Ogham Letter: Saille (S)
Symbolic Meaning: Fertility, Flexibility, New Life
Ruling Planet: Moon
Corresponding Star Sign: Taurus / Gemini
It’s the Willow tree that rules the fifth month in the calendar. The tree thrives in wet boggy areas and can often be found planted next to areas of water.
Willow has deep roots with spirituality and psychic ability with specific links to the lunar realm. The strong association with the moon comes from the trees love for water.
It’s a symbol of fertility and new life, a willow branch can be planted in the ground and from it a new tree will grow in its place. Willow trees are flexible, the branches can be contorted in ridiculous ways without any signs of snapping, this makes it a popular wood to use in weaving and wicker work..
When it comes to medicinal values, the willow has many healing properties. The bark could be used as a treatment for cold and flu and young twigs from the tree were once be chewed in aid of pain relief.
Willow Tree Zodiac
People born under the Willow sign seem understand the world around them a little more than others. They are very intune with their psychic side and their personality is ruled by the moon. They are intuitive and have deep roots within other worldly realms, in particular, the lunar realm. Willow signs are intelligent and highly creative however do not like showing this side of their personality in fear of seeming arrogant or over the top. Other signs find them mysterious and hard to get to know but once they are friends, willow signs are fiercely loyal and great at keeping secrets. They have a realistic outlook on life giving them much more patience than other signs.
Willow signs are compatible with Birch and Ivy signs.