By Isabella @TheWandCarver
I call it the “seeker’s” Ogham, Gort. Gort is the Ogham for the Ivy plant… again, the Celtic people did not always choose the wood of trees but sometimes vines and reeds, depending upon the meaning of certain woods to them which would indicate what would be used for each Ogham alphabet. Whilst Gort is the twelfth letter of the Ogham alphabet, the Ivy it represents is the eleventh lunar month of the Celtic Tree Calendar and this brings us to Gort being the “sign” for those born between 30 September and 27 October. People born during this time are notorious for sticking by their friends and creating long lasting connections. Ivy / Gort is always seeking and spreading, leaving everything stronger in its wake, much the way the people born during this lunar month do with others. You will come to understand yourself better through Gort; I would even go so far as to say you may find your full purpose in life through Gort. It will lead you down the right roads, but always take care to use your intuition to know whether it is right for you, or not.
Representations: Friendship, Happiness, Healing, Prosperity, Protection, Steadfastness, and Tenacity
Ogham Letter: G
Colour: Blue, Light Brown
Tarot: The Sun
Animals: Mute Swan, Butterfly, Lark, Swallow
Plant: Woody Nightshade
Divination Meaning: This is not the time to be alone. But you are probably not one to be alone much, therefore, feel free to cleave unto your friends. Whatever it is you may need help with, they will be there for you as you are always there for them. Drawing the Gort Ogham can also mean prosperity is coming, for which you must be patient. If drawing three Ogham staves in a reading, pay particular care to the meanings of the other two and in what order each draw was made.
How to Mend the Problem: Recognise that “group unconsciousness” has an effect upon you and go inward to learn more about the self. Enter “group mind” with joy and assist others with their spirituality as they assist you in yours. We are all intertwined as is the Ivy; we can all be successful by supporting each other. Gort symbolises many forms of abundance; the rewards of patience are many. There is a general air of gratitude and plenty, with an assurance of ease in the situation though it may have been long in coming. Give thanks always. Do keep in mind that you will find further meaning from each Ogham as your intuition develops. These are but a guideline.
Gort resonates with The Sun card in tarot. The Sun represents success, radiance and abundance. The Sun gives you strength and tells you that no matter where you go or what you do, your positive and radiant energy will follow you and bring you happiness and joy. People are drawn to you because you can always see the bright side and bring such warmth into other people’s lives. This beautiful, warm energy is what will get you through the tough times and help you succeed. You are also in a position where you can share your highest qualities and achievements with others. Radiate who you are and what you stand for; shine your love on those you care about.
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The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray