Magick and Symbolism of Rose
Scientific Name: Rosa spp. Gender: Feminine. Planet: Venus. Element: Water. Deities: Hathor, Eros, Cupid, Isis. Magick: Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection.
Rose has been long used in love mixtures. A chaplet of roses worn when performing love spells (remove the thorns), or a single rose in a vase on the altar, are powerful love-magick. Rose water distilled from the petals is added to love baths. Rose hips are strung and worn as love attracting beads. Tea of rose before sleep induces prophetic dreams. To discover their romantic future, women used to take three green leaves and name each for one of their lovers. The one stayed green the longest answered the question of “which one?”
Rose petals and hips are also used in healing spells and mixtures and a rosewater saturated cloth laid to the temples will relieve headache and pain.
Roses are also added to fast luck, when carried act as a personal protectant. Rose petals sprinkled around the house calm personal stress and household upheavals. Rose planted in the garden attract fairies.
When we talk about roses we immediately think of love, but today we will talk about a little-known use of this beautiful flower: rose fiber.
It is a viscose extracted from the cellulose of rose petals. An extremely soft and naturally shiny fibre, like most viscose, it resembles silk and is also very absorbent and breathable.
Another peculiar feature of this fiber is the extreme dye ability, the colors are bright and vibrant.
From the rose fiber it is possible to obtain fabrics, both woven and jersey, to be worn in direct contact with the skin and it is also perfect for the most delicate skins such as that of children.
Rose fiber is a valid natural, sustainable and biodegradable alternative, not to be confused with synthetic fabrics made from acrylic, polyester, nylon and other petroleum derivatives.