Spirit Message of the Day – Transformation by Creation

THE NUIN (ASH)
“She boasted upon him, a warrior song
To sharpen his steel, to face down the throng
Now peace must be checked, there’s action to take
Like the strength of the sun that appears at daybreak”

“It is time for transformation and action. It will take strong action to break the inertia that is affecting you right now. Sometimes it’s best to play along and do your best to keep the peace, but this is not that time. Often, you need to create a little friction or even face a conflict in order to grow, and this is the message that the ash card has for you. You have planned as much as you can; now it’s time to go into the situation at hand and take care of business. Facing a challenging situation will transform you and help you forge a new reality.”

“You may be in a situation where you are frustrated by feeling like you have a lack of control over how things are going. If you are concerned about risks involved in taking action, remember there is often more to risk in the future by standing by and doing nothing, however easier that may be. Do not allow yourself to become a pawn; if you have been waiting to take action until the time is right, this is your wake-up call.”

SYMBOLISM AND LORE OF THE ASH TREE
“The ash tree is part of the magical triumvirate of the faerie grove: oak, ash, and thorn. Ash is a tree that is steeped in myth; it was believed by the Norse to be the world tree Yggdrasil. The sun god, Lugh, was described as bearing a magical spear of ash wood called Millar. It was said that no batter could be sustained against it or against the man who held it. One of Lugh’s titles was Lugh of the Long Arm, possibly suggesting the spear as part of him.”

“Here, on the ash card, we see Lugh with the sun shining on his shoulders through a mighty ash tree. He wears woad war paint as he sharpens his bronze spearhead with a stone, preparing to decisively face a conflict head-on. Lugh has many talents – among them blacksmith, cup bearer, bard, wheelwright, hero, historian, poet, harper, craftsman, sorcerer, and warrior. Lugh is truly a man of action, and his action is backed by wisdom. As he sharpens his spear, focusing upon his goals, he breaks inertia and knows that the initiative he takes will bravely bring about change in the world. On a spiritual level, he is aware that in order to make the music and write the poetry he loves, he must sometimes boldly shake things up and fight for what is needed to protect these things in life. In addition to its popularity with the Celts for making spears, the ash was also the wood of choice among many fletchers for making arrows.”

ASH FIELD GUIDE
“The European or common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is native to most of Europe and has quite a few close cousins in the United States, such as white ash, blue ash, and green ash. Ash is a deciduous tree with a tall, domed crown. They commonly are around fifty to seventy feel tall, and some of the oldest are around 250 years old. Its bark is smooth on young trees, becoming darker and rougher with age, bearing many furrows and ridges. Its leaves are some of the last to open in spring and are pinnate, compound leaves with seven to thirteen broad, serrated leaflets.”

“Most trees have either male or female flowers (and can switch year to year); only occasionally will one tree have both. The tiny bunches of flowers are dark purple, without petals; the females’ are slightly longer than the males’ and are pollinated by the wind. European ash has less than remarkable autumn coloring and is one of the first trees to drop its leaves. Sometimes the ash drops dull green leaves, leaving behind bunches of long, winged seeds that stay on the tree during the winter. These are referred to as ash keys; it is said that carrying one in your pocket is a powerful protection against enchantments. green ash keys harvested in the early summer can also be picked and eaten.”

“Ash wood is commonly used to make many items that point to its association with taking action, energy, and transformation, as well as with Lugh and his many talents: baseball bats, tool handles, hockey sticks, smoking chips, flooring, and oars are just a few.”

Today’s message is from Voice of the Trees: A Celtic Divination Oracle by Mickie Mueller

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Excellent blog, thanks for share this article with us

  2. I just love the picture of the woman with spear, your words are just inspiring, bookmarked. ~~Love andl ight~~


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