Monday, February 27, 2012

Poppies

I planted some Icelandic poppies in my hanging pots a few weeks ago.  Today, they are open and spreading pink and orange cheer around my little yard, but it occurred to me that I didn't know what the magical properties of poppies are.  A little bit of research and here you go:

Lexa Rosean (The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients) says that a poppy flower petal bath will make you "mesmerizing".  My mom used to tuck poppy seeds into the cash box at events to draw money.  The seeds can also be included in love spells and to increase luck.  You might also consider tucking a pressed orange poppy in where you store your CV or resume to bring courage and draw the right job (at the right pay level) to you.  Yellow poppies would be prefect for prosperity spells.

If you are looking for a little luck, money or love- right now the moon is perfect and poppies are available. It would be a perfect time to do these spells.