Echinacea Meaning, Healing, and Magical Uses
Welcome to the Masters’ Grimoire of Magical Herbs page for Echinacea. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this herb including Echinacea's magical uses, Echinacea physical healing, and emotional healing properties, plus its use in meditation, Echinacea lore and legends, and much more!
Introduction to Echinacea
Echinacea is native to North America, having been utilized for medicinal purposes by Indigenous Americans for several centuries. Different Indigenous groups used it for a variety of external and internal uses including for wounds, burns, bug bites, cough, pain, snake bites, and stomach cramps. Some also utilized the roots, chewing them to sooth throat and tooth infections. The early European settlers took note and started using Echinacea for their own purposes. By the start of the 20th century, it was one of the most popular herbal remedies in North America. (1)
Echinacea is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. It has ten species, which are commonly called coneflowers. Echinacea is a Mars-ruled herb, governing the astrological sign of Scorpio. It is also connected to the Major Arcana tarot card, Temperance. It is an herb of balance and protection. Echinacea is often used in spells for prosperity, drawing in money, and in defensive magic. It also has the power of amplification, enhancing the magical energies of others herbs, as well as magical tools used for spells and rituals.
The Sacred Number of Echinacea is 141.
Echinacea Magical Uses and Purposes
Key Uses: Echinacea is an herb of acceptance and tolerance. Its energies encourage cooperation and harmony in the face of diversity and appreciating everyone's individual uniqueness. Each person has something they can bring to the table whether it be a different experience, perspective, or personal wisdom.
Echinacea is a Mars-ruled herb, governing the astrological sign of Scorpio. It is also connected to the Major Arcana tarot card, Temperance. It is an herb of balance and protection. Echinacea is often used in spells for prosperity, drawing in money, and in defensive magic. It also has the power of amplification, enhancing the magical energies of others herbs, as well as magical tools used for spells and rituals.
Healing with Echinacea
Echinacea Physical Health Benefits
Echinacea may help to combat cancer. Research has shown that the phytochemicals contained in Echinacea may act as valuable tools to combat tumors. (2)
Echinacea may aid in strengthening the immune system- helps reduce the chance of catching a cold and the duration for which a cold lasts. Research has shown that echinacea plant extracts were able to fight viral respiratory infections, including the flu, while also reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of developing bacterial complications. (3)(4)(5)
May help to alleviate pain- It’s an especially effective natural pain reliever for the following types pain in the bowels, pain associated with headaches, measles, snake bites, sore throats, stomach ache, tonsillitis and toothache. Echinacea purpurea and angustifolia activate the endocannabinoid system, enhancing its pain-relieving effects. (6)
Echinacea can function as a laxative, especially when brewed as a tea. Drinking a cup a day could regulate the bowels and also offer constipation relief. (7)
Echinacea is an effective anti-inflammatory- regular echinacea consumption can effectively reverse and alleviate various types of inflammation. (8)
This herb improves skin issues including improving skin hydration and reducing wrinkles. (9)
Echinacea may help with anxiety, depression, and social phobias, especially in those who have ADD/ADHD. (10)
Echinacea relieves upper respiratory issues including, but not limited to cold, flu, asthma, croup, and acute sinusitis. (11)
This herb can help fight infections including bloodstream infections, genital herpes, malaria, yeast infections, and urinary tract infections. (12)
Spiritual Healing with Echinacea
Carrying Echinacea will provide inner strength during trying times. It can also be grown around the house or brought into a house and placed in a vase to draw prosperity into the home and protect the family from suffering from poverty.
Echinacea is an appropriate flower for offerings, especially to place spirits and river God(dess)es.
Including Echinacea in any spell or charm will increase its effectiveness.
Grow Echinacea within and around the home to draw prosperity to the household and prevent financial hardship.
Incorporate Echinacea in your spellwork to amplify magical energies and add it to charms and sachets to make them more potent.
Take a spiritual cleansing bath infused with Echinacea petals and root.
Drink Echinacea tea to encourage psychic insight and amplify clairvoyant abilities.
Echinacea seeds can be incorporated in fertility and abundance spells.
Echinacea root and petals can be used in a sachet and carried to draw energies of strength and stamina and to be carried as a protective ward.
Dress an orange or red candle with cinnamon oil (make sure the cinnamon oil is diluted with a carrier oil so as not to irritate the skin) place Echinacea petals around the base and light the candle for a spell to increase lust and male sexual potency.
