Acacia (Vachellia nilotica)

Folk Names Acacia, Acacia Arabica, Arabian Indogom, Babhoola, Babhul, Babla, Babool, Babool Baum, Babul Tree, Egyptian Acacia, Gum Arabic Tree, Kikar, Thorn Mimosa, Thorny Acacia, Ummughiion Type Tree Usage Parts Used bark, flowers, fruits, gum, leaves, pods, roots, seeds, twigs Mundane Uses Gumis used for medicines, dyes, and paints. Medicinal Uses GumAstringent, emollient, liver tonic, [...]

Aconite (Aconitum napellus)

Folk Name(s): Aconite Tuber, Blue Rocket, Bushi, Caowu, Chuanwu, Devil's Helmet, Friar's Cap, Futzu, Helmet Flower, Leopard's Bane, Monkshood, Mousebane, Queen of Poisons, Wolfsbane, Women's BaneType: FlowerParts Used: Flower, Leaves, and RootsUses (Mundane): Historically used for poison arrows and spears during hunting and battle.Medicinal Properties: Species of Aconitum have been used for centuries as poisons [...]

Element: Earth

Element: Earth

The Element of Earth in Pagan Religions and Practices—Magical Workings. Correspondences, Symbolism

Element: Water

Element: Water

The element of Water is one of the most known and used elements in witchcraft. This element commands the most cleansing, healing, and recharging powers out of all four elements. It is the most tranquil element yet holds a great destructive force, but like Fire, this is not a negative force rather one of cleansing. [...]

Fehu: Elder Futhark

Fehu: Elder Futhark

Harkening back to Old Norse societies through the second and eighth centuries, a primarily agricultural period, a tribe or family could count their wealth and status by how many heads of cattle they owned. It makes sense because cattle were and still are an incredibly versatile asset to the farmer and paying customers, by supplying meat, milk, leather for shoes and clothes, as well as being able to pull plows and heavy carts. They also happen to be a portable asset, physically and financially, so it can be driven in a herd to another location and can also be sold or traded.

Fireweed (Chamaerion angustifolium)

Fireweed is the follower of boreal forest fires and is the official flower of the Yukon. It grows in blazing-magenta abundance all over the territory and throughout the rest of Canada and Alaska as well. Fireweed is tremendously hardy—as an example, one year after the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, 81% of all seedlings present on the mountainside were fireweed. The most prominent plant visible after any boreal forest fire is almost always fireweed. The fruit of the fireweed can contain as many as five hundred seeds and a single plant can produce as man as 80,000 seeds per year. Despite its high seed production, fireweed propagates most successfully through its rhizomes, or spreading root system. It also helps stabilize the soil and reduces erosion while the burn area regenerates.

Suit of Pentacles

Pentacles and pentagrams correspond to the Earth element, which is a feminine energy that relates to our planet as a source of security and stability. This suit symbolizes physical resources, the body, values, practical concerns, material goods, property, and forms of monetary exchange. Most decks will portray this suit as coins, discs, shields, stones, shells, [...]

Suit of Swords

Suit of Swords

This suit relates to the element of Air, as is depicted as a battle sword, knives, athames, scythes, axes, or spears. This suit symbolizes rational thinking, logic, analysis, communication, and the power of the mind. The characters or people in the suit of swords cards are warriors, scholars, sages, teachers, and or seekers; which are [...]

Suit of Wands

This suit may also sometimes called rods, staves, clubs, or batons. All of these represent the element of Fire, which is linked with will, self-expression, and inspiration. The suit itself suggests expansion and personal power, and can often describe career-related issues, a creative project/endeavor, or things you’re overly passionate about. Figures on the Wand cards [...]