Herbal Magick: Morning Glory

Herbal Magick: Morning Glory March 7, 2022

Morning Glory
Star-glory Morning–glory (1827) by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Henry Joseph Redouté. Licensed under CC 0.0

There are over 700 posts here on Voodoo Universe, and I honestly can’t believe I haven’t written about Morning Glory yet. There is a bit of an explanation however, we have written about Hi John root,  a botanical relative of morning glory that is also a traditional Hoodoo ingredient. But what about the glorious morning glory itself? It belongs to the Ipomea genus, of which there are over 600 species including not only Hi John, but also sweet potatoes. Is it magickal? Just looking at it’s majesty and we have the answer to this question. Opening with the sun these beauties can transport us to heavenly realms.

Morning Glory is used magically for

  • psychic connection
  • astral travel
  • lucid dreaming
  • good luck
  • joy
  • love

The plant is toxic, and has psychedelic properties, so use with caution in your spellwork and do not ingest. That said it is a great addition to your fairy garden or your magickal plant hideaway. One of the easiest plants to grow they are often found growing wild in abandoned fields and lots. Typically it appears in borders, or the in-between spaces where magick is known to happen. Wrap the seeds in a wet paper towel for a day or two before planting to aid with germination. Don’t forget to wash your hands well afterwards, or wear gloves. There are many beautiful colors to choose from beyond the familar blues, I have both white and black morning glories planted in my garden.

Some associate this plant with the Sun, while others connect it to the planet Saturn. Trust magickal people not to agree on anything. In the Victorian language of flowers it was said to represent unrequited or brief love, possibly because the actual blooms are so fleeting. Sometimes they were engraved on headstones, reminding us that life is fleeting too. Whatever you choose to utilize them for, they are sure to provide you with a delightful display.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as Voodoo and African Traditional Religion, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, the bestselling Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens and Water Magic. You can read more about the author here.

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