The first of the aicme Muim.
Ogham Letter M
Spiritual Meaning Ogham Vine
Regeneration, continuation, opportunity, connection expansion fertility bounty. This particular species is one of the oldest grape vines originating from Turkey. Vine is connected with prophecy and the relaxation of inhibitions – as tends to happen when we drink a brew of the fruit of the vine. The surfacing of intuition. It is also symbolic of roaming widely and gathering.
The Druids also recognised the predominant growth formation of this vine being in the shape of a spiral, which has long been considered a sacred symbol for the intertwining of the conscious and unconscious mind.
Prophetic Vine – spiriting t’ward inspiration
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Blackberry, fruit of prickly vine
Prophesies evoked from strongest wine.
Vines tend to dig in wherever it can in order to get a strong foothold and assure its own growth. Great metaphor for life – but be aware that most vines can be a bit prickly. Thus it can also mean healing and protection as well as celebration and abundance.
Ogham Vine Healing Properties
They say that a glass of red wine can benefit the heart and circulation. Also good for loosening inhibitions and opening the mind to intuition. Fruit of the vine helps to proclaim feelings more freely. Grapevine leaves were used to stop haemorrhages and bleeding.
The Blackberry fruit is rich in fibre, vitamin C and iron. Blackberry vine can be used to heal skin which has been scalded. Dip nine blackberry leaflets into spring water and lay them on the burn. Call upon Brigid for a healing of the wound.
Ogham Vine Legends and Folklore
Associated with the Goddess Brigid – the Celtic goddess of healing and of poetry. Also associated with the Welsh moon Goddess Ceridwen – for inspiration. Muin is associated with the Autumn Equinox. It was considered bad luck to eat blackberries during this season because they were to “be left for the fairies”. The decorative symbolism of grapes and vines is often seen around chalices and other ancient artefacts. – Druid Priestess © Jyoti Eagles