Geranium (Pelargonium spp.)
Gender: Feminine
Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Powers: Fertility, health, love and protection

Magical Uses: Geraniums of all types are protective when grown in the garden or brought into the home freshly cut and placed into water. The geranium protects against snakes, for: Snakes will not go Where geraniums grow A plot of red geraniums, planted near the Witch's cottage, told of coming visitors by their movements. The flowers were magically charged to point to the direction of the approaching strangers and thus warn the Witch of their impending arrival. Banks or pots of red geraniums are quite protective, and strengthen health. Pink-flowered geraniums are used in love spells, while the white varieties increase fertility. Curanderos in contemporary Mexico cleanse and heal patients by brushing them with red geraniums, together with fresh rue and pepper tree branches. The rose geranium {Pelargonium graveolens) with its highly scented leaves, is used in protection sachets, or the fresh leaves are rubbed onto doorknobs and windows to protect them. All of the scented geraniums have various magical properties, most of which can be deduced from the scent (nutmeg, lemon, peppermint, etc.) Nutmeg-scented geraniums possess much the same powers as nutmeg, and so on.