By Isabella @TheWandCarver
Hawthorn is the tree from which the Ogham Huathe is fashioned. It is the sixth consonant of the Ogham alphabet and is the birth tree ogham for those born between 13th April to 9th June. The persons born during this time are highly creative yet can appear to be doing very little. You are rarely what you appear to be but that is because the Hawthorn/Huathe person is rarely ruffled. More is going on within you than anyone could know, however, your calm exterior draws others to you and you, just like your birth tree Ogham, Huathe, knows what to do to bring calm to others. Anyone can learn the ways of Huathe but you were born to them. Holding the Hawthorn/Huathe ogham stave and meditating upon it is good for drawing in that calming and wise influence.
Representations: Ancestry, Defensive Protection, Fertility, Love, Luck, Prosperity, Wisdom, Family
Ogham Letter: H
Colour: Deep Purple, Violet
Tarot: The World
Animals: Blackbird, Owl, Purple Martin
Plant: Wood Sorrel
Divination Meaning: Drawing the Huathe Ogham means you must work upon your physical condition. If the problem[s] does not come directly to mind, use and trust your intuition. If your intuition is very strong and worryingly so, it would be best to see your doctor. But in most cases, the feelings you get will be directing you to make changes in your habits or lifestyle to become the person you wish to be and not those of singling out an illness. Traditionally, Huathe speaks of cleansing… mind, body, and spirit. Your intuition will guide you to the path you must take. Huathe represents the ending of one world [ignorance] and the beginning of a new world [wisdom].
How to Mend the Problem: You must open your mind to self-imposed thickets of ignorance and false facts. Free your thoughts and cleanse your mind. However hot the problem, the forge heat of overcoming it in your spirit creates new and unexpected strengths. It is far easier to heal the body when the mind is clear. Huathe teaches us to use our wisdom in all matters and to listen with our heart in a wise and understanding way.
You may find yourself becoming the one everyone goes to when troubled as you will develop a kind and motherly/fatherly presence which makes others feel safe because they trust you. In most cases, listening is all that is needed because people tend to hear their answers in their own words. Like the Hawthorn defends, so will you. Do remember as with all the Ogham that your intuitiveness, as it grows, can bring about new insights if they are applicable to your question. But those will always correspond to the Ogham stave’s main meanings/representations.
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The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray