Working Magic: Support

Working Magic: Support May 4, 2020

Working Magic: Support

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Each week I have been drawing an oracle card from my Flower Magic deck, today it was Violet which signifies ‘support’.  So, I am sharing the card along with other herbs, plants, foods, tarot cards and crystals that correspond with the intent of support.  There is a video at the bottom of this blog post if you would like to watch and listen to the recording of my live talk.

Work with these suggestions as a guide, trust your intuition and use what you have to hand.

Candle spells, witch bottles, spell pouches or spells of any kind can benefit from using herbs, plants and crystals.  Tarot and oracle cards can be used as focal point for spell work or meditation.

Be creative!

VIOLET – Support


(Viola odorata)

A spring flowering plant, the leaves are heart shaped with pretty purple or white flowers that the bees love.

White violets represent innocence and humility.  Blue violets stand for loyalty, consistency and steadfastness.

Carry a violet with you to ease your heart from unrequited love (ahhhhhh).

Keep violets in your home or plant in your garden to bring about peace, healing and protection.

Use violets in all kinds of love and lust workings and don’t be fooled by their size, for a small flower they pack a powerful punch of magic.

Violets also remind us to be true to ourselves and to be committed to what we do.

Violets are also associated with death and rebirth (the myth of Attis and the story of Persephone).

Violet Magical Properties:

Support, love, lust, peace, healing, protection, commitment, death and rebirth

Ruling planet – Venus

Sign – Cancer, Libra

Element – Water

Gender – Feminine


Herbs, Plant and Food Suggestions to work with:

Support – Borage

Uplifting – Bergamot (orange), Cardamom, Sweetgrass, lemon, orange

Strength – Bay, Black Pepper, Carnation, Daisy, Garlic, Horseradish, Horsetail, Lavender, Mugwort, Oak, Pennyroyal, Plantain, Saint John’s Wort, Sweetpea

Relationships – Cleavers

Loyalty – Dogwood, Sunflower

Hope – Crocus, Hawthorn

Courage – Angelica, Birch, Borage, Carnation, Catnip, Columbine (Aquilegia), Daisy, Fennel, Myrrh, Plantain, Sweetpea, Thyme, Yarrow

Courage – Artichoke, garlic, liver, lobster, mushroom, sunflower seed, tea, thyme

Stability – Brussels sprouts, rice

Positive Energy – Chocolate, maple syrup


Crystals suggestions to work with:

Support – Blue lace agate, moss agate, aventurine (green), copper, fluorite, garnet, howlite, lepidolite, malachite, pyrite, quartz, tiger’s eye, unakite

Uplifting – Blue lace agate, celestite, goldstone, jade (nephrite), larimar, lepidolite, moonstone, quartz, quartz (smoky), turquoise

Understanding – Blue lace agate, amethyst, copper, gold, howlite, kyanite, lapis lazuli, larimar, sodalite, sugilite, tourmaline, turquoise

Stability – Moss agate, brass, carnelian, fluorite, hematite, jasper, kyanite, petrified wood, selenite, silver, sunstone, tourmaline, unakite

Hope – Moss agate, amethyst, lepidolite, moonstone

Fears (to alleviate) – Moss agate, calcite (orange), chrysocolla, citrine, garnet, jasper, larimar, malachite, petrified wood, quartz (rose), quartz (smoky), sodalite, sunstone, tiger’s eye, tourmaline


Tarot card suggestions to work with:

Strength, The Star, The Chariot, The Fool, Ace of Swords, Knight of Swords, Seven of Wands, Nine of Wands



Herbs, plant, food and crystal correspondences were taken from:

A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food

A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Plants and Herbs

Kitchen Witchcraft: Crystal Magic

The oracle card deck is:

Flower Magic

The tarot deck is Shadowscapes by Barbara Moore and Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


By Rachel Patterson

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