Oak

7th Moon of the Celtic Year – (June 10 – July 7) (The Stabilizer) – Protective, nurturing, needs to feel in control, family-oriented. The Oak tree is the King of the Forest, while the Ash is Queen. Held as the sacred tree of the Druids, it is considerd the dwelling place of the fairies. The Oak is a powerful symbol of Midsummer. In general, the Oak is associated with protection, strength, success and stability, healing, fertility, health, money, potency and good luck.

The oak represents courage and endurance and the protective power of faith. The tree’s noble presence and nurturing habit reassured ancient peoples that, with the good will of their gods, their leader, and their warriors, they could prevail against all odds.

As the Tree of the Dagda, the oak offers protection and hospitality without question, although its true rewards are only apparent to the honest and brave. The ancient Celts deplored lies and cowardice. To be judged mean spirited could result in exclusion from the clan, which was one of the most shameful and most feared of all possible punishments.

The oak represents the Summer Solstice or “midsummer” encompassing the magic of Litha. According to Celtic tradition, it was the time the fairies returned to the wood to celebrate the midsummer magic.

Like the oak, we would do well to receive without prejudice all those who seek our help, sharing what we have without resentment or reservation. The oak reminds us all that the strength to prevail, come what may, lies in an open mind and a generous spirit. Inflexibility, however, is the oak’s one weakness and the tree is prone to lose limbs in storms. The oak therefore carries the warning that stubborn strength that resists will not endure and may break under strain.

The Oak moon falls during a time when the trees are beginning to reach their full blooming stages. The mighty Oak is strong, powerful, and typically towering over all of its neighbors. The Oak King rules over the summer months, and this tree was sacred to the Druids. The Celts called this month Duir, which some scholars believe to mean “door”, the root word of “Druid”. The Oak is connected with spells for protection and strength, fertility, money and success, and good fortune. Carry an acorn in your pocket when you go to an interview or business meeting; it will be bring you good luck. If you catch a falling Oak leaf before it hits the ground, you’ll stay healthy the following year.

Ogham Alphabet: Duir
Meaning: Stabilizer
Animal: Wren
Crystal: Diamond
Planet: Jupiter and Mars
Element: Water
Symbolism: Sovereignty, rulership, power, Strength & Endurance, Generosity & Protection, Justice & Nobility, Honesty & Bravery
Metal: Gold
Birds: Oriole, Wren
Color: Gold
Deity: The Dagda, The Green Man, Janus, Diana, Cybele, Hecate, Pan
Sabbat: Summer Solstice (Litha)
Folk Names: Jove’s Nuts, Juglans

Learn more Celtic Astrology…

references: 1. rober graves, the white goddess, 2. https://www.thoughtco.com, 3. Celtic Oghms

7th Moon of the Celtic Year – (June 10 – July 7) (The Stabilizer)

The Oak Moon is a symbol of protection, strength, nurturing, a need to feel in control, and family-oriented. The Oak tree is the King of the Forest, while the Ash is Queen. Held as the sacred tree of the Druids, it is considered the dwelling place of the fairies. The Oak is a powerful symbol of Midsummer. The Oak is associated with protection, strength, success and stability, healing, fertility, health, money, potency and good luck. The oak represents courage and endurance and the protective power of faith. 

The tree’s noble presence and nurturing habit reassured ancient peoples that, with the good will of their gods, their leader, and their warriors, could prevail against all odds. As the Tree of the Dagda, the oak moon falls during a time when the trees are beginning to reach their full blooming stages. The mighty Oak is strong, powerful, and typically towering over all of its neighbors. The Oak King rules over the summer months, and this tree was sacred to the Druids. The Celts called this month Duir, which some scholars believe to mean “door”, the root word of “Druid”.

Celtic Moon Stone Set

The 13 Celtic Moons are a reference to the calendar having 13 months of 28 days and an extra day posited as the “year and a day”. It begins with the winter solstice, in contrast to the tradition of Samhain as the Celtic New Year. This set takes you on a magical journey and meditation using crystals associated with each moon, birth month, and Sacred tree. You can use the crystals in many ways and the set comes with complete instructions. It includes 13 crystals associated with each moon. The set is complete with a Celtic Zodiac and organza bag for storage.

Nine Sacred Woods Elixir

The Nine Sacred Woods are the first nine symbols representing the first nine trees in The Ogham (commonly pronounced Oh-m) or Celtic Tree Alphabet and Calendar. This early Medieval alphabet, used primarily to transcribe the early Irish language, is the only written form left by the Druids. Nine Sacred Woods contain: ~ Birch, Rowan, Ash, Alder, Willow, Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, and Hazel. It is also enhances with Sacred Cedarwood, Romantic Rosewood and Precious Pine Needle essential oils. Comes with an internal dropper within the dark glass bottle.

Chakra Gem Tree

The Tree of Life is a common theme in various theologies, mythologies and philosophies. This mystical concept alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet, the gaining of knowledge, and our evolutionary descent and connection to heaven and the underworld. The Tree of Life may also be a synonym for the sacred tree – the tree of life, connecting all forms of nature and creation. Found as a theme in many cultures, probably the most extensive information can be found in the The Kabbalah and Celtic legend of the Birthday Trees.

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