The Tree of Life

The theme this week is Earth Day.  

Have you started making  plans to support Earth Day on April 22nd?

‘The tallest Oak in the forest, was once just a little nut, that held its ground’ 

Top Image: England’s Tree of the Year

A 1,000-year-old hollow oak, reputed to have hidden Robin Hood from the Sheriff of Nottingham, had been voted England’s tree of the year

https://www.theguardian.com/…/nottinghams-major-oak…

Image: Celtic Tree of Life ~ Jen Delyth, Celtic Art Studio

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From June 10 – July 7. 

Oak  ~ D’Duir ~ Door 

The Tree of Life. 

The Oak brings ~ Endurance. Courage. Self determination. A gateway to new understanding. 

http://www.thegoddesstree.com/trees/Oak.htm 

Did you know?

If you carry an acorn in your pocket, it will bring you good luck.

Or catch a falling Oak leaf before it hits the ground, then you’ll stay healthy the following year.

Circles of Life

Ashes to Ashes

 

ASHES TO ASHES
 From roots firmly planted in ground,
 entwined in earth’s heavenly surrounds.
 Courting flashes of lightening strikes,
 dear hallowed tree of sacred rites.
 

 World tree Yggdrasil of Druids staff,
 what you offer will come back.
 Pillar of strength, balance and fertility,
 magickal inspirations of ingenuity,
 

 Awareness of your self in the world,
 is how interconnectedness returns.
 Like casting stones into a pond,
 creating ripples swirling on and on.
 

 I am a spirit tree said the Ash,
 ‘what you offer will come back’
 Stand headstrong, in eye of storm,
 into conflicts, never be drawn.
 

 Be grounded and of belonging,
 this is how spirit of light gets in.  
 Victoria Healing ~ 25.2.2021
 ASHES TO ASHES  

Celtic Tree of the Month

Ash ~ Feb 18 to March 17 

Ogham Name: Nion. Meaning Heaven. 

Tree Meaning: Connection, Wisdom, Surrender 

Ash is the world tree, Yggdrasil. This is a symbol of passage between the worlds, creativity and connections, as the world tree connects us all. It reminds us we should be mindful of our actions because for each action there is a consequence that can effect others as well as ourselves. 

References:

http://www.thegoddesstree.com/trees/Ash.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_tree

Journey through Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil Midgard (Old Norse: “Miðgarðr”) “middle earth” is located in the middle of the world, below Asgard. Midgard and Asgard are connected by Bifrost the Rainbow Bridge. Midgard is surrounded by a huge ocean that is impassable.

The Ocean is occupied by a huge sea serpent, the Midgard Serpent. The Midgard serpent is so huge that it encircles the world entirely, and biting its own tail. Odin and his two brothers Vili and Ve created the humans from an Ash log, the man and from an elm log, the woman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midgard#Old_Norse

Image: Magic Sojourner

Spell Tree

 
SPELL TREE

She tapped her finger against her lips
 casting a rune made of Rowan twigs.
 Charms that were carved into staves,
 drawn to express emotions and create. 
 

 Magical, whispering Rowan tree of power,
 causing happiness and magic to flower. 
 Protector from the witches evil eye,  
 or the dead lingering on when they die. 
 

 Red berry tonics, of flame and fire,
 what does your heart and soul desire?
 Psychic powers, for spells of healing, 
 You will find all negative forces receding.
 Victoria Healing ~ 21.1.2021.
 SPELL TREE 
Image: The Art of Brian Kesinger 

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From January 21 – February 17. 

Rowan Tree, (Luis) ~ Protection and inspiration.  Also known as Witch Tree, or Wicken Tree. 

Ogham Tree Meaning: Vision. Healing. Transformation. Connection. 

This is a time to freely express yourself both emotionally and creatively. Remember that you are only responsible for your actions, not other peoples’ reactions to them; Be aware of negative influences around you Give yourself the time and space to let new thoughts and ideas arise in you, take time out to clear your mind so that you also have the mental space to facilitate this.

Rune staves, sticks upon which runes were inscribed, were cut from the Rowan tree.

Welcome in the New

 
 WELCOME IN THE NEW
 She is fragile and gentle but strong,
 that is where many get her wrong.
 Ancient wisdom, forever young at heart,
 Birch tree in Ogham, heralds a new start.
 

