Celtic Astrology

Celtic Astrology is the study of the Self, based on the Lunar Cycle. This Ancient, Druidic wisdom will give you a new insight into your self.

Celtic Astrology 1

  • BIRCH December 24- January 20
  • ROWAN January 21- February 17
  • ASH February 18- March 17
  • ALDER March 18- April 14
  • WILLOW April 15- May 12
  • HAWTHORN May 13- June 9
  • OAK June 10- July 7
  • HOLLY July 8- August 4
  • HAZEL August 5- September 1
  • VINE September 2- September 29
  • IVY September 30- October 27
  • REED October 28- November 24
  • ELDER November 25- December 23

The Birch Tree

December 24 – January 20

The Birch Tree


Celtic Symbol : The White Stag

Zodiac Degrees : 2º00` – 29º59` Capricorn

Ruling Planet : The Sun – Sul

Ancient Gods Associated With The Sun :

Greek : Helios, Apollo ( Alson Known As Phoebus), Cynthius And Pytheus

Celtic : Hu, Beli, Taliesin, Arthur



Character Reference Of The Birch Tree Sign



There are two distinct types of birch tree people, and this division

relates to all tree signs. The new moon character is associated with the

first two weeks of a sign and the full moon character with the last two

weeks – throughout the signs. The new moon character has a more

impulsive and emotional nature, but is inclined to be subjective or

introverted. Their positive traits of character are shown by their

resolve or faith in themselves in overcoming all obstacles. New moon

people born under the birch tree sign are therefore more tenacious in

pursuing their objectives in life. The full moon character has a clarity

of purpose combined with a visionary nature and is inclined to be more

objective or extroverted. Their negative traits, however, hinge around a

lack of reality that clouds their judgment. According to druidic

belief, the birch tree represented the seed potential of all growth,

therefore, astrologically birch tree people have great personal

potential, like the Celtic deity Taliesin, which nevertheless requires

great persistence in overcoming personal setbacks.

The Rowan Tree

January 21st – February 17th

The Rowan Tree


The Fire Festival Of Brigantia

Celtic Symbol : The Green Dragon

Zodiac Degrees : 0º00` – 27º59` Aquarius

Ruling Planet : Uranus – Brigantia

Ancient Gods Associated With Uranus :

Greek : Chaos, Aether And Hemera, Uranus

Celtic : Brigantia, Brigid



Character Reference Of The Rowan Tree Sign



Rowan tree people have visionary minds and well defined humanitarian

principles. They remain, however, self contained individuals and their

vision is not always shared by the rest of humanity. Their cool

temperament disguises some passionate beliefs, for they need to argue

their case against bigotry and ignorance. The new moon people born

during the first two weeks tend to become impatient and frustrated in

this struggle toward a greater awareness. Although they may be quite

reticent on a personal level, they will, nevertheless, help pioneer

great social changes with reforming zeal. Full moon people born in the

last two weeks are less reticent all around, but are inclined to promise

more than they can deliver. This will not negate their powerful

influence and inspiration, and their response to all situations is

primarily directed to asserting the rights of the individual.

The Ash Tree

February 18 – March 17

The Ash Tree


Celtic Symbol : The Trident Or Sea – Horse

Zodiac Degrees : 28º00` Aquarius – 25º59` Pisces

Ruling Planet : Neptune – Lir

Ancient Gods Associated With Neptune :

Greek : Oceanus, Poseidon

Celtic : Lir, Manannan



Character Reference Of The Ash Tree Sign



Ash tree people have a dual aspect to their character which makes it

difficult to decide their true nature and motives. While they have an

artistic nature and temperament, and appear highly vulnerable or

sensitive, they can suddenly switch tactics and become quite pragmatic.

They understand the baser elements of mankind as well as the spiritually

profound. Perhaps for that reason alone- people born under this sign

have the guiding virtue of compassion. New moon people born during the

first two weeks are more impulsive and demonstrative regarding emotional

relationships, more apprehensive, but immensely spontaneous. Full moon

people born during the last two weeks are natural exhibitionists who

respond with great generosity of spirit, which indicates a certain

gullibility or naiveté. This apparent weakness is, however, just the

reverse as it denotes a humble spirit – a rare human quality.

The Alder Tree

March 18 – April 14

The Alder Tree


The Vernal Equinox (Alban Eilir)

Celtic Symbol: Pentacle Or The Hawk

Zodiac Degrees : 26°00` Pisces – 23°59` Aries

Ruling Planet : Mars – Maurth

Ancient Gods Associated With Mars :

Greek : Ares

Celtic : Bran, Arthur, Airem, Tuetates



Character Reference Of The Alder Tree Sign



Alder tree characters are powerful individuals who are prepared to make

their own way in the world. The path ahead is still full of pitfalls

however, and the virtue of courage is attributed to this sign. Alder

tree people make staunch allies, but prefer to fight their own battles

and set the pace for others to follow. Their destination is always

uncertain and a restless spirit prevails. New moon people, born during

the first two weeks of this sign are perhaps the most restless and

indecisive alder tree characters. While their personal courage and

sincerity may never be in doubt, they would do well to slow down every

so often and reconsider the consequences of their actions. Full moon

people who are born during the last two weeks are the most persuasive

alder tree characters. They exude a more confident approach to life

generally, but can lack the apparent vibrant energy associated with the

new moon people. They can, however, become extremely successful people

by being strategically placed in the right position to take full

advantage of crisis situations.

The Willow Tree

April 15th – May 12th

the willow tree


The Fire Festival Of Beltane

Celtic Symbol : The Sea Serpent

Zodiac Degrees : 24º00` Aries – 20º59` Taurus

Ruling Planet : The Moon -Llun

Ancient Gods Associated With The Moon :

Greek : Artemis, Selene, Hecate

Celtic : Ceridwen, Morrigan, Morgan Le Fay



Character Reference Of The Willow Tree Sign



Willow tree characters are difficult people to get to know in any depth

or detail, for people born under this sign touch upon all the mysterious

aspects of nature associated with the moon. Their psychic antennae are

switched on, so that they have recall to the remotest regions of memory.

The positive aspects of character generally are shown in their passive

tenacity and shrewdness. People born during the first two weeks of the

lunar month are more inclined to sudden mood changes, which encourage

some unreliable traits of character. The positive aspects are shown by

their receptiveness to change in being quick to take advantage of the

opportunities presented. People born in the last two weeks are inclined

to disregard advice and their own reasoning powers can lack credibility.

The positive aspects are demonstrated by their resourcefulness and

excellent memories.

The Hawthorn Tree

May 13 – June 9

The hawthorn tree


Celtic Symbol : The Chalice

Zodiac Degrees : 21º00` Taurus – 17º59 Gemini

Ruling Planet : Vulcan – Govannan

Ancient Gods Associated With Vulcan :

Greek : Vulcan Or Hephaestus

Celtic : Govannan Or Goibniu



Character Reference Of The Hawthorn Tree Sign



Hawthorn tree people are full of innovations and new ideas. People born

under this sign are multi – talented and adapt easily to any changes in

their lives. They have personal qualities akin to the Celtic bards and

druids of old, often excelling in the performing arts and naturally

drawn to spheres of influence. Generally, their great strength is

knowing the weaknesses of their adversaries or any opposing forces, but

they are not ruthless people, merely clever strategists. People born

during the first two weeks of the lunar month are more impulsive and

have a more sensual nature. Their positive traits are, however,

extremely consolidating once they have decided upon their course of

action. People born in the last two weeks have a distinctly different

approach to all things, and are much more difficult to pin down

regarding personal relationships or commitments of any kind. Their

positive traits are linked to a wider vision that opens the locked doors

of the mind.

The Oak Tree

June 10th – July 7th
the oak tree
Summer Solstice ( Alban Hefin )
Celtic Symbol : The White Horse Or The Golden Wheel
Zodiac Degrees : 18º00` Gemini – 14º59` Cancer
Ruling Planet : Jupiter – Jovyn
Ancient Gods Associated With Jupiter :
Greek : Zeus
Celtic : Dagda

Character Reference Of The Oak Tree Sign



Oak tree characters have breadth of vision. Their greatest personal

asset is a sense of optimism and the ability to speak the truth no

matter what the consequences may be. A lack of discretion can, however,

be their weak point. People born during the first two weeks come under

the new moon phase and they are inclined to take financial risks and

make personal commitments which cannot be easily consolidated. The

positive aspects of character are shown with their natural powers of

leadership and the ability to rise above the human vice of greed or

avarice. There is an element of self- sacrifice operating within both

the lunar phases or divisions of the sign, but people born during the

last two weeks of the full moon phase are less inclined to make

financial losses. People born during the new moon are generally more

flamboyant characters and rather glory- seeking individuals. Their

positive aspects are shown in their generosity of spirit, an instinctive

sense of survival and creative skills.

The Holly Tree

July 8th – August 4th

the holly tree


The Fire Festival Of Lammas

Celtic Symbol : The Unicorn And The Flaming Spear

Zodiac Degrees : 15º00` Cancer – 11º59` Leo

Ruling Planet : Earth – Abred

Ancient Gods Associated With Earth :

Greek : Gaia, Ceres, Persephone

Celtic : Danu



Character Reference Of The Holly Tree Sign



People born under this sign, unlike the oak characters, are less

inclined to take risks of any kind until they have carefully checked the

odds for and against. They have a strong blend of personal qualities

that denote great integrity of character. This relates to a highly

practical down to earth quality of character, with the ability to solve

difficult problems through simple logic. People born during the first

two weeks of the sign are associated with the new moon and are more

inclined to become involved in other peoples dreams and ambitions by

providing both financial and emotional support. While this reveals an

unselfish and sympathetic nature, the negative aspect is a blind

optimism which can be personally damaging. Full moon people, born in the

last two weeks, are more committed to their own dreams and ambitions.

They will become the founding members of societies or great business

corporations, though holly tree people generally have a great sense of

history and tradition. The negative aspects of the full moon character

is their hypersensitivity to personal criticism which may force them to

retreat periodically from the world.

The Hazel Tree

August 5 – September 1

the hazel tree


Celtic Symbol : The Rainbow Salmon

Zodiac Degrees : 12º00` Leo – 8º59` Virgo

Ruling Planet : Mercury – Mugher

Ancient Gods Associated With Mercury :

Greek : Hermes

Celtic : Ogma, Manannan



Character Reference Of The Hazel Tree Sign



Hazel tree individuals are perceptive, clever people endowed with good

reasoning powers. This sharpness of intellect promotes excellent

debaters and writers. They are also great planners and organizers, down

to the smallest detail. The urge to acquire knowledge promotes scholars

and experts in their fields. People born during the first two weeks are

associated with the new moon impulse of seeking knowledge and denotes an

inquisitive nature which can become prying or underhand. But the

positive aspects endorse a more impartial response. People born during

the last two weeks come under the full moon phase which denotes a more

outgoing nature and temperament. They are also inclined to become public

figures who seek to educate or instruct people in the arts. Their

positive traits are shown in their regard for honesty and they have well

– defined principles. The negative traits are revealed in their

hypercritical attitudes which stem from an innate hypersensitivity.

The Vine

September 2nd – September 29th

The Vine


The Autumnal Equinox ( Alban Elfed )

Celtic Symbol : The White Swan

Zodiac Degrees : 9º00` Virgo – 6º59` Libra

Ruling Planet : Venus – Gwena

Ancient Goddesses Associated With Venus :

Greek : Aphrodite

Celtic : Branwen , Guinevere, Etain



Character Reference Of The Vine Sign



People Born Under This Sign Have A Sensual Nature With Emotions That

Always Run At A High Level, Yet They Can Appear Remarkably Cool In The

Face Of Opposition. They Are The Instinctive Organizers Of Life, Always

Ahead Of The Field When It Comes To Contingency Plans, And It Is A Great

Mistake To Underestimate Vine Characters. For People Born In The First

Two Weeks, Their Emotions And Energies Are More Openly Expressed. Their

Weak Points Are Related To The Inherent Imbalance Of The Sign, An

Inability To Come To Terms With Certain Aspects Of Their Lives. Their

Positive Traits Are Shown With Their Natural Enthusiasm And Support Of

Partners. For People Born During The Last Two Weeks Under The Waning

Aspect Of The Full Moon, This Imbalance Is Corrected At The Time Of The

Autumnal Equinox On September 23rd And They Have The Ability To Forgive

With True Compassion. They Are, However, Rather More Difficult To

Comprehend And They Are Prone To Over- Indulge Their Sensuous Nature.

Generally Speaking, People Born Under This Sign Can Help To Create

Harmony And Stability, But They Can Also Become Some- What Parasitical

Or Totally Dependant On The Good Nature Of Others.

The Ivy

September 30th – October 27th

the ivy


Celtic Symbol : The Butterfly

Zodiac Degrees : 7º00` Libra – 4º59` Scorpio

Ruling Planet : Persephone Veiled By The Moon

Ancient Goddesses Associated With Persephone :

Greek : Persephone, Hecate, Ariadne

Celtic : Arianrhod, Rhiannon



Character Reference Of The Ivy Sign



Ivy characters have great personal stamina and abundant talents that can

bring personal honors and public recognition. People born under this

sign generally are colorful individuals with a unique style of their

own. New moon people born during the first two weeks are quite radical

thinkers, akin to the rowan tree character, but they have a more

artistic temperament. They are, however, inclined to be rather

indecisive and their success rate tends to swing between two extremes

that will set the pattern of life accordingly. Full moon people radiate

a successful image all the time despite suffering a reverse of fortunes.

They are generous providers, but shrewd investors regarding their

financial resources and income. They are also extremely manipulative

people who tend to use their position or power quite ruthlessly. As a

result they often become involved in disputes and litigation’s.

The Reed

October 28th – November 24th

The reed


The Fire Festival Of Samhain

Celtic Symbol : The White Hound Or The Stone

Zodiac Degrees : 5º00` Scorpio – 2º59` Sagittarius

Ruling Planet : Pluto – Pwyll

Ancient Gods Associated With Pluto :

Greek : Pluto

Celtic : Dis, Pwyll, Arawn



Character Reference Of The Reed Sign



Reed Characters Are The Duality Of The Ivy Sign. Persephone And Pluto

Form a unifying aspect of the psyche which nevertheless is full of drama

and passion. People born at this time have a powerful personal presence

similar to the ivy people, the difference being that reed people are

more forceful and less inclined to compromise, for they have a role to

play which excludes any signs of weakness or the luxury of sitting on

the fence. They act like catalysts rather than competitors in life, and

they are more concerned with changing the whole formula of life rather

than certain aspects of it. New moon people born during the first two

weeks will make both powerful friends and enemies as their initial

response is inclined to be impatient and impulsive. They will, however,

maintain their position and achieve a great deal of respect, especially

from their adversaries. Full moon people plan their moves with more

subtlety and achieve more recognition publicly, but they are inclined to

want to move on to other things which can undermine their true sense of

purpose. Generally speaking, reed people are great survivors in life who

are inclined to encounter the hostility of others rather than a helping


The Elder Tree

November 25 – December 22

The elder tree


The Winter Solstice ( Alban Arthuan )

Celtic Symbol : The Black Horse Or The Raven

Zodiac Degrees : 3º00` Sagittarius – 1º59` Capricorn

Ruling Planet : Saturn – Sadorn

Ancient Gods Associated With Saturn :

Greek : Saturn, Chronus

Celtic : Pryderi, Bran



Character Reference Of The Elder Tree Sign



Elder tree characters evolve gradually during their lifetimes. Initially

in their youth they are inclined to waste much time and energy on

worthless ventures or projects. They are often fortunate or benefit from

inheritances which encourage extravagant tastes or indulgences. They

have a basic restlessness or an insatiable curiosity that draws them

into the study of profound subjects, and they are inclined to travel

great distances in order to further their knowledge. People born during

the first two weeks come under the new moon phase of the sign and they

are more outspoken and impulsive. They are, however, extremely

persuasive orators who will constantly challenge injustices or what they

see as corrupt powers. The people born during the last two weeks come

under the full moon phase, and while they have great vision, they are

inclined to operate more successfully in the background rather than

pursue a confrontational approach.