Willow   Saille            (Intuition)  

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Saille corresponds to the letter S in the Ogam alphabet and is associated with the Willow tree. The symbol represents spiritual growth and knowledge wisely applied. A strong feminine influence bringing you healing and protection.

 

Saille pronounced: SOL-yeh

Status: Peasant-tree

Element: Water

Gender: Feminine

Celtic Fourth Month: February

Powers: Saille brings creativity, clairvoyance, dreaming visions and is linked with feminine aspects.

 

Keywords: Clairvoyance, dreaming visions, divination, lunar cycles, rhythm, femininity, fertility, inspiration, seership, magic, positive hidden influences.

 

Deities associated with Willow: Persephone, Circe, Hecate, Hera, Belili, Artemis, Selene, Diana, Luna, Athena, Cerridwen,  Helice, Ceres. Orpheus, Bel, Belin, Mercury, Jehovah.

 

Interesting Spiritual Information

The willow stands for female and lunar rhythms of life. The gift of fertility is strong here, as are also the gifts of seership and dream visions. Balance is sought with the male energies. The catkins which appear before the leaves, attract bees to start the act of pollination. Willow indicates cycles, rhythms and the ebb and flux. It is a Moon tree sacred to the White Lady.

           

Ogam Healing: Abusive situations; Bitterness; Confidence; Clairvoyance; Dreaming Visions; Divination; Female Sexuality; Fertility;  Find buried emotions;  Grief; Hysteria; Inspiration; Internal balance; Jealousy; Lunar cycles; Magic; Negative thoughts; Negative vibrations; Neglect; Nervousness; Positive hidden influences; Resentfulness; Sadness; Fevers; Headaches;  Hysteria; Neuralgia; Pain relief; Blood-thinning; Colds; Influenza; Pneumonia; Respiratory…

 

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.

 

Notes: Willow is linked with divining rods used in dowsing for water. It is usually found next to flowing water and so has an innate association with it. There is an obvious connection to

clairvoyance, seership, divination and psychic powers.

 

Folklore: The witches’ broom, is traditionally made from three trees. The stave from ash, for protection; birch twigs for the broom itself to expel evil spirits and the besom is bound with willow to honour Hecate. In mythology, willow was sacred to Hera, Hecate, Circe and Perspehone; all of goddesses of the underworld. Orpheus received his gifts of eloquence and communication because he carried willow branches with him through the Underworld.