Marigold is a plant and an herb.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Calendula officinalis

    Common name: calendula, marigold

    Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.

part used:

    Part Used: Dried flowers.

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magickal correspondences and uses:

    Western element: fire

    Magickal uses: Use for magick related to consecration, inner vision, love, peace, and truthfulness.

    Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.

Magical Uses
Marigold (Calendula): Prophesy, the psychic, seeing magical creatures, love, clairvoyance, dreams, business or legal affairs and renewing personal energy. Place the flower beneath the head at night to induce clairvoyant dreams. It should be gathered at noon. Gather at noon. A fresh Marigold flower can be worn to court for a favorable outcome of a trial. If you place Marigold in your mattress, you will have prophetic dreams and if you place it under your mattress it will make whatever you dream come true. Since the Marigold embodies the sun, it can make a person more attractive and confident. Add Marigold to your bath water to make this happen. A vase of fresh and bright Marigolds in a room brings a renewed surge of life to those in the room. The leaves can eaten as a salad and a yellow dye has also been extracted from the flower, by boiling. Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers. The dried flowers are used in spells to bring prophetic dreams. Also, aids in achieving a favorable outcome in legal matters. Ruling Element: Fire. Used in pillows to dream of how to heal someone and to increase psychic and health awareness.

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ritual uses:

    Ritual uses: Plant marigold to bring joy to the dead (including your dead relatives, family, and friends). Use in beverages for fire rituals, solar festials, or summerland (death) rituals.

deities associated with marigold:

health care uses:

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external care:

    External skin care: Marigold in Great Skin Firming Night Cream: “Works by increasing your skin’s vitality and sealing in moisture. With collagen to restore elasticity and Vitamin E for healing. Deeply penetrates to prevent excess dryness. With sesame oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, squalene, kakui nut oil, aloe vera, Vitamin E, lemon balm, comfrey, sage, marigold, marsh mallow, teaberry, jasmine, cucumber, Vitamin A, and Vitmin D. Firming night cream is a heavy moisturizer that deeply penetrates the skin and will prevent excess dryness. This therapeutic vitamin and moisturizing treatment increases the skin’s vitality and seals in the moisture, augmenting skin’s resilience. Contains collagen which restores elasticity, and vitamin E which helps in healing the skin. Nourishes the skin as it firms. Apply before bedtime after cleansing and toning.” Great Skin Firming Night Cream

cautions and contraindications:

    Cautions and contraindications: Marigold is believed to be safe.

    Non-toxic to animals: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center has determined that garden marigold and pot marigold “have not been reported as having systemic effects on animals or as having intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract.” —ASPCA


Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.

    Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).


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