Willow Bark comes in a clearly marked 3″ x 4″ resealable bag and weighs 1 ounce.
Magickal Uses: Of old, strips of Willow were used for binding magical and sacred objects together. The popular Witches’ Broom was traditionally made with an Ash handle and Birch twigs bound with Willow. Willow is one of the best water-divining woods, along with Hazel and Birch.
Perhaps the most common magickal use of the Willow is the making of Wands, for all the Willow’s qualities are naturally contained within the wood, though you may wish to charge or empower certain aspects of its qualities for specific uses. Use a piece of fresh Willow cut from the tree with appropriate reverence and ritual, or use a newly fallen piece which the tree has recently shed. You may wish to strip the bark off and carve the wand with runic symbols to associate it with particular uses. It is easier to carve fresh wood and then let it dry out, small twigs will dry out quickly and without cracking in a house, but it is better to let larger pieces of wood dry slowly in an outhouse or shed or even under a hedge. When it is dry, it can be polished with several layers of beeswax to protect the wood, or you may prefer to leave it natural.
Willow wands are used whenever there is a need to connect with intuition, dreams, seer-ship, visions and poetically inspired writing or images. They are also used to deal with emotional numbness or emotional excess, or where there are negative emotional feelings which need to be worked through. Like the wand, talismans and charms can be made in the same way, perhaps using the natural shape of the wood to suggest and inspire a carving. Talismans may be worn round the neck or as a brooch, or carried within a pouch and kept close. Like the wand, runic symbols can be carved on a talisman representative to their uses.
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