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Magickal Correspondences of Palo Santo | Palo Santo Materia Magicka

If you love cleansing your home and sacred space with Sage, then you’ll love palo santo! Palo santo clears stale, harmful, unwanted energy, just like sage, but it also instills a feeling of love in your sacred space! This beautiful, yellow wood raises the energies to their highest, most pure state, which is filled with universal love.

Palo santo is and has been regarded as a holy wood in South America for centuries; its roots are deeply steeped in the healing, purifying, and medicinal practices of our world ancestors. To give a scope of its spiritual power, this cleansing plant belongs to the same family as frankincense, myrrh, and copal!

Literally meaning “Holy Wood”, palo santo makes a great energy cleanser and positivity amplifier! It literally fills your space with holy, universal love! Plentiful Earth’s favorite way to use this sweet, smoky, citrus, minty, piney smelling wood is as a followup to energy cleansing with sage.

When the wood is burned, it not only uplifts the energy of the space, it also provides numerous health benefits, including relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, anxiety, and so much more! Ready to learn more about the magickal properties of palo santo? Read below!

This is part of our own Materia Magicka! Here, you can learn all of the spiritual properties, metaphysical properties, magickal properties, and healing properties of Holy Wood!

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Magickal Correspondences of Palo Santo | Palo Santo Materia Magicka

Latin name of Palo Santo

  • Bursera graveolens

Folk Name

  • Holy Wood


  • White-tinted sticks: Male
  • Yellow-tinted sticks: Female

Elements that Rule Palo Santo

palo santo ruled by air
Palo Santo is ruled by the element of Air.
  • Air
  • Water

Planets that Rule Palo Santo

  • Mercury
  • Venus

Signs that Rule Palo Santo

  • Gemini
  • Virgo
  • Aquarius

Chakras that work with Palo Santo

  • Sacral Chakra
  • Heart Chakra
  • Crown Chakra

Palo Santo’s Magickal Properties

  • Meditation Aid: Burn a bit of the wooden stick before meditation to clear your mind.
  • Anxiety and stress banisher: The aroma of burning palo santo or palo santo oil reduces anxiety and stress. It can also be used as a charm to be carried.
  • Clears harmful energies from people, places, and things: Similar to burning a sage bundle, this South American Holy Wood can be burned to clear harmful energies by raising their vibration.
  • Spiritual connection intensifier: Every use of palo santo attunes your body to the vibration of the universe.
  • Creativity enhancer
  • Universal Love catalyst: When burned or worn, palo santo raises the vibrations of the energy around you to the highest point of universal love.
  • Luck

Palo Santo’s Medicinal Properties

  • Anti-cancer and antioxidant: The essential oil contains a rich supply of antioxidants and phytochemicals called terpenes, including limonene and α-terpineol, which aid in helping the body fight free-radicals. Scientists are currently researching palo santo’s effectiveness on certain types of cancer.
  • Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial: When used in aromatherapy, the essential oil is considered to aid in our health.
  • Aids in treatment against the common cold, allergies, and flu: Make a tea using the unscented, untreated, organic wood.
  • Reduces anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress: Burn the holy wood to uplift your mood.
  • Reduces allergies
  • Reduces inflammation: Make a massage oil by diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil; use this to massage aching joints and muscles.
  • Repels mosquitoes: The smoke and aroma deters mosquitoes from the area! Either burn palo santo or use an essential oil blend as your repellant!
  • Stimulates the immune system: Palo santo’s essential oil, when used as an aromatherapy aid, activates and strengthens the immune system.


  • If using this wood internally, be sure that your wood is organic and untreated.
  • As with every herb, always check with your doctor before using internally or topically.

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About The Author

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.

“No matter what group you commit to, no matter what spirituality you align with, no matter what religion you follow, no matter what political party you fall under, and no matter what your gender or race is, we are all citizens of Earth, and we all have a responsibility.” – Aurora Moone

During her time in Hattiesburg, MS, Aurora founded Coexist at Southern Miss and Southern Miss Spell Casters. She specializes in mindfulness, Usui Reiki, Ascension Reiki, Wicca, meditation, extra-sensory perception, instant magic, and tarot analysis and reading. She is a 4th rank Temple Tradition Priestess.

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