What Are The Magical Properties Of Spruce?

Magical properties of spruce - close up of a spruce branch.

By Mark Piatt

Updated on September 5, 2023

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The magical properties of spruce trees represent protection, resilience, and endurance.  Revered in spiritual traditions, spruce signifies rebirth and connection to the Divine and is often used in winter rituals.  Its needles, bark, and resin purify spaces and dispel negative energies. 

While most of these associations are rooted in ancient beliefs and folklore, the spiritual and symbolic connections of spruce trees with nature are still held dearly by many people today.

Spruce trees are not only vital for ecological balance but also play a crucial role in the spiritual and magickal realms, offering wisdom, protection, and connection.

 As a general rule, these are the 5 main magickal properties that spruce trees are often associated with: 

  • Protection
  • Purification and Cleansing
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Meditation and Grounding
  • Abundance and Prosperity

I will be discussing in detail each of these magickal properties and I will include a variety of rituals and spells you can use for each one.

But these are not the only magickal properties associated with spruce. 

 12 other important magickal properties and rituals associated with spruce trees include: 

  • Fertility
  • Dream Work
  • Resilience and Strength
  • Love
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Clarity and Vision
  • Use in Ritual tools
  • Communing with Nature Spirits
  • Enhancing Courage
  • Ancestor Work
  • Manifestation
  • Longevity and Immortality

I will briefly discuss these other magickal properties of spruce trees.

This article contains a collection of modern magickal spells and rituals but is grounded in those who created the magick in ancient times.

To cover this subject matter, this blog article is fairly lengthy.  Feel free to use the table of contents to get to your area of interest.


The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only.  Occult properties of herbs and essential oils are provided for historical interest only.  For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional.  Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from the following historical uses of herbs and essential oils.

Table of Contents

Magickal Correspondence For Spruce Trees

  • Spruce is often associated with masculine energy.  This association is often connected to the tree’s symbolic attributes of strength, protection, and resilience.
  • The vibration of spruce is associated with Earth Air, Fire, and Water elements.  1.  Earth – Its association with stability, strength, and physical growth aligns it with this element.  2.  Air – The high-reaching branches of the spruce tree also symbolize its connection to the skies, the realm of thought, communication, and intellect.  3.  Fire – The burning of spruce resin or needles in rituals can invoke the fire element’s transformative and cleansing powers.  4.  Water – Spruce trees, have a natural connection to the water element.
  • Spruce is most often associated with Mars, considering spruce’s attributes of protection, strength, and endurance, since Mars is often linked to strength, courage, and protection.
  • The astrological sign of spruce is often linked to Capricorn, because of its attributes of endurance, protection, purification, and resilience.  
  • Spruce is associated with the following 5 deities: 1.  Cernunnos – In Celtic mythology, Cernunnos is the horned god of the forest, wild animals, and fertility. Given his close association with trees and the forest, it’s conceivable that spruce, being a dominant tree in many northern forests, would be under his domain.  2.  Freyr – A god from Norse mythology, Freyr is associated with prosperity, sunlight, and rain. Considering the spruce’s prominence in many Scandinavian landscapes, it might be seen as connected to this deity.  3.  Ullr – Another deity from Norse tradition, Ullr is the god of winter, skiing, and bows. The snowy landscapes dominated by spruce trees align well with his winter associations.  4.  Diana/Artemis – These are the Roman and Greek names, respectively, for the goddess of the hunt and wilderness. Forests are her domain, and spruce, being a significant tree in many forested regions, could be associated with her.  5.  Silvanus – A Roman god of forests and uncultivated land, Silvanus might have connections with many trees, including spruce.
  • Chakras associated with Spruce:  1.  Root Chakra (Muladhara) – Given the spruce tree’s deep roots and its symbolism of grounding, stability, and connection to the Earth, it can be associated with the root chakra.  2.  Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) – Spruce’s properties of clarity, insight, and purification can be linked to the third eye chakra, which is the center of intuition, foresight, and inner wisdom.  3.  Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) – The towering height of spruce trees reaching skywards can symbolize a connection to the Divine or the universe. The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, represents spiritual connection, enlightenment, and universal consciousness.

What are spruce trees?

Spruce trees are a type of evergreen coniferous tree belonging to the genus Picea, in the family Pinaceae. They are native to temperate and boreal regions, primarily in the Northern Hemisphere, from North America and Europe to Asia.

There are about 35 species of spruce trees belonging to the genus Picea.

Although you can use any of these species in your magick, 5 primary species are used.

 5 species of spruce trees that are used for spiritual or magickal purposes. 

  • Norway Spruce (Picea abies): Native to Europe, this species is often used in traditional European magickal practices. Its needles, resin, and wood are used in spells and rituals for protection, purification, and healing.

  • White Spruce (Picea glauca): Native to North America, white spruce is often associated with cleansing and purification rituals. Its needles may be used in teas for internal purification, or its branches used to make smudge sticks.

  • Blue Spruce (Picea pungens): Known for its blueish needles, this spruce is native to the Rocky Mountains and is often associated with peace and tranquility. Some practitioners use it for calming or balancing rituals.

  • Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis): Native to the west coast of North America, Sitka spruce has historical uses among indigenous peoples for medicinal and spiritual purposes. In magick, it can be used for protection or empowerment.

  • Black Spruce (Picea mariana): This species is native to North America and is traditionally used in Native American medicine and spirituality. In magickal practice, it is used for grounding and connecting with ancestral spirits.

The use of any particular species might also depend on the specific magickal properties one is looking to tap into, such as grounding, protection, or spiritual connection.

Therefore, it is essential to research the species available to you and understand their traditional uses and magickal properties.

 There are many ways you can incorporate spruce into your life using magick including: 

  • Needles
  • Bark
  • Cones
  • Resin
  • Essential oil
  • Spruce Teas
  • Incense
  • dried powder
  • Candles
  • Balms and salves
  • Massage oils
  • Lotions
  • Soaps, shampoos, and body washes
  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Spell bags and satchels
  • Simmer pot
  • Infusions
  • Talisman
  • Spiritual baths
  • Altar offering

When following instructions for a ritual or a spell, If it does not feel right to you, change it.  There is no magickal law that says you cannot change your spell to fit YOUR needs.  

Magick is empowering!

The 3 most important aspects of any magick are:

  • Intent
  • Emotions
  • Confidence

Through your desire, you will drive your power into your magick.

The spell examples I give follow sound magickal practices and I follow the tradition of HARM NO ONE.

On a personal note, I believe everyone has a right to protect themselves. 

In those types of cases, I believe you have the right to use magick to protect yourself using binding spells, hexes, curses, and any other means that may be appropriate.

But in my examples, I do not provide these types of spells.

There are many resources I have used to learn about magick and to compile these articles.

If you are interested in magick, the following 4 books should be in your collection:

  1. Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect, and Manifest
  2. Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic
  3. The Witch’s Book of Spellcraft:  A Practical Guide to Connecting with the Magick of Candles, Crystals, Plants & Herbs
  4. Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation

Can the magical properties of spruce trees be used for protection?

Spruce is often associated with protection in various magickal traditions due to a variety of historical, symbolic, and practical reasons.  The protective properties of spruce are especially important in indigenous and folk traditions. 

For example, Native Americans have used spruce in both medicinal and spiritual practices, often for purification and protection.

The resin of the spruce tree has antibacterial properties, which could be viewed as not only physically protective but also spiritually cleansing, a belief that might have transferred into spiritual practices.

In many magical systems, spruce is associated with the Earth element, which is often called upon for spells and rituals of protection.

Spruce trees are evergreen trees, and in many cultures, evergreens symbolize eternal life, resilience, and protection against the harshness of winter.

Spruce can be used in various forms – needles, wood, resin, and essential oils – making it a versatile tool for a wide array of protective rituals, from smudging to talismans, baths, and anointing oils.

 7 examples of how you can use spruce to magickally protect you. 

1. Spruce Smudge Stick for Space Clearing:

  • Create a smudge stick by bundling spruce needles or small twigs.
  • Light one end and allow it to smolder.
  • Move around the room or area you wish to protect, using the smoke to cleanse the space while focusing on your intent to banish negative energies.

2. Spruce Amulet for Personal Protection:

  • Place spruce needles, resin, or a small piece of spruce wood in a cloth pouch.
  • Add other protective herbs or crystals if desired.
  • Charge the pouch with your protective intent, perhaps through a chant or ritual, and carry it with you for protection.

3. Spruce Candle Spell:

  • Dress a candle (typically black or white) with spruce essential oil or resin.
  • Carve symbols or words of protection into the candle.
  • Light the candle while focusing on your protective intent, allowing it to burn down completely.

4. Protective Floor Wash with Spruce:

  • Boil spruce needles to make a decoction.
  • Strain the liquid and add it to a bucket of water.
  • Use this water to wash floors, doors, and windows with the intent of laying down a protective barrier.

5. Spruce Boundary Ritual:

  • Place spruce branches around the perimeter of your property or a ritual circle.
  • As you place each branch, state your intent for protection and ask for the energies of the spruce to act as a barrier against negativity.

6. Spruce Incense for Meditation:

  • Crush dried spruce needles or resin to create homemade incense.
  • Burn the incense during a meditation session focused on raising a shield of protective energy around you.

7. Spruce and Salt Jar Spell:

  • Fill a jar with layers of spruce needles and sea salt.
  • As you add each layer, focus on your protective intent.
  • Seal the jar and place it in a location that you wish to protect, such as near a doorway.

 Here is a simple protective ritual using spruce that you can perform to shield yourself or a space from negative energies. 


  • Spruce needles or spruce essential oil
  • 1 white candle
  • Salt
  • A piece of paper and pen
  • A small bowl or dish
  • Lighter or matches


  • Preparation: Cleanse the space where you will perform the ritual. This could be as simple as tidying up or as specific as smudging with sage or another cleansing herb.

  • Cast a Circle: If you usually cast a circle before performing a ritual, do so now.

  • Light the Candle: Place the white candle in the center of your altar or workspace and light it. As you do, say:

    I light this flame to illuminate protection, purity, and strength.

  • Prepare the Spruce and Salt Mixture: Take the spruce needles or a few drops of spruce essential oil and mix them with salt in a small bowl. As you mix, focus your intent on protection and shielding. Say:

    Elements of Earth and Tree, form a shield, protect me.

  • Write Your Intention: On a small piece of paper, write down what you seek protection from. It could be as specific as a person’s name or as general as “negative energies.”

  • Burn the Intention: Safely burn the piece of paper in the candle flame (use tweezers to hold the paper if needed), and then drop it into the bowl with the spruce and salt mixture. Say:

    As this paper burns, so too are my worries and fears transformed into light and protection.

  • Seal the Spell: Take a moment to visualize a protective shield around you or the space you wish to protect. Imagine it emanating from the bowl and growing larger until it forms a complete sphere of protection. Say:

    By the power of spruce, by the essence of Earth, this shield is sealed.

  • Close the Circle: If you cast a circle at the beginning, close it now, thanking any deities, elements, or other energies you may have called upon.

  • Final Steps: Let the candle burn down safely, or snuff it out if you prefer to use it again. Keep the bowl with the spruce and salt mixture in a place where you would like to maintain a protective barrier, like near your front door or beside your bed.

  • Thank and Release: Thank any spirits, ancestors, or deities you may have invoked during the ritual, and say:

    This circle is open but never broken. So mote it be.”

A quick note about salt:  Although any salt will work, I suggest you use Himalayan Pink Salt.  It’s called the “purest salt on earth” because it’s been maturing in the earth for over 250 million years!

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your spruce protection spells.

White spell and chime candles – Set of 20.  4 inches tall and have a burn time of 1.5 hours.  Perfect for spells requiring white candles.  Made from paraffin wax.

Himalayan Pink Salt – unprocessed, hand-selected, hand-mined, hand-washed, and sun-dried.

If you would like to learn more on how you can magickally protect yourself using essential oils, check out my article “16 Essential Oils For Protection“.

Can the magical properties of spruce trees be used for purification and cleansing?

The strong, uplifting scent and association with resilience and protection make spruce a popular choice for use in purification and cleansing rituals.

Purifying and cleansing is one of the most important first steps to any spell or ritual.

In many cases, purifying and cleansing is the spell itself.

For this reason, purifying and cleansing should become part of your routine.

Purifying and cleansing are important because negative energy can weigh us down and disrupt any spell or ritual we wish to conduct.

Removing this negative energy will help attract positive energy and positive vibes into your life and into any spell or ritual you conduct.

Removing this negative energy will result in an overall sense of happiness and goodwill.

Traditionally, certain herbs are used for purification and cleansing purposes.  You can use these herbs alone or in conjunction with using spruce.

 17 herbs that have purifying and cleansing properties. 

