DANDELION

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(Taraxacum officinale)
Leaf: G; Root: Bb Bi Gi
Folk Names: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion’s
Tooth, Piss-a-Bed, Priest’s Crown, Puffball,
Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Deity: Hecate
Powers: Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Magical Uses: To find out how long you
will live, blow the seeds off the head of a
dandelion. You will live as many years as
there are seeds left on the head.
To tell the time: blow three times at the
seed head. The number left is the hour.
The root, when dried, roasted, and
ground like coffee, is used to make a tea.
This infusion will promote psychic powers.
This same tea, steaming and placed beside
the bed, will call spirits.
To send a message to a loved one, blow
at the seed head in his or her direction and
visualize your message.
Dandelion, buried in the northwest corner
of the house, brings favorable winds.