Metaphysical Properties of Elderberry Whole
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 Whole has been described as a 'whole medicine chest' in one tree. It is an excellent ingredient to use in healing spells. Historically Elderberry Whole has been found in the written texts of various famous herbalists such as: Martim Blockwich, Dioscorides, Theophrastus and Hippocrates.
The stem was said to have been used by Prometheus to bring God's fire to man.
Elderberry Whole 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!
Native American Shamans also had multiple uses for Elderberry, Whole for things ranging from skin issues to a laxative. While Elderberry is the tree of the Fae, Elderberry Whole is believed to be a Holy Tree that if intentionally harmed or damaged the person responsible will suffer a run of bad luck and sickness. This is still a belief with many witches, those that carry this belief hope to find a branch having naturally fallen to make thier wands.