Calendar of the Moon
14 Fearn/Elaphebolion

Day of the Elm Tree

Color: Dull green
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a dull green cloth set a vase of elm twigs collected earlier and forced to bud, a single dull green candle, a pot of soil, seeds, a bowl of water, and a bell.
Offerings: Plant seeds. Use your physical strength to do a task.
Daily Meal: Vegan

Invocation to the Green Man of the Elm Tree

Hail, Green Man of the Spring!
Elm tree of the spreading limbs,
Great in strength and stature,
Tree planted amid the grapevines
To be a living trellis
To support the uncounted
Legions of the Vine-God.
Backbone of Dionysus,
Patient and enduring,
Tree who takes its burdens quietly,
With trunk so great
The hardly can we reach around it.
Grandmother and protector
Of the new year's wine,
In whose branches robins call.
We hail you, sacred elm tree,
Green Man of the Spring,
On this the day of your strengthening.

In strength I rise
In strength I reach
In strength I touch the sky

(Each comes forward and plants a seed in the pot of soil, saying, "Hail Green Man of the Earth!" Water is poured onto the pot, and then the rest is poured out as a libation. Ring bell and dismiss.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]