The meandering thoughts of a modern-day hearth witch.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Hedgerow Ramblings // Blackthorn

Delicate white blossoms are twinkling in the hedgerows like miniature stars, this week. 

The blackthorn cleverly disguises its sharp, black thorns with these miniature flowers; all who dare touch are swiftly reminded of this tree's protective power.

Celtic tree and wand-lore states exactly that: the blackthorn wood's greatest power is that of protection.
In harmony and balance, the protection offered by the black thorns is combined with the symbolic white of the flowers, representing the tree's second magickal property: purification.

The duality of protection and purification make a blackthorn wand perfect for rituals and magickal workings which focus on grounding and stabilising inner emotions; providing internal clarity and a guarding against external forces of negativity.


Saturday, 19 March 2011

Full Moon // Fulfilment

Today's Full Moon seems to have sent me into overdrive.

March's full moon is known as the Storm Moon or Seed Moon. 
It brings with it fertility and growth and marks a time of preparation for the harvests to come.

Growth indeed is all around Hearthwitch Cottage at the moment - and nowhere more evident than in the triumphant daffodil blooms. My little patch of Earth is circled by them - a battalion of yellow trumpeters, all standing on guard. 

Something about this moment in the turning Wheel of the Year always kicks me into action. My natural clock must be telling me to prepare for the coming seasons. Today I have Spring cleaned the house from top to toe!

 It feels so good to wipe away the cobwebs, the remnants of the dark months, and let the light and air back through the house. 

May the season bring you much joy and fulfilment and may tonight's full moon bless you with growth in whichever area of your life you seek it.

Brightest blessings.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Hedgerow Ramblings // The light... returning.

Look what it did.

Beauty is waking all around us because of its nurturing warmth.

Tonight it was aglow.

Captivating and warm.

Utterly perfect. 

Monday, 14 March 2011

New York

Just a few pictures of my recent broom-ride away...

A wonderful holiday was had - rejuvenating and restful.
It is good to be home though. 

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