Uncover the ancient wisdom hidden in the branches of Celtic astrology
Our ancestors were dependent on nature’s changing cycles for their survival, and developed a deep spiritual connection with the plants and animals around them. They were also attuned to weather patterns and the position of the sun and moon, and based their own calendar on the lunar cycles. It was considered that what was going on in the natural world was reflected in the character of the people born at different times of the year. This belief lead to a profound affinity with trees, believing them to be vessels of infinite wisdom with unique personality traits, just like people, and so they formed their own zodiac system to mirror these beliefs. Read on to discover your Celtic tree type!
Dec 24th – Jan 20th
You are an ambitious, driven soul who was born in a dark month. This makes you naturally gifted at reaching new heights, striving for excellence and willing yourself to succeed. You need a balanced, peaceful domestic life where you can escape and relax. In love, you need a partner who respects your aspirations.
Jan 21th – Feb 17th
As a Rowan, you think differently to other people and aren’t good at being bossed around. You enjoy being part of a group or organisation and are skilled at getting others to work with one another. You have unusual ideas and do well at a job that requires original thinking or ingenuity. Your logical mind can be a little wearing on the more emotional people around you.
Feb 18th – Mar 17th
If you were born under the Ash sign, you have changeable moods. On one hand you are artistic, sensitive and idealistic, yet on the other, you are practical, logical and tough. You like your landscape to be in constant motion and can get bored if things stay the same. You are an enchanting lover with high expectations of your partner.
Mar 18th – Apr 14th
You like to make things happen. You’re brave and energetic – perhaps a little too much, sometimes. When you have your heart set on something, you give it everything. Your confidence is appreciated by your colleagues, and you’re a great team leader. In love, you are sincere, but perhaps a little childish if you don’t get your way.
Apr 15th – May 12th
Willows are creative, intuitive, intelligent and insightful. You have deep empathy for others and sometimes it’s difficult to know where your own feelings end. You can be a little shy, but once you open your heart you’re an open, kind and loving partner.
May 13th – June 9th
You are quite different on the outside to how you are inside. You may seem chatty and lighthearted, but you have an intense emotional nature. You are a wonderful communicator and are skilled in helping others to express themselves. In love, your partner becomes the centre of your world.
Jun 10th – Jul 7th
You are strong, capable and protective, and you feel compelled to look after more vulnerable people. You’re gentle and generous and look to make a difference in others’ lives. Your optimism attracts loyal friends and romantic partners. You need structure in your life, and seek a supportive partner who will act as your rock.
Jul 8th – Aug 4th
You are skilled and tactful. You always work out a way to conquer your problems and are excellent at showing other people how to get ahead, too. You are confident in your abilities, but can appear a little prickly or intimidating to people who don’t know you well, but when you open up, you’re as soft as butter. In love, you need an optimistic person who can bring you out of your daydreams back into the real world.
Aug 5th – Sep 1st
You’re great at sorting out details, and usually have a great memory. You can find it hard to relax, and if things are not perfectly ordered or tidy, you can fret and fuss until things are organised again. Your impressive knowledge can sometimes come across that you’re a bit of a know-it-all. In love, you need a reassuring and sensitive partner who understands you.
Sep 2nd – Sep 29th
You were born at the autumn equinox, which can make you a little prone to mood swings. At work, you are diplomatic and enjoy working with other people to form sound choices and opinions. In romance, you work best with someone graceful and charming.
Sep 30th – Oct 27th
You have an infectious zest for life and a giving nature. Because you were born when the Sun was waning, you know how to make the best of what you have. You persevere with a smile on your face, thriving where others fail. You have an unshakable faith that everything will work out in the end, and you’re attracted to confident or dynamic types who like to be active. You don’t dwell or ruminate over the past – you just get on with it.
Oct 28th – Nov 24th
You’re the strong, silent type and the keeper of many secrets. You feel alive when you get to the real heart of the people and situations around you. You’d make a skilled researcher or investigator and you find a good story irresistible. This can make you a bit of a gossip because you love to work out people’s motivations for acting in the way they do. Sometimes, you enjoy opening people up a little too much. When you find someone to love you, you are loyal, passionate and committed.
Nov 25th – Dec 23rd
You like to live life in the fast lane and thrive on challenge. You are a thrill seeker who occasionally takes risks, and you crave a lot of variety in your life. When you were born, the light of the Sun was fleeting, so you jump on any opportunities to better yourself as soon as they appear. In romance, you need a partner who shares your low threshold for boredom so that the pair of you can conquer the world together.
Marion Williamson is an astrologer, writer and former editor of Prediction Magazine. For more information, go to her website marionwilliamson.com or follow her on Twitter @_I_Am_Astrology