By Isabella @TheWandCarver
We shall now come to the ruler of the third lunar month [18th February – 17th March] in the Celtic Tree Ogham, Nion [Nuin], which represents the Ash tree. It is also the fifth letter of the Ogham alphabet. As the Ash tree is known for the powers of protection, health, courage, and of matters concerning the sea, Nion also represents these matters. The primary function of this blog is to acquaint you with using the Ogham for divination purposes and not to get into the many differences of the Ogham letters themselves or where they came from. I merely write about the most commonly used Ogham letters for divination and how you can interpret them, although it is not contained to the interpretation solely of which I give you here. The beauty of the Ogham is that it can be interpreted by the seasoned veteran in many ways. However, this is hopefully as good a place to begin as any and I hope it is a good aid to those first learning Ogham divination.
Representations: Protection, Health, Courage, Sea Travel and all Matters of the Sea
Ogham Letter: N
Colour: Pale Blue
Tarot: The Hanged Man
Animals: Butterflies, Common Snipe [Celtic: Seahorse]
Plant: Wood Anemone
Divination Meaning: Remember that for every action, there is a consequence, and these affect not only ourselves but others as well. What we do in our life will carry into the future and possibly even beyond. Every one of our words and deeds has some kind of impact. Your actions echo in the cosmos as a stone thrown into a pond causes ripples. Know that you and the world are interconnected. Be aware of the effect of your actions.
How to Mend the Problem: Is what we are doing now in line with what we should be doing? Is the resistance we face self-created? Take a moment to listen, to pay attention to what is happening around you. Don’t let the beat of your own drum drown out the music of the Universe. Endeavour to become aware that all things are connected. Balance your need with the Earth’s and then act accordingly with love and respect.
The Ash is a great tree when employing the law of attraction in your life. If you have a life-dream or goal, focus upon it and see it flourishing under the Ash – this will increase the speed of the desire coming to you. As many of you know, the Ash tree is the great Yggdrasil in Nordic mythology as well as the most sacred tree of Celtic mythology. “As above, so below, as within so without”.
Many thanks for reading my blog. Warmest blessings to those whom wander this way x
The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray