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Mistletoe, The Golden Bough, rules 23rd December, the day of the year and a day.  The Druids believed that Mistletoe was too sacred to be given a name or symbol, but called it "Allheal" because of its powerful medicinal properties. Druids cut the Mistletoe with a golden sickle, and caught it in a white cloth to avoid contamination by falling on the ground.

Mistletoe aka 'The Golden Bough'::The Druids believed that Mistletoe was too sacred to be given a name or symbol, but called it 'Allheal' because of its powerful medicinal properties; it is now being tested as a possible cure for cancer.

Ivy, Ogham name Gort, rules 30th September to 27th October. Evergreen Ivy is said to house the Spirit of Nature during the dead of Winter, and so represents regeneration, preserving life to continue the next year. The last sheaf of corn to be cut each harvest was bound round with Ivy called the Ivy Girl, to preserve the spirit of the corn until the following years harvest.

Ivy, Ogham name Gort, rules September to October. Evergreen Ivy is…

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✯ Apple, Ogham name Quert, rules the light half of the year, and its element is…

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Yew, Ogham name Ioho, rules December, Winter Solstice. The latin name for…

There is always music among the trees...

Lini and Mingo gave me a plaque with this quote long ago, I loved contemplating it in the garden. During a storm it fell and broke into several pieces and I felt my heart break too.

Tree of Life: Trees touch all three realms of existence, the heavens with branches, the underworld or spirit world with roots and the mortal world with their trunks.

Celtic Tree of Life - Amazing! I have no idea how I would quilt this -- maybe appliqué for the tree, and Celtic knot appliqué for the roots.

Birch  -   Beith  Ogham letter B Ruler of the 1st Lunar Month  24th December - 20th January  Powers: Purification, A Guardian of New Beginnings, Bringer of Hope,         Channeler of Emotion, Protection.

Original artwork © Ruby Clark 2011 Birch - Beith Ogham letter B Ruler of the Lunar Month December - January

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