LILAC

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Syringa vulgaris

Lilacs bloom for just a few short weeks in the spring, and their rich, heavy scent is bound to attract your attention. If you have a chance to harvest the flowers yourself, do so, and dry them for magical use later. Lilac is associated with love and romance, particularly new, flirtatious relationships. It is also used in banishing rituals, both to eliminate negative energy and to get rid of pesky, malevolent spirits. Use the dried flowers or fresh flowers for magical workings.

Parts Used: Branches, flowers
Associated Element: Water
Magical Uses: Banishing negativity, love, new romance, playful flirtation
Rituals and Celebrations: Banishing rituals, Ostara celebrations
Blends Well With: Pennyroyal or rue for banishing, sunflower or valerian for love
Substitutions: Daffodil, forsythia
Often Used With: Emerald, obsidian, onyx, rose quartz
Precautions: No known precautions.
Applications: Harvest a lilac branch to use as a wand in rituals related to love magic, or blend fresh blossoms into a base oil and anoint your wrists to bring romance into your life. Grow a few lilac bushes on your property to keep away anyone who might do you harm, or cut a few fresh blossoms to keep indoors as a way of preventing malevolent spirits from hanging around your home.

 

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