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Olivewood, Bethlehem


Wood Origin: Israel

Gender Association: Masculine Primarily, Feminine Secondary

Planetary Association: Sun Primary, Moon Secondary

Elemental Association: Air, Spirit, Water (In order of strength)

Other magical properties:

Bethlehem Olive Wood is obtained from tree trimmings in the holy olive orchards in and around the holy city of Bethlehem in Israel. This wood obviously has a very strong symbolism for Christians, as it is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible. Like all woods, this beautiful wood also has many unique energetic properties. This wood is foremost an amazing aid in communication of any type. It opens the mind to intuitive and empathetic energy, allowing you to truly gain insight into other's thoughts and actions. This wood is also remarkable in its ability to aid in communication with spirits and the dead.

With powerful spiritual energy, having this wood in your possession will help bring about the situations that create spiritual growth. It attracts such situations into your life. It will create a "holy" atmosphere in the home, helping in all aspects of spiritual life. This wood will aid in learning and finding the true path of knowledge. It will do this by creating positive change in life, keeping a person from falling into stagnant patterns of thought and action. For this reason, it is an excellent tool for those who are trying to find their path in life, or those who find their learning halted by habit. Finally, this wood is an amazing tool for healing. However, it relies almost entirely upon the will and passion of the healer themselves. A person who is truly committed to healing would find this wood will boost their abilities wonderfully.


Olivewood, Italian


Wood Origin: Italy

Gender Association: Masculine

Planetary Association: Saturn, Sun

Elemental Association: Earth, Spirit

Other magical properties:

Balance between the spiritual and physical aspects of life is often difficult to attain. The central energy within this wood brings about this balance. It will allow a person to travel between the spiritual and physical words at ease, and thus is an excellent tool for astral projection or communication with spirits or the dead. This energy is somewhat chaotic due to its extremely powerful connection with the spiritual realm, and may bring unwanted communication as well. The spiritual journeys brought on by this wood can bring about self-love and a balance of energies, as well as a greater understanding of life and death and rebirth.


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Alder

Masculine Energy. Alder is a sacred tree of Celtic Astrology 18 March to 14 April. Druids associated this tree with the fox. The deity Bran considers this tree to be sacred.

Magical Properties: Alder wands are used for witchcraft magick rituals concerning with charisma, journeys, self confidence, bravery, supervision skills, and spiritual growth. Also used in shielding the astral self from unwanted intrusion from other realms.


Apple

Female energy. The apple wand is symbolic of fertility, peace, plenty and joy. A tree that is sacred to Venus and the Celtic Goddess Rhiannon. Apple is a staple food of the elven and fairie realm.

Magical Properties: This is a powerful wood of choice for the witch when working with the fairie magick. Apple is a good wood for aiding in the propagation of skills, often used in love magick. Apple wood promotes peace and harmony, magick of light and the divine, and promotes visions.


Ash

Female and Effeminate Male energy are present in Ash 18 February to 17 March. Ash is closely aligned to the elemental Earth. Ash is a sacred tree of Celtic Astrology. Greeks associated this tree with Neptune and Mercury. The Druids associated this tree with the adder. The Nordic peoples held this tree sacred to Woden (Odin), the Nordic World Tree, Yggdrasil, is an Ash tree and is considered to be the father of all trees. The Welsh associated this tree with the God Gwydion.

Magical Properties: The Ash wand is an excellent wood for promoting brain power, aids in communication, intelligence, wisdom, and promotes curiosity. Use this wood to remove mental blockages and aid in the promotion of word use and understanding. It is the wood of the writer, poet, and scholar. Promotes spiritual love and health. Protects against unwanted change. Brings balance to the mind. It is said that warts rubbed on the bark will be absorbed into the tree. Use for protection from drowning, magickal effectiveness, sea power, and healing. Ash is also used for protection, finding special roots, horse magick, enhances skills of arts and crafts, justice, weather magick, and for working with the magick of cave and wells.

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