Custos Sanctus: The Sacred Guardian (Beebalm and Perched Hawk)
The radiant Bee Balm manifests through the fire elemental, and flourishes in high summer. It is an active plant, and spending time in its presence may reveal powerful forces that exude from its red blossoms. The bees love it too, a fact which is well known to gardeners.
Draped in Bee Balm, the perched Red-tail Hawk stands as a guardian to the fire energies which awaken our deepest perceptions. The hawk, with its keen sense of observation, is believed to have visionary powers. It is poised atop a cluster of Topaz crystals, which symbolizes solar energy that is always present when a hawk is near. The name Topaz comes from the Sanskrit word which means fire.