Celtic Zodiac Sign:
May 13 -
Personality Introduction for This Celtic Animal Sign:
Greetings dear Seahorse! Where do I begin with you? There is, perhaps no other creature on earth outside the seahorse that can capture your uniqueness. In fact, you are so versatile and diverse, it's a challenge to know where to start. Physically, mentally and emotionally - you are one of a kind.
Let's start with one of your most evident aspects: Duality. I know for some of you seahorses this is a prickly subject. It can sometimes be a challenge for you to strike a balance. That's understandable. Often, you are of two minds about any one subject. You can spout a thousand different reasons for this or that. This can make it tough to make decisions as well as sticking to one direction. But what's so great about your duality is it gives way to extraordinary versatility. You've got amazing capacity to shift perspectives. You're also incredibly adaptable.
Like your sign, the seahorse, you've got a million tricks and surprises up your sleeve. How'd you get so clever? Well, firstly you were born with a razor sharp intellect and wicked-keen perception. Not much goes over your head. Secondly, you're like a sponge. You soak up tons of information from your environment, gossip, trivia shows, documentaries, books...whatever. If there is information within your reach, you're going to latch on. What's especially impressive, is that you retain most of the nuggets you suck up. This is a vital behavior for you. Did you know your Celtic zodiac sign must feed almost constantly to stay alive? Yup. It's the same for you - only your food is knowledge and experience. You simply must have a steady diet of creative snackies to keep you afloat. Travel is especially life-giving for you. New adventures and new landscapes feed your soul. No bones about it, dear seahorse, you are at your best when feasting on a life-long buffet of sensation, experience and learning.
Your enthusiasm for experience is a lot like the way the seahorse moves through life. To explain, seahorses kind of drift along. They soak up the scenery on the currents of the sea. Most of you are pretty content to do the same. You're highly adaptable. Wherever life's current takes you - I'm certain you can adapt and thrive. That's not to say you don't appreciate roots. You do. Once you find a place that feels magical and just right - you do as the seahorse does - you hook in with your strong tail and anchor down. Nonetheless, it should surprise no one that you may not stay wrapped up in one place for long. Eventually, the sea surges again, and you allow yourself to be swept away on a new current.
Another interesting aspect about your sign is the gift of camouflage. Seahorses can blend in almost any environment. So can you. But don't mistake the purpose of blending in. You don't do it to hide yourself. No way. You gilly-suit up because you need to take in your surroundings. Being camouflaged allows you to be in the middle of the action as an observer. Eventually you'll pop out of the seaweed and make your presence known. This likely happens when you've taken in all the information you need from your environment.
When you do cast off your mask, it's a delightful surprise. People are genuinely impressed with your charm, charisma and the extent of your knowledge. Most of you sassy seahorses have a biting wit, with an occasional barb of sarcasm mixed in. You are a natural communicator, and rarely have a problem conversing with anybody in any station. Furthermore, you tend to sincerely like people. Exchanging ideas and stories with other people can be truly invigorating for you. You consider communication to be an art form, and you paint your social landscape brilliantly.
Speaking of art, most of you are extremely creative. Bright ideas are like potato chips for you...you never stop at just one. Drama, writing, music, visual media...you pretty much have a Midas touch in any creative outlet. That's a good thing, because you probably aren't content with just one avenue of expression. Nope - most of you seahorses like to dabble in many venues. This isn't limited to art. You may embark on multiple careers before you retire. You could start out as a nurse, and wind up an circus acrobat. Same goes with romantic partners. There's often not a lot of rhyme or reason to whom you gravitate. Although, one constant is this: Whether partner, vocation or whatever - you've got to be enchanted. As the adage goes, 'you ain't got a thing if you don't feel that zing!'. Err, well, something like that - you get what I mean.
Whoa! What a list! Every adjective is true of you, dear seahorse. I'd like to touch on that word, "unconventional." Part of your unconventionality comes from your polar tendencies. You can be a social butterfly, but also a hermit. You can fight for a cause, but you've been known to be a pacifist. You can be a fashion maven, yet loathe such superficial showiness. All this makes you rather unpredictable. It also means you move through life to the beat of your own, unique drum. It's important you follow the rhythm of your own music. Take your Celtic zodiac sign as an example. Did you know the males have the babies in the seahorse family? Yep. Females insert the eggs into the males, who carry them to term. Males also raise the babies until their ready to go solo. If that ain't a gender-bender, I don't know what is. I'm not implying you're gender bending. What I'm saying is, orthodoxy often isn't your bag, baby. That's okay. When it comes to you, I like this saying: "Not all those who wander are lost." Go a'wandering, dear one. Be different. Be unique. Not for the sake of being different...but for the sake of honoring yourself. Be who you are, that's where you're true brilliance is.
Those of you born under the Celtic animal sign of the seahorse are ruled by the air element. What does that mean? It means everything I've been saying about your sharp communication skills is underscored by your element. Air is symbolic of exchanging data. Often, this exchange comes in more forms than just chatting for hours on the phone with your BFF. Because you are keenly aware of your environment, you're likely able to pick up on intuitive hits. Ideas or impressions seem to drop in your lap out of thin air. That's your perception at work, and that's the gift the element of air has for you.
The seahorse is governed by the planet Mercury. The symbolic theme of Mercury deals with intelligence, communication and understanding. Mercury is also in charge of speedy transference of information. You get your quick wit from this planetary influence. This planet also helps you strike up meaningful conversations with total strangers. Mercury is also a factor in travel and adventure. Consider those pretty wings on the god's sandals (or sometimes helmet). Ever ready to take flight to new locales, you can really jive with Mercury's traveling vibe.
In Celtic myth and lore, the seahorse is a thing of magical enchantment. There are variances depending upon which source you consult, but quite often the seahorse tends to be a shape-shifter. Sometimes a beguiling, breathtaking beauty. Sometimes a brooding sea monster. It seems the seahorse was such a mystery to the Celts, that it simply must be able to change into many forms. It's pretty much the same with you. You have such capacity for strength, wisdom and expression - one form simply can't contain you. You may feel like a gypsy one day, and member of aristocracy the next - that's ok. In fact, it's not uncommon.
The Celts tell tales of the seahorse being both ominous and beneficent. You can relate to that too. Sometimes the seahorse was said to eat sailors alive. In other legends, the seahorse aided seafarers to safe harbor. Sound familiar? You possess both sides of a lovely coin. You can use your power to guide and uplift. Or, you can use your power to Hulk-smash the most secure foundations. This is neither good nor bad. It simply is. You control your own magic wand. You can point and say: "Boo!" Or you can point and go: "Shazzaaam!" One action can be scary, the other can be empowering. That's what I've been trying to relate to you, dear seahorse. There's really no telling what you're capable of. I think that's very switched on. It means you're never limited. You don't have to conform or comply. You're too smart for that anyway. ;)
Learn more about the power of the seahorse here: Symbolic Seahorse Meanings .
For those of you born between May 13 - June 9, I have only this to say: Thank goodness for you! You bring a rich perspective to the zodiac. Without your flair, color and style - we'd all go mad with boredom.
I hope you have enjoyed these insights into the fox Celtic zodiac sign. If you liked this article, don't miss the whole list of Celtic Animal Signs here. You might also like to read more about Symbolic Seahorse Meanings here.
As always, thanks for reading.
Seahorse salutations to you,
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