Although the Elder can be damaged easily, it recovers quickly and springs back to life, corresponding to the approaching New Year.
Called Ruish by the Celts (pronounced roo-esh).
The month of Elder is a good time for workings related to creativity and renewal.
It is a time of beginnings and endings, births and deaths, and rejvenation.
Elder is also said to protect against demons and other negative entities.
Use in magic connected to Faeries and other nature spirits.