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Magical Properties of Elderberry | Elderberry Materia Magicka

Elderberry is one of an herbalist’s favorite magical herbs! Popular in delicious, cinnamony, warm elderberry syrup, this small but powerful berry works to boost your immune system as well as break curses and offer you the protection of the Fae and more! Whether you use this berry dried and simmered or powdered for spells and dyes, you will love all of the energy and vibes of this small, dark purple fruit.

According to lore, you should always respect the fruits of the Elder tree. Before purchasing and bringing elderberries into your home, meditate and ask the Elder tree deva if you can receive the blessing of using her fruit for your working. 

Here’s our list of the magickal correspondences of Elderberry!

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Magickal Properties of Elderberry | Elderberry Materia Magicka

Latin Name

  • Sambucus nigra

Gender of Elderberry

  • Feminine

Elements that Rule Elderberry

  • Water
  • Air

Planets that Rule Elderberry

  • Venus

Signs that Rule Elderberry

  • Sagittarius
  • Aquarius
  • Libra

Deities that Rule Elderberry

  • Freya
  • Holda
  • Queen of the Faeries

Chakras that work with Elderberry

  • Throat Chakra
  • Root Chakra

Elderberry’s Magickal Properties

  • Astral Travel: Drink elderberry tea before bed or sleep with a dream sachet from dried elderberries to increase astral travel; you may even see the land of the fairies!
  • Blessing: Create elderberry water or tea to bless items and people.
  • Curse and Hex Removal: Bathe in elderberry tea to help remove curses and hexes. You can also coat a candle in elderberry dust to break a hex.
  • Emotional Balance: Add elderberry tea to your bath water to help heal emotional issues.
  • Healing: Elderberry syrup is a fantastic way to keep your immune system healthy, supplement your immune system by creating a healing charm with elderberries included. 
  • Intuition: Anoint your third eye with elderberry tea to increase intuition.
  • Protection: Wear a charm made from or filled with elderberries to protect you from physical attacks.
  • Rebirth: Anoint yourself with elderberry oil or water to aid in rituals of renewal and rebirth.
  • Underworld Work: Coming from the tree of life, elderberries make a great addition to any journeying work or work with other realms.

Elderberry’s Medicinal Properties

When used alongside and with your doctor’s recommendations, Elderberry has been seen as effective against:

  • Constipation
  • Inflammation 
  • Influenza
  • Lowered immune systems
  • Seasonal cold
  • Stress

Elderberry Warnings

  • Raw and green elderberries are toxic; be sure to thoroughly cook only dark, ripe berries before ingesting.
  • Ingesting elderberry for longer than 12 weeks may be possibly unsafe. Children older than 12 years should not ingest elderberry by mouth for more than 10 days. Parents of children under 12 years should consult a doctor before beginning elderberry supplements.
  • Autoimmune diseases may display more symptoms if elderberry is ingested. Consult your doctor before taking elderberry.

What are some of your favorite ways to use Elderberry in your magickal working? 

Let us know in the comments below!

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Aurora Moone is a beautiful, kind-spirited, loving, motivating, and exciting Witch of 21 years. Having traveled all over the United States, Aurora has close friends of every religious background and spiritual path.

She believes, whole-heartedly, in the power of coexistence through love, respect, and growth. She feels that we have responsibilities that involve everyone, no matter what path they walk.

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