Celtic Calendar: Oak Month, June 10 – July 7
Some quick notes on the tree and the month:
1. The Oak moon falls when the trees are beginning to reach their full blooming stages. The mighty Oak is strong, powerful, and typically towering over all of its neighbors. The Oak King rules over the summer months, and this tree was sacred to the Druids. The Celts called this month Duir, which some scholars believe to mean “door”, the root word of “Druid”.
2. Oak month is a good time for spells for protection and strength, fertility, money and success, and good fortune.
3. Tip: Carry an acorn in your pocket when you go to an interview or business meeting; it will be bring you good luck.
4. Oak trees act as a conduit for the energy of endurance, fortitude and strength, offering a magical remedy for fear and despair. They bring courage and protection from adversity. Meditating with your spine resting on the trunk of an oak tree soothes the nervous system and induces feelings of inner peace.
Lesson of the Oak (from “The Wisdom of Trees”)
“The oak represents courage and endurance, and the protective power of faith. The tree’s noble presence and nurturing habit reassured ancient peoples that, with the good will of their gods, their leader, and their warriors, they could prevail against all odds.
As the Tree of the Dagda, the oak offers protection and hospitality without question, although its true rewards are only apparent to the honest and brave. The ancient Celts deplored lies and cowardice. To be judged mean spirited could result in exclusion from the clan, which was one of the most shameful and most feared of all punishments.
Like the oak, we would do well to receive without prejudice all those who seek our help, sharing what we have without resentment or reservation. The oak reminds us all that the strength to prevail, come what may, lies in an open mind and a generous spirit.
Inflexibility, however, is the oak’s one weakness and the tree is prone to lose limbs in storms. The oak therefore carries the warning that stubborn strength that resists will not ensure and may break under strain.”
How are you celebrating or using this oak energy in your own life?