The Magick of Primrose

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The Magick of Primrose

  Primrose and cowslip are often mistaken for one another and there is a reason for this: They are so genetically similar (both from the family Primulaceae) that they interbreed without interference or help from humans, resulting in oxlips. But for today, we will focus only on the magick of the common/English primrose (primula vulgaris), seen in the image above. Faery Magick – Primroses, being one of the first flowers of spring (prim- means first), open the portal to the realm of the faeries, after the long harsh winter when they like to stay hidden. It is said that the faeries take shelter under the leaves of primroses when the cold february rain is pouring down. Primroses can be used in faery magick spells for beauty and radiance/charisma. Collect the primrose morning dew on Ostara for a potent rejuvenation spell ingredient. Thorn, Ash and Oak are their favorite trees So perhaps you could circle the boughs with these: Some Foxgloves for thimbles, some Thyme for a treat Bluebells for their magic and logs for a seat! Plant Primrose and eat them if you dare by the day and it is said by the evening you’ll glance a few Fey! Believe in the fairies who make dreams come true. Believe in the magic from the fairies above, They dance in the flowers and sing songs of love. And if you believe and always stay true, The fairies will be there to watch over you. –Grimshaw According to Irish lore, eating primroses enables you to see faeries and hanging a a bouquet on your door is seen as an invitation for faeries to enter and would secure their blessing on your home. However, if you scatter primroses on the ground outside your front door, the faeries are unable to cross over and enter your home. Keys to Heaven? – in some European countries, primrose is known as they Keys of Virgin Mary and also as St Peter’s Keys. They are hence able to bestow a blessing of grace on anyone in need who is willing to receive it. I won’t leave a guarantee that they will get you into heaven though – that would be utterly irresponsible of me! Medicinal uses are legion – from curing vertigo (the root), arthritis (the leaves), wounds (salves), muscle spasms and gout, much has been written about the medicinal properties of this humble plant. Traditionally, an infusion of primrose was used to cure hysteria. Food – Primrose is used to both flavour and colour food and it may be used to make wine. Personally, I have yet to try ingesting primrose and I would love to hear from you in the comments section if you beat me to it! Apparently the leaves can be used in salads and the edible flowers would also make a pretty addition to many dishes. You can also make a herbal infusion of the fresh leaves and/or flowers. Flower Essence...

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