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
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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