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Wildflower Red Poinsettia Magick & Healing

They are popping up everywhere! 
It's Poinsettia Time. 

I had always thought that it was rather strange that this plant seemed so aligned with
the Northern Hemisphere images of Christmas of Snow, Reindeer and of the Jolly Red Suited Man. To me it just didn't ring true, feel right or connect with the higher vibrations I felt of Poinsettia. 

The flowers of the Poinsettia are actually the tiny centers, the coloured 'petals' are the bracts. So that the bracts may produce a colourful display, they must spend up to 12 hours in complete darkness for 5 days in a row. Colours range from red, white, cream, orange and pale green. 

A Wildflower of Mexico & Central America
Blessed to live in San Diego a decade ago, I saw the flash of red Poinsettia everywhere and in this hot canyon land, my earlier confused notions about this flower evaporated with the West Coast sun. The plant grows throughout Mexico and central America and was introduced to the USA by the then Minister to Mexico, Joel Ronerts Poinsett in 1825. So learning this, I came closer to my initial feelings of sacredness and of a deeper story. 

"Cuetlaxochitl" is the name the Aztecs gave to Poinsettia, which means RESIDUAL FLOWER. This pertains to it's ability to grow in most soils and residues. They used the plant to create red dye and also as a medicine for reducing fever.

"Flor de Pascua" or "Pascua" are names associated with the plant throughout much of Central America meaning "Easter Flower" and in Peru and Chile it is known as "The Crown of the Andes"  Today in Mexico, it is known as  "Noche Buena" meaning Christmas Eve. 

The Christmas Wildflower 
So how did this medicinal Aztec Flower become so closely associated with Christmas?
Legend has it that in the 16th Century a poor Mexican girl could not afford a gift for the birth of Jesus. An Angel came and spoke to her who told her to gather weeds from the roadsides and place them on the Altar of the Church. She did so and on Christmas Eve,  Red Poinsettia "Flowers" blossomed from her weeds. To this day the flower is included in religious displays throughout Mexico. The shape of the Poinsettia is said to represent the Star of Bethlehem and the red colour the blood of the Crucifixion. 

Poinsettia Energetic Qualities
The ability to bring your heart and throat chakras into alignment.
Makes the ability to express what is in your heart through speech and action freely.
Assists in expressng and sharing feelings with others in relationships.
Guide to finding your Life Purpose.
Finding your purpose within a community. 
Unearthing skills, talents and passions you may not be aware of. 
Support during times of feeling 'lost' or without purpose. 
Assists in connecting with your Guides. 
Deepens mediation and spiritual practice when seeking answers or guidance. 
During times of burden it lifts the spirit with joy. 
Deeper connection with Universal Community and the concept of The All. 



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Intention and action are so important in Spellcasting & Blessings. 
If you are not 100% focused on your Intentions and the work you are doing to create your blessing or spell, then it will not be successful. Think clearly and FOCUS. Be preparedto do the WORK! 

Protection can be in the form you find works for you or simply by surrounding yourself with pure white light from above. 

Grounding can also be as you see fit or by visualizing yourself connected to earth and then spreading roots deep within the earth to the warm glowing core.
Bring the energy back to you and feel it beat with your intentions. REALLY focus on what you want to happen and be positive with your energy! 

After your spellcasting, send the light back, release your attachment to the core of earth, shake, clap, yell, stamp your feet!
Come back to now and here.

* a mojo bag is simply a tiny bag that you wear, usually around your neck filled with a spell, herbs, an amulet or an item that has magickal connections for you.