Dark Moon: Huathe


In the tree ogham, Huathe is associated with the Hawthorn, the tree of cleansing and challenge. That pretty much sums up what the month of May has been so far. The court date for my divorce, the selling of the condo, on one hand, and on the other, two new jobs and a renewed joy in life. I performed the Ovate Rite of Liberation at Beltaine, releasing all the resentment and pain I had carried from the past. I hope I have learned the lessons of these tree well.

2014 Divination


And now for a little explanation since it’s no longer waaaay past my bedtime (oh the things we do for magical timing!):

January–Hazel (Coll)
February–Yew (Ioho, same as last year!)
March–Ivy (Gort)
April–Reed (Ngetal)
May–Hawthorn (Huathe, also the same as last year!)
June–Alder (Fearn)
July–Holly (Tinne)
August–Willow (Saille)
September–Rowan (Luis)
October–Heather (Úr)
November–The Sea (Mor)
December–Poplar (Eadha)

These will serve as monthly dark moon writing prompts for 2014. I decided against participating in the Pagan Blog Project this year as weekly writing is something that I can’t really commit to at this point in my life. But I should be able to do something monthly!