Chips from the wood of various types of aromatic cedars make an excellent incense with Sun properties and produce a warm but not hot smell, woodsy and soothing. Cedarwood smoke was inhaled by oracles prior to prophecy, works well for consecrating a wand, and plays a part in Midsummer celebrations. This herb is also helpful for working on the ego or centering oneself and building self-esteem. The image on this page is from the Renaissance alchemical book Solis Splendor and represents the Sun, cedarwood's ruling planet, in the process of transformation.
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