Celtic Animal Signs
The Celtic Animal Zodiac
Your Celtic Zodiac Signs According to the Lunar Year
Celtic Animal Zodiac Meanings
This page on Celtic animal signs is an extension of the Celtic tree astrology section. I've selected each Celtic sign according to their prominence and affiliation with the full moon within each segment of the Celtic (lunar) year.
The Celts honored the rhythms of Nature, and observed different flavors of their environment according to the season. Like our Native American kin, the full moon in each month held a special personality. To know more clearly what I mean by this, check out this page devoted to Native American full moons and their personalities.
I cannot say the ancient Celts designated zodiac totem animals according to the time and day of a kinsman/kinswoman's birth. However, I can attest the Celts were undeniably bound to the animal world.
There seems to be no separation between Celtic-kind and animal-kind.
Cast your mind back to the time of the Celts, and observe: Their breath united with the breathing forests. Their eyes blink with the flittering feathers from their bird kin. Their hearts beat in rhythm with the wild beasts of the wood.
Indeed, no distinction between man and nature is made in Celtic ideology. Just as all prime people know, there is no delineation. There is only one.
In that energetic spirit of oneness, I invite you connect with your own lunar Celtic animal sign. Explore the possibilities your lunar totems have for you. Further, explore all the animal personalities in the Celtic year. Doing this might expand your awareness about the people around you, the animals we resonate with, and the glory of our universe.
I hope you enjoy these perspectives on Celtic animal signs as much as I did while writing them.
Click on the pictures or links for each sign to learn more about each Celtic animal sign.
Celtic Animal Zodiac and Sign Meanings
December 24 - January 20
The stag Celtic animal sign has high ideals and aspirations. If you want to start a new project, get a Stag sign to help you.
They will not be deterred from their vision. They are thorough, patient and their persistence insures their triumphs.
When others have long given up, Stags buck their way past boundaries. They are proud, and rightfully so -
they hold themselves in a regal way. They are naturally noble, like they came from royalty. This is not to say Stags feel entitled.
Far from it. They believe in righteous hard work, and their integrity is their trademark. You might also want to read my page
on Symbolic Stag Meanings here.
Or, Symbolic Deer Meanings here.
January 21 - February 17
Quick minded, and even quicker wit, the cat of the Celtic year packs a pounce in the realm of intellect.
This Celtic animal sign has impeccable reasoning abilities, but moreover they have a knack for seeing the underside of things,
a "sixth mental sense" if you will. They have unorthodox vision, and should be called upon when fresh new perspectives are
needed in a project. They also have a kind, humanitarian quality that makes them lovable. Although sometimes they can appear aloof
because they like to be on the fringe, always observing. Nevertheless, they have the best intentions at heart.
Cats are also very creative, and need an artistic outlet to express themselves. Get more info on Symbolic Cat Meaning here
February 18 - March 17
The Celtic animal sign of the snake has a cool exterior but are infinitely lively.
They are curious and are always full of questions about how the world works, and how the people around them work (even if they aren't
openly asking, you can bet they're figuring out the answers in their own mind). Snakes are natural communicators, and they can be hugely
persuasive. If they are passionate about a cause they can round up the whole neighborhood with their zeal and enthusiasm for their purpose.
Snakes can be spontaneous and unpredictable too. And although they're pretty flexible, they like things to go their way (who doesn't?),
and will prove to be uncooperative if pushed in a corner. Get more infor on Symbolic Meaning of Snakes here
March 18 - April 14
The fox sign is amazingly cunning and knows how to work a room with sly, sexy humor.
Full of guile, vigor and bright intelligence the fox is an untamable force.
This Celtic animal sign is the one to take with you on exotic vacations, they will wind your ways into amazing adventures.
They have a knack for story telling, and every experience is fodder for their tales. They are tender-hearted, although they don't
show that soft side too often because they're too busy playing and cracking jokes.
However, they aren't shy about showing their loyalty; if you are the friend of the fox, you have a friend for life.
Highly energetic and courageous, the fox has an indomitable spirit. Explore more about Symbolic Fox Meanings here.
April 15 - May 12
Strong, loving, stable and sure are the watchwords for the bulls of the Celtic lunar year.
Cows/bulls are the ones you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on, honest opinions and solid advice (particularly in relationships).
These Celtic animal signs have bullseye intuition and can spot a liar from a mile away.
Because they're highly intuitive, they can be misunderstood as moody or over emotional. They also come by stubborness honestly.
They have excellent taste, and have a flair for classy elegance in fashion and home decor.
These signs are as trustworthy as the day is long, and know how to keep a secret. Click here for info on Symbolic Cow Meaning.
Or, get insight into Symbolic Bull Meaning here
May 13 - June 9
The Celtic animal sign of seahorse is vastly flexible and resourceful.
The seahorse is the person you want managing your finances or handling your legal matters because these people are infinitely clever (if there's a loophole, they've either found it or invented it).
They also have amazing memory retention. They are sometimes hard to follow because they're minds are so sharp.
They can also be changeable, but they always come back around to a level of high charisma.
These people are astoundingly versatile and adapt remarkably well in any environment. Seahorses are so loveable too.
Even better, they love being adored, and easily reciprocate affection. Explore more about Symbolic Seahorse Meaning here.
June 10 - July 7
The wren Celtic animal sign is associated with freshness, and opening
to new insights, and sunnier dispositions. They are
natural care givers and will sing sweet melodies to cheer
their friends and family. They remain calm in the midst of
stormy weather. You want to have these people with you if
you find yourself in a crisis; they are resourceful
and stay cool under pressure. Wrens are self-motivated (they
know how to get what they want) and work best in solo
situations. They also have a high sense of
responsibility and moral integrity. They seek balance in
their lives by being leaders at work on in the community, but
secretly they would rather be traveling abroad living a life
of a gypsy (this however, is often against their better judgment).
Get more information on the Celtic Meaning of the Wren here.
July 8 - August 4
Exuberant, expansive and powerful, the Celtic animal sign of
the horse will give you a run for your money. Naturally
competitive, and rightfully so. The horse has loads of
talent, and enough confidence to go 'round, particularly in
business matters. They have a sixth sense when it comes to
strategy and navigation (these signs have an uncanny internal
compass). They are gregarious, and openly charming (even
flirty). They make grand appearances, and know how to carry
themselves with style and authority. They do well in
leadership positions, but they are just as happy to be the
helpers of the clan (as long as they are given adequate
recognition for their talents and contributions). Potentially
headstrong, they are also valiant in times of adversity.
Learn more about Symbolic Horse Meanings here.
August 5 - September 1
Salmon signs dive deep in their inner waters for inspiration,
bright visions and dreamy perspective. They are naturally
intuitive but they don't make a big deal out of it. These
people have a unique view of the world which makes them some
of the community's best artists, poets and visionaries.
Some times they dive way too deep for the rest of us, and
some just can't follow where they swim. But that's
okay, the fish sign needs that kind of depth, isolation and
introspection because when they come back up for air, the
world is awed by their brilliance and insight. Swim into more insight about Symbolic Salmon/Fish Meaning here
September 2 - September 29
Spiritually evolved, and eloquent in expressing themselves,
the swan swims in a class of their own. They have high
standards, infinitely discriminating tastes and they have a
keen eye for beauty (even when others cannot see it). Very
refined and noble, sometimes the swan is mistaken as
detached. This however, is not the case. The swan is a lover,
and can prove to be quite passionate in relationships.
That "coolness" comes from the swan's understanding of composure. They're natural
aristocrats. They can be exacting in details, and have
specific ideas about how things should be done. If you want
someone who is perceptive, organized and extremely tasteful,
get a swan's perspective. Get more Celtic Symbolic Swan Meaning here.
September 30 - October 27
This Celtic animal sign lives up to the adage "social
butterfly." Flitting from friend to friend in parties, and
always in contact with loved ones (they're the ones
always on the phone, or texting). They can't help it.
Butterflies are gentle souls who can't be tied down for very
long. They love to dream, express new ideas and talk about
high- falutin plans with all their friends. These are the
people who brighten up any dark day with their cheer and
magnetically bright personalities. They are naturally
empathetic, and would never intentionally harm anyone.
Rather, they make easy friends, and like to see others
uplifted. Butterflies bring a sense of wonder and youth to our world. Keep these people around you to remind you of how truly good
life can be. Learn more about Symbolic Butterfly Meaning here.
October 28 - November 24
Wolves have a strong sense of purpose, and will go to great
lengths to see their point is made, and fully understood.
This Celtic animal sign is fearless, brave and they rarely compromise. These are
the hero's you want by your side in the heat of battle.
They will not back down, and they will take no quarter.
Others marvel at their inner fortitude. Where do they find
the energy and wherewithal to keep going? They thrive on
challenge, that's what gives them their stamina. They have
impeccable character, and "honor" is their middle name. They
are strong willed, and sometimes live up to the "lone wolf"
label. Nevertheless, you always know where you stand with
them, and they will unite with you as long as you share their
cause. Learn more about Symbolic Wolf Meanings here.
November 25 - December 23
Seldom do we see more focus in the Celtic animal signs than
that of the hawk. When these signs see something they want,
they go after it with a force that is remarkable. If,
however, they aren't interested in a project, they will fly
off to other more interesting prospects. They care deeply
for wisdom, and often focus on sharing that knowledge with
others. They can be very philanthropic and generous. Hawks
have a keen sense of balance, and they navigate through life
with an internal "true north" that creates an uncanny
integrity within them. They are open
minded and philosophical. Although they entertain all manner
of hypotheses, they are strongly opinionated (that inner
"true north" thing). That is not to say they cannot be
Coming Soon! More About the Falcon/Hawk as Your Celtic Animal Sign
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