Pine is a tree.
- botanical information
- nutritional information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- ritual uses
- Goddesses and deities
- health care
- external skin care
- cautions and contraindications
Botanical name: Pinus spp.
Common name: pine
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Pine needles have up to eight (8) times as much vitamin C as oranges.
Astrological planet: Mars
magickal correspondences and uses:
Mars spells: Pine (as an herb or an essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Mars matters (aggression, courage, defensive magick, exorcism, healing after surgery, hex-breaking, lust, physical strength, politics, protection, sexual energy, sexual potency, and strength). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Mars for a list of herbal substitutes for pine.
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
Nine Woods: Pine is sometimes one of the nine woods traditionally placed in the traditional Celtic Druid balefire.
deities associated with pine:
- Asar (Egyptian God)
- Astarte (Phoenician Goddess)
- Bacchus (Roman God)
- Dionysus (Greek God)
- Osiris (Egyptian God)
The pine cone on the top of Bacchus staff represents the human mind's wisdom and inspiration. Bacchus staff is called the thyrsus.
health care uses:
Health Notice: Attempting to be an amateur doctor is potentially dangerous to your health. This web page is not professional medical advice. Nothing on this website should be considered as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice. Persons should seek the advice of qualified health providers. Self-medication should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. Please confirm all self-medication with your doctor or health care professional. See the article on healing for recommended healers.
External skin care: Pine essential oils in Rhonda Allison Grape Seed Hydrating Serum: All natural, nutrient-enriched hydrating antioxidant oil goes on smooth and silky. Provides the skin with powerful blend of essential vitamins and protective antioxidants. Massage a few drops into face and neck every day. Rhonda Allison Grape Seed Hydrating Serum
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Pine bark of Pinus strobus is believed to be safe.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden.