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Ipomoea tricolor | Morning glory

Updated: Jun 3

Ipomoea tricolor, commonly known as morning glory or heavenly blue, is an annual vine in the Convolvulaceae family. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas and is now naturalized in many parts of the world. Morning glories are known for their trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in the morning and close during the day.

Botanical Information:

  • The plant can grow up to 4 meters tall and has heart-shaped leaves.

  • The flowers are trumpet-shaped and can be a variety of colors, including blue, purple, pink, and white.

  • The plant prefers full sunlight and well-drained soil.

Medicinal Uses

Morning glories have a long history of medicinal use. The seeds have been used to treat a variety of ailments, including insomnia, anxiety, and pain. Morning glory seeds are a source of LSA, a hallucinogenic compound. However, morning glories can be dangerous if not used carefully.


Magickal Properties

Morning glories are associated with dreams, imagination, and spiritual awakening. They are also associated with the following magical properties:

  • Dreams: Morning glories are associated with dreams and are often used in spells to induce lucid dreaming or to dream of the future.

  • Imagination: Morning glories are associated with imagination and creativity and are often used in spells to enhance creativity and inspiration.

  • Spiritual Awakening: Morning glories are also associated with spiritual awakening and are often used in spells to promote spiritual growth and enlightenment.


Elemental Correspondences

  • Air: Morning glories are associated with the element of air because of their trumpet-shaped flowers and their connection to the mind, intellect, and intuition.

  • Water: Morning glories are also associated with the element of water because of their blue flowers and their connection to the emotions and intuition.


Planetary and Astrological Correspondences

  • Venus: Morning glories are associated with Venus because of their association with love, beauty, and harmony.

  • Mercury: Morning glories are also associated with Mercury because of their association with communication, logic, and intelligence.


Associated Deitites and Traditions

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

  • Hermes: Morning glories are also associated with Hermes, the Greek god of communication, travel, and thievery.


Uses in Rituals, Spellwork and Magic

Morning glories can be used in a variety of rituals, spellwork, and magic. They can be used to induce lucid dreaming or to dream of the future, to enhance creativity and inspiration, to promote spiritual growth and enlightenment, and to connect with the higher self.



Examples of Use

  • To induce lucid dreaming, add morning glory seeds to a dream pillow.

  • To enhance creativity and inspiration, add morning glory flowers to a bath or write with morning glory infused ink.

  • To promote spiritual growth and enlightenment, meditate with morning glory flowers or burn morning glory seed incense.

  • To connect with the higher self, add morning glory seeds to a meditation or visualization practice.

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