Ogham Letters Meanings Spindle
Ogham Letter: OI or OE
Latin: Euonymus europaeus
Spindle Spiritual Meaning
Spindle represents a sudden positive change in one’s life. Thunder and lightning, Sudden revelations. Completion of an obligation. Wealth or inspired knowledge. Gold. The tree is called Spindle after the Turkish spindle, which is in the shape of a cross rather than the circular one of recent times. Spindle And Candle Magik >
Spindle Benefits And Uses
The Spindle tree is now listed as a threatened or endangered shrub but young shoots were once made into charcoal and gunpowder. The timber of the wood is soft and an ideal carving material. It was used to make spindles, knitting needles, and pegs.
Spindle is represented in Manannan’s crane bag as the King of Lochlainn’s helmet. Due to its name – it can be related to any of the Spinning and weaving mythology found around the globe. The Lady of Shalott comes to mind and a verse in the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson by that name:
…. Under tower and balcony,
By garden wall and gallery,
A pale, pale corpse she floated by,
Dead cold, between the houses high,
Dead into tower’d Camelot.
Knight and burgher, lord and dame,
To the planked wharfage came:
Below the stern they read her name,
The Lady of Shalott.
They cross’d themselves, their stars they blest,
Knight, minstrel, abbot, squire, and guest.
There lay a parchment on her breast,
That puzzled more than all the rest,
The wellfed wits at Camelot.
‘The web was woven curiously,
The charm is broken utterly,
Draw near and fear not,—this is I,
The Lady of Shalott.’ – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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