Flower Power: Tulip


The tulip’s most potent magickal quality has to do with beauty: physical beauty, emotional beauty, and the beauty of life itself.

Ways to use the tulip:

1. Use as a centerpiece to increase the sensory appreciation of a meal or gathering,

2. Sweep your aura with a few stems to shroud yourself in a veil of magnetism and desirability.

3. Use to assist with grounding – if you’re feeling anxious, plant tulips, spend time with them, or take a few drops of tulip flower essence under your tongue. (The tulip’s substantial bulb and alignment with the physical world helps with that grounding energy.)

4. Tulip resonates with the heart chakra. If your heart – physical or emotional – could use strengthening, add a few drops of the flower essence to your drinking water or bath.

5. As tulip shares qualities with love goddesses (earthiness, beauty, sensuality, heart-centeredness, desirability), she’s a great addition to love goddess altars or rituals (goddesses like Hathor, Aphrodite, Venus, or Parvati).

Notes on recorded “powers” of the tulip:
Romance, lust, sensuality, notoriety (?)
Red tulips: declaration of love
Yellow tulips: hopeless love, making friends, marital bliss, sociability, sunshine and smiles

Anyone particularly love tulips?  I haven’t always been a huge fan, but this year have started to appreciated their strong feminine quality and sleek beauty.

 (Source: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2015)


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