Tulip Tree - The Trees

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

Tulip Tree
The Trees


Author Henry W. Shoemaker recounts the Allegheny legend of a wood sprite named Pale Eyes, who lived inside a tulip tree (Liriodendron) and appeared as an enchanting Indian girl with pumpkin-colored skin and light-colored eyes. When the tree was cruelly cut down, the maiden was briefly sighted with bleeding ankles before disappearing into sawdust, never to return.

Magical Uses

Attracting Gifts

The universe loves to give, and so do our fellow creatures. That’s why it’s imperative that we do our best to receive and accept all gifts (even the everyday ones, like the sound of a loved one laughing or the vision of sunlight on water) without guilt and with the utmost pleasure and glee. Plus, the more gratitude we feel, the more gifts we receive—and our gratitude is also a gift to whomever it is directed toward. So it’s an infinite win for all involved; this is the wisdom of the tulip tree.


Visit a tulip tree on a beautiful day. Relax and have an emotional heart to heart, inwardly sharing why you’d like to attract more gifts, and how you’d like to feel when you receive them. Also share how much joy you’d like to bring to others and the universe by accepting these gifts with gratitude and love. Then feel yourself receiving an infusion of the tulip tree’s sparkling essence. When this feels complete, thank her and vow to find the most possible delight in every single thing you experience for the remainder of the day. Within one week, you will notice a marked increase in the number of gifts you receive. Remember to be grateful in order to keep the momentum going!

Dazzling Charm

Aligned with the archetypal love goddess, as well as the shimmering and radiant element of fire, the tulip tree can be a most excellent magical ally when it’s your intention to dazzle and charm. With her exotic blossoms, and radiant leaves that dance in even in the most imperceptible breeze, she ensnares admiring attention like a mesmerizing dancer with a costume that glitters in the sun. For this purpose, visit a tulip tree in sunlight. Pour an entire bottle of champagne around her roots, and request that she infuse you with her abundant energy of attraction and charm.

Magical Correspondences


Element: Fire

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus