CEDAR

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(Cedrus libani or C. spp.) Leaf, berry: P
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Powers: Healing, Purification, Money,
Protection
Magical Uses: The smoke of the cedar is
purifying, and also cures the predeliction
to having bad dreams. Twigs of the cedar
are burned and smouldered, or made into
incense. To heal head colds, they are placed
upon the hot rocks in sweat baths for purification
by some American Indians.
Cedar hung in the home protects it
against lightning strikes. A cedar stick
carved into three prongs is placed prongs
up into the ground near the home to protect
it against all evil. A piece of cedar kept
in the wallet or purse draws money, and
cedar is used in money incenses. Cedar
is added to love sachets and is burned to
induce psychic powers.
(Note: Juniperus verginiana is often used
in place of cedar.)