Celtic Astrology was created by the Druids sometime around 1000 BC. The Druid religion was based on 3 basic strands of belief: the first was to remember their ancestors and the past; the second was to have an understanding of nature so that they could work with it, not against it; and the third was to explore the connection of everyday reality with that of the spiritual realm. In Celtic astrology, the zodiac is based on the trees that the Druids held sacred. It was believed that the trees themselves expressed personal characteristics that could then be associated with particular months of the year. This was done by connecting the tree to a lunar month through the use of the consonants in the Celtic alphabet. 13 of the consonants form the calendar of seasonal magic, and the 5 vowels represent complementary seasonal stations. Unlike the Greco-Roman zodiac, the Celtic calendar has 13 astrological signs based on lunar months. Each month contains 28 days, except the last one (Ruis/Elder) which only has 24. However, the Celtic zodiac isn’t confined solely to the lunar cycle. The Druids split their years into 2 halves: the dark half and the light half to represent the recurring cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. As a result the Druids developed a zodiac rooted in both the lunar and solar cycles of life.
The 13 tree months each correspond to;
- a tree
- a letter of the Ogham alphabet
- a guardian animal
- a Celtic god
It is especially interesting to compare the Celtic moon cycles with the traditional zodiac sun cycle. Celtic traditions were oral legends and history passed down through the generations, and because there is no written record of the intimate beliefs of the Celts, there is no way to positively determine whether or not they practiced astrology fervently. What is known, however, is that the Celtic priests – druids – divided the calendar into thirteen months based on the lunar cycle. That lunar cycle was frequently associated with different species of trees sacred to the Celts because their concept of the universe was an image of a gigantic tree with its roots bound in the earth and its branches stretching to the heavens.
Tree spirits, called dryads, were said to have distinct personalities and to inhabit each species of tree, and each lunar month became associated with a specific type of tree and therefore with different personality traits. Today, that connection to trees is believed to be the basis of Celtic astrology. The Druids religion drew primarily upon both natural and supernatural energies. Spirits who lived in ancient trees held these energies and the tree themselves were considered living. The Druids believed that humans descended from the trees and each tree type held mysterious and magical traits. These traits were encoded in the alphabet called Ogham (also referred to as the Celtic Tree Alphabet). It was this alphabet that Robert Graves, an English poet, novelist and scholar, used as a basis for Celtic Astrology. There are two variations of Celtic Astrology. One that chooses 13 months and gives you a reading based upon your date of birth falli8ng in one of those months. The other version is far more granular and can been seen below.
Celtic astrology is much more divided than the Western zodiac, breaking down into 31 sections, each represented by a type of tree. There are 21 different trees represented in Celtic astrology, with some being used twice. The Celtic Horoscope is very interesting; they believed that everyone is a tree.
- Apple:06/25 – 07/04 & 12/23 – 01/01
- Ash Tree:05/25 – 06/03 & 11/22 – 12/01
- Beech Tree:12/22
- Birch Tree:06/24
- Cedar:08/14 – 08/18 & 02/09 – 2/18
- Chestnut Tree:05/15 – 05/24 & 11/12 – 11/21
- Cypress:07/26 – 08/04 & 01/25 – 02/03
- Elm:07/15 – 07/25 & 01/12 – 01/24
- Fig Tree:06/14 – 06/23 & 12/12 – 12/21
- Fir Tree:07/05 – 07/14 & 01/02 – 01/11
- Grove Beech:06/04 – 06/13 & 12/2 – 12/11
- Hazelnut Tree:03/22 – 03/31 & 09/24 – 10/03
- Lime:09/03 – 09/12 & 03/01 – 03/10
- Maple Tree:04/11 – 04/20 & 10/14 – 10/23
- Mountain Ash:04/01 – 04/10 & 10/04 – 10/13
- Oak Tree:03/21
- Olive Tree:09/23
- Pine Tree:08/24 – 09/02 & 02/19 – 02/29
- Poplar:02/04 – 02/08 & 08/05 – 08/13
- Walnut Tree:04/21 – 04/30 & 10/24 – 11/11
- Willow Tree:09/03 – 09/12 & 03/01 – 03/10
- Yew Tree:11/03 – 11/11
Apple Tree, The Love
Of slight build, lots of charm, appeal and attraction, pleasant aura,
flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and
be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific
talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination
Fir Tree, The Mysterious
Extraordinary taste, dignity, cultivated airs, loves anything
beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those
close to it, rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious
uncounted lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable.
