Willow Willow

Willow

15th April -12th May

€2.60

In the Irish Tree Lore Calendar, the Willow covers the period 15th April -12th May. The Willow Tree was one of the sacred trees and was associated with the moon and water. The famous Brian Ború harp, a symbol of Ireland, was made from Willow. There are also connections between this tree and the Cailleach (the Goddess/ hag) who transforms from the Winter Crone of the Cairns, now sleeping, into the young woman of the Spring and Summer. Being close to water, there are stories of the Willow and the Goddess Bóinn or Boann who was represented by a cow whose milk flowed to fill the River Boyne. This period is also when the ancient festival of Bealtaine took place and indeed in the Irish language, the month of May is called Bealtaine. It was a time to celebrate the coming of summer when fires would be lit, first at Uisneach, near Mullingar in Co. Westmeath and then across the land. The Ogham (ancient Irish language) is four horizontal lines on the right face of a standing stone.


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In the Irish Tree Lore Calendar, the Willow covers the period 15th April -12th May. The Willow Tree was one of the sacred trees and was associated with the moon and water. The famous Brian Ború harp, a symbol of Ireland, was made from Willow. There are also connections between this tree and the Cailleach (the Goddess/ hag) who transforms from the Winter Crone of the Cairns, now sleeping, into the young woman of the Spring and Summer. Being close to water, there are stories of the Willow and the Goddess Bóinn or Boann who was represented by a cow whose milk flowed to fill the River Boyne. This period is also when the ancient festival of Bealtaine took place and indeed in the Irish language, the month of May is called Bealtaine. It was a time to celebrate the coming of summer when fires would be lit, first at Uisneach, near Mullingar in Co. Westmeath and then across the land. The Ogham (ancient Irish language) is four horizontal lines on the right face of a standing stone.

Personality traits.
Like other signs, this period is divided into New Moon and Full Moon individuals (First and last two weeks). The New Moon individuals are often receptive to change but they can also be prone to sudden mood changes. On the other hand, those born under the Full Moon tend to resourceful but often refuse to take good advice. Overall, Willow individuals are empathetic and drawn to the mysteries of the universe. They are resourceful and have good memories and make excellent inventors. However, they can be moody and difficult to get on with. They also tend not to forgive and forget.


Main Specifications


SKUTL11
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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