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Feeling incapable of task, getting carried away, inner fears


Balancing Influences from the Tree:

Being present, strength to complete duties, stability 


Message: A sign of achievement. Great things can be done one you get your head out of the clouds and look at the bigger picture. New insights will be gained.


Qualities & Traits of the Elm Essence – ‘The Philosopher’:

- wisdom and understanding

- soft and loving nature beneath what appears to be hard heartedness

- supportive, loyal, dependable 

- powerful concentration and conservation

- awareness of unconscious mind, purification and calmness

- artistic flows

- attuned to concepts before doing

- constant truth seeker

devote most of time and energy to quest for truth in every situation

- introspective in the face of adversity

- balance of kidney energy

Tree – Moon Cycle connection:

Elm is a constitutional tree in the Ogham Tree Essences. The energy of Constitutional trees are resonant with the deepest aspects of an individuals personality and way of being with themselves and with the world. It is like a tree, an energetic presence that stands at the centre of our being. We can then find answers and guidance from the trees which reflect our present day experience. Our constitution is connected to how we are in our own world on every level, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It can be expressed through genetic patterns and everyday way of being. 

'In the poetic language of the Druids, health is a harmonious balance of all the Constitutions. Each one of us is a unique and characteristic blend of Nature. But we have one dominant Constitutional Tree.' Ian Claxton, Elm Tree Clinic Oranmore and Ogham Tree Essences Founder

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'A person with well balance Elm energy is a strong generative force centered in the lower belly. When the Elm energy is strong, a person is fearless, determined, and can endure many hardships in pursuit of their goals. Persevering by will power is characteristic of those with strong Elm energy. Longevity is also considered to be associated with healthy Elm energy, signified by large, elongated ear lobes, like those of the Buddha.' Ogham Tree Website

Ancient Irish Ogham Alphabet:

Letter: A

Sound: Ailm

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