By Isabella @TheWandCarver
The ruler of the seventh lunar month and Ogham letter “D” is Duir which is the Ogham for the Oak tree. Duir is also the Ogham of those born between 10 June and 17 July. The grand Oak is the King of the forest and he grows slowly, taking in and processing everything… he is the Protector and the doorway [the word Duir means door] to all mysteries. The Oak teaches us strength. It decrees justice. When you draw the Duir Ogham, do not take your intuition lightly for you will do yourself a great disservice if you do.
Representations: Ancestry, Protection, Fertility, Health, Success, Prosperity, Wisdom, Justice, Strength
Ogham Letter: D
Animals: Oriole, White Horse, Wren
Plant: Colts Foot, Mistletoe
Divination Meaning: Whatever your query, when you pull Duir, you know you must take a “hands-on” approach to the answer. This will nurture the skills you wish to have. You must be brave; step through the door. As with all Ogham divination, you will learn by doing. Because you do, you will be wiser.
How to Mend the Problem: You have accumulated acorns of wisdom. If you have not, it is time to do so. You will be called upon to share this wisdom with others. Whether you are a teacher or student, you are called upon to be tough and resilient despite life’s unpredictability as an Oak is to a bolt of lightning. Strength and Wisdom are your mission and you know deep down you can achieve these.
This is your first lesson as the first drawing of Duir. As you progress with your strengthening intuition you will be able to read this Ogham much easier in relevance to your query. Always remember the Oak’s representations and learn how they come through to you each time. Never forget that Duir is the doorway to every knowledge.
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The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray