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Rowan has centuries of use in numerous cultures as a magical and protective wood. Many individuals built cradles, support beams, barns and doorways from rowan to protect those inside. It was believed that the presence of rowan kept out evil influences. The sacred wood of rowan is particularly suited to protection, healing, psychic powers, good luck and success. The Sacred and Magical Rowan Tree has long been associated with the “giving of Light and Life”, often called “Quickbeam”, or the “Quickening tree”. “Rowan “is the tree of power, causing life and magic to flower.”
Some say that the name rowan means “a secret” or “to whisper” and shares its origin with the ancient word rune. Rowan is also used as a consecration aid. Rowan trees are closely associated with Brighid, the Celtic goddess of the arts, fire, hearth and home. With the advent of Christianity, Brighid later became Saint Brigid of Kildare, the Irish patron saint. St. Brigid offers protection to mothers, childbirth and families, and the arts of healing, poetry, prophesy, spinning, weaving and blacksmithing are her domains. Sacred Rowan is also associated with: Hekate, Saturn, Selene, the Fae, Healing Spiritual Beings, Thor, Pan, Dagda. Element: Fire. Planets: Saturn, Uranus.
Pieces of rowan wood and berries were used around the home to protect the family from misfortune and bring spiritual enlightenment. Some individuals make Rowan Berry infused oils for many benefits & intentions usually made with grape seed or almond oils.
Rowan berries, often called “rowanberries” are small, acidic fruits that grow on rowan or mountain-ash shrubs or trees. Rowan acts upon your behalf as a home talisman to offer superb protection! In every house is recommended to keep some Rowan Leaves, Tree Branches, or the Berries. The most widely consumed species has the scientific name Sorbus aucuparia. Rowan berries are actually “pomes” as berries are a single fruit. They can be added to a wholesome breakfast, tea blend, or refreshing summer beverage.
Dried rowan berries are delicious and slightly bitter when cooked. They are also, used for jellies and marmalades.
Culinary Dishes: In British cooking used to accompany game dishes such as: roast lamb or venison, dried rowan berries are also made into liquors and wines.
Using meditation, Rowan is helpful with clearing the mind and opening our inspiration. The Essence of Rowan is used in vibrational medicine to assist in attuning us to nature, broadening perspectives, and making room for a deeper understanding of our place here in the universe. Weather Magick and protection from the weather is also a correspondence. It also has a significant role in protection. Rowan wood was traditionally used to make spindles and spinning wheels, tool handles, stakes and pegs, dowsing and divining rods. A rowan wand or walking stick will protect you from being harmed on a journey and bring spiritual enlightenment along your path. To the Celts the Rowan was a symbol of the hidden mysteries of nature and the quickening of the life force. Scottish tradition did not allow for the use of Rowan wood for any other purpose than ritual.
Other Common names: Mountain ash, Sacred Witches tree, Rowan, Witch Wood, The Rune Tree
Culinary Uses: Berries can be made into jam or added to soup.
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