Privet - The Trees

The Magic of Trees: A Guide to Their Sacred Wisdom & Metaphysical Properties - Tess Whitehurst 2017

The Trees


The small and elegant privet tree (Ligustrum) is often featured in manicured hedges and topiaries like the ones in the film Edward Scissorhands. A native of Asia and a member of the same family as olive, lilac, and jasmine, she possesses tiny, radiant, and sweetly fragrant white blossoms.

Magical Uses

Facilitating Communication

With a distinctively airy and clarifying energy, the privet tree can magically facilitate any and all kinds of verbal communication. She can therefore be an excellent addition to yards of businesses that specialize in the written or spoken word, such as publishing houses, newspapers, postal centers, and law offices. Writers and speakers of all varieties can also benefit from the proximity of privet trees. Additionally, a privet tree near the home can support harmonious communication between residents.

Resolving Arguments

To gain insight into and prepare for magical work related to resolving an argument, consider spending time in quiet contemplation with a privet tree. If she’s in bloom, inhale the sweet scent of her blossoms, and perhaps incorporate them into charms or spells designed for the purpose.


Charge a privet leaf with the intention for harmonious and ideal resolution; then place it in the shoe or somewhere within the belongings of the other party. Your argument should be resolved within twenty-four hours.

Soothing and Smoothing

In herbal medicine the immune-boosting, inflammation-reducing privet has been employed for a number of conditions, including sore mouths and throats, skin problems, chapped lips, coughs, tumors, and respiratory issues. Similarly, on the energetic and magical side of things, privet has a soothing and smoothing energy that helps with healing old hurts, releasing painful memories from the past, and generally softening harsh energy. For this purpose, try taking the flower essence, putting a few drops of it in with a mister of water and misting yourself or your space, or adding it to your bathwater.

Magical Correspondences


Element: Air

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus