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Irish Astrology, also referred to as Celtic Tree Astrology

Based on a Druid symbol system, Irish Astrology, also referred to as Celtic Tree Astrology, is the astrological system practiced by the ancient Irish. It is not on any of the traditional systems such as Western, Chinese or Vedic astrologies.

The Celtic Zodiac  is based on the cycles of the moon and is drawn from the beliefs of the Druids . In this system, each year is divided into 13 lunar months, with a tree (sacred to the druids) assigned to each month.
Each tree has particular magical qualities whose secret mysteries come from the ancient shamanic alphabet, the Ogram. The origin of this Tree Alphabet is ascribed to the God of Poetry and Eloquence of Celtic Ireland, Ogam. He is also known as the Celtic Herkules.

The Druids were Celtic priests who inhabited much of Western Europe, Britain and Ireland until they were supplanted by the Roman government and, later, by the arrival of Christianity.

Some renowned Celtic scholars also noticed, thanks to their vast understanding, that Celtic astronomy paralleled the Vedics. They discovered that the ancient Celtic astrologers used similar systems as those of the Vedic astrologers!
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The Celtic cross
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Classical writers such as Cicero, Caesar, Pliny described the Celts as “masters of astronomy”. Even the Romans paid tribute to their astronomy. One of the first to note that the ancient Celts believed the world to be round (not flat) was Martial (c. AD 40-103/4) who himself claimed Celtic ancestry.

The Irish (and the Celts generally) have a long tradition of astrological learning stretching back to a time before Christianity and the incoming of Greek and Latin learning. For too long now this long and rich tradition of Celtic Astrology has been sadly neglected.

The Druid religion

The Druid religion was based mainly upon an awareness of natural and supernatural energies. These energies were identified with spirits and the Celtic Druids believed that trees were given these spirits, who dwelt within, and were perceived as attributes of the Supreme Being. Thus, trees were considered living entities, possessed with Infinite Knowledge and Wisdom…symbolically representative of the Cycle of Life, Death and Renewal, and symbolically connected with the three planes of existence: mind, body, and spirit.

On the whole, Celtic societies were based upon the equality and balance between the male and the female…the female Druidesses being symbolized by the Spirits who lived in the sacred trees. Each Celtic Zodiac Sign corresponds to a given tree, a letter of the Ogham alphabet, a Guardian Animal, a Celtic God, and other items such as Gemstones.

Find out your Celtic Tree Sign and know more about your own s-Elf….

The Rowan

Jan 21 To Feb 17

The Ash

Feb 18 To Mar 17

The Alder

Mar 18 To Apr 14

The Willow

Apr 15 To May 12

 

The Hawthorn

May 13 To June 09

 

The Oak

Jun 10 To Jul 07

 

The Holly

Jul 08 To Aug 04

 

The Hazel

Aug 05 To Sept 01

 

The Vine

Sept 02 To Sept 29

 

The Ivy

Sept 30 To Oct 27

 

The Reed

Oct 28 To Nov 24

 

The Elder

Nov 25 To Dec 23

 

The Birch

Dec 24 To Jan 20

 

 

 

 

 

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