Rubber baby buggy bumpers. I’m practicing my diction for my acting class today. This is a fantastic day in May. We’re in the sensual sign of Taurus, still in the Celtic Tree Month of Willow. As you recall, the Willow, one of the ‘seven noblest trees of the land,’ and for the Druids, Willow was the Pussy Willow. This plant was used in love potions, you knocked on it to deflect bad luck, and it was a ward against evil.
On Monday, May 13th, we will be entering the Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorne, a small greyish-brown barked, thorny tree. This is the tree which guards wishing wells in Ireland, and after a wish is made a shred of clothing is hung from it to indicate it had. It is the tree most associated with May and is considered to be a fairy trysting place. It was the protective emblem of the Roman goddess Cardea. It was also used as protection against lightening and by the Old Irish considered to be a tree of chastity. Their brides wore a crown of Hawthorn on their wedding day. The Romans considered May an inappropriate time to marry and therefore, considered the Hawthorne to be an ill omen, especially if brought into a house. I’ve always considered Hawthorne to be a bit like us, capable of accomplishing wishes, protective of our homes and bodies, and full of fairy trysts.
Today, I am full of delicious nonsense and will be at Creative Energy, the PURPLE store, located at 780 W. New Haven Ave, Melbourne, from noon until 5 pm or so. The day will be resplendent because I will be sharing it with the PURPLE peeps, Pamela, Vance, Aimee, and Alyssa, who are still shining brilliantly from the book signing event last week with Wizard Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, from the Grey Council.
Readings are only $30 for 30 minutes and I promise not to challenge you to any tongue twisters. The class at Essential Elements Wellness has been cancelled. Please contact me for updates on rescheduling it. (321-458-7956)
Besides Adieu, all I can say is, a twister of twists once twisted a twist and the twist that he twisted was a three-twisted twist. Later! Ciao!