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 Egyptian 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, perpetual 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.
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.
Buddhists count five directions, assigning each one to a member of the Buddha family:
North: color: green
negative quality: envy and jealousy
positive quality: all-accomplishing wisdom
sacred to: Amoghasiddhi
South: color: yellow
negative quality: pride
positive quality: wisdom of equanimity
sacred to: Ratnasambhava
East: color: blue
negative quality: aggression
positive quality: mirrorlike wisdom
sacred to: Akshobhya
West: color: red
negative quality: passion and longing
positive quality: wisdom of discriminating awareness
sacred to: Amitabha
Center: color: white
negative quality: ignorance that causes the cycle of reincarnation
positive quality: wisdom of ultimate reality
sacred to: Mahapratisara - Vairochana
N Hapy Neith Osiris
S Imset Isis Ra
E Duamutef Nephthys Horus
W Qebehsenuf Sekhmet Thoth
(these are the four sons of Horus, who appear on canopic jars)
The eight Lokapala, Hindu Lords of the Watchtowers, are each assisted by an elephant:
Each direction corresponds to a color in India: