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ROWAN ~ Luis

21st January ~ 17th February

A 'Tree of Life' in Celtic tree lore, the dainty appearance of this small, but strikingly beautiful tree belies its inner strength and resilience. It likes to grow on the forest's edge, but does not shy away from the most inhospitable places ~ exposed hillsides or seemingly bare rocks, which it graces defiantly. Its decorative appeal has ensured it a place in our urban environments, where it bravely withstands car fumes and other assaults.

Sacred to Thor, the mighty God of Lightening will rarely strike it. It is thus considered a 'lucky tree', endowed with the power to ward off evil and sorcery, which is why it is often planted in farmyards or its' branches pinned above doorways. The common name, Quickbeam, points to its magical power of transmitting fertility. Its vigour is not only evident in the trees' quick growth and resilience in adversity, but is also expresses in the magical signature of the white flowers and red berries, bearing the sacred colours of blood and seed.

In the Celtic Tree Calendar, Rowan stands for the second month of the year, the time of quickening.

Wear Rowan Tree Wisdom Perfume to invoke your inner source of vigour in the face of adversity. Walk the beauty way as a path of inner strength and resilience.