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
Besides these life-giving properties, bamboo also contains a spiritual message that resonates deeply in the Far Eastern ethos. We’re all familiar with bamboo’s remarkable strength and hardness, qualities that inspire respect among both man and beast. But the real genius of bamboo 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.
- Use it to break hexes by carrying it in a sachet, growing it near your home, crushing it into a powder, and burning it.