4th Moon of the Celtic Year – (March 18 – April 14) (The Trailblazer) – Born pathfinder, explorer, risk-taker, doesn’t suffer fools. The Alder has associations with spiritual decisions, duty, prophecy, oracular strength, intelligence, mental prowess, resurrection, air magic, water magic, strength, spirituality, teaching, weather magic, and protection from outside forces.
Alder represents enthusiasm and bravery, which makes those born under this tree sign, excellent leaders. With fiery passion often gaining loyal followers to your cause. You are charming, gregarious and mingle easily with a broad mix of personalities. In other words, Alder signs get along with everybody and everybody loves to hang around with you.
The word for alder is derived from a word meaning “blood,” which refers to the red sap the tree produces when cut. This is why the tree is connected with karmic law and protection. It is also associated with battles and war, in part to this reason, hence the superstition against cutting down the alder tree, because it “bleeds.” This red pigment from the bark was once used as a dye and a for war paint. This red sap would also link the tree to the blood of the womb, often represented by the cauldron, a symbol of death and rebirth.
The fairies bring another link between the alder and magic by virtue of their own otherworld connection. Green is the color usually worn by fairies, and they are said to dye their clothing from the immature alder catkins, which produce a green pigment.
At the time of the Spring Equinox, or Ostara, the Alder is flourishing on riverbanks, roots in the water, bridging that magical space between both heaven and earth. The Alder month, called Fearn by the Celts, and pronounced fairin, is a time for making spiritual decisions, magic relating to prophecy and divination, and getting in touch with your own intuitive processes and abilities. Alder flowers and twigs are known as charms to be used in Faerie magic. Whistles were once made out of Alder shoots to call upon Air spirits, so it’s an ideal wood for making a pipe or flute if you’re musically inclined.
Ogham Alphabet: Fearn
Crystal: Ruby, Amethyst
Element: Fire and Water
Symbolism: Release, Shield and Foundation, Determination, Discrimination and Inner Confidence, Royalty
Birds: Hawk, Seagulls, Raven
Deity: Bran, Apollo, Odin, King Arthur
Folk Names: Owler
references: 1. rober graves, the white goddess, 2. https://www.thoughtco.com, 3. Celtic Oghms
4th Moon of the Celtic Year – (March 18 – April 14) (The Trailblazer)
The Alder Moon represents the pathfinder, explorer, risk-taker, doesn’t suffer fools. The Alder has associations with spiritual decisions, duty, prophecy, oracular strength, intelligence, mental prowess, resurrection, air magic, water magic, strength, spirituality, teaching, weather magic, and protection from outside forces.
Alder represents enthusiasm and bravery. The word for alder is derived from a word meaning “blood,” which refers to the red sap the tree produces when cut. This is why the tree is connected with karmic law and protection. In a broad sense Karma means action. According to the doctrine of karma, every action has a reaction, whether in the current lifetime or a future one; therefore with the Alder tree, one is constantly experiencing the results of past actions and creating the seeds of future experience.
Protection Triple Threat
We combine the power of 3 to empower your intention that much more! Our Protection Candle: is a sensory blend of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Clove. Shungite Energy Water: cleanses, neutralizes, regenerates, eliminates and absorbs all that imposes a hazard on living beings and have been cherished over the centuries to guard against the “evil eye”, repelling negativity. Protection Crystal Pouch: these stones and crystals have held a historical reference for being used for protection for centuries. This pouch includes Bloodstone, Carnelian, Hematite, Obsidian, and Tourmaline.
13 Celtic Moon Set
The 13 Celtic Moons are a reference to the calendar having 13 months of 28 days and an extra day posited as the “year and a day”. It begins with the winter solstice, in contrast to the tradition of Samhain as the Celtic New Year. This set takes you on a magical journey and meditation using crystals associated with each moon, birth month, and Sacred tree. You can use the crystals in many ways and the set comes with complete instructions. It includes 13 crystals associated with each moon. The set is complete with a Celtic Zodiac and organza bag for storage.
Celtic Cross with Malachite
The Celtic Cross or Ring Cross, offers unification, totality, wholeness and inclusion. It was most often used as a grave marker representing hope, life, honor and faith. The Celtic cross meaning also deals with the transition of the seasons, and even mark the four Celtic fire festivals (Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas). These necklaces are complemented with genuine crystal of malachite. This stone has a steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite promotes growth and builds strength, both emotionally and physically.