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Fraxinus americana
The World Tree;
Tree of Life
Third month of the Celtic Tree calendar

February 18th - March 17th

Third consonant of the Ogham alphabet


NION or NUIN (Nee-Arn) - N - ASH

This Ogham symbol is used in Celtic Reiki at the start of a manifestation treatment to connect to the energy required for the treatment.

Planet: The Sun and Neptune
Element: Water, Fire
Symbolism: Mastership and Power
Stone: Turquoise, Lepidolite (Increase psychic awareness)
Birds: Common Snipe
Color: White, pale Blue
Deity: Eostre, Frigg, Hel/Holle, Minerva, Nemesis, Odin, Nemesis, Poseidon, Neptune
Folk Name: Hoop Ash, Nion - (a rune name from the Irish Gaelic word Nionon which means heaven.)

ASH european

Medicinal properties:

Ash bark can make an infusion that is a mild laxative and diuretic. The rood bark is the most potent with astringent properties, and was used to treat liver diseases and arthritic rheumatism. Other uses include reduce fever, treat kidney and urinary infections, expel intestinal parasites, and treating malaria.

Magickal properties:

The leaves attract love and prosperity. Burn Ash wood at Yule to receive prosperity. Sleep with them under your pillow and you will have psychic/prophetic dreams. Sleep with them in a bowl of water next to your bed to prevent illness. Wearing garters of green ash bark protects against the powers of magicians. Ash can heal children just by passing the child through a split in the tree's trunk. It promotes strength, harmony, and a sense of being in tune with your surroundings. In an ancient Greek creation story, humans were formed from Ash and Oak trees.

Ash wood was used for the traditional handle of the besom broom. Druid wands were often made of ash because of its straight grain, and the poles of witches' brooms were often made of ash and was representative of protection and strength. Ash wands are good for healing, general and solar magic. Ash Tree attracts lightening, so don't stand under one during an electric storm.

Greek mythographer Hesiod claimed the first man was born from the ash tree. This became the custom of planting an ash tree at the birth of each baby. The state of the tree served as an indicator of that person's health and strength.

Ash is the key to healing the loneliness of the human spirit, forming a link between the gods, humans, and the dead in the spirit world.
Ash holds the key to Universal Truth and Cosmic Wisdom, and it takes on the important role as a Tree of Initiation.


I breathe Life easily. I speak my truth. I am protected. I am at one with the Universe.

I honor the energy of ash, the magician's staff.

I will recognize that "as above, so below," I play a part in the larger scheme of things.

I will link my inner and outer worlds.

So mote it be


Pray Peace


from Moon Bee Acres

There is a branch for you to sit upon with a beautiful view.
Climb up into her arms, and stay for a spell.
Feel her roots, her bark, her branches, her leaves.
She is shade, shelter, a home, a hide-away.
She is an escape.
She rocks you to sleep in your hammock.
She holds up your birdfeeder, your wind chimes, and your decorations.
She embraces anyone who loves to climb.
In the spring she offers life, and in the fall she gives her own.
She does not judge.
She just is.



Pray Peace
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Goddess Studies:
Here is a list of some of my favorite references:
The Wisdom of Trees by Jane Gifford
The Meaning of Trees by Fred Hageneder
Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes
Celtic Tree Mysteries by Steve Blamires
Ogham, The Celtic Oracle of the Trees by Paul Rhys Mountfort
The Herb Book by John Lust
Garden Witchery by Ellen Dugan
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
The Faces of WomanSpirit by Katherine Torress PhD
The Green Man Tree Oracle by John Matthews & Will Worthington
Tree Magick by Gillian Kemp
The Celtic Tree Oracle by Liz & Colin Murray
The Fairy Bible by Teresa Moorey

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