Marshmallow is a feminine plant ruled by the element of water, the moon or Venus and Libra or Cancer. It is associated with Althea, Aphrodite and Venus.
Marshmallow is a protective and cleansing herb. Burning marshmallow cleanses an area, indoors or out or steep the leaves and flowers in oil and use the oil to anoint yourself when you feel the need to be protected from demons or spells cast against you. If you are journeying in the astral and wish some extra protection, apply this oil before you enter your trance.
Marshmallow is also used for love and fertility spells and is suitable for handfastings or to enhance sex magick. If your mate has left home, or likes to wander, a vase of marshmallow flowers in your window will guide him/her home. To fight infertility and impotence, gather marshmallow seeds under the light of the full moon and use them in sachets or aphrodisiac powders, or make oil from them and apply it directly to the genitals.
Also associated with death and rebirth, marshmallow can be used in departing rituals and those to honor the dead or planted on or near gravesites.