Ogham - The Wisdom of the Trees
In ancient times, our celtic druid ancestors devvised a system, part alphabet, part calendar, able to be carved usingsimple notches onto wood or stone.
Each character was a number and a letter. Each symbol represents a tree or shrub, around which grew an extensive mythology, stories, the use of each tree for craftwork and medicine, and a divination system similar to the Tarot.
- Hawthorn 13th May to 9th June
- Holly 8th July to 4th August
- Oak 10th June to 7th July
- Wheatstraw 28th October to 24th November
- Blackthorn The Dark Half of the Year
- White Poplar 21st September Autumn Equinox
- Apple The Light Half of the Year