Celtic Tree Astrology – Irish Astrology also referred to as Celtic Tree Astrology, is the astrological system practised by the ancient Irish based on an ancient Celtic symbol system.
Originally it is thought the system was created by the Druids sometime around 1000 BC and is based on the cycles of the moon.
In Celtic astrology, the zodiac is based on the trees that the Druids held sacred. It was believed that the trees themselves expressed personal characteristics that could then be associated with particular months of the year.
The Celtic year consists of thirteen lunar months, representing the cycles of the moon. And each lunar month was linked to one of the sacred Celtic trees in accordance with its magical properties.
From there, the druids derived a Shamanic alphabet, known as the Ogham.
However, the Celtic zodiac isn’t confined solely to the lunar cycle. The Druids split their years into 2 halves: the dark half and the light half to represent the recurring cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. As a result, the Druids developed a zodiac rooted in both the lunar and solar cycles of life.
Celtic druids also noticed that when a child is born in a certain month of their “tree calendar”, it would develop certain qualities. See if they match yours from the list below.
Birch, the Achiever (Dec. 24 – Jan. 20)
Birch Tree people tend to shine like the Sun with the ability to brighten a room you’re your smile and quickly charm other people.
If you were born in the month of the birch you are generally, full of ambition, highly driven and take life very seriously. You are continually looking for ways to expand your knowledge to reach new horizons, with a certain amount of drive and ambition.
You are a definite leader in work and life, taking family responsibilities very seriously. You have a fresh outlook on life, tough exterior as well as a tolerant compassionate side too.
Compatible with: the Vine and Willow signs.
Rowan, the Thinker (Jan. 21 – Feb. 17)
Rowan is the philosophical sign of the Celtic zodiac. You tend to be keen-minded visionaries not necessarily in a technological way, but as visionaries for the future. Full of energy with creative thoughts and high ideals. You may be interested in worldly causes, however, you have a habit of breaking control, authority and conformity and can be tackled expressing your opinions.
One of your ‘trump cards’ is the power of persuasion; due to your passion and devotion, you can generally turn anyone onto your way of thinking.
Compatible with: the Ivy and Hawthorn signs.
Ash, the Enchanter (Feb. 18 – March 17)
Ash Tree people have two currents running through them. Because of this dual nature, those around you can misunderstand your motives.
One side is very artistic and sensitive, while the other is quite down to earth.
You are drawn towards art, writing, spiritual matters, and even science.
Compassion is the keyword here, as they see the best and worst the world has to offer.
Freethinkers are born under the Ash Celtic tree astrology sign.
You possess a vivid imagination and intuition.
Be aware those born under the Ash have a tendency to be moody and withdrawn at times.
Compatible with: the Willow and Reed signs.
Alder, the Trailblazer (March 18 – Apr. 14)
Alder Tree people are the warriors and adventurers; you are very physical and like a challenge.
You have a way with words, mingle easily and people love to be around you.
Possessing a mystic charisma and self-confidence as well as a strong focus, this instinctively moves people to want to follow in your path and support your ideas. You do make a good, loyal friend, but do require praise to keep your ego alive.
Compatible with: the Birches, Oaks and Hawthorns
Willow, the Observer (Apr. 15 – May 12)
According to the Celtic horoscope, people born under the sign of the Willow hold many aspects of the lunar realm. You have a hidden, mysterious nature.
On the outside, you appear as very sensible, practical, creative people, but on the inside, they are very psychic, intuitive and mystical.
You are patient and down to earth but your emotions and moods can change suddenly and negatively influence your usual reasoning ability.
Compatible with: the Ivy and Birch sign
Hawthorn, the Illusionist (May 13 – June 9)
Those born under the Hawthorn Tree probably have a variety of talents aimed at communication.
You are very much the illusionist, your exterior world can be completely different from the inner landscape and you can show a new side to yourself each day, making you interesting as well as difficult to read. You can adapt yourself to any situation, whether listening to other peoples problems or giving inspiring speeches.
You are always full of energy and curiosity a great leader and strategist.
Compatible with: the Ash or Rowan sign.
Oak, the Stabilizer (June 10 – July 7)
The Celtic druids knew that, when a child was born under the Oak sign, it’d possess a special gift of strength-giving them a wide range of talents.
You may find you become protectors of the weak and speak for those who don’t have a voice. You are generous, helpful, and gentle and have a deep understanding of history and ancestry. A teacher is an ideal profession alternatively a leadership position in life.
Later in life, you may find yourself drawn to spiritual and philosophical pursuits.
Compatible with: the Ash and Reed and Ivy.
Holly, the Ruler (July 8 – Aug. 4)
This is the tree sign of honour and regalness, although be cautious as this can manifests as through pretentious or patronising behaviour.
You are natural leaders and easily acquire power and higher status with your competitiveness, great sense of character, ambition and strong will.
You find tackling the hardest tasks come naturally in your stride and often possess rare skills, tact and confidence.
On the flip side, you show kindness and passion and are trustworthy and loyal
Hazel Tree people are not only wonderful communicators but also gatherers of knowledge and wisdom.
Just like the Holly, this Celtic tree sign is naturally gifted and smart when it comes to knowledge as you have an incredible memory and ways of relaying information, which is a rare skill. You will generally show high intelligence and may express yourself in writing, scholarly pursuits or as administrators. You are organised and probably excelled in the classroom.
Compatible with: the Hawthorn and Rowan signs.
Vine, the Equalizer (Sept. 2 – Sept. 29)
High emotions are a key aspect of the lives of Vine people. There is a restless quality in life
You are born under the autumnal equinox, which at times can make you unpredictable, contradictive, and often indecisive.
You can see the good and bad in each story, which makes it hard for you to pick aside.
One thing you for sure is your soft spot for luxury and guilty pleasures: you have exotic taste in food, wine, music and art. You also love sharing with family in an almost motherly way.
Compatible with: the Willow and Hazel.
Ivy, the Survivor (Sept. 30 – Oct. 27)
Even though technically not a tree, like Vine, Ivy is part of the Celtic calendar. Ivy is the sign of the strong will and power to persevere.
You have an incredible habit of being the ‘last man standing’ a natural ability to overcome all odds and can survive in any situation. You have a strong sense of justice and responsibility, are shrewd investors and generous providers for the family. This may be due to your compassion, intellect and above all loyalty.
Life may be unfair to you at times, but you can endure the troubles to your best ability.
Ivy signs are charming, soft-spoken.
Compatible with: the Oak and Ash signs.
Reed, the Inquisitor (Oct. 28 – Nov. 24)
You love to get your teeth into a good story, gossip and scandals. This makes you a perfect historian, journalist, detective, and archaeologist.
You have the natural ability to find the root of a situation to find the true meaning giving you a sense of personal power, an almost magnetic quality that attracts others to you and aids in the overcoming of problems.
It has been found that you can be a bit manipulative at times, but still have a strong sense of truth and honour.
Compatible with: the Ash and Oak signs.
Elder, the Seeker (Nov. 25 – Dec. 23)
People from this sign are very much extroverts by nature. You love freedom and others may see them as wild and untamed. The slogan of your life is “Live fast”, as you are always seeking thrills and looking for a new adventure travelling the world for fame and fortune.
However, the Elder signs can be deeply thoughtful, often very considerate of others and love to lend a helping hand. You can very self-disciplined and overcome hardship that would break others, but can appear to be emotionless.