Besom Broom Uses in Wicca & Rituals-Traditionally the besom broom has been and sometimes is continued to be used within wiccan weddings where the couple jumps over the broom during the ceremony. This represents the couple "crossing the threshhold" into homes to begin their new union together. This besom broom jumping also represents fertility and domestic harmony and longevity. Magically, a besom is used for a variety of purposes, but more generally they are used to purify and protect. In rituals the besom is used to cleanse sacred space before magick is performed by visually sweeping away negative energies and astral build up.