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The word Ogham (pronounced OH-yam) has been used to refer to:

A group of twenty trees, sacred to the Druids, that give names to the letters of the Ogham alphabet.

An alphabet of twenty-five characters used for inscriptions on magickal tools in Celtic Ireland & Britain.

An alphabet of twenty characters used for divination and hand-signing in Celtic paganism.

A calendar of thirteen months named for each of the sacred trees.

Below you will find a modern-day interpretation of the Celtic tree calendar. Besides using trees as a way of telling the seasons, the druids used them for many other things. These are called Oghams. Linked to this calendar, you will find much more information on each individual ogham or tree, including the meanings of each during divination.

Oghams were often used by the Celts of olde as a tool of divination, yet they were also used as an alphabet to inscribe many things. First, you must make your own set & inscribe each letter on something made of wood. (Some use stone or tile.) Then place them in a bag for storage. Now when you are ready to use them in divination, find a quiet, peaceful place to sit. Meditate briefly on the question that you want to ask. Then draw out 3 of the pieces and see what the correspondences are. This should help you determine the answer to the question. You may also use them to inscribe your name on your magickal tools or to write in your Grimoire or Book of Shadow, just to be on the safe side & so no one can understand your writings. Oghams are also often used on amulets and talismans.


Don't forget to look for the meaning of each.
It is under each name link.

Oghams:
Links above box each lead to more information
Beth/Birch
DEC 24 - Jan 20
Luis/Rowan
Jan 21 - Feb. 17
Fearn/Alder
March 18 - April 14
Saille/Willow
April 15 - May 12
Nuin/Ash
Feb. 18 - March 17

New beginnings, good fortune, luck, change 


Protection, ability to distinguish good from bad, insight 

Resiliance, strength, energy 


Intuition, creativity, fertility, mysticism 

Magic, peace 
Huathe/Hawthorn
May 13 - June 9
Duir/Oak
June 10 - July 7
Tinne/Holly
July 8 - Aug. 4
Coll/Hazel
Aug. 5 - Sept. 1
Quert/None
Apple Tree

Patience, restraint, abstinence 

Steadfastness, protection, inspiration 

Balance, justice 

Creativity, divination, meditation 

Beauty, youthfulness, perfection 
Muin/Vine
Sept. 2 - Sept. 29
Gort/Ivy
Sept. 30 - Oct. 27
Ngetal/Reed
Oct. 28 - Nov. 24
Straif/None
Blackthorne Tree
Ruis/Elder
Nov.25 - DEC 22

Prophecy, release from restraints 

Progress, changes, distractions 

Harmony, unity, wisdom 

Fate, the unexpected, bad luck 

Change, transition, faeries 
Ailim/None
Silver Fir
Ohn/None
Furze Tree
Ur/None
Heather
Eadha/None
White Poplar
Ioho/None
Yew Tree

Power, insight, progression 

Knowledge, purification, wisdom 

Challenges, goals, luck 

Endurance, success 

Transformation, rebirth, immortality 
Koad/None
The Grove
Oir/None
Spindle
Uilleand/None
Honeysuckle
Phagos/None
Beech Tree
Pion/None
Pine Tree

Knowledge, revelations 

Peace, tranquility, happiness 

Wisdom, good judgement,
confidence 

Guidance from the past, experience 

Illumination, spirit, intuition 


MOR/None
The Sea


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What Kind of Tree are you?

Oghams: Tables & Divination Meanings II
See the first table under each individual ogham.

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