Calendar of the Moon
17 Huath/Thargelion

Day of the Guelder Rose

Color: Pink
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a pink cloth set a vase of guelder rose twigs, a single pink candle, a pot of soil, seeds of some healing herb, a bowl of water, and a bell.
Offerings: Plant seeds. Make healing medicines.
Daily Meal: Vegan

Invocation to the Green Man of the Guelder Rose

Hail, Green Man of the Summer!
Guelder rose of the wood and farmland,
Whose bark heals the womb in pain,
Whose berries bring gladness
To birds and children alike,
Patron of healers in all places,
Crane's berry, black haw's sister,
You teach us that healing
Is our own duty,
As much as we can find it
In ourselves to heal.
Guide our hands, tree of soothing!
We hail you, sacred guelder rose,
Green Man of the Summer,
On this your opening to the sun.

We are lovers, we are healers,
And we keep the flame alive.
By our love we live forever,
By our healing we survive.

(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]