Also known as pot marigold, English marigold, poet's marigold, Husbandman's Dial, Maidens of the Sun, Marybud, Merrybud, Marygold, Summer's Bride
Scatter on altar or ritual space to consecrate and invite good energy.
Put some in a dream pillow for prophetic dreaming and guidance. If you want dreams to guide your hand in games of chance, put marigold in a greed bag and place under your pillow for lucky dreams bearing messages of lucky numbers or lucky names.
For good luck in legal matters, especially on your day in court, carry Calendula in a pocket.
Marigold Folk Magic in History
There were a number of folk beliefs about the marigold. They said if the flower doesn't open by seven in the morning, there would be a thunderstorm. It was also believed to strip an evil witch of her will. If you grow marigolds, it is said to attract wealth, and if you make a wreath of the flowers, it will protect the home and keep evil away. Marigolds were also traditionally planted on graves, to give cheer to departing souls.
Shakespeare wrote this about the flower in A Winter's Tale
"The Marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun
And with him rises weeping: these are the flowers."
Guide for Use:
Calendula Flower Correspondences
- Applications: Bath, Sachet, Mojo or charm bag, Incense
- Keywords: Success, Wealth, Luck, Winning
- Planet: Sun
- Element: Fire
- Astrological: Leo
- Gods: Babalu Aye, Eleggua, Obatala, Oko, Olocun, Orunla
- Goddess: Oshun, Oya, Yemaya
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