The Celtic Tree – Horoscope Sign is my latest venture in designing with Celtic Symbols.   Originally I created fashion designs which were inspired by ‘The Book of Kells’.

CELTIC TREE HOROSCOPE SIGN GIFT IDEAS

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Having previously spent many years designing garments inspired by ‘The Book of Kells’, I recently had the idea of returning to designing, albeit in digital format.

I was fascinated by the Celtic Zodiac and hence the idea of creating the following Celtic Tree Horoscope Sign gifts became a reality.

The Celtic symbols section of my business is an ongoing ‘work in progress’ due to the fact that there are many ways to be creative with the Celtic theme.

(Note:  ‘The Book of Kells‘ is one of the oldest illustrated manuscripts in the world and dates back to 800AD.

Horoscope Sign for Celtic Trees

CELTIC TREES – Read Your Horoscope Sign Here

The Celtic zodiac is completely different from the Westen horoscope sign that many of us are familiar with.  It is founded on the trees which the Druids believed to be sacred. It is said to have been created around 1100 BC.

Following are the list of the trees in the Celtic Tree Horoscope and their corresponding dates.

Please bear in mind that, unlike the modern Western horoscope of say, Leo, Virgo, Libra, etc., the Celtic horoscope has 13 symbols representing the lunar system, which revolves around the thirteen phases of the moon.

Celtic Tree Dates

TREE DATES
Birch December 24 – January 20
Rowan January 21 – February 17
Ash February 18 – March 17
Alder March 18 – April 14
Willow April 15 – May 12
Hawthorn May 13 – June 9
Oak June 10 – July 7
Holly July 8 – August 4
Hazel August 5 – September 1
Vine September 2 – September 29
Ivy September 30 – October 27
Reed October 28 – November 24
Elder November 25 – December 23

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Celtic Tree Meanings

Horoscope Sign – Dec 24 – Jan 20 – Birch

January Horoscope The Birth tree, although fragile in appearance, can be found living where other trees would not survive.

The Druids believed that the Birth tree signifies birth and revitalization.

People born in this period are said to be resilient and ambitious.  They can also portray an outer image of being gentle and softly spoken.

Other qualities include their open-mindedness and caring nature.  Having a persona which is attractive to others, they find no difficulty in making new friends.

The Birch individual is ‘The Achiever’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Jan 21 – Feb 17 – Rowan

February Horoscope Rowan people are very respectful of others’ views and make excellent listeners.

The Druids believed that Rowans are philosophical with visionary minds.  They are perceived to be cool natured, however, they keep their passionate nature well hidden from the majority.

Self-sufficiency and nonconformity are their preference in their work environment.

Thoughtful, dedicated, considerate and loving is their nature.

On the other hand, they dislike selfishness and unfairness in any form.

The Rowan individual is ‘The Thinker’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Feb 18 – Mar 17 – Ash

February March HoroscopeAccording to the Druids, the Ash wood was said to be ‘enchanted’.  They used the Ash wood to make spears and wands, for their protection.

People born of this period are gentle individuals.  However, they can be prone to depression but they have an enormous inner strength to deal with all situations.  They are inspired by and love to be surrounded by nature.

Ash people are highly intelligent and need to keep their brains stimulated otherwise they can very easily become out of kilter.

They are also kind, artistic and free-thinkers.

The Ash individual is ‘The Enhancer’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Mar 18 – Apr 14 – Alder

March April HoroscopeAlder individuals are pioneers who think nothing of venturing out anywhere in the world leaving everybody behind.

They have the determination to push themselves to the limit.  However, they mostly direct their energies and competitiveness for the betterment of others.

On the career front, they will often be found working in dangerous environments.

They are uncomplicated, affectionate and charming which in turn inspires loyalty in those they socialize with.

The Alder individual is ‘The Trailblazer’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Apr 15 – May 12 – Willow

April May HoroscopeThe Druids believed that Willow individuals are psychic with a unique understanding of cycles and seasons.

They are guided by the Moon which in turn can mean that they are prone to sudden mood swings.  Emotional and deep at times, this can make it difficult for people to get to know them.

A Willow tree person is open to change and quick to take advantage of any prospect which presents itself.

Being articulate and intelligent they are also selfless, perceptive and daring.

The Willow individual is ‘The Observer’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope sign – May 13 – Jun 9 – Hawthorn

May June HoroscopeHawthorn individuals are charismatic and multi-talented creative people.  They often excel in the performing arts.

With their sharp sense of humour they are often attracted to careers in writing, whether as authors or journalists.

Their empathetic nature draws others to them which gives the Hawthorn person the opportunity to take advantage of their adversaries.  This would be against their character.  Instead, they would use the information in a strategic manner.

Boredom can become a problem for the Hawthorn individual so they are constantly looking for stimulating challenges.   youthful appearance and charisma have been bestowed upon them.

The Hawthorn individual is ‘The Illusionist’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Jun 10 – Jul 7 – Oak

June July HoroscopeOak individuals have the strength to quietly bear challenges that others could not.  Their inborn sense of fair play and a high level of personal magnetism draws people to them.   Others are inspired by their optimism, graciousness, and integrity.

They will always find something to say to lighten a serious situation.  However, on the other hand, they will not withdraw from telling the truth as they believe it, regardless of the consequences. This is a part of their character they need to be aware of.

Their creativity can be found in their appearance, their homes and their enterprises.  They are also gifted with a loving and giving nature.

The Oak individual is ‘The Stablizer’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Jul 8 – Aug 4 – Holly

July August HoroscopeHolly individuals are intelligent and supportive of others’ needs.  They are very tactful when tact is required.  You could trust the word of the Holly individual because their word is their bond!

They find it difficult to deal with personal disapproval and have a continual need for affection and consideration.  Therefore, their partner would need to accept this if they wanted a harmonious relationship.

This is probably due to the fact they are extremely kind people and expect the same in return.

However, they have a strong competitive streak which can lead to success in whatever they set their minds to achieve.

The Holly individual is ‘The Ruler’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Aug 5 – Sept 1 – Hazel

August HoroscopeThe Hazel tree people are keen observers of the truth and with their perceptive and analytical powers are able to judge an entire situation promptly.

Although they can be undemonstrative they are nevertheless loving and sincere people who encourage great trustworthiness from others.  They are brilliant organizers and log everything down to the finest detail.

For the Hazel individual, waste is something they find difficult to tolerate.

Hazel individuals have a wish to acquire knowledge which often leads to their becoming proficient academics and then, experts in their selected fields.

The Hazel individual is ‘The Knower’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Sept 2 – Sept 29 – Vine

September HoroscopeVine individuals can appear to be cool but are very sensitive, vulnerable and are secret romantics at heart.

People generally find them sociable and charming.

However, they can spend time procrastinating which is a negative they need to work on overcoming.  They are not particularly ambitious in life and do have a sense of living for the day.

Their caring and thoughtful nature drives them toward working in the public sector.

On the whole, they take pride in their appearance and are known for having their own specific style.

The Vine individual is ‘The Equalizer’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Sept 30 – Oct 27 – Ivy

October HoroscopeIvy individuals are gifted with a wealth of creative talents that can bring public recognition.

They are good-natured and sociable and easily make friends but are mortified if they have offended someone.

Occasionally they can be indecisive but in the main, they tackle all tasks they set their mind to, with tenacity and great optimism.

A high level of determination ensures that their ambitions are met and their challenges are overcome.

They are by nature, very generous and like to ensure that there is a fair balance in all areas of their lives.

The Ivy individual is ‘The Survivor’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Oct 28 – Nov 24 – Reed

November HoroscopeReed individuals are complex characters, who constantly strive for control.

They are reflective and curious on how they can create a sense of purpose in their lives.  Gifted with an inborn trust in their own destiny,  they feel they can overcome any obstacle put in front of them.

When a Reed individual has set a goal, it’s almost impossible to divert them away from their path.  However, they can be prone to stray morally and then become self-destructive in the process.

They make loving and passionate mates as long as they keep their jealous streak under control.   Socially, they are loyal to their friends and family.

The Reed individual is ‘The Inquisitor’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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Horoscope Sign – Nov 25 – Dec 23 – Elder

December HoroscopeThe Elder individuals are likely to travel great distances in their lives.

Their ambitious nature ensures that they reach the peak in their chosen careers.  However, their outspokenness can lead them into trouble as there are times when they don’t think before they speak!

Other qualities of the Elder individuals are that they are very generous, logical, respectful and lively.

