During our recent Beltane celebration the blessing Omen received was:
(keywords: Transitions, transformation, renewal, rebirth. An opening, a new element approaching.)
Yew is a tree of transition. It represents on the one hand things passing, ending, or dying. One aspect of your life is fading away. This is often difficult or painful to accept. yet is also signifies that which is about to be reborn. it ushers in the new and draws our attention to the continuous cycle of endings and beginnings.
(excerpt taken from “OGAM – The Celtic oracle of the trees by Paul Rhys Mountfort)