About the Ash Tree
|Ash Tree Correspondences|
Gender Energy: Feminine
Planet: The Sun and Neptune
Element: Water, Fire
Symbolism: Mastership and Power
Stone: Turquoise, Lepidolite (Increase psychic awareness)
Birds: Common Snipe
Color: White, pale Blue
Deities: Eostre, Frigg, Hel/Holle, Minerva, Nemesis, Odin, Nemesis, Poseidon, Neptune
Folk Name: Hoop Ash, Nion – (a rune name from the Irish Gaelic word Nionon which means heaven.)
Ash bark can make an infusion that is a mild laxative and diuretic. The rood bark is the most potent with astringent properties, and was used to treat liver diseases and arthritic rheumatism. Other uses include reducing fever, treating kidney and urinary infections, expelling intestinal parasites, and treating malaria.
Ash is a great wood to use for wands, staves and besom handles. It has a nice grain, it’s sturdy and its reputation as a lightening magnet demonstrates that it is a good attractor and conductor of energy.
Burn Ash wood at Yule to receive prosperity. The leaves attract love and prosperity. Sleep with Ash leaves under your pillow and you will have psychic/prophetic dreams. Sleep with them in a bowl of water next to your bed to prevent illness. Wearing garters of green ash bark protects against the powers of magicians. Ash can heal children just by passing the child through a split in the tree’s trunk. It promotes strength, harmony, and a sense of being in tune with your surroundings.
Excellent for absorbing illness and healing spells, aiding in communication and the absorption of knowledge.
Sleep with ash leaves under your pillow to receive prophetic dreams.
Carry a leaf of ash in your pocket for good luck. Ensure that there are an even number of leaves for best results.
Ash wood was used for the traditional handle of the witches’ besom and was representative of protection and strength. Druid wands were often made of ash because of its straight grain. Ash wands are good for healing, general and solar magic.
Ash Tree attracts lightning, therefore, the best time to charge your Ash was during a lightning storm. For this same reason, do not stand under one during a storm.
Greek mythographer Hesiod claimed the first man was born from the ash tree. This became the custom of planting an ash tree at the birth of each baby. The state of the tree served as an indicator of that person’s health and strength.
Ash is the key to healing the loneliness of the human spirit, forming a link between the gods, humans, and the dead in the spirit world. Ash holds the key to Universal Truth and Cosmic Wisdom, and it takes on the important role as a Tree of Initiation.
The Ash tree in Norse mythology is seen as the world tree Yggdrasil or Cosmic Ash. As it spans the Universe it also roots deep into the earth.