Main Birch Rowan Ash Alder Willow Hawthorn Oak
Celtic And a Day Holly Hazel Vine Ivy Reed Elder

The Elder Tree
Ruis

9 November - 6 December

The Elder tree was sacred to the faeries and branches were hung above stables to protect horses from evil spirits. It was unlucky to burn Elder and an omen of death to bring it indoors. Elder people are self sufficient, lively, impetuous and outspoken. They dislike routine and refuse to be pressured by others. Restless and highly energetic, they thrive on change and need constant mental and physical challenge.

The Ruling Deity - The crown goddess and Celtic tribal mother Cailleach Beara rules this sign.

The Druic Animal - The Raven symbolizes healing and protection - Elders must learn to use change as a positive force in their lives or they can become reckless and confused.

Planetary Ruler - Saturn

Ogham Word - Ruis