A Beginner’s Understanding of Ogham Divination, Part Twelve

By Isabella @TheWandCarver

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Ogham Gort

The Ivy Ogham, Gort ~ photo by i.macy

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

Number:  12

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.

You can catch up the first five blogs, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight, Part Nine, Part Ten, and Part Eleven by clicking on these.

Many thanks for reading my blog.  If you have enjoyed it or have learned from it, please share via the social media buttons below.  I love comments also and respond as promptly as I can.  And, I very much enjoy a like for my efforts!  Warmest blessings to those whom wander this way x


The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray

What’s Your Birth Tree is the New What’s Your Star Sign, by Isabella

About Isabella

Everything worth knowing, I learned from my Nana. I'm a sixty-six year old cunning woman who practises a solitary English hedgewitch life in as near the old ways as I can. I do not sacrifice small animals, neighbours, nor eat children. I'm more interested in visiting my ancestors on hedgewalks. And, I am owned entirely by my lovely feline companion, Pippa [Lady Philipa Cattington].
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6 Responses to A Beginner’s Understanding of Ogham Divination, Part Twelve

  1. Brenda says:

    Merry meet! Love your emails (dont do instagram/facebook) thank you for all the information!where can i purchase the lovely deck you use? I am from London and currently living and working (i am a feminist psychotherapist in private practice and use lots of tools to connect with the deep unconscious process in my work…) in USA, east coast, Connecticut. Merry part! All the best, Brenda

    Sent from my iPad


    Liked by 1 person

    • Isabella says:

      Greetings, Brenda, yes, the deck I picture in my blogs is called The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray which can be purchased on both Amazon.co.uk as well as Amazon.com Mind you, I am not a fan of Jeff Bezos but you can find everything on Amazon! You may also find it in a local metaphysical shop as most of them sell tarot/oracle cards and books. I hope this helps 🙂 Warmest blessings, Isabella x


  2. bhcx13 says:

    Sent from my iPad

    Begin forwarded message:

    > From: Brenda > Date: March 19, 2020 at 11:09:30 PM EDT > To: comment+7hteiapmj1ewsdixn_hfv0w@comment.wordpress.com > Subject: Fwd: [New post] CORONAVIRUS [COVID-19] > > Merry meet Isabella. thought you might want to add this to your blog re Coronavirus? Thank you for all your work and much enjoy your blog…merry part and blessed be… > > Sent from my iPad > > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: “Dr. Malcolm Kendrick” >> Date: March 18, 2020 at 10:37:40 AM EDT >> To: BHCUKUSA@comcast.net >> Subject: [New post] CORONAVIRUS [COVID-19] >> Reply-To: “Dr. Malcolm Kendrick” >> >>  >>


    • Isabella says:

      This is not leading me anywhere. There is no link, only someone’s email address and reply to Dr Malcolm Kendrick. I think you’re not copying the body of the email onto your comment, only the email address of recipient, subject and reply to. So…


  3. Veronica Maria Heitman says:

    Sorry I contacted you before about only finding 7 of your Blogs have found them all now thank you so much. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Isabella says:

      Yes, it’s why I put links to all others at bottom of each blog cos I knew I would want them if it were me reading 😀 I’m so happy you are enjoying the Ogham series! Many thanks and warmest blessings to you Veronica x


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