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Rowan

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Rowan

Imbalances:Overwhelmed, Switched off, Day dreaming.

 

Balancing Influences from the Tree: Feeling protected and divinely guided

Message: It's time to connect to your guides and helpers. Ask them for help and support. Trust your insights. 

Qualities & Traits of the Rowan Essence – ‘The Thinker’:

​Ogham tree astrology recognizes Rowan signs as the philosophical minds within the zodiac. If you were born under the Rowan energy, you are likely a keen-minded visionary, with high ideals. Your thoughts are original and creative, so much so that others often misunderstand from where you are coming. This sometimes makes you aloof when interacting with others as you feel they wouldn’t understand where you are coming from anyway. Nevertheless, although you may appear to have a cool exterior, you are burning within from your passionate ideals. This inner passion provides inner motivation for you as you make your way through life. You have a natural ability to transform situations and people around you by your mere presence. You are highly influential in a quiet way and others look to you for your unique perspectives. Rowan pairs well with Ivy and Hawthorn signs.

Earth Months – Tree – Moon Cycle connection: (Birth Tree Dates):

Jan 21 - Feb 17

From www.oghamtrees.com:

'Day-dreamer, switched off, avoidance of present, feeling unequal to the task, lack of responsibility, disliking/rebelling against authority or repressed. 

Rowan will bring a feeling of protection, intuition, deeper insights, responsibility and divine guidance. 

Rowan flower essence helps to accept and take responsibility for behaviour and actions that have caused pain or suffering. Negative emotions that are not resolved can manifest again in other situations and relationships that have nothing to do with the original trauma. In some instances, this may mean reaching back into the past to process events, learn from the experience and make amends.

The rowan is also incredibly diverse in its growth, often growing inside other trees, in craggy riverbeds, and in other seemingly impossible locations. This is a powerful analogy for us to find our divine connection in unorthodox places. Sometimes are finest and highest calling is discovered when/where we least expect.
Lastly, the rowan was a popular sign of Samhain festivities, and to this day viewed as an auspicious Samhain/Halloween symbol.
Call upon the energy of the rowan when you are in need of clarity in your life situation, or protection from lower (negative) vibrations that you may be encountering. Consider the fresh vibrancy the rowan has to offer combined with the clean bright berries that seem to sing out cheerfully throughout the forest. Such visions and invocations will transform your own vibrations causing you to see more light and promise infuse your days.'


​Symbolic Celtic Meaning of the Rowan Tree

  • Power

  • Vision

  • Balance

  • Healing

  • Mystery

  • Connection

  • Protection

  • Divination

  • Transformation

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Vine

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Vine

Imbalances:Dominating, procrastination, egoistic strength

 

Balancing Influences from the Tree:  Selfless service, Loosen inhibitions, Wisdom and teaching

Message: It's time to realise that you have the power to inspire and guide others without trying to control them. Relax within yourself. 

Qualities & Traits of the Oak Essence – ‘The Equalizer’:

Vine signs are born within the autumnal equinox, which makes your personality changeable and unpredictable. You can be full of contradictions, and are often indecisive. But this is because you can see both sides of the story, and empathize with each equally. It is hard for you to pick sides because you can see the good points on each end. There are, however, areas in your life that you are quite sure about. These include the finer things of life like food, wine, music, and art. You have very distinctive taste, and are a connoisseur of refinement. Luxury agrees with you, and under good conditions you have a Midas touch for turning drab into dramatic beauty. You are charming, elegant, and maintain a level of class that wins you esteem from a large fan base. Indeed, you often find yourself in public places where others can admire your classic style and poise. Vine signs pair well with Willow and Hazel signs.

Earth Months – Tree – Moon Cycle connection: (Birth Tree Dates):

Sept 2 - Sept 29

From www.oghamtrees.com:

'Vine will bring expression, loosen inhibitions, help change thought patterns, bring flexibility, wise leadership, instinct and selfless service.

The Vine flower essence is for very capable people, certain of their own ability, confident of success. Being so assured, they think that it would be for the benefit of others if they could be persuaded to do things as they themselves do, or as they are certain is right. 

​The druids classified anything with a woody stalk as a tree, and so therefore it is listed vines among the sacred Ogham ranks. Further, grapevines typically come to mind when discussing vines, but it was more likely the blackberry vines that captured the hearts of the ancient Celts.
In the Druid perspective, the vine earned its symbolism from its growth patterns.They recognized the vine grows opportunistically, and would dig in wherever feasible in order to gain a strong foothold to assure its own growth.
This is a powerful metaphor of "going with the flow" or "growing where you are planted." In other words, it is a message that when we observe the best of our environment/situation and stay in a relaxed, flowing state of mind, will likely gain our highest advantage.
Nevertheless, in spite of the philosophical urging to take things as they may come, the thorns of these vines are symbolic of defending or protecting ourselves when necessary.
Lastly, the ever-watchful Celts also recognized the vine's predominant growth formation is in the shape of a spiral.'


Symbolic Celtic Meaning of the Vine

  • Regeneration

  • Continuation

  • Opportunity

  • Connection

  • Expansion

  • Fertility

  • Bounty

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