Muin (MUHN, like “foot”)

The Letter

The Tree ~ Vine ~ finemain
Tenth Consonant

Place on the hand
The Base Joint of the Thumb

Color ~ Mbracht ~ Variegated, speckled

Stone ~ Amethyst 

Bird ~ mintan ~ Titmouse

Goddesses ~ Danu and the Muses

Symbol ~ Spiral

Message ~ Inspiration
Note ~ High g
Planet ~ Venus
Word ogham ~ Love, esteem, trickery, communication, strongest of powers, path of the voice, back of na ox, affection of man
Flower essence ~ Honeysuckle

Muin is the tenth consonant. In Celtic countries there was a ban on eating blackberries - "because of the Fairies." It is a Tree of Joy, exhilaration and wrath.
The vine is also called Bramble in Britain as vine is not native.  It is the Vine of Dionysus, the bringer of visions.  It is the coming of autumn and the decline of growth that leads to winter sleep.  Season includes Autumn Equinox, fruiting of the dream world in the introspective "sleep" of the turn of the year.

Vine is a symbol of the intertwining of the conscious and unconscious mind.  It is a sign of liberation from inhibitions.  It is a gentle and systematic release from the constraints of logic and rationality.  Muin is divine inspiration and channeled creativity.  Vine tells you that the inner key to your problems awaits an inspired solution.  The truth is shining from within and from beyond.  You are challenged to follow your intuitive instincts. 

Botanical Information
Blackberry Common Names ...
Bramble, Cloudberry, Dewberry, Goutberry, High blackberry, and Thimbleberry
Blackberry is a trailing perennial plant; the slender branches feature sharp, prickles.  The leaves are finely hairy, each bearing three leaflets.  The white, five-petaled flowers appear from June to September.

It grows in dry or sandy soil, along woodland edges, in hedge rows, and along roadsides.

Blackberry leaves and roots are a long-standing home remedy for cholera, anemia, and for regulating menses, diarrhea, and dysentery.  Prolonged use of the tea is also beneficial for enteritis, chronic appendicitis, and stomach upset.  It is said to have expectorant properties as well. The fruit and juice are taken for anemia, and using a standard infusion, can be applied externally as a lotion, reported to be good for psoriasis and scaly conditions of the skin.

 “I am a hill of poetry
I have been a spotted snake on the hill
I am a skilled artist” 


Hey the gift, Ho the gift,
Hey the gift of the living.

Queen of the dawn, Queen of the clouds,
Queen of the planet, Queen of the star;
Queen of the rain, Queen of the dew,
Queen of the well, Queen of the sky;
Queen of the flame, Queen of the light,
Queen of the sphere, Queen of the globe;
Queen of the elements, Queen of the heavens,
Queen of the moon, Queen of the sun.

On the earth, in the air, Through the fire, by the water,
I am ECSTASY, the Vine moon’s daughter
© Chris Carol 1979