First published on speakingofwitchwands.net Sept 2013
by Isabella @TheWandCarver
Photo by Glennie Kindred, www.whitedragon.org.uk
Gender: Masculine; Planet: Sun; Element: Fire
Oak was a source of food for early settlers in Britain and revered by the Druids. The Druids (traditionally) would not meet for rituals unless an Oak tree was present. Religious articles were often fashioned from the tree and Witches danced beneath it. A tree as long-lived as the Oak naturally offers magickal protection and if you have two twigs of Oak, bound by a red thread in an equal-armed cross, it would be well for you to hang it in your home.
Acorns, of course, have always been used for nature’s help – guarding against lightning strikes, drawing to the bearer wealth, among other things. But, have you ever considered the magickal power of the Oak bark ?
Carrying a small pouch of Oak bark in a wallet or handbag draws wealth and adds protection to the bearer. It can also be used in poppets to effect the properties that you desire for yourself or another.
Thank you for your support and many blessings!
*Some information is from Cunningham’s Encyclopaedia of Magickal Herbs, by Scott Cunningham 1985-97, Llewellyn