Whispering Woods Ogham Course – Lesson Thirteen
Divination – Interpretations of the 1 letter Fews
Ailm (White Fir) Rulership/Vigor/Discernment
Gender – Female Element – Fire Planet – Sun Fir is burned for happiness; harmony; peace; inspiration; and wisdom. The needles are burned at childbirth to bless and protect the mother and newborn child. The Fir is often used in shape shifting.
OW-N: Discretion in wisdom. Vigor in age. Secret wisdom.
OW-E: Discrete use of bounty. Vigorous abundance.
OW-S: Discretion ensures happiness. Happiness in rulership. Vigor in bliss.
OW-W: Secret inspiration. Discretion in peace.
MW-N: Challenge met with discreet rulership. Vigorous response. Secrecy breeds friction.
MW-E: Prosperous rulership. Gains from discretion/secrecy. Vitality in prosperity.
MW-S: Harmony from discretion. Contentment in rulership.
MW-W: Learning discretion. Secret knowledge. Aptitude for learning. Leader in education.
UW-N: Secrecy leads to transformation. New openness. Transformation of rulership.
UW-E: Growth of rulership. Growth of discretion/secrecy. Youthful vigor.
UW-S: Vigor emphasized. Energy for rulership.
UW-W: Secret love. Discretion in pleasure. Vigorous love. Dominance in love.
Muin (Vine) Introspection/Other Sight
Gender – Feminine Element – Water Planet – Moon
In ancient times the festival of Dionysus was held in the spring when the leaves begin to reappear on the vine. Ivy is known as a plant of protection. It is also used for good luck and fidelity.
OW-N: Introspection in age. Introspective wisdom
OW-E: Bounty from other sight. Introspection leads to abundance.
OW-S: Happiness from looking inward.
OW-W: Inspiration from introspection. Peace through reflection.
MW-N: Challenge in self-analysis. Friction leads to introspection.
MW-E: Rewards reaped from reflection/introspection.
MW-S: Contentment found by introspection. Harmony based upon reflection.
MW-W: Learning through introspection/reflection. Knowledge comes from within/from other sight.
UW-N: Transformed by introspection/other sight.
UW-E: Growth from looking inward.
UW-S: Energy turned to introspection. Reflective youth.
UW-W: Introspective approach to love.
Beithe (Birch) Beginnings/Energy
Gender – Feminine Element – Water Planet – Venus
According to the Celtic tree calendar, Birch is associated with inception and new beginnings. Originally a besom was made from the twigs of a Birch tree around a handle made of Ash and bound with strips of Willow. Birch is used to protect one from lightning. And at one time baby cradles were made of birch twigs in order to protect them.
OW-N: Beginnings of wisdom. Energetic age.
OW-E: Abundant energy. Auspicious beginnings.
OW-S: Happiness from new beginning. Energy from bliss.
OW-W: Beginnings of inspiration. Unseen forces lead to inspiration and peace.
MW-N: Challenge pushes for new beginning. Energy from friction.
MW-E: Beginning of period of prosperity. Energy to bring matters to fruition.
MW-S: Contentment from new beginnings. Harmony with the unseen forces of growth.
MW-W: Beginning of learning/knowledge. Energy for learning. Subtle growth of knowledge.
UW-N: Ending leads to a new beginning. Transformative energy. Transformed by growth
UW-E: Growth emphasized. Youthful energy. Growth leads to new beginning.
UW-S: Energy emphasized. Vitality in new beginning. Vitality of quiet growth.
UW-W: Beginning of love/pleasure. Unseen forces of growth that work in love. Energy for love/pleasure.
Huath (Hawthorn) Pleasure/Misfortune/Cleansing
Gender – Masculine Element – Fire Planet – Mars
Hawthorn is often referred to as the fairy bush. It is also sacred to the Druids as noted by the verse oak, ash, and thorn. In ancient Greece, crowns of hawthorn blossoms were made for wedding couples, and the wedding party all carried burning torches of hawthorn. Hawthorn is used in protective sachets and amulets to ward against negative influences.
OW-N: Pleasure in wisdom. Comfortable old age. Positive changes in age.
OW-E: Enjoyment of abundance.
OW-S: Cleansing brings happiness.
OW-W: Inspirational cleansing. Stimulating peace. Positivity.
MW-N: Challenge/friction may lead to misfortune or positive change.
MW-E: Harvest what is sown as either pleasure or misfortune. Prosperity from positive changes/cleansing.
MW-S: Harmony emphasized. Contentment from cleansing.
MW-W: Knowledge leads to positive changes. Pleasure is learning.
UW-N: Endings bring a positive change. Transformation through cleansing.
UW-E: Growth of pleasure. Youthful pleasures. Growth brings cleansing.
UW-S: Energy for positive changes. Vitality for pleasure.
UW-W: Pleasure emphasized. Enjoyment of love. Care needed to avoid misfortune in love.
1. What letter is this?
2. UW – E under Muin states: ______________
3. UW – W stands for: ______________
4. Huath represents which tree?
5. Which letter is this?
6. Beithe is which tree?
7. OW – E under Huath states: _____________
Source: Researcher & Author: Crick
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