Metaphysical Properties Of Witch Hazel Bark
Official Name: Hamamelis virginiea
Other Names: Snapping Hazelnut, Spotted Alder, Winterbloom
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Chastity
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Witch Hazel Bark
- Witch Hazel has long been used to create divining rods.
- The bark and twigs are used to protect against evil influences.
- When carried, Witch Hazel helps to mend a broken heart and cool the passions.
Witch hazel is a leather-leafed deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States. The bottoms of its leaves are dull, gray, but the upward-facing surfaces of the leaves are shiny green.
Witch hazel is easy to recognize in the woods in autumn because as other trees are losing their leaves, witch hazel is covered with threadlike, golden-yellow flowers. Both the bark and the leaves are used in herbal medicine.
While the branches of Witch Hazel can be used for divining rods, the Witch Hazel Bark can be used for assisting those who practice divination as an herb to burn during thier rituals.
Witch Hazel Bark has been used as protection against negative energies and negative entities. Placing Witch Hazel Bark in a sachet or charm to assist your energies or other protections against negative influences. Placing Witch Hazel Bark around the doors and windows to keep negative entities and energies away.
According to workers of Love Magics, Witch Hazel Bark can be carried to assist in mending a broken heart. Other methods of use include for spells and rituals to increase or enhance a person's wisdom, inspiration and beauty.
When doing divination for finding that which is lost, Witch Hazel Bark is a known ingredient in mixes to assist in the focus.
Deities that have been associated to Witch Hazel Bark are Apollo, Horus and Lugh. Placing Witch Hazel Bark on an altar for any of these Deities can assist in building a stronger connection.