Hidden beneath the dust of time, Celtic Astrology lay undiscovered and unknown to the world for long. But, thanks to Robert Graves, the widely acclaimed English poet and novelist, this ancient system of determining an individual’s traits based on our associations with Mother Nature has come to light. Unlike western astrology, there are 13 and not 12 signs that represent people born under the different lunar months. Also, a month is made up of 28 days, with the exception of the last one which has 24.
Blowing off the dust from this ancient school of Astrology practiced by the Druids, we bring to you your Celtic Tree Sign.
Dec 24 - Jan 20
According to the Druids, Birch, being the first tree to bear leaves after the winter season, symbolizes great strength and vitality. Birch tree individuals are believed to be go getters and will go to great lengths to ensure that they achieve what they have set out for themselves. Seldom do these people fail to accomplish their goals in life. At times, you might be a little too harsh on yourself, which can lead to pessimism and negativity. Remember, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Jan 21 - Feb 17
Just like the Rowan tree which is believed to posses magical healing powers, Rowan tree individuals are able to think beyond the established norms of the society and will endeavour to break such rules if it is for the betterment of the society at large. Often, they are the ones who bring winds of change to the world to make it a happier place.
Feb 18 - March 17
The Ash tree energy manifests in people born under this sign as uninhibited passion for arts and sciences. These individuals do well as artists and writers. However, not being particularly sociable, they are often labeled as conceited and rude, when actually they are just trying to be their modest self.
March 18 - April 14
Alder tree people are the leaders of the society. They are action oriented and will be the torch bearers guiding others in times of darkness. They are confident and are always brimming with energy. However, they also get restless and are thus prone to falling prey to immoral activities.
April 15 - May 12
Willow tree people are blessed with high intellect and psychic abilities. However, they keep their abilities under wraps for fear of being labeled proud by the world. Because of their emotional nature, they are highly susceptible to mood swings, which is something they need to keep a check on as it can create major problems in their life.
May 13 - June 9
With people born under the Hawthorn tress sign, everything is not what it seems. Outwardly, they may appear to be calm and composed when actually there would be a whole lot of thoughts running inside their heads. However, they adjust quite well with life’s situations, no matter how desirable or undesirable they are.
June 10 - July 07
Oak tree individuals have an easy going manner that endears them to many people. They make excellent teachers but their biggest strength lies in helping those who are unable to voice their needs. You are a messiah for the less privileged members of the society and do not mind going the extra mile to help them.
July 8 - Aug 4
There is a peculiar regal allure about the people born under this tree sign. You have an unshakable belief in your abilities which sometimes can give rise to feelings of haughtiness and superiority. But your true personality is above all such trifles. You are a kind person and your generosity knows no bounds. People look up to them for inspiration for they often happen to achieve a lot in life.
Aug 5 - Sept 1
The Hazel tree energy bestows upon the people born under this sign the ability to retain things for a far longer period of time than others. You have a sharp memory and perform quite well in academics. Your never ending quest for detail and finesse can sometimes become the cause for much stress not only in your life but also in those who are associated with you.
Sept 2 - Sept 29
Vine tree people are never biased towards any particular side and take most decisions in their life dispassionately. You are attracted towards the good things in life. Good food, wine and a comfortable lifestyle appeals to you. You are elegance personified and take great pains to ensure that everything is just beautiful in your life, whether it is your home or your relationships.
Sept 30 - Oct 27
Ivy tree people have a strong inner strength that helps them surmount all odds and come out triumphant out of any situation. Your ability to continue to move ahead in the toughest of circumstances helps you accomplish the most difficult of tasks. You are good with finances and your acuity often helps you earn a large amount of money over time.
Oct 28 - Nov 24
Reed tree people tend to be inquisitive by nature and have a special liking for folklores and legends. When everybody else would be satisfied with a situation, they would prod deeper to come out with the truth. Even though they are kind and generous, they tend to be manipulative and might resort to not so fair means for getting their way.
Nov 25 - Dec 23
Those associated with the Elder Tree energy are adventure seekers and might dedicate their entire life to the pursuit of adventure. In the early years of their life they tend to be overzealous and restless but as they mature there restless minds become more stable and magically become deeply thoughtful and philosophical. Although, you are not exactly antisocial and may even enjoy the company of others, you prefer to maintain some distance from your near and dear ones for want of some privacy.