Elm Tree, The Noble-Minuteness
Pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends to not forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, tends to a know-all-attitude and making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.
Cypress, The Faithfulness
Strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, happy
content, optimistic, needs enough money and acknowledgment,
hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic and careless.
Poplar, The Uncertainty
Looks very decorative, no self-confident behavior, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership serious.
Cedar, The Confidence
Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, wants to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.
Pine Tree, The Particularity
Loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life
comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, many disappointments till it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.
Weeping Willow, The Melancholy
Beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.
Lime Tree, The Doubt
Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress and labor, tends to laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous, loyal.
Hazelnut Tree, The Extraordinary
Charming, undermining, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody and capricious lover, honest and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment
Rowan, The Sensitivity
Full of charm, cheerful, gifted, without egoism, likes to draw Attention, loves life, motion, unrest and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.
Maple, Independence of Mind
No ordinary person, full imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-respect, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, many complexes, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.
Walnut Tree, The Passion
Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromises.
Chestnut Tree, The Honesty
Of unusual beauty, does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritate and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self-confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood, loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.
Ash Tree, The Ambition
Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with its fate, can be egoistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over heart, but takes partnership very serious.
Hornbeam, The Good Taste
Of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, tends to egoism, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads reasonable, disciplined life, looks for kindness, an emotional partner and acknowledgment, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with his/her feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.
Fig Tree, The Sensibility
Very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its family, children and animals, a bit of a butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.
Oak, The Robust
Courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not love changes, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.
Birch, The Inspiration
Vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.
Olive Tree, The Wisdom
Loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.
Beech, The Creative
Has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialist, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)
|6/25 – 7/4 & 12/23 – 1/1
Common: Apple tree persons are spiritually glowing. They don’t limit anyone, and naturally believe in the good things in mankind. They love harmony. If these people grow up in the right environment, you cannot find any other tree that is mentally as charismatic. Todays’ hectic, cool and rather material society leaves less and less space for this lovely tree. The apple-tree-person HAS to live with that. If they are not weighed down by that, they are the light in the dark.
Strenght: The strength of the apple-tree-born lies doubtlessly in their realistic, and at the same time sensitive way. They see contrasts as polarities, and can bring the most extreme situations in a fruitful shape with their wealth of ideas, and their creative talents. Their soft but at the same time clear behavior gives peace and security to their environment. Their motto is love.
Weakness : The weakness of the apple-tree-born comes to light, if their strengths are not recognized. If these people shouldn’t find a field of action for their strengths, they run the risk not to find an outlet for their energies. So they shut themselves off from what is really important – LOVE! The result is, that these lovely people ossify, languish, and become sarcastic and destructive.
Love: Apple-tree-people need a partner, who realizes their mental variety, and supports them. Then they see their own qualities in others as something positive, and then turn into really charismatic persons. Like no other tree sign, they turn into men or women of many talents, who can carry love out into the world in all its facets.
Herbs: Melisse, St John’s wort, Mint, Marigold, Cress, Valerian, Wormwood
Physical Weak spots: Stomach, Intestine, Eyes, Psyche, Skin
COMMON: Liberty, independence in body, mind and soul. That is what all ash-tree-born are longing for. They are looking for the same qualities in others. They are completely unflappable, on the contrary – they are looking for change and challenge. If ash-tree-born are limited, or they are missing a challenge, they tend to act gruffly and very critical. They are the ideal leaders and not very subservient.
STRENGTH: Ash-tree-born is true discoverers. They like to be in a permanent state of progress. They have a lot of phantasy and enjoy even the imponderability’s in life, as there is always something new to be discovered. There behavior is always very tolerant at this. They loathe injustice and they offer a lot of space. They discover the world via their intellect.
WEAKNESS: The weakness of the ash tree shows openly, once you try to suppress their will for liberty. Then they’ll turn into fierce fighters. Their everlasting energy and thirst for knowledge would uncontrollably look for an outlet in case of obstacles, which could be seen as aggression and unnatural superficiality.
