Astrology is essentially a Druid Zodiac. The Druids were a sect of Celtic
priests and priestesses who inhabited the British Isles around 1000 B.C. The Druids used a lunar
calendar consisting of 13 months, each being 28 days long, plus one intercalary
day. The Druid religion was based mainly upon an awareness of natural and
supernatural energies. These energies were identified with spirits or dryads who
dwelt within the ancient trees. Druids believed that trees were given spirits
and attributes from the Sun, which was perceived as a symbol of the Supreme
Being. Thus, trees were considered living entities, possessed with Infinite
Knowledge and Wisdom...symbolically representative of the Cyle of Life, Death
The Celts envisioned the entire Universe in the form of a tree, whose roots
grew deep into the ground and whose branches reached high into the Heavens. In
time, the Celtic people eventually designated a tree to each Moon Phase in their
calendar in accordance with its magical properties. Therefore, the Celtic Zodiac
is based upon the cycle of the Moon, with the year divided into the 13 lunar
months established by the Druid religion.
The Druids believed that the human race originally descended from trees, each
tree being endowed with its own particular mystical qualities. They encoded
these mysteries in a secret shamanic alphabet known as the Ogham...the origin of
which is ascribed to Ogma, the Celtic God of Poetry and Eloquence. It is said
that Ogma (son of the Dagda) created the Ogham for the learned and wise to use
for inscription. Originally intended to be read from the bottom upwards (or
occasionally carved from right to left), Ogham (also often written as "ogam") is
pronounced as "AHG-m" or simply as "OH-em." It served as an alphabet for one of
the ancient Celtic languages and may have originally been adapted from a form of
sign language. The current understanding is that the names of the twenty major
letters are also the names of twenty trees which were sacred to the Druids. The
Ogham may still be seen carved into stone monuments of the Druid Era and is
thought to have been a means for the Druids to leave secret messages for one
another. The Ogham is sometimes referred to as "Crane Knowledge," due to the
fact that Cranes form letters with their legs as they fly. On the whole, the
Celtic society was based upon equality and balance between the male and
female...the female Druidesses being symbolized by the Dryads who lived in the
Each Celtic Tree/Zodiac Sign corresponds to a given tree, a letter of the
Ogham alphabet, a Guardian Animal, a Celtic God and other items such as
The Reed Ngeta / lOctober 28th - November
24thThe Fire Festival Of
Samhan/ Celtic Symbol : The White Hound Or The
Stone/Zodiac Degrees : 5º00` Scorpio - 2º59`
Sagittarius / Ruling Planet : Pluto -
Pwyll / Ancient Gods Associated With Pluto
:Greek : Pluoto / Celtic : Dis, Pwyll,
Arawn /Character Reference Of The Reed
SignReed / 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
hand.The roots of the reed go deeply into
the water from which it takes its nourishment. These roots are the strongest
part of the reed, in fact - so its true strength is doubly hidden, both beneath
the water and the floor of the pond or lake where it grows. If you were born
under this sign, you, too, have secret strength, and perhaps secret motivations,
as well. Your challenge is to use your "detective abilities" wisely, not to
undermine others to find their weakness, but to evolve into a deeply perceptive
individual whose wisdom can be used to teach others.
The Rowan Tree-Luis
January 21st - February
17thThe 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.Sometimes referred to as "the
whispering tree," the rowan's tree's magic was well known among the Celts. Its
berry is shaped like a five-pointed star, first of all, the symbol of magical
protection against spells, enchantments, and glamour's. You, too, are a magical
creature, able to use your intuition and higher understanding to both enchant
and protect. Trust your insights, and act upon them - even if others see you as
'unusual' or 'unpredictable'. Your ability to envision the future is
priceless.The Vine Muin September 2nd - September
29thThe 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.Vines traditionally carry fruit, the
most famous of which is the grape, used to make wine, that magical elixir that's
known for its ability to dissolve the boundaries between us, allow us to mingle
more easily, and relax with others. You, then, are a born socialize, with keen
abilities to restore balance to unhappy or unfair situations. Your instinct
makes you amazingly perceptive with regard to the motives of others, and your
charm is irresistible. Trust this instinct, and form relationships that will
last. Don't' be afraid of spending time alone occasionally - sometimes our own
company is the best.
The Birch Tree-Beth December 24 - January
20Celtic Symbol : The White
Stag Zodiac Degrees : 2º00` - 29º59`
Capricorn / Ruling Planet : The Sun -
Sul / Ancient Gods Associated With The Sun
:Greek : Helios, Apollo ( Also 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.This slender tree is a bit deceptive.
It appears fragile and delicate, yet it is capable of living where 'hardier'
trees cannot. If you're born under this sign, you, too, may present a rather
tender 'front' to others, but your inner strength is unwavering, and you'll lend
support gladly to others who rely on you. Purity of thought and a knack for
realistic evaluation is also associated with this tree sign, since the whiteness
of the birch stands out so clearly, in such striking contrast to the foliage
that also lives in its native environment. Your quiet determination to succeed
by following a reputable path is the stuff that hero/ines are born
Alder March 18 - April 14The Alder Tree Féarn / 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 : AresCeltic : Bran, Arthur, Airem,
Tuetates Character Reference Of The Alder Trees
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 alder is amazingly resistant to
water. As a result, it was often used in constructions under water, from
bridges to foundations to stilts for homes located close to rivers. This
resistance makes the alder a powerful force in psychic battles. If you were
born under this sign, you have tremendous courage in the face of obstacles and
the power to win in disputes. Watch for a tendency to create wars where there
are none, and be careful not to dissipate your strength through engaging in
The Ash Tree :-Nion February 18 - March
17Celtic 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 ash tree is famous, although
anonymous, since it's the tree from which the Hanged Man is suspended in tarot
decks. The roots of the ash penetrate deeply into the earth, and the tree
itself is known for its speed of growth. It's energy, then, also builds
quickly, but is dispersed just as fast. Born under this sign, you have a
"knowing" of the connection between our planet, our universe, and ourselves.
You feel the pain and joy of all other creatures, from trees to animals to those
humans less fortunate than you. This lends to compassion to your personality
The Willow Tree -Saille
April 15th - May
12thThe 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,
HecateCeltic : Cerridwyn, 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 willow seeks out water, and is
often found near streams or above natural underground wells. Like no other,
this tree is associated with the Moon, in all her phases - and so symbolizes the
change of our feelings and "moods" as time passes. Born under the sign of the
willow, you are an instinctive creature - in fact, you often react primarily
from your "gut response" rather than on intellectual information. Watch the
rhythm of your moods carefully and pay attention to your dreams. Their
symbolism will help you to navigate through life.
The Hawthorn Tree -Uath / May 13 - June 9 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 hawthorn is a small tree that was
often used for hedging, and it has a mixed reputation. Known to be both a sign
of fertility and death, it was said to contain the knowledge of both
reproduction and transformation. Both of these processes take time - and if you
were born under the sign of hawthorn, you have an innate understanding of both
the importance of process and the necessity for change. Your challenge is to
use that understanding to guide you when undertaking new starts - don't rush.
Wait, and prepare carefully.
The Hazel Tree Coll /August 5 - September
1Celtic 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 inbuilt
hypersensitivity.The hazel produces its nuts in fall,
after having spent the year building the inner strength to protect them. The
shell of this nut is so hard, in fact, and contains its treasure so well, that
it was the inspiration for the phrase "in a nutshell." Born under the sign of
the hazel tree, you also have an inner treasure to offer - the fruits of your
knowledge. Your wisdom and ability to communicate ideas make you capable of
transforming the thoughts and opinion of others. Be careful how you wield your
The Elder Tree Ruis /November 25 - December
22The 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.The elder is a very adaptable tree,
quite able to regenerate itself in many ways. It can be rooted from a branch
and re-grow limbs quickly, allowing it to recover from the damage of both
natural and unnatural assailants with equal ease. Both under the elder sign,
then, you too are able to live and prosper under any conditions. You will live
many "lives" during your time here, and will carry those memories into every new
venture. Think of yourself as a gypsy and a student, collecting experience and
knowledge so that you may eventually become a great teacher.
The Oak Tree Dui/r June 10th - July 7thSummer 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 oak tree endures what others
cannot. It remains strong through challenges, and is known for being almost
immortal, as is often attested to by its long life and ability to survive fire,
lightning strikes, and devastation. If you were born under this sign, you have
the strength of character and purpose to endure it - no matter what your
challenges. Direct your energies wisely, make sure your risks are well
calculated, and you'll overcome whatever seemingly "impossible" quests are sent
The Ivy Gort September 30th - October
27thCeltic 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
SignIvy 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
litigations.Ivy travels everywhere - it spreads
happily and thrives in many places where no other greenery could survive. Its
determination to reach through obstacles toward light and nourishment is well
known, too. If you were born under this tree sign, your networking abilities
will further both your personal goals and the purposes of your "cause" -
whatever that might be. It's important that you use this talent to reach out,
like the ivy, in a productive way. Don't allow yourself to bind others to you,
or to be found by guilt, worry, or fear of the future.
