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

Writing Prompt // Music #41

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel… Continue Reading

Style Notebook // NuGoth

Since it’s such a young subgroup, what NuGoth is exactly has been heavily debated for the past year or so. The most debated part of the subgroup is whether or not it can even be classified as goth. The primary… Continue Reading

Style Notebook // Winklepickers

One thing that I’ve learned through my doodling is that I love pointy boots. More to the point, I love winklepickers, alternatively called pikes or goth pikes. I love the silhouette they create. I love the folksy, elvish, witchy look… Continue Reading