This charming plant brightens fields and flower gardens with its amazing blue, especially contrasting with the poppies in grain fields, where both grow in feral abundance. Ancient Egyptian art depicts cornflowers along with poppies and mandrake fruits, elevating them to sacred status in both paintings and the dried floral collars of mummies, for whom it represented resurrection and renewal.
In our explorations of it, we found it greatly enhanced connection to sound in a way like our Heimia, which deepens the resonant sense in heart cavity, but Cornflower also brings the flow of sound to the mouth and hands, condensing it there for speech or action. We feel this connects with some of its traditional uses as an ink for magickal writing, both for divination and love magick.
Cornflower is also used in folk magic to increase love and devotion within a household, and to return harmony after disagreements. On a higher level, it is said to increase devotion to deities and etheric beings in one’s spiritual practice, for which it combines well with Hibiscus.
Like Clary Sage, Cornflower is used to heal the physical eyes and to enhance etheric sight, and it combines well with Clary for this work, either waking or in the dreamstate. Cornflower in particular shows the invisible but dynamic energy patterns of physical space, with swirling forms collecting around objects that have been recently touched or which carry powerful energy. This sight is best experienced with gently closed eyes, but sensitive people can invoke it with open eyes with some practice.
Read more about Cornflower in this post.