Forget-Me-Not - The Flowers

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

The Flowers

The name forget-me-not is said to come from the story of a knight who picked some of the flowers for a sweetheart while they were out walking. When he fell into a river and began to drown, he threw the flowers to the maiden and said (in German) Vergiss mein nicht, which means “forget me not”!

Magical Uses

Clarity and Focus

Simply gazing at this blossom’s clean blue petals, along with the sunshiny burst of white or yellow at the center, infuses the mind with freshness and calm. Indeed, the flower’s vibration is highly clarifying and can help with matters that require sustained attention and focus, such as studying, test-taking, performing, and so on. For this purpose, you might take the essence regularly as needed.


Forget-me-not’s organizing and clarifying wisdom can help bring the body, mind, and spirit into alignment while harmonizing the organs and generally enhancing holistic well-being. For this reason, forget-me-not can be a useful ingredient to essence mixtures and rituals designed to enhance physical or mental health.


As you may expect, forget-me-not can be a useful ingredient in love magic when it’s your intention to keep yourself fresh in the mind of another. Of course, as with most love magic, you must be careful with this, as you don’t want to encroach on someone else’s free will. So while you might want to incorporate forget-me-not into a ritual designed to strengthen the bonds in an already existing marriage, you might not want to incorporate forget-me-not into a ritual designed to enthrall the thoughts of a certain specific someone. If you must, you might add an addendum to your intention such as “only if it is pleasing to ________ and in completely accordance with his/her free will.”


Forget-me-not essence or blossoms can be an excellent general memory enhancement or pick-me-up. This can be helpful for tests and also to help reverse the effects of memory loss. To benefit from this aspect of the flower’s magic, you might plant forget-me-not in your yard or take the essence.

Organization and Efficiency

When organization and efficiency are crucial, forget-me-not can help. For example, taking the flower essence can be a wonderful companion when clearing clutter or streamlining your workday.


Like a good friend and a voice of reason, forget-me-not can lift you out of a stressful mindset by helping you gain a truer perspective. After all, almost nothing is as important as we think it is, and this too shall pass. So when life feels overwhelming and you can’t see the proverbial forest for the trees, you might try spending time in quiet contemplation with forget-me-not or taking the essence.


Because of forget-me-not’s clear, balanced, organized energy, this flower can support our magical intentions related to success. Forget-me-not does this by keeping us focused, streamlining and maximizing our efforts, and helping us maintain a healthy, sustainable perspective. For this purpose, you might take the flower essence in any of the ways directed above, spend time in quiet contemplation with a blossoming forget-me-not, or incorporate the blossoms into spells or rituals designed for the purpose.

Magical Correspondences


Element: Air

Gender: Balance of male and female

Planet: Venus