The Power of the Magnolia Tree

By Natasha Botkin

20160320_150857Each spring a neighbor’s pink magnolia tree tickles my heart.  Like a small child, I watch as the buds first show; super excited for the anticipation of what will occur next.  The buds begin to swell, then unfold into a beautiful tulip like shape: sweetly, basking in the breeze and shining for all to see its beauty.

The magnolia tree was named after the French botanist Pierre Magnolia in the 1600s. The flowering tree has more than 80 varieties including Pink. White, Green and Purple colors.

Magnolia Tree Light Meditation:


The Magnolia Tree is a powerful symbol that has many facets of its representation.  Each color sends out its own unique vibrations in support by Helping one to align with their truth. 

Overall Symbolic Meaning: 

  •  Perseverance

  • Nobility

  • Beauty

  • Sweetness

  • Dignity

  •  Love of Nature

Symbolic Meaning of the Pink Flower: 

  • Youth

  • Innocence

  • Added Joy

Symbolic Meaning of the White Flower: 

  • Purity

  • Perfection

Symbolic Meaning of the Green Flower: 

  •  Joy

  • Health

  • Good Fortune

Symbolic Meaning of the Purple Flower: 

  •  Truth

  •  Physical Wholeness of Health


May you feel the wonderous vibrations that the Magnolia provides.  

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 


18 thoughts on “The Power of the Magnolia Tree

  1. Reba Linker says:

    I totally share your excitement, Natasha, as I watch the first flowering trees start to bud and blossom. We are so lucky to watch this miracle of nature every year. Thank you, Natasha, for sharing this joy! xo, Reba

  2. Laurie Seymour says:

    I adore magnolia trees and look forward each year to the unfolding of those glorious blossoms. I didn’t have them growing up, but they’ve been in my life in the last two cities I’ve lived in. Thank you for brings new light to why they’ve always captured my attention!

  3. Kelley Grimes says:

    I love your deep connection with the Magnolia Tree Natasha and the symbolism shared. I absolutely love trees and love to observe the process of life through them. The Celtic Tree deck is a wonderful way to draw upon the wisdom of the trees. Thank you so much for the guided meditation too!

  4. Tae Lynne says:

    Natasha, I have always loved the blooming magnolia trees. We have 2 types…the pink & white and the more traditional Southern variety that has bronze leaves & all white blooms. I identify with the symbolic meanings very much! Thanks for enlightening me!

  5. Dave says:

    Hi Natasha, I Loved this post, especially enjoyed going through all of your symbolic meanings. We have a giant Magnolia tree behind our house, in the neighbor’s yard. Their yard dips down below our yard and so we have a treetop view of the tree. Right now it is exploding with beautiful pink blooms. Such an amazing sight!

  6. Sue Kearney (@MagnoliasWest) says:

    Well, Natasha, as you know, magnolias are of huge importance to me, so much so that I named my business (Magnolias West) after them. Did you know that I’ve been taking pictures of my daughter with the magnolias in bloom as a backdrop since she was a toddler? (She’s 29 now.) They are the very first thing that blooms here in the SF Bay Area — starting in January (which is really weird, since I always knew them as an Easter-time flower when I lived on the east coast).

    Magnolias have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to support the body and nurture wellbeing and to treat a plethora of ailments. Plus They.Smell.Great!

  7. Roslyn Tanner Evans says:

    I shall go out into my neighborhood to seek a flowering magnolia tree. Thank you for the symbolic meaning of each color. Even when our sun is not shining, like today, I welcome & embrace spring as rebirth bursts forth.

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