Celtic Zodiac Sign: Swan Meaning in Celtic Astrology
September 2 – September 29
Personality Introduction for Your Swan Celtic Zodiac Sign: Greetings dear Swan! Oh, there is so much admire about you. Style, elegance, grace…these are just a few of your attractive qualities. But these are only on your surface. And ‘surface’ is a big theme for you. What do I mean by that? Well, consider your Celtic zodiac sign, the swan.
This exquisite creature spends most of its time gliding upon water’s surface. But beneath that surface upon which the swan moves is a vast depth, a vessel of potential, a world unseen.
That kind of sums you up. You work on different levels. In your daily life, you appear cool, calm and collected. You are quite in control of your environment. You have a critical mind that swiftly navigates through weedy waters that would snarl most folks. You don’t get snagged in trivial inconveniences. You slice through problems. This comes from your keen ability analyze everything. You’re tendency to deduce, reason and stay rational is your secret to surmounting most challenges. When everybody else is careening in chaos, you’re keeping calm and swimming on.
These are a few extraordinary gifts your swan sign offers. These gifts also keep you swimming away from chaos. For example, if you get the slightest whiff of hysteria, you make a beeline in the opposite direction. No drama for you, mamma. Uh, uh. This behavior keeps life relatively clean, calm and orderly for you. And you highly regard order. Many of you figure there should be a place for everything, and you’re usually the one to put everything in the right place too.
“Human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.”~Paulo Coelho
Of course, with every gift, there’s usually a cross to bear. Your compulsion for order and precision can make you neurotic if you’re not self-aware. Many of you can be over critical, which can lead to viewing the world with a negative lens. Swans are incredibly aware of their environment, which is a good thing. However, swans are ever-vigilant in looking for threat…especially in terms of threat to their family. This is also good – but not when it’s taken to extreme. When hypervigilance is in play, you might see a threat looming in every corner of life. Just be aware that it’s highly unlikely a problem lurks behind every blade of grass. Keep to your rational, practical ways by preparing for potential problems, while appreciating the good stuff that abounds in your environment too.
That sharp eye for potential threat stems from a need to preserve purity. You can’t bear to witness something beautiful and pristine be marred or soiled. This really strikes a chord when it comes to your children, pets, a cause your passionate about, or anything you love dearly. You’re a shrewd, self-controlled swan….but woe be to the fool who messes with your brood. Whoa. Not pretty. -Ever seen a swan go ballistic when she thinks her babies are in trouble? Let’s just say anybody who’s been stupid enough to meddle with a swan’s cygnet (baby swan), the keyword here is: “RUN!” By nature, you are not quick-tempered. Nevertheless, when it comes to defending the defenseless or protecting that which you hold precious…you’re gonna go Medieval on somebody if they mess with your beloved’s.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what a big deal intimate relationships are for you. Did you know the swan takes a mate, and keeps that partner for life? Yup. You would prefer this setup too. In fact, you might stay in a relationship even if it’s not totally satisfying – just for the sake of keeping order. This isn’t always the case, but separation from an established structure isn’t easy for you. It’s also difficult for you to start up new relationships. On the surface, you can be quite shy and reserved. Others might recognize this, and find you unapproachable. If they only knew what lies beneath your surface!
And speaking of what lies beneath the surface…for you, dear swan, it’s a lot. Beneath your glossy, tranquil waters there lives a surging current of energy, passion and desire.
Deep in your bones you really are a firecracker. You have dreams. Big dreams.
Maybe you entertain fantasies of being wild and free. Maybe you ruminate about being a world traveler. Or a pirate. Whatever. You get what I’m saying. Within your depths are passionate impulses threatening to bubble up to your surface. And why wouldn’t you let those bubbles escape their calm confines? Maybe because that might topple the applecart. I mean, there are a ton of unknowns out there. Too many risks involved with breaking out of your pond – a controlled, known environment. Dear swan, my Celtic zodiac sign is the falcon. As a feathered friend (and a raptor), it is my duty to encourage you to get primal. Go beastly. Get jiggy. In other words, pay attention to those bubbles burbling beneath your surface. At the very least, give yourself permission to color outside the lines and live a little on the wild side.
Keywords for Celtic Zodiac Sign of the Swan
I’d like to take a moment to touch upon the concept of improvement. As mentioned, you’re astute at spying problems. What’s great about you, is that you’re equally skilled at righting whatever is wrong. For example, let’s say you get a promotion. Your predecessor did his job really well. However, you think you’ve walked into a barrel of monkeys. Shoddy filing system, poorly defined procedures, etc. It doesn’t matter that everything worked fine before you got the job. What matters is you can make it better. This is an awesome talent of yours. However, don’t equate improvement with success. Why? Because to do so would mean you might equate the opposite with failure. What if you went with the flow? What if you allowed yourself to live and let live? I’m just pointing it out because I don’t want you to fall in the trap of basing your sense of self upon the improvements you feel obligated to make. It’s wonderful that you make things better. However, sometimes it can be therapeutic to relax and let the imperfections of life reveal their own unique value and beauty.
Noteworthy Aspects for Your Celtic Zodiac Sign
Those of you born under the Celtic animal sign of the swan are ruled by the air element. What does this mean? It means total coolness, that’s what. Why? Because you can freakin’ fly! Now, up to this point I’ve painted a slightly rigid picture of you, dear swan. That’s hardly your whole story. Uh-uh. You are so much more than the composure you so often present. The air element indicates the sky is the limit for you. You can soar to endless heights. Air is also a sign of intelligence, expansiveness, communication and higher ideals. Your high-flying aspirations depend on your vision. If you have a lofty mission – shoot for it. When you fly towards a noble cause, a dream or vision – that’s where your true growth happens. That’s how you’ll expand, evolve and experience the heady excitement life has to offer you.
The swan Celtic zodiac sign is governed by Venus. Venus is symbolic of sensuality, beauty and pleasure. Venus is also the planet of love. In terms of your Celtic zodiac sign, this underscores your ability to value the good stuff. Venus influences your appreciation for art, poetry, music and really awesome food. You savor fine craftsmanship and high quality.
And when it comes to love, you’ve been misjudged by others. From your depths, you draw out big passion. You can be incredibly amorous with the right partner. Understanding and tenderness in a relationship are key for you. Mutual respect and appreciation are a must in your partnerships. When your needs are met, you flourish and Venus is unleashed in a bold, beautiful, loving connection.
The Legend of Your Celtic Zodiac Sign
In Celtic mythology, the swan is associated with life and virtue. Take the Celtic legend of the Seven Swans of Virtue. As the story goes, when the cosmic egg cracked, it created heaven and earth. From the hatched egg, seven magical swans were also born. Their names were: Faith, Truth, Purity, Strength, Patience, Kindness and Temperance. As the tale goes on, humans got involved in the mix. With the arrival of humanity on the scene, chaos followed on its heels. To make a long story short, the sanctity of life was becoming unhinged due to humans’ iniquity. Things were getting out of control. So, who you gonna call? The Seven Swans of Virtue, of course. The swans set things right, and reminded humanity of the seven virtues by which life should be lived. This myth is the underpinning of your Celtic zodiac sign. It illustrates how you are the protector and defender of purity and virtue.
By the way, this is a painfully short version of the story. To get the whole Legend of the Seven Swans of Virtue, click here. You can also learn more about the power of the swan here: Celtic Meaning of the Swan.
Closing Thoughts on Your Celtic Zodiac Sign
For those of you born between September 2 – September 29, I tip my hat to you. It isn’t easy gliding through this world of imperfection and flaws. But you manage well. Not only do you manage, you navigate with style and grace. I admire you for the value you add to the world. Thank you so much for reminding us all that goodness and virtue must be preserved.
I hope you have enjoyed these insights into the swan 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 Swan Meanings here.
As always, thanks for reading.
Swan blessings to you,
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