This lovely Willow Wand is slightly thicker than some of our Willows; it is approximately 30 cm long with the "handle" being approx. 10 cm. This Willow wand was harvested on 10th May 2017 which was the Willow Full Moon that year.
The Willow Wand (Salix Alba)
(The Tree of Enchantment, The Tree of Witcheries)
Date harvested: 10th May 2017 (Willow Full Moon) Bodmin Moor area
Harvest method – Ritual with offering
Tree Calendar Period – 5th month of the Celtic Tree calendar which is April 15th to May 12th (Beth-Luis-Nion)
The fifth consonant of the Ogham alphabet (Saille S)
Colour - Silver
Element - Water
Planet - Moon
Birds - Hawk, Snowy Owl
Sabbat - Beltane
Gender - Feminine
Stone - Moonstone
The Willow Fairy can be grumpy, tricky and not always kind! However, has an enormous amount of wisdom and for those who treat her with respect can also be a great teacher to those who are willing to be still and listen carefully.
The elemental tree of the Moon and hence used in ceremonies connected with the Moon and Lunar magic.
This wand has been “treated” with beeswax polish following debarking and sanding; it has had 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