Hawthorn is a sacred tree in many Pagan religions. The blossoms, called May Flowers, are used in spring celebrations. The May Pole is traditionally made of hawthorn or decorated with hawthorn flowers. As the tree is sacred to fairies, one must ask permission before taking the blooms or sprigs and must certainly leave an offering when cutting down a whole tree.
Placed around doors and windows, hawthorn will prevent people from entering your home in an astral state. It will also prevent spirits from entering a place. Planting hawthorn around other trees, or near your home is said to protect them from lightning strikes. Planting it as a hedge around your home will keep out unfriendly spirits. Adding hawthorn to an amulet will protect you from spirits and harmful magic.
Where these three trees grow together, one may see Fairies. A sacred Tree in Northern Europe for centuries, boughs of Hawthorne were once used to decorate Maypoles. The trees themselves seldom grow past ten feet, so using the tree itself for a Maypole was rare.
Long ago, Hawthornes were believed to be witches who had transformed into trees; long have the cunningfolk celebrated the First-of-May beneath the Hawthorne Tree. Carry the Berries in a sachet or mojo bag to overcome grief or sadness.