We've all heard April showers bring May flowers.
Did you know that witches believe that plants have their own spirits? They can fill the roll of a familiar just as easily as a magical companion. Think about . . . lean up against a tree. Do you feel calm? Feel the strength of the tree? Feel grounded? If you do, you are tapping into the energy of the tree.
Certain plants are better suited as familiars than others. The easiest type are the small potted houseplants, the so-called pets of the horticultural world. Take care of your plant, including soil, light, water, space and temperature. Don't be afraid to talk to it, even sing to it, or play soothing music for it. You want to connect with your plant's spirit.
Many witches will attune their energy to the plants by watering the plant with their own drinking glass or placing a crystal quartz into the potting soil. By providing a balance of physcial, emotional and spirtual care, anyone can enjoy the magical partnership with their plants.