Hawthorn Lore

The Hawthorn Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker The Hawthorn tree rules from May 13th to June 9th on the “Celtic” tree calendar, which happens to correspond with when the hawthorn tree flowers. Because the hawthorn blooms in May its branches… Continue Reading

The Hawthorn Tree

The Hawthorn Tree by Arthur Rackham Latin: Crataegus, Common Hawthorn: Crataegus monogyna Type: Shrub or small tree | Size: 5-15m (about 16-49ft) Other Names: may, mayblossom, maythorn, quickthorn, whitethorn, motherdie, and haw The hawthorn tree is native to Europe, Northwest… Continue Reading

Willow Lore

The Willow Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker According to the Celtic Tree Calendar, the willow rules between April 15th to May 12th. In large part, the willow represents emotional topics, such as death, grief, melancholy, and heartbreak especially when due… Continue Reading

The Willow Tree

From ‘Tree Fairies’ illustrated by Franke Rogers Latin: Salix alba; Salix capreaType: Deciduous Tree | Size: 10-30m (33-100ft)Other Names: White Willow; Goat Willow, Pussy Willow, Sallow; Withe, Withy If the Alder tree is the “King of the waters” then the… Continue Reading

The “Celtic” Tree Calendar

I’m just going to get this out of the way: the Celtic tree calendar is kind of problematic. In fact, I don’t even really like calling it the Celtic tree calendar, simply because it’s not Celtic. The tree calendar was… Continue Reading