Blackthorn Wand

Blackthorn Wand



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This lovely Blackthorn Wand was harvested on 31st October 2018 (Samhain).  It measures approx. 33 cm in length.

The Blackthorn Wand (Prunus Spinosa) 

(The Mother of the Woods)

Date harvested: 31st October 2018 (Samhain),  Bodmin Moor area

Harvest method – Ritual with offering

Tree Calendar Period – Not associated with a calendar period as such, but with the 4th of the Witches’ Cross Quarter Sabbats

Ogham letter – ST - Straif    

Blackthorn Associations:

Colours – White, Black and Red

Elements – Earth and Fire

Planets – Mars and Saturn

Birds –  Thrush

Zodiac signs – Aries and Scorpio

Crystals – Black Opal, Agate and Bloodstone

Sabbat – Samhain

Class – Chieftain

Gender - Masculine

Blackthorn Properties:

Protection from evil, psychic protection

Banishing negativity

Balance between light and dark

Grounding and Purification

Eases fears, depression and anger

The tree is sacred to the third phase of the Triple Goddess – The Crone.

Blackthorn rules the dark half of the year.

In Irish folklore the blackthorn is protected by its own fairy tribe – the Luanisidhe or Launantishee.  These are spikey, angry creatures who will curse you should you cut wood from blackthorn on the day of the New Year (November 11th) or on the old May Day (May 11th)

This wand has been “treated” with beeswax polish following debarking and sanding; it also has the following herbs inserted into the handle.

Mugwort – For strength, protection and cleansing       

Vervain – for Protection and purification

Yarrow – for clearing negativity and easing fears         


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