Find Your Celtic Sign
Celtic Astrology is an ancient astrological system that is based on three things: a 13-month lunar calendar, the Druid alphabet called Ogham and trees. Your sign is the tree that your birth date corresponds with.
This ancient astrology system was given new life by Robert Graves in his book The White Goddess. Although Celtic astrology is not as popular as Tropical or Sidereal astrology, it was popularized in the past few decades by the growing population of Pagans (Wiccans, Druids—just to name a few) celebrating Celtic ancestry and traditions.
“Astrology is a form of a person’s spirit connecting with their life’s destiny for their life path.” – Psychic Vivienne ext. 5489
To find your sign (or tree), look for your birth date in the ranges below.
Birch: December 24 – January 20
• Ruling Planet: Sun
• Ancient God/Goddess: Lugh
• Celtic Symbol: White Stag
• Celtic Letter: Beth
Birch, you represent new beginnings. You love to start new things (finishing them is another matter). With your ambitious and determined spirit, you usually take on more than you can handle. You’re always ready to make a sacrifice to help someone else, and you usually take on more than your fair share (without complaint, mind you)—particularly if family is involved.
Rowan: January 21 – February 17
• Ruling Planet: Uranus
• Ancient God/Goddess: Brigid
• Celtic Animal: Dragon
• Celtic Letter: Luis
You are a visionary and a humanitarian. Your cool exterior hides your passionate beliefs which, if shared, may not be shared by all in any case. Being your own boss is your preference and you enjoy it when your boss leaves you alone or is out of the office. You feel you can just get more done. One thing to recognize is that you don’t deal well with authority especially if they don’t like your progressive and sometimes eccentric ideas.
Ash: February 18 – March 17
• Ruling Planet: Neptune
• Ancient God/Goddess: Manannan mac Lir
• Celtic Animal: Sea horse
• Celtic Letter: Nion
Your dual nature reflects the time of year when the days are getting longer and the nights shorter. However, your duality causes you to easily vacillate in decision making, and you can seem a bit wishy-washy. Others might find it hard to understand you or your decisions, and they can’t decipher your true motives. You are highly psychic and spiritual. Want some help developing your psychic abilities? Talk with Psychic TeriLynn ext. 9625 to learn more.
Alder: March 18 – April 14
• Ruling Planet: Mars
• Ancient God/Goddess: Bran
• Celtic Animal: Hawk or Raven
• Celtic Letter: Fearn
Alder, you don’t need anyone’s help. You’re independent and prepared even when the way is rocky and filled with challenges. You’re impatient to wait on others (especially Ash people) as you decisiveness allows you to confront the next thing. Challenges? Bring it on. If there isn’t one, you’ll find it. Otherwise, you could feel life it boring and stagnant. It’s not that you seek power to be in control, you end up in power because of your drive to succeed.
Willow: April 15 – May 12
• Ruling Planet: Moon
• Ancient God/Goddess: Cerridwen
• Celtic Animal: Serpent
• Celtic Letter: Saille
The mysterious Willow is hard to get to know. You are strong-willed, intelligent and articulate, but people still seem mystified by you. Your common sense helps you navigate the challenges you encounter and interactions with others. To you, it just makes sense to do it this way or that way while others look at you perplexed.
Hawthorn: May 13 – June 9
• Ruling Planet: Vulcan
• Ancient God/Goddess: Govannan, Olwen
• Celtic Animal: Owl
• Celtic Letter: Uath
Hawthorn, were you ever told to slow down? Seriously, if you achieve one more thing in life, there will be a rebellion. You innovative ideas and your drive to learn many different skills boggles the minds of others. When you’re around others, you are the grand storyteller and entertainer. You might actually think you can sing. In any case, people enjoy your company especially when you have the latest gadget or gossip. Just be careful. You have an ability to see other people’s weaknesses, and this can intimidate those around you.
