|Common names: Ash, Common Ash,
Unicorn Tree, Guardian Tree
Celtic Lunar Month Info
3rd Moon of the Celtic Year
Color: half clear& half deep blue
Gemstone: sea green beryl
The month of Ash is a good time
to learn your inner self.
Herbal uses, history & folklore below!
|Month of Ash
The Ash was one of the sacred Druidic three: ‘Oak, Ash & Thorn’. The Ash has applications in sea power,
mysteries, prophetic dreams, general protection, Prosperity, and health. Ash is often used for making both
handles of other wood. Ash wood was used for spears and shields since it was known as a protective wood.
Placing Ash berries in a cradle prevents the child from being traded for a changeling by an evil faery – and Ash
talismans can be worn as protective amulets. Ash is known to keep away serpents and to protect against their
bite. If there are no snakes to be found, Ash can be used instead to keep away nasty people who are bitchy,
quick to criticize, impatient, or psychic vampires. Special guardian spirits reside in the Ash; This makes it
excellent for absorbing sickness. The spirally carved Druidic wand was made of Ash for this healing purpose.
In years gone by, weak-limbed children were passed through split ash trees which were then bound up. If the
wart remover: the wart is stuck with a pin that has first been thrust into an Ash, while these words are said:”
Ashen tree, Ashen tree, pray these warts off of me.”The pins are then stuck back in the tree and left. The
druids attributed special powers over water to the ash tree. They used its wood to make it rain or to ward off
water’s destructive power. The Ash is the tree of sea power, or of the power resident in water. Ash leaves
placed under the pillow will induce prophetic dreams, and carrying an Ash leaf will attract the love of the
opposite sex. The Ash is often called The Unicorn Tree, because unicorns are supposed to be fond of the
tree. To catch a glimpse of a unicorn, carry Ash wood or leaves. Whenever you need to harvest a piece or part
of an Ash tree, remember to ask the tree if it will allow you to take a branch or other part and be sure to leave
the tree an offering of thanks when you are done. A nice offering would be a bit of mane from a unicorn (eg).
Masculine. Parts Used: Leaves, wood, bark, twigs, sap, flowers
Ash leaves and the tender tops can be used in the spring to make a fasting tea that is a diuretic and can be
used as a help for weight loss. Ash bark is known as a liver and spleen cleanser and can make the immune
system stronger. The flowering Ash has sap that contains a sugary exudate called ‘manna’, which can be used
as a laxative.
History & Lore
Sacred to Thor, Woden, Mars, Uranus and Gwydion. Ash is also sacred to Odin since the Ash is often
known as the Yggdrassil (or the ‘Ash Yggdrasil’) amongst the Scandinavian nations. In Norse mythology, the
of time out of primordial slime and ashes. The Ash is also the tree of the sea God Poseidon, because of its
watery power. The ceremonial Yule log is often made of Ash – this log is kindled each Yule with a piece from
last years fire and allowed to smolder for 12 days before it is ceremonially put out. The Ash tree is famous,
although anonymous, since it’s the tree from which the Hanged Man is suspended in tarot decks
Robert Graves, The White Goddess 1948
|CELTIC BIRTHDAY TREES
Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive,
demanding, does not care for criticism,
ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play
with its fate, can be egoistic, very reliable
and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover,
sometimes brains rule over heart, but takes
partnership very serious.