Magickal Uses of Pine
Planetary Association: Mars
Elemental Association: Air
Deity Association: Cernunnos, Attis
Magickal Properties: Strength, life and immortality, rejuvenation. External symbol of life and immortality. It is one of the few trees that are androgynous. It was also worshiped by the ancients as a symbol of fire because of its resemblance to a spiral of flame. It is regarded as a very soothing tree to be near. Attracting prosperity, purifying ritual areas and new homes, helping “stay the course” during difficult times. A pine wand or pine cone kept on the altar wards off evil influences. Carry pine cones to increase fertility and have a vigorous old age. Floor washes with pine oil cleanse a space of negativity and ward off illness. Throw pine needles into winter fires for protection, or burn pine incense for purification and divination. Place pine branches over the bed to keep sickness away, or to aid the ill. Hang a pine branch over the main door of your house to ensure continuous joy within.
This information is compiled from a number of websites where you can find even more correspondences and do further reading:
If you burn incence on charcoal, try using salt instead of sand in the container.
You can then mix the ashes with the salt and you’ll always have powerful “black” salt at hand.
I use it for purification, protection and especially for cleansing my home with.
The Suit of Cups
The suit of Cups is associated with the element of Water, the season of Autumn, and the West. Cups represent our emotions and relations with others. When a Cup appears it will refer to the sentimental, the social, and levels of satisfaction. As for the court cards the personalities are…
Virgin Maiden of the Crescent Moon
Let me Run with You
Hunt With You
Be My Wild and True Self
I Honour you
Sacred She-Bear of the Mountains
Sacred Hind of the Forest
Sacred Wolf of the Cave
Set me Straight and True
Like one of Your Golden Arrows
Blessed Maiden, Divine Huntress
I Give You My Thanks
posted with permission from: thedruidsteaparty
1/84 older »