Herbal Magick : Dandelion – Nature’s Wonderful Weed

Dandelion photo courtesy of wikimedia commons. Licensed under CC 2.0
Dandelion photo courtesy of wikimedia commons. Licensed under CC 2.0

Magick doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and the easily available Dandelion is a perfect example of this. This helpful little herb goes by several different names : Priest’s Crown, Irish Daisy, Blowball, Piss-a-bed, White Endive, and Lion’s Tooth. It’s resemblance to a Lion’s mane probably accounts for it’s association with the astrological sign of Leo.

Dandelion is connected to the element of air. In accordance with this association this is a great plant to use when performing divination, or magick for clarity and insight. This makes it a great herb to keep with your tarot cards or runes to help increase their ability.

Most often this herb is associated with the goddesses Brighid and Hecate. The blog Herbal Riot tells us  it “belongs to Hecate and is mainly a chthonic plant associated with the underworld and necromancy. It is beloved by bees, goats, pigs and is considered a toad plant (all have a certain underworld nature), with bees sometimes acting as psychopomps in old folklore. Dandelion is also a very Mercurial weed associated with the air element explaining its use in aiding in communication with the dead and increasing psychic ability. Drink an infusion of the dried and roasted roots to enhance your psychic abilities before performing divination or summoning spirits of the dead. ”

Dandelion photo courtesy of Love Magic. All rights reserved.
Dandelion photo courtesy of Love Magic. All rights reserved.

There are many magickal recipes containing Dandelion. You can make a tea from the root, ,or add the sunny blossoms to a salad. Please check out my friend Amber Shehan’s website Pixie’s Pocket for great recipes like Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine, Dandelion Fritters, and many more. In my book Love Magic I write “Even small children know that you can wish upon a dandelion seed pod to send your desires out to the universe.” I go on to give a delicious recipe for Dandelion soup in the book so please check it out. Here’s another fabulous magickal recipe using the herb.

Dandelion Psychic Wash Spell

  • Use this wash on your crystals, pendulum, shrine, or yourself to help increase psychic power and knowledge.

1 cup spring water

1 cup Dandelion flowers

3 drops Myrrh oil

3 drops Sandalwood oil

Heat up spring water to boiling. Remove from heat and add flowers. Leave until cooled. Strain mixture and to the remaining water add the myrrh and sandalwood oils. Use liberally whenever needed.

What are your favorite uses for this golden herb ? I would love to see them in the comments below. And as always if you have enjoyed what you read here please remember to like and share.

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