SILVER FIR ~ Ailim
Rebirth of the light (just after Winter Solstice)
An evergreen pillar of life and abundance, the Silver Fir emanates hope and signifies the promise of life's return. The ancient custom of bringing a Pine or Fir tree into the home at Christmas and decorating with candles and goodies is a common practice throughout Europe. It is life and the return of the light, the promise of a new year and the gifts it may bring, that is celebrated here. The fir keeps its green cloak throughout the winter, reminding us that the green spirit of nature has not died. The abundance of Pine cones, beset with a multitude of seeds, signifies prosperity, fertility and the potential for growth.
The tree is sacred to Artemis, the Goddess who presides over child-birth. The purifying fragrance of its oils and resin dispels all negative energies and offers an appropriate welcome for the rebirth of the Sun-God. It is no coincidence that these trees have become associated with the celebrations of the birth of Christ.
Wear Silver Fir Tree Wisdom Perfume to attune to the source of hope and the energy of abundance. It may only be a glimmer, but even in the depth of winter the promise of life and the hope for a plentiful new year to come, is with us.