(Dianthus carophyllus) Sk Dg
Folk Names: Gillies, Gilliflower, Jove’s
Flower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-InWine
Powers: Protection, Strength, Healing
Magical Uses: Worn during Elizabethan
times to prevent coming to an untimely
death on the scaffold, carnations can be
used in all-purpose protective spells.
Carnations are placed in convalescent
rooms to give the healing patient strength
and energy, and are also used in healing
spells. Place fresh carnations (red are best)
on the altar during healing rituals and add
the dried blossoms to sachets and incenses
for the same purpose.