Celtic Astrology: Know Your Celtic Sign
Long ago, the Celts imagined the universe as a tree with deep roots and neverending branches. Around 1000 B.C. people began to designate a tree for each Moon phase in the lunar calendar.
Each tree sign has secret powers, magical properties, spirit animals and a corresponding “ogham” — the letter/symbol developed as a secret code of the Celts (also known as the Celtic Tree Language) to attract luck, protect from harm and heighten each Celtic sign’s unique personal powers.
It’s said that inscribing your special items and belongings with the ogham associated with your Celtic sign can harness that sign’s powers.
Look up your Celtic tree sign and ogham below:
Birch (Dec. 24 – Jan. 20)
You are renowned for having a fresh, unusual outlook. Your ogham is Beithe, which symbolizes beginnings, change and fresh opportunities. Your color is white, and your sacred animal is the cow.
Rowan (Jan. 21 – Feb. 17)
You are blessed with excellent taste. Your ogham is Luis, which represents insight, prescience and discernment. Your color is red, and your sacred animals are the unicorn and bear.
Ash (Feb. 18 – March 17)
You are a loner and frequently need to escape the chaos of public life. Your ogham is Nuin, which symbolizes peace. Your color is green and your animal is the snake.
Alder (March 18 – April 14)
You are known for your bravado. Your ogham is Fearn, which represents moral and physical courage. Your color is red and your animals are the red fox, ram and stallion.
Willow (April 15 – May 12)
You are known for your vivid imagination. Your ogham is Saille, which embodies the principles of intuition, creativity and artistry. Your color is yellow and your animals are the hare and the cat.
Hawthorn (May 13 – June 9)
You are patient, thoughtful and hopeful. Your ogham is Huathe, which embodies the principle of restraint. Your color is purple and your animals are the goat and dragon.
Oak (June 10 – July 7)
You are distinguished by your reliability, diligence and emotional strength. Your ogham is Duir, which represents protection. Your color is black and your animals are the white horse, the lion and the salamander.
Holly (July 8 – Aug. 4)
You are celebrated for your physical strength and star power. Your ogham is Tinne, which is tied to the color silver and your spirit animal is the war horse.
Hazel (Aug. 5 – Sept. 1)
You are prized for your intellect, maturity and perspective. Your ogham is Coll, which represents wisdom. Your color is brown and your animal is the salmon.
Vine (Sept. 2 – Sept. 29)
You are uninhibited and blessed with foresight. Your ogham is Muin, which symbolizes the power of prophecy. Your colors are pastels, and your animal is the lizard.
Ivy (Sept. 30 – Oct. 27)
You are famous for your sheer determination and willpower. Your ogham is Gort, which symbolizes progress. Your color is blue and your animal is the boar.
Reed (Oct. 28 – Nov. 24)
You are celebrated for your open-minded attitude and worldly sophistication. Your ogham is Ngetal, which symbolizes unity. Your color is orange and your three spirit animals are the dog, the stag and the rat.
Elder (Nov. 25 – Dec. 23)
You are wise beyond your years. Your ogham is Ruis, which represents maturity. Your color is gold and your animal is the badger.