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5  849 - Hawthorne


She deals with balance and duality. The Celts understood this power of balance, as it is one of the bedrocks concerning Druidic belief. They also identified that, when something cannot be totally explained, it must inevitably contains immense power. She is to be respected in all her diverse dualities as she is full of contradictions. In May, she is in her glory with her milky white blossoms. However, these beautiful flowers snuggle securely among her large and dangerous looking thorns.  She is saturated with masculine energy, whilst being symbolic of the fertile aspects the maiden (potential), mother (production) and crone (wisdom). These contradictions mean that hawthorn epitomises the values of duality.