YEW ~ Idho
21st December ~ Winter Solstice
Yews are very magical trees, they are among the most ancient living things in northern Europe and may live up to 2000 years, or more. Which, from our human perspective seems almost eternal.
As evergreen trees they symbolise the eternal cycle of life, death, transformation, regeneration and rebirth. Yews are said to nurture the souls once they have passed to the Otherworld, fostering them through the period of rest until they are ready to join the dance of life once more. This is the reason why Yews are frequently found in churchyards or growing near sacred springs and wells. In time the waters of life will carry the souls to be reborn in their new incarnations. Thus Yews, which are sometimes called 'Trees of Death', actually signify a peaceful rest in the land of the Blessed, regeneration, rebirth and eternal life. Their serene and timeless energy calms and soothes the troubles and turmoil of life and allows transcendental wisdom to surface.
Wear Yew Tree Wisdom Perfume to attune to the Otherworld as a place of peace and transformation. The completion of a journey heralds a new beginning.