The Allegheny Mountain Ogham: An Ogham for the Northern Appalachian Mountains in the Eastern USA

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By Dana O’Driscoll, The Druid’s Garden Blog (druidgarden.wordpress.com), Copyright 2020.

The Ogham is an ancient alphabet, used to write early Irish and later Old Irish. The inscriptions that survive of Ogham, some 400 or so primarily on stone, are found throughout Ireland, Wales, and England. The inscriptions are thought to date from the 4th century and onward, although how old the tradition is is subject to some disagreement. In the modern druid tradition, the Ogham has also been associated with divination, and many druids use Ogham as a means to connect with sacred trees in the landscape. However, for people living in places outside of the British Isles, making local Oghams allows them to connect both with some of the roots of our tradition in druidry but also wildcraft and localize their druidry. This Ogham is designed for the Northern Appalachian mountain region in the United States while being…

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Urim and Thummim

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What is the Urim and Thummim?  Theologians and Intellectuals both have no idea.  Yet it continues to be a major thing when it comes to history.   In Hebrew the term Urim means ‘light’ and Thummim means ‘perfection’.  To most this means nothing, but to me it makes a lot of sense.  Here is yet another central and very important item in religion where the meaning has been conveniently lost.  The so called great authorities on Judaic and Christian religions have had no clue what the Urim and Thummim really were.  The Urim and Thummim is still around.  Hiding in plain sight.  

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How to Create Your Own Tarot or Oracle Deck for Personal Use

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My local ogham-like oracle system :) My local ogham-like oracle system 🙂

Ever since I self-published the Tarot of Trees, I get a fairly regular stream of people who are interested in creating their own oracle decks and want to know how to do it. So in today’s post, I’ll share the process of developing a variety of different oracles. Some were published oracles, like  The Tarot of Trees and my forthcoming Plant Spirit Oracle, while others were private oracles just for me, such as the Ancestor Oracle and my ongoing East Coast Ogham project and tree spirit project. Through these projects, I detail the process for how you might create your own. We’ll talk about the act of creation itself, as well as options for if you want to get it out into the world (self publish, print on demand, etc).

In today’s post, I’m going to focus on oracle decks that you…

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7 Things To Do When A Spread Isn’t Working For You — This Crooked Crown

Ever see a spread on pinterest or tumblr and think “I wanna try that?” and yet it’s stupidly hard to get into? Like reading a book or a watching a movie that is dragging slowly. You want to finish it but it’s just not happening. Let’s be honest: sometimes you’re distracted and that’s why nothing’s […]

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Third New Moon of Winter

~ An Esu Moon and Season ~

By Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade – Astrorisa Moon Forecaster

HAPPY SUPER FULL MOON & MERCURY RETROGRADE SEASON
 
December starts with a BANG!! We’re going to experience a Super Full Moon in Gemini and Mercury retrograde at the same time. The number 11 will play a significant role during these planetary changes. Time to align with wisdom and clarity; chose your path wisely.
 
    

Third New Moon of Autumn

LUNAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS, 7TH AUGUST AT 15 DEGREES, 18.10 UT.

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An Eclipse opens a portal, releasing waves of energy that is available to us all, giving us a rare opportunity to get in touch with and listen to the inner voice of our intuition, our inner knowing, and wisdom, our inner compass.

It is the beginning of an Eclipse cycle that is ushering us into a new and transformative life-changing phase at immense speed, taking us to our next evolutionary level.

The pressure may feel quite intense, as this Lunar Eclipse marks the grand finale of three Jupiter-Pluto tense squares that have been shaking up everything from the personal to the political since November 2016. Pushing us to step up to our personal power and inner greatness.

The focal point of this Lunar Eclipse is the rare “Finger of God” constellation. A finger of God shows a special life transforming mission.

We are presently in the midst of a karmic mission on…

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Second Full Moon of Summer 2017

The Holly Tree {Celtic Astrology ~ July 8th ~ August 4th}

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The Fire Festival Of Lammas

Celtic Symbol: The Unicorn And The Flaming Spear

Zodiac Degrees: 15º00` Cancer – 11º59` Leo

Ruling Planet: Earth – Abred; Sabbat: Lughnasa, Celtic festival of the Sun God Lugh, Lammas; Color: Red; Element: Fire

Ancient Gods Associated With Earth: Greek – Gaia, Ceres, Persephone; Celtic – Danu, Lugh, Tannus, Thor

Symbolism: The Sword of Truth, Unconditional love, sacrifice, reincarnation, noble, high ideals, academic, confident, leader

Gemstone: Ruby, Bloodstone, Red Carnelian; Powers: Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magick

Flower: Meadowsweet; Birds: Cardinal, Starling

Folk Names: Aquifolius, Bat’s Wings, Christ’s Thorn, Holy Tree, Holm Chaste, Hulm, Hulver Bush

In Celtic mythology, the holly, or kern-oak, is the evergreen twin of the oak tree. In the Druidic lunar calendar, the sacred oak ruled the waxing (light) part of the year and the evergreen holly ruled the waning (dark) part.

People born under this sign, unlike the oak characters, are less inclined to take risks…

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