LOVE: Partner of the ash-tree-born have to be on a level with them. The ash tree is looking for exchange with its constant discoveries, and cannot tolerate limiting commitments. Their energy needs support and not hindrance. Whoever plans on spending an exciting life with an ash tree should follow the rules above.
HERBS: Chervil, Gentian, Ginseng, Arnica, Sage
Circulation, Nerves, Back, Extremities
COMMON: Birch-tree-born are positively thinking persons. Even an inhospitable climate cannot change that. Birch trees can generally grow everywhere, and give their surroundings a light and bright climate. As for their positive basic attitude even heavy strokes of faith can’t throw them off their tracks. This can possibly lead to strong annoyances by sullen others, as they cannot deal with so much light. Birch trees have to live with that.
|STRENGTH: Birch-tree-born is not afraid of complicated and difficult jobs. They do them. They always find a solution and a practical possibility in difficult situations. They love the light, and they don’t suffer from false modesty. They are perfectly natural, disciplined, and their inborn charm makes them pleasant company.
WEAKNESS: Birch-tree-people have difficulties with overwhelming feelings. Emotions which they cannot control are mysterious to them. If these people shouldn’t feel understood in their qualities from their environment, they can react melancholic; and if their qualities in knowledge are not asked for or not acknowledged, the normally sunny disposition can turn into a cynic or know-it-all.
LOVE: Birch trees are family people and absolutely faithful. With their strong dependence they sometimes don’t realize, when a relationship is over, and cling to it endlessly. They have to be led carefully towards boiling and wild feelings. They prefer faithfulness, reliability and deep affection.
HERBS: Rosemary, Wormwood, Camomile, Fennel, Blackthorn
Physical Weak spots: Bones, Skin, Circulation, Shoulders, Knees
08/14 – 08/18 & 02/09 – 2/18
COMMON: Cedar-people are real personalities who pursue really big aims, sometimes rather extreme. It’s either one or the other way for them. They are glaring and fantastic personalities, who are in full bloom in a warm climate. But if they get in contact with rejection, their self-conscience goes down quickly, but they won’t show it. Cedars don’t know how to steer a middle course. You are either with them or against them.
|STRENGTH: The strength of the cedar is definitely their extremely natural personality. They were just endowed with that from birth. Wherever they are, they are just in the centre of attention, without having to be in the limelight. They are pretty demanding, and usually have good taste. That’s why they are often to be found in art jobs, or at least as art connoisseurs..
WEAKNESS: Cedar-born have a tendency just to ignore others, if they are not in the centre of their field of interest. They can’t deal with criticism, as they don’t even know this expression; at least as far as their own person is concerned. If unbridled, their self-centeredness is not impressive but rather off-putting.
LOVE: Cedar-born are simply number one. NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT! Hence they love to get the according admiration from their partner. As they certainly can’t tolerate any rivals, a strong partner would surely be a challenge. But they actually need a partner, who likes to be pampered.
HERBS: St John’s wort, Rosemary, Pimpernell, Juniper, Bay leaf, Camomile
Physical Weak spots: Muscles, Eyes, Backbone, Heart, Circulation
|05/15 – 05/24 & 11/12 – 11/2
COMMON: Chestnut-born are helpers in the community. They can adjust to the most different situations, and want to have a supportive effect. Once chestnut-born have found their ideal in life, they are a source of power. They are, however, very devote, and rather prefer to take a back seat. Young chestnut-born should be helped with critically finding their aim in life, and with supporting their self-conscience.
STRENGTH: Without any doubt, the strength of chestnut-tree-born is their sense for high aims, which are valuable for the community. Once such an aim is found, it rouses an unusual vigor and determination, without losing sight of the well-being of the community. They are so flexible at it, that they like to throw old patterns and habits over board, to get closer to their goal.
WEAKNESS: The weakness of the chestnut tree is a result of mislead strong points. If they pursue stubbornly a certain goal, they can come across as missionary and uncompromising. If their attitude is minor to their aim, and they don’t look left or right, they might miss seeing the variety in life. An unstable chestnut can easily become devote and negate itself.
LOVE:A chestnut would never build on fleeting feelings or sole sympathy. They need deep feelings and unison with their partner. Once the chestnut has adjusted to the partner, unexpected worlds of feelings start glowing, and faithfulness is a sure thing. But their constant straightness makes them difficult sometimes.
