By Isabella @TheWandCarver
One of my personal favourites this week – Apple. Apple, as in the Ogham, “Quert”, which is not a birth tree in the Celtic Tree Calendar [though some schools of thought vary] but is the 10th consonant of the Ogham and is the tree / ogham representing the light half of the year, from 2nd May until 31st October.
As was during the time of the first couple, Adam and Eve, the apple was about choice. Choose to eat the apple and have boundless knowledge or choose not to eat the apple and live all their days in the bliss of a perfect garden. There have been many stories regarding the apple and choices since, however, the thing you must always remember when drawing the Quert stave, card, or paper, is that you will need to make a choice. What you find and what you feel must be done is ultimately down to your own intuition.
Representations: Choices, Protection, Generosity, Regeneration, Prosperity, Strength, Communication, Knowledge, Love, Beauty, Attraction
Ogham Letter: Q
Colour: Pink, Yellow Green
Tarot: The Lovers
Animals: Butterflies, Cedar Wax-Wing, Grosbeak
Plant: Calla Lily
Divination Meaning: Choice is to be made. Delve into yourself and find that one very important choice you know you have been putting off… you have put it off because you are unsure of what to decide, although you do know what the choices are.
How to Mend the Problem: You must finally bring this choice out and dust it off. Take a good, long look at it. Think with your head, if you must, but at the end of the day, you must rely upon your intuition. You already know what to decide, you only need now to commit.
Many paths of learning are open to you on your journey. Choose one and commit. It is better to be Master of one than Master of none. This may include your path in witchcraft or a career choice or even a choice of suitors. When you master a path, others will follow.
The Major Arcana card, The Lovers, correlates heavily with Quert in divination. The Lovers is very much about choice – determining values and struggling with choices. Though it can be romantic in nature, it is not necessarily so. Your intuition will bring out the meaning for you.
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The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray