Some Ideas for Inviting Fairies into Your Garden to Go With Today’s Spell

Fairies. How has it taken me this long to cover these amazing magical beings? As a hedgewitch, working with the spirits of the land is just one of the many things I do, and fairies are a pretty important one. I’m not going to go into too much detail about fairies in this post, but if you are interested in learning more about fairies, please refer to W. Y. Evans-Wentz’s book The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries. This amazing piece of literature is just one of several texts on which Traditional Witchcraft, including hedgewitchery, is based and is a must read if you wish to work with fairies or even understand the history of witchcraft and folk magic. But I digress! Today we are going to look at how you can invite fairies into your garden to help it grow and add a bit more magic to it.

Grow Specific Flowers

There are several ways you can attract fairies to your garden. They are pretty picky creatures, so making them happy is the key to keeping them in your garden once you have invited them. First, make sure you have the flowers they love. Anything bell-shaped will attract fairies to your garden, as well as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Not sure what to include? Try adding these plants to your garden:

  • Lamb’s ear
  • Yarrow
  • Coneflower
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Lilac
  • Morning Glory
  • Foxglove
  • Thyme

I planted almost all of these in my garden. I’m only missing coneflower (which I will plant next year) and lilac (which I will likely plant next year too). The best part of these particular plants is they are also ones you will often use in magical workings, recipes, and herbal remedies. Foxglove and morning glory are toxic, so don’t use those, but the others are safe!

Set up a Fairy Altar

Have all the flowers but want something more? Try setting up an altar specifically for fairies and make regular offerings. You can include a fairy statue, tea lights, electric fairy lights, and crystals such as quartz, rose quartz, or moonstone on a flat rock or surface in your garden. Once your altar is set up, be sure to leave offerings on the altar or in small walnut shells. Offerings include:

  • cream or milk
  • beer
  • wine
  • cider
  • honey
  • nuts
  • chocolate
  • flowers (see above)
  • shiny objects like coins and jewelry

Flower Meaning, Symbolizes, and Spiritual Meaning – Poppy

Poppy Flower Meaning and Symbolism: Honor & Remembrance

Poppy flower meanings include sleep, dreams, imagination, sacrifice, remembrance, regeneration, and luxury. There are 120 species of poppies, and they have a nearly global range, from the icy tundra to the blazing desert. Hence, the poppy appears as a symbol in the cultural mythologies of people around the world. In this post, you’ll learn about commonly shared poppy symbols, including color meanings. In addition, you’ll learn about the poppy as a symbol in art and literature as well as its spiritual connotations.

What does the poppy symbolize?

Here are some commonly shared meanings applied to poppies, with details on each below:








Table of Contents

Detailed Poppy Symbols and Meanings

Poppy Color Meanings

Red Poppy Meaning

Pink Poppies

Orange Poppy Meaning

Yellow Poppies

White Poppy Meaning

Blue Poppies

Purple Poppy Meaning

Black Poppy Meaning

Poppy Flower Spiritual Meaning

Poppies in Cultural Mythology and Folklore

Poppy Meaning in Greek Mythology

Poppy Symbolism in Ancient Egypt

Poppy Symbolism in Christianity

Remembrance After World War I

Poppy Symbolism in Asia

Poppy Tattoo Meaning

Flower Meaning, Symbolizes, and Spiritual Meaning – Spider Plant

 Let me start this post with saying it was hard to find a spiritual meaning behind Spider Plants and I did the best that I could. Also, I have tried growing a few over the years and have never had a baby from one so, hopefully I can learn how to do this from the information on growing them that I found. Thank you to the reader who asked me about this plant a few months ago!

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Mindfulness and health

Great for: Someone moving away from home for the first time

Spider plants love bright indirect light and temperatures of 55–80º F. Water your spider plant well but be careful not to overwater. Their small size makes them a great apartment plant.

This is how mine usually look before I over water or something and kill the poor thing.

What Are The Spiritual Benefits of Spider Plants? (See These…)

Table Of Contents:

Do Spider Plants Have Any Spiritual Benefits?

Are Spider Plants Good Luck?

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Spider Plant In Your House?

Is Spider Plant Good For Feng Shui?

What Does Spider Plant Symbolize?

Do Spider Plants Give Off Good Energy?


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Flower Meaning, Symbolizes, and Spiritual Meaning – Peony

Peony Meanings, Symbolism & Folklore + Peony Uses & Care from

Peony meanings include ephemerality, bashfulness, beauty, wealth and abundance, bravery and honor, healing, and eternal love. Originally used in ancient Chinese medicine, peony flowers have come to have important symbolic meaning to many people. In this article, we’ll explore all aspects of peony symbolism and meanings, as well as peony folklore, uses, care, and more.

Table of Contents

What do peonies symbolize?

Meaning of the Name Peony

Detailed Peony Meanings

Peony Color Meanings

Red Peony Flower Meanings

Pink Peony Meanings

Orange Peony Meanings

Yellow Peony Meaning

Green Peony Flower Meaning

Blue Peony Meanings

Purple Peony Meaning

White Peony Meanings

Black Peony Meanings

Peony Spiritual Meanings

Peony Folklore and Mythology

Peony Meaning in China

Peonies in Japan

Peony Meaning in Greek Mythology

Peony Flower Tattoo

Peony Flower Uses

Peony Planting and Care Tips

Flower Meaning, Symbolizes, and Spiritual Meaning – Moonflower

Today’s flower is dedicated to my spirit/heart brother White Owl.

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Meaning And Symbolism Of The Moonflower

Also referred to as the moon vine, the moonflower is a plant whose flowers bloom only at night, hence its name. They often have white blossoms, but some varieties have purple ones instead, but all of them are powerfully fragrant and give off a romantic vice.

During the day, the flowers of the moon vine are closed off like tiny buds that are only one or two inches wide.

However, after the sun sets, they slowly open wide as if to welcome the moon and can expand up to seven inches wide. This is why the plant has often been associated with the moon.

What Does The Moonflower Symbolize?

The moonflower’s appearance, fragrance, and behavior make it appear mystical and romantic, leading to deep symbolism attached to its presence. Here are ten of the most popular meanings of the moonflower:

1. Divine Existence

Several cultures revere the moonflower due to its association with gods and mystical beings.

The presence of this plant serves as a reminder that there are mystical experiences in the world that cannot be explained by logic alone.

For example, the ancient Greeks believed that the flowers on the plant represented the tears of the moon goddess Selene. Aside from this, the moonflower is also thought to be associated with Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft and magic.

Related Article: Meaning And Symbolism Of Waves

2. Feminine Energy

The moon is widely accepted as a symbol of femininity and is attributed with female qualities such as intuition and emotion.

Even the phases of the moon have been associated with the female reproductive cycle.

With the moonflower’s deep connection with the moon, the plant has also become linked to feminine energy. As such, it is often used in lunar rituals to help attract the power and energy of the moon.

Related Article: Meaning and Symbolism of Watches

3. Healing And Recovery

In some countries, such as Cameroon and Thailand, the moonflower is recognized for its medicinal properties.

Several parts of the plants can be used to treat snakebites, boils, hemorrhoids, and wounds. It can work as a laxative, antipyretic, and anti-diabetic, as well as helping to increase breast milk production.

Spiritually, this plant can help heal wounds of betrayal, rejection, and abandonment. Let it surround you and help you achieve deeper emotional wellness by tapping at the wisdom and energy of the moon.

Related Article: Meaning And Symbolism Of Teddy Bears

4. Duality And Contradiction

While the moonflower can help heal physical and emotional illnesses, it can also have a toxic effect.

The contrasting effects of the moonflower make it a symbol of duality and contradiction, as it can heal and cause harm at the same time. Because of this, the plant and its extracts must not be ingested randomly.

It must be taken with caution, subject to the approval and monitoring of a medical professional. Improper use of this plant can result in heart problems, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Some people also experience psychological effects like agitation, confusion, anxiety, or hallucinations.

5. Spiritual Guidance

With bright flowers that only bloom at night, the moonflower is often seen as a symbol of guidance.

It helps illuminate the dark paths at night and accompanies spirits in their journey. With this, some cultures believe that the plant can help them commune with otherworldly beings like ghosts and spirits.

In some countries, the moonflower would be planted around gravesites so they could help guide the souls of the departed on their way to the afterlife. The Japanese would also use the moonflower in ceremonies to honor the dead.

6. Dreams And Fantasies

Its oneness with the night also makes the moonflower a symbol of sleep and dreams.

The plant’s deep connection with the moon gives it psychic abilities as well. As such, it is often the flower of choice for people who are fascinated by the unknown or those who want to explore the mystic realm.

Some cultures believe that the plant carries the powers of the moon goddess and is thus associated with mystery and magic. Others claim that placing a moonflower under your pillow will allow you to receive visions or prophecies through your dreams.

7. Growth And Determination

As the petals of the moonflower remind you of the moon, its climbing vines stand for growth and change.

This is primarily because of its remarkable ability to survive in different kinds of environments and even in unlikely places, like abandoned lots or cracks in the sidewalk.

The plant also makes use of night creatures like moths and baths to aid in pollination, enabling it to reach new territories and establish its presence there.

This shows its resilience and determination to keep on surviving, despite unfavorable conditions. As such, the moonflower can serve as your inspiration when you are going through challenges in life.

8. Fertility And Reproduction

Each moonflower plant is able to produce hundreds of seeds each year.

These seeds fall to the ground and self-propagate, getting themselves ready for growth in the next season. This means that the plant can grow by itself without the need for special nurturing or human intervention.

Because of these abilities, the moonflower has been associated with fertility and reproduction. In some cultures, such as in China, the plant is given to new mothers as a sign of goodwill.

9. Protection And Shelter

Its association with the moon goddess also makes the moonflower a symbol of protection.

The blossoming of the flowers at night represents the watchful eye of the goddess, who is believed to protect those sleeping under her radiance.

The large petals of the flower also curve around the center as if to protect it from outside elements that may cause it harm. Aside from this, the delicate fragrance of the flowers also have the ability to ward off evil spirits, thus protecting night travelers from harm while on their journey.

10. Blooming In Adversity

While most flowers look best under the shining rays of the sun, the moonflower reaches its peak beauty at night.

This is a reminder that it is possible for you to bloom and achieve your full potential even in the middle of difficulties.

The moonflower shows you that there is beauty in darkness as it shows off its pretty petals and spreads its fragrance at night.

If you find yourself faced with challenges that prohibit you from growing or moving forward, let the blossoms of the moonflower show you that there is opportunity even in adversity.


The moonflower is known for its unique behavior of closing up its petals during the day and opening them up at night.

This behavior has associated it with the moon along with Selene, the goddess of the moon, and Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft and magic.

Because of this, the plant has been attributed with meanings related to protection, divine presence, and spiritual guidance. Moonflower is also both a healing and a toxic plant, which gives it a symbolism of duality and contradiction.

Meanwhile, its ability to produce hundreds of seeds and to grow even in unexpected places enables it to represent fertility, growth, and determination.

Flower Meaning, Symbolizes, and Spiritual Meaning – Iris

Iris Flower Meanings & Symbolism + Iris Planting & Care

Iris flower meanings include nobility, chivalry, wisdom, messages, faith, and purity. With nearly 300 species that come in a variety of colors, the iris has inspired storytellers and artists for centuries. In this post, you’ll learn about iris meanings, including color and spiritual meanings. In addition, you’ll learn about iris planting and care.

Table of Contents

What does the iris symbolize?

Detailed Iris Symbols and Meanings

Iris Flower Color Meanings

Blue Iris Flower Meaning

Purple Iris Flower Meaning

Red Iris Flower Meaning

Orange Iris Meaning

Pink Irises

Yellow Iris Flower

White Iris Flower Meaning

Brown Irises

Black Iris Meaning

Iris Flower Spiritual Meaning

Iris Symbolism in Christianity

Iris Meaning in Islam

Iris Mythology and Folklore

Iris Meaning in Greek Mythology

Iris Symbolism in Ancient Egypt

Iris Symbolism in France and the Fleur-de-Lis

Iris Symbolism in Asia

Iris Flower Tattoo Meaning

Planting Irises

Some of the Plants that are Safe, Not so Safe, and Dangerous to Our Furry Companions

Place indoor plants and dangerous foods (posted tomorrow) up where your furry companions can not get them.



If you have a garden, I hope you grow the beautiful annual flower calendula.

Calendula self-sows readily in the garden if you allow a few flower heads to fall to the ground (or you can harvest and dry the mature flowers, save the seeds, and plant them where you want them next spring). Its flowers are edible, and its long use as a cooking herb gives the flower its common name pot marigold. Adding calendula flowers to cooked foods (grains, casseroles, breads, even desserts) gives them a lovely yellow color.

The flowers also have a long history of use for healing, especially for wounds, inflammations of the skin, mouth, and mucous membranes, and sunburns. You’ll find extracts of calendula in many cosmetics, hair-care, and baby-care products, too.

When you harvest the blooms or handle the plants, a sticky, resinous substance with a distinctive, fruity fragrance clings to your fingers. Herbalists say these plant resins are partly responsible for the plant’s healing power.


Most calendula medicinals begin with a supply of fresh or dried flowers. If you’re not growing your own, buy dried flowers intended for human use.

  • To make a tea that soothes internal mucous membranes, add calendula flowers to water in a ratio of a tablespoon of fresh or two teaspoons of dried flowers to a cup of water. Bring to a boil and simmer or allow to steep for 10 minutes. You can either drink the tea or use it as a soothing wash for sunburns, rashes, or sores. Refrigerate for up to a week any tea you don’t use right away.
  • To make calendula oil/lotion, fill a sterilized glass jar (of any size) with dried calendula flowers and cover the flowers with a high quality oil: olive, almond, or grapeseed work well. Cover the jar and let it sit in a cool, dark place for four to six weeks, shaking or stirring occasionally. Strain the plant material from the oil using two or three layers of cheesecloth, and refrigerate the oil until ready for use. You can rub the oily cheesecloth bag holding the spent flowers onto face or hands as a moisturizer. To help prevent the oil from going rancid, add two or three drops of benzoin essential oil or half a teaspoon of tincture of benzoin per half cup of oil, along with a few drops of rosemary or lavender oil.
  • To make a healing salve, add three or four teaspoons of melted beeswax per half cup of warmed oil in a double boiler, and stir well until the mixture begins to cool. Pour it into a suitable glass or metal container and seal. If the salve is too hard, reheat it and add a bit more oil; if it’s too runny, add a bit more beeswax.

Flower Meaning, Symbolizes, and Spiritual Meaning – Bird of Paradise

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Bird of paradise flower meanings include freedom, identity, glamour, faithfulness, joy, and paradise. Native to South Africa and now a popular flower in tropical places around the world, the bird of paradise is associated with many positive qualities and some spiritual meanings. In this post, you’ll learn all about bird of paradise symbolism and some of its cultural meanings.

Detailed Bird of Paradise Meanings

Here are some meanings applied to this uniquely beautiful flower:


The bird of paradise is sometimes called a crane flower because it resembles an elegant, long-necked bird. Its long stem and colorful blossoms resemble a bird with a pointed beak and tuft of colorful flowers on its head. These magical flowers grow in bunches that resemble a flock of vibrant tropical birds who are ready to take flight. Hence, the bird of paradise flower is a symbol of freedom.


In addition, this native plant of South Africa also symbolizes opportunity. A land where one group of people once ruled over another, South Africa has thankfully undergone a social metamorphosis. Now, freedom and new opportunities are more available than ever. Thus, the bird of paradise represents new freedoms and the opportunity to find good fortune.

Uniqueness and Identity

Some bird of paradise species can reach heights of 20 feet. As they tower above other flowers with their unusual blossoms, the bird of paradise also symbolizes uniqueness and individual identify.

This special flower embodies the confidence that it takes to stand out from the crowd. Thus, they make wonderful gifts for a person in your life who is finding their unique path and individual identity as a person.

The bird of paradise flower seems to state that the truest beauty is in being your authentic self.


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the bird of paradise is the city flower of Los Angeles, California. If the sunny beaches, gorgeous sunsets, and Hollywood glamour could be summed up in a flower, it would undoubtedly be the colorful bird of paradise.


Most birds in the animal kingdom are monogamous. So, it’s fitting that a flower named for a beautiful bird is a symbol of faithfulness in love. Furthermore, the bird of paradise is the traditional gift for couples who are celebrating their ninth anniversary.


Its vibrant colors and natural habitat in bright sunshine are why of the bird of paradise also symbolizes joy. This is a flower that seems to have been created to life person’s spirits. In addition, as a tropical flower, the bird of paradise reminds us to remember to enjoy some fun, rest, and relxation, like taking a tropical vacation.


As its name implies, this exquisite flower also symbolizes paradise. The bird of paradise reminds us that we have paradise here on Earth. In addition, it reminds us that paradise is a state of mind that we can create in our own lives.

Spiritual Meaning of Bird of Paradise

On a spiritual level, the bird of paradise represents aspiring to a higher spiritual, or more heavenly, state. The flower’s long stem is representative of spiritual ascension and reaching for spiritual enlightenment.

In addition, the bird of paradise represents paradise on Earth. So, on a spiritual level, this flower reminds us that our experience here on the material plane matters – what we do on Earth matters. Not only should we honor and care for life on Earth as we would a paradise, but we should also aspire to live at a higher vibration or in a godlier way on Earth.

Associated Spirit Animals

The bird of paradise shares traits and symbiosis with certain wild animals and insects. For example, the sunbird (which is native to Africa and resembles the North American hummingbird) feeds off the bird of paradise’s nectar. In exchange, when the sunbird lands on the bird of paradise, pollen attaches to his feet and chest, which he then spreads to extend the life force of the flower.

The bird of paradise also shares synergies with certain spirit animals. As mentioned above, the sunbird and hummingbird spirit animals share the flower’s symbolism of bringing joy and optimism to the world.

In addition, the crane and flamingo spirit animals not only resemble the bird of paradise, but like the flower, they remind us to relish and celebrate unique beauty.

Finally, the bird of paradise shares synergies with a fellow native of South Africa, the giraffe spirit animal. Like the bird of paradise, the giraffe reminds us that when we celebrate our uniqueness, opportunity abounds.

Bird of Paradise Color Meanings

The bird of paradise is famous for its unique, contrasting color combinations. Yet, the flower comes in three dominant main colors: orange, yellow, and white. Here are the meanings applied to those colors:

Orange Bird of Paradise

Orange is the color of courage, vitality, and healing. The second chakra, also called the sacral chakra, which is called Svadhisthana in Sanskrit. It rules your health and gut instincts. So, birds of paradise flowers that have orange as their dominant color symbolize health, happiness, and boldness.

The color orange also symbolizes courage. This fits well with one of the bird of paradise flower’s nicknames, which is “bird of prey flower.” In this way, the orange bird of paradise also shares symbolic meaning with the tiger.

Yellow Bird of Paradise

Yellow is the color of happiness, joy, optimism, and good fortune. Like yellow butterfly meaning, the yellow bird of paradise flower embodies these positive qualities. Hence yellow bird of paradise flowers are perfect for creating an environment where you want to bring more happiness and opportunity into your life.

White Bird of Paradise

Celebrated by the painter Georgia O’Keefe, the white bird of paradise is rarer than its orange counterpart but is equally dramatic. White signifies purity and spiritual enlightenment.

The white bird of paradise flower shares this symbolism with white butterfly meaning and lily flower meaning. Hence, a white bird of paradise is representative of reaching for higher spiritual ideals as well as staying true to your spiritual faith. It also symbolizes the kind of paradise that is described as Heaven or Nirvana.

Bird of Paradise Tattoo

A bird of paradise tattoo can express that the wearer is an individual and someone who marches to the beat of their own drum. At the same time, it symbolizes freedom, joy, and optimism. In addition, a bird of paradise tattoo can be the perfect symbol for someone who has done the work to live their life in a more authentic way. At the same time, it demonstrate that they are not afraid to stand out from the crowd.

Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Magnolia

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The magnolia is a beautiful flower with a rich history of symbolic meanings. Native to North and South America as well as the Himalayas and East Asia, magnolia trees have come to be known as iconic trees with beautiful blossoms in the southeastern United States. Magnolia flowers are beloved for their large and fragrant white, yellow, pink, red, or purple blossoms. In this post, we’ll explore magnolia meaning and symbolism, from the flower to the tree.

Table of Contents

What does the magnolia symbolize?

Magnolia Flower Color Meanings


Magnolia Spiritual Meanings

Magnolia Flower Uses and Benefits

Other Magnolia Facts

Summary: Beauty that Withstands the Test of Time

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the magnolia symbolize?

1. Magnolia Flower Meaning: Beauty

Magnolia blossoms are large, with multiple petals. Thus, these beautiful trees and their fragrant flowers have come to be symbols of beauty. Yet beyond youthful beauty, the magnolia’s beauty is like a fine wine in that it symbolizes things that get better with age. Magnolias have long-lasting blooms that can withstand changes in climate. So, these beautiful flowers are like people who go through challenges in life yet still manage to shine

2. Originality

Paleontologists have gained immeasurable knowledge about prehistoric life by studying fossils. However, understanding prehistoric plants is more challenging because plant matter is so biodegradable and rarely preserved in fossils.

However, botanists are not using innovative methods to understand more about prehistoric plants. One recent discovery is that the oldest known flowering plant originated some 140 million years ago and it likely resembled a magnolia flower1 Thus, magnolia meaning has also come to symbolize originality and primordial wisdom.

3. Endurance and Fortitude

Magnolia flowers grow on sturdy trees and their blossoms are known for their hardiness. In addition, they are adaptable and can grow in a variety of climates. Thus, the magnolia is also a symbol of perseverance, endurance, and fortitude. In fact, the popular movie Steel Magnolias was named for this theme, as the film is about beautiful, strong, and resilient southern women.

4. Commitment

In China, the magnolia share symbolism with duck meaning as both represent devotion and commitment. Thus, magnolia flowers and trees are used often in the Chinese practice of feng shui. They represent long-term devotion and marital happiness, as well as wealth, which we’ll get to below.

5. Longevity

Magnolia trees can live for over a century. This, coupled with the idea that magnolia blossoms resemble the world’s first flowers makes them a symbol of longevity. Thus, a magnolia tree is a positive symbol for long-lasting relationships or business and creative endeavors, as well as health and vitality.

6. Wealth

Magnolia flower meaning also include wealth. Indeed, according to the art of feng shui, if you plant a magnolia tree in the front yard it can bring financial satisfaction. And planting one in the back yard invites long-terms wealth.2

In this way, the magnolia shares synergies with angel numbers 808 and 818 in that they all create positive vibrations for bringing more wealth into your life.

7. Nobility

In Victorian England, magnolia flower meaning is associated with nobility as well as pride. The Victorians out special emphasis on flower meanings, imbuing them with secret messages and symbolism. (You can read more about this in my post on columbine flower meaning.)

Magnolia Flower Color Meanings

Magnolia flowers come in a few different shades, and each one has additional special meanings. Here are some magnolia flower color meanings:

8. White Magnolia Flower Meaning

As with other white flower meanings, the white magnolia flower symbolizes purity, innocence, and virtue. It is also a symbol of new beginnings.

9. Ivory or Cream Magnolia Symbolism

Similar to white magnolia flower meaning, ivory or cream magnolias symbolize purity and innocence. In addition, they also represent elegance and the kind of wisdom that comes with old age.

10. Yellow Magnolia Meaning

Like yellow butterfly meaning, magnolias that are yellow in hue symbolize happiness, joy, and good luck. In addition, because of their light gold color, they represent wealth and prosperity.

11. Pink Magnolia Flower Meaning

Pink magnolia flowers symbolize grace and femininity. In addition, they symbolize love, including platonic love and new romantic love.

12. Red Magnolia Flower

Red magnolias symbolize the kind of romantic love that withstands the test of time. A red magnolia shrub or tree embodies the idea of having a long-term commitment with your romantic partner.

13. Purple Magnolia Symbolism

Purple magnolias represent admiration, royalty, and wealth. In addition, they symbolize peace, as the color purple blends the cool tones of blue with the warm tones of red.

Magnolia Spiritual Meanings

In addition to its general meanings, magnolia flowers and the magnolia tree also have spiritual meanings. Here are a couple:

14. Emotional Growth

As a symbol of perseverance, magnolia flower meaning embodies the kind of spiritual growth that comes from emotional growth. We all face challenges in life. Yet it is our choice to react to them with bitterness or to face them head-on and “bloom” despite what happens to us. When we face our challenges with grace and fortitude, we grow, not just on an emotional level, but a spiritual one as well.

15. Spiritual Wisdom

The magnolia tree withstands the test of time and continues to bloom and bloom. In this way, magnolia flower meaning also represents spiritual wisdom. It means getting to a place in life where you can look back and see the many spiritual lessons you have undergone and have a sense of pride about all you have learned.

Magnolia Flower Uses and Benefits

In 1703, the French botanist Charles Plumier named the magnolia tree, which he discovered on the Caribbean island of Martinique, after another French botanist named Pierre Magnol.3

Yet even before his discovery, people around the world had been using magnolia trees, flowers, and shrubs for centuries. Not only do they make beautiful ornamental plants, they are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat lung and digestion ailments.

Furthermore, holistic medicine practitioners use them to treat a range of issues, including weight loss, anxiety, depression, and headaches.4 Finally, in Japan, magnolia flower petals are used to flavor miso soup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does steel magnolia mean? 

This term is used to describe a southern woman who is strong and resilient. It is believed to be derived from the magnolia tree, which is known for its beauty and resilience.

What does a magnolia tattoo symbolize?

A magnolia tattoo can symbolize a variety of qualities, including timeless beauty, endurance, perseverance, fortitude, prosperity, and originality.

Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Lotus

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Lotus flowers are beautiful flowers that are commonly associated with purity, inner strength  and tranquillity, but its symbolism extends beyond that. The flower plays a symbolic role in various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Given its deep symbolic meanings and connection to religion, the lotus flower is considered one of the most sacred plants. Here’s a closer look at the lotus.

Origins of Lotus Symbolism

Lotus flowers were symbolically depicted as early as Ancient Egypt, where white and blue lotuses are more common. In Egypt, the flower was known as Seshen and was associated with Egyptian gods. Because of the way in which the lotus emerged from the water, followed the movement of the sun and then closed back up and returned into the water, only to repeat the process the next day, the lotus was associated with the sun god, Ra.

The Ancient Egyptians believed that lotuses were symbolic of creation, rebirthstrength and power. Perhaps, for this reason, during childbirth Egyptian women tended to wear lotus amulets with a picture of Heqet, a goddess of fertility. The lotuses were present in art, hieroglyphics, and paintings to represent fertility, a new beginning, and purity.

Other historical references to the lotus can be found in Ancient Greece and in Indian religions. In Ancient Greece, the flower represented innocence, modesty, and purity.

References to lotuses in Hinduism can be traced back to at least 1400 BC through Vedic texts that depict Hindu gods holding or standing on lotuses. Early references can also be found in the Buddhist religion, and the Buddha is often depicted sitting on a lotus.

Symbolism of the Lotus

The meanings behind the flower relate to the symbolism of the lotus growing out of muddy waters. The flowers’ roots anchor it in the mud, but the flower rises above its murky environment, blossoming open one petal at a time. Based on these unique growing conditions, the lotus flower has come to have many symbolic meanings.

Spiritual Enlightenment

The lotus represents spiritual enlightenment. Regardless of its dirty environment and the muddy water it’s rooted in, the lotus rises above it all to bloom in beauty, facing the sun. This is symbolic of overcoming the material world and emerging from the muddy waters of suffering to reach spiritual enlightenment and wisdom.


The flower symbolizes detachment as the lotus detaches itself from the water and filth that sullies its environment. This symbolism serves as a reminder to separate ourselves from things that could sully our soul and to instead focus on the things that matter, such as wisdom, relationships and spiritual enlightenment.

Resurrection & New Beginnings

Lotuses also symbolize resurrections and new beginnings. The flower emerges in the morning, only to close up at night and disappear into back into the water. in the morning, a new blossom remerges and continues the cycle. This representation makes the lotus a common flower at funerals. This is also why the flower was popular in Egyptian symbolism.

Purity & Cleanliness

The lotus represents purity and cleanliness, as it’s able to emerge from the murky waters pure and unsullied. In particular, the flower represents the purity of the human soul, as the center of the flower is never tainted by its journey, nor is it by the daily exposure to the murky water.

The lotus flower blooms slowly one petal at a time, which is similar to the gradual steps required to reach spiritual enlightenment. In this sense, the lotus is a symbol of personal progress. Regardless of the color of the petals, the middle is typically yellow, which represents the goal of enlightenment.

Nature & Womanhood

The lotus has also been associated with nature and womanhood. Some representations use a lotus bud to symbolize a virgin. In contrast, a fully grown flower is a mature, sexually experienced female.

Remaining True to Yourself

The lotus is also an excellent example of remaining true to yourself and who you are. Regardless of the murky waters and environment, the lotus remains grounded, proud of what it is and yet still a part of its environment. It beautifies it and makes it better simply by being there.

Lotus Symbolism in Religion

The lotus is a religiously significant symbol, especially for Eastern religions. While many of the symbolic meanings are similar, each religion has its own associations as well.

Lotus Flower in Buddhism

Buddhists see the lotus as a representation of life. The mud is the suffering, challenges, and obstacles we face, and the flower symbolizes overcoming those obstacles. This growth can be viewed as progressing towards a state of purity or the path to enlightenment. Also related to life, Buddhists see the flower as representing rebirth and reincarnation. The flower also signifies purity, spirituality, and self-cleaning.

The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law is an essential Buddhist scripture that highlights the teachings of Buddha about the lotus. The lesson states that without mud, there can be no lotus, but the lotus remains untainted by the mud. This scripture serves as a reminder that suffering and happiness are not mutually exclusive. Without one, you cannot have the other.

Lotus Flower in Hinduism

Within Hindu symbolism, the lotus is associated with prosperity, fertility, and beauty. The lotus is also associated with a number of Hindu gods and relates to the sacred Padma lotus. The Padma is the part of the soul that drives people towards spiritual enlightenment even through struggles. This drive is similar to the manner in which the lotus flower pushes through the mud and muck to reach the surface.

The lotus is associated with several Hindu gods, including Lakshmi, Brahma, and Vishnu, who is known as the Lotus-Eyed One and is known for beauty and purity. Other gods are depicted with lotuses in artwork because of the association with purity and divinity.

Another association given to the lotus, according to some followers of Hinduism, is creation. Similar to how the lotus blooms with sunlight, Hindus believe the world bloomed into creation in the presence of consciousness.

Lotus Flower in Sikhism

The lotus flower is used as an analogy for how to live life, as explained by Bhai Gurdas Ji, an influential Sikh figure and writer. These writings are referred to as keys to understanding Gurbani and grasping the basics of Sikhism.

Accordingly, just as the lotus remains unsullied in the water, you must stay unaffected by the evils of the world. Another important point is the idea that as the lotus loves the sun and blooms for it, so will the person who, through loving devotion, know the Lord.

Those are just two of the many references he makes to the lotus flower throughout his teachings. It is mentioned an estimated 420 times as representing the human soul.

Other meanings of the lotus in Sikhism can be considered the same as the general symbolism of the lotus. However, it is worth noting that the lotus flower is not commonly used as a Sikh symbol today.

Lotus Flower in Jainism

The lotus is not a main religious symbol of Jainism, a faith centered around self-help, but it is an identifying symbol for some Jains. The blue lotus is the symbol of Nami, the 21st Jain. A red lotus represents the 6th Jain, Padmaprabha.

What Do Different Lotus Colors Mean?

The lotus flower naturally comes in a variety of colors. While the Hindu religion mainly uses the white lotus in its depictions, Buddhism uses a range of lotus colors, each with its symbolic meaning.

Blue represents the importance of spirit over knowledge. It also represents common sense, wisdom, and knowledge.

White symbolizes Bodhi, which is a state of enlightenment. White lotuses are also known as the womb of the world and represent the purity of the mind and soul.

The eight-petal lotus is shown as purple and represents Buddha’s eightfold path to the noble truth, also known as the path to self-awakening. Because of its association with the path, the purple lotus is viewed as mystical and spiritual.

Red represents the heart, so the red lotus symbolizes pure love and compassion.

The most important lotus, the true lotus of Buddha, is depicted as pink in color. Stemming from this title, the pink louts represents the history and essence of Buddha.

When true spiritual enlightenment has been achieved, it is represented by the gold lotus.

Lotus in Jewelry and Fashion

Today the lotus remains one of the most popular symbols in jewelry and fashion. It’s often used in pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings, or simply kept as a charm. The image can be stylized and represented in many ways, including as an open bloom or a closed bud. It’s also popular in Buddhist or spiritual jewelry.

Lotus jewelry also makes a great gift idea:

As a gift to someone coming of age, it’s a reminder to stay grounded and true to oneself, while ever striving upwards.

For someone going through a difficult period in their life, the lotus is a symbol of overcoming adversity and hardship, while still keeping one’s spirit intact.

As a romantic gift to a loved one, the lotus represents the tenacity to hold onto your relationship and the willingness to grow together.

The lotus symbol is also popular in tattoos and clothing. Because the symbol doesn’t belong to any one group or faith, it’s seen as a universal symbol that holds meaning to everyone.

Wrapping Up

The lotus flower is a beautiful, powerful symbol. The many meanings and religious connections of the lotus make it an excellent choice for artwork, jewelry, clothing and as a decorative motif.

Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Carnation

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The Carnation flower, or Dianthus Caryophyllus, refers to a number of grassy flowers, most of which are part of the Dianthus family.

These flowers are universally known and loved, particularly by florists, who have an extraordinary range of colors to work with. These flowers are mostly grown in Europe and Asia and are used for various decorative and even cosmetic purposes.

The carnation may be common, but it’s far from dull. These extraordinary flowers are prolific, lively, and steeped in history.

Ready to learn more about the carnation? Stick with us to discover its symbolism, cultural significance, facts and purposes, and more.


Flower Meaning, Symbolize, and Spiritual Meaning – Daisy

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(Side Note: One of two April birth month flowers)

Daisy flower meaning and symbolism includes new beginnings, hope, innocence, fun, affection, and other sweet attributes. Daisies are part of the Asteraceae family of flowers, which includes over 32,000 species. Because of their popularity and the fact that daisies can be found on every continent except Antarctica, they are subjects in the mythology and folklore of many cultures around the world. This post will include some of those stories, as well as daisy color and spiritual meanings.

(As a side note, sunflowers are also part of the aster family of flowers, but because they are so distinct and have slightly different meanings, I wrote a separate post on sunflower meanings that you can read here.

“I keep stars in my pockets and wear daisies in my hair but I tuck you tenderly in the folds of my heart and take you everywhere.”
– Melody Lee

What does a daisy symbolize?

Here’s a quick list of what daisies symbolize. We’ll go into more detail on these throughout this post:

  • New Beginnings
  • Hope
  • Innocence
  • Fertility
  • Motherhood
  • Fun
  • Affection
  • Fidelity
  • Stardust

Daisy Symbolism: New Beginnings

Around the world daisy flowers are symbols of new beginnings. Blooming in spring, these charming flowers remind us of fresh starts, sunshine, and renewal. Because of this, they are often given as gifts or planted to welcome new babies into the world.

The name “daisy” actually comes from an Old English term that translates to “day’s eye.” The reason is that, like lotus flowers, daisies open up in the morning to take in the day’s sunshine and then close up again in the evening. So, the daisy reminds us that with each day, there is an opportunity to begin again.


Because they symbolize new beginnings, daisy flowers are also symbols of hope. They remind us that hope is one of the most powerful tools we have for manifesting better outcomes and a better world. Even disappointments can bring new opportunities. As the saying goes, “When one door closes and another one opens.”

Daisy Meaning: Innocence

As they are symbols of new beginnings and hope, daisy and aster flower meaning is also associated with innocence. As a result, these special flowers are representative of babies and children.

It’s important to keep in mind that innocence can apply to adults too. In this way, daisy meaning is akin to what the Buddhists describe as “having a beginner’s mind.” It means to embody a way of being and an approach to life and situations with the curiosity and enthusiasm of a child. This way, you benefit from having a fresh perspective.

Fertility and Motherhood

Just as they are associated with springtime, newborns and babies, daisies also symbolize fertility and motherhood. In fact, as you’ll read about later in this post, daisy flowers were associated with the Norse goddess Freya, who was a fertility goddess.

Daisy Symbolism: Fun

There is an easy-breezy aspect to daisy flowers. They bloom in spring, when nature is waking up, and they grow easily in a variety of conditions. Not to mention, these flowers are easy to draw. In fact, they were probably the first flowers that many of us drew as kids.

As daisies are associated with children, they are also associated with fun and lightheartedness. After all, children naturally love to laugh and have a good time.


How many of us have plucked the petals of a daisy as we played the game “He loves me, he loves me not” or “She loves me, she loves me not”? Because daisies grow easily in many locations, they are often the wildflowers picked spontaneously for a bouquet to give to someone you have a crush on. Thus, daisy flower meaning also includes affection and love.

In fact, in Victorian England, where flower symbolism was a popular pastime, giving daisies to someone meant that you returned their affection.

Daisy Meaning: Fidelity

Many of us have made daisy chains by connecting the stems of daisies together. This pastime goes back hundreds of years, to a time when daisy chains were worn as head wreaths or belts. However, the daisy chain is more than a pretty garland, as they symbolize fidelity and eternal love.


The Latin name for the Asteraceae family of flowers comes from the Latin word for “star,” which is “aster.” These flowers not only resemble bright stars, they’re also named for the Greek goddess Astraea who turned into a star. (You can read more about Astraea in the section on Greek mythology below.)

As symbols for stars, daisies remind us of something fundamental, which is that we all originated from the same source. As Joni Mitchell sang in her song “Woodstock”:

“We are stardust
Billion year old carbon…”

Daisy Color Meanings

Daisies come in a variety of bright colors, and each has special meanings. Here are some of those qualities:

White Daisy Flower Meanings

With their white petals and yellow centers, white daisies symbolize innocence and the other classic daisy traits, such as babies, motherhood, hope, and new beginnings. White daisies make lovely gifts for new parents and newborns.

Yellow Daisy Meaning

Like sunflower symbolism, yellow daisies symbolize joy, childish fun, hope, and good luck. They make lovely gifts for friends or anyone whose spirits you want to lift.

Orange Daisy Flower Meanings

Orange aster flowers symbolize health, healing, and optimism. They also symbolize zany, off-beat fun.

Pink Daisies

Pink daisies symbolize affection and love, including both platonic and romantic love. They are ideal gifts and lovely to plant in gardens for new babies, new moms, or friends and family.

Red Daisy Flower Meanings

Red daisy flowers are positive symbols for wealth and prosperity. In addition, like other red flowers, they symbolize romantic love. Because the nature of these flowers is lighthearted and fun, red daisies make lovely gifts for new crushes.

In addition, as symbols of eternity and fidelity, they make wonderful gifts for long-term partners, especially when you want to rekindle the flames in your romance or reconfirm your commitment to each other.

Purple Daisy Meaning

Many daisies come in purple hues. So, like orange daisies, purple aster flowers symbolize zany fun and spontaneity. In addition, as purple is the color of peace and understanding, like other purple flowers, a purple daisy represents the kind of hope and optimism that brings people together and heals misunderstandings. Thus, it is a flower that represents unity.

Blue Daisy Meanings

As with other blue flower meanings, blue daisies symbolize long-term loyalty and trust. They’re also helpful symbols for visualization. Like wishing on a star, focusing on a blue daisy in prayer or meditation can help you to calm your mind and envision positive outcomes.

Green Daisy Flower Meaning

Green daisies symbolize new beginnings, renewal, and growth. So, they are helpful symbols for new creative, business, or other endeavors.

Daisy Spiritual Meanings

On a spiritual level, daisy flowers represent spiritual faith and the eternal life of the soul. They also represent the possibility that we all have the opportunity to begin again, no matter the mistakes we’ve made in our past. For some, they are also symbols of reincarnation.

Associated Spirit Animals

Because they grow on every continent except Antarctica, the daisy plays an important role in the natural ecosystems where they grow. As a result, they share synergies with the wild animals and insects in their natural habitats.

For example, rabbits and deer love to eat daisy flowers. In addition, insects including ladybugsspiders, damselflies, and dragonflies prey on the insects that eat daisies. Therefore, they help to protect the life force of the flowers.

Furthermore, birds, including finches, sparrows, cardinals, and towhees, are attracted to daisies because they eat their seeds or the insects that live in their ecosystems.

Furthermore, the ancient Greeks would dry and crush the roots of daisy flowers and feed them to bees if they were sickly.1

On a spiritual level, daisies share synergies with the rabbit spirit animal because they are symbols of fertility and new beginnings. In addition, as symbols of fidelity and eternal love, they share symbolic meaning with birds, of which the majority, including eagles and crows, are monogamous.

Daisy Mythology and Folklore

Because they grow on nearly every continent on Earth, daisy and aster flowers have appeared in the myths and folklore of many cultures around the world. Here are some of those stories:

Daisy Meaning in Greek Mythology

For the ancient Greeks, daisy flowers were sacred. The Greeks made them into wreaths, which they placed in their temples. In addition, they burned their leaves to detoxify the air and drive evil spirits away.

The ancient Greeks also associated their goddess Astraea with daisy flowers. According to one Greek legend, during the Iron Age, humans began to make a lot of weapons and warfare increased. Incensed with the violence, Zeus decided to destroy the world of men with a great flood. But before he did, the gods, who had been living on Earth, left. The goddess Astraea was the last to leave. Heartbroken at the loss of life, she asked Zeus to turn her into a star.

Eventually, the flood waters receded. But all that was left of the world was mud and slime. Seeing the destruction, Astraea wept, and her tears fell as stardust. When they hit the land, they turned into daisy flowers.2

Native American Daisy Meanings

For Native Americans, daisies, like sunflowers, are associated with the life-giving attributes of the sun. The Native Americans also eat the daisy seeds and they used to use their stalks as building materials.

Daisy Meaning in the United States

In the U.S., daisies are April birth flowers. They are associated with new beginnings, happiness, and lighthearted fun.

Celtic Daisy Meaning

For the ancient Celts, daisies brought protective powers and good luck to babies and young children.

Norse Daisy Mythology

The Vikings associated daisies with their goddess Freya, who was a fertility goddess and the guardian of new mothers.


In China and Japan, daisy flowers are associated with fidelity and eternal love.

Daisy Tattoo Meaning

A daisy tattoo is a great design for a tattoo because these flowers are relatively simple in composition, yet they symbolize many positive attributes. A daisy tattoo tells the world that you are lighthearted and look for the fun in life. It can also be an ideal symbol when you are starting something new in your life. While tattoos are highly personal to each individual, hopefully understanding the qualities that daisies represent will bring deeper meaning to your tattoo.

Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea Flower Meaning, Spiritual Symbolism, Color Meaning & More

(Side Note: One of two April birth month flowers)

The Sweet Pea flower is a household name and is seen in bouquets and gardens throughout the world. They are a classic flower that brings up images of wholesome classroom nurseries and sweet fairy cottage gardens.

They are known for their beautiful pink, blue and purple hues, sweet and light floral scent, and for their soft, ruffled petals that resemble butterfly wings or dancers’ tutus. Read on to find out more about these gorgeous blooms, including facts about them and what they represent across different cultures.

Becoming increasingly possible in Britain during the Victorian era, the Sweet Pea became an overwhelming floral sensation due to its amazing light scent and its array of soft pastel colors.

Known for its sweetness, the Sweet Pea represents light, childhood, virginity, and chastity. They are often reminiscent of simple lives, cottages, and rural natural beauty.

There are no negative associations with the Sweet Pea, they are beautiful and plentiful, easy for growing but not associated with commonality. Each of it is unique and cherished, but they do look even better as a bouquet!


Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – The Properties of Flowers For Witchcraft Spells

The Properties of Flowers For Witchcraft Spells

Acacia attracts love and friends –

Acacia Love Spell

Alyssum increases self worth –

Alyssum Self Worth Spell

Amaranth attracts a faithful lover –

Amaranth Faithfulness Spell

Amaryllis attracts writing success –

Amaryllis Writing Success

Anemone wins back a lost lover –

Anemone Reuniting Spell

Apple blossom attracts good fortune-

Apple blossom Fortune Spell

Aster helps with negotiations –

Aster Negotiations Spell

Azalea freedom from addiction –

Azalea End Addiction Spell

Begonia protects from gossip –

Begonia Stop Gossip Spell

Bluebell attracts faithfulness –

Bluebell Faithfulness Spell

Buttercup increases wealth –

Buttercup Wealth Spell

Camellia increases desire –

Camellia Desire Spell

Carnation attracts acceptance –

Carnation Acceptance Spell

Celandine attracts happy holidays –

Celandine For Holidays Spell

Chrysanthemum attracts marriage –

Chrysanthemum Marriage

Cornflower for protection –

Cornflower Protection Spell

Cowslip for exam success –

Cowslip Exam Spell

Crocus attracts joy –

Crocus Joy Spell

Cyclamen attracts protection –

Cyclamen Protection Spell

Daffodil attracts forgiveness –

Dahlia good for travel –

Dahlia Travel Spell

Daisy for justice –

Daisy Justice Spell

Dandelion for wishes –

Dandelion Wishes Spell

Delphinium for obtaining a job –

Delphinium Job Spell

Edelweiss attracts fun –

Edelweiss Fun Spell

Evening primrose overcoming jealousy –

Evening Primrose Jealousy

Forget-Me-Not calls a lover –

Forget-Me-Not Spell

Gardenia increases beauty –

Gardenia Beauty Spell

Geranium attracts love commitment –

Geranium Commitment Spell

Gillyflower family warmth –

Gillyflower Family Warmth

Gladiolus strength of character –

Gladiolus Character Spell

Harebell attracts trust and hope –

Harebell Trust & Hope Spell

Heather attracts good luck –

Heather Good Luck Spell

Hibiscus attracts healing –

Hibiscus Healing Spell

Hollyhock attracts fertility –

Hollyhock Fertility Spell

Honesty attracts integrity –

Honesty Integrity Spell

Honeysuckle attracts commitment –

Honeysuckle Commitment

Hyacinth retrieves a lost love –

Hyacinth Return Lover Spell

Hydrangea attracts success –

Hydrangea Success Spell

Iris brings news –

Iris News Spell

Jasmine makes dreams come true –

Jasmine Dreams Come True

Jonquil clears up uncertainty –

Jonquil End Uncertainty Spell

Lavender attracts love & healing –

Lavender Love & Healing

Lilac attracts permanent romances –

Lilac Permanent Romances

Lily attracts marriage –

Lily Marriage Spell

Lily of the Valley attracts happiness –

Lily of the Valley Happiness

Lupin attracts grace –

Lupin Grace Spell

Magnolia attracts sensuality –

Magnolia Sensuality Spell

Marigold attracts employment –

Marigold Employment Spell

Mimosa attracts riches –

Mimosa Riches Spell

Narcissus attracts self confidence –

Narcissus Confidence Spell

Nasturtium attracts victory –

Nasturtium Victory Spell

Oleander attracts wisdom –

Oleander Wisdom Spell

Orange blossom attracts health –

Orange Blossom Health Spell

Orchid attracts prosperity –

Orchid Prosperity Spell

Pansy attracts kind thoughts –

Pansy Kindness Spell

Passion flower finding twin soul –

Passion Flower Soul Mate

Peony for forgiveness –

Peony Forgiveness Spell

Periwinkle for love –

Periwinkle Love Spell

Petunia overcoming despair –

Petunia Hope Spell

Poinsettia attracts gifts –

Poinsettia Gifts Spell

Polyanthus attracts riches –

Polyanthus Riches Spell

Poppy for peace –

Poppy Peace Spell

Primrose attract a lover –

Primrose Lover Spell

Rose love and healing –

Rose Healing Spell

Snapdragon overcoming rejection –

Snapdragon Hope Spell

Snowdrop new beginnings –

Snowdrop New Beginnings

Stock attracts beauty –

Stock Beauty Spell

Sunflower attracts wealth –

Sweet pea for passion –

Sweet Pea Passion Spell

Tulip for love –

Tulip Love Spell

Violet keeping secrets –

Violet Secrets Spell

Wallflower for happiness –

Wallflower Happiness Spell

Wisteria breaking possessiveness –

Wisteria End Possessiveness

Woodbine for love –

Woodbine Love Spell

Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Honeysuckle

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Ahhh, honeysuckle; smell its sweetness lingering in the air, and you know that summer hath finally arrived — yippee! The frosts of winter have subsided. The birds are singing in trees giddy with fresh green leaves, and life is fine.


Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Snapdragon

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With more than 40 kinds of snapdragon plants all over the world, the snapdragon is a gorgeous flower that not only has a beautiful appearance and a fun-to-say name, but also a lot of hidden meaning.

Named many centuries ago, this flower is often used as a gift between friends and loved ones. Before you choose this flower in your next bouquet, consider its deep meaning and symbolism. Its flower symbol will help you give a gift that is not only lovely to look at, but meaningful, too.

What Does Snapdragon Mean?

The common English name “snapdragon” is taken directly from the appearance of the flower. This gorgeous flower looks just like a dragon’s head when it is squeezed.

Although people don’t find amusement out of this kind of silly hobby nowadays, back when the flower was first named, the snapdragon was a source of great hilarity!

The scientific name for snapdragon is Antirrhinums. There are more than 40 species of snapdragons in this genus. The name is derived from the Greek word “antirrhinum,” which means “nose-like.”

Interestingly, the Greeks had two names for the plant – the other one was ”kynokephelon,” which means “dog-headed.”

What Do Snapdragons Symbolize?

Snapdragons have multiple meanings. They can represent strength, as they’re able to grow in rocky, typically uninhabitable areas, but they can also symbolize themes like deviousness and grace.

Snapdragons are sometimes used as a charm against falsehood. They can also represent the idea of grace under pressure or in the internal strength that is necessary to overcome challenging situations.

What Does a Purple Snapdragon Mean?

Purple snapdragons are usually associated with spirituality. This is a sharp contrast when you compare purple snapdragons to other types of purple flowers – usually, purple flowers are seen as a symbol of royalty.

What Does a Red Snapdragon Symbolize?

Red snapdragons are usually used to symbolize love, passion, and positive energy.

What Does a White Snapdragon Represent?

White snapdragons are usually used to symbolize purity, innocence, and grace, as is common with white flowers of other species, too.

What Does a Yellow Snapdragon Mean?

Yellow snapdragons symbolize happiness, positivity, and good luck.

What is the Cultural Significance of a Snapdragon?

There has been symbolism surrounding the snapdragon since ancient times – even before the Roman Empire. These flowers were used as a charm to protect against falsehood.

In Victorian times, people used to send messages to each other using flowers. Snapdragons were used to symbolize truth-telling.

Originally grown in southern Spain, America, and North Africa, the Romans spread snapdragon throughout much of Europe.

They can vary greatly in size and are some of the most common ornamental plants. According to European folklore, stepping on a snapdragon has the power to break black magic spells, too.

What is the Symbolism of a Snapdragon Tattoo?

When you choose to get a snapdragon tattoo, you are making the decision to add a ton of symbolism to the artwork on your body.

This tattoo can have several meanings. First, a snapdragon can symbolize grace. However, it can also symbolize strength or even deviousness, since it has the ability to grow in rocky areas.

When Should You Give Someone a Snapdragon?

