Past (Straiph, blackthorn, fate): The past is past. It happened. It is out of our control.
Present (Beithe, birch, beginning). We are starting something new, beginning a new thing, entering a new phase.
Future (duir, oak, leadership) Those elements underlined for our future are those connected to leadership and the knightly virtues of courage, courtesy, hospitality, etc.
The question: “Our deities, especially Bridget, have spoken; are we satisfied with this divine communication, or would we hear more?” was asked.
All were satisfied.