What’s Your Sign? Lunar Astrology and Druid Tree Lore September and October Birthdays

Druid Tree Lore – Celtic Lunar Astrology
30th September – 27th October


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About Druid Tree Lore and Celtic Lunar Astrology
People have been marking the passage of time by the phases of the moon for millennia. Although it is impossible to say for certain because the lore and traditions were not written, many historians believe that both the Celts and Druids used a 13 month lunar calendar.  The months and symbols differ from the solar calendar with which most of us are familiar. Druidic horoscopes are often mentioned in legends.

Trees have long been a source of sacred folklore with each chosen to represent the months and having its own magickal properties. The Ogham symbols may have been devised by ancient Druids. As several of the symbols refer to trees, the ogham alphabet is often called the Tree Alphabet. These symbols are included next to the tree names which are shown in both English and Old Irish. The animal symbols are my interpretation based on various sources. The ruling planets of each sign are also noted.  The information provided here is an introduction to the wealth of knowledge concerning Druid teachings and Celtic lore.

See the entire collection of zodiac signs here or on my website, MagickMermaid (Studio tab at the top of the page).

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Share Your World 25th September 2017

Here are my answers to Cee’s Share Your World 25th September 2017

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Being on a beach. 

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
If I’m sightseeing, I want to be a passenger.  If I’m going on an errand I prefer to be the driver.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?
To be financially free.  To find my knight in shining armour.
With those two wishes granted I need nothing else.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?
My friend’s book, Begging the Question.

Happy Mabon to All!

Mabon, Autumnal Equinox

The Second Harvest

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The days are noticeably shorter and there is a chill in the night air in the Northern hemisphere. Some of the trees are beginning to don their Autumn colours. The GreenMan, a symbol of green and growing plants, is all dressed up for Fall as we approach the dark season of the year.

Mabon is the second harvest festival of the year, occurring on the 21st or 22nd of September. The apple and grape harvests are celebrated. Vegetables, fruits and herbs are ready to be picked and preserved for the coming Winter.

A time for giving thanks! And also a time to evaluate the progress made on goals set earlier in the year. Did everything work out as planned?

Wishing everyone a fruitful harvest!

A Magickal Autumn Garden

A Magickal Autumn Garden

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Summer is evolving into Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is almost harvest time and the moon is new. Twinkling lights flutter over the garden wall. It’s the faerie folk come to celebrate the season.

This is a garden for a small space. The apple tree is Espalier (horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth by pruning and tying branches so that they grow in relatively flat planes, frequently in formal patterns, against a structure such as a wall, fence, or trellis).

Some Plant Lore from left to right with some of their magickal uses:
The Apple is ruled by Venus and the element of water. It is a symbol of immortality and knowledge; used in love and healing spells.

Rosemary is ruled by the sun and element of fire. It used to purify and cleanse, and to rid a place of negativity. Some say it is grown to attract elves.

Mint is ruled by Mercury and the element of air. It used in healing potions, travel and prosperity spells and to call good spirits.

Vervain is ruled by Venus and the element of earth. It is a common element in love mixtures and protective spells, as well as prosperity spells.

Lavender is ruled by Mercury and the element of air. It used in love spells and sachets,  to induce sleep and rest and to dispel depression.

Thistle is ruled by Mars and the element of fire. It is used to promote strength and energy, used in healing spells and to drive away melancholy.

Yarrow is ruled by Venus and the element of water. It is used in love spells and to improve psychic powers and to dispel negativity.

Violet is ruled by Venus and the element of water. It is used in protection spells and to bring changes in luck, love and fortune.

All of the above are Old World Plants. The Pumpkin, native to North America, is carved into jack-o-lanterns to ward off demons.

A Small Magickal Garden Art Print is available on magickmermaid.com in two sizes.

Begging the Question Book Launch! Poetry About OCD and Depression

Begging the Question Book Launch! Poetry About OCD and Depression

My friend’s book has just launched on Amazon!
Here is the link to his website and the link to Amazon:

https://sjellico.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/book-launch/

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Sherwyn Jellico:  “The book is a collection of over 140 poems about OCD and depression. I started writing these poems 4 years ago when I made the shocking discovery that I’d been obviously living with OCD all of my adult life.

There are also 4 supplemental sections about OCD and depression; my personal journey with these disorders.”

What’s Your Sign? Celtic Lunar Astrology and Druid Tree Lore September Birthdays

Druid Tree Lore – Celtic Lunar Astrology
2nd September to 29th September

 

Above is my new design for the 11 inch x 14 inch Zodiac signs!  They can be personalised with your name or the recipient’s name. Below is the 8 inch x 10 inch Zodiac sign.
All of the designs can be seen on my website magickmermaid.com

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About Druid Tree Lore and Celtic Lunar Astrology
People have been marking the passage of time by the phases of the moon for millennia. Although it is impossible to say for certain because the lore and traditions were not written, many historians believe that both the Celts and Druids used a 13 month lunar calendar.  The months and symbols differ from the solar calendar with which most of us are familiar. Druidic horoscopes are often mentioned in legends.

Trees have long been a source of sacred folklore with each chosen to represent the months and having its own magickal properties. The Ogham symbols may have been devised by ancient Druids. As several of the symbols refer to trees, the ogham alphabet is often called the Tree Alphabet. These symbols are included next to the tree names which are shown in both English and Old Irish. The animal symbols are my interpretation based on various sources. The ruling planets of each sign are also noted.  The information provided here is an introduction to the wealth of knowledge concerning Druid teachings and Celtic lore.

See the entire collection of zodiac signs at MagickMermaid (Studio tab at the top of the page).