 Aches and pains may heal and be gone,
 from the magical properties of this one. 
 Healing tonics when gathered; delicious. 
 cradle for baby and yule for Christmas.
 

 Spiky green leaves, silver white bark, 
 kindling of passions ignited from spark.
 Sweep away the old, welcome in the new,
 this is what Birch tree means to me and you.
 

 Twigs used for brooms, or tinder of fire,
 what then, flames your hearts desires?
 Victoria Healing ~ 15.12.2020.
 WELCOME IN THE NEW

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From December 24 – January 20. 

Birch Tree ~ The Achiever. 

Ogham Tree Meaning: Beginning. Renewal. Youth. Vision.

Birch is the first of the tree symbols, for the first moon cycle in the Ogham Tree Calendar. Known by the celts as Beith (pronounced ‘bay’) it is the symbol of new beginnings, regeneration, hope, new dawns and the promise of what is to come.

The druids carried birch bark with them as kindling.

http://www.ecoenchantments.co.uk/myogham_birchpage.html

Away with the Faeries

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Image Credit ~ Rhymes in Verse

 

So from this moment, i’ve ceased to be,

the person who doubts forgotten tales of mythology.

 

Guardians of sacred Lore and protection,

original purveyors in ‘charming’ reflections.

Chameleons of purity in their white flowers,

to creative red berries, flaming, empowered.

 

Healing medicine for herbal remedies,

a natural cure for blood pressure and heart disease.

Fragrant fruits, rich in medicinal vitamin c.

everlasting creators of protective therapies.

 

It is said that faeries may be found to dance and linger,

under the blooms of these magical haw bringers.

Hawthorn Trees are blessers of love, luck and fertility,

budding in times of courtship and at birth ceremonies.

 

Never bring their Holy Grail flowers inside for decoration,

illness or death will be sure to befall someone.

Original May Flowers and ribboned May Pole,

from back when the legends of Celtic customs were told.

 

A dear friend of my heart, many, many years ago,

said that she had “seen faeries at the bottom of her garden”,

today, i beg her forgiveness and ask for her pardon,

i believe now, that her story could just have been, so,

 

hawthorn faery
Image Credit ~ Unknown

In loving memory of Sarah Beales.

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From May 13 – June 9th

Hawthorn ~ Illusionist. Balance of duality

Celtic Tree Alphabet: H ~Huath.

Meaning:Contradiction, Consequence, Relationships
This tree is good for clearing the air in communication.

Astrology Sign: Gemini.

 

THE CELTIC OGHAM ALPHABET

Consists of twenty alphabetical symbols

(Ogham is pronounced “Oh-m” or “Oh-wam”)

Each sacred Tree symbol, represents a feeling, attribute or essence.

Hawthorn – The Illusionist
May 13 – June 9

Hawthorn signs in Celtic tree astrology are not at all what they appear to be. Outwardly, they appear to be a certain persona, while on the inside Hawthorn’s are quite different. They put the term “never judge a book by its cover” to the test.

If you liked reading about your Hawthorn Celtic sign, you may also like: 

https://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-tree-astrology.html

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Image Credit ~ Oogie Boogie Witch

 

”The fair maid, who on the first of May,
Goes to the fields at the break of day,
And bathes in the dew from the hawthorn tree,
Will ever strong and handsome be”.
(Old English Nursery Rhyme)

Rhyme in Verse
@rhymesvpoetry

 

in a Nutshell,

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Image Credit ~ The Magic Portal

… “Have you got any food” she called out,

“and medicine” cried another

Then, pour this into a liqueur, perhaps a tinge on vanilla ice cream,

warm and nutty, spoonful of delight, this is a coffee lovers dream.

 

Roast in the oven, crack open the shell,

sniff that aroma, this is good ‘brain food’ as well.

 

The medicinal benefits, of this delicious nut,

cannot be, over estimated enough.

Full of protein and nourishment for health,

magically charged and good for inner ‘self’

 

Ancient Celts had believed this nut to be,

from the tree of wisdom, poetic inspiration and creativity.

holding mystical knowledge in Ireland and Wales.

although, reputed to be poisonous to snails.

 

A handy tree to have around,

carved into travellers sticks, to tread rocky ground.

Giving protection and self defence,

whenever danger was looming and present.

 

Their unusual curly q branches, grown from shallow roots,

taking nine years to bear their delicious earthy fruit.

indulgence in a nutshell, providing healing, naturally,

all of this goodness comes, from the little Hazelnut tree.

Victoria Healing ~ 18.4.2019

In a nutshell

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Image Credit ~ Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

Eat hazelnuts when you are in need of insight or knowledge about something from a higher perspective. The hazel’s unusual branch formations make it a delight to ponder, and was often used for inspiration in art, as well as poetry.

https://thepresenttree.com/blogs/news/the-ancient-meaning-of-a-hazel-tree

 

THE CELTIC OGHAM ALPHABET

Consists of twenty alphabetical symbols

(Ogham is pronounced “Oh-m” or “Oh-wam”)

Each sacred Tree symbol, represents a feeling, attribute or essence.

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Image Credit ~ The Present Tree

Ogham Alphabet Symbol ~ HAZEL

Meaning: The KNOWER of wisdom and creative inspiration

Celtic Tree Alphabet: C ~Coll.

https://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-meaning-hazel-tree.html

Rhyme in Verse
@rhymesvpoetry

 

Hang loose

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Image Credit ~ Numerology Daily Matters @ Arteide (Caption ~ Alexander Yakovlev)

 

When we first met,

 

She was a bending, weeping little tree,

branches were drooped, in melancholy.

I hadn’t imagined, that she would live very long,

but she kept on growing, upwards and strong.

 

Remembering back, to those days of childhood,

outside my bedroom window, sadly she had stood.

Now, I’ve found out, that her secret was simple,

and why, that unhappy tree, became so invincible.

 

Her roots, were burrowed deeply into ground,

limbs flexible, swaying and waving around.

It didn’t matter how gusty, the gales or storms,

her branches would just keep on, bending some more.

 

I’ve learned a lesson, from my weeping willow,

remain adaptable, whenever in trouble, or sorrow.

Victoria Healing ~ 15.4.2019

Hang loose ~ Hey Momma.

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Image Credit ~ Evolver Social Movement

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From April 15 – May 12. 

Willow ~ The Tree of Enchantment.

Celtic Tree Alphabet: S ~Saille.

Meaning: Protection, Wisdom. Healing. Surrendering Emotions.

Planet: The Moon.

Celtic Meaning Willow Tree

 

🌳 THE CELTIC OGHAM ALPHABET

Consists of twenty alphabetical symbols
(Ogham is pronounced “Oh-m” or “Oh-wam”)
Each sacred Tree symbol, represents a feeling, attribute or essence.

Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed ~ Jason Kravitz

Numerology Daily Matters
@healingvictoria

 

 

Circles of Life

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Image ~ Paradoxical Phoenix 

The more of us that feel the universe, the better off we will be in this world.”
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Sometimes…

we hear of stories,

that sound too fantastic to be true.

Sit here and read awhile,

here in, you may consider a different view.

 

Seasons come and seasons go,

each interlaced, within natures flow.

Summer, winter, autumn, spring,

each cycle, brings different things.

 

In Summer, all is alive,

In Winter, it is hibernation time,

In Autumn, dead leaves, drop and go,

to Spring, when new life sprouts, as it begins to grow.

 

In each of these times of change,

continuity of life will always remain.

These parables, taken from the Tree of Life

all originated, from Celtic wisdom and advice.

 

Trees are our sages and teachers,

quietly they each share, ancient secrets.

In silence we are able to understand,

magic lives within the wilds, of land.

 

Through, our continuous cycles of time,

harmony and balance, within all of existence survives.

Entire seasons from birth to death,

are portrayed in the nature and heart of the Forest.

 

Beneath the stars, that circle above,

contemplate, the terrestrial, which we all love.

Victoria Healing ~ 15.4.2019

Beginnings to ends ~ Hey Momma

 

“The end is also the beginning. In order to arrive at your destiny,

you must first accept the path that lies ahead” ― Brynn Myers

Ancients Celts called the Tree of Life crann bethadh.

They believed it had special powers.

https://www.astrologyoftheancients.com/celtic-tree-of-life/

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THE CELTIC OGHAM ALPHABET

Consists of twenty alphabetical symbols

(Ogham is pronounced “Oh-m” or “Oh-wam”)

Each sacred Tree symbol, represents a feeling, attribute or essence.

