Archive for March, 2021

Here at the Magickal Cottage spring is well under way! Not only is the green covering the hillsides and flowers are abloom, but there is movement everywhere. The birds are singing and flitting about and the lizards have reappeared, no doubt to capture the newly hatched insects. Mid spring is here!

On the Celtic calendar we follow, spring began at Imbolc. The vernal equinox would be what one might call “Mid Spring”. This confuses some people who think Yule is the beginning of winter when it is actually midwinter. Litha is Midsomer and Mabon is at mid autumn if you are talking celtic calendar year. The reason for this shift in the common view of seasons is that Samhain (around Oct.31) is the Witches New Year. Samhain is where our year begins.

The lunation between March 21 and April 17 is the sixth lunation since Samhain and is called The Hawthorn Moon according to the Celtic tree months.

Now you might look this up online and see that many people want to put the Hawthorn Moon in June, but that’s because they are using the modern calendar that starts January 1st. I’m not saying my way is better, just more traditional. I go by the Celtic calendar.

Hawthorn -Huathe

The Hawthorn Moon is called Huathe in Gaelic. The Hawthorn tree is associate with the sidhe or fairy folk. It is also about cleansing and purification in preparation for Bealtaine. I am immediately reminded of spring cleaning!

I know, when you hear the term “spring cleaning” you think “boring”. But consider this: what you put out comes back at you (some believe threefold). If your vibration is high then you will bring in more that is of a higher energy. Your environment influences your own energy, so now is a great time to break up the stagnant energy and usher it out the door!

Of course, I can’t do anything, even cleaning, without making it magickal in some way! So here is my recipe for Magickal High Vibe Floor Powder. It is composed of very high vibe ingredients! You can sprinkle this lovely witchy stuff all over your floor or carpet, leave it for at least 15 minutes, (enough time for a cup of tea) and then sweep or vacuum the powder up along with the low vibes it has soaked up. Toss the used powder in the outdoor trash can. It may even make your trash can smell nicer!

Magickal High Vibe Floor Powder

You will need:

A box of baking soda

Dried lavender, rosemary and/or rose petals – if you only have one herb that’s ok.

Lavender oil

Palo Santo oil (optional)

Pour the baking soda into a bowl and add the dried herbs (about a TB each of the lavender and rosemary and a few rose petals). Make sure to break the herbs into small pieces.

Add about 10 drops of lavender oil. WARNING: if you are adding palo santo oil only add no more than 2 drops and if you get it on your hands wash it off immediately. A little goes a long way, suffice it to say. I’m speaking from personal experience!

As you mix up the powder with your spoon, focus your intention on enchanting the mixture to clean up and neutralize all the energetic nasties.


May the cleansing energies of the Hawthorn Moon clear the way for a lovely year ahead!



Want to read more about Celtic tree rituals?

Check out this book!

Celtic Tree Rituals: Ceremonies for the Thirteen Moon Months and a Day https://www.amazon.com/dp/0738760226/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NWYXBE9BKZ5V027P9FNM

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