By Isabella @TheWandCarver
Ohn is the Ogham mark for the needle-bearing, non-conifer tree, Gorse, or Furze, from old Celtic dialect. Truthfully, Gorse is considered more of a hedge plant than a tree, although they can grow to about 15 feet in height if not pruned back. Ohn is also the Ogham for the Spring Equinox sabbat of Beltane. It is not a Celtic Birth Tree Ogham. Folklore has it that Ohn/Gorse is effective against faerie mischief.
Representations: Fertility, Hope, Prosperity, and Protection
Ogham Letter: O
Colour: Gold, Yellow
Tarot: The Chariot
Animals: Bees, Cormorant, Hare, Harrier Hawk
Divination Meaning: When you pull the Ohn Ogham, the question you must ask yourself is, “Where is my journey taking me? How shall I follow my path?” A hint: First look at the part of your life you’re in. Are you young? Middle-aged? Older? When Ohn appears in your reading, it can indicate that you need to examine the direction of your life… maybe you’re about to take a trip; it can indicate emotional journeys such as changes of mind or heart. And, Ohn can also indicate if you need to make a spiritual journey such as meeting with ancestors in the Otherworld or finally meeting your Spirit Guardian. Use your intuition to know where your journey lies. If you are to embark on a physical journey, Ohn is a magick amulet for you as physical protection; it is also well to have on hand for spiritual and emotional journeys.
How to Mend the Problem: If you find physical travel is ahead for you, tend to mending any faults with your personal vehicle if you plan to use it. Plan your trip to the best of your ability to minimise delays at airports and reduce travel times by taking the most direct but safest routes. If you are called to go on a spiritual journey, it is always wise to first meet and form a relationship with your Spirit Guardian and animal if you have not done already. Again, you must prepare for the journey. And, if your journey is an emotional one, prepare yourself by committing yourself to being courageous… use talismans to this effect, if you feel necessary, and know that you will be deeply affected, however, it is a necessary journey to lay to rest the thing[s] which trouble your heart most.
The tarot card I find is most relatable is The Chariot. Notice, no matter which deck you use, the Warrior is upright, brave, and victorious. He/she holds no reins… he is in control through the strength of his will and mind. Although her beasts are pulling in different directions [in my case, a pair of Unicorns lead the way in my Shadowscapes deck], the charioteer uses her willpower and sheer resolve to steer the chariot forward in the direction she wants. This is exactly what you wish to do in your journey as well.
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The Celtic Tree Oracle, by Liz and Colin Murray