|CELTIC BIRTHDAY TREES
September 2 ~ September 29
Positive ego strength abounds whilst the
tendency toward mental tasks are high.
Making connections in a relaxing way
Celtic name: Muin (pronounced: muhn)
Celtic Lunar Month Info
1oth Moon of the Celtic Year
Planet: Jupiter & Moon
Bird: White Swan
The month of Vine is a good time to inspire,
imagination, poetry and imagery.
Herbal uses, history & folklore below!
|is harvested and so is a good time to do any and all rituals associated with the harvest – in fact, the Autumn
Equinox (called Harvest Home or Mabon) is celebrated during this month. The Grape has applications in
Faerie work, garden magick, joy, exhilaration, wrath, mental powers, rebirth, happiness, fertility, inspiration,
prosperity, and binding. The leaves and fruit from Vines can be used to overcome inferiority complexes and to
enhance ambition. The Grape Vine also symbolizes resurrection because its strength is preserved in the wine,
that magical elixir that’s known for its ability to dissolve the boundaries between us, allow us to mingle more
easily, and relax with others.
ine. Parts Used: Berries, wood, leaves, juice, seeds.
The leaves from some varieties of Grape can be used to make teas for treating diarrhea, hepititas, and upset
tummies. Grape leaves can also be used externally for poultices to treat rheumatism, headaches and fevers.
The fruit from most viney plants can be eaten and can be juiced for drinking. The juices can also be fermented
into various wines and alcoholic beverages. Eating grapes or raisins is said to increase fertility, as well as
strengthen mental powers.
History & Lore
An annual Grape Vine Festival called the Vinalia Rostica was held by the Greeks and the Romans – this was
a festival of thanksgiving for the first of the grape harvest and was dedicated to God Dionysos / Bacchus
and to the Goddess Venus of the Grape Vine; and also to Minerva. It was celebrated by offering the first
fruits of the grape harvest and prayers for sustenance for all. The Grape Vine is also sacred to the deities
Osiris, Hathor, and Demeter – and its five-pointed leaves are sacred to the Goddess in general. Other
specific deities associated with the Vine are Rhea, Oenone, Aphrodite, Branwen, Guinevere and Etain.
The wood of Vines is one of the nine traditional firewoods to be added to the Belfire that is burned at
Beltane – as the tree of tree of joy (its juice is capable of altering consciousness), Vine is added to the fire as
a celebration of joy.
Robert Graves, The White Goddess 1948