Properties of Trees

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Metaphysical (magical) properties of trees listed.

Here is the general magical properties of quite a range of trees. I repeat, general magical properties. The ones they are usually used for.

This could also help you if you are unsure of what wood to use for a wand. (For info on wand making, see the How to Make a Wand article in our coven's article list.)

Birch is associated with new beginnings, purification, protection, creativity, fertility & birth, and healing, Known as "The Lady of the Woods", Birch is ideal for Forest Magic and Lunar workings.

Holly has applications in magick done for protection, prophesy, healing, magick for animals, sex magick, invulnerability, watchfulness, good luck, Holiness and consecration. Holly also has the ability to enhance most other forms of magick.

Oak is one of the trees sacred to the Fae. Oak can be used in spells for protection, strength, success and stability, healing, fertility, health, money, potency, and good luck.

Another one of the sacred Fae trees. Hawthorn can be used for protection, love & marriage, health, prosperity, fertility, purification, fishing magick, purity, inner journeys, intuition, female sexuality, cleansing, and happiness.

Hazel, The Tree of Immortal Wisdom has applications in magick done for manifestation, spirit contact, protection, prosperity, divination-dowsing, dreams, wisdom-knowledge, marriage, fertility, intelligence, inspiration. A wand of hazel is said to be used to call the Fae.

Yew may be used to enhance magickal and psychic abilities & to induce visions. Transformation, reincarnation, eternal life and immortality sum up the attributes of the Yew tree. It has been associated with death, rebirth, change and regeneration.

Ivy grows in a sacred spiral, which symbolizes reincarnation. It is also connected with emotions. Ivy has many uses in magick done for healing & protection. It is very useful in fertility magick and is also equated with fidelity and can be used in charms to bind love, luck and fidelity to a person.

Associated with Moon Magick, the Willow has applications in enchantment, wishing, romantic love, healing, protection, fertility, magick for women, femininity, love, divination, friendship, joy, love, and peace.

The Honeysuckle encourages us to reach for those desires sought while remaining true to the values and beliefs held. The Honeysuckle will help you to tread safely. The sweet scent of the Honeysuckle signals joy in the search for the self.

Gorse has the magickal uses of protection, money and wealth. It is also good to use as protection against evil.

Heather is sacred to the Summer Solstice and is used for magick involving luck, love, ritual power, conjuring ghosts and spirits, healing, protection, rain-making and water magick. Heather can bring peace to a home or between two people where there has been conflict.

The Rowan has applications in magick done for divination, astral work, strength, protection, initiation, healing, psychic energies, working with spirits of the dead, psychic powers, personal power, and success.

Ash has applications in magick done for ocean rituals, karmic laws, magical potency, healing and health, protection, love, women's mysteries, prophetic dreams, prosperity. This is the third and final sacred Fae tree.

Rose has applications in magick done for romantic love and passion, simplicity and honesty, inner beauty, peace and silence.

Blackthorn is used for purification & protection, ridding the atmosphere of negative energy. It aids in combating fear, depression and anger. Magickal Associations: Good time for inner work and assessment, grounding and protection. It represents the strong action of fate or the outside influences in life.


Added to on Oct 26, 2011
Last edited on Feb 02, 2019
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