Gender: Masculine / Planet: Sun / Element: Fire / Deities: Dagda, Dianus, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus, Heme, Janus, Rhea, Cybele, Hecate, Pan, Erato / Powers: Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
The Oak was a most sacred Tree to both Romans and Druids. It is considered sacred to both Jupiter and Zeus, and the Acorn may be worn as a symbol of fealty to those Gods, or also to Blodeuwedd or Odin. The Bark may be dried , ground, and used as an Incense to honour these Deities.
Magical Use – A tree as long-lived and strong as the Oak naturally offers magical protection. Two twigs of Oak, Bound with red thread so that they form an equal-armed cross, makes a potent safeguard against evil. It should be hung in the house.
Acorns placed in windows guard against the entrance of lightning, and a piece of oak wood carried protects its bearer from all harm. If you catch a falling oak leaf you shall have no colds all winter. when a sick person is in the house make a fire of oak wood and warm the house with it to “draw off ‘ the Illness. (Do this only if you have a fireplace, of course!). Carrying any piece of Oak draws good luck.
Ritual Uses – Since the Oak was a source of food for early settlers in Britain as well as Europe, it came to be revered and worshipped far back into prehistory. The Druids (traditionally) would not meet for rituals unless an oak was present, and the very words “Oak” and “Druids,” some say, are related. Religious Idles were fashioned from Oak wood, and witches often danced beneath the tree.
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