FOLK NAMES: White Oak, Duir, Jove’s Nuts, Juglans (Latin)
POWERS ASSOCIATE: Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
-Druids, traditionally, would have all their rituals under oak trees.
-Religious idols were often made from oak and witches danced under oak trees.
-Two twigs of an oak, bound with a red thread so that they form a Greek cross (equal armed cross) makes a safeguard against evil. These should be hung in the home.
-Acorns placed in windows will guard against lightning.
-Carrying a piece of oak wood will protect the carrier from harm.
-If one catches an oak leaf as it falls from the tree, he or she will not catch a cold all winter.
-Fires of burning oak wood are said to ward off illness. After that is done a person should carry an acorn to protect against illness and pains, and preserve youthfulness.
-It is said that if one plants an acorn in the dark of the moon he or she will receive money in the near future.
-One can also carry acorns to increase fertility, longevity, and sexual drive.
-There are many variations of oak trees. They all tend to have similar powers and legends, but specific varieties also have specific magical characteristics as well.
-It is considered bad luck to cut down an oak tree.
-Oak leaves can be burned for purification.
-Oak trees have long been associated with royalty.
-Sacred places for rites often were in oak groves.
-Mistletoe, which grew upon oak, was considered the most powerful.