Ogham Alphabet Symbol ~ OAK

Meaning: LIFE

https://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-meaning-oak-tree.html

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Image Credit ~ Welsh Artist ~ Jen Delyth,  Celtic Art Studio

 
 

As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul. ~ Hermes Trismegistus

A 1,000-year-old hollow oak, reputed to have hidden Robin Hood from the Sheriff of Nottingham, has been voted England’s tree of the year

https://www.theguardian.com/…/nottinghams-major-oak…

Ivy Leaf

 

 

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Image: A Shea ~ With These Wings 

 

It was dark, damp and cold,
as the bleak winter, had took hold.
But, little did i know,
i fearlessly continued, to rise up and grow.

Fighting persistently, for my survival,
is fundamentally vital.
Determined with strength and might,
i shot up, towards the brightest lights.

Twisting, changing, winding, ever turning,
upwards, ever green, growing with yearning.
In my quest for life survival,
my vision had become undeniable.

Bounding skywards, with daring and strength,
i sought pleasure, in the joy of happiness.
In the survival of my species,
these Ivy leaves, continue, striving and reaching.

Learning the warrior codes, in determined spirit,
this wild, Ivy, will never, accept any limits.
I’ve learned a lot from the Ivy vine…
… “to keep on growing upwards, at all times”
Victoria Healing ~ 13.4.2019
Ivy Leaf

THE CELTIC OGHAM ALPHABET
CELTIC TREE MONTH
IVY  ~ September 30 ~ October 27
Meaning: The SURVIVOR

https://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-meaning-ivy.html

 “Ivy travels everywhere – it spreads happily and thrives in many places where no other greenery could survive. Its determination to reach through obstacles toward light and nourishment is well known” ~ The Goddess Tree

Shiver me Quivers

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Image Credit ~ SisterS of the Mists ~ Priestesshood of Avalon

“Yes, I’m a Teacher”

…whispered, the giant golden Aspen tree,

“come closer, hark the rustling of my silvery leaves.

I am the transcendental dancer, of earthly mysteries.

i sing and hum, cosmic sounds, of planetary beats.

I’m a trembling tree, a stunning sight to behold,

i can change from summery green, deep red and then to gold.

My quivering, resonating sounds,

communicate messages, deeply profound.

There is, a pathway, look ahead,

pay attention here, to what it is, that i have said.

Ogham, forest therapy, is the healing medicine of Celts,

in wisdom of senses, all presence in “self” is felt.

Are you happy, anxious, or sad?

focus then, on all good things, not bad.

In situations of suffering or distress,

with me, you will find peace and happiness.

Rest back on the white soft wood, of my trunk,

feel my vibrations, as you breath deeply, from lungs.

As i shake and quiver, without the help of wind,

resonate with the healing, which our magical trees bring.

Finding grounding with in, balance of soul,

be, our final, ultimate goal.

In the “Aspen state of mind”

is where in, ‘that harmony” you will find”

As the wind passes through, Aspen leaves,

whispering, they, messages of stillness and peace.

Humming harmonic sounds, here,

bridges of Heavens realm, of cosmic spheres”

Victoria Healing ~ 12.4.2019

Shiver me quivers

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Image Credit ~ Good Reads

OGHAM ALPHABET MATTERS:

(The Celtic alphabet known as Ogham is pronounced “Oh-m” or “Oh-wam”)

THE CELTIC OGHAM ~  consists of twenty alphabetical symbols.

Each sacred tree symbol, represents a feeling, attribute or essence.

ASPEN TREE: Shield of Protection. Healing. Intuition, Resurrection.

Fourth Vowel of the Ogham alphabet ~ Eadhadh

CELTIC TREE MONTH
ASPEN  ~ June 11 ~ June 20. 

December 11 ~ December 20
Meaning: Shield of Protection. 

Celtic Meaning Aspen Tree

Rhyme in Verse
@rhymesvpoetry
http://www.thegoddesstree.com/trees/Aspen.htm

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Image Credit Paulo Coelho

“Celtic is a magic bag, into which anything may be put

and out of which almost anything may come.”

~J.R.R. Tolkien