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Galanthus nivalis | Snowdrop

Snowdrops are associated with love, purity, and new beginnings. They are often used in rituals and spells to attract love, promote purity, and bring about new beginnings.

Botanical information:

  • Snowdrop is a small, bulbous plant that typically grows to about 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) tall.

  • It has narrow, grayish-green leaves and produces small, white flowers that hang down from the stem.

  • The plant blooms in late winter or early spring, often when there is still snow on the ground, hence its common name.

Magical correspondences:

  • Snowdrop is associated with purity, hope, and new beginnings, as it is one of the first plants to bloom after winter.

  • It is used in spells and rituals for new beginnings, fresh starts, and new ventures.

  • Snowdrop is also associated with the element of water and can be used in rituals and spells involving emotions, intuition, and psychic abilities.

Elemental correspondences:

  • Element: Water, Earth

Planetary and astrological correspondences:

  • Planet: Moon, Saturn

  • Astrological sign: Pisces

Associated deities and traditions:

  • Snowdrop is associated with the Greek goddess Persephone, who is said to have transformed the plant from a pale and dull flower into the beautiful and fragrant snowdrop.

  • The plant is also associated with Brigid, the Celtic goddess of spring and fertility.

  • In some traditions, snowdrop is believed to protect against evil and negativity.

  • Aphrodite

  • Artemis

  • Freya

  • The Norse goddess of spring, Nanna

Uses in Rituals, Spellwork, and Magic

Snowdrops can be used in a variety of rituals, spellwork, and magic. Here are a few examples:

  • Abundance ritual: Place snowdrops in a bowl of water and place it on your altar. Focus on your desire for abundance and prosperity.

  • Purity ritual: Bathe in a mixture of water and snowdrop petals. Focus on cleansing yourself of negativity and attracting purity.

  • New beginnings ritual: Place snowdrops in a pot of soil and watch them grow. Focus on your desire for new beginnings and fresh starts.

Additional Notes

  • Snowdrops are a symbol of hope and resilience in many cultures.

  • They are often used in funeral arrangements as a reminder of the cycle of life and death.

  • Snowdrops are a delicate flower, and they should be handled with care.

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