JANUARY TREE POSTING
Tree Teaching song
Birch moon you may begin, strengthen my resolve. Sleeping moon and knowing time, the sacred wheel revolved.
Sacred sounds/Tree song for the Air Trees
Once again – please note that our Tradition places Air in the North (if your Tradition uses Earth – North associations, adjust the elemental placement to suit your particular path work. The vowel sound associated with Winter/North is “Ah”. 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:
D D D G E E
Associations for the Oghams in three levels of interpretation:
Beithe/Beith/Beth – Birch
Flesh/Physical – Colonizing, Sacrificing Self for Others/Sustaining and Life Giving/Skin and Joints.
“Give without conditions. You are eternal.”
Heart/Mental – Opportunities/Commencing a new perspective/Change in consciousness/Take time to review intent/The will to get you started.
“Concentrate on desire. Keep image of result firmly in mind.”
Spiritual – Being/Working Ideal/Unselfish/Leading the Way/Devotion to great work.
“Focus on new beginnings – do not let distractions or obstacles interfere.”
Solar Tree(s) – there are actually two trees at this station Ailm/Fir and Idho/Yew. The Yew considered by some interpretations to be the “doorway” on and off the wheel and is sometimes equated with center/spirit, the “hidden 9th Tide of Energy”, etc.).
Ailm/Ailim – Fir
Flesh/Physical – Broad experience/New realizations/Boldness
“You can see what is beyond and what is coming. You have the perception to see and understand.”
Heart/Mental – Amazement/Comprehension/Luck at partings.
“Receive from the past and present strength and healing. You will draw insight and knowledge for your future.”
Spiritual – Results of desire/considering impact in partnerships.
“Be aware of your progress on your spiritual voyage.”
Idho/Ioho – Yew
Flesh/Physical – Love/Releasing mentally and emotionally/ new attitudes.
“Something held for many ears must be passed on, let go. It serves you no longer.”
Heart/Mental – Sum of all/Needed knowledge/Avoid shortcuts/Walk complete path.
“The knowledge that nothing lasts forever will bring ease at this time.”
Spiritual – Infinite potential/Integration of all experience/Destiny.
“Changes are coming to you. You have a tendency to try and hang on, let go and experience the change as an ally – not an enemy.”