They possess a high level of stamina which is generally directed into serious physical challenges.  Added to that, they strive to keep their mental state stimulated with study, even later in life.

The Elder individual is ‘The Seeker’ in the Celtic Tree Horoscope.

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CELTIC ASTRONOMY HISTORY

The following is an extract from –

‘The Sacred World of the Celts’ by Nigel Pennick

(I highly recommend that you get a copy of this book – just click the link above to view the table of contents.)

“In ancient days, the early beliefs of the Celts were taken over and reformed by the Druids.

The Druids were the Celtic priests and judges.

Although they used Greek writing for their everyday business records and accounts, the spiritual part of the Druidic learning was oral and students had to memorize tens of thousands of verses, a process that could take up to twenty years.

According to contemporary accounts, Druidic teachings concerned the nature of the totality of existence, including cosmology, astronomy, physics and theology.

The Druids supervised public and private sacrifices and gave judgments on religious questions.

They were held in great respect as judges and dispensers of justice, both at the personal and inter-tribal level.  Sometimes, they were called upon to arbitrate in time of war and made the opponents stop when they were about to form up their battle lines.  They judged all criminal cases, including murder and interpersonal disputes over boundaries of land or inheritance.  They passed sentence and awarded damages.  If anyone refused to accept the Druids’ judgment, they were immediately excommunicated, being excluded from attending public sacrifices.”

The following 12 points were taken from the Wikipedia site.  Links related are below the text …

  1. The Celtic culture was claimed to be highly advanced in astronomy; even famous Romans such as Caesar and Pliny (1) paid tribute to this.
  2. Celtics made many very advanced discoveries in their time period.
  3. Martial (c. AD 40-103) was a Celtic man who was one of the first to claim that the Earth was round and not flat. (2)
  4. The Celts also were aware of many constellations and planets and had their own jargon for them; for example, the constellation Leo was known as An Corran and the planet Mars was called An Cosnaighe.
  5. These terms were backed by the necessary mathematical and technical jargon and still survive in Irish linguistics today while the English equivalents are loan-words from Greek, Latin, and Arabic.
  6. During the 12th to 17th century, many works on Arabic astronomy and astrology were being translated to Irish, which influenced Irish astrological practices.
  7. Eventually, these translations turned into simple Irish-ising of the Arabic words, which created the more modern forms of the Irish astronomical terms.
  8. In the Brehon Laws (*3) it is stated that astronomers and astrologists had to be qualified. The degree was called foirceadlaidhe, which was a degree of the fifth order of wisdom and proved ones knowledge of the topic.
  9. The famous first Century BC Coligny Calendar, a highly sophisticated lunar and solar calculator first constructed in 1100 BC, was created by Celtic astronomers and was once thought to be the most extensive document in Celtic language.
  10. There are various astronomical cycles which were well understood and often applied to calculations in connection with chronology and the calendar.
  11. Concepts of this calendar and many other aspects of Celtic astronomy have parallels to Vedic cosmology. Through this it was discovered that ancient Celtic astrologers used similar systems as those of Vedic astrologers.
  12. It has been hypothesized that the astronomical knowledge of the Celts was somewhat inherited from more ancient cultures which built various megalithic monuments.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Irish_astrology

Horoscope Sign for Celtic Trees

Celtic societies were based upon the equality and balance between the male and the female…the female Druidesses being symbolized by the Spirits who lived in the sacred trees. Each Celtic Zodiac Sign corresponds to a given tree and a letter of the Ogham alphabet.

The Celts were one of the great founding civilizations of Europe; the first northern European civilization to emerge into recorded history.

  • Biographical note: Peter Berresford EllisBA (Hons) MA. NN. FRES is, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement ‘the preeminent Celtic scholar now writing’. He is the author of thirty books on various aspects of Celtic culture and history. The recipient of many honours for his work, he has lectured on both sides of the Atlantic and is and has held prominent positions in many Celtic educational bodies.
    http://cura.free.fr/xv/11ellis1.html

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Celtic Trees – Horoscope Sign Article References

Reference: (*3) – Explanation of the Brehon Laws:

http://www.courts.ie/Courts.ie/Library3.nsf/pagecurrent/62421128B249FE9480257FC3005C7C67?opendocument

http://cura.free.fr/xv/11ellis1.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Irish_astrology

‘The Sacred World of the Celts’ by Nigel Pennick

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