Furze spiritual meaning indicates the gathering of all the things needed to carry
out your goals, or of information that may be life-changing.
Furze Spiritual Meaning
Industry, protection, vibrancy, independence intelligence, passion, sexuality. Due to its prickly nature, it is also a tree of protection. Ohn signifies collecting things of value. It indicates the gathering of all the things needed to carry out your goals, or of information that may be life-changing.
Your goals are about to reach fruition. Although it blooms throughout the year, its vibrant yellow attracts the first bees of the year, associated with the spring equinox. So Furze is the gathering together of sweetness in your life. The things you value. A time to get busy like the bees. As the bees share pollen and nectar – make sure you share your knowledge.
Ogham Letter: O
English: Furze, Gorse
Celtic: Ohn, Onn
Latin: Ulex Europeans
Ogham Astrology: Venus
Furze can be used in a tincture to remove obstructions of the liver and spleen. A decoction made from the flowers aids jaundice and cleanses the kidneys and bladder. Its high alkalinity has a purgative effect. It was used to get rid of fleas. Makes a great yellow die. The flowers were also used to colour whisky and to make pickles. In homoeopathy, Furze is used to helping give people who have no faith in the future some hope. It gives them courage and determination.
Furze is closely associated with the sun god Lugh, the Celtic god of light and genius and with the Spring Equinox, at which time it’s one of the only plants in full flower. However, folklore attaches it to festivals throughout the spring and summer months as a symbol of the power of the sun. In Brittany, the Celtic festival of Lughnasadh on August 1st is known as The Festival of Golden Gorse.
As one of the sacred trees, Furze was included in the Celtic Beltane bonfires. The stock would be herded between these for purification and protection before being released onto the summer grazing. When this tradition diminished, torches of furze were still carried around the herds and farm buildings in order to cleanse the air and protect the animals against sterility. © by Druid Priestess Jyoti Eagles