The Celts honored the rhythms of Nature, and observed different flavors of their environment according to the season
. Like our Native American kin, the full Moon in each month held a special personality. They had a Tree Zodiac, a Moon Zodiac and an Animal Zodiac. The Animal Zodiac is based on the animal that is most prominent within the season and the month of the person’s birth. Below is a brief description of personality traits from the signs.
Stag/Deer December 24 - January 20 The stag Celtic animal sign has high ideals and aspirations. If you want to start a new project, get a Stag sign to help you. They will not be deterred from their vision. They are thorough, patient and their persistence insures their triumphs. When others have long given up, Stags buck their way past boundaries. They are proud, and rightfully so - they hold themselves in a regal way. They are naturally noble, like they came from royalty. This is not to say Stags feel entitled. Far from it. They believe in righteous hard work, and their integrity is their trademark. You might also want to read my page on stag meanings for tattoo ideas here. Cat January 21 - February 17 Quick minded and even quicker wit, the cat of the Celtic year packs a pounce in the realm of intellect. This Celtic animal sign has impeccable reasoning abilities, but moreover they have a knack for seeing the underside of things, a "sixth mental sense" if you will. They have unorthodox vision, and should be called upon when fresh new perspectives are needed in a project. They also have a kind, humanitarian quality that makes them lovable. Although sometimes they can appear aloof because they like to be on the fringe, always observing. Nevertheless, they have the best intentions at heart. Cats are also very creative, and need an artistic outlet to express themselves. Adder/Snake February 18 - March 17 The Celtic animal sign of the snake has a cool exterior but are infinitely lively. They are curious and are always full of questions about how the world works, and how the people around them work (even if they aren't openly asking, you can bet they're figuring out the answers in their own mind). Snakes are natural communicators, and they can be hugely persuasive. If they are passionate about a cause they can round up the whole neighborhood with their zeal and enthusiasm for their purpose. Snakes can be spontaneous and unpredictable too. And although they're pretty flexible, they like things to go their way (who doesn't?), and will prove to be uncooperative if pushed in a corner. Fox March 18 - April 14 The fox sign is amazingly cunning and knows how to work a room with sly, sexy humor. Full of guile, vigor and bright intelligence the fox is an untamable force. This Celtic animal sign is the one to take with you on exotic vacations, they will wind your ways into amazing adventures. They have a knack for storytelling, and every experience is fodder for their tales. They are tender-hearted, although they don't show that soft side too often because they're too busy playing and cracking jokes. However, they aren't shy about showing their loyalty; if you are the friend of the fox, you have a friend for life. Highly energetic and courageous, the fox has an indomitable spirit. Cow/Bull April 15 - May 12 Strong, loving, stable and sure are the watchwords for the bulls of the Celtic lunar year. Cows/bulls are the ones you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on, honest opinions and solid advice (particularly in relationships). These Celtic animal signs have bulls-eye intuition and can spot a liar from a mile away. Because they're highly intuitive, they can be misunderstood as moody or over emotional. They also come by stubbornness honestly. They have excellent taste, and have a flair for classy elegance in fashion and home décor. These signs are as trustworthy as the day is long, and know how to keep a secret. Seahorse May 13 - June 9 The Celtic animal sign of seahorse is vastly flexible and resourceful. The seahorse is the person you want managing your finances or handling your legal matters because these people are infinitely clever (if there's a loophole, they've either found it or invented it). They also have amazing memory retention. They are sometimes hard to follow because they're minds are so sharp. They can also be changeable, but they always come back around to a level of high charisma. These people are
and enough confidence to go ‘round.October 27 This Celtic animal sign lives up to the adage "social butterfly. They can't help it. Even better. organized and extremely tasteful. sometimes the swan is mistaken as detached. they are resourceful and stay cool under pressure. The horse has loads of talent. or texting). That "coolness" comes from the swan's understanding of composure. You want to have these people with you if you find yourself in a crisis. express new ideas and talk about their plans with all their friends. but secretly they would rather be traveling abroad living a life of a gypsy (this however." Flitting from friend to friend in parties. They are naturally empathetic. These are the people who brighten up any dark day with their cheer and magnetically bright personalities. is not the case. Sometimes they dive way too deep for the rest of us. and sunnier dispositions. get a swan's perspective. and fully understood. Seahorses are so lovable too. infinitely discriminating tastes and they have a keen eye for beauty (even when others cannot see it). and opening to new insights. Fish/Salmon August 5 . Butterfly September 30 . They remain calm in the midst of stormy weather. and rightfully so. they love being adored. They are gregarious and openly charming (even flirty). Potentially headstrong. and have specific ideas about how things should be done. They have impeccable
. They make grand appearances. Horse July 8 . the fish sign needs that kind of depth. and like to see others uplifted. and always in contact with loved ones (they're the ones always on the phone. Keep these people around you to remind you of how truly good life can be. If you want someone who is perceptive. Very refined and noble. They're natural aristocrats. Wolf/Hound October 28 . They have high standards. poets and visionaries. This however. and will go to great lengths to see their point is made.November 24 Wolves have a strong sense of purpose. They love to dream. They do well in leadership positions. the world is awed by their brilliance and insight. is often against their better judgment). particularly in business matters. Naturally competitive. They seek balance in their lives by being leaders at work on in the community. Butterflies bring a sense of wonder and youth to our world. The swan is a lover. They are very bright and intelligent and know how to get what they want no matter how hard they must work for it. the Celtic animal sign of the horse will give you a run for your money. They are naturally intuitive but they don't make a big deal out of it.September 1 Salmon signs dive deep in their inner waters for inspiration. and easily reciprocate affection. Rather. and some just can't follow where they swim. and they will take no quarter. They are also have a high sense of responsibility and moral integrity. and eloquent in expressing themselves. Wren June 10 . they are also valiant in times of adversity. the swan swims in a class of their own. they make easy friends. Others marvel at their inner fortitude. But that's okay. and would never intentionally harm anyone.August 4 Exuberant. Butterflies are gentle souls who can't be tied down for very long. but they are just as happy to be the helpers of the clan (as long as they are given adequate recognition for their talents and contributions). They will not back down. They can be exacting in details. This Celtic animal sign is fearless. that's what gives them their stamina. They have a sixth sense when it comes to strategy and navigation (these signs have an uncanny internal compass). brave and they rarely compromise. expansive and powerful.astoundingly versatile and adapt remarkably well in any environment.September 29 Spiritually evolved. and can prove to be quite passionate in relationships. These people have a unique view of the world which makes them some of the community's best artists. bright visions and dreamy perspective. Where do they find the energy and wherewithal to keep going? They thrive on challenge. They are natural care givers and will sign sweet melodies to cheer their friends and family. isolation and introspection because when they come back up for air.July 7 The wren Celtic animal sign is associated with freshness. These are the hero's you want by your side in the heat of battle. Swan September 2 . and know how to carry themselves with style and authority. Wrens are self-motivated (they know how to get what they want) and work best in solo situations.
They can be very philanthropic and generous. Falcon/Hawk November 25 December 23Seldom do we see more focus in the Celtic animal signs than that of the hawk. and they navigate through life with an internal "true north" that creates an uncanny integrity within them. They are open minded and philosophical. Hawks have a keen sense of balance. Although they entertain all manner of hypotheses. They are strong willed. When these signs see something they want. That is not to say they cannot be persuaded. Nevertheless. they go after it with a force that is remarkable. however. you always know where you stand with them. they will fly off to other more interesting prospects. They care deeply for wisdom. they aren't interested in a project. and often focus on sharing that knowledge with others. and "honor" is their middle name.character. and they will unite with you as long as you share their cause.
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