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.


2 musings:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Very beautiful flowers - and I enjoyed reading the wand lore. Thank you!

Aaron-Paul said...

I luv your posts Avie, always full of interesting knowledge for my soul, could you tell me about ritual knives? Id like to make one at the forge, what characteristics should they have to make a purposeful knife, email me if you like , thanks for sharing :-)

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