23 Uilleand – Honeysuckle
Uilleand (pronounced ‘ULL-enth’)
Represents letter(s): P
Divinatory meaning: Attraction, enchantment, binding
Associated Tree/Plant: Honeysuckle
Healing Properties: Honeysuckle blossoms produce a very sweet sap that has the ability to purge toxins from the blood and the liver. A tea made of honeysuckle blossoms contains tannins that soothe a sore throat and ease fever symptoms. Make a balm with honeysuckle sap and apply it to skin rashes or mild burns. A note of caution: Honeysuckle leaves contain toxins, and if ingested the leaves could be poisonous, especially to small children.
The flowers of the honeysuckle can be made into a balm to reduce inflammation and swelling. This balm may also ease the pain of arthritis.
Magical Uses: Ostara’s temple was said to be covered with honeysuckle. As such, it is a symbol of new life, new beginnings, and rebirth. Any part of this plant would be helpful in any magic involved with starting over.
To protect your home and garden from negative energies, plant honeysuckle near your door. If honeysuckle grows over the lintels of your door, it will protect all who dwell within from fevers.
Honeysuckle clings tenaciously to anything it grows on. For this reason, it can be used in powerful love magic. It is often used at handfastings and weddings for this reason. Honeysuckle may also be used to insure fidelity between romantic partners, or in divination where infidelity is suspected.
Honeysuckle’s magical powers involve the realm of psychic magic. Weave a dreamcatcher of honeysuckle to chase away nightmares. A charm of honeysuckle worn about the wrist or neck improves the intuitive abilities of the one who wears it. Honeysuckle blossoms are used to attract money or financial success, and incense made of honeysuckle and burned on your family’s altar will aid you in achieving prosperity and security.
Gods/Goddesses Associated with This Tree/Plant: Gwydion, Aidin, Ostara