This beautiful, almost silky feeling Yew Wand was harvested on the 21 December 2018 (Winter Solstice); it is approx 32 cm long.
The Yew Wand (Taxus Baccata )
Date harvested: 21st December 2018 – Winter Solstice
Bodmin Moor area
Harvest method – Ritual with offering
Fifth vowel and last letter of the Ogham alphabet. Idho - I
Tree Calendar Period: Winter Solstice – 21st December (Beth-Luis-Nion)
Colours – Black and dark green
Element – Water and earth
Planet – Saturn and Pluto
Birds – Eagle and Hummingbird
Immortality and rebirth
Contacting Spirit World
The Druids used Yew to banish negative influences and purity spaces.
The Yew Tree Fairy is the “oldest” of all the tree spirits because the Yew is considered virtually “deathless”; this fairy is also considered as having wisdom second to none. She has a connection with the eternal and carries ancestral knowledge whilst also having the ability to open the doorway to future generations. The Yew Fairy can bring you closer to your loved ones who have passed into spirit.
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