Which lucky tree is the most sacred? (TOP 7)

Our land is of paramount importance for the survival of humanity.

The trees too.

Since the dawn of time, these majestic beings have been the source of legends, tales and exceptional folklore.

All cultures around the world recognize the importance of trees, and all devote (or have devoted) a particular cult to them.

The harmonious shape of their leaves and branches, their imposing stature and their overwhelming strength are clearly impressive. For millennia, men have praised these forest beings.

Sometimes through the worship of nature gods, sometimes through specific rites, people have always proclaimed loud and clear that, yes, the lucky tree is a reality, that some of them possess real powers. and that their secrets are even deeper than their roots.

In short, together we are going to discover six of the best-known lucky trees in the world.

Contents :

The mountain ash

The baobab

The willow

The yew


The cypress

Some objects of Celtic culture, clairvoyance cards and lucky jewelry

The power of a civilization

with Celtic symbols of strength and power


1st tree: the oak

Meaning of this tree:
  • Sacred tree for the Celts
  • Symbol of strength and spirituality
  • Known for its great longevity

The exceptional characteristics of the oak make it the lucky tree most associated with the values ​​of strength, longevity and spiritual elevation.

With its deciduous leaves and gnarled branches, it grows happily in areas with an oceanic or Mediterranean climate.

The oak can live for several hundred years and measure up to 35 meters long.

Lightning, storm, storm, extreme cold or heat wave: with its powerful roots and its low stature, it can withstand all the tests of nature.

This is perhaps why the Druids devoted such worship to oaks.

Priests, scholars and storytellers of the Celtic people, these men were the most enlightened beings of the time.

It is therefore obvious that their opinion counts.

Their opinion on the oak was precisely to elevate it to the rank of the most sacred tree in creation, the one through which they could understand the world and its mysteries in their entirety.

To learn more about, here is a collection of lucky charms and symbols from Celtic culture.

Small red berries of a rowan tree in the middle of its branches

2nd tree: the mountain ash

Meaning of this tree:
  • Sacred tree for the Scots
  • Its branches are used in healing rituals
  • Cutting a rowan tree is a bad idea that could cost you a lot of money

Rowan has a long history.

Since ancient times, people have planted them near their homes to attract good luck and ward off spirits.

Rowan trees are particularly popular in Great Britain, especially in Scotland.

In local folklore, it is very clearly stated that cutting down a rowan tree is not a good idea (but really not).

It is notably a question of curses, illnesses… and even death!

Suffice to say that a Scot will think twice before cutting down a mountain ash, especially since coming across one is downright considered a good luck charm.

In reality, the only people who could harvest a few rowan branches were the traditional priests (who would later become the sorcerers and bone-setters of our countryside), and this on the sole condition that the branch was used for a healing ritual.

Three gigantic baobabs in the African savannah

3rd tree: the baobab

Meaning of this tree:
  • Sacred tree for Africans
  • Linked to ancestral spirits
  • Largest tree in the world in terms of girth

Originally from the African savannahs, the baobab (Adansonia digitata from its scientific name) is the national emblem of Madagascar.

However, it is not at all the only African country for which the baobab is important!

Due to its massive size (some are several hundred meters high), its massive and fascinating shape and its exceptional lifespan (3000 years for the oldest), the inhabitants of all Africa have offered a place special to this impressive tree.

Most often, it is said in the villages of the largest baobab that it holds within itself the spirit of the dead, hence its sacred character.

You should know that Africans have a particular worship of their ancestors and the tradition they transmitted to them.

Thus, respecting this tree that is the baobab amounts to respecting the memory of the elders.

Throughout the continent's history, tribal leaders organized ceremonies around baobab trees, wise men made decisions there and priests performed rituals there.

In short, the baobab is very clearly the lucky tree of Africa.

A crystal ball, elements of magic and palmistry as well as a witches' owl pendant

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4th tree: willow

Meaning of this tree:
  • Sacred tree for the Japanese
  • One of nature's most sinister beings
  • Associated with ghosts and witches

The willow is a very common tree throughout the world. There are many varieties, sometimes very different sizes and shapes.

Their sinister appearance and sad demeanor have caused most who have seen one to be repelled by this tree, as if an evil force was emanating from it.

In short, many peoples have attributed to it a spiritual, or even downright magical, character... but none to such an extent as the Japanese.

In Japanese tradition, the willow is synonymous with ghost. It is said that a spirit haunts any place where this species of tree grows.

Due to the particular shape that its branches take when it is windy, then similar to the waves of a rough sea, this tree is also linked to the forces of water and the moon.

