The Dog (Wild) Rose (Rosa Canina)
Date harvested: 24th September 2014; Bodmin Moor area
Harvest method – Ritual with offering
Celtic festivals – Imbolc, Beltane and Samhain.
Dog Rose Associations:
- Gender – Feminine
- Element – Fire and Water
- Planet – Venus, Mars
- Deity – Aongas Og, Brigit
Dog Rose Properties:
- Love divination
- Enhancing psychic powers
Rose is used in love spells; it can protect your dreams. A rose amulet can offer protection from bodily harm. Rose petal sprinkled around the home as said to calm personal stress and upheaval. Roses planted in the garden, are thought to attract fairies, especially when lavender is planted beneath them.
The Rose wood is gentle and works well with spells of blessings connected with fertility, healing and love divination. Rose is a guardian and protector of small animals and birds.
This wand has been “treated” with beeswax polish following its de-barking and sanding process; 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