Goosefoot - In the House - January

Plant Magic: A Year of Green Wisdom for Pagans & Wiccans - Sandra Kynes 2017

In the House

(Syngonium podophyllum)

*Also known as arrowhead vine

The goosefoot is an evergreen climbing vine that grows three to six feet long. A young plant has upright stems but as it ages it develops climbing stems. The common names for this plant come from the shape of its leaves, which are dark-green with silvery white or cream variegation. The leaves go through a dramatic change in shape as the plant matures. They begin with the goosefoot or arrowhead shape and then develop three or five narrow sections. Goosefoot produces greenish-white flowers, though rarely as a houseplant.

With arrow-shaped leaves, this plant is an aid for defensive magic. Position it in your home wherever you feel the need for protection. Crumble and burn a dried leaf for spells or energy work when seeking transformation. Hold or use a fresh leaf in ritual to connect with the goose-footed goddess Freya.

Goosefoot is associated with the element air and the goddess Freya. Its astrological influence comes from Jupiter.