~ Acorns ~
I love Acorns what more can I say!, I was lucky to have spent my childhood playing on a mountain that started at the end of our street so grew up exploring waterfalls, caves, climbing tree's, collecting nuts and now I am even more lucky to have woods on the back of our house with two mighty Oak tree's in our garden so you can imagine the amount of Acorns we have. I love to work Acorns into my Magick and they represent the Eath Element. I do like to alternate my altar with different objects to represent the Elements, I find otherwise we can fall into a pattern of sameness so it is great to experiment with various items found upon Mother Earth. Below are just a few ways in which to invite into your life the powerful Acorn.
A great way to get everyone out of the house and together is to go searching in your local woods for items you can use such as Bark, Fern, Moss, Acorns. The Oak tree holds a deep protection within and this will extend into the Acorn, as we know when performing magick protection is important so collect a handful and place in the North on your altar, they will act as a dual, the earth element & protection.
To ground yourself before performing a meditation or ceremony take a few Acorns and hold them in your hands, close your eyes and imagine a white mist seeping out of the Acorns and entering at your crown slowly making it's way down your entire body until it reaches your feet, the white mist will go deep into Mother Earth finding a anchor in which to wrap itself around before making it's way back up to the surface and takes a hold of your ankles, you are now grounded.
Acorns can be used as a Amulet for when you require protection from negative energies. You can make some really lovely pieces of jewellery so why not purchase some cord, headpinns, beads and tune into your creative side, maybe a necklace, bracelet especially a charm bracelet where you can add silver charms as well or earrings. Ask the mighty Oak King to bless your item and to infuse with the appropriate magick. You could make a decoration to hang up outside your home, a windchime or perhaps you could make a number plate for your home and decorate the edge with the Acorns.
If you feel you need more strength how about decorating a glass jar with the Acorns and place a red candle inside, light your candle and ask that strength be placed within your heart, ask for the strength to be released and flow through your veins. You do need to be careful here because the glass will get to hot if you leave the candle burn too long, I usually light the candle, perform my magick and then blow the candle out but you still need to be careful.
Keep Acorns in a pretty bowl and place throughout the house, they will do their best to keep the air clean and will send out healing energies. I now and again have some in my bedroom so while I am sleeping I am breathing in those energies, as always if you are feeling unwell you must go visit your doctor.
The Acorn Dryads want us to embrace them for their protection, strength, courage and spiritual energies and there are so many ways in which we can do this. Just make sure you leave a offering in the area where you take the Acorns, some cake or milk and we need to thank them for helping us.
© Rachel Curtis/The Faery Enchantress 13/1/12