Hawthorn for your heart, moving on and making love potions. Hawthorn beloved for its heart curing abilities can stimulate the heart, lower blood pressure as well as spiritually cleanse the heart of negativity. It encourages love and forgiveness. Wands made of this wood have great power and the blossoms are said to be erotic to men. The original May Poles were made of Hawthorn. The Welsh Goddess Olwen, the White Goddess of the Hawthorn is said to have once walked the empty universe and her white track of Hawthorn petals became the Milky Way. As an entrance to the “otherworld” it is both a sign of death and fertility.