Celtic Animal Signs and Their Meaning

Celtic Animal Signs

Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by Avia

Exploring Celtic Animal Signs and the Celtic Zodiac: 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. In short, there seems to be no separation between Celtic-kind and animal-kind.

About Celtic Animal Signs

Cast your mind back to the time of the Celts, and observe: Their breath uniting with bright, living forests. Their Celtic eyes flickering with the flittering feathers from the bird realm. Their hearts pounding in rhythm with the wild beasts of the wood. This is how we know our ancient Celtic ancestors embraced animal signs and attributes.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.

Celtic Animal Signs and Celtic Zodiac
Celtic Animal Signs and Celtic Zodiac

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.

“The beasts are a better version of man.”

Your Celtic Animal Signs And Lunar Zodiac Meanings

I hope you enjoy these perspectives on Celtic animal signs as much as I did while writing them. Please note: There are many copy-cats out there. This page was created by Avia and is 100% original.

Celtic Deer Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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 stag meanings for tattoo ideas here.

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Celtic Cat Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. You might also want to read my page on symbolic cat meanings

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Celtic Snake Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. You might also want to read my page on symbolic snake meanings

Don’t miss the full article! Get all the details about YOUR Celtic Animal Sign, The Snake/Adder here!

Celtic Fox Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. You might also want to read my page on Symbolic Meaning of Fox here.

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Celtic Bull Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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 décor. These signs are as trustworthy as the day is long, and know how to keep a secret. You might also want to read my page on Symbolic Meaning of the Bull here.

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Celtic Seahorse Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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.  You might also want to read my page on Symbolic Meanings of Seahorses here.

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Celtic Wren Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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 sign 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 are 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). You might also want to read my page on Symbolic Meanings of the Wren here.

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Celtic Horse Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. You might also want to read my page on Symbolic Horse Meanings here.

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Celtic Salmon Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. Sometimes 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. You might also want to read my page on Symbolic Fish Meanings here.

Don’t miss the full article! Get all the details about YOUR Celtic Animal Sign, The Salmon/Fish here!

Celtic Swan Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. You might also want to read my page on Swan Meaning and Symbolism here.

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Celtic Butterfly Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. You might also want to read my page on Symbolic Meaning of Butterfly here.

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Celtic Wolf Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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. You might also want to read my page on Wolf Symbols and Wolf Meanings here.

Don’t miss the full article! Get all the details about YOUR Celtic Animal Sign, The Wolf and Hound here!

Celtic Hawk Sign

Celtic Zodiac Animal Signs

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 persuaded. You might also want to read my page on Falcon Meaning here. Additionally, you might profit from reading my article on Symbolic Hawk Meaning here.

Don’t miss the full article! Get all the details about YOUR Celtic Animal Sign, The Hawk/Falcon here!

Let Your Celtic Animals Bring You Good Luck

Which is your Celtic animal? Honestly, every kind of Celtic animal is very cute or handsome. Each of the different animals corresponds to a different quality and has its own story Celtic culture has a strong connection to spirituality and nature, and these wonderful creatures are very symbolically important in many cultures, not just in Celtic culture. Do you feel that you resonate with the Celtic animal that corresponds to your birthday? 

If you are a fan of or just interested in Celtic culture, order some Celtic animal pattern custom keychains or pins to wear with you. On the one hand, maybe your Celtic animal will really bring you luck, and on the other hand, through your lovely Celtic keychain, other Celtic culture lovers can quickly find out the common habit between you and them, and communicate with you.

Final Thoughts On Your Celtic Animal Signs

I hope enjoyed this page on Celtic animal signs of the Celtic zodiac but don’t stop here. Continue browsing through more in-site pages related to Celtic animals, Celtic zodiacs, Celtic symbols and more.  Thanks for reading, and have fun exploring!

As always, thank you for exploring these dynamic realms of Celtic wisdom and Celtic Animal signs with me. If, at any point you feel these sign-descriptors are not to your fullest advantage, I encourage you to delve more deeply into the world of Celtic philosophy. You will find it to be a gigantic tangle of diversity. That’s why I’ve studied the subject of Celtic wisdom for so long…and decided to cull all that diverse information down to these signs. Is it the end-all-be-all? Nope. But it’s the best I could do with the times, dates, studies, cycles and lovely creatures in the mix. Essentially, I’ve scraped down to the bare bones of essential knowledge so you can have a quick point of view of your Celtic animal signs. Thank you for understanding.

Also, I’ve noticed (and been notified) there are other websites out there with the exact information you see here. Please know this is original, and created by me (in 2006). You might also like to know that all my content is 100% original – I appreciate you visiting and happy returns if you enjoy what you learn here on whats-your-sign.

As always, thanks for reading – and happy travels on your symbolic path.

Bright Celtic blessings,

Mighty brightly,

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