Herbal Magick: Daisy

Herbal Magick: Daisy June 13, 2016
Daisy photo by Karen. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0
Daisy photo by Karen. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

Daisies are one of the most commonly used plants for magick. They are simple, classic, and very hardy. Even young children know that legend says they can help you discover your true love. In part this is probably because it is ruled by the planet Venus, yet this is useful for many different things beyond just amorous encounters. People use daisy for new baby blessings, healing, joy, and also divination. Some say it is connected to the element of water, while others find it very earthing or grounding. There are many different types of daisy Shasta, Gerbera, and the rest. They all carry similar properties in their magick. Some Christians associate the daisy with the Virgin Mary, and therefore peace and purity. While some Norse practitioners consider them sacred to the Goddess Freya, and helpful during childbirth. Rachel Patterson’s book  A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Herbs and Plants says “because the daisy flower opens in daylight and loves to show it’s face to the sun it is full of solar energy.” This is clearly an all-around versatile plant, that is especially prided during this magickal time of year.

The use of daisy magick at Midsummer is the stuff of myth and legend. The blog Herbalriot tells us to:

Decorate the house with daisies at Midsummer’s Eve to bring happiness to the home and to obtain the blessings of faeries. Daisies are also worn at Midsummer for luck and blessings. In the old times, young maidens would weave and wear daisy chains in their hair to attract their beloved.

Daisy photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.
Daisy photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Even the great bard himself, William Shakespeare loved these delicate beauties. The daisy is featured several times in works such as Love’s Labours Lost, Hamlet and others. About this classic flower in The Two Noble Kinsmen he remarks (see photo at left) :

 

Maiden pinks, of odor faint,

Daises smell less, yet most quaint.

And sweet thyme true.

 

Here is a list of the Magickal Properties of Daisy

  • Love
  • Fertility
  • Birth
  • Abundance
  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Purity
  • Transformation

It seems there isn’t much you really can’t do with this fabulous plant. I’d love to hear how you use daisy in your magick and spells in the comments below. And please if you have enjoyed what you read here, please do us a favor and remember to share, share, share !

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