This lovely curvy Gorse Wand measures approx. 28 cm from end to end. It is very tactile.
The Gorse Wand (Ulex Europaeus)
Date harvested: 21st March 2017 (Spring Equinox – Ostara), Bodmin Moor area
Harvest method – Ritual with offering
Tree Calendar Period – associated with the Spring Equinox (March 21). The second vowel of the Ogham alphabet, Onn - O
- Colour – Yellow and gold
- Element – Fire
- Planets – Mercury and the Sun
- Birds – Cormorant and Harrier Hawk
- Crystal – Topaz
- Gender – Masculine
- Deity – Lugh, Celtic God of Light and Genius
- Helps to ease frustrations
- Helps to ease restlessness
- Protection from negativity
- Love and inner joy
- Hope and optimism
- Helps to promote emotional security
Gorse is best known for its associations with the Sun giving a splash of colour in early March when the environment is bleak; it was used in love spells and was one of the ingredients used to create the flower Goddess Blodeuwedd.
Gorse was lit each spring so that its smoke could purify the fields.
This wand has been “treated” with beeswax polish following debarking and sanding; it also has the following herbs inserted into the handle.
- Mugwort – For strength, protection and cleansing
- Vervain – for Protection and purification
- Yarrow – for clearing negativity and easing fears