Reed Reed

Reed

28th October – 24th November

€2.60

In the Irish Tree Lore calendar, the month from the 28th October – 24th November is represented by the Reed. The Reed was a plant highly regarded in ancient times. It was seen as a protector, (used in thatching) and as an implement of death as it was also used in the making of weapons. Growing by rivers and marshy places, it’s long roots which grew beneath the water, were viewed as delving into the Otherworld. Therefore, it is fitting that this is associated with this period in which the festival of Samhain occurs (now commonly known as Halloween). This was a time when the veil between this life and the next, became transparent and spirts could walk the earth. Indeed, in the Irish language, Samhain is the name given to the month of November. Here we see the fires of the festival alight on the hills while the departed make their way on the road, possibly to the thatched house where a place at the table may have been set to welcome the dead of loved ones. In the water we see the shadows of those before, a homage to the “Bog men” of Ireland, those who died in ancient times and preserved in many Irish bogs. The Ogham (ancient Irish writing) for Reed is three diagonal lines from upper left down to the right.


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In the Irish Tree Lore calendar, the month from the 28th October – 24th November is represented by the Reed. The Reed was a plant highly regarded in ancient times. It was seen as a protector, (used in thatching) and as an implement of death as it was also used in the making of weapons. Growing by rivers and marshy places, it’s long roots which grew beneath the water, were viewed as delving into the Otherworld. Therefore, it is fitting that this is associated with this period in which the festival of Samhain occurs (now commonly known as Halloween). This was a time when the veil between this life and the next, became transparent and spirts could walk the earth. Indeed, in the Irish language, Samhain is the name given to the month of November. Here we see the fires of the festival alight on the hills while the departed make their way on the road, possibly to the thatched house where a place at the table may have been set to welcome the dead of loved ones. In the water we see the shadows of those before, a homage to the “Bog men” of Ireland, those who died in ancient times and preserved in many Irish bogs. The Ogham (ancient Irish writing) for Reed is three diagonal lines from upper left down to the right.

Personality traits.
Reed individuals can be divided into New Moon and Full Moon (first and second half of month). New Moon individuals tend to be compulsive and make friends quickly. They are attracted to power which they maintain and gain much respect. Full Moon individuals tend to be more strategic but also make good leaders. In general, those born under this sign have an ability to deal with complex matters and are catalysts for change however, they tend to have a jealous streak and a capacity for making enemies easily.


Main Specifications


SKUTL10
Weight15 grams
Height148 mm
Width105 mm
Depth2 mm
ManufacturerCeltic Myths
OriginIreland

Printed in Ireland from an original by Margaret McKenna

A6 4 page greetings card with blank inside.
Comes with C6 plain white envelope.
Contents wrapped in clear cellophane.

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