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by Fire_Opal

(Salix alba)
Folk Names: Tree of Enchantment, Witches' Asprin, White Willow, Whithe, Withy, Salicyn Willow, Osier, Sough Tree, Saille
Gender: Cold
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities: Artemis, Ceres, Hecate, Persepphone, Circe, Hera, Mercury, Belili, Belinus
Part Used: Branches
Basic Powers: Healing, Wishes
Specific Uses: A wand made of willow is used in healing rituals. The willow is used as the binding on the Witch's Broom. Called "Tree of Enchantment" in the language of the Witches, it is most often used to bring the blessings of the Moon into one's life. Plant a willow in the garden, preferably by a natural spring or river. It will gaurd your home admirably. The binding of the Witches' Broom is often made of soft, pliant willow branches. Bear a sprig of this plant and you will be free from the fear of death. Tie a knot in a willow branch to serve as a physical representation of your Intent for a spell. When the wish has been granted, untie the knot and then use again for a new spell.