HERBS: Wormwood, St John’s wort, Caper, Coriander
Physical Weak spots: Circulation, Genitals, Back, Metabolism, Soul, Lymph
|07/26 – 08/04 & 01/25 – 02/03
COMMON: Cypress-people are different. And they want to be different. They loathe everything conventional, ordinary. They are looking for the spiritual light, love the art and the unusual. They are very awake, and see something special in everything, and can even open the eyes of others, to show them what they had considered something normal already. Young cypresses are enthusiastic about everything. So if their thirst for knowledge leads them to dark paths, they should be guided back to light. Other than that, these trees don’t need any restrictions, but LIBERTY!
STRENGTH: The strength of the cypress is their realistic intellect, which makes them discover the world. They are searching for independence, liberty and dispute. They don’t know what boredom means. They are creative, unconventional and have a lively and refreshing nature. They are seldom alone, but mostly in an active exchange with other people; do discuss their ideas and questions. In addition, a good sense for their inner life makes them somewhat mysterious.
WEAKNESS: The cypress-weakness lies definitely in their tendency to being different. If they don’t find a suitable medium to express themselves, this tendency can turn into compulsion. But the cypress can’t cope with compulsions whether from the in- nor from the outside. The result is, that cypress-people can become ironical and extremely sarcastic. And then they don’t show consideration for anything. This, combined with the fact, that no one ever knows how to judge them, a lot of people just stay away from them.
LOVE: Cypress-people have a mysterious nature, and therefore have an attracting effect on others. Their partners should be straight, strong persons, to whom the word tolerance is not alien. Cypresses need people with whom they can have an exchange, and who are willing to take mental and emotional steep turns. With a cypress at your side, love and life turns into a great adventure.
HERBS: St John’s wort, Fennel, Melisse, Rosemary, Wormwood
Physical Weak spots: Nerves, Glands, Heart, Back, Veins
|COMMON: Elm-born looks at the world and see the things where other people turn a blind eye to; people who need help. Regardless of themselves they always want to help. In the worst case this can even lead to self-abandonment. Elms should therefore go easy on their energy, and should make sure not to lose touch with them. As then this pronounced characteristic would easily end in itself and therefore become senseless. The elm can give contents only to itself (and this in times when everybody is thinking only of him- or herself) .
STRENGTH: The strong side of the elm is its inborn optimism and joie de vivre. They don’t revel in memories, don’t wait for the future, but love and live NOW. Their openness for everything makes them popular; and their way of not distinguishing themselves gives others the freedom of not having to play a role. To get along with their environment, elms like to take up responsibility and they are good at it. If these qualities are appreciated, that gives a boost to the elm, and it will sparkle with joy, humor and positive-mindedness.
WEAKNESS: Elm weakness comes to light, when their strengths are not demanded. They cannot deal with hostility and aggressions, as these realms are alien to them. Thus their possibilities to defend themselves are limited. And they are easily to be used by unscrupulous people, as for elms the aspect of help is very important. When insecure, the elm can come across as rather arrogant, as it doesn’t know how to protect itself differently.
LOVE: Loved elm-people are just fantastic. In love they find the safe harbour, where they don’t run the risk of being used or run over. Loving elms just do everything for their partner, and they gain. In love all participants gain something, and something totally great develops, you can only experience with elms who live in the present.
HERBS: Juniper, Pimpernel, Camomile, Rosemary, St John’s wort
Physical Weak spots: Blood pressure, Eyes, Glands, Heart
|STRENGTH: Fig-tree-born are artists. They are sensitive, creative and have a great feeling for atmospheres, moods and changes. They hold the ability to differ between the fine mental perceptions of imagination, inspiration and intuition. Once these people have found a clear aim in life, their thinking, feeling and wanting is in fruitful harmony.
WEAKNESS: Fig-tree-persons are very ssensitive. In the same way as they experience their emotional highs, they also sift through the painful depths of their soul. If these people don’t find a clear aim, they have a tendency towards a spiral of suffering. And because they often are so sensitive, they show a hard shell to the outside to protect the soft core. They can easily be seen as mentally weak and unpredictable.
LOVE: Fig-tree-people need a clear and steady partner, who can participate in their mental depth, without falling into sympathy themselves. As soon as they’ve found such a person, and they trust someone, there’s nothing they can’t do as far as love is concerned. So creative.
HERBS: Valerian, Melisse, Cress, Caraway, Lettuce, St John’s wort
Physical Weak spots: Chest, Skin, Stomach, Nerves, Soul
|07/05 – 07/14 & 01/02 – 01/11
COMMON: Fir-tree-born are having a hard time, as they are constantly fighting with themselves. They think they can feel too much coolness and injustice in their environment. Thus they are always busy with protecting their soft mental core. But they are pretty robust and can take much more than they would admit. Once the fir tree has found a clear aim in life, he or she can forget about the self-protection. Then powers are set free that turn them into a man or a woman of many talents. Their real purpose. Kindness and openness are their mental cornerstones.
STRENGTH: The strength of the fir tree is its everlasting encounter with the inner and outer world. They trust their feelings and their intuition and are therefore highly sensitized for the outward. As a surface root they can literarily hear the gras grow. They are creative people, who mostly stand a bit aside of society, and thus reflect it pretty well by their different way of thinking. It’s their ambition to understand the world. In that they are not demanding in regards to their environment.
WEAKNESS: Fir tree weakness is their deep vulnerability. Therefore they often seem to be hard and unapproachable. If you break through this shell deliberately or on purpose, the fir can become unpredictable. Outbursts of rage and toughness come to the surface…and then you’d better beware. But the true core of the fir is kindness and softness.
LOVE: Fir trees would be made for love, if they wouldn’t always be concerned about their hard shell. They are certainly no easy partners, as they sometimes are unpredictable in their feelings. Once they have a tolerant and loving partner, who is down to earth and clearly structured, they reveal their longing for love and security and show more of their soft inner core.
HERBS: Valerian, St John’s wort, Wormwood, Marigold, Fennel
Physical Weak spots: Stomach, Intestine, Psyche, Heart, Circulation, Respiratory tract
|06/04 – 06/13 & 12/2 – 12/11
COMMON: The grove beech is also called ironwood. That’s because of its enormous resistance. Hornbeam-persons are very tough and rather indestructible. And that in a mental, spiritual and physical aspect. So one shouldn’t assume that these people are unfeeling. On the contrary – they are just stable. They are absolutely reliable; and if everyone else turns away from you – hornbeam-born are real friends when you need them.
STRENGTH: Grove beech-born are people of action. They act, while others are still discussing. They are realists, and they know their limits, they act on clear principles. They aim high, but they never get lost in the clouds. Once the hornbeam has found a clear goal, it’s solid as a rock.
WEAKNESS: Grove beech-people understand the laws of nature. Their thought and action is strongly marked by that. They live their life with self-discipline, dilligence and order. Every kind of excess is alien to them and gives them a feeling of unease. If a grove beech is kept prisoner of its own discipline to much, they act strongly on the weaknesses of others. They turn sullen, bad-tempered and hard.
LOVE: Due to their alignment, grove beech-born have a natural dominance. They were endowed with the role of the protector from birth on. They honor and love their partner sincerely. Their partner should have a diplomatic talent, and be very understanding. But be careful – the rather difficult character of the hornbeam could lead the weakened partner involuntarily into passiveness.
HERBS: Touch-me-not, St John’s wort, Elder, Plantain, Camomile, Cress
Physical Weak spots: Neck, Bones, Stomach, Sinus, Knees, Muscles
|03/22 – 03/31 & 09/24 – 10/03
COMMON: Hazelnut tree-born are full of energy. This energy definitely needs a goal; given that, these people really can perform miracles. No challenge is too big for them. They act courageously. But if this pioneering spirit doesn’t have an inspiring effect, then the hazelnut- tree-born misses his or her aim of life. These aims definitely have to be sounded out.
STRENGTH: People born under the hazelnut tree are fighters. They love unknown terrain, challenge; and once they’ve found their field, they will be the pioneers, the trailblazer for the NEW. That is in a spiritual, mental, and also in a physical aspect.
WEAKNESS: The weakness of the hazelnut-tree-born are their mislead strengths. If such a strong pioneering spirit enters swampy terrain, it will be shaken by impatience and stubbornness. This will not go unnoticed. This misleads energy shows in a distinct egoism, combined with carelessness and ruthlessness.
