The Ogham Tree Grove.

Ogham is an Early Medieval alphabet used to write the early Irish language (in the so-called “orthodox” inscriptions), and later the Old Irish language (scholastic ogham). According to the High Medieval Bríatharogam, names of various trees can be ascribed to individual letters. According to the Damian McManus, the “Tree Alphabet” idea dates to the Old Irish period. Its origin is probably due to the letters themselves being called feda “trees”, or nin “forking branches” due to their shape. 

The Ogham Trees have been objects of veneration, sources of wisdom, inspiration and medicine for unknown centuries. Each of the twenty British native trees and shrubs has particular powers of its own which may be useful in improving any magical rituals. Each has its own moon cycle span of twenty-eight days and an Ogham letter symbol. There is no definitive proof about the origin of this alphabet, but it can be certain that the Druids, in the late Iron Age and beyond - last century BC and the first and second centuries AD - used this system in the form of a calendar, based on the thirteen cycles of the Moon, and the celebration of the four Solstices. The word ‘Druid’ itself comes either from the Celtic name for the oak - 'duir’ - or from the Welsh - 'derwydd’  - meaning oak-seer.

Placements in Astrology by alphabet

A

ASSERTIVE - Aries any and dominant

ANALYTICAL - Virgo sun, Aquarius sun, Mercury dominant

AESTHETIC - Libra sun, Libra moon, Libra rising, Venus dominant

AMBITIOUS - Capricorn sun, Scorpio moon

ADAPTABLE - Gemini sun and moon, Libra sun

ANXIOUS - Mercury dominant, Pisces moon

B

BRAVE - Fire sun, moon or dominant

C

CREATIVE - Libra sun, Pisces sun, Leo any

COMPETITIVE - Aries sun, Sagittarius sun, Leo moon, Mars dominant

CALCULATING - Capricorn sun, Scorpio dominant

CHARMING - Libra sun/moon, air dominant and rising

CRITICAL - Virgo any

CONTROLLING - Scorpio sun, Capricorn dominant, Cancer moon

COWARDLY - Taurus sun, Cancer moon, Mars in water/earth

D

DEFENSIVE - Cancer dominant, Taurus moon, Moon dominant

DEPENDENT - Pisces sun, Libra moon

DECEPTIVE - Libra sun, Pisces dominant, Neptune and Venus dominant

E

EXTROVERT - Air/Fire dominant

ELEGANT - Libra sun, Capricorn sun

ENLIGHTENED - Jupiter dominant, Sagittarius sun, Pisces moon

F

FLAKY - Gemini any, Libra moon, Mercury dominant

FAITHFUL - Taurus any, Cancer sun, Leo sun

FREE - Aquarius sun, Sagittarius moon

G

GENUINE - Taurus sun, Leo moon

GENEROUS - Leo sun, Libra moon

GRACIOUS - Libra any

GLAMOUROUS - Libra sun, Leo sun, air dominant 

H

HUMANE - Aquarius any

HONEST - Fire moon, Scorpio sun, Sagittarius sun

I

INDEPENDENT - Aquarius any, Sagittarius sun, Uranus dominant

INNOCENT - Cancer sun, Aries any, Pisces sun

INTROVERTED - Earth/water dominant

INHIBITED - Virgo sun, Pisces moon, Capricorn moon

INTELLIGENT - Aquarius and Virgo any, Sagittarius sun, Capricorn moon

INTUITIVE - Water dominant

J

JUDGMENTAL - Air dominant, Gemini sun

JEALOUS - Scorpio any, Taurus sun/moon, Cancer sun

L

LIBERAL - air dominant

LOYAL - Taurus any, Leo sun, Cancer sun

LOGICAL - Earth/air dominant, Capricorn any

M

MATERIALISTIC - Taurus sun, Leo moon, Sagittarius sun

MANIPULATIVE - Water sun, Libra moon

MATURE - Capricorn any

MOODY - Water dominant, Moon dominant

N

NEUTRAL - Gemini sun, Mercury dominant

NURTURING - Virgo sun, Cancer any, Moon dominant, Jupiter dominant

NEUROTIC - Pisces any, Virgo moon

O

OBSESSIVE - Scorpio any

OPEN - Sagittarius sun, Leo moon

P

PETTY - Scorpio any

PERCEPTIVE - Virgo sun, Gemini any, Mercury dominant

PROUD - Leo any, Sagittarius any, Aquarius any

PERFECTIONIST - Virgo sun, Leo moon

PEACEFUL - Libra sun, Venus dominant

PROGRESSIVE - Aquarius sun

PSYCHIC - water dominant

PRIVATE - Scorpio any, Aquarius moon

Q

QUIET - earth dominant, Pluto dominant

R

RECKLESS - Sagittarius any, Aquarius sun, Aries sun/moon

ROMANTIC - Libra sun, Cancer sun/moon, Venus dominant

RECEPTIVE - Pisces any

RELAXED - Sagittarius any

S

SHY - Cancer sun, Virgo sun and rising

SOCIAL - air dominant

SELFISH - Aries sun/moon, Libra sun

SELFLESS - Pisces sun/moon, Aquarius sun, Virgo sun

SENSITIVE - water dominant, Leo moon

SUPERFICIAL - Gemini any, Libra any, air dominant

T

TRADITIONAL - Capricorn any, Taurus any

U

UNYIELDING - Fixed (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) sun

V

VENGEFUL - Libra sun, Scorpio any

VAIN - Libra any, Leo any, Aquarius sun, Venus dominant

VOLATILE - Aquarius sun, Sagittarius sun, Aries moon

W

WITTY - Gemini any, Mercury dominant

Y

YOUTHFUL - Gemini any, Libra sun, Aquarius moon


*just my views of what placements give rise to these traits. ‘any’ means any placement under that signed or element stated. ‘dominant’ means either the dominant sign mentioned or most placements of that sign. K, X and Z had no words :( 

Why not to learn how to write faster?

You probably know, that Russians do not write the way cyrillic letters are printed. Knowing and using it will help you read Russian handwriting and write easier and faster yourself. But if you are not going to write a lot in Russian, or having a real pen pal or going studying in Russia, learning Russian handwriting will probably be useless for you, so decide for yourself, wheather you need it or not. You just have to know, that the eyes of Russian people start to bleed when they see foreigners write the letter Д this way.
Here I wrote down the way Russians write letters:

It doesn’t look that different at the first site except that Д looks more like D and you are not going to confuse Л with П anymore, but there are other difficulties:

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Ok so a posted a couple pics of my Book Of Shadows, and a few people have been asking me for a copy of the script/alphabet I use. Here it is!

I originally made it because I live with people who think it’s ok to snoop around through my stuff, so now I write everything in it so only I can read it.

All the symbols look just a bit like a regular English alphabet so it’s a bit easier to memorize.

I also write everything on its side, so it looks like columns and is even trickier to figure out (without knowing that you just flip the book around)

I also put little pictures or doodles around to make it look like it’s supposed to be in columns. If I’m not good at explaining just look at the above pictures!

Feel free to learn and use it if you want! Or make your own!

(I made the above picture really quick and just wrote lyrics to the song I was listing to, nothing super mystical or secret about it, only an example)