Ogham of the Week: Alder, Aspen, and Heather

Ogham of the Week: Alder, Aspen, and Heather

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Ogham of the Week: Fearn (Alder), Eadha (Aspen), and Ur (Heather)

Opening into 2017, this week’s energies look good. Fearn takes the role of wise sage this week, telling us that transition into the new year has a lesson to teach us-listen and learn well. Sometimes the most challenging counsel we can receive is from within our own hearts. Be attentive, Fearn advises.

Take time out of your schedule to reflect on the new year ahead! Even just sitting in silence will aid in enlightenment and discovery. One thing you can do is make it a bit more formal by opening your appointment with yourself with the ringing of a bell. As the sound fades, breathe into the silence and wait. You may get some insight, or you may just get a moment of peace before you move on to your next task.

Eadha gives us insight on what challenges will face us coming into the new year. Aspen is a small tree in the poplar family and is often seen “trembling” in the wind. Though Eadha quakes in fear, this Ogham conquers the shadow that passes in its way. Conquering our fears can be a small act or it can be a large one; both will give equal amounts of learning and accomplishment.

Our final Ogham of this week is Ur, Heather. Ur is the hound of victory, the rush of adrenaline after a long run, the quickening of the heart in the arms of a lover. For those of us with love on the mind, this first week of 2017 will be advantageous to you. Perhaps consider investing in some garnet-a good stone for passionate love and creation.

Ur also speaks of partnership and overcoming strife. Look to your friends and family to see where those relationships can be strengthened. Be open to working together to strike down mutual


About Josiah Mosqueda

Josiah Mosqueda is an Initiated Druid of the Mists of Stone Forest Grove and devotee of Santa Muerte. As a queer Mexican American of Irish descent, he works closely with ancestral spirits to fight for the liberation of all oppressed beings. Aside from the Eye of Horus, Josiah also works for the Minneapolis Public School district.

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