The “Brooms of Elder” is made up of five symbols; the pentacle, the broomstick,
the elder leaf, the vine and the circle. It is a beautiful representation for believers and practitioners of the ancient arts.
At the center is the Elder leaf. The Elder tree was sacred to the Druids,
who created the tree alphabet which was utilized in their mystical, spiritual practice.
The Broomstick has been used by wise-women for centuries.
They “swept” the evil spirits out of the house after a woman gave birth, to protect the mother and the newborn.
The Pentacle is an ancient symbol associated with magic, paganism and all forms of mysticism.
Surrounding the pentacle is the circle, symbol of the consecrated space, the center of the Mother.
The circle is the primary feminine sign. Wrapped around the circle is the vine,
known in the Druidic alphabet by the letter M, for Muin. It is the vine of the Blackberry bush,
considered sacred by the ancient peoples. The Wise-Woman Pentacle is for all
who honor the ancient healing arts and who hold reverence for the Earth Mother.