Monday, March 7, 2022,
Celtic Tree Oracle Draw
(By: Sharlyn Hidalgo)
I shuffled the Celtic Tree Oracle deck 3 times & took the next 3 cards off the top & drew:
- 19. Eadha White Poplar/Aspen Reversed
These trees are hardy, fast-growing, & strongly resistant. They offer courage & endurance to help us overcome our troubles. These trees also provide protection & shielding from death, injury, & misfortune. The sound of the leaves of these trees carries messages from the spiritual realm. We celebrate the fall equinox & we recycle & compost what is left of the harvest. The cycle of this year of life is coming to a close. We give our gratitude for the sacrifices of the Green Man, & we honor the sacred relationship between the hunter & the prey that offs its life for our sustenance. Life dies so life can continue. The ogham for these trees is Eadha & the letter E.
Reversed: You may be tempted to give up & give in. You may feel that the cards are stacked against you, & that there is absolutely nothing you can do to turn the tide. This card offers you a reminder of the endurance of the Poplar/Aspen. These two trees have come to assure you that this sense of helplessness will not last. You only have to get through this time of stagnation or of loss, & indeed things will change. Change your sense of gloom, by allowing the leaves of the Poplar or Aspen to speak to your heart. Go out in nature & listen to the trees. Cycles are part of the nature of our lives. This period of distress cannot stand forever. Spring will return.
You may feel that this pain & grief is more than you can stand. It will pass. Let go of that which you can no longer hold on to. It is already gone. Allow the feelings of loss to move through you. Allow them to fallow the field of your heart to prepare for a new cycle.
>Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Torch, burning, knowledge, light, heat, breakthrough. Once we know, we can’t unknow. Especially when transitioning from blissful child to pained adult. Light of the darkness, as well as warmth that fire provides. On a metaphysical level, this is also the light of knowledge & enlightenment. Controlled energy.
You are or will be experiencing a breakthrough in some area of your life that has caused you confusion or anguish. Higher guidance is with you now, bringing enlightenment & clarity. You will be able to reconsider your situation considering new information or understanding, which will allow you to make any necessary changes to your approach. Take the lessons of your enlightenment to heart. Allow the power & energy of this illuminating experience to open the way for you & propel you along our path.
>Brightstave/Upright: Inner creativity & artistry, or general ability or aptitude are indicated. Rest & relaxation are necessary to allow it to arise. The creative fire is applied to the personality. Transformation is suggested, shaping or reshaping of the present situation enlightened by divine inspiration. A child may be in the offing.
Rune of enlightenment, especially that of a spiritual kind. It is the rune of illumination & light. Also, the rune of manifestation. A rune that can keep the shadows back & help you bring something out of nothing.
Kenaz - 6th Rune of the Elder Futhark & Freya’s Aett