Lilac is a deciduous shrub or small tree with heart-shaped leaves and showy panicles of small purple or pink flowers that bloom in spring. The perfume extracted from the flowers is used commercially, and its scent is said to symbolize the first emotions of love.
Magickal uses of lilac, which is associated with the element of water, include peace, clairvoyance, divination, creativity, harmony, exorcism, protection, psychic awareness and reincarnation.
Lilac may be used in spells and formulas related to matters of Venus and the zodiac sign of Libra, such as beauty, compassion, fidelity, friendship, happiness, love, luck, meditation, pleasure, reconciliation, and youth.
Lilac shrubs drive away evil wherever they are planted. Fresh lilac blooms can be placed in a haunted house to clear it. Lilac wood wands are good for illusion magick and divination.