Dilshad Mehta

Intuitive Reader | Personal Mentor | Soul Friend

Cedar Magic - For Cleansing and Protection

The cedar tree in my front yard where I gather fallen cedar branches

The cedar tree in my front yard where I gather fallen cedar branches

There’s a cedar tree in the front yard of the house I currently live in. This is what started my relationship with this beautiful tree.

When I’ve worked with cedar:

  • making smoke wands with naturally shed cedar and gifting it to people

  • burning cedar in my room to cleanse it

  • using it as a fire starter or making fires bigger (similar to dry pine cones)

  • when burning sage stopped working for me

  • when I needed heavy duty cleansing

  • tied the cedar branches together and hung it over my windows

  • when I felt an especially strong psychic attack/invasion of my energetic body

Smoke wand made with cedar and red rose

Smoke wand made with cedar and red rose

My experienced outcomes:

Cedar carpet by the fireplace (that is never used). Serves a dual function of aesthetic + function of drying

Cedar carpet by the fireplace (that is never used). Serves a dual function of aesthetic + function of drying

  • Excellent way to get inspired to clean a room. Burn cedar in the messy room and felt inspired to clean it up. Then I burned some more cedar after cleaning.

  • Feeling of something has shifted, especially because cedar feels heavy duty to me with the thick smoke it produces. This has felt more psychological than truly spiritual, but every shift counts in my book.

  • The act of gathering cedar has had the same effects as gnoming. Because it is an extension of that.

  • Cedar is very easy to make smoke wands with. A good place for a beginner to make smoke wands.

  • Cedar hung over my windows feels VERY nurturing and protective

  • To me cedar carries a lot of fire energy. If I’m working a fire ritual, I’ll likely bring in cedar to feed it.

  • I love the deep shade of green that cedar brings

Things to keep in mind when I work with cedar:

  • burning cedar really makes fire alarms go nuts

  • extremely flammable and hard to put out, so burn cedar with a sizable container handy

  • try not to inhale the smoke

  • my strong relationship with cedar could also be attributed to the fact that I live on the same land as the cedar tree does. I also use cedar exclusively from this particular tree. AND I only use the cedar that was naturally shed.

  • Cedar to me is for protection and cleansing. Not for divination.

Cedar feels very nurturing & protective by the window

Cedar feels very nurturing & protective by the window

Areas I’d still like to explore with cedar:

  • drinking tea with dehydrated cedar and exploring the results from that

  • making cedar infused oil and noticing its effects

  • make offerings to the cedar tree