Metaphysically the acorn is a symbol of growth, potential, fertility, security, and abundance. From a tiny seed comes a mighty tree whose roots extend as far into the Earth as its branches reach into the sky. As with the oak, human potential is begun from a seed of inspiration that with nurturing and patience will grow and flourish
How to use
- It has been said that during the Burning Times, witches would pass each other an acorn as secret a way to identify each other. It has also been said that at Samhain witches would give each other acorns as gifts. I’m not sure if these statements can be proven, but I love the idea of “passing the acorn”, and will try to incorporate it into my Samhain lore and rituals.
- Acorns can be eaten after being soaked in water to remove the tannin. The tannin water is a useful antiseptic and has anti-viral properties. It will relieve rashes, minor burns and poison ivy. The red tannin may also be used as a dye.
- An acorn carried in your pocket will counteract loneliness, illness, and pain, aids longevity, brings luck, and preserves youthfulness.
- Gather acorns and place them on your windowsill to protect against lightning strikes.
- Acorns gathered during the Full Moon will attract Faeries. If you plant an acorn at Full Moon, the resulting oak will be a Faerie tree.
- When the Moon is waxing, plant an acorn and gold will be drawn to you.
- To find out if someone is your true love, use two acorn caps. Name one cap for yourself, the other cap for the significant other. Float the caps in a bowl of water. If they float together, it is true love; if they float apart it is not love.