Witching Trees: Rowan

“Rowan tree and red thread, leave the witches all in dread.” Rowan Family: Rosaceae Genus: Sorbus Latin Name: Sorbus aucuparia Folk Names: Mountain Ash, Quickbeam, Witch Tree, Witchbane Ogham Letter: Luis Planetary Ruler: The Moon Element: Water Sacred To: Thunar, Brighid, Brigantia Botany: Rowan are a deciduous tree or shrub growing between 30 to 70 feet in height. The trunk is … Continue reading Witching Trees: Rowan

Witching Plants: Monkshood

              Monkshood Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Aconitum Latin Name: Aconitum napellus Folk Names: Monkshood, friar’s cap, devil’s helmet, bears foot, blessed lady’s gloves Planetary Ruler: Saturn Element: Earth Sacred To: Hekate, Kirke (Circe), Medea, Kronos, Hel, Frau Holda, Cerridwen Botany: Monkshood is an erect perennial growing up to a little under 5 feet in height … Continue reading Witching Plants: Monkshood

Witching Plants: Enchanter’s Nightshade

Nightshade Family: Onagraceae Genus: Circaea Latin Name: Circaea lutetiana Folk Names: Witch’s Grass, Great Witch Herb, Wood Magic Herb Planetary Ruler: Saturn Element: Earth Sacred To: Hekate, Kirke (Circe), Medea, Frau Holda, Cerridwen Botany: Enchanter’s Nightshade is a perennial of the willowherb family. Native to Europe and naturalised in the United States, it grows to approximately 2 feet in height with heart-shaped leaves … Continue reading Witching Plants: Enchanter’s Nightshade

Witching Trees: White Willow

“The Old Forest was indeed ancient…; and in it there lived yet, ageing no quicker than the hills, the fathers of the fathers of trees, remembering times when they were lords. The countless years had filled them with pride and rooted wisdom, and with malice. But none were more dangerous than the Great Willow: his heart was rotten … Continue reading Witching Trees: White Willow