Ogham of the Week: Broom, Elder, and Oak

Ogham of the Week: Broom, Elder, and Oak

Turn Weakness into Strength

nGetal (Broom)

Normally meaning good health and vitality, nGetal reversed coughs violently at us. Be careful of physical and emotional ailments this week. Broom is the traditional wood used to create besoms or broomsticks used to clean physical and energetic space. Take time to clean your living space, work out, or meditate to cleanse your energy. Burn a small healing candle to assist in the process of overcoming what ails.

Ruis (Elder)

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Ogham of the Week: Elder, Hawthorn, and Yew

Ogham of the Week: Elder, Hawthorn, and Yew

Painful Barriers and Regrets

Ruis (Elder)

This ogham speaks of guilt. There are things that are blocking us from speaking to our hearts. Elder is also an ogham of things left unsettled. Take time to meditate and reflect on things left unresolved in your life. These might be what is blocking you from accessing the fire of your heart. Working with the stone chrysocolla in your meditations assists in accessing calmness and tapping onto your emotions. Once the heart is open, then our true work can begin.

Huath (Hawthorn)

A reversed Huath wraps itself greedily around the fruits of our labor, much like our new president. Traditionally, hawthorn was said to mark the barrier between this world and the Otherworld. When turned upside down, Huath becomes angry and breaks down our lines of communication. Emotions will run high this week as a result and our sense of equilibrium will be thrown off. If you are a candle lover, grab an emotional balance votive; let the scents of sandalwood and rose realign your heart with your mind. [Read more…]

Ogham of the Week: Blackthorn, Hazel, and Pine

Ogham of the Week: Blackthorn, Hazel, and Pine

A Threat to Order

Irish Ogham of the Week

Straif (Blackthorn)

This ogham gives us a somber warning this week; be ready for turbulent transition. Twisty and thorny, Blackthorn is often depicted in fairy tales as the barrier between the hero and the destination. Straif reversed mirrors this energy. The path is full of hidden thorns, obscuring the way forward. Watch your step. This week, be careful of the hot energies that burn within us. Pick up some celestine, which is a good aid in calming our inner fire.

Coll (Hazel)

Coll is enlightenment, and knowledge given. Events this week will result in opportunities for learning. Don’t discount negative interactions, because these too will grant enlightenment. Rejecting lessons might lead to destabilizing forces, so listen well. The Druids believe that hazelnuts represent wisdom, even those that fall to the ground. Look for wisdom even in the most unconventional places, you might just find it.

Pine (Ailm)

Ailm is full of elation and wonder, self-determination and steadfastness. Being an evergreen, the pine tree stays vibrant even in the pain of winter. This is a lesson that Ailm conveys; with endurance comes pain, but the reward is great. Truth this week may be obscured, leaving us frustrated and ready to disengage. Continue to carry on. A truth and justice candle might aid in our resolve to carry on towards the end.

Peace and Bright Blessings.