A Midsummer Bloom
St. John’s Wort is a bright, cheerful yellow flower that blooms around Midsummer. This flower is associated – obviously enough – with sun and light. It’s also used for protection, and to promote joy, happiness and good luck. These make a beautiful and appropriate decoration on your Midsummer altar, or as an offering to the Goddess and the God.
St. John's Wort: Appearance
St John’s Wort is the common name for hypericum perforatum. It is a flowering perennial plant with speckled yellow flowers, native to Eurasia and North Africa, and has been introduced to East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of North and South America. The flowers are conspicuous and showy, measuring about 1.5–2.5 cm across, and are bright yellow with black dots along the edges of the five petals.
Magical and Ritual Uses
These brightly colored blooms have healing, divinatory and protective qualities, and help in rituals and spells for banishing negativity and for protection against evil spirits and negative energy.
St. John’s Wort is a powerful ally for those seeking spiritual enlightenment. It helps open the mind and heart to new ideas, and it can also help one connect with the divine. It is also appropriate for any sort of fire or solar magic, and adds extra vitality to rituals involving sexuality, passion, power and energy.
This energizing flower provides a spell with a burst of Midsummer energy, and helps in all rituals that are focused on the abundance of this time of year. It is always a beautiful and suitable addition to your Midsummer altar.