While many of us are aware of the traditional zodiac as accepted in North America, many aren’t aware that the Celts have long had their own zodiac. Their love of nature and the importance of the environment on their culture carry over into an interesting and different approach to understanding our inner most personalities.
While the full moon and the placement of the stars played a role, the Celts focused heavily on the connection they felt with the natural world and the animals that shared it with. Unlike in many other cultures, the Celts drew no hard line between the animal world and that of their own. They felt deeply connected and woven together in every decision that they made.
Interested in learning more? Find your Celtic animal sign, and learn how the Celts believed that it impacted your personality!
Stag/Deer (Dec 24 – Jan 20)
Those who fall under the stag/deer are the dreamers and goal setters of the world. They are know what they want out of life, and aren’t afraid to put the work in to accomplish it! Their patience, persistence and determination applies to every area of their life – making them idea entrepreneurs and managers. They hold their heads high, proud of their many accomplishments. This does not mean that they are self-centered or entitled – they believe strongly in the power and value of hard work.
Cat (Jan 21 – Feb 17)
People who fall under the cat sign are creative, artistic and very intelligent. They thrive in areas which require problem solving in unique situations, requiring them to put their talents to work. They also have a strong ‘sixth sense’, trusting their gut above and beyond all else, which works for them as it is often right! Their unique way of looking at situations brings a new spin to life. If you feel you are stuck in a rut and need a fresh set of eyes, the cat is the perfect person to call on!
Snake/Adder (Feb 18 – Mar 17)
Snakes are by far the most curious of the signs – spending much of their lives working to understand the inner workings of everything around them. This includes their relationships, their workplaces and even the individual people that they interact with. They may do this by playing a game of 20 questions, possibly coming across as intrusive, or simply through their own ability to observe and analyze. Snakes are very persuasive, and prefer it when things go your way. Be cautious snakes that you don’t step over the line into being manipulative with those around you.
Fox (Mar 18 – Apr 14)
The seductive and mysterious fox can command a room quickly and easily when they arrive. Drawn to their charismatic smile and amazing stories, they captivate anyone who spends more than a couple seconds in their presence. They are full of life and adventure – always looking for the next exciting opportunity, and the next story to share. Don’t be fooled by their well put together exterior, deep down the fox is a soft-hearted individual, they just hide this side effectively until you have entered their inner circle. Foxes are fiercely loyal to those that they care about, holding their friends and family close.
Bull/Cow (Apr 15 – May 12)
The Bull/Cow sign is the most down to earth of the signs. They are stable and trustworthy regardless of what life may throw their way. When you need someone to lean on in a tough situation, the bull/cow in your lie is that person! They are a great judge of character, taking only a mere moment to weed out the real from the fake, and will not give the time of day to the fake people they come across in life. Don’t try to lie to a bull/cow, they will know before you even speak the words! There is no sign that is more stubborn than the bull/cow – Don’t’ go into a discussion believing you can bully them into understanding your side of the argument. If they don’t believe they came up with the idea themselves, they are not having it!
Seahorse (May 13 – June 9)
People who fall under the Seahorse sign are extremely intelligent and resourceful, to the point that it is sometimes hard to understand their train of thought as it become so complex and advanced. They are a whiz with numbers, finding patterns and connections with a quick glance. For this reason, they thrive in financial related careers. Despite being highly intelligent, they are also extremely lovable, happily handing out their affection to anyone that walks into their lives.
Wren (June 10 – July 7)
The Wren is the definition of the ‘sunny side of life’. It doesn’t matter what challenges or difficulties life has thrown their way, they face it with a smile on their face and a skip in their step. When the people in their lives are struggling, it is the Wren who will help you to see the silver lining in any situation. They will take your hand, staying calm in the store, and encouraging you every step of the way. Those who fall under the wren sign are natural leaders, often taking leadership roles both at work and in their own communities. This is only one side of their personality, their devotion to responsibility. It is important that they don’t lose sight of their more adventurous and fun loving side, and plan a vacation or get away from time to time to keep from becoming workaholics.
Horse (July 8 – Aug 4)
Those people who fall under the Horse sign are larger than life. These are the people that everyone looks up to – Successful, confident and powerful in everything that they focus on in life. They are extremely competitive, and will run anything in life into a competition. If you are sharing a recent success with a horse, don’t be surprised if they take that as a personal challenge to go out and perform one step better in whatever you have done. They struggle in many workplace situations simply because they feel as though they don’t get the appreciate and recognition that they deserve. For this reason, as well as a strong need to be in control, they gravitate towards positions of leadership and management.
Salmon/Fish (Aug 5 – Sept 1)
The Salmon/Fish are the dreamers of the world. They have a very creative and artistic way of looking at the world around them, one that is often harder for everyone else to follow. Spending much of their time day dreaming, with their heads in the clouds, they gravitate towards careers in the arts such as poets, musicians and artists. When you can bring them down to earth long enough to focus on the task at hand they make great visionaries, and have a unique and brilliant insight into any problems that may be put before them.
Swan (Sept 2 – Sept 29)
Those that fall under the swan sign, much like the swan itself, are elegant and refined. They value beauty and status, focused heavily on their appearance to the world in all areas of their lives. They have very high standards, both for themselves as well as for those around them, but they don’t always communicate these expectations effectively leaving themselves disappointed when things don’t turn out the way they would have wanted. They are extremely passionate in their relationships, focusing heavily on their partner. Their taste and class soars above and beyond all else.
Butterfly (Sept 30 – Oct 27)
If you are looking for the life of the party, look no further. There is nothing more important to the butterfly than their social life, and the vast numbers of people that they surround themselves with each day. They are upbeat people lighting up every room that they walk into. If you bring a butterfly to a party good luck leaving early, they will feel a need to talk to each and every person in the room before they would even consider walking out the door! They are quick to agree to plans when they come up, however they don’t stop to consider their schedules, committing to more than they have time for in the day – often resulting in them coming across as flaky and unreliable. They aren’t blowing you off on purpose, the odds are the completely forgot they were supposed to be there!
Wolf/Hound (Oct 28 – Nov 24)
The Wolf/Hound is the hero of every story, their unwavering strength and determination allowing them to stand strong and weather any storm. They come across as fearless, able to face anything that is thrown their way while continuing to stand strong and proud. This partially accomplished by internalizing all semblance of emotion, hiding any struggles from those around them. The distance created in order to protect themselves in this way causes them to live up to the title of ‘lone wolf’, avoiding letting anyone into their inner circle. They are blunt and honest, and you will never have to question where you stand with a wolf. This can sometimes come across as being rude, so those under the wolf/hound sign need to stop and consider how their words may impact others before they speak.
Hawk/Falcon (Nov 25 – Dec 23)
Those that fall under the hawk/falcon sign know what they want, and will maintain an unwavering focus while they work towards obtaining it. If they have set their minds on achieving something there isn’t a single person in their lives that can talk them out of it. They will develop a tunnel like vision, sacrificing all else to continue in their pursuit. They are knowledgeable and philosophical, placing a heavy importance on intelligence when choosing their partner. If you can’t match their keen wit and wisdom, they will move on to someone who can.