Witchcraft traditions around the world have incorporated it into their rites and recipes.

When we see a willow alone in the night, let's be wary: a witch could be hidden nearby!

But perhaps it is you who is interested in occult arcana and esotericism?

If so, take a look at our section dedicated to witchcraft, you will find your happiness there… or perhaps your misfortune!

Park with several yew bushes cut into different shapes

5th tree: yew

Meaning of this tree:
  • Sacred tree… of the entire Northern Hemisphere
  • Linked to immortality and long, fulfilling lives
  • This species survived the ice ages

Often, the yew is considered one of the oldest lucky trees in the world, in any case the one to which worship has been devoted the longest.

Ancient traditions describe it as the longest-living tree, the one that sees men and peoples pass before it without ever flinching.

This necessarily made it a prominent symbol of immortality and continuity over time.

Some see the yew as the source of many creations, a wise and ancient being who was able to influence the course of the ages in its own way.

Ultimately, all this is not necessarily false...

The yew is one of the only tree species that has survived the different ice ages. Some of these trees have accompanied humans throughout their history.

When we also know that the yew can sometimes live more than 4000 years... we understand that its link with immortality does not come from nowhere.

In short, we can award the yew the dean lucky tree prize!

Close-ups of the leaves of a sandalwood tree

6th tree: sandalwood

Meaning of this tree:
  • Sacred tree of the Indians
  • Its bark is burned for the many virtues of its smoke
  • Associated with serenity and calm

The last lucky tree we are going to talk about today is sandalwood.

Growing in areas with warm to temperate climates, it has small green leaves on which grow characteristic small berries similar to those of mistletoe.

This tree is particularly known for its bark which, once treated and dried, is burned for the properties of its smoke.

The smell of sandalwood smoke is very appreciated in perfumery but to limit yourself to this quality would be very stupid.

Researchers have indeed highlighted calming and relaxing properties, anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties. Here is an article which describes the main benefits of this tree species.

In short, sandalwood is a tree linked to calm and inner peace.

In the Indian tradition of Ayurveda (a type of medicine), sandalwood is used to calm agitated minds and to ease childbirth.

Sandalwood is also an important lucky tree for Buddhists, who see it as a purifier that rids the places where it is found of negative energies.

Path lined with cypresses in Italy.

7th tree: the cypress

Meaning of this tree:

  • Associated with death by almost all cultures
  • Decorated the temples and altars of past civilizations
  • Great mystical powers are hidden behind this tree

The cypress was considered a very sacred tree by many civilizations for a long time.

Like no examples, here are a few to show you that:

  • The Romans associated the cypress with death, sadness and the underworld. Paradoxically, doctors of the time sometimes advised meditating under a cypress tree to cure certain ailments.
  • A little before them, the Greeks also linked it to the ideas of death and passage, describing in particular the entrance to the gate of Hell as lined with cypresses.
  • The Mazdaean tradition (located in Persia) also saw this tree as very sacred. They were often planted around temples paying homage to Zoroaster (their prophet).
  • Followers of Shinto, Buddhist and Hindu traditions in Asia also considered the cypress tree to be a mystical tree with strange powers. It was also not rare to find them around temples, altars and other sacred places.
  • The faithful of Christianity and Islam have always planted cypress trees near cemeteries. Officially, the aim was to protect the surrounding villages from the spirits, but this could actually stem from an even older tradition...
  • Even today, this sacred tree is planted in cemeteries and is closely linked to funeral practices and ceremonies around the world.

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Discover the author: Cyril Gendarme

Cyril Gendarme is a writer whose website "The Lucky Door" ("La Porte Du Bonheur" in French, his native language) has become a reference in the field of esotericism. Born in Belgium, Cyril has been attracted to the mysteries of the world since he was a child. When his interest in occultism was awakened, a particular subject caught his attention: lucky charms.

After years of study and in-depth research on esoteric traditions from around the world, Cyril decided to share his knowledge with the public through the internet. In 2019, he launched "The Lucky Door," a website dedicated to exploring lucky charms, magical symbols, and esoteric arts.

The Lucky Door is much more than just a showcase for those curious about magic, divination, or tradition. It is the result of Cyril's passion for researching and understanding the mysteries of the universe. Every piece of information available on the site testifies to his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the most hidden symbols and their unique powers.

In addition to his online work, Cyril regularly organizes workshops and conferences in different countries. His presence on social media is also highly appreciated, where he offers personalized advice and happily answers questions from his community.