(Note: These are not the only herbs that have purifying and cleansing properties)

  1. Basil: Used in a variety of spiritual practices, basil is often incorporated in baths and floor washes for purification.
  2. Bay Leaves: Often burned or used in protective sachets, bay leaves are believed to cleanse the area of negative energies.
  3. Cedar: Known for its purifying properties, cedar branches are often burned or used to make infused oils.
  4. Frankincense: Known for its spiritual elevation and purification properties, it is commonly burned as incense in a variety of spiritual traditions.
  5. Hyssop: Often cited in ancient texts for its purification abilities, hyssop is frequently used in ritual baths and incense.
  6. Juniper: Known for its protective and cleansing properties, juniper berries or branches can be burned as incense.
  7. Lavender: Popular for its calming scent, lavender is also used for spiritual cleansing and to promote peace.
  8. Lemongrass: Often used in purification sprays and oils, lemongrass is believed to have strong cleansing attributes.
  9. Mugwort: Commonly used in dream pillows and incense, mugwort is believed to cleanse spiritual and psychic energies.
  10. Myrrh: Often used in tandem with frankincense, myrrh is another resin that is burned for purification and spiritual upliftment.
  11. Palo Santo: This “holy wood” is burned to clear negative energies and to bring in positive vibrations.
  12. Peppermint: Used in a variety of ways, peppermint is believed to purify spaces and attract positive energies.
  13. Pine: The scent of pine is often associated with cleanliness and freshness. The essential oils released by pine needles, bark, or resin can purify the air and create a more inviting atmosphere.
  14. Rosemary: A versatile herb that’s not only used in cooking but also has powerful purifying properties. Often used in incense, baths, and oils.
  15. Sage: Perhaps the most well-known herb for smudging, sage is often burned to cleanse spaces and individuals of negative energies.
  16. Spruce: Spruce is believed to have the ability to purify and cleanse a space through several mechanisms, mainly tied to its aromatic oils and historical symbolism.
  17. Thyme: Used for its purification properties and often added to bathwater or used in smudging rituals to clear negativity.

 Here are 7 ways of how spruce can be used to purify and cleanse your environment 

1. Aromatic Qualities:

  • Spruce’s essential oils are thought to cleanse and purify the air.
  • Its aroma is often described as clean and uplifting, which can help to change the energy dynamics of a room.

2. Smoke Cleansing:

  • When burned, the smoke from spruce needles, branches, or resin is believed to carry away negative energies, leaving the space cleansed and uplifted.

3. Symbolic Resilience:

  • Spruce trees are evergreens, symbolizing resilience and everlasting life.
  • This symbolism can extend into magical practices as a way to imbue a space with these qualities.

4. Spiritual Connection:

  • Spruce has been used historically in various cultural rituals to connect with the divine or with nature spirits.
  • The act of involving such a sacred element is thought to purify a space inherently.

5. Combination with Other Elements:

  • Spruce can be combined with other purifying elements such as salt, sage, or crystals to create a more potent purifying effect.

6. Energetic Barriers:

  • Sprigs of spruce or spruce-infused waters and oils can be used to anoint doorways, windows, and other entry points to create an energetic barrier that keeps out negative energies.

7. Resin Incense:

  • The resin from spruce can be burned on charcoal disks as a form of incense.
  • The smoke is thought to have purifying and protective properties.

 Here is an example of how you can use spruce to purify and cleanse a space 


  • Spruce branches, needles, or cones
  • A bowl of water
  • White candles (optional)
  • Charcoal disc and heatproof dish (for burning spruce resin, optional)
  • Spruce essential oil (optional)
  • Lighter or matches


  • Preparation:  Clear the space of any clutter or unnecessary items.  Place a bowl of water in the center of the room.

  • Grounding:  Stand or sit in a comfortable position.  Take a few deep breaths to center yourself.

  • Invoking Sacred Space:  If you are using them, light the white candles, and place them around the bowl of water.  You may also call upon any deities, spirits, or universal energies you work with at this point, asking them to assist in the cleansing ritual.

  • Activation of Spruce Elements:  If you are using spruce branches, needles, or cones, place them in the bowl of water.  If using spruce essential oil, add a few drops to the water.  Gently stir the water and spruce elements with your fingers or a wand, imbuing it with your intention to cleanse and purify the space.

