“Ailim be the lady’s tree, burn it not or cursed ye’ll be.”
Celtic: Ailim (Ollum)
Latin: Ulmus spp.
Planet: Moon – Jupiter
Element: Earth .
Meaning: Vulnerability, sensibility, empathy , creativity. The Scots Pine is placed at the Winter solstice in the Ogham Calendar with its twin the Yew tree . The Yew symbolizes the death of winter and the Pine a sign of the return of the light , marking the rebirth of the year. This brings renewed enthusiasm, awe and elation. It denotes birth and new beginnings.
It is when you understand the meaning of something from an elevated perspective. Things which had previously seemed hidden somehow. It indicates the big picture where new wisdom and objectivity will be gained. It is also associated with leadership.
Healing: Slippery Elm is one of natures wonder cures . It is made from the inner bark of the tree and works on the digestive system as well as throat irritations and is a natural detoxifier. With all the additives and GMO ’s in today’s food, this is a must in everybody’s pantry as it reinstates natural homeostasis.
Every part of the Scots Fir tree can be used medicinally. The needles are a great source of vitamin C, the kernels can be used to restore health after a long illness and inhaling the scent of pine helps to alleviate feelings of guilt. It regenerates quickly when it is cut down and its resinous wood produces a strong purifying flame which was used in celtic ceremonies of birth and death .
Mythos: Goddesses – Druantia, Queen of the Druids, symbol things hidden planet moon metal silver. It is a goddess tree and is sacred to Artemis, the moon goddess . It is also sacred to the Egyptian gods Osiris and Attis, both who were imprisoned in Fir/Pine trees. When this symbol appears, it means it’s time to start looking at the big picture — see the trees, but also acknowledge the forest. Be aware that your perception includes long-term goals and ideas, and prepare for what may be coming along the path.
Magical Aspects: The Elm can be used for the attraction of fairies. It is associated with the Earth Goddesses – Druantia (The Queen of the Druids), and others. Elm adds stability and grounding to a spell . The Silver Fir is used for magic involving power, insight , protection, the feminine, birth and rebirth. It’s wood is used for shape-shifting and magic involving change, since it allows a clear perspective of the present and the future. It is sacred to the Druids who said it stands for hope. Having brainstormed your ideas, set long-term and short-term goal of how you want to achieve them. And make sure to keep a journal to mark your progress! Smudge a newborn and its Mother for protection or place the cones or needles around the house. Charms made from fir or elm make a good luck token for travellers. – Jyoti Eagles
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