Oak: June 10 – July 7
• Ruling Planet: Jupiter
• Ancient God/Goddess: Dagda
• Celtic Animal: Wren
• Celtic Letter: Duir
As a natural leader, Oak, you aren’t afraid to seek out positions of power. You like to be moving things along, directing and guiding things, and this is best done when you’re out in front. Your competitive spirit pushes to find new challenges, whether it’s in business, politics or sports. When you lose (if you ever lose), you’re a gracious loser as you’re guided by a strong moral code. Your honesty can intimidate others as you tend to speak the truth regardless of the consequences.
Holly: July 8 – August 4
• Ruling Planet: Earth
• Ancient God/Goddess: Danu
• Celtic Animal: Unicorn
• Celtic Letter: Tinne
Risk-taking or doing competitive sports are the furthest things from your mind, Holly. You would rather lay out all the options, consider each of the pros and cons before taking any action. Your integrity is unquestionable. If you say you’ll do it, you will. Your down-to-earth attitude keeps you firmly grounded in logic giving you the ability to solve any problem (if given enough time, that is).
Hazel: August 5 – September 1
• Ruling Planet: Mercury
• Ancient God/Goddess: Fionn mac Cumhaill, Ogma
• Celtic Animal: Salmon
• Celtic Letter: Coll
Much like the hazel tree which is the first to bloom in spring, you want to the first in everything! Although you are determined, you hide it through being charismatic and charming. You are the planners and organizers. You finish what you start (regardless the costs). It’s also amazing how you can succeed where other’s fail. It’s not just determination driving you on, it’s your keen instincts that keeps you moving ahead.
Vine: September 2 – September 29
• Ruling Planet: Venus
• Ancient God/Goddess: Branwen, Etain
• Celtic Animal: Swan
• Celtic Letter: Muin
Vine, it’s no wonder that you’re ruled by the planet Venus. You’re so sensual. However, your emotions do tend to run a bit high, and this can be a bit overwhelming for some. Interestingly enough, you’re so calm and collected during confrontations. You don’t just organize your personal space, you organize your life as well as everyone else’s. You’re compelled to fix everyone else’s life not because you’re a busy-body or nosy, but because you genuinely want to help and know you can.
Ivy: September 30 – October 27
• Ruling Planet: Persephone Veiled by the Moon
• Ancient God/Goddess: Arianrhod, Rhiannon
• Celtic Animal: Butterfly
• Celtic Letter: Gort
At times, it’s hard to keep up with your radical, progressive thinking. You are in the forefront of expressing yourself through opinions, insight and style. As such, you can be stubborn if you’re not getting what you want. And you usually don’t take “No” for an answer. Luckily, your abundantly talented with a style unique to you. You follow in no one’s footsteps. Feel like the world is on your shoulders? Find out how things will turn out with a life path reading from Psychic Althea ext. 9582.
Reed: October 28 – November 24
• Ruling Planet: Pluto
• Ancient God/Goddess: Dis, Pwyll
• Celtic Animal: White Hound
• Celtic Letter: Ngetal
Reed is the compliment to Ivy to a point. You tend to be more forceful and less inclined to compromise. You cannot stand for indecision and tend to be catalyst for inspiring projects and ideas. Your strong sense of purpose and shrewd judgment pushes you into roles where you comfortably take charge and control of situations. You honestly believe, Reed, that you can change the world around you.
Elder: November 25 – December 23
• Ruling Planet: Saturn
• Ancient God/Goddess: Pryderi, Bran
• Celtic Animal: White or Black Horse
• Celtic Letter: Ruis
As a seeker of adventure, you’re the first one on the block that’s been there and done that. You are constantly on the hunt for something new to try whether it’s food or a new place to see. You’re never-ending curiosity leads you and anyone daring enough to join you on amazingly memorable times. As a deep philosopher of everything, you’re seek out new knowledge as much as you seek out a new place to eat. However, you’re not known for dealing with routine or having one for that matter.
To learn more, check out these books: The Handbook of Celtic Astrology by Helena Paterson and Celtic Astrology by Phyllis Vega.