LOVE: Careful, if you give a hazelnut tree reason to jealousy. Besides that, they are passionate people, who admire impressive and steady partners. But if their partner has a tendency towards mediocrity, they lose their interest in them pretty fast.
HERBS: Rosemary, Mint, Coriander, Caper, Thistle
Physical Weak spots: Cardiovascular, Kidneys, Skin, Liver, Gall bladder
|09/03 – 09/12 & 03/01 – 03/10
COMMON: Lime-people are selfless. They constantly care about others and their difficulties and affairs. They are great to look after someone and fantastic parents. As people of this tree are so sensitive and rather give than take, they are not so much predestined for social, but more for creative jobs. It is advisable to make clear to them at an early age already they have to be economical with their energy.
STRENGTH: The strength of the lime is their sensitive and delicate character. With their open way they are good at responding to people, and they always raise a bit of hope in others. They always believe in and arouse the good things in people.
WEAKNESS: The weakness of the lime is its softness. They don’t manage to get their way in difficult situations. They rather flee in their own inner world. Furthermore they run the risk, to get used by less sensitive people. Even their exact way of thinking can protect them.
LOVE: Limes literally blossom in their partnership, once they’ve found a partner, who understands their soul with tolerance and liberty. Never could they bear a relationship, where the other is striving for dominance.
HERBS: St John’s wort, Valerian, Sorrel
Physical Weak spots: Skin, Soul, Blood, Immune system, Feet, Legs
|04/11 – 04/20 & 10/14 – 10/23
COMMON: Liberty and generosity are the premise for the maple-tree-born. They should be given a lot of space in early childhood years, so they can find out about their talents by their own experience. Too many restrictions or even bans let their search for greatness wither. Maple-tree-persons have to feel the liberty
STRENGTH: Maple-tree-born are true individualists. Everything common, the masses, the conservative and constraint is sheer poison to them. They face life full of optimism, and are always looking for the unknown, the unexplored. They never experience their thoughts and their knowledge as an intellectual possibility, but they are part of it. That makes them such a genius.
WEAKNESS: The weakness of the maple-tree-born is the reverse of their strength. With their distinct individualism they run the risk to become lonely, if they don’t manage to create a field of understanding for themselves. The constant search can turn them into restless and nervous people, if they didn’t manage to find an aim in life.
LOVE: The eternal search for something new can turn maple trees into difficult partners. But people, who always add new aspects to the relationship, and don’t try to limit the space of the maple tree, will have an exciting time with a lot of fun.
HERBS: Rosemary, Wormwood, Fennel, Blackthorn
Physical Weak spots: Tendons, Respiratory tract, Glands, Eyes, Soul, Bones
|WEAKNESS: Mountain-ash-born is always concerned about their balance. Therefore they find it difficult to make fast decisions. Their everlasting carefulness can make them incapable of acting in fast situations. If they don’t find an environment for their talents, they will become afraid of conflicts and always step in the background.
LOVE: Mountain-ash-people are lovely, sensitive and romantic natures. They are the perfect partner, if you don’t consider their sensivity as weakness. Their striving for harmony enriches the relationship, and nobody has to be afraid to have to take a certain position in the community.
HERBS: Peppermint, Woodruff, Sorrel, Rosemary
Physical Weak spots: Circulation, Sense of balance, Soul, Skin, Kidneys
COMMON: Only a single day a year is dedicated to the oak. The Celtics experienced the oak as an impressive, strong and robust nature. People like this are found very rarely. Oaks need a lot of space to thrive. And so do the people. They love personal freedom, generosity, guiding and leading. If you take away the freedom of an oak-born, he or she will wither, and the powers will be misled in aggression.
STRENGTH: People born under the sign of the oak tree distinguish themselves by an enormous energy and a strong character. Their interest is always aimed at NOW. They normally have a strong personality, which they don’t try to hide. Oak-tree-born like to be in the centre of attention, and try to avoid mediocrity. They love liberty, and they have great ideas and know how to realize them.
WEAKNESS: Oak-tree-born hate not to be first-rate. They always have to be number one. If pushed in the background, their qualities like positive energy could turn into exaggerated egoism and ruthlessness. They find it difficult to deal with criticism. Their enormous self-esteem is easily hurt.
