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Ivy

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Ivy

Imbalances:

- indecisive, unfulfilled, confused, restricting, search for self, attachment

 

Positive Influences from the Tree:

- passion, purposeful, undying love, determination

 

Message:

- clinging to one idea could be restricting and damaging

- change is coming, but have patience

 

Qualities & Traits of the Ivy Essence: ‘ The Survivor’

- ability to overcome all the odds

- sharp intellect

- compassion and loyalty to others

- giving nature, always there to lend a helping hand

- born at a time of waning sun, so life can be difficult at times for people with Ivy as a birth tree

- seems like unfair obstacles come with no warning

- endure troubles with silent perseverance and soulful grace

- deeply spiritual, clings to deep rooted faith, that sees through adversity

- charming, charismatic, hold ones own in most social settings

 

Earth Months – Tree – Moon Cycle connection:

- Ivy is the 11th moon of the year: Sept-Oct

- Ivy is a Birth Tree for those born between Sept 30th- Oct 27th

Ancient Irish Ogham Alphabet:

Letter: G

Sound: Gort

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Mistletoe

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Mistletoe

Imbalances:

Lonely, empty, drained, out of balance or stressed.

 

Balancing Influences from the Tree: 

Mistletoe will bring peace within, open to the journey in life, creativity and love.

Message:

You are divinely protected. Trust all your thoughts as powerful expressions of love.

Birth tree for month of 23rd Dec

Symbolism of the Mistletoe Tree - 'The Healer':

Known as "Heal All"

  • ​Power

  • Magic

  • Peace

  • Rebirth

  • Healing

  • Protection

  • Femininity

  • Friendship

  • Unification

  • Immortality

  • Life

From www.oghamtrees.com, by Ian Claxton, founder of the Irish Ogham Trees:

'Perhaps the most familiar origins of mistletoe's legend comes from the Celts - the ancient Druids to be specific. Druids were the peace-makers, judges, teachers and wisdom-keepers for the Celts. They possessed a unique perspective about the realm of Nature. And when they spied something that tickled their psychic senses, it was big juju amongst the Celtic clan.
So it goes with mistletoe. Druids observed a lot about this seemingly innocuous plant. They knew mistletoe shared a symbiotic relationship with deciduous trees. Herein lies the first symbolic tenet of mistletoe. When a deciduous tree loses its leaves, it's symbolic of death, dormancy, rest, withdrawal. But, the evergreen mistletoe clings to these dormant trees, and even thrives with life in the midst of arboreal hibernation. This is symbolic of life in the midst of 'death'. This is where we get the concept of rebirth connected to symbolic mistletoe meaning.
That idea of rebirth is continued by Natures creatures. The Druids knew mistletoe was a source of nourishment and shelter for both bird and woodland creatures. Birds made nests in the green boughs. They also ate the berries, which caused the plant to spread. Not only that, but when birds hung out in mistletoe lodged in juniper trees, Druids noticed the juniper population flourished in those areas. It's because mistletoe attracted the birds, they ate juniper berries, and thus insured the cycle of life for these trees by spreading their seed. This galvanized the symbolism of the ever-continuing cycle of life, rebirth and regeneration.
Mistletoe in oak trees is an unusual thing - very uncommon. An anomaly in Nature is a very big deal in the Druid mind. So, when mistletoe was sighted in the mighty oak, it was something to pay attention to. To explain, the oak was considered a chieftain in the Celtic Ogham. It's a powerful king-tree, the 'lightning bringer', symbolic of big stuff like: Strength, Endurance, Immortality. Coupled with the life-giving mistletoe meant a dynamic duo of power.'

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