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Powerful Carnation Magical Properties [Meaning & Symbolism]

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Written by: Tina Caro

Carnations are one of my favorite flowers and one of the most powerful magickal natural ingredients we can use for some magickal rituals. Let us learn all we need to know about the beautiful and powerful carnation magical properties and uses.


These flowers hold diverse meanings, symbolizing love, fascination, and distinction, adding depth and versatility to their magical applications.

Carnations possess various magical properties, such as protection, healing, and energy cleansing, making them a versatile ingredient in spells and rituals.

Utilizing carnations in spells, like the energy cleansing ritual or the spell to strengthen love, can help you improve your financial situation, deepen romantic connections, and raise passion.

In summary, carnations offer a captivating blend of history, symbolism, and magical prowess, making them an essential element in any practitioner’s arsenal for spellwork and rituals.

First of all, what is a Carnation?

A carnation is a flower belonging to the family Cariofiláceas, whose scientific name is Dianthus caryophyllus.

Its name comes from ancient Greece, and it was Theophrastus a Greek philosopher and scientist of the time, who gave it the name Dianthus, a word made up of the words Dia which means God, and anthos which means flower.


Thanks to their beauty, carnations were known as “flowers of God”. The Mediterranean is considered the area of origin for carnations. However, this flower is found almost everywhere in the world, and there are records of its cultivation from thousands of years ago.

CultureSymbolic Meanings
GreekAssociated with the gods and believed to have healing powers.
RomanSymbol of love and used in festivals and celebrations.
ChristianSymbolizes the Virgin Mary and the divine incarnation.
ChineseRepresents good luck, happiness, and long-lasting love.
Victorian EraUsed to convey messages in the language of flowers.
Table 1: Carnation Symbolism in Different Cultures

The carnation’s magickal properties and green magick

The properties of the carnation in magick and protection are many and ancient, and for a long time, it has been considered a protective magick plant.

It is believed that red carnations, when planted in a garden, will repel bad energy from the house.

In the past, witches were so convinced of its power that they used carnations to avoid death at the stake, and similarly, they used it in many rituals and spells, something that continues today.

The properties of the carnation in white magick also include regaining strength, aiding with healing, and it was used in sacred rituals.

To ensure the magickal power of the carnation, it must be planted during the first quarter of the moon, to obtain the most powerful flowers.

Old origins of its magickal uses and properties

Being present in Europe for millennia, the carnation is one of the richest flowers in history, legends, and mythology. It is the sacred flower of the goddess of hunters, Diana.

According to legend, it is said that a young shepherd fell madly in love with Diana, who had made the vow of virginity but abandoned him after giving him false hopes of love. The young man died of despair shortly afterward and white carnations arose from the tears he had shed for his love.

Goddess Diana

Carnations are also present in the Christian tradition, it is said that at the sight of Jesus on the cross, the sorrowful Mary standing before the cross, those white carnations grew from where her tears had touched the ground.

However, not only are mythological legends linked to the carnation but also in history, there are many stories related to this extraordinary flower. It is said that when Marie Antoinette was imprisoned during the French Revolution, she continued receiving messages that were delivered to her after carefully rolling them up in carnation bouquets.

Marie Antoinette

Furthermore, during the nineteenth century in France, the red carnation became the symbol that Napoleon used to decorate the ribbons of the Legion of Honor, and it was worn in the buttonhole of nobles who were to be guillotined, during that same period the white carnation was the floral symbol of the monarchy.

In the second half of the nineteenth century, however, the red carnation became the symbol of the socialist movement.

Meanings of carnation

In the language of flowers and plants, the carnation generically symbolizes virtue and nobility, but each color has a specific meaning, such as with any flower of great beauty, the carnation is full of meanings and symbols, depending on the color of the carnation, it may symbolize different things, but in general terms, carnations are representative of beauty and pride.

  • Red Carnation: The red carnation means passion, love, and sensuality.
  • Yellow Carnation: Although the yellow carnation could be a synonym of happiness and well-being, nothing is further from reality, the yellow carnation actually symbolizes disappointment, rejection, and contempt.
  • Pink Carnation: This one tenderly represents the love of a woman or a mother.
  • Purple Carnation: The purple carnation is synonymous with good taste and elegance.
  • White Carnation: In the case of the white carnation, its meaning is associated with innocence, peace, and pure love.
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Magical properties of carnations

Love MagicCarnations can be used in love spells and rituals.
ProtectionThey have protective properties against negativity.
HealingCarnations are believed to have healing energies.
DivinationUsed in divination practices to enhance intuition.
SpiritualCarnations can aid in connecting with the spiritual realm.

My favorite spells and rituals using a carnation

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Energy cleansing ritual

To eliminate negative energies and make way for all that is good, perform this ritual.

Things you need:

How it’s done

Put all the ingredients in the container with the water and leave everything outside overnight. In the morning use the water to bathe yourself.

You can find other cleansing rituals here.

To improve your financial situation

This ritual should be performed on a crescent moon, preferably on a Sunday, and when you still have a little money in your possession.

You can read more about how I work as a money spell caster here.

Things you need:

  • A golden candle
  • A white carnation
  • A small plate
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • A piece of paper
  • A pen
  • A mat

How it’s done

Put the candle on the mat and write a petition to improve your financial situation on the piece of paper. Fold the paper into a small ball and place it between the carnation petals. Place the plate with the honey in front of the candle, and carefully drop the carnation onto the honey.

Light the candle every day for a week starting on Sunday. Doing this will make the spell be fulfilled.

Spell to strengthen love

This spell will help you strengthen your love for your partner.

I can cast a love strengthening spell for you in less than 24h.

Things you need:

How it’s done

Write the following on the paper:

‘With this tie, I will attract my loved one in every possible way, he/she is my soul mate, he/she is my perfect partner, he/she is the reason for my life to me, I hope it will always be this way’

Fold the paper four times, place it in the center of the silk/cloth circle, next to the leaves and petals. Then tie the fabric with the ribbon, creating a bag. Tie the ribbon seven times and repeat aloud what you wrote on the paper for each knot.

Then you must carry the bag with you for twenty-four hours and sleep with it under your pillow.

You can also read more about the most powerful herbs for love spells here.

Ritual to raise passion

This ritual must be performed during the full moon.

Things you need:

  • A smooth white porcelain plate
  • 3 white candles
  • A rose-scented incense stick
  • A photo of the person you want to fall in love with
  • A sheet of white paper
  • Jasmine
  • Carnations
  • Orange blossom

How it’s done

Place the candles around the plate in an equilateral triangle (equal distances apart). Surround the candles with the jasmine, carnations, and orange blossoms. Then light the incense and repeat the following phrase:

“My beloved Universe, I want you always to make (say your name and that of the person) find moments of happiness together. May our union be authentic and deep.”

Repeat the spell seven times, place the photo of the person you want on the plate until the candles burn out.

Immediately pick up the flowers and the remaining wax with your right hand, and clean the plate with your left.

Keep the photo in a safe place and put the remains on the paper before throwing it away.

You can also read more about the most powerful herbs for sex magick here.

Final thoughts

Carnations are beautiful and powerful flowers that you can use to beautify your home, improve your health, and perform rituals beneficial to you. Take advantage of these beautiful creations of nature.

Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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