anuary 21st, was the beginning of the Tree Month of Rowan. Associated with the dragon, the Rowan tree is a symbol of protection and defense. Examples of this : Garlands of Rowan fashioned around the necks of livestock as well as their stalls as well as Rowan trees intentionally planted in churchyards to protect and watch over the spirits of the dead. It is said that the Rowan has the ability to open communications with the spirt realm which is key to its great energy. It is thought that early runes were first fashioned from the Rowan tree. Leaves and berries from the trees are common additives to divination incense. The Rowan is associated with Imbolc which marks the quickening of the year. A perfect time to facilitate a quickening of personal power and resources.