This tree was sacred to the Druids. The pith is easily pushed out of green shoots to makewhistles. Several shoots bound together by cordage, can be trimmed to the desired lengthfor producing the note you want and used to entice Air elementals. The old superstition of "whistling up the wind" began with this custom.
Another sacred tree to the Druids. It is said that you may cut an apple into three pieces,then rub the cut side on warts, saying: "Out warts, into apple." Then bury the pieces andas the apple decays, the warts will disappear. Use apple cider in any old spells calling for blood or wine. Apple indicates choice, and is useful for love and healing magic.
A Druid sacred tree. Druid wands were often made of ash because of its straight grain.Ash wands are good for healing, general and solar magic. Put fresh ash leaves under your pillow to stimulate psychic dreams.
Known as Lady of the Woods, Paper Birch and White Birch. Carefully gather strips of the bark at the New Moon. With red ink, write on a birch strip: "Bring me true love." Burnthis along with a love incense, saying "Goddess of love, God of desire, Bring to me sweet passion's fire." The specific name of a god/goddess may be added. Or cast the bark into astream or other flowing water, saying: "Message of love, I set you free, to capture a loveand return to me." ***Remember*** It is unwise to use this incantation and ritualdirected toward a specific person as that would violate the rule. If a love is to come toyou, it must be of that persons free will to do so.
Blackthorn is a winter tree. Its white flowers are seen even before the leaves in the spring.It is black barked with vicious thorns and grows in dense thickets. The wood is used inthe cudgel shillelagh and Blasting Stick. Its thorns are used to pierce waxen images.Blackthorn indicates strong action of fate or outside influences that must be obeyed.
Also known as Scotch Broom or Irish Broom. It can be substituted for furze (gorse) at theSpring Equinox. The Irish called it the "Physician's power" because of its diuretic shoots.Sweep your outside ritual areas with it to purify and protect. Burning the blooms andshoots calms the wind. Be cautious if you plant Broom however, it will quicklymultiply....
Also known as the Tree of Life, Arbor Vitae, Yellow Cedar. Ancient Celts on themainland used cedar oil to preserve the heads of enemies taken in battle. To draw Earthenergy and ground yourself, place the palms of your hands against the ends of the leaves.