Mistletoe works as the invisible fertility symbol with inner meaning attached and works as the inner aspect to the heather’s outside aspect. By combining they help guide one into closer contact with spirit and the healing opportunities available.
Powers: Protection, love, hunting, fertility, Health and exorcism, Passion, generosity, changes, healing, luck, protection, spirituality.
Keywords: Passion, generosity, changes, healing, luck, protection, spirituality.
Deities associated with Mistletoe: Apollo, Freya, Frigga, Venus, Odin.
Interesting Spiritual Information: Is also known as All heal and Golden Bough. It is the most sacred tree of the Druids and rules the Winter Solstice. Beware though, as the berries are poisonous. Bunches of mistletoe have been hung as an all-purpose protective herb, which is a good enough reason for kissing under. The berries are used in love incenses. It was on the sixth day of the new moon closest to the Winter Solstice, that the Druids harvested it within a great ceremony as an offering to the gods. It was seen as an offering of cosmic male fertility to the goddess of the land (the sacred womb of creation), the rite is a metaphor expressing the union from which nature emerges.
Ogam Healing: All Heal; Changes; Exorcism; Fertility; Generosity; Healing; Love, open up to its influences; Luck; Passion; Prophetic visions; Protection; Male fertility; Female Goddess; Spirituality; Anxiety (Menopause); Convulsions; Delirium; Hot flashes (Menopause); Hysteria; Blood pressure high and low; Heart conditions; Heart palpitations; Strokes; Dysentery; Typhoid; Intestinal bleeding; Urinary disorders; Glandular system; Pancreas; Hormonal balance; Lymphatic system; Fertility (Barren women); Menopause; Menstruation…
More Medical information and in-depth healing suggestions can be found in my book The Beginners Book of Ogam Tree Healing, or by attending one of my workshops.
Folklore: The Druids regarded mistletoe as the most sacred of trees because it grew between earth and sky, without touching either. Within its symbolism also included the unknown, the life force, divine semen (its white berries resembling semen, and its red berries resembling women’s menstrual blood), and immortality. It was cultivated specifically on the sixth night of the moon, cut from the oak with a golden sickle and caught in a white-lined cloth, for if it touched the ground it would lose its magic. This act symbolized the emasculation of the Old King by his successor. At the same time, two white bulls would be sacrificed so that the receivers of the mistletoe would prosper.