Can be used as a amulet in magic and folk medicine. Considered a magical plant for many centuries, it played an important role in the beliefs and rituals of the ancient Slavs, Scandinavians and Celts. For example, in some places the peasants, when they returned from the cemetery, hung rowan rods over the door, so that the deceased “did not return home.” And in case the deceased turned into a ghoul after death, he was nailed to the ground by a stake, which was sometimes made from rowan.
Associated with astral travel, personal power, and success. A charm carved into a bit of a Rowan twig will protect the wearer from harm. In some countries, it is planted in graveyards to prevent the dead from lingering around too long.
Believed to be magical as it was created by Satan and despite the positive properties of it, in some places it was considered an unclean tree, connected with the devil, and witches. Russian peasants believed that a witch or werewolf, in order to turn into something, would somersault through rowan trees or stumps.
The berries were used by the Druids and Welsh witches in brewing wines and potions that increased the power of the second sight. The blossom end of the berry is marked with a natural pentacle. The berries’ energy leans more towards the Solar nature of the Rowan.
Ritually Wildcrafted by The Witch in Alberta