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Bellis annua | Daisy

Bellis annua, commonly known as daisy, is an annual wildflower in the Asteraceae family. It is native to Eurasia and is now naturalized in many parts of the world. Daisies are known for their small, white flowers with yellow centers.

Botanical information:

  • Daisies grow to be about 2-4 inches tall and have a rosette of leaves at the base of the plant. The leaves are smooth, oval, and slightly toothed. The flowers are small, white, and daisy-shaped, with a yellow center. The fruit is a small, dry achene that contains a single seed.


Medicinal Uses

Daisies have a long history of medicinal use. The flowers and leaves have been used to treat a variety of ailments, including insomnia, anxiety, and headaches. Daisy tea is a traditional remedy for insomnia and anxiety.



Magickal Properties

Daisies are associated with purity, innocence, and new beginnings. They are also associated with the following magical properties:

  • Purity: Daisies are often used to cleanse and purify spaces and people.

  • Innocence: Daisies are associated with innocence and are often used in spells to promote purity and honesty.

  • New Beginnings: Daisies are also associated with new beginnings and are often used in spells to promote fresh starts and opportunities.


Elemental Correspondences

  • Water: Daisies are associated with the element of water because of their delicate white petals and their connection to the emotions and intuition.

  • Earth: Bellis annua is a plant that grows close to the ground, and it is often used in spells and rituals to ground and center the practitioner.


Planetary and Astrological Correspondences

  • Daisies are associated with the moon because of their association with the feminine and the unconscious mind.

  • Bellis annua is associated with the planet Venus, which rules over love, relationships, and beauty.

  • The daisy is also associated with the astrological sign of Libra, which is ruled by Venus and is associated with balance, harmony, and partnerships.

  • Daisies are also associated with Cancer, the astrological sign associated with nurturing, compassion, and sensitivity.


Associated Deitites and Traditions

  • Aphrodite: Daisies are associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure.

  • Juno: Daisies are also associated with Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, women, and family.


Uses in Rituals, Spellwork and Magic

Daisies can be used in a variety of rituals, spellwork, and magic. They can be used to cleanse and purify spaces and people, to promote purity and honesty, and to promote new beginnings and opportunities.


Examples of Use

  • To cleanse a space, sprinkle dried daisy petals around the room.

  • To promote purity and honesty, add daisy petals to a purification bath.

  • To promote new beginnings and opportunities, add daisy petals to a spell for new beginnings or wear daisies during new moon rituals.



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