The Alder is a tree that supports and protects physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is associated with weapons and shields. Knowing when to take up the sword and when to take up the shield is very important.
During Alder Moon, my High Priestess taught me to be comfortable in intense, goal oriented Alder of action and passion, but to remember my integrity. Imagine there is a sweet deer next to you as you go along in the forest as the warrior/warrioress -Gentle Action – so as not to scare away your friends and family!