"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live
than other things do."
- Willa Cather (1873-1947), O Pioneers 1913
"Triple Goddess Tree"
oil pastel by Gwendolyn LaFae
Cemetery Trees, 2007
Lake Anna State Park
"I like the way she is
choosing her own direction"
-Faery Moon Bubbles, 2007
From Roots to Leaves,
Branches to Bark
The Goddess Tree Grows
from MoonBee Acres
There is a branch
for you to sit upon
with a beautiful view.
Climb up into her arms,
and stay for a spell.
Feel her roots, her bark,
her branches, her leaves.
She is shade, shelter,
a home, a hide-away.
She is an escape.
She rocks you to sleep
in your hammock.
She holds up your birdfeeder,
your wind chimes,
and your decorations.
She embraces anyone
who loves to climb.
In the spring she offers life,
and in the fall
she gives her own.
She does not judge.
She just is.
An e-letter based on the
Celtic Tree Calendar
THE POEM OF THE NINE WOODS
Nine woods in the cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch into the fire goes, to represent what the Lady knows.
Oak gives the forest might, in the fire brings the God's insight.
Rowan is the tree of power, causing life and magic to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand, to aid the journey to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify, and draw faery to your eye.
Hazel, the tree of wisdom and learning, adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of the apple tree, that brings us the fruits of fertility.
Grapes that grow upon the vine, giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen, to represent immortality unseen.
Elder is the Lady's tree, burn it not, or cursed you'll be.
These are some of my friends:
The first one has the image of an eye in her bark,
and the second has Goddess figures that formed naturally
Trees are ancient beings. They are keepers of the life force.
They receive nourishment from Mother Earth and Father Sun.
To gain power from a tree and to receive the same magical energy which they possess,
remove three hairs from your head and tie them together with ordinary garden twine.
Go to a wooded area where you won’t be disturbed.
Walk around until you find a tree you’re attracted to.
It should represent the powers you’re looking for:
a pine tree for longevity, or an oak tree for strength, etc.
Tie your bundle of hair to a longer piece of twine.
Wrap the twine about the tree trunk and tie as you say,
“With hair and twine, my strength is yours, and your strength is mine.”
You and your sacred tree are now bound, from toe to crown.
These Goddess Tree Roots are beautiful
The first has three trunks growing out of her base,
and the second seems to have a secret door
photography by Gwendolyn LaFae - November 2006
Here are some pictures of Medea Moon's friends:
"My Babies" Leland Firs "The Three Sisters"
Grandmother Elm that Survived Hurricane Rita
Tree Blessing Spell
Planting trees helps protect the environment and connect you to Nature.
You may use this spell to bless a new tree.
First, plant a sapling in Spring under a Waxing or Full Moon
using some organic fertilizer and a magical stone
such as a quartz crystal or moss agate.
While you work, repeat this chant:
"Roots go down, grow deep
and wide, anchor firmly side to
Put some fertilizer in the hole as you fill it, and sprinkle more on top.
Set the stone by the trunk as a gift for the tree.
Then cover everything with a layer of mulch.
Thank the sapling for coming to live with you and promise to take care of it.
"Sister Tree" oil pastel by Gwendolyn, 2006
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"The wonder is that
we can see these trees
and not wonder more."