Dark Moon: Luis

"Rowanberries in late August 2004 in Helsinki" by Taken by Jonik, on August 25, 2004. - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

“Rowanberries in late August 2004 in Helsinki” by Taken by Jonik, on August 25, 2004. – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The tree that I divined at New Year’s to watch over the month of September was the second ogham of the first aicme, Luis, the Rowan.  In folklore, it is a tree of protection, particularly against witches (ha!).  Rowan also has ties to divination, making it a gateway and an ally.

Since the new moon is so late in September, much of Luis’s influence is going to extend into October.  It should be a month conducive both to protection magic and divination for me.  The October full moon will also be the concluding rite for my Cauldron Born work.  It is time to ask for help–particularly from the gods and spirits with whom I work.  Luis is held as sacred to Brigid, and was used to make many small wooden tools for crafting, such as spindles and pegs–perhaps a good time to focus on fiber arts as well.  This will also be a good time to finish the protective bindrune design for my son’s sheepskin.

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