Sound value: Ss
Literal meaning: Sulfur
Pronounced as “STRAHF”
Features: Small tree or large shrub, thorny, deciduous tree with ‘sloe’ fruits (Rose Family)
Uses: Sloes used to make jam, wine and to flavor gin. Wood used in making tools. Thorns used. Medicinal uses.
Modern divinatory meaning: Necessity, karma, fate with hope, protection
Animal symbolism (based on traditional lore): badger
Bird symbolism (based on traditional lore): thrush