  • Smudging (Optional):  If you have spruce resin, light a charcoal disc in a heatproof dish and place some resin on it.  Walk around the space, allowing the smoke to waft throughout. Focus on corners and spaces that feel energetically stagnant.

  • Spruce Water Anointing:  Dip your fingers in the spruce-infused water.  Anoint doorways, windows, and any other entry points, imagining a protective and purifying barrier being erected.

  • Verbal Intentions:  Speak or chant your intentions for purification and cleansing. Example:

“By the power of spruce, this space is cleansed. Negative energy is banished, and purity reigns.”

  • Closing the Ritual: Thank any deities, spirits, or energies you’ve invoked.  Extinguish any candles and safely dispose of the charcoal disc if used.

  • Final Grounding:  Take a few deep breaths and ground yourself by touching the earth or imagining roots extending from your feet into the ground.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your spruce purification and protection rituals.

White spell and chime candles – Set of 20.  4 inches tall and have a burn time of 1.5 hours.  Perfect for spells requiring white candles.  Made from paraffin wax.

Cast Iron Incense burner – Ideal for incense sticks, resin incense, cone incense, and ritual purposes.

Pack of 100 Coal Briquettes – These discs are used for burning incense and have no odor.

Can the magical properties of spruce trees be used for spiritual healing?

Spruce is often considered a powerful tool for spiritual healing in various spiritual and folk traditions.  Spruce is often used for its grounding properties and is sometimes incorporated into healing spells and rituals.

Spruce has been used in some Native American cultures for ceremonial and medicinal purposes. It’s often included in smudging rituals for cleansing and protection, which can also aid in spiritual healing.

In various folk magick traditions, spruce is sometimes included in sachets, ointments, or bath mixes for spiritual and physical well-being.

Spruce is often transformed into oils, elixirs, or incense intended to promote spiritual healing or enhanced consciousness.

In some New Age practices, spruce essential oil is used in aromatherapy for grounding and healing purposes. It’s also sometimes associated with chakra balancing.

In Norse and Celtic mythology, spruce is often associated with specific gods or goddesses to invoke their healing energies.

Many contemporary practitioners blend elements from various traditions, and spruce may be included in these syncretic practices for its versatile spiritual properties, including spiritual healing.

 Here are 7 ways you can use spruce for spiritual healing 

1. Smudging and Energy Clearing:

  • Burn spruce needles or small branches to cleanse your space of negative energies, which can be particularly helpful during emotionally trying times.

2. Spruce-Infused Oils:

  • Create an oil infusion using spruce needles for anointing during rituals or as a massage oil to align your body’s energies.

3. Grounding Rituals:

  • Hold a piece of spruce wood or leaves while meditating to promote grounding and emotional stability.

4. Aromatherapy:

  • The scent of spruce essential oil can be calming and grounding. Diffusing the oil can promote emotional well-being.

5. Talismans and Amulets:

  • Carve small talismans from spruce wood and carry them with you for protection and to promote healing energies.

6. Spruce Tea:

  • Consume a tea made from spruce needles, which is rich in Vitamin C, to encourage not just physical but also emotional wellness. (Always be sure to properly identify the species and consult healthcare advice before consumption.)

7. Spruce Wand:

  • Create a wand from a spruce branch to use in rituals that aim to channel healing energies.

Note: Spruce needles are generally not considered toxic when consumed in moderate amounts, and they have been traditionally used to make spruce tea, which is high in Vitamin C. However, it’s essential to properly identify the species of spruce you are using, as there are different types of coniferous trees, some of which may not be safe for consumption. 

 Here is an example of how you can craft a wand made of spruce to be used in healing rituals 


  • A small, straight spruce branch
  • Thin cord or string
  • Small healing crystals or charms


  • Carefully strip the spruce branch of any remaining needles.
  • As you do so, focus on your intention for spiritual healing.
  • Attach the small healing crystals or charms to the branch using the cord or string.
  • Once your wand is complete, hold it while saying a prayer or chant that encapsulates your healing intention.
  • Use your spruce wand in future healing rituals or keep it on your altar.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your spruce healing wand.

Natural Jute TwineThe 1/4” twine rope is braided by 12 strands, stronger and sturdier than most hemp ropes on the market.

Natural Untreated Leather CordVegetable-tanned, natural untreated leather cord.

Set of 45 Different Crystal Gemstones in Glass Bottles – Includes small crystals for all your magickal needs, including healing crystals such as quartz, obsidian, jasper, and amethyst. 

Can the magical properties of spruce trees be used for meditation and grounding rituals?

Spruce is often used in grounding and meditation rituals across various spiritual traditions. Its deep roots and towering presence make it a symbol of both earthly and spiritual connection.

In general, many herbs are your best friend when performing yoga and other meditative practices.

Spruce is especially well suited for being used during mediation. 

The aroma of spruce can help open up your third eye and access the deeper layers of your being.

The scent of spruce is often described as clean, refreshing, and slightly earthy or pine-like.

Aromatherapy suggests that this type of scent can be invigorating yet balancing, helping to clear the mind and increase focus during meditation.

Spruce trees are ancient symbols of the natural world.

Their presence in meditation can help connect you to nature, creating a calming and grounding effect.

Spruce’s deep roots and towering height make it a natural symbol for grounding. This can be especially useful in meditation practices where grounding is an essential element.

Spruce can be incorporated into meditation in various ways—through spruce needle tea, spruce essential oils, or even holding a small spruce branch during meditation.

This versatility makes it easy to include in different kinds of meditation practices.

 Here are 7 examples of how you can use spruce during your meditation 

1. Spruce Incense Meditation:

  • Light spruce incense before your meditation.
  • The aroma can help to create a calm, grounding atmosphere conducive to deeper meditation.

2. Spruce Needle Tea Ritual:

  • Prepare a cup of spruce needle tea and drink it mindfully as a prelude to your meditation session.
  • The ritual of making and drinking tea can serve as a meditative practice in itself.

3. Grounding Spruce Visualization:

  • Hold a spruce twig or cone and visualize roots growing from your feet deep into the Earth, much like the deep roots of a spruce tree, grounding you.

4. Spruce Essential Oil Diffusion:

  • Add a few drops of spruce essential oil to a diffuser. Inhale deeply as you meditate, letting the aroma enhance your focus and mental clarity.

5. Touch-based Mindfulness:

  • Hold a small piece of spruce bark or a cone during your meditation.
  • Focus on its texture, and its weight in your hand, and let it help you stay anchored in the present moment.

6. Spruce Resin Anointment:

  • Anoint your forehead (your third eye) with a small amount of spruce resin before meditating.
  • This is believed by some to enhance spiritual awareness and connection.

7. Spruce Wind Chimes:

  • Create or buy wind chimes made from spruce wood.
  • Hang them where you can hear them during meditation to incorporate the element of sound in a way that connects you to nature.

 Here is an example of how you can use spruce essential oil to help you get properly grounded before and during your meditation 


  • Spruce essential oil (diluted as needed)
  • Diffuser


  • Add a few drops of spruce essential oil to a diffuser and turn it on for a few minutes before you begin meditating.
  • Sit comfortably and take a few deep breaths, drawing in the grounding aroma of spruce.
  • Visualize a spruce tree, imagining its roots extending deep into the Earth, connecting with your energy roots.
  • Meditate as long as desired, maintaining this sense of grounding.

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Can the magical properties of spruce trees be used in abundance and prosperity spells and rituals?

While spruce may not be as commonly linked to abundance as some other herbs like basil or cinnamon, its strong grounding energy can serve as a solid foundation for attracting abundance into your life.

Abundance is in the mind of the beholder.  It’s our own experiences in life that define what abundance means to each of us.

Also, keep in mind that the element of earth is complimentary to abundance and prosperity magick.

Don’t expect money to just fall into your life instantly after performing a prosperity spell.

When performing any type of ritual, especially abundance and prosperity rituals, it is imperative that you be as clear as possible with your exact intention.

You do not want unintended consequences. 

For example, if you perform a ritual to come into some money, without being specific, you could come into the money because your house burns down and you collect on the insurance.

So be careful and be specific.

 Here are 5 ways you can use spruce in attraction and abundance rituals 

1.  Spruce Candle Spell for Prosperity  


  • Green candle
  • Spruce essential oil or spruce needles
  • Gold or green glitter


  • Anoint the green candle with spruce essential oil, moving from the middle to the end.
  • Sprinkle gold or green glitter over the candle.
  • Light the candle while focusing on your prosperity intention.

2.  Spruce Pouch for Abundance


  • Small cloth pouch
  • Spruce needles or a small piece of spruce bark
  • Coins or prosperity charms


  • Place spruce needles or bark into the pouch.
  • Add a few coins or prosperity charms.
  • Seal the pouch and carry it with you or place it in an area where you conduct financial matters.

