Metaphysical Properties Of Bamboo Leaves
Official Name: Bambusa vulgaris
Other Names: Common Bamboo, Ohe (Hawaiian), Kauayan-kiling
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Bamboo Leaves
Besides these life-giving properties, bamboo leaves also contain a spiritual message that resonates deeply in the Far Eastern ethos. We’re all familiar with bamboo leaves remarkable strength and hardness, qualities that inspire respect among both man and beast. But the real genius of bamboo leaves lies in its flexibility and resilience, its ability to flex and bend without breaking. More than a mere model of brute force, the one who knows when to give in and how to sway in the breeze is the one who will genuinely weather the storm and survive.
- Carve your wish onto a piece of bamboo and bury it in the ground in a secluded place.
- Carve a symbol of protection on a length of bamboo and plant it near your home for protection.
- Grown near your home will give you good fortune.
- Bamboo Leaves can be used to break hexes by carrying it in a sachet, growing it near your home, crushing it into a powder, and burning it.
Bamboo has a long history of spiritual, magical and everyday use in various cultures. It is said that Bamboo leaves bring and aid in hex breaking, wishes, luck and protection. In one ritual one may carve a wish into bamboo and bury it in a secluded area to make that wish come true.
Bamboo reminds us never be too full of ourselves and make sure we keep the open mind in order to stay open to possibilities of exploration and growth. Bamboo symbolizes strength, flexibility, and growth. We can learn a lot from not only the hollow plant but the stability of the ground in which it grows.