These beautiful leaves are silver in colour and used in love mixtures, protection rituals, and healing workings. The phrase “Knock on Wood” originally referred to the power of the Willow Tree to avert evil, though one may carry the bark or place it in the home for the same purpose. One may fume a subject in the smoke of the bark to enhance a healing ritual, or add it to a healing incense mixture. When added to mixtures for love, Willow adds a healing aspect and is beneficial to the person seeking to mend a broken heart. Stuff under your pillow with lavender & jasmine to dream about your future love.
When mixed with sandalwood and burned outside during a waning moon is alleged to summon spirits. Carry on your person, or keep in the home to guard against evil. In Japanese tradition, the willow is associated with ghosts. It is popularly supposed that a ghost will appear where a willow grows. Willow trees are also quite prevalent in folklore and myths. In English folklore, a willow tree is believed to be quite sinister, capable of uprooting itself and stalking travelers.
Willow is alleged to give strength and health.
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