The Magic of Flowers

In the discreet courting process of the Victorian era, a bouquet of flowers came to serve a specific purpose as a secret code, which added to their magical lore. The number of leaves on a decorative branch might indicate the date and time of a secret rendezvous, and the blooms meant the emotional intent of the exchange. First circulated in lists, and then in published books, coded bouquets were, for a while, extremely popular.

Flowers for Magical Sachets, Dream Pillows, and Poppets:

Aster
Magical purpose: Love.
Herbal code: Beginnings.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Bachelor's Button
Magical purpose: Love.
Herbal code: Hope and solitude.
Planetary influence: Jupiter.
Best day to empower: Thursday.

Bird of Paradise
Magical purpose: Love.
Herbal code: Strange and wonderful event.
Planetary influence: Mars.
Best day to empower: Tuesday.

Buttercup
Magical purpose: Love and healing.
Herbal code: Childlike.
Planetary influence: Moon.
Best day to empower: Monday.

Chrysanthemum
Magical purpose: Protection.
Herbal code: Truth (white); slighted love (yellow).
Planetary influence: Sun.
Best day to empower: Sunday.

Crocus
Magical purpose: Love and luck.
Herbal code: Chivalry.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Daisy
Magical purpose: Love.
Herbal code: Innocence.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Dogwood
Magical purpose: Protection and wishes.
Herbal code: Endurance.
Planetary influence: Moon.
Best day to empower: Monday.

Forget-me-not
Magical purpose: Love and memory.
Herbal code: Remembrance.
Planetary influence: Mercury.
Best day to empower: Wednesday.

Gardenia
Magical purpose: Love, peace, healing, and spirituality.
Herbal code: Grace.
Planetary influence: Moon.
Best day to empower: Monday.

Heather
Magical purpose: Love, protection, rainmaking, and luck.
Herbal code: Passion (red); protection from passionate acts (white).
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Honeysuckle
Magical purpose: Love, money, psychic powers, and protection.
Herbal code: Captivating love.
Planetary influence: Jupiter.
Best day to empower: Thursday.

Hyacinth
Magical purpose: Love, protection, and wisdom.
Herbal code: Flirting.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Iris
Magical purpose: Purification and wisdom.
Herbal code: Messages.
Planetary influence: Mercury.
Best day to empower: Wednesday.

Jasmine
Magical purpose: Love, money, prophetic dreams.
Herbal code: Good luck.
Planetary influence: Moon.
Best day to empower: Monday.

Lavender
Magical purpose: Love, protection, sleep, longevity, purification, happiness, and peace.
Herbal code: I don't trust you.
Planetary influence: Mercury.
Best day to empower: Wednesday.

Lilac
Magical purpose: Banishing and protection.
Herbal code: Love's first crush.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday but use on a Saturday for banishing.

Lily
Magical purpose: Protection, breaking love spells.
Herbal code: Innocence and purity.
Planetary influence: Moon.
Best day to empower: Monday but use on a Saturday for banishing.

Magnolia
Magical purpose: Love and fidelity.
Herbal code: Success.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Best day to empower: Sunday.

Orchid
Magical purpose: Love.
Herbal code: Ecstacy.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Peony
Magical purpose: Protection and banishing.
Herbal code: Secrets, shyness, and prosprous.
Plantery influence: Sun.
Best day to empower: Sunday but use on a Saturday for banishing.

Rose
Magical purpose: Love, psychic powers, healing, love, divination, luck, and protection.
Herbal code: Jealousy (yellow); love (red); silence (white).
Plantery influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Rosemary
Magical purpose: Love, protection, mental powers, banishing, purification, healing, sleep, youth.
Herbal code: Remembrance.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Best day to empower: Sunday but use on a Saturday for banishing.

Sunflower
Magical purpose: Wishes, health, wisdom, money magicks.
Herbal code: Power.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Best day to empower: Sunday.

Sweet Pea
Magical purpose: Friendship, courage, and strength.
Herbal code: Impetuous.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Tulip
Magical purpose: Love, prosperity, and protection.
Herbal code: Declaration of love.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Violet
Magical purpose: Love, luck, wishes, peace, healing, and protection.
Herbal code: Faithfulness.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Best day to empower: Friday.

Wisteria
Magical purpose: Mental clarity.
Herbal code: I cling to thee.
Planetary influence: Mercury.
Best day to empower: Wednesday.