Looking for some festive Halloween jewellery? Let us help you choose the perfect item with some Tree Lore and Magic.
Birch magical properties.
Birch is associated with purification, protection and exorcism, and represents renewal, rebirth and beginnings as it is the first tree after Winter to come into leaf.
To ward off the evil eye, tie a red ribbon on the branch of one of these lovely trees. To exorcise people and animals by gently striking them with the twigs of this tree. The wood was once used to make cradles as the wood would protect the young one within as well as boughs hung over the child to keep them from being enchanted by the Little People.
Birch will also protect against lightning. The branches were marked with ogham and carried for protection in small pouches as well as given to newlyweds for fertility. In Wales, the Birch is a tree of love, and wreaths are made out of the branches and twigs as tokens of love. When beginning a new project or journey, call upon the powers of the Birch as it is also a tree of new beginnings and new view points. Birch rods are used in protection spells and carried to protect from malicious magics (crossing/hexing) or even mundane situations/people. Shop for Birch jewellery.
Holly magical properties.
Holly can be used in consecration and in spells for material gain, physical revenge, beauty, protection (esp. against lightning), luck and dream magic.
Holly can also be utilized in any ritual relating to death and rebirth, and seasonal mysteries. Because holly burns very hot, it is suitable for any fire festival.
Holly wood makes very good wands which can be used to banish unwanted entities, and command evoked spirits. Holy planted near a home is said to repel poison and protect from witchcraft and lightning. The wood has the power to tame animals and the flowers to freeze water. Herbal water made with holly has protective properties.
Holly brought into the home at Yule invites the faerie folk to shelter with you in the cold of winter, but these greens must be burned on Imbolc in order to ensure they don’t stick around causing trouble all year. But a small branch should be retained and hung outside the house to protect it from lightning.
In the Scottish tradition, holly branches outside the house are considered a strong ward against evil, and it is unlucky to burn holly under any circumstance. Shop for Holly jewellery.
Maple magical properties.
Maple is feminine in nature and associated with the moon and Jupiter and the elemental energies of water.
Maple is excellent for wands, staffs and maypoles. Maple is useful in moon magic and in spells related to travel, learning and decision-making, especially in matters related bringing about or dealing with change. Maple is also useful for spiritual healing.
Maple syrup may be used in Kitchen Witchery for love spells and spiritual healing, i.e. soothing the psyche. Shop for Maple jewellery.
Oak magical properties.
As the month of Duir has the summer solstice in it, the Oak is a powerful symbol of Midsummer.
Money, success, strength, fertility, stability, health, healing, potency and good luck.
It is said that the voice of Jupiter can be heard in the rustling of the leaves. At midsummer, the future can be divined by listening to the wind in the leaves.
Different types of Oak will lend slightly different properties to magical workings. Red Oak is fiery, White Oak is for solidity and strength, Brown Oak is earthy and is used for grounding (Brown oak is English white oak that has been stained by a fungal infection.)
Oak is known as the “King of the Grove”; a holy tree; the lord of truth and is one of the three sacred trees “Oak, Ash & Thorn”. Worship of the Oak may stem from the early nomadic Europeans using acorns for food. The acorn is seen as the representation of the supreme form of fertility and creativity of the mind; as such, they are used to increase fertility of both projects and ideas and human reproduction, and also ease pain.
Acorns can be used to attract someone of the opposite sex, used for divinatory powers, and to attract prosperity and wealth. Acorns should be planted during the Dark moon to attract prosperity.
The Waning moon is the right time to harvest Oak, during the day for Acorns, and at night for the leaves and wood. Offer wine to the Oak’s roots as thanks for allowing you to take a part of him. Because of its ties to immortality symbolism, acorns are sacred to the Samhain season and are often used in fall decorating.
It is a very powerful herb for protection; England is said to be protected by the Oak when using its timbers to build their ships. It is also used as a boundary for its protective qualities. Acorns placed in windows will ward off lightning and beings that would scare us at night; they will also attract luck. Acorns can be born in pockets to ward off storms, to prevent the bearer from getting lost, and protect from evil intent.
They are also carried as charms for immortality, longevity, fertility, to ward off illness and preserve youthfulness. Three acorns can be made into a charm to attract youthfulness, attainment, and beauty in life. This charm should be bound with the maker’s hair, and blessed at every Full and Dark moon of a year, and then worn.
A leaf worn on the neck and next to the heart will allow the wearer to not be deceived by the world at large.
A few leaves in bath water will cleanse body and spirit. If you catch a falling leaf, it is said you will not be sick for the winter. If a sick person is in your house, light a fire of Oak wood to draw out the illness. Because the Oak is a male tree, athames, and certain male-aspect wands and staves should be made of its wood. The wood is also used to make religious idols. Shop for Oak jewellery.
Pine magical properties.
The pine tree represents rebirth and immortality and strength in adversity, overcoming hardships through optimism and inner strength. I feel it’s a solid Saturn tree, though most folks seem to feel Mars for it. The plant itself seems to correspond to the element Fire because of the resin and its quickness to burn as well as its protective and transformative nature, though its scent is quite Earthy. I’ve also seen Air.
Pine cones represent masculinity (even though they are essentially the womb of the tree) and fertility and may be used to tip wands and staves. They are used in midwinter or yule decor, as are pine branches, wreaths and entire pine trees.
A pine branch hung over the door will invite joyful energy inside and a pine branch hung over a bed will ward against illness. Burn pine needles and pine cones to protect your hearth. Use a pine branch like a broom to brush away negative energy from your home or from surfaces (like your altar) and objects.
Use pine oil in your wash water to wash away troubles that have been disturbing your household, including illness or just general doldrums. Meditate under a pine tree or walk through a pine forest to get a new perspective on a situation and emerge with a renewed sense of purpose. Shop for Pine jewellery.
Rose magical properties.
Roses are associated with Aphrodite, Adonis and Eros. Rosewater is a protective agent worn on clothes. Rose petals can be added to charms against the evil eye. White roses worn at weddings will bring happiness and security to the couple.
Roses are used traditionally in love spells. It is great in incense and potpourri. Thorns can be used to mark wax figures. Rosehips can be carried for general good luck or strung like beads for luck in love. Rose hips can also be used as offerings to encourage friendly spirits to take up residence. Shop for Rose jewellery.
Hopefully this has given you lots of Halloween jewellery ideas!