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6) Meanings of Trees

ALDER ~ Powerful, symbolizes control over the elements – earth, air, fire, water. APPLE ~ Fruit bearing trees promote fertility, happiness, and abundance. ASH ~ The father of trees. A powerful guardian, absorbs sickness, ensures potency, healing, protection, power over the sea. BAMBOO ~ Used for Elemental wands. Fertility. BIRCH ~ Symbolizes renewal and cleansing, birth, healing, Lunar energies, and protection. BLACKTHORN ~ Purification, protection, ridding of negative energies. In wands, considered an "angry" wood.  CEDAR ~ Purification, removing hexes, healing. CHERRY ~ Love, peace, healing, intuition. CYPRESS ~ Sacrifice, resurrection, perfection, truth, youth, freedom, music. EBONY ~ A strong magical power amplifier, and strongly protective. ELDER ~ Fae magic,...

7) Reading Tea Leaves

Remember when you were a little kid, and you used to lie on the grass and imagine shapes in the clouds? A bunny – a wolf – a castle. A long time ago, this was considered a method of foretelling the future, and mighty rulers would employ councils of learned men to interpret the shapes for them. Reading Tea Leaves is in fact almost identical to this practice, but instead of imagining shapes in the clouds, one stares at little clumps of wet tea leaves and imagines (or “interprets”) the shapes in the teacup. Reading Tea Leaves is an amusing...

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