By Isabella @TheWandCarver
Our Ogham letter this week is Tinne, the Ogham for the beautiful Holly tree. It is the ruler of the 8th lunar month and the birth tree Ogham for those born between 8th July and 4th August. It is an Ogham which encourages your intuition more than most, although all the Ogham does encourage reliance on your intuition. However, if you want to help your intuitiveness along, holding a piece of Holly whilst meditating would not do any harm, for the spirit of the wood will be most helpful. Tinne guides and gives you the courage to rely upon your innate intuition,
Representations: Courage, Death, Divinity, Guidance, Healing, Intelligence, Luck, Rebirth, Unity, Intuition
Ogham Letter: T
Colour: Dark Red, Grey Green
Tarot: The Moon
Animals: Cardinal [North America], Starling
Divination Meaning: In answer to your query, the answer may be that challenges will be overcome by unity and concerted effort. Be sure the cause is just… again, your intuition will answer. If you have learned to trust and rely on your intuition, you will know your answer. If it is “no”, then move along, no action needed. If it is “yes”, you will know what to do. Develop the ability to respond quickly and wisely to your intuition. Learn to overcome and adapt to new situations, and to respond immediately to changes in your spiritual environment. Trust your instinct, but don’t let your heart rule over your head.
How to Mend the Problem: As warriors train and retrain with spears this becomes instinctive. So too you must train and retrain daily. Cultivate dynamic and instinctive intuition to respond to fast-moving situations and accept the reality of the here and now. Ensure the ability of being able to slip in and out of a great many behavioural styles to be able to respond to the environment at hand.
It is a kind of behavioural shape-shifting and when learned well it is the making of anyone in medical, law, and instructional [teaching] fields but is well for anyone, no matter what they do. Tinne also teaches unity… learning to trust others is crucial. Of course, there are those whom are not trustworthy, but your intuition will teach you who to avoid. There is strength to be found in standing together, and ultimately protection comes from honour and trust. As always, first trust yourself, particularly your intuition, just as in tarot, the Moon card instructs us to do. Your intuitive body will support you unerringly if you do not interfere with or try to control what you perceive.
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The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray