Ogham Cards

For this year’s Winter SolstiCelebration, Amy Martin asked me to be a roving character – someone in costume who interacts with the people who come. She’s had Father Christmas, Mother Winter, and the Boogeyman for quite some time – I’m honored to be asked to join them as a Wandering Druid.

But I felt like I need to do something other than stand there and look pretty [ahem]. Offering blessings seems like a very Druidish thing to do, particularly if they’re offered in the context of the Oghams, the Celtic Tree Alphabet.

And so, with a rare free Saturday and some cardstock left over from so long ago I can’t remember why I bought it, I made Ogham Cards to hand out to anyone who wants to interact with the Wandering Druid. Each card has an Ogham character, its name and tree, the English letter equivalent, its divinatory meaning (at the Little White Book level, which is to say, very very general), and a blessing that combines the themes of the particular Ogham, the Winter Solstice, and this year’s SolstiCelebration. The back is a piece of clip art that uses the same tree/root imagery Amy has used in the past.

It’s something for people to take home and, hopefully, think about.

So, come out to the Winter SolstiCelebration, see the Wandering Druid, and get your Ogham Card. Whatever I have left over I’ll bring to the Denton CUUPS Yule Circle on Saturday the 19th.

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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.