Trees and the Sun Signs

One of the most popular and accessible forms of tree magic lies in the traditional associations of trees with astrology. Trees can be identified that can offer the strengths of the astrological or planetary sign with which they are associated, for example laurel, under Leo, gives courage, and fig, under Pisces brings extra intuition in times of need.

Trees of Aries (21 March-20 April)

These include acacia, all thorn-bearing trees especially the hawthorn, redwood and desert trees. They strengthen the resolve to overcome any obstacles and offer determination to put plans into reality.

Trees of Taurus (21 April-21 May)

These include the cypress, apple and the vine and all trees with deep roots. They can offer strength in financial and domestic matters.

Trees of Gemini (22 May-21 June)

These include all nut-bearing trees, especially the hazel,, and any bonsai trees They can bring harmony and peace of mind to any who are troubled by the conflicts of others.

Trees of Cancer (22 June-22 July)

These include all trees rich in sap, especially the willow, and offer wisdom and insight when the way ahead seems confused.

Trees of Leo (23 July-23 August)

These include palms, orange and lemon trees and laurels, and any red or golden trees. Leo trees can give courage and a certainty of success to those who may doubt their own abilities.

Trees of Virgo (24 August-23 September)

These share with Gemini all nut-bearing trees, but the special tree is the almond and all other flowering trees like magnolia. Virgo offers efficiency and order to all whose affairs are muddled.

Trees of Libra (24 September-23 October)

These include ash and poplar and all slender, tall trees and offer balance and justice to all who have been unfairly treated or face legal action.

Trees of Scorpio (24 October-22 November)

These include blackthorn and all bushy trees or those growing near salt water They can offer protection for all matters where secrecy is essential or for bringing out hidden talents.

Trees of Sagittarius (23 November-21 December)

These include limes, mulberries, birches and oaks and can help when clear communication is necessary or you are striving for independence.

Trees of Capricorn (22 December-20 January)

These include yew, pine and elm and all trees with dark leaves. They represent fidelity, whether to a cause or person, and can help in all transitions and times of instability.

Trees of Aquarius (21 January-18 February)

These include fruit trees, especially soft fruit, grapefruit trees and the flowering cherry. They strengthen integrity and resolve when principles are at stake and are helpful in fulfilling ideals.

Trees of Pisces (19 February-20 March)

These include alder, fig and all trees growing near water, especially still water, for clear vision, intuition and psychic powers.

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