There are nine trees in the Wiccan Rede, but which of the sacred woods give you your power? Answer 16 questions to find out!
Have you ever wondered which of the classic Wiccan elements is your governing power? The five elements are invoked in many magical rituals, most often while creating a magic circle to cast spells or for protection. Earth, Air, Fire, and Water (brought together by the fifth point on a pentagram, the Spirit) are as helpful as they can be dangerous. For instance, rain allows us to grow crops, but a flood can destroy entire cities. It is important to understand and respect their power.
Or which Tarot card suit best represents your personality? The four suits of Tarot, Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords, all have very distinct meanings. The Tarot deck is made up of 78 Tarot cards, with 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards within the four suits.
How about which of the nine sacred trees of Wicca empowers you? The nine sacred woods are often incorporated into ritual fires for Wiccans, and they coincide with the first nine trees in the Celtic tree calendar. They include: birch, oak, rowan, willow, hawthorn, hazel, apple, grapes, fir, and the Elder (which should not be burned.)
As the Wiccan Rede goes, "Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them quick a' burn them slow. Elder be ye Lady's tree; burn it not or cursed ye'll be."
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