3.  Spruce Abundance Tea Ritual


  • Spruce needles (fresh or dried)
  • Hot water
  • Honey (optional)


  • Prepare a cup of spruce needle tea.
  • While the tea steeps focus on your intentions for abundance and prosperity.
  • Sip the tea slowly, absorbing its grounding energies and focusing on your intentions.

4.  Spruce and Crystal Prosperity Grid


  • Spruce needles or small twigs
  • Prosperity crystals like citrine, pyrite, or green aventurine
  • A prosperity affirmation written on paper


  • Lay out the spruce needles or twigs on a flat surface in a shape that symbolizes abundance to you (e.g., a circle for endless flow, a square for stability).
  • Place the prosperity crystals at the intersections or points of your shape.
  • Place your written affirmation in the center of the grid.
  • Spend a few moments in meditation, charging the grid with your intention.

5. Spruce Bath for Financial Cleansing


  • Spruce essential oil
  • Epsom salts


  • Mix a few drops of spruce essential oil with Epsom salts.
  • Add the mixture to a warm bath.
  • Soak while focusing on cleansing away financial obstacles and inviting in prosperity.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your spruce abundance and prosperity rituals.

Green candle – 7-day green candle, used in money, prosperity, and abundance rituals.

Gold Glitter – 5.29 oz. extra fine.  Elegant champagne gold color, with a luxury metal sense, shines stunningly under the light.

Small Cotton Double Drawstring Bags – 100 count, Small enough to carry in your purse, bag, pocket, etc.  Use it as your sachet when using rituals that require a small bag.

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12 Other important magical properties and rituals associated with spruce trees?

 1. Spruce can be used in fertility rituals 

Spruce is often associated with grounding, vitality, and resilience, qualities that can be symbolic of fertile conditions.

In fertility rituals, spruce needles or essential oil can be incorporated into sachets or amulets along with fertility stones or other herbs to create a potent fertility talisman.

Alternatively, a spruce-infused bath or incense can be used to set the atmosphere for fertility meditations or ceremonies, allowing the individual or couple to connect with the grounding and life-affirming energies of the spruce tree.

 2. Spruce can be used in dream work 

Spruce is associated with grounding and protective energies, which can create a stable foundation for exploring the dream realm.

Using spruce essential oil in a diffuser or burning spruce incense before bedtime can help set the stage for insightful dreaming by encouraging a relaxed, yet focused, mental state.

Additionally, a sachet filled with spruce needles placed under the pillow can serve as a dream talisman, aimed at encouraging vivid, insightful dreams and offering psychic protection during dream work.

 3. Spruce can be used for resilience and strength rituals 

Spruce is often symbolically linked to resilience, strength, and grounding, making it a fitting choice for rituals focused on these attributes.

Incorporating spruce needles, bark, or essential oil into rituals can enhance the practitioner’s inner fortitude and mental clarity, especially when facing challenging circumstances.

A ritualistic spruce bath, for instance, could serve to cleanse away negativity and imbue the individual with the tree’s enduring, resilient energy.

 4. Spruce can be used in love rituals 

Though not traditionally a first choice for love spells, the grounding and protective qualities of spruce can provide a stable foundation for relationships.

Using spruce needles or essential oil in a love sachet, perhaps combined with more traditional love herbs like rose or lavender, can help attract a love that is both passionate and enduring.

Burning spruce incense during a love ritual can also set a serene and focused atmosphere, making it easier to channel your intentions effectively.

 5. Spruce can be used for spiritual growth 

Spruce’s grounding and stabilizing properties make it an excellent ally in spiritual growth endeavors, helping to keep you centered as you explore new spiritual landscapes.

Its needles, essential oil, or even spruce-infused water can be incorporated into rituals or meditative practices aimed at deepening your spiritual understanding and connection.

By aligning yourself with the resilient and ancient energies of the spruce tree, you can foster a sense of spiritual continuity and evolution, laying a strong foundation for further growth and discovery.

 6. Spruce can be used for clarity and visual rituals 

Spruce, with its grounding and clarifying properties, can serve as a useful element in rituals aimed at achieving mental clarity and enhanced vision, both literally and metaphorically.