The Holly Tree Tinne / July 8th - August
4thThe 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.Hollywood was used by the ancients in
the construction of spear shafts, and as the spiny leaves show, it's well
prepared for battle. A symbol of firmness and masculine energy, the holly
endows those born under its sign with an equally well-prepared nature. You have
a strong connection to the Earth, amazing physical strength, and the ability to direct your energy in a balanced, even flow. This stability gives you a generosity of spirit and a very matter of fact solidness that others will respect, admire and rely on. Before you ingage in any battle, look inside for understanding.
Aries...the impulse to be...the will to survive. It is the
desire to be...the appreciation of earthly sensation. Spring seeks and finds
impulse to bloom and pollinate...buzz and share.
The Season of Spring enters its final phase and the sprout of the Equinox is now
in full bloom.
Bees buzz busily from blossom to blossom and bright breezes carry the pollen.
Everything seeks to know the other and life is effervescent in its enthusiasm.
the work of Spring completed, it is time to visit neighboring hamlets and share
in the stories of Winter.
Cancer...the impulse to protect and nest...and to rest from labor.
The Summer Solstice makes its entrance. Cancer begins with the longest day of
Full bloom gives way to the freshly-formed fruit and long, warm days summon
forth new creatures into the world.
The Earth is protective of her young and, in private reverie, reflects on the
chain of life.
Leo...the urge to shine...the desire to be.
Summer reaches fullness and the days are hot. With growing done, only ripening
remains to be
Wheat dons its golden husks and the cheeks of crisp apples adopt a radiant
The early harvest fruits are the most succulent in this, the Season of Plenty.
The world is now a stage and each individuals wants to shine like a star upon
its burnished boards.
Virgo...the need to organize and analyze...to prepare for the harvest.
Summer comes to its inevitable end as life adds a final touch to perfect
It is now time to store the bounty of the Earth.
Life analyses this bounty,
the needs of the community and plans the crop for the year which will follow.
detailed and organized determination is made.
Some grain will serve as feed...some as future
Libra...the need to partner...the urge to bring together.
It is the dawn of the Fall Equinox.
Day and night pause at a point of equality.
Light dwindles as nights grow
An awareness of chilly evenings soon to come creates the desire to share a nest.
The crisp air of the day is a canvas of leaf paintings and the delicate filigree
of early frost.
With preparation and organization completed,
the community gathers for the harvest of fruit and grains.
Time in the sun has come to an end.
Scorpio...the desire to go beneath the surface...to merge.
Life upon Earth's exterior mantle dies.
The strength of the plant returns to the root,
the potential of the flower secreted in the seed. Below the surface, life
burns...waiting to erupt.
The visible world has vanished, but mystery remains and individuals learn to see
with more than merely the eye.
With patience, the hidden life force will wait...and plot its
Sagittarius...the desire to contemplate, to understand and to philosophize.
The work of the Season is done.
The harvest is stored and hopefully in sufficient abundance to serve the
community until Spring.
Fires burn brightly in hearths, illuminating the darkness of night and casting
pictures upon the wall.
Within imagination, visits are made to faraway places.
The mind ponders on life's greater purpose...the meaning of existence and its
purpose on Earth.
Capricorn...the need to conserve...the survival of the clan.
Born on the longest night of the year, Capricorn enters on the heels of the
The world is cold with limited resources and the harvest must be made to last
Light and heat are precious commodities, but the silence of a clear winter night
is often likened to that of a lullaby.
There is a struggle for space within the hierarchy of the community.
Darkness is a dominating factor, but each new day tarries a little longer than
demonstrating a slow but steady climb toward warmer times.
Eventually, the Year will begin again.
Aquarius...the urge to individuate.
Confined within the shelter but awakened by the lengthening light, the social
animal demands freedom.
spark of such desire becomes apparent in all life...the bear in the cave and the
sprout within the seed.
Those imprisoned by the cold of Winter are summoned by the increasing day.
Individuals observe those around them, fascinated by human nature.
Together, each individual squirrel recalls the timetable followed by all
squirrels and a great choir
"I want to be me!"
Pisces...the need to dissolve, to shape-shift and become one with a larger
Spring is not far away. Winter wants to dissolve into a new cycle of growth.
The ice desires to melt and return once more to the oceans and seas.
into the ground, becoming one with the soil, and rises into the air to encircle
the Earth and return as rain.
gives up the shell that makes it a seed, in order that it might now become a
sprout...birth requires sacrifice.
The old must perish for the new to discover itself.
This is the Season which
knows what others might question...the great mystical oneness that transcends
all physical form, time and space.