LOVE: Oak-tree-born are passionate lovers. Their partners will have difficulties, if they want to be dominant. Oak trees want to be courted and admired. If they are provoked, they can easily have emotional outbursts.
HERBS: Camomile, St John’s wort, Juniper, Bay leaf, Rosemary, Pimpernel
Physical weak spots: Eyes, Heart, Knees, Backbone, Lungs
COMMON: Only a single day is dedicated to the olive tree, the day of the equinox: 23rd of September. Olive-tree-born are agents of the happy medium. They need more time to mature, which they fill with observation and a thirst for knowledge. But finally they seem to grasp life with all its ups and downs. So nothing can throw them off their tracks, as life is the way it is. Olive-tree-persons permanently try to structure their life and keep it manageable. That makes them successful most of the time.
STRENGTH: The strength of the olive tree is their clearness and rootedness. As for their immense resistance they won’t be put off their aims. They solve the most difficult problems always for the purpose of the community; they always see things in their entirety.
WEAKNESS: The weakness of the olive tree is its mania for criticism. If they haven’t understood what tolerance means in early years, they have a tendency towards pedantry, and as they are so down to earth, and think so expedient, you often miss joy and humor with them.
LOVE: In love olive trees are ‘late developers’. They need a long time to open up. And with their natural dominance they certainly need someone at their side, who is balanced and can take a fair bit. They are certainly not the most sensitive people, but they don’t totally shut themselves off from this field either. Provided… they trust someone.
HERBS: Fern, Dill, Marjoram, Valerian
Physical Weak spots: Heart, Ears, Gall bladder, Metabolism, Stomach, Intestine
08/24 – 09/02 & 02/19 – 02/29
COMMON: Pine-tree-born are simply reasonable. And they are really reasonable indeed. The pine tree can support whatever makes sense. To build castles in the air is alien to them and a waste of time. There are much more important things in life that have to be accomplished. With all that devotion to duty and utilitarianism they should not forget, that you have to laugh sometimes, and that you can do things which don’t necessarily make sense, but can still be fun.
STRENGTH: The strength of the pine tree certainly is their objectivity. They are good at organizing; they put their life on a solid basis, and do everything, to improve this fundament. They won’t be put off their practical aims by mental acrobatics; their actions are always based on clear and sound considerations. Therefore they are mostly blessed with great success in their job.
|WEAKNESS: The weakness of the pine tree lies in its pedantry. Jumps for joy are alien to them, so their life can be rather colorless. Everything has to be well thought out, and while they do this, life sweeps past them. And if a quick decision has to be made, the pines cannot follow, as this takes time to be considered.
LOVE: Pine-tree-people need a lot of time and courting, before they are able to let go. What’s love got to do with reason? So your partner should be of a steady nature, and with good humor and joie de vivre also show the other sides of life to the pine tree.
HERBS: Valerian, Lavender, Dill, Fennel, Marjoram
Physical Weak spots: Weak spots:\n\metabolism, Gall bladder, Intestine, Heart, Ears, Eyes
|02/04 – 02/08 & 08/05 – 08/13
COMMON: It’s in the nature of poplar-born, to grow towards the light determinedly. And that as fast as possible. They are practical thinkers and don’t rely so much on their intuition. A fast success supports this method. But watch out: plants which shoot up too fast have a soft and not very strong core. Especially with young poplar-born it might be advisable, to have a molding and controlling effect on them.
STRENGTH: Poplar-tree-born are determined and ambitious. They let themselves be guided by their intellect and want to understand everything. The world is one great challenge for them, which has to be explored. They love the truth, and always want to expose appearance; they go straight to the core of things. Due to their quick-wittedness they gain fast successes.
WEAKNESS: Poplars have a soft core, which has to be protected. Their own world of feelings is weird to them sometimes, as they are distracted from their initially clearly set aims by their constant mood swings. Poplars have to learn, to accept and get to know their world of feelings. Otherwise they run the risk, not to recognize the subtleties, and to drown in the simple view of the world of EITHER/OR.
LOVE: As far as their emotional world is concerned, poplars are very distrustful. Everything has to be considered first, as they don’t take anything for granted. With their own mental insecurity, they need a strong and reliable partner. Once they found that, they will blossom in unexpected colors and their mental fickleness lies behind them.
