4. Mor

Change, shift, the sea, maps, realm of the subconscious, great undercurrents

Tree: Witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.)

Letter: X

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“Sea change” is a term for profound or holistic change. Change is the foundation of existence. The interplay of opposing forces creates and destroys ad infinitum. Mor bookends the concept of change introduced by the first Ogham, Beith. The intention that sowed an action reaped a habit, the habit reaped a character, and the character reaped a destiny. The new track in space has been laid and change is inevitable.

When you draw Mor, look for the changes in and around you. These are not necessarily good or bad. Often, drawing this Ogham can mean something as basic as “oh look, the season of Spring is arriving”. Mor doesn’t have to indicate any kind of drama, although it could. Mor calls out to you to look at overarching influences, new factors or people, and to examine the permutations and possibilities of how they affect the environment.

Mor is a bird’s eye view of opposing forces in our lives rather than being upswept by the random forces that weave in and out of our daily existences. Understanding your own subconscious gives you the ability to calmly deal with challenges that come your way. The work you do on understanding yourself is the sails you build on your boat in the great sea of life. You still need to figure out which way the wind is blowing, of course, but knowing a thing or two about your own position, your tendencies, desires, faults, and strengths will give you the power you need to dodge rocks and survive storms.

Questions when you draw Mor:
-When have you been guilty of projecting your own faults onto others? When have others been guilty of projecting their own faults onto you?
-When have you denied your own true nature only to have it make you feel miserable?
-List three major popular trends that you dislike or hate but cannot change. How have you managed to work around them or avoid them?

“‘Every drop counts’ said the witch as she peed into the ocean.”

“You never oppose the evil which you mean to destroy.” -Dion Fortune’s The Cosmic Doctrine

“Where you swim, she drowns.” -Carl Jung to James Joyce about the subconscious of Joyce’s daughter Lucia