The Magic of Trees: The Weeping Willow

I discovered this magnificent tree, (which you can see in my photographs above and below,) on my lunchtime walks in Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

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It is a Golden Willow Tree and a very stunning one at that. You can see how it bends as if yearning to sink into the water below it.

The Willow tree is known for its wondrous connection to the moon, water, the Goddess and all that is feminine.

Its association with dreaming, intuition and the deepest held emotions makes it a wonderful tree to commune with.

It has an affinity with the season of Spring.  When life begins to awaken after its slumbers, making it a truly remarkable tree full of energy and potential.

The Willow tree has a magical link with creativity, fertility, female rights of passage, inspiration, emotion, love, protection and the healing arts.

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Many say that it is the tree of immortality, growth and healing because of its powerful ability to grow from a fallen branch if it finds the right conditions: moist ground – water and soil to sustain it.

A wand made from the wood of a Willow tree has many uses:

  • Perhaps you might be inclined to sleep with it, to release vivid dreams, use it to draw the moon down from afar, or use its powers of protection to keep you safe.
  • Magical witch’s brooms are traditionally bound with a willow’s branch but before you take a piece of branch remember to respect the tree and ask for permission to cut!

The Willow’s weeping posture reflects its association with grief, allowing the person who connects with it to gain healing and inner strength.

The Weeping Willow is without a doubt a beautiful, soulful tree.

Her branches often bend toward’s the water’s edge whilst her roots journey below its surface. She has a great wisdom, so spend time with her (preferably with a source of water nearby) and let the sounds of flowing water and wind rustling leaves soothe your mind, body and soul.

This is the perfect way to reconnect with the intuitive part of you.

If you struggle to sleep at night take a piece of willow (preferably one that has already fallen) and place it under your pillow.

In the Bach Flower Remedies, Willow Flower Essence is a helpful remedy for bitterness and resentment.

My previous posts about the magic of trees:

https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/03/16/the-magic-of-trees-purpurea/

https://sistersofthefey.com/2018/12/30/the-magic-of-trees-dawn-redwood/

 

My Tanka poem about the Golden Willow Tree:

https://mjmallon.com/2019/07/12/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-135/

Bye for now,

Hope you enjoyed finding out more about the Golden Willow Tree.

 

Do pop over to my author blog to discover more about me and my writing:

https://mjmallon.com

 

24 thoughts on “The Magic of Trees: The Weeping Willow

  1. I love willow trees, Marje. When I was working, I drove by a street with many willow trees, one with the branches touching the ground. Many Japanese garden and Chinese Garden in botanical gardens have willow trees. I could sit and watch them for hours.

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      1. That’s great!! Company perks can attract people to stay. I stayed with the same school district for 25 years until retirement because of different perks and retirement benefits. 🙂

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  2. I loved this Marje! Really fantastic spirit of the Willow tree, which is one of my favs. Now I want to find a piece to put under my pillow. And perhaps my empathy is what connects me to that tree. ❤

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    1. Yesterday I was feeling really stressed and overwhelmed with everythIng. I went to the gardens at lunch and switched off for an hour. How much better I felt for it. The trees are my favourites, I love the Willow tree it has a special place in my heart. So glad you feel the same way Debby. Do find a lovely piece to put under your pillow, I must do this too. 🙂

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