My favorite tree:
Here are some quick impressions from visiting these Mighty Oaks:
Heavy & Hearty Bark
The oak is home to resurrection fern, Spanish moss & bromiliad plants. He offers food to animals in the form of nuts.
I like to meet & get to know a plant prior to looking it up, so when I got home I pulled out Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, here is a bit of what is listed:
Oak is masculine, associated with the Sun & Fire. He is associated with the deities Dagda, Dianus, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus, Heme, Janus, Rhea, Cybele, Hecate, Pan & Erato.
Oak's Powers are Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility & Luck.
Some say the words oak & Druid are related. Religious idols were fashioned from oak & witches often danced beneath the branches.
A few magical uses for Oak:
Oak is used magically for protection. One form is to make an equal-armed cross with 2 oak twigs & red thread, hang it in your home.
Place acorns in windows to guard against lightening.
A piece of oak carried is said to protect a person from all harm.
Catch a falling oak leaf & you're protected from colds all winter. Or carry an acorn for good health, youthfulness, fertility & strengthening sexual potency.
Carry any piece of oak to draw good luck.
Speaking of good luck, here is the path I found on my way home:
Wild & Bright Blessings!