When planning your garden, consider the
mystical powers of the plants and flowers you intend to have.
Long before the advent of chemistry and
modern medicine, herbalists used botanicals to cure illness and save lives, which maybe
one reason plants were initially linked with magic. Countless generations of wise men and
women throughout the world have tapped the secrets of plant kingdom, using roots, herbs,
flowers, bark and leaves in potions and amulets to promote healing, provide protection,
attract love, induce sight or visions, and increase prosperity.
However, magical practitioners will tell
you that a plant’s physical properties are only part of the story. When working in
this field, the nonphysical is equally important. Plants are living entities, and as such,
have etheric bodies as well as physical ones. They also possess a type of intelligence and
an ability to communicate with us and with each other. No wonder that plants –
scientific experiments have proved – grow “healthier” when soothing music
are played to them just as soothing music are played to them just as soothing tunes
de-stress our modern, hectic lives. (But this is another story altogether.)
When planning your garden – or even
just having live plants in your house or buying cut-flowers for your vase in the office
– pay attention to the mystical powers inherent in them, and choose that supports
your own purposes. Even if you never use them in magical work, their presence in your
environment can have an impact on your life.
The following lists include some common
herbs, flowers, shrubs and trees you may wish to include in your garden, along with their
magical uses. It’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the physical
properties of the species you include, for some popular and beautiful plants maybe
PROTECTION: verbena, anise, sage, thyme, fennel,
garlic, bougainvillea, willow and pine.
LOVE: roses, clover, jasmine, basil, marigold,
daisy, orchid, anise, geranium.
OR SUCCESS: alfalfa,
laurel, celery, parsley, lavender, yellow bell, cedar, money plant.
INSPIRATION AND WISDOM:
lavender, marigold, apple, narcissus, violets.