May the blessings of the Flower Moon shine upon you.
We are now in the month of the Hawthorn in Celtic lore. This time runs from May 13th until June 9th. From a magickal point of view this is a great time to clear away old habits and outdated spiritual ideas. Hawthorn can also be used for fertility, health and protection. The Hawthorn is also associated with the fey.
I recently bought a Hawthorn tree and have it planted out in my garden. I have also gone back to my interest in the wee folk. When I first came to the craft I had a huge interest in fairies, but over time I let other people sway me into thinking a belief in the fey was childish. In recent times though, I have felt myself being drawn back to them and a renewed interest in everything fey.
I have been through a really tough time over the past year, with the darkest time being from December until the end of April. I lost my younger brother – he was 29 years old – and my Dad spent three months in hospital before losing his fight against illness. I have been forced to re-evaluate everything. Things that were important to me no longer have any bearing in my life. People who once figured highly have been cast aside as I have discovered we are no longer complimenting one another. I have found that no matter how hard I have tried to do certain things I just cannot progress in that area and so in the wake of these two deaths I have reassessed my priorities – both with people and aspects of my life – where I would usually hold on so tightly. As a Taurean I detest change; I am such a control freak and changing anything in my life usually scares the hell out of me. But this dark time has left me needing change and I have found that I am now no longer afraid to embrace it.
This month I aim to tap into the energies of the Hawthorn and clear away what is no longer needed in my spiritual life.
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