Celtic Zodiac Sign: Hawk Meaning in Celtic Astrology
November 25 – December 23
Personality Introduction for Your Hawk Celtic Zodiac Sign: Greetings dear Hawk! It’s true, every sign in the Celtic zodiac offers sublime gifts to the world. Within you, hawkie hawk, are some pretty profound potentials. Firstly, consider each Celtic zodiac sign. Each is unique…sure…but do you see something different in your sign that sets you apart from the rest? I’ll give you a hint. Your defining characteristic deals with your vision. And I mean that in many different ways, which I’ll elaborate on.
But in comparison with the other signs, your vision tends to be elevated. Granted, you’re not the only avian sign in the Celtic zodiac (wren and swan are also fair and feathered), but you are the only sign to soar the highest.
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself as well as vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”~Gail Devers
Four Prime Aspects of Hawk Celtic Zodiac Sign
The concept of vision in connection with your Celtic zodiac sign is deep and far reaching. Your vision is attained on many different levels, such as: Philosophical, Intuition, Exploration and Idealism. Let me give you the low-down on these aspects of your uncanny ability to be insightful.
A) Philosophical: Many of you dear hawks are naturally curious. Often, your curiosity leads you to seek out different ways of thinking. Many of you are virtual walking libraries…stuffed with all kinds of esoteric facts. You tend to explore different religions, cultures and philosophies around the world. You can observe all these sources of information – but you can also remain objective. Like the hawk, you can see something clearly, but remain in your lofty heights, at a distance. It’s a rare few of you who subscribe to a certain belief. Rather, you tend to be an amalgamation of various understandings. Many of which are from your own internalizing and conclusions. That takes vision, man. In a world that often succumbs to the comfort and conformity of the heard…you tend to blaze your own trail in belief, thought and philosophy.
B) Intuition: I don’t know how you hawk folk do it, but you got a crazy knack for just knowing stuff. I suppose, like the hawk, you have a raw and unwavering instinct. You just know. It isn’t even a hunch or a good guess. Nope. Your instinct crackles and you fly into action because you got the “go” in your gut. I’m not necessarily talking about precognition (seeing an event before it happens). That’s a little too fluffy for your brand of insight. Your ability to know what to do, where to go, how to act is as natural to you as breathing. You have wildly keen instinct, and it propels you to move…usually in the right direction for you. This is especially true in taking big risks. People who know you and observe you living life may say: “Whoa, how come you’re always so lucky!?” I’m willing to bet most of you are nodding your head in agreement. Or maybe you weren’t even aware of this handy dandy gem glowing within you. I mean, why should it ever cross your mind? After all, you just know!
C) Exploration: Whether exploring a good book, a new documentary, the latest quantum theory or hopping a plane to explore the ancient paintings of the Chauvet Cave in France…you fly high in search of new vistas. You don’t necessarily explore for the sake of the adventure (but the adventure is SO wicked-awesome for you) you explore to learn. Because your Celtic zodiac sign soars out so far and so high, you have a broad sense of the world. You like to hunt down vast concepts and fiddle around with the potentials of your findings. Consider: The hawk makes a dive bomb for its meal, rips it to shreds, then digests it. I don’t mean to harsh your mellow with such a brutal scene, but in many ways, that’s what you do too. You launch yourself into lofty heights, something scurries…grabbing your attention, you dive into it, explore it, rip it to shreds, and then devour it with gusto. The object of your attention might be knowledge, it might be human relationships, it might be travel. To be sure, when something seizes your snarglies, you’re on it like a hawk on a field mouse. No namby pamby for you, buddy. Uh uh. If it has your attention, you tackle it, explore it, consume it and you’re usually better for the experience.
D) Idealism: Take all the preceding proclivities of your Celtic zodiac sign (philosophical, intuitive, explorative). Jam all of these aspects together, and what have you got? A recipe for a free-thinking, independence-seeking idealist. It’s not so much that you have pie in the sky attitude. Nope. You’ve got killer talons that allow you to sink into pragmatics and reality. Ew…did I just say that? Yep. Granted, being pragmatic and facing reality isn’t your favorite activity. But you’re sharp enough to know not to fly into anything all starry-eyed and unprepared. That’s what I like about you, hawkie hawk. You are ever the optimist. You often have some crazy ideas. You frequently have no doubt your ideas are going to work (and they frequently do, in bizarre ways). Confidence, enthusiasm and optimism is inherent to your Celtic zodiac sign.
All this good juju forms a kind of idealism that is powerful. Your brand of idealism is based on your experience and research. But it’s also imbued with magic and wonder. You’ve got a funky way of mixing all of your ideals and visions together and making it all work together for a noble cause. This cause could be a passion for teaching others. It could be a grand plan for whirled peas (err, world peace). Whatever your vision, you can be sure your passion is infectious. Your optimism is absolutely enchanting, and you easily gain support by loyal followers and fans of your ideals.
Now, at the risk of getting too complicated, or “out there”…wait a minute…look who I’m talking to!!! You, my dear hawk pal, are all over complex concepts. And “out there” is right where you like to be a lot of the time. So let me lay this on you…
I just elaborated on four concepts of how your Celtic zodiac sign is a consummate visionary. There is a distinct connection between your visionary characteristics, and the extraordinary vision of your sign, the hawk. Did you know hawks have super-sophisticated eyesight? Oh yeah. Their eyes have color receptors that allow hawks to access four types of sight. They have visible range, kinda like our own eyesight. Then they can see polarized light, ultraviolet light, and they can even see magnetic fields! How freaky-keen is that!?! You, my feathered friend share that diverse vision in a symbolic sense. The four phases of your ability to gain insight are gifts you share with the hawk and its four-way gift of sight. Pretty nifty, eh? -Thought you might like the symbolic connection.
Keywords for Celtic Zodiac Sign of the Hawk
Those of you born between November 25 – December 23 can be an unpredictable lot. You take William Faulkner’s quote to the hilt: “Always keep them guessing.” I think this has a lot to do with your dualistic nature. In truth, every Celtic zodiac sign has a dual nature. Yours manifests in unique ways. The ways of the hawk are a clue. The hawk is a sky dweller. It’s mostly in the air, seeking, exploring. And in many ways you are too. Air is symbolic of thought, expanding, limitlessness, freedom. All of these things appeal to most of you hawk-folk. These are great assets. However, if expressed in an unbalanced hawk sign, this can manifest as restlessness, thrill-seeking and overconfidence to the extent in which you have no concern for your safety.
On the other wing, hawks aren’t all freedom flyers. They express settling, domestic behaviors too. Many types of hawks mate for life. Many clans of hawks migrate together. Still others even hunt together. All these actions are symbolic of being grounded, connected and rooted. Consider their homes, the trees. Trees are symbolic of being firmly rooted, solidity, safety, constancy. Many of you share these qualities too.
Noteworthy Aspects for Your Celtic Zodiac Sign
Those of you born under the Celtic zodiac sign of the hawk are ruled by the fire element. What does this mean? It means passion, baby, passion! If something lights your creative fire, you are ablaze with enthusiasm and boundless energy. As a fire sign, you are also quite warm and affectionate. Similarly, your fire nature means you are likely to be quite a firecracker in the boudoir. Yowza!
Fire is also symbolic of total consumption and transformation. I read a quote somewhere in Manly P. Hall’s book The Secret Teachings of All Ages. He wrote: “Nothing touched by fire is left unchanged.” Fire consumes. It morphs everything in its path. Your fire qualities like passion, assertion, action are all admirable. Used wrongly, however, can lead to unhealthy avenues. Fire can get out of control, and so too can your Celtic zodiac sign nature if not nurtured and tended to. Ironically, a fire out of control can also promote healing. A forest fire is devastating, sure. But the ashes left by the raging fire are quite nutritive. New forests that form after a fire tend to come back twice as strong and hearty. Some of my hawk friends can relate. They’ve knowingly gone ballistic…set fire to their entire lives. And you know what? Every hawk-pal who has told me they’ve torched their lives also tell me their life now is richer, better, healthier than before that time of self-destruction. I’m not recommending this method of personal growth – just an interesting observation.
The hawk Celtic zodiac sign is governed by Jupiter. As the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter deals with: Expansion, Grandeur, Influence. It’s a gaseous planet, which is symbolic of stuff like: Perception, Intuition, Manifestation. What? Manifestation? Yeah, well, manifestation is about creating something from nothing. Jupiter’s kinda the same way. It’s made of nothing solid. But through its accumulation it as formed into a giant planet capable of influencing over 60 moons in Jupiter’s orbit. Whoa! In many ways, you can relate. You are a natural manifesting marvel. You often take tiny threads of heady thought and create big results from them. You also tend to have a large circle of influence, just like Jupiter does.
Learn more about Symbolic Jupiter Meanings here.
The Legend of Your Celtic Zodiac Sign
Speaking of manifesting, in Celtic mythology, Jupiter (and by association the hawk Celtic zodiac sign) is synonymous with Dagda. Dagda was the Celtic “good god”, and was a master at manifesting. You are too. Where there is a need, you have a way of producing resources from seemingly nowhere. Many of you are quite skilled at manifesting money from thin air. It’s quite remarkable.
Later legend links the hawk to a great Celtic leader named Artorius. You may know him better as King Arthur in Celtic mythology. Artorius was a wise and just ruler, who had remarkable instinct for strategy in battle. Many Arthurian scholars suggest Artorius later morphed into King Arthur with evolutions of storytelling and writings. Either way, both Artorius and King Arthur are considered sun kings/gods in Celtic mythology. Interestingly, the hawk is symbolic of the sun too. The symbolic connection comes from many references to the “Light of Truth”. Hawks’ association with honest leadership (truth) and their solar connection (light) makes them messengers of higher wisdom. As a hawk, your Celtic zodiac sign has no problem with shedding light where there is ambiguity. You have no problem with leading people to truth. And you certainly have no qualms about being brutally direct in your leadership. But let’s face it…no ruler got into power by prancing around big issues, or sugar-coating situations. Your candor and straight-shooting is a gift, hawkie.
Learn more about the power of the hawk here: Symbolic Meaning of the Hawk.
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it.”~Greg Anderson
Closing Thoughts on Your Celtic Zodiac Sign
For those of you born between November 25 – December 23, you’re not easy to figure. But your wit, charm and enthusiasm makes you easy to love regardless. You keep the rest of the signs guessing. You also entertain us and teach us profound lessons. In so doing, you provide new ways of seeing things, new insights and a thirst to learn more from you. We all love and admire your charisma, your adventurousness. Many of us marvel at your fearlessness too. Do we put you on a pedestal? Maybe. You get plenty of accolades and lucky breaks. This can be tricky for you, dear hawk. Why? Here are a few traps…
1) Overconfidence might make you fly too close to the sun. We all know what happened to Icarus, right? Don’t burn yourself because you think you’re invincible or infallible.
2) Great accomplishments might lead to huge success and big recognition. Don’t get caught in the “how do I top this?” syndrome. It may trap you into resting on your laurels, and just coasting on your prior success. Not a good thing for a hawk sign. Instead, do because it’s your passion. Do because it’s your calling. Do without strings, or need of validation from outside sources.
3) It’s true, your instinct is dead-nuts. It’s so well tuned you might sniff at people who try to offer advice. You know, the people who say “Look before you leap!” When you got killer instinct and you’re crazy-lucky…it’s hard to deny your impulses. Nevertheless, hawks have a subtle need for constancy and order. Just figure you’re probably right, but do some research, and have a good foundation ready to land on when you launch into another adventure.
I hope you have enjoyed these insights into the hawk 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 Hawk Meanings here.
As always, thanks for reading.
May you always fly high,
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