Thuja Spp.* 

Folk names: Tree of Life, Arbor Vitae

Warning: species Mix-up* + Do not Ingest

Cedar is a name given to many trees outside the Thuja family. Cedrus spp. and juniperus virginiana are also types of Cedar.

Due to the variation of species and genus that makes up the historical and modern Cedar, knowing the species can help you further identify historical uses and properties.

Thuja is made up primarily of a poison, do not eat it.

Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine

Astrological Sign:

Parts Used: Leaf or Tips, Berries


  • Cleansing Wand

  • Incense

Cedar Smoke Cleansing Bundles

Cedar tips are often used to create wands or bundles for smoke cleansing rituals. (We do not use the term smudge as that would appropriated language to the site owners as white ladies.

​Magical Uses

  • Ancient Wisdom

  • Binding/Unbinding

  • Cleansing

  • Harmony

  • Healing

  • Longevity

  • Love

  • Maturity

  • Money

  • Prosperity

  • Protection (esp. in storms)

  • Psychic Powers

  • Purification

  • Spirit Communication

  • Spirituality

  • Strength

  • Wards off Nightmares