Crocus - The Flowers

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

The Flowers

Some say that this divine, otherworldly flower first blossomed forth after Zeus and Hera made love on the hillside in an especially passionate way. Considering the profound coolness and peace of crocus’s vibration, this was perhaps a demonstration of divine alchemy, as Zeus and Hera—successfully and in one glorious moment—transmuted their famously discordant polarity into balance and sublime quiescence.

Magical Uses

Banishing Nightmares

Crocus’s cool radiance, soothing energy, and happy disposition combine to create an excellent magical cure for nightmares. For this purpose, try taking the flower essence or adding ten drops crocus essence to a mister of rose water, along with twenty to thirty drops lavender essential oil. Shake the bottle and then lightly mist the sleep area before bed.

Cooling Violent Emotions

In the Victorian language of flowers, one of crocus’s meanings is “do not abuse.” Perhaps this is because crocus possesses an energetic dynamic that helps cool anger and other violent emotions. She can be employed magically for assistance with protecting or disentangling yourself or another from domestic violence (or any other sort of violence) and harsh emotional conditions.

For this purpose, try planting crocus in your yard, bringing her into your space, or adding six to ten drops crocus essence to a mister of spring water, along with ten drops each of peppermint and spearmint essential oils. Shake and mist the space to create an atmosphere conducive to nonviolence and peaceful coexistence. Or you might secretly add two to three drops crocus essence to the food or beverage of one whose anger or violent tendencies you would like to disperse. (Incidentally, if you also add it to your own food or beverage at this time, it will not hurt and may even be helpful to your cause.)


In the Middle Ages, healers recommended consuming saffron to bring happiness and joy, and the crocus flower is traditionally associated with the dawn and the earliest hints of spring, heralding new beginnings and the end of the long, dark night.


Saffron, the most expensive culinary herb, comes from the stigmas and styles of the saffron crocus. Indeed, saffron’s beautiful color and luxurious taste can help align us with the vibration of wealth and abundance. For this purpose, try empowering saffron with your intention to draw wealth and adding it to a savory dish.

Magical Correspondences


Elements: Water, Air

Gender: Female

Planets: Sun, Moon