Cosmic Reference Library Source Sheet
The Lulav is Palm, Myrtle, Willow. It is the magick wand that was used in ancient water drawing ceremonies connected to Sukkot. It is waved in the 6 directions – ending by raising to the sky and then the earth, which mimics the rain falling to earth. It also makes the sound of rain as it is waved, like a rain stick.
Lulav (Palm, Myrtle, Willow)
It is made up of 3 piece of myrtle, 2 willow, 1palm branch as well as an etrog (citron).
In the choice of plants – it also illustrates the connection to water (EJMMM)
- Palm is dry
- Willow is connected to water, and dries out during the week
- Myrtle retains its moisture during the week
- Etrog is a vessel of moisture
The parts of the Lulav also represent parts of the body and the letters of the Tetragrammaton, as follows: