The Alder is the fourth Moon of the Celtic year, coinciding with the Spring Equinox, it is a time to focus on balance and fertility. The Alder Moon symbolises the reawakening of the Earth Mother's fertility for another cycle. Your emphasis during the month of the Alder Moon should be on harnessing your hidden potential.
This tea is used to increase spirituality and to give one a sense of wholeness of being.
Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:
March 18 - April 14: At the time of the Spring Equinox, or Ostara, the Alder is flourishing on riverbanks, roots in the water, bridging that magical space between both heaven and earth. The Alder month, called Fearn by the Celts, and pronounced fairin, is a time for making spiritual decisions, magic relating to prophecy and divination, and getting in touch with your own intuitive processes and abilities. Alder flowers and twigs are known as charms to be used in Faerie magic. Whistles were once made out of Alder shoots to call upon Air spirits, so it's an ideal wood for making a pipe or flute if you're muscially inclined.