Nearly every plant known to mankind has been used historically in some sort of spiritual or magical way, and the Fig is no exception. The Fig's most popular historical debut is in the book of Genesis. In the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve supposedly committed the very first sin of humanity and subsequently realized and became ashamed of their nakedness, it was the Fig's leaves they used to cover up. So naturally the act of hiding or covering up one's secrets that may be embarrassing or distasteful has become one of the Fig's prominent characteristics, as seen in many paintings and sculptures that make use of the Fig leaf to cover sexual organs.
Many Sacred Artists and Spiritualists talk about and recognize spirit animals as guides throughout their journeys. However, I feel plant spirits are often overlooked and aren't given the recognition they deserve. Every plant, just as every animal, has its own energy and characteristics that can teach us lessons, give us power, and relay messages from Spirit. You can learn a lot of things from the flowers, as they say.
A solitary and experienced Hedge Witch currently residing in Southern Virginia.
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