Flowers, petals, leaves
ELEMENTS: Fire and Water
PLANETS: Mars and Venus
The ultimate in love wishes,
this will aid in bringing a true lasting
love and help to mend any spats
between you in an already committed relationship.
The petals can be bathed with
while thinking a new love to you,
the dried flowers are burned in love wishes.
Sleeping with the flowers will
protect your dreams.
Carry a sachet or amulet for protection against
bodily injury or when working healing wishes.
Roses have long been used in love mixtures,
owing to the flowers' association with the emotions.
A chaplet of roses worn when performing love spells
(remove the thorns), or a single rose in a vase
on the alter, are powerful love magic aids.
Rose water distilled from the petals
is added to love baths.
Rose Hips (the fruit of the rose) are
strung and worn as love-attracting beads.
A tea of rosebuds drunk before sleep
induces prophetic dreams.
To discover their romantic future,
women used to take three green rose leaves
and name each for one of their lovers.
The one that stayed green the longest answered
the question of "Which One?"
Rose petals and hips are used in healing spells
and mixtures, and rosewater saturated cloth
laid to the temples will relieve headache pain.
Roses are added to fast-luck mixtures and, when
carried, act as personal protectants.
Rose petals sprinkled around the house
calm personal stress and household upheavals.
Roses planted in the garden attract fairies, and
are said to grow best when stolen.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
by Scott Cunningham