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Due to its pleasant appearance, the lemon is given as a gift for visual reasons. Moreover, it is a low-maintenance plant, especially when grown indoors. Protection rituals added in the well-being of peoples home’s, keeping clear the bad energy and inviting in peace and harmony. Trees are some of the most potent symbols in the natural world. Peeling, reddish-orange bark develops on mature plants. Find a list of my favorite protection spells and rituals here.
Feel free to share this article on Pinterest! It’s mandarin name is bo shu (柏树) and it’s infamy regarding it’s ability to live to a ripe old age is as revered as the pine tree. Because of this fact of nature, the lemon tree is given positive attributes, even used as a superstitious object to remove demons from homes. Some susceptibility to juniper blight, root rot and certain insect pests such as bagworms. When it comes to the latter, cypress tree symbolism is among the most ancient.
So great was his despair that he even begged for death.
Prefers moist, fertile soils. Romans would carry branches of cypress as a sign of respect and bodies of the respected were placed upon … If the early days of planting have passed, you can water only when the soil becomes dry.
Reddish brown bark peels in strips.
It is considered to be a magic tree used in esoteric rituals to call in good energies and clear out the bad vibrations. You can start growing lemon cypress trees (Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’) indoors or outside. In Japan, one of the most used woods in shinto rites is a variety of cypress, the hinoki. In the fresco painting we see the Apopis snake – divinity of the world of the dead – killed by a feline.
In the East it evoked fertility due to its vaguely phallic appearance. Branches are very thin and host numerous leaves reduced to scales, tightly leaning against each other or spread apart at the apex.