April: Willow and Gorse Tree Lore

APRIL TREE POSTING

Tree Teaching song

Willow enchantment moon, Spring fires ablaze.  Poet and inventor’s tree, marked by Hawk and Haze.

Sacred sounds/Tree song for the Earth Trees (Air direction in many Traditions)

The vowel sound associated with Spring/East is “Eee”.  That vowel can be intoned either as one note or as a series of notes (a “song”) to the trees associated with this time of the year and its energies.  The musical notes in sequence for this are:

B C C E C A E

Associations for the Oghams in three levels of interpretation

Lunar Tree

Saille/Willow

Intuition/Creativity/Imagination

Flesh/Physical –Fertility/Female teacher/Adjust to situation.

“Learn lessons and cycles of changing values by developing a comfortable relationship to the material world.”

Heart/Mental

– Avoid Self-deception/Between the Worlds/Moving from one stage to another/Losing mundane cravings.

“Gain understanding by accumulating facts.  Repetition is the key.”

Spiritual – Foundation/Fearlessness at unknown/Moving forward with new knowledge/Detachment/Other-world contacts.

“Learn to play with the cyclical nature of things.”

Solar Tree (East) – Ohn which symbolizes initiation, the start of spring and the Spring Equinox.  Focus and determination to continue on in the face of uncertainty.  One should “stand out” against the background as the yellow blossomed Gorse does.  The collection and dispersal of the gorse seeds by ants expresses the necessity for gathering small and separate things together.  Don’t let minor obstacles stop your progress.  Focus with determination on your goal.

Ohn/Furze/Gorse

Consolidate Energy/Using Knowledge

Flesh/Physical –Resistance to change/Make way for new.

“Your search is over.  What you seek shall be found.  Continue towards your goal.”

Heart/Mental – Clearing resistance.  Recognizing cause.

“Share the knowledge you have gathered.”

Spiritual – Mortality/Ethical Responsibility/Appropriate Destruction.

“Abundance of blessings on spiritual voyage.  Do not hoard.  Share and be rewarded.”

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