The name dandelion comes from the French dent de lion which means “tooth of the lion”. The modern French name, however, is pissenlit, which means “to wet the bed”. Indeed an English folk-name for the plant is pissabeds.
The dandelion is masculine in action and associated with the planet Jupiter, the element of air and both Pisces and Sagittarius. It is also associated with any solar deity, Hecate, Brigid and Belenos.
A tea of the flowers and leaves may be drunk to increase psychic ability while pouring boiling water over a bowlful of roots will aid in calling spirits.
Make a wish and blow the seeds off a dandelion head!