Luis (Rowan) #2 Apr 20, 2006 3:08:43 GMT -5
Post by Senbecc on Apr 20, 2006 3:08:43 GMT -5
Luis would be pronounced LWEE or LWEESH, and is known as the quicken tree of mountain ash. It's sound is L. "Delight of eye is mountain ash, owing to the beauty of it's berries."
Word Ogham Of Morainn mac Moín: Delight of eye is mountain ash; quicken tree; to wit, the flame.
Word Ogham of Cú Chulainn: Rowan is the strength of cattle.
Word Ogham of Oengus: Rowan is friend of cattle.
When we take the time to visualize Rowan, we see a wreath of Rowan makes a pentacle above an arched doorway to a sanctuary, where stands a woman in crimson robes.
Luis is a letter of protection, sanctuary and defense. Rowan is a traditional ward from the "evil eye", Dark witchcraft (meaning baneful sorcery), and other such dangers, as it's primary use is to defend from harm. What ever it is the threatens or menacing you, Rowan gives the signal of safety, but only if your willing to take the appropriate measures, and choose your movements wisely.
Magical protection was a common idea in the ancient world. I suppose that today we may not be so ready to attribute bad luck to dark Witchcraft, though there is still plenty in our world that needs to be guarded against. If Rowan appears within a reading it is a reassurance that you are taken care of, and shouldn't fear harm. One the other hand this doesn't mean that one should to big-headed, as the simple presence of Rowan suggests a lurking danger of some kind, which you may want to prevent somehow.
The threat could be, say happiness, health, prosperity, or something similar. There may be people working some sort of mischief against you, or maybe something in a wider environmental spectrum...Threatening and conspiring against your security.
Yet again Rowan is an assurance that you do have the means by which to out wit any given trouble. Rowan is a tree-letter that embodies magical, mystical protection, a good luck charm of sorts that tells us the good powers are over seeing us and are at work for us. Acknowledging the Guardian spirits, whether these are your ancestors, guardian angels, and/or animal totems will help these good powers carry out their role in furthering your interests and shielding you from the ill, or the baneful.
Signs and amulets are used as shields of protection within many cultures around the world. A sprig of Rowan above a door-way for example is a traditional protection for the home and is a wide spread use of this ogham.
Such talismans can be worn by individuals to protect themselves against dark and baneful energies which threaten ones well being...As the discussion continues on Luis or Rowan we will discuss it's place in the Irish texts, such as how a beautiful woman's red lips are compared to the color of the Rowan's berries. I hope to spark some interest in the ogham with these post, so feel free to ask questions and perhaps together we can uncovers Luis's many hidden truths.
Grá, Solas agus Gáire (Love, Light and Laughter)