Magickal Associations of Trees

Acacia: Symbolizes purity, air, and used in initiations, psychic workings, and protection. Also viewed as a Mother tree, the gum from it symbolizing menstrual blood. Tree of the Egyption goddess Neith, Osirus, Astarte, Ishtar, and Diana.

Alder: Sacred to the god Bran. Represents resurrection, rebirth, and fire.

Apple: Used in love magick and also for peace, happiness, prosperity, prepetual youth, and healing. Represents water. Associated with Venus, Hercules, Diana, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Idunn.

Ash: Represents water, the Universal Mother, and the source for unborn souls. Used in healing, protection, and sea magick. Traditional yule log. Associated with Poseidon, Neptune, Woden, Thor, and Mars. Aspen: Used for phyllomancy which is divination by leaf rustling. Used for protection.

Birch: Sacred to Cerridwen and represents beginnings and births. Used for purifications and blessings.

Cedar: Used for purification, prosperity, and longevity. Represents earth, spirituality and self.

Cypress: Used for Maypoles, easing losses, healing, past life workings, and protection. Represents earth.

Elder: A witch tree and often used to make wands. Used for healing, love, protection, and. Sacred to the goddess Hel. Represents air. Associated with Venus.

Elm: Represents primordial female powers. Used for protection.

Fir: Symbolizes youth and vitality. Used in prosperity magic.

Hawthorne: Called the May tree. Represents water and the White Goddess Maia. Used for female sexuality, cleansing, marriage, love, and protection.

Hazel: Sacred to witches and the Celtic sea god Manannan. Often used to make all-purpose wands and used in fertility, divination, marriage, protection, and reconciliation. Symbolizes female wisdom and air. Associated with Artemis and Diana.

Holly: Represents fire. Used for protection.

Linden: Used for prophesies and protection.

Maple: Used for love and divination.

Oak: Used for healing, strength, protection, masculinity and for fertility magic. Represents fire. Associated with Dagda, Dianus, Jupiter, Zeus, Cybele, Rhea, Janus, Cernunnos, and Herne.

Palm: Metaphor for Osiris's penis. Used for male fertility, strength, and virility.

Pine: Symbolizes immortality and represents earth. Pine cones represent fertility. Used for purification, health, fortune, fertility, and prosperity. Associated with Pan, Attis, Venus, and Cybele.

Rowan: Used for protection, healing, and strength. Represents fire.

Willow: Represents water. Used in moon, wishing magic, healing, protection, enchantments, and easy delivery of babies. Associated with Artemis, Persephone, Hecate, Ceres, Hera, and Circe.

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