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Nuin    (Transformation)

Nuin (Nion) corresponds to the letter N in the Ogam alphabet and is associated with the Ash tree. The symbol represents the connection between the inner self to the outer worlds. A symbol of creativity and all that transitions between these points.

Nuin pronounced: Nee-uhn

Status: Peasant-tree

Element: Fire

Gender: Masculine

Celtic Fifth Month: March

Powers: Nuin links the above with the below and the inner with the outer.


Keywords: Links, understanding, control, focus, awareness, action, transform, destiny, magic potency, healing and health, protection, love, women’s mysteries, prophetic dreams and prosperity.


Deities associated with Ash: Odin, Woden, Thor, Poseidon, Nemesis, Achilles, Andrasteia, Neptune, Gwydion, Mars, Frigg, Eostre, Hel/Holle, Minerva.


Interesting Spiritual Info: The Ash is the World tree. It connects the past, present and future and is the link between the microcosm and macrocosm. As above so below, the cosmos is reflected in both mankind and earthly things. The inner workings within your different levels have a reaction in the outer. A sacred Druid tree, one of three; oak, ash and thorn. It is said that Druids used wands of ash because of its straight grain.


Ogam Healing: Ability to focus; Action Awareness; Clarity of mind; Control; Destiny; Fear-based worries; Harmony to self-healing; Identity worries; Inner/ outer issues/problems etc; Love; Magic potency; Transformation; Prophetic dreams; Prosperity;  Protection; Understanding; Fevers; Heart; Love worries; Liver complaints; Spleen; Women’s mysteries; Cuts/ sores; Arthritis; Rheumatism; Cancer (general); (External cancer growths)…


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: The ash was noted as a powerful Druid wand which was well known for its magic abilities like bringing storms to bear, directing curses at their enemies, becoming invisible, turning people into animals (good and bad), healing and calling up their allies.


Folklore: In Greek mythology, the Meliae were nymphs of the ash, just as dryads were nymphs of the oak tree. The ancient Greek goddess Nemesis carried an ash branch as a symbol of the divine instrument of the justice of the gods. She measured out mortal happiness or misery, ensuring that fortune was shared out equally amongst all people and not kept by the few. Yggdrasil is an immense mythical tree that plays a central role in Norse cosmology. Yggdrasill is the tree of life, and is an eternal green ash tree, whose branches connect all of the nine worlds and extends up to and above the heavens.

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