Keep Echinacea petals around your altar or sacred space to increase magical and psychic energies.
Echinacea petals and roots can be burned in cleansing and purification rituals.
Emotional Healing with Echinacea
Echinacea has a balance of masculine and feminine energies. Ruled by Mars, it has a fiery vibration that can be utilized for protection and amplification. However, it is also an herb of fertility and clairvoyance. It will aid in balancing these qualities within yourself whilst also making it an ideal herb for a variety of different magickal purposes.
Echinacea has a long history as a healing herb, hence its ability to bring strength and power into any spell it is added to. It stimulates and awakens your psychic consciousness, helping you to release emotions and unhealthy attachments that are holding you back from positive growth and self-realization. It will help you realize awareness of your true self when you have lost connection.
Echinacea for Chakra Healing
When the Throat Chakra is in balance, we can express what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. We balance and open and we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have a easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the sacral chakra through the solar plexus can continue its path enabling free expression of the values and needs expressed within the energy..
When the throat chakra is out of balance, the physical symptoms may include sore throats, tight jaws, stiff neck, and headaches. When it is out of balance spiritually you might find yourself habitually lying, feeling fear and doubt about the intentions of others, or find yourself stammering or at a loss for words. You will likely have feelings of being isolated and misunderstood. You may well have symptoms of other chakras being out of balance. This is caused by the throat chakra blocking the energy flow from the other centers.
The Third Eye Chakra is the center of perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here. This is the chakra that controls how we see ourselves and the external world. When the Third Eye Chakra is in balance, we can see clearly and understand what we see. This is our 'intuition center' so to speak. We are able to interpret visual cues and our awareness level is high.
When it is out of balance or blocked you will find yourself confused, difficulty seeing clearly, and a hard time differentiating what is important and what is not. You may feel as if you do not have command of your thoughts. Physical symptoms can include headaches, ear aches, and vision problems. Fear not though, even if your third eye chakra is blocked or out of balance, indigo colored crystals can make it better.
Color Energy of Echinacea
The color ray for Echinacea is Violet. The violet color ray brings in vibrations of intuition, dreams, nobility, and luxury. It inspires awe, and invites a feeling of mystery and magic, reminiscent of the mystery and magic of life’s rejuvenation and renewal. Violet color rays are powerful aids in interpreting our dreams, inspiring us to great deeds and accomplishments, and putting the magic back in our lives and relationships. Violet is the color of music; it stirs us, transforms us, and connects us in seemingly mysterious ways to our dreams, our past, and ourselves.
Angels Associated with Echinacea
Echinacea is associated with Barchiel, the Master of the 13th Tarot Card "Death" and the astrological sign of Aquarius. It is also associated with Daniel, Protector and Ruler of the dates November 28th- Dec 2nd and the astrological sign of Sagittarius and Ielahiah, Protector and Ruler of the dates October 29th-Nov 2nd and the astrological sign of Scorpio. Consider using Echinacea in conjunction with these angels or during these dates to help enhance protection and intuitive abilities.
Echinacea and the Goddess
Echinacea is associated with Athena, Venus, and Cerridwen.
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare. She was considered the protectress and patron of several Greek cities including Athens, of which holds her namesake. She was a "warrior goddess", protecting troops in battle. The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis is dedicated to her, along with numerous other temples and monuments. Athena was associated with peace and handicrafts, especially spinning and weaving. In art depictions, she is often portrayed as a dignified, distinguished woman with a beautiful, yet stern demeanor. In her depictions as warrior goddess, she also she wears an elaborately crested Corinthian helmet and holds a long spear in one hand and an aegis in the other.
Venus is the Roman goddess of love, sexuality, beauty, and fertility. She is often compared as the Roman counterpart to the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite. Along with the associations of love, Venus was also identified as the goddess of the fields, vegetation, and victory. Like Aphrodite, she was born from the severed genitals of Uranus, appearing as a grown woman from the sea foam. She is the governess of military victory, sexual success, good fortune, and prosperity.
