Footnotes – Part Two

FOOT NOTES

Gorse: The second of the Ogham tree-vowels (“Onn” for “O”), Gorse here marks the East-Southeast point of the South Pentacle: Late Spring, ca. April 8-10: the Solar Angel of the Chessboard: Coronation of Tara the Rosy Abbess (Converse Calendar) or Vessel: Ascent of Rhiannon the Turquoise Fowler (Inverse Calendar).

Ash: The fifth of the Ogham tree-consonants (“Nuin” or “Nionn” for “N”), Ash here marks the Southeast point of the West Pentacle: Early May, ca. April 29-May 1: the Solar Angel of the Name of the Planter: Death of Amaethon the Blue Planter (Converse Calendar), or Name of the Mage: Accession of Gwydion the Orange Mage (Inverse Calendar). The Ash is sacred to Gwydion, the Mage.

Clio: “Proclaimer,” the Muse of History and Historical Poetry. She rules the fourth ninth (days 10-12) of the 27-day Lunar Calendar of Ascension.

Muspelheim: The Norse Muspelheim, realm of the Fire Giants, corresponds to the navel chakra’s Mental realm (Laughter of Light, or Body of Soul). The navel chakra is considered the place of Inner Fire, associated with the sense of sight and with the animal kingdom. This is the Dominions’ and Powers’ realm of Movement, Desire and Will, administered by the Warriors or Hunters, exemplars of Fortitude and of Waking Consciousness.

Hawthorne: The sixth of the Ogham tree-consonants (“Huath” for “H”), Hawthorn here marks the Southeast point of the North Pentacle: Late May, ca. May 14-16: the Solar Angel of the Name of the Mage: Coronation of Gwydion the Orange Mage (Converse Calendar), or Name of the Planter: Ascension of Amaethon the Blue Planter (Inverse Calendar).

Mother: The second of the three emanations of the Triple Goddess, here seen as tending the Cauldron of Vocation, the vessel of the Soul. The Mother rules the middle third (days 10-18) of the 27-day Lunar Calendar (Waxing Gibbous to Waning Gibbous moons). This corresponds to the middle four months of the Solar Year, from New May to New Fall (Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo in the Taurus-Equinox system of the Solar Calendar), and the middle eight hours of the Day: 8:00 A.M., or “New Lauds,” to 4:00 P.M., or “New Sext.”

Oak: The seventh of the Ogham tree-consonants (“Duir” for “D”), Oak here marks the South-Southeast point of the East Pentacle: Early Summer, ca. June 4-6: the Solar Angel of Saturn: Death of Cailleach the Indigo Mason (Converse Calendar), or Moon: Accession of Arianrhod the Amber Sage (Inverse Calendar).

Midgard: The Norse Midgard, Middle-Earth, corresponds to the solar-plexus chakra’s Causal realm (Light of Light, or Soul of Soul). The solar-plexus chakra is considered the place of Inner Fiery Air, associated with the sense of self and with the human kingdom. This is the realm of the Angelic Principalities, administered by the Nobles, exemplars of Justice and of Transcendental Consciousness. This is the realm of the Woman Clothed in the Sun, and is the radiant Sun within the center of the body.

Calliope: “Beautiful Face,” the Muse of Heroic Poetry. She rules the middle ninth (days 13-15) of the Lunar Calendars, of both Ascension and Manifestation.

Heather: The third of the Ogham tree-vowels (“Ura” for “U”), Heather here marks the Southern point of the South Pentacle: the week of Mid-Summer Solstice, with its East Pillar at ca. June 20-22: the Solar Angel of the Moon: Coronation of Arianrhod the Amber Sage (Converse Calendar), or Saturn: Ascension of Cailleach the Indigo Mason (Inverse Calendar); and its West Pillar at ca. June 24-26: the Solar Angel of Leo: Accession of Bel the Yellow Creator (Converse Calendar) or Aquarius: Birth of Lugh the Violet Smith (Inverse Calendar). Included between these two Pillars is the actual Solstice, ca. June 22-23: the Solar Angel of Cancer: Motherhood of Arianrhod the Amber Sage (Converse Calendar), or Capricorn: Birth of Cailleach the Indigo Mason (Inverse Calendar).

Holly: The eighth of the Ogham tree-consonants (“Tinne” for “T”), Holly here marks the South-Southwest point of the West Pentacle: Late Summer, ca. July 9-11: the Solar Angel of Aquarius: Epiphany of Lugh the Violet Smith (Converse Calendar), or Leo: Coronation of Bel the Yellow Creator (Inverse Calendar).