Incorporating spruce essential oil in a diffuser or creating a circle of spruce needles during meditation can help clear mental fog and promote sharp focus.

For rituals that aim to enhance psychic vision or intuitive insights, a sachet filled with spruce needles and associated crystals can act as a potent talisman.

 7. Spruce can be used with ritual tools 

Spruce wood or spruce essential oil can be used to craft or anoint ritual tools like wands, staffs, or altars, imbuing them with the tree’s grounding and protective energies.

Spruce needles can also be incorporated into smudge sticks or incense blends used to cleanse these tools before and after rituals.

By integrating spruce into the creation or maintenance of ritual tools, practitioners can strengthen the grounding and resilience of the tools, thereby amplifying their effectiveness in magical work.

 8. Spruce can be used to commune with nature spirits 

Spruce trees are often considered ancient beings that hold the wisdom of the earth, making them excellent conduits for communing with nature spirits.

By sitting quietly near a spruce tree or incorporating spruce elements like needles, cones, or essential oil into your ritual, you can better attune yourself to the frequencies of the natural world.

Burning spruce incense or using a spruce smudge stick as you call upon nature spirits can serve as an offering and a signal of your intention to connect respectfully with the elemental forces around you.

 9. Spruce can be used to enhance courage 

Spruce’s grounding and stabilizing properties make it an excellent choice for rituals and practices aimed at enhancing courage.

Whether it’s anointing yourself with spruce essential oil before a challenging endeavor, or carrying a spruce talisman made from needles or bark, the inherent qualities of spruce can bolster your inner strength.

Through meditation or affirmation-based rituals that incorporate spruce, you can focus on channeling the tree’s resilient energy to build your courage and resolve.

 10. Spruce can be used for ancestor work 

Spruce trees, often seen as ancient and wise, can serve as symbolic bridges to ancestral wisdom and energies.

Incorporating spruce elements, such as needles, bark, or essential oil, into your ancestral altar can add a layer of grounding and protective energy.

Using spruce incense during ancestral rituals or meditations can help create a sacred space where you’re more receptive to messages and guidance from ancestral spirits, helping to deepen your connection with the past.

 11 Spruce can be used in manifestation rituals 

Spruce, with its grounding and stabilizing properties, can serve as an anchor for your intentions in manifestation rituals.

Incorporating spruce needles, cones, or essential oils into your manifestation work can help solidify your intentions, making them more tangible and rooted in reality.

Whether you’re using spruce in a vision board, as an anointing oil, or in a candle spell, its energy can serve to fortify your willpower and focus, making it easier for you to draw what you desire into your life.

 12. Spruce can be used in longevity and immortality rituals 

Spruce trees are often long-lived, making them symbolic of longevity and even immortality in some traditions.

Incorporating elements of the spruce tree, such as its needles or essential oil, into rituals aimed at extending life or attaining spiritual immortality can align you with the enduring energies of this ancient tree.

Whether you’re creating an elixir, crafting a talisman, or meditating with spruce as your focal point, its essence can serve to strengthen your life force and resilience, thereby supporting the quest for longevity and timeless wisdom.

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What does spruce smell like?

The scent of spruce is often described as fresh, woody, and earthy, with a slightly sweet undertone.

Spruce tends to have a crisp, invigorating aroma that many people associate with the outdoors, reminiscent of evergreen forests.

Spruce essential oil, often used in aromatherapy and other practices, captures these characteristics and is said to have a calming yet uplifting effect on the senses.

The scent of spruce is frequently used in perfumes, incense, and even household cleaning products to bring a sense of the natural world indoors.


Spruce, an evergreen tree with deep roots in folklore and tradition, possesses a multitude of magickal properties.

Renowned for its grounding, protective, and resilience-enhancing energies, spruce is often incorporated into rituals that focus on everything from fertility and love to clarity and ancestral work.

The spruce tree’s various components—needles, bark, and essential oil—can be used to craft talismans, anoint ritual tools, or create sacred spaces.

With a crisp, invigorating aroma that connects one to the natural world, spruce serves not just as a potent ingredient in magickal practices but also as a symbol of enduring vitality and wisdom.

If you are interested in learning about some general magickal properties of other essential oils and herbs, check out my article “15 Magical Properties of Essential Oils“.  

If you know of other magical properties of spruce or different ways in which you use spruce on your spiritual journey, I would love to hear from you so I may incorporate what you share in this article.

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