Rowan Rowan

Rowan

22nd January - 18th February

€2.60

In the ancient Irish Tree Lore calendar, the period of January 22nd - February 18th is covered by the Rowan (Mountain Ash). The Rowan was very revered by the ancient Irish. It was believed that the first woman was created from a Rowan and it was said that fairies would dance around this tree on moonlit nights. The ancient feast of Imbolc or Imbolg falls in this period. Imbolc comes from the old Irish, I mbolg which means “in the belly”. This referred to the impending birth of animals such as lambs. It was a festival which revolved around the family where fires or candles would be lit in homes to welcome the promise of the coming Spring and a time of renewal. The feast fell on what’s now known as the Christian festival of St. Brigid’s day. St. Brigid has both pre-Christian and Christian relevance as Brigid or Brig, was a Goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann (an ancient Irish race) but Brigid was also a powerful female figure in the early Christian and as we see in this illustration, the echo of a famous Irish tradition, the St. Brigid’s Cross, beneath the roots of the Rowan. The Ogham (ancient Irish writing), is two horizontal lines to the right side of a stone.


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In the ancient Irish Tree Lore calendar, the period of January 22nd - February 18th is covered by the Rowan (Mountain Ash).
The Rowan was very revered by the ancient Irish. It was believed that the first woman was created from a Rowan and it was said that fairies would dance around this tree on moonlit nights.
The ancient feast of Imbolc or Imbolg falls in this period. Imbolc comes from the old Irish, I mbolg which means “in the belly”. This referred to the impending birth of animals such as lambs. It was a festival which revolved around the family where fires or candles would be lit in homes to welcome the promise of the coming Spring and a time of renewal. The feast fell on what’s now known as the Christian festival of St. Brigid’s day. St. Brigid has both pre-Christian and Christian relevance as Brigid or Brig, was a Goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann (an ancient Irish race) but Brigid was also a powerful female
figure in the early Christian and as we see in this illustration, the echo of a famous Irish tradition, the St. Brigid’s Cross, beneath the roots of the Rowan. The Ogham (ancient Irish writing), is two horizontal lines to the right side of a stone.

Personality traits.

As with other signs in the Tree Lore calendar, there are both New Moon and Full Moon Rowans, (the first and last two weeks of the sign). The New Moon individuals are reformers and pioneers though may struggle towards greater awareness. Full Moon individuals are powerful in their influence on others though may promise more than they can deliver. On the whole, Rowans are visionaries, artistic and relish change, being impatient with restriction and convention. They are caring and with passionate beliefs though their strong leadership may be directed in areas and causes often deemed unpopular


Main Specifications


SKUTL14
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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