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The Hawthorn


Hawthorn is a hedgerow plant that grows well even in poor soil and high winds.  It has white flowers in spring that are followed by dark red berries in the autumn.  Watch out for the spiky thorns though.

Associated with easing heart complaints I think it works well in love workings and spells to make the heart sing with happiness (awwwwww).

Hawthorn is a tree of the Fae forming the faery triad with oak and ash, the hawthorn offers a gateway to the world of Faerie.

The white flowers followed by the red berries have long been associated with fertility.

Dry hawthorn berries and thread onto black cotton and hang above your threshold or sprinkle the berries around the boundary to your home for protection.

Add hawthorn berries to your floor wash to purify your house.  Hawthorn berries can be sprinkled around your home to protect your marriage or relationship.

Add to workings where you require forgiveness.

Use hawthorn in workings for protection, hope and warding against evil…yes another tree that protects against witches *sigh*, although apparently witches would shape shift into hawthorn trees to rest before flying through the night.

Happy Hawthorn Leaf Tea

Mix equal quantities of your usual black tea and dried hawthorn leaves, add hot water and allow too steep for 3-5 minutes then strain and drink to bring love to your heart and a smile to you face.

Hawthorn Magical Properties:

Happiness, fertility, love, protection, purification, forgiveness, faeries, hope

Ruling planet – Mars, Venus

Sign - Sagittarius

Element – Fire

Gender – Masculine

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Rachel is a witch...has been for a very long time, not the green skinned warty kind obviously...the real sort - but she is also a working wife and mother living in Hampshire, England who has also been lucky enough to write and have published a growing stack of books on the Craft. She loves to learn she loves to study and continues to do so each and every day but has learned the most from actually getting outside and doing it. She regularly gives talks and workshops at pagan events. Rachel is also founder and an Elder at the Kitchen Witch online school of witchcraft. She likes to laugh...and eat cake...


  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis Thursday, 27 April 2017

    Rachel, thank you! Hawthorn is a friend of mine, and she had not told me a few things about herself that she has clearly told you. I am grateful for the additional information, and she is happy I have it too.

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