Oracle Insights – Week of September 25, 2023
Palo Santo is a type of wood that comes from the Bursera graveolens tree, which is native to South America. The name “Palo Santo” translates to “holy wood” in Spanish, and it has been used for centuries by indigenous peoples for its spiritual and medicinal properties. This week’s card comes from The Herbal Astrology Oracle and yes, it is Palo Santo.
When burned, Palo Santo releases a fragrant smoke, which is often described as sweet, woody, and slightly citrusy. It is believed to cleanse and purify the energy of a space. It is often used in spiritual rituals, such as smudging or meditation, to promote relaxation, clarity, and positive energy. Palo Santo was used by the Incans to neutralize negativity and improve spiritual communication.
Call upon Palo Santo’s energy when you are in need of protection and guidance. If you do not have any on hand to burn, look at the image of the card and visualize the smoke surrounding you and clearing away all that does not serve your higher purpose. Ask for guidance and keep an open mind to the messages you receive.