Cerridwen is a powerful Underworld goddess and the guardian of the cauldron of knowledge, inspiration and rebirth. She rules the realms of death, fertility, regeneration, inspiration, magic, enchantment and knowledge. She is also the goddess of magical rites and spells, wealth, poetry, and love. Cerridwen is often cited as using her magic cauldron to make potions to bring wisdom and inspiration to those who drink them. In witchcraft, she is considered a 'white witch' and shapeshifter. Cerridwen is also associated with herbology and astrology. Because of her shapeshifting abilities, she is also considered to be a goddess of transformation and change.
Echinacea Birth Herb
Echinacea is one of the birth herbs for those born on January 1, January 11, January 26, February 1, February 26, March 14, April 13, April 24, May 17, August 30, September 14, October 4, October 16, November 3, November 27, December 2, and December 10. Those with birthdays on these dates will find they have special attraction to Echinacea and the magickal energies of Echinacea may be dominate in their personality traits.
Echinacea I Ching Hexagram
Echinacea is governed by Hexagram 13, Getting Along. Key energies are: “Tolerance, fellowship, allowance, liberality, understanding, acceptance, broad-mindedness, pluralism, confederation. ” (13).
Echinacea Astrological Sign
The zodiac sign associated with Echinacea is Scorpio. In Moon Astrology Echinacea is associated with the Fourth Mansion of the Moon, The Mansion of the Herbalist and the 19th Mansion of the Moon, the Mansion of Steam.
Uses of Echinacea in Feng Shui
Echinacea brings Metal, Earth, and Fire energies.
The leaves of Echinacea bring us metal energy. With unyielding persistence, the leaves of plants seek the sunlight with determination that is absolute. These attributes of persistence, determination and strength of desire and total focus are the energy of the metal element. Use Echinacea’s metal energy when you need strength, a total focus, to strengthen desire, to stretch towards your goals and to maintain a clear path to what you seek.
The roots of Echinacea bring us Earth Energy. Earth energy is the the Yin energy of home, roots, family, security, grounding, permanence, and tradition. Use the roots of the Echinacea for security, family, and maintaining traditional values.
The flowers of Echinacea bring us fire energy. This is the energy of inspiration and art. Self expression, free will, passion, love, and beauty. Use the flower energy of Echinacea in your practices to celebrate the joys of life and life. It is the happiness element and should be a part of most ceremonies.
Uses of Echinacea in Talismans and Amulets
Echinacea is used to make talismans and amulet for needs including: Balance, Dealing with Cravings, Warding off Curses, Education, Protection from Evil, Grounding, Growth, Banishing Ill Wishes, Long Life, Material Things, Maturity, Dealing with Physical Pain Potency, Practicality, Revitalization, Skill, Vitality, Wholesomeness, Wild Life Energy, Bountiful, Physical Growth, Creation, Nature, Dealing with Apathy. Authority, Dealing with Awkwardness, Curing Bad Habits, Curing Bad Temper, Dealing with Betrayal, Decisiveness, Dependability, Dealing with Envy, Dealing with Failure, Dealing with Fatigue, Protection from Physical Harm, Dealing with Intimidation, Physical Energy, Dealing with Repression, Dealing with Resignation, Success in School, Survival, Team Spirit, Teamwork, Dealing with Tension, Vigor, Dealing with Weakness, Losing Undesired Weight, Ambition.
Using Echinacea in Divination
Use Echinacea in Divinations for finding commonalities in diversity, having tolerance and acceptance for those who have different values and opinions, and appreciating the uniqueness in all individuals.
Meditation with Echinacea
“Fellowship provides the opportunity to merge with the whole to understand the importance of the part you play within it. Let go of the limitations that hold you back from seeing your unity with all that unfolds around you.” (15)
Lore and Legends of Echinacea
In Western tribes like the Ute, coneflowers are associated with elk and called by the name "elk root," due to the belief that wounded elk seek them out as medicine.
The name Echinacea comes from the Greek echinos, which describes the nature of a hedgehog or sea urchin, in reference to the bristly scales of the dried seed head.
Echinacea was very popular in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries, but its use began to decline after the introduction of antibiotics. Today, many herbalists recommend it to help boost the immune system and help the body fight infection.
Nicole is a Certified Crystal Master, Crystal Herb Master, and Master of the Tarot. She has been working with crystals, herbs, and the tarot for over 10 years. She is the co-author and teacher of the Crystal Master Herbalist Course offered by the Crystal Guild. Nicole is a Florida native and has been with Crystal Vaults for over 7 years.
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