Thinking about giving someone a snapdragon? There are plenty of occasions in which it is appropriate to do so.

You could give a snapdragon as a gift to someone who has overcome a challenge in life – or perhaps to someone who needs to get through a bout of bad luck. It would be a great option on both occasions!

 How to Grow and Care for Snapdragon

Flower – Rainbow Roses

This rose caught my attention because of its beautiful magickal appearance. Granted it is a man-made variety and at this time I good not find a definitive spiritual meaning for it. To me this rose represents hope and good days ahead.


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The technique florists use to turn roses into a rainbow. This article has a video with it.

Place Roses Into the Dye

Each color dye will go into its own narrow container, such as bud vases or test tubes. Place sections of each stem into the different containers. Be gentle when bending the stem sections apart as you place them into separate containers. Try not to leave them exposed to air and drying out for more than a few minutes.

You could also use plastic bags filled with dye and attach one to each stem section with rubber bands. That way you can stand roses up in a single larger container. That will minimize the bending of the cut stem sections.


For more vivid colors, use professional floral dyes instead of food coloring. These can be purchased online or from a floral supply company.


Store Roses Away From Sun

Leave each stem section in the dye mixture for several days.

Place the roses out of direct sunlight while they are absorbing the dye. The cut flowers are already under stress, and extreme heat or light will weaken them further.

Keep Roses Hydrated

Now be patient. You may notice the petals changing color within a couple of hours, but leaving them in the dye for up to a week will result in the most dramatic colors. Make sure the roses are not left sitting in dry containers once the water/dye solution is all absorbed.

Finish Trimming the Stems

Once the desired effect is obtained, you can cut off the split section of the stems and place your roses in a vase of fresh, room-temperature water and enjoy.


How to Make a Rainbow Rose from

A Real Rose With Petals the Colors of the Rainbow

How Real Rainbow Roses Work

The “rainbow rose” was developed by Peter van de Werken, the owner of a Dutch flower company. While special roses are used, the plants are not bred to produce rich colors. Actually, the rose bush would ordinarily produce white roses, but the stems of the flowers are injected over time with dyes so that petals form in bright single colors. If the flower isn’t treated as it is growing, the blooms are white, not ​rainbow. While the rainbow is a special version of the technique, other color patterns are also possible.

It’s not a science trick you can achieve quite so well with your home rose bush, at least not without a lot of experimentation and expense, because most pigment molecules are either too large to migrate into the petals or else too toxic for the rose to flower. Special proprietary organic dyes said to be made from plant extracts are used to color the roses.

Making Rainbow Roses at Home

While you can’t duplicate the exact effect, you can get a lighter version of a rainbow using a white rose and food coloring. The rainbow effect is much easier to achieve with white or light-colored flowers that aren’t as woody as a rose. Good examples to try at home include carnations and daisies. If it has to be a rose, you can do the same project, but expect it to take longer.

  1. Start with a white rose. It’s best if it is a rosebud because the effect relies on capillary action, transpiration, and diffusion in the flower, which takes some time.
  2. Trim the stem of the rose so that it is not extremely long. It takes more time for the color to travel up a longer stem.
  3. Carefully split the base of the stem into three sections. Make the cuts lengthwise up the stem 1-3 inches. Why three sections? The cut stem is fragile and likely to break if you cut it into more parts. You can use color science to achieve the full rainbow using three colors—red, blue, yellow or yellow, cyan, magenta—depending on what dyes you have available.
  4. Carefully bend the cut sections slightly away from each other. Now, one way to apply the dyes would be to bend the stems into three contains (e.g., shot glasses), each containing a single color of dye and a bit of water, but this is hard to accomplish without breaking the stems. An easier method is to use 3 small plastic baggies, 3 rubber bands, and one tall glass to hold the flower upright.
  5. Into each bag, add a small amount of water and several (10-20) drops of one color of dye. Ease a section of the stem into the bag so that it is immersed in the dyed water, and secure the bag around the stem with a rubber band. Repeat the process with the other two bags and colors. Stand the flower in a glass. Check to make sure each stem section is immersed in the liquid since the flower needs water to live.
  6. You may start to see color in the petals as quickly as half an hour, but expect to let the rose soak up dye overnight or possibly for a couple of days. The petals will be the three colors, plus the mixed colors, for petals receiving water from two parts of the stem at once. This way, you’ll get the whole rainbow.
  7. Once the flower is colored, you can trim off the cut section of stem and keep it in fresh water or a homemade flower food solution.

Helpful Tips

  • Flowers take up warm water more quickly than cold water.
  • Keep the rose away from light and heat, since these can cause it to wilt and die too quickly.
  • If you want to try injecting flowers with natural colors, learn about natural pigments you can use.

SOURCE: Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. “How to Make a Rainbow Rose.” ThoughtCo, Sep. 8, 2021,

Meaning of Some Types of Flowers c. 2015

Flowers have always been a big feature at weddings, too. As an example, look to the royal flower bouquet in the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to Kate Middleton (now Catherine, Ducchess of Cambridge). Her flowers had very special meaning.

The groom, too, wears a flower that appears in the bridal bouquet in his button-hole. This stems from the Medieval tradition of wearing his Lady’s colors, as a declaration of his love.

One fun idea is to have a garden gathering and have each person bring a flower that has meaning to them. Or, paint tiles on a kitchen island with a flower that represents each of your loved ones.

There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.

–The Language of Flowers, London, 1875

Please tell us which flowers have meaning to you! If we are missing one of your favorites, please tell us which one and its meaning.

Wish to grow a flower that has meaning to you or a loved one? Click on the linked plant names for free planting and growing guides.

Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers and Trees
Aloe Healing, protection, affection
Angelica Inspiration
Arborvitae Unchanging friendship
Bachelor’s button Single blessedness
Basil Good wishes
Bay Glory
Black-eyed Susan Justice
Carnation Alas for my poor heart
Chamomile Patience
Chives Usefulness
Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness
Clover, white Think of me
Coriander Hidden worth
Crocus, spring Youthful gladness
Cumin Fidelity
Daffodil Regard
Daisy Innocence, hope
Dill Powerful against evil
Edelweiss Courage, devotion
Fennel Flattery
Fern Sincerity
Forget-me-not Forget-me-not
Geranium, oak-leaved True friendship
Goldenrod Encouragement
Heliotrope Eternal love
Holly Hope
Hollyhock Ambition
Honeysuckle Bonds of love
Horehound Health
Hyacinth Constancy of love, fertility
Hyssop Sacrifice, cleanliness
Iris A message
Ivy Friendship, continuity
Jasmine, white Sweet love
Lady’s-mantle Comforting
Lavender Devotion, virtue
Lemon balm Sympathy
Lilac Joy of youth
Lily-of-the-valley Sweetness
Marjoram Joy and happiness
Mint Virtue
Morning glory Affection
Myrtle The emblem of marriage, true love
Nasturtium Patriotism
Oak Strength
Oregano Substance
Pansy Thoughts
Parsley Festivity
Pine Humility
Poppy, red Consolation
Rose, red Love, desire
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Grace, clear vision
Sage Wisdom, immortality
Salvia, blue I think of you
Salvia, red Forever mine
Savory Spice, interest
Sorrel Affection
Southernwood Constancy, jest
Sweet pea Pleasures
Sweet William Gallantry
Sweet woodruff Humility
Tansy Hostile thoughts
Tarragon Lasting interest
Thyme Courage, strength
Tulip, red Declaration of love
Valerian Readiness
Violet Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness
Willow Sadness
Yarrow Everlasting love
Zinnia Thoughts of absent friends

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