonous. Sweetpea not only brings a beautiful scent, it also brings in peace, love, joy and new friendships. Carry sweetpea with you to ensure you always tell the truth. Wearing the flowers will bring you physical and spiritual strength. They are a spiritual flower and can be used in workings to help you connect with spirit and deepen your psychic abilities. Sweet pea works in medicine pouches to protect children. Also use in sleep workings to bring on a peaceful and restful night’s sleep.

Sweetpea Magical Properties:

Courage, strength, friendship, peace, happiness, truth, spirituality, psychic abilities, protection, sleep.

Ruling Planet: Venus, Moon, Mercury

Element: Water

Gender: Feminine

Images: Kristine Cinate and Rob Pumphrey on Unsplash

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