Metaphysical Properties of Elderberry
Elements: Water, Air
Zodiac: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Libra
Deities: Freya, Holda, Queen of the Faeries
Chakras: Throat Chakra, Root Chakra
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Elderberry
Astral Travel - drink elderberry tea before bed or sleep with a sachet with dried elderberries
Blessing - elderberry water or tea used to bless items.
Curse and Hex Removal - Bathe in elderberry tea to remove or burn a coated elderberry candle.
Emotional Balance -Drink in a tea
Healing - as a syrup its great for your immune system
Intuition - Anoint your third eye with elderberry tea
Elderberry has been described as a 'whole medicine chest' in one tree. It is an excellent ingredient to use in healing spells.
The stem was said to have been used by Prometheus to bring God's fire to man.
It has long been known as a tree of the Fae. Legend says sit and watch patiently on Midsummer night and you should see the Faerie King ride past. If an elder tree self seed in your garden it is said that the Earth Mother has chosen to protect your house (don't cut the elder down without asking permission from the Earth Mother first). Preferably, of course, don't cut any trees down at all!