HERBS: Marjoram, Dill, Fern, Mandrake, Valerian, Fennel
Physical Weak spots: Soul, Skin, Lungs, Respiratory tract, Bronchial tubes
|04/21 – 04/30 & 10/24 – 11/11
COMMON: People born under the sign of the walnut tree are soul-natures. Their orientation in the world is mostly lead by feelings and emotions. To be stable once they are grown-up, they should be spoken to with a clear language as a child already, when emotional matters are concerned. Every type of mental lie is unhealthy for the young souls. Walnut-tree-born are looking for support in clear, small communities.
STRENGHT: The need for security of the walnut-tree-born makes them perform miracles, as far as creating a home is concerned. They always decide for the preserving and long lasting. They love everything material that secures their existence; furthermore they have a strong sense for beauty, harmony, art and culture.
WEAKNESS: With their overriding need for security and their liking of continuity, walnut-tree-born can easily be seen as inflexible and stubborn. Despite their need for harmony, they can become real fighters which are hard to judge, once you disturb their security. Things that haven’t been tried and tested are easily seen as a threat.
LOEVE: Faithfulness… that is the character of the walnut-tree-born. They are very emotional, passionate and understanding, if the soul basis of both is clear and understandable. They’d do anything for the family and their closest friends. If the need for security of the walnut tree is satisfied, mental doors of unexpected dimensions will open to him.
HERBS: Peppermint, Burr, Woodruff, Thyme
Physical Weak spots: Mouth, Gullet, Neck, Shoulders, Nose
09/03 – 09/12 & 03/01 – 03/10
COMMON: Willow-tree-people are very close to nature; and like the tree loves the water, the person has to be in a constant flow as well. Willows love the challenge and their way of testing their own borders. Their self-image is connected with their border experiences. They love harmony and quite often they gain their well-being with luxury; although they are normally rather undemanding.
|STRENGTH: The strength of the willow tree is their easy access to their inner world. They have an unequaled sense for security and orientation. But they can still transfer the realizations to the outer world. Their toughness, tolerance and philanthropy makes it easy for them to have professional success.
WEAKNESS: The weakness of the willow lies in their sensivity. Even if their bark seem to be robust, a sensitive person is hiding behind. If a willow tree doesn’t find a right field of action, they tend to flee from reality. Then they seem pessimistic and sarcastic.
LOVE: Willow-tree-people are sensitive and endearing partners. They don’t dominate, but also don’t tolerate dominance from others. They are longing for harmony and equality, they want unison in their feelings. With their simple and natural authority, they are a great support to weaker partners.
HERBS: Valerian, St John’s wort, Melisse, Cress, Sorrel
Physical Weak spots: Back, Soul, Respiratory tract, Immune system, Legs
11/03 – 11/11
COMMON: Yew-tree-persons are the eternal seekers between the worlds. They can sense the appearance in everything, and thereafter look for the reality. That makes them enter extraordinary worlds of thought. This ability makes them have an unconventional way of thinking, people who enrich the community with new and outstanding ideas. The permanent change in mentally unlimited heights can also make them feel disorientated in difficult situations. They need a helping hand here, which shows the yew tree the way to earth.
|STRENGTH: The strength of the yew tree is doubtlessly their creativity. Always searching for the truth, the art or the creative work is the best medium for them, to let their environment participate in their realizations. Their ability to think abstractly but also razor-sharp, and to develop unconventional results, makes them enrichment for the community.
WEAKNESS: Yew-tree-persons cannot tolerate any authority besides them. Especially no know-it-alls. Only yew trees can think the way they do. And on the eternal quest for the sense in life and the truth, they can experience extreme highs and lows. Up one minute, down the next. Unsteady yew trees gloss their sensivity over with aggression and sarcasm.
LOVE: Yew-tree-people need a lot of people around them with a cheerful and humorous nature. Such people can get the yew tree out of their dark world of thoughts, and let them participate in life. If the yew tree is the introvert world, then the partner should be from the extrovert world. That brings a balance the yew tree needs. Then they are the most adventurous partners you can think of.
HERBS: St John’s wort, Melisse, Valerian, Wormwood, Cress
Physical Weak spots: Stomach, Intestine, Sinus, Chest, Nerves, Soul