The topic of astrology has existed for millennia, an ancient way of divining. People may have been interested or intrigued with the patterns that they saw in the night sky, and began to derive some type of meeting. Astrology is the study of constellations in the sky, and the position of the sun, moon and the planets in correlation with specific dates. This study of the stars and this esoteric manner has actually played a role in helping millions of people make decisions based upon when they were born under a sign of the zodiac. Each zodiac sign is representative, in most cultures, of an animal and each animal is representative of certain characteristics. This is also true of Celtic astrology, and the following information will help you understand the Celtic zodiac and the basis of the Celtic zodiac symbols that exist today.
Celtic Zodiac Symbol Overview
The zodiac symbols of the Celtic culture are based upon a lunar calendar. Although the original signs were related to trees, specifically because they were a very nature oriented culture, this later evolved into zodiac symbols associated with 13 constellations in the sky. The Celtic people followed a lunar calendar, which is why there are 13 symbols and not 12. Let's look at each one, providing some details of a few of them, and then show you how they relate to people.
Symbols Of The Celtic Zodiac
There are many different animals that are represented in the Celtic zodiac, most of which are real animals. Some of the symbols have multiple animals that are represented by a single zodiac sign, but the characteristics remain the same. For example, if you were born right after or on the winter solstice, your zodiac sign would be either a white stag or a Golden Eagle. If you were born during the summer equinox, your symbol would be a white horse, wren or an auditor. Each of these symbols also has a corresponding stone and tree. For example, those born during the spring equinox would be represented by an animal such as a fox or a bear, with their crystal being a Ruby and they would also be connected to the alder tree. Each of these additional symbols also has characteristics which can sometimes be very representative of the person that was born under these Celtic zodiac signs.
Celtic astrology is a little bit different than most other forms of astrology because of this interrelationship between animals, trees and crystal rocks. However, the foundation of this practice is still the same wherever you go. Each person will have many of the same characteristics of their zodiac sign as a result of being born at a certain time of the year. It is likely that if you were to compare Celtic astrology to other forms of astrology, the personality traits would be correlative. This is a pseudoscience that has been used for thousands of years, and will likely continue to be popular in the years to come.