Also known as the mountain ash, the rowan tree has long enjoyed magical eminence for its protective properties. With the festival of Imbolc just around the corner, today is the perfect day to clear your space of negative energy and make a protection charm for the remaining winter days ahead. Burn a sprig of rosemary to cleanse your home, sweeping the rooms widdershins (counterclockwise) to banish stagnant energy. If possible, find a branch or twig from a rowan tree. Or, if rowan is not available, use a sturdy branch of rosemary. Wind a red ribbon thrice around the branch.
The power of rowan