Aspen Eadha (Spiritedness)
Ebha, Eadha corresponds to the letter E in the Ogam alphabet and is associated with the Aspen tree. This symbol represents endurance, courage and self-confidence.
Eadha pronounced: Ed-yuh
Powers: Eadha is the messenger of the wind, creating a shield and beating adversity.
Keywords: Overcoming, willpower, sensitivity, adversity, help and rebirth, preventing illness, resistance, shield, association with speech, language and the winds, ability to endure and conquer problems, doubts, conquering fear, self-confidence.
Deities associated with Aspen: Persephone, Hades.
Interesting Spiritual Information: It has the power to protect you from your fears, injury and death, it can even intervene between you and your worldly problems. The aspen can help you with the power of speech and language because of its association with the wind (the messengers of the gods).
Ogam Healing: Ability to endure hardships; Adversity; Anxiety; Apprehension; Asking for help in things; Conquer problems, doubts and fears; Endurance; Fears of the unknown; Night terrors; Preventing illness; Rebirth; Resistance; Self-confidence; Self-love; Speech and language; Strengthening will power; Terror; Epilepsy syndrome (FIRES); Protection from fear, worries, paranoia; Sciatica (back pain); Sore throats; Fevers; Urinary tract infection; Menstrual cramps; Period pain; Cystitis; Gonorrhoea; Muscle ache; Externally for cuts and wounds; Rheumatism; Arthritis…
More Medical information and in-depth healing suggestions can be found in my book The Beginners Book of Ogam Tree Healing, or by attending one of my workshops.
Notes: There are legends about the aspen dancing in answer to the Sidhe (fairies), whose secrets are carried on the wind. Pagan Irish had a rod or ‘Fe’ of aspen, marked with Ogam to measure bodies and graves. The association with the sidhe is suggestive of a mediator between worlds. For some ogam practitioners, aspen is placed in the forfeda Ae, with the meaning of grove or meeting place (represents communication, resolution and justice).
Folklore: It is known as the trembling tree or quivering tree due to its leaves and branches continuous movement during the smallest of breezes. It is also called the whispering tree because of its rustling leaves. In ancient days the wind was regarded as the messenger of the gods and because of this, the aspen was considered sacred. The tree is however more known
for its pagan powers which allowed communication with the gods and entrance into the Fey lands.