Crepe Myrtle - The Flowers

The Magic of Flowers: A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses & Properties - Tess Whitehurst 2013

Crepe Myrtle
The Flowers

With a blossom that appears fresh and delicate but heartily retains its strength and beauty for prolonged periods even in the hottest climates, crepe myrtle’s sweet vibration helps confer things like strength, resilience, youthful beauty, and graceful change.

Magical Uses

Enduring Partnerships

You know those relationships that are in it for the long haul—those “rocking chair on the porch someday” relationships? These are the ones that crepe myrtle’s tender-meets-hearty vibration is directly in alignment with. Of course, while she can’t transform a partner into someone he or she is not, if a relationship has the potential to last and thrive, she can help enhance and solidify that potential, smoothing the journey in the process. This is why crepe myrtle can be an excellent ally when entering into or supporting any sort of partnership that you desire to hold on to, including business partnerships, marriages or love relationships, and friendships. For example, you might employ the blossoms when decorating for a wedding ceremony or creating a bridal bouquet. Or you might bless a new home that you’re sharing with a partner by misting it with rose water into which you’ve added five to ten drops crepe myrtle essence and ten to twenty drops neroli essential oil (see “citrus blossom”). You might also consider ceremoniously planting two crepe myrtle trees on your property. If you decide to do the latter, place them so that they are close but not too close, as Kahlil Gibran describes in this passage from The Prophet:

And stand together yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

Graceful Change

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously pointed out, “The only constant is change.” As such, learning to gracefully flow with the changes of life is synonymous with experiencing profound inner peace. In fact, flowing gracefully with change is something that can help support and smooth any issue or challenge that we may face. This is why, if you have crepe myrtle flower essence on hand, you might add a drop or two to any other essence or take it simultaneously to enhance the other essence’s effectiveness.

If you’re moving to a new home or starting a new job, or if your home or business is experiencing a change of residents or staff, you might bring fresh crepe myrtle blossoms into your living space or workspace to help smooth the transition and enhance feelings of security and positivity.


Part of crepe myrtle’s affinity for long-term situations is her ability to help us find inspiration and freshness within the day-to-day conditions of our most important commitments. In other words, she can help prevent the burnout that comes from the illusion of “same old, same old.” The truth is, each moment is completely new; crepe myrtle can help us remember that truth and be inspired by it. (Of course, she won’t help us to stay in a situation that we have outgrown—rather, she will help us find the necessary stamina to be loyal to the things that truly nurture our soul.)

For this purpose, try taking the essence, planting a crepe myrtle in your yard, or misting your space with spring water containing ten to twenty drops spearmint, juniper, or eucalyptus essential oil and five drops crepe myrtle essence.


Beyond all changes there is an eternal stillness. This stillness is the realm of the sublime. When we become conscious of it and tune in to it, life becomes sweet. We feel like we can cozy up to life and feel content with living in a quieter, less restless, more internal way.

Of course, if you feel restless because your soul is craving positive change, that is one thing. But sometimes we feel restless because we don’t feel comfortable with ourselves or with the process of life. We turn on the TV just so we don’t have to think or spend time alone in our own mind, and this is the type of thing that crepe myrtle can help with. By the same token, she can also help with things like:

✵ meditation

✵ yoga

✵ focus

✵ study

✵ peaceful, connected communication

✵ self-knowledge


Finally, crepe myrtle’s stamina, equanimity, and fresh inspiration all lend themselves to infusing one’s mind, body, and spirit with an ageless, enduring beauty. You might add crepe myrtle essence to your bath water or cosmetics for an energetic fountain of youth effect, or create the following mist potion for an aura of youthful beauty.


Add eight drops crepe myrtle essence to a mister of rose water, along with a small aquamarine crystal and five drops lavender essential oil. Hold the mister in both hands and visualize very bright aqua-colored light moving like a fountain through and around the bottle. Shake lightly and then mist your face and neck (and, optionally, your body). Repeat as desired.

Magical Correspondences


Element: Earth

Gender: Female

Planet: Saturn